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For questions about Nobilis, a contemporary fantasy RPG created by Jenna K. Moran (originally writing under the name R. Sean Borgstrom). Players take the role of "Sovereign Powers" called the Nobilis; each Noble personifies an abstract concept or type of thing (e.g. Death, cars, communication). The game uses a point-based system for resolving tasks, rather than relying on random outcomes of dice rolls.

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How to track Will on Nobilis 3rd edition character sheet?

Reading the Nobilis 3rd edition book, I noticed the character sheet at the end does not include any place to write the current Will of the character. I understand that Nobles will still use mortal ...
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Is there a summary of Nobilis 3rd edition rules for new players?

I want to start a game of Nobilis, but the 3rd edition book is huge (more than 300 pages) and I clearly can't ask my players to read it, even only the rules chapters. I found What are the basics of ...
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What strategies do the Excrucians use to destroy reality?

I read the Nobilis 3rd edition book and while I have a rough idea on how to play the personalities of certain types of Excrucians, I don't really grasp the overarching strategies they might employ ...
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What are the basics of the Nobilis 2e system's mechanics, in a nutshell?

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 ...
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What Is and What Isn't Borgstromancy?

After reading definitions and asking for clarifications elsewhere, I'm to this day having a hard time getting an unambiguous understanding of what things are covered by the term Borgstromancy, and ...
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What are the differences between the 2nd and 3rd editions of Nobilis?

I would like to try playing Nobilis, but I am stuck with choosing between the 2nd and 3rd editions. The latest edition seems like a completely different game with jokey "anime" style and feels very ...
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Gathering people for online games [duplicate]

I am planning to run a game of Nobilis on roll20 but I am having trouble finding people for it. Is there some sort of advertisement technique I can use in order to recruit players for my game?
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How to explain Nobilis to new players?

I want to try running a game of Nobilis but just character creation takes hours and the system itself is extremely different than what my friends are used to playing. (They tend to either play D&D ...
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Can individuals impose rules on the Chancel?

Is it possible for a noble to exclude things from a certain area of Chancel? I know that certain technology levels can be banned from Chancel, but Chancel is a shared space between players, and time ...
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How do Aspect Miracles and Auctoritas interact?

In Nobilis does the Auctoritas defend against Aspect Miracles? What would this look like, i.e. how best to roleplay to avoid "forcefield" phenomena.
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In Nobilis what is the positive benefit of a Bond?

Bonds seem to be more than just a liability, these are the things that are important to a character, and given the very correspondence driven nature of the Nobilis cosmology would see to be a strength....
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Do lesser changes of Self fool the Sight

Will a gift that allows a Lesser Change of Self fool the Sight?
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