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Anima: Beyond Fantasy is a Spanish RPG originally published by Edge Entertainment in 2005. It is set in a medieval fantasy universe - Gaia - where a human empire and its holy church struggle to hide magic and its dangers from the common people.

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Rules for intercepting attacks and protecting others

Both the Guardian Ars Magnus and Bodyguard combat module in Dominus Exxet imply that you can intercept an attack directed at other creatures, but I simply cannot find the rules that explain it. I have ...
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Ki Technique - Long Distance Attack + Projection

First off, want to thank everyone for their answers to me so far - you've all been really helpful and fast, and it's great for a new GM to this system :) This question is about the Ki Power Long ...
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How do I reign in players apparently being able to start off with extraordinarily powerful magic?

So, when using all the books (including the Arcana Exxet), it looks like 1st level players with a say, 8 int (40 Spell levels) and 2 ranks of + spell list (+10), can start the game with....3 Lv 80 ...
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Do I need to have the Gift to be a Wizard / Warlock etc?

The group is getting started (I'm the GM), and we're confused - do you need to take the CP Advantage "the gift" in order to be a Mystic class? (Warlock/Wizard/Summoner etc)? It isn't ...
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Are there rules for a character's handedness beyond the dual wielding's additional attack?

Is there an innate handedness to characters in Anima, or is it only something that applies to a specific situation? Here are all the applicable rules I could find on the matter: Attacks with ...
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Is there an upper limit to the number of advantages you can have?

In Anima: Beyond Fantasy, at character generation, through Disadvantage use (up to the limit of three Disadvantages), you can end up with nine Creation Points with which to buy Advantages, many of ...
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Deception in Anima

In Anima: Beyond Fantasy, what skills are used to tell lies and sense lies? Most games have some form of skills that can be used for such things - Bluff and Sense Motive in some versions of D&D, ...
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What happens when you cast the same spell on the same target twice?

I cannot find any rules text that states what happens if you apply two spells to the same target that would then overlap in effect - e.g., let us presume two spells of Weight Increment (Earth 10) are ...
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Is there a canonical behavior for the behavior of an object that would have its weight/mass reduced below 0?

There is a level 10 spell in the Path of Air that "reduces the weight of an object by 60 pounds" (+20 lbs per added effect). What happens (or should happen) if you cast this spell on an object that ...
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What happens to your current HP if your MHP is altered?

There is a spell in the Path of Creation that can grant you extra maximum HP. What happens if that spell is cast upon you If you have all your HP? If you have less than all your HP, but not 0 or ...
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How, exactly, does the Ki Healing "can only repair up to half the damage" rule combine with other sources of healing?

The behavior of Ki Healing in combination with other sources of healing does not seem to be well-explained, and I would like to know if there are any rules or rulings about its interactions with other ...
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Can you summon yourself?

Assume two characters, a summoner and a wizard. (The wizard is, in theory, not necessary, but let us assume them anyway.) The wizard has learned the Path of Creation spell Chimera (Creation 80). ...
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Can Damage Multiplier and Predetermined Damage be combined?

Note: This question is based on something I saw built with the Dominus Exxet Ki Techniques, not the core book Ki Techniques, but I believe that there's no difference at the level this question gets ...
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What ways are there to increase one's spellcasting attribute for spellcasting purposes?

I was recently looking at the Regeneration spell (Creation 10), and wondering how I could achieve Regeneration 20 with it. This would seem to require a spellcasting attribute score greater than 20, ...
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I would like to simulate a die from Anima: Beyond Fantasy in the Rolisteam dice roller on Discord. Can I do that, and if so, how?

As I'm sure anyone who has played it knows, Anima has interesting dice behaviors. Manually keeping track of them is kind of a pain in the neck, so I was wondering if there was a way to implement them ...
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What happens if the item that created a magical effect ceases to exist?

Let us assume that I have an item bearing two charges of Imitate (Creation 30) as an Automatic Spell (Prometheum Exxet). Using one charge of Imitate, I duplicate the object. Using the charge of ...
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Can conjured creatures act in the round they're conjured in?

