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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
9:56 pm - In Nomine Tabitudo

In Nomine Tabitudo

Raphael, in one world sacrificed herself to Legion's maw, tearing his Forces enough for him to be taken down.

In one world.

Yet in another, Kronos had not been incapacitated first. In that world, as Raphael was about to throw herself to Legion, taking up her weapon with Elohite calm, Kronos grabbed her and yanked her back, and, knowing of her Destiny of sacrifice, calmly rent her forces apart before anyone else could react. And then Yves and Kronos locked eyes, and whatever battle went on inside their minds, they each knew that if they fought each other, they would surely be destroyed. And the battle with Legion ended in stalemate, with weakened Corruption and weakened Host and Diabolicals.

This is an Open Intervention campaign. The world is desperate and devastated. Celestials are needed more than ever, and both sides are fighting as hard as they can. Angels and Demons work together, because they have to to survive in this world.

Archangelic Changes:

Raphael: Still dead, but killed by Kronos instead of Legion.

Princely Edits:

Haagenti: There is no Prince of Gluttony. In fact, there is no Haagenti anymore! He was eaten by Legion. (A faint chuckle of irony sounded in Kobal's ears at this.)

Alaemon: Never fell. He's the Angel of Guiding, newly Worded after helping an entire town out of Legion's grasp.

Vapula: Vapula is not a Prince, as Legion managed to take out quite a bit of Technology. He's even madder

Nybbas: Redeemed. He tried futilely to create a media out of a broken world, but he eventually ended up Dissonant and Discordant, and Jean redeemed him. He is now the Angel of Communication.

Fleurity: Never existed. No Haagenti to create him. If he did, or another Demon/Prince of Drugs replaced him, he would be quite powerful, as many people turned to chemical highs when the world went downhill.

Legion: The most powerful Prince aside from Saminga and Lucifer. He only creates Shedim, and there are NO OTHER SHEDITE PRINCES. HE HAS DESTROYED THEM. No more Shedim are created or fledged in Hell. All Shedim serve Legion.

Andrealphus: Now a minor Prince, he's trying his best to claw back into humanity's souls. Lust for Lust's sake isn't so popular when ethereal monsters are ravaging the world.

(This is not complete, and I will be making edits. Feel free to share any ideas/characters you have!)

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
2:36 am - In a Nutshell: the In Nomine dressing room (Dreamwidth)

In a Nutshell: an In Nomine dressing room
and count myself a king of infinite space
What if there was more than one Symphony, or more than one world within the Symphony? In a Nutshell is a dressing room-style game for any and all In Nomine and In Nomine Satanis/Magna Veritas-related characters, based on that premise. We welcome canon, original, and AU characters, and players of all skill levels (from complete newcomers to In Nomine and/or journalsgames to veterans of both). While the game is largely freeform, we also welcome players running their own plots, one-shot events, and other structured campaign-like things, as well as making their own posts or simply playing in the existing ones. Dreamwidth invite codes are available on request, and the moderator is happy to answer questions and help people settle in.
were it not that I have strange dreams . . .
main || ooc || wiki || layout || sjgames

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Thursday, March 10th, 2011
7:32 pm - New PDFs at e23: Superiors 1 & CPG

And handy links for those who might like to see such things:
Corporeal Player's Guide, Superiors 1: War and Honor.

Unlike prior PDFs, these still have hardcopies available, for those who prefer the dead-trees version.

(I do hope that I haven't missed someone else mentioning this! I would be very embarrassed...)

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Thursday, December 16th, 2010
3:38 pm - Ethereal Player's Guide Available at e23!

The out of print (last time I looked) Ethereal Player's Guide, long anticipated, is now up on e23! Just in time for you to pick it up for Christmas -- and perhaps add a little Christmas Spirit to your games! How many Santas will be coming down your PCs' chimney tonight?


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Sunday, April 25th, 2010
4:28 pm - In Nomine dressing room open for players!

Hi! I just started an In Nomine dressing room (open community for IN and INS/MV characters of all stripes, canon or noncanon, AU or not, Servitor or Superior, whatever you want to play is totally cool) over on Dreamwidth, and everyone is welcome to join. :-)

The community is in_a_nutshell. Moderator accounts are inanutshell_mod on both Livejournal and Dreamwidth, and there's a post in both locations (here and here) for people to request or share invite codes for account creation. (Though you don't actually need a DW account to play, as DW supports OpenID; you need one to make your own posts, though, as far as I can tell.) nutshell_feed is a LJ RSS feed that updates whenever a new post goes up on the DW comm, too.

