History TabletopGame / Nobilis

12th Mar '16 9:14:49 PM Theriocephalus
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* AngelsDevilsAndSquid: Played with. Angels and Devils are played fairly straightforward, but the Squids here can be the Excrucians, the True Gods, or the Wildlords. This is because the Excrucians want to unmake the world, the True Gods form life as we know it (usually being very abstract and full of tentacles in so doing) and the Wildlords because they also came from the Lands beyond Creation, yet still are integral parts of the world.

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* AngelsDevilsAndSquid: Played with. Angels and Devils are played fairly straightforward, but the Squids here can be the Excrucians, the True Gods, or the Wildlords. This is because the Excrucians want to unmake the world, the True Gods form life as we know it (usually being very abstract represent the essence of living things (essentially the primal urges to feed, survive and full of tentacles in so doing) reproduce that got tangled up with later stuff like thoughts or forms) and the Wildlords because they also came from the Lands beyond Creation, yet still are integral parts of the world.
13th Dec '15 6:11:31 AM narm00
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* AngelsDevilsAndSquid: Played with. Angels and Devils are played fairly straightforward, but the Squids here can be the Excrucians, the True Gods, or the Wildlords. This is because the Excrucians want to unmake the world, the True Gods form life as we know it (usually being very abstract and full of tentacles in their) and the Wildlords because they also came from the Lands beyond Creation, yet still are integral parts of the world.

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* AngelsDevilsAndSquid: Played with. Angels and Devils are played fairly straightforward, but the Squids here can be the Excrucians, the True Gods, or the Wildlords. This is because the Excrucians want to unmake the world, the True Gods form life as we know it (usually being very abstract and full of tentacles in their) so doing) and the Wildlords because they also came from the Lands beyond Creation, yet still are integral parts of the world.
8th Dec '15 5:06:48 PM Crinias
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* AngelsDevilsAndSquid: Played with. Angels and Devils are played fairly straightforward, but the Squids here can be the Excrucians, the True Gods, or the Wildlords. This is because the Excrucians want to unmake the world, the True Gods form life as we know it (usually being very abstract and full of tentacles in their) and the Wildlords because they also came from the Lands beyond Creation, yet still are integral parts of the world.



** Deceivers can be really hammy about the whole 'enemy of the world' thing.



** Lord Entropy is noted to hold his position not just for his ruthlessness, but also because he's a great strategist. Case in point, his banning of love for the Nobilis has been speculated to have any number of reasons behind it. It doesn't restrict love, it only criminalizes it, so it gives him an excuse to prosecute whoever he wants; it could be that he just hates love and just wants to take a shot at it while still preserving it; or it could be because it [[SchmuckBait makes love Excrucian-bait]].



** EvilVersusOblivion: In general, all the factions of Creation have their differences, and many of its champions can be terrible people as much as they can be great, but even the worst stand in agreement that the Excrucians shouldn't unmake all of reality as we know it.



* PrecisionFStrike: Jenna Moran seems to have vowed to use the word "fuck" exactly once in each third edition book. ''Essentials'' uses it while describing how messed up Strategists are; ''Antithesis 1i'' uses it while emphasising how annoying [[FreudianSlip Genseric Dace]] - sorry, Deceivers in general - can be, with their "I like you but everything you care about is a lie" schtick.

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* PrecisionFStrike: Jenna Moran seems to have vowed to use the word "fuck" exactly once in each third edition book. ''Essentials'' uses it while describing how messed up Strategists are; ''Antithesis 1i'' uses it while emphasising emphasizing how annoying [[FreudianSlip Genseric Dace]] - sorry, Deceivers in general - can be, with their "I like you but everything you care about is a lie" schtick.
26th May '15 11:02:05 AM Nentuaby
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** In third edition, while the others ''kinda'' want to destroy Reality, it's the Strategists who are most actively at war. Or to be frank-all the Excrucians not Strategists want to [[BlueAndOrangeMorality help it]] or view it as a WorthyOpponent, but Strategists are motivated by an all-consuming ''[[AbsoluteXenophobe disgust]]''.

