History TabletopGame / GeniusTheTransgression

26th Nov '16 9:15:51 AM Morgenthaler
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''[[http://sites.google.com/site/moochava/genius Genius: The Transgression]]'' is a fan Gameline for the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness setting created by the author/artist of webcomic ''TheWaterPhoenixKing'', Kyle Marquis (better known on RPG.Net as Moochava), detailing the adventures of Geniuses, {{Mad Scientist}}s who can build impossible machines (called Wonders) thanks to their connection to the mysterious light of Inspiration. Drawing on every sci-fi and horror cliché out there, Genius [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder justifies the setting]], [[{{Reconstruction}} expands the tropes along their logical progression]] and links its themes to the real world. It will be instantly familiar to any fan of the genre.

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''[[http://sites.google.com/site/moochava/genius Genius: The Transgression]]'' is a fan Gameline for the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness setting created by the author/artist of webcomic ''TheWaterPhoenixKing'', ''Webcomic/TheWaterPhoenixKing'', Kyle Marquis (better known on RPG.Net as Moochava), detailing the adventures of Geniuses, {{Mad Scientist}}s who can build impossible machines (called Wonders) thanks to their connection to the mysterious light of Inspiration. Drawing on every sci-fi and horror cliché out there, Genius [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder justifies the setting]], [[{{Reconstruction}} expands the tropes along their logical progression]] and links its themes to the real world. It will be instantly familiar to any fan of the genre.
22nd Nov '16 4:02:11 AM Assassin
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* BigApplesauce: One fan made Bardo takes place in an AfterTheEnd New York. To be specific the last AfterTheEnd scenario that turns out to be total Bumpkis. So right now it's chest deep in Ancient Mayans, but a few years ago it was full of Y2K robots, and if you dig you can find artifcats from the Rapture, to Three Mile Island.



* EagleLand: One fan-made Bardos is an incredbly over the top Type 1. It gets stronger every time an instance of a Type 2 happens.
21st Nov '16 7:56:41 PM WillBGood
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* {{Applicability}}: Tons.
** The Foundations each represent one cool thing mad scientists do, and one reason sane people fear mad scientists. The Artificers for example are the guys who build awesome stuff and the people who force everyone else to adapt to new technology. Whether they like it or not.
** The Baramins each represent one common way intellectual thought goes horribly wrong. The Atomists for example are people who try and force technological solutions to social or political issues.
21st Nov '16 7:53:43 PM WillBGood
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-->''[[TheyCalledMeMad "They scoffed at my theories, they laughed at me, they called me mad... Well, who's laughing now?!"]]''

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-->''[[TheyCalledMeMad "They -->''"They scoffed at my theories, they laughed at me, they {{they called me mad... mad}}... Well, who's laughing now?!"]]''
WhosLaughingNow!"''
9th Nov '16 8:43:48 AM Ramidel
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* SandalPunk: The Macedon aesthetic is based around Hero of Alexandria, steam and bronze. The conscious use of this as an Aesthetic dates back to the Renaissance, and it tends to come into fashion every few decades.


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* ScavengedPunk: Called "Trash Praxis" by Geniuses, this aesthetic consists of taking whatever you can out of a dumpster and making it into Wonders. It's used as a fashion statement by a lot of disaffected punks in the West, but it's more common in impoverished nations, where it's a practical matter instead of a fashion statement.
28th Oct '16 1:29:03 PM nombretomado
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*** The Mere Mortal Law - Mortals cause havoc - is called [[GilligansIsland Gilligan's Rule]].

