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PrometheanVigil
01-15-2013, 11:21 AM
I am looking to start a NWOD London Group. Check out the details below and I look forward to your response.

UPDATE 3:

Things are looking hopeful for this group's prospects in recent weeks!

I am still receiving emails into the new year from people who are interested in joining this group.

I am currently in the process of contacting various venues that would be appropriate for London NWOD and I have had some success so far. These venues need definite numbers, however -- for insurance and booking purposes and so on.

If you are in the UK and are based in London or the surrounding areas (or are prepared to travel to London if further afield) and are interested in playing New World of Darkness or just Pen 'n' Paper and Tabletop RPGs in general, whether you're an experienced player or completely new to P'n'P, email me at london.nwod@gmail.com so can I note down your interest.

We still need your help to make this group a reality. If you know of anyone who would be interested in a group like this, link them to this thread and ask them to email me at the above given address.

UPDATE 1: I have received multiple emails in the last couple of weeks about the group from people on this site and other sites. It's becoming more and more likely that this group may have its first session after the Christmas holiday but we still need more players and interest to confirm. Please do contact me using the methods given below or at london.nwod@gmail.com as soon as possible if you want to take part in this.

UPDATE 2: I am running an online Promethean: The Created game in the meantime (yes, I even run Promethean!). You can find the latest details here and the shorthand list here. You can also email us at london.nwod@gmail.com .

Name: PrometheanVigil

City/Region: London, UK

Location: Anywhere within the London area (incl. Central, West, East, South, North). For clarity, anywhere along the Tube and DLR lines is best as well as along the Thames River.

Frequency and availability for games: Weekly (potentially more frequently as my schedule permits)

Contact Me: E-mail at london.nwod@gmail.com and PM at (RPGNet) http://forum.rpg.net/sho...d.php?...art-NWOD-group! (http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?...art-NWOD-group%21) and (White Wolf Forums) http://forums.white-wolf...lt...=posts&t=67591 (http://forums.white-wolf.com/default...=posts&t=67591)and (Nearby Gamers) http://nearbygamers.com/...smL44-NWOD-London-Group (http://nearbygamers.com/groups/smL44-NWOD-London-Group)and (Pen and Paper Games) http://www.penandpaperga.../foru...442#post177442. (http://www.penandpapergames.com/foru...442#post177442.)

Age-range: Players MUST be 18+ (safety and security reasons). Players 18-30yrs preferred, though older players are welcome (older players MUST be prepared to play with younger players and vice versa)

My games: All official templates in the New World of Darkness series. I have a passing interest in the OWOD and Scion series. When running games, I always strive to accommodate all gaming tastes, from mystery and investigation to action and adventure, intrigue and even crafting/construction.

Spec: I am looking to start a new New World of Darkness group that can meet in the London area and can, optimally, play weekly or more. I am looking to host a max of 8-10 players in a game with a min of 2-3 players (both caps excl. GM). My group will play any and all official NWOD templates currently available, including future games (Mummy, Demon etc...), with preference given to the group's most popular template choices.

I am willing and interested in joining other groups which play WOD games, with preference to NWOD.

My rules: I do NOT prohibit most styles of gaming (incl. power gaming, combat-focused, convo-focused and Sim-RP/Bluebooking). However, gaming styles such as the aforementioned may be penalized with increasing severity as is appropriate in the interests of the game and of the players involved in the game. I DO prohibit any style of gaming which is adult in nature or potentially dangerous (incl. Kink, Erotic and Real-Weapons).

I have ZERO tolerance for any kind of racist, sexist, homophobic, pedophilic, xenophobic or any other kind of discriminatory, illegal or socially inappropriate behaviour or comments made by players in my games. Any players engaging in or found doing so will be expelled from the game promptly and will be banned from future sessions. An exception can be made for character role-playing purposes when it is appropriate but even then, I have minimal tolerance for such behaviour and will ban any players using role-playing as a chance to circumvent this rule. I encourage and welcome players from all walks of life and am happy to host and play with each and every one so long as they are considerate and respectful of other players in the session -- no-one should be made to feel uncomfortable or hurt by the bigotry and ignorance of another.

