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    20 KB Symbol Lich Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:10 No.12561850  
    So lets say that, there was a Lich variant that, instead of making a phylactry, they instead bind their soul to an abstract symbol.

    The more the symbol is spread, the more powerful the Lich becomes. The less known it is, the weaker the Lich becomes.

    If the symbol is spread around a single town, its usually enough to bring them back to life. However, if its not much more then that, then the Lich can be killed.

    On the other hand, if an entire nation uses the symbol, maybe as a flag, or something similar, then the Lich would be far more powerful, being the equivilent of an Demi-Lich.

    Using a gods symbol as your own will immediatly alert the god, which, considering you are now undead, is a VERY bad idea.

    However, if, through other means, the symbol manages to spread across the globe, rivaling that of religious symbols, where almost all sentient beings on the planet would recognize it, then the Lich will just as powerful, if not more powerful, then any god.

    Pic related. Its the symbol of the Lich BBEG in my next campaign.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:12 No.12561863
    ...I hate you.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:12 No.12561865

    so what do you want from /tg/?
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:12 No.12561868
    Oh god... I remember that thing. Used to draw it all the fucking time in school.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:13 No.12561874
    So... your lich's symbol is a gang sign for the Sureños?
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:13 No.12561876
    Your Lich is all powerful in elementary schools throughout the 90s.
    >> Mierk the Marvelous 10/24/10(Sun)23:14 No.12561877
    I like this idea.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:15 No.12561893
    I'm not a fan of the idea

    What's to stop a lich from making, say, the letter "a" his symbol? Suddenly he's a god overnight.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:15 No.12561897
    Where is this symbol from?
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:17 No.12561909
    >thats the joke.jpg
    Yeah, I was talking to some friends, all of us from diffenent states, and it somehow came up. Its been driving me nuts for the past few days what the hell it is. Decided to make a plot point out of it.

    I did not know this.
    >> G. D. !!k1u7swmD0lH 10/24/10(Sun)23:18 No.12561914
    >The more the symbol is spread, the more powerful the Lich becomes.
    Your next character is a parkour fanatic whose hobby is playing graffiti tag and running away from paladins and clerics.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:18 No.12561915
    It is a mystery.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:18 No.12561917
    Slipknot suck and you deserve to burn for shitty taste OP.

    In other news your idea is shitty and stupid. A PC party can hardly be expected to run a nation wide or even global campaign to defame a bloody symbol and organizations on a large scale would stamp out any kind of new logo just in case it's some lich's soul.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:19 No.12561920
    > I did not know this.

    There's nothing to know, he's fucking retarded and full of shit. It's not a gang sign.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:20 No.12561924
    To avoid the "lol, the word 'the' is my symbol" there should be a requirement that the symbol must hold no meaning other than to represent the soul of the lich. If the symbol holds a meaning already then it cannot be bound to a soul. This also removes the religious icon stipulation
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:20 No.12561930
    It's not the Slipknot logo you shiteating retard.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:21 No.12561932
    ....I like it.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:21 No.12561933
    oddly enough i think the idea is awesome for exactly those reasons. How do you fight a symbol?
    >> MR. RAGE !D9l9S8Lio6 10/24/10(Sun)23:21 No.12561938

    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:21 No.12561940
    And yet. This symbol shows up again. And yet, nobody knows what it is nor where it came from. Fucking stupid symbol. We need to know /tg/. We need to fucking know.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:21 No.12561941
    The same thing stopping a regular Lich from making a planet his phylactry.

    Just like how the planet wouldn't work because it is too big, the letter 'a' wouldn't work because its already too far spread. He wouldn't have be powerful enough to bind his soul to a symbol already that powerful.

    The Lich basically has to create their own symbol. Maybe make a cult or something to help spread it around quickly.

    Also, I'm now thinking about creating an army of 23 powerful Liches, who control the world from the shadows.

    Q, X, and Z, were all killed of long ago.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:22 No.12561944

    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:25 No.12561965

    The whole point is that its a symbol that no one really knows what it is, and yet it continues to spread.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:25 No.12561967
    This "symbol" looks like a stilized S.
    If you guys are going to get this interested in mere typography, I'd suggest you read a book about it, I dunno.

    Creating a good type is hard work.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:25 No.12561969
    lol, these are awesome.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:30 No.12562024
    Oh god yes.

