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Some months ago, I was shown the Nobilis 2e book. I tried to gain a basic acquaintance with the principles of its system, but was soon swamped: it seemed like any explanations encountered in the book always went for big chunks covering every small detail, as opposed to a fractal approach where the long-winded description is preceded by a bird's eye view that only provides the key points first.

What are those basics, from a bird's eye view? How does the diceless point-spending resolution of actions work in general? What are the basic attributes (or however else the traits are called in this system)? Are there wholly separate mechanics for resolving miracle-magic and 'merely' superhuman competence?

Note: I'm acquainted with flexible/improvisational/freeform approaches to magic from other settings and systems (Mage the Ascension Spheres, Thaumatology Realm Magic etc.), so that part isn't a concept I have trouble grasping; this is predominately a mechanics question.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ related rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/130676 \$\endgroup\$ – enkryptor Feb 7 at 11:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ Which edition of Nobilis? Identifiable information like a picture of the cover is fine. \$\endgroup\$ – Glazius Feb 7 at 13:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ If you are confused, you are in good company since I am too. It makes (to me) no sense to ask a question without the topic noun in the sentence; the topic you are asking about is the Nobilis System. Tags don't substitute for basic writing. If you feel that the edit is wrong, or out of line, please revert. I was trying to be helpful. When people search a question on google, it is more likely that the term "nobilis" will be used than "system" since the latter is general and the former is specific. Your question, your choice. \$\endgroup\$ – KorvinStarmast Feb 7 at 14:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ I think this needs to be limited to an edition to be stackable \$\endgroup\$ – goodguy5 Feb 7 at 15:18
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    \$\begingroup\$ The guidance behind tags being removed from titles (and why that doesn’t apply here) is in rpg.stackexchange.com/help/tagging . \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Feb 7 at 15:34

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