Athena – Site Owner
Office Hours (TZ): M,W after 6pm and Sat/Sun Open (PST)
Contact Me: email@example.com or by FPM.
What do you want Players to Know?: I may be the site owner, but this is not MY site. This website was created by gamers for gamers, with a team of people who poured a lot of volunteer hours so that we can have fun together. This is OUR site, the staff’s and yes, the player’s too! I don’t just pay the bills, I also help run Changeling. I’m looking forward to playing with you all!
Ellisif – Administrator
Office Hours (TZ): Saturdays, 9pm to 10pm (EST)
Contact Me: On Chat or by FPM.
What do you want Players to Know?: All of the staff, myself included, are really excited to work with you to bring this site to life! Please don’t hesitate to bring any concerns to us, and we look forward to creating awesome stories with you.
Hecate – Administrator
Office Hours (TZ): Every day except Thursday between 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM EST, earlier dependent on what days off work gives me that week.
Contact Me: On Chat or by FPM.
What do you want Players to Know?: I may have led you to the crossroads but you need to chose which road to walk down. Or being less poetic All the staff, myself included have made a sandbox for you to play in, and we are eager to see which castles you build and which you destroy.
Luna – Administrator
Office Hours (TZ): Most days, except Monday Evenings, and all day Saturday (MST).
Contact Me: On Chat or by FPM
What do you want Players to Know?: They can reach out to me at any time! I’m happy to help with any issues or concerns you may have, and if you need an ear I’m here for you. Remember you are always welcome to put in feedback; we will read it.
Surtur – Administrator
Office Hours (TZ): Most Week Days in the Evening 4:30pm – 9:00 (PST)
Contact Me: On Chat or by FPM.
What do you want Players to Know?: I only gave you the fire, what you choose to do with it is up to you. Or in less name specific prose; The Staff (self included) Have provided you a skeleton, what you do to make this story better is largely on our players. I for one am intrigued to see where you all take it.
Time Zone: PST
Availability: Sundays after 9:30pm EST, Mondays after 10pm EST, Tuesdays free, Wednesdays after 11 EST, Thursdays – not free, Friday and Saturday free.
Your ST Style: While I have plenty of ideas for venue-wide plots, I will always have a soft spot for personal and brood plots. I tend to be pretty lax, I usually only have a loose idea of what’s going to happen in each scene as I love to see where players take it! Though I know the rules pretty well and like to stick to them, story comes first; if you wanna try something that’s not exactly RAW, I’m usually down to give it a go, you never know what might work well! I’m also a fan of showcasing the “darkness” aspect of Chronicles of Darkness.
What Players Can Expect of You: Players can expect that I’m constantly thinking of novel things to throw at them. With Beast, one thing I am super excited about is the variety of things I can utilize, both established monsters and new ones! Also, I am a firm believer in open communication, I will keep the venue informed of anything they need to know.
What You Expect of Players: Be creative! Nothing delights me more than when players completely surprise me. Be communicative! If something’s not setting well with you, let me know! This is your story as much as mine, and I want to accommodate people as best I can. Be proactive! Use your threads to further your goals and don’t be afraid to request personal scenes.
What do you want Players to Know: I’m pretty open to feedback, in fact, I encourage it. I’m also fully open to custom content within reason. Don’t be afraid to propose things to me, be it: scenes, plots you’d like to see, custom content, or what have you. Above all, I’m excited to run this venue for you guys, and I hope that together we will have a blast!
What is your favorite horror genre book, movie, game or other inspiration?: I’m a huge zombie fan. I’m also a fan of alien abduction/invasion, ghosts, demons, and vampires. I’d put werewolves on there, but most werewolf media is meh. I also love media that’s just surreal (think Annihilation or Mirrormask).
Venue: Beast the Primordial
Time Zone: PST
Availability: Subject to Change, but scenes will be posted at least a week in advance.
Your ST Style: Story-Driven Adventures, with flexible mechanics if we can find a sensible way to move the game forward for everyone’s enjoyment.
What Players Can Expect of You: Attention to detail, rules, and character builds.
What You Expect of Players: Respect and Mutual contribution to the Stories we build together.
What do you want Players to Know: I’m not as scary as you think… I’m worse xD
What is your favorite horror genre book, movie, game, or other inspiration? Event Horizon, Dead Space, Alien (any of them.)
Availability: After 6pm PST on week days and by appointment on weekends until August 2021.
Your ST Style: I enjoy out of the box solutions to the conflicts our stories will lead your character to. Have a crazy epic action movie type thing you want to do? I’ll figure out or rule on mechanics to make it happen. Story is more important and my style is making sure all players in my scenes have a chance to shine. Whether or not you shine is up to you.
