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Old 01-08-2020, 12:53 AM
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That's alright, getting the vibe to go back to the drawing board. Fair enough.

Have to hit the sack so can't do a full write up now, but I'm thinking the Oracles of Delphi for a Mythoi. Michael Future, a con artist whose day job is that of a fake mall psychic but he does that to hide in plain sight that his ability to get precognitive visions is actually real if nowhere near as powerful as advertised.
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I thought you'd be sick of me after the stuff I've just pulled in the Witcher game, but alright.
Hey, it's not the Witcher if there's not some death and sadness in-between the bouts of talking horses and drunk-dialling sorceresses while wearing a dress

How detailed a background would you like for now, Marsh?
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Old 01-08-2020, 03:35 AM
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Bumping this as a current player - I'm having great fun so far and am excited to see what characters we'll be adding.

My two cents, disregard at your leisure:

Not that it matters much for pbta kind of game, but what I noticed is that currently we have three characters with powers that are rather indirect, two of which relating to fate/divination and that sort of thing. Mine is going more towards illusion, subterfuge and fear.

In a way it would be interesting thematically to have a character that channels the greek moirai and one the oracle of delphi at the same time, if nobody minds that it could superficially seem like an overlap. Two characters can have their powers defined in very different ways anyway. Though if a sense of diverse party composition is important to any potential joiners I would maybe suggest a mythos that is a bit more forceful and direct (maybe even physical), because that seems very absent right now.
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Hey, it's not the Witcher if there's not some death and sadness in-between the bouts of talking horses and drunk-dialling sorceresses while wearing a dress

How detailed a background would you like for now, Marsh?
As detailed as you want, honestly, so long as you cover the basics of what 'awoke' the mythoi in your character and what their general theme is.
And yeah, as Phettberg said, there's very little in the ways of a 'fighting'/'frontlines' type in the party composition.
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As detailed as you want, honestly, so long as you cover the basics of what 'awoke' the mythoi in your character and what their general theme is.
And yeah, as Phettberg said, there's very little in the ways of a 'fighting'/'frontlines' type in the party composition.
Got it And I think Jack the Ripper qualifies as a "fighter" of sorts, even if he might be a bit more on the Rogue side of things ^^
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I honestly feel like I might be being a little too choosy, but I'm honestly trying to find characters that are going to work with the group in regards to attitudes and such. There is a character folder you can find here, if you want to peruse; though you can also find plenty of examples on the City of Mist website with pre-gens, too.
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Edited with a new mythoi and to be longer.
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Old 01-09-2020, 07:42 AM
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In a way it would be interesting thematically to have a character that channels the greek moirai and one the oracle of delphi at the same time, if nobody minds that it could superficially seem like an overlap. Two characters can have their powers defined in very different ways anyway. Though if a sense of diverse party composition is important to any potential joiners I would maybe suggest a mythos that is a bit more forceful and direct (maybe even physical), because that seems very absent right now.
Seeing that I'll be playing the Moirai once the next chapter of the game starts I'd say this could definitely work. My concept is focused on the probability/fate manipulation aspects with some limited divination. And it seems like our other fate-based character is focused more on time manipulation rather than fate.

I'd say that a more divination focused character in the form of The Oracle at Delphi would fit and give a well-rounded feel to it all.
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SO hard to pick a mythoi, could've spent ages looking mythological figures, but had to pick one! Short concept, let me know what you think.
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I've looked through it, it's a bit short aye, could definitely use a bit more detail about the Mythoi itself.
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Character: Castor Iraklidis

Castor was brought up in a solidly middle-class family in the city with his parents long holding out hope that he would make his way to university and a professional career. To their dismay he instead looked to the military as soon as he turned eighteen, seeing an appeal in the rigid structure, camaraderie and standing as a protector of others. His self-image as a protector of others saw him rapidly acquire commendations and promotions until he was a member of an elite insertion force in his early twenties. His progression however was brought to an early end by shrapnel from an IED lodging itself in his knee while on a foreign tour.

