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Posted by Riley, 3 days, 9 hours ago. Permalink

Tiger Lily Gang on the Rise in Mexico!

"After a disturbing event involving an apartment massacre involving a local gang, The Tiger Lily, reports show that the targeted gang has begun ramping up operations across the Southern North American country."

 

"Just as well, reports of rabid men with incredible strength roam the streets at night and terrorize the local populace! The police are overwhelmed and some dare to say that they are afraid! Tune in for updates."

Stefani "Annie" Kammerer made a Move (Metal GMed) 3 days, 9 hours ago. View Move

The Boston Third Herald reports—The Crimson Scare

Keep an eye out citizens, for the “Azure Witch”.

(A photo is shown of a Russian woman with blond highlights, standing on a smoking motorcycle crackling with electricity standing on top of a smoking car, with an unconscious man at the wheel of this vehicle under the cracked and crumpled windshield, captioned the Azure Witch). 

This suspected Russian spy disrupted a Black Veil Brides concert last weekend, landing from the top of Millenium Tower onto the busy street below. 

John Kashmere lies hospitalized because of her heinous actions. 

It seems that Russia has sent spies into our great nation for the first time since the Cold War…keep an eye out, America!

Latest Journals

7 hours, 9 minutes ago: Theodore "Laz" Lazcowicz wrote a Downtime Journal for Djinn Delivery

Human Cost

I got a call from Vel today. Diana Foster is dead.

Well, technically she is "missing under suspicious circumstances" but she isn't answering either of our calls.  She disappeared from Pasadena two weeks ago, and hasn't answered either of our calls since. She isn't posting to her gossip groups on Reddit.  Her blog hasn't updated.  

Two plus two.

 

In my head I knew this could happen. Contractors die. 

We are summoned at the whims of mad gods with arcane agendas to do insane things that are both dangerous and lucrative. 

What's harder to accept is that I couldn't prevent it.  I've worked with a handful of talented people, faced the weird and the wild, and barely scratched the surface of the world I am in now. but somehow I was so arrogant as to believe that I could always be there when someone needed me. that I could by sheer force of will become the panacea of the world. But each contractor is an island.  A ship passing in the dark.  Sometimes we sail together, sometimes we can help one another. 

Sometimes not.

 

Maybe Vel has the right of it.  Having this work inward isn't going to be enough. I need to understand it. I need to find the source. I need to get these gifts out into the world, not just inside me. 

 

I should have been doing that all along. 

 

I'm sorry.

8 hours, 3 minutes ago: Vel wrote a Downtime Journal for There's a Light...

Heard the news about Diana today

Was concerned after a few emails didn't get a response for a bit. Turns out she died mysteriously. On a contract almost certainly.

Fuck I did what I could. That necklace should have ensured that any doctor would be able to put her back together. Now it's who knows where.

That's gonna be me one day. Gone mysteriously, hopefully leaving behind a lot of tools. Tools that will save lives, and make the world better. Way better than I can.

I've done the math. Under reasonable assumptions, it makes sense to focus on making sure I can survive. And to be fair, Diana wasn't the most focused.

No, that's the bad way to think about it. It's a matter of odds. If you win 80% of the time, there is a 30% chance you won't fail once if you try 5 times. That's what contracts are, a gamble. And every time the gamble will make sense for the world. I can make the odds better, and that is my focus for the next few missions. If it increases my chance of surviving, it increases the expected good I can do.

I should do more. I'm gonna die too. I need to delay that as much as possible.

I'm gonna get Blake to give me some combat training.

And get some emergency first responder training.

I have a unique opportunity, I need to get every skill I can if it will keep me alive.

17 hours, 40 minutes ago: Theodore "Laz" Lazcowicz wrote a Downtime Journal for Djinn Delivery

So I did a thing...

So sometimes in life you plan things methodically, and sometimes you take the resources you are presented with. 

I'm taking the van.  

Yes, I know, I could absolutely buy a van. I have a car.  But here's the thing.  Contracting is metaphysically lucrative, but as with moth unusually lucrative activities, it's frequently dangerous and questionably ethical or legal.  Buying a vehicle and registering it is a lot of paperwork, and it's been mentioned a few times now that the free trial is almost over and I'm going to have to sort my own transport.  I don't so much want my car associated with whatever mess I get pulled into. to my knowledge, the owners of this vehicle no longer need it and won't be looking for it.  

Now I'm not stupid, that could also make it a point of interest, but the plates are out of state and, well, we know how the contracts go.  I got a spot in a long term garage and paid cash. close to an El stop, so i can get there easily.  I'm gonna let it cool it's wheels for a month or two before I get it patched up.  Leave nothing of mine in it and if someone comes looking for it it doesn't tie back to me. 

 

Guess I'm that guy now. 

2 days, 5 hours ago: Gideon Vipponah wrote a Downtime Journal for Djinn Delivery

More confirmation that the waking dream was no dream at all, or at least not in the realm of the dreaming...

The next day I touched the head of our dear dog Hotame, and my vision got a golden sheen as I felt the spirit of Hotame and asked him to do something more complicated than I've ever asked him before. As soon as I was done he left and immediately did as I asked; he ran around the house, patrolled the property's perimeter, ran inside, jumped on our children's beds, and returned to me. It was remarkable, like nothing I had ever seen, perfect. Soon I tried it again, and again. Eventually, I realized, that while physically it took no effort at all, it was taxing upon my spirit. But like the body and the mind, the spirit can be exercised as well, learn to gain endurance. I had thought myself to be strong in spirit, but the truth was I had never had to exercise it before. That has changed, and so will I to adapt.

