May
10
2019
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In Nomine Revisited: Timmy

Ah, Timmy. One of my favorite In Nomine NPCs. And why I should probably never run a game in that universe where the PCs are all demons. I’d just be awful to them, and then laugh about it afterward because hey, they’re playing demons.

Timmy

Damned Soul

Corporeal Forces: 1 Strength: 2 Agility: 2

Ethereal Forces: 1 Intelligence: 2 Precision: 2

Celestial Forces:1 Will: 2 Perception: 2

Charisma -1 (Or whatever the equivalent is for Hell)

Skills: Knowledge (Finding the inconvenient little holes in your plan that you somehow didn’t notice and certainly didn’t want brought to Kronos’ attention, anyway/6 [Mastery], How to be an absolutely infuriating little rotter/6 [Mastery])

Songs: Doesn’t need them.

Attunements: Doesn’t need them.

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Apr
08
2019
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In Nomine Revisited: The Wave Motion Gun.

Wave Motion Gun

Relic/6 (unknown and obnoxious Song) 18pt*

Self powered  0pt

Disturbance: special -8pt

Fragility: Unbreakable, dammit +5pt

Tracking: special -2pt

Use Restriction: Ranged Weapon roll -1pt

Visibility: Automatically detected (hoo, yeah) -3pt

Total Cost:  9pt


*The Essence cost of zero adds 6 per level to the cost, and the universal reaction modifier of -3 per level takes it right back.

Yup, Sparky only thought that he had cleaned out Vapula’s stash of vintage anime tapes. Incidentally, the VCR of the Prince of Technology is a subtle and frightening artifact, indeed — but that’s an artifact for another time.

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Apr
02
2019
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In Nomine Revisited: The Lepid Gun.

Lepid Gun

Power 4 Acc +2 Range 40 Shots 12

It’s odd to say this about any item of Vaputech, but the Lepid Gun is honestly a work both of art and of craftsmanship — even if it was made by the Baroque Weapons Division (motto: “For all your Evil Mastermind needs”).  The craftsmanship is obvious: there are none of the usual Vapulan shoddiness, haste, or poor design flaws enshrined in the gun. It looks exactly like what it is: a properly machined over-and-under pump action shotgun with no corners cut, and all the sensible bells and whistles.  The artistry is self-evident, too, showing up mostly in the carefully selected materials that it’s constructed from — and the way that someone with a real aesthetic sense carefully chose how those materials were put together to please both the eye and the hand.  In short, the Lepid Gun is functional, reliable, and really, really pretty.

It’s a shame that it can only fire dead bugs.

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Mar
22
2019
1

In Nomine: Legio Laesi Metus.

Legio Laesi Metus

The Legio Laesi Metus is the primary military force of Christopher, Archangel of Children, and it is widely feared throughout the forces of Hell. Is it more feared than the various warrior societies of War’s, or the military orders of the Sword’s?  Perhaps they are not more terrifying than the absolute cream of Michael’s and Laurence’s angels, but the Legio consistently fights in the War against Hell at the highest levels of skill and determination.  And, it must be said, also at the highest level of implacable violence.

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Mar
19
2019
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In Nomine Revisited: Zachariah, Cherub Angel of Hobos.

Zachariah

Cherub Vassal of Trade

Angel of Hobos

Corporeal Forces: 5 Strength: 9 Agility: 11

Ethereal Forces: 4 Intelligence: 8 Precision: 8

Celestial Forces: 5 Will: 8 Perception: 12

Word-Forces: 8

Vessel: youngish human male/4, +2 Charisma

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Mar
15
2019
1

In Nomine Revisited: “N.J.” Saint of War

So, this is one of those situations where, before I can show you something, I have to show you all the things that you need to understand the underlying joke. Which is, yes, a little weird. Then again, it’s me.

“N.J.”

