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  • The meteor isn't the subject so its Size is irrelevant in this case. Throwing down a campus sized meteor would result in a crater that is many, many times larger than that campus. Think instead that the immediate wave of destruction resulting from a meteor impact should be contained within the AoE. Windows will still shatter far beyond that range, but buildings should still stand.
    Remember that the spell is about making something happen within the AoE, and the meteor is just the delivery. It would be completely different if you designed a Forces/Matter spell that directly controls the meteor...
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  • I'm pretty sure the AoE decides how big of an area is affected by such spells (same for weather control spells). The Chicxulub Crater is 150 km in diameter, which is definitely more than a campus/small neighbourhood. Since AoE is the one part of the Scale factor that can't be increased further, it should be impossible to replicate with such a spell without Imperial factors....
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  • Tessie
    replied to Vampires and Spirits?
    When I said most Disciplines, I actually meant all of them except for Animalism. But I do get the choice. It's about branching out Animalism to cover spirits, which feels very thematic. The easier (but less thematic way) would be to use an Auspex Devotion or CrĂșac Ritual to be able to see and hear spirits, and then just use Dominate and/or Majesty to their full effects (except possibly Possession).
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  • Tessie
    replied to Vampires and Spirits?
    Technically most Disciplines would work equally well on ephemeral entities. The problem is the lack of vectors for interacting with them....
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  • Tessie
    replied to [2E] Sacred Hunt Questions
    It still needs to be a specified prey or group of prey since the Sacred Hunt rite applies a supernatural effect on all targets. You can't say "rat spirits" (unless you intend to hunt literally all rat spirits) but you can say "the rat spirits plaguing this territory" in order to specify a group.
    You also can't say "any of the rat spirits plaguing this territory" because it can't be ambiguous whether any given member of that group is prey or not. You need to specify which one of them if you only want to hunt one individual, or you need to hunt the entire group....
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  • Tessie
    replied to Swarm form too OP?
    Already brought up in this thread....
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  • Tessie
    replied to First Change and Tribeless
    What about Auspices? They're obviously tied to the phases of the moon, i.e. the time of your First Change, but can family members be predisposed to have their First Change during the same moon phase as their parents and/or grandparents?...
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  • Tessie
    replied to First Change and Tribeless
    Tribes is also something you need to be introduced to (most often by other werewolves, but it could happen through spirit messengers or avatars of the firstborn). Being in a Pack makes it a lot easier to find someone who can introduce them to the Tribe, but it's not necessary as long as they meet someone who can induct them or refer them to someone who can. I don't know how the joining process looks like, though.
    Being a member of a Tribe means the character starts with an additional dot of Renown and more Shadow Gifts to choose starting Facets from. Since the werewolf would join a Tribe...
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  • It depends on which power is used, how it's used, what it's supposed to help treat, how it's complemented with actual therapy, interference from others or other powers, etc, etc.

    Basically, it's impossible to say since it's so dependent on context.

    This is a pretty common theme for your questions. They're not bad questions, but if you want answers beyond "it depends" it's going to take a lot of analysis and thought which I think is a bit beyond the scope of these Simple Question threads. I recommend finding or starting threads with focus on the topic if you...
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  • I think you just answered your own question.
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  • Tessie
    replied to Swarm form too OP?
    You know how I brought up that OPP did release a complementary resource specifically for Vampire that does include stats for a dog, frog, raven, etc? Because, you know, those stats were missing? And yet they did not include any sort of swarm or Size 0 animals, as if those weren't expected to be used?...
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  • What do you mean by "valid"?...
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  • Tessie
    replied to Swarm form too OP?
    Double means that you can use the trained guard dog stats to represent a swarm of vermin.

    Regardless, that was published a long time after Swarm Form was published, not to mention that each game is supposed to be fully playable without additional supplements. That list of animals was specifically made to complement Vampire.

    Neither can we use the animal's own stat in many cases because most animals with Size 0 would never be represented through stats. An ant does not have any Attribute or Skill dots, or any derived Traits. It's simply a feature of the environment....
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  • Tessie
    replied to [2E] Non-Sorcery vampiric magic?
    Not without homebrew.
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  • Tessie
    replied to [2E] Non-Sorcery vampiric magic?
    Technically neither is non-magical because they all have magical advantages. If you want them all to have Blood Sorcery, then you could just replace their usual advantages with any of the various uncommon types of Blood Sorcery to the non-sorcerous Covenants as you see fit. Not that I would recommend it. The Circle and the Spear has Blood Sorcery because they're mystically and ritually inclined. Ordo Dracul instead have their Mysteries, Invictus their Oaths, and Carthians their Laws, because those are much more thematic for those Covenants. Blood Sorcery is also quite underwhelming in second edition...
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  • Tessie
    replied to Swarm form too OP?
    By RAW, you use the rules written under Swarm Form when you use Swarm Form....
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  • A note on point 7: The AoE part of Scale is capped so no spells over the whole world. Not to mention that every single mage in the whole world would notice (or have a chance to notice, if it's Veiled), as well as archmasters and similarly powerful beings, and that there's probably at least one artefact or other goodie out there that just shuts down the spell if it would become a subject. Oh, and there are things that cause paradox when casting certain spells on them.
    I know it was a hyperbole. I just started thinking about all the various things that could and would ruin yourbday if you...
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  • Creative application of Supernal Dispellation works wonders against other mages. If you dip into Fate you could have Supernal Dispellation as an AoE effect (possibly on a throwing knife to get rid of those pesky wards) while using Warding Gesture to exempt your own spells. Fate is also great for minimising trouble on the way to the target and finding them in disadventageous situations.
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  • Tessie
    replied to [2E] How to get Essence?
    I don't remember, is there a Tell that grants an Essence pool to a Wolf-Blooded? If there is, then that Tell should probably describe a way for the WB to gain Essence.
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  • For a werewolf in particular it might work with a single Spirit 4 spell. Not only do they already have Essence, but they also have a natural affinity for spiritual bonds, such as to their Pack, Lodge and Tribal Totems. When designing such a spell I would probably alter some details, though, like using the other's senses.
    The werewolf could also use it as an opportunity to develop a Mage/Mana/Supernal style Wolf Gift.

    For others I would say you'd have to cast spells that emulate the individual effects, like Mind for sharing senses, Space for the Sympathetic Connection, Prime+something...
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    Last edited by Tessie; 03-30-2020, 04:08 AM.

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