2 days, 15 hours ago: “Tescoh” Topping wrote a Downtime Journal for Maikendo

On Edge

Geez. This Contract stuff has got me feeling on edge at almost all times now that I know a 'job' can just appear out of nowhere. I figured that I needed some way to defend myself in a fight after seeing what the others could do. Nothing flashy like a bow made of shadows or the ability to transform into animals or uh. Go 'super saiyan', but I think I've gotten better at knife-fighting since the last time I tried learning it for a party trick back in the day. The second I picked up my pair of switchblades I just knew how to use them in an actual fight, like I'd been using them for a while now. 

Is this what it's like to just be a natural at something? No boring 'practice drills' or slow imperceptible 'improvement'. It's nice. Shortcuts in life and all that. Sucks that it's for something like this. I'm not squeamish or anything, but having to go up-close and dirty to stab someone even in self-defense feels wrong... yet I can't help but feel a sense of adrenaline and deja vu at this whole situation...

2 days, 15 hours ago: Diego Alvarez wrote a Downtime Journal for Maikendo

São Paulo here I come

After the last contract I realised it was time to somehow do something against my scars, so I tried networking a bit. First person I asked was a jackpot immediately: Cássio Rosário. He apparently just developed some magical ability to remove scars so we met up in São Paulo where he resides. He showed me the city and we had a few nice days. It's really liberating to finally be able to use my voice again, his shadow needles work really well. The world sounds so much more alive now as well. I gave him three peas for his work, hope he uses them well. It's nice to be back in South America. A hostel was quickly found and I managed to arrange an appointment with the Instituto Onça-Pintada to do some odd jobs for them and more importantly get to touch a jaguar before my next contract. I'm really starting to like big cats as a transformation. 
Also got a new ability through the earrings (I can now wear on both sides again): creating a minime that can scout in my stead. So yeah, Brazil's nice and I even met up with an old acquaintance, life's good!

