History TabletopGame / KindredOfTheEast

26th Oct '16 6:30:13 PM DesertDragon
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This book was the flagship project of WhiteWolf's ''Year of the Lotus'' event, which focused on the Asian side of the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness. ''KOTE'' was intended as an offshoot of ''Vampire'' but the Kuei-Jin, as Eastern vampires are called, share only superficial similarities with the Western variety. Because it introduces several new mechanics and has its own {{Splat}}s, ''KOTE'' is often treated as a standalone game, though some knowledge of ''Vampire'' and ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion'' will help.

OurVampiresAreDifferent indeed. Kuei-Jin are humans who died violently and are sent to [[IronicHell Yomi]], from which they escape back into their bodies and must sustain on Chi to survive. At first, they can only obtain chi from human blood and/or flesh, but at higher levels of spiritual enlightenment (read: centuries), they can draw it from a person's breath or even directly from the earth itself. Like Western Vampires, Kuei-Jin are allergic to sunlight, vulnerable to staking, and subject to beastly frenzies of anger or fear. However, they can't embrace: all damned souls have to make their own way out of Hell; and they can't make Ghouls or blood bonds: their curse is theirs to bear alone. As former Wraiths, Kuei-Jin also have to contend with their Shadows and Oblivion (see TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion for details) and strive to Transcend the mortal plane.

The game's new mechanics rework ''Vampire's'' concepts of Virtues and Paths of Enlightenment and ''Wraith's'' concept of dual-mind. There are 5 Virtues to keep track of and the first four are paired off. '''Yin''' and '''Yang''' deal with the type of chi a Vampire consumes. Yin chi is dead, like from a blood bank, corpse, or another Vampire. Yang chi comes from living targets or Kuei-Jin with an overabundance of Yang chi themselves. Too much of the former turns the Vampire into a shambling zombie while the latter turns her into a raging hedonist who can bear children if not careful. '''Hun''' and '''P'o''' respectively deal with a vampire's higher mind and base instincts. The classic angel on one shoulder, devil on another. The fifth virtue is '''Balance''', as keeping those two sliding scales towards the middle has its own benefits.

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This book was the flagship project of WhiteWolf's ''Year of the Lotus'' event, which focused on the Asian side of the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness. ''KOTE'' was intended as an offshoot of ''Vampire'' but the Kuei-Jin, as Eastern vampires are called, share only superficial similarities with the Western Cainite variety. Because it introduces several new mechanics and has its own {{Splat}}s, ''KOTE'' is often treated as a standalone game, though some knowledge of ''Vampire'' and ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion'' will help.

OurVampiresAreDifferent indeed. Kuei-Jin are humans who died violently and are sent to [[IronicHell Yomi]], from which they escape back into their bodies and must sustain on Chi chi to survive. At first, they can only obtain chi it from human blood and/or flesh, but at higher levels after centuries of spiritual enlightenment (read: centuries), (comparable to Cainites' generations), they can draw it chi from a person's breath or even directly from the earth itself. Like Western Vampires, Kuei-Jin are allergic to sunlight, vulnerable to staking, and subject to beastly frenzies of anger or fear. However, they can't embrace: embrace; all damned souls have to make their own way out of Hell; and they Hell. They also can't make Ghouls or blood bonds: bonds; their curse is theirs to bear alone. As former Wraiths, Kuei-Jin also have to contend with their Shadows and Oblivion (see TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion for details) and strive to Transcend the mortal plane.

The game's new mechanics rework ''Vampire's'' concepts of Virtues and Paths of Enlightenment and ''Wraith's'' concept of dual-mind. There are 5 Virtues to keep track of and the first four are paired off. '''Yin''' and '''Yang''' deal with the type of chi a Vampire consumes. Yin chi is dead, like from a blood bank, corpse, or another Vampire. Yang chi comes from living targets or a Kuei-Jin with an overabundance of Yang chi themselves. Too much of the former turns the Vampire into a shambling zombie while the latter turns her them into a raging hedonist who can bear children if not careful. '''Hun''' and '''P'o''' respectively deal with a vampire's higher mind and base instincts. The classic angel on one shoulder, devil on another. The fifth virtue is '''Balance''', as keeping those two sliding scales towards the middle has its own benefits.
14th Oct '16 2:45:17 PM Leliel
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* TheAtoner: Every single Kuei-Jin is like this. They went to Hell for some kind of transgression, and one way or another, managed to return to the land of the living. They believe that this second life is meant to correct their past mistakes. Unfortunately, the philosophies disagree on just ''how'' one is supposed to atone for sins and transcend suffering. Some Kuei-Jin decided to say "[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere fuck it all]]" and become ''akuma'' instead.

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* TheAtoner: Every single Kuei-Jin is like this. They went to Hell for some kind of transgression, and one way or another, managed to return to the land of the living. They believe that this second life is meant to correct their past mistakes. Unfortunately, the philosophies disagree on just ''how'' one is supposed to atone for sins and transcend suffering.suffering (Devil-Tigers want to become the Yama Kings' actually helpful replacements, Bone Flowers want to maintain tradition and respect for the dead, Cranes desire to make the Earth more like Heaven, Thrashing Dragons want to have another chance at living, and Thousand Whispers want to study existence). Some Kuei-Jin decided to say "[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere fuck it all]]" and become ''akuma'' instead.
24th Sep '16 7:35:53 AM Morgenthaler
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This book was the flagship project of WhiteWolf's ''Year of the Lotus'' event, which focused on the Asian side of the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness. ''KOTE'' was intended as an offshoot of ''Vampire'' but the Kuei-Jin, as Eastern vampires are called, share only superficial similarities with the Western variety. Because it introduces several new mechanics and has its own {{Splat}}s, ''KOTE'' is often treated as a standalone game, though some knowledge of ''Vampire'' and ''WraithTheOblivion'' will help.

