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Feb
13
comment Can a mage use multiple Foci to decrease the difficulty of an Arete roll?
Yeah, seems that most of Mage players think that "Unique Object" is a Unique Foci and that "Reproducible Object" (although the difficulty to reproduce it may vary) can be a Personal Foci. For the reference, I use to discourage Personal Foci in my games, the difference between them and "Normal Foci" is a very thin line for me, and, as it seems, only used for power gaming. Edit: But that is not what Eldebryn have asked, lets try to stay in scope of the question :)
Feb
12
comment Paradox from enchanted objects
Is this Rules as Written? I remember reading old books of Mage stating that Paradox accumulates in the object and when it cannot contain more it kind of unleashes everything it was onto the poor user (in Factor Chaos, Samuel High dies like that, right?)
Feb
12
answered Can a mage use multiple Foci to decrease the difficulty of an Arete roll?
Feb
3
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
4
awarded  Civic Duty
Oct
20
comment Can a Vampire fall unconscious due to physical damage without entering torpor?
Maybe this is house rules, but I believe that when you suffer health levels equal to your stamina (plus Fortitude, I suposse) you are stunned (can only take defensive actions?) and when you suffer more heath levels than your stamina you are knocked out. Could it be? Although a good question is... how much time are you knocked out?
Oct
14
comment Can vampires enter Umbra?
I belive there is a Thaumaturgy Ritual to enter the Umbra. Possibly in Clan Book Tremere? (don't have the books at hand), possibly also incorporated in V20?
Jul
16
answered How to divide the Dice Pool reactively?
Jul
16
comment How to divide the Dice Pool reactively?
I remember reading in one book (who knows which!) that you could change your action anytime with a +1 dif penality. This makes #5 easier. Anyway, cannot the PC use all dice pool except one dice for the attack? I think you dont have to halve the dice pool but you can assign any amount of dice to each action so if you dodge/attack you use, for example, 1 dice and 5 dice, basically using 1 dice for a dodge that will never come (not a bad deal to be safe!)
Mar
4
comment How to get to the Digital Web in Mage the Ascension
Also, I think in the Digital Web book, or maybe the virtual adepts one there are recepies to connect with mind, more or less like an Astral walk. With Mind you leave your body behind and with Spirit you carry your body with you when you create your icon.
Sep
6
awarded  Yearling
Aug
12
answered Where do items created with the Path of Conjuring appear?
Jul
10
comment Would Storytelling System (WoD's ruleset) work for a post-apocalypse setting?
The only thing I can think for 'Wastedland adventures' of is in oWoD the Wild West setting from Werewolf. Also from oWoD one of the endings of Ascension creates an apocaliptic world but doesn't give rules or any insight on how to play it.
Jun
24
answered Looking for a high-action, non-dark setting
May
31
comment Are Innate powers reused every turn or is the current manifestation just maintained
@GMJoe, you are right, of course, but perfect shield as essence shield (from the essence path) are exceptions, and psychic powers don't have any of these rules (I haven't checked Arcana Exxet, so maybe electromagnetic shield has it). Some 'magic' shields are invisible (telekinetic shield), and I think (but this could be house-rued by our GM) that some only appear when hit, like the proper energy shield. I was just pointing out an important rule when maintaining shields that happens to also be applied to magic and ki shields.
May
29
awarded  Analytical
May
29
comment Are Innate powers reused every turn or is the current manifestation just maintained
Additionally, I remember that maintaining shields has a specific rule that states that the shield loses 5 (or maybe 10) life points per turn. So you cannot maintain a shield at the start of the day and have it ready for an eventual combat. Remember also that you maintain your powers even if you are sleeping or unconscious.
May
28
awarded  Yearling
May
28
answered Do you have to take the Advantage “Free access to any Discipline” to use Psychic Powers as a Mentalist?
May
22
comment Sources for additional (summonable) creatures in Anima: Beyond Fantasy
Other option is to create your own, unique creatures with the guideline of the core book. You assign a level to the creature, a Gnosis and build it like that. Goes without saying, but the GM should carefully see (or even do them him/her self) that the creatures are balanced for your style of play.