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635 Contracts have been run in this Playgroup
2 days, 9 hours ago: RNGrant ran Djinn Delivery
3 days, 9 hours ago: Riley ran Ten
4 days, 7 hours ago: Devils_Theatre ran There's a Light...
4 days, 8 hours ago: Enkidu ran Crois deora
4 days, 10 hours ago: ShadyTradesman ran Lot No. 7
4 days, 10 hours ago: Ricterx ran Maikendo
5 days, 6 hours ago: Redchigh ran Mushroom Hunt
5 days, 12 hours ago: jjkilla234 ran To Russia With Love
5 days, 13 hours ago: Devils_Theatre ran There's a Light...
6 days, 7 hours ago: VelcroGnome ran Hey Hey, Ewe Ewe
6 days, 8 hours ago: PoisedIvyT_T ran Setting Assail
1 week ago: Strazhari ran Sanctuary
1 week, 1 day ago: Polymorph ran Dog Catchers 2
1 week, 2 days ago: ShadyTradesman ran To Russia With Love
1 week, 2 days ago: Devils_Theatre ran Sugar & Spice
1 week, 2 days ago: Protean ran Entombed
2 weeks ago: Ricterx ran Maikendo
2 weeks, 1 day ago: therustyy257 ran bad things underwater
2 weeks, 2 days ago: jwesley123 ran The Hospital
2 weeks, 3 days ago: PoisedIvyT_T ran Siberian Menace
2 weeks, 4 days ago: Monday ran Sugar & Spice
2 weeks, 4 days ago: Caelum ran Bobasaurus
2 weeks, 5 days ago: Enkidu ran Crois deora
2 weeks, 6 days ago: ShadyTradesman ran Polite Disagreements
2 weeks, 6 days ago: athanasynt ran Mushroom Hunt
2 weeks, 6 days ago: Oyasumi ran Savage
3 weeks ago: Protean ran Entombed
3 weeks, 1 day ago: Enkidu ran Crois deora
3 weeks, 1 day ago: Metal ran The House in Space
3 weeks, 2 days ago: dae_kianna ran Sugar & Spice
3 weeks, 3 days ago: PascalsAngel ran Driftwood
3 weeks, 3 days ago: jjkilla234 ran Mushroom Hunt
3 weeks, 4 days ago: ShadyTradesman ran The Rook's Seal
3 weeks, 4 days ago: Strazhari ran Who Done It?
3 weeks, 4 days ago: Battlerwinner ran Sleepover~!
3 weeks, 5 days ago: GreenAppll ran TPS delivery
4 weeks ago: Kamulis ran Whitechapel
4 weeks, 1 day ago: carsick ran Sugar & Spice
1 month ago: Enkidu ran Mushroom Hunt
1 month ago: jwesley123 ran Wormwood 2
1 month ago: Strazhari ran Fox Hunt
1 month, 1 week ago: Kamulis ran High Noon
1 month, 1 week ago: Atroniac ran ANOINTED
1 month, 1 week ago: PoisedIvyT_T ran Shisa nyama mfetu
1 month, 1 week ago: PascalsAngel ran The High Cost of Living
1 month, 1 week ago: lesbianspacepirate ran Fire In The Sky
1 month, 2 weeks ago: PascalsAngel ran Highway to Heaven
1 month, 2 weeks ago: PascalsAngel ran Highway to Heaven
1 month, 2 weeks ago: RavenDelarose ran Swill's Gullet
1 month, 2 weeks ago: jjkilla234 ran To Russia With Love
1 month, 2 weeks ago: dae_kianna ran Savage
1 month, 2 weeks ago: Metal ran The House in Space
1 month, 2 weeks ago: Monday ran Project: Wormwood
1 month, 2 weeks ago: SeedofEntropy ran Aces High
1 month, 2 weeks ago: Metal ran The Gunshow
1 month, 2 weeks ago: shotgunwizard22 ran Who Done It?
1 month, 2 weeks ago: jwesley123 ran The Hourglass
1 month, 3 weeks ago: jumbohiggins ran Sugar & Spice
1 month, 3 weeks ago: SanguineSerpent ran Beware the Assassin!
1 month, 3 weeks ago: leonvanderblight ran Mushroom Hunt
1 month, 3 weeks ago: Kamulis ran Bobasaurus
1 month, 3 weeks ago: GreenAppll ran On a plane!
1 month, 3 weeks ago: Redchigh ran To fist and feast!
1 month, 3 weeks ago: PascalsAngel ran The Drill Bit
1 month, 3 weeks ago: jjkilla234 ran "Extraordinary Machine"
1 month, 3 weeks ago: Oyasumi ran Lil Game Hunter
1 month, 3 weeks ago: LowerUnit ran ANOINTED
1 month, 4 weeks ago: jjkilla234 ran "Extraordinary Machine"
1 month, 4 weeks ago: PascalsAngel ran The Drill Bit
1 month, 4 weeks ago: therustyy257 ran the hanged man
1 month, 4 weeks ago: jjkilla234 ran Mushroom Hunt
2 months ago: dae_kianna ran Safe House
2 months ago: carsick ran Bobasaurus
2 months ago: Ricterx ran Maikendo
2 months ago: jjkilla234 ran ANOINTED
2 months ago: Monday ran Calm Crumbs
2 months, 1 week ago: jwesley123 ran The Ring Gamble
2 months, 1 week ago: SeedofEntropy ran Smart Cruise
2 months, 1 week ago: jjkilla234 ran MKULTRA Victim
2 months, 1 week ago: ShadyTradesman ran Calm Crumbs
2 months, 1 week ago: dae_kianna ran Safe House
2 months, 1 week ago: Strazhari ran Higher Dimensions
2 months, 1 week ago: Ricterx ran Maikendo
2 months, 2 weeks ago: PoisedIvyT_T ran Setting Assail
2 months, 2 weeks ago: ShadyTradesman ran Minutellus
2 months, 2 weeks ago: jwesley123 ran The Ring Gamble
2 months, 2 weeks ago: jwesley123 ran The White Ronin
2 months, 3 weeks ago: Monday ran The Hospital
2 months, 3 weeks ago: Ltyinkwint ran To Russia With Love
2 months, 3 weeks ago: GreenAppll ran The Doll House
2 months, 3 weeks ago: jumbohiggins ran Let them eat cake
2 months, 3 weeks ago: Polymorph ran Avengers Assemble!
2 months, 3 weeks ago: jjkilla234 ran "Extraordinary Machine"
2 months, 3 weeks ago: PascalsAngel ran The Drill Bit
2 months, 3 weeks ago: Strazhari ran Exit Interview
2 months, 3 weeks ago: jwesley123 ran The Ring Gamble
2 months, 3 weeks ago: SOyboy23 ran The High Cost of Living
2 months, 3 weeks ago: leonvanderblight ran Middle School
2 months, 3 weeks ago: SeedofEntropy ran Mall Rats 3: the big city
2 months, 3 weeks ago: jwesley123 ran To Norilsk With Love
2 months, 3 weeks ago: Strazhari ran WeeaBoo!
2 months, 3 weeks ago: Monday ran Passing the Hours
2 months, 4 weeks ago: Strazhari ran Project: Wormwood
3 months ago: Monday ran Bobasaurus
3 months ago: Ricterx ran Maikendo
3 months ago: ShadyTradesman ran Priceless
3 months ago: EthanJ ran Bobasaurus
3 months ago: Jager ran Hospital Vist
3 months ago: Monday ran Sugar & Spice
3 months ago: dae_kianna ran Safe House
3 months ago: jwesley123 ran Silent Water
3 months ago: jjkilla234 ran ANOINTED
3 months, 1 week ago: Ricterx ran Creatures From Another Moon
3 months, 1 week ago: leonvanderblight ran Reflections
3 months, 1 week ago: Butters2077 ran This is for you
3 months, 2 weeks ago: Oyasumi ran Host Club
3 months, 2 weeks ago: leonvanderblight ran Ties
3 months, 2 weeks ago: Polymorph ran Lil Game Hunter
3 months, 2 weeks ago: Metal ran Devilish Designs
3 months, 2 weeks ago: Serpentail ran Honeymoon
3 months, 2 weeks ago: jjkilla234 ran "Extraordinary Machine"
3 months, 3 weeks ago: jwesley123 ran The Island Called Mercy
3 months, 3 weeks ago: jjkilla234 ran ANOINTED
3 months, 3 weeks ago: Metal ran The House in Space
3 months, 3 weeks ago: jjkilla234 ran ANOINTED
3 months, 3 weeks ago: Strazhari ran UnLondon
3 months, 4 weeks ago: Strazhari ran The Futility of Small Arms
4 months ago: jwesley123 ran Silent Night
4 months ago: Strazhari ran Sanctuary
4 months, 1 week ago: Serpentail ran Fin
4 months, 1 week ago: Ltyinkwint ran Frozen Birdcage
4 months, 1 week ago: PascalsAngel ran The High Cost of Living
4 months, 2 weeks ago: Serpentail ran Out of This World Experience
4 months, 2 weeks ago: TheSuperChrisb ran The High Cost of Living
4 months, 2 weeks ago: loroman1211 ran Blood Bag
4 months, 2 weeks ago: Strazhari ran Crimes of Passion
4 months, 2 weeks ago: dae_kianna ran Sugar & Spice
4 months, 3 weeks ago: Serpentail ran 83.5 the Wave
4 months, 3 weeks ago: jwesley123 ran Shadows Under Redwoods
4 months, 3 weeks ago: shotgunwizard22 ran Monster Hunter: Island
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4 months, 3 weeks ago: Ricterx ran On Ice
4 months, 3 weeks ago: EthanJ ran Blood on the Snow
4 months, 3 weeks ago: ShadyTradesman ran Lemmings
4 months, 3 weeks ago: leonvanderblight ran Not enough Grit.
