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  • Originally posted by LostLight View Post
    So how many people out there have been playing/toying with the Playtest? While I must say I was a bit concerned about it (as it felt too limited from the brief preview), I find it quit fun up until now, even though we are just at the end of the first scene so not a lot has happened (kudos from Second Chances, of course).
    To be fair, I am trying to keep us moving like Satan himself is chasing us, since we are on a tight timeline, and play-by-post gets bogged down really easily. If it weren't PbP or if we had a month to playtest, I'd take thing slower and let it play out a bit more. This is a lot of fun though. I like that it's short and punchy. It makes it super easy to run, while still putting my own twist on things by setting it during Doubting Souls and dragging the King in Yellow into things.
    Last edited by Second Chances; 11-05-2017, 03:09 PM.


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    • I'm finding the timeline a little tight, too, and unforeseen real life intrusions have delayed things a bit. Should be able to get results in by the tenth, though, and it's given me some more time to pad out things.

      One thought I had was for Stephanie. Her endowments revolve mostly around controlling demons, so it would be nice if the end result had some sample demons that weren't necessarily the Greater or Elder kind of demons Hunters encounter mostly as enemies. Attributes for a disembodied familiar, a black cat familiar, maybe some dogs to round things out in case someone wants to have their hunter have a pack of dogs for some reason (there's dogs in the Requiem forum but presumably not everyone who gets the book would know).

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      • I managed to run a playtest with some friends, including a couple who had never played CofD before. Saving most of my notes for the official poll, but one question of interpretation that came up:

        MC's Endowment, Gaze of the Penitent, causes a Backlash of -2 to Social rolls for the scene. But the Effect roll is Wits + Empathy. It seems super dumb for the Endowment to penalize its own activation roll, right? I ruled that the -2 didn't apply to the Endowment itself, but that's not specified in the playtest document, so I'm wondering if other people are handling that differently.

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        • I ran the Playtest for a group of 5 over the weekend. None of us have been playing Chronicles of Darkness long, and no one has ever played Vigil before. Having enjoyed the other Onyx games I've played, I was excited to try out the playtest. My group consists of veteran D&D players who have recently been trying out Werewolf the Forsaken, and Mage the Awakening. Everyone had a good time. I wish the playtest window had been longer. Quite a few of my players commented on the notice being short, and I'd have loved to have had more time to prepare. It went well, all things considered. I'm looking forward to the official poll. Hopefully my notes on the game can help out.

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          • Originally posted by Mad_Maudlin View Post
            MC's Endowment, Gaze of the Penitent, causes a Backlash of -2 to Social rolls for the scene. But the Effect roll is Wits + Empathy. It seems super dumb for the Endowment to penalize its own activation roll, right? I ruled that the -2 didn't apply to the Endowment itself, but that's not specified in the playtest document, so I'm wondering if other people are handling that differently.
            Generally speaking, when the system references a "Physical/Mental/Social roll" without further specification, it's talking about rolls based on a Physical/Mental/Social Attribute.


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            • Originally posted by Satchel View Post
              Generally speaking, when the system references a "Physical/Mental/Social roll" without further specification, it's talking about rolls based on a Physical/Mental/Social Attribute.
              Ahhh, that's something to keep in mind then. Thanks, Satchel.

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              • We have a poll about Playtest is now live here - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...uVLAw/viewform

                It's answers be read on November 10th.


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                • Kinda wish I had tested it, if just to see how well the new rules work and answer the poll. If only I didn't already have too many Chronicles to run...

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                  • Responses are only tabulated through tomorrow! Get your Playtested feedback in! I hope the creators are getting some good responses.

                    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...uVLAw/viewform

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