Hunters: The Legend of Chanate
Chanate, legend has it, was a young girl, a runaway from the West Coast who begun riding the rails in the mid to late 90s. Her origins, as well as her tragic early demise, are aspects which vary greatly depending on who you ask. She is however always the hero in every story, some even endow her with great powers and abilities. The only things that they all agree on is that she was a teenager, possibly of Mexican origin, with long black hair which earned her the nickname of Chanate, a colloquial name for crow in northern parts of Mexico.
With time the legend spread among train hoppers, migrants, and the downtrodden, some of whom began essentially worshipping the girl of the tracks, asking her for protection in their own travels. Carving their skin or painting onto the walls of underpasses the black wings that would come to represent her.
You are part of an amateur documentary crew, made up mostly of students, who are seeking to find out the true story behind the girl they called Chanate.
So on to the basics for character creation.
The game is designed to be played by at least four players to fill the essential roles, to a maximum of six. They will all be young college students so none of them need to be experts.
Because of that I request you use the issued Nature cards, which represent the character’s role in production, but the rest are up to you. Although custom Strength/Weakness cards should still focus on strengths and weaknesses related to human interactions, as this will be mostly a drama.
You absolutely don’t need to know anything about film making, we’re just going to use that as a narrative vehicle for an investigation plot of sorts. I will in fact discourage anyone from getting mired in technobabble.
I like to be in control of the overall narrative of the story as a narrator, just always leaving all the decision making up to the players. If that’s a deal breaker, sorry, but it’s not so bad really.
As a sample here’s my previous game: https://storium.com/game/survivors-club
Lastly, although it might be a bit spoilerish given the context, there are likely to be no supernatural elements in this story. But I won’t stop you from writing a character who believes in the supernatural.
UPDATE: TWO open positions at the moment. Currently looking for the camera operator role, who should be a film student in the college, and a character who is somehow related to someone on the crew (friend, [boy/girl]friend, sibling, etc).
Hosted and narrated by:
Scenes played: 5
License: Community License