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  • DubiousRuffian
    replied to Are Strix playable?
    I don't know, I feel like you could do something kind of interesting in a one-on-one and a lot of time-jumps. Some of the suggested origins are "cracks in the deep dark places of the world, coalescing out of the blood of massed graves, final breath of murder victims, funeral pyre smoke of murderers." (bolded options are where I think are RPable when combined with vindictiveness).

    Example: I have a Strix that in my current game that I've got associated with babies (a lot of old vampire stories seem to just be about SIDs). So my headcannon is that a long time ago a plague...
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  • When feeding a human vitae, do they automatically heal damage/injuries? I feel like I remember reading something that said that....
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  • DubiousRuffian
    replied to Strix Species
    Literally just their names are kind of tarot-y sounding. Initially, Lord of Irons and Lady of Shivs sound like evocative medieval titles. Anna Red is an urban-legend name, and a lot of these Strix are very old, so it would make sense to have anachronistic names/titles. But I don't think 'shiv' was a name back then. And The Thief of Masks strikes me as similarly evocative, but not a medieval title. So I just bundled those three together in my head as having tarot-sounding names. And I kind of like the image of each of those titles actually being their titles or names.

    Having...
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  • DubiousRuffian
    started a topic Strix Species

    Strix Species

    In the Parlement of Owls chapter (and I think Rose mentioned it here once) we're told that the Strix aren't one type of thing, and are instead many different species. So I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on the different types of Strix.

    Looking at the examples, there are the Tarot-named ones (Lord of Irons, Thief of Masks, Lady of Shivs) but I'm missing any similarities they might share.

    Then there are Hantu and Black Cat, who seem straight up hateful/angry. Like, they are getting revenge.

    Old Man Marsh and Anna Red both are almost nihilistically violent....
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    Last edited by DubiousRuffian; 01-30-2019, 10:32 PM.

  • @Black Blood

    I kind of want to echo 2ptTakrill. How were you thinking of having Dracula play out? I know you haven't got a game and are just brainstorming, but what direction are you thinking of going with the idea?

    Like, we can just take it for granted that Dracula isn't Kindred and that Stoker's novel is an accurate historical document in your world. But without more of a sense of what you want to focus on, we're left with a "so what?" response.

    Do you want to brainstorm on what events occurred post-novel or are you looking to create a new minor-template?...
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  • Real simple question that I wanted to double check:

    When failing a detachment roll, do you lose a single dot of Humanity, or do you jump to the level of the breaking point?

    So for example, if I'm at Humanity 7 and commit a Humanity 3 Breaking Point, and I fail my detachment roll, do I now have Humanity 6 or 3?
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  • Maybe Dracula is a title, kind of like 'Buddha'....
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  • Just to nitpick - Carmilla is a Daeva in-setting. She's some kind of invictus royalty, and seems to be considered something of a brat princess.

    Also for Dracula as a unique vampire species, I dig it. I think there's a lot of potential for playing around with the idea that there are all these different "Dracula stories" - little 'd' draculas whose stories might have gotten mixed into the original story - maybe the Order establishment thinks the story changed with the telling, or tried to explain away differences between Book Dracula and standard Kindred, but it turns out...
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  • The origins of our vampire myth are of a bloothirsty-shapeshifting witch, and I really like this as an origin for Dracula. That said...






    I actually kind of like the idea of Dracula as being a Strix. Those witch origins for vampires *are* the Strix -- and I think that fits more with the Strix than the kindred. In Gangrel:Savage and Macabre, the Strix are described as sorcerers and a kind of sibling to the precursors to the Gangrel. And in the corebook, we're told that there are in fact several different species of Strix -- and the corebook tells us...
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    Last edited by DubiousRuffian; 01-28-2019, 03:13 PM. Reason: formatting and elaboration on Gangrel/Strix

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