Jan
20
2018
1

So I’m trying to decide what the @washingcon In Nomine game will be.

Assuming, of course, that they sign off on me doing an In Nomine game there. Although I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t: I’ve run games for them in the last two cons, I’ve caused no drama, and my other game’s going to be GURPS Dungeon Fantasy, which will be a whole lot simpler to plot out. I figure that they won’t even blink an eye, honestly. (more…)

Jan
08
2018
1

In Nomine Revisited: Forbidden Books: The Elvis Wars.

Yeah, I did a lot of these, but five from the old days is probably enough. Happy birthday, Elvis.

Forbidden Book_ The Elvis Wars – Google Docs

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Jan
08
2018
2

In Nomine Revisited: The Three Faces of Elvis Celestial

Three Faces of Elvis Celestial – Google Docs

The Three Faces of Elvis

Celestial

Or, Priscilla, Queen of the Deserted

The King has a problem.  Which means that Laurence has a problem, which means that your players — well. Guess. (more…)

Jan
08
2018
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In Nomine Revisited: The Three Faces of Elvis (Ethereal).

Three Faces of Elvis Ethereal – Google Docs

The Three Faces of Elvis

(Ethereal)

Or, Gracelander

(With deep apologies to Eric A. Burns)

It all started on the streets of Vegas.  Based on the targets the cops thought at first that it was some especially weird kind of local serial killer, but the killings were over as quickly as they had begun.  The FBI found some obvious corollaries between what the tabloids were quick to call the Great Vegas Elvis Massacre and what looked like a spree of copycat killings in the rest of the USA; they missed the East Asian outbreaks, not to mention certain curious and somewhat obscure incidents in coastal Argentina, but domestically the FBI was actually tracking just about all of the relevant attacks, for what it was worth.  

Within two months, though, new murders had stopped being unearthed, and the cases went cold.  The Bureau never quite noticed that they weren’t being prodded by grieving family members to close those cases, essentially because there weren’t any grieving family members.  The files are still open, but not particularly pursued.

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Jan
08
2018
1

In Nomine Revisited: The Three Faces of Elvis (Corporeal).

Three Faces of Elvis Corporeal – Google Docs

 

The Three Faces of Elvis

(Corporeal)

Or, Things to do in Memphis When You’re Dead

Elvis Presley, of course, is currently enjoying his afterlife as a blessed soul in the service of the Sword — look, before you ask about the way he died; hello, but didn’t that scream “Shedite of Gluttony possession” to you?  The chronicles of the Memphis, TN Three Elvis Campaigns during the early Seventies make for riveting reading.  Much like the War of Jenkin’s Ear, the ostensible reason for all the fighting was pretty much just an excuse, which is probably why permanently rescuing Elvis Presley from being a Shedite chew toy never seemed to take place.  

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Jan
08
2018
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In Nomine Revisited: The King.

Today is Elvis’s birthday. I’ve written more than one Elvis-themed thing for In Nomine, over the years.  So, well.

Sorry about that.

King – Google Docs

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Dec
16
2017
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Dashiel, Seraph Angel of Hipsters.

Dashiel, Seraph Angel of Hipsters – Google Docs

Dashiel

Seraph Vassal of Stone

Angel of Hipsters

 

Corporeal Forces: 4 Strength: 8 Agility: 8

Ethereal Forces: 4 Intelligence: 8 Precision: 8

Celestial Forces: 4 Will: 8 Perception: 8

Word-Forces: 2

 

Vessel/6 (human male, Charisma +2)

Skills: Artistry/3 (bookbinding), Chemistry/3, Detect Lies/3, Dodge/4, Electronics/1, Emote/3, Fighting/6, Knowledge/6 (Trivia), Large Weapon/3, Move Silently/3, Musical Instrument/3 (guitar), Savoir-Faire/1, Seduction/3, Singing/3, Stealth/3, Tactics/1.

Songs: Motion (Corporeal/3, Ethereal/4), Numinous Corpus/3 (Claws), Shields (Corporeal/2, Ethereal/3, Celestial/4)

Role: “Cobi” (Bartender/4, Status/3)

Attunements: Seraph of Stone, Cherub of Stone, Ofanite of Stone, Vassal of Stone, Angel of Hipsters

Angel of Hipsters: Dashiel has access to David’s Expanded Rite “Bring more than 20 people together for the first time in a good cause” (In Nomine Superiors 1: War and Honor, page 10).  If the gathering becomes a weekly affair, he gets an extra Essence for attending it. Dashiel can get only one Essence per day this way.
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Dec
13
2017
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In Nomine Revisited: Hurmin, Impudite of Death.

