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  • Taidragon
    replied to A psychic kith
    Yeah, the power can work, though it would require characters with powers and merits that could be replicated.
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  • Taidragon
    replied to A psychic kith
    I would make that a resisted roll, though, and be one that you need to be aware of first....
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  • I see it as a balancing act - common powers are given a bonus, but those in the court gain an exceptional on 3 successes for royal. Both sides gain something that lets them be effective and incentiveses buying the contracts....
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  • We don't know. Just as with the court contracts, we kind of need to make that up ourselves. However, the means to get an extra glamour from doing a certain action is a pretty good way to extrapolate the emotions involved from the actions, and given how 1e courts all had an emotion involved with them I imagine that 2e ones do too.



    Yes, where it says Mantle, replace Court Goodwill that you have dot for dot.



    I believe that it refers to the court you have Court Goodwill in, not all Royal Court Contracts.



    I believe that...
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  • So, this may be breaching the “Simple Answer” aspect of this thread, but I’m really kind of confused here. Barring one contract (Pure Clarity), none of the healing contracts in second edition, nor the Playmate Kith, specify if a Changeling can target themselves with those healing options. With Shared Burden, it makes sense, since you’re accepting another’s wounds, but something like Gift Of Warm Breath makes sense...but doesn’t specify if you could.

    This is kind of feeling like a doctor being unable to heal thyself, and I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not considering.
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  • Setting up Special Message points perhaps? The Resonance Sensitivity merit lets you tell if you're looking at a Demon too.
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  • The problem isn't players, it's finding an ST....
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  • Taidragon
    replied to 101 Story Hooks
    That's effectively my Changeling Luther Blackwell, though in his case his draconic elements are horns (ballpoint pens) and claws (fountain pen nibs), though his blood is ink as well. I always liked the name Pendragon, and wanted it to be literal here....
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  • I have to admit, I hadn't thought of all that before this point. It makes sense, and it does fit in with the limitation that making a new Memento has to be with your innate keys. It helps that the ability to downgrade damage via Plasm is unaffected by Synergy, so having multiple means of getting plasm is useful (though the ensuing Dooms may not be).

    However, increasing the cost of the merit from 3 to 5 experiences is...not exactly helping with the problem? All that means is that Mementos now cost even more to get on your character sheet, and 3 experiences isn't a light purchase as...
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  • This is a bit of a white room scenario, but if a player stays with shaving half their starting Merit dots to start at Synergy 2, and then crafts a Memento of their own, tey’re explicitely worse off than if they’d simply started with the Memento merit at character creation. They’d have the same amount of free reign in making the Memento, unless the ST was very limiting, but they’d still have two extra merit dots and it could be of a Key they otherwise don’t have access to.

    Honestly, the only advantage to crafting a Memento I can see is that you can choose what it is, have...
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  • I know it’s something I’ve brought up before, but the more I think on it the less I like the Memento creation process. It’s not that it takes around a week to do at least, nor that it is stuck with one of your innate keys - those limitations are logical and can have some interesting moments behind them. It’s the fact that a three experience merit is effectively being paid for by a five experience resource, Synergy.

    I appreciate that Synergy has means to be gained for free, but the fact that you a) lose supernatural tolernace, b) can actively lose experiences on this, and c)...
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  • Late post, but I’m hoping to find a Changeling game myself at some point. I have a few characters I’d love to play.
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  • If anything, I'd say it's the reverse; once Autumn's Bargain is in place, announcements must be delivered before any invasion can take place. If an invasion is nearby, or even in progress, then Autumn basically puts red tape all over things. The invading forces can retreat, but they cannot progress until an appropriate time has passed. Simply by arriving, they've marked their intent to invade....
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  • Taidragon
    replied to 101 Story Hooks
    89: An Expanding Freehold

    A Changeling notorious for not taking up a Court but still pledging loyalty to the Freehold has vanished for a few days, and returned with an offer for the Freehold’s leaders. They have gone into the Hedge and managed to make a Bargain with a strange entity, one that, at least inadvertantly, allowed them to escape Arcadia. Now they are the Monarch of an entirely new Court, and wish to join the Freehold and add to its diversity. The problem is the Freehold has gone by just fine without this new Court, and for all they know the new Court will muscle in on...
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  • Taidragon
    replied to So... CtL 2e. How is it?
    At the very least, I think it’s well worth the time spent waiting. The updated rules are much more concise, the focus for the book is stronger and the feel for the game almost feels more mature, if that makes sense. While there are some things that aren’t in the core book that Changeling 1e had, comparatively 2e is still stronger than the 1e core book is, and 2e has had plenty of time to develop content. Word count has meant that some content is a little sparse but very rich - we only have twelve Kiths, for example, but those Kiths are chock full of lore and mechanics that make each one really...
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  • These are usually contracts that deal with imposing your will on the scenario. This includes contracts that let you turn back time by ten seconds, to push fate towards a particular (if vague) outcome, or to make sure that at a meeting between potentially hostile people nobody does anything violent towards one another. Mechanically, this prevents the player from abusing the power of these contracts by imposing a cost that is harder to get/negate than Glamour via the Loophole. In-universe, it could easily be that for the contract to work the Changeling needs to invest some pretty serious effort...
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  • Some Contracts by default require a Willpower, yes. Evoking the Loophole of a Contract also doesn't waive the Wilpower cost, just the Glamour....
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  • Taidragon
    replied to Court Bargains With Entities
    There are plenty of options for a Hydra not related to the playable splats. I actually had a thought of a Bullet Train Horror from the mundane world in a scrapyard. A homeless person there gets taken by a Gentry, but when the Horror rears up the Gentry takes notice, and takes it to Arcadia. Of course, the travel through the Hedge and exposure to the fae magic is enough to give it a proper awakening, and empowerment, and it escapes. Alternatively, it could be an Eidolon literally from a dream that a Changeling, Gentry or Huntsman removed, which took on a life of its own. It could even be a toy...
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  • Taidragon
    replied to Court Bargains With Entities
    I shall defer to your expertise then Satchel. I still feel a playable splat isn't a good idea for a Bargain patron, but it it makes a good a good story, then why not?...
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  • Taidragon
    replied to Court Bargains With Entities
    I would say no to a Mummy, for the same reason a Demon, an Archmage or even a Beast Incarnate wouldn't work; they're not only too small of a source, but innevitably they're not going to stick around to freely offer up that level of protection, especially if the Court is to catch on in other Freeholds. The entities that grant protection are grant, inhuman and connected to power in a way that the playale splats simply aren't. In a sense, they are storytelling devices. A Mummy, a Beast Incarnate, an Archmage? They are all singular units with their own statistics, a limited pool of disparate powers...
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