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  • #31
    I’d want it based on V:tM. It is the most popular WoD line and the vampires in it are more like vampires that people are familiar with. It also has the potential for a lot of interesting intrigue and politics.

    I suppose I’d make the series basically like Game of Thrones. There would be a large cast of characters who are varying levels of shades of gray, often dark gray, with a few truly evil characters. There could be various factions scheming against each other, each with sympathetic characters.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by No One of Consequence View Post

      That is very doable for a show, even on a budget, given that The Orville already has this as part of its FX set. (Clearly the show is part of a plot to make such a thing coincidental.)
      Good to hear this ; I like it because of it's shock value combined with great utility.

      Some more characterful Effects and actions of Technocrats for a TV show :
      -USB drives or CDs that have an option to fry a PC when inserted into it, or to otherwise change and control it's functioning.
      - Appearing on a character's TV screen. Probably late at night on a suddenly turned on TV when the character goes to the kitchen to drink a glass of liquid ; or after some distinctly Technocratic ( "The politician has recently retreated into obscurity...rumours have it that the persons financing and adivisng him since the start of his career have decided to spend their time and effort on other persons..." ) news or program finishes. A whole Amalgam could fit on a TV screen, and they would exchange comments, look around the character's room, and ask some problematic questions to the characters.
      - Setting the alarm at a character's house so that it turns on on several occasion when the character is going in or out of the house, or when they are, for example, making notes about recently encountered Technocrats, or phoning a friend to talk about Technocrats.
      - After a character lets a Technocrat borrow her phone for a second, the character's phone battery breaks ( Coincidental - she had the phone for years and never changed it ) , the spare one she has a few percent of power ( Coincidental - she doesn't remember if she bothered to charge it. ) , and the phone charger short circuits ( Coincidental - she has been using it since years, for more than one phone ) . The second and third are done through a Correspondence Connection established when the character let the Technocrat handle her phone.
      - Changing the color and the serial numbers of a car ; or putting a hologram / illusion of a different appearance.
      - Automatically cleaning and repairing clothing, with a silvery metallic visual.
      Last edited by Muad'Dib; 01-12-2019, 03:56 PM.

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      • #33
        I think modern technology makes a fair amount of that completely coincidental (some of it, such as hacking into someone's digital TV feed is probably doable in the real world with the right equipment). With the phone battery thing, Samsung's problems from a few years ago makes even having the phone battery catch fire or explode be coincidental.

        As for the car thing, that's clearly been part of a long term plan for making such technology Coincidental, as it was one of the gimmicks for a failed 1989 tv pilot "Chameleons". (It was one of those things that followed the Knight Rider template to some degree.) So it's another of those special effects that would be super easy and fairly cheep to do


        What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly. That is the first law of nature.
        Voltaire, "Tolerance" (1764)

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        • #34
          Originally posted by No One of Consequence View Post
          I think modern technology makes a fair amount of that completely coincidental (some of it, such as hacking into someone's digital TV feed is probably doable in the real world with the right equipment).
          It probably is doable in some cases, but TV screens with cameras don't allow for looking around the whole room from the projection ( unless they have a 360 degree camera ) .

          Originally posted by No One of Consequence View Post
          With the phone battery thing, Samsung's problems from a few years ago makes even having the phone battery catch fire or explode be coincidental.
          A Technocrat could damage a phone with Matter Magick so that it would require a repair ( or beyond this ) ; but the point in the described situation is to make the Mage blame herself ( or himself ) for not managing mundane details. The phone or the battery catching fire would probably make the Mage blame it on unusual circumstances.
          Last edited by Muad'Dib; 01-15-2019, 03:56 PM.

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