For 2018 I will be starting on a new project; a campaign arc to rival the Revelation Cycle put out by SJ Games. I have learned from experience that dominating the blog with a single type of post is not healthy for it, so you can still expect a health mix of NPCs, reflections, tethers, and general irreverence that has nothing to do with this project. However, over the course of the year I hope to produce all the elements necessary to play through the 1st act in what I hope will ultimately become a full 5 act drama. Continue reading
Zombie outbreaks in a game of In Nomine are different from most other settings because a horde of zombies poses no direct threat to an angel. Not only is the angel massively more powerful (9 Force vs. 4 Force), but zombieism is non-communicable.
This doesn’t mean that the zombie outbreak is an unusable scenario, but you will need to adjust the setting and add some additional objectives or threats.
Earlier this month The Sun ran an article about a Philippine exorcist who had reported that fake crucifixes with satanic symbols were being given out in that country, and that they were causing nightmares and bad luck.
Last week I posted a BBC story titled “Indonesia police confiscate sex toy mistaken for angel.”
My goal was not to titillate, mock, or condemn, but to highlight a story from the real world that can be used as inspiration for an adventure seed. What I didn’t have was the time to write it up.
Azrael & David vs. Kobal
“Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of Humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven” – Mark Twain
As usual, Kobal is bored. His whole existence seems to be spent punching down at those who maybe once were powerful but are now bound to (or ground under by) the fortunes of Hell. He needs something that will give him a real laugh. A laugh that echoes all the way into heaven, and that means bringing a real sorrow to heaven. His plan, trick one of the prodigal servitors of Azrael into repeatedly killing Angles of Stone just as they are on the verge of accomplishing their earthly goals.
As you may be aware, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away this weekend. As one of the most conservative and one of the most publicly religious justices on the bench there are any number of stories you could build around his death and replacement.
The first Christmas adventure any In Nomine player should know about is the one that Steve Jackson published themselves. A Very Nybbas Christmas will remain relevant so long as we continue to discuss “the war on Christmas.” Considering the durability of that particular debate, the adventure will likely remain usable for a very long time.
By way of contrast – the suggestions that follow will likely have a very limited shelf life (or at least I hope they will). I have offered up a scenario for Hell and one for Heaven, though with a little bit of creativity each could be used in a campaign dominated by the other.
As you may or may not have been aware, the Church of Satan planned to unveil their statue of Baphomet yesterday in Detroit. The Church of Satan commissioned the statue as a compliment to the Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court eventually determined that the Ten Commandments statue violated the constitutional provision against establishing a state religion and barred all religious monuments from state grounds. The Church of Satan then changed the location of the unveiling to Detroit, where the church has a permanent conclave.
The Church of Satan needed to change the location of the unveiling once more when their venue canceled their contract after receiving threats that protesters would burn down their establishment.
In the end the Church of Satan established a four step security protocol for the event which required all attendees to sign the following before learning where the event would be held:
I agree that by signing this document under any name, given or adopted, actual or pseudonymous, I am hereby avowing my soul to Satan (aka Abbadon, aka Lucifer, aka Beelzebub, aka The Antichrist). I do so knowing that He (aka The Fallen One, aka The Father of Lies) or any of His representatives may choose to collect my eternal soul at any time, with or without notice. I understand that my signature or mark representing any name, real or made up, upon these papers constitutes a lasting and eternal contract, and that there will be no further negotiations on the matter of my eternal soul.
Now that the statue has been unveiled, the Church of Satan intends to gift it to Little Rock, Arkansas. A state capitol which also has a Ten Commandments monument, and one where the State Supreme Court determined that religious monuments do not violate the constitutional ban on the establishment of religion so long as the monument is paid for by private funds.
A human like “Angel” has fallen out of the skies over London. The extremely human like creature with what seems to be “angel” wings as arms appears to have fallen from the sky at around 1:50pm this afternoon.
The ‘Angel’ like creature was quickly rushed away by what seemed to be undercover police officers dressed in suits and sunglasses, resembling the characters in the hit movie Men in Black.
It comes just hours before NASA announced finding ‘Earth 2.0′ the most habitable planet ever discovered.
From ZON NEWS
The play stops on Walpurgisnacht,
and the Earth does not turn even once more.
The story will not change.
Walpurgisnacht, or the eve of St. Walpurga’s day is one of the many names for the night of April 30. It is a powerful night for the forces of Heaven and Hell, as well as for some of the more powerful Ethereals. As such, it would be quite reasonable to tie some of the night’s traditions into your campaign.
In addition to describing some of the players in the night’s festivities, I have also proposed a trio of adventure hooks – one for heaven, one for hell, and one that’s just a little bit more up for grabs.