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  • #31
    Originally posted by Super Vlad View Post
    One homebrew Contract added...

    Know Thy Weakness (Mirror, Common)

    In visions summoned by the Wyrd, the changeling gets flashes of images that foretell the target’s greatest banes. They must first spend at least a turn studying the target.

    Cost: 1 Glamour
    Dice Pool: Manipulation + Empathy + Wyrd vs Composure + Wyrd
    Action: Instant
    Duration: Instant

    Success: The Changeling learns any frailties or other weaknesses she possesses (including physical and mental Conditions and Tilts) and whether she’s under the grip of any strong emotions or supernatural influences/powers. If the information is used to manipulate the victim in the same scene, the Changeling gains a +3 to their Social dice rolls related to doing so.

    Exceptional Success: The images give deeper insight on the information given, granting the Informed condition.
    Failure: The Contract fails.
    Dramatic Failure: The changeling gets a false or misleading vision about the target.

    Darkling: The Darkling may instead spend a scene studying the target, which removes the target’s resistance to the roll.
    Beast: The Beast gains a +3 on all attack rolls against the target if they utilize the weaknesses they uncovered in the same scene.
    Ogre: The Ogre may ask for what the target’s greatest strengths are, both mundane and supernatural. The Ogre can make the first attempt to utilize their greatest strength against them in the same scene provoke a Clash of Wills.

    Loophole: The changeling reveals one of their weaknesses to the target that they don’t know. This doesn’t have to be major, as it could just be “When I get stressed, I have the worst cravings for sugar.”

    (inspired by Prey on Weakness from WtF and Uncanny Perception from VtR)
    I am a bit worried about this one. Mostly about the Darkling version that makes it certain. I worry it will make dealing with True Fae not easy exactly, but take the struggle out of finding their Oaths and Frailties


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    • #32
      Originally posted by Master Aquatosic View Post

      I am a bit worried about this one. Mostly about the Darkling version that makes it certain. I worry it will make dealing with True Fae not easy exactly, but take the struggle out of finding their Oaths and Frailties
      Goblin's Eye can actually do this by asking "What is one weakness, bane, loophole, or catch this phenomenon possesses? (repeatable)" and can also ask about "Is there a promise, debt, or oath directly associated with this phenomenon?" Neither of these questions can be protected against with any sort of roll.

      Know Thy Weakness on the other hand cannot detect Oaths of any kind, only Banes, Frailties, Active Powers, and Negative Conditions/Tilts. The reason why I made this Contract while Goblin's Eye exists is because Goblin's Eye requires a Willpower and a Goblin Debt to get a wide range of knowledge, while this one only costs 1 Glamour for a much more specific power.
      Being in the presence of a True Fae for an entire scene was risky enough so that I'd allow them to have no resistance against the roll. If a True Fae catches you studying them, you're toast. Literally.


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      • #33
        Originally posted by Super Vlad View Post

        Goblin's Eye can actually do this by asking "What is one weakness, bane, loophole, or catch this phenomenon possesses? (repeatable)" and can also ask about "Is there a promise, debt, or oath directly associated with this phenomenon?" Neither of these questions can be protected against with any sort of roll.

        Know Thy Weakness on the other hand cannot detect Oaths of any kind, only Banes, Frailties, Active Powers, and Negative Conditions/Tilts. The reason why I made this Contract while Goblin's Eye exists is because Goblin's Eye requires a Willpower and a Goblin Debt to get a wide range of knowledge, while this one only costs 1 Glamour for a much more specific power.
        Being in the presence of a True Fae for an entire scene was risky enough so that I'd allow them to have no resistance against the roll. If a True Fae catches you studying them, you're toast. Literally.
        Ah, so you have to literally be examining them live. Ok, yeah, that's better.


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        • #34
          Another homebrew Contract!

          We All Rise Together (Crown, Royal)

          With hope, a dream, and a goal, the Changeling binds the hearts and minds of a group of people together.

          Cost: 1 Glamour + 1 Glamour per participant beyond the first
          Dice Pool: None
          Action: Instant

          Effect: The changeling binds all willing participants together towards a singular goal, with a variety of effects:

          All participants gain a telepathic link with perfect (no misunderstanding) reflexive communication to each other.
          All participants gain 8-again on teamwork rolls to help one another.
          All participants may make any mundane Mental or Social action a teamwork action, to a maximum of (Wyrd/2) secondary actors.
          All participants may swap Initiative orders amongst themselves at the beginning of combat.

