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[OOC] Mage: The Awakening - The Carnival of Madness [PBP]

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Great, I'll pick my rotes tomorrow. Can I pick my own rank/faction within my order. Within reason of course

    If by faction you mean legacy, then yes. Arrows are very military oriented, so you have to earn your accolades.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Great, I'll pick my rotes tomorrow. Can I pick my own rank/faction within my order. Within reason of course

    If by faction you mean legacy, then yes. Arrows are very military oriented, so you have to earn your accolades.

    Factions are basically like subclasses, they're pseudo-political (and mostly functional) groups within each order. Like the Arrow has the Black Tower, the Council of Dragons, and the Crucible. Each has a different focus within the larger Order.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Great, I'll pick my rotes tomorrow. Can I pick my own rank/faction within my order. Within reason of course

    If by faction you mean legacy, then yes. Arrows are very military oriented, so you have to earn your accolades.

    Factions are basically like subclasses, they're pseudo-political (and mostly functional) groups within each order. Like the Arrow has the Black Tower, the Council of Dragons, and the Crucible. Each has a different focus within the larger Order.

    Oh, right. It's been a while since I read the AA book. Yes, that's fine, though backstory on your character's interest in that faction would help.

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Ooooo Legacies!

    I'm thinking House of Ariadne works well for Hope, so I added them into my sheet.

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    Yeah I'm thinking about legacies but not too deeply just yet.

    Do you have to have the Order and Path for a legacy? Or just either or?

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    Yeah I'm thinking about legacies but not too deeply just yet.

    Do you have to have the Order and Path for a legacy? Or just either or?

    Either or.

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  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    Do we have a character scrawl for everyone?

    "I will write your name in the ruin of them. I will paint you across history in the color of their blood."

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Ok its been awhile since I've done this. I know my order has Athletics, Intimidation, Medicine as rote specializations, but where in this book is the list of rote spells?

  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    I believe with the new system, every rote spell is available to all Orders, they just didn't write a generic one for all of the orders?

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    I thought we were using 1st edition which is the old system?

  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    I don't think we ever rendered a final say between the two, so I'm good either way, but the new one would require more research on my part.
    Brody wrote: »
    Do we have a character scrawl for everyone?

    Scrawl?
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Ok its been awhile since I've done this. I know my order has Athletics, Intimidation, Medicine as rote specializations, but where in this book is the list of rote spells?

    In which book?

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  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    edited November 26
    Bucketman wrote: »
    I thought we were using 1st edition which is the old system?

    Oh, I meant new as in Awakening of Ascension.

    My understanding based on the character's provided in the book is that spell rotes in the main rule book are available to all characters, using the default rote pool shown, or one specific to their order if its given.

    On page 73, the example character is of the Mysterium order, but takes Self Healing (183) and Gossamer Touch (247), a rote listed as being of the AA and Free Council respectively.
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Brody wrote: »
    Do we have a character scrawl for everyone?

    Scrawl?

    Sorry, I meant character intro's/backstory type deals.

    Brody on
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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    Brody wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    I thought we were using 1st edition which is the old system?

    Oh, I meant new as in Awakening of Ascension.

    My understanding based on the character's provided in the book is that spell rotes in the main rule book are available to all characters, using the default rote pool shown, or one specific to their order if its given.

    On page 73, the example character is of the Mysterium order, but takes Self Healing (183) and Gossamer Touch (247), a rote listed as being of the AA and Free Council respectively.
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Brody wrote: »
    Do we have a character scrawl for everyone?

    Scrawl?

    Sorry, I meant character intro's/backstory type deals.

    Yep, apart from any interconnections your characters may want to establish or further details on their connections to their Order.

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  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    I expect Charlemagne doesn't have much issue with any of the other party members, although he definitely has a bit of a superiority complex. As a budding Thredonist, he is not particularly secretive within the Mage community, as he considers most of his true insights to be beyond what most other people, Awakened or not, to be capable of processing. And if someone really does get it, he's more likely to engage them in an animated conversation than some ridiculous pissing match, or arguments driven by jealousy.

    I appreciate Hopes attempts to open up Awakened society, but also, probably aggravate her with a very "I'm superior" vibe that comes off similar to the way the rest of the Awakened community would.

    Birdsong can save all the trees he wants, as if I get my way and succeed in bringing the supernal and sleeping worlds together through a feat of pure mathematics, we will finally be able to use magic to solve all of the worlds woes without fear of paradox.

    I don't think Llane has a character bio posted yet, so I'll fill that in when it gets posted.

