So let's talk about Consortium

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So let's talk about Consortium

Mensaje por Superhero » 26 Dic 2016 18:59

Since Consortium works with agents of Imperium (well the ones left behind), was curious and wondering if their abilities and capacities are somewhat similar to Godkillers? (Average agents being level 9-10 and probably some very strong agents the "Fixers" at level 11-13) In the description they do mention that they have access to some of Imperium Technology.

Consortium, talking about the people in black trenchcoat in charge of the "supernatural" economy as described in Gaia Organizations.

I guess they barely come up in games, since they seem like the anti break the world economy with supernatural nonsense.
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Re: So let's talk about Consortium

Mensaje por Saurok » 26 Dic 2016 20:37

I guess their abilities "scale" with the players or the threat they are about to face. Since the organization itself is clearly meant to keep economy exploits in check the GM makes them just as strong as they are needed to be*. For what it means to players, it might be sudden death or clear reminder not to try to break the economy again.

But in lore and/or "fixed powerlevel" perspective I would see them around level 5 to 8 when it comes to regular grunts and "fixers" are roughly equal to godkillers (10 - 14).

* If the campaign needs to set up them to certain fixed level and remove the "mysterious" aspect of them then it is a different story.

For me the organization seems pretty out of place and unnecessary and acts as GM fail safe and meta reminder for players. However I can see campaign to revolve around them.
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Re: So let's talk about Consortium

Mensaje por Superhero » 26 Dic 2016 21:29

I know what you mean, pretty much guessed that what they are here, don't break the game kind of deals. Still was curious if there were any bit and pieces of information about them, not in the books.
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Re: So let's talk about Consortium

Mensaje por Blues » 26 Dic 2016 21:56

In my opinion, the organization is an excellent worldbuilding decision, the other option being completely handwaving the fact that Yehudah, Magus and Samael would be fabricating wealth like crazy.

As for their power, probably less than that of actual Godkillers for the most part. Let's take into account that Dereck Shezzard, the weakest Godkiller, is still a level 12+1. Of course, when sealed, his power is more like 9+1, but that's around the level that I feel most elite agents of the organization would be. Add to that their resources, and the fact that if needed they would receive some actual support from Imperium, and they can very efficently do their jobs.

Sometimes, when the stars are right, Imperium actually does its job pretty well. The Consortium is that "sometimes".
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Re: So let's talk about Consortium

Mensaje por Superhero » 26 Dic 2016 22:22

A bit like I was thinking then 10 to 12 for the fixers, 5 to 8 for the regular agents sounds about right. Yeah consortium does their job so well, nobody even knows about them.
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Re: So let's talk about Consortium

Mensaje por Anima Project » 27 Dic 2016 04:13

Consortium Agents are specialists. The normal ones are usually about Lv8, and they have very few high level "fixers", since it is not something they need to do. Of course, in some cases, they can count with Godkillers-level agents, but it is very unusual, since targets with such power rarely "destroy the economy".
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Re: So let's talk about Consortium

Mensaje por Superhero » 27 Dic 2016 06:25

Thanks for the clarification.
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