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Offline Two Faced

Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #225 on: December 15, 2012, 03:56:16 PM »
I've never had a person take a fall without a fight period. I've gotten puppy eyes, and pleads, and bribes, and everything between and beyond for people trying to keep their characters (though to be fair, it's usually a lot less in WoD games) bad rolls and all. I've had people roll abominably low time and time again with every chance I'd present and... well, you know, sometimes fate just dictates things.

Unfortunately I've actually had one person rage quit because of this, but usually it becomes something to laugh about later. Really, it does seem like reminiscing over certain moments--good or bad-- is more enjoyable than going through them for most players, haha...

And it is always fun to incorporate influences of their characters into different games; everyone seems to enjoy that. (But god help you if you make a mistake.)

... I can't tell if I've been playing with a particularly ornery crowd or not after reading through the thread, haha.

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Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #226 on: December 17, 2012, 04:06:44 PM »

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Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #227 on: December 17, 2012, 04:13:58 PM »
I wonder if CCP has caught wind of that.

Offline LunarSage

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« Reply #228 on: December 17, 2012, 04:14:04 PM »
O.o

Yikes.

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« Reply #229 on: December 17, 2012, 04:17:27 PM »
I wonder if CCP has caught wind of that.

The creator is reported to have been posting in and been banned from the White Wolf forums...

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Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #230 on: December 17, 2012, 05:16:25 PM »
Ouch.

Anyone else take a gander at the list of other games?

o.O Yeesh

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Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #231 on: December 17, 2012, 05:25:53 PM »
It's all original, though! Nothing he's written is inspired by White Wolf's games at all. "Mage: Leagacies" sounds like the best one.

Also, we may be hearing from his legal team for slandering him.

Offline Moraline

Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #232 on: December 17, 2012, 07:15:25 PM »
The main image on that forum is a famous copy righted image. (I know because I used to use it years ago on an RP forum that I hosted.)

That website will get shut down soon. He's in violation of so many copy rights they'll sue him outta business.

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« Reply #233 on: December 17, 2012, 07:17:06 PM »
He's apparently been trying to get his product published for years, judging by commentary in the threads I linked and his Wikipedia history. This is the first time he's been trying to actively market it, though, aside from his failed Kickstarters.

Offline Beorning

Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #234 on: December 18, 2012, 12:48:55 AM »
Somehow, seeing this stuff makes me very sad...  :-(

Offline SkynetTopic starter

Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #235 on: December 18, 2012, 01:51:21 PM »
Don't worry, blatant plagiarists get bitten in the ass in the long run.

Now back to the Real World of Darkness, I was wondering what people's thoughts are in regards to the V20 Companion.  It's basically a supplement to 20th Anniversary Edition, with a more in-depth look at the setting in modern nights.

Overall, how necessary would you rate it for a Storyteller?

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« Reply #236 on: December 18, 2012, 01:55:19 PM »
I would rate it as a complete waste of paper and money.  Really, I got on board with the Kickstarter program for it and you ended up paying nearly a dollar a page for a 60-something page book of updates that are already included in the V20 main book.  Ooooh, titles of the different factions... that haven't changed at all since the previous edition.  The rest of it was some nice little bits of fluff but otherwise, it was stuff any decent player or ST could have figured out for themselves or implemented into their game.  If you are wanting to get it, I recommend just getting the .pdf or just filling in the bits yourself. 

Offline SkynetTopic starter

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« Reply #237 on: December 18, 2012, 02:22:13 PM »
Thank you for the sound advice.

What Masquerade books would you rate as vital (or at least highly recommended) for a GM new to the setting?

This question isn't just addressed to Silverfyre.  Anybody's welcome to chime in with their own thoughts!

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Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #238 on: December 18, 2012, 02:31:24 PM »
It really depends on what type of game you want to run.  Are you looking to use the V20 setting because if you are, that book is more than enough for any sort of V:tM game.  It has a LOT of information and brings along choice pieces of earlier editions together into one book.

If I was running the game and wasn't running the V20 version, I would use the core book and the "Guide to _____" book(s) for the sects of vampire society you were planning on using.  The clanbooks are also super-useful if you want to focus on the affairs and flavor of one or more particular clans.

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Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #239 on: December 18, 2012, 02:49:00 PM »
Thank you for the sound advice.

What Masquerade books would you rate as vital (or at least highly recommended) for a GM new to the setting?

This question isn't just addressed to Silverfyre.  Anybody's welcome to chime in with their own thoughts!

I agree with his assessment of the companion.. it was very 'meh-worthy'.

Whereas V20 itself was built very much to be a stand alone book. I'm curious to see how they do with M20 myself.

Offline SkynetTopic starter

Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #240 on: December 18, 2012, 03:05:07 PM »
I sort of regret buying the black and white hardcover, now that I saw the pictures in color online.

But it saved me 30 bucks, which I can use to buy another good book instead.

Offline LunarSage

Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #241 on: December 18, 2012, 03:05:18 PM »
Thank you for the sound advice.

What Masquerade books would you rate as vital (or at least highly recommended) for a GM new to the setting?

This question isn't just addressed to Silverfyre.  Anybody's welcome to chime in with their own thoughts!

I would also highly recommend the books 'Guilded Cage' and 'Chaining the Beast'.  The first goes into delicious detail about how Vampires manipulate and influence the mortal world and the second details how to properly play a character on a path other than humanity.  Both are absolutely wonderful.

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« Reply #242 on: December 18, 2012, 03:08:34 PM »
Oh yes, Chaining the Beast!  It is one of my favorite sourcebooks and if you are playing any sort of chronicle that explores the religious and spiritual sides of vampires, it is well worth getting.

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Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #243 on: December 18, 2012, 07:38:06 PM »
got my dead tree version of Children of the Revolution.

A mix of modern, not so modern and some positively ancient vampires.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #244 on: December 18, 2012, 08:02:49 PM »
So it's all Vampires now?

 :'(

No one likes the Werewolves...  'Cept me, it seems.

Offline Sasquatch421

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« Reply #245 on: December 18, 2012, 08:15:19 PM »
I wouldn't say that I've always been a Werewolf fan. Just could never find a group that ran it, everyone else preferred Vampire....

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Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #246 on: December 18, 2012, 08:25:25 PM »
So it's all Vampires now?

 :'(

No one likes the Werewolves...  'Cept me, it seems.

I was never a Werewolf fan.. it just didn't click with me.

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Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #247 on: December 18, 2012, 08:49:11 PM »
I personally love Garou but that has more to do with our local ST since he focuses on the spiritual realm and less on the combat part of it.

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Re: The World of Darkness Thread
« Reply #248 on: December 18, 2012, 11:53:48 PM »
Werewolf, I love Werewolf, especially the Silent Striders, love those guys ;D

I'd have fun with a werewolf game, focusing on the emotional inner turmoil, the grey world of morality they live in, the hopeless fight that still offers a glimmer of possibility of victory, and the very nature of the Garou and the world.

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Offline Chris Brady

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« Reply #249 on: December 20, 2012, 06:19:02 AM »
I personally love Garou but that has more to do with our local ST since he focuses on the spiritual realm and less on the combat part of it.
Well, the combat is a mess in general, but I liked both aspects.  When I played in a game, we avoided the whole eco-terrorist angle.