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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.
May
22
answered Sources for additional (summonable) creatures in Anima: Beyond Fantasy
May
22
comment What is Gnosis? How is it calculated and what does it impact?
Just want to add that Gnosis also resolves how powerfull a creature can be, since most monster special abilities are restricted by gnosis. Also, when you reach certain value of Gnosis (40-45 if I remmember correctly) (although 'reach' may be a wrong term...) you start to be inmune to certain things, specially time-changing related things.
Apr
23
comment What are the major changes made to Vampire: The Masquerade for its 20th Anniversary edition?
Just on comment, I haven't read the V20 book, yet, but the Domain background, I think it appears in the last edition of Vampire Dark Ages.
Feb
25
comment How to manage incomparable movement speeds in combat?
I think that is in the rules, when engaged in close combat, if you want to leave the combat you must do an acrobatic check, that is a very DnDesque thing, but I think I remember reading it in some manual. So, yes, you will probably need an acrobatic check in your move/attack/move sequence, I do not think this roll has a penalty for additional action (could be, though). But at level 13 this roll should be meaningless.
Feb
22
answered How could I make Bruce Banner/Incredible Hulk as a valid character?