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  • Elphilm
    replied to Set and Osiris thread
    I don't think the name presents an insurmountable problem. You can simply say that [Typhon] is a much later appellation for a mysterious and unnamed Antediluvian, and that predynastic Egyptians certainly would not have called the vampire by that name. Official books always put the names of Antediluvians in square brackets to indicate that the actual names of the clan founders were not known. I've never understood why the fandom sometimes insists that, say, [Lasombra] and its clan must have literally been called "Lasombra" before the Spanish languages even existed! Vampire society is...
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  • Elphilm
    replied to Set and Osiris thread
    I like where you're going in general, but I wouldn't credit the destruction of Set's original progeny to himself. Mummy is clear that it took a coalition of vampires, mages, mummies, and fera to break the power of Set and drive him out of Egypt for good. It feels cheap to then say that this was Set's plan along. I would much rather have an apocalyptic war at the dawn of time in the deep background of the setting.

    I realize that many people inherently dislike crossovers in the World of Darkness, but I think they're entirely harmless as setting background material, such as the whole...
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  • Elphilm
    replied to Set and Osiris thread
    Gnostic Setites and the clan's creation around 900 BCE don't have to be mutually exclusive. Gnosticism itself originated "only" in the 1st century CE, about a thousand years later. You could even make Gnosticism a product of Setite influence on the early Christian and Jewish sects, if you wanted to go down that road....
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  • Elphilm
    replied to Set and Osiris thread
    I would be wary of inventing new vampires to take on the role of Apep/Apophis. Second Edition sources make it fairly obvious that Set himself is but a servant of some even greater being. For example, The Vampire Players Guide (1993) suggests in the Path of Typhon writeup that the path may have been developed by Set himself, and the text then asks: "What could inspire an Antediluvian, himself a virtual god, to formulate a code of belief and worship?" Mummy Second Edition (1997) finally makes it explicit that Set is a servant of Apophis, and Apophis is none other than the Wyrm. Instead...
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  • Elphilm
    replied to VTM 2e: Tzimisce
    The Players Guide to the Sabbat (1992)....
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