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  • projectmoon
    replied to Examples of Patron Tools
    This is how I was originally going to implement the Patron Tool Yantra: more of a symbolic concept embodied in various objects or rituals rather than a single movement or mundane item. A Patron Tool of the Ruin might become active when the mage knowingly orders her followers to their doom and uses a Mind 3 spell to enhance their Athletics, or it might manifest as a mundane item or action: the mage signing a bill to destroy a housing project after falsely promising the tenants they would be able to stay would fall under the symbolism of the Ruin.

    In this case, the symbolism and resonance...
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  • projectmoon
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    Then they are most assuredly actual physical items....
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  • projectmoon
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    What I'm saying is that both Order Tools and Patron Tools are at equal level under the Tools heading. The Patron Tool section does not appear to be a subset of Order Tools....
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  • projectmoon
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    To me it looks like Patron Tools are under the same level heading as Order Tools, not a subset. Not that your interpretation is bad or anything, I'm just wondering what text you're using to support it.
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  • projectmoon
    replied to How paranoid are your mages?
    My players are not usually paranoid, but if they know they're going somewhere dangerous, they will load up on the spells. Currently they're pursuing their most hated rival cabal across the universe through a Wending into stranger realms, and they have Shielding spells against insta-kill spells from Life and Death (Unmaking and Making, respectively), a maxed out Wards and Signs, extremely buffed mental and physical stats to increase their defense and initiative to 9+, and the like. They're fighting against Masters and Adepts, and Supernal Dispellation is dangerous. All the protective spells in...
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  • projectmoon
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    It seems those are the Seers' Order Tools in 2e. The book says, "The Seers of the Throne each choose a sigil or word that they must display to use it as a Tool."

    The idea of mundane items that represent symbolism of the Exarchs is also good. Tying to the Ministries moreso than their Exarch patrons directly helps a lot because the Ministries (and even local cults of the global Ministries) all tend to have their own take on the Exarch they serve....
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  • projectmoon
    started a topic Examples of Patron Tools

    Examples of Patron Tools

    Patron Tool Yantras are magical tools given to the Seers of the Throne (or other people who bargain with powerful entities) that represent that Exarch's/entity's symbolism in the Fallen World. They can then use the tool as a Yantra. They are described as "strings that puppet the Fallen World like a broken marionette." Each Exarch has a specific resonance that limits what magic can be worked by the Seer using that Exarch's blessing.

    What I'm wondering is: what exactly are Patron Tools? The heading of the Tool Yantras section says that magical tools are mundane items used...
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  • I don't think this is correct. A -4 die penalty to the spellcasting pool with Advanced Duration will give the spell a Duration of a week, but the Duration doesn't affect where you can start scrying. As long as you have the right Temporal Sympathy, you could scry several thousand years into the past as far as I understand it. Now, if you wanted to look at the past for a week straight and you didn't employ the Reach effect which allows you to fast-forward, then yes you'd need to set a week Duration.

    I'm not misunderstanding this, am I?...
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  • projectmoon
    replied to Paradox...Toothless?
    That's assuming you're using Abyssal spellcasting to control the Reach. Otherwise the ST might give you some random Paradox Reach effect....
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  • projectmoon
    replied to Paradox...Toothless?
    I think releasing vs containing should be a strategic choice. Of course, conditions like Megalomanaical and Rampant provide incentives, but they don't force the player to release. I can't really think of what circumstances would make a normal player decide to release, unless they're already pretty injured. Also, I don't think the penalizing of spellcasting rolls really does anything for the system, as the ST having control over what happens to the spell is already anomalous enough.
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  • projectmoon
    replied to Paradox...Toothless?
    This might have already been suggested, but removing the penalty to spellcasting rolls would make Paradox much more tempting to release, I think. Haven't tried it in my game yet, but I'm heavily considering it to see how it goes.
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  • projectmoon
    replied to [2E] Paradox in Astral Space
    In general, magic works the same in the Astral as it does in the material, except for Mind spells which get -2 to Paradox dice pools, and mages never risk Paradox in their own Oneiros as long as the spell doesn't leave the Oneiros. I would treat a Sleeper Oneiros as always having one Sleeper witness present (+1 die in the Paradox pool and 9-again, I think). If you decide that other supernatural beings have an Oneiros (it's your setting, after all), then I would not do anything special for them as they are not affected by Quiescence. They can perceive and remember magic normally.
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  • projectmoon
    replied to Mortality as an Obsession
    Time can indeed de-vampire a vampire, although it's not a direct effect of the Arcanum. The errata changed Temporal Summoning to not undo supernatural conditions like vampirism, but it's explicitly mentioned as part of the spell Rewrite History (Time 4) that you can remove supernatural templates for the spell's Duration. If you go back in time, you can work to prevent the Embrace. Once you get back to the present, that effect becomes Lasting. Of course, Time is fickle and maybe the person gets Embraced at a later time......
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  • Returning to the "Prime Clash of Wills" spell, I think this makes sense but perhaps it'd be more balanced to require having 2 dots in all the Arcana required by the spell you're trying to protect. That's how basic Dispel Magic works, so it makes sense that if you're trying to Shield a spell of a given Arcanum, you need to manipulate how Prime works with it. I'm not sure other Prime spells require this, but from a balance perspective it's probably OK....
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  • Because XP costs are linear, the game will tend to advance at a normal pace. I have 4 players. 3 of them have Gnosis 5 and at/near Arcanum 5, while one of them was on Gnosis 3 for a long time until recently. I feel like once you start getting Arcanum 4, you tend to be able to handle many situations and may not feel like it's necessary to go further as quickly. Of course, my players are starting to explore Chantries and the like, so the Imperial Mysteries are starting to appeal to them......
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  • projectmoon
    replied to Mortality as an Obsession
    The Practice of Excisions. Death 7 would remove the vampire template, although since Excisions tend to be surgical removals, what results is a bit unclear. I guess it's up to the ST. You might need Life 7 using the practice of Entities to restore life to the body. The easiest way to "remove" the vampire template is to have Time 5 or 6 and simply alter history in a Lasting manner. Go back in time to when the person would be Embraced, and direct an alternate course of action. This works especially well as lovers because you're likely to be together with the person.

    Of course,...
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  • This spell seems reasonable, although I do agree with Tessie that a Clash of Wills Shielding spell is very potent. There is probably a reason why Wards and Signs grants Withstand instead of Clash of Wills against magical attacks.

    I'm not sure the drawback Tessie mentions would really be a factor when protecting spells against dispellation this way. Hmm....
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  • Here's another question: Is it possible to create a Prime Shielding spell that forces a Clash of Wills against Dispel Magic or Supernal Dispellation? That spell is Withstood by the Arcanum rating, which means any mage with 4 or 5 dots in Prime will have a pretty easy time dispelling anything they want. I suppose you could protect important spells in layers of Wards and Signs to increase their Withstand though. But what about Clash of Wills? The creative thaumaturgy rules say that a Shielding spell can protect against a number of supernatural attacks equal to Potency, requiring Clash of Wills for...
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  • Is it possible to stack dedicated tool Yantra bonuses? A mage gets one actual dedicated tool, but for example a soul stone can also be used as a dedicated tool. It's not clear whether not you could use both and get a -4 to Paradox. I'm inclined to think yes, at least at first glance.
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  • projectmoon
    replied to Yantra Spell Specificity
    A Yantra can only be used if the mage can symbolically relate it to the spell, which in my opinion, includes the target. I don't think a sea nymph has any real symbolic relation to land animals. It's basically up to the player to say why it's related and the ST to accept or reject it. In this specific example, I would not allow the Shadow Name merit based on what you've presented here.
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