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  • Long story short?
    Increasing your size is possible with Magic, and ignores most scientific laws.
    Inverse square law ceases to function, you don't need to think about all the stress it will put on your heart, and your punches deal no more damage than they previously did.

    Mages modify symbols by default, and unless you want to use those symbols to hard-code a new physical form for yourself that follows fallen laws (Patterning, 4 dots), then you're just patching your existing code (Weaving, 3 dots), with rules exceptions built into fallen laws so things that rationally make...
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  • Quiescence stops people remembering Magic, Seers have a vested interest in disrupting the grandiose plans of their compatriots and enemies alike.
    And if you really fuck stuff up, there's Time Travel to stop you ever having done it, and the intervention of Archmages and Exarchs to unmake your actions like they never where.
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  • It's a smaller thing, but Imperial spells cannot be made into rotes.
    Each is so entirely unique there's no way to codify them into a formula.
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  • I like them.

    Concentration and Runes establish major flaws in an Imago, and get a corresponding bonus.
    High Speech is a powerful Yantra, and thus taught by every Order, but not usable reflexively.
    Sacrament is a yantra where you get out of it the effort you put in, +1 for minor, +2 for considerble, +3 for "I crush this skull I took from the underworld".

    Environment is the loser out of the bunch, it's very minor and there are much easier ones to use. However when you consider that Environment+ (Demesne and Verge) are +2 yantrs, that does make sense....
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  • While it's pretty textbook, Frollo from the Hunchback of Notre Dame is excellent for the Paternoster.
    The song Hellfire is especially good for seeing how the interaction between your Prelacy and your own desires might not always leave you happy.

    But more generally?
    Anyone who makes others blind slaves to dogma could be Paternoster material.
    I've been tossing up the thought of mass-media communication of scientific information to the masses as a tool of the Paternoster.
    Primarily because so many people believe whatever they hear about scientific advancements...
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  • In addition to its insight into how Mage Sight will operate once Signs of Sorcery is released, the development materials on Mage Sight provide advice on how to improve the system of Focused Mage Sight. It's actually pretty helpful, and suggests whether you should increase/decrease Potency in certain stituations, such as perhaps a -1 or -2 to Opacity if the Mystery is central to the plot and necessary for advancement, or a well-catelogued Phenomenon.

    It also suggests the possibility of incremental information, granting insight into the Mystery as Opacity is decreased.
    So even...
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  • Depends on the circumstances and the nature of what they're remembering.
    However I would point out that Perfect Recall provides literally perfect, exacting recall of a situation.
    Something that most people I would say have never, or almost never experienced.

    I would certainly say that in many situations that would provoke Paradox and Dissonance.
    Or perhaps only Dissonance if they only a little bit later realised that the memory had been called forth with Magic....
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  • Yeah, but that's not what this spell says.
    It says the target appears for all intents and purposes add if she is dead.

    I'm not going to interpret that as a compete biological lockdown when that is not implied by the practice or text, and primarily based on a 1e spell.
    Especially when it can instead be read much more aptly as something which veils you into appearing dead, without affecting your physiology in any way.
    I really don't see how a veil application to make you seem dead could restrict your own capacity.
    That's affecting the innate physiological factors...
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  • It doesn't though, it's a Veiling spell that suppresses life signs. It doesn't suppress life.
    You appear like a corpse, a walking, talking, corpse....
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  • Yes, you made a good call.
    However in future I wouldn't bother adding an additional Reach requirement.

    Generally I reserve that for elements that go "that little bit extra" in a spell.
    So for example in that situation Reach might also convince him not to think about subjects in the general mental "area" of the hidden sections.
    Or he would come up with garbled and half-formed explanations for what he can't remember, so he doesn't simply realise that his memory has been tampered with....
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  • Can Mage groups establish their own Mystery Cults within Orders much in the same way Nameless Orders can be represented by the Mystery Cult merit?
    Or perhaps even Legacies also having their own Mystery Cults in addition to the benefits gained from membership.

    I feel that could be quite helpful to further represent the benefits of factionalism within Mage society.
    Devotion to a group teaching additional secrets, as well as the benefits of being able to requisition objects and favors from your Order and Consilium.
    But only so long as you maintain your allegiance, and...
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  • I'd say Mind 4 was enough to link all of their minds sufficiently to share skills and experiences.
    You're essentially Patterning several minds together so they can share information.
    Each full functional within a greater whole.

    I actually made a spell for this exact purpose a while ago, "Communion"....
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  • Well, going by the example of Alchemist's Touch reapplied to kinetic damage, even with Reach you can still only decrease Agg by Potency.
    Which in certain extreme cases, facing certin extremely motivated and competent enemies, even Shielding won't be able to save you....
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  • Forces 2 is enough to create a gravity funnel/tunnel.
    The possibilities are endless.

    Also the Kinetic Blow spell is incredible if you want to fight "normally" but with an edge.
    You can also use the Reach options to get some truly impressive results.
    Stunning/Knock-Down playing card thrown weapons that deal as much Lethal damage as a shotgun, for all of your Gambit needs.
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  • Are Temenos Geotia just "actors" for the larger realms?

    Or rather, could you affect the way that mankind percieves a specific Temenos-realm topic, by summoning an important Goetia (even even several/all the Goetia) from that realm out of the Astral, much the way you can affect someone's mind by summoning a Goetia from their Oneiros?
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