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My House Rules For True Fae In 2e

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  • My House Rules For True Fae In 2e

    By default, all True Fae have access to Ruled By Passion and Divine Flesh Fae Aspects.

    The former gives them a Virtue and Vice, but inverted in how they replenish Willpower. In other words, they can regain 1 Willpower from their Virtue once each scene and all Willpower from their Vice once each chapter. Otherwise, select Virtue and Vice for them as you would for a mortal.

    The latter means that whenever they are targeted by a mundane attack, they only suffer 1 Bashing Damage regardless of how many Successes are scored. They can also spend Glamour to heal Lethal Damage on a 1 for 1 ratio, or one Glamour to heal all Bashing. Even magical attacks aren't much more efficient: their type of damage is downgraded by one step (Aggravated into Lethal, Lethal into Bashing, and Bashing into nothing). Cold Iron and Frailties of the Bane type bypass this Fae Aspect.

    They gain Skill dots equal to [Wyrd x 10] and Merit dots equal to [Wyrd x 4].

    Whenever you do not wish to give them all of those Skill dots, every 5 dots of Skills can be exchanged for 1 dot of Dread Powers, which are listed under their Fae Aspects. Such abilities can mimic those of Bluebook Horrors or Hobgoblins, a Kith Blessing + Trickery, Numina and Influences.

    The True Fae activate their Fae Aspects with Glamour, and often buy dots of Influence over certain emotions to make up for the fact that they cannot have Court Contracts. Any such Fae Aspect is subject to the limits of Cold Iron. In other words, they are bypassed or negated entirely, and not a single True Fae can have any magic related to Iron. True Fae can have a maximum of 3 Kith Blessings + Trickery, and their Kiths are often monstrous in their Mien and effects.

    You do not have to give them all of their possible Merit dots, but don't exchange leftover dots of Merits into Fae Aspects. Instead, leftover Merit dots may add Skill Specialties on a 1 for 1 ratio.

    True Fae can have as many dots in Skills like Crafts, Expression and Empathy as they want, despite their solipsism and creative sterility. However, any use of such Skills or equivalent ones that is not based on theft, imitation or plagiarism is automatically reduced to a chance die, which cannot be modified in any way. Therefore, such Skills find more use for activating their Contracts/Fae Aspects.

    Last but not least, True Fae can have any dice pools for any Contracts/Fae Aspects, as long as they fit the Title currently being used to manifest. And since they have access to all hypothetical Contracts within their Favored Regalia, the ST is free to come up with new powers for them on the fly, as long as they fit the purview of the Regalia and Title.

    These house rules have been inspired by those that Reighnhell uses for his Bluebook Horrors, and by Autumn Nightmares/Equinox Road. Traits that have not been explicitly changed follow the mechanics presented in 2e.
    Last edited by GibberingEloquence; 04-15-2020, 05:19 AM.

    Let Him Speak.

  • #2
    I added an important observation to the original post.

    Let Him Speak.


    • #3
      I’m just going to steal this wholesale real quick. Fabulous work. Got 7 of these monstosities to make and this will definitely help me frame them