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  • Tessie
    replied to 2nd Edition - Rote Skill
    As long as it makes sense. The example Rote Skills are those most easily relateable to the spell. If other Skills makes sense as Rote Skills for a particular spell they too can be chosen as the encoded Rote Skill by the Rote's creator. If neither player nor ST can find a good relationship between Skill and Rote, then that Rote/Skill combo might not be possible or at least be so rare that characters wouldn't be likely to start with them or find them to be available from their Order....
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  • That was just a preemptive answer. I didn't direct it at anyone.




    Who said anything about posthumous Embraces? What you're describing is less cursing someone into becoming a revenant and more like raising a body into becoming a revenant. Perhaps you should explain your premise like I did when I gave input to the theoretical ritual....
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  • Why not just Embrace them directly? Without house rules it still costs a dot of Humanity to uplift Revenants so it's not like it would be less taxing on anyone involved. Besides, what Lancea et Sanctum wants to do and what Theban Sorcery can do is not a causal relationship. Asking "does this fit Theban Sorcery" is more relevant than "does this fit Lancea et Sanctum"....
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  • Supernal Veil wouldn't really take effect until after the spellcasting is done. It would hide the combined spell once it's on the subject, but whether the casting itself is also veiled depends on whether the whole combined spell is considered a Veiling spell or if PMS would trigger on the component spells individually.

    I'd personally go with the entire combined spell being veiled from PMS if one of the component spells is a Veiling spell, but that allows all Gnosis 3+ mages to hide their spells from PMS and not just those who can precast Supernal Veil on themselves.
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  • Like I said, due to the nonunified themes of Blood Sorcery you're kinda stuck with Devotions that either modify the ritual action (perhaps adding Celerity to decrease the time between rolls) or work from an extremely broad Blood Sorcery theme (such as Arcane Sight that basically grants you info about Blood Sorceries, if that's even necessary with 2e's beefed up Auspex).
    Either way I think both examples I gave works best as Merits that modifies existing Disciplines (see Swarm-Form and Claws of the Unholy) rather than Devotions that generally adds new powers. If you want a new power that actually...
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  • Pickpocketing someone without them noticing is an opposed roll. If the vampires succeeds with that roll the victim doesn't get to roll at all since they wouldn't notice them anyway and no roll to pierce Face in the Crowd. Otherwise they'd technically have to roll Wits+Composure-Obfuscate after the first roll to actually see the pickpocket when noticing that they're being pickpocketed....
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  • They're about concealment (at least originally; in modern days I think most mages rather considers them as boundaries between their dual lifes) but the concealment comes from having a Shadow Name at all, and reinforcing it. Further obfuscating your Shadow Name might actually have the opposite effect in diluting your Shadow Name's symbolism (i.e. dot rating in the Shadow Name Merit) and thus how effective it is at concealing your mundane life.

    At least, that's my take on it. And even if I'm right about it, a mage might see it differently and still opt to use several layers of obfuscation....
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  • Neither of those effects are relevant. It's the active effect that decreases non-Bane damage by Resilience dots+1. You're right about it not being possible to activate in successful surprise attacks, but not all attempts are successful.
    (Activating Resilience in anticipation of a surprise attack would be a very rare situation since it requires both knowing the attack is coming to the point where you're okay potentially wasting a Vitae while still not having seen through Obfuscate.)
    See below.



    You still need to roll at least five successes while also taking a -3...
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  • Tessie
    replied to Obfuscate is a pain
    I wouldn't allow it either, but it does give me an idea for a Dominate+Majesty Devotion that could do that.
    Look over a crowd and simply get to use Mesmerize one any one individual under the effects of your Awe without having to actually focusing on them. If you choose none of those you can see or you attempt to do it when no one is visible you'd get to do it on whoever might be Obfuscated, provided they're within your line of sight and isn't consciously attempting not to look at you (which would require an Int+Composure roll penalised by the user's Majesty dots).

