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  • I argue the Wyrm isn't something you can really evangelize. It's not the Devil because it's a nonsentient form of destruction. You can't worship it the way you worship the Christian God or make deals with it like Satan. You can EXPERIENCE the Wyrm but you can't talk with the Wyrm. Cults which worship the Wyrm are a bit like their sister-cults in Call of Cthulhu where you make cults in veneration of monsters who don't notice your existence unless it eats you.

    BY CONTRAST, I think the Followers of Set would actually identify the Wyrm with the force of Apep which is something distinct...
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to High Appearance
    On a serious note, beauty is not something that is objective and is measured on the way it effects people. Angelina Jolie, for lack of a better reference, and many other Hollywood starlets would be our objective measure for Appearance 5.

    However, we could have plenty of arguments on the internet (if we were a bunch of Dude Bros) for how, say Halley Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, or Rosario Dawson stacks up. In general, coming with the view Appearance 4 and Appearance 5 is the level of appearance you'll find for Hollywood Stars. How they appear to INDIVIDUALS is in Watsonian terms, how...
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to High Appearance
    Vykos is supposed to be beautiful, it's just the art doesn't reflect it.
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  • Iteration X

    * There's actually a reason Iteration X was Indoctrinated up to level 10 to the point everyone assumed they were the Borg and it wasn't the fact the Computer was doing it. It's generally out of a fear of another Sons of Ether where the power to command matter basically brings out most nerds inner supervillain.
    Building your own Iron Man suit, Gundam, or so on are habits which are very easy to occur with an overactive imagination and the Technocracy wanted to badly suppress. Also, bluntly, a lot of Iteration X members seethed with serious grudges against society for...
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to High Appearance
    I try to avoid making things over-crazy.

    Appearance is just extra dice.

    PRESENCE is mind-blasting beauty.
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to Pure Breed Problem
    Well, that is up to the ST.

    But yes, I would make generally all authority figures but Albretch complete tools....
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  • CTPhipps
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    Well, we're getting into the issue of "Incredibly disruptive players" which is a different issue than "Special Snowflake Syndrome." I've had players who have wanted to play Highlander Immortals, a Justicar who drove around in a forklift, and a human trained by a Predator so I know people who really take it to the next level of disrupting the game. And yes, sometimes I bring down the "Do you want to play the game or not?" on them because it would destroy everything cool about it. I actually convinced one problematic friend in RL to play a straight Toreador Neonate...
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to Pure Breed Problem
    Well are we talking about PCs or NPCs?

    Because PCs being open minded progressive Silver Fangs isn't something which should be a problem because that's out of the ST's hands. If it's NPCs that's up to the ST. No one should be encouraged, save in-game, to be a dick just to fit a tribal stereotype....
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to Pure Breed Problem
    I'm confused, how is it not on purpose?

    I mean the Wendigo and Uktena hating the Europeans is everywhere....
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to Pure Breed Problem
    Mind you, that's actually an in-game problem isn't it? The Silver Fangs are the "rulers" in America because they took over their lands and conquered them with genocide as well as slaughter just like happened with the real work.

    Which is part of the 1E Werewolf conflict between the Pure Lands tribes and Silver Fangs.

    The modern ones are a lot nicer than the older ones but does that make up for anything?...
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  • In short, it was a plan so stupid you'd think the Silver Fangs would be involved.
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  • Well there's a lot of convoluted reasons but the short answer is the Garou generally hate each other and have only recently come to any form of union.

    Also, by the time there was something to do about the staggeringly stupid decision of the WH, it was too late....
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  • Share your house canon for us about Mage: The Ascension

    Pretty much what the title says. Share what you have as canon at your table even if it's not canon in the main games about factions, players, spheres, or how magic works. Talk about anything and anyone as long as it fits into the M:TA universe.

    Metaphysics

    * Every Awakened mage actually "knows" how in-universe magic works. They understand it's a matter of using WillTM to influence RealityTM. This includes Technomancers, Celestial Choirsters, Independents, and Traditionalists. However, Paradigm is still vitally important to keep you from going CRAZY trying to...
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to Pure Breed Problem
    Yeah, I'm going to say no for that. At least at my table.

    If someone wants to play a Silver Fang then they should be able to. If you have a room full of nonasshole Silver Fang then you should play that as the ST.

    "You are all people who share the same beliefs but NO ONE ELSE IN THE TRIBE" shares them.

    The fact they're a group of such believers should be incorporated into the narrative unless the players are uncomfortable with the fact they're not special snowflakes with the others around.

    Just my opinion....
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to Pure Breed Problem
    Then you tell them they should form a Lodge.

    ...
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to Pure Breed Problem
    Mind you, it's a Gothic Punk setting so iconoclast is supposed to be good. After all, all of the tribes are deliberately written as being screwed up. That's just my take, though....
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to Pure Breed Problem
    I think if you want the player characters to be NORMAL examples of a tribe then you're STing wrong. That was always a weird thing about WOD games where everyone was angry about characters going too off concept but player characters should be, ultimately, unique compared to most other tribes.

    Even if, yes, that means they're a gentle hearted (but still tough) Get of Fenris or the sympathetic humble Silver Fang....
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  • I don't think they do actually because that was one of their big sells.

    Also, talk as much smack as you want about Ronin. The simple fact is Lone Wolves are superior to the sniveling weaklings in Gaia's chained service. The best thing any Garou can do is offer their throats to them so they can die for the crime of not being strong enough to live free.

    See? That's how annoying in-character smack is. ...
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  • A Technocracy Construct loses control over a Dimensional Science experiment (probably a massive Paradox Burst) and it results in a huge Umbral Tear into a Spirit Realm.

    Many-many hostile spirits enter into reality....
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  • Thin Bloods, theoretically, could as they can live indefinitely on animal blood and don't suffer the same level of Hunger or the Beast.

    Other vampires?

    Not really.

    It's a curse for a reason....
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