The Queen

You’re one of the special ones. A sovereign beauty. You deserve more than the rest of this wretched world does. You deserve the will and worship of those around you.

And it’s not only because you’re better than them. It’s because you make them better. Strong, beautiful, complete. They’d be nothing without you.

Name
Choose a name:

Burton, Brittany, Cordelia, Drake, Jacqueline, Kimball, Raymond, Reyes, Varun, Veronica

A lordly name, a cold-sounding name, a harsh-sounding name, a name evoking leadership

Look
Choose one in each list:

stunning, domineering, icy, stuck up

calculating eyes, captivating eyes, brooding eyes, murky eyes, vacant eyes

Origin
Choose one:

most popular kid in school, most dangerous person around, occult leader, firstborn of the hive mind, source of the infection

Starting Stats

Hot 1, Cold 1, Volatile -1, Dark -1

Backstory

Name three NPCs who are members of your gang. Gain a String on each.

You find someone threatening. Give them a String on you, and take two Strings on them.

Queen Moves

You get this one, and choose one more:

X The Clique
You’re at the head of the toughest, coolest, most powerful clique around. They count as a gang. Choose one of the following strengths for your gang:
~ they’re armed (with guns and real dangerous stuff);
~ they’re connected (with money and designer drugs);
~ they’re talented (in a band or sports team);
~ they’re cultists (with dark oaths and willingness to die).

O The Shield
When you’re surrounded by your gang, subtract 1 from any rolls against you. (NPCs act at a Disadvantage.)

O Bought Loyalty
You can give an NPC a String against you to add 2 to your manipulate an NPC roll against them. (You can only choose to do so before rolling.)

O And Your Enemies Closer
When someone betrays you, gain a String on them.

O Many Bodies
When you promise one of your gang members to someone, add 2 to your roll to turn someone on. When one of your gang members has sex with someone, it triggers your Sex Move.

O Streaming
You have a telepathic connection with your gang members. You can always hear their emotions and fears. When you try to hear specific thoughts, gaze into the abyss about it and add 1 to your roll.

Sex Move

When you have sex with someone, they gain the Condition one of them. While the Condition remains, they count as part of your gang.

Darkest Self

They’ve failed you. This is all their fault, and there’s no reason why you should have to suffer the consequences of their idiocy. You need to make an example out of each of them, a cruel and unwavering example. You escape your Darkest Self when you relinquish part of your power over to someone more deserving, or when you destroy an innocent person in order to prove your might.

Advancement

O Take another Queen move.
O Take another Queen move.
O Take a move from another Skin.
O Take a move from another Skin.
O Take The Clique again, detailing a second gang.
O Add 1 to Hot (max 3).
O Add 1 to Cold (max 3).
O Add 1 to Volatile (max 3).
O Add 1 to Dark (max 3).

Playing The Queen

Commanding, irresistible, bitchy, sexy. The queen is about turning cliques and popularity into weapons.

The different strength options for The Clique don’t have a specific mechanical effect. Rather, they help define what your gang is going to be able to help you with and what kind of power they will afford you.

The Shield works differently depending on whether the person approaching you is a PC or an NPC. If it’s a PC, then that character suffers -1 toward acting against you. If it’s an NPC, then tell the MC that “The Shield puts them at a Disadvantage.” That’s a specific MC mechanic that will make NPCs who act against you weaker and more vulnerable.

With And Your Enemies Closer, someone can only betray you if you were depending on them to help you out in some way. It’s valid to count a screw-up as a betrayal.

Streaming is the only overtly supernatural ability that The Queen possesses (although Many Bodies does strongly imply some kind of supernatural bond at work). Avoid this move and you can make a mundane super-popular teen queen character.

The title “Queen” is used in a gender-nonspecific way. It’s fine to make a male Queen.

The Queen

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