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  • AnubisXy
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I found a pair of workboots from a nice brand that normally cost ~$120 on sale for only $20 on Amazon. When I buy boots I typically get them in wide because my feet are wide, but the only ones on sale were regular. No problem, I figured, saving $100 bucks was a good deal and I could just stretch them in over time. So I bought a pair but when they sent them to me, they accidentally sent me the steel toe version. I'm definitely not stretching those in. Now the steel toe version of the shoes normally retail for around $150 so that's an amazing deal. But they're kind of uncomfortable. Unfortunately...
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  • Yeah, most Anarchs were really just "Anti-Prince of the city they live in." If the Prince died or was replaced, those Anarchs would go right back to being regular members of the city's Camarilla. And most Anarchs in one city don't really care too much about Anarchs in another city. They care about getting rid of the Prince of Tulsa, but they don't really care about the Prince of Atlanta or the Anarchs in Atlanta. There are some, a minority, of Anarchs who really are anti-Camarilla, but those guys mostly all went off to California to try and start up the Free State.

    So the...
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  • At the end of the day, Vampire society is unfair. Old, lower generation vampires will simply be more powerful than younger, higher generation vampires. The oldest and lowest generation vampire will end up in charge of city. If he or she doesn't want to bother with ruling directly, then someone else might be allowed to rule. But that "puppet' Prince had better do what the older and more powerful vampire wants and if they don't they're going to be replaced ands the oldest, lowest generation vampire will inevitably be the secret ruler behind the throne.

    The Prince system sucks...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Haired Children of Osiris!?
    Yeah, I'd probably say that like, if she goes to temple for some sort of formal function (like a full on ritual in front of other members, not just showing up and giving a report to a higher up and then leaving) she'd be expected to shave her head like everyone else there. Many religious orders ask monks to shave their heads. But away from the temple she could do whatever she wanted. Since her character's hair regrows every night, and assuming she doesn't end up spending much time in a temple, her character might be bald for all of one or maybe two scenes across the entire campaign which probably...
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  • To be completely honest, I can't think of how to resolve the Beckoning and the Gehenna War in a way that would satisfy me. Even if I had full power and could do whatever I wanted, I can't come up with a scenario in which it ends in a way that I like.

    The first step would be with resolving just what the Beckoning is and what's causing it. The Beckoning is basically causing ancient vampires from almost every clan (save the Hecata) from going off to fight somewhere. This is something that's probably well beyond the capability of any individual Methuselah. So it could an Antediluvian,...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I think every politician should be able to pass the equivalent to an End of Course exam for an "Introduction to State and National Politics" freshman level college course before being allowed into office. Nothing too crazy, but enough to demonstrate that they have basic competency and knowledge of how the political systems function and that their knowledge is somewhat more than the average citizen (assuming that most citizens have at least passed some sort of high school equivalent level political science or government class). This is the sort of knowledge where you could buy a book...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    The district had said that if he prayed alone it wouldn't be an issue. What happened was that after the school told him to stop doing public prayers, he publicized that he would be holding a "personal" post-game prayer, and did so in a way encouraging people attending the game to come down onto the field to join with him. After that game, a lot of people rushed down onto the field and ended up knocking down and injuring some students (cheerleaders and band members who were still on the field). According to the school district, that's why they chose not to renew his contract at the end...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    On paper the Camarilla always claimed that they were the universal vampire organization and that every vampire in the world was part of the Camarilla. This made some sense since the only real goal for the Camarilla was to keep knowledge of vampires away from humanity. All of the Traditions and rules were simply there to reinforce the Masquerade and to prevent conflict between vampires that would eventually spill across to humanity.

    Of course in practice, you had vampires like the Sabbat who were opposed to the Camarilla, or groups like the Anarchs who rejected the Camarilla and you...
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  • Well first off, the Sabbat Inquisition is going to end up being antagonists for the character. The whole point of the group is hunting down Sabbat members who've sold out to demons. That doesn't mean they're going to gank the player, but you could have them start sniffing around to get tension .

