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Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by AD on Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:45 am

Morning All!

So here I would like you to ask your FAQ's. These are questions you've heard asked a lot or figure people must ask them but as we are nerds (and therefore have no friends) you really aren't sure. Regardless! If you think multiple people would benefit from having this question answered once and for all, then ask away! These can be from that tricky rule to an easy answer thats kinda hard to find.

What I will do, over the off season, is pour over the rulebook and answer the questions. I will then post the answers here.

Do's - Ask your question, even if someone has already asked it.
- Ask the question regardless of it's IG or OOG related.
- Keep your question up, even if you've found the plainly written answer later. Great minds think alike and Fools seldom differ. If you're thinking of it, likely someone else is as well.

Don'ts - Answering a question for me. I don't care how simple the answer is or how much you are POSITIVE I will, 100%, agree with you. Do not answer the question for me. The idea is to have some standardization and if your answer clashes with mine, it may cause confusion. As I am the one who makes the calls, it is my interpretation we will be playing with.
- Don't offer you're own interpretation as advice to me. Again, this is my call, I want it as pure as possible. I also don't want to unintentionally offend or insult you by potentially making a clashing call.
- Don't worry about the complexity, mundaneness or any of that, just ask away.
- Don't expect me to answer right away. I'll let people know when I'm going to start looking into things

Just clarifying a timeline! I'm not going to be answering these questions as the come in. I'm going to wait awhile, let all of the question come in, then answer them all in one go, likely over the holidays.

Hope to be buried under all the questions!

Thank you!


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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Kuromori, Taka on Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:36 pm

Hi Sharon. What's the ratio of.... things.. to......... things??? in alchemy?
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Kuromori, Taka on Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:08 pm

Q. Can you Visit Other Plane: Astral Plane? If so, why would one choose to use Astral Form over Visit Other Plane: Astral Plane? I ask because Visit Other Plane doesn't have a limited time, while Astral Form is 10 minutes.

Q. Can you Visit Other Plane: whatever plane the Faerie Circle is?

Q. How would you define an emotion in terms of project emotion? Most people understand happy, sad, terror, etc. but people seem to have varying opinions on whether things such as trust, friendly, generous, etc. are emotions.

Q. Can you bless HP?

Q. Do you need literacy to understand a Psychic Imprint?

Also, I do believe I asked you some questions at a MnG that you wrote in your notebook which you haven't answered. Here's the two I remember, but I think there was a third:

Q. If you bless your awareness up to a point where you can borrow spells, and then you borrow a timed spell, how long does the timed spell last? Does it last as long as it normally would? Does it last as long as the bless? Does it last 10 minutes after the bless ends (i.e. the ruling for when a mage leaves the area)?

Q. Can you curse skills that don't have levels, such as literacy, psychic disciplines, and specific spells?
        Bonus Question: Can you curse HP?
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Hugo on Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:32 pm

Q: What incentives are there for players to attend the May cleanup event? (Besides eviscerating chunks of forest that is.)

Q: At what rate does one earn CRPs for casting?

Q: What are 'typical' CRP costs for personal plots?

Q: Is it possible to have an alchemy book be too well encoded?
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Joy Rosewood on Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:15 pm

Q: Some spells require attaching mana to things or holding mana, ex: "With Fire I Enchant your x, x points". Does Awareness 5's destroy mana ability affect those mana?

Q: If I theoretically have 6 tiers of power in essence and the spell "The Power of Essence Transforms Your Body", use it to turn someone into a ham and cheese sandwich and then eat them, are they dead? When the spell ends, what happens?

Q: If I Project Emotion: Courage onto someone with a phobia, how does that interact with the phobia?
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Joy Rosewood on Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:58 pm

Q: Would Astral Plane Dematerialize break any bindings on the user, ie. "The Earth Binds your x, x minutes"?
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Kuromori, Taka on Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:49 pm

Q. Many psychic abilities such as Project Emotion and Curse must be applied by touch. The rulebook says that "Touch may be done out of combat situation with a bare hand, or in combat with a foam fist" Are those the only options? Can you apply psychic affects, by say brushing against someone as you walk by? Or if they've grappled and pinned you to the ground, can you apply abilities via their pinning hand?
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Vadim Ironstones on Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:04 pm

Q. How do non aware characters perceive magic calls? How do non-psychics perceive psychic abilities being used?

Q. At what levels of alchemy can one ascertain the nature of a given potion (The type of potion, potency, if it's even a potion at all), and who can/can not tell whether a potion has been added to a drink or contact gel has been applied to an object?
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Ardin Gallagher on Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:40 pm

Q: If you get Blessed to a higher tier of power and cast a timed spell at the longer duration, what happens to the duration when Bless wears off?

Q: How does Avoid interact with psychic/magic? For instance, if a Psychic Curses someone, then Avoid is used between the two, would the Cursing Psychic drop the curses due to thinking they aren't on anyone? Would that be the same for timed spells?

Q: With Astral Form, can you pull the states to extend it during the Astral Form or do they have to all be pulled at the start?

Q: Can you Curse Psychic Disciplines? If so:

  • Q: If you Curse the Curse discipline, do all active curses expire?

  • Q: Do you lose the State that you received with the discipline? If so:

    • Q: If you have your full compliment of States devoted to cursing, what happens when you lose the State from a Discipline?
Q: If a spell glances off a shield (or other similar obstacle) and grazes your arm, is the spell considered blocked by the shield or does it affect you?

