History TabletopGame / KindredOfTheEast

26th Oct '17 8:15:35 AM Ramidel
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* TheFettered: Since the Kuei-Jin must adhere to Dharma if they don't want to become a cannibal ghoul, all Kuei-Jin are TheFettered in one way or another. Yes, even the Devil-Tigers.

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* TheFettered: Since the Kuei-Jin must adhere to Dharma if they don't want to become a cannibal ghoul, all Kuei-Jin except for Scorpion-Eaters are TheFettered in one way or another. Yes, even the Devil-Tigers.



* TheHeretic: The Heretical Dharmas aren't bad, ''per se'' - bar the Scorpion Eaters - but the establishment doesn't like them.

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* TheHeretic: The Heretical Dharmas aren't bad, ''per se'' - bar the Scorpion Eaters Eaters, and even they [[VillainHasAPoint have a point]] - but the establishment doesn't like them.


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* LighterAndSofter: Compared to Western ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''. Kuei-jin society is brutal and richly political, but your elders are (usually) not actively out to screw you over. There's a clear evil for the Kuei-jin to fight against. And Golconda isn't a myth for them, it's proven fact, and there are active Bodhisattvas to show you the way. On a cosmic scale, unlike for Western vampires, Gehenna may be the beginning of an age of sorrow and the end of God's reign, but the Sixth Age itself will pass in time.
26th Oct '17 6:56:41 AM Ramidel
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The Scorpion-Eaters took one look at the state of the world and the conflict between the Quincunx and Yomi and decided to prioritize personal survival over fighting the Great Cycle. They have a de facto truce with the Yama Kings, which puts them in conflict with the Quincunx.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The Scorpion-Eaters took one look at the state of the world and the conflict between the Quincunx and Yomi and decided to prioritize personal survival over fighting the Great Cycle. They have a de facto truce with the Yama Kings, which puts them in conflict with the Quincunx.
26th Oct '17 6:55:51 AM Ramidel
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* DangerousDeserter: The Quincunx considers Scorpion Eaters to be this, for several reasons. First is a basic matter of principle; they're Kuei-jin, therefore they're obligated to join a Quincunx Dharma and fight the good fight against Yomi Wan, and by ditching the fight they deprive the Kuei-jin of strength. Second, they may not technically be akuma, but they spread taint and decay to create fouled nests where they can live. And third, they're violent thugs one step above chih-mei.


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The Scorpion-Eaters took one look at the state of the world and the conflict between the Quincunx and Yomi and decided to prioritize personal survival over fighting the Great Cycle. They have a de facto truce with the Yama Kings, which puts them in conflict with the Quincunx.
14th Aug '17 8:51:47 AM Gregzilla
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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Other Asian supernaturals like the [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Hengeyokai]] and [[TheHunter Shih]] are defined by their relationship with the Kuei-Jin.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Other Asian supernaturals like the [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Hengeyokai]] and [[TheHunter [[VampireHunter Shih]] are defined by their relationship with the Kuei-Jin.



* WeirdnessCensor: The {{Masquerade}} isn't enforced as strongly, as {{Muggles}} in Asia are generally more superstitious and ask fewer questions.

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* WeirdnessCensor: The {{Masquerade}} TheMasquerade isn't enforced as strongly, as {{Muggles}} in Asia are generally more superstitious and ask fewer questions.
1st Jun '17 8:06:33 PM nombretomado
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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 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.

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This book was the flagship project of WhiteWolf's Creator/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 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.
15th Mar '17 4:16:48 PM Anura
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* VampireVarietyPack: Or rather, a Vampire ''Expansion'' Pack to TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade.
16th Dec '16 5:19:26 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* VaguenessIsComing: The approaching Sixth Age and the rise of the Demon Emperor, which are cryptically (and toward the end of the line, increasingly openly) referred to in the various books.
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.
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