OurVampiresAreDifferent indeed. Kuei-Jin are humans who died violently and are sent to [[IronicHell Yomi]], from which they escape back into their bodies and must sustain on Chi to survive. At first, they can only obtain chi from human blood and/or flesh, but at higher levels of spiritual enlightenment (read: centuries), they can draw it from a person's breath or even directly from the earth itself. Like Western Vampires, Kuei-Jin are allergic to sunlight, vulnerable to staking, and subject to beastly frenzies of anger or fear. However, they can't embrace: all damned souls have to make their own way out of Hell; and they can't make Ghouls or blood bonds: their curse is theirs to bear alone. As former Wraiths, Kuei-Jin also have to contend with their Shadows and Oblivion (see WraithTheOblivion for details) and strive to Transcend the mortal plane.

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This book was the flagship project of WhiteWolf's ''Year of the Lotus'' event, which focused on the Asian side of the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness. ''KOTE'' was intended as an offshoot of ''Vampire'' but the Kuei-Jin, as Eastern vampires are called, share only superficial similarities with the Western variety. Because it introduces several new mechanics and has its own {{Splat}}s, ''KOTE'' is often treated as a standalone game, though some knowledge of ''Vampire'' and ''WraithTheOblivion'' ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion'' will help.

OurVampiresAreDifferent indeed. Kuei-Jin are humans who died violently and are sent to [[IronicHell Yomi]], from which they escape back into their bodies and must sustain on Chi to survive. At first, they can only obtain chi from human blood and/or flesh, but at higher levels of spiritual enlightenment (read: centuries), they can draw it from a person's breath or even directly from the earth itself. Like Western Vampires, Kuei-Jin are allergic to sunlight, vulnerable to staking, and subject to beastly frenzies of anger or fear. However, they can't embrace: all damned souls have to make their own way out of Hell; and they can't make Ghouls or blood bonds: their curse is theirs to bear alone. As former Wraiths, Kuei-Jin also have to contend with their Shadows and Oblivion (see WraithTheOblivion TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion for details) and strive to Transcend the mortal plane.
22nd Sep '16 6:02:29 AM jormis29
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** A lot of the concepts and terms were adapted to ''{{Exalted}}''. To name some of them: Hun and P'o, Shintai, Scarlet Empress and Ebon Dragon, the dragon lines.

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** A lot of the concepts and terms were adapted to ''{{Exalted}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. To name some of them: Hun and P'o, Shintai, Scarlet Empress and Ebon Dragon, the dragon lines.
12th Feb '16 6:54:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Thematically, ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' can be seen as a SpiritualSuccessor to ''KindredOfTheEast''. The player character went to a literal {{Hell}} and was tormented by {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, escaped to the mundane world as an almost completely changed person, and is now trying to figure out what to do with his or her existence. And the monsters that tortured them want to drag them back to Hell. Also, the emotion of the prey is important to both the Lost and the Kuei-Jin.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Thematically, ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' can be seen as a SpiritualSuccessor to ''KindredOfTheEast''.''Kindred of the East''. The player character went to a literal {{Hell}} and was tormented by {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, escaped to the mundane world as an almost completely changed person, and is now trying to figure out what to do with his or her existence. And the monsters that tortured them want to drag them back to Hell. Also, the emotion of the prey is important to both the Lost and the Kuei-Jin.
31st Oct '15 4:25:25 PM DesertDragon
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* FriendlyLocalChinatown: The larger ones have a healthy number of Kuei-Jin. UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco in particular is considered neutral ground between Eastern and Western Vampires.

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* FriendlyLocalChinatown: The larger ones have a healthy number of Kuei-Jin.Kuei-Jin, and are a good way to set a Kuei Jin campaign in a Western setting. UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco in particular is considered neutral ground between Eastern and Western Vampires.
31st Oct '15 4:20:26 PM DesertDragon
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* '''Devil Tigers:''' P'o; Sadists

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* '''Devil Tigers:''' P'o; SadistsSadomasochists
28th Oct '15 7:05:15 PM FordPrefect
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*** It's easier to ignore a vampire just hanging out at a bar then it is a vampire actively trying to eat your family. While they may not deal with the average vampire, if the vamp crosses the line, they're pretty much screwed.

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*** It's easier to ignore a vampire just hanging out at a bar then than it is a vampire actively trying to eat your family. While they may not deal with the average vampire, if the vamp crosses the line, they're pretty much screwed.
27th Jun '15 1:42:32 PM Bootlebat
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* FireAndBrimstoneHell: The [[NamesToRunAwayFromRealFast Hell of Boiling Oil and Hell of Seven Burning Seas]]

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* FireAndBrimstoneHell: The [[NamesToRunAwayFromRealFast [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Hell of Boiling Oil and Hell of Seven Burning Seas]]
27th Jun '15 1:41:47 PM Bootlebat
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* FireAndBrimstoneHell: The [[NamesToRunAwayFromRealFast Hell of Boiling Oil and Hell of Seven Burning Seas]]
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