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30th Dec '15 6:44:44 PM WanderingBrowser
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* BaseBreaker: Falkovnia is one of the biggest domains, being an important part of the Core, but is perhaps one of the most contentious in the entire setting. The reason is its combination of HumansAreTheRealMonsters and Military Horror, which some fans find admirable -- emphasizing that one does not have to have dark powers to be a complete and utter ''bastard'' -- and other fans loathe. Haters of the domain derisively describe Falkovnia as a ham-fisted medieval-flavored blend of Nazi Germany and the USSR being run by a one-dimensional military dictator who likes impaling people.
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* BaseBreaker: Falkovnia is one of the biggest domains, being an important part of the Core, but is perhaps one of the most contentious in the entire setting. The reason is its combination of HumansAreTheRealMonsters and Military Horror, which some fans find admirable -- emphasizing that one does not have to have dark powers to be a complete and utter ''bastard'' -- and other fans loathe. Haters of the domain derisively describe Falkovnia as a ham-fisted medieval-flavored blend land of Nazi Germany and the USSR NaziCommies being run by a one-dimensional military dictator who likes impaling people.Vlad the Impaler rip-off.
16th Nov '15 7:06:20 PM SpectralTime
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He's really got a bit more Hitler or Stalin in him than Vlad.
* BaseBreaker: Falkovnia is one of the biggest domains, being an important part of the Core, but is perhaps one of the most contentious in the entire setting. The reason is its combination of HumansAreTheRealMonsters and Military Horror, which some fans find admirable -- emphasizing that one does not have to have dark powers to be a complete and utter ''bastard'' -- and other fans loathe. Haters of the domain derisively describe Falkovnia as a ham-fisted blend of Nazi Germany and the USSR being run by a one-dimensional Vlad the Impaler expy.
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* BaseBreaker: Falkovnia is one of the biggest domains, being an important part of the Core, but is perhaps one of the most contentious in the entire setting. The reason is its combination of HumansAreTheRealMonsters and Military Horror, which some fans find admirable -- emphasizing that one does not have to have dark powers to be a complete and utter ''bastard'' -- and other fans loathe. Haters of the domain derisively describe Falkovnia as a ham-fisted medieval-flavored blend of Nazi Germany and the USSR being run by a one-dimensional Vlad the Impaler expy.military dictator who likes impaling people.
16th Nov '15 6:01:19 PM WanderingBrowser
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* BaseBreaker: Falkovnia is one of the biggest domains, being an important part of the Core, but is perhaps one of the most contentious in the entire setting. The reason is its combination of HumansAreTheRealMonsters and Military Horror, which some fans find admirable -- emphasizing that one does not have to have dark powers to be a complete and utter ''bastard'' -- and other fans loathe. Haters of the domain derisively describe Falkovnia as a ham-fisted blend of Nazi Germany and the USSR being run by a one-dimensional Vlad the Impaler expy.
17th Oct '15 9:24:57 AM SpectralTime
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[KnightTemplar Elena]] [[FallenHero Faith-hold]] is ''very'' popular for a character that only really appeared in one book that was generally regarded as sub-par, for being a well-written example of a different kind of evil than most of the Land of Mists.
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[KnightTemplar Elena]] [[FallenHero Faith-hold]] is ''very'' popular for a character that who only really appeared in one book that was generally regarded as sub-par, for being a well-written example of a different kind of evil than most of the Land of Mists.Darklords.

** Tsien Chiang, Darklord of I'Cath, is a bland, super-powerful villain with no curse, no ability to seal her tiny three-building realm, and no reason for the PCs to stay. Her backstory is weak, her motivations unexplained, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking her write-up requires a lot of supplementary books for Asian and Middle Eastern expansions to play]].
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** Tsien Chiang, Darklord of I'Cath, is a bland, super-powerful villain villainess with no curse, no ability to seal her tiny three-building realm, and no reason for the PCs to stay.remain once it becomes clear it's a dangerous place. Her backstory is weak, her motivations unexplained, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking her write-up requires a lot of supplementary books for Asian and Middle Eastern expansions to play]].
6th Oct '15 9:24:31 PM SpectralTime
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** Tsien Chiang, Darklord of I'Cath, is a bland, super-powerful villain with no curse, no ability to seal her tiny three-building realm, and no reason for the PCs to stay. Her backstory is weak, her motivations unexplained, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking her write-up requires a lot of supplementary books for Asian and Middle Eastern expansions to play]].
5th Oct '15 10:51:06 AM SpectralTime
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[KnightTemplar Elena]] [[FallenHero Faith-hold]] is ''very'' popular for a character that only really appeared in one book that was generally regarded as sub-par, for being a well-written example of a different kind of evil than most of the Land of Mists.
27th Aug '15 2:49:55 PM MagBas
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unfortunate implications need citations
* UnfortunateImplications: The Vistani, being basically [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Mysterious Gypsies]] of the flavor seen in the UniversalHorror films. Admittedly, they're not quite as bad as the Aperusa of TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}, but still, they're basically a Gypsy-themed WitchSpecies who regard themselves as justified for disdaining, looking down upon, stealing from and plaguing outsiders simply because they are mistrusted for being, well, gypsies.
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* UnfortunateImplications: The Vistani, being basically [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Mysterious Gypsies]] of the flavor seen in the UniversalHorror films. Admittedly, they're not quite as bad as the Aperusa of TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}, but still, they're basically a Gypsy-themed WitchSpecies who regard themselves as justified for disdaining, looking down upon, stealing from and plaguing outsiders simply because they are mistrusted for being, well, gypsies.
3rd Aug '15 6:57:29 PM WanderingBrowser
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* UnfortunateImplications: The Vistani, being basically [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Mysterious Gypsies]] of the flavor seen in the UniversalHorror films. Admittedly, they're not quite as bad as the Aperusa of TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}, but still, they're basically a Gypsy-themed WitchSpecies who regard themselves as justified for disdaining, looking down upon, stealing from and plaguing outsiders simply because they are mistrusted for being, well, gypsies.
30th Mar '15 11:04:35 PM justanid
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** The darklord Death's domain is nigh-unusable due to that it's surrounded by a barrier that ''kills'' and reanimates the victims into an undead monster under Death's control. In general, he is seen as an inferior spin-off villain to Azalin.
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** The darklord Death's domain is nigh-unusable due to that it's surrounded by a barrier that ''kills'' and reanimates the victims into an undead monster under Death's control. In general, he is seen as an inferior spin-off villain to Azalin.Azalin. * SerialNumbersFiledOff: The Japanese and USA covers of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'' clearly [[http://www.castlevaniadungeon.net/games/cv2.html copied]] the original ''Ravenloft'' cover image in the background, only replacing Strahd's head; the background was removed entirely from the European cover, making it obvious that someone realized what was going on at some point. ----
8th Feb '15 1:03:44 PM GoodLuc
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*** Strangely, subverted later. See CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
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