    Better yet, have them be OLDER then written language. Because they were the ones who invented it.

    For the same reason, maybe this is how the gods came about? Just a normal person binding their soul to a symbol, back in the days when magic was unheard of, preformed some parlor tricks, and suddenly are a god, becoming more powerful, which allows them to get more followers, which makes them more powerful, etc.

    Which makes this fill in the perfect gap. A phylactry lich is made immortal through Arcane Magic, while a symbol lich is made immortal through their own divine magic.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:30 No.12562027
    This fucking symbol. I also remember it being cool in elementary and middle school... Canadian here btw.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:37 No.12562099


    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:37 No.12562100
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    SHIT! the symbol got to the north.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:38 No.12562118
    Oh anon. Like symbols were that simple. You're so young. So innocent.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:41 No.12562150
    Wait... I thought there were already divine lichs...
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:42 No.12562162
    got to Australia too, I remember drawing that thing all the time during Primary school
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:45 No.12562186
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    Every symbol has an origin. And in time, if it is meant to be, it will become powerful. I am this symbol. This symbol is me. We are one in the same.

    An idea is difficult to suppress. It is like a cancer. It spreads and grows. The more you try to fight it, the more it spreads until eventual it is unstoppable.

    An ideal, much like the ones that drive you, is what I am. But your idea of justice will be crushed far sooner than me.
    >> Cú Airúath Siblaid !!9x1vEuGv9ER 10/25/10(Mon)00:19 No.12562518

    Sparta, NJ, the town right next to me.

    The Sparta Middle School officially uses that symbol.

    I do believe the town does as well.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)00:24 No.12562563
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    Remember, remember the fifth of November
    Gunpowder, treason and plot.
    I see no reason, why gunpowder treason
    Should ever be forgot.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)00:27 No.12562581
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    >I am this symbol. This symbol is me.
    In my dream, I am the star. It is me.
    No they don't...
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)00:27 No.12562583

    >implying that symbol isn't the result of a Lich doing exactly what the OP described
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)00:35 No.12562633
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    So... the Vowel Liches are the most powerful? Namely A and E ?
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)00:41 No.12562691

    A, E, I, O, and U were the first, and thusly the strongest. Y joined in pretty early too, but he's a bit of a dick. You had some more knock-offs who added accents, umaluts, and such to these symbols, but their power varies.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)00:44 No.12562724
    recently, though, there has been a power shift. the common stronghold of the First Five, the writen word, has been taken over in some degree to the arabic liches, especially 0, 1, and to a lesser degree 3. cats seem to be promoting this new trend, perhaps given some promise of power from these L0rds of Darkn3ss.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)00:49 No.12562764
    As they say, the most powerful sign in computational mathematics is "=."

    This also applies to real life.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)00:51 No.12562781

    An order of paladins have been attempting to combat the so-called Untouchable 23 for a couple of decades now, with limited success. At the very least, they've prevented the liches from dominating the entirety of the internet.

    They call themselves the 1337.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)00:51 No.12562790
    ITT: Your next Unknown Armies campaign.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)00:53 No.12562806
    You people are going about it all wrong.

    Assuming Q, X, and Z WERE dead, then there would be... 38 lich's. Lower case letters often are different from upper case.


    Once the lowercase ones started showing up, the originals decided to 'fill in' the missing parts of written language with their own letters to make themselves stronger, and keep more from showing up.

    M would be the most powerful, as he would be M, W, m, and w.

    P, p, and q would be the same, etc.

    However A and a would be two different lichs.
    >> Lord HIghlander !8n3euea.jA 10/25/10(Mon)00:56 No.12562847
    0 and 1 would eventually be the greatest of liches...

    due to binary.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)00:57 No.12562863
    Derp, 37. I left Z in there... So originally there would have been 40. The 37 shown, and Q X (who was also x) and Z (who was also z)

    40 all powerful lichs, shaping the world as they see fit.

    YES. 10 great paladins. vs 40 all powerful lichs. DO IT!
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)00:59 No.12562879

    I think I just found out what I am going to do with that necron army I have been meaning to paint. I wanted something other then just boring grey, LIKE EVERYONE EVER seems to have... And I get this.

    I love you /tg/
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)00:59 No.12562884

    If that is the case then l and I would be under the same lich right?

    Plus if P, p, and q are the same, then b and d would be under him too.

