So, uh, what is this?
Persona: Krew Du Vieux
is an RPG running on a modified version of the Dresden Files RPG (which runs on the FATE RPG system), based on the Persona
video game series (Persona 3
and Persona 4
in particular) and set in New Orleans.
What the hell does "Krewe du Vieux" mean?
The Krewe du Vieux is the name of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Carnival Krewe, i.e. the people who make all the crazy floats for Mardi Gras. It's probably french for something and I don't know how to pronounce it.
Does this fit in with the Persona series continuity?
Yes, in fact it takes place in 2013, roughly one year after the events of Persona 4. Of course given that those games took place in Japan and this game takes place in the U.S., there's very little direct connection between those games and this one aside from Igor and the Velvet Room.
Yeah, about that... why New Orleans?
Well, I don't know that much about Japanese culture other than what I've seen in Anime and the Persona games, so I doubt I could do a very accurate portrayal of a Japanese town, I didn't want to do New York or London because those places are sort of stereotypical urban fantasy locations, and I couldn't do Chicago because it would look like I was copying The Dresden Files. I also considered a suburban setting, but Persona 4 already did that.
Plus, New Orleans is a pretty cool city. It's got crime, superstition, history, everything you could want in a good Horror/Mystery/Slice of Life Adventure Drama!
What is the game's focus, Action/Adventure or Slice of Life?
Both? Personally I want to see more action/mystery stuff, but if the players want to just go around talking to people that's okay too. And honestly you can't have a Persona game without a little of each.
Okay great, so which deity are we going to bump off this time? Personally I'm looking forward to giving Baron Samedi a good kick in the pants...
Whoa there tiger, I know pretty much every MegaTen game ends with a boss fighting against a god of some sort, but you know it's never that simple. Plus, it's supposed to be a mystery
; it would ruin everything if I just told you the answer straight away. And who says there's even going to be a deity at the end of this one? It could be the work of space aliens for all you know (IT COULD HAPPEN!).
Plus, while cool, Voodoo is really cliche so don't expect it to be the main theme. Not to say it won't be present (in fact I would recommend research into Voodoo for Persona ideas), it's just not the only thing to think about.
How do I make a character?
First, read the house rules on the game's forum.
Next, go to the "Sheets" page on Myth-Weavers, and create a new sheet for your character using the "FATE" system. Make sure you list your powers under the "Background and Other Notes" part of the sheet, and also make sure your High Concept and Troubles are listed as such. And make sure the sheet is public so I can actually read it.
Finally, post a link to your sheet on the "Applications" page of the forums. The actual discussion about the applications will happen on the Ad page.
When's the due date?
Eh, probably a week from whenever I post this. Maybe more or less depending on how many good applications get submitted.
How many players are you looking for?
Minimum of 3, maximum of 4. I think it's more important to have a small, tight-knit group of players than a large, unwieldy one.
I CAN HAZ PERSONA CAMEOZ?
At the very least Igor will be there. As for anyone else... you'll just have to wait and see.