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  • Herbert_West
    replied to Seeking Path Advice
    For all paths that have only one non-default Virtue (so Conviction OR Instinct), I think it also matters a lot which Virtue is higher. A high Instinct low Conscience character acts first, then ponders the results a bit, while a high Conscience low Instinct character is constantly re-examinig his inner beast/Beast.

    For paths that have both non-default virtues, the issue flips from "The Will to power" (high Conv, low Ins) to "Might makes right" (low Conv, high Ins).
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  • Herbert_West
    replied to Lore of the Bloodlines
    Wait, this is out now? I thought it was still in the backer errata phase.
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  • Herbert_West
    replied to Salvaging the Nictuku
    A good idea. Sadly, this is the Tzimisce to a T.

    The Nicktuku are, in-universe, the closest thing we have to an actual tool of the Antediluvians eating their childer. They ought to be the introduction to the great horror that is "our Fathers rise up and devour us wholesale for the sin of existing".

    I fully agree with Twiggings in that they should never have been started. All the other bogeyman bloodlines have an in-universe reason for embracing and becoming more politically active. The True Brood of Abissimilard has none....
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  • Oh it is definitely my favourite section, and has catapulted the Tzimisce as my favourite clan to play (now that I have taken off the mantel of Storyteller for the time being). Turning them from the usual fleshy squick-fest into otherworldly, inhuman, but very "polite" and aristocratic Lords is a very good thing. OTOH, I'd say we definitely don't learn where the Old Clan come from, at least mechanically. The identity of Clan Tzimisce is in the Shaping and in the Soil, and the OCT drop the Shaping for no apparent reason.


    My current LARP character is an Old Clan Tzimisce,...
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  • Herbert_West
    replied to Nuclear Power
    Kinda unrelated, but as a graduate of nuclear technologies (among other things), I want to virtual high-five another sensible and well-explains nuclear person ...
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  • Because, as especially seen by your reading of Dracula, in many cases it boils down to "I can read this and this into the work, therefore it not only is there, but it was put there by the author". (the first one being that from your modern reading, this can be interpreted as such, and the second one being authorial intent). One only needs to read something from an old, or different culture to see how this is completely and blatantly false. You can read issues into lets say Romeo and Juliet (a relatively modern work) that simply did not exist back then, apart from very broad strokes....
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    Last edited by Herbert_West; 03-02-2017, 06:57 AM.

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  • I'll gladly grant you that everything is political (and at no point did I, or Stirling, claim otherwise, so please take your horse and lance to another windmill). I'll even gladly grant you that in this specific case, we are dealing with an endorsement of bigotry, or at the very least, a biased and heavy-handed representation.

    What I will not, categorically, grant, is that in all cases, representation equals endorsement. In this case, it surely does, but writing about bigotry, hell even writing about bigotry in a way that in the universe of the work, seems promotional, does not mean...
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  • Interesting choice. While I'm not a W:tA player, it never stuck me as the game where Freezing Moon would be appropriate (wolf analogies not withstanding). Why did you choose that one?

    Might I suggest Nattens Madrigal for the beauty covered in rawness aspect, or something from WittR (I will lay down my bones...) for the serenity in nature aspect?

    Also, apologies for the tangent, but debating the myriad facets of Black Metal is a hobby of mine.

    The perfect background of a vaudlerie-filled Sabbat hell ride would be, for me either Folkfuck Folie from Peste Noire,...
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  • I apologise for this tangent, but



    I think what is missing in that statement is "in the context of its time". Sure, we can all agree, that by the standards of 2017, Dracula's depiction of gypsies and hungarians (or hungarian gypsies, twas a while ago that I read it) is not particularly positive, but in the context of its own time, it wasn't anything particularly incendiary. Hell, British Gothic fiction is basically built on the trope of everything not british being old and decadent and corrupt (whereas everything british is old, glorious, and pure).
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    Last edited by Herbert_West; 02-27-2017, 01:30 PM.

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