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  • IanWatson
    started a topic Ask a Dev

    Ask a Dev

    Accidentally deleted the previous thread, so let's start over.

    Devs include, but are not limited to:
    • Eddy Webb (eddyfate), Onyx Path in-house developer
    • Ian A. A. Watson (IanWatson), Trinity Continuum Content Lead
    • Danielle Lauzon (impernious), Storypath guru, Adventure! developer
    • John Snead (John Snead), Æon line developer
    • Leath Sheales (Bunyip), Æon developer
    • Steve Kenson, Aberrant lead writer
    • Christopher Allen (Acrozatarim), Aberrant line developer
    Reminder:
    1. Ask a Dev does not mean "ask each other." If you're going to answer someone else's question and you are not a dev, you risk your comment being deleted.
    2. If you want to start a back-and-forth dialogue or you want to discuss a side tangent, start a new thread. That's not what this thread is for.
    Last edited by IanWatson; 01-31-2021, 01:27 PM.

  • Bunyip
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    Originally posted by Trianoma4Evah View Post
    While re-reading the super-science rules for Æon, I found this nugget :

    From what I recall of the Monday Meeting Notes, I thought that (sadly) the only things left in the works for the Æon era were novels.

    Is there a (or several) sourcebook(s) in the works, or is this referring to another book that's already out ?

    Thanks !
    It’s not in any supplement so far, but that doesn’t mean it won’t ever happen. As for what books are coming for Aeon, you may be confusing the Kickstarter fulfilment with general supplement production. The Kickstarter has successfully released all achieved products, with the last being the novels. Aeon itself has had a healthy post-Kickstarter life with many supplements released. Mission Statements, the organizations sourcebook, is still in the production pipeline at the moment. Other TC lines are getting more products as well and there are only so many writers/artists/developers to pull it all together.

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  • Trianoma4Evah
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    While re-reading the super-science rules for Æon, I found this nugget :

    The Rank 6 items that Tier 3 psions can create are described in a later supplement.
    From what I recall of the Monday Meeting Notes, I thought that (sadly) the only things left in the works for the Æon era were novels.

    Is there a (or several) sourcebook(s) in the works, or is this referring to another book that's already out ?

    Thanks !

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  • Eternl Knight
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    Can I ask what buying extra dots in Digital Manipulation (Mega-Edge: 12pts per dot) is meant to do when the only benefit given is substituting for Intellect (Attribute: 10pts per dot) or Technology (Skill: 5pts per dot) in the Intellect+Technology roll to activate/use the power. It is straight up better mathematically to just buy the one dot of Mega-Edge and pay XP to improve Intellect/Technology instead. Was there something cut out of the power in editing?

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  • Bunyip
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    Originally posted by Shalmaneser View Post
    If humans eventually "persuade" a Doyen to part with the secrets of the Prometheus chamber and make one without the one-Aptitude limitation, what's the most likely outcome? Would it be the Doyen-equivalent one at 7+others at 5 or something unique to humanity?
    That’s far too speculative to be a dev question. Go answer those questions for your own game.

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  • Shalmaneser
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    If humans eventually "persuade" a Doyen to part with the secrets of the Prometheus chamber and make one without the one-Aptitude limitation, what's the most likely outcome? Would it be the Doyen-equivalent one at 7+others at 5 or something unique to humanity?

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  • IanWatson
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    Originally posted by Shalmaneser View Post
    As a general question about the Continuum, is traveling from one worldline in the continuum to another going to be solely the province of the Inspired/Talents?
    Not necessarily. There's probably going to be an Inspired involved somewhere in there, as breaching dimensions is probably a super-science invention at best. But there's plenty of precedent in shows like Sliders where a variety of characters are jumping to alternate universes.

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  • Shalmaneser
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    As a general question about the Continuum, is traveling from one worldline in the continuum to another going to be solely the province of the Inspired/Talents?
    Last edited by Shalmaneser; 02-07-2022, 07:09 AM.

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  • Mateus Luz
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    I really loved the way they managed to add scale, while some scales where added by the original rules (naming size and speed, mainly).

    But it is not totally clear if this increase in scale could be added to the maximum scale of size for example.

    Let’s say a PK wants to fly faster, it’s possible to go up to (check Aeon) mode dots (or half for space speed). They can the scales from both sources (regular rules and PU) stack?

    Making it a bit more solid, PK has Psi 4 and Telekinesis 5, they could manage to reach Speed 5 with only 1 success (regular speed), or 6 spending one extra success. Using their rule, they could add further 4 (supposing they get something like 9 extra successes). The question is not about being possible to reach scale 9, the question is about can the scales stack in this case?

    I know it’s not the focus of this rules, it’s more about the scales that where described in the rules (number of targets, power and durability, intensity, etc)

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  • Bunyip
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    Originally posted by Eternl Knight View Post
    Can Bestow/Impose be used to put the effects of a power onto objects and not just people?

    For example, is it possible to give Quantum Aura power the Impose power tag in order to make something (instead of just someone) dangerous to touch?
    Bestow requires the subject to be able to control the power, so I’d say no to that one (but only for that reason). Impose is under the control of the nova, so I don’t see any reason why not.

    Even if the ST decides that RAW dictates no to both, there’s no reason that a character couldn’t have the equivalent for inanimate objects only.

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  • Eternl Knight
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    Can Bestow/Impose be used to put the effects of a power onto objects and not just people?

    For example, is it possible to give Quantum Aura power the Impose power tag in order to make something (instead of just someone) dangerous to touch?

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  • Timecrafter
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    (Aberrant p.204) Can I apply the "Variable(X)" tag to a Technique?

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  • Bunyip
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    Originally posted by Planguy View Post
    If you are in a situation where getting another dot in a path would leave you maxed out in something with some points left over do you lose those points? Like if I have all my Path skills maxed out and get another dot in my Path do I just not put any points in skills or can I put the points I would have gotten in another thematically appropriate skill for my Path?
    I don’t believe the rules specifically cover this, but Storypath isn’t in the habit of stealing points from characters or depowering player choices. If I were the SG in this instance I’d let the player spend the additional points on thematically appropriate skills, as you’ve suggested.

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  • Bunyip
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    Originally posted by literatzi View Post
    Is Greater Siam meant to include most of present day Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia? I'm working on a map for my players as the one in the book is a bit different from what is described in the setting chapter.
    Yes, I believe so.

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  • literatzi
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    The Cool Under Fire edge (TC Core pg. 65) says when purchasing the Dive for Cover stunt the character gains an extra Dodge. This seems like a relic of an earlier iteration of the rules, but I'm not sure what the intent is. When Diving to Cover should they get a free level of the Dodge stunt?

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