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  • Cool. You can have things like walls of flames being kept at bay by invisible forces, bizarre structures and stuff like that.


    Depends. If you feel that way, you can always reframe it as something less ancient and respected. The casual, kinda sketchy, answer to Delphi: a crazy man/woman living on the outskirts of town who inhales gas and is said to predict the future. I'm thinking less of temple, attendants, holy cave and offerings to Apollo and more of shack, flea-ridden dog, hole in the ground covered by a plate of iron and beer and cigarettes.



    Nice....
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  • Cinder
    replied to Dark Eras 2 Discussion Thread
    People, I haven't checked this thread since the Kickstarter, but I'll be blunt and say that while not all Dark Eras align with a gameline I expected, I 100% am sure that what we'll get will be interesting to have.

    Besides, we all know that sometimes going for a curve ball is better and it's not like the Era that's causing trouble does not fit. It's a cool suggestion made by someone that the writers will take seriously while working on it.

    It might not what you wanted the most (each one of us has a dream Era that did not happen), but that's not an excuse to treat It that...
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  • Cinder
    replied to A small town with a dark secret...
    Don't mention it. It is my favorite kind of setting so helping comes easier for me this time around. Glad to be useful.

    I'll think about some more weird phenomena and creatures as well...
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  • Cinder
    replied to A small town with a dark secret...
    A classic cult idea for this sort of setting is the one that defends the place from an outside threat. The sort of threat that can be kept at bay by following a set of rules, agreeing to accept sacrifices and pacts and keep an eye on those who are not part of it. You can personalize how much of the cult's mythology is a lie made up from the Demon and how much is based on standard CoD/GM's weirdness, past or present. It has not to be strictly supernatural, but even a mundane treat like a flood or generalized ruin might work.

    It's a tool of control, to make people both afraid and proud...
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  • It happens, but yeah, was not nice to invest so much enthusiasm and work only for it to last barely enough to make characters. That said, I think I have some decent material to share, hoping it will find a place into someone's game someday. Thanks for your kind words....
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  • Cinder
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I guess your skin gets thicker with time, yeah. Actually, it's not my first experience with this particular store, I worked with them about a year ago in the same period and they called me again because they needed people for the holidays, but I'm not dealing with it as well as I did one year ago.

    Can't say whether it's because this time is going worse or rather because 2017 was quite a transformative year for me and I've became less resistant to that kind of stuff, but it's a matter of time before I respond roughly to someone if things keep going this way, which is something I work...
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  • Cinder
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    Found work for Christmas in a videogame store. It's only a month but hey, some money is better than no money. Things is, seems like no matter how nicely you treat the customers (and i try really hard to do so, using all my patience and experience in dealing with the public) it seems like they consider themselves entitled to treat you like shit and blame you for things over which you have no control upon, even more than usual.

    "I want this console"
    "Sorry Sir, but we sold those we had and it will only return in store no sooner than a few days"
    "That...
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  • Cinder
    replied to Games Discussion/What Are You Playing?
    Oxenfree is great as well and agree with you on recommending it. I found both Oxenfree and Nigth In The Woods as a consequence of my love for Life Is Strange and they both are awesome, unsettling and surprisingly well written games. Definitely more than worth their small prices and both dealing with setting and themes Onyx Path fans should appreciate...
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  • Cinder
    replied to Games Discussion/What Are You Playing?
    I'm currently in the middle of an emotional turmoil regarding Beast, which is still my most beloved line among CoD and WoD (considering how much I love these games, that's saying something).

    Fact is, I think I'm processing it in a way that's more on the "productive reactionary response" than the "mute disappointment" side of things. The game is the result of the hard work of many talented and passionate people, the Player's Guide is coming and there's plenty of room to grow and improve for the future. While I don't have the authority to speak for Beast nor will...
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  • Cinder
    replied to Movies
    So, Murder On The Orient Express.