    Also S and s.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:01 No.12562903
    Somebody finalize this math.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:01 No.12562906
    This idea is amazing. I might have to steal this.

    But really, brainstorming sessions like this are why I love /tg/. We get shit done.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:01 No.12562914
    between the Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic, not to mention character-based languages, there's a lot of potential for Symboliches.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:04 No.12562946
    I submit that Q, X, and Z, are still alive, in a manner of speaking. Anyone ever take a look at the Draconic language? They're Dracoliches. And would, in fact, be the most powerful because Draconic is the standard for written magic.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:04 No.12562947
    Z would also be z and N, would he not?
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:05 No.12562958
    I think that's the only flaw in the idea. With so many alphabets and modes of writing, you'd end up with an innumerable amount of 'all-powerful' liches really fast.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:07 No.12562994
    After seeing the success binding a phylactery to a symbol brought, many others began copying. Now, the once-dreaded Cursive Liches are regretting it.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:07 No.12562995
    Assuming the campaign takes place in America, you won't see too many foreigner liches with real power.
    Haven't you ever wondered why the one language to get a foothold in America besides English is Spanish? They use the same alphabet.


    The cold war was actually a confrontation between the Romance liches and the Cyrillic liches.


    They're nowhere near as powerful as the alphabet liches, but the guys behind the traffic signs have some fucking persuasive mind control.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:07 No.12562996
    what if complexity was another factor
    a difficult symbol could be worth several simple symbols
    a litch based off a Chinese character would need fewer symbols than a litch based off the letter "o"
    A litched based off something like a statue would need fewer statues, etc.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:09 No.12563022
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    Jesus is a Lich. You heard it here first.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:10 No.12563025
    Shit your right. Forgot about those. Well, except for S and s, I just didn't bring it up (look at the list)

    Bringing that into it means that a would be FAR more powerful the A, since he would be Alpha as well.

    Could be a cool plot point. Players think A is in charge, and somehow finally manage to kill him.... errr.... incapacita- um... Midly inconvience?


    Manage to get all the gods to do the dirty work and go kinda almost distract A, only to find out that 'a' is the one in charge.

    "Should have read up on some history, then you would have know who to go after. Plus more power for me. Everybody wins."

    ALTERNATIVE BOSS QUOTE: "You mortals really need to stop writing down you plans to kill us."
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:11 No.12563040
    Stussy used this symbol in the 90's. It often had a jesters hat on top.
    Then kids started drawing it.
    Brilliant bit of viral advertising.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:14 No.12563068
    >ALTERNATIVE BOSS QUOTE: "You mortals really need to stop writing down you plans to kill us."

    Now all I can imagine is a group of PC's trying to promote illiteracy to rob the liches of their power. It sounds like something my group would do.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:16 No.12563100
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    >ALTERNATIVE BOSS QUOTE: "You mortals really need to stop writing down you plans to kill us."
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:17 No.12563107

    Alternatively, form an entirely new alphabet.

    Tolkien was ahead of the game and trying to protect us all.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:17 No.12563111
    It's the fucking Stussy symbol, sometimes also called the super S.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:19 No.12563121
    Player one: "Ok Just like we rehearsed it."
    A: "Yeah, Player two, you lead the gods to distract me, while the barbarian uses his illiteracy to defeat me."
    All players: "Wait... wat?"
    A: "You idiots really shouldn't have wrote it down. But thanks for the extra power."
    Players: "Damn it."
    A: "It was also a REALLY stupid plan."
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:21 No.12563142
    "Sing, my sisters!" shouted the hooded priestess. "Sing the Seventh Song! Soon, the season of our Sovereign's ascension will visit us!"

    A harsh hissing noise arose from the temple floor, each cultist swaying in unison. Their banners streamed in an unseen swell, sending the the Scarlet Serpent of their sect slithering across its silver sands.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:22 No.12563157
    Dude read the thread. Its no longer about that symbol.

    Its now about boss quotes given buy letters turned into lich's.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:22 No.12563161
    Oh god yes, how did I not think of this sooner.


    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:28 No.12563216
    OP here. I wasn't really serious. Just kinda joking around.