5 months ago: dae_kianna ran Savage
5 months ago: Riley ran March of Dimes
5 months ago: Redchigh ran 13
5 months ago: Riley ran The Crypt Keeper
5 months ago: Ltyinkwint ran G.O.A.T. Milk
5 months, 1 week ago: EthanJ ran Mushroom Hunt
5 months, 1 week ago: Serpentail ran Hydrate or Diedrate
5 months, 1 week ago: jumbohiggins ran Let them eat cake
5 months, 1 week ago: Riley ran PBSNP
5 months, 1 week ago: PoisedIvyT_T ran Setting Assail
5 months, 1 week ago: EthanJ ran Blood on the Snow
5 months, 2 weeks ago: Polymorph ran Animal Farm
5 months, 2 weeks ago: Strazhari ran Contractor's Ball
5 months, 2 weeks ago: Strazhari ran Exit Interview
5 months, 2 weeks ago: leonvanderblight ran Last Surprise
5 months, 2 weeks ago: Ricterx ran Creatures From Another Moon
5 months, 2 weeks ago: Iamangelofwar ran The Night The Storm hit
5 months, 3 weeks ago: Oyasumi ran Johnny Appleseed
5 months, 3 weeks ago: Ltyinkwint ran Fishy Business
5 months, 3 weeks ago: GreenAppll ran Blasphemy Vade Mecum
5 months, 3 weeks ago: Redchigh ran You Bet Your Life!
5 months, 3 weeks ago: dae_kianna ran Savage
5 months, 3 weeks ago: Metal ran Devilish Designs
5 months, 3 weeks ago: jumbohiggins ran Let them eat cake
5 months, 3 weeks ago: Serpentail ran Truck Stop
6 months ago: Ricterx ran Demon Circle
6 months ago: Strazhari ran Sin Eater
6 months ago: emivvv ran Home Invasion
6 months ago: Oyasumi ran Yummy Sugar Pop!
6 months ago: Serpentail ran Trona
6 months ago: EthanJ ran Bobasaurus
6 months ago: dae_kianna ran Sugar & Spice
6 months ago: Metal ran The House in Space
6 months, 1 week ago: PoisedIvyT_T ran Shisa nyama mfetu
6 months, 1 week ago: Ltyinkwint ran Mushroom Hunt
6 months, 1 week ago: jwesley123 ran Oklahoma Jaws
6 months, 1 week ago: jwesley123 ran Oklahoma Jaws
6 months, 1 week ago: PoisedIvyT_T ran Shisa nyama mfetu
6 months, 1 week ago: shotgunwizard22 ran There Will Be Blood
6 months, 1 week ago: Serpentail ran Lil Game Hunter
6 months, 1 week ago: ShadyTradesman ran Delir the squeakuel
6 months, 2 weeks ago: jjkilla234 ran ANOINTED
6 months, 2 weeks ago: Serpentail ran Tortoise and the Hare
6 months, 3 weeks ago: Polymorph ran Stormy Talks
6 months, 3 weeks ago: Oyasumi ran Yummy Sugar Pop!
6 months, 3 weeks ago: jjkilla234 ran "Extraordinary Machine"
6 months, 3 weeks ago: Kyota ran Sleepover~!
6 months, 3 weeks ago: Strazhari ran Running with Scissors
6 months, 3 weeks ago: GreenAppll ran Achluophobia
6 months, 3 weeks ago: Serpentail ran That's hot.
6 months, 3 weeks ago: jwesley123 ran Dog Catchers 2
7 months ago: Omnitox ran Down the Drain
7 months ago: jwesley123 ran The Whispers
7 months ago: Monday ran Bobasaurus
7 months ago: GreenAppll ran Achluophobia
7 months, 1 week ago: Kyota ran Passing the Hours
7 months, 1 week ago: ShadyTradesman ran Avengers Assemble!
7 months, 1 week ago: Iamangelofwar ran A Trip Down Memory Lane
7 months, 1 week ago: Monday ran Bad Boy Badminton
7 months, 1 week ago: leonvanderblight ran Mushroom Hunt
7 months, 2 weeks ago: lumiq ran Sanctuary
7 months, 2 weeks ago: jwesley123 ran The Widow’s Promise
7 months, 2 weeks ago: Oyasumi ran The Hospital
7 months, 2 weeks ago: jestr ran A Night Out On The Town
7 months, 2 weeks ago: Oyasumi ran Damp Day Off
7 months, 2 weeks ago: jwesley123 ran To Russia With Love
7 months, 2 weeks ago: Tsair ran A Welcoming Party
7 months, 3 weeks ago: PoisedIvyT_T ran Setting Assail
7 months, 3 weeks ago: jwesley123 ran The Hospital
7 months, 3 weeks ago: jwesley123 ran The Haunting of Hallow ridge
7 months, 4 weeks ago: jumbohiggins ran Beware the Assassin!
7 months, 4 weeks ago: Polymorph ran Silverpeak Pines
8 months ago: Monday ran Bobasaurus
8 months ago: Iamangelofwar ran Fire Watch
8 months ago: dae_kianna ran Sugar & Spice
8 months ago: dae_kianna ran Savage
8 months ago: dae_kianna ran Sugar & Spice
8 months, 1 week ago: Serpentail ran 83.5 the Wave
8 months, 1 week ago: Serpentail ran Escape from Akutraz
8 months, 1 week ago: jwesley123 ran The Hospital
8 months, 2 weeks ago: leonvanderblight ran Cold and empty
8 months, 2 weeks ago: PoisedIvyT_T ran Setting Assail
8 months, 2 weeks ago: dae_kianna ran Sugar & Spice
8 months, 2 weeks ago: dae_kianna ran Sugar & Spice
8 months, 3 weeks ago: ShadyTradesman ran The Ghost Whisperer
8 months, 3 weeks ago: leonvanderblight ran Three Laws
8 months, 3 weeks ago: shotgunwizard22 ran Eviction Notice
9 months ago: leonvanderblight ran Lights
9 months ago: jwesley123 ran Dog Catchers
9 months, 1 week ago: jwesley123 ran The Enemy within
9 months, 1 week ago: ShadyTradesman ran Monster Hunter: Island
9 months, 1 week ago: Polymorph ran Starlit Pines
9 months, 2 weeks ago: Kamulis ran Night Terrors
9 months, 2 weeks ago: Redchigh ran The Legend PBP
9 months, 2 weeks ago: SeedofEntropy ran For the Dogs
9 months, 3 weeks ago: jjkilla234 ran ANOINTED
9 months, 3 weeks ago: ShadyTradesman ran Viva!
10 months ago: jwesley123 ran The Hospital 2
10 months, 1 week ago: jwesley123 ran Scenario for The Village 2
10 months, 1 week ago: SeedofEntropy ran Fantastic Land!
10 months, 1 week ago: emivvv ran The Most Fun You'll Ever Make
10 months, 1 week ago: Strazhari ran Who Done It?
10 months, 1 week ago: shotgunwizard22 ran The Photoshoot
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10 months, 2 weeks ago: Iamangelofwar ran children of the eyeless
10 months, 3 weeks ago: Glitchy ran Treno di Ragazzi Ricchi
10 months, 3 weeks ago: emivvv ran Bite your finger
10 months, 3 weeks ago: jwesley123 ran The Night The Storm hit
10 months, 3 weeks ago: Iamangelofwar ran Mushroom Hunt
10 months, 3 weeks ago: leonvanderblight ran Mushroom Hunt
10 months, 4 weeks ago: ShadyTradesman ran Bobasaurus
11 months ago: lumiq ran Sanctuary
11 months ago: Serpentail ran Medium Rare
11 months, 1 week ago: Metal ran Crimes of Passion
11 months, 1 week ago: Battlerwinner ran Happiest Place on Earth!
11 months, 1 week ago: jwesley123 ran To Russia With Love
11 months, 1 week ago: jwesley123 ran The Enemy within
11 months, 1 week ago: Polymorph ran Flash Suits
11 months, 2 weeks ago: Iamangelofwar ran Predator or Prey?
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11 months, 3 weeks ago: Redchigh ran The Heist I
11 months, 4 weeks ago: GreenAppll ran The Hospital
11 months, 4 weeks ago: ShadyTradesman ran The Rook's Seal
12 months ago: emivvv ran Animal Farm
12 months ago: Kamulis ran Night Terrors
12 months ago: loroman1211 ran Methuselah
1 year ago: Serpentail ran Truck Stop
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1 year, 1 month ago: GreenAppll ran Phasmaphobia 2
1 year, 1 month ago: Strazhari ran Project: Wormwood
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1 year, 1 month ago: Polymorph ran Stormy Talks
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1 year, 2 months ago: Pokefan777 ran Ashes to ashes
1 year, 2 months ago: loroman1211 ran Blood Bag
1 year, 2 months ago: Strazhari ran High Noon
1 year, 2 months ago: Kamulis ran Bed, Bathory and Beyond
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1 year, 2 months ago: Iamangelofwar ran A Foul Mimicry
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1 year, 3 months ago: jwesley123 ran To Russia With Love
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mwindus
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lillian nightshade the gardener
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

