Apparently, my brain has now accepted “Freehold” as the only term it will use for “place where the LARP characters live”. This gets surreal at our Fallen Angels game, and downright confusing at any other nWoD game.

Also, is Joel just trolling Jim here? I think he is.

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Sorry for the slow start getting back from Gen Con. Getting our Kickstarter up and running pretty much finished off my buffer, and I’m still pretty wiped out from the show. I hope to get back into the swing of things and build the buffer up again over the next week or so. There’ll be a second update later today to catch us up, and then regular updates will continue from here on out.

That being said, Gen Con was AMAZING!! The show floor felt busier than ever, and I got to meet a ton of you fine people!! If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it. The whole of downtown Indianapolis is suddenly filled with geeks, and everywhere you go, people are gaming. It’s also the friendliest show – the sort of place where you can ask pretty much anyone what they’re playing and get an enthusiastic explanation, and probably an invitation to join in the next game as well.

We got to playtest Twilight Arcana a bunch while we were there, and got some amazing feedback. The biggest one is that everyone loves the art, and we managed to talk to a bunch of people in the Fantasy Artists section of Gen Con. Hopefully, we’ll have some more amazing artists signing on to illustrate the remaining face cards!

If you haven’t checked out the Kickstarter yet, please do. And please help spread the word about it in any way you can!

News: Posted August 5th, 2015 by Alina

^ 12 Comments to “Thesaurus”

  1. Kaunisenkeli Says:

    Is the new WoD stuff that confusing? I certainly never had a problem with the old stuff.

    Posted August 5th, 2015 at 6:07 am
  2. Sinchen Says:

    trust me, it can get even more confusing :). We were playing nWoD Changeling, basically in German, but with the English rulebooks and a few players who had played Vampire recently.

    This lead to having two or three words for some things in the beginning, the English one and a few German translations – depending on who was talking. Luckily at some point we kinda agreed on words – most of the time anyways ;).

    Posted August 5th, 2015 at 7:15 am
  3. Emily Bateman Says:

    There is actually a town called freehold that is less than an hours drive away from me. Changelings live there? I’ve gotta check that out one day.

    Posted August 5th, 2015 at 8:06 am
  4. Ashley Says:

    Your Fallen Angels game? Did… did you adapt Demon: The Fallen to a larp? or simply playing the awesomeness that is Demon: The Fallen (and not that horrid revision they did in the recent years)?

    Posted August 5th, 2015 at 8:20 am
  5. Halinn Says:

    Definitely trolling, but only after he got corrected the first time.

    Posted August 5th, 2015 at 11:09 am
  6. Vyurek Says:

    Was awesome meeting you at GenCon! Still can’t believe I almost left the book there on the table afterwards XD

    And yes, I think there be trolls afoot in this one 😛

    Posted August 5th, 2015 at 12:17 pm
  7. Ashana Says:

    Is Joel excited for the new World of Warcraft expansion announcement tomorrow?

    Posted August 5th, 2015 at 1:46 pm
  8. Yakumo Says:

    Taking it up to 11 in email:
    Joel: So these other Changelings, what happens when we get to there Consillium?
    Joel: Will we be able to recognize who’s from what tribe in they’re?
    Jim: You mean you want to know if you can recognize who has what SEEMING THERE.
    Joel: Their going to have bonuses to the disciplines they use on home territory, aren’t they?
    Jim: Arghhh!

    And inverted problem, but was anyone else thinking of the early OOTS comic where they’re talking about levels when you read this?

    Posted August 5th, 2015 at 3:02 pm
  9. Wanderer Says:

    Kaunisenkeli: It’s usually not too bad, but if you happen to play *all* of the games it can get a little confusing. After all, your character is a (character type) who was turned into a (large group name) and belongs to a (small group name) and uses special powers called (power name). It isn’t hard to lose your place, given enough time.

    Posted August 5th, 2015 at 5:25 pm
  10. MageAkyla Says:

    It was my first time at GenCon and I agree with the sentiment. It really was a wonderfully friendly show. I’m happy to have finally met you and finally get that commission (Steampunk couple) I’ve been plotting for years. I love it so much and it’s been well received by friends and family.

    Posted August 5th, 2015 at 8:55 pm
  11. Mturtle7 Says:

    You know, White Wolf totally should release a thesaurus. Just saying.

    Posted August 5th, 2015 at 10:13 pm
  12. Gwain Says:

    I do this all the time, especially when talking about Legacies/Entitlements/Bloodlines/etc. Worse yet is when I start mixing cWoD with nWoD (What Spheres did your Obrimos take?)

    Posted August 5th, 2015 at 11:48 pm