You wake up. Unsure of your surroundings. Cold. Alone. You look around. You see apparatus of nefarious means. You jump off the table/slab/altar you're on and run out into the dark, the sounds of people chasing you close on your heels. That's where you start off in Deviant: The Renegades (not of funk), a new Chronicles of Darkness RPG book that's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
You woke up… different. Someone changed you: on a slab, an operating table, an altar. By luck or by fate, you escaped. Hunted by your creators, they hold all the cards, and it seems they might recapture you. Except, what they don’t understand is they’ve stoked the fires of vengeance; what they did wasn’t right. What they don’t know is that now — you’re hunting them.
Deviant: The Renegades presents a game where the victims of experiments band together to bring down the monolithic organizations that twisted and warped them.
A brand new game is added to the Chronicles of Darkness...
The Chronicles of Darkness, which debuted in 2004 as the new World of Darkness, drew upon the roots of the original World of Darkness and introduced a new look into a shadowy, dangerous world. Players could step into the everyday shoes of mortals, or they could vie for power and control as a vampire, werewolf, changeling, Sin-Eater, and more.
Now, some 15 years later, the Chronicles of Darkness and its supporting lines are flourishing, with each game receiving second editions, starting with the 2013 release of the Chronicles of Darkness rulebook.
In Deviant: The Renegades, players take on the characters of the Remade, human beings who have been transformed into something else through the action of human actors. No millennia-old curse, moon-spirit’s favor, or Supernal Watchtower changed the Remade into what they are; their state is the result of chanted spells, long surgeries, experimental treatments, bizarre accidents, or alchemical poisons. Their creators — Progenitors — have human faces; they are people who saw what lurks in the shadows of the world and wanted power for themselves. Many Remade — Devoted — still serve the conspiracies that changed them. The player characters are Renegades, Remade who have escaped the clutches of their creators… for now.
The campaign's really close to its funding goal (if it hasn't passed it already by the time you read this) with 27 days left to go.