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  • Our group has run three, but none of them were long-running and none quite did the setting justice.

    I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that, when playing historical eras, we tend to get caught up on details a lot; stuff like 'would the doors be wooden or cloth' and 'were domesticated animals a thing yet'. A lot of prep and research went into every game but a few questions always came up that ground the game to a halt due to our general (unhealthy) refusal as a group to let any details like this ride.
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  • lnodiv
    replied to Mummy: the Curse 2e Kickstarter
    Another data point for feedback - my group is a lot like Tessie's, in that target number manipulation is a hard no for us.
    It's certainly true that it makes Mummies distinct, that point is definitely not in question.
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  • lnodiv
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    You have a habit of putting things into words that cut right to the point of the issues without alienating anyone, and I really appreciate that....
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  • lnodiv
    replied to Neat Beat Cheat Sheet?
    However, a lot of the tables exclude one or two extra sources of Beats that are only described in other sections, so I can see why a cheat sheet might be useful.

    I don't think one has been produced.
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  • lnodiv
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    If the correlation was as strong as the ones we're talking about (eg Pisces being 10x more likely to commit suicide than the general population) - it would make ignoring birth date grossly irresponsible for those in a position to:

    1) Evaluate mental health services for new patients with no established history
    2) Decide how to allocate funding for mental health services across an organization
    3) Decide how to allocate funding for research into mental health issues

    The fact is that 'race', regardless of being a social construct, can be a useful canary for a...
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  • lnodiv
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I mean, if you're going to say that 'race' is literally nothing but the genes informing your skin color, sure.

    There's no tie between skin color genetics specifically and conditions such as Tay-Sachs disease. Various ethnic groups do have genetic predispositions to some diseases. One in thirteen black people in the United States are born with the sickle cell trait - which, incidentally, isn't the result of any sort of genocide afaik, but because it's been naturally selected for due to the resistance that trait gives to infection by malaria - vs less than one percent of the overall...
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  • lnodiv
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    Race is actually a clinically significant risk factor for a number of health issues, for what it's worth. See: sickle cell disease....
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  • I love this idea - and it's very similar to something I've run in the past. Both nofather and The MG have solid takes on this; without a ban similar to what The MG suggests, I imagine that the end result you can expect is for the Spirit goddess to end up claiming the vampire. If you want to keep them as separate entities, then I would definitely go with the ban; due to the way vampire works, the vampire would already be largely ignorant of the spirit, this just enforces it both ways and lets you extend the drama of having both for far longer.
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  • lnodiv
    replied to Bloodlines 2 Announced.
    I agree. That's why I provided a fish and fishing lessons both....
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  • lnodiv
    replied to Bloodlines 2 Announced.
    I meant right now, as part of the discussion. Instead of wasting energy and everyone's time opining about why you don't know something, look it up.

    The greatest repository of humankind's knowledge that has ever existed is at your fingertips, and instead of using it to learn, you used it to complain that other people didn't teach you what they should have. That says something, and makes one wonder how much blame those others really had for the current state of affairs....
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  • lnodiv
    replied to Bloodlines 2 Announced.
    I'm not saying this is the same situation you're in, but I will say that we learned about the Electoral College in my public high school - we spent a couple of weeks on it and stuff related to it. I'll also say that now, more than a decade out of school, I've seen several people that were in my government class talk about how they had no idea about these finer details until they became an adult. Mostly, it was the people who weren't paying much attention.

    I don't really understand why you're calling out not understanding the terms someone is using and blaming your education when...
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  • With the upcoming Clades Companion for Deviant, there aren't actually any other stories I don't know how to tell with CofD at this point.

    I don't know that we need a new gameline. I'd be interested in new material applicable across gamelines, maybe a future-era equivalent to Dark Eras? Alternatively, a lot more Night Horrors books, or books to flesh out and expand 2E lines, or official guides on converting 1E material to 2E, on a gameline-by-gameline basis.
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  • While I've never really felt the need to lean on arguments like this before, I'll admit I've bought into them when I've seen others use them.

    This was eye-opening and a really good watch....
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  • lnodiv
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    Yeah, I mean I get it. I've literally been there.

    I'm not talking about bootstrapping - I'm talking like, people I used to sit down with and figure out a plan on how to get our bills paid when we were in the same situations in the past. They suddenly stopped wanting to have those conversations and wanted us to start paying their bills for them instead, and that poisoned the relationships.

    There's a reason that the most valuable advice for people that win the lottery is "don't tell anyone you won" I guess....
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  • lnodiv
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I'm hate feeling like I can't go anywhere on the internet without feeling like I'm caught in a class warfare crossfire. I can't agree with half of what either side says, and I don't belong to either group and it just *feels bad*.

    In my life, I've gone from over a decade of abject poverty and homelessness to an extremely comfortable lifestyle where money is essentially no object. I've lost friends that were blatantly hateful at my success while refusing to improve their own situation and watched people with money blatantly ignore how the system is completely rigged against those...
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  • lnodiv
    replied to Deviant Kickstarter
    To be frank, if you're running a Deviant that's going to be picking up a wide variety of powerful Variations over their lifespan, Mimicry is kind of required for them to remain playable.

    It has its niche and that niche has nothing to do with Hybrid Form.
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  • Okay, well your first example was an Ascension merit which is not Chronicles. There's no merit by the name of Unaging in Chronicles.


    That's correct....
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  • lnodiv
    replied to Deviant Kickstarter
    Mr Gone does have a generic fillable sheet that works well enough - you can label all of the fields to the appropriate Deviant terminology....
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  • Unaging is an Ascension Merit, so this should probably be moved to World....
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  • lnodiv
    replied to Codexofdarkness is down
    Works fine for me. It's also not an official OPP resource, so this may not be the best place to get info about it.
    They have a discord.
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