Better Off Dying
Needs Must (Season Two)
“People always say things like, Oh, well, he was suffering so much that he was better off dying. But that’s not true. You’re always better off living.” — Dashiell Hammett
“I am driven on by the flesh; and he must needs go that the devil drives.” — William Shakespeare
Session Location, Days and Times: The game is run online (right now, via Google Hangouts) every other Sunday at 8pm EST, more or less. All seats are currently full for the game.
Setting: After a devastating war with the Sabbat, a young Camarilla coterie based around a local Cleveland, Ohio nightclub tries to keep what they’ve earned. They have to contend with the volatile politics of the local nightlife, the Kindred, and the other denizens of the World of Darkness. It’s a noir-styled HBO political drama with a kick-ass punk soundtrack.
Theme: Inherent Conflict. Everybody’s against everybody in the World of Darkness, and there’s never enough to go around. You have to fight for what you want to keep, and sitting things out is never an option.
Mood: Mysterious. Fog and shadows shroud the landscape. The imagination is aroused by the things that remain nebulous and hidden, and even the vampires that stalk the night don’t know everything that happens in the shadows.
Character Creation Guidelines
Restricted Clans or Bloodlines: No Clans or bloodlines aside from Brujah, Gangrel, Malkavian, Nosferatu, Toreador, Tremere, Ventrue, and Caitiff.
Restricted or Limited Backgrounds: No non-Camarilla Backgrounds (such as Black Hand Membership)
Restricted Disciplines or Paths: Rare or out-of-Clan Disciplines specific to a Clan (such as Protean and Thaumaturgy) are Storyteller approval. Only Thaumaturgy Paths that Camarilla Tremere would have access to are available at character creation.
Merits and Flaws Allowed?: Yes, but only Merits and Flaws that Camarilla neonates would have access to.
Common-Knowledge Setting Elements (Important Locations, Characters, etc.): See chronicle wiki.