History TabletopGame / HunterTheVigil

20th May '17 3:43:22 PM nombretomado
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Quite possible, since hunters are mortals, and the state of mortality is...easily changed. Depending on the supernatural creature a hunter becomes though, [[CursedWithAwesome he may not mind]], especially if his cell was already a cancer cell (which, in the VanHelsingHateCrimes terminology of Hunter, means a cell with a supernatural being having unofficial membership or at least a close friendship). Not a focus, but there's an Elixir in Night Stalkers that causes the Ascending One imbibing it to turn into a [[VampireTheRequiem vampire]] (presumably a [[DarkIsEdgy Mekhet]], since they hail from AncientEgypt too) for a night. A [[GoneHorriblyWrong dramatic failure]] causes the Elixir to work as intended...[[OhCrap except for the "wears off" bit]].

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Quite possible, since hunters are mortals, and the state of mortality is...easily changed. Depending on the supernatural creature a hunter becomes though, [[CursedWithAwesome he may not mind]], especially if his cell was already a cancer cell (which, in the VanHelsingHateCrimes terminology of Hunter, means a cell with a supernatural being having unofficial membership or at least a close friendship). Not a focus, but there's an Elixir in Night Stalkers that causes the Ascending One imbibing it to turn into a [[VampireTheRequiem [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem vampire]] (presumably a [[DarkIsEdgy Mekhet]], since they hail from AncientEgypt too) for a night. A [[GoneHorriblyWrong dramatic failure]] causes the Elixir to work as intended...[[OhCrap except for the "wears off" bit]].



* BloodyMurder: The Bleeder, a Task Force: VALKYRIE weapon with the nasty effect of making a [[VampireTheRequiem vampire's]] blood leak out of his body, usually in a violent manner, like vomiting. But wait, there's more: on an exceptional success, the unfortunate vamp's blood vessels literally EXPLODE, tearing apart his skin and muscle in a veritable spectacle of {{Squick}}. Good lord ...monster or not, you don't want to mess with TheMenInBlack.

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* BloodyMurder: The Bleeder, a Task Force: VALKYRIE weapon with the nasty effect of making a [[VampireTheRequiem [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem vampire's]] blood leak out of his body, usually in a violent manner, like vomiting. But wait, there's more: on an exceptional success, the unfortunate vamp's blood vessels literally EXPLODE, tearing apart his skin and muscle in a veritable spectacle of {{Squick}}. Good lord ...monster or not, you don't want to mess with TheMenInBlack.



* BodySurf: Owls ([[CanonImmigrant also known as]] [[VampireTheRequiem Strix]]) are ghostly spirits that hijack human and vampire bodies, transforming them into Bloodjackers, creatures somewhere between a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] and a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]]. The body drinks blood but continues to rot; when it's worn out or destroyed the Owl simply hijacks another. Elder Demons are also prone to doing this.

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* BodySurf: Owls ([[CanonImmigrant also known as]] [[VampireTheRequiem [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem Strix]]) are ghostly spirits that hijack human and vampire bodies, transforming them into Bloodjackers, creatures somewhere between a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] and a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]]. The body drinks blood but continues to rot; when it's worn out or destroyed the Owl simply hijacks another. Elder Demons are also prone to doing this.
3rd May '17 4:18:12 AM Theokal3
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Several fan-made groups can be found both on the Onyx Path forums, as well as in the fan-made digital books Skin & Bones and [[TabletopGame/ HunterTheVigilDreamCatchers Dream Catchers]].

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Several fan-made groups can be found both on the Onyx Path forums, as well as in the fan-made digital books Skin & Bones and [[TabletopGame/ HunterTheVigilDreamCatchers [[TabletopGame/HunterTheVigilDreamCatchers Dream Catchers]].
19th Apr '17 12:14:47 PM Theriocephalus
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* EnemyMine: As with most of the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness, the various templates are entirely compatible, and GreyAndGrayMorality tends to apply to all playable factions, resulting in hunter/supernatural alliances quite frequently.

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* EnemyMine: EnemyMine:
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As with most of the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness, the various templates are entirely compatible, and GreyAndGrayMorality tends to apply to all playable factions, resulting in hunter/supernatural alliances quite frequently.



** According to legend, Ashwood Abbey once invited Jack The Ripper to join them hunting the supernatural-- provided he stop killing human women. Eventually though Jack got bored with monster slaying and went back to carving up prostitutes, at which point the Abbey hunted him down and killed him.

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** According to legend, Ashwood Abbey once invited Jack The the Ripper to join them hunting the supernatural-- supernatural -- provided he stop killing human women. Eventually though Jack got bored with monster slaying and went back to carving up prostitutes, at which point the Abbey hunted him down and killed him.



