Player Run Plots (PRP) are storylines developed by and run by players for other players. PRPs are a part of the canon of the game, and can be used by participants to justify experience expenditures, obtain items or powers, or to facilitate a shift in a character’s story.
The host of the PRP is referred to as the PRP-ST. The PRP-ST receives 2 staff-awarded beats for running a PRP, and participants receive 1 staff-awarded beat.
A PRP-ST can submit and run a story for:
- Any faction in which they don’t play.
- A faction in which they do play, but for characters they are not related to.
- A group in which the PRP-ST has a character (i.e., pack, motley, etc.)
The following are guidelines for how to pitch, run and resolve a PRP.
PRP Submission and Approval
All Player Run Plots require submission via request to Staff to inform. Requests should include the following information:
- PRP-ST: OOC Login name of the PRP-ST
- Venues invited: Changeling, Mage, Mortal+, Vampire, Werewolf or ALL
- Date(s) expected to run:
- Purpose of PRP: This is a goal statement for what the PRP is being run to accomplish. This may be something simple such as “give the participants a bad guy to fight” or it may be more specific “uncover a totem spirit for wolf pack.”
- Summary of Plot: This is a paragraph or two describing the plot that is to be presented to the participants.
- Approvals Needed For: Elements of the PRP that will need to be approved. See below.
- Participants invited: This is either how many players you would like to run for or if the specific participants the PRP is planned for.
- Risk Rating: see below.
If a PRP is planned to or may include any of the following, then the PRP must be approved by a staff member BEFORE it is run:
- Any official NPCs from the site.
- Any plot that riffs off of or would affect any ongoing faction or city plots.
- Use of creatures/monsters that are not statted out in the books. This does NOT count anything that the Retainer merit could cover, so long as it's run with those mechanics.
- Use of any creatures/monsters that are considered “bosses” in the books.
- Any plot with the goal of or may result in the characters receiving a new item or power.
- Any plot which may cause a permanent or lasting change to the City or connected Realms.
Use the following statements as a guideline for the Riskiness of your PRP.
- No-Risk: Zero risk for the characters. For example, there is no planned combat.
- Low Risk: Characters are likely to be challenged, but not in a significant way. For example, easy combat is planned that the participants are expected to survive, or short-term conditions may be received.
- Risky: Characters are likely to be challenged and may have longer-term negative results. For example, there is likely to be combat which may result in lethal or aggravated injury or long-term conditions may be received, but death is unlikely.
- Deadly: Characters are going to face high-stakes challenges and death or heavy injury is possible.
- Death Trap: Characters will be fighting for their lives. Death is a high probability.
- Submit PRP: From the Request Tool, select Action: New Request
- Request Title: (PRP) PRP Title
- Group: Character Type (Any will work)
- Request Type: Player Run Plot
- Insert the PRP Template and complete it.
- Submit the Request
- Staff Response:
- No Approval Needed: If the PRP does not require approval, you can immediately begin scheduling the PRP or advertising for participants. A staff member will Return the Request to you asking to be notified when the PRP has been completed.
- Approval Needed: A Staff member will Return the request to you either with statement of Approval or a request for further information/alterations. If you receive a statement of Approval, you can then begin to schedule or advertise your PRP.
- RUN THE PRP!
- REMEMBER TO TAKE LOGS OR HAVE SOMEONE TAKE LOGS. STAFF NEED TO SEE THE LOGS TO MAKE SURE IT WAS RUN CORRECTLY
- Use the Scenes tool to schedule and track the Participants of your PRP. Make sure everyone who participates has attached their character by the time the PRP is finished.
- Once your PRP has been completed, return to your Request:
- Attach the Scene(s) records to your Request
- Add a Note which includes either Scene Log(s) and detailed Scene(s) summary of what occurred in the PRP
- Re-Submit the request
- Staff Response: A Staff Member will assign Beats to the PRP-ST and all Participants and then Approve the Player Run Plot request.
- Participants who may have received a new power or item from the PRP should create separate requests to have their sheets updated.