This is the first writeup of the Dresden Files Campaign titled ‘Changing Seasons’, GM’d by Dave Rust. The game is (obviously) set in the Dresden universe, in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. These two cities are caught in a disturbing flux; St. Paul is a representative of stasis and decay with corruption riding the halls of leadership. Minneapolis in contrast is an exemplification of change for the better and progress, but has its own dark underpinnings. On top of all of this, the shattered remains of the Spring and Autumn Courts have made the area their last stronghold against Summer and WInter, clinging tenaciously to existence against the far more powerful forces of their rivals. Relative to the Dresden books, our stories begin during or just after the events in Turn Coat.
Into this come our characters, the possible heroes of the coming tales.
Eric Morgan- A former thief and current private investigator, Eric was once human; now however, due to the magics of a mysterious belt he is now a humanoid coyote. His human appearance is only a mask of magic. He is known to the supernatural community, but has no significant reputation or legacy as of yet. He has been employed by the firm of Eldridge, Vickers & Nous for about three years now.
Alex Carlson/Marcus Raith- A scion of the Raith line of White Court Vampires, Alex has yet to come into his full inheritance as an emotional vampire. He is a skilled speaker and lives the life of a dilletante, dividing his time between work and play. He is the grandson of Curt Carlson, after all, and money is part of his life. Most people find him charming and well spoken, and few are counted as enemies.
‘Ghost’- A young woman of mixed Asian/Occidental heritage, Ghost has made her home here in the Twin Cities after her father’s death and mother’s apparent abandonment. Mysteries surround her, and it doesn’t help that she appears much younger than her actual age of 18. She is gifted with magic, a talent that she continues to develop as time goes on.
Hunter Strong (GM’s character)- Hunter is a young man possessed of a magical artifact that grants him strength and other physical gifts; he was given this by his grandfather, who died at the hands of the local criminal element. He decided that it was his duty (or burden) to strike out against the gangs of St. Paul, and has made it his quest to rid that city of one gang in particular, the Frogtown Gobs.
Reggie Valentine- Reggie is a young Changeling, currently associated with the Summer Court in less-than-apparent ways. He is kin to the Gruffs, a type of goatlike Fey who hold high position within Summer. Reggie is also a thief, a very good one; he is off-and-on used by Summer to ‘obtain’ items of interest for the Court. Though he has no significant differences from the bulk of humanity, that will likely not last...
Theresa Camble- A shapeshifter, Theresa can assume the deadly form of a jaguar at will. She works as a nurse at HCMC, and has kept a relatively low profile in the supernatural community. She currently resides in the same building as Reggie Valentine.
Piotr Rabinovich- Piotr is a third-generation American whose family originated in Russia. He is a werebear, able to take the form of a disturbingly large and powerful ursine at will. He acts as a protector in his neighborhood, patrolling nightly to discourage the less-desirable elements of society from causing harm. This area includes the Como Park area as well as the site of the State Fair. His protective desires developed after his grandfather died in a robbery at the family bakery. Leaving his city of birth behind after this, he settled in the Twin Cities and established a new life.( Opening Salvos )