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  • ^ seriously.

    (although, to be honest, who wouldn't want to be in the turtle club?)
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  • ArcaneArts
    replied to Humanity Is Overrated
    Because I don't resent my flesh or flaws, and don't think embracing any of the variations of more literal predacity will actually lead to a happier, fuller life?

    Like, I'm down for arguing for transhumanism and posthumanism, but the Chronicles splats are not where I'd go for that fix....
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  • ArcaneArts
    replied to Humanity Is Overrated
    Even the Machine, the Exarchs, and the Strangers are all variations of humanity, due to certain origins as fictional constructs.

    Gods are always in service to humanity, seeing as we create them for just that reason....
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  • ArcaneArts
    replied to Humanity Is Overrated
    You don't need the Christian God for the Curses to be a suitable stand-in, and that's before you account for groups like the Circle of the Crone who literally summon gods every once in a while.

    Even if changelings weren't made by the psychotic man-children that are the Gentry, they are literally powered by a force that might as well be a god and therefore cannot avoid suffering under the ebb and flow of the Wyrd.

    You don't need a Christian God in a world where Luna brands people, the Exarchs are the ones most likely fiddling with your existence, the Principle burns villages...
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  • ArcaneArts
    replied to Humanity Is Overrated
    Yeah, that's exactly what this argument is. It's dressed up with logistical warfare questions, but basically we might as well just ask "would you want to stay human or gain one of the templates?"

    I think people know my stance on that by now, as an aside....
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  • ArcaneArts
    replied to Humanity Is Overrated
    I'll give you one metric that makes humanity superior-the fact that all monsters exists as a commentary on the species.

    Enthralled as I am by our shadows, they are shadows on papyrus nevertheless.
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  • Also a point of order: If this topic is really all that enthralling, consider taking to another thread. We're veering deeply off the point.
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  • I play games to enjoy myself, sure, but I hope to also learn things about myself and transform into a better, fuller person. These things are not mutually exlcusive-you can go on a deep dive of the soul and still make fart jokes while fighting dragons on skyscrapers.

    Also there is no escaping reality. Games are art, art is communication, communication is not "neutral."
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  • Voice of individuals versus the voice of legacy-I've hung around with enough of the White Wolf staff to know the discourse between the people that make up the companies versus the final chorus of the company itself.

    I think a major character that illustrates the sword cutting both ways, is actually V5 developer Kenneth Hite, who still signed off on this shit show BUT has also explained that, while the Triggered response for the Brujah was a shorthand for what they were going for, was never intended to be in the final product, has apologized for the offense, and has ensured that it...
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  • 1) Let me tell you a little thing about marketing: first impressions matter, and permissions mean rather more than safeguards in that moment. Telling you that doing such a thing should have dire ramifcations is no comparison to actually having ramifications, and this ignores the principle of "Why are you even doing this in the first place?"

    Above and beyond statements from Paradox Wolf prior, this is the first major showing of what Vampire is. And it's...beyond disgusting, it's actually boring as fuck too. This is a grade-schoolers idea of horror and discussion about monstrosity...
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  • In regards to the latter, look up. Anti-aspirational and transgressive characters have a place and purpose and even a way of being done, but this sure as fuck ain't it.

    In regards to the former, Toreador Hunger....
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  • Yeah. These can, and should, be talked about, and even explored in game-but that anti-aspirational approach to characters requires the maturity, empathy, and nuanced understanding to make it worthwhile rather than a case of merely pissing all over the place.

    Paradox Wolf is trying to be Gothic-Punk without actually understanding how any of that worked. Like, really, they don't demonstrate an understanding of how any of the World of Darkness worked, instead coming off like a teenager enthralled by how much it would piss off their Christian parents.

    EDIT: I'm also inclined...
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  • Oh, don't mistake my question as interest in the game, V5 can rot along with the corpses. I'm interested in the framing of this conversation in terms of participation with the media as a communications analyst.

    And to the room in general, as a note on game design: if a game presents options, those options are then, by design, intended to be used. The same applies with sample playable characters-if you have a sample character who is a thief, then accordingly the game permits theft as character action.

    This is why Paradox Wolf submitting rape mechanics, child molester characters,...
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  • So, after having read this whole thread, a point of curiosity came to me, so I'll ask the thread:

    How do you, personally, play Vampire? Do you do tabletop gaming or live action more? How often do you play? How often does your gaming group change up, in terms of who's there? If it's a more consistent group, who makes up your group? In fact, you actually play, or do you just enjoy reading the game?

    Given the shift in this playtest, I have to wonder how people's play style reflects on their enjoyment of this module.
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  • The biggest difference from Requiem(and as we'll get into, Mummy the Curse and Demon the Descent, and Werewolf the Forsaken for good measure) is the direction and freedom of that discussion-but I need to mention the meta before going into that more directly.

    The notion that one game does something very well somehow invalidating other games doing the same thing is odd and not really functional in the vein of the Chronicles world in general. Certain games make more or a point of it, sure, but the simple fact of the matter is that every game in this franchise deals with the question...
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  • Worth noting is that this isn't completely true. Promethean currently does allow for playing the Centimani, and Matt has mentioned that alchemists might be made playable in a future supplement. Matt's objection stems from certain kinds of antagonists, and I could certainly see the nest of problems unleashed by making Heroes playable given the rest of the context.

    EDIT: Also, there are literally thousands of games for playing the Hero. Hell, Chronicles of Darkness already covers it with their Dark Heroes in Mirrors. Beast doesn't really need to be another one of those games....
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  • I actually imagine that it would not be off topic, because action economy was flat out integral to that conversation, and in fact integral to the heart of that conversation*.

    Regardless, the argument stands: How did you resolve this when they were fighting the King of Yellow, and why is that not viable now?

    *Or at least, I would absolutely assert that if not for the fact that Onyx Path's Forums searches literally cannot find it with it's limited search parameters compared to your topic starting. I actually have to congratulate you on having started so many topics (Somewhat...
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  • ArcaneArts
    replied to Beast: the Alternate Take
    Fair enough, although that is it's own rabbit hole. Assuming it's not too late, can I just ask you for that answer in a PM?

    EDIT: Also, I should note I don't care why you don't like Beast, I just care about the theme you feel is betrayed....
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  • Permit me to perhaps be a little rude, but, uh, didn't you have this exact same problem with the King in Yellow a while back? And if you didn't use the answers people gave then(which is largely the same as the answers given now), I need to ask what you did then to make those encounters worthwhile, and why aren't you using those tricks again here.

    I also need to ask this again, because you didn't answer me last time in the Mage thread: If you're having this much trouble challenging your players, have you considered that now's the time to wrap up the chronicle and move onto something...
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  • ArcaneArts
    replied to Beast: the Alternate Take
    I'm going to regret this I feel*, but I must ask: What theme do you feel is being betrayed?

    Also I have a rant somewhere where I make case for G-M entities as a sidenote to my point, and I want to toss that in here later as a point of consideration.

    *Mostly because I can just see diving deep into a possible ensuing argument after this is answered, if the "right" sort of people respond..

    EDIT: Here it is, in the middle of my "Monomyth is merely the threat" rant....
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