History TabletopGame / Nobilis

15th Dec '16 3:02:58 AM CountDorku
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* ImpossibleThief: Take a high-Aspect Gift of Theft, or just use a lot of Aspect Miracles, and you can be this.
* IntangibleTheft: With sufficient MP spent on an Aspect miracle, your actions no longer need to really make logical sense, as long as they make poetic sense. What this ''means'' is that if you spend enough MP, you can totally walk through a restaurant on Valentine's Day and steal everyone's dates, or pilfer [[RealityWarper Iolithae]] [[ConsummateLiar Septimian's]] voice in the form of a midnight-blue pearl dusted with the trails of falling stars. (In both cases, fencing them afterwards is the hard part, although in Noble society that's not the same as being impossible.)


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* MonumentalTheft: Step 1: Use high-Aspect miracle to steal the Arc du Triomphe. Step 2: Haul it back to your Chancel and use it to decorate your backyard (which, since you are a Noble, is probably a little smaller than, say, Portugal).
3rd Dec '16 10:40:40 PM ZoeticEusuchian
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Created by Rebecca Sean Borgstrom (now Jenna Katerin Moran), also creator of ''Literature/HitherbyDragons'', ''Nobilis'' takes the standard TabletopRPG and turns it up to 11: your character is an AnthropomorphicPersonification of any concept, from Clocks to Lies, with enough power from the very beginning to conquer a nation, move the stars in their alignments, or even destroy the world... not that destroying the world is generally very useful.

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Created by Rebecca Sean Borgstrom (now Jenna Katerin Moran), Moran (formerly Rebecca Sean Borgstrom), also creator of ''Literature/HitherbyDragons'', ''Nobilis'' takes the standard TabletopRPG and turns it up to 11: your character is an AnthropomorphicPersonification of any concept, from Clocks to Lies, with enough power from the very beginning to conquer a nation, move the stars in their alignments, or even destroy the world... not that destroying the world is generally very useful.
1st Jul '16 12:01:53 PM Anddrix
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* {{Animesque}}: 3e's artwork. A bit of a BaseBreaker between players of 2e who do and do not like anime. One reason for that wasn't a particularly good one -- one of the artists [[{{Plagiarism}} had traced some of their pictures]] from VideoGame/{{Touhou}} fanart. The book was temporarily rescinded while they got new drawings. The new version is more Western in style, but still has some animesque pieces.

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* {{Animesque}}: 3e's artwork. A bit of a BaseBreaker between players of 2e who do and do not like anime. One reason for that wasn't a particularly good one -- one of the artists [[{{Plagiarism}} had traced some of their pictures]] from VideoGame/{{Touhou}} fanart. The book was temporarily rescinded while they got new drawings. The new version is more Western in style, but still has some animesque pieces.
18th Jun '16 4:38:46 AM morenohijazo
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* CastFromExperiencePoints: The Projects System, which is the formalized way to measure your progress towards goals like "Freeing the Damned Souls in Hell" or "ousting Lord Entropy", is also the system you use to increase your own stats, meaning there's a more or less direct trade-off between having large-scale impact on the setting and getting an overpowered character.

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* CastFromExperiencePoints: The Projects System, which is the formalized way to measure your progress towards goals like "Freeing the Damned Souls in Hell" or "ousting Lord Entropy", is also the system you use to increase your own stats, meaning there's a more or less direct trade-off between having large-scale impact on the setting and getting an overpowered character. (Not that Nobilis characters aren't overpowered from character creation ''anyway''...)
6th Jun '16 12:01:51 PM Elyandarin
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* CastFromExperiencePoints: The Projects System, which is the formalized way to measure your progress towards goals like "Freeing the Damned Souls in Hell" or "ousting Lord Entropy", is also the system you use to increase your own stats, meaning there's a more or less direct trade-off between having large-scale impact on the setting and getting an overpowered character.
28th May '16 11:52:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil / WhiteHairBlackHeart: They're the two hair colors we see Lord Entropy's [[GodInHumanForm human avatars]] having.
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]]''.
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