It's the first day of second semester, and the rumors are abounding!

For starters, there's a new History teacher; apparently Mr. Merrick went missing over the holidays? That's the rumor, anyway. You've got History 302 first period, so you can't wait to find out for sure.

There's also the rumor that the football team had some kind of nasty gang-bang with a diseased hooker, or something…the story gets more outrageous every time you've heard it, but you've seen more than one member of the team trying to hide how uncomfortable they are (some of them being less subtle about
where they're uncomfortable than others!), and Jim Addams, the team captain, is apparently absent today.

Then there are all the new kids, fresh transfers who moved to town recently and are now joining the school with the start of the new semester. Some of them are even Teenage Creatures, like you…maybe you can all figure out why the school feels so much darker, in the paranormal sense, than it did before break.

  —And just the
idea of going to gym makes you nervous, for some reason....

The Hell That Is High School is a one-shot scenario for I Was A Teenage Creature, a stand-alone adventure. The Player Characters have returned to school after the winter holidays, some people are missing, and something paranormal is happening at the school....

IWATC is a narrative-focused urban fantasy RPG where it doesn't matter how strong your werewolf is, or how fast his vampire is, or how beautiful her fae is…what matters is how these characters feel, what drives them to do things, not how inherently capable they are of accomplishing them. What keeps the viewers of Buffy or Teen Wolf or any other young-adult urban fantasy show coming back every episode? Is it the Monster of the Week? No, it's the angst and drama of the young adult characters' lives, how they face the paranormal shinola they're wrapped up in. Come play a character that could star on such a show, and see how their angst and emotions drive their story.

Player characters in IWATC each have a Trope, summing up who they are or what purpose they serve in the story. If you get a character sheet that says "Ditzy Cheerleader" or "Computer Nerd", you already know how to play that character. The rest is figuring out what it means when your Trope is a Werewolf, or a Ghost, or a Hunter, or whatever.

As stated before, I Was A Teenage Creature is a narrative-focused game, using a fairly simple Success-based d10 system. Just bring a handful of d10s and be prepared to get into character and consider your character's motivations, and you'll have a blast exploring what it means to be a Teenage Creature.

If you have any questions at all about I Was A Teenage Creature, feel free to  me!