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  • Ipergigio I'm perfectly fine for someone new to join! This is a great time for someone new to jump in. There's really no need for a specific Lineage, but we don't have an Unfleshed, Ulgan, or Extempore character yet.
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  • So Haberdasher I figured that I would do a mini-update just for Adonis, because you don't let the momentum on a scene like that die down. You'll see if this moment won Erwin over eventually, but for now the poor guy is overwhelmed. Also, Erwin continues to be astoundingly resistant to Disquiet through no special quality of his own. Exceptional Success to resist this time around.
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  • Amalgama LTD

    Huddled on the floor, knees held tight to his chest, Erwin looks over at Adonis, truly, for the first time. Disfigurements and all. It's a risk, a massive risk. You can feel the Fire spark and catch, too much sanguine humour, too much emotion roiling in a cloying incense-cloud in that tiny room. Erwin sits, mouth agape, and in that infuriating, miraculous way of his, simply starts shakily to his feet, his mind incapable of burning. He walks slowly towards the cell, his voice hissing and catching through clenched teeth and choked-back sobs. "Now? You're saying that...
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  • Alright, so, update is up!

    Haberdasher let's get to the meat of the drama, shall we? I shall neither confirm nor deny your suspicions until the end of this scene. Going to get heavy pretty fast.

    Caladriu I've actually led classes before! My program is a five-year integrated degree with practicums every year. I get the chance to teach all the time, but this is the first year where I'll be writing and teaching a significant percentage of the lessons of the actual curriculum.

    ArchonAres Wormwood here we go.
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  • Amalgama LTD

    On the first floor of the building, Earth wanders around, mostly chasing after Satin, whose silvery raven form is keen-eyed and instinctually attracted to shiny baubles. The fire slowly starts to smoulder, but it's small enough that it hasn't triggered the fire alarm yet. Slowly, the flames start to lick their way up the potted plants, but living wood resists burning, sap and sugar and water holding back the flames. They have a few minutes before the alarms go off, and then a couple minutes more after that before the fire department gets there. Satin crows at Earth, flying...
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  • Arcanist
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    That is very true. I'll have to take a stab at doing it more completely later. Thinking of tackling the Ash That Devours as a kind of pseudo-Strix phenomenon that can happen to any Vampire, not just Blood Sorcery users (though Blood Sorcerers have a better chance of surviving their "Final" Death).

    Anyways, I added the, very brief, very succinct, rules I threw together on how to handle shartha in the document Shattered Gods. In my humble opinion I find them rather elegant, and while they might not be the best option, I think they're pretty good. Might need to write different...
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  • Haberdasher take your time! This is a big moment for Adonis, and will probably involve a couple of Milestones. It might also colour the entire game going forwards. Every time one of these characters creates a little bit of friction with a Milestone, it sparks a fire, and the story starts to burn its way into my mind in a slightly different way.

    As an aside, I just got the Firestorm Chronicle Anthology and holy crap is it good. It also kind of fulfills my approach to Promethean, because it's exactly the sort of tone I've been trying to use here and it's glorious. It also has the same...
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  • Arcanist
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    I'm still thinking about how to handle Dread Powers vs. Numina. There are several Strix Dread Powers that have less fiddly (and in general, better) versions in standard Numina and Dread Powers from the Chronicles of Darkness core rulebook. I'll have to think about it some more.

    Additionally, I added some more content to Expanded Investigations: Hunts, Summonings, and the Higher Mysteries. Fiddled with my rules for Investigating Ephemeral Beings so that they run off of Resistance, and added a hack incorporating the "Torches and Pitchforks" subsystem from the old Hurt Locker...
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  • Just started settling into my first certification year with the Faculty of Education and loving it! The motivational fires are stoked and you should be seeing more Promethean a little more regularly these days. Relaxation is a very important part of the academic process.

    Caladriu ArchonAres Wormwood the update is up! Scout and Mark 5 each get a Cathar to hang out with, because Cathar is something Mark 5 is considering for sure, and because the Scarlet Woman is a very different stripe of Cathar from Solomon, as you'll soon find out.

