geist the sin eater

World of Darkness fans please reblog and comment with your preferred supernatural, including all among New and Old World.

Geist 

White Wolf/Onyx Path have a weirdly specific fetish

Vampire (either): the curse comes with the Beast, an animalistic animating principle to the vampiric soul that is generated by the curse

Changeling: the Dreaming: fey souls engage in symbiotic relationships with human souls to reincarnate and continue living in our world after Arcadia gets locked away

Mummy: the Resurrection: mummy souls graft themselves to the spiritually weak and go on a journey to make an immortal spiritual amalgam

Mage: the Ascension: the avatar is the source of ascension potential and is treated as a distinct spiritual entity or component of your soul. Probably reincarnates with you.

Wraith: the Oblivion: not a soul graft, but your spectre does act as its own individual and quasi-independent being that can be split off into its own existence that is all tied up in your soul

Geist: the Sin Eaters: you die, come back when a spooky ghost latches onto your soul and pulls you back into life, and will continue to do so for a while if you fuck up and die again

Beast: the Primordial: nightmare monsters splice into your soul and give you sick powers

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“Oh but geo, that’s just the world of darkness-”

Exalted: you play as one of 10+ flavors of people empowered by a reincarnating divine soul-weapon grafted to your hu

During a game of Geist: the Sin-Eaters

Beastmaster: Why are they attacking us? I thought we were being pretty low-key.

Assassin: Well we were until you MORPHED INTO A GIANT MAN-SPIDER AND STARTED CLIMBING UP THE CITY WALL THAT’S COVERED IN GUARDS.

Beastmaster: Oh, right.

This past Sunday I played Geist: The Sin Eaters, one of the World of Darkness games.

In Geist, you play as a mortal who has died, and instead of passing on or becoming a ghost, you make a bargain with a powerful entity called a geist—a being somewhere between ghost and death god—which restores you to life in exchange for giving it access to a physical body again. The sin eater (what these risen mortals are called) gets a second chance at life and learns to channel the geist’s supernatural powers, but they must contend with satisfying their geist’s desires and being forever tied to the affairs of the dead—for good or ill.

This is my character’s geist, whom she named Jack Dan. He presides over those who die cold and alone.