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Zen and the art of Fleshcrafting
Posted 04 October 2010 - 04:39 AM
Would a monster like that survive without food? Would it survive on my blood alone? Does it even need it's intestines?
Input would be much appreciated.
Posted 05 October 2010 - 03:34 AM
Posted 05 October 2010 - 03:39 AM
While you're here, can you recommend any places in/around London where one could have a mansion in relative solitude?
Edited by Oner, 05 October 2010 - 03:40 AM.
Posted 06 October 2010 - 03:54 AM
Posted 06 October 2010 - 10:59 PM
Posted 07 October 2010 - 01:27 AM
If you've got Vissiccitude at a high enough level, there's an ability that lets you conglomerate several different people/creatures into one being.. (there's also a Ritualised version using Koldunic Sorcery that does the similar).
If you ghoul someone/thing by feeding them blood, they still need access to regular food, but they will start to get an appetite for more..bloodier things. Generally turning a little more predatory. But remember, the bigger the creature is..the more blood its going to require from you regularly to keep it ghouled...
There was a Tzimisce Methusaleh who created the Cathedral of Flesh over millenia that sounds like what you want to do in a smaller scale.. and that actually fed by catching/eating animals/insects etc that wandered in... but that's going to be a little harder to try in London.
I'm guessing you'll be playing in the modern day setting? The Victorian London is quite fun as well and had a few useful London maps..
Also one point to consider, if you're planning on really playing around with fleshcrafting in that sort of sense beyond the casual "yank and tuck" approach.. you will need to put some skill points in medicine to get a grasp of anatomy and such.. You can stretch the flesh and viscera, bone and sinew all you want (and it can be fun) and while the supernatural resilience of ghouldom helps.. you still need to keep some form of organs working... It's just that in mass-monsters you can have multiple hearts/lungs/stomachs etc all connected up in one big glorious mind-bending creation...
Oh and since you're going Tzimisce, remember you could have access to the Revenant families.. (ghoul bloodlines the Tzimisce have cultivated over millenia...)
Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:02 AM
I usually play Tzimisce, so I know most of the stuff you mentioned (the Vozhd crafting is a combined discipline of 6-6 points Vicissitude and Animalism). Guess it was too long since last I played, 'cause what you said sounds familiar.
It'll be modern day, and I'm going to be a mafia "plastic" surgeon. Generation won't be so high (9-10) so no Vozhd-like huge things unfortunately.
Posted 07 October 2010 - 03:45 PM
Surely the logical thing to feed it in London would be rats?
And as for a location, what about an abandoned 1940s civil defence shelter? Then you can put it anywhere you like.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 12:42 AM
I found a nice place on google maps. Cannon Hill Common, that'll be good.
Rats wouldn't be enough for the beast anyway, but I got the food covered.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 02:42 AM
The GM used the Transylvanian Chronicles with his own twist. He even mixed in some elements from the Giovanni Chronicles as we went along..
That was.. quite epic..and disturbing.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 03:06 AM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 04:18 AM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 04:47 AM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 05:35 AM
2 months is like.. a couple of adventures.. at that. Barely qualifies as a mini-campaign.
Sure, there's a time and a place to run something short but still....
Posted 08 October 2010 - 05:50 AM
And by simultaneously I mean playing one, never continuing the other.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 09:07 AM
That might be worth a try, or at least talking him into trying it to keep the long haul going.
Used to know a AD&D gm who was great for low-level campaigns..but he was never interested in fleshing things out when you got to over 8th level.. so he'd basically start another 1st level campaign every time we reached that plateu in his games..
Posted 08 October 2010 - 11:20 AM
Technically that's what we're doing now. In practice, not so much.
We used to combat the long haul by alternating.. one session would be the long-term campaign, and then one session would be something different..
Well okay, we did play one session to the end, but that was because of a party wipe.
..Sort of. I got fired from the inquisition (the character couldn't have been happier), the paladin I inquisited got executed, and his sorceress companion left the country. Oops.
Posted 10 October 2010 - 03:14 AM
.. and Minions are so darn useful...
Posted 10 October 2010 - 03:39 AM
Posted 10 October 2010 - 04:27 AM
It all starts adding up... which makes hunting more important.. which can attract more attention...
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