          Beast: Instead of swapping Initiative orders, all participants move their Initiative up to match the highest Initiative rolled by any participant.
          Fairest: When making mundane Social rolls, the participant with the highest dice pool may act as the primary actor, even when another participant is speaking.
          Ogre: When participants resist or contest a harmful supernatural power, if one participant succeeds, all participants automatically withstand the same effect as well.

          Loophole: The Changeling and the participants perform a bonding ritual.

          (inspired by Fearless Hunter, Pack Triumphs Together, Pack Stalks the Prey, Pack Awareness)


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          • #35
            Another homebrew Contract!

            Royal Decree (Crown, Royal)

            The changeling demands that they do her bidding, and they have no choice but to obey.

            Cost: 2 Glamour
            Dice Pool: Presence + Persuasion + Wyrd vs Resolve + Wyrd
            Action: Contested
            Duration: One turn

            Success: The Changeling commands the target to follow a single command they can physically accomplish in one turn, no longer than one sentence. “Follow me,” “Shoot your husband,” and “Don’t resist being restrained” are all suitable commands, while “Forget I was here,” “Obey my instructions” and “Do my bidding” have too much room for interpretation.

            The target is in a trance-like state while they do this, forgetting what they did in the moments of their hypnosis. They will not accept suicidal commands, but anything else is fair game.

            Invoking this Contract constitutes a breaking point with a pool of four dice.

            Exceptional Success: The target is exceptionally obedient to the Changeling, improvising to follow the spirit of their command.
            Failure: The Contract fails.
            Dramatic Failure: The target knows what the Changeling tried to do, becomes hostile towards them, and is immune to all further attempts for the rest of the chapter.

            Fairest: The Fairest may target up to her Wyrd in targets with one invocation, as long as it’s the same command.
            Darkling: The Darkling may delay the Contract’s activation until a certain trigger happens. If the trigger doesn’t happen by the end of the chapter, the Contract is wasted.

            Loophole: You wield a symbol of authority against them that they follow as part of the activation, like slamming a gavel or running your hand on a crown of thorns.

            (inspired by Dominate from VTR)


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            • #36
              Curiouser and Curiouser Bargains is heading to the Storyteller's Vault, sometime in the near future!


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              • #37
                Hello all! After finishing Curiouser and Curiouser Bargains and publishing it, I took a break. I'm back at it again! I'm not sure if these will go into a massive 2.0 update of Curiouser and Curiouser Bargains, or a new book, but here you go! A few more homebrew Contract!

                Shattered Selves (Jewels, Royal)

                The changeling looks at an endless reflection, and sees the possibilities of could have been and should have been, summoning them to the now.

                Cost: 1+ Glamour
                Dice Pool: None
                Action: Instant

                Effect: The changeling shatters, breaking into his Wyrd in copies (not counting the original) within a meter/yard of himself per point of Glamour he spends. He chooses which copy is the original when he invokes the Contract.
                Copies have the changeling’s Defense and Speed, have no supernatural properties, and vanish the first time they would suffer any type of damage. The only action copies can take is to move, as knocking something over, saying one word, or opening a door are the upper limit of their ability. If the changeling takes any action besides moving, observers can make an Intelligence + Wits roll to determine which one is real. On each of his turns, as a reflexive action, he can direct each copy’s action.
                The Contract ends prematurely if all copies are destroyed or if the changeling invokes the Contract again.

                Beast: The Beast may as an instant action have the original swap places with a clone.
                Darkling: The Darkling may as an instant action take direct control of a copy, experiencing its senses as his own while his body behaves like a copy.
                Fairest: The Fairest can make each copy upon creation have an appearance different from his own. These cannot convincingly mirror another person.
                Ogre: The Ogre’s copies have a general armor rating of two, and don’t suffer the automatic point of bashing damage if the armor reduces damage from a source to zero.
                Wizened: The Wizened imbues the copies with skill, allowing them to act as a Retainer with a dot rating of one, whose areas of expertise include those Skills in which the changeling has at least three dots.

                Loophole: The changeling shatters an expensive mirror.

                (inspired by Shadow Selves from DtR)


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                • #38
                  Remorseless Strike (Winter, Royal)

                  Winter has little regard for others’ pain, and neither shall the changeling. She strikes with a cold savagery, holding back nothing.

