History TabletopGame / HunterTheVigil

9th Nov '17 8:03:12 PM dracogeorge
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** The Hunt Club is composed entirely of serial killers who have a point system for their murders. The concept of the Lucifuge ''terrifies'' them.

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** The Hunt Club is composed entirely of serial killers who have a point system for their murders. The concept of the Lucifuge ''terrifies'' them.[[note]]Though this simply shows how evil the Hunt Club is, as the Lucifuge are one of the more heroic Conspiracies.[[/note]]
7th Sep '17 8:00:49 PM PaulA
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** The introduction for Task Force: VALKYRIE contains a remark about some coastal towns in Massachusetts whose inhabitants suddenly vanished after an army raid. [[Creator/HPLovecraft Innsmouth, anyone?]] Also, the guy who founded them was named [[Series/TheWildWildWest Artemis Gordon]].

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** The introduction for Task Force: VALKYRIE contains a remark about some coastal towns in Massachusetts whose inhabitants suddenly vanished after an army raid. [[Creator/HPLovecraft [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth Innsmouth, anyone?]] Also, the guy who founded them was named [[Series/TheWildWildWest Artemis Gordon]].
18th Jun '17 11:33:56 AM nombretomado
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** In the corebook, several archetypal hunters are described for each compact and conspiracy. One of the archetypes given for the Cheiron Group is clearly [[AmericanPsycho Patrick Bateman]].

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** In the corebook, several archetypal hunters are described for each compact and conspiracy. One of the archetypes given for the Cheiron Group is clearly [[AmericanPsycho [[Literature/AmericanPsycho Patrick Bateman]].
11th Jun '17 8:52:32 AM Theokal3
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* ZombieAdvocate: The Talbot Group, a.k.a. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Redeemers]] try to rehabilitate supernaturals, primarily focused on werewolves. This is still the World of Darkness, so sometimes even they need to solve problems with violence. In perspective though, they only solve it when there is no other resort. Often, they'll burn down a haunted house or forcibly exorcise a possessed, but to actually ''kill'' is a massive problem for the Talbot Group. (Although, unfortunately, they have the mistaken idea that werewolves are a form of Spirit-Claimed).

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* ZombieAdvocate: ZombieAdvocate:
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The Talbot Group, a.k.a. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Redeemers]] try to rehabilitate supernaturals, primarily focused on werewolves. This is still the World of Darkness, so sometimes even they need to solve problems with violence. In perspective though, they only solve it when there is no other resort. Often, they'll burn down a haunted house or forcibly exorcise a possessed, but to actually ''kill'' is a massive problem for the Talbot Group. (Although, unfortunately, they have the mistaken idea that werewolves are a form of Spirit-Claimed).Spirit-Claimed).
** The Reckoning hunt Heroes because they feel [[TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial Beasts]] are part of the natural order and tend to not make that much real damage as long as they are left alone, while Heroes tend to make more harm than good by slaying them (which, to be fair, is true). However, they are still willing to kill Beasts they see as dangerous, and have no qualm using them as baits to attract Heroes.
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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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.
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