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« Reply #330 on: <03-29-12/1203:09> »
I`d be gratefull. (just a quick question: I thought that this kind of "Threat" ,ghouls, Vampires etc,  weren`t present in Earthdawn...but on the other side, I can see a lot of seeds planted in that age...and a lot of evil gardeners also)...and there are always immortality seeking Therans and widespread use of blood magic...
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« Reply #331 on: <03-29-12/1218:53> »
I don't recall them, per se, in Earthdawn, but if this doesn't scream out saying, "Hi, I'm at least partially borne of the Horrors and exacerbated by some of the stupid things you ephemerals here do to your own kind!" I don't know what does.

I'll try to do more research and come up with something more concrete one of these days in my copious unstructured free time....
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« Reply #332 on: <03-29-12/1251:08> »
A couple of the early novels strongly suggests that HMHVV is from the Fourth World. There is the wendigo who turned Twist's sister that basically hibernated through the fifth world, and in Nosferatu Serrin goes up against an elf Nosferatu that is several hundred years old, at least. While the elf could have been a spike baby, the virus clearly had to find him at some point, which means it was already here before the awakening, though perhaps lying dormant with the lack of magic.

Isolated instances of HMHVV outbreaks at mana spikes would also explain cultural references to vampires, werewolves (loup-garou), and the like.
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« Reply #333 on: <03-29-12/1441:14> »
I thought something like that. Or those historical cases are the cases when some of eons old vampires had been recognized as a threat and taken down...stuff of legends...and those few who survived till today, like Tom Cruise, are carriers that allow the virus to spread in much friendlier background count. Scarry is, that to survive through the whole convex phase of mana cycle they would had to be terribly powerfull to maintain at least basic life functions :P

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« Reply #334 on: <03-30-12/0854:37> »

After looking at Runner's Companion, yes it seems I did indeed forget Ghouls don't have Essence Loss like the Type 1 Infected do. Oh I'm such a horrible, horrible person for not thoroughly checking the books before I make a comment about anything in the game. Whatever shall I do with myself.
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i've always assumed that any vampires that survived the downphase of magic either bunkered down/hibernated in high background count areas, helped 'us' generate new ones (deathcamps, etc) or had sufficient power/foci/call it what you want "stuff" to maintain their powers at some tiny level with no magic in the world.
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« Reply #335 on: <03-30-12/0948:34> »
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« Reply #336 on: <03-30-12/1040:50> »
Little bit.  When the cast and pain allows me to visit.
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« Reply #337 on: <03-30-12/1145:44> »
Nothing like entering an Ancients' place shouting "Here ya go, sissies! Are all your green panties at the laundry?"...

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« Reply #338 on: <03-30-12/1927:09> »
Little bit.  When the cast and pain allows me to visit.
I told you, no matter how amusing it seems, calling bikers a bunch of nancies is never a good idea.
Depends on the bikers in question.  Sometimes it's just hilarious to watch as they back off from your gaming group in geek shirts and denims while they're all high and tough in their leathers...

Which they don't want to scuff.
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« Reply #339 on: <04-04-12/0703:10> »
Nice to see that the Upcoming Releases page has been updated on the website...quite intrigued about "The Clutch of Dragons" and "Sprawl Sites: North American".

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Edit: The "Character Deck" also sounds interesting.
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« Reply #340 on: <04-04-12/0723:11> »
Awesome art on that book... and the gun also looks nice :)

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« Reply #341 on: <04-04-12/1039:32> »
Awesome! Hazard Pay, Clutch of Dragons, and Battle for Manhattan all sound excellent, but nothing says joy like tossing your players into a wasp's nest and watching them try to get out, so I'm looking forward to Sacrificial Limb.
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« Reply #342 on: <04-04-12/1304:22> »
Actually rather intrigued with the upcoming 2050 sourcebook...another hit to the wallet... ;)

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« Reply #343 on: <04-04-12/1503:24> »
Also noticed that the FAQ has gotten a bump as well (17/2/12).
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« Reply #344 on: <04-04-12/1550:10> »
I'm loving the idea of the 2050 sourcebook. Also looking forward to Battle for Manhattan.
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