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  • Ahhh, thank you. I've been reading the Demon: The Descent Quickstart guide and it's really interesting!...
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  • Thanks for the replies! I don't actually play any of the games (for now); I mostly just buy the books because I enjoy a good setting and a good set of rules. There's a certain pleasure in an interesting concept presented in a slick, attractive way.

    With that in mind: how awkward is the 1e/2e split manifested in Demon? I'm still not quite sure on how it's laid out the book itself. My understanding is that, rules-wise, Demon is basically 2e, but also that it was written before 2e was really a thing? The comments on drivethrurpg seem to hint that there's, like, one set of rules and then...
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  • Gellydog
    replied to [2E] Werewolf Names
    Well, you could also sorta deconstruct it when it comes to modern names. "John" comes from a word that means "Graced by God," which is a concept a spirit would understand. We just tend not to know the origins of most of our names today....
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  • How much can/will Demons do that isn't directly related to the God-Machine? In terms of story hooks. Not that I dislike the concept- I'm just thinking about getting the book and feeling out how versatile a Demon as a character in the wider CofD lineup is.
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  • Interesting! Is there a list of all the Dark Eras done so far? (especially those in 2e) The Kickstarter link has the ones in the book, but either the Companion eras aren't listed there or I didn't look hard enough. (I am at work >_>)...
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  • Gellydog
    replied to [2E] Pack concepts
    I had an idea for a pack based out of a summer camp. The staff and counselors are mostly Wolf-Blooded and humans (probably don't want twitchy werewolves dealing with large groups of children) who use their access to screen the campers for unaware Wolf-Blooded and those with the potential for First Change. The core of Uratha might be park rangers or other support staff, who have an excuse to wander around but don't need to actually deal with the public. Their territory would probably include the camp itself and maybe the nearby town(s) and countryside. (rural, obviously)

    The best thing...
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  • So, sorry if this is a dumb question, but what exactly is this? Is it like a book, or a section from a book...it sounds really interesting, and I'm super into WtF lately so I'm actually in the market for as much 2E WtF stuff as I can get. I know some of the Dark Eras that are being released are individual sections from the big Dark Eras book that came out a little while ago, but this sounds like it's new. (or supplementary to that)

    Otherwise, this is all really cool. Rome is such an interesting era (or series of eras, since it covers so much time), as a time when a single civilization...
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  • Can the Pure defect to the Forsaken? I've seen the stuff about Forsaken joining the Pure and getting their Auspice "burned" out of them, but can a Pure werewolf join the Forsaken and gain an Auspice?
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  • For people who've actually played/run PtC games, how long do players typically stay in a particular Role/Refinement? In terms of time played; sessions, storylines, etc.
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  • Gellydog
    replied to Sublimati?
    It does seem to run counter to the game's theme of refining the self. Yes, the Pilgrim was "born" a monster...but what Created isn't? The whole point of the Divine Fire is that it causes miracles to happen, so I think saying that a Pandoran actually could "upgrade" itself to full Promethean (and, from there, to human) fits with what's laid out in the book. That doesn't excuse all the murder and such, and I think you could make a point that it's not her goal that's flaw as much as her methods. (i.e., murder)

    That actually makes me think of an interesting character...
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  • Gellydog
    replied to 'X-Men' as a minor template
    Yeah, I totally forgot about that bit- that part of what had me thinking of it was how the description for Deviant instantly made me think of Weapon X. I mean, an amnesiac erupting from a vat and escaping half-crazed into the wilderness thanks to his brutal new powers is pretty much exactly what DtR is supposed to be about, right? So this is sorta just killing time until we learn more about that one. Oh! And I hadn't made the connection to Erik in First Class, but you're totally right!

    In terms of template, yeah, you can probably do everything with normal merits. I actually am thinking...
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  • Gellydog
    started a topic 'X-Men' as a minor template

    'X-Men' as a minor template

    So, I saw Logan recently (I liked!), and maybe it's just because I was also reading through my copy of WtF 2ed earlier that day, but I thought the themes of savagery, loss, living with yourself and finding hope in an uncaring world all resonated strongly with the Chronicles of Darkness. I'm curious if anyone has ever done a homebrew with mutants within the CofD system before. It seems like it'd be fairly easy- start with a mortal, then add a single, unique "mutation merit" that grants them access to one power off a large list.

    One of the things about the X-Men is that they...
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  • Thanks, everyone! I've got a better handle on it now. (Answer: Very!)

    It definitely seems like they'd make an interesting antagonist in a Vampire/Werewolf/Mage chronicle. (others, too, but those are the ones I know) They're like this random, unstable element that can be dropped into the already-precarious social order of the more traditional and numerous splats. Particularly if you go full Bad Guy, have them be an unrepentant Centimanus with a pack of Pandorans for mooks; it'd be interesting to participate in a WtF hunt where half the battle is just figuring out what the heck you're...
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  • Gellydog
    started a topic How dangerous are the Created?

    How dangerous are the Created?

    Without getting too deep into white room theoretics, what's the general capability of Prometheans when it comes to violence vis a vis other common splats? I'm thinking of the Refinement of Silver, and a Mystic who was following a sort of monster-slayer Role. There's a lot of Alembics that seem pretty powerful, but it's hard to suss it out just from the page.
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  • "Muderhobos" is probably the best description of a typical group of PCs as I've ever heard. ...
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  • Gellydog
    replied to Strengths of Mummies
    I'm curious as to what an actual game of Mummy would look like, given the above mentioned facts. I don't know much about the system, only the basics - you're old, powerful and get weaker the longer you're awake - but it seems like an interesting departure from the standard "slow crawl from weak to god-mode" that other splats are. Of course, it could also be frustrating to work within those restrictions, so...yeah! Interesting.
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  • Mhm, exactly. I'm actually sorta impressed that they're willing to try out new things, rather than just stick with a single formula. So, even if it's not exactly for me, I expect great things from Deviant!
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  • That's sorta what I figured...but I was also hung up on how, y'know, it seems like the Pilgrimage is supposed to be something a playing group could complete in a reasonable amount of time. I think a lot of the impression of the Pilgrimage being restrictive comes from the idea that time is short, you've got to complete each step as fast as possible... Prometheans can live to 100 (or more, if they don't use up their "free death" too soon), which implies they've got decades to work on each step... but the average group probably isn't going to build their roleplay around the idea of "and...
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  • Gellydog
    replied to Giant Merit
    Does Giant (and Small-Framed, I guess) also apply to alternate forms? Like, is a Giant Uratha also unusually large while in otherwise-normal-wolf Urhan form? And a Small-Framed one is more coyote-sized?
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  • I guess it's just sorta personal preference? I don't ever create an RPG character with their "end" in mind, whether that's their death or "retirement" from being a PC. I don't like endings very much, no matter what form they take; the best ones are simply the characters riding off to their next adventure. So for me, the problem with New Dawn or a potential "default" ending for Deviants isn't so much in what they involve, but that they're portrayed as the mechanical end to any (and every) given character and that any character is incomplete without having dealt with...
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