mythicnight
Playgroup Member

Nacilion
Playgroup Member

Vector "Yora'tu" Kertan the gamer psionic
A 3-Victory Newbie Contractor

Nalkyr
Playgroup Member

niceping
Playgroup Member

nomadofendings
Playgroup Member

NoxP
Playgroup Member

NS4A2
Playgroup Member

nyx
Playgroup Member

oakfloorboard
Playgroup Member

oivad
Playgroup Member

Mark Kolton the chivalrous reporter phoenix
A 1-Victory Newbie Contractor

Omnitox
Playgroup Member

Crypto the hermit apex predator
A 1-Victory Newbie Contractor

OrangeDisk
Playgroup Member

OshinBlue
Playgroup Member

Oyasumi
Playgroup Member

Osmand "Oz" Stark the miner demigod
A 7-Victory Novice Contractor
McKenna René the NASCAR Driver dragon
A 8-Victory Novice Contractor
Scott the businessman animal-person
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor
Kaida the Hunter Legendary Hunter
A 1-Victory Newbie Contractor

PascalsAngel
Playgroup Member

Perthro
Playgroup Member

Piano_Big_Papa
Playgroup Member

platypus311
Playgroup Member

Aiden Hammond the student Normal person
A 1-Victory Newbie Contractor

Pokefan777
Playgroup Member

ProbablyASnake
Playgroup Member

Arthur dela Cruz the EMT chronomancer
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

