History TabletopGame / UnknownArmies

25th Jul '17 8:56:02 AM SorPepita
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* FaceHeelTurn / HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:One of the biggest events in 3rd edition was the Freak and the Comte Saint-Germain switching places and inverting morality. The Freak is now an idealistic androgine that calls hirself the Human Eternal and is in charge of being the new First and Last Man (the only constant between universes), and the Comte is a [[GrumpyOldMan bitter, cranky old lady]] called Old Mother [[MeaningfulName Apocalypse]] who wants to make the current universe eternal and stop new ones from being created, by killing all humanity if necessary.]]

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* FaceHeelTurn / HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:One of the biggest events in 3rd edition was the Freak and the Comte Saint-Germain switching places and inverting morality. The Freak is now an idealistic androgine that calls hirself the Human Eternal and is in charge of being the new First and Last Man (the only constant between universes), and the Comte is a [[GrumpyOldMan bitter, cranky old lady]] called Old Mother [[MeaningfulName Apocalypse]] who wants to make the current universe eternal and stop new ones from being created, by killing all of humanity if necessary.]]
25th Jul '17 8:48:59 AM SorPepita
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* FaceHeelTurn/HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:One of the biggest events in 3rd edition was the Freak and the Comte Saint-Germain switching places and inverting morality. The Freak is now an idealistic androgine that calls hirself the Human Eternal and is in charge of being the new First and Last Man (the only constant between universes), and the Comte is a [[GrumpyOldMan bitter, cranky old lady]] called Old Mother [[MeaningfulName Apocalypse]] who wants to make the current universe eternal and stop new ones from being created, by killing all humanity if necessary.]]

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* FaceHeelTurn/HeelFaceTurn: FaceHeelTurn / HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:One of the biggest events in 3rd edition was the Freak and the Comte Saint-Germain switching places and inverting morality. The Freak is now an idealistic androgine that calls hirself the Human Eternal and is in charge of being the new First and Last Man (the only constant between universes), and the Comte is a [[GrumpyOldMan bitter, cranky old lady]] called Old Mother [[MeaningfulName Apocalypse]] who wants to make the current universe eternal and stop new ones from being created, by killing all humanity if necessary.]]
25th Jul '17 8:48:19 AM SorPepita
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: GNOMON is always willing to offer charges in return for filling out one of its personality questionnaires...which always end in such pointed and personalized inquiries it forces a Stress check.

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: GNOMON is always willing to offer charges in return for filling out one of its personality questionnaires... which always end in such pointed and personalized inquiries it forces a Stress check.



* FaceHeelTurn/HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:One of the biggest events in 3rd edition was the Freak and the Comte Saint-Germain switching places and inverting morality. The Freak is now an idealistic androgine that calls hirself the Human Eternal and is in charge of being the new First and Last Man (the only constant between universes), and the Comte is a [[GrumpyOldMan bitter, cranky old lady]] called Old Mother [[MeaningfulName Apocalypse]] who wants to make the current universe eternal and stop new ones from being created, by killing all humanity if necessary.]]



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:One of the biggest events in 3rd edition was the Freak and the Comte Saint-Germain switching places and inverting morality. The Freak is now an idealistic androgine that calls hirself the Human Eternal, and the Comte is a [[GrumpyOldMan bitter, cranky old lady]] called Old Gran Apocalypse.]]



* MagicAIsMagicA: Played with, Adepts ''must'' embrace symbolic paradox and paying a price for their powers and avatars ''must'' act out their Stratospheric patron's archetype...but the very basis of magick working is the internal logic of the universe not always fitting together right. Unnatural phenomenon (side effects of uncontrolled magickal energy) are, by definition, devoid of all but symbolic logic and there's absolutely no law some otherwise completely normal person can't have a supernatural ability nobody can explain.

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* MagicAIsMagicA: Played with, Adepts ''must'' embrace symbolic paradox and paying a price for their powers and avatars ''must'' act out their Stratospheric patron's archetype... but the very basis of magick working is the internal logic of the universe not always fitting together right. Unnatural phenomenon (side effects of uncontrolled magickal energy) are, by definition, devoid of all but symbolic logic and there's absolutely no law some otherwise completely normal person can't have a supernatural ability nobody can explain.



* SquishyWizard: Subverted with fleshworkers, who are usually enormously tough...but go down all too easily all too often because they CastFromHitPoints. Especially true if they go for the Major charge, which involves permanently damaging themselves in some hideous way. (Amputation's a popular one. The Freak ''drank acid.'')

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* SquishyWizard: Subverted with fleshworkers, who are usually enormously tough... but go down all too easily all too often because they CastFromHitPoints. Especially true if they go for the Major charge, which involves permanently damaging themselves in some hideous way. (Amputation's a popular one. The Freak ''drank acid.'')
19th Jul '17 8:33:36 AM SorPepita
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* {{Cult}}: By the 3nd edition The New Inquisition has morphed into this, fueled by Alex Abel looking for perfect loyalty after having been betrayed by his bodyguard.

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* {{Cult}}: By the 3nd 3rd edition The New Inquisition has morphed into this, fueled by Alex Abel looking for perfect loyalty after having been betrayed by his bodyguard.
19th Jul '17 8:30:54 AM SorPepita
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* ContractualGenreBlindness: The former is the taboo of the Cinemancy school-they see a potential for a cliche, they must finish it. Nothing says they can't ''avoid'' situations where a cliche would likely present itself, however, and all of their spells are based around invoking tropes in real life to their ultimate benefit (for example, using HesRightBehindMe to teleport another individual to their location, or TemptingFate to summon rain despite a drought).

