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  • Leliel
    replied to Mummy: the Curse 2e Kickstarter
    Or, maybe they decided to prioritize the ability to make your own over paragraphs and paragraphs of stuff that really didn't matter, and that means rather simple stuff to start with. Especially with Vestiges, which were...pure fluff. Now they ain't.

    Fluff is easy, and doesn't really need magic items to have their own fluff in a book that needs to do other things first. Especially since it's been exchanged for something more interesting, that the spontaneous enchantment of items as vestiges happens all the time, and often because of profoundly dark things; that's Lovecraftian in a...
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  • I'm actually one of the originators of the Cataphractoi idea; I think I'm the one who suggested they should be revenants.

    I'm trying to think of a Night Horrors book for them, but also thinking about a Princess/Mummy 2E Contagion strain based on Lypothymie, from Exalted; a transmissible nostalgia that causes people to lose themselves in imagined glories of what the Kindgom and Irem were... which make them perfect prey for people who want to turn them into revanchist fanatics.
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  • Leliel
    replied to Mummy: the Curse 2e Kickstarter
    Simple. The future changes.

    That may sound off, but a rule since Demon at least has been that in the Chronicles of Darkness, time paradoxes don't matter. If you kill your parents before they met, you still exist, it's just that the future you go back to doesn't remember you. The universe won't stop you from making a mistake you can't fix - but neither will it stop you from setting right what once went wrong....
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  • Leliel
    replied to Mummy: the Curse 2e Kickstarter
    Keep in mind the Judges didn't create the Arisen. The Shan'iatu did, and the Shan'iatu had some rather different ideas than what the Judges have. They're the ones who wanted their empire's culture to be eternal.

    I find it not at all a paradox for Memory being a feature rather than a bug - it's just that their current masters really, really don't like that feature.

    There's a reason that "Judge does not want you revived" is a dice penalty that's likely neutralized by your cult just going about the normal Calling ceremony and doing it in your Tomb. Which is a really...
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  • Leliel
    replied to Mummy: the Curse 2e Kickstarter
    Quite. I really dig how every vessel is linked to powerful memories now. They can be happy, or they can be tragedies, or nightmares (I don't think anyone who sees the Stalker's Knife as something that only has positive use as fuel is begrudged), but yeah. Sekhem is born from people and follows people. Also, love the fact an Eternal's soul relic always contains the memory of their death. Very lich-like, very Dorian Grey, while remaining firmly morally neutral (it is literally not their soul or life in there, just their delayed mortality, and it ages because of that).

    Digging how Inheritors...
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  • What are examples of Closed versus Open Rites done by Ritual Sorcerers?
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  • Leliel
    replied to Book Of The Fallen - Discussion
    Nice. I especially like the Ironhands, they fill a niche that the Big Evil Three just...don't.

    Any Nephandic paradigms? I liked that section in M20, pointing out how Qlippothic magick is fundamentally a dark spin on more normal views - Gods and Monsters is a view that leads to misanthropy, sure, but it also states that mages have agency to make it better, for my favorite example. Any on that?
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  • Leliel
    replied to Mummy: the Curse 2e Kickstarter
    So, we got a gander at Cult rules today on the Kickstarter, and - well, I didn't expect emanations to show up so readily.

    Don't know why I didn't, but that one rule about "no second chances before meeting with the boss" really hammers in just how willing the Judges are willing to yank on the leash - and why Wayward Cult is such an attractive Merit, because it removes that particular sword hanging over the head of a mummy.
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  • Leliel
    replied to Where I Read: Mummy the Curse 2e
    Given certain rules revealed just today?

    Not much. You have a choice in who your leash is held by, but the Judges are not forgiving. If anyone breaks their required Doctrine in the cult, no matter how unintentionally, the cult is going to face a very annoyed emanation of their patron. A single gander at the Condition Appendix pretty much confirms that all of humanity has a gun to its head to make Arisen play along, because an emanation patrolling the area is really bad for everyone nearby....
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  • Leliel
    replied to Mummy: the Curse 2e Kickstarter
    We dunno what being an Inheritor does yet, and we do know that Sadikh can borrow Utterances. That latter bit is not a small thing....
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  • Leliel
    replied to Mummy: the Curse 2e Kickstarter
    Yeah. Utterances need a buff; Arisen are all gods, not just war gods. Whatever they are called to do, they should be effective at.

    That being said, a single gander at the Appendix tells me that most of the new ideas are to do with the Cult itself; all mummies are fundamentally leaders of men, hence why they all know Dreams of Dead Gods. I like that thematic; in the character archetype, they're the pet class, their power comes from their ability to augment and serve as force multipliers with their followers. I'm going to spit in the eye of Kenemti here and say that's a really good...
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  • Okay, reading over the appendix and seeing what kind of nastiness the fiends of Duat can unleash:

    How do they get into the world? I can see extreme Sybaris opens a doorway, assuming they can possess the Desecrated from Duat, but do sorcerers call them, do they just show up around mummies and emanations of the Judges?
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  • Leliel
    replied to Mummy: the Curse 2e Kickstarter
    My opinion too. I thought target number manipulation wasn't a thing anymore, too....
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  • Is it possible to declare a supernatural being an Inheritor?
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  • Leliel
    replied to Mummy: the Curse 2e Kickstarter
    Okay, this preview: Ritual Sorcerer might need to be dropped from four dots to three. I like the less stringent requirements, but if you're going for it, you're already giving over a significant portion of your life to scholarly pursuits; might allow just a tiny bit more flexibility.

    Otherwise, looking good! Just read Merits, and wow, I love how Cults are shaping up.
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  • Leliel
    replied to Where I Read: Mummy the Curse 2e
    Keep in mind when they wake up, Arisen don't remember most of those years. A good cult often ends up with an Arisen who is, mentally, a very young man.

    Also, the Ashem are people who think Rick Sanchez's childhood never ended, pointing to all the times he rants about how meaningless life is, and only growing more certain when he explains his reasoning. Telling the impersonal forces of the world where exactly they can stick their concerns about how big the universe is sounds like something from the Sheut, especially when they're in full life coach mode. I'm planning on my Ashem's catchphrase...
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  • "Excuse me? I'm a bit of a stickler mummy. What about your dating game, just in case this doesn't work out?" *aims athame at random person*...
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  • Leliel
    replied to Where I Read: Mummy the Curse 2e
    On the Akhem-Urtu being minor: from what I see, what qualifies you as a Minor Guild is inability to fit in with the schema of normal Arisen society; the Deceived are definitely powerful, but the fact they have the temakhs screaming in their minds to kill other Deathless all of the time, to say nothing of their warped sahu. So they're their own society, but really can't fit in with the children of Irem.

    Doesn't mean they aren't important. Nomenclature wouldn't provoke a Nuke It From Orbit reaction otherwise....
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  • Oh sweet merciful Judges.

    The Personal Wakeup Conditions of the Deshret and the Kheru are Saber analogues.

    "I ask of you: Are you my summoner?"
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  • Leliel
    replied to Mummy: the Curse 2e Kickstarter
    Well, Virtues and Vices are themselves opened up now, the list is gone; your Virtue is what you do when behaving selflessly, your Vice is what you're like when you're being dickish or otherwise uncaring.

    Balance and Burden...really isn't that much of a switch. Which makes sense, as an Arisen's basic instincts are still the same as the person they were before the Rite of Return. The major change is the cosmic duty the Judges entrusted them with before they went back to the mortal coil. That changes the context of it, even if their own internal rewards system is the same....
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