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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2021, 05:36:05 PM »
I wonder if you could use some combination of Fronts / Sine Nomine  (e.g., Stars Without Number) Factions / Unknown Armies Faction turns to really supercharge this. This is the kind stuff I want for a Sandbox game, where the bad guys are constantly doing stuff and gaining/losing power.

You totally could.
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2021, 05:37:32 PM »
It also has some similarities to Nephilim. Except the nephilim are more interested in reaching Agartha/Nirvana than influencing the course of civilization and taking over the world.


Yes, Nephilim took a lot of inspiration from real-world occultism, though their system is not an occult authentic system by any means. Also, they're french, so of course they're only in it for themselves.
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #47 on: July 09, 2021, 02:12:38 PM »
It also has some similarities to Nephilim. Except the nephilim are more interested in reaching Agartha/Nirvana than influencing the course of civilization and taking over the world.


Yes, Nephilim took a lot of inspiration from real-world occultism, though their system is not an occult authentic system by any means. Also, they're french, so of course they're only in it for themselves.
You might be interested in the revised Chaosium magic rules reprinted in Enlightened Magic. The alchemy rules in particular are very flavorful and compromise between completely authentic and easily playable.

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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #48 on: July 09, 2021, 09:46:33 PM »
It also has some similarities to Nephilim. Except the nephilim are more interested in reaching Agartha/Nirvana than influencing the course of civilization and taking over the world.


Yes, Nephilim took a lot of inspiration from real-world occultism, though their system is not an occult authentic system by any means. Also, they're french, so of course they're only in it for themselves.
You might be interested in the revised Chaosium magic rules reprinted in Enlightened Magic. The alchemy rules in particular are very flavorful and compromise between completely authentic and easily playable.

Hmm, I haven't seen that product.
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #49 on: July 10, 2021, 12:37:11 AM »
I am waiting on the premium paper color hardcover.  I want to sink money on a high quality book.

Same here, the Hardcover is an instant sell.


I also had no idea Pundit's audience was so eclectic...



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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2021, 08:10:26 AM »
One Bookshelf has always fucked with RPGPundit.  He has a good one to tell you that would raise your blood pressure.

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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #51 on: July 11, 2021, 03:08:10 AM »
I am waiting on the premium paper color hardcover.  I want to sink money on a high quality book.

Same here, the Hardcover is an instant sell.


I also had no idea Pundit's audience was so eclectic...



Who knew??

It does seem odd, doesn't it? But of course there's always plausible deniability.
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #52 on: July 11, 2021, 10:32:54 AM »
I also had no idea Pundit's audience was so eclectic...

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  They arguably intersect in the fields of "RPGs and societal engineering"--although TIC seems more inclined to simply describe it on the game level, while TSL seems to be trying to do it on some level. ;)


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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #53 on: July 29, 2021, 09:57:16 AM »
I might just be a cheapskate, but 20 bucks for a pdf is a bit steep when compared to Lion and Dragon or Arrows of Indra. Though it does have twice the page count. I usually pillage these for ideas, since im still trying to get my players to warm up to osr.
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #54 on: July 29, 2021, 07:58:06 PM »
I got the phone-booky (is that a thing anymore? Do newsprint phone books still exist and do people know what one feels like in the hands? Am I old or ye olde with a thorn pretending to be a y ? Anyway the impression I am trying to convey is that the book is thin-papered and thick and not very rigid so it "wibbles" when you shake it.) soft cover edition from Amazon and it is a fat book. Has color pages that simulate a paper type.

I ordered a "premium color" hard back from OBS/DTRPG to keep on the shelf for later and I'll beat the hell out of the softer one Amazon sent.
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #55 on: July 31, 2021, 09:49:05 AM »
I might just be a cheapskate, but 20 bucks for a pdf is a bit steep when compared to Lion and Dragon or Arrows of Indra. Though it does have twice the page count. I usually pillage these for ideas, since im still trying to get my players to warm up to osr.

Apparently, DTRPG charges by pagecount for PDFs? Anyways, I would have liked it being cheaper, but the publisher told me that's the price it had to be. That said, you can also buy the print+PDF combo...
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #56 on: July 31, 2021, 09:49:38 AM »
I got the phone-booky (is that a thing anymore? Do newsprint phone books still exist and do people know what one feels like in the hands? Am I old or ye olde with a thorn pretending to be a y ? Anyway the impression I am trying to convey is that the book is thin-papered and thick and not very rigid so it "wibbles" when you shake it.) soft cover edition from Amazon and it is a fat book. Has color pages that simulate a paper type.

I ordered a "premium color" hard back from OBS/DTRPG to keep on the shelf for later and I'll beat the hell out of the softer one Amazon sent.

Awesome, thank you very much! And enjoy.
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #57 on: August 01, 2021, 07:09:55 PM »
You might be interested in the revised Chaosium magic rules reprinted in Enlightened Magic. The alchemy rules in particular are very flavorful and compromise between completely authentic and easily playable.

Yep, good one. The magic rules are ritualistic, so I like using that book for occult magic in BRP.
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #58 on: August 03, 2021, 12:44:13 AM »
You might be interested in the revised Chaosium magic rules reprinted in Enlightened Magic. The alchemy rules in particular are very flavorful and compromise between completely authentic and easily playable.

Yep, good one. The magic rules are ritualistic, so I like using that book for occult magic in BRP.

So, do you mean ritualistic in exactly the same way the magic in The Invisible College are?
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #59 on: August 12, 2021, 02:04:47 AM »
Is there any chance of getting a ctrl+f searchable version of the PDF?

I know there are tools that can create searchable PDFs out of non-searchable ones, but they are finnicky, success rate depends on fonts used, background colors, readability, etc.
It's a bit of a crap shot in my experience. And I don't really want to spend the money just to check if it would succeed or not.

Anyway, I think that searchability is the primary function of PDFs and the reason I generally prefer them over physical rule books in terms of usability. It's just a matter of finding what you are looking for in a matter of seconds vs a matter of minutes.
Especially if there is no index!