What Players Can Expect of You: I am going to be mostly a part time storyteller until August due to new parenthood of twins. I love running social maneuvering, combat, and the clue systems.You can expect the level of difficulty in scenes to increase as you gain experience. You may feel challenged but you should never feel railroaded. Approach me if you’re ever feeling out of the loop, and I’ll be happy to help get you into plot and having fun.
What You Expect of Players: Changeling is a heavy game where the characters deal with the results of trauma and heavy topics. I expect all our players to be aware and utilize our trigger warning policy located under the Player Rights and Responsibilities page. I also want to let my players know I expect self awareness as a trauma survivor, and if a theme bothers or triggers you as a player that you won’t write it into the pc unless you’re ready to handle those triggers.
What do you want Players to Know: I want you guys to really enjoy the limitless concepts, descriptions and ideas you can explore in Changeling. The more you put into your PC and your role play, the more I’ll reward it. I am also super approachable, just let me know if you want to talk about ideas for your PC, the chat, or the changeling plot. No question is too silly.
What is your favorite horror genre book, movie, game or other inspiration? I have so many I love, but my favorite horror game has always been Eternal Darkness. Changeling is inspired for me by Holly Black’s universe in Tithe, Valiant, Ironside, The Cruel Prince, and other books in her series. My favorite horror movies are Japanese, that dread that leaves a sick feeling in your stomach after the movie is over is what I enjoy about horror the most.
Venue: Changeling the Lost
Time Zone: EST
Availability: Subject to change for full days off but in General after 7:30 PM Est
Your ST Style: I have plenty of ideas for venue wide plots, but i try to tailor those plots to you, my players. This is your story, you collectively are the main characters, my role is to give you obstacles and trials to facilitate character development and drama.
What Players Can Expect of You: I will work my but off to make the world feel lived in. I will not only read backstory but do my level best to make any dangling hooks you left me come into play. You can expect your magic shows and miracles, Dazzling colors not seen to mortals, but also with a thin coating of blood, grime and horror one expects form a Changeling game.
What You Expect of Players: Changeling is basically trauma/abuse survivor the game, as such things can get heavy pretty quick. With that in mind i expect my players to be aware of that, while there can be therapeutic power in playing the survivor clawing to regain their agency, don’t lose sight of your separation form the character and your other players. Also i expect you to talk to me, I can’t try and work out problems i don’t know about, I’ll always try and explain my calls and with the themes of the game, if you feel a scene i ran left you more shaken then you would like please tell me so i can gauge lines.
What do you want Players to Know: My style is very story driven, i work to integrate and spin your backstories into a living world around you. I’m also open to feed back, never hesitate to shoot me a message if something isn’t feeling right or even if you just want some scene with you and your motley as a side plot. i’m very flexible.
What is your favorite horror genre book, movie, game or other inspiration? I’ve heard it said by people far smarter than me that what we think of as Horror is actually two feelings. Theres Horror; the thing that repulses you but that you can’t look away form/have to know more about. Then theres Terror; The things that send you running and screaming away form them. For my preference i prefer Horror, from things of cosmic scale, down to personal horrors of you body turning traitor against you. Things like Annihilation or Mirror Mask. The Wickerman (original) and the Camp of Cabin in the Woods also works for me.
Venue: Changeling the Lost
Time Zone: MST
Your ST Style: I’ll mostly be behind the scenes and occasionally helping on scenes.
What Players Can Expect of You: I’m always open to talk about the game if you have questions.
What You Expect of Players: To be respectful and mutually kind.
What do you want Players to Know: I’m here to help!
What is your favorite horror genre book, movie, game or other inspiration? I love all sorts really from horror to sci-fi.
Time Zone: EST
Availability: I have a fairly flexible schedule, though the two days I tend to reserve for myself are Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Your ST Style: I tend to be an ST that goes with the flow, and tries to adapt to what my players are doing. I tend to focus more on integrating the PC’s into the plot as much as possible. And I’m one that will scale things on the fly if I find something is far too powerful or far too weak for what it should be for the players. I like to see the PC’s struggle and work for victory, but I don’t want to just wipe them out. I try to keep myself approachable and available in case players have any questions, comments, or concerns!
What Players Can Expect of You: The thing I tend to do for the players is present them the playground and then let them explore. I reward creativity and thinking outside the box, and while I don’t necessarily punish when people try the most straightforward answer, the most straightforward path tends to be the most difficult path.