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Hope isn't going to have a problem with Charlemagne... she just won't accept the superiority of his intellect. Also, will probably call him "Charlie" if he's being too high and mighty, so be prepared for that :P

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    I don't think we ever rendered a final say between the two, so I'm good either way, but the new one would require more research on my part.

    Bucketman wrote: »
    Ok its been awhile since I've done this. I know my order has Athletics, Intimidation, Medicine as rote specializations, but where in this book is the list of rote spells?

    In which book?

    I've been using the basic Mage: The Awakening book. Is there another I should look at?

  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    I don't think we ever rendered a final say between the two, so I'm good either way, but the new one would require more research on my part.

    Bucketman wrote: »
    Ok its been awhile since I've done this. I know my order has Athletics, Intimidation, Medicine as rote specializations, but where in this book is the list of rote spells?

    In which book?

    I've been using the basic Mage: The Awakening book. Is there another I should look at?

    There's rotes all over the place
    El Skid wrote: »
    I used http://nwod.org/wiki/index.php/Rote#List_of_Rotes. Slightly painful but at least you have the rotes by order or by type of magic

    Has a list of them all

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    Bucketman
  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    edited November 27
    I should have my sheet finished tonight and will write up an intro of what folks would know about Llane

    I should have had...but it's not done. This week is kind of weird, but I will work through it and get it sorted, should be square by the end of the week. Holidays and all that.

    Tox on
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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    Once Tox is done, we should be ready to get rolling, so if anyone has any questions or needs clarification in the meantime, fire away.

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited November 27
    So are we just going to go with a general “the characters have met each other before and are acquaintances but not friends?”

    E- I’m fine with that. If we’re expecting a bumpy road between two characters we can shore that up with an unlikely friendship sort of thing too. Hope is really really good at arranging unlikely friendships. :P

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    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

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  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    I mean, I assumed we'd all have at least met through local consilium meetings. I don't know that we're at an exp level that would make participation in a Cabal super likely atm, but I'm not sure whats actually required for a cabal.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited November 27
    If you want to say they've met already that's fine, but if they're meeting for the first time, that's fine too. Unless you want to have them be brand new to the city, they should be established and know about the Consilium, which is at the Golden Nugget Casino.
    Brody wrote: »
    I mean, I assumed we'd all have at least met through local consilium meetings. I don't know that we're at an exp level that would make participation in a Cabal super likely atm, but I'm not sure whats actually required for a cabal.

    There's no real requirement per se, just a group of like-minded Mages.

    cj iwakura on
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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Hmm... what is the consilium/casino’s view on Fate mages gambling? Asking for a friend >_>

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    El Skid wrote: »
    Hmm... what is the consilium/casino’s view on Fate mages gambling? Asking for a friend >_>

    At your own risk, because you're never the only one.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    I figure my character is pretty active in the activist community and spends a lot of time talking the ears off of anyone who will listen, so I might not know everyone personally, but I might be known by everyone (Oh yeah that guy...)

  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Ok I think I finally got everything here..let me know if I messed up at all or anything.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=15kWzFSb5i59wDGkf8MLVGcEbiUyLj_YC

    I think I might need stats for my familiar, but I am..unfamiliar with that.

  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Ok I think I finally got everything here..let me know if I messed up at all or anything.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=15kWzFSb5i59wDGkf8MLVGcEbiUyLj_YC

    I think I might need stats for my familiar, but I am..unfamiliar with that.

    It really depends on what you're using it for, but it'll typically have its own stats. I'm gathering it's more of an investigative familiar than an attack bird.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    Llane is definitely someone other folks would have as a contact in another game, studies the occult specifically and is an information broker generally

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Sooo we ready to start? That whole Thanksgiving thing is done minus some cyber shopping by now... :)

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

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    Bucketman
  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    So long as @Tox is finalized.

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  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    I might be a little slow the next couple of days, as my sewer line started having troubles last night and I didn't get much sleep, but I'm certainly ready to start stuff moving.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    Unfortunately the holiday weekend was busy for me, but I will be ready by morning.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Yeah I am rip raring to go, though I still can't find any info on my familiar's stats. I will say the book is not organized well

  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    Okay so there seems to be some inconsistent understanding of what the rules are, so I'm going to ask openly:
    1 - the opening post says, for Arcanum, we get 2 dots in one, 2 in another, and 1 in a third; and that two of the three arcanum here must be from our Path; then a sixth dot that can be placed anywhere. This is also the character creation rule in the book. However, this does not appear to have been followed on everyone's sheet. Are we house-ruling that you don't have to do starting Arcanum this way?
    2 - If we choose to start as a member of an order, do we get a free dot of Status: Order or not? Some have it, some don't.
    3 - are merits from non-standard player sources allowed? Like if there's a merit from the Seers of the Throne book that's Seers only, can we take those merits? I'm asking because some of those groups get access to deliberately powerful merits because they're antagonists or have other special rules that apply to them. For instance, Banishers don't get rotes, so they have merits that make casting without a rote easier/better for them.

