Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

User Profile

Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
  • Source
Clear All
new posts

  • Something worth noting about Spirits, is that it's frequently a very bad idea to try and affect them with Withstood spells from outside of their "native" Arcanum.
    Spirits withstand most other spells (which brush up against Stamina, Composure or Resolve), with Resistance.

    This is both more flexible for Spirits, and has a higher cap that its Rank.
    A Rank 3 Spirit can have a Resistance as high as 9, meaning a Mage will have to pump his Potency up to 10, or pray for an Exceptional Success to affect it.
    Meanwhile a Spirit mage can reliably expect its Withstand...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Such wholesale destruction of memory would require an incredible amount of Potency on a Mind-Wipe spell (Mind 5).
    However if the Mage decides to cast a spell, there's no magic which can prevent him from attempting to do so, bar counterspelling or archmastery.
    What's more, they'd only have to experience peripheral mage sight and they'd be on their way to realising their powers again...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Imagos aren't writing on a piece of paper that you're copying, or someone's slowly spoken sentence you're enunciating.
    It's a comprehension of the fundamental principles of reality and the power of the Supernal, manifest through the Gnosis-modified power of the human soul.

    If you went by a strict, and very lenient application of principles, Prime would require the Practice of Making to copy another's Imago.
    However even that I would believe wouldn't be enough.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Do Archmasters age?
    Their mortal body is a construct they reform every time they re-enter the Phenomenal world, but does that contruct have to be the same age it was as you last discorporated it?
    I'm seeing a very real "Alberto Malich" possibility here. A Mage who has to ration every second he spends back in the physical world, because he's only got so many left.
    Spending them one by one, inching closer to the Supernal, and requiring extreme pressure for him to decide to leave the Astral or his Soul.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • No way. You can duplicate Rotes because they're essentially spell formulae, you can see the pattern that was transcribed and duplicate it in theoretical form without being actually able to perform it.
    But duplicating an entire spell including all of the practices for potentially an Arcanum you have literally no comprehension of?
    No way....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Weaving alters properties, without changing the subject(s) into something new.
    I think you'd need patterning....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • HerbertIsBestBert
    replied to Obrimos Legacies
    There are a bunch of fantastic ones, many of which I've converted to 2e.
    My personal favorites are the Thrice-Great and the Ascended Adepts.

    Thrice-Great are Mages who believe that the ptomelaic model of the solar system is in fact a ladder of spiritual rungs to the Supernal, who if you can attune yourself to each of their Spirit Courts, you can follow the path your Legacy's creator laid down into Ascension. Drawing upon the symbology of those planets and their courts to enhance your magic in the meantime. They're a great legacy who shows how some Mages cling desperately to...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Has there been any direction as to what extent you can sculpt AoE spells? Line, cones, funnels, walls and so forth?
    Or is it always just one roughly spherical burst?
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • That's changing the properties of matter, without changing the material into something else, which means Weaving....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • This is a... Pretty powerful and customisable spell, given its various reach options.
    But I wanted a spell which fused minds together, and this was the best I could come up with bar Archmastery.

    Communion (Mind 4)
    Practice: Patterning
    Primary Factor: Duration
    Suggested Rote Skills: Academics, Occult, Persuasion
    Withstand: Resolve
    Verbal communication is such a crude thing, words a poor vehicle for meaning, a direct mind-to-mind link is superior in almost every aspect. That is precisely what this spell achieves, linking the minds of its subjects...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by HerbertIsBestBert; 04-08-2017, 08:06 AM.

    Leave a comment:


  • I rarely, if ever purchase mundane abilities when playing Mage. The benefits are just outweighed by the abilities, and sheer joy of Magic.

    I almost always prioritise Gnosis 3, after that it's usually powerful/fun merits, arcana and rotes
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Non-Forces Veiling spells are SEP fields.
    You're not invisible, you're just irrelevant.
    You can drive on a road with a Matter veiling spell on your car without risk of crashing, it's just nobody will pay your vehicle any mind, regardless of if it's bright pink, covered in blood, is a rolling wreck, or has a plasma cannon mounted on the top....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • 1. Opacity reduction is merely you seeing past the chaff, you can't disperse it.
    2. Certainly. Extra-Phenomenal spaces don't restrict practices.
    2.1. Nothing (that I know of) can decrease spell Opacity, other than waiting for older spells overlaying the same subject to disperse.
    3. Certainly! Some crazy complex non-Supernal abilities might be a mixture of a massive number of Arcana, and needing to have ALL of them would be extremely prohibitive. For example, I could see Changeling mirror-step contacts as including Matter, Space, Fate and perhaps even Spirit (it being a fate contract...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • One Mage has Matter 4, Life 1.
    The other has Life 4, Matter 1.

    What does it take for them to be able to work together and Pattern a frog into a cabinet?
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • What practice is fusion?
    Not of subatomic particles, but of beings, objects, minds?
    What would it take for two Mages to work together, and pool their Arcana to construct an imago neither of them could individually form?
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • It wouldn't.
    It only triggers to activated effects, not those that are currently already up an running.
    In addition if you want subterfuge in detecting spells, add in Prime 2 and your spells can't be passively seen in Active Mage Sight....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • So basically, damned if you do, damned if you don't? The options I see with that are:
    1. Prime user wins CoW, sees the truth, you're in deep shit for lying to them with Magic
    2. Prime user loses CoW, doesn't see the truth, realises you contested his Truth detection spell, now he's on your case, likely not what you wanted when you were lying

    With that, you just can't win, and Prime 1 renders all attempts at subterfuge entirely pointless....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • I'd thought I was pretty clear given context, but only for Perfected materials.
    It was decided that it was otherwise too easy to create massive numbers with a simple Rote....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • With regards to your first question, Dave's said he's ditching all of those Lasting reach options.

    With regards to your second question, talk to your GM. I'd actually go with a combination of both, as that's what you've got to consider when actually making the stuff the hard way....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • This is a question that has been asked much, and has not yet been adequately answered by the developers.
    It depends entirely on whether you consider Prime as being able to detect objective, or active lies.

    I run it as only being able to detect active lies, statements made in the belief of their falsehood.
    If you want to use Mind magic to manipulate your memories, so that you can step around this, you can.

    Very helpful if you want to get around someone truth detection Magic in a sticky situation.
    Less helpful if they scrutinise your magically modified...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:

No activity results to display
Show More

Profile Sidebar

Collapse
Profile Picture
HerbertIsBestBert
Member
Last Activity: Today, 07:32 AM
Joined: 11-06-2016
Location: Sydney, Australia
Working...
X