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*** The Mere Mortal Law - Mortals cause havoc - is called [[GilligansIsland [[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan's Rule]].
25th Sep '16 4:07:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* CameBackWrong: Unless you are very, very lucky, any attempt raising the dead brings them back evil and insane. If you ''really'' screw up you might get a batch of [[PrometheanTheCreated Pandorans]]. On the other hand, you can deliberately attempt to bring a corpse back as a Promethean or a [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem vampire]].
** 'Course, you still run the risk of really pissing off whoever you brought back. Fun Fact: They might not be HAPPY that they [[PrometheanTheCreated are a walking wasteland]], and depending on how you did it, it may be impossible for them to interact with normal humans due to the possibility of Havoc (if they are being kept alive by Wonders, at least)

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* CameBackWrong: Unless you are very, very lucky, any attempt raising the dead brings them back evil and insane. If you ''really'' screw up you might get a batch of [[PrometheanTheCreated [[TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated Pandorans]]. On the other hand, you can deliberately attempt to bring a corpse back as a Promethean or a [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem vampire]].
** 'Course, you still run the risk of really pissing off whoever you brought back. Fun Fact: They might not be HAPPY that they [[PrometheanTheCreated [[TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated are a walking wasteland]], and depending on how you did it, it may be impossible for them to interact with normal humans due to the possibility of Havoc (if they are being kept alive by Wonders, at least)



* ImplacableMan: [[WalkingTechbane Clockstoppers]] can pull a limited version of this trick with their "Natural Body" [[FunctionalMagic Void.]] Wonders and conventional technology like [[ImmuneToBullets firearms]] and [[OutOfTheInferno explosives]] don't do a blasted thing at higher levels, and at its strongest, ''any'' technology attempting to influence the Clockstopper fails. This includes [[BlessedWithSuck medical technology,]] [[AchillesHeel which is a blasted shame,]] because even at that rank, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu a right hook works just fine.]] [[TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost And then]] [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem there's]] [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken the matter]] [[TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening of]] [[PrometheanTheCreated magic]][[TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters ...]]

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* ImplacableMan: [[WalkingTechbane Clockstoppers]] can pull a limited version of this trick with their "Natural Body" [[FunctionalMagic Void.]] Wonders and conventional technology like [[ImmuneToBullets firearms]] and [[OutOfTheInferno explosives]] don't do a blasted thing at higher levels, and at its strongest, ''any'' technology attempting to influence the Clockstopper fails. This includes [[BlessedWithSuck medical technology,]] [[AchillesHeel which is a blasted shame,]] because even at that rank, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu a right hook works just fine.]] [[TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost And then]] [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem there's]] [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken the matter]] [[TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening of]] [[PrometheanTheCreated [[TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated magic]][[TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters ...]]
29th Aug '16 2:42:17 PM TheKingsRaven
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* TragicDream: In keeping with the central theme of futility a lot of Mad Scientist have this. Some Geniuses have a tragic dream because they're mad and lack the social skills and organisational skills needed to accomplish a task, or because attempts to do regular science end up turning into mad science. Just as often it's because their dream itself is fundamentally nonsense. For example Seattle's atomists are trying to create a utopia. They genuinely believe a "fascist police state governed by all-seeing technology" would be utopia which makes achieving their dream impossible.
2nd Aug '16 9:42:52 AM WillBGood
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* LittlePeople / ]{{Lilliputians}} / LilliputianWarriors

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* LittlePeople / ]{{Lilliputians}} {{Lilliputians}} / LilliputianWarriors



** [[TalkingAnimal Talking] / [[IntellectualAnimal Intellectual]] {{Uplift|ed Animal}}s: For starters. Can be modified into any of the above.

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** [[TalkingAnimal Talking] {{Talking|Animal}} / [[IntellectualAnimal Intellectual]] {{Uplift|ed {{Intellectual|Animal}} / {{Uplifted Animal}}s: For starters. Can be modified into any of the above.
1st Jul '16 3:48:52 PM ProfessorDetective
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** The Phantom Foundation's members are commonly referred to as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnacki Karnackis.]] Their field teams are Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} with the SerialNumbersFiledOff.

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** The Phantom Foundation's members are commonly referred to as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnacki [[Literature/CarnackiTheGhostFinder Karnackis.]] Their field teams are Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} with the SerialNumbersFiledOff.
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