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Old 03-20-2008, 05:45 PM   #1
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How would Las Vegas fit into the IN universe? Just wonder for use in a future game.
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:05 PM   #2
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I'm not aware of anything canonical for Vegas...

Hmmmmm... it's primarily marketed as a gambling city where you can "win it big". That points towards Mammon, the Demon Prince of Greed, having a major presence there.

It's also marketed as a place to come and see the floor shows - music, stage magic, and so on. That gives a reason for both Nybbas, Demon Prince of the Media, and Eli, Archangel of Creation, to like the city. (Doubly so in Nybbas' case, since the marketing itself supports the Media.) Some of those floor shows are "adult" in nature, which brings in Andrealphaus, Demon Prince of Lust.

Like many large cities in the US southwest, it's a small patch of greenery in the middle of a desert. Novalis, Archangel of Flowers, may have a small presence in Vegas.

Putting all of that together... this version of the In Nomine Las Vegas is definitely in the Infernal camp, but not completely so. The Superiors who have an interest in the city tend to avoid violence, so it isn't a physical battlefront between Heaven and Hell; instead, it's a place where subtler Celestials can work to good effect.

(And feel free to use my Impudite of Lust who's often seen in Vegas, as an NPC...)
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:33 PM   #3
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I'm not aware of anything canonical for Vegas...

Hmmmmm... it's primarily marketed as a gambling city where you can "win it big". That points towards Mammon, the Demon Prince of Greed, having a major presence there.

It's also marketed as a place to come and see the floor shows - music, stage magic, and so on. That gives a reason for both Nybbas, Demon Prince of the Media, and Eli, Archangel of Creation, to like the city. (Doubly so in Nybbas' case, since the marketing itself supports the Media.) Some of those floor shows are "adult" in nature, which brings in Andrealphaus, Demon Prince of Lust.

Like many large cities in the US southwest, it's a small patch of greenery in the middle of a desert. Novalis, Archangel of Flowers, may have a small presence in Vegas.

Putting all of that together... this version of the In Nomine Las Vegas is definitely in the Infernal camp, but not completely so. The Superiors who have an interest in the city tend to avoid violence, so it isn't a physical battlefront between Heaven and Hell; instead, it's a place where subtler Celestials can work to good effect.

(And feel free to use my Impudite of Lust who's often seen in Vegas, as an NPC...)
I'd agree that Vegas is probably in the Infernal camp, but I think Christopher, the Archangel of Children, has been trying to make a flanking attack. Over the last decade, Las Vegas has been trying to position itself less as "Sin City" and more as "Family Friendly." It's got a ways to go, but it could wind up biting the Media demons in the tail.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:48 PM   #4
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I'd agree that Vegas is probably in the Infernal camp, but I think Christopher, the Archangel of Children, has been trying to make a flanking attack. Over the last decade, Las Vegas has been trying to position itself less as "Sin City" and more as "Family Friendly." It's got a ways to go, but it could wind up biting the Media demons in the tail.
And some of the older, more (in)famous hotel/casinos have been torn down over the last decade, too. Physical destruction of (ex-)Tethers to Greed, maybe?

Oh, yes... Let's not forget the other flanking maneuver - the combined Technology/Media effort that is CSI. (The way they treat science on that show, getting it almost right, isn't a hallmark of Lightning...)
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Old 03-21-2008, 01:13 PM   #5
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How would Las Vegas fit into the IN universe? Just wonder for use in a future game.
nothing canon, but here is another person's planning: http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread...ighlight=vegas
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Old 03-21-2008, 01:47 PM   #6
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Let's not forget the other flanking maneuver - the combined Technology/Media effort that is CSI. (The way they treat science on that show, getting it almost right, isn't a hallmark of Lightning...)
Unless it's a unusually creative move by Judgment. Authorities relentlessly pursuing the wicked with every tool at their disposal? Dominic would certainly approve ...
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Old 03-22-2008, 12:38 AM   #7
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I'm guessing Circus,circus (a place I stayed at a few times as a kid) would be a tether to either chris, mammon or Janus seeing as A) it's a hotel/casino that has made a effort to be kid friendly Check out the arcade they have there sometime, B) has a theme park with roller coasters and C) it's a vegas casino, what more do you need?

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Old 03-25-2008, 11:51 AM   #8
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Unless it's a unusually creative move by Judgment. Authorities relentlessly pursuing the wicked with every tool at their disposal? Dominic would certainly approve ...
Perhaps Dom got an assist from Marc? Who better to sell a show?
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