While the response to my Four Splat poll was a bit underwhelming, I was paying attention to it and will go with a group of four characters from the only game that both got any votes and fit the poll criteria. Changeling: the Lost got a vote also, and is a very cool game, but I did specify oWoD this time around and so it’s disqualified for now. I’ll probably do nChangeling for my next Four Splat post anyway, but for today, oWoD takes priority.
I’ll start this out by saying straight out that I’m not a big fan of Hunter: the Reckoning because I tend to prefer to have my WoD monster hunters to be truly normal humans, maybe with a Numina or two at most, rather than being the low grade Buffy-style Slayer knock offs that I saw Hunters as. I disliked that show, so maybe that tainted my perception of the game unfairly. There are definitely some cool ideas in Hunter, and some good potential. While it’s not quite my cup of herbal tea, I can appreciate it for what it is: a decent game about a few almost normal people dealing with a mad world where the scales of deceit have fallen away from their eyes.
I’ll add, however, the fact that I did enjoy making these and I do hope you’ll enjoy reading about them or possibly even using them as inspiration for characters (PC or NPC) in your own games. I know that, were I to play in a game of Hunter, I could certainly enjoy playing any one of these but especially Stacey and Ted. (more…)