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  • Ambrosia
    replied to Victorian Mage
    I'm just not sure what updates one'd expect, when there ARE not updates about the book yet.
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  • Ambrosia
    replied to Victorian Mage
    There are currently four other M20 books being worked on at once - there are only so many hands on deck
    I'd not worry about it.
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  • [Citation Needed]...
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  • Ambrosia
    replied to Lets discuss damage.
    I also remember that aimed shots at the head with any gun always do lethal damage to them.



    ...eh. Eeeh. I am kind of fine with that, *especially* when it comes to lethal damage. For Bruised it's a little too harsh, but a classic Knock Out that only lasts a few seconds is what happens when you get more damage in a hit than your stamina rating. (V20 derivates from that sadly and boosts that threshold for vampires - which I think is unnecessary as they tend to pump their stamina before a fight in the first place..)....
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  • Ambrosia
    replied to Lets discuss damage.
    ....hnnngh. Don't get me started. The normal falling damage rules are an absolute joke.
    I have a houserule for them somewhere. Gotta find it.....
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  • Ambrosia
    replied to Lets discuss damage.
    The distinction wether an injury is bashing or lethal is easy to make through the damage healing times that normal humans have to endure:

    Bashing
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    1-4 - One Hour
    5 - Three Hours
    6 - Six Hours
    7 - 12 Hours

    Remember that the healing times are *cumulative*, so healing the whole 7 bashing damage takes 24 hours. To heal all of it. It takes 12 hours to heal that 7th dot of damage, then 6 hours to heal the 6th, then three hours to heal the 5th...
    In light of the fact that healing the whole 7 bashing takes one day, Bashing is *harmless*....
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    Last edited by Ambrosia; 04-22-2017, 05:42 AM.

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  • Ambrosia
    replied to Rotes of Life 1-3
    Why?
    Why should a Chorister asking The One for a miracle require any of that at all? Why would a Verbena require classic sciences?

    With the Exception of some mystical paradigms indeed requiring appropriate Esoterica for things like healing, as you mentioned, all those other things are mostly subject for technomagickal and technocratic paradigms.

    No Verbena would require Progenitor sciences for their healing and transmutations.
    Herbalism? Sure, that would fit quite well. But that again would depend on if the Verbena individual in question actually uses classic...
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    Last edited by Ambrosia; 04-21-2017, 06:12 AM.

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  • Then, yes, you have to roll more extra attack successes on it.
    Or stop trying to knife-fight the guy in heavy armor


    Not more than it is already under the normal system for beings that can't soak it, really....
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  • Ambrosia
    replied to Any more books on the Horizon?
    ‚ÄčNo idea at all yet. I certainly hope so!...
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  • Ambrosia
    replied to Mages and Soak Damage
    HDYDT, of all books, states that usually post-casting paradox does not happen. With the exception of permadox through enhancements, hanging spells that have not enacted on reality yet, and such things of course.

    It kind of makes sense, as the actual violation of reality happens at casting-time (with the exception of hanging spells above, of course).
    It's the same reason you get a paradox hit the moment you cast vulgar magic in front of an audience, but don't get another, and another, and another for every new person entering the building after that.

    The counter-argument...
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  • If you want to simplify the amount of rolls required in combat, it's somewhat easy to do so:

    initiative -> as RAW
    Attack/dodge -> as RAW
    Damage roll -> Don't roll. Use weapon value ( and/or strength and extra attack successes ) as a fixed value, just half the total.
    Soak -> Don't roll. Use armor value ( and/or stamina) as a fixed value, just half the total.

    There you go. Damage and soak have become, more or less(!), the statistic averages and you skip those rolls in exchange for a more pre-determined damage distribution, with the wildcard...
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    Last edited by Ambrosia; 04-19-2017, 04:47 PM.

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  • Ambrosia
    replied to Mage Cocktails
    ...
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  • Ambrosia
    replied to Any more books on the Horizon?
    As a quick sidenote, I always liked the relatively simple 6th level spheres as described in the "Horizon: Stronghold of Hope" book. If somebody consider the MotA Archsphere setup too convoluted or bloated, they are a very nice (and simple) alternative and extensions of the already powerful first five levels.

    Also amusingly, many don't know they are in there....
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  • Spirits are also very...alien beings.
    The vast majority of simple spirits serve their purpose, and that's it. They do not think like humans, their thoughts don't run along the same lines. Their whole being is more a concept or idea taken form than actually a complex creature.

    Think of simple spirits as 'natural' robots or automatons performing their functions. The more complex spirits are mentally more complex as well, but still nothing that thinks like humans (or even animals) do. Even if the more complex spirits might emulate it and make it *seem* like they might be humanish...
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  • Ambrosia
    replied to Any more books on the Horizon?
    We had (for completeness sake):

    M20 Corebook
    Truth Beyond Paradox - Story anthology
    How Do You Do That? - Magick guide / 'House Rules'

    Up and coming are:

    Book Of Secrets - Stuff that they didn't manage to get into the corebook. Probably gargantuan.
    Book Of The Fallen - All about the Nephandi and their ilk
    Mage CookBook - Like the W20 cookbook. Just Mage!
    Gods. Monsters and other Familiar Strangers - Creature and Character M20 book

    Further down the line:

    Technocracy: Reloaded - Up to date 'Guide To The...
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    Last edited by Ambrosia; 04-17-2017, 11:34 AM.

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  • Ambrosia
    replied to Rotes of Life 1-3
    Not quite. As long as the organ or meat is in a state where it could still be preserved and transplanted, it continues to fall under Life. Only when it's dead-dead does it become matter....
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  • Ambrosia
    replied to Mage in the Real World
    I am surprised the article doesn't mention who invented the concept: https://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014...tact-lens.html
    Google patented the tech back in 2014. Futurism is a little late to the party....
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  • It's pretty much norse, and a literal translation would pretty much be Black Elf, as "svart" is swedish for black (And also similiar to the german Schwarz)....
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  • Ambrosia
    replied to Crossovers
    Random note:
    Spellfire22 is specifically talking about crossovers between WoD and OTHER roleplaying games
    Not between different WoD splatlines.
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  • The Gang's hideout being situated in a time-frozen version of Gehenna/Apocalypse has to be the most stylish (and creepy) thing ever.
    The whole setup of spirits (As third party inspirred they might or might not be) along with this place is rapidly turning them into actual near-canon in my head. The fluff just works so well
    Thank you for your efforts....
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