History BlessedWithSuck / TabletopGames

14th Aug '17 3:16:01 PM Gregzilla
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** [[TabletopGame/LeviathanTheTempest Leviathans]] are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with [[PersonOfMassDestruction enough power to destroy entire cities]]. They also have [[BlueAndOrangeMorality a naturally inhuman mindset]], instincts urging them to [[AGodIAm consider themselves gods]], and MindRape people around them whether they want it or not. Some of the people they drive insane end up becoming [[TheHunter Ahab]], obsessed with finding and slaying them. Despite all their powers, Leviathans are not invincible, and can actually be hurt or killed by mortals with enough firepower, which is ''very'' likely to happen considering the ravage they cause. Since their species exists only in low number, they usually are utterly without guidance, and there is en entire society of monster hunters out to get them for more than legitimate reasons.

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** [[TabletopGame/LeviathanTheTempest Leviathans]] are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with [[PersonOfMassDestruction enough power to destroy entire cities]]. They also have [[BlueAndOrangeMorality a naturally inhuman mindset]], instincts urging them to [[AGodIAm consider themselves gods]], and MindRape people around them whether they want it or not. Some of the people they drive insane end up becoming [[TheHunter [[AnimalNemesis Ahab]], obsessed with finding and slaying them. Despite all their powers, Leviathans are not invincible, and can actually be hurt or killed by mortals with enough firepower, which is ''very'' likely to happen considering the ravage they cause. Since their species exists only in low number, they usually are utterly without guidance, and there is en entire society of monster hunters out to get them for more than legitimate reasons.
30th Jun '17 2:02:22 PM TheKaizerreich
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** The Kroot are a species with CannibalismSuperPower, allowing them to mutate themselves and gain useful traits by consuming the flesh of other creatures. Thing is, if they eat too much of a particular kind of meat, they end up devolving into a new creature, usually one that loses its intelligence ''and'' its mutative ability. To put this in perspective, every animal on Pechor, the Kroot homeworld? Is actually a Kroot substrain that has become trapped as a mindless beast due to overindulgence in a certain kind of meat. Krootoxen are lumbering, gorilla-like herbivores, while Kroothounds are little more than dogs, for example.

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** The Kroot are a species with CannibalismSuperPower, allowing them to mutate themselves and gain useful traits by consuming the flesh of other creatures. Thing is, if they eat too much of a particular kind of meat, they end up devolving into a new creature, usually one that loses its intelligence ''and'' its mutative ability. To put this in perspective, every animal on Pechor, the Kroot homeworld? Is actually a Kroot substrain that has become trapped as a mindless beast due to overindulgence in a certain kind of meat. Krootoxen are lumbering, gorilla-like herbivores, while Kroothounds are little more than dogs, for example. They also cannot eat Tyranids without side effects. The Tyranids are members of a HiveMind that spans beyond even the known galaxy and this is in their genes. Ergo, Kroot eating Tyranids might gain part of their collossal strength, but they might also be connected to the same Hive Mind, which would immediatly destroy their individuality. Same for anything Chaos-touched, only even worse. On the other hand, they figured out interstellar travel after eating some Ork Mekboys when otherwise their society is barely beyond hunter-gatherer level.
22nd Jun '17 8:27:38 AM Couran
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** The High Elven Lords Aenerion and Teclis didn't get off easy either. Aenerion is the greatest soldier and general who has ever lived, but is physically incapable of doing anything other than training and waging war. Teclis is the single most powerful sorcerer anywhere, but his body is so weak that he needs regular doses of healing potion just to keep his heart beating.

