Fear and Loathing (Official Thread)



  • @Tempest Leland Gaunt.



  • Adding this to the official thread.

    @HorrorHound said in Lancea et Sanctum, F&L:

    Wanted Concepts for the Lancea et Sanctum:

    Despair: Death is always followed by Despair. Or Despair by Death. In the City of Sin, suicide is rightfully common - you get hustled, and lose your way, man. That girl you slept with? Welcome to Syphillis, bruh. Racketeering, gambling debt, the mortal lures that can take all the neon lights away and show off the red-eyed Damned.

    This concept will be understandably hard for some, impossible for others, but I am looking for a Daeva, Child of Judas, a Suicide King or Queen that pairs with Ossius and the other Lance, a sort of archetypical Demon of the Crossroads. (s)he has a deal you cannot resist, and you will owe a debt you cannot pay.

    Primary function will likely be that of a casino shark, or even a loan shark. Possibly Carthian Connections. Just page/mail Ossius and Babyface for questions and concerns.

    (P.S - Said vampire was likely also cursed by Post-Mortis Embrace, via the Child of Judas discipline, which lets them feed on/manipulate Despair and, Curse folk with undeath)

    Icarian Prodigy:

    Childer of Arch-Bishop Pickett, raised and trained by the Duke of Destruction himself. @mail/page Luxor for more information on that end, but what does the current Lancea et Sanctum want and need?

    Pickett knew the dangers of his Covenant. Navigated demonologies and mythologies alike. The Lance and Sanctuary was powerful because Pickett chained and bound Damned that were like demons, gleefully casting chaos and discord, to his will. Conqueror. Anti-Christ. Dark Apostle.

    Said Icarian should hit the ground running, realizing or even finding a journal of their Sire that says, the members of the Las Vegas Sanctuary will do what is in their natures to do and cause more harm than good without a strong Will to keep them in check and use them, like a spear.

    Brutality&Ruin:

    Bruja Biker. Bride of Dracula with the Derangement: Delusional. Ex-vet. Warmongering Warrior. Soldier of Sin.

    Brutality. Companion to War, Butler of Oppression, Candycane Princess of Conquest. Damned because of their skill in war, or even some sin they did in war. This Bruja can function as a Bride of Lancea et Sanctul Paladin both - functioning beside Babyface in the Cardboard Court: PREPARE FOR VIOLEEEENCE!

    Supremacy of Sin:

    Pusher of Pestilence. Handler of Plague. The Anvil of Anvari.

    Another Daeva for the Lancea et Sanctum, and like the Child of Judas, this Daeva feeds on the misery of others...as one of the dreaded Anvari. The Wings of Pestilence, The Chains of Famine. A mixture of sickness and oppression both. This figure will be domineering, and contagious, feeding the Daeva obsession with the obsession of others.

    Drug Cartel Queen? Carthian Mob Supplier? Lancea et Sanctum Demon of the Weak-Willed.

    Social. Intelligent. This Anvari will be one of those demons the Arch-Bishop kept in check, set free, their hungers and natures are encouraged to be unchecked.

    The Wolf of God:

    Blood Tenebrous Prophet. Wolf of God Crusader. Carthian Alpha. Dead Wolves, baby!

    Someone has to replace the Uratha, someone has to be the bestial daemon playing wrecking-ball for the Carthian Mob, but given the Messenger's Mark as favoritism by the Lancea et Sanctum.

    Maybe you were torpored. Maybe Mexico has word the Uratha are missing, and your Sire sent you. It is your duty, cabrone!

    Pickett's death means the Sanctuary is broken, and you, as a Beast of the Blood, know that with the death of the biggest threat in Nevada, and the missing presence of Uratha, Terrible Things will come.

    This Dead Wolf will be encouraged to join Wick as a Diplomat to Changing Breeds, as well as working with unnamed others who have stakes in the Hisil.

    These are some examples of what will work with the current Lancea et Sanctum on grid. Have ideas? Swing in. Liked Sabbat? Swing in.


  • Coder

    Would someone with shell access to Fear and Loathing please contact me on Skype (Thenomain) so I can explain why this particular codebase sometimes hangs on @restart and what to do about it?

    :/

    --

    Edit, for the dark humor of those curious:

    [Staff] Flamingo feels like we should get you a fruit basket or something, Theno.
    [Staff] Thenomain says, “Not until I'm done breaking the game.”
    [Staff] Flamingo says, “Don't worry: if you don't break it, I'll try creating a changing breed and inevitably will. 
    Every chargen I've ever undergone...”
    GAME: Restart by Thenomain, please wait.  (All SSL connections will be dropped.)
    

    This was the last we heard of the game....

    --

    For the less morbid but still curious: I was adding functions to the game to make +shift easier to read and find information in my increasingly deep project of allowing shifting forms for non-Werewolves across my code systems.

    The hang is a known issue for the server version that Darkwater was running on. I hadn't even thought about this, and my deep apologies to those scening when this went down.

    Nothing is lost. The server is just confused.

