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  • I'm planning in doing a game in Seattle, so I did some research about it. Unhappily the books gave not much information.

    All the Pacific United States is one kingdom, Kingdom of Pacifica. It takes Washington, Oregon and California. All Inside is divided in Duchies. Those are more plentiful (and well explained) in the California State, and very much just brushed out on the other states.

    This website basically sums up all that is known (and create a few things): http://wodcityofangels.com/page.php?109.6, even with maps, so it is your best source to learn what you want and...
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  • Manbat
    replied to September Update: Check out the Devas!
    Thanks Samudra, I will certainly watch it. I tried to look something up, but my google-fu failed me and I found nothing that looked like a good introduction.

    If I ever have any doubt on this subject, you will be the first I will look after, but I will need to study a lot of it before I even have doubts.

    Thanks a lot again.
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  • Manbat
    replied to The missing Sea Lion
    Thanks for the help.

    I looked it up and, yeah, only the most physically inept and unharmed Selkie would gain much of an advantage becoming an Sea Lion in battle. Maybe if it is going on in water, or the Selkie plans to swim away. There is no advantage in any Social or Mental situation (unless when in Sea Lion form the Selkie can talk with other Sea Lion, which is a very situational advantage) so it is not a very useful birthright.
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  • Manbat
    replied to September Update: Check out the Devas!
    I will not try to discuss or give my opinion on the Deva Pantheon Update, as I know basically nothing about the Pantheon, but, at least, gave me interest in trying to understand the "whos" and "whats" of the Pantheon. Can someone suggest me a good, but simple and basic, source to learn about it? Maybe a documentary, a book or a film.

    If it has a strong visual component even better, cause it would be easier to picture stuff and I know very little of how this Pantheon should look like (clothing, the otherworlds, weapons, etc.).

    In advance, Thank you...
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  • Sounds like a very good setting to be honest. But if you have a economy over dreamstuff it is necessary a demand for it too. Those outposts probably have deals with market freeholds nearby to commercialize this stuff. Even far away Market Freeholds might be interested, so caravans might be taking those goods from one place to another, maybe across countries.

    Also outposts might go after different stuff than just furs, like minerals (Gold, silver, esmeraldas, iron), wood and herbs, hunting and capturing different kinds of Animal Chimera (horses, dogs, wolfs, lions, gryphons, etc.)....
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  • I just look up and yeah, animate Chimera can actually affect stuff while nobody is looking (even if in another section they say that chimera cannot affect the real world except in special situations), but the book defines as "stealing things or unlocking doors", but it does not specify the size of the effect. Could a Elephant Chimera just rampantly smashes through a avenue full of cars, as long as no banal creature is looking, or are they limited to small acts?

    And I found no mention that Inanimate Chimera could be used to block a door or hold up the weight of something...
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  • Manbat
    started a topic The missing Sea Lion

    The missing Sea Lion

    Does anybody knows where are the statistics of a Seal or Sea Lion? Or any animal, for that matter?

    Asking because if is there a Selkie in the Game those statistics would be needed. The Phooka I know that they can be any Animal, so there is never a list big enough to have all of them, but still some basic animals would help.

    Does anyone know where I could find them?

    Thank you all in advance....
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  • I didnt knew that Dross are all small and worth one point of Glamour each. If so, they are as good as a coin of trade as any other.

    Just to be sure then, the section in the book that talks about harvesting dross from a dead chimera is only talking about taking dross (small 1-point of Glamour each) and not talking about taking horns, or scales or anything like that? I always thought that harvesting was taking the different parts of the Chimera.

    Also, those parts have a special name or are just Chimerical Materials?

    Anyway, thanks for helping and explaining....
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  • As far as I know how the rules go, no you are not correct. But that could be a cool house rule.

    As far as understood from the rules, and Registrade explanation, there is 3 kinds of Chimerical Stuff in the Autumn world.

    * Chimerical Quality: The chimerical stuff that has a duality with an Autumn object. A stick, in the Autumn World, that is also a Sword, in his Chimerical Quality. A Tiger Toy that is also a Walking Talking Tiger. Each side affects their respective side (Autumn -> Autumn, Chimerical -> Chimerical) and they dont mix, no matter who is looking. Seems...
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  • Manbat
    replied to Venomous Bite
    As it is a Chimerical damage that would affect the Chimerical side of Changelings (and Chimerical creatures), then yes, most creatures could soak it, as Changelings can soak Chimerical Lethal with their stamina. But that is beyond the point, anything that gives 3L plus a lethal per turn for 6 hours and has no in game cost (I believe he could bite the poor bastard many times) is definitely OP.

