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by Ephsy
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)
Replies: 714
Views: 476114

Re: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)

I think you should consider making a thread only for magic questions for mage. Been practically all that for the last 3 or 4 pages.
by Ephsy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)
Replies: 714
Views: 476114

Re: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)

Dunno, I can see a fire spirit giving pyrokinesis.
by Ephsy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)
Replies: 714
Views: 476114

Re: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)

ChrisF wrote:Prerequisites needn't be met for Mystery Cult Initiation benefits unless the prerequisite is mechanically necessary for the merit to work.
Is this the case with Totem-given merits, too?
by Ephsy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)
Replies: 714
Views: 476114

Re: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)

Oh I see, you mean like a small group of players sets out to take care of an aspiration in the same scene? They'd all gain two beats IF they all helped each other out. Whereas if they each sorta just were looking out for themselves they'd probably only get the one. Ultimately it'd be the narrator's...
by Ephsy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)
Replies: 714
Views: 476114

Re: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)

What happens if everyone in the group have the same aspiration, and fulfill it? They get several beats? What do you mean? If you mean multiple people having the same aspiration in a group, they all resolve them individually. If you mean taking the same aspiration more than once at the same time, ob...
by Ephsy
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)
Replies: 714
Views: 476114

Re: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)

What happens if everyone in the group have the same aspiration, and fulfill it? They get several beats?
by Ephsy
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: [Proposal] A New Approach To Managing Status
Replies: 14
Views: 13445

Re: [Proposal] A New Approach To Managing Status

JillA wrote:I fail to see where there has been discouragement of open discourse.
Here.
by Ephsy
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: [Proposal] A New Approach To Managing Status
Replies: 14
Views: 13445

Re: [Proposal] A New Approach To Managing Status

Actually, Xyld, this is a design directive for 5.0, and not an opinion. We, as a site, are asking the majority of our players to acquire new books (that's a financial cost) and learn a brand new system (Yes, some of the books have been out for years, but many of our players weren't playing 2E.) Han...
by Ephsy
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: [Proposal] A New Approach To Managing Status
Replies: 14
Views: 13445

Re: [Proposal] A New Approach To Managing Status

ChrisF wrote:something we're trying to avoid too much of where not needed.
Looks like it is.
by Ephsy
Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: [Proposal] A New Approach To Managing Status
Replies: 14
Views: 13445

Re: [Proposal] A New Approach To Managing Status

I like the proposal. How do you deal with game-lines that have no inherent need for a status-like merit? Werewolves come to mind. How do you handle social maneuvering the heads into better positions? If the King names me Man-at-Arms, who's gonna argue it? The Chronicles of Darkness isn't a place of ...
by Ephsy
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)
Replies: 714
Views: 476114

Re: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)

I don't think explicitly aimed spells are penalized at all, but something like a curse would be.
by Ephsy
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)
Replies: 714
Views: 476114

Re: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)

Cinn wrote:I am looking at the scales chart for spells in the Mage book. Does a mage need to impose a -2 penalty to any spell targeting someone with the giant sized merit? Healing them? Giving them +3 on a dice roll? Shooting a lightning bolt?
Yeah, and -4 if the size is 7, and -6 if 8.
by Ephsy
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)
Replies: 714
Views: 476114

Re: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)

There seems to be some confusion about the effects of a mage's Immediate Nimbus, specifically who it affects. In the book it says - Deliberate flares like this are visible even in the Fallen World and can therefore affect characters not using Mage Sight, although Sleepers will suffer Quiescence aft...
by Ephsy
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Arcane Experience?
Replies: 20
Views: 18006

Re: Arcane Experience?

BloodyQuill wrote:Am I wrong to think that mage players would still gain beats from all these things it just won't be Arcane XP but regular XP instead?
This.
by Ephsy
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Arcane Experience?
Replies: 20
Views: 18006

Re: Arcane Experience?

Again, pack experience is a glorified form of group XP. Quit using it as if it was the equivalent to Blood XP or Arcane XP. It's not going to be implemented.