ProfX
Playgroup Member

ptrst
Playgroup Member

Oliviana Marquez the pro-gamer wizard
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

queerthulhu
Playgroup Member

RAZORBLAZA
Playgroup Member

Gneiss Hutton the Geologist earth elemental
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

ReadySetDie
Playgroup Member

Reaps
Playgroup Member

Red007
Playgroup Member

Ace Tarjetas the Mortuary Assistant
A 4-Victory Novice Contractor

Rendrick
Playgroup Member

Reroll
Playgroup Member

Rift
Playgroup Member

Ying Taigen the Cyborg Hitman
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

RNGrant
Playgroup Member

RoxyApoxy
Playgroup Member

Runechaser
Playgroup Member

Jack Gakkson the librarian wizard
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

RuneQueen
Playgroup Member

ryebreadlover
Playgroup Member

Dax the Phantom the bayou redneck hunter
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

Sadgrimm
Playgroup Member

Sadopeer
Playgroup Member

SamrinSamrin
Playgroup Member

Retired the Retired Character
A 13-Victory Seasoned Contractor

Samuel303
Playgroup Member

sconedelad
Playgroup Member

Weary the middle manager demon contractor
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

SCP_049
Playgroup Member

Sethmokami
Playgroup Member

Karston Finnick the cyberpunk necromancer
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

ShadoWalker226
Playgroup Member

ShadowsoftheNight
Playgroup Member

Ilysia the earth element one with nature
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor
K'Tali the fire element tba
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor
Michael the cleric tba
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

shannymuffin
Playgroup Member

Shinigami
Playgroup Member

Shwashbuckler
Playgroup Member

SirLudwig
Playgroup Member

sirreality
Playgroup Member

Siummel
Playgroup Member

Siummel the tattoo-artist inkmancer
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

Slimes
Playgroup Member

Samuel Ink the chief bodyguard
A 2-Victory Newbie Contractor
Walter the out of place farmer
A 1-Victory Newbie Contractor
Solomon the professional assassin
A 3-Victory Newbie Contractor

Slug
Playgroup Member

Solaris
Playgroup Member

Nephlius the Philanthropist Vampire
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor
Hercules the Supernatural Military Solider
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

some_username
Playgroup Member

Somnium
Playgroup Member

Sonnet60
Playgroup Member

SOyboy23
Playgroup Member

Eden Joss the park ranger dragon
A 6-Victory Novice Contractor
bad the sarcastic furry shapeshifter
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor
a the a a
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

Spooon
Playgroup Member

StaleGrey
Playgroup Member

stillcenter
Playgroup Member

Anton Gray the occult scholar warlock
A 1-Victory Newbie Contractor

Swift_Sama
Playgroup Member

Jackson White the chauffer demon
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor
Luca Narvaez the young sculpter nature god
A 2-Victory Newbie Contractor

T3K
Playgroup Member

TaytheTimeTraveler
Playgroup Member

teamwsmf
Playgroup Member

thalia
Playgroup Member

TheeLittleKing
Playgroup Member

Christopher Epps the Ex-Con Artist Wizard
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

TheLordDestrox
Playgroup Member

Alice Fogle the Punk Alchemist
A 1-Victory Newbie Contractor
Matt Dyson the Nerd Close range Psychic
A 4-Victory Novice Contractor

TheTaco
Playgroup Member

toad
Playgroup Member

Alger the vanpire/sanguine hemomancer
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

togethersole143
Playgroup Member

Tim Grant the rancher mad scientist
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

ToShredsYouSay
Playgroup Member

totallynotmio
Playgroup Member

Norwin Ante the mercenary
A 1-Victory Newbie Contractor

Treecow
Playgroup Member

Trolley
Playgroup Member

trollgorilla
Playgroup Member

Jayce Tallyss the Student Inventor
A 1-Victory Newbie Contractor

TrustingTroller
Playgroup Member

Tsair
Playgroup Member

Bernard Tox the Dangerous Chemist observer
A 13-Victory Seasoned Contractor
Virgil Moralis the Twin of Light
A 1-Victory Newbie Contractor
Jack Lawrence the Personality Shifter
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

TwoandRampage
Playgroup Member

Saul Henson the Amature Tasker
A 1-Victory Newbie Contractor

TypicalMito
Playgroup Member

UmWot
Playgroup Member

Ichabod Ness the freak sage of the uncanny
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

Unifel
Playgroup Member

unluckyeight
Playgroup Member

Valoroth
Playgroup Member

Obu Rainen the Novice Gunsmith Vampire
A 0-Victory Newbie Contractor

WaterInMilk
Playgroup Member

wwalt
Playgroup Member

Nune the Monstrocsity
A 1-Victory Newbie Contractor

xdad314
Playgroup Member

Xystian
Playgroup Member

zBlazer
Playgroup Member

Rames the college dropout happy person
A 1-Victory Newbie Contractor

Zixius
Playgroup Member

ZZ
Playgroup Member

The Illumination

Illuminated Earth is a twisted reflection of the modern world where the advent of smartphones and the internet confirmed the existence of the supernatural instead of disproving it. Here, witch hunts have merit. Billionaires and Senators employ paranormal advisors and bodyguards, and everyone knows. Charlatans become pop culture icons, and each revelation inspires a new cult. The world is changing. The secret societies that pull humanity's strings scramble to adapt.

Now's a good time to move up.

