Freshman Fifteen (Monsterhearts)

Oh god, 9th *grade.* As if dealing with the entrance exams at the end of winter last year hadn’t been bad enough, now you get to deal with the fruits of your so-called academic labors and while the Ayn Rand Transformative School for Youngsters isn’t the worst high school of the bunch, it’s affirmatively mediocre. Like, makes Applebee’s look like a Michelin Star Restaurant mediocre. Not bad enough that Mom and Dad can be justifiably upset, but well – you can smell the disappointment leak out of their pores when they stare at you long enough.

But hey, at least the school’s in Foggy Bottom (some of your friends got stuck going to Jefferson Science in Anacostia, hello gangland! Dodged that – hah – bullet), and not too far away from some decent eats and maybe, *maybe* since it’s not a school full of over-achievers they won’t really miss you if you cut class some and wander up to Georgetown to see how the other half live.

And pretty easy schedule, five periods, even got a cool little history elective – but this seminar they’re making you take in what should’ve been your free 6th period seems like it’s going to bite the big fat one, I mean, seriously, “Atlas Seminar: Future Leaders?” It was those extra twenty points on the entrance exam – you knew you should’ve tried harder to try less on that dumb test.

First day’s tomorrow, maybe you can convince the administration you don’t belong anywhere near the bright “future leaders” of tomorrow; you're pretty sure there's a cheerleading tryout somewhere you can gate crash.

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Monsterhearts is every hormone-oozing CW show full of werewolves and superheros, it's every YA novel about sparkling vampires, it's hysterically over-blown, and yet -- something compels us to these tales, these archetypes of struggling youth.

http://buriedwithoutceremony.com/monsterhearts/

Usually the supernatural is taken very seriously, this is a different kind of tale -- think Buffy, think Teen Wolf and True Blood, think of Vampire Academy, and Mean Girls, and Smallville. -----

Everyone picks a skin, only one of each in the game. You can check out the website for an idea of what they are, or you can wait till we sit down and choose your identity after a dramatic reading of each skin's struggle, because NOBODY UNDERSTANDS YOUR PAIN.

I'm trying to see if there's interest in this group for a game like this, and may pull from other groups if there aren't enough interested parties here. I will run the game so long as I can get 2-5 players. This will have to be either Monday, Wednesday, or Sunday evenings (no earlier than 6:30pm).

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  • Boz

    Venue was a sweatbox -- no bueno.

    June 25

  • Boz

    See everyone around 6:30! There are few coming late who've let me know that already -- if you are running behind but are planning on coming, please (if you can) just let me know by messaging me in some form or fashion!

    1 · June 23

  • Boz

    Line at Staples be over in a minute.

    June 23

  • Jose T.

    Can I attend even if I have no type of experience, would love to learn though.

    June 22

    • Jose T.

      Ima see if i go during my lunch for a little to feel the flow of how these things work

      June 23

    • Boz

      Yeah no worries -- if you don't make it today, you can always jump in next session; we can always figure out how to introduce a character mid-game.

      June 23

  • Korwin

    I think I might be able to find one or two others to come? If that's what it takes to get this off the ground.

    June 7

    • Sara

      Well I'm still in, I just may need to shift a few things around. Is it okay if I show up a few minutes late? I get out of work at 6:30 exactly but I'm not that far away. Also, is there any prep we need to do before hand?

      June 21

    • Boz

      Yeah, don't sweat being late. I do have to leave at a set time, but I imagine a few people will be running on "gamer time," as I heard it referred to last week, so I'm sure you won't be the only one behind. You can go to the website and take a gander at the character skins if you'd like, but character creation will be done at table on Monday. Bring d6 dice if you have any and a pencil.

      June 21

  • Boz changed the date and time from Monday, June 09, 2014 at 6:30 PM to Monday, June 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    June 8

  • Boz changed the location to Au Bon Gout Gourmet Deli

    May 31

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