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  • Aleph
    replied to Spirit questing mage.
    Well, on one hand, Djinn are duplicitous. So, it could involve some "helpful" Djinn (perhaps masquerading as another spirit) saying that's going to guide the mage/s, but only to lure them into a trap. Classic 1001 nigths shenanigan. Doesn't need to be one that has to be solved by force, could be a test of wits too.

    Also, a lesson. Djinn typically *aren't* willing to be a familiar. Taftani force the deal, and never go to the Umbra.

    But, if perseverant, this could lead to a travel to the City of Brass. A place where mages aren't welcome, but like the jinn they...
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  • Well, besides not liking HDYDT? - Mmmm...this is going to be harder than I tought :P

    For real: I agree with that interpretation, mostly. I'm going to mention the specific points I don't agree that much on:

    1)I know it's from HDYDT, but Corr. 2 "wards" reducing successes ...

    I'm always interested in mechanics that do something with dice other than " +/-3 => diff ", I would like to be able to use the Sphere System to interact with every aspect of the "simulation" - only being unable when there's very good reason - so I like...
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    Last edited by Aleph; 06-23-2022, 01:38 PM.

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  • I don't disagree in that they're cappable, I'm just saying that they just don't seem to do it. They have their reasons.

    Agreed that the Changelings *do* if you count Chimerical stuff as Wonders (BTW . I don't think you should count ALL Chimerical Socks as Wonders. I'm not even going to comment on turning Freeholds into Factories because I don't want to enter a debate about Banality on a thread that's about Vampires sucking :P - suffice to saythis isn't how Changelings opperate normaly.)

    But those notions you have about Wonders are somewhat off, and could be misleading...
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    Last edited by Aleph; 06-21-2022, 04:53 PM.

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  • As Kakost said, because of mass production and industry, no one has easier access to magical items than *Technocrats (not mages in general). So much so that it's not only narratively appropiate to have them in spades whenever seriously needed (as could be in Werewolf), but you even have a Background that can be used to ask for basically anything, from any kind of "personal weapon" imaginable to a starship armed with magical missiles and bombs, for no other reason than you having the carpet.

    You DO need to return it, or will loose the privilege. But, still, it's pretty i...
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  • Aleph
    replied to Thoughts about Victorian Mage
    There's also the option of them having a degree of control (or, better, being cappable of asserting it with some effort) , but not caring a whole lot about each and every war and tragedy, because - even before considering corruption (which definitely it's a thing) - that's not their agenda. The Technocracy aren't the Carebears.

    Making emphasis on the detachment of the middle and upper exhelons. The Union's most cheriched ideals - expressed in the precepts of Demian - explicitly regard the Masses as a collective, and marks the Technocracy as existing "above" said collective....
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    Last edited by Aleph; 06-12-2022, 03:30 PM.

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  • Like the Shard/Shadow Realms? , Aren't those mentioned in M20?

    In the Umbra there are at least 3 Realms of each of the 9 Spheres, which represent or *are* more or less corelated to the Solar System (albeit wich Sphere-world, if any, it's "on Earth" or the Sun it's contested - It's possible that the Sun it's related to Prime, and the Earth it's trully a realm of the 9 Spheres. The 10th it's either Telos, the red star, as per the main "End of the World" scenario, or unknown).

    In general: The Shadow Realm it's a spiritual reflection of one of the celestial...
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  • Aleph
    replied to Enchanting a song
    There's a ligth year between being able to pick up something so obvious as a "magical bomb" on a popular Internet plataform, a "potential hit" that has yet to be known, before everyone starts seeing it (and yet after many saw it, hence the "urban legend" of a video can happen) ... and "total control of everything and everyone on earth"

    I'm just saying that they just happen to work inside the various distribution networks that music use, and just happen to have the same magick that other mages have: That allows things like to detect magick from...
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    Last edited by Aleph; 06-02-2022, 03:51 PM.

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  • Aleph
    replied to Enchanting a song
    To make it reach that treshold, one would have to distribute it trough networks that are, more likely than not, monitored. Like NWO alone has a whole sub-convention monitoring the internet that specializes on using *it* as a vector. The Syndicate monitors trends. This control isn't perfect but depending on how strong one makes it to be, trying to "trample" on this arena could be stopped.

    For instance: a YouTube video that pings with magic(k) - be it from the Mind effect or the Time effect (a Time delay it's magick opperating over some another effect) - would be among the...
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  • Aleph
    replied to Entropy and Vampires
    XD. Yeah, I tought that too.

    It's a bit bizzare. Someone that was closer to dying but now it's not w/o other apparent reason that the system "decided" it wasn't such a big deal after all ... My intuitions tells me that after massive bloodloss, or whatever that made you "feel bad", your body should still need some sort of recovery (natural or not) after being "healed".
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  • Aleph
    replied to Entropy and Vampires
    On that end, I would rather allow the character to ignore the penalties. Erasing the boxes it's quite harsh for such an effect, think that you can ignore all your wound penalties with one Willpower point.

    In general, WoD assume these penalties are more related to "pain" than to actual mechanical or biological impairment, that's why methods to endure or relieve pain will diminish, erase, or even transform them into bonuses (like with that Elder Auspex power).

    One could say that this is baloney, that such penalties should be much more than just pain at some point,...
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    Last edited by Aleph; 05-31-2022, 11:28 AM.

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  • Aleph
    replied to Entropy and Vampires
    Agreed.

    I also don't think it should be specially difficult considering it's Adept level magick and whatnot. Using the "damage table" to determine success sounds fine to me.



    Also, I like this a lot. You're not so much "regenerating" the vampire, nor tampering with it's regeneration, as you're "de-emphasising" the wounds. Making them a non-issue. A very "conceptual" healing, I would say. A human could end horriby scarred by this. A vampire would regenerate the leftover "wounds" as with aesthetical modifications,...
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  • Aleph
    replied to Immunity
    Yeah. I, too, think it's vastly overpriced. That's why I say it could be a trap or a burden. To get a strong Immunity you have to expend ALL your freebies, basically, and then maybe buy Defects and spend those points on it, too. So it better come into play a lot......
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