    --

    final edit: Looks like the server was either kicked by someone on the command-line, or resolved itself.



  • @Thenomain SD restarted it.


  • Politics

    Wes here.

    The vampire sphere just got a political bomb dropped on it. Luxor's been good with letting us do what we want. If you're hankering for some politicking, now might be a good time to choose a side. Selfishly, more Acolytes would be nice, but we've got a lot of Covenants that could use a boost.

    Come take a look? Don't know how long it will last before something kills my PC, but, hey, it's a fun time.



  • @Ganymede said in Fear and Loathing (Official Thread):

    Wes here.

    The vampire sphere just got a political bomb dropped on it. Luxor's been good with letting us do what we want. If you're hankering for some politicking, now might be a good time to choose a side. Selfishly, more Acolytes would be nice, but we've got a lot of Covenants that could use a boost.

    Come take a look? Don't know how long it will last before something kills my PC, but, hey, it's a fun time.

    I don't buy it.


  • Admin


  • Pitcrew

    Piggybacking on Ganymede, my character and a couple others are taking a stab at making a mortal group that is (mostly) independent and Does Stuff, and seeing how long we can keep that up until we annoy everyone and they decide to deal with us.

    If you'd like to get in on that, we'd love to have you! Just contact Danielle or Reese on game.


  • Politics

    @ThatOneDude said in Fear and Loathing (Official Thread):

    I don't buy it.

    You don't have to, that's all right.

    I'm not suggesting anyone come to take a shit on the place, of course, but there are quite a few open positions of substantial power, and it would be nice if we had a different person in each chair, rather than having a few PCs with a lot of fucking meetings to go to.



  • @Ganymede For some reason, Invictus doesn't need that big of a boost. I mean, unless you guys want to roll Invictus.


  • Pitcrew

    I wish games like these had a sort of designated hitter for chargen. I loathe WoD as a system, but enjoy urban fantasy and its pretty much the only game in town but rarely make it through chargen with all the crunch involved in setting up a sheet


  • Politics

    @WildBaboons said in Fear and Loathing (Official Thread):

    I wish games like these had a sort of designated hitter for chargen. I loathe WoD as a system, but enjoy urban fantasy and its pretty much the only game in town but rarely make it through chargen with all the crunch involved in setting up a sheet

    Tell me what you would like to play, and I'd be happy to run through options with you.



  • @WildBaboons said in Fear and Loathing (Official Thread):

    I wish games like these had a sort of designated hitter for chargen. I loathe WoD as a system, but enjoy urban fantasy and its pretty much the only game in town but rarely make it through chargen with all the crunch involved in setting up a sheet

    Log in, and we'll all be happy to talk concepts and help you with sheet code. :3


  • Pitcrew

    Appreciated. may take you up on it.



  • As some know, Stardust and I live and work on the Las Vegas strip as buskers. We've heard that some folks not on our game were worried about us, so: We are ok. SD was on the Strip when the shooting occurred, and was caught up in the panic and chaos that engulfed the Strip in the immediate aftermath, but she escaped safely and was in phone contact with me for part of it (it was very tense when she was not).

    Cops in riot gear made checkpoints at every skybridge and exit point and were dispatched to each casino as panic spread. This both upped safety but made the process of escape much slower. Many of our local friends were, as I was, stuck watching news reports while waiting for our loved ones to check in.

    While it's right beside the Strip, our complex is a gated community and security was out in force, listening to police scanners (as were we, and half the city I'm sure) to make sure to intercept any threats.

    While our game is set in realtime, and many Las Vegas incidents have occurred on the game, this one will not. We a) feel that it's disrespectful to the injured and the dead to just RP about a tragedy of this magnitude, and b) we are already living it and could use the break, given that we were swept up in the drama ourselves.

    People are welcome to talk about it ooc and anyone is welcome to check in, regardless of how folks left (someone did earlier, while we were asleep after a sleepless night processing it all). Whoever that was, thank you. <3 I hope that no one here was hurt, or had loved ones who were.



  • @Paris Oh god, thank you. I kept thinking about posting a Shout in the Dark for you guys, but I didn't want it to feel like I was being overly dramatic or anything. I am glad you are both ok.



  • @Meg given how many people were injured and how close we were to it all (it was just down the street, I think the concern was valid. My FB blew up and I had to post a safety check.

    <3 <3 Thank you for your concern anyway. I don't check this site anymore (I'll update this thread but that's it) but I'm sure it would have gotten back to me.



  • As a headsup: F&L threw 2 SIGSEGV's today, and the second one crashed it on the automated restart.


  • Pitcrew

    @Taika All fixed! Thanks. :)


  • Coder

    FYI, this is a known issue with the version of the server code they're using. Sometimes the game will SIGSEGV and when the new game instance comes up it does not or possibly cannot kill the dead thread.

    The easiest way I've discovered to identify which is which is to look for the game process that has been up the longest and forcefully kill it. The game itself has been running all that time on the newer thread, and everything will mostly be as it should.


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