From my own experience of hosting games in the past and accommodating for different players and schedules and in the interests of all players attending my game, each and every player is expected to arrive promptly when attending a game session. Players are asked to confirm what sessions they are able to join with reasonable notice and to also give reasonable notice if at all possible if they cannot make a session. Historically, I provide around 15 mins of waiting time (grace period) for players to arrive after the session is supposed to start, after which I usually start the game unless I have been contacted ahead of time by players who have said that they will be late. Players are welcome to join in after that time but will have to wait until the current scene has been completed to join in and may be given an increasingly severe EXP penalty for each time they arrive unreasonably late for a session (new players are given an exemption for their first session, in the interest of fairness).

Finally, I have in the past had a player arrive to a session who looked like they'd woken up on the wrong side of the bed. In the interests of the players, I ask all attending players to my games to be somewhat clean and presentable when attending, if not for yourselves then for the comfort of all players within the group.

About me: I am a GM who places the enjoyment, satisfaction, comfort and safety of my players as a priority in all of my games. I always strive to provide an entertaining and somewhat thoughtful game session for my players. I always make sure to accommodate for players who are unfamiliar with the NWOD or are new to P'n'P games in general. In the last few sessions I have hosted, my players (some new, others experienced) unanimously expressed that they really enjoyed my sessions and, to paraphrase a more experienced player, "This is the best character creation ever!" and from a new player, "I wonder what happened to that GPS tag that got sucked into that portal in the pub bathroom? I can't wait to find out!". From start to finish, my players are always my priority for each and every session.

PrometheanVigil
01-17-2013, 02:51 PM
Exciting news, everyone! London NWOD has finally has a venue. And it's in a pretty good location, to boot.

London NWOD will now be held at The Pirates Castle, which is located in Camden Town in North-West London. The place is really something special, with a dedicated club room offering a relaxing space in which to game and facilities which we can use to store our stuff and prepare/refrigerate refreshments, all beside a lovely riverside view. You'll love it when you see it!

If you are interested in attending, email me ASAP at london.nwod@gmail.com with your answer to the question:

-- Which Sunday can you attend? Next week's (27/01/2013) or the week after next week (03/02/2013)?

I will be booking the venue for this first session from 13:00 GMT +0:00 (1PM in the UK) to 16:00 GMT +0:00 (4PM in the UK) for either date and subject to the venue's immediate availability at the time (which is why I need you to respond ASAP to this email so we can get that spot!). I will provide directions and other details once the venue is booked.

I will also ask that you contribute 2 each towards the booking fee for the venue which you can -- and must -- pay on the date of the session. I will collect the money at the start of the session (or on your arrival if for any reason you are late) and I will then deposit the money at the venue directly at the end of the session.

And, as always, if you know anyone at all who would be interested in joining this group, you are welcome to bring them along to the session (provided they also contribute 2 on the day). If you are bringing someone along, please can you provide me with their contact details -- with their permission, of course.

That's it for now. I look forward to London NWOD's first ever session!

PrometheanVigil
02-06-2013, 10:26 AM
Exciting news, everyone! London NWOD has finally has a venue. And it's in a pretty good location, to boot.

London NWOD will now be held at The Pirates Castle, which is located in Camden Town in North-West London. The place is really something special, with a dedicated club room offering a relaxing space in which to game and facilities which we can use to store our stuff and prepare/refrigerate refreshments, all beside a lovely riverside view. You'll love it when you see it!

If you are interested in attending, email me as soon as possible at london.nwod@gmail.com .

Our next session is on 10/02/2013 and will be between 13:00 GMT +0:00 (1PM in the UK) to 15:00 GMT +0:00 (3PM in the UK). I will provide directions and other details to you once your email has been received.

A 2 contribution towards the booking fee for the venue is required which you can -- and must -- pay on the date of the session. I will collect the money at the start of the session (or on your arrival if for any reason you are late) and I will then deposit the money at the venue directly at the end of the session.

If you know anyone at all who would also be interested in joining this group, you are welcome to bring them along to the session (provided they also contribute 2 on the day). If you are bringing someone along, please can you provide me with their contact details -- with their permission, of course.

