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Author Topic: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!  (Read 2453 times)

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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2021, 11:08:52 AM »
Interesting....

Pundit, I just searched Amazon for "The Invisible College RPG"; and it didn't show up.  Have you been shadow-banned already?  Just kidding....

I then searched for "The Invisible College OSR RPG", and Gloomhaven popped up.  Evidently, Amazon doesn't know what the OSR is?
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2021, 12:59:32 PM »
Interesting....

Pundit, I just searched Amazon for "The Invisible College RPG"; and it didn't show up.  Have you been shadow-banned already?  Just kidding....

I then searched for "The Invisible College OSR RPG", and Gloomhaven popped up.  Evidently, Amazon doesn't know what the OSR is?

When I search "The Invisible College" it's the 4th result. Seems the problem is with the "RPG".

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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2021, 01:19:40 PM »
Looking forward to getting my mitts on this.
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2021, 01:39:08 PM »
It's live on Drivethru.
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2021, 02:07:28 PM »
It's live on Drivethru.

Ta' for letting us know.

Bought! And it's a big one at 432 pages! :)
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2021, 02:22:01 PM »
Just got the PDF seems very cool. My only recommendation so far would be a version of the PDF where the background is a layer you can turn off.

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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2021, 02:30:22 PM »
Just got the PDF seems very cool. My only recommendation so far would be a version of the PDF where the background is a layer you can turn off.

I was just looking through it too.

Looks great... But I'd agree, the background it a little distracting and it would be cool if you could turn it off or there was a black and white version without the underlay.
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2021, 02:58:46 PM »
Just got the PDF seems very cool. My only recommendation so far would be a version of the PDF where the background is a layer you can turn off.

I was just looking through it too.

Looks great... But I'd agree, the background it a little distracting and it would be cool if you could turn it off or there was a black and white version without the underlay.
I wonder how that background will look on the printed version (where there obviously can't be an option to turn off that layer). Is it Secret of Ziran level of distracting?

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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2021, 03:00:12 PM »
Is it Secret of Ziran level of distracting?

Of course not.
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2021, 07:41:19 PM »
I'm downloading it now. I'm curious how it compares with Mage and Nephilim.

The file is very large and is taking longer to download than usual. Have you optimized it for digital distribution?

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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2021, 08:17:15 PM »
Reading it now. Frustrating that it seems to be only scanned images rather than clean electronic text. That explains the file size.

Yeah, the statement about the heroic Invisible College bringing social and technological advancements definitely runs counter to what Mage proposed. That game presupposes that all such advancements were part of an evil conspiracy to control humanity.

Okay, on page 344 it basically provides rules on how to become a D&D lich, complete with a phylactery. I know the trope goes back to Koschei and Dorian Grey, but the use of the term "phylactery" in such a way comes from D&D and not any real magical tradition to my knowledge. This is because in the earliest editions of D&D the phylactery was a literal phylactery (a prayer box used in Hebrew traditions). It makes no sense to call it a phylactery in-universe unless the PCs are D&D players.

EDIT: Actually, the section on false immortals reminds me of the false immortals section in Palladium’s Mystic China. Was that an influence here?
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2021, 11:36:24 PM »
It's live on Drivethru.

Yes it is now on Drivethru though so far only in PDF, which is annoying.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/359585/The-Invisible-College
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2021, 11:37:52 PM »
Reading it now. Frustrating that it seems to be only scanned images rather than clean electronic text. That explains the file size.

Yeah, the statement about the heroic Invisible College bringing social and technological advancements definitely runs counter to what Mage proposed. That game presupposes that all such advancements were part of an evil conspiracy to control humanity.

Okay, on page 344 it basically provides rules on how to become a D&D lich, complete with a phylactery. I know the trope goes back to Koschei and Dorian Grey, but the use of the term "phylactery" in such a way comes from D&D and not any real magical tradition to my knowledge. This is because in the earliest editions of D&D the phylactery was a literal phylactery (a prayer box used in Hebrew traditions). It makes no sense to call it a phylactery in-universe unless the PCs are D&D players.

EDIT: Actually, the section on false immortals reminds me of the false immortals section in Palladium’s Mystic China. Was that an influence here?

The concept of "false immortals" is a real life concept in Alchemy, and yes, especially in Asian Internal-Alchemy.
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ARROWS OF INDRA
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Re: The Invisible College: Occult Modern Conspiracy OSR is here!
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2021, 08:50:05 AM »
Okay, heading over to drive thru now, I’m interested.