What You Expect of Players: Communicate with me! The biggest thing that I find to cause problems is a lack of communication, if I do something or something happens that you don’t necessarily agree with, reach out, talk to me about it. If I can explain the reasoning without revealing too much of the plot, I will try my best to do that. I want to help you guys have fun in the venue while also telling a really cool story. And on that note, communicate with each other. Work with other players, bring them into the plot, even RP with them a bit. Develop those personal stories guys!
What do you want Players to Know: There’s gonna be a fair bit of custom content of mine own and others work in this, so please don’t hesitate to send your ideas in. Or even ask to discuss stuff with me. I’m open to ideas and I love letting see creativity flourish! I want to see all the cool ideas come forth and see it all blossom into an amazing, badass and spooky story!
What is your favorite horror genre book, movie, game or other inspiration? Some big ones that come to mind for me for games that inspire me for my horror stuff, is things like Amnesia and Phasmophobia. For shows I am always a fan of Supernatural (though I may not keep up very well with the show).
Venue: Deviant the Renegade
Time Zone: Eastern
Availability: Most days Afternoon and Evening to late night.
Your ST Style: Bit of backend work, As well as active Improv interactions.
What Players Can Expect of You: Someone who is here to help you and answer any questions that may need to be answered!
What You Expect of Players: Respect and understanding in our interactions.
What do you want Players to Know: I am here to work with you and for you to promote your stories!
What is your favorite horror genre book, movie, game or other inspiration?: Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Guild Wars, Dungeons and Dragons, Firefly… the list goes on and on. Anything but horror, usually (Eldritch Horror is the exception)
Time Zone: EST
Availability: I’ll be available every other weekend and every other Monday.
Your ST Style: I tend to take a organic approach putting myself in my NPCs mindset and thinking of how they’d act or react. I like creating and using game mechanics to simulate actions not covered in the books (like building a business for example). I tend to be a little harsh with my task rolls giving slightly higher penalties than other STs might but also being generous with rewards for success. I like making players feel like they earned what they have.
What Players Can Expect of You: I won’t be around too often to run scenes but I’ll do my best to make the ones I do run come alive for you.
What You Expect of Players: I want players to be upfront in their goals and concise. If you have a gripe bring it to me ASAP I try my best to find solutions.
What do you want Players to Know: I’m a softie at heart. I have trouble holding grudges. I have a horrible memory please be patient with me.
What is your favorite horror genre book, movie, game or other inspiration? Buffy! Magical Girls! Dungeons and Dragons! My favorite movie is probably V For Vendetta
Time Zone: EST
Availability: Saturdays and Sundays (Sundays only during most of Dec/Jan), otherwise after 2am server time for all the night owls and other time zones!
Your ST Style: The players are the main characters of the chronicle always. I love seeing how players think outside the box to come up with solutions to challenges and find that one of the most fun things about running scenes.
What Players Can Expect of You: Open communication, please don’t be afraid to ask questions. Keeping things moving in a scene is important but I will always do my best to be fair and knowledgeable for all our players.
What You Expect of Players: To be respectful of your fellow players and staff regardless of what happens IC, and keep in mind others’ time constraints and availability when it comes to bouts of RL things.
What do you want Players to Know: Have fun! Use setbacks and failures as opportunities for character development. Your triumphs will be all the more awesome for it!
What is your favorite horror genre book, movie, game or other inspiration? More of a game person than anything as far as media choice goes, but favorites are the Shadow Hearts series, the Megami Tensei games (Digital Devil Saga and Persona especially), Sweet Home, and Imscared.
Time Zone: EST
Availability: Mon-Fri after 1am, Weekends anytime
Your ST Style: Story driven, player driven, throw lots of dice everywhere.
What Players Can Expect of You: Fun scenes, interesting stories, and death from all sides
What You Expect of Players: Be open minded.
What do you want Players to Know: With 2e on the way please bear with the Hunter ST team if we mess up some rules.
What is your favorite horror genre book, movie, game or other inspiration? Bloodborne, Elfen Lied, World War Z, The Grudge
Time Zone: EST
Availability: M-Th 7pm EST -11:30 pm EST
Your ST Style: I am a very ‘off the cuff’ sort of ST. I will have a loose idea of what’s going to happen but player decisions in the scene will greatly influence once happens. I will not be running over arching plots, but I will be focusing on one shots and personal plots.
What Players Can Expect of You: I will primarily be handling thread work and working to develop some small one shots and personal plots for characters.
What You Expect of Players: I expect players to be upfront, but polite, about any issues they may have with any scenes, fellow players, or situations that arise. I also expect players to let me know what they are looking for to have fun!
