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  • Leliel
    replied to Hunter: the Vigil 2E Kickstarter
    Let's start on that, work on my writing a but too:

    Kuda-gitsune

    You are a Japanese-American cop in San Francisco, and you are sure the Yakuza are muscling in on your home. Normally they keep to Hawaii, but one of the families of Japanese mob is growing aggressive - extremely, unhealthily so. Your captain thinks they're feeling confident and have had a crop of new recruits full of piss, vinegar, and dreams of making it big, but you'd expect some caution. They're reckless, with the younger thugs being confused and almost relieved to be arrested and put away from their bosses...
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  • Leliel
    replied to LostLight Reads Hunter 2E
    Yeah, the moment Slender Man showed up, I immediately decided that Network Zero has him filed under N in the alphabetical files (for "NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE").
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  • Leliel
    replied to Hunter: the Vigil 2E Kickstarter
    Hm. Already thinking of how to make a kuda-gitsune: http://yokai.com/kudagitsune/

    They seem like perfect Hunter cryptids, since they possess people and are horny little bastards who breed rapidly and so pose a threat to the ecology if not reined in, but they're pets. They don't show up unless a sorcerer is keeping them, and they are a potential resource to a hunter who thinks they can keep ahead of the population of ferret-foxes.
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  • Leliel
    replied to Hunter: the Vigil 2E Kickstarter
    So. The Slender Man's apparently real, and he's attracted to people who experiment with magic.

    There's plenty of information, look under Network Zero's files, search code "FUUUUUUUU--"

    EDIT: Also, the Devalpa, given how his Virtue is Altruistic and Vice is Petulant, sounds like a potential major character of a sitcom - the Cranky Tentacle Iranian Grandpa Who's Good With Kids.
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  • Leliel
    replied to Hunter: the Vigil 2E Kickstarter
    Which leads the rather hilarious image of a member of a literal killer cult suddenly realizing she's the conscience of the rest.

    And then screaming into the void for a bit....
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  • Leliel
    replied to LostLight Reads Hunter 2E
    Actually, according to Monica, there is one more system, it's just part of the Slasher Chronicle.

    Namely, risking turning into a slasher. That's going to be interesting.
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  • Leliel
    replied to Hunter: the Vigil 2E Kickstarter
    That, and as noted, the protagonists of other gamelines aren't generally the targets. One could say that a hunter who's Sworn thinks of their faction as being "the good ones" and is able to ignore them being technically monsters if everyone is facing the real adversary, the Contagion....
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  • Leliel
    replied to Hunter: the Vigil 2E Kickstarter
    I'm also reading that penalty and breaking point as "helping monster over a human" - which is to say actively feeding people to Steve McZombie. Which is a major betrayal of the Code.
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  • Satchel's right about the Phobos Defender and Liltu. Dr. Mongol was "Deviant Progenitor before the Kickstarter came out."

    You forgot the Stormchasers (Promethean alchemists) and the Wardens of Woe (Reapers)
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  • Leliel
    replied to LostLight Reads Hunter 2E
    I like how VASCU is actually in a pretty good place as far as Conspiracies go. They've gotten a new budget, they still have their Endowment, they aren't butting heads with TF:V anymore; really, the main difference is that they have a bigger territory and recruiting pool. They're actually in a better spot than they were originally, shows it isn't all getting worse.

    I'm already fond of Nine Stars too; not hard to imagine them opening up an international chapter either, they're a growing Compact and really, VASCU probably would give them funds. Any help is appreciated, even if it's just...
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  • Leliel
    replied to Spilled Blood on DTRPG!
    Yes, but they weren't really fun in 1e to play. VII in all it's incarnations was more playable - and the argument against playability is the exact same as why you don't want to play one of the Rapt or Zi'ir; their very thematic runs counter to playing a sympathetic character, and they don't have the capacity to aim for things more than "hunt, eat, sleep, repeat", they're just more eloquent about it. More than that, they raise themselves via fatal duels with each other; that's not exactly a way to have cohesive players.

