Feb
15
2017
1

I am contemplating reviving an old In Nomine project.

No, not the kind of infamous Tattered Symphony one from WAY back in the day: it was a group effort, the files are scattered and I don’t remember who wrote some of them, and to be honest parts of it aged hideously (it was mostly done pre-9/11, which should give you a hint). What I was actually thinking of was my half-developed Matter of Poughkeepsie; I think that I could maybe finish it, because who knows when new In Nomine content is coming out?  Mind you, this would be strictly for fun, and for when I’m not working on stuff for money*. Which is less time than I’d like.

Thoughts, folks?  It’s for a game system that most of my regular readers don’t even play, to be honest. That might make it not really cost-effective to do, alas.

Moe Lane

*I’m confident that I can’t put any of it – or other licensed material – on Patreon, and I’m not going to even try.

Jan
25
2017
1

In Nomine Revisited: The Spark (Jean’s Desk)

This one I pulled because somebody was looking for it specifically and emailed me over it; since I’m processing it anyway, I should put it up.  Let me reveal the punchline, for anybody not steeped in In Nomine fanon: there was a theory among IN fans that Raphael, Archangel of Knowledge and Jean, Archangel of Lightning were somehow linked (I typically just treated them as ‘husband and wife’ and was done with it). Which was particularly interesting because both Archangels were Elohim, which in IN means that they were supposed to be perfectly objective Spock-types… this explanation is getting long. Buy the book!

Anyway, the ‘she’ at the end refers to Raphael.

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The Spark (Jean’s Desk)

Daniel now had to locate a chair; all the blood in his legs seemed to be rushing into his brain.

“If that is true,” he said, “then everything you proved before about point objects – for example that they move along conic section trajectories – “

“Applies without alteration to spherical bodies.”

“To real things.” Daniel had a queer vision just then of a shattered Temple reconstituting itself: fallen columns rising up from the rubble, and the rubble re-aggregating itself into cherubim and seraphim, a fire sparking on the central altar. “You’ve done it, then… created the System of the World.”

– Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver, page 686

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Jan
24
2017
1

Item Seed: Winston Churchill’s Walking Cane.

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Winston Churchill’s Walking Cane

 

This is the walking cane that Winston Churchill carried throughout World War II. As you might imagine, it can have a certain resonance, in the right hands. And if it ever ends up in the wrong ones, well, the pyrotechnics could be entertaining.  Also, messy.

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Jan
11
2017
6

In Nomine Revisited: The Alkahest Projector.

I’m pulling this one from the archives because I saw this on Twitter this morning, and I said chlorine trifluoride without looking. And lo! It was.  …Chlorine Trifluoride is fascinating stuff, really.  It’s like a critical success on your Chemistry roll… or possibly a critical failure.  Or, insanely: both.

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The Alkahest Projector [10pt]

Because in 1008 AD they didn’t really have “pistols” or “muskets,” that’s why.  They still had to call it something. (more…)

Jan
07
2017
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Ethereal Domain: Miyazaki’s World. [In Nomine]

Please note: the nature of the In Nomine game world largely requires this to be a horror setting. Sorry about that.  I’m not too thrilled about it, either, but you go where the writeup takes you.

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Jan
04
2017
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In Nomine Revisited: Superior Relics (Justice and Mercy).

This one actually is still on the Internet, at an old site of mine – but when I looked at it I realized that the layout needed fixing. Put the stats for the item next to the description, not at the end where people have to flip through the entire thing to look them up.  Sheesh, younger-me.  Sheesh.

Anyway, since it needed editing anyway

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Superior Relics: Justice & Mercy

Justice & Mercy

Superior Relics: Judgment

These two relics are considered by many to be symbolic of the larger struggle within Judgment; whether this is actually True, or just propaganda, is up to the individual campaign. Both relics are exceptionally old; they, in fact, date back to the First Rebellion. They are also both exclusively associated with Dominic’s female persona Dominique. Justice and Mercy are otherwise very different. (more…)

Dec
28
2016
5

Lei Feng [In Nomine]

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Lei Feng

Marxist Deity

 

Corporeal Forces: 4 Strength: 10 Agility: 6

Ethereal Forces: 4 Intelligence: 8 Precision: 8

Celestial Forces: 5 Will: 12 Perception: 8

Vessel: Human male/6, Charisma +2

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Dec
12
2016
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In Nomine Revisited: The Drum.

Finally found it!  Super-genius me finally realized that, if I sent it in to the In Nomine list at some point, there would be an email of me sending it in.  And lo! There was.

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The Drum

This artifact is an extremely primitive drum apparently made out of wood, goatskin and animal sinew: one of the minor mysteries about it is why it still exists, as it seems to have been in use for at least two thousand years.  It does not register as being Unbreakable, although it does register as an artifact.    Merry Christmas! (more…)

Dec
06
2016
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In Nomine revisited: The Right Worshipful Brothers of the Venerable and Arcane Order of St. Bickerstaff.

In case you’re wondering, one of the reasons why I’m pulling some of these things out of storage and cleaning them up a bit is because next year I’ll be starting up the process of creating my own gaming supplements. Which means I need to teach myself at least the basics of self-publishing and layout, because I can’t afford to pay for it and I don’t want to depend on volunteer work (assuming I got volunteers).  Anyway, I figure that if I have to learn by doing, I might as well make some free supplements in the process; goodness knows I have a lot of creative work out there that I absolutely cannot sell.  It seems more efficient this way, as long as I follow, say, SJG’s Online Policy. So I’m pulling files. Mostly In Nomine ones, because I wouldn’t mind sparking a little interest in the game line.

Anyway, back to blasting the pasting:

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Dec
05
2016
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Yeah, slow night. I was trying to track down an In Nomine-themed Christmas item…

…I did a while back; but it maybe never made it to my old website (which is still dead). It was about a certain drum that happened to be at a certain place during a certain birth… and yes, it was a mighty In Nomine relic indeed. Unfortunately, the details seem to be lost. Alas.

Nov
30
2016
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Gladiolus Laurentii [In Nomine]

For the life of me, I can’t remember the Twitter post that sparked this.  Sorry.

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Nov
29
2016
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Mega digital sale on In Nomine products at Warehouse 23.

If you’ve found my fan In Nomine stuff of interest and would like to know more about the game itself, well, Steve Jackson Games has put their entire e-line on mega sale for the next two weeks.

For those who might find this of interest: I have playtest credit on a bunch of these, was the Lead Playtester for the Ethereal Player’s Guide, and have an additional Materials credit in Liber Umbrarum. …Hey, literary immortality is where you find it. Anyway, check it out.

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