What do you want Players to Know: I am very laid back and open to being creative. Any scenes I run, story will always come first.
What is your favorite horror genre book, movie, game or other inspiration?: I have an affinity in general for B-Rated and lower horror movies. They sometimes hold the most unsuspecting good ideas!
Time Zone: Pacific (PST)
Availability: Most days, mainly in the afternoon and evenings though!
Your ST Style: My ST style revolves around weaving storylines like a grand web. This often involves plenty of scheming, plotting, as well as tugging at strings left in backstories.
What Players Can Expect of You: Many routes to take in any given situation, with encouragement of creativity to solve conflicts, be them of the mind, soul, or of physical means. I’m also here to help, don’t be afraid to reach out!
What You Expect of Players: Communication between player and ST, with mutual respect and understanding.
What do you want Players to Know: Mutual respect is key. I am always happy to hear out any ideas for your plotlines, direction, or just things you’d love to see.
What is your favorite horror genre book, movie, game or other inspiration?: I’ve got a long list, but the easiest to mention would be Dark Souls, Bloodborne, some of Dead by Daylight, as well as Darkest Dungeon. Halloween and Full Metal Alchemist are also up there in my inspirations as well.
Time Zone: PST
Availability: Most Evenings after 6 PM PST
Your ST Style: Strong mechanical knowledge on most things (and always reading up on more). My improv is pretty strong, and I’m always happy to assist with rules questions.
What Players Can Expect of You: Mechanics, decent improv, and an eagerness for running scenes and plots. I spend a lot of time reading up on books (sourcebooks, rulebooks, etc.), and I want for everyone to have a good time.
What You Expect of Players: I want you to have a good time, and I would hope that you can be upfront with any issues you may have. Try to be thorough and respectful with any creative ideas you have, and we can try to make it work.
What do you want Players to Know: I am always open to ideas for things you want to have happen, within reason. Bring concepts or ideas to me if you have them, and we can see what we can do.
What is your favorite horror genre book, movie, game or other inspiration?: Horror genres include body horror, thrillers, and everything eldritch. Elden Ring, Dark Souls, Dragon’s Dogma, and many other fantasy games have provided endless inspiration to me, as well as books (be they webseries or otherwise) such as Worm, Chainsaw Man, Demon Slayer, Attack on Titan, and many others. Other games, such as the Resident Evil series, In Sound Mind, the Blackout Club, Song of Horror, and maaaany more.
Time Zone: EST
Availability: Weekend Evenings, other days with advanced warning
Your ST Style: I believe firmly in encouraging player-pro activity, and encouraging a collaborative narrative for my venues. This is your story as much as mine – more, really
What Players Can Expect of You: I’m tough, but fair. I don’t play favorites, and I don’t pull punches, but I want you to succeed.
What You Expect of Players: I expect you to acknowledge you are part of a collaborative effort, and to not seek your fun at the expense of the fun of others. I give respect, and expect it in return. Understand this is a horror game, and that bad things can happen – and that actions have consequences. Take the time to know the setting and respect it.
What do you want Players to Know: I am not out to get you – but the antagonists will be. I’m an easy-going sort at heart, and am here to entertain you – so please, respect the fact I’m only human. I want to tell the best damned Vampire story anyone’s ever told – and I want you with me when I do.
What is your favorite horror genre book, movie, game or other inspiration? I’m a huge fan of Clive Barker’s work in general, as well as the work of Edgar Allan Poe and the darker side of Neil Gaiman. Dark, Gothic works crossed with a dose of twisted sensuality, a sprinkling of the carnal and visceral, and a pinch of the surreal and psychological. I like my vampires gritty and down-to-earth: The Lost Boys, Near Dark, and From Dusk Till Dawn (both the film and especially the series).
Time Zone: EST
Availability: Mon – Friday after 7:30Pm and Weekends All Day, save one Saturday out of the Month Which I don’t know until the first of the month.
Your ST Style: I like to run horror and fight scenes
What Players Can Expect of You: I try to run really fun fast paced scenes that are descriptive but not to long winded. I like players to think outside the box.
What You Expect of Players: Just to be open and eager to play.
What do you want Players to Know: Just to respect me and I will respect them. Hold arguments or disagreements until after the scene and I will make sure it’s fun.
What is your favorite horror genre book, movie, game or other inspiration? Lovecraftian, Bloodborne was awesome, I’ve pulled from Dead by Daylight, Silent Hill, and some more historical horror aspects. I also like to pull from the area and local legend/ghost stories.