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** The High Elven Lords Aenerion and Lord Teclis didn't get off easy either. Aenerion is the greatest soldier and general who has ever lived, but is physically incapable of doing anything other than training and waging war. either. Teclis is the single most powerful sorcerer anywhere, but his body is so weak that he needs regular doses of healing potion just to keep his heart beating.
20th Jun '17 5:41:54 PM TheDocCC
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*** An important bit of GameplayAndStorySegregation; often it's not the paladin BlessedWithSuck but the player. The player wants the paladin's powers but not the responsibilities. A paladin, in universe, would usually consider it their privilege and duty to uphold a paladin's code, and someone who wanted to break the code usually wouldn't have been chosen by the gods to become a paladin in the first place.
8th May '17 4:00:29 PM Theokal3
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** Prometheans ''define'' BlessedWithSuck - despite their supernatural strength, their mere presence turns the world miserable and [[TorchesAndPitchforks drives humans insane]], they're hunted by Pandorans (twisted entities made when an attempt to create a Promethean fails) that long for their flesh, and the only way out is ToBecomeHuman.

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** Prometheans ''define'' BlessedWithSuck - despite their supernatural strength, strength and [[AlchemyIsMagic impressive alchemical powers]], their mere presence [[WalkingWasteland turns the world miserable miserable]] and [[TorchesAndPitchforks drives humans insane]], they're hunted by Pandorans (twisted entities made when an attempt to create a Promethean fails) that long for their flesh, and the only way out is ToBecomeHuman.
8th May '17 3:58:38 PM Theokal3
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** Werewolves are brutally powerful... and locked in a war with the spirit world and half of their own race. Plus the UnstoppableRage that, even when successfully directed away from innocents, causes a subtle aura that creeps out/drives off {{Muggles}}... and the consequences of mating with their own kind.

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** Werewolves are brutally powerful... powerful, [[HealingFactor capable of healing insanely fast]], LongLived... and locked in a war with the spirit world [[DarkWorld Spirit World]] and half of their own race. Plus the UnstoppableRage that, even when successfully directed away from innocents, causes a subtle aura that creeps out/drives off {{Muggles}}... and the consequences of mating with their own kind.
8th May '17 3:56:44 PM Theokal3
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** Vampires have great power, but they're also locked in an eternal war with their SuperpoweredEvilSide, which they almost all lose eventually. This along with the blood-drinking and the sun burning you to ash. Oh, and boredom. [[WhoWantsToLiveForever Lots and lots of boredom.]]. And the loneliness that comes with being driven to kill weaker and equally powerful vampires and avoiding stronger ones who are driven to kill you.

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** Vampires have great power, power and [[TheAgeless can never die of old age or disease]], but they're also locked in an eternal war with their SuperpoweredEvilSide, which they almost all lose eventually. This along with the blood-drinking [[HorrorHunger blood-drinking]] and the sun burning you to ash. Oh, and boredom. [[WhoWantsToLiveForever Lots and lots of boredom.]]. And the loneliness that comes with being driven to kill weaker and equally powerful vampires and avoiding stronger ones who are driven to kill you.
2nd Mar '17 7:11:15 PM Theokal3
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** Mummies are, to all intents and purposes, immortal. They don't actually get to ''enjoy'' it for very long, though; they're usually awoken for a purpose, and when that purpose is completed, they return to their sleep. In addition, when they rise from the tomb, they're at the very peak of their power, but their power steadily ebbs away over time, until it finally runs out, sending them back into slumber. [[spoiler: They can be free of this perpetual cycle... if they're willing to accept the loss of most of their power in the process.]]
** And the demons? Having Fallen, they now have individuality and freedom... but the God-Machine wants them either dead, or brought back, for its own inscrutable ends, and it has a ''very'' long reach. Unfortunately, demons need to stick close to G-M facilities in order to replenish their supernatural energies. Say what you will about being a changeling, but at least you don't have to stay near your former master's domain to maintain your supernatural powers.

