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    So I am designing a cipher for a player in one of my games and I've come across something I just want to clarify.

    In this thread it seems like they are going Embed 1 + 2 = Interlock 1, 2 +3 = Interlock 2, and 3+4 = Interlock 3

    But in the Core book on page 240, in the "things to remember" box it says

    "An Interlock should merge the themes and purpose of the
    Embeds [on] either side of it in ways personal to the demon, his
    catalyst, and his agenda."

    Reading this, and looking at the Cipher picture it sounds like

    Embed 1 + 2 = Interlock 1
    Embed 2 + 3 + 4 = Interlock 2
    Embed 4 + 1 = Interlock 3

    Any help with the correct way would be greatly appreciated!


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  • #2
    Originally posted by Raeras View Post
    In this thread it seems like they are going Embed 1 + 2 = Interlock 1, 2 +3 = Interlock 2, and 3+4 = Interlock 3
    This is correct. In the passage you quoted, the Interlock is "between" the two embeds, like so:

    Embed 1 | Interlock 1 | Embed 2 | Interlock 2 | Embed 3 | Interlock 3 | Embed 4

    Now that said, if you have a really cool idea using your pattern, there's no reason you couldn't do it that way. You could even build a mystery around why a particular group of Demons has a unique pattern to their Interlocks for their Cipher!


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    • #3
      Thank you!


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      • #4
        Something of note: The ST Guide gives examples of there being a possible 4th Interlock in-between Embed 4 and Embed 1. Forgot what they called it but it makes kind of a double diamond ^.^



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        • #5
          Originally posted by xiongrey View Post
          Something of note: The ST Guide gives examples of there being a possible 4th Interlock in-between Embed 4 and Embed 1. Forgot what they called it but it makes kind of a double diamond ^.^
          It doesn't have an actual name, its just a possible hack of the Cipher.

          There is also a system is called the Pentacle and force a fifth Embed into the Cipher, breaks the old Interlocks and creates new Interlocks out of Embeds 1 and 3, 3 and 5, 5 and 2, 2 and 4, and 4 and 1, then changes the entire truth of the Cipher.


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          • #6
            Originally posted by Second Chances View Post
            It doesn't have an actual name, its just a possible hack of the Cipher.
            I called it 'Completing the Circuit', actually. I recommend it wholeheartedly, it makes the first and last Embed matter more.and brings the Cipher-concept full circle.


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            • #7
              Originally posted by Eremite View Post

              I called it 'Completing the Circuit', actually. I recommend it wholeheartedly, it makes the first and last Embed matter more.and brings the Cipher-concept full circle.
              There was actually a moment after the core book came out that a couple people (myself, at least) had assumed it worked this way as written. Matt quoted me and agreed that it probably should have been that way from core.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Eremite View Post

                I called it 'Completing the Circuit', actually. I recommend it wholeheartedly, it makes the first and last Embed matter more.and brings the Cipher-concept full circle.
                I wont even lie i completely thought that was just the base way of doing it until now

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