    Saw it, it was delightful. I'm a fan of Branagh, always been. I don't care for those who call him "over the top". You give him space and he'll give you movies and acting done well, large ham or not, every single them having a poignant tapestry of ideas and feelings at the core. Loved his as Hamlet, as Iago, in Valkyrie, now I love him as Poirot. Even his flawed efforts or the stuff he does on commission still often show an emotional soul that shines through all the rest. His Frankenstein was not perfect, but aspects of it (De Niro's performance...
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  • Cinder
    replied to Games Discussion/What Are You Playing?
    Feel like I can recommend checking out Night In The Woods to anyone who hangs around here. It's a weird game with its own style, but if you're into it it will be a little gem
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  • Ok, turns out the players loved the idea of a game but were not exactly into playing it and thus my game died without having a chance to be in the first place like only RPG games can. Meh, it's something each DM, Storyteller or Game Master has seen from time to time.

    While I won't hide the fact I'm pretty bummed about it, I decided that I worked too hard to let it all go to waste, so I'm gonna share all my ideas for the game here anyways in the next future. Screw everything else: I made it, I liked it and I'm gonna give it a chance to be seen, appreciated or criticized by someone....
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  • Cinder
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    It is not, unfortunately, but thanks for mentioning it. Yesterday was one of those "think about all the things in your life that are going wrong at 3 AM" moments and I needed to blow some steam off. The stuff I write is one of the few aspects of me that I enjoy and feel like I have a degree of control upon and the only thing I'd like if for it to be noticed more, no matter the results. If I'm bad, I'd like to hear it so I can improve. If I'm good, well, it feels nice being told that.

    Really, just the fact you replied and were supportive does mean a lot right now. Thanks...
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  • Cinder
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I hate that a fitting phrase for my gravestone will be "He tried, but nobody gave a damn".

    Sorry, I'm just venting. And given I do so about me feeling like I'm being ignored in life and that my efforts keep going unnoticed (to the point I'd rather get negative criticism), I need an audience of sorts for it to work at least a bit. I'm not at my best right now, sorry.
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  • Cinder
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I feel your pain. I ofter share tidbits and trivia about literature, movies and history and I can't help but to wish those I speak with would share my enthusiasm about those...
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  • Cinder
    replied to Movies
    It's a treat I'm saving for my free day this Wednesday. I'll update you people on my thoughts about it


    Alright. This is...a thing. An unexpected, awesome thing. I can't say to be a huge fan of Batman or Japanese animation (like them both a lot, but I'm aware my enthusiasm is not high enough to count as one), but the combination of the two does look like something that deserves all my attention...
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  • Cinder
    replied to You Know what I love MK I
    I love what Riot is doing with League Of Legends. It will take a lot more to shape the community into something better but, from their side, each setting and lore update is a step through the metamorphosis from hit game made by a minor company into something that deserves to truly last.

    They hired huge writers and artists, invested a lot on things like lore, videos and art and I swear that witnessing this transformation is something that never ceases to surprise me. They are appealing to a wider fanbase and the stuff they're making lately is actually good.

    Bless the day...
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  • Cinder
    replied to Beast Player's Guide?
    Let's just say that months ago I had the certainty that I could order a Print On Demand of the Player's Guide as a birthday gift for myself, but that's on the 18th and I don't think chances are on my side. My bad for making an estimation, I guess.

    Oh well, won't lie and say that I'd really like to have the book in some shape already and that I feel this took longer than usual, but we'll get it when it's done and I'm sure it's gonna be awesome.

    The previews were great and so was the art: gonna buy it the moment it drops in
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  • Cinder
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    This is just pretty much a mandatory experience for DMs and Storytellers, isn't it? At least, knowing that I'm not alone makes me feel less gullible.

    I'm less angry than a couple of days ago when I had to vent, but I think there will be no game running experiences for a while in my future. Not sure why this one struck harder, but I'm shamelessly bitter about it...
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  • Cinder
    replied to [Fiction] Homecoming Queen
    No big deal, I'll check anyways. It's just that I improved my writing process when it comes to typos (namely, I'll check it several times instead of posting in a rush, a shockingly innovative idea, I know) and the way you talked seemed like the situation was a disaster. Did not expect that, that's all.

    EDIT: and the forum indeed cut some sentences here and there.

    EDIT 2: Don't get me wrong, I'm sure there are some errors in there. It's a problem I've been focusing a lot on improving lately. Just saying that I hoped not that much as you say....
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