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** Mummies [[TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse Mummies]] are, to all intents and purposes, immortal. They don't actually get to ''enjoy'' it for very long, though; they're usually awoken for a purpose, and when that purpose is completed, they return to their sleep. In addition, when they rise from the tomb, they're at the very peak of their power, but their power steadily ebbs away over time, until it finally runs out, sending them back into slumber. [[spoiler: They can be free of this perpetual cycle... if they're willing to accept the loss of most of their power in the process.]]
** And the demons? [[TabletopGame/DemonTheDescent Demons]]? Having Fallen, they now have individuality and freedom... but the God-Machine wants them either dead, or brought back, for its own inscrutable ends, and it has a ''very'' long reach. Unfortunately, demons need to stick close to G-M facilities in order to replenish their supernatural energies. Say what you will about being a changeling, but at least you don't have to stay near your former master's domain to maintain your supernatural powers.



** And then there are [[TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial Beasts]], who basically have a powerful mythological monster as a soul, granting them all the power related to said creature, as well as an extended lifespan and a personal dimension in the Primordial Dream known as a Lair. However, said monster hungers for fear and suffering, meaning you have to keep hurting, abusing and scaring people in some way to keep it fed. Try letting it starve, and it will take matters into its own hands by assaulting people in their dreams, causing nightmares everywhere around you. On the other hand, if you feed it ''too'' much, the monster will fall asleep inside the Lair and you will lose all these neat powers, leaving you as a normal human until you manage to wake it up. And just to make it worse, there are super-powered psychopaths out to find and kill you.

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** And then there are [[TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial Beasts]], who basically have a nightmare in the effigy of a powerful mythological monster as a soul, granting them all the power related to said creature, as well as [[LongLived an extended lifespan lifespan]] and [[EldritchLocation a personal dimension in the Primordial Dream known as a Lair. Lair]]. However, said nightmare monster [[HorrorHunger hungers for fear and suffering, suffering]], meaning you have to keep hurting, abusing and scaring people in some way to keep it fed. Try letting it starve, and it will take matters into its own hands by assaulting people in their dreams, causing nightmares everywhere around you. On the other hand, if you feed it ''too'' much, the monster will fall asleep inside the Lair and you will lose all these neat powers, leaving you as a normal human until you manage to wake it up. And just to make it worse, there are [[ParanoiaFuel anyone in your surrounding could suddenly turn into a super-powered psychopaths out to find and kill you.psychopath obsessed with killing you]].
3rd Feb '17 9:18:03 PM ThraggLootrippa
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** Chaos gifts in general are like this. They can grant you great power, but [[TheCorruption mutate your form]] with each upgrade. The careers of Chaos followers ultimately end at one of two destinations: as a [[AGodAmI Daemon Prince]] that transcends mortality, or as a gibbering [[AndIMustScream Chaos Spawn]], whose body and mind has been warped beyond recognition.
** And if you think the fate of a psyker is bad, try being a blank. Blanks are people who have no warp presence whatsoever, meaning that Warp-energy cannot affect them, rendering them immune to psyker powers and daemonic possession. It also means that they are effectively soulless. This, in turn, means that ordinary humans are repulsed to the point of hostility by them, meaning they can't hold a job, can't have sex, unless they are willing and pay someone to dope themselves out of their skull and do it, can't have a family because no-one can stand to be around them, and if they walk into the same room as a psyker, the psyker will immediately double over in pain... Oh, and if one is caught by the Necrons, they immediately rebuild the blank in question into a biomechanical super-soldier. Being burned at the stake by your family suddenly doesn't seem so bad. Oh, and if the Imperium finds out about you, they'll put you in the Inquisition, and you can spend the rest of your (probably brief) life escorting Inquisitors on the most dangerous missions, where you can almost certainly count on encountering demons, witches, and other nightmarish monstrosities. [[Literature/CiaphasCain Unless your name is Jurgen, in which case you get to be the assistant to one of the most legendary heroes of the Imperium, with all the potential perks that would involve.]]

