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  • Project: Twilight Inspirational Media

    So, all the main game lines seem to have inspirational media threads, so I figured I'd try one for one of the small fries. In this case, the FBI Special Affairs Division/Project: Twilight breed of government agents investigating paranormal events and supernatural monsters.

    The X-Files: Getting the most obvious one out of the way first. Effectively the benchmark for the genre. While the "metaplot" episodes often made little sense (as they were more or less making it up as they went along) and Mulder would sometimes come across as a complete idiot ("I saw something vague...
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  • It's worse than you think. Because Auspex is one of the clan's affinity disciplines, it means it also has it at level 10/plot device, and one of the things you can do with Auspex at that level is use touch range powers anywhere you can project your mind to. So the Eldest can actually warp, twist, fold and mutilate the body of anyone on the planet just by thinking about it....
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  • I recommend The Lunatic Express by Carl Hoffman for those interested in a different take on Latin America (and other places). The first section involves him taking a Cuban Airways flight from Havana to Bogota, then a bus from Bogota to Lima, and from there over the Andes to work his way through the Amazon by boat. The rest of the book deals with parts of Africa, India and China. All in all a rather fascinating read....
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    1. God45.
    2. Me.
    3. Your mother.
    4. The squirrel spying on you through the window right noDON'T LOOK! He'll know you're on to him!
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  • I think there was a push by a few people back in the revised era to do a World of Magic and perhaps a World of Blood or something, similar to A World of Rage, but I don't think it ever got any traction.

    I'd always kind of wanted a Rio by Night book....
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  • I was always mildly disappointed that there wasn't a Hunter: Against the Law book that looked at the fact that monster hunting requires a lot of activities that are usually illegal, how city and country law enforcement works in the WoD from a PC and ST perspective, and what happens when characters run up against the police in the course of their actions, as well as a look at how the FBI and other such groups would see the Imbued and be a potential threat to them. But then I was also disappointed that Hunter: Holy War wasn't about everyday Imbued who have religious and faith based motivations,...
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  • Odd, as I don't think I ever even owned that book. I wonder where I read about it then? Curious....
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  • Hmm. At a guess, if one reached "God" status, they'd be the equivalent of one of the major league Saints like St. Peter, the Apostle Paul or John the Baptist, maybe?...
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  • It's been too long since I've looked at any of my KotE books, so I can't say with any certainty, but I think it might've been something along the lines of said orphaned Kuei-jin overcoming their initial stage of ignorance through some sort of epic feat of will and ending up on the path/dharma/whatever of Humanity by default. All I can really remember with any certainty was that the possibility of such a thing was discussed at some point and given guidelines for having it as a character....
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  • Yeah, that was … not good.


    On the other hand, it might be interesting to explore the idea of, for example, Catholic "Scions" who have divine power but instead of an actual blood parent have an Angel or Saint as a patron. (This may also work for Buddhists, but I'm not enough of an expert on that faith to say.)...
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  • IIRC, the KotE Companion(?) discussed "orphaned" Kuei-jin who popped up outside the Middle Kingdom for one reason or another, including ones who get pass the ignorant walking corpse stage and sometimes even end up with Humanity instead of a Dharma.

    As for the local Kindred, I suspect they're just as likely to mistake such a creature for a Caitiff or some obscure Asian bloodline they've heard about from a friend of a friend. (Gaki, Nagaraja, etc.) As long as she acknowledges the Prince and obeys the rules, she's just like every other vampire....
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  • A, Both of their heads explode

    B, Gaining a brief moment of clarity as his broken Avatar departs, the embracee then goes insane again when his mind and soul are broken by Malkav's cursed blood

    C, A perfectly sane Caitiff...
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  • Yes. Or some sort of fomori breed. Or maybe what happens to some BSD kinfolk.

    A lot of stuff like that can work in different ways for each game line, which is why I always wanted a WoD book that had a "here are three things this could be" set up, so even if your players have read the book, they still won't know.

    I was once told that the "Urban Legends" book for Hunter supposedly originated with someone's pitch for a WoD: Urban Legends book that would be like a modern Bygone Bestiary, listing all these things like albino sewer alligators, UFOs, the...
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  • If you can find a copy, read Reliquary by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It's a sequel to their novel Relic (which was made into a decent enough film), and involves a lot of stuff about the world below New York City's streets, including places where it goes down a mile or so to the bedrock (where there are supposedly natural tunnels going even deeper).

    I've long lamented that there was never a "World of Darkness: Underground" book back in the day, talking about settings and chronicles set in sewers and subways, old cave systems, mines and the like. With the existence...
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  • No One of Consequence
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    Well, no. In 1st edition, they were pretty clearly made out to be monsters. While this was toned down a bit in second edition, the Technocracy as an RPG antagonist faction was always originally conceived as being about Control, not Science. It's why they are named after a real world sociopolitical philosophy. But because a number of early WW writers were NeoRomantics, there was always a bad tendency for anything generally on the late-Baby Boomer/Gen X list of things considered "bad" to be laid at the feat of Pentex/the Wyrm, the Technocracy, Banality or which ever Vampire clan was out...
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  • Probably depend on the game line you wanted to focus on, I think. If it were Werewolf, I'd sort of have this temptation to make the Sea of Trees a Hakken or Beast Court caern. Not sure why, though.

    Incidently, Jeremy Bates has apparently written a series of horror-suspence novels subtitled "World's Scariest Places", including the Suicide Forest in Japan, the Catacombs under Paris, Summit County OH, and the Island of the Dolls in Mexico City. While I own a copy of Suicide Forest, I've not had a chance to read it yet, so I can't comment on quality.

    Other sights...
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  • No One of Consequence
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    To be honest, It's been so long since I worked all that out I can't remember where my source material came from. IIRC, the idea came from something I read about Kothar being credited with inventing both boats and navigation (I think he's one of those gods like Isis and Ptah who get credited with inventing everything), as well as being involved in divination, mixed with the fact that I wanted my proto-VE to be attached to Carthage and the Phoenicians. And by the time you get to Carthage, there's so much cultural mix and matching going on with everyone that's it almost maddening for the amateur...
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  • No One of Consequence
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    Somewhat unrealistic levels of continuity are a staple of the conspiracy theory/secret society genre. Probably because they're sometimes fun to play with.

    But, in my own WoD, each of the five go back a ways (and the SoE and VA were never part of the Technocracy, save for those who defected to them later). My - and I stress the word "my" - Void Engineers start as the Openers of Ways, a cult devoted to the sacred wisdom of Kothar-wa-Khasis as keepers of the gates to the underworlds and other realms, as well as sailers, navigators and astrologers, and were most active among...
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  • Glabro is usually pretty physically intimidating in itself.

    "Good Cop and Bad Cop left for the day. (*growls*) I'm a completely different kind of cop."


    Also: IIRC, Galliards have a couple of Gifts that are useful for playing with people's heads....
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  • "Remember, Timmy, real men always take their MegaVitaRoidaRoo pills at bed time!"

    "Thanks, Action Bill! Now I know!"

    "And Knowing is The First Step to Victory!"

    o/0 AC-TION BILL! A Real Manly Hero! o/0
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