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  • Arguably better, since it would always succeed without a roll, only downside is no Exceptional (unless your ST considers potency 5 to grant an automatic exceptional).



    Probably Perfecting, but you might be able to achieve the same effect with clever application of Ruling or even Compelling.

    My ruling would be that Compelling would cause all the materials to react (usually efficiency is sub-100%), Ruling could halve the reaction time, and Perfecting could have the time per potency. This is based on eyeballing conceptually similar spells in other Arcana (especially...
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  • A program based AI (as opposed to an intelligence created with Mind) would not have a Mind to Mind sight.



    Resonance generally is described by a single word, but, yeah, that should work.



    Considering that they don't even always form when a Mage dies in the middle of casting, I'd say the best you could do is cast a spell that ensures that if the "dying while casting a spell" condition is met then a nimbus knot is guaranteed, but they probably can't be artificially created.



    Death Mage Sight "allows a mage...
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  • Depends on what you mean by "Artificial Intelligence". Forces could be used to create a complex computer program that was at the bleeding edge of sophistication and then enhance the capabilities of the hardware to support the processing required, but it wouldn't be a "true" intelligence like what could be created with Mind, it would still be a computer program.



    All sources of Essence eventually spawn spirits (or, rather, the Essence coalesces into a Spirit if it's not consumed by another Spirit, Essence is basically Rank NULL Spirits).

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  • Willpower is 1xp per dot, not 2.
    You do not have to spend any Merit dots to purchase an item you have crafted yourself, the Merit dot cost is for requisitioning the item using Status, starting play with the item, or abstracting the payment to another Mage for the item.
    If you did purchase the item with Merit dots even after creating it yourself for some reason (sanctity of merits protection? seems expensive for that) I would say that covered buying back the Willpower dot.

    Keep in mind, if you get an exceptional success while imbuing the item you can relinquish for fre...
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  • That's an excellent point, thank you.

    Something like:

    Theory: The Binding Coils of Orobouros believes that the most effective prisons are ones that people willingly throw themselves into and want, need, to stay in. Fear sometimes stirs bravery; overwhelming force, defiance; and thus the Lie is shattered and another joins the ranks of the enemy, the defiant that stand against the Exarchs. But if you offer someone "love" and "acceptance" and let them know that the only price they have to pay is their free will? People will be lining up around the block...
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  • [2e Legacy Homebrew] The Binding Coils of Orobouros

    Whelp, I have written up this Legacy after a discussion on @ROMzombie's CofD discord, with input and advice from Recusant Lied , and I feel dirty.

    These guys aren't just bad guys, they're #metoo incarnate. Fair warning, I wouldn't let a PC take this Legacy, these are for NPCs that the PCs are really going to want to kill.

    I need a bath.

    Also, the last attainment is very wordy because it introduces a lot of mechanics, and I don't really want to use the Possessed Condition rules.

    As always, advice and comments are welcome and appreciated. Even...
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  • You're correct, I remembered the wording incorrectly, thank you!...
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  • No.

    Sympathy Yantras only provide bonus dice if used at Sensory or touch range.

    If used at Sympathetic range they provide no die bonus at all, but are necessary for casting the spell.

    The benefit to a good (high Connection) sympathy yantra for Sympathetic Casting is that you can use Borrow Threads to gain the sympathy to the target of the item.

    [edit]See Satchel's clarification....
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  • proindrakenzol
    replied to Hacking: A first draft
    I think something more like chase rules and an extended action would make more sense.

    So the Hacker would be rolling Int + Computers - Security and need to get (say) 5 successes; if they alert whoever they're hacking then that side starts rolling Int + Computers - Hacker's Security or can physically pull the plug or send people after them (if the hacker has physical access).

    I really like the idea and the breakdowns of what is what, though, it's more realistic than most hacking in games without being obnoxiously simulationist.
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  • You can choose anything that makes sense for your character have been turned into as long as it's not iron. Music, cold, light, fire, wood, gold, all are fair game.

    You could probably even choose something more abstract like "love" or "hunger," but those are going to be more difficult to get benefit from as an Elemental....
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  • proindrakenzol
    replied to How To: Coal to Diamond
    I'm not talking about rote skills.

    If calculus hasn't been invented yet, you're not able to calculate things like deflection due to the Coriolis effect, if geometry hasn't been invented yet you can't calculate arc trajectories at all (and you're not going to be able to just guess over long distances without lots of experience). If you've never seen the Taj Mahal you're not going to be able to use Shaping to create a replica out of ice. If no one knows that light can be collimated, then it doesn't matter how much magic you have, you're not collimating light.

    You are also...
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  • proindrakenzol
    replied to How To: Coal to Diamond
    There are numerous examples in the book: Control Light lets you turn a lamp into a laser (requires you to know what a laser is, not happening in Dark Eras); having dots in Crafts makes Shaping more effective; Control Gravity can have all sorts of fun secondary effects with a bit of calculus and physics; and the more you know about biology and what's possible for a body to accomplish the more different traits you can come up with for Transform Life; and that's just a few examples off the top of my head.



    Then it's on the other party not to start the argument in the first...
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  • proindrakenzol
    replied to How To: Coal to Diamond
    I would argue the opposite, Awakening has coherent internal logic for why a Masters in Chemistry does allow one to find shortcuts around the Practices, because exploiting Fallen Laws is definitely a thing Mages do.




    I also find the "well, you're pulling out science charts so you're wrong, 'cause magic" to be the most bad faith argument that can be advanced; just because a particular individual believes that their particular semiotic view should reign supreme over actual demonstrable fact (and anyone else's semiotic view) doesn't mean they are correct...
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  • Changeling Courts are much more Freehold localized than other splats' political groups and tied to locally observable cyclic changes; the Four Seasonal courts were almost certainly independently concocted multiple times in different regions that had four distinct seasons.
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  • To cause all guns in an area shooting at someone to jam would be Fate 4 Chaos Mastery, specifically "protect a subject from dangerous circumstances." The Fate 2 Attainment Conditional Duration would then be applied.



    You would need Time magic and the ability to go back in time to before your target was born and prevent that birth in order to completely excise them from the timeline. Going back into the past and killing the person would cause all their works after that point to be undone.

    Keep in mind, though, you can only send someone as far back...
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