History TabletopGame / PrincessTheHopeful

24th Sep '16 7:15:44 AM Morgenthaler
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[[PoesLaw Or so the original authors thought.]] The idea was deemed to be having genuine merit, and, after a CerebusRetcon or two, ultimately [[PubertySuperpower Blossomed]] into a fan line with popularity rivaling that of ''GeniusTheTransgression'' - a tale of what it means to be a living avatar of Hope and Light in a world where Despair and Darkness has [[TheBadGuyWins essentially won]]. (''World Of Darkness'' [[CrapsackWorld being what it is]], there is little surprise in that the resulting concept resembles ''SailorNothing'' much more than ''Anime/SailorMoon''.)

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[[PoesLaw Or so the original authors thought.]] The idea was deemed to be having genuine merit, and, after a CerebusRetcon or two, ultimately [[PubertySuperpower Blossomed]] into a fan line with popularity rivaling that of ''GeniusTheTransgression'' ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' - a tale of what it means to be a living avatar of Hope and Light in a world where Despair and Darkness has [[TheBadGuyWins essentially won]]. (''World Of Darkness'' [[CrapsackWorld being what it is]], there is little surprise in that the resulting concept resembles ''SailorNothing'' much more than ''Anime/SailorMoon''.)
24th Sep '16 4:33:56 AM Morgenthaler
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Fan supplements for the ''NewWorldOfDarkness'' have always been a popular pastime among forum denizens of [=RPGnet=]. However, ''Princess: The Hopeful'' is unique in that it has originated as a parody. Combining ''World of Darkness'' with the trappings and glitter of MagicalGirl anime? Surely no one would be able to take it seriously.

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Fan supplements for the ''NewWorldOfDarkness'' ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' have always been a popular pastime among forum denizens of [=RPGnet=]. However, ''Princess: The Hopeful'' is unique in that it has originated as a parody. Combining ''World of Darkness'' with the trappings and glitter of MagicalGirl anime? Surely no one would be able to take it seriously.



* SpiritualSuccessor: Arguably one to SailorNothing. The game also oddly enough, shares many of the same themes as ChangelingTheDreaming thought handled slightly differently.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Arguably one to SailorNothing. The game also oddly enough, shares many of the same themes as ChangelingTheDreaming TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming thought handled slightly differently.
19th Sep '16 11:16:18 AM Anura
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You see, a fundamental praxis of the LotusEaterMachine that used the Dreamlands as part of its trap was that the moon was a source of light in and of itself, including the sun. After it was proven without a doubt that yes, the moon just reflects the sun, the trap just [[RealityBreakingParadox couldn't take the contradiction]], and fell apart. While it still exists, it is just a DreamWorld now, with at least some inhabitants aware that it is just a simulation of the real world. While a few, known as the [[BodySnatcher Amanojaku]] grew to [[GreenEyedMonster envy]] the real world and decided to take flesh bodies by force, the captive Queens were also freed from the illusion, and sent out their captive Light into the world, to find those worthy of rebuilding the Kingdom... without making their mistakes, hopefully.

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You see, a fundamental praxis of For the LotusEaterMachine briefest instant, the light of hope shone on Earth brighter than it did in the Dreamlands. The Queens saw this and, realizing that used they had been deceived, [[CurbStompBattle mustered their armies and drove out the guards stationed in the Dreamlands as part of its trap was that by the moon was a source of light in and of itself, including the sun. After it was proven without a doubt that yes, the moon just reflects the sun, the trap just [[RealityBreakingParadox couldn't take the contradiction]], and fell apart.Darkness]]. While it still exists, it is just a DreamWorld now, with at least some inhabitants aware that it is just a simulation of the real world. While a few, known as the [[BodySnatcher Amanojaku]] grew to [[GreenEyedMonster envy]] the real world and decided to take flesh bodies by force, the captive Queens were also freed from the illusion, and sent able to send out their captive Light into the world, to find those worthy of rebuilding the Kingdom... without making their mistakes, hopefully.
8th Sep '16 10:56:37 PM coruscatingInquisitor
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* CannotTellALie: Anyone who channels Acqua, the Invocation of Diamonds, must adhere to this or temporarily lose their ability to channel the Invocation. They also cannot deliberately tell [[HalfTruth Half Truths]] or use ExactWords; intentionally deceiving someone is forbidden. However, the Princess ''is'' allowed to lie or deceive to keep someone's confidences or to shield innocents from harm.


