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  • As ever, a lot of this depends on the individual paradigm of the mage. They might be a mind of matter type, but they might also be a ruthless capitalist at heart, and though they practice meditation, martial arts, a strict diet, live very minimalisticaly, and other arts of Do, they also happen to own a thriving business. They might not do it for the money, but the thrill of the control that such an endeavour creates, and the pure love of the process itself. This would make them hearty pickings for the syndicate, especially with so many companies vying for the Chinese market these days.
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  • Saikou
    replied to Quintessence and starting players
    Depends on what kind of character you're building.

    You start out with your Avatar rating of quintessence already, so if you don't have a dot of Prime, then that extra quintessence might be rather difficult to keep a hold off. That being said, if you are going to be a Prime user, and intend to make it your main sphere, the quintessence is going to be a rather important and often exhausted resource.

    It also depends on the setting. If you're going to be staying in one space, then you could invest in a node background and have a semi reliable source of quintessence to pool...
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  • Saikou
    replied to What's Your Paradigm?
    In my admitantly limited understanding, the core Mormon belief is that there are many gods, all of whom have their own planet to cultivate and care for, and every Mormon, by practicing the Mormon belief and staying loyal to the church, may too ascend towards godhood and have a planet of their own to look over....
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  • Saikou
    replied to Correspondence In Combat
    In which case, I’d rule you need at least Matter 2 to make this corr effect an intrinsic part of the blade.

    You’d also need a similar effect on the hilt, or the sword would be impossible to store safely....
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  • Saikou
    replied to Correspondence In Combat
    I edited my post to add a bit to it while you were commenting. What do you think would happen if you tried to grab your corr enchanted sword?...
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  • Saikou
    replied to What's Your Paradigm?
    Isn’t that Mormonism?...
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  • Saikou
    replied to Correspondence In Combat
    Except that the space around what ever the truck or sword approaches would also compress as things gets near it. Meaning neither is hitting a smaller target, the target gets stretched and warped to the same dimensions as the sword or truck as the sword or truck gets close to it, so ultimately they can only touch when the target is at the same width. So the impact would be exactly the same as thought the spell had not taken place.

    If you were to try and grab the blade of this sword, it wouldn’t feel any different, it wouldn’t feel sharper or fall through your hand. But your hand...
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  • Saikou
    replied to Correspondence In Combat
    I don’t think the blade would be any different at cutting. The space around it is compressed, but just like you can’t squish a corr shrunk person, your blade would react to to things fairly normally once you eventually make contact.

    So it wouldn’t cause agg or ignore armor. But it would be impossible to parry and very difficult to doge, if not impossible....
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    Last edited by Saikou; 05-16-2018, 09:11 PM.

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  • That’s a new thing for M20, and just shows that they did not double check their work for consistency....
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  • I imagine that Iteration X has a few warehouses filled with matrices for various sized devices, and a number of master engineers tasked with overseeing their production.
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  • If it stores quintessence, it has a periapt as part of its design. And if someone’s already made you the periapt, then you can just “staple it on” as it were....
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  • I’m not sure that follows.

    The idea of a periapt is it is an object which is imbued with Tass to the point of being a hybrid Tass/Matter object. You require matter mastery to therefore create this otherwise impossible object.

    Other wonders are simply enchanted objects, no new compound is being made, instead an effect is being tied to the object itself so that it may cast the effect independently of the mage.

    That being said, I still think it should be possible to make a periapt with Prime 3 alone as you’re enchanting an object with the Prime 3 ability...
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  • I agree. I house rule it so that Prime 3 is enough to make a periapt, but Matter 5 is also capable of the feat. Also, I abhor exp cost for wonder crafting.
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  • Wonders can be made for the whole party. Find a strong enough node and you could potentially make periapts for each and ever Mage in your group, and then everyone has a quintessence pouch....
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  • Periapts requiring mastery of Matter has been a thing since the start. Even Forged by Dragons Fire had it as a requirement. They didn’t even need Prime 3, just matter 5.

    I think they would rather mages bought periapts from other mages for favours, Tass, alliegence, or money, rather than players try to make their own.

    Perhaps they found periapts crafting to make a mages arsenal somewhat overpowered?
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  • Saikou
    replied to What's Your Paradigm?
    Wait. So you use cards, dice, weapons, wands, and staves, but you actively dislike them as material props? How does that work?

    Also where do you draw the line when it comes to what counts as a complex procedure or ritual? A lot of your preferred tools/practices can be very complicated when done at a masterful level, for example, yoga, numerology, social domination, martial arts, music, dance, and gestures.

    Other than that, I’m guessing youre an ecstatic who really doesn’t like the celestial chorus since they would tick all the boxes for everything you dislike. Except...
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  • Saikou
    replied to Magic in combat
    I think you've misunderstood the Damage and Duration chart. You have to divide the successes you gain between damage and duration. For example, if you get 3 successes, you could put 2 into the effect, and 1 into duration. If you want to put three into effect and three into duration, you'd need at least 6 successes.

    I know M20 changed things up a little, but the way I've always done it is offensive magic against enemies needed to split successes between damage and targets. So if you wanted to throw fire and someone, you'd need at least 2 successes to do anything (1 to target, and at...
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  • Saikou
    replied to What's Your Paradigm?
    None of those. The universe does not need to be thought of to exist, and we are incidental to its running.

    In other words, humanity does not determine reality anymore than a fish does.
    Trees make noise when they fall regardless of whether or not it counts as sound. However, I also am not so sure the universe is inherently knowable, but the thing is we don’t really require it to be knowable, we just need it to be consistent....
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  • Saikou
    replied to What's Your Paradigm?
    Don’t have access to the book right now. So whichever one that states that reality exists and functions independently of humanity.
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  • Except that the traditions don’t take you seriously, and may be as large a threat to your way as the technocracy. As a solificati, you would have to join the ranks of the Hermetics, while a Templar would have to give up their rank and start over with the chorus, and the Wu Leng would need to swallow their pride and become allies with their age old enemies, the akashics.

    The crafts are isolationist by definition, and there may be some members that look at their craft and realise that this way only leads to death. They realise that without allies they would be attacked from all sides...
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    Last edited by Saikou; 05-10-2018, 01:33 PM.

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