History TabletopGame / WraithTheOblivion

23rd Feb '18 10:45:59 PM Doryna
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Wraith was one of the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness' less popular titles, and this criticism was frequently leveled at it. It even extends in universe. Many a wraith can easily fall to Oblivion through simple despair.
23rd Feb '18 10:45:11 PM Doryna
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* CreepyChild: The Striplings, Spectres of those who died before they went past 10 years old. Form a society unto themselves, with their own Malfean. Even other Spectres (including the Malfeans) find them creepy.

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* CreepyChild: CreepyChild:
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The Striplings, Spectres of those who died before they went past 10 years old. Form a society unto themselves, with their own Malfean. Even other Spectres (including the Malfeans) find them creepy.



* {{Crossover}}: The supplement ''Ghost Towns'' is a crossover with ''[[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Werewolf: The]] WildWest''.

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The supplement ''Ghost Towns'' is a crossover with ''[[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Werewolf: The]] WildWest''.



* DeaderThanDead: Soulforging is often considered a form of this.

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* DeaderThanDead: DeaderThanDead:
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Soulforging is often considered a form of this.



* DealWithTheDevil: The Shadow is capable of offering temporary rewards to its host if they give it a little bit of power.

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* DealWithTheDevil: DealWithTheDevil:
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The Shadow is capable of offering temporary rewards to its host if they give it a little bit of power.



* PowerOfTheVoid: You ''saw'' the title, right? Same thing applies to all Oblivion's soldiers -- the Neverborn, the Onceborn, and the Spectres alike.

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* PowerOfTheVoid: PowerOfTheVoid:
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You ''saw'' the title, right? Same thing applies to all Oblivion's soldiers -- the Neverborn, the Onceborn, and the Spectres alike.



* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled IN DEATH!]]: ''Wraith: [-THE GREAT WAR!-]'' (one of the very few games of any medium based on UsefulNotes/WorldWarI) and ''Dark Kingdom of Jade'' (Wraiths [-OF THE EAST!-]) There were actually several Dark Kingdoms based on different cultures, but Jade is the only one that got its own book; the rest of the non-North American/European kingdoms were detailed in the ''Wraith Player's Guide''.

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* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled IN DEATH!]]: DEATH!]]:
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''Wraith: [-THE GREAT WAR!-]'' (one of the very few games of any medium based on UsefulNotes/WorldWarI) and ''Dark Kingdom of Jade'' (Wraiths [-OF THE EAST!-]) There were actually several Dark Kingdoms based on different cultures, but Jade is the only one that got its own book; the rest of the non-North American/European kingdoms were detailed in the ''Wraith Player's Guide''.
16th Feb '18 10:18:01 PM Doryna
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A 20th anniversary edition was announced at [=GenCon=] 2013. [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deluxe-wraith-the-oblivion-20th-anniversary-editio A Kickstarter for the game went live on December 2, 2014, and was fully funded within hours.]] A "beta" was released to backers on February 12, 208, and the final product is due to be released sometime at the beginning of 2019.

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A 20th anniversary edition was announced at [=GenCon=] 2013. [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deluxe-wraith-the-oblivion-20th-anniversary-editio A Kickstarter for the game went live on December 2, 2014, and was fully funded within hours.]] A "beta" was released to backers on February 12, 208, 2018, and the final product is due to be released sometime at the beginning of 2019.
16th Feb '18 10:17:46 PM Doryna
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A 20th anniversary edition was announced at [=GenCon=] 2013. [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deluxe-wraith-the-oblivion-20th-anniversary-editio A Kickstarter for the game went live on December 2, 2014, and was fully funded within hours.]]

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A 20th anniversary edition was announced at [=GenCon=] 2013. [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deluxe-wraith-the-oblivion-20th-anniversary-editio A Kickstarter for the game went live on December 2, 2014, and was fully funded within hours.]]
]] A "beta" was released to backers on February 12, 208, and the final product is due to be released sometime at the beginning of 2019.
8th Sep '17 11:34:08 PM Gregzilla
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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: In some editions, it was recommended that the ''players'', not the Storyteller, provide the voices of another character's Shadow. That went over real well, I bet.
** As a matter of fact, it did. It's not like they have any more motivation than the GM to screw you over with this - on the contrary, a shadow that is too active can actually doom the entire group, including the shadow's player's character.
*** The book in question actually gave percentages involved for just how cruel things could be - generally, about a limit of 25% of the game involving "Shadow play," as it was called, was considered reasonable. Beyond that runs into the tabletop version of this trope.
** There's one more version of the game, with the Shadows having their own players - every character is then played by two people, one of which has completely no reason not to be active.

