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  • Khanwulf
    replied to Were-mallrats
    They wear hole-y jeans!

    --Khanwulf

    PS. --and T-shirts.

    PPS. Some of them have additional piercings beyond the norm. That is to say, holes.......
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  • There's been some conversation on the topic but let me briefly summarize what has been logically concluded (whether to full satisfaction or not is another matter):

    1. The Mask is in place for other supernaturals.
    2. Other supernatural abilities that pierce deception do so normally.
    3. A powerstat-contested roll may not apply unless the Changeling is using a specific ability (Glamour, Contract, etc.) to strengthen their Mask.

    So, Changeling X may look normal-ish, but they will smell off to a werewolf's supernatural senses, and "ping" as supernatural...
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  • Khanwulf
    replied to Were-mallrats
    They nibble holes in wallets. Or at least in the resistance to frivolous purchasing. And their rituals are euphoric in congregation.... (Especially around the mall-rat holy days.)

    They also skateboard while being chased by security, but that's another thing. Or not--think of it as poking holes in the fabric of authority!

    On the magath note: this is what you get when beshilu wander into a mall and get eaten by potent consumerism spirits. They... don't digest quite right.

    --Khanwulf
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  • Correction.

    It's a hard "K" sound and shows up in Anglo-Saxon in various places. One meaning is "kind". Think of it as the English word "kin" (as in kinfolk) or "race" as in people. This is not the only possibility however, as the position and extra 'n' looks like it is the adjective 'cyn' (akin, suitable, fit, proper). There are obvious similarities between the two uses, but they are not exactly analogous to our English usage.

    You can use the soft 's' sound if you're Korean and latinizing your name Shin, however. I don't think...
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  • Going to necro my own thread to add something that occurred to me the other day while reading Changeling 2e.
    Weihann Cynn deal in formal contracts and reciprocity relationships. We know a snippet of their capabilities in the merit that enables ironclad exchange of favors--somehow.
    Changelings deal in formal contracts and ferociously reciprocital relationships. Because the Wyrd has its day. And its pay. Gipping the Wyrd and welshing out on your obligations means you have Real Bad Unspecified Things Happen to You! (Don't ask!)
    Weihann Cynn were active in that most faerie-ful...
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  • I'd love to see VtR taken for a drive through a generational play experience of personal management and events. Kinda like a mashup of Crusader Kings and The Guild--by night.

    The risk is that you end up with a metagame influencing things. VtR, however, might fare better in that it has some characters and a few defined events, but no meta to speak of. Just sandbox and go.

    There is, however, a fascination with first-person games and at that point you can just write your own factions, mechanics and story to go with the vampire tale you want to tell through the medium. No...
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  • Edit: responded to wrong post....
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    Last edited by Khanwulf; 03-20-2019, 10:21 AM.

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  • Khanwulf
    replied to Uther Pendragon
    Good points. And the nimbus issue is one that has been worrying at me. Last thing Merlin wants is his magic fingerprints literally all over that situation--even if the story gets out he was a helper in it, later. (Sounds like someone unraveled a mystery, eh?)

    My assumption is that Merlin figures out Uther's Proximi capabilities fairly early. That's part of why I initiated this discussion--I want to understand what Uther could do otherwise, how extensively he might have to rub shoulders with mages (he clearly trusted Merlin a lot) and what he could do with his personal magic when...
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  • Khanwulf
    replied to Uther Pendragon
    Thanks for this! I do have the mage book, but most appreciate the breakdown.

    Uther as a character is defined by being a rather competent warlord, and then totally losing his stuff when he sees the uber-beauty that is Igraine (or, Ygraine if you like). He keeps her and her husband, Gorlois, as prisoners of courtesy and spends time trying to get close to her, before they figure it out and run away without permission from their host (Uther). This pretext sets Uther against his duke, Gorlois, leading to his besieging her at Tintagel and Gorlois at Terrabil. Eventually Uther loses patience...
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  • Khanwulf
    replied to Uther Pendragon
    Thanks, that's helpful. And to the question: no, I'm not expecting a PC to get the bloodline, but I should have an idea of what else Utter could do with it, or his descendents.

    I really appreciate pointers here because mage is important and I'm impossible with it.

    --Khanwulf...
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  • Khanwulf
    replied to Uther Pendragon
    Yeah and my thinking has gone from "mage" to "proximi" to "what can I do to minimize this" as I want to downplay the impact of true magic on a crossover game with at best a weak proximi PC.

