Clear out some comments before getting to some sort of core point.
Started building Third Edition cube for V:TES. Ran into something I forgot. CCG companies are dumb. There are two clans specific to the Sabbat. One of them got a precon. The other didn’t. So, not only are there no Animalism, Fortitude (surprisingly rare discipline in Sabbat only play), Presence, and Protean skill cards. There are no Obtenebration skill cards. Obtenebration is required.
How to deal? Make up house rules? Make up cube cards? Switch to Sabbat War for cube? … mix … a … cube? The last is just offensive in so many ways because Third Edition is the most offensive set ever printed for any CCG for reasons that have nothing to do with the card pool.
I really want to have a 3e Cube because I hardly play 3e cards, and there are good ones for limited play and I don’t hate all draft text.
This weekend has been gaming deprived, just working on designing another CCG, for reasons. Last weekend, can’t get that motivated to deepify on The Last Spike, Splendour, Epic Roll.
So, time to name that tune. Nezumi.
I name it in one, Chuck. Uh, that’s three syllables. Shut up, Chuck. You are Chuck, right? Uh, no, there’s like a ton of people who hosted this show and none of them are Chuck.
Rattled? No, Ratling.
It’s Time To Play The Name!
So, I mentioned playing HoR Nightmare War. The theory was to go full whiskered with the party, but, predictably, that didn’t happen. Three of us did the tailed beast thing. Since I don’t really see anything all that different about playing a tailed fighter or a tailed thief, I went tailed wizard.
* Jakrkir looks insulted. “Me not grasping paw.”
<Jakrkir> If time to be killed, find entertainer to learn goblin fire dance.
Still working on our tribe name. Haven’t come up with better than Fearsome Biter Tribe. Not that Jakr’kir** is a biter. Not that much of an igniter. More of a righter.
** Why so boring a name? Sounded decent. I went through some basic Nezumi words and couldn’t find anything better. Yup, research. Even when I’m playing something rather meaningless.
Even though I’ve built tons of newb PCs, it is brutal how few points you get to newb up, even with my 68 points from playing most of HoR3. Not Earthy, oblivious, stupid. At least I don’t think I can take Luck, which would have been more of a points suck.
I’m probably going for a rebuild to be a bit more balanced. Have to N-4 (Name-4), of course, for any shaman. But, maybe can be somewhat spread in Rings.
So far, got most use out of Bless Name. Didn’t want to take weird spells. Named Weapon, thematically, should go to our Nezumi fighter (picking yumi), but it’s kind of wasted as she’s a biter.
I overlooked the actual mechanics around true names. I’ll roll for those next time. Didn’t really matter.
Was it fun? Sure. Gaming can encompass a lot of different experiences. Being the only Nezumi would likely be annoying to a serious party, but we can just not be too serious.
Speaking of names, card names matter. Take Sins of the Cauchemar. It doesn’t really matter what the card does as long as it doesn’t hurt you because it has an awesome name. While the design process is at a point where we aren’t worrying about card names, I’m much more cognizant of the importance of them.
And, themes. But, this post isn’t about CCG design. This is about a Gnawing Gneed for Gnezumi Feed.