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  1. Using the Force to trick with the intent to defend: "You don't need to see his identification. These aren't the droids you're looking for." is canonically acceptable as an alternative to violence - Kenobi could have just sliced their way out of Mos Eisley. Using it to defraud someone of their rightfully owned property, trick someone to materially benefit yourself, and run con games is, as Dave said, a highway to hell. A grey area would be in 'Menace' where Qui-Gon uses the Force to affect the outcome of the throw of the chance cubes, pushing Watto in a heavier wager. If Qui-Gon had then gone on to use the Force to affect the outcome of the pod race, he'd have been on the slippery slope of using the Force as a tool to fulfill his desires. This is why Yoda says "a Jedi must have the most serious mind." and the common advice of masters to padawans is "Be mindful." Check yourself, examine your motivations for using the Force before using it. It's not a toy or even a tool - you are it's tool, one tiny conduit through which the Force enacts on the galaxy. That mindset is the way a Jedi avoids the Dark Side. Of course, an untutored youth who stumbled backwards into Force powers might not know that, but a player should always be aware.
  2. Here's my WIP. Stats to follow in time, but I've got the basic flavor of the character down here.
  3. Travis Legge, our Scarred Lands developer and Twitch guru, recently ran a game of Trinity Continuum: Aberrant on our Twitch channel, called Collateral Damage. The series has been uploaded to our YouTube channel, starting with Episode 0 here: Although Collateral Damage is over, there’s more Aberrant to be had on Twitch, with Community ServiceTuesdays at midnight EDT.
  4. Are you a creator? Do you enjoy programs like the DM’s Guild? Do you like Onyx Path’s worlds? Onyx Path has several Community Content programs that you can join. You can download resources, create your own supplements (provided you follow the posted guidelines), upload your product and even sell it! Storypath Nexus The Storypath Nexus covers various Storypath games. Currently, that’s limited to Scion (the only Storypath game currently available) but will soon open to other game lines, like the Trinity Continuum. Get started now with the Content Guidelines and the FAQ. Here are some recent successes: Scion Solo Adventures Guide to Cryptids of North America Many Names of Heimdall Slarecian Vault The Slarecian Vault covers the Scarred Lands setting for 5e and Pathfinder. Get started now with the Content Guidelines and FAQ. Recent successes include: Vengeance of the Shunned Planar Index, a brief overview of the planes featured in the Vengeance of the Shunner multi-part adventure series Vengeance of the Shunned Peril Primer, a guide to creatures featured in Vengeance of the Shunned Her Immaculate Prestige Canis Minor Canis Minor is our community content site for Pugsteady’s Realms of Pugmire setting, which includes Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau. You can get started now with the Content Guidelines and the FAQ. Some of the recent successes: Morty Corgi’s Scroll of Mysteries Hemdal’s Request Hidden Orders of House Mau Other Lines If you’re interested in White Wolf’s game lines, White Wolf runs their own Community Content site, the Storytellers Vault. Go say hi and tell them we sent you!
  5. Pff, you wish I'd write 91 paragraphs about Red Jenny's boobs or the way her hips sashay when she walks. She ain't no ho. Though you might think differently if you encounter her at certain times of the year. Usually every 3-9 weeks, for 5-6 days at a time. Especially if you smell 'right'. It's the way she doesn't call you afterwards that really hurts... Don't take it personally - she's probably just having trouble with her commlink again. Or you sucked in bed. Or she'll call next time she has the itch to scratch. At least you'll have time to recover, right? Think positive thoughts!
  6. Backup concept is a Shapeshifter - Tiger variant, Adept. He's mainly a hunter / muscle, being dual-natured and with his gifts means he makes a living in his human persona as a critter-hunter / exterminator in places like the Barrens. Likes this human concept of money and luxury, looking to expand his hunting repertoire. Naturally, he's off-the-grid as fook. I actually like this concept, despite Dave trying to ruin it for me so right now I'm leaning 70% this way. I'm making both characters to see how it looks once done.
  7. If you're an assassin and something jumps out at you, you're doing it wrong.
  8. Reviewing material - looking at playing a Mage, Black Magician style. Might tweak it, but probably going standard Human or Elf (will see what other metavariants are out there). Also, first. Losers.