    And I'm not sure what spells and disadvantages to give an Uther Pendragon bloodline, though I'd be happy to make it potent and just assume Uther himself squandered his advantages amidst chasing a crown and skirts.

    He's the Harvey Weinstein of 5th Century Britain, and his ultimate downfall and the death of his court (poisoned?) could be due in part to paradox...
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  • Khanwulf
    started a topic Uther Pendragon

    Uther Pendragon

    This is a rather specific request for advice.

    Ok, in Arthurian legend Uther Pendragon was magically disguised as Gorlois in order to enter that dude's castle (under siege) and sleep with his wife, engendering Arthur.

    One version has Merlin performing the magic disguise. Another version has Uther himself as doing so, making him a holder of "one of the three great enchantments of the Island of Britain" -- even though he apparently needed Merlin's help with the ritual (and probably Menw son of Teirwaedd, who learned the enchantment from Uther).

    So....
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  • Well, if we have an egotistical and obsessive vampire who wants to rule, and a dead body and B&E situation in the lap of dogs that needs fixing, then this is obviously the moment for said vamp to be the adult in the room and settle things:

    No, not that way. Geez. Proles. You're acting just like whatshisface the Senescal in that train stop... right, "Phoenix".

    There's a mess the people can't handle, so you come in and show them how it's done. That's what leaders do, and then they come back to you and you fix things again, and then you go a little bit further--help...
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    Last edited by Khanwulf; 03-07-2019, 02:06 PM.

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  • New Condition: Immigrant to the Blood [Persistent]
    Your character is a recent arrival from foreign domains with different customs come in seek of greater safety and opportunity. While the rulers of your new home have recognized you, you have not yet been formally accepted and your fellow Kindred seethe with resentment at sharing their bounty. Take a -3 penalty to social rolls with Kindred holding one or more points of City Status. With Kindred in the city who share this Condition you gain +1 to social rolls. You also receive a -2 penalty to hunting rolls.
    Resolution: Gain a dot of...
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  • Khanwulf
    replied to Homebrew: Requiem Tzimisce
    This is a bit of a surprising comment since you yourself posted a fine version of the Tremere not long ago. Regardless, for the sake of discussion Blood Potency = Generation and the third-dot power of the Path of Blood (Blood of Potency) in VtM lowered the user's Generation for a limited time. I... thought you modeled it rather well in your version actually (which I read a few hours ago, only), including the addition of a still Condition for activation.

    [My own preference would still be to model Thaumaturgy as a Coil emulating Path of Blood, with Scales for the Rituals and a set of...
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  • I think Caracalla is an exemplary icon for this powerset. If, say, even the animals bowed before the terror of his rule. Note that the rule is a brittle shell: there is no bloodline increase in survival powers, only authority, rule and terrible power--for its own sake!...
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  • The theme of the first could be: unstoppable dream-terror. Thieves always there. Hidden. Until your world is warped into a terror-scape and you cannot trust your memories of what is real and not. ... Actually, this could be Ravnos from VtM.

    The theme of the second could be: absolute rule. The pinnacle of command through any means. All bow--if not from fear, then respect. If not respect, then because the weight of the crown before them compels it. A VtM analogue could be the Tzimisce (minus the fleshcrafting).

    That help?

    --Khanwulf...
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  • Khanwulf
    replied to Expanded Predatory Aspects
    Why embrace when you can implant? Your little spawn (costing 1 WP of course) eats their soul from the inside out and emerges from the mortal husk fully-formed and ready to take on the night! (Also, covered in gore. But we've all seen Alien, right?)

    --Khanwulf

    PS. Just make it a Bloodline....
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  • Baaldam has the fundamentals lined out. Here are a few vampire-related thoughts however.

    1. If an elder has come in, he's done so because it gives him space (as you outline) and he has his food source already defined. That means a herd of 2-3 at least came with. At BP 5 he's getting close to feeding restrictions and may be feeling tired. It could very well be that he's "retired" to the boonies to get away from dangerous political entanglements and set up some arrangements in peace before torpor.

    2. "Dangerous political entanglements" tend to follow...
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  • I'm with Enokh on this as well. Feeding scenes are handy at start as new vamps settle into what's expected, and when you move domains or circumstances, but otherwise it's a chore. Just as, I might add, shopping, cooking and eating food daily is (along with bathroom stops). It's an analogous investment of energy, but you wouldn't bother with such scenes in any other game, book or story medium unless the setting was important to the story.

    Same here: I'll go back to feeding as the setting when it's important for tone. So to instantly put the PC (or NPC) at a disadvantage you catch...
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