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  • "What in hell is wrong with you!?" - A collection of quirks, flaws, and obsessions

    So I was thinking about how to present the otherness of the Created through roleplaying after my last chronicle ended. Players often forget that mechanics cannot do all the work for them, and so they were confused by the idea of losing their powers (yes, again) in exchange for mortality.

    So I thought that having a collection of quirks, flaws, obsessions and whatnot for players to skim through would allow for a better understanding of the alien nature of Prometheans, and their quest for mortality. Feel free to add your owns.

    -An unreasonable hatred of flowers, they'll sometimes wreck a garden for seemingly no reason or break flower pots on impulse
    -Always tries to hold someone's hand
    -Takes random polaroid pictures all the time. Even during stealth missions or important meetings
    -Explains their emotions or impulses when having them. It gets weird when Torment rises or when they start to feel love (or lust) towards strangers
    -Eats uncooked food only, including meat
    -Tries new haircut about once a week (always done by themselves and they have no clue how to use scissors)
    -Inflicts self-harm after what they consider a sin. Usually on the spot and immediately

  • Firkraag
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    -Refers to things wants to be true as if they are true.
    -Only argues to determine or change, how things are.
    -Talks as if don't exist, only refers to consequences of her actions. Never to herself.
    -Wonders who are 'Somebody', 'Anybody' and 'Nobody'.
    -Annoyed with people, not being able to hear a voice (thoughts) in her head.
    -Only "can" learn new things through instructions, written or otherwise.
    -Seriously contemplates a theory, that shadows are an extension of things, that cast them.
    -Treats past and future as actual places one can get to. Certainly, somebody should know where they are. People wouldn't complain about it so often, otherwise.

    Somewhat, off topic, but reading this thread reminded about aphantasia" (wikipedia).


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  • Urbenmyth
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    Thinks automated speech systems are people and tries to talk to them.

    Doesn't understand the concept of a "childhood" or how children are different then adults.

    Can't tell the difference between fictional accounts and real accounts, which may get them into problems when they assume WW2 is a made-up war from call of duty.

    Never deviates from very precise grammatical rules.

    Only talks in the present tense.

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  • SunlessNick
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    Gets endlessly frustrated at the existence of different languages - how can such a barrier to community be permitted to exist?

    Conversely, regards different languages as essential to the different facets of humanity, and tries to learn a new one for each Refinement (or even Role).

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  • SunlessNick
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    And since humans have souls, which are widely considered to be immortal, a Promethean might still have trouble with the idea that a human dying means they're not "here" any more.

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  • Tessie
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    Either way is there a mention in the book that the Promethean would recognize even their own mortality? Sure, getting hurt is something to be avoided due to pain and loss body functionality (if say a limb got removed since Created don't suffer from wound penalties), but could a Promethean simply not realize that taking too much damage can actually kill them?
    Well, the first time they don't die permanently, but being resurrected could easily lead to the faulty assumption that no deaths are permanent.

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  • Urbenmyth
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    Originally posted by milo v3 View Post
    Go back to the "The Journey to the River" section and take note to the first word of the paragraph :P
    ...
    Well.
    Oops.

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  • milo v3
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    Originally posted by Urbenmyth View Post
    If I'm reading the 2ed rules correctly, a promethean can come back to life as often as it likes, barring destruction of the heart/GM fiat?
    Go back to the "The Journey to the River" section and take note to the first word of the paragraph :P

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  • Urbenmyth
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    If I'm reading the 2ed rules correctly, a promethean can come back to life as often as it likes, barring destruction of the heart/GM fiat?

    Either way, it's far less permanent then it is for humans, who are near-universally on their first death.

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  • Master Aquatosic
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    Originally posted by Urbenmyth View Post
    Doesn't understand that for humans, death is permanent.
    Isn't death pretty permanent for Prometheans if they have already died once unless they are an Osiran?

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  • Urbenmyth
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    Can't tell the difference between people and dolls/mannequins/puppets ect, gets unnerved when they don't talk back.

    Only uses the first/second/third person when talking, regardless of context.

    Only feels comfortable using a few stock phase ("hello sir" "I'll take that one please" "It was nice to meet you") and tries to build conversations around them.

    Completely lacks the concept of "authority" and doesn't see why they should listen to these people just because they have badges.

    Doesn't understand that for humans, death is permanent.

    Causally eats waste/animals in public.

    Only talks by imitating what others have already said.

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  • SunlessNick
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    Reverse-animism. Humans are alive, Prometheans are heading for alive, everything else is dead and static - so they get very antsy around machines that can perform functions without human input, such as automatic doors.

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  • Demigod Beast
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    Children sometimes have trouble separating fantasy from reality, so....

    The Promethean thinks everything on TV is true. To avoid the goofiness, this can turn into a dangerous 'stalker-y' style behavior, if the Promethean's favorite character on the television is being 'oppressed' and in need of being 'protected'.

    Also, the Promethean might 'fall in love' with a fictional TV character and be bewildered and hurt when the reality falls far short of the carefully-structured inner fantasy-world the Promethean's built up in his or her's head.

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  • Mangle77
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    Cannot comprehend the concepts of metaphor, simile, sarcasm, or euphemism.

    Extreme difficulty with gender pronouns.

    ‚ÄčTakes any superstition they encounter as an absolute fact.

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  • SunlessNick
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    Always reads aloud whatever they write, and gets anxious when they don't have the means to write down what they're saying when they speak.

    Has trouble parsing communication that takes place out of their presence (ie, that two people can share information when the Promethean isn't around).

    A morbid fear of touching anyone (a more specific fear might be that doing so could burn them with the Divine Fire).

    Always - or never - prefers to eat the type of food they last saw a human eating.

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