The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
- Friedrich Nietzsche, The Dawn, Sec. 297
Project: Khaos is an extremely unnofficial resource site for games set in White Wolf's World of Darkness, albeit with a twist from yours truly. If you want content for the Pale Puppies new lines, known by fans as the nWoD, I am afraid this isn’t the place. There’s nothing in that line that has inspired me to write and I pretty much hate every word that’s come out of the studio this millennium. But there’s still a VERY healthy community of us old Skool (oWoD) fans and this site is still growing in content so don’t think this is a dead setting or a forgotten wonderland.
The London By Night Files
Several of my (damn) good friends run Play by Email (PbEM) games set in or around London that I have been honoured to play in and pleased to help design the web sites for. Because they are such great Storytellers, with a crew of wonderful players working with them, I have included links to those web sites here.
SODIUM NOIR and the Spikeyverse
Though it is with heavy Heart I admit it, Sodium Noir is no more. The game, at least as run by me, has slipped off it's own mortal coil and gone the way of the Dodo. Since the sad demise of Sodium Noir the Role-playing game there seemed to be little point in hosting the website that once served it. However as I ran that game for almost a decade and have become known for it, not to mention the fact that all my personal emails and other online projects are tied to the name, I have still kept Sodiumnoir.com as my main hub.
For several years I left the website intact simply because I put a lot of work into it, and then a lot of great players put a lot more work into it. We were once the biggest and busiest World of Darkness PbEM, and we were copied by many. We inspired many and we entertained many, all of which I take great personal pride in. I would have loved to have maintained the work but not nearly as much as I would like to stay married to my lovely wife.
I still consider the setting of Sodium Noir to be open source from this point on. If you want to use all or part of it, then do so with my blessing. If you even want (as I have been told some people do) to just use the website as it is for your own ready made setting, go right ahead. Mail me and I will send you all the HTML and images in a file which could be uploaded as is to respawn the web site. Use some or all of the text, the rules, the guidelines' or the format as you see fit. In fact the only thing I do not give away are the characters listed as PLAYER CHARACTERS because they are not mine to give away.
Ok, so thats the basics, now what do you put on the front page of a website if your worried about looking lame? Not this obviously! So I guess I'll just blunder on and admit to my inherent lame gene. Most of the stuff on here is for us Role-players, If your not one of us weird role-players this site will bore you rigid, and while some of you may enjoy being Bored or being rigid, this isn't one of those times! If you don't know what Roleplaying is, tough, I ain't feeling evangelical enough to provide an in-depth explanation. Us Role-players know who we are, and those of us still doing this shit after we hit 30 know better than to admit it in polite company.
If you want to know more maybe you might find answers at Shadownessence
Click on the Logo images in the Menu to open onto pages for the relevant system, each of which will contain further links to articles and expanded subject matter. Clicking on the Sodium Noir Button will open a new window to the Sodium Noir site.
Current News and Status
This site is basic, usually faulty and permanently revised. It serves as an outlet for my vast and unsupported Ego. One should not assume that just because something looks finished that it necessarily is. My attention wanders back and forth like a drunken hobo and so I tend to post stuff at various stages of completion, thinking I will eventually go back and fix, tidy up or rewrite the bits that are faulty. For similar reasons I will often go back and simplify pages after looking at them long enough to realise that my tacky nature has allowed them to become ugly, I suggest you squint at the worst uses of glaring colours and concentrate on the content beneath (not that the content is necessarily any better).
This site has a few new bloodlines for Vampire, a handful of new or revised shapeshifting Breeds and a few Changeling Kith's. There are a few resources such as Changeling Art's and articles on running a unified World of Darkness as well as a completely revised Clanbook for the Ravnos and the Ba'ali, for WoD: Gypsy and when I get around to it, an India by Night. The most ambitious project is DEMON: the HIDDEN* - the Spikeyverse version of the Demon Rules, a system that predates the awful 'Demon: the Fallen' by about eight years and based on the rules for the infernal printed in the 1st and 2nd edition system.
Currently working on:a World of Darkness: Mummy - Revised
Other sites of interest, intrigue or infamy
Although the original remit of this site (in previous incarnations) was geared twoards the Storytelelr system and the World of darkness by White Wolf it now includes articles and content for other games which I will link to as and when here.
|For those of you interested in what is going on with Project Khaos or indeed any of the PbEM games run from the Sodium Noir hub, you may elect to join the mailing list. I cannot promsie how active said list will be as activety waxes and wanes, right now with the WoD: Mummy revised project occupying much of my time it will probbaly get about two or three mails a month. If the Mummy playtest PbEM is opened up to more players, this will be where it is anounced.