    About the venom power, a 3L opening damage (soakable) is not bad, considering that any weapon would do more or less the same. The post-effect of the venom I would change, for sure, cause it is...
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  • I usually go with "if no banal creature is looking, the object is real, otherwise it doesnt exist in the mundane world" rule, even knowing it is not an actual rule. But I admit I haven't read the soup part.

    But after reading it, I would go on with "The object doesnt exist in the mundane world, but if it is being use in a way that doesnt bother anyone, and is a simple, regular and monotonous act, banal people will rationalize or just do not notice that it doesnt exist, so it will do it supposed function". It is about the intent of the use, and the object that is...
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  • That is my problem with the "dross in the money", cause in the end it is barter, as not all dross is equal.

    As changelings can't absorb glamour from dross, and besides they can use the dross to charge any power that uses glamour, dross need to be destroyed in order to do so, so big bunk forms wouldnt be as useful to most changelings. A cookie that has a Glamour point is much more useful than an big horn with five to a regular changeling, as it can be much easier used and transformed.

    For forger changelings the material is more important, of course, and iron,...
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  • By rule, as far as I know, there are no firearms. They jump straight to sci-fi weapons. But I consider that new Nockers and Boggans can and are working in more modern equipment (as modern as WW2, sixties spy gadgets, etc.), of all kinds, not just weapons (like cars, tanks, air-planes, etc.) but the Dreaming somewhat resists it (as it is very traditionalist).

    But anything too chemical, like C4 or modern bombs, the dream can't work with, as people dont dream of Chemistry. But Dynamites certainly is something different....
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  • I'm mostly thinking on it cause I pretend to have a Goblin Market in town, so there would be a lot of cool stuff to buy and sell.

    I think barter system would be good for questing, or in a deals with local community, but hardly in a Market, with travelling merchants and stores.
    Also mostly of freeholds and changeling frequented places wouldnt have much to sell, or would be a matter of pride to have basic free comodities (like a drink and some food in a Castle Freehold of a noblemen or some tea and snacks in a Slugah 1920's style basement).
    Using regular money seem like...
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  • Dross and Richies - Money in the Dreaming

    Hello everybody. I'm going to host a game of Changeling on next month and I have a doubt, how do you guys deal with money?

    I know the game uses dross as the coin of the realm in Changeling, but how much is it worth? If a changeling, in a freehold in the form of a bar, goes buy a beer, how much does it cost and how does he pay it? A beer for dross seems a little too expensive, but using regular money seems a little banal.

    I though that maybe having a currency in the dreaming might be a solution (with a background to back it up), but I think it would be problematic considering...
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  • Manbat
    replied to C20 Nockers
    I also didnt liked the exchanged of the old Birthright for the new one, because it makes the Nockers far less the Chimerical Inventors and Innovators, as not only the Boggans are more reliable (can't botch Craft) and faster (1/3 of the time) but also dont have annoying Imperfections and a chance of a explosive results (as they do not have the Nocker frailty). There is no point in making a builder or a inventor as a Nocker instead of a Boggan, as there is no limitation of how inventive can a Boggan be.

    Not saying the old birthright was perfect, if anything it was a little too extreme,...
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  • I never played nor hosted a game of Changeling, but I also tried to understand those questions and I know how hard/weird they can look. After a lot of thinking and readying, on the books and on the forum, I believe the answers for your questions are:

    1) Yes, it does. If the knife is both real and chimerical, than he takes both damages. The same goes for anything chimerical with a real counterpart, so, if there is a chimerical sword with a real stick counterpart, then it gives the sword damage in lethal chimerical and stick damage in bashing real. But, as far as I understood, most...
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  • Manbat
    replied to Ajudicating Unleashings.
    Depends on the Art and the request. If is a "freeze my enemies" with Winter, the legs (or even his entire body) of the Changeling might freeze too, leaving him locked near his targets. If it is a classic "slay my enemies" with Dragon Ire it would hurt allies or destroy nearby stuff, but with Primal the fireball would burn the target and make anything flammable near by spontaneously explode in flames. If it is a "show me the most beautiful on the land to me to marry" using Contract it could show many people, or leave the target aware of him and his interests, or even...
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  • Manbat
    replied to Ajudicating Unleashings.
    But there is a limit to Unleashing? Can a Changeling, whatever kith, smash a whole army with a Dragon's Ire Unleashing and saying "slay my enemies"? Or a Changeling with Chronnus Unleash the world back in time by just a "return to yesterday"? Can a Changeling make the entire world forget his (or even other people) existence with a imaginative Unleashing? Can't a Changeling just summon whatever the object that they are in a quest with a Wayfare Unleash? Like jumping the whole Lord of Rings by Unleashing and saying "go in the lava of Mordor"s Volcano" or just Unleashing...
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