House Rules

Contractors from Maelstrom Are portable, and may play in Contracts in other Playgroups.
Maelstrom grants 6 Experience points to GMs who achieve the Golden Ratio.

The Purpose of Maelstrom is to create a space for players to invest in a world in an engaging and interesting way, creating connections and relationships for their Contractors to explore.

 

Contractor Creation Rules

  • New Contractors must be submitted for approval in The Contract Discord server's #approvals channel before their first game.
  • At creation, Contractors cannot take more than 21 points of Assets and Liabilities. Liabilities count as a positive value for calculating this limit. Going over this limit requires Endorsed GM approval. New players are encouraged to take fewer than 21 points of Assets and Liabilities.
    • For Example: a new Contractor could take Hemophilia (15 point Liability) and Tough (6 point Asset) for a total of up to 21 points between both. They could not take Hemophilia (15 point Liability) and Immutable Body (15 point Asset) for a total of 30 points between both.
  • Contractors cannot be direct ripoffs of pop-culture concepts, to the point that NPCs in-game would notice the similarity. For example: you could play a heroic strong-man or a famous weapons-developer but not specifically Superman or Iron Man.
  • Contractors may not start out as a concept that is likely to disrupt Contracts (e.g. being a walking, talking fox, being as notorious as Osama bin Laden, having a bomb in their chest that detonates when they die, etc).
  • Contractors are mundane people who would see their ambitions through regardless of access to powers. That is why a Harbinger offers Gifts, and why they are willing to risk their lives for the power to make their dreams come true.
    • Your Ambition must be a core driver to your character's actions, is a large point of tension for their story, and is likely to get them into trouble. Craft your Ambition carefully and be open to suggestions and changes from Endorsed GMs in order nail it.
    • Keep in mind, however, that Ambitions can (and will) change over time as your Contractor develops. It's simply part of character development! No matter what, Ambitions are why a Contractor risks their life continuing to participate in Contracts. 
  • Customized Circumstances, Conditions, and Trophies should also be run by an Endorsed GM if the GM granting them is not Endorsed. This can be done in DMs or the server.

 

Maelstrom Contractor Limits

  • In order to facilitate more focused character concepts, Maelstrom has a hard limit on the number of Newbies and Novices that a Player can keep active. At Maximum, a Player can only have 2 Newbies and 3 Novices active in Maelstrom at once.
  • Any character housed in the Playgroup is considered active. Remove them from the Playgroup if they are no longer in-play. Moving Contractors back into the Playgroup requires Leader approval. Maelstrom is not a parking lot, please do not treat it as such.

 

Power Creation Rules

  • Cohesive Powers: Manifested Gifts must be in-line with Character Concepts and requires Endorsed GM approval.
  • Logical Flavor: Players must be able to explain how and why their power works in a given situation, otherwise GMs have license to cause them to fail.
    • For Example: a Blast flavored as a ball of fire might not work underwater. But at the same time, that same Blast power might do extra damage to enemies vulnerable to fire. GMs always have final say, but must remember to make Powers feel powerful. 

 

Citizenship

  • Active Players are expected to GM Contracts from time to time. If you have played as a Contractor 6 Maelstrom Contracts, you are barred from playing in Maelstrom again until you GM a Contract yourself.
    • This limit can be temporarily lifted if an Endorsed GM gives explicit approval to allow you to play in their game.
    • If at this limit, you may attend a game run by another GM fulfilling Citizenship.

 

Downtimes

Interacting and addressing Loose Ends, Conditions, and/or Circumstances require Moves during the Downtime between Contracts. This connects your contractor with the world in some tangible way.

  • Treacherous Loose Ends: A Contractor who waits for a Loose End's threat to manifest without taking any precautions against it during their Downtimes will see the threat revealing itself at the worst possible moment during downtime. Ask Endorsed GMs and Playgroup Leaders for Moves to help control Loose Ends before they control you.
  • Neutral/Unknown Loose Ends: Some Loose Ends are Unknown, meaning that they give the *Player* a hint of moving parts behind the scenes, but not necessarily the *Character*. A Neutral Loose End usually means that the dangers or benefits of the Loose End are obscured or up to the Character's actions once it manifests.
  • Investments: Some Loose Ends bestow benefits at the end of their clock. Investments are usually rewards for Moves and Hustles, but they might come from other sources as well. Ask Endorsed GMs and Playgroup Leaders for Moves to further your Contractor's goals.

 

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Notes on GMing in Maelstrom

  • All members of Maelstrom are encouraged to GM and run Moves, and no approval is required. Custom Scenarios likewise do not require pre-approval. 
    • Freel free to ask Endorsed GMs and Playgroup Leaders for feedback on your custom scenario before running it. 
    • By default, you cannot run Games or Moves for a tier that you have not played in yourself. For example, if you would like to run a Novice game, but have never played a Novice game, you must wait until you have had some experience in Novice as a Player.
  • Use GM Notes on the Story tab of the Contractor Sheet! This is a place to provide more detail about Circumstances, Conditions, and Loose Ends as well as important developments behind the scenes. Good GM notes makes it easier to run relevant Contracts and Moves for characters.
  • Keep intros concise during game time. If you want to run more extensive introductions, try to do it before playtime. Players, in general, should not need to be wheeled-and-dealed to agree to a Contract. A simple message sent to them should suffice.
  • In general, Contracts and Moves are subject to an "Exposure" criteria, especially when it comes to posted World Events. Contractors in higher Gift ranges have more freedom to affect the playgroup as a whole. At Newbie/Novice, however, the outcomes games will not ever have an international reach. Though Contractors might remember terrible things happening during their Contract, World Events might be scaled back due to meddling from The Powers That Be.
    • Don't take it personally if your World Event gets edited by a Playgroup Leader. It's part of the game and our efforts to keep consistent tone within the Playgroup.
  • GMs are encouraged to build interesting, consistent locations and organizations for Contractors to explore and engage with through Contracts and Moves. Talk to a Playgroup Leader about location development, they are happy to delegate the development of content.