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** Chaos gifts in general are like this. They can grant you great power, but [[TheCorruption mutate your form]] with each upgrade. The careers of successful Chaos followers ultimately end at one of two destinations: as a [[AGodAmI Daemon Prince]] that transcends mortality, or as a gibbering [[AndIMustScream Chaos Spawn]], whose body and mind has been warped beyond recognition.
** And if you think the fate of a psyker is bad, try being a blank. Blanks are people who have no warp presence whatsoever, meaning that Warp-energy cannot affect them, rendering them immune to psyker powers and daemonic possession. It also means that they are effectively soulless. This, This in turn, turn means that ordinary humans are repulsed to the point of instinctive hostility by them, meaning as all humans have some slight degree of psychic presence. Meaning they can't hold a job, can't have sex, unless they are willing and pay someone to dope themselves out of their skull and do it, can't have a family because no-one can stand to be around them, and if they walk into the same room as a psyker, the psyker will immediately double over in pain... Oh, and if one is caught by the Necrons, they immediately rebuild the blank in question into a biomechanical super-soldier. Being burned at the stake by your family suddenly doesn't seem so bad. Oh, and if the Imperium finds out about you, they'll put you in the Inquisition, and you can spend the rest of your (probably brief) life escorting Inquisitors on the most dangerous missions, where you can almost certainly count on encountering demons, witches, and other nightmarish monstrosities. [[Literature/CiaphasCain Unless your name is Jurgen, Jurgen]], in which case you get to be the assistant to one of the most legendary heroes of the Imperium, with all the potential perks that would involve.]]



** The Tau have almost no warp presence, much like Blanks, but also do not creep people the hell out. It also means they do not fall prey to Chaos (at least not as easily as other races) because they flat out can't hear the whispers of the gods. The downside is that they have absolutely no concept of the warp at all and are unable to utilize warp-based technologies, such as Warp Jump on starships. They can get close and "skim" on the rim of the Warp, but this means that they're basically playing hopscotch across the galaxy while everyone else are in racecars.
** The Astronomican allows for plotting of the warp, which allows for safer routes for imperial forces that minimizes daemon attacks and can adhere to some semblance of a schedule. It's why the Imperium can still function despite the galaxy-wide empire. However, it's also ''reeeeeeeally'' bright in the warp, which is implied to be the reason the Tyranids (a highly psychic-sensitive race) are invading the galaxy.

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** The Tau have almost no warp presence, much like Blanks, but also do not creep people the hell out. It also means they do not fall prey to Chaos (at least not as easily as other races) because they flat out can't hear the whispers of the gods. The downside is that they have absolutely no concept of the warp Warp at all and are unable to utilize warp-based technologies, such as Warp Jump on starships. They can get close and "skim" on the rim of the Warp, but this means that they're basically playing hopscotch across the galaxy while everyone else are in racecars.
** The Astronomican allows for plotting of the warp, Warp, which allows for safer routes for imperial Imperial forces that minimizes daemon attacks and can adhere to some semblance of a schedule. It's why the Imperium can still function despite the galaxy-wide empire. However, it's also ''reeeeeeeally'' bright in the warp, which is implied to be the reason the Tyranids (a highly psychic-sensitive race) are invading the galaxy.
12th Oct '16 4:21:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* In WhiteWolf's TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness, the trade-offs are just as bad

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* In WhiteWolf's Creator/WhiteWolf's TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness, the trade-offs are just as bad



* In Magazine/WhiteWolf's ''other'' main RPG, ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}},'' the entire world is blessed with suck. While [[FantasyKitchenSink every imaginable wondrous phenomenon is a possibility]] there, the presence of so many strong, unwavering wills with different opinions is destined to break out in a devastating conflict. The pre-release concept had this conflict resolved in the creation of the [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness original World of Darkness]], and that's one of the ''best possible outcomes.''

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* In Magazine/WhiteWolf's Creator/WhiteWolf's ''other'' main RPG, ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}},'' the entire world is blessed with suck. While [[FantasyKitchenSink every imaginable wondrous phenomenon is a possibility]] there, the presence of so many strong, unwavering wills with different opinions is destined to break out in a devastating conflict. The pre-release concept had this conflict resolved in the creation of the [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness original World of Darkness]], and that's one of the ''best possible outcomes.''
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