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: In some editions, it was recommended that the ''players'', not the Storyteller, provide the voices of another character's Shadow. That went over real well, I bet.
** As a matter of fact, it did.
It's not like they have any more motivation than the GM to screw you over with this - on the contrary, a shadow that is too active can actually doom the entire group, including the shadow's player's character.
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character. The book in question actually gave percentages involved for just how cruel things could be - generally, about a limit of 25% of the game involving "Shadow play," as it was called, was considered reasonable. Beyond that runs into the tabletop version of this trope.
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trope. There's one more version of the game, with the Shadows having their own players - every character is then played by two people, one of which has completely no reason not to be active.
8th Sep '17 11:32:04 PM Gregzilla
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* DeadAllAlong: The premise of the game, though some Storytellers run a brief [[{{Death}} mort]][[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin al campaign]] [[BaitAndSwitch first.]]

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* DeadAllAlong: The premise of the game, though some Storytellers run a brief [[{{Death}} mort]][[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin al [[DeadToBeginWith mortal campaign]] [[BaitAndSwitch first.]]
15th Jun '17 5:28:34 PM NightShade96
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* HauntedHouse / [[HauntedCastle Castle]]: There are Arcanoi devoted to hijinks you can use on [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} people who mess with your former home.]]

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* HauntedHouse / [[HauntedCastle Castle]]: Castle]]:
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There are Arcanoi devoted to hijinks you can use on [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} people who mess with your former home.]]



* HumansAreBastards and/or {{Tearjerker}}: ''Charnel Houses of Europe: The Shoah'' deals with Wraiths spawned from the Holocaust. There's no "BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy" here; humans are perfectly capable of atrocities on their own. It is considered by some to be the single darkest sourcebook White Wolf has ever released. While many titles in the Black Dog line were simply RatedMForMoney, this one truly is ''not'' for the faint of heart.

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* HumansAreBastards and/or {{Tearjerker}}: HumansAreBastards: ''Charnel Houses of Europe: The Shoah'' deals with Wraiths spawned from the Holocaust. There's no "BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy" here; humans are perfectly capable of atrocities on their own. It is considered by some to be the single darkest sourcebook White Wolf has ever released. While many titles in the Black Dog line were simply RatedMForMoney, this one truly is ''not'' for the faint of heart.


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* MemoryJar: We get the Mnemoi and their Arcanos, Mnemosynis, the sole purpose of which is to transfer and manipulate memories. In a place where memories are important for maintaining one's existence, the Mnemoi are far from welcome, and are therefore one of the three Forbidden Guilds. [[spoiler: In actuality, the Mnemoi are using their talents to store the memories of Charon for [[RightfulKingReturns his return]], and the whole persecuted thing [[FakeDefector is a ruse]]. One that, sadly, works a bit too well in the end.]]
13th Jun '17 10:14:29 PM nombretomado
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* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled IN DEATH!]]: ''Wraith: [-THE GREAT WAR!-]'' (one of the very few games of any medium based on WorldWarOne) and ''Dark Kingdom of Jade'' (Wraiths [-OF THE EAST!-]) There were actually several Dark Kingdoms based on different cultures, but Jade is the only one that got its own book; the rest of the non-North American/European kingdoms were detailed in the ''Wraith Player's Guide''.

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* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled IN DEATH!]]: ''Wraith: [-THE GREAT WAR!-]'' (one of the very few games of any medium based on WorldWarOne) UsefulNotes/WorldWarI) and ''Dark Kingdom of Jade'' (Wraiths [-OF THE EAST!-]) There were actually several Dark Kingdoms based on different cultures, but Jade is the only one that got its own book; the rest of the non-North American/European kingdoms were detailed in the ''Wraith Player's Guide''.
24th Jan '17 3:12:06 PM DaibhidC
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** The {{Splatbook}} ''Pardoners and Puppeteers'' has a spirit modelled on Creator/JimHenson. He is, of course, a Puppeteer.

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** The {{Splatbook}} {{Splat}}book ''Pardoners and Puppeteers'' has a spirit modelled on Creator/JimHenson. He is, of course, a Puppeteer.
24th Jan '17 3:11:22 PM DaibhidC
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* ShoutOut: Compare [[http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/Zenoseiya/wraith2epg207.jpg this artwork from page 207]] of the Wraith 2nd edition rulebook to [[http://www.gnosis.art.pl/iluminatornia/sztuka_o_inspiracji/zdzislaw_beksinski/zdzislaw_beksinski_1971.jpg this piece painted by Zdzislaw Beksinski]].

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Compare [[http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/Zenoseiya/wraith2epg207.jpg this artwork from page 207]] of the Wraith 2nd edition rulebook to [[http://www.gnosis.art.pl/iluminatornia/sztuka_o_inspiracji/zdzislaw_beksinski/zdzislaw_beksinski_1971.jpg this piece painted by Zdzislaw Beksinski]].Beksinski]].
** The {{Splatbook}} ''Pardoners and Puppeteers'' has a spirit modelled on Creator/JimHenson. He is, of course, a Puppeteer.
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