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  • Originally posted by DArchon5 View Post
    I have a concept in mind, though I might be a bit inactive due to college reasons. Nevertheless, I'll post my character here once I have them all lined up in my head.
    Hi, thanks for expressing interest! Due to my own personal life and work obligations, the reality is that we probably aren’t going to be moving at any breakneck speed. I would like people to be able to post on average ~2-3 times per week, or at least weekly during times when you’re really busy. If you think that is unrealistic with your schedule, let me know.


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    • That's good actually, twice a week is more than fine. Especially since I've just gone past mid-semester tests. Finals are a few months out at least.

      Also, a question. Would it be alright for my character's brother to be a Changeling? At least one still in his Durance? I made a bunch of crossover characters for fun a while back and one of them is a brother sister pair of Mage and Changeling. Not including him would be okay, but might shift a few things.

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      • I would say sure, pitch the character concept in a way that sounds the most fun for you. If you want the sibling NPC to be more influential or available to help you out, make sure that you take an appropriate number of dots in a relevant merit, such as Allies, Retainer, and/or True Friend.

        I will say that I know very little about Changeling so I’ll need to read up on it more if you end up joining us. But I’m all for crossovers when implemented thoughtfully and tastefully.
        Last edited by rwknoll; 10-18-2020, 07:03 AM.


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        • Second Chances DArchon5 squidheadjax - Just a reminder in case it was lost in the past few pages, but when you have time, please use the following format to pitch your character concept.

          Concept: Summarize your character concept in one phrase or short sentence.
          Sympathetic Name:
          Shadow Name:
          Path:
          Order:
          Legacy:
          (If you have one in mind)
          Virtue:
          Vice:

          Background: Please provide a brief narrative summary of the character concept, taking into consideration how your background may fit into the greater Mysteries described in the introductory post in this thread. You can also include information about the character's Awakening.

          You can go back and edit your post later to add more details. At the very least, if you have an idea on which Path(s) most interests you, that would be helpful to know for the other players working on character creation. I'm not opposed to having multiple players of the same Path, but I do think the cabal and the game would benefit if most/all of the Paths were covered, or at least most of the Arcana.


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          • Obviously WIP, but wanted to get it out there before sleeping...

            Concept: Magical Private Eye
            Sympathetic Name: Sylia Swift, PI
            Shadow Name: TBD (Trying to come up with one that would sound like an obvious spy codename or something)
            Path: Acanthus
            Order: Free Council
            Legacy:: undecided
            Virtue: Generous
            Vice: Vindictive
            Background: Disillusioned former cop falls down the rabbit hole, comes out determined to use magic to help people even if she usually can't let them know that's what's going on.

            Fate 3 Time 2 Prime 1, most likely.

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            • Here's mine, it's a bit pretentious, but bear with me here:

              Concept: Heavy is the Head That Wears the Crown of Wisdom
              Sympathetic Name: Rene Fraser
              Shadow Name: Fatewise
              Path: Acanthus
              Order: Mysterium
              Legacy: Something with Mind Ruling
              Virtue: Steadfast
              Vice: Curious
              Background: She never asked to be Awakened, to wake from the comforting dream and know true reality does to people. What it did to her brother. But she does See, she does Know. And she won't let something like that happen without her knowing ever again.

              She'll have something like Fate 3, Time 1, Prime 2 for the Universal Counterspell Attainment

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              • Hmm, maybe I should come up with a moros instead...

                (I do have the idea already, it was competing with the Acanthus. A thief who no lock will gainsay...)
                Last edited by squidheadjax; 10-19-2020, 12:47 PM.

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                • Originally posted by squidheadjax View Post
                  Obviously WIP, but wanted to get it out there before sleeping...

                  Concept: Magical Private Eye
                  Sympathetic Name: Sylia Swift, PI
                  Shadow Name: TBD (Trying to come up with one that would sound like an obvious spy codename or something)
                  Path: Acanthus
                  Order: Free Council
                  Legacy:: undecided
                  Virtue: Generous
                  Vice: Vindictive
                  Background: Disillusioned former cop falls down the rabbit hole, comes out determined to use magic to help people even if she usually can't let them know that's what's going on.

                  Fate 3 Time 2 Prime 1, most likely.
                  Neat ideas as a start. Do you see this character as having a professional background in law enforcement before becoming a PI? Or is that a new role or idea since she Awakened? As you work on fleshing out the background more, please also think of ways her interests and background might tie in with the Chronicle-specific setting details in the introductory OOC and IC threads.

                  Is Sylia the sympathetic name or did you mean Sylvia?

                  You are welcome to keep her as Acanthus, but I’m curious, what are your thoughts about Moros? Definitely would lend itself well to detective work with regards to investigating crime scenes or homicide cases.


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                  • Originally posted by DArchon5 View Post
                    Here's mine, it's a bit pretentious, but bear with me here:

                    Concept: Heavy is the Head That Wears the Crown of Wisdom
                    Sympathetic Name: Rene Fraser
                    Shadow Name: Fatewise
                    Path: Acanthus
                    Order: Mysterium
                    Legacy: Something with Mind Ruling
                    Virtue: Steadfast
                    Vice: Curious
                    Background: She never asked to be Awakened, to wake from the comforting dream and know true reality does to people. What it did to her brother. But she does See, she does Know. And she won't let something like that happen without her knowing ever again.

