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Chris Goodwin

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Illuminatus! (or Illuminati)?
« on: July 15, 2014, 11:11:13 PM »
Is there a hack suitable for playing the paranoid, surreal, drug-soaked, conspiratorial world of the Illuminatus! trilogy? 

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Re: Illuminatus! (or Illuminati)?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 06:48:42 PM »
Wow, imagine!  Ok, time to get to work.  I'll start.

Instead of fundamental scarcities, all Fronts come from one of the five spheres of the Sacred Chao...
  • Chaos
  • Dischord
  • Confusion
  • Bureaucracy
  • Aftermath

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Re: Illuminatus! (or Illuminati)?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2014, 10:09:28 PM »
When you see the fnords, roll +...

When you take drugs, roll +...

There are most definitely sex moves. 

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Re: Illuminatus! (or Illuminati)?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2014, 10:32:49 PM »
Cool Hard Hot Sharp Weird
are replaced by
Groovy Solid Foxy Keen Enlightened

There is no Psychic Maelstrom, but there is a move that works similarly to "Open Your Brain".  It's called "Get High".

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Re: Illuminatus! (or Illuminati)?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2014, 10:37:43 PM »
In deference to the Schrödinger's Cat trilogy, at the start of each session, the MC shuffles up the playbooks of the PCs and deals them out at random to the players.

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Re: Illuminatus! (or Illuminati)?
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2014, 10:39:13 PM »
There is no Psychic Maelstrom, but there is a move that works similarly to "Open Your Brain".  It's called "Get High".

Or maybe there is.  All Things Are True, Even False Things. 

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Re: Illuminatus! (or Illuminati)?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2014, 10:41:12 PM »
When you invoke the Law of Fives...

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Re: Illuminatus! (or Illuminati)?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2014, 10:54:15 PM »
When you notice the number 23, or see 23 of something, roll +Enlightened.  On a 10+ choose two results below.  On 7-9 choose one.  All results chosen will be true.  All results not chosen may be true.
  • It's proof your enemies are watching you.
  • It's proof your friends are watching you.
  • It's a clue of vital importance that must be decoded.
  • It's a secret test for you and you alone.