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Author Topic: Interest Check: Aberrant (the white wolf superhumans game) in Ancient Earth  (Read 3096 times)

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Offline Pretty in Pink

O_O  Fianna here.  Not sure what beyond that because Muse still hasn't gotten me the books yet.  But yeah.

Offline KolbrandrTopic starter

I have no idea what the Aberrant are, but any game in ancient China has my interest.

while Asia is certainly a place where significant things are going on and may be visited in campaign, the initial focus is around  Anatolia, the Middle East, Europe and North Africa as far as where the two big factions noted are duking it out and based.

Offline eternaldarkness

Gonna back out here. The history is too historical for me, and it looks like others who are more excited about it could do with less competition :)

Offline KolbrandrTopic starter

Gonna back out here. The history is too historical for me, and it looks like others who are more excited about it could do with less competition :)

I cannot overtstress how inaccurate and jumbled the history is in certain ways here ;p But fair enough.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2015, 03:40:23 PM by Kolbrandr »

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  Finaly found my books. 

  Question, is there going to be some equivelent in this setting to the costumes from the modern erra?  The ones that you attune, causing to become resistent to your own powers and provide a bit of armor?  :)

Offline KolbrandrTopic starter

No Eufiber, sorry. You can still pick up the attunement background to make clothes or actual armour and what all else resistant to your own powers though.

Offline Meliai

Already spoke with Kolbrandr over IM, but probably best to state things here as well! After talking through things I'm throwing my vote towards Theran, but I will manage if popular opinion goes to Heraclidae~

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I chimed in in private messages wtih a very rough concept for each faction.  If Melai favors the Therans, I'm definatly good wtih that.  :) 

Offline Zeth

So this is super heroes who are not really super heroes in old timey china that is not the old timey china we have? Okay, you lost me and I am out. Good luck though.

Offline Meliai

Wwwwwwow that seemed unnecessarily snippy and also completely inaccurate?

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  Don't mind Zeth, he's just clumsy. 

  Do you have a character idea for Thera, Meliai? 

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I've got a concept but it's still pretty nebulous.

She's mostly going to be focused on stealth/speed/scouting stuff, with socials secondary. Probably not much help in a fight, she'd most likely run off to find help instead. Night/stars/shadows motifs, possibly thinks she's Nyx's daughter or something to that effect.

Her backstory is still up in the air, but right at this moment I'm leaning towards her having been a farmer's daughter/shepherdess, erupting in the dead of night when something (possibly a not so nice Nova) basically shows up out of nowhere and starts ripping sheep to bits. I haven't settled on specific powers yet since I don't know how many points Kol's going to give us but I'm pretty sure she's getting the Shroud ability, specifically manifesting as if a moonless midnight sky dropped down and covered whatever she's shrouding, which she uses to protect her flock and get them (and herself~) fuck out of there before they gets eaten.

She's cute and a bit shy (probably why a good chunk of her nova stuff revolves around being quiet and unseen) but the shepherdess mentality has sort of expanded to encompass all of Thera, so she sees it as her duty to watch for "wolves" and protect people as best she can. Probably also giving her mega-charisma and/or appearance but that's all still very new to her and she's not quite used to being preternaturally charming yet. Young, probably 16-18, miiiight have a little crush on the Lioness.

That's all subject to change though, I've waffled about a million times already.

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*Grins*  She sounds awesome.  I'll love playing with along side her. 

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Thanks~

If we go Thera, are you still planning on the snakey Egyptian priest/ess?

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Thanks~

If we go Thera, are you still planning on the snakey Egyptian priest/ess?

:)  Yep, still workign wtih that idea. 

Would you--or anyone else--have a prefrence on that person's gender? 

I need to review my books and see what might come across as 'magic'.  :)  But s/he could have pretty much any sort of powers. 

I like the idea of someone who places a great deal of faith and conviction in Ma'at, but always dreamed of being a soldier instead of a scholar.  When s/he gains their powers, they turn out to be martial enough that s/he thinks they indicate s/he should change their roll in the universe. :)

Offline Meliai

Well I'm bi and my PCs are generally bi or pan, so on that particular front the gender makeup of the party doesn't matter much to me. Even if that wasn't a factor though I'd say go with whichever version of the character would be the most fun for you to play~

Offline Zeth

Wwwwwwow that seemed unnecessarily snippy and also completely inaccurate?

Inaccurate? I thought Aberrant was about super powered humans, but they do not act like typical super heroes and run around in tights. Well that is the description the book gives you. But as we all know White Wolf is notorious for describing things one way but they actually play another way.

Offline Meliai

I took far more issue with your tone than your odd assumptions, but tone is tricky online so I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and hope you weren't intending to be rude. However, since you've decided not to play this conversation isn't benefiting either of us, so I see no reason to continue it.

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I was not trying to be rude. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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  What now, Kol? 

  I'm eager for character genreation rules!  :) 

Offline KolbrandrTopic starter

like I say, I'd like to know everyone's factional preferences first.

Offline Pretty in Pink

I'll go with the majority, honestly.  Though I have to admit, I'm leaning more toward Theran.

Offline Meliai

I think that's everyone who's chimed in leaning Theran to some degree~

Who are we missing still, just ESG?

Offline KolbrandrTopic starter

ESG, and Pretty in Pink from talking to her had thought the Fianna was still an option in Thera from a slight misread, so we might want to give her a chance to restate preferences.

Offline Pretty in Pink

Yeah.  So I'm actually leaning Heraclidae, honestly, but am willing to play still if I get outvoted, I'll just need time to come up with a new concept.