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  • lnodiv
    replied to Dark Eras 2 Backer Release
    It's not just you. CofD doesn't use checks - the word comes up exactly zero times in the core where dice mechanics are concerned.


    We saw this sort of thing quite a bit in the Contagion Chronicle drafts, and a fair bit in other product previews.

    Simple, uncontested rolls require a single success in this system.
    This is not World of Darkness.
    If your mechanic requires more than a single success, consider if you can accomplish your goal through dice penalties instead.


    I feel like this needs to be enshrined and bolded in the writer's guides...
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    Last edited by lnodiv; 01-18-2020, 12:45 PM.

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  • I'd add Beast to Sundered World, to explore what the splat might have been like in a time long before their stated metaphysical purpose, and that of their antagonist splat, broke.
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  • Agreed.


    Eh.......
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  • There is, however, implicit precedent in the system for calculating Defense differently in varying situations, such as Defense vs Firearms - people often think of this as a binary state where you either have Defense vs Firearms or don't, but in reality I can think of at least two systems off the top of my head that give you some measure of Defense vs Firearms without allowing you to include your full Defense rating (or leaning on it at all).

    It is not entirely unreasonable to lean on that precedent to calculate Defense vs surprise attacks, but I'd agree that the raw text doesn't particularly...
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  • lnodiv
    started a topic Pneuma

    Pneuma

    I've been reflecting on some SoS material today, and reading over the section on Pneuma. It's a really interesting concept, and I can see why the pursuit of it might draw some Mages into interfering with Awakenings. I am curious, though - do we think it is at all possible to store it in any meaningful capacity? Can you siphon it off of a newly Awakened mage with a spell similar to Channel Mana (obviously Pneuma isn't Mana, but something similar)? Could the Left-Handed simply place a number of newly-Awakened mages in a magical stasis to preserve it, since it only sublimates into Mana upon use?...
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  • Magic.

    I'm not (just) being snarky, here. Based on the established rules governing ephemeral entities and what we know of the effort involved for Spirits to take action in the physical world, the spell shouldn't really work the way that it does. One can only presume that it interacts with systems that we aren't privy to....
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  • lnodiv
    replied to Learning Curve
    Yes, as described in the core, Utility Attainments come automatically. Legacy Attainments, you spend experience for after joining a legacy.


    There are no guidelines for creating new Utility Attainments. The 'guidelines' for creating new Legacy Attainments, such as they are, start on page 198 (it's the entire Legacy Attainment section). They aren't very good guidelines, and most of the official example legacies we've seen so far have questionable adherence to them.


    Legacy Attainments reduce all Mana costs above 1 to 1. Utility Attainments have no special...
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  • I do this. And, ever since the Deviant Kickstarter, I use the Conspiracy rules to stat out the local representations of each order as if they were conspiracies, not to pursue the players, but so I can use the Conspiracy downtime and Conspiracy vs Conspiracy rules to track their actions in the background....
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    Last edited by lnodiv; 01-11-2020, 01:40 PM.

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  • Do we think Weaving or Patterning to allow your Nimbus Tilt to affect you, too?
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  • lnodiv
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I don't understand when it became okay for our 'leaders' to give up all attempts at even pretending to have basic human decency.
    The cynical side of me says it's always been this way, I'm just old enough to notice now.

    The defiant side of me is screaming that, no, the leadership of the United States is absolutely populated with the worst types of human beings it ever has been in the history of the nation.

    Both sides of me fucking hate it, and I can't stand the fact that my vote, and that of everyone I know, is essentially worthless because we don't live in flyover...
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    Last edited by lnodiv; 01-09-2020, 06:55 PM. Reason: Clarifying because 'both sides' is prone to misinterpretation

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  • lnodiv
    replied to Wealth (Resources) and Mages
    You can totally buy a safehouse with Resources. If you want the Safehouse Merit, though, you'll be wanting to spend experience, too.
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