The One True Pibbles
As you load up the video, a dark room comes into view. There is a closed window at the back of the room and a bed positioned on its left. Aside from the window and the bed frame, the only other thing the camera can see is a young man with messy brown hair. He sits in front of the screen for a moment before adjusting the camera on top of his laptop. He licks his lips nervously and looks to his side. Quickly, he gets up and makes sure the window is properly closed. He opens the blinds for a moment before shutting them again and moving back to the desk chair. Clearing his throat, the boy begins to speak in a low voice.
"If you're watching this, then you've managed to decipher my code. Those who managed to do so, you know exactly what I'm about to say. First off, I am "X". For the past few months I've been monitoring strange phenomena in the small town of Weatherbrook, Massachusetts. People have been reporting all kinds of weird stuff for years: being abducted by aliens, werewolf attacks, possessions, monster sightings... You get the idea. But this isn't a new thing: these events have been going on for years. This stuff dates back all the way to the 1800's, when Weatherbrook was founded by a Cult. They practiced all kinds of insane rituals to summon demons and the like, but eventually the Protestants came in and wiped them out. But ever since that day, Weaterbrook's been experiencing almost anything and everything one might imagine when they hear the words 'supernatural phenomena'. But I can't talk for long, I'm pretty sure that tonight there will be another 'visitation', so here's the bottom line: I spread this code around town to see who was intelligent enough to help me out. I've been studying the town's history for a while now, looking into the past attacks and strange events and I'm thinking that we need to do something. I think that we, the people of Weatherbrook, need to form an elite group of hunters to protect the town from these threats... I know many of you will think I'm insane. Trust me, I'm having a hard time believing it myself. But... Maybe this will convince you."
Just then, X reaches underneath his desk. Being very gentle, he lifts a small fuzzy creature covered in brown and white hair with large, bat-like ears.
"This... Well, it's a Mogwai. Turns out Joe Dante unintentionally made a film about real creatures... This little guy was kept in Tennorman's Pet Shop, but I found it before somebody else did. Unfortunately, I don't think it's the only one in town... But this should be enough proof that something odd is going on."
From outside the window, the faint noise of a blood-curling scream is picked up on camera. Both X and the Mogwai turn their heads, shocked at the sound. Quickly, X turns back to the camera while the Mogwai looks up at the boy, clearly frightened. In a rather adorable motion, it grabs the sleeve of his shirt and buries its face into the fabric.
"Banshee. Most likely the one that's been lingering around Herrington Manor. It's mostly dormant, contained in a metal box bound with chains and with a cross lain on top of it... Needless to say, I kind of took care of that one. For the time being. But this is why I need help; I can't do it on my own. So, those who want the town to be kept safe from these things, meet me outside Boggy Creek in three days. I'll be there around midnight... And, come prepared with a weapon: there's Reptillians in the water."
X then nods at the camera before reaching a hand over it, ending the video.
Okay, so before I get too in-detail with the description, this RP has a few influences (X-Files, Doctor Who, the SCP Foundation/Creepypasta, and many many horror films, to list a few). Mostly, think of something like Supernatural (in that there's multiple paranormal phenomena threatening one area) meets Ghostbusters (where a ragtag team unites to take care of the threat), meets the later Evil Dead movies (in that it's bat-crap crazy nonsense).
So, there's a few things I want to clarify about this:
#1. I'll be playing "X" (he has an actual name, but you'll see his sheet later on).
#2. Like how I referenced the film "Gremlins" (and how the Mogwai is actually going to be the "mascot" of the team), we can totally have more references and even borrow elements from our favourite films/shows/media (I'm thinking the Necronomicon/Book of Evil will be featured later)
#3. Even though the group is assembled to try and stop paranormal activities, you're more than welcome to play a supernatural creature yourself. Obviously, there would be hesitation to keep somebody like a reptilian alien using a human body on the team when they're trying to stop an invasion, but that's all part of the fun! I think it would be fun to have a whole group of creatures (and a few humans) trying to make their town a safer place.
Now then, the basic idea of this RP is that we have an extremely messed up small town in the middle of nowhere. Ever since it was founded, the town of Weatherbrook has been plagued by paranormal phenomena and strange occurrences. Obviously, somebody from the town steps up to the plate by assembling an elite team to take care of the situation. Wether or not they succeed in their goal is up to us.
As per anything containing paranormal entities, people are going to die and there's going to be some pretty freaky moments. But, we can take it in literately any direction. It can be humorous like Evil Dead 2 or Gremlins, or it can be a straight-up scare-filled adventure like Monster Squad or Underworld.
We'll probably start this after we get three interested people, but the maximum player amount would be 8. Don't want the group to get too large.
Anyways, post below if you have any questions/comments about this, as I'm sure many of you will have something to add.