Nov
13
2018
1

In Nomine Revisited: Assassins.

Yeah, I’m going to be trolling through my old In Nomine stuff a lot until NaNoWriMo is over, looks like.

Assassins – Google Docs

Assassins

There is a rumor.

Of course, rumors in Hell are about as common as flies around rotten meat (and as about as hard to get rid of), but this particular one is noteworthy, not least because repeating it aloud is a good way to have your Forces scattered. This type of reaction merely gives it legitimacy, of course. (more…)

Nov
12
2018
0

In Nomine Revisited: Craft Skills.

This isn’t sexy, but Bluehost and GoDaddy are telling me that the other guy owns Stormloader.com again, so this should probably go up.  I’m having difficulty accessing the existing files on there, and of course I couldn’t be allowed to just upload the whole archive.  Why, no.  That would be too easy.

Grr.

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Nov
11
2018
2
Nov
10
2018
0

Gunther Schmidt [GURPS 4e]

Gunther Schmidt – Google Docs

Gunther Schmidt [600 pt]

 

Race: Human Psion

Attributes [240]: ST 13 [30], DX 14 [80], IQ 14 [80], HT 12 [20], HP 18 (Hit Points includes +5 from ‘Extra Hit Points’), Will 16 [10], Per 16 [10], FP 12, Basic Speed 7 [10]

TL: 7 [0]

Languages: English (Native) [6]; German (Native) [0]; Russian (Native) [6]. (more…)

Nov
09
2018
0

Inner Mitten Fasting [GURPS 4e].

Inner Mitten Fasting

[7/9, plus Psionics]

 

A deliberate corruption of immer mitten festung (German for “Always in the middle of the fortress”), this particular martial art was put together by a black ops CIA project in the 1950s to train up its East German psionic espionage assets.  The original goal was the usual telepathic deep viewing network, of course; but it turned out that the recruitable psions in that part of the Iron Curtain were mostly telekinetics, instead of telepaths.  The CIA shrugged, and started training up psychokinetic assassins instead.

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Nov
08
2018
2

In Nomine Revisited: Carnatic Formulary of Sir Isaac Newton.

Carnatic Formulary of Sir Isaac Newton – Google Docs

Carnatic Formulary of Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton would like it to be known that even though he did have an interest in Alchemy when he was alive, and even though this book might have been the sort of thing that he would have written had he had actual access to real Alchemical power, this book was neither written nor endorsed by him; and that the use of his name was entirely done without permission.  He is fairly insistent that this be spelled out, in fact.

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Nov
06
2018
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In Nomine Revisited: Agaf, Free Lilim Demon of Tequila

Sober as a judge, actually. I just got reminded of this writeup, that’s all.

Agaf – Google Docs

Agaf
Free Lilim
Demon of Tequila

Corporeal Forces: 3    Strength: 6 Agility: 6
Ethereal Forces: 4 Intelligence: 7 Precision: 9
Celestial Forces: 6 Will: 12 Perception: 12

Vessel/4 (Human female, +3 Charisma)

Word Forces: 3

Skills: Chemistry/3, Dodge/6, Driving/5, Emote/4, Fighting/4, Knowledge (Drinking Rituals/6), Ranged Weapon (pistol/2, Shotgun/5), Savoir-Faire/6, Seduction/6, Small Weapon/3 (Knife)

Songs: Charm (Corporeal/3, Ethereal/6, Celestial/6), Healing (Corporeal/6), Shields (All/3), Sleep (All/3)

Attunements: Lilim of Drugs, Lilim of Gluttony, Consume, First Time, Demon of Tequila

Demon of Tequila: There is always a bottle of tequila within twenty or so feet of Agaf.  Any time, any place, any situation: rumor has it that she may be the only demon to ever leave Limbo drunk.

Rites: Do a shot.
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Nov
06
2018
1

Item Seed: DV-9999.

DV-9999 – Google Docs

DV-9999

 

When DV-9999 was discovered drifting in Jupiter’s orbit by an extremely classified American military black-ops program, it was the US Navy that ended up getting the derelict interstellar ship after it was towed back to Earth (it is, again, an extremely classified program).  Oh, sure, other groups tried to claim it, but the Navy just had the better bureaucratic knife-fighters this time.  Sometimes it just comes down to that. It probably also helped that the discovers’ were sort of related to the Navy, in a fairly recondite sort of way.  Besides, the Navy was willing enough to share.

 

Of course, the value of DV-9999 is actually a somewhat complicated question.  Its tonnage is about 200 tons, and looks like it was designed for 6 crew members and 4 passengers (assuming human-sizes throughout).  There are extensive open spaces inside the ship itself, with direct access to space via a set of doors. The outside also has two hardpoints that look like they were designed to fit weapons pods of some sort; one of the hardpoints is occupied with broken machinery, and one is a melted pile of slag.  DV-9999 is also heavily damaged and open to vacuum, with burn-throughs and impact craters consistent with energy and explosive weapons.

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Nov
05
2018
1

Item Seed: Space Dust.

Space Dust – Google Docs

Space Dust

 

Space Dust? ‘Tis the scourge of the space-ways, it is.  Not because it affects any Galactic species that still operates in this plane of existence, because Space Dust doesn’t.  It really is just made up of regular interstellar dust particles that have been collected until there’s enough to be worth selling to a member of the Precursor species.  The species who have theoretically transcended this plane of existence, in other words — but yet now find that Space Dust is the most absolutely, completely, and reverse transcendentally amazing high in any plane of existence.

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Nov
03
2018
1

Item Seed: Humanbane.

Humanbane – Google Docs

Humanbane

It’s a sword. Specifically, it’s a carp’s tongue broadsword; it has a wide blade that tapers down to a lengthened point. It’s suitable for slicing, stabbing, and/or thrusting. Human’s provenance is, based on various details, dated as being somewhere around the 12th century BC. Which is awkward, because the blade is made of something roughly equivalent to wootz steel.

Normally, something this anachronistic would be dismissed as a clumsy joke or forgery, but they pulled this sword out of a previously-undisturbed burial mound in northern France during an extremely well-documented expedition. There’s no way that Humanbane could have been inserted into the dig somehow: the cameras were operating 24/7 throughout the entire operation. In some ways, it was a relief when the nice people from the — well, they’re from a pan-European agency, and had the right officials vouching for them, and that was enough — came to collect Humanbane. And replace it with something that looked like it at first, but looked like something else entirely when cleaned. (more…)

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