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  • I just wish to note that Strange Changes is now on 25% off, as part of the Halloween sale, so it is the time to get and perhaps some other STV products you may be interested in!
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  • Igniting The Fire is now on Halloween sale, so if you want it at 25% off, that is you chance!
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  • LostLight
    replied to The D&D thread
    So now it seems that Dragonlance's writers (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman) are suing WotC because the company has ordered a new trilogy from them, and after they submitted the first draft in August they decided to break the contract without giving an official reason. Could be because of some public criticism that they made towards WotC. I can't say how annoyed I am, and it becomes really hard for me to enjoy D&D. It feels like WotC just don't like Margaret and Tracy or that they have some personal reason to do hate Dragonlance as they do such annoying things every time they touch it. Really,...
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  • LostLight
    replied to Random Immortal Idea with Story
    Sounds a lot like a Reborn which experience time non linearly (minus the whole growing up part, and trapped in the same lifetime). It sounds interesting- I assume you can use whatever is govern to the Reborn in order to mopdel those Endless with a few twists.
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  • Yeah, I really get stuck at some of those groups, especially the more specialist ones, but it does bring some interesting connotations from time to time. For example, rereading the KoSG's Enemy section, it does mention that they do have interest in demons (the general term, which is good enough for Hunter after all), and taking demons, dreams and dragons into account Beasts may make an interesting chosen prey for them. By taking the more general perspective of things like demons and witches (which should indeed be the right way to go), having the Lucifuge hunting demons, mummies and angels would...
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  • The Contagion is as official for the CofD as much as Vampire: the Requiem is official for Werewolf: the Forsaken or Mage: the Awakening is to Hunter. That is, no other gameline would require you to use it, but you may find references for it across different gamelines. The sample settings presented there are as official as the settings of any other gameline. I hope it answers your question.

    Also, canon is not the same as metaplot. The CofD generally do not have a metaplot, but it does has a canon. Some canon is more optional than the others, but the Antarctica setting for the Contagion...
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  • I think that for the KoSA, it may be better to think less about who could hire their services to hunt someone and more who the God Machine would hire them to hunt, beside demons. After all, them being the "God's merceneries" is kinda their theme, as it was for their previouse incarnation as the Soldiers of Jibril. As such, instead of them just hunting monsters for anyone who would pay them, it would make more sense to wonder what their main client (a.k.a God) would hire them to hunt. I currently don't have a good answer, but that would be the path I tend more to take.
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  • So some followup thoughts-

    The more I think about it, the more I understand that anything which should be presented by the "actor" caste isn already offered by the Weavers, as from the Guild's point of view the cloths make the person, and as such by wearing other clothes they should transform into other people accordingly, especially as it reinforce their role in ceremonies as the ones to dress the "actors" and give them their role in society, and could indeed connect them more to the alchemists and promethean of the Era through the themes of spiritual transformation....
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  • LostLight
    replied to The D&D thread
    Yeah, that would be ideal- but honestly I think it is more likely that we'll get Nentir Vale before they would just "open all settings". Wizards seem to really like controlling their material- again, Dragonlance is a good example for it, as there were many disputes between them and the writers during the late 3e (I remember Margaret Wise claiming that Wizards hired a shadow author to write Dragons of Hourglass Mage instead of her under her name and I do tend to believe her, and I also remember claims that Wizards killed the Dragonlance novels because they wanted to control the setting...
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  • So, here are some thoughrs about the social structure in the Empire-