    Otherwise...
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  • Yeah, Death 2+Mind 2+Spirit 2 should be enough, though it's not foolproof. Both in that ephemeral entities can successfully Withstand the spell (or ignore it if they're Rank 6+, iirc) and it will only cover three groups of ephemeral entities and not anything else that is in Twilight (such as G-M angels that aren't subject to either Arcanum, ephemeral objects, anyone who's just translated to ephemera like Ghost-Gated people or psychic projections, and Quashmallim that simply aren't ephemeral despite being in Twilight)....
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  • Just because there aren't any examples doesn't mean it's not intended to be possible. It's just difficult to come up with ideas since Crúac (and Theban Sorcery) has no unifying themes that can be used for Devotions. You'd have to focus on the ritual action or on a very broad blood sorcery theme, and such things might be better off as Merits instead.

    Edit: First edition only had four examples, two of which were in the Circle book and feels more like they have Crúac as a prerequisite because it's a Circle thing rather than a Crúac thing. Arcane Sight from 1e core would be better...
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  • Perhaps they use Supernatural Tolerance instead of the unnamed power trait? It's calculated as the power trait plus highest ranking Variation. Since all other splats except Demon has their power trait as their Supernatural Tolerance it becomes the de facto trait cap....
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  • Tessie
    replied to Storytellers do you allow...
    We've always allowed that. Even back in the "good" old days with physical books we certainly were able to look through them. Actively reading in it during your turn would be kinda disruptive unless you were looking up the particulars around what you're planning to do, but banning books would've been a lot more disruptive considering that no one can hold all information in their heads.
    Nowadays it's basically impossible to check since we all use laptops for character sheets, books, taking notes and researching setting elements.
    As for not using laptops; I'm not willing to...
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  • There's no built in solution, no.
    If comes up naturally in the game I'd probably just keep the penalty only if the melee opponent intends to follow the character on their initiative. Especially if they haven't used their movement this turn. Keep in mind that walking sway from an opponent might not be possible without losing LoS depending on the environment.
    If someone tries to intentionally cheese it I'd just tell them to cut it out.
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  • Tessie
    replied to Contested actions
    While outnumbering your opponent is a huge advantage regardless of how you fight, bringing a gun to a melee also tends to grant advantages to the gunman who gets to ignore Defense and deal lethal, possibly with a higher damage modifier than melee weapons.
    However, bringing a gun to a grapple while outnumbering your opponent might actually simply reduce the grappler's advantage rather than give you any. If the grappler has Clinching Strike (deal successes bashing when initiating a grapple) and Hard Surfaces (can use damage move to deal lethal damage) they might still outperform the armed...
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  • I think in the given example of vampires still catching fire in sunlight it's about the specific trait, not any other traits that may share the same source. A vampire could theoretically be protected from Bane damage from the sun if the Lair Trait is "the mystical properties of sunlight" rather than just "blinding brightness". Only problem is that I don't think any Beast will have that as a Lair Trait unless shenanigans are abrewing....
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  • It's pretty natural that there's a pause in production. Especially if it happened between books (I recall no Beast or Promethean books being announced before this whole thing). Any drafts by the previous line dev would likely have to be discarded or heavily retooled regardless of circumstances so that OPP doesn't end up using unpaid work.
    Taking time to reflect on and evaluate the direction of the games (especially Beast which deals with themes of abuse) is good, and once a fitting direction and line dev is found I'd guess that they'll start writing or accepting new drafts. For all we know...
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  • That's a very pessimistic outlook for something that is many, many years away and won't happen until long after this has stopped affecting Beast as a gameline. If Beast 2e gets fucked it'll be because of future events or changes to the company or industry that are still relevant at that time....
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  • I've seen references to an errata hosted on white-wolf.com but good luck finding anything there nowadays. I've also seen a PDF of the errata uploaded elsewhere, but I'm not sure it's the official one since it's literally just page 56 ripped from the PDF. I don't want to link to or upload that without permission from a moderator or staff member.
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  • Tessie
    replied to Contested actions
    Discipline activations already favours the user so generally it never takes more than one roll (and you don't always have the option for a second roll as people react to the first) so I think you lose a lot of granularity (roleplaywise, not mechanically in most cases) if you equate barely succeeding with your roll with succeeding with ease. Specifically the in-character clutch moments when they know they barely succeeded in overcoming their target's defences.
    We also want to remove the whole crit-or-miss problem that would otherwise plague high level play. Luckily Exceptionals doesn't usually...
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    Last edited by Tessie; 04-14-2019, 11:51 AM.

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