The World of Darkness is basically an “alternate Earth” setting; it’s exactly like our own world, except for the differences. (Isn’t that profound?)
The first big difference is that the WoD is, well, darker. Take everything bad about our world (crime, pollution, corruption) and increase it by a few percent; take everything good (freedom, tolerance, concern for one’s fellow man) and decrease it just a little. This is the basic setting.
The second big difference is that supernatural creatures exist. Werewolves, vampires, and many other creatures are real. Humanity as a whole is completely ignorant of this fact, but the player characters know the truth, because they are supernatural creatures.
So far I have received email from six interested Dopers. Counting those who responded on this thread, that makes eleven potential players. I’ll wait a bit longer to see if anyone else is interested; then sometime this weekend, I’ll send out an email with a more detailed description of how I’d like things to work.
I’m not a warlock. I’m a witch with a Y chromosome.