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  • GogariGlenRoss
    replied to Mage in the Real World
    Whatever focus you were using for your Progenitor or Sons of Ether character's Life sphere probably wasn't as weird as this spinach transmuted into heart tissue....
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  • I just started my Technocracy campaign and my advice is don't try to do too much too soon. X-Files was what it was because it built up the tension over time. Simple monster-of-the-week works fine for the first few sessions. This creates expectations that you can mess with later. Be patient.
    Also, if the players make a ridiculous decision, go along for the ride and see where it takes you. Try to think ahead of time of ways that player failure can cause the story to move forward. I learned this from DM who ran live D&D games as improv comedy. He called it "Failure is Fun."...
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  • Episode 1, Act 2, Expedition A

    It's time to go through the breach through the event horizon into the mysterious zone. The Technocracy is no longer assigning marines to do their missions, so the scientists are stuck doing this themselves now. The mission requires them to go and get the "telemetry signal repeater" which is the spellcasting focus for Arnold (Void Engineer)'s Correspondence sensory Effects, repair it, and redeploy it. It was destroyed in the last expedition in a "sudden weather event."

    The twist is that Karen (Void Engineer) has ordered...
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    Last edited by GogariGlenRoss; 03-20-2017, 08:36 PM.

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  • Episode 1: Act 1, Leftovers from last session
    (Oliver's player is out of town)

    Scene 1:
    The three mystic mages, Robert (Order of Hermes, Ngoma), Kia (Order of Hermes, Xaos), and Dick (Cult of Ecstasy), are invited by the Driftwood Institute to come to visit Florida. They agree to this for a variety of personal reasons (see above).

    Their first encounter with the singularity is a measurement ritual that Arnold (Void Engineers) conducts which involves a surveyor's transit, a bundle of grade-stakes, flagging tape, and a 300' tape measure (those are the foci for...
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  • GogariGlenRoss
    replied to Mage in the Real World
    A Prime 2+Forces 3 attack setting a person on fire? Totally coincidental....
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  • GogariGlenRoss
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    I'm a speech therapist. It's a healthcare field, so PhD candidates have to be well-versed in empirical sciences, but language and child development are social sciences, so I studied a lot of methods of "soft science" too....
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  • GogariGlenRoss
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    One of my players in my new campaign is an active practitioner of chaos magick. He's pretty much the reason this campaign got started.

    One of my other players practices tantra. Not in my campaign, but those players play D&D in another group with another player who is Buddhist "clergy" and is very much a believer in mystical practices.

    I personally an not a practitioner of arts, but I do believe that reality is far more subjective and internal than the commonly held empirical/objective paradigm. I was already kindof a believer, but I really came to really...
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  • This sounds wonderfully exotic for a campaign. The high population density keeps a tension going between different factions. No one can just go hide in their little safe place, but at the same time you can't get up in someone's business too much without upsetting the balance. Good idea, Killerclown....
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  • My campaign in college was a The Fugitive-style travel story.

    Our previous setting was the town right down the road. It's a place we're all familiar with so the descriptions were particularly effective and it has a long history which could be easily interpreted as supernatural. We actually rotated through Mage, Hunter, and Werewolf in one running Chronicle set in our area. We incorporated people we actually know into the storyline. I think this was my favorite overall.

    My current campaign is rural Florida, of course, in keeping with my inspirational source material...
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  • Side roleplay:
    Karen (Void Engineer NPC) has a staff meeting with all of the Technocracy staff reporting that there will be no more support from the Union. No more marines from the Void Engineers or Iteration X to conduct expeditions, meaning any more explorations will have to be conducted by the scientists themselves. No more equipment requisitions will be approved, so they're stuck with only the tools and equipment already in the building. They have about 6 months of operating expenses left from last year's grant. (This isn't really roleplay, but plot fiat. I told the players about this...
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  • GogariGlenRoss
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    Wearing a Waldo costume to turn invisible also sounds like a great Bunk for changeling Arts.

    Speaking of the other games, this guy having a chat with a raven could be a scene in any WoD game....
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  • GogariGlenRoss
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    Literal rabbit-hole leads to Knights Templar cave....
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  • GogariGlenRoss
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    Void Engineers doing some climate postcognition in a crazy, adventurous location: Devil's Hole in Death Valley.
    Cavern diving is some scary stuff. Diving to 300' is crazier still. I wouldn't mind roleplaying this campaign, but you wouldn't get me to go on this adventure for real....
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  • And in some chat-based side-roleplay, Arnold (Void Engineers)'s player has indicated that he is feeling somewhat NWO and wishes to act as a mole, reporting back to the Union that his supervisor and colleagues are trafficking with Reality Deviants. Also, he told me his long-term plans for the character which are, to be blunt, evil.

    I'd already decided that the upper management of the Union were Nephandi. I hadn't planned on this taking as direct a role, (it explains why they were neglecting actively dealing with the singularity, but I wasn't planning on this campaign being about cultists)...
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  • Act 4
    Flashback to the Driftwood Incident of 2014. This is where it all began. I gave everyone except for Oliver (Iteration X)'s player temporary character sheets—blatant redshirts. The players immediately realized they shouldn’t get attached to these characters.
    In 2014 category 5 Hurricane Isaias made landfall on the Florida panhandle. Shortly afterwards, a spatial anomaly was detected. A Search & Recovery squad of Void Engineers and Iteration X cyborgs were deployed to extract Technocracy personnel.
    Several clues were revealed before the end of the scene. First, there...
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    Last edited by GogariGlenRoss; 03-10-2017, 08:12 PM.

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  • Season 1, Episode 0

    Act 1
    Tonight’s session opened in Jacksonville Florida. Arnold (Void Engineers) and Grover (Progenitors) with their director Karen (Void Engineers NPC) are making an appearance on Science Friday with Ira Flatow as part of their outreach to promote the Technocratic paradigm. This is clearly necessary because they field three particularly hostile and ignorant callers challenging basic science. Arnold blows his cover then saves himself with a joke (Charisma+Subterfuge). Grover fumbles an answer (roleplayed, no roll) and gets interrupted by Karen, who bails
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  • GogariGlenRoss
    replied to Mage in the Real World
    I appreciate that. This community is great and you all are finding the coolest stuff for the scrapbook.

    You want a visual that's creepy af? One of my players forwarded me Turkeys circling a dead cat. That'd be unsettling for some PCs.

    He also sent me this creepy thing. You can't convince me that's a harmless, natural fungus....
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  • GogariGlenRoss
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    I think we're operating on two definitions. Sure, the Order of Reason was founded on what was liberal principles at the time, but it was still a form of Colonialism. Our standards and values have changed.

    Anyway, Zennis, we'd moved on from this part of the conversation. It's never gonna heal if we keep picking at it....
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