As you turn the corner to the location you were given for the staging point, you see a woman leaning against the side of a battered-looking white van. The writing on the side of the van says, in large letters, “Gatekeeper Delivery Co.”. Below that is what looks like it is supposed to be a company tag line, “Taking you to the next step!”. The woman is dressed in a long, leather coat, jeans, and knee-high combat-style boots and her attitude seems both nonchalant and challenging. Most will recognise her as Jack, the Scourge of Glasgow. Anyone approaching her will be examined closely before she greets them.
[Out Of Character: For characters who have already been introduced to the Prince, or who have a Letter of Introduction, or otherwise are expected, please just post your player and character name into the ooc or staging-point text channels so that I (Jane) or one of the Storytellers, can assign you the correct permissions role and help you update your account nickname to match that of your character. For everyone else, we can play out the (brief) chat with Jack as she asks your name, where you are from, what you are here for, and maybe which clan you are.]
- Before 8pm: Log in to the server, congregate in the OOC voice channel
- 8pm: Storyteller announcements
- Just after 8pm: Time-in
- 11:00pm: Prince’s court closes for appointments
- 11:30pm: Bar closes… oh wait… it doesn’t… keep playing until you’re done
Players: Renfield Commands
Renfield is a “bot” which does some helpful things to support the name. You can type “.help” to get a full list of commands.
.signin <Full Player Name>
Renfield will note your attendance if you enter the command “.signin <Full Player Name>” in any of the text channels. He’ll remember your name so, in subsequent games, you can just type “.signin”.
This command only works when there is an event currently in progress.
Renfield will roll dice for you.
The format of the command is “.roll <pool>”. For example:
.set [<blood|will|init> <value>]
You can save your bloodpool, willpower and initiative levels at the start of a linear, court or other event.
.set willpower 5
.set bloodpool 10
.set initiative 12
You can list what your current blood and willpower levels are by just entering “.set”.
.spend <value> <bloodpool|willpower>
Use this command to keep track of your bloodpool and willpower spends.
.spend 1 willpower
.spend 1 bloodpool
.spend 2 blood on celerity
.spend 1 blood on potence
.spend 1 blood on fortitude
.spend 3 blood on [insert your own text here]
Your current blood or willpower will be updated. You can see your current totals by using the .set command without arguments.
Storyteller: Renfield Commands
Create new linear voice and text chat channels. Optionally specify a unique name for the linear by adding a name after the .addlinear command.
.combat [report | clear | start]
Storytellers use this command to manage combat.
.combat clear = clear the initiative of all players in the voice channel
.combat start = set the combat to round 1
.combat report = print information on the current combat
.combat = print a reminder of whose action is next
Move to the next action in the combat.
Frequently Asked Questions
1) How do I get Discord to read out my notifications to me?
User Settings –> Notifications –> Text To Speech Notifications -> All Channels
2) How can aim a message at a particular person?
Put the “@” character in front of their name when you type it. You can also use @everyone to send a notification to everyone in the channel.
3) The music in the channel is too loud! How do I turn it down?
Right click on the music bot (named Sound System) and move the user volume slider to reduce the volume.
8) I can’t see the court voice or text channels. How do I fix it?
Contact a Storyteller or Jane (@Jack/webadmin) to request that your permissions be updated to give you the “recognised” Role.
9) How can I stop Renfield announcing that I’ve joined or left a channel?
Contact a Storyteller and ask them to assign you the “quiet” role.
Sound System Jukebox
You can control and enqueue tracks from YouTube to play in the voice channel you are currently in by typing a command into the ooc text channel. All commands are prefixed by the “<” character.
- Enqueue a track: <play http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXXXX
- Skip track: <skip
- Pause track (STs only): <pause
- Restart track (STs only): <resume
Each person can enqueue up to 6 tracks. The music bot will stop if no one is in the channel to listen to it. The ‘skip’ command actually puts in a vote to skip the track. If more than half the people in the channel want to skip the track then the skip works.
If the volume is too loud, right click on the music bot (named Sound System) and move the user volume slider to reduce the volume.