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  • I meant "forced" in terms of wordcount, not themes. Like, forcing something which deserves its share of words into a much smaller format due to wordcount and such....
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  • Like, after how it felt when Immortals was updated in Mummy 2e (that is, squeezed and unsatisfying), I think that updating a 2e Blue Book splat would be something better to do in a supplement of some kind than in the Core. It may work, but if it won't it could make those who are Inferno fans feel cheated in some way. The Infernal Dread Power is a much safer path, as Dread Powers are gross simplifications by definition.

    Like, I would really want an Inferno 2e update, and I do think that it could be presented as an Hunter supplement (like a Night Horrors book of some kind), but I prefer...
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  • LostLight
    replied to Hunter: the Vigil 2E Kickstarter
    I think that that's the goal of the Infernal Dread Power- sure, Ephemerals should generally have Numen, so maybe there could be a note or something on the subject, but the idea is to use it as a "marker" for anything which is connected to Hell....
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  • LostLight
    replied to Medieval Conspiracies
    I actually would prefer Benedictions to start with the MM. While I am not against having older Christian compacts, having yet another catholic conspiracy with the same Endowments not that far from the MM's creations feels like it cheapens it a bit, IMO.

    And yeah, some incarnation of Cheiron is definitely around, and so would the Council of Bones, the AKD and the Ascending Ones. The Lucifuge also probably have some presence, even though they are still relatively young, and also the Cainte Heresy in some different structure, and some incarnation of the Knights of St George (needs to...
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  • LostLight
    replied to Hunter: the Vigil 2E Kickstarter
    To be fair, the first part is also a bit redundant, as second edition has the Supernatural Tolerance merit (or something of that name), even though it requires have a Supernatural Merit as requierment, IIRC. It still could have been a nice addition to the core, with perhaps some variation to include Endowments (unless it is already there and I missed it)...
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  • LostLight
    replied to LostLight Reads Hunter 2E
    Ironically, it is Network Zero's writeup which said that the crrepy guy in a suit is fake- and then, we get it in the monsters section!* I feel so betrayed! And that's after I had a slenderman nightmare a few nights ago :P

    *legal issues aside, of course. I assume that it won't be that much of a difficulty to resking the slenderman into something more generic with the same concept, but that depends on how things would roll....
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  • LostLight
    replied to LostLight Reads Hunter 2E
    And for the next preview- Who Run The World? Mons(ters)!

    (sorry... not sorry)

    Nice opening paragraph.

    Amm interesting- Monica did mentioned once that instead of providing a sample settings they are taking a different path for world building, and I assume that the monsters presented in here is one such paths.

    The fun thing is that usually, when another gameline incorporate a monster from an urban legend, they usually take the path of "the monster's version in literature is not correct, here is how it actually works". In Hunter, it seems...
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  • LostLight
    replied to Hunter: the Vigil 2E Kickstarter
    Conviction and/or Skill Tricks could have been a nice addition to the game. I mean, I can get why they aren't here, but still....
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  • LostLight
    replied to [2E] Mixing Tiers
    According to the 2e Core, the game states that you should choose a single Tier for your Chronicles. While I have not playtested it, of course, I personally don't have much issues with having mixed Tiers in game. While Endowments are indeed a powerful tool in the hands of an hunter, I don't see the need in banning the 3rd Tier hunters in such a cell from holding them. Each hunter has their own strengths and weaknesses, and where some hunters focus on using supernatural means for the Vigil, others work through social contacts, or occult research. Tactics are built around utilizing the strengths...
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  • On the subject of the Uncertain List, the Kin of Demeter story line seems to refer to something in the WoD universe, I assume it is about W:tA because of the name, but I have no idea currently what specifically it refers to. Makilu, on the other hand, is probably a reference for the Mokele from Apocalypse. Silver Haired Father is probably Silver Wolf, but again I'm not sure (could also be Storm Wolf), and yeah, Hunter King is very likely Father Wolf. Not sure about the rest.
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  • I've also missed Ranger Renegade's arc due to personal reasons, but I did really enjoyed Amon's new arc (even though from what I understand, its rating was relatively low compared to other arcs. The issue with cult arcs, I guess). It really expanded Amon's background, and presented all kinds of new characters and expended others. I really love the Thief Ali, and Judge Badria was terrifying, especially how she was the literal incarnation of one of the Lords of Justice that Amon serves. The Bloodbath Gang also made alliance with Amon, and Mr Siddhi made a cameo- even though I hoped he would have...
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  • LostLight
    replied to LostLight Reads Hunter 2E
    Ok, time to move to the next preview-