** BigBad: Genuises/Maniacs (TheChessmaster)

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** BigBad: Genuises/Maniacs Geniuses/Maniacs (TheChessmaster)



* FelonyMisdemeanor: Of the three examples given for hunters adopting a code, an alternate set of morals to deal with the pressure of killing sentient beings, one is a man who decides that blowing buildings up really doesn't matter; it'd be much worse to fail to protect America. Another is a man who in the throes of passion decides that "[[VanHelsingHateCrimes monsters don't count]]". Finally, there is a girl who realizes, after a fellow hunter commits suicide, that [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking shoplifting]] in the name of fighting another day isn't as bad as hogging your resources. These are treated as equal strays from basic human morality.
** Technically speaking, they ''are'': they all deviate from the Morality scale Hunter uses, although they are (obviously) different points at the scale. The rules for re-defining Morality are the same at every level.

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* FelonyMisdemeanor: Of the three examples given for hunters adopting a code, an alternate set of morals to deal with the pressure of killing sentient beings, one is a man who decides that blowing buildings up really doesn't matter; it'd be much worse to fail to protect America. Another is a man who in the throes of passion decides that "[[VanHelsingHateCrimes monsters don't count]]". Finally, there is a girl who realizes, after a fellow hunter commits suicide, that [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking shoplifting]] in the name of fighting another day isn't as bad as hogging your resources. These are treated as equal strays from basic human morality.
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morality. Technically speaking, they ''are'': they all deviate from the Morality scale Hunter uses, although they are (obviously) at different points at the scale. The rules for re-defining Morality are the same at every level.



** WrongGenreSavvy: Quite often, the only source a hunter has is old movies and books.



* WrongGenreSavvy: Several of the compacts and conspiracies are ultimately really not clued in how the World of Darkness actually works.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Several of the compacts and conspiracies are ultimately really not clued in how the World of Darkness actually works.works, and quite often, the only source a Hunter has is old movies and books.
19th Apr '17 12:01:50 PM Theriocephalus
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* ArrestedForHeroism: Most hunters run the risk of running afoul of authority. Well, it's kind of inevitable when the authority is likely to be controlled by vampires or mages or even werewolves. The exceptions to the rule are Task Force VALKYRIE and VASCU because they ''are'' the US government.
** It doesn't help that, strictly speaking, being supernatural isn't a crime and a given creature may not have committed any, making the hunter legitimately the only wrongdoer in a given situation. BlackAndBlackMorality is as usual the hallmark of the world of darkness, and playable splats are almost inevitably tilted toward villainy.

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* ArrestedForHeroism: Most hunters run the risk of running afoul of authority. Well, it's kind of inevitable when the authority is likely to be controlled by vampires or mages or even werewolves. The exceptions to the rule are Task Force VALKYRIE and VASCU because they ''are'' the US government.
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government. It doesn't help that, strictly speaking, being supernatural isn't a crime and a given creature may not have committed any, making the hunter legitimately the only wrongdoer in a given situation. BlackAndBlackMorality is as usual the hallmark of the world of darkness, and playable splats are almost inevitably tilted toward villainy.



** AsskickingEqualsAuthority: This, however, is very common, especially among the Cainites.

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** * AsskickingEqualsAuthority: This, however, This is very common, especially among the Cainites.
19th Apr '17 11:26:53 AM Theriocephalus
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'''Mortal Remains''' The newest sourcebook published by Onyx Path. This sourcebook contains information on Sin-Eaters, Changelings, Prometheans, Mummies and Demons. It also features an update to the rules to bring them in line with the God Machine Chronicles rules revision, and four new compacts and conspiracies.

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'''Mortal Remains''' The newest sourcebook published by Onyx Path. Remains''': This sourcebook contains information on Sin-Eaters, Changelings, Prometheans, Mummies and Demons. It also features an update to the rules to bring them in line with the God Machine Chronicles rules revision, and four new compacts and conspiracies.



Several fan-made groups can be found both on the Onyx Path forums, as well as in the fan-made digital books Skin & Bones and [[HunterTheVigilDreamCatchers Dream Catchers]]

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Several fan-made groups can be found both on the Onyx Path forums, as well as in the fan-made digital books Skin & Bones and [[HunterTheVigilDreamCatchers [[TabletopGame/ HunterTheVigilDreamCatchers Dream Catchers]]Catchers]].
19th Apr '17 11:23:40 AM Theriocephalus
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* Les Mysteries: Practitioners of everything from Voodoo to Snake Handling, the members of Les Mysteries actively communicate with spirits, battling both spirits and werewolves by striking deals with more amicable spirits to grant them gifts, collectively called the Rites du Cheval.

