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  • Building on that, the Legacy (called the Parliament of the Needle) and its Attainments can be found here:

    https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?thre...375715/page-77
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  • In order for a Mastigos to accomplish what what you want, I reccomend a 3 layered solution:

    1- Increase the storage space of a portable item to be able to hold a person (coat pocket, wallet, tie pocket, etc)

    2- Create a Sanctum, ward it heavily, store in a Pocket Dimension, Reach for an Iris and make it lead to an entrance inside an item made in the previous step. Add a Key to make it only accessible to those that were told it was there and do not wish to steal or damage its contents.

    3- Co-locate the interior of the other items to lead to the entrance made...
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  • KaiserAfini
    replied to Wisdom Damage
    Another question that comes to mind is how this would interact with temporary Wisdom damage spells. In the core book it says that certain supernatural effects can reduce it, but it has never come up so far as a dedicated spell.I imagine a Fraying of Death is the simplest way, albeit every subtle Arcana must have an equivalent. Normally I would see it as a Potency primary diminishing of the rating, similar to an Attribute, and resisted by Composure. But this homebrew implies it could be seen as a damage spell, meaning the effect from multiple sources could stack.

    In theory, a rival...
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  • Since Wisdom is not morality, you can have a selfless or altruistic character with low Wisdom.

    Low Wisdom means low restraint. They don't know when to back down from a Mystery, especially when they see some benefit for the greater good or their personal objectives. So lets say there is a wicker golem powered by the shard of some inscrutable spirit that was found on the moon. If the thing can do incredible things by feeding on goetia, you can bet they would have little compunctions about feeding the "loyalty to the Throne" goetia to it, because it "solves" the Seer...
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  • Rank, confirmed in page 127 of the core book....
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  • In that case, I would like to recommend the one in my signature. Its a Mind based Acanthus Legacy that specializes in being a master strategist. It can do divination, planning, threat analysis and its specialty is being a force multiplier for the party....
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  • Just out of curiosity, what kind of focus would it have ? Because it sounds like an immediately useful one would be something that would be practical in matters of the Shadow, yet Mind Legacies tend to be fairly rare for Acanthus....
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  • A couple of possible solutions:

    1- Coaxing the Spirits: Disarm or turn off. Simple and not messy.
    2- Fate 2: Guess what wires to cut or code to input in order to disarm it, either via a variation of Lucky Number or Inspired + Stoic
    3- Mind, Fate or Spirit Sight or to get an idea of what parts were made with the thought, intent or feel of a safety measure
    4- Temporal Summon the bomb to a deactivated point, figure out the disposal details at leisure
    5- Fate 2 and Time 1 to get an optimal shifting the odds to someone who can help. Supplement with using their...
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  • I agree it can be initially overwhelming, but its pretty intuitive after some practice. Its a system that models just about every spell you could ever want, defining fairly consistent boxes for the effects, difficulty and accounts for enhacing the power via playing to the spell's themes (yantras). It also allows for a lot of approaches to the same effect. I think they did a great job considering how absurdly wide the possible uses are, especially without being as specific as D&D spells.

    In contrast, 1ed had me scratching my head on what a Practice entailed, why they were all over...
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  • In this case, I was thinking that because you just need to Know how to shape the ephemera into a simulacrum, rather than create biochemical changes. Although Geist did mention there are ghost animals in the Underworld, so perhaps even that is not required....
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  • The shapeshifting would require Shape Ephemera as a basis. So unless you are shapeshifting into something related to a cause of death, it would probably require conjunctional Life 1, Spirit 1 or a skill roll (Int+Medicine in most cases).

    Should you step back into the Material, the natural shape of the Pattern reasserts itself. Should duration run out, as per the spell's description, their Twilight form returms to its default shape. Whether damage healed or taken is kept depends on intent. If the caster was neutral or beneficial to the target, the healing stays. If they transformed...
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  • I would also like to suggest adding he Illusionist job from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance to the list, which I see as Death and Mind based. At low levels they shape ectoplasm or shadows, but afterwards they make ideas and hallucinations solid. They are scary because they don't always make them visible, so they could literally make a shooting hand gesture and you would be shot, make "glasses" with their closed hands and you would see better, etc.

    In time they can call forth idea beings from the Astral into the Material. Naturally, they are the Anchor for all of them, for...
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  • Is it possible to use Temporal Sympathy with Shifting Sands to target the moments you want to rewrite without using multiple rewind Reaches ? I always thought it was curious to use Reaches instead, since being limited to [Potency] turns means you have very little ways to deal with the ensuing butterfly effect.
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  • KaiserAfini
    replied to Goetic Summons
    Sensory range means anything the mage can perceive with their normal senses, without remote viewing. A scrying window or security camera footage is remote viewing. Anything they can perceive with their senses (sight, sound, smell, etc), including those augmented by magic, are within sensory range (such as Zoom In or The Outward and Inward Eye).

    The summon "search bar entry" can be as generic ("a spirit of engineering") or as specific ("the goetia of Gordon Freeman") as the caster wants and the closest [Scale] targets are affected.

    The basic...
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  • It would work perfectly well, its not an issue. The Sleeper would have an amazingly certain gut feeling that its all true. That is not the real obstacle, plenty of Sleeper retainers for the Orders know.

    The problem is that witnessesing any Supernal magic breaks their souls. They have to roll for a Breaking Point and then suffer Quiescence. That is why The Sleeping Curse is insidious. You can believe in magic, know its real, but the raw Truth is too much for their soul to process.

    The way to make someone safe to be around magic is to use Stealing Fire with indefinite duration....
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  • That could be interesting. The Prelate is chosen by the Gate marking their soul as an unusual result of a Paradox condition. The Secret Order of the Gate could be commanded to recruit them, independent of past alliances. But its with them that lies the secret to excisibg the Prelacy, should the chosen abhor it.

    Alternatively, they could be told to guide them, with the Prelate not necessarily knowing this, but never letting them join the inner circle.

    It could lead to all sorts of unique dynamics.
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  • The Gate grants the Crown of Delimitation, which allows Prelates to cast befouled spells without risking Wisdom and grants [Spirit] bonus dice to the Paradox control roll.

    Furthermore, they can spend a mana to gain immunity to Paradox Environmental Conditions for a scene.

    The name is a reference to Horos/Stauros, with their function as setting limits. But since the Secret Order of the Gate already has the Realm of Liminarity, I thought this name could synergize with their role within it.
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  • KaiserAfini
    replied to Need Help With My Anti-Mage
    Wards and Signs will not protect against any spells that grant bonuses unless the caster deliberately goes out of their way to do so. This could either mean a blanket defense against all spells ("the Abyss tainted puzzle box must NOT interact with any other Practices beyond Shielding or Veiling") or bonuses only (make the Pentacle mage impossible to buff).

    One unorthodox application is to filter what spells can be used by Watchtower, such as only defending against those that come from the Sixth Watchtower (a great boon when hunting a Tremere) or those whose magic has no...
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