    Haberdasher alright, as promised, here...
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  • Amalgama LTD

    Dr. Roman looks on impassively, his face a tableau of disappointment. He makes a couple of notes on the paper, and writes for a good long couple of minutes, pausing every so often to flip pages, consult some charts. He leaves Adonis breathing hard, strapped upright to a metal slab, staring out with impotent fury through thick glass. He sighs, pushing his glasses up the bridge of his nose, and rubbing a hand down his face. From his reaction, it doesn't look like he's learned anything new. He stands up from the chair where he was sitting, and walks up to the thick glass,...
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  • wyrdhamster alright, so, to answer your questions in order.

    1- A Host with an Essence of 1 is brand new, a Crawler or Gnawer that just hatched from an Azlu Crone's egg or crawled forth from a Rat King's nest. A Host ready to take a body is, as you say, probably around Essence 2-4. The example "weak" Host in the book is an Azlu of Essence 4. At any given time there's only one "true" Host shard amongst a Swarm, but their Essence is contained in the Swarm in its entirety. It's easier to mechanize it as a Swarm as opposed to dealing with the issue of hopping host body...
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  • So, I mucked around with those rules a little more, especially with an eye for the text and mechanics in Werewolf: The Forsaken Second Edition pg. 202-205, and seemed to find a couple of numerical patterns that stand out and allow for a slightly more elegant rewrite. This might be seeing something in nothing, but it works alright for me. wyrdhamster Cohesion + Resistance is, generally, a decent amount of Health, if only because conventional assault against a Swarm is useless, as per the Swarm Tilt rules. Area of Effect damage behaves normally instead of halving the Swarm, because a Swarm of shartha...
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  • Well, that took longer than I would have liked, but the update is ready now! Caladriu Wormwood ArchonAres Haberdasher have at it!
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  • Amalgama, LTD

    Outside the facility the alchemical corporation shares with Government of Canada researchers, seven Pilgrims huddle up against the frosty bricks of a university building. This is Lockhart Hall of the University of Winnipeg, and it is early in the morning after the last day of exams. The moon is starting to set, the wondrous silver glow fading into leaden darkness. The temperature drops as the shadows lengthen, the void that is a Winnipeg Night ready to swallow them whole. Joining Earth, Scout, and Mark 5 is Satin, Solomon, the Scarlet Woman and curiously enough, Jos...
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  • So I actually am running a Promethean game on the forums here, and if Disquiet is a big concern, I feel it's important to point out that you roll Azoth vs. Resolve + Composure to see if it is inflicted. So that means that, to start with, you'll be rolling one die against four. Unless you take a Beat for an Exceptional Success to inflict Disquiet (Stage 1) you are very unlikely to cause it until your Azoth gets higher, so it's easy enough to avoid if you don't want it incorporated. Having a Hovel (see the Merit section) helps as well, since you can "hide" your Azoth in it. Becoming a...
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  • Arcanist
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    I was folding them into Numina, especially since that gives the Strix a little more flexibility in terms of their capabilities, as opposed to just picking from a much less diverse and far more specific power set. On the other hand, I could see giving them a set of Dread Powers in addition to the Numina....
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  • Arcanist
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    Added my little homebrew on the Strix and how to model them using more conventional Ephemeral Being rules. Personally it rubbed me the wrong way a little bit that Embodiments are so, so different than Manifestations. Especially how they need special Embodiments to possess corpses, revenants, vampires, and living things. Manifestations are multi-purpose and allow some neat little character flairs. Also, you can get a Strix with Fetter who can Urge a vampire or a living thing, and a Strix playing "Shoulder Devil" to a vampire (or a human) is just delicious. I like to imagine a Fettered...
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  • All good. I'll update tomorrow when I have time. Shenanigans preparing for university this year to go through today.
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  • Non-Muses are in the clear. I might wait for a day or two more, and then the non-Muses can go ahead.
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