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  • Fomori, maybe?
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  • A cartoon?
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  • If you ever saw the list of "pulp era" Mage characters in Guide to the Traditions, there were supposed to have been Technocracy counterparts, with the original John Courage being the NWO signature, as an homage to period character Operator 5. (The others were homages to G-8, The Gladiator, Little Orphan Annie, and Flash Gordon.)
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  • The Hem-Ka Sobk? They were introduced and detailed in The Book of Crafts for Mage 2nd ed....
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  • Basically using various instruments to keep track of your body's functions - heart rate, respiration, body temp, brainwaves, etc. - so that you can moderate them to some degree, and in theory eventually control the physical processes such as heart rate, muscle tone, skin conductivity, pain perception, and so on. It's more or less a scientific effort at the sort of feats traditionally attributes to Eastern mystics.

    For the Progenitors (and all Conventions, really), it would basically be a process of using various monitors (eventually getting down to just a smart watch type device...
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  • It was something I pulled out of the air. "Turtle Island" was one of those almost farcical attempts to give a non-European PC name to the continent back in the 90s; "-vania" meaning "woods" (as in Pennsylvania = "Penn's Woods" and Transylvania = "Beyond the Woods").

    Speaking of Transylvania, a setting of this nature demands - Demands, I say! - that Wallachia be ruled by an openly vampiric Vlad the Impaler/Dracula.

    A pity he comes 100 years too late, as Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (b1552-d1612) would be perfect for this...
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  • My longest existing pack, dating back to the original Players Guide to the Sabbat, is the Drunken Voodoo Posse, a nomadic pack (so I can have them show up anywhere I need them) who have existed in one form or another since the 1970s, with the two main traditions that 1) the bulk of their rites and rituals derive from voodoo practices or else ape the for-tourists stereotypes of it, and 2) everyone leaves their mortal name behind for one taken from some form of alcohol.

    Old Crow (Ravnos antitribu), the pack priest, who in life was mix African-American/Native American from New Orleans,...
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  • Aesin is one of my more favorite Houses. But if they were to have a signature Pooka member, he'd have to be a squirrel based on Ratatoskr, and be an incorrigible gossip who knows all the secret pathways through the Dreaming....
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  • Even the devil tells the truth when it's to his advantage.

    Way back when, I had the concept of a Pooka commoner who was a leader of the local rebellion against the Nobles out in the West (Colorado, Wyoming and there a bouts). He was Boxer, the cunning old war horse, who was a master of guerrilla warfare and battlefield trickery who looked like a character right out of a John Wayne movie. (And yes, he's named after the horse from Animal Farm; the "Boxer's Rebellion" riff was an unintentional bonus.)

    I recently got to watch the anime Inu x Boku SS, and it struck...
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  • Hmm. In North America (Avalon? Arcadia? Atlantis? Concordia? Turtlevania?) you have a Norse-Wabanaki Vineland Confederacy (full of Alfar, Trolls, dwarf-like Nockers, May-may-gway-shi, Thought-Crafters, Valdaerman, Spirit-Talkers, and werewolves lurking in the background), a Welsh-Powhatten Kingdom of Madoc in Virginia and Maryland that has a strong King Arthur and the Knights of Camelot feel (Sidhe, Nockers, Pooka, Nanehi, the Old Faith/Gardeners of the Tree, maybe more mystic oriented knights of the Messianic Voices, Hermetics of House Mariana and maybe even surviving House Diedne), a secret...
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  • I think the most basic thing is that A) Not present Utopia as closet bad guys and B) Not treat Divis Mal like he's the hottest thing to hit planet Earth since the invention of the sun so that someone (like say the PCs) can prove to him that he's actually wrong about one or more of his presumptions.

    If, for example, the PCs end up helping Max Mercer return Aeon to it's proper purpose, develop a cure for taint, and/or convince Mal and his gang of ubermench to peacefully leave the planet and go found their own colony on the other side of the galaxy, then yes, it's probably doable. IMO,...
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  • Iris needs more love.

