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  • How Would you do Post-Apocalyptic Mages?

    The world sort of Ended but it's still around. Maybe it's all mutants and strange tech, maybe it's Mad Max, or maybe it's all very much like the Middle Ages but with the past as the time of Wonders. But, "How would you do the Post-Apocalypse in M:tA?"


    Remember, in a world of strange mutant powers Paradox would have different parameters. Lightning bolts from the eyes? No biggie. Clean water by turning a nob? That's Madness!

    If the Post-apocalypse is low tech or enforced piety you might get the Hollow Ones, The Void Engineers, and the Hermetics, to team...
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  • If you got the deity of handwave to drop a reasonable amount of exposition into the brains of all humans, some groups like the Children of Gaia or the Council of Nine, would look half decent. But at the rate and condition of clarity normal news gets out. The well heeled ( Pentex, the Syndicate) and the well conected (the NWO, the Camarilla) would look good. The rest would look suspicious.
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  • Please note the sarcasm, it was spread thick. The Sidhe claim that sending mortals to Arcadia is a high honnor and gift. I was pointing out the flaws in their stories.

    With the Changeling way your born in that body and the fay soul is the soul period. No kidnapping or torture.

    I think about the twin Sidhe in the Ireland sourcebook who, in order to be born twins, swaped out two fetuses! Who would have promptly died in Arcadia....
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  • The problem being that, since Humanity is kept largely out of the loop, Pentex looks like jerks but the Garou look like villains. Most of the "Good Guys" in White Wolf fit a narrow snobish Hard Left purist view of the USA. Between basic survival and standing with the USA, the Purists would launch a protest meeting.

    By the way the quotation marks around the words "Good Guys" are Mega-Ironic as in the Seventh Level Aberrant Quantum Power.
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  • I'm late to this thread but I'm putting my nib in. An intelligent Vampire kills as little as possible. Preferably no humans in a year. Between drinking only a few blood points here and there and using the ability to disguise slash heal the bite wound the smart Vampire kills no one and preserves the Masquerade and their own safety.
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  • Agreed. And the Sidhe claim that it is a gift to them doesn't excuse anything. If I force someone to take a multi-decade luxury vacation, keeping them away from their loved ones and home against their will, that's called kidnapping. It doesn't matter how nice the prison is, unlawful imprisonment is still a crime. The Sidhe should use the Changeling way or stay in Arcadia....
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  • I've played Childlings. It was fun, as are Gumps and Wilders. But just because I can for fun go with the imaginative flow does not mean I must lose my rational mind. Tolkien, Dunsany, C. S. Lewis, and Yeats, are some of my favorite authors. I find many of their tales as rich in wisdom as in beauty. But all four were political idiots. I adore the wonder and beauty they brought but I don't follow blindly. My eyes are open, I can see both sides. I can see Charles Dickens' profound empathy and his racist jigoistic bigotry. I can still love the beauty of his tales, his worldview, and his personal character,...
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  • Astromancer
    replied to TC: Aberrant Kickstarter
    I so strongly agree. After all, since Novas can have Mega-Intelegence some of them should get it right....
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  • Astromancer
    replied to TC: Aberrant Kickstarter
    I'm hoping for an appendix with rules for playing Novas in other time periods. One or two good pages no illustrations would do. And define the Node-Brain Merit for both the main setting and the Aeon setting.
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  • How long do we have? I might need time being broke.
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  • The Hunters had potential. I see Hunter: the Vigil as the better game, but Hunter: the Reckoning is worthwhile too. Maybe they could come up with a way for imbued Hunters to be an option for Hunter: the Vigil? At least it could get new people to be aware of the game.
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  • Astromancer
    replied to Null Manifesto Revisions
    Darksol-aeternium, I tried to post before but the forums tossed me out. I'll try to answer you fairly.

    First, any actually functioning council would be opposed by many people who'd lose power. People like Geryon, Shrapnel, Clarion, and other Terats who prefer chaos or seek power for themselves. Remember both the Spanish nobleman, whose name eludes me, and his Arab allies see the Terats as stepping stones to power for themselves. Also groups like De Vries, the Directive, Proteus, and Utopia, see Novas as resources and property not free individuals. Just as the slave owners of the...
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  • Astromancer
    replied to Null Manifesto Revisions
    A person can have valid points and worthy achievements and still be a monster. Take someone probably admired by most of the people who post to these boards, Noam Chomsky. Many of the man's essays on the Vietnam war, rationally edited for length( he had to prove his points redundantly because of the politics of the day and the man is prolix) should be required reading in all American high schools and colleges. Still, he is and was a monster of vanity, an attention whore, and has lately degenerated in to a mere conspiracy theorist. Yes, much the man has written is gloriously worthwhile, but Noam...
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  • I don't say the Sidhe want to change. I say the Changelings either need to change the Sidhe or be rid of them. The Sidhe are an old and corrupt dream. If the Sidhe stay locked in 19th century reactionary politics and ideals they will either destroy the modern world or be destroyed by it. Both the Balor and Leathaun would love that. But few of the Sidhe outside of House Liam would care if the world died as long as their party went on. Typical of human nobles as well as the fae....
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  • I'd love an Atlas with extra kiths in it. So I second whoever asked for an Atlas.

    I'd love a book on Changeling and Sci Fi. The kind of Space Opera you'd find in E. E. Doc Smith, L. Camp le Sprague, or Star Trek: OS is a fun and lively fit for C: tD. The Mars of Northwest Smith or Bradbury's stories would be grand too.

    A book on the social and cultural life of the courts that changeling life is centered around would be good to. Not just the living arrangements, but how power and patronage are doled out, basic political patterns.
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  • Astromancer
    replied to Null Manifesto Revisions
    Most of the Null Manifesto has a very 19th century ring to it. Given how old Divis is and the Romantic fal-da-ral that gave birth to the philosophies of both Nietzsche and de Gobineau, this makes sense. One can almost hear Divis shouting about "comfortitas" and commissioning Futurist buildings and symphonies.

    Divis Mal is pathetically old fashioned.
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  • The Sidhe are a medieval dream. That's so much of the problem. Changelings are connected to freedom, creativity, passion, idealism, and wonder, at least in this game. Changeling: the Lost has it's points and virtues and beats the Vampire, werewolf, and Mage reboots by miles, but C:tD has its own profound delights. But the Sidhe are a major and limiting issue. In many ways they bring a 19th century conservative rejection of modernity into the game. The Sidhe are totally bound up in pre-Modern forms of power and hierarchy and stagnate the changeling society. In many ways they are Banality personified....
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  • Do we know what it will cost to get the hardback? I am desperately hard up financially but I really want this book. I especially want this book if it defines creating Novas in more than one time period.
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