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** In third edition, while the others ''kinda'' want to destroy Reality, it's the Strategists who are most actively at war. Or to be frank-all the Excrucians not other than Strategists want to [[BlueAndOrangeMorality help "help" it]] or view it as a WorthyOpponent, but Strategists are motivated by an all-consuming ''[[AbsoluteXenophobe disgust]]''.
14th May '15 11:20:13 AM Crinias
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* GoodIsNotNice: Common (if not exactly obligatory) among Nobles and Imperators.

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* GoodIsNotNice: Common (if not exactly obligatory) among Nobles and Imperators.


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* SuperpowerLottery: Becoming a Nobilis is basically winning the meta-universal lottery. As noted above, the Nobilis have many powers and can essentially accomplish anything, no matter how impossible, with enough time and effort.
8th May '15 8:47:13 PM nombretomado
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The first edition (nicknamed the Little Pink Book, or LPB) was put out by Pharos Press. A revised and expanded version (the Great White Book, or GWB. Not to be confused with ''that'' [[GeorgeWBush GWB]]) was released by Hogshead Publishing. The third edition is brought to us by Eos Press, starting with ''Field Guide to the Powers'' (tentatively dubbed the Fully Colored Book), the first book in the "Nobilis: the Essentials" range. Both the GWB and ''Field Guide'' are available as [=PDFs=].

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The first edition (nicknamed the Little Pink Book, or LPB) was put out by Pharos Press. A revised and expanded version (the Great White Book, or GWB. Not to be confused with ''that'' [[GeorgeWBush [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush GWB]]) was released by Hogshead Publishing. The third edition is brought to us by Eos Press, starting with ''Field Guide to the Powers'' (tentatively dubbed the Fully Colored Book), the first book in the "Nobilis: the Essentials" range. Both the GWB and ''Field Guide'' are available as [=PDFs=].
11th Dec '14 10:15:18 AM narm00
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The book is full of short snippets of text written (primarily) by Moran, in a style similar to that of her fiction blog ''Literature/HitherbyDragons'', giving further detail and flavour to the world in which ''Nobilis'' takes place, which includes such passages as:

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The book is books are full of short snippets of text written (primarily) by Moran, in a style similar to that of her fiction blog ''Literature/HitherbyDragons'', giving further detail and flavour to the world in which ''Nobilis'' takes place, which includes include such passages as:



Equal parts ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' and the later, weirder volumes of ''HisDarkMaterials'', ''Nobilis'' has attracted a tight-knit cult following that [[SelfDeprecation apparently like to make long and overly poetic descriptions of it]] whenever possible.

The first edition (nicknamed the Little Pink Book, or LPB) was put out by Pharos Press. A revised and expanded version (the Great White Book, or GWB. Not to be confused with ''that'' [[GeorgeWBush GWB]]) was released by Hogshead Publishing. The third edition is brought to us by Eos Press, starting with ''Field Guide to the Powers'' (tentatively dubbed the Fully Colored Book), the first book in the "Nobilis: the Essentials" range.

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Equal parts ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' and the later, weirder volumes of ''HisDarkMaterials'', ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', ''Nobilis'' has attracted a tight-knit cult following that [[SelfDeprecation apparently like to make long and overly poetic descriptions of it]] whenever possible.

The first edition (nicknamed the Little Pink Book, or LPB) was put out by Pharos Press. A revised and expanded version (the Great White Book, or GWB. Not to be confused with ''that'' [[GeorgeWBush GWB]]) was released by Hogshead Publishing. The third edition is brought to us by Eos Press, starting with ''Field Guide to the Powers'' (tentatively dubbed the Fully Colored Book), the first book in the "Nobilis: the Essentials" range. \n Both the GWB and ''Field Guide'' are available as [=PDFs=].



* TheChessmaster: Essentially every Noble is encouraged to maintain a complex web of schemes.



