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WoD: Breaks from Canon Metaplot

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WoD: Breaks from Canon Metaplot

Post  Storyteller on Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:19 pm

The metaplot is the overarching storyline that binds together events in a role-playing game. Major story events that change the world, or simply move important non-player characters from one place to another, are part of the metaplot for a game.

Here we follow a lot of the metaplot in the game.  Most players will not be aware of it, as it doesn't always affect your character (that you know of).  Here will be listed the places where we differ from the metaplot:

Vampire: Gehenna, Werewolf: Apocalypse, Mage: Ascension, World of Darkness: Time of Judgment, the entire Orpheus genre, are considered non-canon in their entirety.  Nothing in any of those books is useable (or is occurring) in any way.  If I'm going to end the world, I'll do it my way.

The Week of Nightmares did occur, and the Ravnos numbers are depleted because of it.  What is believed to be the Ravnos Antideluvian was killed by a tactical nuke, and was accompanied by a nuke relic being detonated in the Deadlands.  The Sixth Maelstrom did occur, but in the decade plus since then, the Deadlands have calmed and, while still dangerous, are nearly back to the way they were before the Week of Nightmares.   Most characters are aware that something happened during this time, but not what.  Vampires who know of the Ravnos might have noticed they are rare since then, but won't know there is any connection with the nuclear disaster in India.  

The Assamite Schism has occurred, with the majority of the Schismatics having joined the Camarilla.  Some also went to the Sabbat, but this was offset by some Assamite antitribu returning to Alamut.  

Black Tooth has been defeated and the Ahadi are now the dominant political force in Africa.  Despite this, Africa isn't completely peaceful, and despite the Ahadi's dominance, the majority of African Fera are not members.

More to come as I think of them.

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Re: WoD: Breaks from Canon Metaplot

Post  AST Jim on Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:18 pm

Updated 1/29/15

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Post  AST Jim on Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:41 am

Updates for Mage:

The Reckoning metaplot has occurred in 1999, as depicted in Mage: Revised.  With the destruction of Doissetep and Horizon, and the ensuing pogrom against Reality Deviants (non-Technocratic mages and other supernaturals), the Technocratic victory in the Ascension War seemed to have come to pass.  The Traditions had lost almost all of their Masters in Doissetep and Horizon, with most of those who remained on the run.  They next turned their attention to the various Disparate factions, hunting them down and bringing them to the brink of extinction.  While the appearance on the scene of the mysterious Sphinx threw a wrinkle into the Technocratic Consensus, it was too little, too late.  Technocratic victory had been achieved. 

And instead of consolidating their victory, for reasons unknown the Technocracy seemed to halt in it's tracks. 

Whether motivated by or directly led by Spinx, the Tradition survivors rallied, at first in isolated cabals, then in larger groups.  Steps were taken to form the New Horizon Council, though the various Traditions have yet to assign representatives.  The Disparate factions, recognizing that their perceived extinction could become reality, united together to form the Disparate Alliance.  They learned from the mistakes made by the Traditions, however.  They kept their new alliance a secret - the few outsiders who have heard hints of this alliance believe it to be small and isolated alliances of convenience, and are not aware of the greater whole.  Still, many of the Disparates have established ties and common cause with their Tradition counterparts, though they will maintain their secret. 

In the 16 years since the onset of the Avatar Storm, the raging tempest has finally begun to abate.  While passage into the Umbra is still perilous for a mage, it is possible to cross safely, though smaller and still lethal storms can whip up in moments and without warning. 

Many questions remain about the fall of Horizon.  A few of those among the Traditions and Disparates most in the know have heard rumors that Horizon fell to the Technocracy only because of betrayal from within.  Even fewer have heard or speculated that the traitor was a Hollow One ambassador.  However, it seems that those who know the truth died with it. 

In this Technocratic dominated Consensus, Paradox sits as a cruel and unforgiving check on a mage's will.  Mystic mages must be very careful in the magicks they invoke, as more than ever, Coincidence is not on their side, and Paradox is a bitch.

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