    And I could raise the same point about spirits, who...
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  • Leliel
    replied to Spilled Blood on DTRPG!
    Of course they're not playable. They literally are draugr, they just happen to think in the long term. They do not have anything beyond their instincts and their hunger. So no, I fail to see how "a sociopath who differs in that what's left of their Man is egging their Beast on is not playable" is a flaw. Or a step backward, these guys are more frightening if they're a temptation and the absolute evil that seems so tempting to embrace.

    To be frank, I'm a Storyteller who rolls for antagonist action, and that gives a measure of tension; the longer you take, the closer you are...
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  • Leliel
    replied to Spilled Blood on DTRPG!
    My first impression is that they're antagonists, it doesn't really matter. Their defining ability is their ability to innately Ride the Wave, and that's pretty powerful without being game-breaking.

    And really, I don't think their abilities are at all broken either. They just need to have their Manifestation roll time shortened....
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  • Leliel
    replied to LostLight Reads Hunter 2E
    Frankly, I'm very much in the two-guns-and-a-square-jaw mode of the vigil, but "you're not the good guys, but better than the bad guys" is why I like hunters, really. And given the Lucifuge is a lady from the Dark Ages who, as noted, knows perfectly well her relatives have a genetic code that actively tempts them to the dark side - yeah, her tendency to indoctrinate the reluctant by force barely registers as that evil in comparison. By her time's standards, it's probably not especially amoral either, she's saving souls from the Adversary in return for vassalage, like any moronic baron...
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  • Leliel
    replied to LostLight Reads Hunter 2E
    Yeah, the Rationalists came off as trying to cling too hard to a sane world previously. Now they strike me as "no skeptics like stage magicians"; they are honestly enthralled by how weird and wonderful the world is, but take an extremely low view of people who put misleading information into it. Also, the Open Minds come off as the soft sciences in a hard science compact, which fits a lot better than the Token Believers.
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  • Leliel
    replied to Hunter: the Vigil 2E Kickstarter
    *raises hand*

    I like how the major Rites need a personal blood sacrifice too, it's both a good limiting factor and a major indication the Lucifuge is getting serious. LostLight had the best idea for why the Lucifuge can't bleed out others, though - that they're actually getting closer to victory and redeeming their blood, so it's lost the option for the selfish path that relies on victimizing others....
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  • Leliel
    replied to Spilled Blood on DTRPG!
    Honestly, that sounds like enough of a problem, since its caused by their skin drying out. That cannot be comfortable, even if it's not a dice penalty....
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  • Leliel
    replied to Spilled Blood on DTRPG!
    There's a Merit in the corebook that models vampires who are able to feed on supernatural beings. And it's especially good for lone wolf elders like her, because supernatural Vitae cheats feeding restrictions, she doesn't need to interact with Kindred for her fill.

    That Merit outright says that you can feed on ghosts, it's just unique to the vampire. I imagine for her, her body is able to reprocess plasm into blood, since it's explicit it looks like ectophagia to those who don't realize the ghost is fine afterwards....
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  • Leliel
    replied to Spilled Blood on DTRPG!
    Also, while I think the Brood needs more Manifestations, I like them even better than their 1E version. They're simpler and less mystical, sure, but that's because they've been narrowed down to what was the best part about them - their complete acceptance of the Beast and complete peace with themselves and its urges. They aren't just ascended draugr, no, they're what happens when the Man and the Beast become equal partners who share the same opinions about things. Which means they're prone to some outright sympathetic motivations, but they're still inhuman predators, and gleeful ones at that....
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  • Leliel
    replied to Spilled Blood on DTRPG!
    For the record, the new clans are all weird. None of them are like "Gangrel, but less solid", and pretty much all of them have pretty weird tricks and thematics. Amari are angry ecologists and champions of endurance, the Bekaak are time-eating bluntly honest preachers, Hypatians are Promethean-hybrid alchemists and transhumanists, the Nhang are half-crocodile sea monsters, and the Twice-Cursed are a mistake. As in, they're something that wasn't supposed to be in universe and are trying to become a bloodline of the Daeva or Nosferatu....
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