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Storyteller
 GM, 1 post
Fri 18 Oct 2019
at 18:54
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This thread is intended for out of character conversation.
Ghost-of-Silver
 player, 1 post
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 14:45
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  Hello there. The character names give some hints, but some of us are still settling on breed/tribe/auspice, to say nothing of smaller details. What has everyone nailed down so far?

  Ghost is a Lupus/Silver Fang/Galliard, but I can shift the auspice to Ahroun or Philodox if that would be a better match.
Storyteller
 GM, 4 posts
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 14:53
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And I'll go ahead and mention that you guys will be operating in the scope of a larger pack; so, while it would be useful for you to be able to break off and form an independent unit by yourselves, it's not mandatory the way it would be if you were by yourselves. It really depends on what style you guys would like to run as a unit.
My planning won't be affected by whatever you choose, so have it the way you want! :)
Jimena
 player, 1 post
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 16:22
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Jimena's a homid Black Fury from East Austin, involved to some extent in anti-gentrification community activism and general radicalism. She's got friends who are campus radicals at UT, but college was never going to be in the cards for her.  Auspice is a little up in the air at the moment beyond "not-a-theurge." The basics of the character would work pretty well for a ragabash, philodox, or ahroun, but in any of those cases she's got the Furies' stereotypical skillset of brawliness and attitude. Chips on both shoulders and such.

FWIW, I live in Round Rock (just north of Austin up I-35) and taught in Austin ISD for a while. I should be good for info on general things about the metro, but I can't tell you where to get the best street tacos downtown, or which of the clubs on Sixth Street is the best place to hit up on a weeknight.
Jimena
 player, 2 posts
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 20:43
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Are we using merits and flaws in this game?
Ghost-of-Silver
 player, 2 posts
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 21:01
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  They're part of the standard rules, so I guess so?

  I'd don't like the flaws that amount to 'you get some points; the negatives hit everyone' though. ('You have an enemy' ones are an example - the enemy is now a problem for the whole pack, not just that one person.)
Big Sister
 player, 1 post
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 23:18
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We meet again, Ghost-of-Silver! ^^

I will be your small and runty metis Bone Gnawer scavenger, be it Ragabash or Theurge. They call me Big Sister because I take care of the other Metis, and because Gnawers have a lovely sense of humor. Although I might earn the name Trash-Talker some day.

This message was lightly edited by the player at 23:19, Sat 16 Nov 2019.

Jimena
 player, 3 posts
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 23:25
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Ah...Big Sister. Played with you years ago, I think...long enough that I can't remember which character I was playing at the time. Vague suspicion that it was the game I bowed out of because players were getting vicious about the whole "alpha" thing. (I know that doesn't always narrow it down. ;) )
Ghost-of-Silver
 player, 3 posts
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 23:35
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  I don't think that would have been one that I was in, then! But yes, I'm going to try to use this character again. The last few attempts haven't exactly worked out, mostly due to the usual RPOL issues. (It lasted longer than two weeks? Someone call the Guinness Book of Records!) Though one was down to an exceptionally go loud opening...
Storyteller
 GM, 5 posts
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 23:54
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In reply to Jimena (msg # 5):

Yeah, I have no problem with edges and flaws if you guys don't, although I've always been of the opinion that WoD flaws in general are strangely severe compared to their equivalent merits. I'm not keen on fae-blooded companions and other crossover merits, though, so if you're thinking about something like that please run it by me first. Other stuff should be fine.
White Shadow
 player, 1 post
Sun 17 Nov 2019
at 00:34
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William "White Shadow" Moon, Homid Child of Gaia Ahroun
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Jimena
 player, 4 posts
Sun 17 Nov 2019
at 01:00
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With Big Sister leaning ragabash and Shadow coming in as an ahroun, I think I'll build Jimena as a philodox. (I was starting to lean that way anyway.)
White Shadow
 player, 2 posts
Sun 17 Nov 2019
at 02:45
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Dedicated 3 background points to Totem, may be able to pull one from Willpower if I need to.

Did anyone else?

GM, will we be able to pick a totem from the start if we have the points for it?

Naturally, I'm leaning towards Unicorn, but will remain open-minded.
Ghost-of-Silver
 player, 4 posts
Sun 17 Nov 2019
at 07:14
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  Alright, I'll stick with the Galliard default for Ghost!

  Totem 1 if we start with one, Totem 0 if we have to obtain one (because my practice in that case is to put the resulting XP into Totem dots).

  If we *are* going to choose one rather than have it assigned, Ghost's inclinations would be to find one that...

  - facilitates social interactions, or at least doesn't make them more difficult.
  - isn't excessively urban.
  - doesn't have a ban that could be exploited by by enemies.
  - won't cause tribal grief for pack members.
  - is at least somewhat insightful even if it isn't a Wisdom totem.

  So Unicorn would work (unless a Get comes along), but so would ones like Raven (absent any Glass Walkers or other moneybags types), Badger (ditto), or Chimera (no issues).

  Those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I know there's a long (long long long) compiled list out there but I can't go rifle through it right now!
Storyteller
 GM, 6 posts
Sun 17 Nov 2019
at 19:44
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I was planning to have you guys start out as part of a larger pack, but if you want to buy your own totem we can make you a separate, allied pack instead. That would be fine with me.
I'll leave it up to you guys.