I want to share a guest post from w00hoo: he ran a session of Blood & Water at Conception 2014 and has created a detailed AP report all about it:
The Werespider Conspiracy
I ran Blood & Water on the Thursday night at Conception for four players; we started by drawing a house, a fairly tight three storey Victorian terrace with a bit of odd routing on the ground floor, lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room. Two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and two bedrooms on the second floor. The garden had a shed and a rotary washing line.
The four characters were a Mummy, a Werespider, a Ghost and a Vampire.
Simon, the Mummy who was turned by cultists in Egypt as punishment for spilling their pint in a bar, those crazy Settite cultists.
He is Super strong, undying and can turn in to a swarm of scarab beetles. However, people go in to his room they are cursed and die, he has rotting flesh and is vulnerable to fire.
He can't survive around humans because he stinks of embalming fluid and he can't survive around his own kind because he doesn't actually speak Egyptian.
He wants love but can't tell Jenny the librarian who he has a crush on that he is a mummy
He has the Secret Text of the Grand Communion of the Church of Set and All It's Glory. But he can't risk it being unleashed on the World and it's impossible to destroy.
To do list
Ask jenny out
Finish his online archeology assignments.
Gabriel, the Werespider who was bitten by traffic warden down a dark side street.
He can fire webs, has super senses and reactions, and can partially transform his body parts. However, he leaves webs everywhere, has to become a giant angry spider for two nights every month and his bite infects people making more Werespiders.
He can't be with humans because he leaves webs everywhere by mistake, especially when he sleeps.
He can't be with his own kind because they want to lay spider eggs everywhere and take over the world.
He has a night time show on the radio station but an appalling attendance record because he misses two shows every month.
He is watched by were spiders and they always manage to find him which was why he left Doncaster.
Find a secluded area for tomorrow night
Get a band together
Ben, the Ghost who was a PhD student of palaeontology and has recently been run down by a bus.
He can instantly relocate, and choose to pass unseen even by the supernatural. However he is completely incorporeal and can be exorcised by the faithful.
He can't be with his humans because they can't sense his existence.
He can't be with his own kind because they are ridiculously tedious, just talking about their own death and repeating themselves all the time.
He wants to be corporeal but can't accept his own fate and worries that accepting being a ghost and getting more powers is also part of become tedious and boring.
He has a responsibility to look after his younger brother Peter but he can't do anything about it because he can't interact with Peter, plus he lives in Scotland.
To do -
Return Peters dog.
Finish his dissertations.
Charlotte, the Vampire, she was originally a Victorian girl with well off parents but was turned by the vampiric nanny when she was 9.
She can cast a Glamour on people, is a Survivor and is very Quick. However she is still a child at heart, has a childs form and can only be in daylight for small amounts of time.
She can't be around humans because she never grows up and it becomes obvious too quickly
She can't be around her own kind because children vampires are taboo
She wants to grow up but can't because Vampires don't age.
She has Vampire Hunters on her back and every time she kills them the Vampires just hire more.
Find a kid level job as she's bored
Work out the school problems
Simon went in the first bedroom you came to as you went up the stairs. He had a lot of signs on his door saying 'No Entry' and 'Danger of Death'. Gabriel was next door, then upstairs Ben had the first room and Charlotte the second and biggest in the house. It was decided that she owned the house, even apparently 9 year old Vampires being rich and that the room was almost completely filled with staring doll toys of all vintages.
We started the game with it being around 5am, Gabriel was driving home from his radio show, Simon was asleep, and being a Mummy sometimes slept for _ages_ and Charlotte was up in her room. Ben was in the kitchen with the dog that he had found and it was barking fit to raise the dead. Definitely enough for the neighbours to wake up. Gabriel arrived home and asked Ben if he'd liked the show, Ben said 'yes' although as everyone else was apparently asleep and the radio was turned off, Gabriel knew that he couldn't have listened to it.
At this point the neighbours came and knocked on the door to complain about the dog. Gabriel apologised, blaming it on his 'son' Simon. When they'd gone he asked Ben about it and Ben explained that he'd gone to his memorial the previous day and the dog had spotted him and run off scared. It belonged to his brother who had had to go back up to Scotland without it and would be missing it. He had found the dog and chased it back to the house. It hadn't been fed which was why it was barking. They checked the fridge and there was no food in it as none of them really eat. By this time Charlotte had appeared and Simon had come down, saying they needed to get ready for Ben's memorial, not realising he'd completely slept through it.
It was decided that Gabriel would go back out to get dog food from the corner shop, Charlotte wanted to go along so Simon would stay to look after the dog. Arriving at the corner shop at half five in the morning with a 9 year old in tow got Gabriel some dirty looks from the shop keeper, but he calmed things down saying he was taking her to breakfast club before going off to work. She couldn't find any dolls she liked in the shop, Gabriel bought the dog food and a pack of cigarettes which all went in a bag for Charlotte to carry. As they headed back, Gabriel realised that they were being followed and recognised the noise of another Werespider, telling Charlotte to continue home he stopped and Frank, the Werespider, slowly descended from the lamp post. He said they'd tracked Gabriel down to the area and would find his house soon, then tried to convince him to come back and help the great conspiracy. Gabriel thought that leaving Doncaster would be enough to lose them, but obviously not, and told Frank he'd never join them before dashing off to his car, parked around the corner from the house, to drive to another bit of town and put them off of his scent.
On the walk back home Charlotte was chased by a 4x4 kitted up with all manner of extra lights and paraphernalia. She dodged down back alleys, ditching the bag of shopping, but the car dropped off one chaser and headed off her escape at the other end of an alley. Flooded in lights she saw the tweed covered figure of an older man get out of the car and start to light a pipe while a younger man with a stake in either hand, and a bandolier of extras across his chest came towards her. At this point, Ben, who was worried at the amount of time they'd been gone, popped in to the alleyway and seeing Charlotte in trouble went back to the house to alert Simon and then tried to find Gabriel. As the elder man started to monologue she turned and struck the younger with a Glamour to make him pause, as she dodged past she took the chance to sink her fangs in to him and he fell to the ground as she started feeding.
Simon flung on a hat and scarf and ran from the house towards the alleyway, seeing the elder man start to take aim with a crossbow he turned himself in to a swarm of scarabs and engulfing the man forced him back in to his SUV before turning back in to a person and running towards Charlotte and the new corpse that she was dragging towards a manhole. There was a terse interchange where Simon couldn't believe she'd killed him and Charlotte couldn't believe he wasn't going to help her drag the body and then with flashing lights reflecting off of the windows they ran back to the house. Meanwhile, Ben had tried a number of times to appear in Gabriels car and each time he'd popped in front of it and then had it drive through him, kind of reliving his death a little each time. Eventually he managed to get Gabriel to stop so he could tell him what was happening. They drove back towards the scene of the attack to find police there, very interested in the path of fresh blood leading to the sewer.