Present day Sunnydale, California. A quiet little town, notable in only one respect: it sits on top of a Hellmouth, a portal to, well, Hell. Vampires stalk the streets at night, preying on all they find and adding the strongest to their rapidly-growing ranks. Demons and monsters beyond description hide in the shadows, some killing mindlessly, but others plotting schemes far beyond human comprehension. And let’s just say that over at Sunnydale High, one too many students have burst into flames during midterm exams for comfort.
All is not lost, however. Into every generation is born a Slayer, a girl with mysterious supernatural power that must battle the forces of darkness. Guided by her Watcher, she must thwart their insidious designs and keep the number of mysterious deaths at a reasonable minimum. And who’s to say she can’t look good doing it, too?
“Welcome to the Hellmouth” is an Urban Fantasy game, set in a universe parallel to the one in the greatest TV show of all time. The setting and “rules” of the world will be the same, but characters are completely different, apart from possible surprise appearances from some of the more insidious fiends. You are HEAVILY encouraged to create your own cards, bearing in mind of course that the Slayer will be the leader of your little group. And who will the Slayer be? Only you can decide…
Remember, only one Slayer!
No vampires. Yeah, I know, all of you want to be the resident “Big Bad” like Spike and eat those onion blossom things, but let’s remember that the vast majority of vampires in the Buffyverse are soulless monsters.
Try not to just make expies of existing Buffyverse characters. It’s okay to do some remixing, but be creative!
The role of the Slayer’s Watcher will be played by an NPC, but of course you’re free to play another member of the Watchers Council if you feel like being a horrible, horrible person.
Finally, if you have an absolutely incredible idea you think breaks one of these rules, put it to me and we’ll see what we can do with it!
Hosted and narrated by:
Alastair Birch (thekingofash)
Scenes played: 4
License: Community License