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  • Taidragon
    replied to Dark Eras 2 Backer Release
    You have absolutely no idea how low a bar of entry "Kith Trickery is useless outside the niche it's designed for, so thus doesn't need any resources, die rolls, restrictions on how many times it can be used or other circumstances for activation" is, do you?

    Originally I was fine with leaving the Nymph kith as written to be just something of an outlier and something I'd recommend changing, but now that I've been told that it's totally balanced and fair with how all others are written four times in a row, I've taken to thinking this over more closely.

    Of the official...
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  • Taidragon
    replied to Dark Eras 2 Backer Release
    And again, you're willfully ignoring what I am talking about. This is about consistency, not being overpowered. In Changeling everything has a price, be it glamour, willpower, effort in the effect of a roll or some environmental condition that has to be met. However, the Kith specifies that "magic" keeps the Changeling able to see and breath underwater but no condition where this magic won't work, just an obvious reasoning why it shouldn't be used on land. That's not consistent at all with the other powers and aspects of Changeling - that's something out of Beast: The Primordial (almost...
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    Last edited by Taidragon; 01-19-2020, 12:58 PM.

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  • Page 138 of the Storyteller’s Guide outright states the God-Machine’s agents can’t enter the Hedge by design or accident. It seems strange that an Angelic Incept would allow them to access the Hedge.
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  • Taidragon
    replied to Dark Eras 2 Backer Release
    The problem wasn't balance, it was how it isn't following the other Kith Trickeries by doing something far closer to 1e than 2e.



    That is from the Kith creation rules, and while it does say "most commonly" none others have effects that just work like this one....
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  • Taidragon
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    Is it just me, or is the term “checks” something that generally isn’t in CofD? Because I am seeing a lot of “checks” in reference to die rolls in the Seven Wonders entry, and it feels really... kind of off-putting. That said, I need to be up for work in around four-five hours, so haven’t gone too closely to it.

    That said, I am a little disconcerted by the new kiths in the chapter. Antiquarian’s Blessing is good, but the Trickery is weird because it requires a number of successes to get an answer that the ST gives a number of successes for, and since it appears to be...
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  • Taidragon
    replied to Bonuses for Dance Of The Toys
    This portion on page 69;



    Admittedly I don’t remember this having much presence in the book/gameline at the moment, but it’s still somewhat annoying to deal with....
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  • Taidragon
    replied to Bonuses for Dance Of The Toys
    Tad embarrassed, both about the double post and not thinking this idea sooner, but I just thought of a more practical bonus for either Fairest or (more fitting) Elemental bonus: the enchanted device shall perform its mundane uses in the Hedge as it would in the mundane realm.

    The object is now enchanted, whether briefly or permanently, so it will be immunized to the rigours of the Hedge that cause mundane objects to act out. A flashlight will project light normally, a cellphone may lack service or have a signal depending on the hedge gates currently open in the area, and a sword......
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  • Taidragon
    replied to Bonuses for Dance Of The Toys
    Concerning the Exceptional Success Effect

    The big charge for my interpretation is the context of the answer, for which we must go to the question I posited, that being below:



    For a question regarding what the benefit is for taking a one dot Retainer is instead of evoking the contract to almost inevitably get a larger bonus, Meghan didn't seem to be particularly forthright in correcting my misapprehension about having to choose between a large Success based die pool or the Retainer's benefit of "has a die pool twice the Retainer's dot rating for something...
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  • Taidragon
    replied to Bonuses for Dance Of The Toys
    I agree that the aspect of Aggravated being differentiated is perhaps overly complicated for what it’s meant to be for. I was simply trying to make an option for Elementals that would be useful but not overly useful, so an enchanted, totalled car won’t be back up and running by leaving it in a sand dune after a few hours.

    I do appreciate you sharing your own ideas here.




    This is where our design sensibilities differ. While your idea of a permanently enchanted device having a die pool of 5 owing to an exceptional success being 5 successes has merit,...
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  • Taidragon
    replied to Bonuses for Dance Of The Toys
    I honestly think it’s appropriate. These are people who are, through some loophole or another, being given access to abilities and powers that are bound to beings who have earned the enmity of Iron. Out of all the Fae we know of with Contracts, Fae Touched are both without the bane of Iron and also with the barest of ties via the Wyrd. Their magic is subtle, to the point they can’t even evoke the Loophole of Contracts, but they are still able to use the Wyrd as a conduit and have the right to Contracts and to learn them via a tutor. It’s why I like that, from a design perspective, most effects...
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  • Taidragon
    started a topic Bonuses for Dance Of The Toys

    Bonuses for Dance Of The Toys

    As the title implies, I’ve been making Seeming bonuses for Dance Of The Toys, as we only have the two per normal. However, I’m a little iffy on a couple of them, so I figured I’d post them here to get some feedback.

    Darkling: Shadows are a Wisp’s best friend, and act where her hands will not. She may evoke the contract on any object she can touch the shadow of, or spend a point of Willpower to do so with her own shadow touching, the device.
    Notes: This is a pretty situational bonus, admittedly, and I’m not sure how well it would work for a Fae Touched given that their effective...
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    Last edited by Taidragon; 01-01-2020, 05:50 AM.

  • An excellent find, and even if the Gentry aren't what you're after there's a lot to be gained from looking at random names from the other tables...
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  • As someone making a Wizened Chatelaine character who will be rebuilding a mostly wrecked Volkswagen beetle that belonged to his grandparents, and someone who loves the Love Bug movies (both character and I), I cannot overstate my joy at this post. Thank you Meghan~...
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  • I was in a game where my gadgeteer Demon was running a second hand shop (easy front for getting new gadgets to analyze or to sell to others) and a Hunter of sorts wandered in. He had previously been harrassing a Werewolf player character but never quite seemed to know if she was one or not. When he came into my business asking strange questions, I managed to foist him onto an old, small television I claimed was making strange whispers at midnight. He bought it, in more ways than one. Sadly that game didn't last too much longer after that due to various issues, but the ST did a really nice job...
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  • So, since there was some confusion over it on a Discord group I'm in, I'm going to ask this; how much does a non-Analyst Demon remember of their time as an Angel? I was under the impression their memories were fuzzy at best, but the text is confusing to look over for that. Some page numbers would be appreciated.
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    Last edited by Taidragon; 12-21-2019, 09:15 PM.

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  • I am having some difficulty appreciating the change that occurs in an object when it becomes permanently animated as a one dot Retainer via Dance Of The Toys. Does it no longer require an activation roll for accepting commands? Will it follow commands (or a single command) if it leaves the normal control area? Would it still benefit from any Seeming bonuses such as the ability to float at walking speed if a Wizened animated it?

    Basically I want to appreciate the benefit of spending an experience on something as opposed to evoking the contract over and over again to almost certainly...
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    Last edited by Taidragon; 12-21-2019, 07:03 AM.

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