Session One


A cold, dark October night. The endless hissing of rain on concrete, a city drowned in neon tears. Anyone sensible would be inside by now, hiding from the cold and the rain and the things that go bump in the night. Midnight isn’t the safest time to be abroad, especially here and especially now…

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Some NPCs

Seana suggested that the players should come up with a few NPCs that tie in to their backstories, and being the lazy GM that I am, I supported it wholeheartedly!

Here are the first ones. They’re not full-fleshed yet by any means, but I’ll probably add the missing detail on the fly.

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Burning Milton Keynes, Take Two

Milton Keynes has now entered the Dresdenverse. Again.

Apologies for leaving you hanging if you’d read the first draft of this write-up (preserved on this blog for historical reasons) and found that it ended halfway through. As mentioned in my previous post, we ended up taking much, much longer over character generation than we’d planned, and given that we’d decided to revise the city burning afterwards to fix some weak Aspects, everything got held up.

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Thoughts on Character Generation

Apologies to anyone who has been waiting for the second half of the city write-up. That will be in the next post. The plan was to post it a week or so after the first half, but after some email exchanges between all the players we decided that we needed to redo large chunks of the city burning. We fell down especially on the location Aspects, in that they tended to provide colour rather than any possible use in play. Based on this, we agreed to meet again to redo them, once we’d spent a week or so doing the characters.

What we didn’t take into account was that creating the characters took us three and a half sessions of three hours each. Given that we also missed a few weeks, this meant a delay of well over a month.

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Evelyn Amelia Blunt

High Concept

Black ops Cleaner indentured to the Summer Court

Favours, status, information or help related to the Cleaners, her army background or the fae
rouble related to the above. Superiors giving orders, Summer court patron calling in a favour, etc.
Superiors giving orders, Summer Court patron leaning on her, reluctance to go up against either


Conflicted loyalties

Strength of will, desire to succeed in a goal related to loyalties
Trouble related to loyalties; choosing between them, conflicting goals
Threats, offers of help, blackmail

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Linden Elswyth Isen Xajorkith Thorn

Linden Elswyth Isen Xajorkith Thorn

High Concept : Renegade Arcane Attorney
An experienced white council wizard who now works to help those mortals who need or are caught up in deals with supernatural entities as a mediator and negotiator. This is complicated by his membership in the Order of St Guthlac, a group of dedicated religious monster hunters.
Thorn is a dedicated idealist and humanitarian and has a deep mistrust of the white council and is haunted by the things he saw in his time at Bletchley park trying to use an entity from beyond to assist in the war effort.. He has only recently come to terms with that.

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de la Croix

High Concept: “Walker between the worlds who lost his way”

Theme: “Can I save the city (or destroy it)?”

Name: “de la Croix”

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Bethany Dina Lakshmi Smith

Bethany’s a white court vampire, DJ and pirate radio broadcaster.  She’s changed a fair amount from my last interation, most notably in High concept and theme.  She’s still a bit of a work in progress, so be warned.

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Comments and thoughts on the rules so far

Including a large section on white court vampires, one of my current interests.  It’s certainly possible I’m missing some fairly important stuff here, but these are my thoughts so far.  Click on the more tag if you dare:

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