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  • Günther
    replied to V5 Camarilla, Chechnya
    How is your German? I would gladly deconstruct your deconstruction, but I cannot do this in English, my English is not that good. It is clear from some of your arguments in it, they are due to my text not coming across as it would do in German.

    Good Night everyone!...
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  • Günther
    replied to V5 Camarilla, Chechnya
    A last fast answer before bed: English is a second language for me, so some things might not come across as they are in my mothertongue. But I am baffled how you can seriously arrive at the conclusions you write down.
    I am against censorship of writing, something some users in this thread are quite fond off!
    I stated several times times we can and should critisize texts openly, that is your and my right! I equally stated several times that if we are displeased with a text, we simply do not read or buy more from this author! So what do you want beside trying to turn words in my mouth?...
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  • Günther
    replied to V5 Camarilla, Chechnya
    It seems you need to have it spelled out by me. The quality of writing is one thing. A good writer can write about wonderful and horrible things in polished, nice prosa. A mediocre writer can write about wonderful and horrible things only in mediocre prosa. The quality of the writing itself is distinct from the topic and intention what you want to say.
    The writing itself is ok, I find the unreliable narrator choice a nice touch. The topic is different, this could have been better chosen, especially with an unreliable narrator. As can be seen, many readers cannot or do not take the unreliable...
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  • Günther
    replied to V5 Camarilla, Chechnya
    Facepalm! To quote out of one of my posts myself:We can have our opinion about a text and state it openly, but it is not ours to decide what is to be cut out, that is for the author to decide. It is obvious you do not read my posts, simply rush over it, in hope to find something to feel annoyed by. I spoke in my posts EXACTLY AGAINST ANY CENSORSHIP, which you chose to overlook, it seems.
    I do not honour that pulled here by it´s scalp school analogy with an answer, I already posted about writing quality and choices of topic several times in several posts in this thread....
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    Last edited by Günther; 11-09-2018, 10:37 PM.

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  • Günther
    replied to V5 Camarilla, Chechnya
    You do know that VtM is a fictious game in a fictious alternate world, right? No one in real life blames the actions in Chechenia on Vampires! VtM is a fiction, not real life....
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  • Günther
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    We have a case of a self-inducted PC morality police running amok. Most of them seem to be unable to differentiate between fiction and real life. Do-Gooders and wellmeaners, safely in their living rooms, conjuring up a shitstorm....
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  • Günther
    replied to V5 Camarilla, Chechnya
    Did you even read my posts? You can be critic as much as you want, but shouting for editing or banning, like the threadopener does openly, is not okay. If you read my posts, I find that chapter not well written too. We can have our opinion about a text and state it openly, but it is not ours to decide what is to be cut out, that is for the author to decide.
    And we are talking about a text in a fictious book about a fictious world, it is not real. Getting outraged about something like that say sometimes more about the outraged ones than the author! (No matter how good or crappy said author...
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  • Günther
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    Oh yes! Considering the discussion earlier, it is clear that a lot of the users here in the thread are unable to see that narrative approach. But then, considering their answers, I doubt they even want to, since if you do, you cannot be outraged. And it seems some people need something to get outraged over, no matter how petty....
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  • Günther
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    Hyperbole much? But I knew before jumping into the fray that I would get dumb answers from people beliving they have rented "being right about everything" for themselves. That is what differences the "Do-gooders and wellmeaners" from the true humanists.The former are all wordy people, save from harm, unable to see that their hypermoralism and teetotaling is just another form of autoritarian rule if coming into power, the latter are the ones doing something to help or change the situation for those who are harmed....
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  • Günther
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    I must facepalm at this utter inability to distinct between writing ability, intent and choice of topic....
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  • Günther
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    One moment, I never said to tell somebody he wrote great stuff when he does not, stop trying to put words into my mouth!
    And do you hear yourself? "So they can avoid it" That is another form of banning!
    It is simply not our decision to make if a writer wants to improve him/herself or what they write about. We can decide to like it or not and act accordingly by either buying more stuff from them (if availalbe) or to stop reading their stuff when it is not our taste.

