This is an idea that's been rattling around in my head since I first saw the alpha draft of Monsterhearts and now that I've played the game a couple of times, I thought I'd have a go at putting the idea into words. It's still pretty raw and unfinished, but the basic idea is to a play a character whilst flagging up the idea that their destiny is to become one of the other skins. I'm thinking of certain characters who you just know are going to end up as vampires as soon as they get introduced into the narrative.
You could be anything. You’re full of potential, a whole life of opportunities opening up in front of you. The fire of youth burns in your veins: let it flow and you could forge yourself into something unique and special.
There’s a shadow over your future though and a price to be paid for becoming the most you could be. Change isn’t easy and making yourself anew means sacrificing everything that you are right now. When the time comes, what will you be?
bright, fragile, withdrawn, child-like, plain
intense eyes, curious eyes, distant eyes, sparkling eyes, confident eyes
honour student, track star, computer geek, born victim, hanger-on
Agree with someone that you are BFFs. Take 2 Strings on each other.
Someone likes to make you the butt of all their jokes. They gain 1 String on you.
You get this one and choose one more.
Talent: Choose one skill you excel at. Take +1 to your roll when using your Talent in any move.
Pliable: You may give a String to a character who has no Strings on you in order to get any of the same benefits as spending a String on them.
Social Network: Whenever you meet an NPC for the first time, choose: take 1 String on them or give them a String against you and mark experience.
Fast Learner: Take +1 forward whenever anyone uses a condition on you to give themselves a bonus.
When you have sex with someone, they select one skin that you cannot become.
You die but you are reborn as something else. Choose another skin that you now become; do whatever is necessary to start playing that skin. The Sex Move and Darkest Self of the skin you become replace The Chrysalis’, but you retain all Strings and conditions and may still choose moves from The Chrysalis when you advance.