Friday, July 16, 2021

Proposal: Fine, I’ll Do It Myself

Times out 3-3. - Jumble

Adminned at 18 Jul 2021 14:49:49 UTC

Add the following as a new subrule to the rule Crypt Denizens, called Embodiment:

Embodiments are a special kind of Denizen that each represent a Vampire Lord manifesting physically in the Crypt. Each Vampire Lord may have up to one Embodiment at any time, and the location of their Embodiment is publicly tracked.

Embodying is a Power Action with a cost of 1 plus x, where x is an integer of their choosing, which can only be carried out by a Vampire Lord with a Sepulchre who does not already control an Embodiment. When a Vampire Lord Embodies, they create a Denizen with a name of their own name, a Brutality equal to half (rounded up) their Puissance at the time that it was created (after the cost of performing the Embodying Power Action is deducted), a Cunning equal to half (rounded up) their Influence at the time it was created, traits with a total trait cost of up to x, a Sycophancy of themselves, and a Location of a Lit Ordinary Room of their choice.

Swarm of Bats is a Power Action with a cost of 0, and can only be carried out by Vampire Lord with Embodiment Denizens under their control; each Vampire Lord may only perform this action once between each Enter the Crypt action. When carrying out a Swarm of Bats action, a Vampire Lord may change the location of their Embodiment to any Lit Ordinary room.

Disembodying is a mysterious action with a cost of 0. When a Vampire Lord Disembodies they remove their Embodiment from the game, without slaying it.

Embodiments do not roam and cannot be Coerced.

If an Embodiment deals more than one Light Wound to Richardo as a result of a single encounter during the Enter the Crypt action, its owner gains one Blood Mana Crystal in addition to the regular Influence gain. If an Embodiment is slain by Richardo as a result of an encounter during the Enter the Crypt action then its owner is made Dust.

In the rule Crypt Denizens, after the text “A Vampire Lord may not name a Denizen “Dracula””, add “or the name of any Vampire Lord (unless the Denizen is an Embodiment)”.


Lulu: she/her

16-07-2021 11:25:06 UTC

This feels like it’ll end in everyone camping around the entrance.

Josh: he/they

16-07-2021 11:29:32 UTC

The entrance isn’t an ordinary room.

Josh: he/they

16-07-2021 11:36:54 UTC

I also don’t think that would be strategically wise; the entrance is where Richardo is at his strongest, and getting killed by Richardo results in a dusting. You want to catch him when he’s weak.

Lulu: she/her

16-07-2021 12:56:54 UTC

Okay, but I can also easily see people camping into deathtraps instead.

Josh: he/they

16-07-2021 13:17:21 UTC

Personally I think there’s more strategic value to it than that - but you vote as you see fit :)

Brendan: he/him

16-07-2021 15:59:47 UTC


Lulu: she/her

16-07-2021 16:00:47 UTC


Raven1207: he/they

16-07-2021 16:21:10 UTC


Kevan: City he/him

16-07-2021 16:44:13 UTC



16-07-2021 17:15:56 UTC

against This doesn’t take into account the fact that later Blood Mana Crystals are more expensive, so it becomes much more powerful than other options for players who are already in the lead.

It could also be scammed if an entirely new (not unidling) player joins and chooses the name of an existing Denizen as their name.