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  • Most of what i have done is streamlining by cutting the signature disciplines and making them into devotions, variant powers or, in some specific instances, occult rituals in the vein of those used by Garou (or some Sabbat and lone kindred exposed to less well known esoteric practices). Unfinished, among other things, because i keep tweaking things here and there depending on what i feel like using as a clue or easter egg to some chronicle-specific lore change and so on.

    Malkavian: Auspex, Dominate, Obfuscate (Dementation is acessed through a background/merit called "enlightened...
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  • Why not have him as a mummy instead, considering mummified sacred crocodiles were definitely a thing?...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to New directions with the old Infernals
    Can't say i agree with that - where i to define She Who Lives in Her Name's themes as anything it would very much be as exquisite glass globes shimmering with light instead of snow and can seen deeply peaceful in their silence but are actually forever bubbling full of radiactive-toxic verdigris flame in the brink of an explosion of petty hate of cosmic proportions - but can see where the visuals might lead to that particular sci-fi-esque imagery trope....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to What's your ideal society?
    They do not, but there's considerable conceptual space in the toolkit of all of them to do so. Let's not be disingenuous and admit the potential for all too easy abuse is in the mechanics already. Even social skills Excellencies with their capacity to enhance one's capacities at convincing and manipulation can be a little too close to taking advantage of confidence man tricks in some ways.

    There are ways to avoid the (many) pittfalls, but it requires an active and constant effort on its part. It's a temptation very different from the one Integrity charms might serve as defense against....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to What's your ideal society?
    You definitely can use them that way with comical use - the question is if it's a just or morally right thing to do. And most of times i would say, definitely not, at least by our standards.

    All of that said, it's perfectly possible, even probable i'd say, for a character to come from a personal & cultural background with moral standards quite different and even outright counter to our own contemporary sensibilities. So i'd say "where would your character's ethics & morals stand in relation to your own" is the first spot to stop and think about things a little. ...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to What's your ideal society?
    The religion ain't half bad as long as you are not a celestial Exalt or some local deity profiteering from a "prayer racket" of sorts through abusing one's purview. While it is slanted in favor of Dragon-blooded authority, it does have something of a mandate of heaven/rightful rulership worldview baked in, meaning that immaculate monks will not always rubberstamp whatever dynasts and in a number of cases have been the first to gather the people in peasant rebellions against them.



    Well, my ideal society would be a somewhat egalitarian one, what kind of runs...
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  • Well, technically speaking it did not come back because, from your own description, it sounds like a whole new kind of problem, at least to me...
    What's quite weird and bothersome too, no denying....
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  • That actually gave me an interesting idea for a high BP elder anywhere: collect or embrace a number of high humanity, low BP kindred.
    Subtly use Dominate to further incentive them subsist in animal blood. Now it has a vitae-providing herd as long as it erases their memories of regular feedings on them.

    Yes, there's still the chance of vinculum, something one probably does not risk with Revenants, but those can be terribly wasteful of blood long with other issues....
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  • Time-traveling alien dungeon-crawlers possessed by demonic shapechangers? Sounds doable? ...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to The Fate of Taason the Black
    Honestly that's already a step-up from Hollowfaust and even more so from Hornsaw, where not even his name is found in the Glivid-Autel chapter, really.
    I'm a little surprised to find such stuff in the book you cited instead, but considering Airat's case too, guess i shouldn't be.
    I was getting half-tempted to just treat him as a maxed (Wiz(Nec)17) cohort of Airat and leave at it.

    Anyway, thanks for the tip. This should afford lots of hooks & opportunities for my overly ambitious (in a big dreams, not power-hungry, sort of way) Disciple of Abyss char to get himself...
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  • Baaldam
    started a topic The Fate of Taason the Black

    The Fate of Taason the Black

    So, i kind of noticed a somewhat glaring absence on info on Taason the Black, the OG leader of the Disciples of the Abyss and one of the founders of Hollowfaust, after the exposure of his many crimes against the city-state & its denizens in collusion with Ahrmuzda Airat and their expulsion along with followers, that would lead to the founding of Glivid-Autel. The absence more telling in the Hornsaw module, where the one reference to any necromancers beside Airat's ilk in the whole book is of how "those members of the Disciples of the Abyss who were cast out folded seamlessly into the...
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  • So basically Brazilia, alt Requiem edition? Any chance of Niemeyer being a Dragon's retainer? He did have a quite respectable lifespan.......
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Your Headcanon II
    Many kinds of folklore and weird occult traditions exist across all corners around spiders, specially a variety of species notable for possessing colored dot arrangements resembling the 25 constellations of the skies associated with the five maidens of Fate.

    Their varieties and names are many, but most savants and mystics will sagely nod to the common titles of Constellation Weavers, Pattern Spiders or Star Spiders, with those of dark blue or black bodies and dots in the color of their maiden (yellow for journeys, red for battle and so on) being the most valued by sages, priests,...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to I wish we had more old-man exalts
    I can definitely see the Lunar warrior Strength of Many being quite particularly ambivalent toward such a notion indeed....
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  • Yes, to both this and the fact that some regnants are cunning enough to be able to exploit the emotions engendered by the Vinculum while keeping their abuse of the (supposedly) one-sided relationship somewhat subtle, at least for a time....
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  • No owl? ...
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  • Can't deny, those are some pretty scary statistics indeed for a city of its size....
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  • Oh boy, that weird moment when the discussion sounds kind of interesting but it's kind of complicated because you never used any of those metaplot events in the first place due to how utterly off-kilter the homebrew lore of your own game is in relation to the canon.....Oy vey.

    But here we go anyway, for git and shiggles:


    - Brujah, Gangrel & Malkavians still have that usual schizo dynamic where they produce almost as many anarchs & Caitiffs as tradition-abiding kindred that try to fit the status quo.


    - The "Camarilla is changing/when...
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  • Fair point, but what would the main differences be, beside perhaps pack/team coreographies/tactics, then?...
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  • So more Fangire than Sabbat perhaps? I guess it goes well with the sentient buildings with eyes and mouth....
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