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  • CaptOtter
    replied to Sorcerer Revised
    Completely fascinating, zany fun. You basically get the blueprint for running an entire sorcerer chronicle just from this book, and they have sorcerers doing some world-saving-level stuff no less. I would definitely use this stuff if I were going to run a sorcerer game, and what's more, of all the "lesser"/third-tier supernaturals in the WoD (so, the folks who did not even get a hardcover book,) it really seems like sorcerers are the only ones that, out of the box/by the book, can have their own cool adventures that don't have to do with either being some main gameline supernatural's...
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  • CaptOtter
    replied to Sorcerer Revised
    Sorcerer Revised is incredibly versatile, and includes within its pages a number of suggestions for how to make hedge magicians more or less powerful than the baseline presented. They discuss everything for changing requisite casting times, to changing base difficulties, I think even the efficacy of individual successes. This is scattered throughout the book, but there at least two places in the book I know for a fact they go into tweaking mechanics to achieve whatever balance or flavor: one is in a box found in the section explaining the mechanics of casting (this section immediately precedes...
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  • Theoretically you could use Mind to make people believe they're seeing whatever, and it would not only appeal to all the senses, but there's probably not much poking or prodding with other sphere "senses" that would give up the game, if only because you could tell the affected individual's mind not only what to see/hear/taste/feel (i.e., sense,) but also that the illusion is definitely real, such that, arguably, their mind would rationalize any discrepancy in favor of maintaining that truth. However, unlike with Chimerstry (which is appears on camera because, after it all, it is a sort...
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  • A lot of what's in HDYDT feels like an overcorrection for a a continual failure to provide much or any technical specificity for over 20 years, across various prior editions.

    At my table, we've always treated causal triggers as inherently possessing a sort of metacognition that would allow it to make "if/then" determinations--however, we've also required that the effect be given "eyes and ears" (so to speak) in the form of other spheres in order to actually gather the data necessary to check for whether the "if" has occurred. In other words, an effect...
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  • That was one of the two scenarios I envisioned.Since the rules appear silent on what would actually happen, it seems like the only two possibilities are either what you said, or that they would just get very tentatively pulled into whatever other realm by dint of being inside the thing/person when it crosses over. The question for me was whether the rules were written as they are (i.e., only covering skinlands scenarios and rules) because it is affirmatively impossible for an object or person with a wraith within it to carry the wraith to other umbrae, or because the issue would simply never come...
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  • The question you should be asking is: what is Chimerstry? I would argue, based on what's in various 2nd Ed. sources that were not explicitly disclaimed later, but simply not longer mentioned, that a vampire using Chimerstry is making Chimera, more or less the same as the Fae do. I'm fairly certain this is in Clabook: Ravnos (2e), and there also something about it in some 2e Changeling book--(per those sources)--chimerical weapons and object and made by a Ravnos are usable by changeling in their Fae seeming, and can do chimerical damage to changelings. Moreover, chimerical illusions dispelled from...
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  • Theoretically, you could make a bow and arrows impossibly heavy for anyone without X potence to use. In other words, a steel bow with a heavy steel cable for a "string". The draw strength would be wild, but there's something to be said for basically wielding what amounts to an industrial ballista--and it shouldn't be all that complicated to make either. Machine shops are not all that hard to come by, and it's not like you need the kind of precision for a bow that you'd need for a giant revolver or something. Now, if it's a compound bow... that's (imho) still do-able but a far bigger...
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  • I realize this is a little thread necromancy here, as the last entry in this thread was some 11 months ago, so I apologize. My question is: what would happen if a wraith used some level of Inhabit on one of their fetters--an inanimate object (a favorite ring or watch or something)--and a mage or werewolf (but more likely a mage) took the fetter containing the wraith into one of the non-lower umbrae--or, for that matter, the dreaming or digital web? Setting aside the inherent batshittedness of this idea, is there some rule in Wr2e or Wr20 that would prevent this?

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  • Another interesting question is: what mechanisms are in place to keep unscrupulous vampires (i.e., vampires) from manipulating the market without authorization. Even setting aside the super obvious stuff like sabotaging product launches, or perpetrating corporate espionage to get the inside scoop on M&A activities, given the speed at which news travels (and the accessibility that every day people now have to the market,) there's about a million little ways an intrepid vampire could put their hands on the scales. This is particularly the case in the age of corporate cults of personality, such...
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