New Bremen itself was originally devised for the PC game Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption, but was ultimately not used. It was recycled for use in the moderated chat.
It later made an appearance in the Digital Web.as a possible realm in the
The chat was attached to a database of characters created by players. Characters would need to be sanctioned by Storytellers (ChatMaster logins) in order to be permitted to play. Many Storytellers had Assistant STs who could "presanction" a character, acting as sort of triage nurses, filtering out the most egregious errors in character creation.
Characters' affiliations were denoted by a series of 24x24 icons.
Known missing icons: Question mark, "lollipop"
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