Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

User Profile

Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
  • Source
Clear All
new posts

  • I dunno about that.

    Cuckoos have severe difficulties when it comes to forming interpersonal relationships, since the temptation for using Brood Parasitism is so strong... and so utterly pointless, since it doesn't fill up the hole inside you. I'd argue they have it a bit worse - at least the Sleepless get to sleep sometimes....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Alright, I've added 4 new Merits to the post. Now they can sleep-vampire people through physical contact, can convince people to fall asleep, and can dismiss Breaking Point rolls by getting a little more tired.

    As for your questions, Vent0 (sorry that I'm not going over everything in detail, but I'm not sure I have anything extra to say there):

    Insomnia actually inflicts a -2 penalty on all rolls for the next day whenever you fail the roll. Essentially, I'd rather they weren't capable of inflicting -2 ~ -4 penalties to everything on a whim.

    And yeah, extra...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • amechra
    replied to A Coil for Physical Intensity
    Quibble: An Exceptional Success on grappling lets you pick another Move. No additional roll happens.

    Also, I don't see how forcing an inhuman "adrenaline surge" (i.e., boosting Speed or Defense) doesn't fit with the short burst of power aesthetic. Though I do see that I forgot to mention "for one turn" in there...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • amechra
    started a topic So... A List of Open Rites

    So... A List of Open Rites

    So, the Ritual Sorcery rules from Dark Eras Companion are kinda cool. As such, I thought it would be nice to make a list of Open Rites (supernatural tricks that any mortal can pull off without buying a merit or gaining a Template).

    The ones I can think of off the top of my head:

    • The "mortal interaction" rules for Ephemerals (Abjuration, Binding, and Warding especially).
    • The "Hidden Moves" rules from Hurt Locker.
    • All of that Amkhata/Relic creation stuff from Mummy that I know nothing about.

    And... that's pretty much...
    See more | Go to post

  • amechra
    replied to A Coil for Physical Intensity
    Ooh, I just thought of something.

    What if the first dot let you spend Vitae on Physical Intensity up to [Coil] times per turn without touching your limit on Vitae spent for that turn?

    So a BP 1 Dragon with five dots in the Coil could spend five Vitae on Physical Intensity each turn, while still having access to that one last bit of vitae/turn for other things?

    For the third dot... why not let them use Physical Intensity to gain +2 Speed or +1 Defense?
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • amechra
    replied to Coil of the Owls?
    Do you see this?

    This is the look of the adherents to the Mystery of the Owl giving no shits.

    And the look of the Ordo Dracul doing their very best to make sure that they don't unearth this research....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • How the heck did that happen?

    Fix'd.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Changeling: Little Nightmares is a game that's come out recently. It's an escape from a Durance, pure and simple. She's an Ogre, by the way.
    Deviant: Cybersix.
    Hunter: Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths, and Legends is great for pulp-y Conspiracy level play.
    Innocents: Mona the Vampire. What?
    Mortals: Detentionaire and Delta State are great inspiration for a Mortals game. Detentionaire is pretty schlock-y, granted, and takes a dive after the first season or so.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • It's a mental list at this point.

    I've been meaning to write it down/set up a playlist/make a tumblr, but I'm lazy.

    Profoundly so....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • amechra
    started a topic [Video] A Prime Example of Majesty

    [Video] A Prime Example of Majesty



    You even have someone breaking it by lashing out....
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by amechra; 05-14-2017, 10:43 PM.

  • And...

    Added to my list of neat music videos.

    In exchange:





    EDIT: Oh, yeah, the first vid is NWS. It's a bit... adult....
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by amechra; 05-14-2017, 09:04 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • amechra
    started a topic [Video] I'm Pretty Sure This Goes Here

    [Video] I'm Pretty Sure This Goes Here



    No, seriously, there's a chronicle idea in here.

    And it screams Hunter....
    See more | Go to post

  • Very fine. Very fine indeed.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Yep.

    I mean, just to steal an example from elsewhere - Spare Parts would be a Resilience Scale under this variant, rather than belonging to the Coil of the Ascendant. And Vigor might get a scale that's roughly equivalent to Augmented Vitae Draught (which belongs to the Coil of the Wyrm).

    Compare that to the stuff you can normally do with a Devotion....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • amechra
    started a topic Coil of the Owls?

    Coil of the Owls?

    I've had an idea I've been stuck on for a while: a Heretical Coil that "deals with" the Strix.

    I know I want it to mitigate the drawbacks of being possessed by a Strix, seeking an apotheoses through merging with a Strix (as the dominant partner, hopefully). I also know that I want one of the higher dots to be the ability to replace the embrace with the creation of a Shadow Potency 1 Strix that's... well disposed... towards them (possibly through the Vinculum, ignoring the Strix's normal immunity).

    Is this a terrible plan? Yes. That's why it's utterly heretical....
    See more | Go to post

  • amechra
    started a topic [Variant] Mysteries of the Flesh

    [Variant] Mysteries of the Flesh

    Under this rules-variant, Physical Disciplines are considered to be both normal Disciplines and Coils belonging to appropriately-named Mysteries. For most characters, this doesn't change anything. However, for members of the Ordo Dracul, this lends a few synergistic effects:

    • When purchasing a new dot of the Discipline, they may pay either the cost for a dot of the Discipline or a dot of the Coil, whichever would be lower. For example, a Daeva who has chosen to focus on the Mystery of Resilience could purchase Resilience dots for three XP each.

    • They may develop...
    See more | Go to post

  • amechra
    replied to Death Magic For Healing Purposes
    Can't Death Unmaking straight-up bring back the dead?
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • amechra
    replied to So You Want To Be An Exorcist
    Maybe.

    A friend just lent me their copy of the Dark Eras Companion, and I'm looking at Open and Closed Rites at the moment. When I'm done analyzing, I'll probably toss it up as its own section.

    EDIT: It's pretty simple, actually - if your ST lets you, buy at least Ritual Sorcerer. It lets you pick up Mastery of (say) Abjuration, which would give you +1 die and +1 Resolve while abjuring a spook. That's really darn solid....
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by amechra; 05-09-2017, 09:29 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • amechra
    replied to So You Want To Be An Exorcist
    Camera Obscura is actually terrible by itself for the purposes of fighting ephemerals.

    • It only affects un-manifested ephemerals, and only deals Bashing. Compare pulling out the thing's Bane or a Consecrated Weapon, which are still useful if it manifests, and which deal Lethal to gribblies in Twilight.

    • Unless I'm reading it wrong, you have to spend the Willpower every turn. That's really darn expensive.

    • It gives the area you're fighting in the Open condition, which is not good. Compare, again, to Bane or Consecrated Weapon, which don't do that.
    ...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • amechra
    replied to So You Want To Be An Exorcist
    Hurt Locker Update

    OK, now that Hurt Locker has come out (OK, it came out a while ago), I thought I'd update this:

    Bless Amulet: It's gone from a one-dot merit to a one-to-three dot merit. If you grab all three dots, your amulets are permanent, so you might want to make some for all your friends.
    Consecrate Weaponry: Now you can deal Lethal to ephemeral beings in Twilight. It's a bit more worth it, but you'd still be better off finding the Bane.
    Hardened Exorcist: Is entirely unchanged - it's still really awesome.

    =---=

    There probably...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:

No activity results to display
Show More

Profile Sidebar

Collapse
amechra
amechra
Member
Last Activity: Today, 07:13 AM
Joined: 11-16-2013
Location:
Working...
X