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by Faethor
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Victoriana General Discussion
Topic: Magic and the Law
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: Magic and the Law

Third session in and I have made practicing unlicensed magic in private a bit like the cycling on the pavement law in the UK - it's a crime but how many people actually get arrested for it? Ergo. We know it goes on and its not advertised but we are unlikely to arrest you for it if it is discreet and...
by Faethor
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Victoriana General Discussion
Topic: Combining Fate with celestial engine
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Re: Combining Fate with celestial engine

Having discussed it with the players they seemed to like the idea, the reasons tied into the order/balance/entropy concept scanned (order of crystallization and pattern, Harmony keeping things "just so" and Entropy powerful but risky) - It was agreed that the original fate usage was too multi-purpos...
by Faethor
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Victoriana General Discussion
Topic: Combining Fate with celestial engine
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Combining Fate with celestial engine

As Fate can do oodles of too many things, I thought about simplifying it by breaking it down between alignments, combining the celestial engine with fate points. I haven't looked into Order / Entropy "champions" or other effects as yet. "Scripting dice" level effects have been lowered to 4 points as...
by Faethor
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Victoriana General Discussion
Topic: Concerning Sigils.
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: Concerning Sigils.

The core rulebook says "any material object". Also that the destruction of a Sigil releases the energy violently "paper burns, stones explode, metal sparks and melts". In "Liber Magica" there are perminant sigils on flesh (with a variation called tattoo magic) and divination, which involves inscribi...
by Faethor
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Victoriana General Discussion
Topic: Rogues Gallery
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Rogues Gallery

Let's post our favourite and memorable characters and villians to share (and plunder). One session in and already a supporting character has left a memorable impression I look forward to cultivating. He is a Beastfolk, a scarred and wiry tough Alley-cat working for Crime Boss Dilligence Puck. He sly...
by Faethor
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Victoriana General Discussion
Topic: Magic and the Law
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: Magic and the Law

I spotted that, I just wondered if anyone has any ideas for the more curious infractions of tech/aethertech/magic to flesh things out - it being a major focus of a aetheric division campaign.

Y'Know, curiously worded criminal offences the victorians were famous for.
by Faethor
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Victoriana General Discussion
Topic: Magic and the Law
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Magic and the Law

I am about to embark on my Aether Division campaign. I have a disgruntled hermetic inspector, a dishonest bully-boy sargent and a jolly hockeysticks female mechanist who will join the other two as a consultant. I know that the aetheric division deal with magical infractions and artifacts, aethertech...
by Faethor
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Victoriana General Discussion
Topic: Species vs Culture
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Species vs Culture

It more precisely; how do you make species work when they are, as in Victoriana, stripped of any kind of subspecies culture? Take a dwarf, strip him of his helmet, chain mail, love for gold, ancestor veneration, axe, subterranean fortress and what you are left with is no dissimilar to actual dwarfs ...
by Faethor
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Victoriana General Discussion
Topic: tis the season?
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: tis the season?

Cool. Gentlemen thieves, I'm reminded of an old film called the assasination bureau (ltd). Home unattended without suitable adult supervision. Wealthy eccentric mechanist parents have left their youngest child alone at home on the festive period and gone on an extended shopping trip / lodging with f...
by Faethor
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Victoriana General Discussion
Topic: tis the season?
Replies: 3
Views: 313

tis the season?

Ok with Xmas but a few scant months ways I am trying to come up with so festive related scenario seeds ..... "Away in a manger" Police are baffled by a spate of infant kidnappings ... what kind of dastardly villian do such a thing? Cheap alternative to Xmas dinner? Black market? One shudders to thin...