    e.g. Himmler and Göring in the Sabbat I find it crap too, for several reasons, But it does not...
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  • Günther
    replied to V5 Camarilla, Chechnya
    I might be "just" a hobby writer myself, but I know the difference between editing and censorship too. And those two are cousins of each other. Censorship is NOT ONLY Banning a book, like you try to paint it. Editing "with specific intent" is just censorship with a different name. Because you decided for yourself that you find that part shitty (it does not matter if it is shitty or not) and want it gone. Others might not find that part shitty. I personally Do NOT Like that part either, but it is not us who should decide if it has to go. The author is the one who has to decide...
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  • Günther
    replied to V5 Camarilla, Chechnya
    (I know that I might get kicked off for a few days for posting this, but it is worth it)

    OH MY GOD! This whole thread is one more proof that it is correct to loath the SJWs, wingchair humanists the whole lot! And it is proof for all their blubbering about equal rights and freedom of speech, the only point of view they can accept is their own - no other!
    What happans in Chechenia is a tragedy and as a European I know quite a lot about how fucked up the situation is there. But what happens here: a fraking shitstorm in a water glas about a FICTIOUS book! I do not like V5 for several...
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    Last edited by Günther; 11-09-2018, 08:36 PM.

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  • For the first point: I was not petty, since U does not equal Ü, it was just a hint.
    Onto the second point: Chummer, no master just falls from the sky. When I started to ST, I was run over once or twice by more experienced players. But I learned and it did not continue. I am a ST (not only VtM but other RPGs too) for over 20 years and my main character in VtM is a Tremere. They are not overpowered and I am truly pissed that a bunch of whiny noobs (players and STs alike) brought WW to frak them over in V5.
    But I am not writing here to annoy you, but to give you some tips how to keep...
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  • For the poor sods out there without Umlauts on their keyboards, there is a solution. Write ue, oe or ae, which in German is "the patch" for those without Umlauts. e.g. Ue parses in German as an Ersatz for Ü, except in some old placenames like Soest. Back in Old Standard German (6th-10th century) writing oe (or ue, ae) was an Ersatz for the Umlaut like today, but there was another option as a vovel lengthener, which today is used only extreme rarely. So in the case of Soest, it is not "Söst", but Sost with a long o.
    But that is not something most foreigners will run...
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  • Just two additions.
    One: It is Über-this and that. Ü is an Umlaut and you cannot just use u, because there are differences in meaning. e.g. Mull is mull or lint (depends on the topic) in German, but Müll means rubbish.
    Two: If you consider Thau an Über-disci, then your Storyteller simply sucks. Neither Thaumaturgy nor the Tremere are overpowered, if in your chronicle that is the case, the ST made serious mistakes. I am truly pissed at the nerfing of Thaumaturgy and the Warlocks, because it simply was unneeded. at the same time, the Ventrue got a boost in that their Clan weakness...
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  • Thank you for the quick answer! Actually, even if you have insight into some parts of WWs plan for V5, I know you could not speak about it on a forum in much detail, but it was worth a shot to ask. Btw, thank you for your work on V20 and V5, it is a lot closer to the heart of VtM than Revised ever was!...
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  • Hi!
    Ok, if I understand the spoilers and talk in this thread correctly, then in V5 5 dots in disciplines (and elsewhere) is a hard cap. But Elders and prodigies differ in that they can have more powers per discipline, based on blood potency and something else we might see in future supplements. Now I have some questions, you hopefully you can answer.

    Will Blood Sorcery get further paths like old thaumaturgy? btw I sincerely hope that all disciplines get more powers in future books :-)
    Will amalgam powers not count towards the discipline numbers limit like in V20 with combo...
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  • Hi!

    In our group, we consider the merits/flaws to be two types. First there are Clan-specific ones, like e.g. Embraced without the cup or Sanguine Incongruity, which can only be found among one specific Clan/Bloodline and no other, because it is tied to this blood or social construct.
    The common ones come in two subtypes: universal and "most commonly found among...". For instance the vast majority of the "Totemnic Change" merit will be found among the Gangrel, but there will be Cainites of other Clans who possess this special closeness/talent for Protean...
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  • Title of the book in German would be far better as "Das Buch des Grabkrieges", in written German the Genitive still rules such naming cases, back in MHD even more! "Das Buch vom Grabkrieg" is equally correct, but clearly modern High German, especially older books use the genitive a lot more often than in modern times. But even if the genitive case in spoken German is mostly gone, good written German still requires use of the Genitive.
    On the other hand if this book was written canonicallly by a Malk, "Des Grabkrieges Buch" might be a useful translation as well....
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    Last edited by Günther; 11-02-2018, 11:45 AM.

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