                    She'll have something like Fate 3, Time 1, Prime 2 for the Universal Counterspell Attainment
                    Not pretentious, but I am very interested to learn more about Rene’s history before her Awakening. Your character concept emphasizes how she will view Supernal truths and the Fallen World now that she has Awakened, but who was she before? What was her relationship with her brother before their respective changes, and how is it now?

                    Remember that the characters will all be newly awakened, essentially within the past few weeks. So I really want to see characters with really well defined backstories. Bonus points to relationships with characters I can use as NPCs to easily bring in plot hooks.

                    Also, if you do have interest in a Legacy with Mind as the ruling arcanum, have you considered starting with at least Mind 1? Or was it intentional to start without that? Just curious.


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                    • Originally posted by rwknoll View Post

                      Neat ideas as a start. Do you see this character as having a professional background in law enforcement before becoming a PI? Or is that a new role or idea since she Awakened? As you work on fleshing out the background more, please also think of ways her interests and background might tie in with the Chronicle-specific setting details in the introductory OOC and IC threads.

                      Is Sylia the sympathetic name or did you mean Sylvia?

                      You are welcome to keep her as Acanthus, but I’m curious, what are your thoughts about Moros? Definitely would lend itself well to detective work with regards to investigating crime scenes or homicide cases.
                      Yeah, ex-cop, and that would have been the correct spelling of the name. I'd mostly planned to lean heavily on Postcognition, Supernal Vision, Lucky Number and Shifting the Odds to do the magically supercharged detective stuff. Not sure about shifting that idea over to Moros... aside from being able to ask dead people what killed them in a variety of ways, it doesn't really have the sort of tools I would have wanted to use. Easily get into places and sneak around and stuff, but, eh. Been having a 'Lady Thief' idea that uses those tools in more fun ways for me. Not finished baking... not particularly sure about her Awakening, but I can probably tie it into the goings-on that have been going on.

                      Concept: Enlightened 'Lady' Thief
                      Sympathetic Name: Syrine Summers
                      Shadow Name: TBD
                      Path: Moros
                      Order: Guardians
                      Legacy: Any Forces-related Moros out there?
                      Virtue: Generous
                      Vice: Addictive
                      Background: Relatively well-off suburban girl starts shoplifting and other petty thievery for the thrill of it, assuages her conscience by redistributing some of what she takes to people in need, starts getting enmeshed in more and more weirdness until she comes out the other side of the Labyrinth.

                      Matter 2, Forces 2, Death 2. Can get through any sort of mundane security, stay unseen, and wipe all traces of her passing, in addition to throwing a surprisingly mean right hook when she gets into trouble.

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                      • Hey, if you would rather play an Acanthus, please don’t feel obligated to pitch a Moros character concept. I would rather not have more than 2 of the same Path but if the Acanthus character you pitched is who you are more interested in playing, then work on fleshing out that background more.

                        Both characters seems really cool and could find ways to fit in with the CofD Chicago setting.


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                        • I am in conundrum, because I am more attached to that idea than I thought I would be, but it's looking like there's going to be quite a bit more overlap than just Path there.
                          DArchon5 , what sort of stuff were you actually planning on doing?

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                          • Also trying to tag Second Chances - any idea of at least which Path you might want to play? Assuming you're still interested in the game and able to play?


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                            • Originally posted by rwknoll View Post
                              Not pretentious, but I am very interested to learn more about Rene’s history before her Awakening. Your character concept emphasizes how she will view Supernal truths and the Fallen World now that she has Awakened, but who was she before? What was her relationship with her brother before their respective changes, and how is it now?

                              Remember that the characters will all be newly awakened, essentially within the past few weeks. So I really want to see characters with really well defined backstories. Bonus points to relationships with characters I can use as NPCs to easily bring in plot hooks.

                              Also, if you do have interest in a Legacy with Mind as the ruling arcanum, have you considered starting with at least Mind 1? Or was it intentional to start without that? Just curious.
                              Rene is a high school student/recent graduate; haven't figured exactly how old she is, but its somewhere around there and her brother Jack is around there as well. She met her brother quite recenntly, since because their parents decided to get married. They started off ambivalent to each other but got closer as time went on.

                              Then Jack got kidnapped by the True Fae.

                              Rene got suspicious of the Fetch as soon as he crossed the door. She became more distant, feeling like Jack turned into a stranger overnight. She watches him out of the corner of her eyes, trying to figure out why she felt like this.

                              Eventually, one of two things happened: either Rene finally managed to see through the Mask somehow, or Jack managed to come home, changed by his Durance.

                              This is what prompts her Awakening.

                              If Jack is still in Arcadia, then she would be trying to find out as much as she can about the Fae and what the hell happened to the real Jack. If not, then Rene is struggling to help her brother out. She doesn't understand what happened to him, but damn it if she doesn't try.

                              Not quite sure what would be more interesting, but I'm leaning towards Jack being out.

                              As for Mind, I kinda wanted Prime 2 for the Counterspell though. Maybe I'll move a point from Fate...

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                              • Originally posted by squidheadjax View Post
                                I am in conundrum, because I am more attached to that idea than I thought I would be, but it's looking like there's going to be quite a bit more overlap than just Path there.
                                DArchon5 , what sort of stuff were you actually planning on doing?
                                I mean, I have a few other concepts that I can change around to fit the mage theme instead of Rene if you really need it.

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