    But GOD DAMN, I guess I really WILL be doing this.
    >> Gloquenteentleman !yVrZbEGJ8A 10/25/10(Mon)01:30 No.12563243
    rolled 17 = 17

    Not to pop anyone's bubble, but that symbol is actually just a moebis(sp) strip.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:33 No.12563270
    No, not really.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:34 No.12563281
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    No this is the stussy symbol
    >> Laughing Man 10/25/10(Mon)01:37 No.12563323
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:51 No.12563460
    I just saw it on sup/tg/.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)01:54 No.12563487
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    Check out my symbol, bitches.

    [spoiler]Jesus Christ is actually a lich of substantial power, that's how he came back from the dead.[/spoiler]
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!J5+vjygjQuK 10/25/10(Mon)01:55 No.12563495

    Jesus hit a lag spike, explaining the three day respawn

    >informed aisplan
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)02:00 No.12563535
    lol, iconography is a funny thing like that. Most 'gods' are best known through their symbols anyways. That's why their physical forms are often not set or they may have multiple forms. In many people's minds they merely exist as the symbol.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)02:01 No.12563545
    So these Paladins of 1337...what's their story?
    Someone want to fluff them out a bit?
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)02:03 No.12563563
    OP, just stole your idea for my campaign. Thanks, bro.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)02:10 No.12563628
    same as the liches, sort of. they're a long running society, trying to fight the fluid, manipulative power of the litches with the cold hard truth they bring. with no means of propagating their symbols to the uneducated masses, they long fell in the shadows of universities and arristacracts. the liches grew complacent, however, while the 1337 paladins forever sought new means of expanding their realms. with the introduction of modern technology, 1 and 0 leapt at this chance, opening the window for the rest of the 1337 once mass comunication became the norm.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)02:17 No.12563698
    remember, every other board, here on /tg/, shi/t g/ets done.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)02:19 No.12563711
    Incoming rant, sorry
    digital information is not 1s and 0s. 1s and 0s just symbolise the digital information.
    it's all about on/off, yes/no, 1/0, left/right,up/down, stone/no stone, sound/no sound... all of these are representations of the binary in digital information BUT it is not the information itself.

    and I just realized that you meant 1s and 0s as in 1337 5p34k... nm, I'll go count the paint flakes over in this corner now. . .
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)02:30 No.12563798

    christ, used to draw that S in elementary school. forgot about it even existing.

    recaptcha: lawfull proveter
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)03:31 No.12564223
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    FFF, I took electronics I should have caught that.

    Just out of curiosity, how would these symbols work for say, Chinese? Would a symbol like this one be a cooperation between two liches? A power struggle? Or would it just end up being a new domain.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)03:31 No.12564226
    Greek Orthodoxy found the secret to immortality and capitalized on it then.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)04:02 No.12564393
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    The alphabet liches may be old an powerful, but they are hidebound and sterile.

    A new order has arisen, an order that uses literal symbols of power as their trademark. Although they are but infants compared to the old order, they have come into power within the space of a few decades and hold almost complete dominance anywhere the electron flows.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)04:20 No.12564473
    Damn, now I have to make an ex-geometer lich as the BBEG.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)04:22 No.12564482
    Why ex?

    >Nicann writing,
    okay captcha, we'll get right on it.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)07:15 No.12565318
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    Oh hey guys, way ahead of you.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)07:34 No.12565424
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    is that why Prince turned his Name from "The artist formerly known as Prince" into this sign?

    ohh god I'm seeing it all know...
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)08:05 No.12565579
    in the occult as I've read it you make a power rune by writing a phrase (in a lich's case, probably something like "I WILL IT TO BE THAT I SHALL LIVE ETERNALLY INTO UNDEATH"), take the first instance of every letter, and generally play with it until you get a rune. Add in perhaps the lich's name, and it would be a great challenge for a loremaster or linguist in the party
    >> WritefagVoid 10/25/10(Mon)08:32 No.12565702
    First came the ancient twenty-six Symbol Liches, and their constant toying with the fates of men in insane, incomprehensible and ever-changing power struggles. The Terror lasted eons. Under their gaze civilisations rose and fell, continents bathed in blood, entire peoples were cast aside and forgoten in terror and conquest, all so one symbol might overthrow another and gain a fraction more of the incomprehensible power they hoaded.

