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  • Seems perfectly reasonable. Supernatural beings would have their fingers all over the media in order to push their secret conspiracy/agenda, whether it's the Masquerade or the the Ascension War or just Pentex trying to get good deflect from the bad things they do. For a Toad I would imagine it less a legitimate newspaper and more like a tabloid (like the National Inquirer or the Sun). It would probably focus more on outrage or pop culture than News That Matters....
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  • Really the last third or so of Bloodlines was pretty notorious for being bad and rushed. It's possible that if Bloodlines hadn't been rushed out and the team had been given the proper time to wrap everything up the ending would have been more holistic....
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  • Yeah, Setites have always been in kind of a weird place. They're a religious cult as much as a they are a vampire clan. In fact they'll even recruit outsiders from other clans into the Followers of Set (which is a huge event for the clan when that happens), and those people aren't treated as second class kindred or anything but are viewed as sisters and equals. So as a result, recruiting people to join the Setities is a big thing for them. And lying, tricking, and stabbing people in the back isn't exactly a great way to convince them to join your cool religious group.

    Even reading...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    I mean if they really wanted to go rules-lite they could have just made general weapon rules in order to get rid of individual weapon types entirely, for example:



    You could do something somewhat similar for other weapons (short bows 1d6, and long bows 1d8, and then crossbows 1d8, and heavy crossbows 1d10 but you can only make 1 attack with them per turn). Then you'd have a few special rules for whips/chains/nets or other weapons that don't fall neatly into those base rules.

    You could probably have the entire weapon system take up two or even just one pa...
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  • Big "meh" from me but I had already I pretty much wrote Bloodlines 2 off entirely after they fired Mitsoda. I do feel sorry for the regular programmers who likely had no say on any of the dumb decisions that led to this debacle. They ended up wasting years of their lives working on a game that won't get released. That seriously sucks. After the VtM MMO and this I don't have much faith in the future of the franchise. The only hope for VtM right now is that weird deathmatch-style game they hinted at a few months ago and that's... uhhh... yeah...
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  • That is one of the problems with WoD. The game is centralized around Conspiracy Theories (supernatural ones, economic ones, political ones, cultural ones, etc). And sometimes those in-game conspiracy theories can overlap pretty heavily with real world ones since it's been about 30 years since the game came out. I mean look at Werewolf's 7th Generation a cult of child molesters who worked with vampires to attain political power and extended lifespans. That's uhhh... pretty much Pizzagate.

    Looking at these fictional conspiracy theories and then dropping them onto real-world ones is...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    Yeah, Battlemaster taps into what I liked from To9S and 4th edition but they don't really have enough options or oomph to keep me interested. It just ends up feeling more like the start of something rather than the final product. But like, I understand word count, and they can't make it -too- cool and interesting to the point the other options seem really bad in comparison.
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    I agree. I feel like 3.5 had more weapon tags, plus the larger crit threat range tended to make weapons feel different. A greataxe 1d12x3, a great sword 2d6x2(19-20) and scythe 2d4x4 were all two handed weapons but it felt like an actual choice. And that was before you started getting into weapons with tags like trip or reach or exotic weapons. But, that said, 3.5 had a ton of weapons and maybe less than 20% were actually any good or required heavy investment from feats to make them good. So I'd say that, to a degree, while the amount of choice in 3.5 was better than in 5, a lot of that choice...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Why is Climate Change so controversial?
    I had a relative say that the power outages were caused because wind turbines can't function in the cold and they all shut down. I pointed out that the wind turbines didn't shut down and there are lots of places that get a lot colder than Texas, like North Dakota, Alaska and Antarctica, and their wind turbines work just fine all year round. But I just got an eyeroll in response.

    If anyone is interested I have a friend who lives in East Texas and works in the energy business and he was telling me about the situation because this is sort of what he does. When Texas split...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to On the subject of radiation
    Had something like this come up years ago when the players had to get into a sunken USSR nuclear sub. I ruled that while Vampires would take damage from intense heat and fire, exposure to "mere" nuclear radiation wouldn't inflict damage. Their undead state however caused them to absorb nuclear radiation and become radioactive themselves (which would cause all sorts of problems to people and animals around them). I wrote up a quick scale of 1-7 (about equal to how many health levels characters have) and allowed players to "burn off" their radiation by having them heal it as...
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  • Could make for an interesting character backstory. A vampire is in love with a mortal but doesn't feel right about embracing him, so she gets another vampire (perhaps another clan member or one from a different clan entirely) to embrace that mortal. No doubt that would result in all sorts of complications and mixed loyalties on the part of the young neonate....
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  • That's what I remembered. As the created wyld-beings and wyld-terrain interacted with those who were part of Creation proper, those things slowly also became subsumed into the Loom, the people there gained souls, and all of that became indistinguishable from places that had always been a part of Creation. You didn't need to go talk with a Sidereal or a god and ask them to give these people souls and attach them to the Loom of Fate. As long as they had constant contact with the people and things of Creation proper, that would all happen on its own....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Thoughts on Earthblood?
    My brother called me up on the phone earlier today and spent like 15 minutes telling me how bad the game was and how salty he was that he'd spent $40 on it. He said it looked and played like an old early PS2 era game complete with tank controls. The voice acting and sound in general were pretty bad. He said he didn't enjoy the gameplay at all, just going into mostly empty rooms and fighting waves of enemies using bad controls. He said he played for about 30 minutes and then that was it, he was done with it. Hope other people have more fun than he did.

    I might grab it someday but I'll...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to New Fokuf lore?
    And if you really wanted it wouldn't be hard to drop Green Sun Princes back into 3rd edition. I believe the dev's said that Akuma won't be a thing in 3rd edition so you could usurp that identity and toss it on these guys. Say that the Yozi began experimenting with the concept of Exaltation after their imprisonment and they uncovered a way to imbue mortals with their own capabilities though at great cost (perhaps it requires multiple Yozi to perform a ritual in which they each permanently sacrifice a Third Circle Soul or some other sacrifice that the Yozi would generally be loathe to make). These...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to You Know what I love MK I
    People yeeting the rich out of Wall Street...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    Those look really cool. Think I'll use one of them for the next 5E character I make but I have no idea which one it'll be....
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