House of Addams
No Roads Lead to the Flaw
Dire misfortune falls upon the Olde Miskatonic University and Dean Chattel begs the help of the Family Elders. Of course, whenever Evil seeks to thwart Nobility, the Family shall respond. The Elders have contacted you out among the Shattered Limbs of the World Tree and dispatched you to serve the Family Honor. Help the Dean and put things aright.
‘Laeti vescimur nos subacturis’ (We gladly feast upon those who would subdue us)
This is a game of Dark Wit, Dashing Style, and Romance. You play a young Addams with the Flaw guiding you in an adverse infinity of Shattered Limbs. The PCs are all Cousins/Sibs who respect Passion and Family.
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Build your PC for 50 points, use the Lords of Gossamer and Shadow ruleset (the Flaw is exactly like Broken Pattern from the Amber Diceless game!) Player PCs not approved by the GM at least 2 weeks before Ambercon will be given 40 point Pregen PCs at the Convention game. PCs have the Flaw, one Passion, and Ooky Theme for no points spent.
The Flaw! (broken Pattern in this game comes with 5pts Bad Stuff. Players may choose to buy up to Zero Stuff with their points)
The Flaw is something that sets mortals uneasy. Just about every Addams cousin unsettles mundane folks. However, there is power in the Passion and Nobility of the Addams. If it suits your concept, the GM may allow you to buy up to Good Stuff with specific approval before the con.
Ooky! (visualize your PC around a monsterix or aberration of mundane human myths–there are minor narrative sfx the GM shall assign with Ooky)
Vampires? Patchwork Constructs? Sinister Sparks? Mad sculptors? Toadmen? Werewolf? Lizardfolk?
Dig out your google and have some fun. You also get to define most of the cosmetic everyday impact of this on your PC’s appearance. The GM will tweak the special effects (sfx) that may go along with your Ooky! Do not expect to be able to do magic for free. Pay for powers if you need them.
Passion! (Addams are known for their Passions. These inspirations add a rank to your Attributes in narrow situations. Examples: Dangerous Plants, Swordplay, Poisons, Explosives, Law, Finance, Graveyards, MadScience, Spouse, Child, Lover, Muse, etcetera! You get the idea.
You may purchase added Passions for 2 points each. Passions should lean into a single Attribute (Endurance/Psyche/Strength/Warfare). Therefore Explosives/Endurance and Explosives/Warfare are two distinct Passions.
Yes, you can buy a Passion that links with a Power.
LoGaS allows for stranger powers, such as Eidolon, Umbra, Warden of the Stair, etc. Please discuss how it ties into your Concept and who you learned powers from. Create a lost mentor or Uncle if you need one. Discuss with GM.
This game is about the Broken Pattern concepts the Addams are Passionate about.
The GM will protect and approve of concepts on a first-come, first-served basis. Variety is desirable and within the Addams genre.
The current head of House Addams is Elder Gomez. He may be near 300 years old.
Possible suggestions for making PCs
start with the Passion, decide what the PC is really admired for
then add the Ooky theme that is the PC genre wrapper
then work the Attributes and Powers
then add extra Passions, Artifacts, etc if you like more flavors