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  • Chronicles of Darkness: Where We Name Roleplaying Fluff And Common Sense So We Can Give You Cookies For It

    (Okay, that may sound a bit mocking, but I honestly see that as the main merit of these games)...
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  • Thread necromancy calls forth hungry ghosts, and this particular ghost hungers for the ability to Like a post more than once.

    This is, word-for-word, the reason why I walked away from WoD when I first met it. Now I’m solidly a CoD guy, but I’m very glad the newer editions are trying to amend issues like these. And the fanbase too....
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  • 21C Hermit
    replied to Two New Daggers
    Now this is what I call a eureka moment.

    But what about wind and crying?...
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  • 21C Hermit
    replied to Two New Daggers
    With this the knife-idigam stops being just scary and outright surreal. In a good way, adding to the Darkness of the CoD world.

    But is this a nod to something? Or unique to this particular abomination?...
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  • Yeah, Conditions & Tilts are going to be the most hassle here. I mean, we can just replace them with dice penalties and forced actions that last until a certain amount of time has lapsed or something has been done... but then that’s how Conditions and Tilts mostly work in the first place, so nothing really changes with this particular approach.

    Belial’s Brood might not be so gone, with that Theban Sorcery ritual that invokes Belial. Strix can be played without, similar to how a Werewolf game need not include idigam, or a Promethean game Firestorms.

    Humanity is...
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  • This might turn out to be not so ‘heretical’ to what the canon Underworld in 2E turns out to be, with all the mentions of Chthonic Gods, Reapers, and the malevolence of the Underworld itself.

    (Well, it does go against Mummy lore, but you did point out that it specifically does...)
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  • The latter....
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  • I remember reading something about a Counterspell Numen in Dark Eras. Maybe load up non-human antagonists with that?
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  • You didn’t miss anything - this whole topic is, ultimately, me fanboying over Mage and its new/old Legacies....
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  • 21C Hermit
    replied to My CofD Blog!
    The Oracles and the Exarchs, of course. Or maybe even the Anunnaki, though I highly doubt any of the Great Dreamers can do an interview without corrupting the very concept of an interview.

    And I finally took time to read the interview with the Machine. I see you’re still going with the Ancient Civilization theory for the Machine’s origins. Not something I agree with, but oh well.

    And that ‘frequency’ spoken of... I vaguely remember hearing something about the Satan Signal or something, which I can’t remember if it was in published material or homebrewed one....
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  • Didn’t the Screaming Moon’s Gift, an example alternate Moon Gift, have a power that ripped out souls? It’s not published stuff, but I feel it should count.

    And let’s not forget what fun the Unchained and their Soul Pacts bring to the table.

    Hmm... as I understood it, a Soul Pact doesn’t actually claim the soul, but erases it and leaves a gaping hole where the demon slips in. This fits with explaining the soul as being what makes you You. When the demon claims your soul, “you” become the demon. Damnation indeed.
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  • 21C Hermit
    replied to My CofD Blog!
    Well, there's one of the God-Machine's angels floating around in the Oort Cloud, and its twin has been observing life on Earth ever since it was mere chemical reactions. Looks like the Machine certainly predates Earth, even if it originally did not.
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  • Ooh, I love Legacies.

    Even if Oneiri and Goetia doesn’t work that way, we can always say that the Legacy’s Attainments specifically enable them to ‘preserve’ Oneiri and their Goetia so that it works that way....
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  • Yeah, this was my train of logic too.

    But then again, Arcanist made a fine metaphor up there......
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  • Wait, I thought the Oneiros is literally your soul. Furnished and inhabited by your mind. So how does one ‘enter’ a house without walls, metaphorically speaking?

    EDIT: Okay, so now I have this image of random furniture and suddenly homeless people being exposed to the elements as a metaphor for the foundation-less mindscape.
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  • ... Oh? And what might this delicious tidbit be? (Or is this already possible in Immortals?)



    And now I can't get out of my head the image of a totem acting like a slighted lover saying she's not angry, but clearly pouting....
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  • 21C Hermit
    replied to Creative Imperial Thaumaturgy
    Hmm, I'm sure some of the Essence Shaping of idigam could fit here, as well as Noble Numina that Acrozatarim wrote up.
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  • What Master Aquatosic said.

    Still, it would be incredibly thematic for a Beast to slowly transform into what she really is in front of people, after having discretely opened a Pathway so that they’re all already in her Lair. (In this interpretation, the instant transformation rule is there to prevent merging from being a possible vulnerability, rather than strict enforcing instant-ness.)...
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  • 21C Hermit
    replied to A great dilemma
    Ever heard of a “retcon,” where the writers change canon history/setting in a comic, and make it so that the in-universe setting of the comic has always been that way, without the characters knowing what changed (save for maybe 4th-wall breaking ones like Deadpool)?

    That’s how changes made directly in the Supernal (which include Awakenings, attaining archmastery, and Ascensions) work, in contrast with normal Awakened magic. Hell, even with normal Time magic, you can explicitly prevent yourself from being born and return to a present where nobody knows you. Archmages and Ascended...
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  • 21C Hermit
    replied to Four New Gifts
    Um, that’s why I included ‘the moon’ up there...?...
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