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  • reseru
    replied to Dark Eras 2 Discussion Thread
    While I'm interested in all three Eras I'm going to vote for the Epic of Gilgamesh.

    It carries a similar weight that The Sundered World does, being so very ancient. I would love to see this as a transition period for Werewolf where it's post-Sundering but still pre-Oaths of the Moon. Past that Beast is a good fit but I don't like it so I'll hope for Vampire with a Mummy add-on to cover the descendants of the Nameless Empire's greatest rival.
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  • reseru
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    I do understand that, and in my post I said I agreed with OP's decision in doing so...
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  • reseru
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    That's fair.

    I also want to pitch in and say I think the Kickstarter is so slow because, despite the first one being a couple years ago, the delivery of its products was only six months ago. It's just too soon. Possibly people are boycotting because of White Wolf (and they're a little misinformed) and possibly because there's no main text (but I agree with OP's reasons), but mostly it's just so soon.
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  • reseru
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    Do people know that Kickstarter doesn't charge you until the project's deadline is met and funded?

    So you can back it now even if you don't have the money but you expect you will in two or three weeks.
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  • I guess to all the people saying it lasts until the modern day because vampires are ageless I have to ask, "Aren't mummies more ageless? So why do their Eras not go until the present day as well?"
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  • reseru
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    This is very confusing. Firstly, if I understand you correctly, other cultures ARE offended by Diamond mages showing up trying to 'educate' local shaman - that's the whole Era's basis of conflict.

    Secondly, what is this bit about 200 bce? Is it a typo? Something from Mage history I'm unaware of? Or do you not know when Islam began?...
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  • reseru
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    I think Mummy is interesting for Mage/Deviant.

    Sekhem is 'naturally' available and can be studied, at least how Last Dynasty International can. Still the most interesting theme is the juxtaposition of Mummy's prehistoric divine mysticism with the age of reason, scientific method, and 'modern' natural theories.
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  • reseru
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    I wonder how the Era expansions will work this time. There's no listed word count, and I don't imagine there'll be more than one game added to an Era that already has two. French Revolution will be a popular one between the backers, I imagine.

    I was the Ruins of Empire and Fall of Isireion expansions backer, by the way. While the former was a disappointment, Rich and Matthew more than made it up to me with the latter. I harbor no ill will and am backing this Kickstarter as well.
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  • reseru
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    I wonder if winning game lines from previous polls should be excluded from future ones in order to have more balanced representations. I worry about Mage and Changeling crushing all opposition.
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  • reseru
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    I'm kinda sold on Western Promethean/Werewolf now, even if railroad Infrastructure is evocative. Ulgans are a natural overlap between the two splats, too.
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  • reseru
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    That'd be a hard sell mostly because of Werewolf the Apocalypse having a book in the Wild West. The same Dark Era at least already had Geist attached to it for a poll.
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  • reseru
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    Actually I believe Mummy only won one vote: the Cleopatra Era, which was surprising more because it was 'just another' Egyptian time for the game, which just had Sothis Ascends released. The Mutapa Kingdom Era was included, if I remember, because of a backer requesting its inclusion.

    So I might make the argument that Mummy wasn't that popular. Just had a couple die hard backer fans, including myself. The polls were pretty dominated by Mage, Changeling, and maybe Demon.
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  • reseru
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    Beast would've been a good choice for ancient Greece, too.
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  • reseru
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    They realized that was why it was successful, too, and so that's why they're waiting on the Kickstarter to finish before even starting to write the chapters.

    I'm really excited by the initial line up. Unlike the first book and Companion, ALL the historical Eras appeal to me and each of the two game lines fit perfectly with their respective Eras.

    Good job, OP. I was skeptical about round 2 so soon but you're killing it right off the bat....
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  • reseru
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    Yeah, but what about Dark Eras: Neolithic Edition?...
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  • That's fine; I just meant 'Sin-eater' as 'someone bound to a geist' in order to distinguish it from someone bound to a cthonian.
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  • It's been hinted at here and there, and is compiled into the original post of this thread. While I wasn't that familiar with first edition, it seems that this time around there's more emphasis on playing the Bound rather than playing a Sin-eater. The latter might be the default protagonists but it seems they're emphasizing that there's a difference between what actually is bound to you.

    To me that implies there's some scary shit out there making their own Bound.
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