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> Ghost Cartels: Royal Jelly?, noticed something in GC....
BookWyrm
post Dec 22 2008, 07:33 PM
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OK, so I'm reading into a couple of pages og Ghost Cartels on the train heading home @3am, and as I'm reading along the second page, them mention of "Royal Jelly coming out of Chicago" caught my attention.

Anyone have more info on this?
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post Dec 22 2008, 07:34 PM
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Think "bug spirits."
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post Dec 22 2008, 07:35 PM
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Like Amber Gel from Queen Euphoria? Ewwwwww...
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post Dec 22 2008, 07:37 PM
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QUOTE (Morrigana @ Dec 22 2008, 08:34 PM) *
Think "bee spirits."


corrected that for you (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post Dec 22 2008, 07:38 PM
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More will be revealed when you pick up Feral Cities.
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post Dec 22 2008, 07:40 PM
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6-7 Mentions of it in FC just looked at them all after a search. No real hard or fast rules on its mechanics though?
Just a flat protection against the effects mentioned?
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post Dec 22 2008, 11:16 PM
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It has become the new standard that location books not have mechanics in them. Saves people from having to dig through thirteen books to find mechanics. With any luck, we'll stat it out at some point. At least, I fully intend to.
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post Dec 22 2008, 11:31 PM
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QUOTE (Synner @ Dec 22 2008, 07:38 PM) *
More will be revealed when you pick up Feral Cities.

How is it you manage to sound like a drug dealer, wearing nothing but a trench coat and funny hat outside a preschool?
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post Dec 22 2008, 11:38 PM
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QUOTE (Hagga @ Dec 23 2008, 12:31 AM) *
How is it you manage to sound like a drug dealer, wearing nothing but a trench coat and funny hat outside a preschool?

because this forum sometimes gives people the feeling of being back at preschool?
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post Dec 22 2008, 11:45 PM
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Goo-goo, then.
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post Dec 23 2008, 01:09 AM
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I swear to Prime, if some drooling rugrat comes at me......I'll be setting a new field-goal world-record.
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post Dec 23 2008, 01:50 AM
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My main boogieman in my 3rd Edition campaign was an Ant Shaman heading up a Seoulpa Ring out of Detroit. He and the ant queen spirit dosed eight balls with her pheromones which "compelled" users to become even more addicted. If they were important folks that happened to pick up a nasty drug habit it would compel then to do activities that would benefit the Hive or the Seoulpa Ring. I called the new combo Suga, but I kept it local to Detroit and sprawls where he had connections. He used the money to finance terrorist activities against the Japanese in San Francisco and aid the Queen in undermining Ares on their home turf. I ran that story for YEARS. I got a lot of mileage out of that plot. I really like Ghost Cartels, but to half of my 4th Ed players, it might seem like old hat since I essentially did the Spirit/Drug combo game already.
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post Dec 25 2008, 12:02 AM
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But there is "The Secret" yet to be told, as to why tempo was being spread.

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post Dec 26 2008, 08:15 PM
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I thought "The Secret" was a giant money grab via trite self-enlightenment mantras and pattern recognition? Now I know the Ghost Cartels wanted the money, but drugs are, in general, more a form of social control (like selling crack in Harlem) than self-enlightenment.
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post Dec 26 2008, 11:02 PM
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QUOTE (pbangarth @ Dec 25 2008, 01:02 AM) *
But there is "The Secret" yet to be told, as to why tempo was being spread.

Peter


I though it was to make key people vulnerable to possession.
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post Dec 26 2008, 11:39 PM
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QUOTE (Matsci @ Dec 26 2008, 11:02 PM) *
I though it was to make key people vulnerable to possession.

Uh-huh. And all the street people being addicted to tempo? How do they factor in?
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post Dec 27 2008, 01:02 AM
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Collateral Damage?
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post Dec 27 2008, 01:11 AM
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I tend to think getting the non-street level people was just an added perk. If 99.9% of your audience is collateral damage, you are doing something wrong.
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post Dec 27 2008, 01:43 AM
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or maybe it was just one really nasty side effect?
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post Dec 27 2008, 03:03 AM
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Or maybe we have something else in mind.
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post Dec 27 2008, 03:23 AM
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heh, fool us ones, shame on you, fool us twice, shame on us (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post Dec 27 2008, 04:11 AM
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In the November chat, Peter said "sourcebooks would always cater to the metaplots being developed". He wants to link the campaign books to sourcebooks. Now we just had Ghost Cartels released and Vice is on approach. (After the First DotA release according to the Nov. Chat)

Campaign book to launch a mob war, sourcebook to explore the organized crime syndicates? Seems to be a connection...
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post Dec 27 2008, 08:24 AM
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wasn't Royal Jelly the Drug from the Alien Queen in the Ellen Ripley Universe?
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post Dec 27 2008, 12:54 PM
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Exactly. It heals cancer and stuff. But only in the "Expanded Universe" of the novels.
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post Dec 28 2008, 09:31 PM
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Let's not forget Xeno-Zip, which was derived from the Alien Queen's Royal Jelly. Reading the mention of the Royal Jelly in GC sparked my memory about Xeno-Zip.
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