History TabletopGame / UnknownArmies

29th Jul '16 4:12:00 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ContractualGenreBlindness / DangerouslyGenreSavvy: 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 / DangerouslyGenreSavvy: 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).



* GenreSavvy: An avatar gains power by acting out a particular archetype. Unlike adepts, an avatar doesn't have to believe in his role, only be willing to act it out.
29th Jul '16 2:27:11 PM Morgenthaler
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** Hell, being one is a prerequisite for being one of the true leaders of The New Inquisition. Their [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy leader]] realizes that putting [[CloudCuckooLander actual mages]] in charge of his group is a very, very bad idea.

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** Hell, being one is a prerequisite for being one of the true leaders of The New Inquisition. Their [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy leader]] leader realizes that putting [[CloudCuckooLander actual mages]] in charge of his group is a very, very bad idea.
21st Jul '16 3:38:20 PM RazorSmile
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* {{Biomanipulation}}[=/=]BodyHorror: Various, but Epideromancy is the #1 source in the game. It's a magic style revolving around molding the bodies of others (and oneself) like clay and powered by self-mutilation... think about it. Its signature attack spell ''isn't'' the one that lets you break bones or tear flesh just by touching someone, it's the spell that lets you mold flesh about the area of your palm. Its most common use? ''Seal someone's mouth and nose.''

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* {{Biomanipulation}}[=/=]BodyHorror: {{Biomancy}}[=/=]BodyHorror: Various, but Epideromancy is the #1 source in the game. It's a magic style revolving around molding the bodies of others (and oneself) like clay and powered by self-mutilation... think about it. Its signature attack spell ''isn't'' the one that lets you break bones or tear flesh just by touching someone, it's the spell that lets you mold flesh about the area of your palm. Its most common use? ''Seal someone's mouth and nose.''
19th Jun '16 9:50:03 AM BiffJr
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There's also a [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasgames/unknown-armies-third-edition-roleplaying-game Kickstarter in-progress for Third Edition]], with an unedited beta text for a post 9/11 world available to backers.

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There's There also was a [[https://www.successful Kickstarter[[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasgames/unknown-armies-third-edition-roleplaying-game Kickstarter in-progress for Third Edition]], with an unedited beta text for a post 9/11 world available to backers.
15th Apr '16 3:58:38 AM morenohijazo
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** The Freak from the novelization ''Godwalker'' demonstrates this power via shapeshifting, gendershifting as well as healing of self and others.
2nd Apr '16 3:18:17 PM Leliel
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There's also a [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasgames/unknown-armies-third-edition-roleplaying-game Kickstarter in-progress for Third Edition]], with an unedited beta text for a post 9/11 world available to backers.



* AIIsACrapshoot / InstantAIJustAddWater: GNOMON, a strange governmental data miner program that somehow not only became sentient, but became the focus of an entire adept school focused around the concept of identity, knowledge, and espionage (you dicker with it for charges, and you use the search bar for spells). Not malevolent, but definitely has its own agenda, uncaring of its makers, and is a bit of a MadScientist.



* 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.



* 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"...]]



* ContractualGenreBlindness / DangerouslyGenreSavvy: 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).



** 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.



* NighInvulnerable: A powerful avatar of the warrior becomes immune to physical harm - but only when fighting those he is ideologically opposed to.

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* NighInvulnerable: A powerful avatar of the warrior Warrior becomes immune to physical harm - but only when fighting those he is ideologically opposed to.


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* {{Technopath}}: GNOMON's network gains power over information technology as well as more abstract concepts of data.
28th Mar '16 7:42:35 AM RazorSmile
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* BodyHorror: Various, but Epideromancy is the #1 source in the game. It's a magic style revolving around molding the bodies of others like clay and powered by self-mutilation... think about it. Its signature attack spell ''isn't'' the one that lets you break bones or tear flesh just by touching someone, it's the spell that lets you mold flesh about the area of your palm. Its most common use? ''Seal someone's mouth and nose.''

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* BodyHorror: {{Biomanipulation}}[=/=]BodyHorror: Various, but Epideromancy is the #1 source in the game. It's a magic style revolving around molding the bodies of others (and oneself) like clay and powered by self-mutilation... think about it. Its signature attack spell ''isn't'' the one that lets you break bones or tear flesh just by touching someone, it's the spell that lets you mold flesh about the area of your palm. Its most common use? ''Seal someone's mouth and nose.''


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* HealingFactor[=/=]HealingHands: Epideromancers can do both (in the case of the former, this excludes self-inflicted wounds.)
3rd Jan '16 9:19:19 PM hamza678
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3rd Jan '16 9:19:12 PM hamza678
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* ButIPlayOneOnTV: A Personamancy spell lets you use any professional skill as long as you can convince those present that you ''are'' a professional.
* CanonWelding: The ''Red Book of Westmarch'' is mentioned as a real book in the setting - implying that all of TolkiensLegendarium existed in the dim recesses of the past.

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* ButIPlayOneOnTV: ButIPlayOneOnTV:[[invoked]] A Personamancy spell lets you use any professional skill as long as you can convince those present that you ''are'' a professional.
* CanonWelding: The ''Red Book of Westmarch'' is mentioned as a real book in the setting - implying that all of TolkiensLegendarium Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium existed in the dim recesses of the past.
16th Dec '15 2:52:43 AM Morgenthaler
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'''Unknown Armies''' (abbreviated UA) is an occult-themed RolePlayingGame by John Tynes and Greg Stolze and published by Atlas Games. Subtitled "A roleplaying game of power and consequences".

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'''Unknown Armies''' ''Unknown Armies'' (abbreviated UA) is an occult-themed RolePlayingGame by John Tynes and Greg Stolze and published by Atlas Games. Subtitled "A roleplaying game of power and consequences".
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