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  • I was honestly a little shocked that there wasn't a Dark Ages: Werewolf Companion book to go along with the Mage and Inquisitor ones. I mean, between the medieval Umbra and the period Fera, there's all these little things like what the Silver Fang House politics situation was, how the Black Furies dealt with the role of women and the Catholic Church, what the medieval Warders were like as compared to the modern Glasswalkers, the non-extinction oriented mindset of the Red Talons, the Shadow Lords using the Reconquista as a way to seize territory in Iberia, and how and why Stargazers might actually...
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    The Xia dynasty would probably work OK, yes....
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  • Yes, but I wanted to set it before the legalization of Christianity, and at what might've been the hight for the Warders and members of House Conquering Claw who'd hitched their wagons to Rome's fortunes, at the expense of those Garou who are more aligned with the "barbarian" tribes. And allowing people to actually play White Howlers - in the same way that V:tDA allowed you to play the doomed Cappadocians (and IMO should've included the equally doomed Salubri as part of the core book) - because it works as one of the selling points for the line and, in the case of Werewolf, playing one...
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  • I've always approached Wraith as the game where you get a second chance to make up for whatever failures you feel you made in life, while facing your own weaknesses head on. This may incorporate anything from making peace with your own actions, helping people you hurt, becoming successful in a completely new and slightly alien socio-political structure, or making a valiant but doomed last stand against the forces of nihilism so that the universe gets to exist one day longer simply because of what you did....
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  • Well, by Roman Empire, I mean around 100 AD or so, during the "Five Good Emperors"/Antonine Dynasty period. And my thought was that, rather than the regular style clan books that the Cappadocians and Salubri did in V:tDA, they would get a book that was both a tribe book and went into detail about the tribe's fall, how and why it happened, how the other Garou reacted, how to run it as an epic campaign (complete with precursors and foreshadowing during the game's default time period and even do carry over epilogues in Dark Ages, Victorian and modern games) and so forth. The Rise &...
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    And completely unrelated, if alternate history settings were a possibility, I'd love to see something with the Cherokee and Muskogee pantheons in a 19th century where Andrew Jackson was killed at the Battle of New Orleans, being a catalyst for the Southeastern tribes not getting removed to Oklahoma....
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    Persians:
    • Classic: The Kayanian Dynasty, which is the setting of both the Avesta (the sacred text of Zoroastrianism) and the Shahnahmeh (Iran's national epic)
    • Modern: Another toughie. Tabaristan during their resistance to the Islamic conquest of Persia would be interesting, but also might offend some people. Maybe the Safavid Dynasty? Iran in the 1970s might be too weird.
    Hindu:
    • Classic: The Later Vedic Period (1100-500BC)
    • Modern: The British Raj, around 1900, would be interesting, but at the same time, the Gupta Empire (315-551) is really cool.
    Chinese:
    • Classic: A hard one. I am badly
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  • On a tangent, the alternate Dark Ages: Werewolf concept I had at the same time required fiddling with the history a bit, particularly with the events involving the Silver Crown. In this alternate setting, House Winter Snow's rise to prominence occurred right after the fall of Rome and the fall from power of House Conquering Claw, so it is at about the end of the 11th century when their leader finds the Silver Crown and turns into a power-mad tyrant king. The game is set a short time after Winter Snow's collapse and failure, and revolves around the power vacuum and chaos they left behind. In effect,...
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  • Another plus about "Werewolf: Savage Rome" (as I call it), is I can do a book called Amazons that covers women in the period, acts as a Black Furies mini tribe book, and presents legendary badass warrior women as an optional "twilight people" player type.

    Also, "Children of the Gods", the Changeling crossover book presenting the Fair Folk as strait up Greco-Roman, Germanic and Celtic Gods, with "Changelings" as their demigod hero offspring.