Q: How does "With Fire I Heat Your [Shield]" interact with shields that are strapped to your arm?

Q: Is it possible to cast "With Fire I Heat Your [Mana]" on a mage holding mana?

Q: When "With Fire I Burn Your X" is used on a wooden object with metal, is anything salvageable?

Q: Can a non-elf with the appropriate tiers of Awareness borrow an elf's spell "My Essence Blends With X"?

Q: With the appropriate Awareness, can a Book Mage borrow a normal mage's spells or vice versa? What about tiers of power?

Q: Can a Book Mage use Knowledge Conduit for learning spells from a non-Book Mage?

Q: Can you lend spells and/or tiers of power with the appropriate Awareness to a mage without the appropriate Awareness required to borrow?

Q: Even though Book Mage is classified as cannot be taught in the rulebook, can a player take the trait when learning Awareness 1/their first spell?

Q: Does a Book Mage's advantage of getting spells at half price apply to Essence/Void spells?

Just so the answer is in writing somewhere, as I've been asked before:
Q: Do you need a mana keeper in order to keep mana on your person without holding it?


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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Kuromori, Taka on Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:07 pm

Q. So to be clear, backstab and bypass will go through wear armor thresholds, but not toughness?
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Joy Rosewood on Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:31 am

Q: How do medic healing rate work with multiple levels of medics assisting each other, ie. a Medic 4 assisting a medic 5, or a medic 3 and a medic 4 assisting a medic 5? What's the forumla?

Q: Just to be perfectly clear on this, can medics do any form of healing on themselves, including poison, parasite removal, surgeries?
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Keket on Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:33 am

Q Wear Armour how does it work the higher it becomes is it any good even at the lower levels? if you have 20-30 or less points in Armour is it a good idea to have or get?
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Kuromori, Taka on Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:28 pm

Q. Sanctums keep states between games, right?

Q. Is it one state per sanctum marking? Or can you just put as many states as there is room for on the markings?

Q. Can you sudden clarity being entranced by a wisp, etc.? Or does that fall under the actions-you-did-to-yourself clause because you looked at them?
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Torvallis! on Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:13 pm

To add onto Joy's question:

Q: Some spells require attaching mana to things or holding mana, ex: "With Fire I Enchant your x, x points". Does Awareness 5's destroy mana ability affect those mana?

How does that all work with Awareness 3's ability, "Reform mana"?

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Vadim Ironstones on Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:29 am

What is the usual CRP cost of a merchant or other single NPC coming to town?
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Torvallis! on Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:28 am

How does spending CRPs for skill training work, exactly?

Can I just spend CRPs = XP cost and add it to my next character sheet submission?
part a) For skills that aren't 'C', "can't be learned without a trainer"
part b) For skills that can't be learned without a trainer

Is it generally cheaper if we CRP in a trainer? Is it preferred that we CRP in a trainer?

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Torvallis! on Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:43 am

When making a new character where can we be from? How much freedom do we have with making our own stuff up? Can we just make up a town/city/country/plane of existence?


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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Joy Rosewood on Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:04 am

Q: Can you teach yourself a skill up to the skill rank you posses of Weapon Master/Marksmanship? ie. If I have Marksmanship 1, can I teach myself Throwing Weapon 1?
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Kuromori, Taka on Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:45 am

Q. Say two characters are spirit bonded or harmonized together and one of them has the effect removed via focus mind, psychic block etc. (whichever is appropriate) Is the effect removed from both? Or just the one?

Q. Actually, on that topic, can you focus mind a spirit bond? Focus mind removes mental effects, and spirit bond seems to be both mental and physical.
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Hugo on Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:39 am

Can states be imparted into unconscious individuals? Either asleep, knocked out, or in their bleed?
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Kuromori, Taka on Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:48 am

Q. What can you do and not do while meditating? Can you walk around? Can you talk?

Q. How does Malice work for psychics? The wording is very confusing. It says it can only give states up to the maximum a character can possess, but also that it doesn't count towards the meditation limit. Does that mean maybe that it can give no more than a character's max amount of states ON TOP of whatever states they already have? i.e. A character with max states 10 can drink a malice 5 and be brought up to 15 but a character with max 4 can only be brought up to 8? Is that what it means?
Also if you're a psychic, do those states just last until used?

Q. The rulebook says that "The only [psychic] disciplines with no cost to use are the ‘Transfer State’, ‘Quicken State’ and ‘Meditate’ disciplines." That means that Sanctum costs states... somehow. Does it just cost a state to make a sanctum?

Q. I've been told by another player that psychics can't hide that they're psychic; they must always wear something purple to show that they're psychic and they must answer truthfully if asked if they are. (At least with other Psychics, that is.) Is that true? I can't find anything of the sort in rulebook aside from the fact that all states should be in plain view. I always thought that if a psychic was out of states they could make whatever claims they want about their power.

Q. How aware is someone that the skill Hallucinate has been used on them? If everything that happened to them while they were hallucinating was believable, would they continue to believe it once the state ends? Or would they just immediately realize it wasn't real?

Q. If you're using iron mind, can you just run around smacking people (i.e. unarmed strike) while keeping your palms together?
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions!

Post by Keket on Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:03 pm

what is the full time that is need to stop and remove poisons
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