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* Les Mysteries: Practitioners of everything from Voodoo to Snake Handling, snake handling, the members of Les Mysteries actively communicate with spirits, battling both spirits and werewolves by striking deals with more amicable spirits to grant them gifts, collectively called the Rites du Cheval.



* Yuri's Group: a Support Group made up of victims of Beasts who fight back.
* The Reckoning: Right wing militia nuts/fundamentalists who, oddly enough, consider Heroes to be a bigger threat to humanity than Beasts, who they believe are simply doing their part in God's plan.
* The Merrick Institute: Children kidnapped and turned into Dream Warriors against their will by a government conspiracy, whom they escaped. They now use their abilities to fight Beasts in the nightmare realm.


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* Yuri's Group: a Support Group A support group made up of victims of Beasts who fight back.
* The Reckoning: Right wing Right-wing militia nuts/fundamentalists who, oddly enough, consider Heroes to be a bigger threat to humanity than Beasts, who they believe are simply doing their part in God's plan.
* The Merrick Institute: Children kidnapped and turned into Dream Warriors dream warriors against their will by a government conspiracy, whom they escaped. They now use their abilities to fight Beasts in the nightmare realm.




* AdventurerArchaeologist: Aegis Kai Doru.

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* AdventurerArchaeologist: AdventurerArchaeologist:
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Aegis Kai Doru.Doru, who focus on finding and gathering powerful artifacts.
17th Apr '17 4:45:36 PM Leliel
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* CityOfAdventure: Philadelphia.

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* CityOfAdventure: Philadelphia. Which is to say, it's a goddamned death trap filled with feuding factions, half of them hunters.



* WretchedHive: Travel tip for anyone involved in the supernatural world heading to Philadelphia: [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Turn right the hell around and drive back as fast as your car can]]. The city's supernatural scene is best described as "ForeverWar of everyone vs everyone."



** The Knights of Saint Adrian believe thy've been tasked by Heaven to hunt down renegade demons. They are... ''technically'' correct.
** In "Mortal Remains" it has been implied that Aegis Kai Doru are an Arisen's cult. Both hunt relics, and even though AKD often retrieves some, most of those will never be seen again as they are claimed by Athens. So while AKD should grow more and more powerful while the mummies stay on a powerplateau because they "destroy" the acquired relics, the battlefield actually stays more or less the same. While this is partly justified by the nature of their work (collecting & hoarding magical artefacts), some Guardians wonder how such a stash of powerful relics could be hidden without being detected for such a long time... and then shy away from the implications.

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** The Knights of Saint Adrian believe thy've been tasked by Heaven to hunt down renegade demons. They are... ''technically'' correct. \n Only problem is, the God-Machine those angels serve is [[GodIsEvil nobody's friend]], and those demons? Are usually the good guys in comparison.
** In "Mortal Remains" it has been implied that Aegis Kai Doru are an Arisen's cult. Both hunt relics, and even though AKD often retrieves some, most of those will never be seen again as they are claimed by Athens. So while AKD should grow more and more powerful while the mummies stay on a powerplateau power plateau because they "destroy" the acquired relics, the battlefield actually stays more or less the same. While this is partly justified by the nature of their work (collecting & hoarding magical artefacts), some Guardians wonder how such a stash of powerful relics could be hidden without being detected for such a long time... and then shy away from the implications.
9th Apr '17 8:45:36 PM satorui
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'''Tooth and Nail'''covers Beasts and Heroes, and provides three new compacts and conspiracies.

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'''Tooth and Nail'''covers Nail''' covers Beasts and Heroes, and provides three new compacts and conspiracies.
9th Apr '17 8:45:16 PM satorui
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"Tooth and Nail" covers Beasts and Heroes, and provides three new compacts and conspiracies.

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"Tooth '''Tooth and Nail" covers Nail'''covers Beasts and Heroes, and provides three new compacts and conspiracies.
9th Apr '17 8:44:35 PM satorui
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"Tooth and Nail" covers Beasts and Heroes, and provides three new compacts and conspiracies.
* Yuri's Group: a Support Group made up of victims of Beasts who fight back.
* The Reckoning: Right wing militia nuts/fundamentalists who, oddly enough, consider Heroes to be a bigger threat to humanity than Beasts, who they believe are simply doing their part in God's plan.
* The Merrick Institute: Children kidnapped and turned into Dream Warriors against their will by a government conspiracy, whom they escaped. They now use their abilities to fight Beasts in the nightmare realm.

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