History TabletopGame / GeniusTheTransgression

10th Sep '17 7:27:24 PM Doug86
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** Hilariously, the first '[[TimeTravel future timeline]]' is basically ''LeftBehind''.

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** Hilariously, the first '[[TimeTravel future timeline]]' is basically ''LeftBehind''.''Literature/LeftBehind''.
2nd Sep '17 1:57:42 AM SorPepita
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** Zig-zagged with [[spoiler: Doctor Ibanez.]] At first she's excited by the new ideas, and then she's afraid of letting some alien intelligence implant insane thoughts in her head. But when the time comes she says "I want this." Later her mentor reveals he [[spoiler: made her Catalyze solely to betray her and use her inventions to become immortal.]] She doesn't seem that angry about this, and they have a pleasant conversation until he starves to death and [[spoiler: she cuts open his head to put his brain in a machine.]] Eventually, she [[spoiler: becomes an Illuminated and starves to death]] so arguably becoming a mad scientist was bad for her.

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** Zig-zagged with [[spoiler: Doctor Ibanez.]] At first she's excited by the new ideas, and then she's afraid of letting some alien intelligence implant insane thoughts in her head. But when the time comes she says "I want this." Later her mentor reveals he [[spoiler: made [[spoiler:provoked her Catalyze Breakthrough solely to betray her and use her inventions to become immortal.]] She doesn't seem that angry about this, and they have a pleasant conversation until he starves to death and [[spoiler: she cuts open his head to put his brain in a machine.]] Eventually, she [[spoiler: becomes an Illuminated and starves to death]] so arguably becoming a mad scientist was bad for her.



* TheyCalledMeMad: You ''are'' mad. But generally associated with the Neids: it's how they catalyze in the first place.

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* TheyCalledMeMad: You ''are'' mad. But generally associated with the Neids: it's how they catalyze Catalyze in the first place.
2nd Sep '17 1:55:41 AM SorPepita
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-->Those peers old enough to remember those days...whose memories still echo with the phantasms of a forgotten timeline...often have not forgiven themselves for what they did in those bloody weeks that marked the end of Lemuria. But few have apologized.

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-->Those peers old enough to remember those days... whose memories still echo with the phantasms of a forgotten timeline...timeline... often have not forgiven themselves for what they did in those bloody weeks that marked the end of Lemuria. But few have apologized.



** Zig-zagged with [[spoiler: Doctor Ibanez.]] At first she's excited by the new ideas, and then she's afraid of letting some alien intelligence implant insane thoughts in her head. But when the time comes she says "I want this." Later her mentor reveals he [[spoiler: created her solely to betray her and use her inventions to become immortal.]] She doesn't seem that angry about this, and they have a pleasant conversation until he starves to death and [[spoiler: she cuts open his head to put his brain in a machine.]] Eventually, she [[spoiler: becomes an Illuminated and starves to death]] so arguably becoming a mad scientist was bad for her.

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** Zig-zagged with [[spoiler: Doctor Ibanez.]] At first she's excited by the new ideas, and then she's afraid of letting some alien intelligence implant insane thoughts in her head. But when the time comes she says "I want this." Later her mentor reveals he [[spoiler: created made her Catalyze solely to betray her and use her inventions to become immortal.]] She doesn't seem that angry about this, and they have a pleasant conversation until he starves to death and [[spoiler: she cuts open his head to put his brain in a machine.]] Eventually, she [[spoiler: becomes an Illuminated and starves to death]] so arguably becoming a mad scientist was bad for her.



** It's almost expected that a new Genius will try to break it at least once, maybe a few more times. But it usually doesn't really do anything but make them look like an idiot, at which point they usually start turning into the wider Genius community since the other Geniuses actually know what they do is real...For looser terms of the word "Real" that is.

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** It's almost expected that a new Genius will try to break it at least once, maybe a few more times. But it usually doesn't really do anything but make them look like an idiot, at which point they usually start turning into the wider Genius community since the other Geniuses actually know what they do is real... For looser terms of the word "Real" that is.



*** ...if God was a supercomputer who uploaded all the really moral people and then decided to kick off a ZombieApocalypse. Because this is still Genius.

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*** ... if God was a supercomputer who uploaded all the really moral people and then decided to kick off a ZombieApocalypse. Because this is still Genius.



** Then there's the "Multi - Tool" wonder: a mechanical manipulation and repair device, [[Series/DoctorWho "...resembling a large screwdriver"]]

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** Then there's the "Multi - Tool" wonder: a mechanical manipulation and repair device, [[Series/DoctorWho "... resembling a large screwdriver"]]



* TimeTravel: "...is almost always a bad idea." After that statement, there's [[HypocriticalHumor an entire section dedicated]] to dealing with time travel and all the messes that come with it.

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* TimeTravel: "... is almost always a bad idea." After that statement, there's [[HypocriticalHumor an entire section dedicated]] to dealing with time travel and all the messes that come with it.
11th Aug '17 10:31:03 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BoringButPractical: Prostasia, Axiom of Protection. Sounds simplistic and uninteresting? When the horrible tentacle monsters try to bite your face off, you will be glad you spent the dots here. When your malevolent rivals try to MindRape you, you will be glad you spent the dots here. When the feds try to hack into your KillSat, you will be glad you spent the dots here. [[GenreSavvy Trust us.]]

