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  • Please don't. I have enough people in my life who happily assume they know me and my intentions better than I do. I assure you, I have a pretty firm grasp of my motivations and desires. I don't need your help figuring it out.
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  • "This isn't the "share your opinion about aspects of First Edition basically unprompted" thread and so you would be better served making a thread for that topic if you want to start beef with another poster over a thing they said nine months ago in response to a question that existed as a battery of unqualified questions about everyday life in Irem."

    I'm gonna go ahead and assume I'm just not being fully understood and that you are not in fact calling me a liar in a backhanded way. Either way, the statement your making doesn't apply to me or my intentions. Sorry...
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  • And? I didn't see anyone else expressing an alternative opinion to what had already been said and thought a different perspective might be worth hearing. Its not intended to call out or provoke a response from the ones who originally expressed the idea, its simply putting other ideas out there. Unless there's a statute of limitations on responding to threads I'm okay with coming in after the fact. Not like we have a huge influx of new posts coming in to keep up with to begin with.

    Besides, Second Edition is getting finalized. If talking about the strengths and weaknesses of the old...
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  • This question has two parts to it:

    When invoking the Rite of Return and assigning a purpose to your Arisen patron/servant-

    1. Must you assign a singular purpose, or can you ask for several small tasks to be performed?

    2. Can the purpose be open ended and somewhat endless, such as "Attend to the needs of your Guild and assist your fellow Arisen who come your aid" or some such.
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  • Irem is indeed not Egypt. For example, if a player came to me with an idea inspired by an ancient egyptian goddess I could let him run with it. But if that player came to me with the same idea set in canon Irem, I'd have to say sorry the Iremites were super patriarchical and didn't worship any of the dozens of cool Egyptian goddesses because they gotta be darker and edgier than their descendants. Or some fucking reason like that.

    Can you tell this is one of the very few additions to the Irem backstory I thought was a big ass misstep and cheerfully ignore at every possible opportunity?...
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  • Since Ra was considered the Nameless Lion at that time, I suspect Bast and company may tie into him via the Eye of Ra myth. basically, he was convinced or tricked to bestow his power on another entity and promptly drove it insane. Maybe by insights seen on the Scroll of Ages?
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  • nothri
    replied to It's coming!
    I would say the idea that Wadjet-Itja is a minor Guild is unlikely for the simple fact that they are being mentioned alongside the established "main" guilds while the one minor guild we know about is unremarked upon. That implies to me that whatever the WI is is considered more important or at least distinguishable enough from other groups to be spoken of alongside them all.

    Also, my reading of minor guilds is that they were specialized groups overseen by the larger, broader Guild. Their area of expertise is finer than the main guilds but ultimately they are overseen by...
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  • nothri
    replied to It's coming!
    Wadjet is also used as an alternate name for the Eye of Horus, the symbol that often pops up in regard to ancient Egypt (including the very eye that peeks out from underneath the sand on the cover of the 1e Core book for Mummy: the Curse). Mythology says Horus and Set fought over the throne of Osiris, and Set clawed out Horus' eye. Isis later restored the eye, and Horus tried to use its magic to resurrect Osiris. For this reason it symbolizes healing, sacrifice, resurrection and protection.

    "Itja", according to the internet, means "thief" Thus- Thieves of Wadjet,...
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  • Contagion spoilers:
    I'd just like to note that I had that opinion about Amun well before the Edinburgh article on Contagion came out. Want that down for posterity....
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  • It could refer in fact to the Judges of Duat themselves, which is ironic when you learn the full story behind the Judges and the Shan'iatu.
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  • Interesting ideas, but I keep coming back to the notion that the author is talking more about Amun-Ra, or maybe just Amun period, in his concept. I think the stuff about generic excellence and all that works for Ra, as does the desire for authority for authority's sake. But all that about keeping your personal tastes secret and that being blandly mysterious is the best way to be? I dunno, maybe I lack imagination, but that speaks far more to me of Amun- THE HIDDEN ONE than it does to the big shiny sweltering disk in the sky in and of itself. Ra in the myths can definitely be cruel- like refusing...
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  • Sorry for the rant, btw. Just recently got through Call of Cthulhu again, and had a hard time getting past the whole "all those dirty fareigneers and not whites will kill ya if ya find out aboot their evil psychic fishy god cause they're all secretly working together and doing gross non-New English things in the shadows!!!".
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  • I mean, in terms of Egyptian sun gods, we could do worse than Ra. We could pick Khepri, for example, and have our sun god be a giant cockroach which, by way of implication, means the life giving rays of the sun are actually a giant ball of wadded up shit.

    You wanna know the real curse of Mummy: the Curse. The compelling way it keeps referencing lovecraftian horror will inevitably inspire people (e.g. ME) to go out and read some of that horror, even though I know intellectually that H.P. Lovecraft was a racist, hack writer whose main skill was reusing a lot of nonsense words over and...
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  • nothri
    replied to It's coming!
    To be brutally honest, I'd be disappointed if they were. Unless one can be considered a "minor guild" in the sense that the Arisen guilds make a habit of "adopting" immortal traditions into the larger network as a kind of honorary mummy or something. Which...I would have mixed feelings about as well, but as one of the apparently few people who misses non egyptian mummies from Resurrections days I'd be okay with it. Mostly....
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  • nothri
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    Okay. This? This right here actually gets me more excited for 2nd edition than I have been in a long time. Not the cult itself, which sounds interesting but probably would not be of much use in my own games.

    Its the format, ya'll. Its all about the format.

    What we are given here is a very short but succinct look at an arisen cult, this particular one combining Scandinavian Christian traditions with Iremite customs. They are given a short history, goals, and induction ceremonies about a paragraph long. This excites me because it implies something the 1e lacked. Direct...
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  • Interesting. I wonder if this version of Sobek is related to the Urban Legends entry for the sewer gators.
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  • huh. I didn't know DE2 was out yet.
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  • Wait, Death Wolf crocodile in the Hewara tomb? You shot who in the what now? I clearly have not been keeping up well with Werewolf. What are they doing in my favorite tomb complex of the most interesting son of the most interesting pharaoh of the Middle Kingdom (no really, Senusret III is of particular interest as one of the rare empire builders of Egypt before the 18th Dynasty, and his son Amenemhat built all sorts of crazy thing like the so-called Egyptian Labyrinth and what may officially be the only pyramid tomb that was actually built with dead ends and false corridors like every video game...
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  • Well, playing devil's advocate, Anpu is from a realm of death and ghosts, so while he never died in the traditional sense he wasn't exactly born or alive in that sense either (granted you can make the same argument for Father Wolf but bear with me here). In addition, Egypt is full of instances of one god sort of merging with another to form a composite deity to represent facets of both gods. Example, Amun-Ra was, as you might guess, a composite of the hidden god Amun and the solar disk Ra. So if Anpu had extended his Bau unto the being of Father Wolf to aid in their mutual divine mandate of keeping...
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  • nothri
    replied to Building the Nome
    So what do you guys look for when you plot out the locations for your guildhalls and such?
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