Thursday, June 17, 2010

Random Game (Mostly Changeling) thoughts

Adam Lambert is a Fairest. Unearthly beautiful, overly dramatic, intoxicating voice, absolutely heartless (I mean, flaunting something I can't have), relentlessly ambitious.

Lilo & Stitch as a Changeling story- A world full of strange, weird creatures with unfathomable reasons and rationale for their actions, set about to torture and punish an inhabitant for some farce of an infraction. Said inhabitant escapes- and due to the monstrous treatment received in the other realm, acts like a selfish abomination. A chase ensues to bring the escaped inhabitant home- a dangerous, dramatic and overdone chase, too. The escapee encounters new beings on the new "home" and slowly learns how to be less of a monster - and those the escapee loves now become endangered. The escapee risks everything to rescue those loved ones to protect them from the same abuse received by the captors prior to the escape.

Depth vs Humor- each has a place and has value, but which do I prefer, and why? Does it depend on the group? Do I determine my preference after I enter the game, or before? All thoughts to ponder.

Monday, June 14, 2010

[WOD] Meet Eile - edited for more details

Eile is the character I am now running in the WOD game. She's not a replacement for Jak- there's absolutely no way he can be "replaced". However, she -IS- the character I am playing and she's kinda fun.

She's a Changeling- her human mien is a woman about 5'7", shoulder length soft brown hair, cut straight. She's got an angular face with a big mouth full of teeth, and a wicked smile. Very long legs, dresses in a "messy dressy" sort of way with clothes from Goodwill, Salvation Army etc. However, she has GREAT shoes. Think Julia Roberts or Cindy Crawford, but with straight hair. She's currently working as a a barmaid/waitress at the local Point of Interest, the Hedge Row (Bar managed by another Changeling who is now an NPC). I do have a "real job" in mind for her, but I am not sure there will be an opportunity for it any time soon.

At the moment, I am not revealing her Seeming or Kith for a variety of reasons. She has kept certain facets of herself hidden from the other Changelings in the group, and I don't want to spoil the fun for any of my friends that might read this blog. Most of them are great about OOC/IC delineation, but I do enjoy surprises so much I hate to ruin one.

She's been introduced to most of the main players in the game at least in passing, and for the most part, she is pretty much a "little person"- not a mover or a shaker (compared to Jak, who was integral to about 5 storylines.) The game is mixed genre- there are Vampires, Werewolves, Mages, a Hunter, other Changelings and a Geist, and their plotlines cross over each others' fairly often. 

At the moment, the Changelings don't even have so much as a motley- they are all fending for themselves to the best of their abilities. Eile has recently been approached to help another Lost with something pretty big. She has to decide if she wants to put the effort into this endeavor. It's kind of an intellectual excercise right now, but it's a fun one.

I am having the time of my life - there are quite a few reasons why she brings me so much joy, but I honestly think part of it is the people I play with have no idea how devious I am. Giving me a Changeling on top of it is sort of like icing on the cake.

I can't wait to see what happens, what things I can stir up, what lives I will be entangled with, and more.