History TabletopGame / GeniusTheTransgression

20th Mar '18 3:46:43 PM nombretomado
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** Nothing but utterly {{egregious}} Mania cost stops you putting a wide area ''[[InvertedTrope healing ray]]'' in orbit, either.

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** Nothing but utterly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} Mania cost stops you putting a wide area ''[[InvertedTrope healing ray]]'' in orbit, either.
25th Feb '18 5:54:32 PM nombretomado
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* ComesGreatResponsibility: Your [[KarmaMeter Morality stat]] is called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Obligation.]] [[SelfExplanatory Figure it out.]]

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* ComesGreatResponsibility: Your [[KarmaMeter Morality stat]] is called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Obligation.]] [[SelfExplanatory [[Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory Figure it out.]]
26th Dec '17 10:20:26 PM Cannox
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* CentralTheme: the nature of futility (especially the inability for anyone to control or direct culture/humanity).

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* CentralTheme: the The nature of futility (especially the inability for anyone to control or direct culture/humanity). Despite a Genius' potentially world changing technology and intellect, at the end of the day they really can't do anything to majorly affect the world at large.


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* PowerfulAndHelpless: The curse of the Genius; they have really cool gadgets and gizmos that could work to make the world a different place. ''However'', these gadgets come with faults, they break apart if a {{Muggle}} so much as brushes against it, the Genius can't tell how they made it without sounding like a madman (which they ''are''), and they have to keep telling themselves they're insane lest they become ''even more'' mad.
28th Sep '17 4:44:22 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** A delightfully recursive example shows up: Dr. Vienna's madness means he's an unconscious reality warper whose powers constantly prove him right. [[GenreSavvy He knows this and takes steps to counter it with logic]], which his reality warping prevents from succeeding.

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** A delightfully recursive example shows up: Dr. Vienna's madness means he's an unconscious reality warper whose powers constantly prove him right. [[GenreSavvy He knows this and takes steps to counter it with logic]], logic, which his reality warping prevents from succeeding.
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.
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