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* WillNotTellALie:
** Anyone who channels Acqua, the Invocation of Diamonds, must adhere to this or temporarily lose their ability to channel the Invocation. They also cannot deliberately tell [[HalfTruth Half Truths]] or use ExactWords; intentionally deceiving someone goes against the philosophy. The Princess ''is'' however allowed to be untruthful if it is to keep someone's confidences or to shield innocents from harm.
** "I must not lie for personal gain" is the First Oath of Nobles with the Seeker calling. Unlike with Acqua, this accommodates lying for the greater good, and has wiggle room for half-truths and YouDidntAsk, but violating such an Oath will force a fairly nasty Compromise roll.
22nd Aug '16 5:03:13 PM Theokal3
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* AllergicToEvil: Princesses have a form of enhanced empathy known as Sensitivity, which causes pain, suffering and cruelty to literally hurt them when they witness it, with the effects ranging from the pain turning physical to turning them into justice-seeking berserks.
22nd Aug '16 9:32:39 AM Theokal3
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* DeflectorShield: The Princesses' substitute to most Supernaturals' HealingFactor, Holy Shield. While it doesn't allow them to regenerate, it instead lets them spend Wisp to create a small shield around them that will deflect or weaken the impact of attacks as a reflexive action. Gameplay-wise, this allows them to downgrade the damages inflicted to them, turning Aggravated into Lethal, Lethal into Bashing, and flat-out cancel Bashing.

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* DeflectorShield: The Princesses' substitute to most Supernaturals' HealingFactor, Holy Shield. While it doesn't allow them to regenerate, it instead lets them spend Wisp to create a small shield around them that will deflect or weaken the impact of attacks as a reflexive action. Gameplay-wise, this allows them to downgrade the damages inflicted to them, turning Aggravated into Lethal, Lethal into Bashing, and flat-out cancel cancelling Bashing.
22nd Aug '16 9:29:41 AM Theokal3
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* DeflectorShield: The Princesses' substitute to most Supernaturals' HealingFactor, Holy Shield. While it doesn't allow them to regenerate, it instead lets them spend Wisp to create a small shield around them that will deflect or weaken the impact of attacks as a reflexive action. Gameplay-wise, this allows them to downgrade the damages inflicted to them, turning Aggravated into Lethal, Lethal into Bashing, and flat-out cancel Bashing.
29th Jul '16 12:07:30 PM Sally777
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** The Court of Tears and the Court of Cups share one. Cups Kingdom was called "Calat" and it's capital is "Alhambra". Calat Alahambra is a real life place.
26th Jul '16 2:31:28 AM Sally777
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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Pentacles Practical Magic plays this straight. A Princess may spend a wisp and turn one of her Aspirations, Dreams or Vocation into a Destiny. She selects how she's going to fulfill it and she gains bonuses whenever she acts in favor of her Destiny. However, she also receives Penalties whenever she tries any other ways to fulfill it! For example, if the Princess wanted to "Arrest Al Capone for the murder of Luigi", she's shut herself off from all attempts to "arrest Al Capone for Tax Evasion".
21st Jul '16 5:50:31 AM coruscatingInquisitor
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* AllAccordingToPlan: Diamonds' current Practical Magic allows its Nobles to invoke this. By first spending an hour minimum researching and planning towards a broad goal (e.g. uncover proof of a CorruptCorporateExecutive's crimes) and spending a Wisp while in action, a Princess can declare this trope in response to developments, making the necessary rolls. For instance, upon noticing a laser tripwire she may declare that she disabled the system before showing up. She only expound upon developments, though: she cannot {{Retcon}} them (she cannot have disabled the alarm if it's already gone off, though she can have arranged to jam the alarm so it doesn't reach the police).


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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Diamonds' current Practical Magic allows its Nobles to invoke this. After spending at least an hour researching and planning for a broad goal (e.g. "uncover proof of a CorruptCorporateExecutive's crimes"), a Princess can then in pursuit of that goal spend a Wisp to respond to new developments with a declaration of "ah, I planned for this". For example, upon finding a fingerprint lock in a mansion, she may that declare she has already acquired a copy of the necessary fingerprints, making rolls for the actions required where necessary. She cannot {{Retcon}} events that have already happened, though (if a burglar alarm goes off, she can't have disabled it); she can only expound upon them (she can have been sure to jam the alarm so that it wouldn't get a signal to the police).
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