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  • Baaldam
    replied to Exalted forum is dead again?
    So it is supposed to be left by the wayside like roadkill even though there are people still trying to use it, to no avail?
    This has been going on for much longer than the january date of the OP might indicate. It's mighty frustrating really,
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  • Usually through the series i would say....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to A poll for a monster I will make!
    Let's go with a B.
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Did the Theoi Punish Ovid?
    That, plus interacting with one of its most notorious elegists in suh a manner sounds like a surefire way to tempt the workings of Fate.


    All of that said, maybe he was anyway....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Albrecht sword.
    Well, i would ask myself at what point of Albrecht's narrative he acquires the facial battle scar and sword, because that back cover image is, afaik, the first depiction of both.
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  • True, memory was playing tricks on me over the matter of Jiangshi discipline set it seems, was quite sure they had either Auspex or Protean when they have neither.


    That said and in an unrelated note, just remembered Mythologies had some stuff on Dream Eating that might be worth re-reading and explore/update too, i guess.


    Also, while doing a quick search on previous discussions of Zmai in the forums....




    I came across this little fragment possibly of some relevance to Leviathan fans....
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  • Some unanswered questions and random subjects rumbling a bit on the mind at moment:


    - How well - or not at all - would the Dukhan work in a game that does not explore Beasts or Leviathans?

    ​- Could Zmai, the Worm (from Predators) be a bridge between not only pangaeans and kindred but leviathans as well?

    - Could Dukhan mesh well with the Alucinor bloodline (from Bloodlines: the Hidden) or vice versa?

    - Would the Dukhan work as a strain of Jiangshi (from VtR 2e) instead of Mekhet?


    Any conclusions or opinions on either...
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  • Honestly, i've just discovered the Dukhan and still have to decide what i might do or not out of them in my chronicles that while having little to nothing to do with Begotten (i don't even have Beast: the Primordial) is kind of heavy in Astral Realm-related shenanigans through bits stolen from Awakening by way of Torpor and the Fog of Eternity among other stuff. Who knows, might even tie up with my never fully developed idea of Alucinor and Usiri not being originally Mekhet or Nosferatu respectively but wayward branches of some long dead clan....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Gangrel and Ventrue disciplines
    Truth be told, while i did make considerable use of some of the concepts connected to the Fog in my own chronicles to amp the mystery & strangeness in relation to Masquerade, as others pointed out the unreliability of individual memory, ubiquitous presence of Dominate, miscommunication between supernatural beings and a number of other factors can explain the uncertainty of facts well enough without the Fog as a sort of barrier. Overall it's not gone per se so much as considerably downplayed.

    (Being honest here - i used and abused it a lot of the Fog, specially by picking some...
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  • Well, they have had male/female division since back in the 80s - what's already curious considering they are robots in the first place.....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Escape from Hunedoara Castle
    It has been more than a decade since i last read Lair of the Hidden, but for most of them it's about getting their crap together, stop making excuses to justify the secret sacrifices to hide the castle, then sincerely go back to the road of rebuilding their Huanity and seeking Golconda instead of just going through the motions, no?

    Maybe not exaclty in that order, but it's mostly about revoking the deal and stop with the regular sacrifices to the demon behind the pact, if memory tricks me not.

    From that perspective, one might say the real antagonist in the tale is not...
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  • Tough question - considering my character was an anathema who managed to fake his destruction in the 80s until very recently, i guess either the Inner Circle of the Camarilla who made him anathema, the justicars who hounded him until that one accident, or prince Francois Villon, who was determined and vengeful enough not to believe the official version and keep a small horde of minions tracking any hints of his continued existence in the intervening decades.

    More recently the truth of his continued existence has been confirmed but due to a number of circunstances and political jockeying,...
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    Last edited by Baaldam; 11-12-2022, 03:34 PM.

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  • Sounds useful and entertaining, something more in V5 to give a better look i guess.



    And hopefully make things more coherent while at it - did that whole "last Cappadocian" little drama ever convince or have use for anyone? The French Revolution chapter was also a bit random/"because it's cool" kind of gratuitous in the context of the chronicle.

    (Or at least it felt that way to me, no real idea of how most readers, STs or players feel about them)



    Oh yeah, mixing the original books with BJD's contemporary ramblings...
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    Last edited by Baaldam; 11-06-2022, 07:57 AM.

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  • Memoriam? Must admit i'm not familiar with. Care to give a quick summary?

    But yeah, playing TC in a not exactly chronological "flashback diaries" episodic style of play to a contemporary chronicle could be a fun way to deal with the books with minimal change to its scattershot narrative.




    Well, what kind of Dracula do you mean? Semi-historical one, with maybe a bit of Gary Oldman's portrayal to it? Well, like he could make a quite respectable ally-nemesis in the vein of Marianna in Giovanni Chronicles, in TC we have a little issue - the story...
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    Last edited by Baaldam; 11-05-2022, 11:02 AM.

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  • I can't say i see things quite the same way, but it's true that TC as written, specially in the first two books, involves a lot of railroad "thou shall not change setting event X" in its main chapters, mixed with little to no guidance to the ST in blending the threads in these chapters into its own chronicle of the intervening decades or centuries between them.

    Going by book as written "play through this event, skip/power up a century or two, play another unavoidable event with little setup, rinse, repeat" seems indeed like very easy to fall into, i'll agree on...
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    Last edited by Baaldam; 11-04-2022, 05:07 PM.

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  • Well, it has been ages since i've given Transylvania Chronicles a good, long read and currently more familiar with V20 than DAV20 proper, so my idea of how DA updates and events since TC came out might affect or clash with the series (except for the possibility of Tremere possessing Goratrix in the middle ages already and the Wan Kuei being erased from continuity) is vague overall, but I definitely think it can be done.

    Big matter, imho at least, is actually getting a clearer and more focused idea of what Transylvania Chronicles is really about, because the original books were quite...
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    Last edited by Baaldam; 11-04-2022, 12:26 PM.

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