    (I confess to having long been mildly annoyed that the post 1985 revamp of Wonder Woman had her getting her speed powers as a gift from Mercury rather than from Iris. "You will be the champion of womankind, granted great gifts by the Greek Goddesses ,,, and one God." But then I've also been long miffed that DC retconned Mary Marvel into getting the same SHAZAM powers as her brother instead of the unique goddess derived powers she originally had.)...
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  • I think IT is meant to be a cosmic entity beyond mortal - or even Changeling - comprehension, with Pennywise just being a mask it wears for the sake of convenience and causing fear. So ... some sort of avatar of one of the Fomorians, maybe?
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  • As a thought: As a point of divergence, the Craftmasons do not go to war against the Order of Hermes in the early 13th century. Later that century, when the Mercy Schism happens, it is the Voices of Mercy/Celestial Chorus who come out on top rather than the Cabal of Pure Thought. This results in a Catholic Church more interested in redemption and reconciliation with heresy than in punishment and crusades. So while you may have some sort of ties established between the Craftmasons and Artificers (building things), the Celestial Masters and the Explorers (seeking new places), and maybe the Cosions...
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  • Biofeedback can justify a fair amount of things. Even more so if you're one of those Progenitor eugenic ubermench types.

    Excellent post, BTW....
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  • (Trying again after a browser crash.)

    I will mention the largely unsuccessful effort to establish the Hermetic House Golo in, IIRC, the late medieval period, which blended traditional Hermetic Arts and theories with the Aetheric Philosophies of the Kitab al-Alacir manuscript which later birthed the Sons of Ether. In this sort of alternate setting, I can easily see this effort being far more successful, with House Golo becoming a Renaissance era version of the SoE.

    Also, back when I finally started investigating Ars Magica more, I was mildly disappointed at how most of...
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  • IIRC, The Book of Storyteller Secrets initially talked about Kiev, but a lot of initial V:tDA material was sometimes a little wonky at times. I think it claimed the only vampire was a lone Tzimisce or something of that nature.

    More realistically, you've probably got a fair amount of Tzimisce, Nosferatu, Gangrel and Ravnos scattered about the region (the so-called Animalism clans are always mentioned as being common in Eastern Europe). Also Malkavians, usually tied in with cultural ideas of seers or holy fools. Ties with Constantinople mean there's probably a handful of "civilized"...
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  • Orson Scott Card's Tales of Alvin Maker series (which I greatly enjoyed up until the final book, which felt rushed and phoned in) is an alternate history fantasy setting of a start of the 19th century American frontier (in Ohio and Indiana) where low level "folk magic" is fairly common place, and people have curious "knacks" like being able to do some particular task almost perfectly.

    Also, Gregory Keyes's Age of Unreason series, involving a colonial America in which Sir Isaac Newton took up the serious study of Alchemy and Theurgy, and a young Ben Franklin following...
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  • Well, "buddies" is a subjective term when it comes to various supernaturals (there's a reason the revised Silent Striders version of Vik Striker gives him a full pack - including the Glasswalker Dr. Stratos, Australian Garou of SCIENCE! - in place of the Etherite and Eshu associates he had in the original), but, yes, they make really suitable potential contacts, friendly rivals, or other encounters for Etherjammers in a Mage/Werewolf crossover....
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  • It's called Art & Academe, for Ars Magica 5th ed, by Matt Ryan and Mark Shirley. You can get the PDF version from Warehouse23, the Steve Jackson Games counterpart to DriveThruRPG, which apparently Atlas Games prefers to use. I, unfortunately, am a Luddite who prefers hard copy books, and one of those is currently starting at $75 or more on the used book market.

    I can only presume that the book had a very limited print run, and ended up being a way more popular topic than they were expecting. (I really wish V:tDA had done a book on the subject in the same vein - npi - as Ashen...
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