                  Cost: 1 Glamour, or 1 Glamour + 1 Willpower
                  Dice Pool: None
                  Action: Instant

                  Effect: The changeling’s next Brawl, Weaponry, or Firearms roll that damages a target adds her Mantle to the damage modifier. This damage is the same type as the original attack, unless they spend 1 point of Willpower, in which the damage becomes Aggravated instead. The Contract cannot affect iron weapons.

                  Loophole: The changeling has taken at least 1L within the past turn, either from an enemy or self-inflicted.

                  (inspired by Remorseless Strike from CTL 1e)


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                  • #39
                    Feedback is much welcome on any of these!

                    Helios’ Eclipse (Summer, Royal)

                    The changeling radiates a rage so dark and vicious that it makes the opponent’s fury pale in comparison. Cowardice burns within and the will to fight vanishes as Summer lets out a warcry to announce her coming.

                    Cost: 1 Glamour per target + 1 Willpower
                    Dice Pool: Presence + Intimidation + Mantle vs Resolve + Wyrd
                    Action: Contested

                    Success: The changeling eclipses the hope of any target she can see, making the light refuse to shine on them. Each target suffers the Demoralized and Cowed Condition.

                    Exceptional Success: Demoralized and Cowed cannot be resolved until the end of the scene. Also, each target also loses one Willpower point.
                    Failure: The Contract fails.
                    Dramatic Failure: The changeling accidentally eclipses herself, gaining the Demoralized and Cowed Condition in regard to her targets.

                    Loophole: The changeling accomplished a significant victory in combat or competition within the past scene.


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                    • #40
                      Wind-Heeled Stride (Steed, Common)

                      Cost: 1 Glamour
                      Dice Pool: None
                      Action: Instant

                      Effect: She shares the wind around a number of willing companions equal to her Dexterity rating. The player and her companion’s Athletics rolls add half her character’s Wyrd (rounded up) in bonus dice to run, jump, balance, or climb. The changeling and her companions also take actions benefited by this as reflexive actions, once per turn in action timing.

                      Beast: The Beast adds the bonus to her own and her companion’s Initiative modifier and Speed.
                      Fairest: The Fairest and her companions may reroll one failed roll benefited by the Contract.
                      Ogre: The Ogre may substitute Stamina for Dexterity to determine how many companions she can aid.

                      Loophole: The changeling and her companions are under a strict time limit to reach or get away from a destination.
                      Last edited by Super Vlad; 01-30-2023, 03:53 PM. Reason: thanks Satchel for reminding me!!!


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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Super Vlad View Post
                        Fleet of Foot (Steed, Common)
                        I would recommend using a different name for this one, because this is already the name of a Merit printed in the Changeling 2e corebook.


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                        • #42
                          another homebrew Contract! Feedback is welcome!

                          Fenrir’s Bindings (Sword, Royal)

                          Thin as a silk ribbon, stronger than any iron chain! The changeling summons the elements of Gleipnir to bind their target in place.

                          Cost: 2 Glamour
                          Dice Pool: Dexterity + Crafts + Wyrd vs Dexterity + Wyrd
                          Action: Contested

                          Success: A target within (Wyrd x 5) meters of the changeling suffers the Immobilized Tilt with the Durability of the bindings holding them being equal to half the changeling’s Wyrd (rounded up). For the purposes of mundane attempts of breaking free, apply a -4 penalty.

                          Exceptional Success: The changeling may create a tether between himself and the target, allowing them to drag the target into a position adjacent to him, unless other obstacles would prevent this.
                          Failure: The Contract fails.
                          Dramatic Failure: The changeling is bound instead, and cannot portal out for a turn.

                          Darkling: The Darkling may make his bindings from shadow, causing bystanders to need a perception roll penalized by the changeling’s Manipulation to notice the target.
                          Elemental: The Elemental may make his bindings from his own element, dealing one lethal damage per turn the target is bound.
                          Ogre: The Ogre’s bindings also impose the penalty against supernatural attempts of breaking free, like portaling.
                          Wizened: The Wizened can instead lay a trap, designating an area up to their Wyrd in meters in radius. The next person to pass through is subjected to the Contract’s effects. Anyone can notice the trap with a perception roll penalized by half the changeling’s Wyrd.

                          Loophole: The changeling allows their dominant hand to be bound as well, suffering the Arm Wrack Tilt as long as the Contract persists.​


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