Werewolf: the Reimagining

Sep. 10th, 2017 01:30 pm
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The old World of Darkness (and new Chronicles of Darkness) books often completely reinvented the mythical creatures you played as, and then smugly asserted that the folklore got it all wrong. So I was thinking, what if the folklore was the "secret truth" and the WoD/CoD versions were the folklore / pop culture understanding? What if ...

  • Werewolves show up in action movies as noble beasts who fight pollution on behalf of Gaia, but are actually monsters that humans turn into endangered animals who avoid humans whenever possible?

  • Kitsune are portrayed in dark urban fantasy as arrogant princelings, who serve their stern lord Inari and endanger the humans they romance. But She is actually a harmless rice goddess, and foxes who take human form place themselves in mortal danger by doing so, much like transgender humans?

  • Vampires are depicted in pop culture as rich bloodsucking seducers, who tempt mortals into a life of eternal debauchery. But what if they actually are exactly like that sparkle in sunlight?

Maybe not that last one ~

Adventures with Friends

Sep. 9th, 2017 05:32 pm
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Today we and [tumblr.com profile] alias-pseudonym met up with a very old friend of mine at a board game café! (We'll call her 'K' for now.) We met years ago on a Sonic fanfiction site, back when I was a conservative Mormon. Both of us have grown a lot since then, though, and it's always great to see people we knew pre-transition accept our new (and cuter) self. And to meet awesome people in this city that we just moved to.

Also, Above and Below is a really neat game that combines the best parts of cave crawling with village building, worker placement, and excellent art. By the end of it I had Frog and Robo from Chrono Trigger in my party (or at least I decided the frog and robot villagers were them), while K had a guy who looked like Solid Snake. Alias still won, though; it caught on to the actual strategy a lot quicker than we did.

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