    I'm not trying to be difficult but in my experience C/WoD games in general, and Mage games in specific, work best when there's clear communication and understanding of what the rules are and how they will be applied, and I want to make sure we're all on the same page.

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  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Yeah I am rip raring to go, though I still can't find any info on my familiar's stats. I will say the book is not organized well

    I think CJ has to stat your bird out for you. I believe thats why he was asking what your intent with the Familiar was, so that he doesn't stat it in a way that makes it useless for your intents.

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  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    Okay so there seems to be some inconsistent understanding of what the rules are, so I'm going to ask openly:
    1 - the opening post says, for Arcanum, we get 2 dots in one, 2 in another, and 1 in a third; and that two of the three arcanum here must be from our Path; then a sixth dot that can be placed anywhere. This is also the character creation rule in the book. However, this does not appear to have been followed on everyone's sheet. Are we house-ruling that you don't have to do starting Arcanum this way?
    2 - If we choose to start as a member of an order, do we get a free dot of Status: Order or not? Some have it, some don't.
    3 - are merits from non-standard player sources allowed? Like if there's a merit from the Seers of the Throne book that's Seers only, can we take those merits? I'm asking because some of those groups get access to deliberately powerful merits because they're antagonists or have other special rules that apply to them. For instance, Banishers don't get rotes, so they have merits that make casting without a rote easier/better for them.

    I'm not trying to be difficult but in my experience C/WoD games in general, and Mage games in specific, work best when there's clear communication and understanding of what the rules are and how they will be applied, and I want to make sure we're all on the same page.

    Sorry, for the double post, figured it would be easier to split with Vanilla's new quote trees.

    1- 2 dots in 2 arcana, 1 dot in a third, and 1 dot anywhere. I have 2 in Force and Prime, 1 in Space, and 1 dot in Forces.

    2- I wasn't sure about that.

    3- Pretty sure antagonistic character traits require you to have chosen a background as one of those character types which you clear with the Storyteller, or to be playing a Seer/Banisher/etc campaign.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Brody wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Yeah I am rip raring to go, though I still can't find any info on my familiar's stats. I will say the book is not organized well

    I think CJ has to stat your bird out for you. I believe thats why he was asking what your intent with the Familiar was, so that he doesn't stat it in a way that makes it useless for your intents.

    Ohh! Well if thats the case then yes, he is smol and not great for attacking, but as a laughing falcon is a good hunter and scout. It also looks cool as hell.

  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Brody wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Yeah I am rip raring to go, though I still can't find any info on my familiar's stats. I will say the book is not organized well

    I think CJ has to stat your bird out for you. I believe thats why he was asking what your intent with the Familiar was, so that he doesn't stat it in a way that makes it useless for your intents.

    Ohh! Well if thats the case then yes, he is smol and not great for attacking, but as a laughing falcon is a good hunter and scout. It also looks cool as hell.

    Let's be honest, this is the part that's actually important.

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    Bucketman
  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited December 2
    Ohhhh I had 3,1,1,1. I may have misunderstood the rules, or gone back and switched things in an incorrect way.

    I guess I should fix that! I guess it'll have to be 3 fate, 2 time and 1.... Mind? Hrm. Then I have to fix rotes too :(

    Thanks for noticing!

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    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    edited December 3
    El Skid wrote: »
    Ohhhh I had 3,1,1,1. I may have misunderstood the rules, or gone back and switched things in an incorrect way.

    I guess I should fix that! I guess it'll have to be 3 fate, 2 time and 1.... Mind? Hrm. Then I have to fix rotes too :(

    Thanks for noticing!

    You also have 5 points sunk into a Banisher-only merit that is pretty powerful. Essentially making spontaneous casting almost strictly better than rote casting.
    e: I should point out, all of this is fine, if cj is cool with it. I just want to know if cj is cool with it, because that may impact my choices! I don't care necessarily what the rules are, I just want to make sure I know what the rules are, so I know my options

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