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* ContractualGenreBlindness: The former is the taboo of the Cinemancy school-they see a potential for a cliche, they must finish it. Nothing says they can't ''avoid'' situations where a cliche would likely present itself, however, and all of their spells are based around invoking tropes in real life to their ultimate benefit (for example, using HesRightBehindMe He's RightBehindMe to teleport another individual to their location, or TemptingFate to summon rain despite a drought).



* {{Cult}}: By the 3nd edition The New Inquisition has morphed into this, fueled by Alex Abel looking for perfect loyalty after having been betrayed by his bodyguard.



** The New Inquisition's power lies in this. Alex Abel, their leader, is neither an adept or an avatar, so he's better suited to run a high-level organization than most of the characters in the cast. Additionally, [spoiler: the further up you go in the TNI, the less adepts you find, to the point that there are none in the highest tier of leadership]]

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** The New Inquisition's power lies in this. Alex Abel, their leader, is neither an adept or an avatar, so he's better suited to run a high-level organization than most of the characters in the cast. Additionally, [spoiler: [[spoiler: the further up you go in the TNI, the less adepts you find, to the point that there are none in the highest tier of leadership]]leadership.]]
23rd Jun '17 3:29:27 AM SorPepita
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* BittersweetEnding: Mak Attax is in the aftermath of one in 3rd Edition: [[spoiler:They pulled off the Ritual of Light, resulting in a global DeconReconSwitch for the entire Occult Underground and making it so optimism is the driving force of most political agendas...but they couldn't stop the September 11th attacks, and the Underground is no less dangerous-nobody said "optimism" couldn't be "hopes of TakeOverTheWorld"...]]

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* BittersweetEnding: Mak Attax is in the aftermath of one in 3rd Edition: [[spoiler:They pulled off the Ritual of Light, resulting in a global DeconReconSwitch for the entire Occult Underground and making it so optimism is the driving force of most political agendas... but they couldn't stop the September 11th attacks, and the Underground is no less dangerous-nobody said "optimism" couldn't be "hopes of TakeOverTheWorld"...]]



** DeconReconSwitch: Thanks to Mak Attax, 3rd Edition has elements of this; when it comes down to it, Adepts are still [[{{Determinator}} the kind of people]] who look reality in the eye and tell it to get with ''their'' program...[[CrazyEnoughToWork and reality bows its head]]. Hence, they may not have power, but having power and getting what you want are two vastly different things.

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** DeconReconSwitch: Thanks to Mak Attax, 3rd Edition has elements of this; when it comes down to it, Adepts are still [[{{Determinator}} the kind of people]] who look reality in the eye and tell it to get with ''their'' program... [[CrazyEnoughToWork and reality bows its head]]. Hence, they may not have power, but having power and getting what you want are two vastly different things.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:One of the biggest events in 3rd edition was the Freak and the Comte Saint-Germain switching places and inverting morality. The Freak is now an idealistic androgyene that calls hirself the Human Eternal, and the Comte is a [[GrumpyOldMan bitter, cranky old lady]] called Old Gran Apocalypse.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:One of the biggest events in 3rd edition was the Freak and the Comte Saint-Germain switching places and inverting morality. The Freak is now an idealistic androgyene androgine that calls hirself the Human Eternal, and the Comte is a [[GrumpyOldMan bitter, cranky old lady]] called Old Gran Apocalypse.]]
18th Mar '17 11:58:27 PM Gorank
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Each member of the [[spoiler: Invisible Clergy]] is one of these, personifying an idea of what a human being can be. The very concepts of things like TheFool, [[TheHecateSisters The Mother]] and TheTrickster (among others) are represented by ascended mortals in the[[spoiler: Clergy]].

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Each member of the [[spoiler: Invisible Clergy]] is one of these, personifying an idea of what a human being can be. The very concepts of things like TheFool, [[TheHecateSisters The Mother]] and TheTrickster (among others) are represented by ascended mortals in the[[spoiler: the [[spoiler: Clergy]].
23rd Feb '17 5:42:01 AM MacedonianKing
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* MagicLibrarian: The Bibliomancer class uses his personal library as a power source. The more books he has and the rarer they are, the more powerful he becomes.
4th Feb '17 12:18:14 PM Leliel
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* AnotherDimension: The Otherspaces are like alternate realities where the rules of existence are fundamentally different. Since they're disconnected from real time and space, they can be useful for transport... but they're generally difficult to reach, and they're often very dangerous, if not [[SanitySlippage maddening]].

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* AnotherDimension: The Otherspaces are like alternate realities where the rules of existence are fundamentally different. Since they're disconnected from real time and space, they can be useful for transport... but they're generally difficult to reach, and they're often very dangerous, if not [[SanitySlippage maddening]]. In Third Edition, you can even make them, but it's hard keeping them around and they are never entirely controlled by their makers.
29th Jan '17 9:33:06 PM Leliel
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* DragonInChief: While the House of Renunciation is a GeniusLoci, it also does not have thoughts or goals beyond seeking subjects of its dubious help. ''Agents'' of Renunciation, on the other hand, are entirely human-and thus, beyond their fanatical belief in their Room's cause, can and do have ambitions beyond that and think of ways to bring their Room's way of thinking to the larger world.
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