In light of the recent string of fascist rallies and counter demonstrations that have been taking place in the USA, this seems like a good time to take a break from my “no politics” rule. Sometimes not saying anything at all is itself an act of evil.
However, since this is still an In Nomine blog, I have decided to put together a list of possible anti-fascist actions someone could get involved and the Superior who I think would embrace that approach. If you just want to use this list in game, that’s fine – but I would rather you look through it and pick out a strategy or two that you are willing to use to combat fascism directly in the real world.
As I have mentioned previously, I love the 20 Questions used as part of character creation in Legend of the Five Rings.
It may have taken me a bit of time, but I finally have a version suitable for angelic characters (the same list could probably be used for demons as well with only minor tweaks).
Please comment on the questions. I’d love to learn which you found to be helpful, and which were so much fluff.
In response to a recent conversation on the In Nomine Forums, I decided to make a Google Map showing the official tethers of the In Nomine universe. Sadly, there were a few generic tethers I had to leave out because there were absolutely no clues as to their intended location (most likely because they were meant to be insertable anywhere).
Working on this map was fascinating.
I recently finished the Fablehaven series of novels authored by Brandon Mull. If you start with the first book, you might wonder why I’ve included a series that focuses on fairies in a blog that specializes in Angels and Demons. Trust me, the Demons play an ever more important role as you go on.
But what’s truly impressive is just how many McGuffins Mull manages to juggle in this series. And not only that, but each and every one of them is a power item. The first book only has one, the second two, and by the time you reach the last book there are something like half a dozen.
Recently one of my friends responsible for Sisters in Geek pointed me to an article by Charlie Jane Anders titled 10 Vital Storytelling Lessons I learned from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
It is a great article and one I suggest you read now.
Have you done that? Good, then
Most role playing games with point-buy character generation have some form of disadvantage system. In Nomine is no exception. Throughout the manuals you will find a number of negative quirks (called Discords) that impede the character and reward the player with additional points for building their character by way of compensation. However, there are some very severe problems with how In Nomine has implemented its disadvantage system.
By the Book
Both the Angelic Player’s Guide and the Infernal Player’s Guide give suggestions on how to name the angels of the various choirs and demons of the assorted bands. As I mentioned in the about, I’m not going to repeat information that comes directly from the manuals.
However, there are several tips that go beyond what’s in those books.
I am quite pleased to see that there is a Demon of Chess and a Demon of Go. It means that one of my old ideas for the Demon of Faro will not be at cross purposes with the canon material.