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Are the Lying, Charm, and other manipulation skills opposed rolls?

I ran my first session of Unknown Armies the other day, and this came up. Lying is one of the standard skills that all characters get. However, it is not defined in the rules as to whether using the ...
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Main differences between the 1st and 2nd editions of Unknown Armies

I have the 2nd edition of the core rulebook for Unknown Armies, and copies of most of the accompanying splat books, most of which were written before the 2nd edition was published. I have noticed a ...
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What does the (S) mean in the stat blocks for NPCs in some of the books?

I've been reading some of some of the supplemental books for UA such as The Statosphere, and I noticed that some of the NPC stat blocks have a (S) after one of the stats. For example, Ellison Blanke, ...
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Delaying your action in combat

I've read through the Unknown Armies combat rules, and can't see any RAW way that characters can choose to delay their action until later in the initiative order. Have I missed it, or is the option ...
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Confusion with opposed rolls

I am thoroughly confused with the way opposed skill checks worth with Unknown Armies. Lets say Sneaky McSneak is trying to use his I am a Ninja skill to get past Eagle Eye Eddie, who is using his ...
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Can Conceal be used to sneak past someone?

The description of the free skill, Conceal, seems to imply that it only works when hiding a person if they are stationary. Also, there doesn't appear to be a different stealth-based skill that would ...
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What stops you attempting to cast minor and significant formula spells repeatedly until you succeed?

The rules for casting spells state that if you fail in casting a minor or significant spell, you don't lose the magical charge. There also do not seem to be any other drawbacks to rerolling until you ...
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What are the setting implications of significant and minor blasts?

I'm currently trying to get my head around the Unknown Armies setting, and one thing that I am having issues with is some of the implications of adepts using minor and significant blasts. Firstly, ...
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In Unknown Armies, if my Body value drops, do my maximum Wound Points also drop?

I ask this question because there are a very few things that actually decrease Body in Unknown Armies (damage of 50 wound points or greater being one of them, Herpemancer spells being the other) and ...
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What is this mature RPG System I saw online a few years ago?

A few years back I read a bunch of stuff on a website for a very dark, mature, RPG. I am sure that this was an actual for-profit print RPG, published by a company, not just a online thing its creators ...