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  • I was at 92% and it got a bit dimmer and orangish out, and the temp went down a bit, but it stayed pretty early dusk. Down where it hit totality it was practically night though, i think those last few percentages matter a huge amount. Under 90% would be hard to tell at all....
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  • ElvesofZion
    replied to Contagion Chronicle book
    My guess would be something similar to the core book: the front half is an examination of crossovers between each line, talking about how to blend their themes, maybe providing some mechanics that help ease the combination. And then the back half is a global crossover chronicle that can be used with any combination of games.
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  • A couple of graphic novel suggestions:

    Fell By Warren Ellis and Ben Templesmith
    https://www.amazon.com/Fell-Vol-1-Fe.../dp/1582406936

    The Children's Vampire Hunting Brigade (link is for volume 1 but volume 2 is also out and volume 3 is in work)
    https://www.amazon.com/Childrens-Vam.../dp/0983686475
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  • ElvesofZion
    replied to Journey into the Past
    What everyone else said; also time sets if you die while in the past. Only Dispelling (or maybe canceling the spell?) will prevent it from setting....
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  • ElvesofZion
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    No they don't. The Illinois Supreme Court disagreed, the US Supreme Court just said that the initial ruling to prevent the march until after the case was settled was was lacking evidence to make the judgment. Then the case went to the Illinois court again and they said the swastika didn't count as 'fighting words'.

    If a simialr case was taken before the Supreme Court it could be ruled otherwise....
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  • ElvesofZion
    replied to Journey into the Past
    As Mrmdubois said, this is just a usability issue on your part. you could cast it with 5 Potency and 1 Duration to go back 5 turns and tell your cabal mate that there is an ambush ahead and you wont be able to survive it and then pop back to the present after a turn. And when you do you return to a future where your cabal avoided the ambush and is fine. That seems damn useful to me. (Of course you have no memory of the intervening time, so who knows what happened or what else you changed.)

    That parenthetical is the real answer to your initial question too. The butterfly effect, sure...
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  • ElvesofZion
    replied to The Prophetic Masses
    You should check the Apocalypse Vault from Demon. The God-Machine is basically constantly preventing planet wide annihilation, compared to that 9/11 is small potatoes....
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  • What Satchel said. Also, no other spell contains the knowledge of a spell in it the way a Grimoire does. Other spells have their own limitations based on the way they work. Control Fire only works on fire, cause that's what it does. Scribe Grimoire requires you to encode the spell on a physical medium cause that's what it does....
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  • I think the train would work yes, but not attaching it to something else like a person. I think the Area is static relative to the caster (otherwise even the earth wouldn't work). So if you are on a train and your Imago forms with the idea that 'where' you are is on the train then it would move with you. Same with a plane, ship or bus. Not sure how I feel about a car since the feeling of you still being 'on' the road is pretty present there....
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  • And all of that is why thinking in terms of Physics is wrong. Mage doesn't work that way, it is all about symbolism. Atoms, linear connect energy, and all that don't matter.

    Elfive is correct, I read the spells again and see what he means about Telekinesis. It weaves the ambient kinetic force into a controllable ball that can then be used to manipulate other things. It doesn't have a withstand rating for this reason, you never target a person with the spell, but you could utilize the force you are controlling to target a person. You are Weaving the property 'controllable' into the...
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    Last edited by ElvesofZion; 08-10-2017, 11:30 AM. Reason: Clarified the Patterning explanation a bit.

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  • I think you are missing something here. A book that a Mage uses to teach other Mages their Spells or Rotes isn't necessarily a Grimoire. It could just be a book of instructions in the classic wizard studying and trying to master the spell sense. A PC could study such a tome and use it as justification for spending the Experiences to learn a Rote. Or even to gain Gnosis if they are reading something truly revelatory for them.

    A Grimoire is a specific magic item that lets a Mage that doesn't know a Rote cast it anyway and allows them to do so with Rote Quality. It also counts as instructions...
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  • Where did the word element come into it? Everything has that symbol based pattern system not just elements. The same Object principal applies to everything in reality and each Arcana covers certain aspects of each of those Objects.

    Examples:

    Two affected primarily by Life:

    Object Dog:
    * is an animal
    * eats meat
    * has blood
    * has fur
    * has four legs
    * is man's best friend
    * etc.

    Object Mage:
    * is human (Object Human has a whole set of its own properties that Mages inherit)
    * has Gnosis
    ...
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  • Flinty ,


    I don't know if it's an Ascension thing (I don't know that system well) but I do think you are getting hung up on some misunderstandings. Awakening magic works on symbolism, not physics. Wind has the innate property of moving because that's what makes it wind rather than air. I like to think of it as Objects in a programming sense:

    Object Wind has the following properties:
    * is made of air
    * is transparent
    * moves over the surface of the earth
    * *other things like that*

    So a Ruling spell lets you make wind move because...
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  • It seems possible to me. It is thematically appropriate and Demon has an ability called Download Knowledge that is basically the 'I know Kung Fu' moment, and another power called 'Fungible Knowledge' (I think) that lets you trade skills for each other; so it is not crazy to have changeable Skills....
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  • I will mention again that Mongolian Empire would be fantastic as a created setting.
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  • Just voted.

    It is now 138 for Ireland, 132 for Sci-fi....
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  • Me too for Windows 7 and Chrome, although sometimes if I just wait a really, really, long time it will go eventually.
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  • If an Archmage changes the Supernal to have vampires exist, they would retroactively have always existed.

    Not something I'd do in a crossover setting, but if I wanted to run a pure Mage game with everything being Mage-centric it could work....
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  • ElvesofZion
    replied to CofD For Dummies
    This is how I do most antagonists or other NPCs that become antagonists suddenly....
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  • ElvesofZion
    replied to City Stat Creation Matrix
    Well, that too....
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