 

Full Setting Description

This Playgroup uses the official Illumination Setting with slight tweaks.

Very small supernatural phenomena are rare, but not completely unknown. Fewer than 20,000 people in the US are born with some kind of basic supernatural abilities. Think, a guy who can snap his fingers to light a cigarette, slightly glowing eyes that help to see in the dark, or the ability to make a small electric spark. Very niche, not terribly useful, a cool party trick. The big supernatural phenomena are what makes the news, and what creates Illuminations. A bona-fide werewolf, an insect disguised as a human, a monstrous cryptid, or other similar intense anomalies will absolutely catch the attention of the media if they are found.

World Events

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Tiger Lily Gang on the Rise in Mexico!

"After a disturbing event involving an apartment massacre involving a local gang, The Tiger Lily, reports show that the targeted gang has begun ramping up operations across the Southern North American country."

 

"Just as well, reports of rabid men with incredible strength roam the streets at night and terrorize the local populace! The police are overwhelmed and some dare to say that they are afraid! Tune in for updates."

Stefani "Annie" Kammerer made a Move (Metal GMed) 3 days, 9 hours ago. View Move

The Boston Third Herald reports—The Crimson Scare

Keep an eye out citizens, for the “Azure Witch”.

(A photo is shown of a Russian woman with blond highlights, standing on a smoking motorcycle crackling with electricity standing on top of a smoking car, with an unconscious man at the wheel of this vehicle under the cracked and crumpled windshield, captioned the Azure Witch). 

This suspected Russian spy disrupted a Black Veil Brides concert last weekend, landing from the top of Millenium Tower onto the busy street below. 

John Kashmere lies hospitalized because of her heinous actions. 

It seems that Russia has sent spies into our great nation for the first time since the Cold War…keep an eye out, America!

Rin Oid made a Move (Ricterx GMed) 1 week ago. View Move

Kind made a Move (Ricterx GMed) 1 week ago. View Move

A Contractor made a Move (Ricterx GMed) 1 week, 3 days ago. View Move

Hearne Morgan made a Move (Ricterx GMed) 1 week, 3 days ago. View Move

Deleware Ohio Disappearances

A local news channel has been running a cycle detailing the following:

 

"Gregory Jefferies, Ezekiel Medez, Orlanzo Gonzalas, Nathan Mendel, Emil Derenger, and Oliver Williams have all gone missing after being last seen working at a local train yard. These six men were last seen on March 12th at 8:30 pm, traffic cameras would indicate that they were meeting here around said time, and from what could be seen no other witnesses have come forward."

 

"This is only days after a father, uncle, and daughter were found dead in their home. Its been reported that the father and uncle were attacked with a bladed weapon while the 7-year-old daughter was forced into taking drugs and overdosed on them. Investigations have begun for the killing spree that has seemingly cropped up in Ohio."

The broadcast would show the faces of these men, all showing tattoos and indications of gang affiliation, overall though the report would only take up around 40 seconds of air time before they would switch over to something about American football.

A Contractor made a Move (Ltyinkwint GMed) 2 weeks, 2 days ago. View Move

Historical Castle Changes Ownership

The Trakai Island Castle resting in Lithuania has just recently been purchased by an currently unknown third party. The Trakai History Museum inside the location as well as its artifacts have been removed from the property and sources state that it is going to be established elsewhere in a month or two. The tourist location seems to be closed for now, perhaps even indefinitely depending on the intentions of the new owner(s). Not much else information is public at the moment.
Jacob Sterns made a Move (Enkidu GMed) 2 weeks, 3 days ago. View Move

Crane Albright made a Move (Polymorph GMed) 2 weeks, 4 days ago. View Move

New jetsuit? Comments say AI generated

Youtube:  'Crane Industries New Flightsuit':  12.3k views, 61% liked

[The youtube  video, with a loud soundtrack, demonstrates the new Crane Industries flight suit.  However, a large number of comments on the video say that it is AI generated, with the device on display having no real chance of working - it nearly completely lacks a fuel source.  It looks slicker than the competitors, but without any fuel tanks, it's ridiculous to think that it works]

Top comment:

"Look, I know that the video is cool and all, right?  But besides the fact that it's obviously not a feasible design, you can see at 2:07 the light is all wrong..."

Ulysses made a Move (Polymorph GMed) 2 weeks, 5 days ago. View Move

Gen-Wyld Facility in Texas Expands - Cedar Lane Herald

Cedar Lane, Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed a new set of tax breaks for Gen-Wyld earlier today, leading to the company announcing plans to further expand its facility outside of Cedar Lane.  The sprawling facility is a major provider of jobs for the nearby towns, and is just another way that Texas is committed to the future. 

The Governor had this to say:  "With Gen-Wyld's promises to add to the lab complexes there, we're expecting hundreds of new, permanent jobs - and thousands during construction.  I am proud to have made this happen."

The complex, nearly thirty five years old, was originally a major controversy at the time. Today, the complex is now the major provider of jobs in the area, and Gen-Wyld wields an incredible amount of political clout in the area.  Reports of 'abominations' in the labs there were proven to be frauds by the protestors against the facility - today, we're all happy to have the money they inject into our communities.

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