That's it for now. I look forward to seeing you at our next session!

PrometheanVigil
03-04-2013, 11:36 AM
Last week's session was another outstanding success and we welcomed yet another new member to our group!

London NWOD's 5th session (yes, our 5th session!) will be held on the 10/03/2013, between 13:00 GMT +0:00 (1PM in the UK) to 15:00 GMT +0:00 (3PM in the UK). London NWOD is based at The Pirate Castle, which is located in Camden Town in North-West London.

If you are interested in attending, email us as soon as possible at london.nwod@gmail.com. Directions and other details will be provided once your email has been received. We welcome experienced gamers and new players alike! Players MUST be 18+ (safety and security reasons). Our group plays any and all official New World of Darkness templates currently available (e.g. Vampire, Werewolf, Mage), as well as recently released and future templates (e.g. Mummy, Demon).

A 2 contribution towards the booking fee for the venue is required which you can -- and must -- pay on the date of the session. All contributions are collected at the start of the session (or on your arrival if for any reason you are late) and are then deposited at the venue directly at the end of the session.

If you know anyone at all who would also be interested in joining this group, you are welcome to bring them along to the session (provided they also contribute 2 on the day). If you are bringing someone along, please can you provide us with their contact details -- with their permission, of course.

That's it for now. We look forward to seeing you at our next session!



PLAYER FEEDBACK:

"I just wanted to say that I really appreciated the game yesterday.
I've not seen that style of game done very well before and you carried the day nicely. [...]
Just wanted to send some thanks"

-- J.W

"That was fun!"

-- S.J (One of our newest members)

"I love roleplaying and i really enjoy coming to london NWOD because they get what rpgs are about. [...]
I missed out on a whole extra week of skiing and snowboarding because I missed the group and the people there too much!"

-- M.L (We couldn't believe it either!)

Check out London NWOD around the web:
Find us at RPG.NET : http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?668336-London-UK-LFP-NWOD-Looking-to-start-London-%28UK%29-New-World-of-Darkness-group&p=16479339#post16479339
Find us on Infrno: http://www.infrno.net/games/3430-london-nwod-sunday-session
Find us at Pen and Paper Games: http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/26727-Join-our-brand-new-World-of-Darkness-group-in-London-UK!
Find us at the official White Wolf forums: http://forums.white-wolf.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=72625
(Always scroll to the bottom of the page to find our latest updates)

PrometheanVigil
03-18-2013, 11:21 AM
Our 5th session was an outstanding success and we welcomed yet another new member to our group!

London NWOD's 6th session will be held on the 24/03/2013, between 13:00 GMT +0:00 (1PM in the UK) to 15:00 GMT +0:00 (3PM in the UK). London NWOD is based at The Pirate Castle, which is located in Camden Town in North-West London.

If you are interested in attending, email us as soon as possible at london.nwod@gmail.com. Directions and other details will be provided once your email has been received. We welcome experienced gamers and new players alike! Players MUST be 18+ (safety and security reasons). Our group plays any and all official New World of Darkness templates currently available (e.g. Vampire, Werewolf, Mage), as well as recently released and future templates (e.g. Mummy, Demon).

A 2 contribution towards the booking fee for the venue is required which you can -- and must -- pay on the date of the session. All contributions are collected at the start of the session (or on your arrival if for any reason you are late) and are then deposited at the venue directly at the end of the session.

If you know anyone at all who would also be interested in joining this group, you are welcome to bring them along to the session (provided they also contribute 2 on the day). If you are bringing someone along, please can you provide us with their contact details -- with their permission, of course.

That's it for now. We look forward to seeing you at our next session!



PLAYER FEEDBACK:

"I just wanted to say that I really appreciated the game yesterday.
I've not seen that style of game done very well before and you carried the day nicely. [...]
Just wanted to send some thanks"

-- J.W

"That was fun!"

-- S.J (One of our newest members)

"I love roleplaying and i really enjoy coming to london NWOD because they get what rpgs are about. [...]
I missed out on a whole extra week of skiing and snowboarding because i missed the group and the people there too much!"