    *skipping general rules*

    Risking Willpower- the core Hunter feature :P

    So Risking Willpower is the purest form of despair- it always comes out of a place of weakness, when all hell breaks loose (literally) and the hunter is willing to sacrifice themselves in the name of the Vigil. If you are not on the edge, you can't reach into the depths of your soul to find that power reserve. I personally would have preferred if an hunter could also risk Willpower in other times of crises, but oh well.

    *skipping general...
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  • LostLight
    replied to Hunter: the Vigil 2E Kickstarter
    My understanding of the subject is that in order for a being to be considered as a "monster", it has to answer the following criteria-

    a) they must have access to supernatural powers (generally, Dread Powers or Numina, but at certain cases Supernatural Merits and Endowments could also qualify)

    b) they must use those powers outside of the service of the Vigil (so you can't use them for personal gain or harm other people)

    c) they must hurt people (that is, anyone who is not a monster)

    And all of that under the assumption that the hunter...
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  • LostLight
    replied to LostLight Reads Hunter 2E
    And after finally finishing the C&C chapter, let's move into the bones of the game-

    Yeah, the Vigil is powered by despair as much as it is powered by hope.

    Same old, same old

    So Touchstone must be something outside of the Vigil- which makes sense. Its point is to anchor you to the normal, day to day life and stop you from falling into zeal and madness. That's how slashers are born, after all.

    Amm- so the concept is that all hunters in a cell must belong to the same tier, which is weird. I am pretty sure that as I understood it, groups like...
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  • So while the new arc of the Candlelight Brigade is reaching its peak, what do you think of the season so far? While I generally like it, I know that many of the fanbase are somewhat divided by the new plot development, like how Madam Madeleine has decided to withdraw from the Brigade as they never felt comfortable with all of her "spirit medium" attitude, or how Veronica got fired from the police and instead went to open her own private investigator office, not to mention the whole obscure scene where Agent Jones barged into the finale confrontation between Dr. Merrick and his son and...
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  • LostLight
    replied to Hunter: the Vigil 2E Kickstarter
    Like, you can still play the "psychic FBI" agent with VASCU's 2e version- the writeup outright states that VASCU still has a few members in the FBI, the Status 3 benefit includes the FBI, and the US government (as well as the FBI) are said to be some of VASCU's more prominent clients. You could play an hunter who work with the FBI as a freelancer, and you could play as an agent or a contact. Going private opens more concepts, but still allows the original one, if I understand correctly....
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  • LostLight
    replied to Hunter: the Vigil 2E Kickstarter
    You meant a private investigation office, and they are still bound by the local laws of the countries they operate in.

    Sure, it is a different experience, but it is still not a mercenary group....
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  • LostLight
    replied to LostLight Reads Hunter 2E
    While I generally favor the incorporation of concepts from C&C into 2e, I must admit that I don't have any strong feelings about this specific subject. The General Strike in C&C were cool, but nothing deal breaker....
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  • LostLight
    replied to LostLight Reads Hunter 2E
    And for the last Splats preview, we have the brand new Nine Stars and the long loved VASCU!

    Let's start from the Nine Stars-

    The opening quote is a bit bland, but ok

    So are serial killers a big problem in Hong Kong also in real life? Or is there a bit slasher movies culture? The writeup seems very suggestive of it, at the very least..

    Yep, they are indeed a police based compact, focused around supernatural based crimes (slashers, specifically).

    The fact that slashers are being described as an epidemic makes me wonder if this is...
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  • Well, in 2e, Immortals are connected to Sekhem and are a part of Mummy, so that is consistent at the very least. Still, compared to what most immortals gain from their status (with the possible exception of the Purified), the Everlasting still seems to be on another level....
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