March 15, 2019 at 11:36 am #16422
“Adepts may use a Simple Action to turn on or off a passive power in cases where penalties from background counts might exceed bonuses from their powers.”
Powers are not automatically deactivated
Heightened Concern is from Shadow Spells:
The adept can ignore a single distraction while performing another task. This power negates a single situational modifier of a value of up to half (rounded up) of their Magic Attribute. It takes a Complex Action to activate and may be combined with the Adept Centering metamagic.March 15, 2019 at 12:45 pm #16424
That’s the best one for countering BGC, as pointed out centring only really applies to actions you actively initiate…
I think I renamed it heightened concentration on my excel file as I’m pretty sure the ‘concern’ is a typo!!!
March 15, 2019 at 1:25 pm #16426
- This reply was modified 2 months ago by Aria.
Sweet – that’s what I need.
I always blew it off before because my Centering covered most penalties.
But hadn’t thought of its applications for penalites on passive powers.
Appreciate everyone’s help with that!
Now I just need to find fifty-five karma lying around to grab a Power Point.
So talk to you again in a few months!March 15, 2019 at 2:06 pm #16427
Cools getting thing typed up this week end. Spoke with Gilga he’s cool with me doing the dryad. So I’m full steam aheadMarch 15, 2019 at 7:56 pm #16433
Yes, it sounds like it would be a good fit for Ichante and Tanya to know each other through fashion. Ichante has a good Artisan pool, which I use to represent her creation of new pieces. She’ll be getting an additional boost with a new mentor spirit, Fire Bringer, who will be dragging her kicking and screaming into the world of charitable causes. Plus a grant from Tanya would explain the months of Lifestyle payments that I’m not going to make.
(Fire-Bringer will be reskinned as White Buffalo Calf Woman, Ptesáŋwiŋ, who is a central figure in Lakota lore. Ichante will be picking up The Spiritual Way in the downtime after Texas Hold Em, which comes with a mentor spirit whether Ichante likes it or not.)
The disadvantage to Fire-Bringer is that Ichante occasionally has to help even when she doesn’t want to. Right now I’m imagining this will take the form of protecting women and children from domestic violence, as there is actually a modern society dedicated to the White Buffalo Calf Woman which does exactly that. If that’s something Mercy would be involved in, either directly or tangentially through her involvement in health care, then that’s another possible hook.
I can envision a fairly comical encounter where they meet each other “on the job” after having only known each other through fashion and charity.March 15, 2019 at 8:45 pm #16436
@ichante Tanya is indeed very involved in charities and institutions that serve to protect women and children. There are two orphanages and a battered women’s shelter that have her name on their letterhead. She is also big into giving smallish grants to deserving people who demonstrate a good business idea and 5K nuyen certainly falls into that range of grant.
I do think that it might be a bit humorous for the two to meet on the job after knowing each other already. If Ichante is really into providing clothes for certain disguises, Tanya and Monique, her maid, would actually be good customers to aid in her not-so-glamorous activities. We can talk about how involved Ichante wants to be, if you like.March 16, 2019 at 12:29 am #16437
The Triads & Tribulations thread has been going on for quite some time, with a revolving cast of characters and GMs and play styles. Goodness only knows how long it will take before Mercy and I have played it until we’re done with it.
But Aria wisely suggested we offer broad strokes for how it ends before the start of FA.
And since it has opened up into a group-wide discussion, we figured we’d run our proposal by him here on the thread.
We’ve tried to come up with a satisfying conclusion that gives us a modest win but doesn’t give us any sort of tangible boon and doesn’t really change the face of the game world too much.
The following assumes the reader has been tracking on the thread. Note that the game is about 2.5 years behind when FA will take place.
(1) We do prevail upon a Wuxing-led consortium to build the hospital. Once we do that, the project is swept up by the mega and out of our hands. They’ll own it, and pretty much do what they want with it. But either Mercy’s character (see below for “who”) or 88s lieutenant Fu Shing will have a permanent position on the board of trustees. The hospital would just have broken ground by the start of FA, and would be starting to have the community impact we envisioned.
(2) With the jobs provided by the hospital construction, along with secondary and tertiary economic effects on the neighborhood, we have our second win – Fu Shing’s branch of the 88s quits drug dealing, small business protection rackets, and human trafficking/sex slavery. They remain in the 88s, which will no longer be headed by Rick Wu (he might need to die eventually). But the rest of the 88s will be up to their old tricks, and even Fu Shing’s group will not exactly be saints. But some good done.
(3) Some Triad groups will still have a hate-on for the runners involved.
(4) The big remaining question mark remains whether Tanya will retain or discard the Song Ai alter ego. And if she does retain it, how active will it be, who will know about it, and, most importantly, whether she does indeed marry Fu Shing. Mercy will decide this before we really start the run.
(5) We’ll keep putzing along with the game (collaborative storytelling), but with the above end in mind.
Please let us know if you think this is acceptable Aria (and anyone else).March 16, 2019 at 5:48 am #16440
Sounds ok to me 😁March 16, 2019 at 9:27 am #16442
Contentious issue bi’s skate boarding athletic or vehicle skill?March 16, 2019 at 12:09 pm #16443
@electric_muppet I’d say athletic.
(Total aside: Wwhat I do in my home game for that sort of thing is I made a new category of ‘knowledge’ skills that I call Activity. They let you use a relevant physical skill, with a limit of the knowledge skill. So maybe running or gymnastics for skate boarding, depending in what you are doing, using the skateboard ‘knowledge’as your limit. I do the same for performance and artisan for serious activities (rather than specialization). It isn’t a perfect system, but it works for me. Next time we do a new character I might give starting activity points = physical limit, to not cut into regular knowledges)March 16, 2019 at 12:53 pm #16444
I really like the old 3ed Idea of supporting knowledge skills 2 hits = 1 die but only for extended testsMarch 16, 2019 at 2:51 pm #16448
Skate boarding, pedal bike riding etc are athletics with physical limit. I’d probably ask for gymnastics for the board and running for the bike as the nearest individual skills…
Hover boards on the other hand are an exotic vehicle skill 😁March 16, 2019 at 4:14 pm #16452
OK, I put a couple of posts up on the IC for this thread. I am officially sidelining Alyce and bringing in Tanya.
I want to thank everyone a lot for the input to my Tanya decisions, it all helped me out of a situation I had gotten myself into. I am going to try to keep the Song Ai persona as well as Tanya’s. I hoe that I am good enough to make it work.
I am really looking forward to getting the thread going as soon as we have everyone up an ready for it, so count me in.March 17, 2019 at 1:29 pm #16467
@tecumseh I tried to send you a PM, but I did something wrong and it seems that I sent myself the message, meaning that I do not know how to add you to my list for messages. Can you send me a PM so I use your address?
I was trying to determine if you want to work a bit on how well Ichante and Tanya know each other.March 17, 2019 at 3:42 pm #16468
Sent you a PM.
I’m single-dadding this weekend so I have my hands full. I haven’t read the IC posts yet so I don’t have a response yet. I usually have more time to post during the week during downtime from my desk job.March 17, 2019 at 4:41 pm #16470
Hi guys, I’ll seat this one out. I see that you already started, and I would not be ready within the next few weeks.March 17, 2019 at 5:37 pm #16471
Need to introduce Batshit. Does Tanya and Ichante fancy a night slumming it at a fundraiser?March 17, 2019 at 11:27 pm #16474
@gilga We are not really starting, just setting the picture before the start of the game. At our speed, it may take a couple more weeks to get going.March 18, 2019 at 9:18 am #16514March 18, 2019 at 9:32 am #16515
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