    Second, what sort of deal did they make? Did they just give their whole soul or part of their soul? I think storylines in which a character sells part of their soul to some sort of infernal being, and then the being offers more temptations or the player find themself in situations where they're...
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  • There's enough bullshit at the higher end tiers for all of the splats that it's plausible that any one vs one confrontation could end in the favor of one splat or another. For example, werewolves have a gift that just stops vampires from being able to spend blood points. If a werewolf hits a Methuselah that's invested most of their exp into Disciplines that require blood point expenditures than goes in for the attack, that Methuselah is very likely going to die. On the other hand, if the Methuselah has invested more heavily into Disciplines that don't require blood points, then he's likely not...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I mean kind of. But the Republican Party has made it clear for the last 50 years that their goal was to overturn Roe v Wade and that they were planning to do so by getting control of the court system. They've been really transparent about what they were planning to do. Honestly with a 6/3 majority on the Supreme Court it would be crazier if they didn't do the thing that they've spent decades working to try and do....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I expect that the next time the Republicans control the House/Senate and the White House, that they will pass legislation banning abortion at the Federal level....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    The Anarchs did get the Followers of Set/Ministry, which has always been one of the more mystically aligned clans (even to the point of having a bloodline with blood magic as an in-clan discipline)....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    The biggest issue with the Lasombra defection iswith the Camarilla agreeing to it. Suddenly Chicago's Camarilla has brought hundreds of potential spies, saboteurs, and sleeper agents into the sect. If it were a few traitors you could keep an eye on them but this is so many its impossible. Just have cross your fingers and hope they don't destroy the sect.

    No matter how much I cross my eyes, I just can't see paranoid Elders agreeing to that.
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    Yeah, I know there are a number of people unhappy with the Get of Fenris receiving the V5 Sabbat treatment. That's why my group won't be touching it....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Secret Lasombra
    I recall one game I was running where the players were trying to take out this other vampire. They were pretty sure he was a Lasombra, but they didn't know. So they set up a plan to find out. They found out where he was going and attacked his car. The vampire got out and rushed down the street. The players had set up super high definition cameras to catch his reflection in the side mirrors of other cars on the street. There wasn't a reflection so they decided he was a Lasombra. Close, he was actually a Baali and he'd given up his reflection as part of a demonic pact....
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  • Communism isn't an answer and won't ever be an answer.

    And while capitalism can help people get into the middle and upper class, what can help more is strong social safety nets, easy access to education, things like rent controls, access to food, childcare, healthcare, reliable public transportation, etc. The most important thing for people getting into the middle class is ensuring that they aren't living paycheck to paycheck and that they're able to save up enough money to get the things they will need to climb up into the middle class, like a car, or a house, or a retirement fund....
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  • In general, I think Marx was right about some things and wrong about others. Historically, especially pre-Industrial Age, I don't think that a lot of human history fits into his ideas concerning Class Warfare. Especially when you're looking at kingdoms run by actual kings, his stuff doesn't work. And there were large empires like the Mongols where his idea of classism just didn't fit because, while the Mongols did have some idea of class, it was incredibly fluid. Now, of course, there was tension between the poor and the elite, more so in some places (you can't look at the history of Rome or Athens...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    I'd be more okay with it if they had rules for Paths and if the assumption was that most Lasombra (and Hecata) ended up on a Path in order to deal with the Humanity loss that would eventually come from using their signature Discipline. But there are no rules for Paths so all playable Lasombra and Hecata will be on Humanity. And sure, for many players the odds will be on their side and they'll be able to use their in-clan Discipline with no real issues. But some players will inevitably end up being unlucky, will have bad roles, and will lose their Humanity very quickly. And for those players, losing...
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    Last edited by AnubisXy; 06-18-2022, 11:21 PM.

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  • I think even with the Get you wouldn't suffer loss of Renown for running from a fight that you obviously can't win. Committing suicide by fighting an unwinnable fight would get them to sing songs of your bravery, but ultimately Gaia would be weaker for losing her warriors pointlessly. Even the Get of Fenris understand that while death is better than dishonor, there's also no dishonor in escaping from from absolute, certain death especially if there's no strong reason not to escape.

    A Garou in such a Tribe who ran from a fight that he couldn't otherwise win would probably face other...
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