Specifically, if someone casts the Create Homunculus (Creation 26) spell, could the homunculus created thusly act immediately? Taken to extremes, this could well set up a budget grey goo scenario: ...
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How long is a "whole day" for work purposes?

In Table 7 on page 15 of the Prometheum Exxet, there is an entry for "one whole day". I know that if I spend a week crafting each item, it takes an 8-hour period per day to do. How much, though, is "...
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When using or crafting a Spellcasting item, do modifiers that apply to spellcasting apply?

Specifically, I am interested in if the Power Boost power (from the Prometheum Exxet) could interact with an item that has the Spellcasting power (though there may be other cases where interactions ...
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How many spell-bearing items can you activate in a turn?

In the Prometheum Exxet, there are two means of creating an item that can cast a spell: Items with the Automatic Spells power, which require no Zeon and have to recharge, and items with the ...
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Would "upcasting" extra Free Access slots into the next tier thereof be balanced?

I'm currently playing a spellcaster who's making a lot of short dips into the lower paths, to the point that I believe I may have learned all the Free Access spells that I am actually interested in ...
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Is this spell/item interaction as infinite (and potentially deadly) as I think it is?

The 12th-level Path of Destruction spell, Sphere of Destruction, takes 30 Zeon to cast, for an effect that does 30 Base Damage (+5 per an Added Effect). The Prometheum Exxet introduces an effect, ...
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Is there any limit to what you can Move beyond weight and the range of your Magic Projection?

My GM and I are on opposite sides of a debate about the applicability of a spell from the Path of Air I have reproduced below: Move Effect: This spell allows the spellcaster to move inanimate objects ...
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Can magical intensities damage energy?

Let's say I'm fighting somebody who can only be damaged by energy, and because of either an oversight or rampant pacifism, all I have are the Create [Intensity type goes here] spells to attack with. ...
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When a spell specifies two possible resistances, how is one chosen?

When a spell specifies two possible resistances, how is one chosen? For instance, the spell Create Memories specifies: Resisting the spell requires beating a MR or PsR check with a Difficulty of ...
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What is, or should be, the Magic Resistance required to resist the Fuse spell?

The Fuse spell states, in its Added Effects block, “+5 to the MR and +5 to the maximum Presence affected”. However, nowhere in the text I have in front of me (taken from the basic sourcebook in ...
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If you target a Sheele in Soul Form with the Fuse spell, can you affect its maintenance cost?

As per the title. The current party I am in has a spellcaster with the Fuse spell (me), a Ki/Nemesis user (also me), and a summoner who has a Sheele with Soul Form (someone else). We are currently ...
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How can you actually resurrect somebody in Anima?

As per the title - I can't seem to find a single spell or effect that performs a resurrection, so how do I perform a resurrection? I would prefer to avoid the Arcana Exxet's spells in this question, ...
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Do counterattacks count against your total attacks per turn?

As per title - If you achieve a counterattack result, does that counterattack require that you have attacks remaining, or just that you be able to attack/take active actions?
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Prometheum Exxet: What happens when you want to apply a level 1 power to ammunition?

When creating magical ammunition using the Prometheum Exxet, the cost of powers is supposed to be reduced by one level. What happens if that level is 1? Specifically, in a sidebar on page 21, the ...
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What happens if an attacker and defender have exactly equal (net difference 0) final values for their attack and defense rolls?

The title somewhat says it all... What happens if an attacker and defender roll exactly equal values? This actually happened to me in a test combat. The other player and I mutually agreed nothing ...
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How do I make a spellcasting item that doesn't require a mage or a sleepless person to maintain it?

So let's say I want to make an Infinite Bag, for carrying all the stuff in. My GM has ruled that I cannot give an item ZR (and thus I cannot use the "Spellcasting Item" table, as that requires ...
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Is there any rule as to what happens if you roll a fumble that turns out to be less than 1?

