Philly Sabbat at PAX Unplugged

Join Brotherly Love, the Philadelphia Sabbat game for our By Night Studios: Vampire the Masquerade troupe LARP at PAX Unplugged on Friday November 17th, 7pm – Midnight.

“The Sword of Caine has been dominant in Philadelphia for more than a century. In that time, they have been tested, they have faltered, but they have never come as close as they now stand to destruction. The Setites, servants of an Ancient Methuselah, once held dominion over the coast, and they seek to take it back. Over the course of several weeks, and following a massive influx of new Sabbat members into the city, they have begun to place covert agents in the Sword of Caine.”

Take on the role of a new Sabbat, or an infiltrator, and join us in a party like you’ve never experienced. Work with the established members of the Diocese in their attempt to uncover these interlopers, or ply your skills of subterfuge to sneak by unsuspected as you search for some secret, some advantage over the vicious Sword of Caine.

Head ST

About

Brotherly Love is a troupe By Night Studios: Vampire the Masquerade game set in modern times in the city of Philadelphia. In this game, players take on fictitious personas as vampires in the strange and brutal Sabbat, waging an eternal war against the ancient Methuselahs and their servants in the Camarilla and Independent Alliance. We play the first Saturday of every month in North Liberties Philadelphia (for the address and time information, please contact st@phillysabbat.com).

Rules

Brotherly Love uses the current By Night Studios: Vampire the Masquerade ruleset,  including all current errata and addenda published by the company. In addition to these items, please review our brief Brotherly Love House Rules

Settings and History Guide

What has happened in vampiric life of Philadelphia’s past? Find out the answer in our Brotherly Love History and Setting Guide along with the emphasis and themes of our game.

Staff

Brotherly Love’s permanent storytelling staff is as follows:

  1. Joseph Perry (Head ST) – st@phillysabbat.com
  2. Jacob Shpiece (Deputy ST) – lyondekuga@gmail.com

Character Creation

A. Non-Sabbat PCs

    1. The Brotherly Love game is currently a Sabbat-focused story.

Camarilla/Anarch/IA characters are permitted only after the player agrees to the following terms:

    • My character is going to die.
    • That death will almost certainly happen immediately.
    • That death will almost certainly be at the hands of a dozen or more characters who are entirely unwilling to “hear me out”.
    • In the extremely unlikely event I am not immediately killed, I will recognize that the other factions offer very little support in Philadelphia, and that I must make my own way without expecting support from NPCs (Canon or otherwise).
    • My character is going to die.
  1. Non-Sabbat infiltrators (PCs w/ Alt ID) are permitted at ST discretion, but should expect to face a great deal of scrutiny from the ST staff. Be sneaky.

Mechanics

Brotherly Love uses the current By Night Studios: Vampire the Masquerade ruleset, including all current errata and addenda published by the company. Any custom or house-ruled mechanics will be listed on our website.

All PCs for Brotherly Love have the same amount of base XP. That amount can be found in the following table:

In addition, players can earn Volunteerism XP per month, capped by the following chart:

      1. Volunteerism XP is earned through the following methods and must be recorded separately on XP logs.
        • Volunteering as a narrator (2xp)
        • Donating to the costume closet (1-5xp depending on the object donated)
        • Helping with setup/cleanup (1xp)
        • Other bonuses as announced by the ST (varies)

Membership

We are proud to present Brotherly Love as a safe, inclusive space for gamers of all stripes. Abusive or disruptive players may be disallowed at ST discretion, but any player looking for a place to enjoy a shared hobby in a secure and welcoming environment will find that Brotherly Love fits that bill exactly. There is no cost for membership, though games generally carry a $5 fee to cover site costs.

Settings

    1. The Brotherly Love game uses the published BNS settings materials. A Philadelphia-specific history and settings guide can be found on our website.

Content Disclaimer

The World of Darkness is exactly what it sounds like; dark, uncomfortable, and frightening. This game contains a great many mature themes, and it may not be suitable to all audiences. While we strive to provide a safe environment for all players, we rely on individual players to inform staff when a specific subject or scene is outside of their comfort zone so that appropriate steps can be taken. Never be afraid to speak up if you feel uncomfortable.