Sanguinus.org is a chat-based online roleplaying game based on the classic Vampire the Masquerade roleplaying game by White Wolf Game Studios. Using IRC (Internet Relay Chat), we roleplay in Alexandria, a fictional city resting on the Atlantic coast, somewhere among the Carolina states. Here, we play vampires of the Camarilla in their nightly quest for survival in the streets of our gothic setting.
The game is run on a dedicated IRC server and is not part of a larger network. The server is on 24 hours a day, so you can sign on at any time anywhere and start playing. There are no set 'game times', and for practicality's sake, it is always considered night time. Our bots keep track of your bloodpool, willpower and other character traits, as well as automating feeding and rolling dice.
Different channels represent different parts of Alexandria. You can only be in one in-character channel at a time, and you must roleplay entering, type what you are doing, and roleplay exiting. And just because you are in the room does not mean you see or hear everything going on. If two characters are speaking hushedly at the bar, a Perception roll is in order to hear them. We have also in character and out of character forums for additional roleplay.
The rules for our game are almost exactly the same as those in the rulebook. If you don't have a copy, we have many players who do who will be more than willing to help you out. We have added some House Rules, but we have tried to keep them to a minimum.
However, our setting is based on the 2nd Edition VtM setting. We (the Storytellers) like the 20th Anniversary edition rules, but we like the Second Edition setting much more. We are using none of the White Wolf metaplot. The Assamites never broke their curse, the Week of Nightmares never occured, New York remains a Sabbat stronghold and so on.
If you are new to the game, or are not familiar with the setting, we suggest you talk to an ST and observe some roleplay before you jump in. There's nothing wrong with being a newbie. Hey, we all were newbies once, and we are very understanding.
So, what are you waiting for? Sign on to irc.sanguinus.org and get on the #approvals channel, where you can make a character and get started.