-- M.L (We couldn't believe it either!)

"It was the right level of mystery and the way that ghost/shadow creature was stalking us,
I could really feel the suspense. Superb game mate."

-- P.N.C (A new member from our 5th session)

If you're unfamiliar with the World of Darkness, check out these links:
Summary: http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/World_of_Darkness
List of templates: http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Portal:World_of_Darkness

Check out London NWOD around the web:
Find us at RPG.NET : http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?668336-London-UK-LFP-NWOD-Looking-to-start-London-%28UK%29-New-World-of-Darkness-group&p=16479339#post16479339
Find us on Infrno: http://www.infrno.net/games/3430-london-nwod-sunday-session
Find us at Pen and Paper Games: http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/26727-Join-our-brand-new-World-of-Darkness-group-in-London-UK!
Find us at the official White Wolf forums: http://forums.white-wolf.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=72625
(Always scroll to the bottom of the page to find our latest updates)

PrometheanVigil
04-08-2013, 11:54 AM
Our 7th session was a great success and we welcomed another new member to the club!

London NWOD's 8th session will be held on the 14/04/2013, between 13:00 GMT +0:00 (1PM in the UK) to 15:00 GMT +0:00 (3PM in the UK). London NWOD is based at The Pirate Castle, which is located in Camden Town in North-West London.

If you are interested in attending, email us as soon as possible at london.nwod@gmail.com. Directions and other details will be provided once your email has been received. We welcome experienced gamers and new players alike! Players MUST be 18+ (safety and security reasons). Our group plays any and all official New World of Darkness templates currently available (e.g. Vampire, Werewolf, Mage), as well as recently released and future templates (e.g. Mummy, Demon).

A 2 contribution towards the booking fee for the venue is required which you can -- and must -- pay on the date of the session. All contributions are collected at the start of the session (or on your arrival if for any reason you are late) and are then deposited at the venue directly at the end of the session.

If you know anyone at all who would also be interested in joining this group, you are welcome to bring them along to the session (provided they also contribute 2 on the day). If you are bringing someone along, please can you provide us with their contact details -- with their permission, of course.

That's it for now. We look forward to seeing you at our next session!



PLAYER FEEDBACK:

"I just wanted to say that I really appreciated the game yesterday.
I've not seen that style of game done very well before and you carried the day nicely. [...]
Just wanted to send some thanks"

-- J.W

"That was fun!"

-- S.J (One of our newest members)

"I love roleplaying and i really enjoy coming to london NWOD because they get what rpgs are about. [...]
I missed out on a whole extra week of skiing and snowboarding because i missed the group and the people there too much!"

-- M.L (We couldn't believe it either!)

"It was the right level of mystery and the way that ghost/shadow creature was stalking us,
I could really feel the suspense. Superb game mate."

-- P.N.C (A new member from our 5th session)

"I felt like I could ease into the game. I didn't feel overwhelmed.
It's better for me when I do things firsthand [...] and I felt that I got choices.
Definitely coming back!"

-- J.R (A new member from our 6th session who had no previous RPG, P'n'P or WOD experience before our session)

If you're unfamiliar with the World of Darkness, check out these links:
Summary: http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/World_of_Darkness
List of templates: http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Portal:World_of_Darkness

Check out London NWOD around the web:

Social Networks
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/London-NWOD/157995921027559
Follow us on Twitter (@LondonNWOD): https://twitter.com/LondonNWOD

Forums
Find us at RPG.NET : http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?668336-London-UK-LFP-NWOD-Looking-to-start-London-%28UK%29-New-World-of-Darkness-group&p=16479339#post16479339
Find us on Infrno: http://www.infrno.net/games/3430-london-nwod-sunday-session
Find us at Pen and Paper Games: http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/26727-Join-our-brand-new-World-of-Darkness-group-in-London-UK!
Find us at the official White Wolf forums: http://forums.white-wolf.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=72625

Other listings
Look us up on UK Role Players: http://www.ukroleplayers.com/features/clubs/london-nwod/

(Always scroll to the bottom of the page to find our latest updates)