Hurmin, Impudite of Death – Google Docs

Hurmin
Impudite of Death

Corporeal Forces: 3 Strength: 6 Agility: 6
Ethereal Forces: 3 Intelligence: 6 Precision: 6
Celestial Forces: 3 Will: 6 Perception: 6
Vessel/2, +2 Charisma

Skills: Dodge/2, Emote/2, Fighting/4, Lying/2, Seduction/2

Songs: Charm (Celestial/1), Healing (Corporeal/1), Motion (Celestial/1), Numinous Corpus/1 (Fangs), Shields (Corporeal/1)

Attunements: Impudite of Death, Balseraph of Death, Vampiric Kiss

Hurmin has it made. Or so he thinks. (more…)

Dec
13
2017
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In Nomine Revisited: Dubbiel, Renegade Habbalite of Fate.

Dubbiel, Renegade Habbalite of Fate – Google Docs

Dubbiel

Renegade Habbalite of Fate
Corporeal Forces: 5 Strength: 11 Agility: 9
Ethereal Forces: 4 Intelligence: 8 Precision: 8
Celestial Forces: 5 Will: 12 Perception: 8

Vessel: human male/4, Charisma +1

Skills: Climbing/1, Dodge/6, Emote/3, Fighting/4, Knowledge (AK: Home Area/4, Christian Theology/2, Fate/3, The Game/3), Language (English/3, Spanish/3), Large Weapon/6 (Sword), Lying/2, Move Silently/3, Ranged Weapon/5 (Shotgun), Survival/3 (Urban)

Songs: Attraction (Corporeal/4), Blood (Celestial/3), Entropy (Ethereal/3), Essence (Corporeal/2, Celestial/2), Healing (Corporeal/2), Motion (Ethereal/2, Celestial/6), Nimbus (Corporeal/5, Ethereal/4, Celestial/3), Numinous Corpus/6 (Wings), Shields (All/2), Succor (Corporeal/3), Thunder/6, Tongues (Ethereal/2)

Attunements: Habbalite of Fate, Impudite of Fate, Bad Company, Fated Future, File Extraction

Discord: Merciful/3

Role: Bum/6, Status/2 (Long story, so read it below)

Artifacts: Sword: Corporeal Artifact/4 with Summonable; Cup (Reliquary/2)

OK, so possibly he isn’t an angel after all.  But Dubbiel isn’t convinced that he’s a demon, either.  Right now, he’s not sure just what he is. (more…)

Dec
05
2017
2

In Nomine Revisited: ‘A Real Friend.’

This one is so old I had to fix the dates. It was also written before 9/11 (I believe), when we were all more cavalier about terrorists and buildings and whatnot. I myself don’t know how insouciant I’d be on the subject if I was writing it today, and I kind of resent that.

A Real Friend – Google Docs

A Real Friend

There’s a bit of a problem.  To be specific, there are lots of bits of about eight or so problems.

You see, about eighty five years or so there was a bit of a firefight in a construction area.  It was one of those fun, zany little adventures that was fraught with enormous weight at the time — the Destiny/Fate of nations hanging on a thread, the future of humanity itself at stake, the usual stuff — but is not currently noteworthy except as the metaphysical equivalent of a Trivial Pursuit question.  Indeed, it wouldn’t even be that if it weren’t for the fact that the event spawned a minor record: ‘most Vessel replacements made during a single combat lasting less than twenty minutes’ (thirteen).

The holder of this record is Vern, a Malakite of Trade who happens to have extraordinarily good contacts among his Word’s logistics organization.  That night, he needed them: he kept getting shot out of his vessel by an incredibly obnoxious piece of Vaputech, and the usual Malakite rapid-response teams were busy putting out other fires, so he kept grabbing spare vessels and jumping back into the fight.  Well, eventually Heaven was victorious, the demons defeated, dead or fled and Vern and his allies had won the day.

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Nov
07
2017
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Hypezokos, Impudite of Fate [GURPS IN NOMINE]

Ah, I remember this one. To explain the joke: the Archangel of Flowers for In Nomine is called Novalis, and she is a happy-shiny, sweet, hippie kind of Archangel. Her angels, are in fact, required to avoid committing any acts of unnecessary violence.

But there are so many complexities inherent in the term ‘unnecessary.’ I regret that the line effectively stopped being supported before it was her turn for a full write up; I had such plans for that Archangel.  Especially the part where I wrote up Novalis to be the most avowedly anti-Communist Archangel in Heaven. It would have been a glorious battle in playtest.

Alas.

Hypezokos (Impudite of Fate) – Google Docs

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Nov
06
2017
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In Nomine Revisited: Daisy, Habbalite Archangel of Cheerfulness.

Once upon a time, there was a contest on the In Nomine List to come up with the single most horrifying and horrible Demon Prince that we could possibly think of.  Something… foul, and squicky. Something thoroughly vile.

This was my entry.

Daisy – Google Docs

 

Daisy

Habbalite Archangel of Cheerfulness

The world is just so sweet and lovely that I could just hug it and hug it forever! It’s full of puppies, and pretty flowers, and fuzzy sweaters, and oh, all sorts of fun-fun things! Of course, there’s a lot of icky nasty-poo things too, like bugs and frowns, and smelly old people, but we’ll get rid of them all, and then we can all get together and sing happy songs for the rest of eternity!

Don’t you think that’s just swell?!?

I knew you would…

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