Rock a world of dwindling privacy and fleeting fame where info’s precious and life is cheap in this slick and stylish cyberpunk thriller.
Also, you’re all werewolves.
Okay, so you don’t HAVE to be a hipster, but everyone here is a wolf. The city is built for werewolves: there are tunnels and communal marking posts, public pots so people aren’t popping a squat or marking where they’re not supposed to be (that’s a no-no), drinking fountains and doggy-doors (no handles!), not to mention wolf-friendly menus alongside humanoid venues. There’s wolf-only fashion, including designer collars and kerchiefs, leg warmers, jewellery, hats, coats, shirts, whatever you want. People dye their fur. They paint their nails. They wear contact lenses and piercings and all kinds of ridiculous shit.
Also, this is the future. Clothes refit and size to whatever shape you’re wearing. TA-DA.
The werewolves here shift anytime, anywhere. It’s magic! Don’t sweat the details.
And everyone gets along just as they would if they were just regular humans. But seeing as how werewolves are regular humans half the time, that’s just how things roll around here. There might even be butt-sniffing, but only while you’re on all fours. If you’re on two, that is just soooo awkward.
Bonus: Depending on what type of werewolf you are will determine how you look and behave.
1) Some people are classic werewolves, who will shift shape only once a month. The ones that go berserk during this time tend to receive special treatment, or are on special drugs that help to calm them during this time. (ie. valium.) And there are some assholes who think this condition is catching, which it isn’t. But they sure act like it is.
2) MOST people can shift whenever they want. The only form available to folks in this universe is from human to wolf, with no in-between. The thing in between is considered monstrous and unnatural, and has been the subject of movies since the dawn of time. (Sorry folks, no anthro!)
3) Some people have unfortunate genetics. Having received two recessive genes at once, these people are technically werewolves but cannot shift form. They are born as humans or as wolves and are forced to stay that way. There are charities for this sort of thing.
4) People can be different species of wolf, depending on their cultural backgrounds and nationalities. For those folks who come from countries that don’t have native wolves, they tend to come in the form of whatever native canines exist in that nation (ie. coyotes, wild african dogs, jackals, etc.). Interestingly enough, the Grey Wolf appears to have existed everywhere at a certain point.
THE STORY: So there’s been a revolution going on in the city of Las Lupos forwever. It’s considered a kind of old hippie movement that has been forwarded into a hipster movement instead. It calls for a return to the wild, where wolfy shapes were meant to run across plains and through forests, eating wild game and living in primeval packs. Activists range from mild to extreme. Most folks protest peacefully at government conferences or whatever, but the occasional oddball will set fire to things or even kill people to get their point across. It’s been going on forever, and nothing much has changed.
And then one day, the Alpha Cult incident went down.
There were cameras and helicopters, something exploded, SWAT marched in and were shot at, children were abused, cultists poisoned themselves, and the town of Borough became a landmark. In the middle of it all was a figure called the Star Bride, who, before immolating herself, declared a dire prophecy:
“By five rings the hand of man grasps two;
From unearthly tunnels the Fen-Dweller comes
trailing six stars to swell the earth
and from Lost Wolves
For three decades the prophecy has been puzzled over by experts around the world, but no one is sure what it means. Most people conclude aliens.
Aaaand back to the present. Depending on how players make their characters, I’ll be forming you guys up into either a motorcycle gang, a rock band, professional thieves (heisters), or nerdy basement-dwelling LARPers. So CHOOSE WISELY.
Looking for five players! Custom cards totally welcome!
Hosted and narrated by:
The Mint Berry (mintberry)
Scenes played: 2
License: Community License