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  • Actually, I like this version better.

    The original Immortals version was just a bunch of deluded spirits. The implication that (A) they can time travel and/or (B) are actually from outer space is far more gamable.

    Though, it should be noted; a Visitor's personality is shaped by their host. I'll keep that even if I decide they are actual aliens (it makes sense-you get the native guide to help you think like the native species when carrying out whatever objectives your egg was placed on Earth for)....
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  • Comes out as hideously inefficient to me.

    You murdered a guy for increased chances-not a certainty, increased chances-of successful baby-making!? Who's the shoggoth-spit-for-brain moron who designed this thing, and by the way, this dictionary explains what a lawsuit is, you're going to need it.

    Also, the Visitors from Immortals are possibly actual alien symbiotes now. Not the biggest change (the biggest change was outright saying that Victor Frankenstein is, in fact, a fictional character in the CofD and the real creators were Mary Shelley herself and a Redeemed of the...
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  • Unfortunately, humans have never really understood satire.

    Still, I have to say-I like the stark catharsis the authors took towards Reconstruction. The bad peace more or less made the entire damn Civil War nearly pointless, and all anyone was left with was a lot of heartache and bad memories.

    I also love how one of the Heroes is actually a John Brown-esque anti-racist militant. Just because the cause is just...although I suspect he's one of those Heroes you can talk down ("Wait, ye lads only menace the KKK? ...I believe I've made a terrible mistake.")...
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  • The thing is, though, Pneuma is a trap-not because it's an invalid version of Aurum, but because it actively disdains other Refinements. In other words, it's a Refinement that spins its wheels and thinks itself speeding. The extinction of Pneuma (at least in its present form) is explicitly an unambigious positive, because Prometheans stop getting stalled by it....
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  • Wow, rules for sorcerers!

    It only took an edition to get there!

    (seriously, I'm more relieved than anything else that someone managed to bite the damn bullet and just explain what they are already).

    Still, I like 'em-the simple existence of Open Rite Mastery (and the fact you don't need to spend Merit dots to learn Open Rites, just makes a few dice rolls-literally anyone can do them, it's just that true sorcerers can get really good at them) makes the stringent requirements of the Merit (you need to have four dots in two Mental attributes, 4 dots and a specialty...
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  • Looking at the draft, ain't that different. We just have Middle Managers of Evil/Emotional Abuse now.

    Changeling: the Lost

    First of all: Congratulations! You escaped the most seductive and addicting form of slavery in the cosmos! Too bad the humanity your former owner removed to fit a collar didn't come back with you.

    Yeah, all those stories about faerie lords and ladies abducting human children and replacing them with their own species? Yeah, two errors; one, it's not so much a fae so much as it is a golem formed from a piece of their new possession's soul,...
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  • Leliel
    replied to Tokyo Timeline
    Whoa, whoa, whoa. Back up.

    Link?...
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  • Leliel
    replied to Ask Neall
    Question:

    Would it be legal for a particularly cruel Cassandra to gaslight people?

    As in, after it's clear her "stupid predictions" have a way of coming true, to idly point out that people are disbelieving her latest prediction as completely ridiculous but also understand her to be one of the most perceptive and canny people around? And the repeatedly point out the paradox and how they can't stop disbelieving her?

    That seems like a good way to make someone you hate doubt their own sanity.
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  • I'm always interested in science fantasy, so I am listening.
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  • It didn't. Not yet; I was planning on revealing that after this conversation; the rules for it are in Dark Eras, and it's been made so that there's a lot more rituals than just skinning. Nita uses a variant of the Aztec Eagle Mystery Warrior rite where she takes a small amount of blood from a pet redtail hawk and uses that to power that mask of hers (in fact, that was the hints I was making with her distinctly Aztec style of rituals and referring to Mictlantechuli as a god-to her, he is the Teotl of the same name).

    EDIT: Not coincidentally, the Aztec chapter is the crossover between...
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  • A quick update;

    If you were scared away by Night's attitude in the first half, I've reached a point in the story where he's lightened up and realized he was being irrational.

    Also, that just because you stabbed your clients in the back for a good cause doesn't make you less backstabby. I also introduced his might-as-well-be-spouse, Juanita Alvarez (she's an eccentric skinthief with a very nuanced view of personality and masks; I haven't gotten into it yet, but the reason she's here now is that Night really being hit with how fragile his friends' lives are taught him to...
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  • Honestly, I think that would be the point. Racism is a profoundly petty thing to do in a world of wonders and terrors.

    That still doesn't mean it doesn't happen, and it's made all the worse by a mundane problem filtered through the lens of the arcane.

    Really, why I'm throwing out the movie as an idea is the ultimate reveal that the Armitages are body thieves; they've become so enmeshed in the idea of Black Guy As Superhuman Sex God that they want to take that power for their own. In other words, they're so enmeshed in the "positive" discrimination that a touch
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  • Leliel
    started a topic Get Out, (the movie); CofD Version

    Get Out, (the movie); CofD Version

    Apparently, the racially-conscious version of the Stepford Wives is actually really good, and reading a summary, it's a pretty darn good set-up for a game.

    So, how would you translate it into the CofD?

    Me, I think the Armitages are perfect examples of a Proximus dynasty affiliated with either the Seers or the nastier parts of the Silver Ladder. I won't go into spoilers, but they're just that perfect blend of egotistical, proud, and utterly clueless about people in general, especially black persons.
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