History Literature / TheActsOfCaine

14th Jun '16 7:04:57 AM Conumbra
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There are currently four books: ''Heroes Die'', ''Blade of Tyshalle'', ''Caine Black Knife'', and ''Caine's Law''. In addition, Stover has created the [[http://Overworld.tv Overworld.tv]] project, which will initially involve a graphic novel in the Acts of Caine continuity.

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There are currently four books: ''Heroes Die'', ''Blade of Tyshalle'', ''Caine Black Knife'', and ''Caine's Law''. In addition, Stover has created the [[http://Overworld.tv Overworld.tv]] project, which will initially involve a graphic novel in the Acts of Caine continuity.
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9th Jun '16 4:03:28 AM Couran
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**However, this is subverted in that patterning spells in this manner is done for convenience rather than necessity. Magic requires enourmous concentration to pull off without the aid of these items and only a very small number of extremely skilled thaumaturgists can really kick butt without them.
16th Jun '15 4:31:34 PM Dravencour
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-->Rule Two: What I say goes. Break Rule Two, you get hurt. Break it again, and you die. Again, this is your only warning.

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-->Rule Two: What I say goes. Break Rule Two, you get hurt. Break it again, and you die. Again, this is your only warning.
16th Jun '15 4:26:10 PM Dravencour
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* PapaWolf: Messing with Caine's family is a good way to get yourself marked for death.

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* PapaWolf: Messing As per Caine's Third Rule, messing with Caine's family is a good way to get yourself marked for death.



* RuleNumberOne:
-->Rule One: Fuck with me, and you die. This is your only warning.
-->Rule Two: What I say goes. Break Rule Two, you get hurt. Break it again, and you die. Again, this is your only warning.
-->Rule Three: Fuck with my family or my friends, and you're fucking with me. When in doubt, see Rule One.



* ZombieApocalypse: HVRP is rather similar to one. Infectees are fully concious the whole time, and grow more and more paranoid and violent as their physical condition degrades. It was estimated that every victim with the virus killed 2.8 people. It led to the breakdown of standard government and the rise of the Caste system of corporate overlords. [[spoiler:Exactly as the Blind God wanted.]]

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* ZombieApocalypse: HVRP is rather similar to one. Infectees are fully concious conscious the whole time, and grow more and more paranoid and violent as their physical condition degrades. It was estimated that every victim with the virus killed 2.8 people. It led to the breakdown of standard government and the rise of the Caste system of corporate overlords. [[spoiler:Exactly as the Blind God wanted.]]
2nd Mar '15 8:29:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of a wealth of {{Fantasy}} tropes, being a LowFantasy take on archetypal DungeonsAndDragons settings like the ForgottenRealms.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of a wealth of {{Fantasy}} tropes, being a LowFantasy take on archetypal DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings like the ForgottenRealms.
2nd Sep '14 2:15:39 AM SirBob42
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The series's setting is an interesting combination of a [[{{Dystopia}} futuristic earth run by corporate governments with a strict caste system and loads of repression]], and a [[DarkFantasy parallel high fantasy world called Overworld]] that earth humans have learned to travel to and exploit. This exploitation initially takes the form of The Studio, a company that produces a sort of reality entertainment by sending "actors" to Overworld. These actors are trained in either magic or combat, implanted with a kind of video recorder and sent to Overworld to "risk their lives in an interesting way". On the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, the series tends towards cynicism, although it's not without [[EarnYourHappyEnding bouts of idealism]]. [[http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/137613/acts-of-caine-the-best-damned-fantasy-youve-never-read A more detailed synopsis here]], with minor spoilers from the first three books.

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The series's setting is an interesting combination of a [[{{Dystopia}} futuristic earth run by corporate governments with a strict caste system and loads of repression]], and a [[DarkFantasy parallel high fantasy world called Overworld]] that earth humans have learned to travel to and exploit. This exploitation initially takes the form of The Studio, a company that produces a sort of reality entertainment by sending "actors" to Overworld. These actors are trained in either magic or combat, implanted with a kind of video recorder and sent to Overworld to "risk their [their] lives in an interesting way". On the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, the series tends towards cynicism, although it's not without [[EarnYourHappyEnding bouts of idealism]]. [[http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/137613/acts-of-caine-the-best-damned-fantasy-youve-never-read A more detailed synopsis here]], with minor spoilers from the first three books.
18th Jul '14 2:47:34 PM TiredRoman
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There are currently four books: ''Heroes Die'', ''Blade of Tyshalle'', ''Caine Black Knife'', and ''Caine's Law''. If ThatOtherWiki is to be believed, there are going to be at least four more books in the series. In addition, Stover has created the [[http://Overworld.tv Overworld.tv]] project, which will initially involve a graphic novel in the Acts of Caine continuity.

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There are currently four books: ''Heroes Die'', ''Blade of Tyshalle'', ''Caine Black Knife'', and ''Caine's Law''. If ThatOtherWiki is to be believed, there are going to be at least four more books in the series. In addition, Stover has created the [[http://Overworld.tv Overworld.tv]] project, which will initially involve a graphic novel in the Acts of Caine continuity.
29th May '14 1:43:28 AM GentlemensDame883
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* WeakButSkilled: Deconstructed in ''Heroes Die''. Talaan may have more skill than Berne but it isn't enough to compensate for the latter's superior power, [[spoiler:which gets her killed.]]
5th Feb '14 7:19:43 PM IchigoMontoya
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* SirSwearsALot: Caine can have a bit of a potty mouth, to say the least.

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* SirSwearsALot: Caine can have a bit of a potty mouth, Caine's very foul-mouthed, to say the least.
29th Nov '13 2:40:53 PM SirBob42
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* SuperDetailedFightNarration

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* SuperDetailedFightNarrationSuperDetailedFightNarration: "The gassy thing about the figure-four headlock..." *cue paragraph of description in loving detail*
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