** Nobles themselves have at their baseline [[TheAce mastery of most human abilities]] (Aspect), [[ElementalPowers material control over their Estate]] (Domain), control over the Estate's semantics and things it is related to ([[SemanticSuperpower Persona]]) and an assortment of helpful mortal, magical or miraculous devices or creatures (Treasure). This doesn't even take into account any miscellaneous Gifts a Noble could have, so any Noble could have a truly wide range of unrelated abilities, if they so wanted.
* TheChessmaster: Essentially every Noble is encouraged to maintain a complex web of schemes.

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** Nobles themselves have at their 3e baseline [[TheAce mastery of most human abilities]] (Aspect), [[ElementalPowers material control over their Estate]] (Domain), control over the Estate's semantics and things it is related to ([[SemanticSuperpower Persona]]) and an assortment of helpful mortal, magical or miraculous devices or creatures (Treasure). This doesn't even take into account any miscellaneous Gifts a Noble could have, so any Noble could have a truly wide range of unrelated abilities, if they so wanted.
* TheChessmaster: Essentially every Noble is encouraged to maintain a complex web of schemes.
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** In 3e, they gain "pseudo-Estates" which are not really part of this world but that they can impose upon it. One signature NPC is Iolithae Septimian, whose [=pState=] is "The Lies of Iolithae Septimian," and her first act in Creation was to lie the oceans into having salt. She is also responsible for making true, "No one can know whether God is real or not," and that's supposedly still not the worst lie she's made true. In ''Chibi-Ex'', she also lies herself back to life after Coriander Hasp shoots her in the head for lying ''{{Firefly}}'' into [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking being canceled after 11 episodes]].

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** In 3e, they gain "pseudo-Estates" which are not really part of this world but that they can impose upon it. One signature NPC is Iolithae Septimian, whose [=pState=] is "The Lies of Iolithae Septimian," and her first act in Creation was to lie the oceans into having salt. She is also responsible for making true, "No one can know whether God is real or not," and that's supposedly still not the worst lie she's made true. In ''Chibi-Ex'', she also lies herself back to life after Coriander Hasp shoots her in the head for lying ''{{Firefly}}'' ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' into [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking being canceled after 11 episodes]].



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Genseric Dace may be an embodiment of nonexistence that seeks to destroy reality, but even he thinks that ''{{Firefly}}'' being cancelled after only 11 episodes is unforgivable. Oh, and Coriander Hasp strongly frowns upon the exploding of foxes.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Genseric Dace may be an embodiment of nonexistence that seeks to destroy reality, but even he thinks that ''{{Firefly}}'' ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' being cancelled after only 11 episodes is unforgivable. Oh, and Coriander Hasp strongly frowns upon the exploding of foxes.
25th Oct '14 7:50:15 AM LongLiveHumour
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** Players and [=NPCs=] can take actions which alter the fabric of reality, even across time. One notable event in the BackStory caused the deletion of five hundred years of history, including human settlements on other planets... as well as the AmericanCivilWar. Some events survived (in one form or another) and some just didn't.

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** Players and [=NPCs=] can take actions which alter the fabric of reality, even across time. One notable event in the BackStory caused the deletion of five hundred years of history, including human settlements on other planets... as well as the AmericanCivilWar.UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar. Some events survived (in one form or another) and some just didn't.
22nd Oct '14 9:28:36 AM LahmacunKebab
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** Deceivers sincerely care for the things of the world...it's just that they believe what they care about has been snared in a kind of abusive relationship with the lies of the world such as cars, life, death, clowns, heads, shoulders, knees and toes.

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** Deceivers sincerely care for the things of the world... it's just that they believe what they care about has been snared in a kind of abusive relationship with the lies of the world such as cars, life, death, clowns, heads, shoulders, knees and toes.
5th Sep '14 9:14:42 PM Leliel
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* WasOnceAMan: Many Excrucian Decievers were once normal people that achieved a strange kind of enlightenment; that reality wasn't real, and it causes nothing but pain for what is.
** WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Unsurprisingly, the catalyst for this was usually incredible suffering.
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