Time to Stitch the Body Together [Promethean: The Created]

Open Development, Promethean: The Created

PrometheanLogoAw, yeah. Open development for Promethean: The Created Second Edition.

We’re gonna keep this quick and dirty – I’m in the middle of running a Kickstarter at the moment, and I have to split my focus a little. So here’s the drill:

  • Promethean 2nd Ed is in redlines at the moment. I have the first drafts in from authors, I’ve read through them all and marked them up, and now I’m in the process of sending them back for corrections.
  • I need playtesters. Some of the authors are playtesting, I’m playtesting (you can read the ongoing chronicle I’m running here, if you’re so inclined). If you want to playtest, don’t comment here (I mean, you can, but I might not see it). Email me at blackhatmatt at gmail. I’ll get you an NDA form for your group; everyone has to sign one. ETA: OK! I’m good! Got a lot of people wanting to playtest, so I’m not longer taking playtest requests. Thanks, all!
  • I want to know what you want to see. Other developers have made a good show of doing these vote things. So, let’s do that.

Do you want to know about: Refinements or Lineages?

Vote now. I’ll tally votes on, let’s say, Tuesday morning.

  58 comments for “Time to Stitch the Body Together [Promethean: The Created]

  1. Eric_Crabtree
    October 5, 2014 at 1:29 pm


  2. Christian A
    October 5, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Refinements, please.

  3. Marc Collins
    October 5, 2014 at 1:35 pm


  4. Quinn Y
    October 5, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Alchemical Burps.

  5. Arcane
    October 5, 2014 at 1:50 pm


  6. Phaolan
    October 5, 2014 at 2:09 pm


  7. October 5, 2014 at 2:16 pm


  8. J-Frog
    October 5, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Lineages would be a great place to start please.

  9. Iceblade44
    October 5, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Fantastic!! 🙂

    I would say refinements, I’m interested in learning more about the new one,phosphorus I believe.

  10. wyrdhamster
    October 5, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Refinements, I want to see what is this Phosphorus really about. 🙂

  11. Tim K
    October 5, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Lineages, I’m very curious as to how they’ve been tweaked and who the new ones are.

  12. Metamurpho
    October 5, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Lineages, please!

    And good luck on the KS.

  13. Felipe
    October 5, 2014 at 3:20 pm


  14. Leliel
    October 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Mage spoilers and the beginning of Promethean spoilers on the same day? You spoil us!

    Anyway, put me in for Lineages. Interested to see how Extempore are “technically a Lineage”, and how the idea of multiple demiurges fit in.

  15. October 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm


    Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! Promethean was the first gameline that got me into World of Darkness and is still my favourite.

    Are there any restrictions on which countries the NDAs apply to?

    Lineages are where the Created are coming from, but Refinements drive where they are going to and shape their quest for humanity. I will vote refinements.

    • October 6, 2014 at 7:42 am

      Also, in terms of things I want to see, above and beyond the vote, is how Humanity is going to be handled. I guessing it would be a far cry from the new Integrity system for 2e, but I’d be interested to see if there are any tweaks.

      And I’m pretty sure the one question that everyone will be all over is… How will Prometheans and Qashmallim interact with the God-Machine?

      • Satchel
        October 6, 2014 at 10:15 am

        We have word that the Integrity stat for Prometheans is no longer Humanity.

  16. Raymer
    October 5, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Lineages, please.

  17. Woody
    October 5, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Definitely Lineages

  18. Mike S
    October 5, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Lineages. Would love to see a Zombi lineage.

  19. shkspr1048
    October 5, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Lineages, please.

  20. David Paul
    October 5, 2014 at 5:16 pm


  21. Asaram
    October 5, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I would love to playtest… but alas I already have two NWoD games going, a third might stretch my abilities a bit 🙂

    I vote Lineages at any rate!

  22. Octavo
    October 5, 2014 at 5:31 pm


  23. Full Time GM
    October 5, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I would love to know what Refinements are being kept active.

    • October 5, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      All of them, plus we’re adding one. 🙂

  24. Arallon
    October 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Would like to see Lineages.

  25. Arallon
    October 5, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I would like to read about Lineages

  26. Amy Veeres
    October 5, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    *evil laughter*

  27. Mt.Shades
    October 5, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Refinements please

  28. Alessandro V.
    October 5, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    i vote Refinements

  29. Satchel
    October 5, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Lineages. Eager to hear more about things like the Golems’ new emphasis on language, the Unfleshed’s standardization, and the Extempore in general.

  30. Dataweaver
    October 5, 2014 at 8:48 pm


  31. BigDamnHero
    October 5, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Lineages! Start at the first place a player would. 🙂

  32. reseru
    October 5, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Refinements, please

  33. Monghani
    October 5, 2014 at 9:17 pm


  34. Afro Luigi
    October 5, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Refinements! I want to know what the new one is! =D

    So hopefully you won’t tease us and not mention it. 😛

  35. Wolfgar
    October 5, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Lineages. I want to know what is being done with lineages. Lineages good, fire bad.

  36. Lian
    October 5, 2014 at 10:09 pm


  37. Olympius
    October 5, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    YES! Very excited to get into the new Promethean! Lineages please.

  38. MikeRand
    October 5, 2014 at 11:44 pm


  39. Will
    October 6, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Lineage! Lineage! Lineage!

  40. tau neutrino
    October 6, 2014 at 3:39 am

    Will Prometheans still have Humanity, and will they degenerate slower than humans?


  41. NateD
    October 6, 2014 at 4:25 am

    Lineages! Definitely Lineages!

  42. Thorbes
    October 6, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Lineages! Big pieces go first.

  43. Nathan Henderson
    October 6, 2014 at 6:22 am


    (hoping Plumbum is a viable starting Refinement this time – it always struck me that “What am I?” should absolutely be a common starting drive, not something reserved for failures.)

  44. Stupid Loserman
    October 6, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Huzzah! Man, I’d be all over that playtest if my group weren’t already probably full up on what gaming we can fit into a week. We’re still not done exploring Demon, man, and you guys are already on to Promethean and Changeling!

    I think I’m wading against the tide here, but I’m voting for REFINEMENTS. Phosphorus is nice and shiny, and having the supporting cast like Silver step up to the big leagues is great, but I also want to hear what new perspectives are being cast on the classics.

  45. October 6, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Refinements (specifically Centimani)

    • iceblade44
      October 6, 2014 at 11:41 am

      Centimani is not a Refinement anymore,rather it is now the absent of Refinement.

  46. SunlessNick
    October 6, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I vote for Lineages.

  47. Austin Loomis
    October 6, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I’d be fine with either, but Lineages are ahead on points as I start typing, so I’m voting for Refinements.

  48. Yossarian
    October 6, 2014 at 1:12 pm


  49. atamajakki
    October 6, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I’m torn, but I guess my vote has to go to Refinements. I’ve got my fingers crossed for Plumbum to be in the 2e Core, and I’m powerfully curious about the new Phosphorous thing.

    I really hope Promethean 2e allows us some discussion of the situation with The Principle and the God-Machine (if the Demon Storyteller’s Guide doesn’t already cover that); it’s the only bit of crossover I care for, and I’ve been curious about it since before D:tD released.

  50. Tori
    October 6, 2014 at 6:12 pm


  51. Gervasio da Silva Filho
    October 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm


  52. Bwgustaf
    October 6, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Lineages. Non-standard prometheans was what got me interested in the first place.

  53. KingCarnival
    October 7, 2014 at 12:04 am


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