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* BoringButPractical: Prostasia, Axiom of Protection. Sounds simplistic and uninteresting? When the horrible tentacle monsters try to bite your face off, you will be glad you spent the dots here. When your malevolent rivals try to MindRape you, you will be glad you spent the dots here. When the feds try to hack into your KillSat, you will be glad you spent the dots here. [[GenreSavvy Trust us.]]



* GenreSavvy: The Peerage, on the other hand, ''know'' they're mad scientists and, despite their madness, have managed to get a reasonably solid understanding of how Inspiration "works." It helps that unlike most supernatural communities in the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'', Geniuses are making full use of the internet to talk to ([[FlameWar or at least at]]) each other.
15th Jul '17 8:12:55 PM Theriocephalus
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-->''"They scoffed at my theories, they laughed at me, {{they called me mad}}... Well, WhosLaughingNow!"''

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-->''"They scoffed at my theories, they laughed at me, {{they called me mad}}... Well, WhosLaughingNow!"''
WhosLaughingNow"''



-->''"ForScience!"''

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-->''"ForScience!"''-->''"ForScience"''
21st Jun '17 4:23:56 AM MicoolTNT
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** [[InSpiteOfANail And Hitler wasn't the origonal German dictator behind WWII, the time police just decided cloning was going be easier than finding replacements.]]
* HollowWorld: the Hollow Earth pocket reality.

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** [[InSpiteOfANail And Hitler wasn't the origonal original German dictator behind WWII, the time police just decided cloning was going be easier than finding replacements.]]
* HollowWorld: the The Hollow Earth pocket reality.
24th May '17 12:37:39 PM Theriocephalus
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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Inverted. A [[ScienceMarchesOn sudden paradigm shift in the Consensus]] causes a Maniac Storm, usually enough to spawn a [[AnotherDimension Bardo]] or at least a new type of [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Mane]] or three, but straightforward belief doesn't do anything in and of itself. Sometimes the Geniuses can see them coming; the Martian Empire, for example, despite causing massive Inspired casualties in their initial invasion, was something many Geniuses had been preparing for for years, which is why we're not all speaking... whatever language it is Martians speak. This same bizarre existence-due-to-not-being-able-to-exist also means that Manes are subject to [[GoneHorriblyWrong Havoc]] just like Wonders, and are affected in [[CriticalExistenceFailure very]] [[AxCrazy similar]] ways.
** Also averted with how wonders work. Ultimately it doesn't matter at all if a Genius believes his own theories or not.

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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Inverted. A [[ScienceMarchesOn sudden paradigm shift in the Consensus]] causes a Maniac Storm, usually enough to spawn a [[AnotherDimension Bardo]] or at least a new type of [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Mane]] or three, but straightforward belief doesn't do anything in and of itself. Sometimes the Geniuses can see them coming; the Martian Empire, for example, despite causing massive Inspired casualties in their initial invasion, was something many Geniuses had been preparing for for years, which is why we're not all speaking... whatever language it is Martians speak. This same bizarre existence-due-to-not-being-able-to-exist also means that Manes are subject to [[GoneHorriblyWrong Havoc]] just like Wonders, and are affected in [[CriticalExistenceFailure very]] [[AxCrazy similar]] ways.
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ways. Also averted with how wonders work. Ultimately it doesn't matter at all if a Genius believes his own theories or not.



** A non in-universe example; the book says that among the archaeological errors can be found in the Hollow Earth is the Brontosaurus. However, since the book was written, real-world Scientists have determined that the Brontosaurus is a valid genus distinct from Apatosauri.

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** A non in-universe example; the book says that among the archaeological errors can be found in the Hollow Earth is the Brontosaurus. ''Brontosaurus''. However, since the book was written, real-world Scientists scientists have determined that the Brontosaurus ''Brontosaurus'' is in fact a valid genus distinct from Apatosauri.''Apatosaurus''.



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Screw the laws of physics, you have Resources! Which leads to...
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: ...which has a nasty tendency to lead to irredeemable madness. Starting to see a pattern?

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Screw the laws of physics, you have Resources! Which leads to...
to ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: ...which ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: Which has a nasty tendency to lead to irredeemable madness. Starting to see a pattern?
20th May '17 3:42:39 PM nombretomado
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** Worth mention is that being Beholden is a lot like being a [[VampireTheRequiem Ghoul,]] complete with attendant psychological problems -- you literally [[YesMan no longer have a worldview of your own.]] Failing to find a master means a Beholden could go catatonic and die within ''weeks.''

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** Worth mention is that being Beholden is a lot like being a [[VampireTheRequiem [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem Ghoul,]] complete with attendant psychological problems -- you literally [[YesMan no longer have a worldview of your own.]] Failing to find a master means a Beholden could go catatonic and die within ''weeks.''
10th Apr '17 11:38:37 AM Golondrina
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* LesCollaborateurs: The human Geniuses who swore fealty to the Ophidian masters of Lemuria.



* LaResistance: The Peerage started out as a haven for geniuses who didn't like Lemuria, and eventually became the reason Lemuria is now a VestigialEmpire.



* LesCollaborateurs: The human Geniuses who swore fealty to the Ophidian masters of Lemuria.


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* LaResistance: The Peerage started out as a haven for geniuses who didn't like Lemuria, and eventually became the reason Lemuria is now a VestigialEmpire.
23rd Feb '17 5:52:55 PM milov3
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* OriginalFlavor: Even though it's a fanmade line, it reads like an official ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' product.

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* OriginalFlavor: Even though it's a fanmade line, it reads it's formatted like an official ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' product.
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