I know the 'core exxet' removed any modifiers to degree of fumble, as was, but in the old rules where fumbles had a +15, 0, or -15 according to whether they were 1, 2, or 3, what was supposed to ...
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Prometheum Exxet: Do any of the Spellcaster item powers grant the item Zeon regen?

My GM and I have a definite disagreement over the text of the Stored Energy modifier in particular - the text in English is as follows. If the object is itself has stored energy (via Zeon Container)...
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What can damage energy?

In Anima Beyond Fantasy the Nephilim Ebudan has an advantage called "Celestial Essence". It says that the Ebudan cannot be damaged by natural attacks that cannot damage energy. But, what exactly can ...
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How to deal with large numbers in Anima Beyond Fantasy

My group has a problem with the Anima Beyond Fantasy d100 system. We try to avoid combat as much as possible because it becomes very tedious against challenging enemies or groups of enemies as we need ...
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Does Transmigrate soul transfer Ki, Psychic, and Magic abilities?

If the spell Transmigrate Soul (Anima 153) succeeds, creature A's soul moves into creature B's body. With a good enough roll, creature A consumes creature B's soul. The spell then says that creature B ...
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What is a "quasi-demonic essence"?

While browsing a compilation of artifacts in Anima's Prometheum Exxet I discovered Dunkelschwert, a demonic sword that transform its bearer's essence into a quasi-demonic one. What is a quasi demonic ...
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Is there any means of restoring Spiritual Damage?

Is there any means through which to heal or negate Sacrifice (or Spiritual Damage)? In the books it is a concept that is listed in a few places, but it doesn't seem to ever be fully defined as what ...
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How to create a Marine Monster?

By Marine Monster I mean a creature which lives in water, such as The Kraken. There's no marine monster (that I could find) in any manual. Also I found that there are not enough options in the ...
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Leveling up a Monster

Assuming I'd like to make a monster in the manual a bit stronger, and I'd like to level it up, how is it done? It's clear that it gets 100 extra PD. Also, since his presence increases, so does its ...
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Can a power that succeeded and then was made Innate have its target changed later?

Let's say a psychic uses, just as an example power, Organic Telekinesis (sorry if the name's not literal, I'm translating it from Spanish) on an enemy, succeeds and makes it innate. After a while a ...
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What is the normal Perception penalty while sleeping?

What is the normal penalty a character receives to their perception scores while sleeping? Characters are implied to have limited ability to use their perception skills while sleeping. The advantage ...
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How is lampyridae disposed of?

How is lampyridae be disposed of on a large scale? A prominent fictional resource in the setting of Gaia is lampyridae, a type of mineral that exhibits the mysterious property of emitting light ...
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Does added damage from martial arts affect breakage?

In a campaign I'm in an argument has come up around if it is a plausible interpretation of the rules to add breakage to attacks based on the base damage increases granted by martial arts using the "...
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How do you increase your combat effectiveness in Anima BF? [closed]

I'm getting introduced into Anima BF. Right now my character has 65 Attack and 53 Dodge, and today when I had a fight I realized these values are amazingly low. Since the story is already commenced I ...
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Can someone use one Psychic Power multiple times in one turn?

Could someone use (for example) Psychokinetic Impact multiple times in one turn by splitting his potential into a +10 potential for each? Perhaps using the same power 5 times, assuming he had a ...
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Is there an Anima expansion that includes stats for some example Great Beasts?

I know, I know, I'm supposed to come up with them as GM. But I'd like to see published examples so I know the general kind of thing I'm supposed to be making. Are there any published Great Beasts (...
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Are the quotes in the Anima rulebook legit? [closed]

I like the quotations in the Core Rulebook, and have sourced some of them (like the Seneca one and the one from the Count of Monte Cristo). Others, however, are harder to track down or are ...
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What major differences exist between the 1st english edition and the 2nd english edition of Anima?

Inspired by this. My understanding had been that only the Revised edition rules were available in English, and that a translation of the Core Exxet (2nd ed. core rules) had never made it into English....
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