Literally anyone is welcome to play any character or characters they want. There are no minimum or maximum requirements on number of characters or whatever. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask me, but the answer is probably "yes, come play". :-)

Hope to see you there!

current mood: accomplished

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Sunday, November 29th, 2009
7:35 pm - Can outcasts create Holy Weapons?

or more specifically the Grigori?
and what song or effect is holy weapon anyway?

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
10:15 am - Better update your those IN sites on geocities

Yahoo is pulling the plug on geocities later this year.
So archive those old In Nomine fan sites.

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Monday, September 22nd, 2008
1:46 am - A very different Gabriel, part 2

I finally finished the write-up I'll be using in my play-by-IM campaign; take a look and let me know what you think!


(P.S. My apologies for double-posting to this community and the SJ Games forum!)

current mood: accomplished

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
2:22 am - New Superior idea: Archangel of Hospitality

After reading a fansite about Haagenti's hypothetical redemption, I began thinking of another possible "opposite number" to Gluttony: an Archangel of Hospitality, who encourages mortals to provide for others' needs and keep them comfortable. This Superior would be as old as civilization, probably even a former servitor of David's who felt more compassion for the weak. And he'd probably be a Mercurian, since they're the most sociable and Earth-adapted of the Choirs. (I considered a Bright Lilim for the Word of Hospitality, since they're good at figuring out others' needs; David would have trusted an "obvious ex-demon" even less, though!)

Any suggestions for attunements, Distinctions, or invocation mods? I'd appreciate those very much, thanks... :-)

current mood: inspired

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Saturday, August 16th, 2008
2:23 am - A very different Gabriel (part 1)

As some of you know, I've made some major changes to my campaign world--some of which make otherworldly politics more interesting, and some of which reflect real-world religious beliefs. My version of Gabriel, in particular, does a little of both...

The details as I've worked them out so farCollapse )

I'm still working on the Servitor/Choir Attunements and Distinction-related abilities; they'll appear here as I complete them. (Speaking of which, what do you think of the following Distinction titles: Vassal of the Word, Friend of Heralds, and Master of Divine Truth?)

current mood: inspired

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Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
3:55 pm - New Ethereal Discord: Meta Mentality

A character afflicted with Meta Mentality believes (rightly or not) that the world he lives in is not the "real" one. He sees his life as a book, game, or other fictional work and suspects that other "real-life" entities (living in a different universe) control his actions. At the lowest levels, someone with Meta Mentality might sometimes wonder why he was written into a scene he doesn't like; at higher levels, he might actually mutter die rolls, movie directions, or some other controlling data out loud. Extreme cases of Meta Mentality are dangerous, since the afflicted may lead his friends into unnecessary danger. ("No big deal, that explosion is just a special effect!" or "They'll just roll us up again if we get killed...")

Meta Mentality rarely affects corporeal players, since most of them live lives too ordinary to equate with a fictional world. Most of its victims are ethereals (who depend on mortal belief in the first place), although some celestials have suffered from this Discord as well. (Imagine an angel who believes he's on an inspirational TV show, or a demon who sees the world--literally--as the set of a horror film!)

[I haven't got the level mechanics or point gain worked out for this one, BTW--any suggestions?)

current mood: creative

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Friday, July 11th, 2008
12:01 am - Quick questions about vessels...

UPDATE: Thanks for the info on vessels, everyone.  I had one more question (posted under undauntra's response) about vessels and eating.

A couple of quick question about vessels.

How are they made/created?  They were originally purchased with Essence, but that rule changed.  Other than buying a vessel out of character creation points during initial character creation, how do you get another one?  Does it have to be given by a Prince/Archangel?

Another question I have is: Do vessels have all the bones, organs, blood, etc. that human bodies have?  In other words, are they medically indistinguishable from human bodies?  Do they have a heartbeat/pulse, normal body temperature, etc?

Inquiring Minds Want to Know.

Pre-emptive thanks for any info. 

