Poor Marcus. He's big, gorgeously Fabio-esque handsome, and a lycanthrope. Who could ask for more? Except, you know, his transformation being a bit off... Why is there a pink poodle reading a magazine on the table? Go to Comment
The 'gang', as it were, are all far from typical. Joe's not your typical human, Audrey's far from a typical vampire, poor Marcus is a werepoodle when the rest of his pack are ferocious werewolves, and Penelope... Well. Pen's an elven princess. With a rainbow mohawk, brass knuckles, and a mouth foul enough to make a sailor blush. And she can drink our alcoholic friend Joe under the table. Go to Comment
Yeah, Audrey's one of those odd characters who won't fit into a lot of games. He lacks the 'vampire pathos', for one thing, and he's neither a mastermind nor a mook. He could easily be an innocent bystander who ends up getting hit by a thrown car in a meta game, only to climb out of the wreckage quite upset over his clothing being ruined and quite willing to demonstrate vampiric strength and speed on whoever hit him with it - only to get ill if he gets 'tainted' blood on himself. Go to Comment
This guy would be the worst kind of boss, I expect. Because he'd expect you to share in his tastes. Or untastes, as they may be. Chug, Joe, Chug! (Mostly, looking forwards to the werepoodle.) Go to Comment
This has the persistant feel of an actual gaming group, because no one in their right mind (haha I actually said someone in their right mind here!!!) would have that random assortment of characters. But in a free for all game, that seems much more common than everyone rather conforming to a normal range of characters.
Ran a World of Darkness game about 9 years ago that reached this level of OTT (over the top) and it consisted of a Dragon Princess (mokole spoiled rich asian girl) a Tzimisce who rarely remained remotely human looking, a power deranged Tremere thaumaturge who happened to be Jewish (HAHA make a star of david with your fingers! he would claim) an Order of Hermes/Technocratic/Jedi war mage, and a Gangrel who spent more time on paws that on feet
/nostalgia Go to Comment
Whatever he needs to. In general, Joe works fantastically mundane jobs that turn out to be utter chaos - working at the deli that Audrey's "father" owns a chain of, only to have it invaded by two different tribes of urban pixies who go to war at night using the sandwich fixings and leaving an utter mess.
His job description is essentially 'retainer'; he and a Jeeves could share some fascinating stories, if either ever got to the point of griping rather than being stoic about it all. Go to Comment
"Buddy, I don't care that you're the Metatron. Glaaki dropped by last night to tell me a new Revelation, Thor insisted I go drinking with him that afternoon, and I woke up today with a message from Zeus on my answering machine, telling me I was a new mother. Sod off, I haven't had my morning smoke and coffee yet." Go to Comment
Really, Joe was spawned entirely by a trait in GURPS - the Weirdness Magnet trait, and a reference to it in the IOU book, as well as the 'Unusual background' trait stating that 'was raised by Orthodox Jewish ninja werewolves' didn't even come close to being odd in that setting.
Joe is the poor mundane guy who gets forever caught in situations of paranormal and supernatural origin, far more than any Epic Hero. He really is the Everyman, the poor sap. Go to Comment