Saint of Michael

Corporeal Forces: 3 Strength: 7 Agility: 5

Ethereal Forces: 4 Intelligence: 7 Precision: 9

Celestial Forces: 3 Will: 6 Perception: 6

Skills: Chemistry/3, Emote/3, Fast Talk/1, Fighting/3, Knowledge (Movie Industry/3, Physics/3), Large Weapon/3 (baseball bat), Lying/1, Move Silently/1, Ranged Weapon/3 (Shotgun), Savoir-Faire/4

Songs: Charm (Celestial/3), Form (Corporeal/2), Healing (Corporeal/2), Light (Celestial/2), Shields (All/2), Thunder/2, Tongues (Ethereal/3)

Attunements: Blessed, Generator, Proficiency (Shotgun)

Artifacts: A shotgun/4 artifact with the Instantly Summonable Feature

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Mar
10
2019
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In Nomine Revisited: Bruce, Mercurian Angel of Dumpster Diving.

OK, quick explanation on this one: in In Nomine canon, Eli (the Archangel of Creation) just decided to get up one day and leave Heaven to wander around the universe for a while. While there was the War going on. This perturbed Dominic (or Dominique) (the Archangel of Judgement) just a little bit, because there was the War going on. Since then, all Servitors of Creation work for another Archangel (In Service To, or IST). Thus… Bruce.

Bruce

Mercurian of Creation IST Judgement

Angel of Dumpster Diving

Corporeal Forces: 3 Strength: 6 Agility: 6

Ethereal Forces: 5 Intelligence: 12 Precision: 8

Celestial Forces: 5 Will: 10 Perception: 10

Word-Forces: 3

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Feb
28
2019
2

In Nomine Revisited: Usul, Angel of Chocolate.

As I recall, the major objection to this one was that I made the Angel of Chocolate a dude. Don’t yell at me; yell at Frank Herbert. He’s the guy I was ripping off, after all.

Usul
Cherub Master of the Armies of God
Angel of Chocolate (with apologies to Frank Herbert)


Corporeal Forces: 5 Strength: 8 Agility: 12
Ethereal Forces: 6 Intelligence: 12 Precision: 12
Celestial Forces: 6 Will: 12 Perception: 12
Word-Forces: 17

Vessel: human male/5, Charisma +1

Skills: Dodge/6, Emote/6, Fast-Talk/3, Fighting/6, Knowledge (Chocolate/6, Biochemistry/6, Theology/3), Large Weapon/3 (Sword), Survival/6 (Desert), Savoir-Faire/3, Small Weapon/6 (Knife), Tactics/6

Songs: Affinity (Corporeal/6), Battle (Celestial/6), Charm (Corporeal/3, Ethereal/3, Celestial/6), Light (Celestial/6), Might (All/2), Motion (Celestial/6), Shields (All/6, virtuoso), Tongues (Corporeal/3, Ethereal/3) … and what’s rumored to be a very specific Pestilence (Corporeal/6) and Entropy (Corporeal/6).

Attunements: Cherub of the Sword, Seraph of the Sword, Mercurian of the Sword, Cherub of Flowers, Scabbard, Purity of Purpose, Holy Fortitude, Rock Hard, One to One, Transubstantiation, Smite, Synchronicity, Master of the Armies of God, Angel of Chocolate

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Feb
28
2019
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In Nomine Revisited: Tonics

Tonics
(Addiction cost: 3/level)

This type of drug is the latest thing to hit the streets: it’s going to be a while before the corporeal authorities can properly assess that it’s anything more than a particularly odd version of cocaine, though.  That’s not too surprising, however, as the DEA isn’t exactly set up for the analysis of supernatural and alchemical substances. …OK, that last bit is a lie: the DEA has the largest proportion of outsiders aware of the War of any American government organization outside of the Secret Service and.or the Library of Congress.  It’s just that every one of those outsiders is still trying to make up their minds about whether they should wreck their careers by talking to somebody else about all the weird stuff that they’ve been coming across (it should be amusing to see the inevitable cascade of mutual realization).

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