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Sunday, July 6th, 2008
8:28 pm - New campaign community: innominemadison

Those of you who are interested in playing (or just contribute material from the sidelines)...feel free to request membership. Character sheets, adventure suggestions, and location write-ups are all welcome over there, so enjoy yourselves!

current mood: creative

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Friday, July 4th, 2008
4:48 pm - Character

For Isnorden's proposed campaign:

Jesher, Kyriotate of Eli IST Novalis Collapse )

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Saturday, June 14th, 2008
5:19 pm - Infernal Player's Guide Discrepancy

Hi, I just joined this community. I'm preparing to play IN for the first time. I have a question:

What's the deal with the Infernal Player's Guide's (PDF) "Demon Creation Guide" section stating that demons only get 7 Forces to start with? The Core Rules (PDF) that I'm using says 9.

Is this a typo for the IPG? It's not in the errata. Is it a typo for the CR? Again, it's not in the errata.

I just wondered if anyone else noticed this and what the consensus was.


EDIT: Thank you all for the clarification about newly fledged demons and not standard starting PC demons being 7 Forces. The section of the IPG that I mentioned, (starting on page 120) implies that the creation guide is for regular Player Characters. I'm guessing, then, that step 2 of that guide section (where it states 7 Forces) is a typo.

Thanks again. I'm looking forward to playing my 'Son' of Lilith!

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Thursday, June 5th, 2008
2:16 am - Six Degrees of In Nomine

How many GMs here have based NPCs and adventure hooks on the "Six Degrees of Separation" principle? Basically, a PC knows Contact A who knows Contact B who knows Contact C, and so forth; not every link in the chain is friendly (or even similar), but the ones at the closest end probably are.

The NPC I created here is two degrees away from a Kyriotate of Water in my party. I took one look at the Kyrio's stats and the last two guys' stats, and thought "Road trip across the country, anyone?" Feel free to use him in your own campaigns with as much tweaking as you find necessary--but please give me credit as his original creator.

Zaccheus, Ofanite of Lightning IST Music 

There'll be more material from my campaign as it progresses; keep your eyes peeled!

current mood: creative

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008
7:08 pm - Questions for Book of Songs owners

I'm designing an Ofanite NPC (12 Forces, not Wordbound) with a mortal Role as a Christian rock musician. Some of my ideas might clash with the official rules, so I thought I'd ask people who owned the Book of Songs about them:

  1. How does Israfel, the current Angel of Music, feel about Jean and his servitors? The idea of a Lightning Ofanite with unusual talent on high-tech instruments appealed to me, so I'm considering a borrowed-servitor arrangement if the relationship between those Archangels is good.

  2. What Attunement would an Ofanite of Music get for his Choir? (I should note it in this guy's stats.)

  3. What basic Rites does Israfel offer his followers, and which is most practical for a musician-on-the-road Role?

  4. Finally, are there any Songs in that book which seem appropriate for that Role as I've described it? (Zack, to use his mortal name, probably has a few attack Songs; his typical audience is a VERY tempting target for demons and Hellsworn. In other respects, I imagine him as a combination of "miracle worker" and "religious entertainer", to use the labels in the core rulebook.)

Thank you again for offering whatever help you can...

current mood: creative

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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
1:17 am - New Celestial "Group" (for lack of a better term)

While discussing my campaign with jkivela today, I wondered what might happen to celestials who decide to join "the third side", instead of serving Heaven or Hell. At first, I considered turning them into Ethereals outright...but much later, I was inspired. Juat like Falling and Redemption, "Defection" would create a different kind of celestial...

Introducing the Na'aim!Collapse )

current mood: creative

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Monday, June 2nd, 2008
10:27 pm - How's this for a low-level NPC?

Before I post his stats, you should know a few differences in my campaign:

  1. New PC celestials start with 10 forces each, to make the math easier and allow for more variety in stats. (9 Forces is still considered the lower limit for Fledging into a Choir, though!)

  2. Oannes is not dead, although he did take quite a beating in the War; he's available as an angelic Superior and still on good terms with Janus. (I'm using the version found here, incidentally.)

  3. I allow some cosmetic variations in celestial forms, depending on the Word that a character's Superior embodies. An Ofanite of the Waters? Well, what do you usually get when fire and water conflict...?) As long as the change isn't drastic enough to make one Choir look like another, any reasonable tweak is fine with me!

  4. Finally, I let angels use the variant Numinous Corpus Songs that a few fans have posted on the Web; the official versions seem too demonic for the good guys, most of the time.

And now...the stats! (It's a shame he couldn't get a few Skills improved and still stay Discord-free...*shrug*)

current mood: creative

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8:08 pm - Calabites & Artifacts

under what condition could an Artifact resist the entropy of a calabite?
I have a possible plot that would revolve around a bound calabite.

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