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  • marin
    replied to TC: Aberrant Kickstarter
    It seems more probability manipulation is the Talents' (and their next stage) unique thing in the Continuum (notice no Luck power in TC: Aberrant).

    Ian's mentioned the idea of super-science and nova powers that let you hop into alternate worlds in the past, so universe-hopping won't be off-limits to the other Inspired; full time travel we'll have to see.....
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  • marin
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    I have, shall we say, suspicions about where time travel powers for each of the Inspired might pop up....
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  • The implicate order in Aberrant mentions where else to look for info. Chasing that up...

    The subquantum field entry in Aeon mentions that 'implicate order' is indeed another term for it, and it's used a few times thereafter in that book.

    It's not new to the Continuum; it dates back to the original Trinity, where it was used in reference to clairsentience.
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  • Legacies are also a statement that Kithain have two core natures, one dominant, one in the background. That they can, under certain circumstances, switch between those natures, present an equally true face to the world. That they have Bans, things that violate their role and weaken their willpower.
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  • Well, for one thing Thulio didn't create the Getimians, he found their Exaltations. Their actual creator(s) are currently unknown.

    Per what Vance has said in Ask the Devs, creating Exalted requires a certain singular and numinous nature; the Incarnae, the Primordials, the 'dark mother', the Wyld entity that creates the Dream-Souled, they all have that nature. So, can the Exalted attain that nature? And if so, how?

    Then there's the matter of the Law of Diminishment; creating Exalted has a permanent cost, and you will be lessened afterwards. Creating Exalted is not done...
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  • As a sidenote, per Rich's comments in this week's Monday Meeting, if you'd like to let WW know you want H20 / D20 (or updated versions of the two), get in touch with WW/Paradox politely through their sites/social media.
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  • marin
    replied to TC: Aberrant Kickstarter
    Nope, not from the Aberrant KS; these tiers have always been for subsequent projects, not the project being backed. Waiting until after the KS is done means the backers are 'locked in', so you don't have to worry about someone dropping out during the KS.

    They might come from backers on the Aeon KS, but not Aberrant....
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  • marin
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    Though they had the advantage of getting a writeup late in the line, in the Aberrant Players Guide, the second-to-last book. (That said, Underworld, the last book, could have derailed them.)...
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  • marin
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    Ian mentioned on Twitter last year that there'd be some settings that don't fit quite so neatly into the main timeline....
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  • marin
    replied to TC: Aberrant Kickstarter
    I idly note there're a couple of messages from (or apparently from) Sophia in the first preview, one of which is addressed to someone she calls 'pretty boy'. the other telling Project Utopia's Director she's embedded Team Tonight monitors in among Utopian elements patrolling the outer border of the Israel/Palestine border. Might just be me, but I think she's running Team Tonight, the covert ops counterpart to the Team Tomorrows, and Andre works under her....
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  • marin
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    Well... no. Thanks to the Aberrant War, the term used for novas in Aeon is Aberrants, and it's not helped by the fact the ones who've appeared in the 22nd century appear much less human, physically or mentally, than the ones who left after the War.

    First edition Aberrant had 'Aberrant' originally used as a negative term for novas, then taken by a nova group investigating some of the conspiracies of the setting.

    TC: Aberrant also has 'Aberrant' begin as a negative term for novas, but this time it's taken by a violent Teragen faction (the Teragen being a philosophy that...
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  • marin
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    Aberrant's emphasis is on superhumans, and their interaction with the wider human societies beyond them. It's as much 'what would you do with the power of a god' as 'what would humans do if people with the power of gods showed up'.

    In that, it taps into a particular strain of supers fic, which has become more prominent after the original edition's release, that tries to ask "how would people actually react to having superhumans in their midst?".

    Its starting point is ten years after the first superhumans (novas) appear, so the initial shock of their appearance...
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  • The lore, basically (and in the Sandmen's case a change in abilities, as they've lost the ability to draw sleepers into the Underworld).

    Puppeteers: Guildbook's still useful, but they now have factions.
    Mnemoi: Guildbook (in Ends of Empire) is still useful, but again they've gained factions.
    Masquers: Guildbook's still mostly useful, but they have different factions.
    Sandmen: Reconfiguring of the Guild's structure, from a single Dream Union to multiple schools, and an emphasis on the theatrical side of their history. Guildbook could be useful as inspiration.
    ...
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  • Also a few of the Guildbooks: Sandmen, Masquers, and Pardoners & Puppeteers.

    Edit: Spectres replace Being with Willpower....
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  • Trying to track something Aberrant-related down

    I vaguely remember a piece of in-universe Aberrant text, I think possibly a TC: Aberrant teaser, with someone acknowledging that 'quantum' was essentially a hand-wave to cover they didn't really understand how nova powers worked. I think it was somewhere online, but I can't find it again.
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  • marin
    replied to Aberrant Canon Character?
    That'd be Duke "Core" Baron, current XWF Heavyweight Champion. He doesn't have a rock body, but he does have plasma generation powers, which cause his eyes and mouth to start glowing when he gets angry.

    He gets an in-universe fact file in the Aberrant core, and a capsule writeup and selected stats in XWF. Any official aberrations aren't listed, though.
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  • 2) Nothing on Demon.
    3) Should be, eventually. Everything funded by an Onyx Path KS that can be available on Drivethru makes its way there in time.
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  • Implanted or 'infected' with something in the womb/at birth.
    Invasive parent.
    Life-support system.
    Nanotech (or analog) seeded in the family line.
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  • marin
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    The Ink Monkeys Daystar series....
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  • The preview texts for both came out during the KS. The backer PDFs, on the other hand, took almost a year....
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