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    More or less, yeah. I didn't know all the stuff about the condition that I do now, and as I started reading up on genetics and psychiatric journals to help with the verisimilitude I kind of fell down the rabbit hole. Apologies, Nina. Tis interesting, at least, right?! Now I'm going to address something else I've been mulling over: Real life vs Stories Specifically - the sense of characters with grandeur, greatness, call it what you will. Mala made a point several times last night about 'enacting emotional labor' when dealing with abusive people And in the Really Real World, she is dead right. Bang on target. Do not have those people in your life - they are not your baggage to carry. If they happen to be a friend or relative, and you believe that you might be able to help them, then I applaud your courage and hope you're right. But usually, I walk the other direction from obnoxiously abusive, bitchy people, even when those I consider friends who are also friends with the obnoxious type say things like "Oh, that's just her way." My basic reaction is 'Nope, not my baggage to carry'. I also walk the other direction from tightly wound, emotionally uptight, repressed people. Or at least keep them at arms length. They might be decent folks, but they are not my preferred company despite me having that very British ability to be sociable to anyone (whilst plotting to steal their country. The Empire will rise again! *shakes fist*) I would also likely be very wary around anyone I knew was capable of extreme remorseless violence. And I say that as someone familiar with violence. The point to this is that NONE of that makes a good story. No-one wants to read about the genius psychopath whose friends found out what he was and abandoned him, letting him sink deeper into alienation. That shit is just depressing, happens all the time, and has no grandeur to it. Nobody wants to read about the bitchy mean girl who nobody tried to sympathise with, who eventually goes on to have a miserable shitty life making life shitty and miserable for everyone she's around. That happens every fucking day. Yawn. Mundane. Nobody wants to read about the uptight chick who ended up ODing on pills because no-one tried to get her to loosen up and see that the world's chaos is a good and beautiful thing. I mean... Shit. That is a terrible story. That's like getting to the point where Westley dies in Princess Bride and realising that yes, Humperdink IS gonna win, because this is the really real world and dicks win all the time. Only unlike in the movie, there is no continuation past that depressing point. We are writing a story here. What kind of story do you want to read? Sure, in real life 'enacting emotional labor' to tolerate the damaged bully is not something anyone has to do, because not everyone has that spark of sacrifice or grandeur - and also because in real life, lets face it, the damaged bully probably won't improve. In a story, that can be whatever we want it to be. Let the greatness flow. Just my two cents on the matter.
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    That's part of why I brought it up here: to show the collaborative process and how it can (dare I say should) work. Fuck knows I can talk for bloody ages about my characters and how they could / would / might interact with other people's. (No, not saying everyone is clueless. Just saying that there is a process and it can work. That is all.)
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    Point of fact, I was attempting to deconstruct the 'Hannibal' trope using more realistic depictions of psychopathy as it is currently being understood. I know I make a shit-ton of jokes and references in Discord, but Jason is not a 'Hannibal'. He suffers no compulsion to kill (or eat) people, nor is he self-destructive, wanting to be caught. What he is is a teen with certain genetic predispositions combined with a deformity of the brain that makes empathy an intellectual exercise rather than instinctive, and fear and genuine remorse impossible. He can 'regret' things on an intellectual level - "That was stupid of me" "that was hasty" "That was not my intention." - such as with Lona's hurt feelings over what he did. Genetically he has a preponderance of 'warrior' genes that govern aggressive responses to attacks, semi-activated by neglect and abandonment and now, with danger looming, activating and expressing more forcefully with no pre-limbic system to cut in and soften the aggressive reactions with fear or remorse responses. It is why he stood and fought the smilodon, and the Coochisaurus, rather than leave friends to the beasts. It's also why he viciously battered a man for attacking his friend. He is capable of caring for people, even loving them - he would never do to a friend what he did to Liam. Hell, he wouldn't even do that to an 'undeserving' stranger (someone who didn't attack him or a friend first). He has a code of conduct which he adheres to. What I'm attempting to do is show his journey from someone who is at a crossroads that could lead to his being a real monster, seeking guidance from his older, wiser NPC friend in learning control (and hopefully the PCs will be part of that journey too, but I'm not leaving it all up to them ) so that whilst he will never be normal, he will at least be able to function as a part of the whole. As Hank implied, Jase has control right up to the point he takes his foot off the brake pedal, and then there's just too much gas. He is currently learning to control the gas pedal. Now this wordy explanation is not me saying "you're wrong and you have to change your mind". And lord knows the Jauntsens are completely justified in their fears, because they don't know any of this shit. Not about the code, not about psychopathy, not about the help he's seeking. My purpose here is to present, OOCly for everyone, what I am trying to achieve, and let them decide OOCly whether they want their characters to be part of that. And also solicit suggestions! If anyone has a suggestion for how I could better express this story arc, or for fics involving it, I'm all ears in PMs.
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    I'm personally glad that you will be remaining in the game, Dave, and hope that you'll at least consider side threads with my character. On Nina's concerns regarding bullying: I know I'm guilty of taking the piss at times - if anyone takes personal issue with how I poke fun or tease, please understand that the intent is not bullying. If anyone does feel I'm picking on them too much, please address me in PM, let me know it's causing you upset, and I will tone it down. It's usually meant in good fun.
  13. https://strangerthingsintrocreator.kassellabs.io/#!/ALpnUpQ-57ZQvD6_eHDT I did a bad thing. And I am not sorry!
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