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Banned Concepts, Attributes, Etc.
Ability Limits
  • I will not accept 5's in anything out of the gate.
  • You should only have one or two 4's in abilities and attributes. My preference is one. If you have two 4's, please make sure its justified. I am reluctant with as it gives you very little to work for. Initially I allowed them and seems to have encourage a culture of roll play vs roleplay. 4's will need a strong justification and at chargen, should be considered rare.

Concepts

  • Occult/New Age Bookstores Owners
  • Restaurant/Cafe Owners


Starting Character Gen Stats
Attributes 6/4/3

Abilities 11/7/4
Backgrounds 5
Freebies 21
Virtues 7. None over 4.

Willpower = Courage. Never over 5.
Humanity = Conscience + Self-Control
Blood Pool=10

All Virtues and Attributes start with a rating of 1. Players then add their expenditures to that rating. So if you spend 2 dots in Dexterity, you would end up with a rating of 3. 2+1=3.

Staff
Staff: Nighthawk
Approved Books
Note: Books below are superceded by House Rules and MU-wide policies.
Approved

Mage Core Rulebook (Revised) WW4600 ISBN: 1-56504-405-3
Vampire Core Rulebook WW2300 ISBN: 1-56504-249-2
Werewolf Core Rulebook (Revised) WW3801 ISBN: 1-56504-365-0


Feel free to suggest other books for review.
Staff Philosophy
Realism

First and foremost, this is a game. While the real world is a generic backdrop, please check your real world job at the door. Coded dice determine results, even the best can and do fail sometimes. Humans heal at an accelerated rate (I've yet to have a bruise that disappears within hours). Guns work based on simple stats: we will also say this or that gun is military or not as best we know - we will be wrong, that's OK. ER victims are seen in minutes, not hours. We won't force garbage men to play out their job.

Ask for Rolls
Sometimes I will ask you for rolls, sometimes, I won't. If you want to make a roll about something PLEASE SAY SO. You are creative, smart and not me. That means you think differently than I do. So if you want to roll something, just page and let me know. I'll either say yes, no or huh - let me think about that first.

Don't Ask for Permission
If you want to take an action, don't page and ask me: hey is it ok if I put in a job to storm the castle? You don't need my permission to act. Just pop in the job, include the details so I can set the action in motion. And bam, action will take place! Sometimes you might want to ask NPCs for permission about something, but thats IC stuff, wholly different than asking me. Heck, sometimes they will say no, because they have their own agenda - them saying no does not equate to don't do it - it equates to the NPCs fulfilling their own desires and motivations (which may or may not be to your benefit).

Talk to Me
If you are unhappy with the game, your character, how stuff is being handled, the story I am telling or that you heard from someone that such and such happened and that's not fair? Talk to me. Approach me, be cordial, treat me like a fellow gamer bud. What I can explain, I will. Sometimes I make bad calls, and later change my mind, every good GM will do that. Sometimes there are complaints, I will listen to them, and address them. We are on a game all about communication, if we keep the lines open between one another, it just makes stories and experiences that much better.

Concepts
I am regularly asked - what concepts are you looking for? This is a question that is hard to answer. Typically when I give a specific answer, the retort is "I don't want to play that, what else do you want?" This 'back and forth' is not helpful for either of us.

So what I want is less about a concept, and more about a type of player. Having players that are interested in following up on plots presented in multiple formats is the most important thing - whether it's from an NPC in the room with them, or even just seeing a post or hearing something through the course of RP, then popping in a job about it, is awesome.

While having a special character is important, I don't want something so special it's outlandish or bizarre. I want characters that make sense for the grid - the roving samurai works better as a visiting NPC than a character intended for long term play. The ancient Indian Guru that randomly came down from his mountain and moved to Pokoh's Peak just doesn't make sense.

Timeline of Denver, Colorado
1830-1850

1836 - The first fur trapper's shack was built on the eastern slope of Pokoh's Peak.

1840 - small fur trade outpost setup.

1844 - Outpost partially burned down, twice.

1845 - Outpost abandoned after pressure from local tribes.

1850 - The Ute's signed a treaty which allowed settlers into their territory (of which Pokoh's Peak is a part).


1852-1856


1858 - Last part of the year, gold discovered in a tributary of the Poudre River and the streams near Pokoh's Peak.

1859 - City of Pokoh's Peak founded with the addition discovery of Gold Veins in the nearby mountains. Influx of miners known as Fifty-niners.

1860 - Gold Rush in full swing, miners gather at Pokoh's Peak.

1861 - February 28, Colorado Territory was created.

1862 - Spring melting causes gold mine collapse.

1864 - Silver found and began being mined in Clear Creek Canyon by Georgetown.

1866 - Silver discovered in Jefferson County.

1876 - Colorado becomes the 38th state of the Union.

1878 - Passage of the Bland-Allison Act authorizing the free coinage of silver helped ignite a need for Silver.

1880 - Silver Boom in full force for majority of the decade.

1888 - Railway is built on it's way to Aspen.

1893 - Silver Boom comes to an end with the repeal of the Sherman Act.

1913 - The big snow of 1913 goes down in the record books as one of the worst storms of the century. The 5-day blizzard paralyzes Denver, the Front Range, and the mountain communities as far west as Breckenridge.

1915 - Skiing takes off in Pokoh's Peak as the first ski runs open.

1933 - Flooding brings a difficult winter from the same storm that causes the Bear Creek Flood.

1940 - Uranium mining takes off.

1972 - Colorado rejects the offer to host the 1976 Winter Olympics.

1976 - Massive flooding of low lying areas. Big Thompson Flood.

1982 - December just before Christmas, massive Blizzard blankets area.

2013 - September - Colorado suffers massive flooding due to week long continual storm. Pokoh's Peak is spared, Gode Lake barely reaches flood stage.

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