Aug
28
2018
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‘Infernal Security and the Grand Luciferian Charter’ [In Nomine]

Infernal Security and the Grand Luciferian Charter – Google Docs

Infernal Security and the Grand Luciferian Charter

The public face of Infernal Security (which is the semi-public face of the Game, which is the ever-shifting manifestation of Asmodeus, its Prince) recently decided on a new strategy that alternately terrifies and infuriates those demons that have gotten caught up by said strategy.  To wit: InfSec currently now enforces, in an almost-not arbitrary fashion, a document called the ‘Grand Luciferian Charter.’ For those demons who weren’t paying attention during the dumb parts of their training: the Charter is a set of regulations — issued by the Lightbringer himself — that prohibits egregious torture and unwarranted destruction of damned souls.  While archaic, the Charter is, as the Gamesters themselves cheerfully note, an official part of the Rules, and ignorance of the Rules is no excuse.

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Aug
22
2018
1

DriveThruRPG now has the In Nomine RPG line in PDF.

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Aug
14
2018
2

My 2018 WashingCon RPG schedule. (Dungeon Fantasy and In Nomine)

WashingCon is on September 8th and 9th: I will be running two games.  On Saturday (2 PM) I will be running the Hall of Judgement adventure for GURPS Dungeon Fantasy — yup, the one from the Kickstarter.  All official-like, too; by which I mean I told Doug Cole I’d run it at WashingCon if he liked, and Doug liked.  Which is hardly surprising, of course.

The second game is on Sunday (10 AM), and will be The Great Cow Race of 2003.  What’s that?  I’m giving away the adventure with that link? Folks, read the write-up again.  It’s not an adventure: it’s four hours of applied Chaos and Old Night.  I never ran that adventure the same way twice; shoot, I never ran it the same way twice from hour to hour inside the adventure itself.  I fear nothing from having my players know ahead of time what the adventure might be; in fact, I welcome their growing madness.

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MADNESS!

Aug
10
2018
3

Cult of the Corn Dog [In Nomine].

Cult of the Corn Dog – Google Docs

Cult of the Corn Dog [In Nomine]

 

This Infernal-dominated organization is the epitome of how Dark Humor thinks: to wit, the Cult of the Corn Dog is an actual evil cult that is masquerading as a online group of sarcastic mockers who are just pretending to be an evil cult.  It’s a clever conceit, really.  It’s calculated to get the talking monkeys both coming, and going.

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Aug
03
2018
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Fate-Stealers, Incorporated [In Nomine].

Fate-Stealers Incorporated – Google Docs

Fate-Stealers, Incorporated

On first glance, it might seem counterintuitive for Hell to permit an organization whose primary, publicly-stated goal is to deliberately make it harder for Servitors of Fate to do their jobs (which is, after all, to drag people down to Hell).  It also seems that way on second, third, and subsequent glances, too; which is why both Kronos (Prince of Fate) and Asmodeus (Prince of the Game) keep petitioning Lucifer to let them shut down Fate-Stealers. And then plow the ground with the Infernal equivalent of salt, most likely.

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Jul
03
2018
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In Nomine Revisited: Rocket’s Red Glaring.

I wrote this decades ago, and I flatter myself that it is not entirely wretched. For those wondering, ‘Nybbas’ is the Demon Prince of the Media in the In Nomine RPG, and he’s everything that you would expect of a Demon Prince whose specialty is popular entertainment.  Fun to write, too. You’ll figure out who the good guy is, of course.

Rocket’s Red Glaring – Google Docs

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Jun
25
2018
2

In Nomine Revisited: Mimeurgy.

I dunno. Like so many other things I’ve written, it seemed a good idea at the time.

Mimeurgy – Google Docs

Mimeurgy

 

The practitioners of this Sorcery claim that its history stretches all the way back to the early Roman Empire.  This is, broadly speaking, true. They also claim that the secrets of Mimeurgy have been passed down to the present day in an unbroken line of esoteric wisdom, teacher to student, since that time.  This is unambiguously false: the modern incarnations of the Mimerugic Circles owe their origins to the members of a dubious Metuchen, New Jersey social club and part-time illegal casino that operated during the 1950s.  Hell likes to reactivate Mimeurgy every so often; they find it fairly simple to fake an appropriate historical record. (more…)

Jun
02
2018
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The Man-Factory [In Nomine]

Man-Factory (Domain) – Google Docs

The Man-Factory (Domain)

Aspected (Society)

 

Appearance: the Man-Factory started off looking like a wide mountain valley with plenty of shade trees, babbling brooks, and various educational buildings and workshops.  That was back then; these days the mountains have been carved into an endless series of contradictory propaganda slogans and symbols, the trees were all cut down years ago to allow clear fields of fire for the guard towers, and the buildings have been extensively retrofitted with barred windows and general oppression. The worst part is that the weather is still always pleasant and the brooks still babble, even when there’s another wave of corpses floating down them.  And if there are any of the original ethereals around from when Mark Twain inadvertently created the concept of the Man-Factory, they’re extremely good at hiding.

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May
24
2018
4

OK, quick gaming story.

I ran a convention game once (In Nomine) for some of the old-school In Nomine folks; people who knew the game world, because they helped write parts of it. So I told them to bring fortune cookies, and one of each basic land from Magic: The Gathering. They asked me why. I told them to guess. (more…)

May
11
2018
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In Nomine Revisited: Aballem, Shedite Prince of Madness.

Aballem – Google Docs

Found this old one of mine in the SJG forums.  Polished it up a bit.

Aballem
Shedite Prince of Madness

The world is whatever you want it to be.

They say that Aballem is an urban myth, a Lie, a fable told to demonlings in order to make them behave. They say that claiming to believe in Aballem is just an excuse for one’s own shortcomings and failures of Will. They say that the supposed existence of Aballem is just a convenient justification for your superiors to oppress, and your inferiors to disappoint, you. They, in fact, say everything except Aballem is real, functional, and holds its own sort of power.

They say all these things rather loudly, and with a certain amount of bravado. (more…)

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