    With Dark Ages: Wraith, I think you could almost do two different but related games, the...
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    I repeat my long standing desire for a 1970s setting. If I can't have Steve Austin, Jamie Summers, Wonder Woman, Shaft, Carl Kolchak, and Bruce Lee team up to stop Richard Nixon and his evil army of Vampire Space Bigfoots, then the Terrorists will have won, damn it!
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  • No One of Consequence
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    (I really like the Bronze Age Atlantis idea. That could practically be an entire book in itself, I think.)


    Hmm. Just doing the ones from First Edition.

    Greeks:
    • Classic: The Archaic Period (?), when all the famous Heroes had their adventures, ending around the time of the Trojan War.
    • Modern: The Romantic Period, with a special focus on Lord Byron and the Greek War of Independence.
    Egyptians:
    • Classic: The Third Dynasty of the Old Kingdom, under Djoser, with his court wunderkind Imhotep.
    • Modern: The 1920s, after the discover of King Tut's Tomb.
    • Alternate:
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  • One of the reasons I have long wished Werewolf's historical setting had been the Roman Empire instead of the Wild West - besides the obvious inclusion of the White Howlers - is that you could've had a Necropolis: Stygia book as a crossover/Wraith historical book.

    (And I say this as someone who rather liked WW:WW.)
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  • There's a really interesting issue of HELLBLAZER from back during the original Jamie Delano run in which a character is able to project his mind into computer networks, and it was partially adapted into one episode of the short lived Constantine TV series. I can't recall the exact specifics, but I think it involved a mix of self-hypnosis, alpha-wave synchronization and possibly psychoactive substances. It occurs to me that such a thing would make an interesting method for Toreador to enter the Digital Web (hypnotic patters of light on the screen that are designed to trip Auspex effects and the...
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  • Well, from a Werewolf perspective, the majority of human religions are the work of the Patriarch, and the Celestial Chorus would certainly come across as Weaver-orriented (not as badly as the Cabal of Pure Thought, but still). Though, some - Glasswalkers or Children of Gaia, for example, or Black Furies in the Order of Our Merciful Mother - may see them as closer to what the Weaver/Patriarch is supposed to be rather than what it currently is....
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  • When Forsaken first came out, there were a number of comments to the effect that it was very "Red State", compared to the "Blue State" Apocalypse. But besides that, werewolves in general, as well as Forsaken, always struck me as rather rural. And when I say "Country", I mean more along the lines of so-called "Outlaw Country". People like Johnny Cash, David Allen Coe, Waylon Jennings, Charlie Daniels, Willie Nelson and Hank Williams I, II and III....
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  • I've no idea what M20 has to say about it, but in 2nd and Rev editions, all the Traditions had groups looking at the Digital Web to one degree or another. Obviously the Virtual Adepts were kings of the mountain, so to speak, with the Etherites a respectable second, but the others all had technomancer individuals or factions who would pop up there from time to time. Unfortunately, not a lot of them got any exploration or detail, beyond general descriptions in the Tradition books. To that end, over the years, I've invented (or re-appropriated) some of my own.

    The Army of the Electric...
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  • I watched Blood Blockade Battlefront over the weekend and enjoyed it greatly. I'm not sure if it exactly qualifies, being set in a former NYC that is now merged with a dimension full of supernatural monsters and protected by a secret society of people with paranormal abilities, but it had a nice mix of action, drama, comedy and outright weirdness....
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  • Goth, Country, Techno, Metal, Blues, Hip Hop, Grunge, Classical, Electronica, and Emo, respectively....
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  • I enjoy the line quite a bit, especially the period when Rich Dansky was developer. The book I really wish had been done was The Ashen Lady, talking about women in the medieval period from real world/dark medieval as well as vampire and other supernatural perspectives, because the real role of women in that period is way more interesting than the post-Victorian public perception of it....
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  • After all this time, I'd be perfectly happy with just a reprint of the original edition that replaces all of the existing art with stuff that actually fit the themes of the game....
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