    But then The 10 great Paladins of Number, the Champions of Truth arose. They drew from a source untouched by the Liches might, and saw the patterns of their machinations. And the Paladins drew up their power slowly, ever so slowly, and cried with each passing century that they had not yet the strength to overthrow and could not act, for to strike in haste would doom all. An then came the time when they could hide and plot no longer, they had stolen and sequestered all the power that could be taken unnoticed, and they struck now at the Liches themselves.
    >> WritefagVoid 10/25/10(Mon)08:40 No.12565746
    We cannot measure how long the battle lasted. It is counted not in centuries or millennia, nor in lives lost, saved or spent, but in cycles and histories and eternities expended. When the battle was nearing it's finality it was measured in casualties, on both sides. First Q, J, and Z fell. Then X, K, and V. But to do so 9 and 7 were lost. Then there came a great victory and G, Y, P, W, and B all fell. In the counter attack 8, 6 died. The end came quickly after that, with a bloody melee lasting merely a century, striking down all but 0, 1, the first 2 Paladins, and E, and I the most powerfull and cunning of the Liches

    The final confrontation streached al sides to their breaking points. I was destroyed first, drained of his power by E in a weak moment to insure E's survial. E then focussed all his efforts on 0, hammering his hated foe with stolen power until his weakness and failure was assured. But then 1 struck. He had built up his power and held himself for this moment, as it had been 1 who had counseled 0 with the origional plan of secret growth, and it was he who had perfected the art of holding power and realing it at the perfect moment. In that instance E was obliterated.
    >> WritefagVoid 10/25/10(Mon)08:42 No.12565756
    The Paladins had finally triumphed; against the odds, against the world, and against the Evil inside the very hearts of men's souls, placed when they first were born from the nothingnes of unthought.
    And having done so, 1 turned to 0 as 0 laid gathering himself, and spoke the eternal words:
    "I is 1 is I, and I am ALL."

    And as 0's broken form collapsed, he laughed.
    And the world screamed in eterntity.
    >> I'll just leave this here... Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)08:46 No.12565776
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)08:46 No.12565780
    he changed his name from prince to that unpronounceable symbol, when he did people referred to him as the artist formerly known as prince.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)08:48 No.12565789
    yeah i have to say out of any well known symbol this has to be the most well known (aside from any with direct religious significance)
    >> WritefagVoid 10/25/10(Mon)08:51 No.12565800
    But then a voice spoke, when there could be no other voice than HIS. And it said words that could not be, for all words were HIS. And it told truths that were not HIS.

    It spoke: "0 is eternal, as it am nothing. The world turns, and turns again. I have fallen, but will yet rise. And this strip of world we yet encompass WILL BE FREE. Perhaps next time round you will be less lucky..."

    And the world changed, returned to unthought, waiting to be born again.
    How will it be this time, great leader 0? Perhaps you should choose your Paladins more carefully...

    end...kind of
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)08:52 No.12565807
    >aside from any with direct religious significance
    It WAS a religious symbol for hundreds, if not thousands of years.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)12:23 No.12566953
    Good point. We need to come up with rules for liches stealing each other's symbols. Maybe the entirety of WW2 was Hitler's attempt to steal the power of the swastika for himself, and ascend upon death? There's that whole They Never Found Hitler's Body rumor again.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)12:49 No.12567145
    Quiet. You come from a universe where humans are like paramecium to the great old ones.
    The world this takes place in is more heavily influenced by human consciousness and actions, and presumably all the elder liches were human at some point.
    It's Unknown Armies, or maybe WoD. This would be a terrible concept for CoC.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)13:40 No.12567485
    has this been archived yet?
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)13:42 No.12567490
    Still needs more content though.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)13:45 No.12567507
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    Scrabble was made to further promote the liches power. Wheel of fortune was later adapted to slave all T.V. watchers
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)13:48 No.12567526
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    These posters can be found in virtually every classroom on Earth, allowing the liches easy surveillance of potential dangers in the rising generation.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)14:21 No.12567657
    Funny how the OP's idea doesn't seem all that far from the truth IRL. Sure, there may not be literal liches going around, but symbols certainly keep the influence of individuals around. A recognizable symbol might as well be a phylactery, since it can immortalize a person's message, ideals, personality, etc. People have jokingly mentioned Jesus as a lich, but the point seems quite valid- after all, he died thousands of years ago but continues to have a greater influence on the present day than almost any living human, which can be seen from the billions of crosses in the world today. Hate groups like skinheads that have nothing to do with the Third Reich still commit crimes while bearing swastikas, carrying Hitler's hate into the present long after his death. If a phylactery is simply a repository for a lich's soul, then symbols certainly are phylacteries because they maintain their creator's presence in this world. And like in the OP's rule, the only way to destroy these liches is to destroy their symbolic phylacteries- to wipe the earth clean of the signs of their power so that they can be forgotten, and lose their influence.

