A game of Trial & Terror: SVU should play out like an episode of the popular television crime drama Law & Order. The game will begin with a couple of cops investigating a heinous crime on the streets of New York City and will follow this investigation all the way through to the end of the trial. Only the New York of Trial & Terror: SVU is a bit different than the New York of Law & Order. Vampires, ghosts, lycanthropes, ghouls, and monsters of all shades and stages of undeath inhabit, work, and play in the city and the world at large just like regular folks. And we’re all struggling to get along.
The cops and lawyers of Trial & Terror: SVU specialize in the apprehension and prosecution of paranormal criminals. As well as dealing with supernatural victims of crimes. Many of them may in fact be monsters themselves a zombie beat cop who just made detective or a prosecutor who channels an elder god of justice.