    The rulling caste of the Empire is, of course, the Shan'iatu. Unlike any other caste, one can not become a Shan'iatu (well, with exceptions). Those are Irem's Guildmasters, sorcerer-priests which have created the Empire from the many scattered tribes of remet in the dying deserts of Egypt. They were the ones to teach the people of the Laws of Ma'at, educating the people so they could be judged- yet forming such terrible and impossible laws so that everyone will undoubtly fail their trial in Duat. They are not mere...
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  • LostLight
    replied to The D&D thread
    Anyway, so with the news about WotC planning to update three classic settings to 5e, which ones would you like to see? I personally hope for Dragonlance, Dark Sun and an actual Ravenloft setting (with the later two being very likely, I think, and the first being an hopefull wish as according to some former Dragonlance team member WotC do not seem to be really into Dragonlance for reasons). I would also see Nentir Vale as a pleasent surprise (even though I must admit it more likely that we'll get almost any other setting than this one, as WotC seem to try their best to avoid controversy, which...
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  • While the Alchemists claim to have invented commerce, I think it means that they were the ones to invent the idea of "value", not "trading"- that is, value in an abstract concept, such as using a symbolic item (such as coins) in order to quantize the value of an object. Trade, after all, is something much older, as we see in Sundered World. At any case, there is some truth to the claim that the Mesen Nebu should control the trade in the Nameless Empire, but just as they are the ones to create weapons to the armies of Irem yet do not fight by themselves I do not see them as...
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  • LostLight
    replied to You Know what I love MK I
    This is my nerw favorite thing in the world



    I love it so. Damn. MUCH....
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  • I remember that in one of the Podcasts Matthew mentioned in a discussion about Spilled Blood that the Everlasting sounds like something really fitting for Mummy that he may want to mention in Book of Lasting Death. I do not know if he actually did something with it, but considering that the Everlasting ARE very, very fitting for Mummy, I do hope that they were included. I guess I'll have to wait and see :P
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  • Sandbox means that the world is "flexible"- there is no rigid canon, and as such the ST is encouraged to piece out their own cosmology, history and overall "truth" of their setting....
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  • So because this subject drew so much attention for some reason, here is my version for how to connect VII's Irem and Mummy's-

    In Irem, creulty is the way of life. Suffering is ever present, toil is never ending. People are taught they are meant to sacrifice themselves in the name of the Empire, and cultivate the pain and sorrow generated from their actions into the formation of grand monuments and relics, a physical manifestation of the Empire's ever lasting presence. People live and die in the name of the Empire, and there is no way out of that eternal cycle of suffering. where only...
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  • So to sum it up- yes, it could be the same Irem, there could be two different Irems, there could be even zero Irems or endless Irems. The CofD is a sandbox world, and the ST can play it around as much as they like. There is no reason, however, to dismiss the connection between VII's version of Irem and Mummy's, especially if there is a cool idea how to tie them together. I think there is such a nice way to do so (I'll detail it later), but lets not all get too fixated over something so minor as deciding that there must not be any connection between VII's version and Mummy's before the idea itself...
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  • It is considered to be "optional canon"- it is canon if you use to choose VII as presented in that scenario, and non canon otherwise, which is nothing new about the CofD in general....
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  • Among the Pillars [Mummy/Hunter Dark Era/Shard Concept]

    So just a wild idea that has been buzzing in my head for some time...

    Deep in the mythic past of the CofD's, there is Irem, the Nameless Empire. Its existence is a fact- Irem was, Irem is, and Irem will be for all eternity. Perhaps it was a small empire in the ancient middle east. Perhaps it was an all encompassing sorcerous empire. The details aren't clear- but it existed, and its legacy carries up to modern time. Its memory, however, is hazed, devoured by the constant flows of the Ocean of Time and the devious magic of the Shan'iatu. Even if it was confined to North Africa and the...
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  • In Dark Eras- Sundered World it is satted that the Underworld was far, far different than it is today- there were no Rivers or Lower Mysteries or Dominions, only the Ocean. The Ocean of Fragments is the only remains of that past existence, and this is why the Chthonians have some marine features- for they are the original inhabitants of the Underworld, from the time that the Ocean Beyond Life was the end of everything. During the Neolithics, the waters started to recess- no one really knows why, but it may very well be the first successful attempt at Katabasis.

    And like Nofather has...
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