    >majeans success

    I'm glad your jeans are successful, captcha
    >> monotreeme 10/25/10(Mon)14:22 No.12567665
    rolled 93 = 93

    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)16:06 No.12568643
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    Why do you think Matt Ward has such a massive hard-on for the Ultramarines?
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)16:17 No.12568747
    How about EVERY BIG COMPANY EVER? Liches don't have to sllep or eat, they don't have much to do beside gaining power. So it's just logical for a smart, market aware lich to find a niche or make a product better than any others, then start a company, stamp his soul-bound corporate logo on said product and watch the cash flow and his powers increase.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)16:23 No.12568817
    Added bonus: as dreaded lich Coca-Cola can attest, lawyers can deal with pesky paladins far better than undead minions and trap filled dungeons. Your Smite Evil aint got shit against Cease and Desist.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)16:33 No.12568908
    Possible fixe for the alphabet Liches problem: the more complicated a symbol is, the more power it can hold. A Lich can use a word of decent length, but a single letter is not enough.

    I like the idea of Liches working this way, as it's the opposite of how gods become powerful.

    There are some things that need to be ironed out though, like the issue of recognition. Does it have to be recognised as a symbol (as in not a random mess) or does it have to recognised as a symbol for that Lich?
    >> Sifried !fVno75x5AY 10/25/10(Mon)16:41 No.12568988
    Counter to the alphabet idea: The current gods are the creators of the alphabet, and created the forms of the races too. (Surely a shape as complex as a human can also be a symbol, right? We all recognize stylized people...)
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)16:46 No.12569046
    Not to try and shit on the ideas being thrown around in this thread, but I prefer the idea that archmages and liches both rise in power from their spells being used by others. Real mages develop their own rituals and spells to further advance the study of magic.

    Also, my captcha just said my last name and the word "bleed". Should I be worried?
    >> Sifried !fVno75x5AY 10/25/10(Mon)16:50 No.12569103
    Yep. You're fucked.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)16:57 No.12569171
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    Would be interesting with a Blood Mage or a Rune Mage PC.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)17:30 No.12569472
    I too used to cover the backs of my notebooks in an endless stream of these symbols, connected all the way down. I never knew this was as widespread as I am seeing now. Fuck, it's worldwide?

    What the fuck, /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)17:40 No.12569577
    A subtemplate of the this would be the Explosive Symbol Lich. It's exactly like the lich OP described, except its symbol is automatically Explosive Runes, even if the drawer knows nothing of magic.

    It would be an interesting way to gain even more power; you write my symbol to kill someone and in exchange I have more power. Awesome. Maybe explosive symbol lich could be a subtemplate of the subtemplate of spell symbol lich, in which a lich could bind any spell, not just explosive runes, to his symbol, which anyone could use...at the price of powering a lich.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)22:38 No.12572415
    Arabic numerals have been around for a long time, originally the power structure of some powerful middle eastern liches who affected to call themselves djinnis.

    Their fall, and the reclamation of their symbols by the Paladins of 1337 is directly linked to the fact that Arabia's golden age of building glorious mosques and inventing math and medicine has given way to their crapsack lifestyle today.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)22:53 No.12572604
    For all the WHAT DOES IT MEAAAAAAAAAAAN guys: The symbol in the OP was used by a decently popular company that IIRC was big with the skater crowd.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)01:16 No.12574110
    Does this mean there could be a lich profiting every time you repost a meme-pic?

    My god...Xzibit must be at least demi-god tier now.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)07:10 No.12576329
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)10:34 No.12577244
    I'm reminded of the trees in Nightmare Before Christmas.

    How consistent does a symbol have to be? Can it be drawn in different fonts/styles, or does it have to be perfectly replicated each time?
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)10:40 No.12577289
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    Everyone is fucked everywhere.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)10:44 No.12577310
    Swedefag here, i drew it as a kid too.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)10:49 No.12577357
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    Well, that's that then.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)13:21 No.12578431
    Wow. So the cola wars never were really about the drink itsel just the symbology.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)14:12 No.12578956
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    You all lose. Best symbol.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)14:15 No.12578983
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