Hunter

23 October 2013 - 10 March 2015

The Game

Hunter: The Reckoning is a role-playing game based in White Wolf Game Studio's World of Darkness. Compared to the other game in the franchise, Hunter does not explore the secret society of supernatural creatures founded over centuries, preferring to throw the player in a world of danger and mysteries. Players will take on the roles of hunters (or Imbued)—humans who are given powers by unknown entities to fight the supernatural. Those people will normally proceed to hunt down and take care of monsters, be it by killing them, cutting deals or leading them toward redemption. The Messengers will stay in the background and let their Imbued figure out what to do with their newly acquired powers. [Wikipedia]

Our game is set in present-day Derby, UK.

The Hunters

Alex Boardman
What do you do when you're a soldier fighting in Afghanistan and your sergeant turns out to be a murderising werewolf? You get discharged from the Army and end up in a mental institution with PTSD for a couple of years, before you decide you've got shit to do and discharge yourself. The road eventually lead to the rest of the party, which is just as well, because now the party has a member with a combat skill. You know, the sort of thing that comes in handy when you need to murder people in order to save the world and everyone in it.

Eddie Smith
Local thug Eddie is a man of simple tastes. He enjoys a kebab (hold the green stuff), football hooliganism, cans of Stella and watching Derby County games on Sky Sports. On occasion, he'll let slip that he's better educated than he lets on, but he tries not to. After all, he has a chequered past to live up to - and prison tattoos go better with having control of the Normanton area. Has given birth to twin alien creatures, but only mention it to him if you want Axcalibur to make you a head shorter, because his bits are still very sore.

Dr Matilda Churchill
This herbal tea drinking psychology professor dabbles in Neopaganism in her spare time and has a number of cats back home, and if she's to do any staving off the apocalypse, she likes to be home in time to feed them. Tilly is a middle-aged woman who likes to take things easy, and being attacked by zombies in her own office at the university isn't what she'd call easy. Has adopted a tentacle monster that looks like an Alsatian puppy most of the time, and as she can now see innocent souls, she's a lot less trigger happy than her compatriots.

Lord Trevor Simmons
The Honorable (stop giggling) Lord Simmons is a circuit judge and the only one in the party who doesn't live on Eddie's street in Normanton. Instead, he has a "decently sized house", a barn, a 50-metre drive and potentially also a moat. It's a mansion, however you choose to look at it. Since we've discovered his morals are iffy (to say the least) when it comes to alien creatures, we wonder how iffy they were before all this started. Knows Eddie from various courtroom proceedings.

Professor Zolistagol Bagridan
Zolistagol lives up to the Russian stereotype of liking a drink - vodka, to be precise - but what else can you do when one day, you're busy lecturing Derby University students about ancient history, folklore and that kind of thing, and the next day you see alien creatures that try to kill you in the most horrific way possible? Fancying a drink at that point is totally legit, Russian or otherwise. He is very proud of his car. VERY proud. The Prof also has links to the Russian mob operating out of Derby - mainly because they're his cousins.

Others

Thomas "Tommy" Crane
Tommy was with us for a while, and his actual Medicine skills proved useful. He was a porter at a local hospital and was you could say an unwilling participant in events involving otherworldly creatures.