Following his medical discharge, Castor spent some time exploring the depths of despair with the aid of a variety of recreational habits that skirted the edge of the law. It was not until almost a year later that two former compatriots of the armed forces came to him with a proposal to start a small security firm. Their new company, called 'Noxos Protection' due to all three of them having Greek heritage.

As the new business venture flourished so too did his refound sense of self-worth. Alongside this there awoke something else, a new side that perhaps showed that his new path was one that he was fated to follow. In the depths of his mind however remained a niggling doubt and worry that he would fall back into his despair. This sense of self-worth woke with it a new regard for those he was meant to be working with or protecting, a sense brought on by his mythoi that they were his pack and he should do all he could to protect them.

However alongside this change came one less desirable, his willingness to commit acts of violence against those he saw as a threat to his own was much increased. This sometimes showed itself as a total loss of control over himself with a state close to that of a traditional berserker descending over his mind. This has already led to at least three instances where the protection business has been the subject of the attention of an investigative journalist with one story having been published. Rather than being detrimental the story which revealed the lengths that 'Noxos' would go to so as to protect their clients and this has actually grown their profits even if it has been a hit to Castor's self-image.

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Logos: Private Security

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Injured knee that requires weekly physio.
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Pair Of SIG Sauer P320Underarm Vertical Twin Shoulder HolsterA collection of modern weaponry and protective gear.
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(D) WHO OR WHAT CAN PREVENT YOU FROM PUTTING YOUR POSSESSIONS TO USE?
Unwilling to use on an unarmed foe.
Improvements:
Flipside:

Who Dares Wins
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Concept: Castor is a well-trained elite soldier.
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(A) WHAT DO YOU DO, OR KNOW, BEST?(B) WITHIN YOUR FIELD OF EXPERTISE, AT WHICH SPECIFIC SKILL OR SUBJECT DO YOU EXCEL?WHAT OTHER TANGENT FIELD HAVE YOU VENTURED INTO INDIRECTLY?
Modern CombatAssymetrical WarfarePractical Engineering
Weakness Tags
HOW DID YOUR TRAINING ADVERSELY AFFECT YOUR PSYCHE OR BODY?
Tendency towards emotional detachment.
Improvements:
Flipside:

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Thanks for the application Aegor! I'll be interested to see what you put in for it!
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Hey, are you still accepting apps? I love PBTA games! Not familiar with City of Mists ... yet ... but I just found myself a copy of the book. Are you willing to take on someone who is new to the system? If so, how long do I have to figure it out and put together a character?
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Ok so backstory is filled in, now to work ok the mechanics.

Thinking some sort of partial invulnerability. Improved senses. Taking some of the damage others would take and something other. Maybe Were-Lion?
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Hey, are you still accepting apps? I love PBTA games! Not familiar with City of Mists ... yet ... but I just found myself a copy of the book. Are you willing to take on someone who is new to the system? If so, how long do I have to figure it out and put together a character?
Newcomers are welcome, if you're familiar with PBTA you'll be vaguely familiar with certain aspects from Chargen with the City of Mist system. I haven't got a deadline in mind honestly, I'm thinking maybe 22nd or 25th.

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Ok so backstory is filled in, now to work ok the mechanics.

Thinking some sort of partial invulnerability. Improved senses. Taking some of the damage others would take and something other. Maybe Were-Lion?
There's a lot of things that can work for mythos powers, having something offensive could be useful but if you already have something in your mundane arsenals such as Firearm Training or CQC Expertise, then perhaps something to aid that such as mobility or enhancement of sorts could be a good idea.

It also depends on what your mythos is actually capable of doing. Inhuman transformations (from my perspective, reading City of Mist) seems to be more a spiritual/aura-based change than an actual, physical metamorphic; though certain features such as tusks and horns are implied to be hidden by the mist?

Looking at the Nemean Lion, I think the following playbooks could work well (Again, from my perspective) for Mythos powers:
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  • Expression
  • Potentially a fleeced coat/bomber jacket with invulnerability, weakness being it's only protecting what's coated by the relicRelic
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