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Updates and Additions

Post by DivineST » Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:46 pm

As I try to do periodically, I am reviewing and updating writeups and adding others as-needed or as-wanted. I have lists of things that have been elaborated upon individually that I think may be easier to reference if properly written up; and also some to-dos that I have had on lists to do at some point but that have not had a high priority attached to them that I am getting around to doing or will get around to doing at some point.

Some of the things I have done recently are:
  • [Flavor] Lexicon - Tradition-specific terminology [ including for Spheres ] has been separated from the broader, Tradition terminology. The reason for separating them into individual threads is two-fold: ease of reference, and to give me a place to put general notes about a given Tradition - such as if a given Tradition has a code or internal laws, etc.
  • [IC History] Season Four - I am almost finished summarizing the major arcs included within Season Four. [ Edit: I have finished Season Four's summaries ] Season Five will not be properly summarized until after its finale, but we are approaching it, narratively.
Some of the things on my To-Do list are as follows:
  • [Flavor] Tradition Codes - If a Tradition has a specific code or set of internal laws, I am hoping to add them to their respective [About] thread, so that you guys do not have to crack open the Traditionbook every time you need to reference said code or set of internal laws. Some of these are written from an in-character perspective and I have to re-parse them; and some of these a few of you already have noted somewhere; but I will add them as I get through them.
  • [Flavor] Tradition Factions - This to-do I am still on the fence about, unsure if it would be helpful or just something for newcomers to potentially reference. Factions aren't mandatory, after all - unless you're a Hermetic - but most of them have a specific flavor or function, so it might be helpful? This is a low-priority on my list.
  • [Resource] Backgrounds and Adversarials - Man, this one has been sitting on my to-do for ages. Mostly just reformatting and adjusting the writeups of specific Backgrounds or Adversarials to reflect how they have been run / played if it differs from how the book presents them. I even have a thread for rounding this out in my Staff section - I just need to get around to finishing it.
  • [Character] Passive vs Active Downtimes - I have this written, I just need to post it; but it's a consolidation of and clarification for downtimes and the differences between the types, so that you guys have a better point of reference for them and how to use them. This is one of those things I've elaborated on individually when someone has a question, but it'll be easier to have a singular point of reference. Edit: Posted
  • [Mechanics] Creating Charms - I have the rules for Wonders up, and Charms are only slightly different; but that's not clear in the original writeup, so I'm going to clean up that writeup and add a segment specifically for Charms, too.
  • [General] Tables of Contents - for all sections. And maybe a general Q&A that can direct you to the post that answers a general or common question. Just to make it easier to find things.
If there is anything that is not on one of these lists - either that we have discussed one-on-one or that you have a question regarding or think might be helpful to have a formal, public writeup regarding, let me know in your OOC subforum or via PM! I'm happy to try to make things clearer.

Anyway, just making a note so that everyone is aware; and so that the general public knows that if something new goes up that relates to mechanics or rules, it's just me getting around to old to-dos as I find the brainspace to do them.

Thanks!
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Re: Updates and Additions

Post by DivineST » Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:11 pm

DivineST wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:46 pm
  • [Flavor] Tradition Codes - If a Tradition has a specific code or set of internal laws, I am hoping to add them to their respective [About] thread, so that you guys do not have to crack open the Traditionbook every time you need to reference said code or set of internal laws. Some of these are written from an in-character perspective and I have to re-parse them; and some of these a few of you already have noted somewhere; but I will add them as I get through them.
These have been added for groups that have one, save for the Cult of Ecstasy: I am double-checking the other Traditionbooks, but have not found a depiction of unified law or codes for them - except for the Cult of Ecstasy. I'll be working on the Code of Ananda and will add a note about the Nine Sacred Passions today.

If you find a canon unified law or code that exists for the other Traditions [ Celestial Chorus, Dreamspeakers, Verbena ], please PM me or make a note in your OoC forum and tag me so I can confirm it and add it.

Thanks!

Edit: Added The Code of Ananda and the Nine Sacred Passions for the Cult of Ecstasy.
Edit 2: Added The Drahma Sutra and the Eight Limbs for the Akashayana.
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Re: Updates and Additions

Post by DivineST » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:48 pm

DivineST wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:46 pm
  • [General] Tables of Contents - for all sections. And maybe a general Q&A that can direct you to the post that answers a general or common question. Just to make it easier to find things.
I have made tables of contents for the following, so far:
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Re: Updates and Additions

Post by DivineST » Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:05 pm

DivineST wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:46 pm
  • [Mechanics] Creating Charms - I have the rules for Wonders up, and Charms are only slightly different; but that's not clear in the original writeup, so I'm going to clean up that writeup and add a segment specifically for Charms, too.
I have updated Crafting Charms, Wonders, and Fetishes; though I intend to add examples to help with clarity and may reformat it later. This reflects how we have been doing these things over the course of the game, and might not totally reflect systems presented in Forged by Dragon's Fire, though it heavily relies upon that resource. Some of the optional rules, like Flaws and alternative Paradox Handling, have not been added to this post yet, but they may be at another time.

If you have questions, please tag me in a thread in your OoC forum.

Thank you!
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Re: Updates and Additions

Post by DivineST » Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:05 am

DivineST wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:46 pm
  • [Resource] Backgrounds and Adversarials - Man, this one has been sitting on my to-do for ages. Mostly just reformatting and adjusting the writeups of specific Backgrounds or Adversarials to reflect how they have been run / played if it differs from how the book presents them. I even have a thread for rounding this out in my Staff section - I just need to get around to finishing it.
I have changed the format of the above thread regarding Backgrounds and Adversarials and have completed the proper write-ups of Backgrounds, including their forum-play or setting-specific adjustments and utilized mechanics - except for Familiar. I have not done Adversarials yet.

Edit: I have added Adversarial Backgrounds, except for Skeptics and Wards.
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Re: Updates and Additions

Post by DivineST » Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:42 pm

I have added a post on Literaries and appended a reminder onto the note about Off-Board and IM / PM Scenes.

I intend to expand on the Character Growth post, to better explain Growth Downtimes; as well as to elaborate on the additional ways a character's mechanical sheet might grow [in regard to plots and personal journeys] - nothing about any of those is being changed, but I am working on better explaining them all for the sake of transparency.

I am still debating whether or not to write up the various Factions within the different Traditions; and I have been debating a note in the Flavor forum about major, Tradition-wide events in the meta-timeline; but while I am working on my list of to-dos, if there is something that you think would be helpful or that may be needed for the edification of players as a whole and better transparency on my part, please drop me a line in your OoC forum.

Thanks.
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Re: Updates and Additions

Post by DivineST » Sun Aug 15, 2021 6:06 pm

DivineST wrote:
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:42 pm
I intend to expand on the Character Growth post, to better explain Growth Downtimes; as well as to elaborate on the additional ways a character's mechanical sheet might grow [in regard to plots and personal journeys] - nothing about any of those is being changed, but I am working on better explaining them all for the sake of transparency.
I have updated this. I hope to expand further or provide examples, but if there are any questions or the write-up reads unclearly and could be refined for clearer understanding, please tag me in any questions you might have in your OoC forum.
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