This is a revision of the previous post based on my interpretations of the comments provided by Michael Sands in my Monster of the Week Roadhouse posted here.
Inspired by: Nameless Horrors : The Space Between
Concept: The Hunters get involved in the disappearance on an actress working on a film promoting a religious group, with the cast and crew all being followers of this faith.
Hook: In a circle with various sigils drawn in blood under basalt cliffs, a man skins a woman with a ritual knife as voice chants in the background.
The next day news reports “Recently emptied actress” did not show up on set and is missing.
Monster: Avatar of the Void
Description: A tall slender woman with dark hair.
Power: Consume by void anyone killed by an avatar becomes a hollowed minion
Weakness: Destroying the film traps it outside of reality
Attack: Touch 4-harm, Intimate, Ignore Armor
Description: The person whose skin they were made from
Type: Traitor or Right hand
Power: Consume by void. If restrained in a safe place with ample time, a minion can spend the time to hollow out a victim. Who will eventually become a minion. You may spend a point of Luck to escape this effect and escape the scene
Attack: Hand-to-Hand, Close 1-harm
Harm Capacity: 7
|Security Guard||Innocent – To do the right thing.|
|Assistant Director||Busybody – To interfere in other people’s plans.|
|Police Detective||Detective – To rule out explanations.|
|Film Director||Witness – To reveal information.|
|Receptionist||Official – To be suspicious.|
|Gopher||Gossip – To pass on rumors.|
|Recently emptied actress||Witness – To reveal information.|
|Set||Crossroads||To bring people, and things, together.|
|Director’s Condo||Lab||To create weirdness.|
|Basalt Cliffs||Hellgate||To create evil.|
|Actress’ apartment||Hub||To reveal information.|
|Production Company Retreat||Prison||To constrain and prevent exit.|
|Day||Director is emptied.|
|Shadows||The Security Guard is emptied.|
|Dusk||The Receptionist is emptied.|
|Sunset||Actress transitions to a fully hollowed minion.|
|Nightfall||The test screening and causes transformation into emptied of all that watch it.|
|Midnight||The movie is released and causes transformation into emptied of all that watch it.|
When someone watches the film an Avatar of the Void the watcher is transported outside of reality and an Avatar of the Void is summoned to them, roll +Weird.
- On a 10+, you can still see the doorway back to the real world behind you and can escape any time you choose.
- On a 7-9, you can still see the doorway back to the real world, but the Avatar of the Void is between you and it.
- On a miss, you have to find your own way back to the real world.
When a character is Hollowed by a minion at the start of each scene, roll +Cool.
- On a 10+, you continue to resist the loss of self that being emptied causes.
- On a 7-9, you continue to resist the loss of self that being emptied causes, but you move one level down the Emptiness Countdown.
- On a miss, you move two levels down the Emptiness Countdown.
|Day||You have been emptied.|
|Shadows||he Keeper gets to suggest a soft move. If the hunter takes it they can mark an experience.|
|Dusk||The Keeper gets to suggest a hard move. If the hunter takes it they can mark an experience.|
|Sunset||You gain 1 cool, but lose 1 charm. The Keeper gets to suggest an action that sets the hunter(s) up for danger. If the hunter takes it they can mark an experience.|
|Nightfall||You gain 1 cool, but lose 1 charm. The Keeper gets to suggest an action that puts the hunter(s) in danger. If the hunter takes it they can mark an experience.|
|Midnight||Your character’s personality finishes draining away, they are now emptied and a minion.|