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Ride Skill Description

Travel, Drive, Survival

You are a master of road and overland travel. You can ride or drive any vehicle or mount. You live on the road and relish the outdoors. Ride defaults to Reflexes and an outcome matching this attribute on a stunt directed against Ride will often result in a Setback.

Use in Action

You can drive vehicles and riding beasts like there's no tomorrow. Chase stunts are second nature to you. You may drive any vehicle once you figure its controls, but an unfamiliar ride can give you trouble on a Snake eyes roll. You can make basic repairs and care for any vehicle you are familiar with.

When driving, you can use your Ride skill as Dodge, both for yourself, your passengers, and your ride. The normal Dodge skill is not applicable to a seated rider.

You are comfortable traveling and can set up a safe camp on the trail, trailblaze, and have general survival and maintainance skills.

Knowledge

You know intricate details about the history of the rides you are familiar with. You know the quirks of various specific models of your favored vehicle. You can quote statistics about their technical specifications to the dot. You are not quite as knowledgeable about vehicles you haven't used, but you have a good working knowledge of anything that moves. You know where to go to purchase vehicles, and which ones are a good buy. You are familiar with anecdotes about vehicles and famous drivers and pilots. You know every nook and cranny in your home region and have a general familiarity with geography and trails. You can read a map and find a trail by landmarks.

Contacts

You know mechanics, other expert drivers and vehicle sales people. In the case of mounts, you know riders, livery stable employees, breeders and owners. You know people involved in racing. These might include fans, sports writers, touts, and groupies of either sex. You also know many odd passengers, from limo-driven CEOs and rock stars to poor bus-riding single mothers. If ride powers exist in your setting, you are familiar with the people who use and operate them. You know travelers and road people, from tourists to nomads to truck-stop owners to end-of-the-road survivalists.

Perception

You can recognize a good ride, even if it looks like junk. You understand travel routes and can quickly assess how much traffic they have - and how much they can take, both in quantity and weight. You instinctively know when you are being moved, and with a good roll you might be able to tell where you were moved. You can read maps and find your position, to and perhaps beyond the limits of your equipment. You can find hidden routes and shortcuts.

Stunts

List of specific stunts the skill can be used for, and rules for each using the standard power format.

Aggressive Driving

Basic Action

When you ride, you can use this to get a momentary advantage. It represents such maneuvers as outflanking, getting a positional advantage, and driving someone off the road.

Make an opposed Ride roll against the Ride or Maneuver of the target. If you succeed you gain an Advantage.

It you score an Outcome matching the target's Reflexes, you also inflict a Setback; the target suffers some direct penalty, as appropriate to the situation and how you described your outmaneuver. He might drop his weapon, fall over a cliff, temporarily show off his unarmored flank and so on.

Make Camp

Limit Break

You can find a safe hiding place and rest spot. A camp can be a campsite, cave, hidden cove, safehouse, untraceable flophouse, abandoned attic, sheltered mausoleum... Whatever suits the story. You must be out of direct harms way and a reasonable distance away from the base of your enemies. Make a Ride check against the Recon among the oppositions; on a success your camp is hidden well enough not to be found except with extensive searching (which allows the opposition a Recon check against your Ride skill.

Pathfinding

Inherent

You can cut travel time by taking creative shortcuts. In a land without obvious paths, you might have to use this stunt to even navigate across some wilderness. Make a stunt roll against a difficulty determined by the terrain, or against the Ride of another pathfinder if you are competing on finding an objective.

Terrain Difficulty
Familiar area. 0
Known area, good map, or good signs and markers. 3
Pathways exist but you do not know them, lack of roadsigns or a bad map. 6
Confusing pathways with no signs and no map. 9
No blazed paths, good terrain. 12
No blazed paths, broken terrain. 15
No blazed paths, dangerous terrain. 18

On a success, you save some time, arriving early by about 5% per point of outcome (but in no less than half the usual time except in very unusual circumstances). On a failure, you lose time and take about 25% more time per point of negative outcome. Only bother to roll if the situation is opposed or if a meaningful challenge exists; driving along a known highway does not call for this stunt.

Ride

Inherent

When riding an animal or vehicle, you use the ride's Speed and your Ride replaces the ride's Dodge and Maneuver. You use the lower of your and the ride's Reflexes, and you and the ride share shots and actions.

If the ride is open - like scooters and cycles of all kinds and most living mounts - attackers can target either you or the ride separately. You are considered to fill the entire space ofthe ride and can make Shoot or Melee attacks.

If it is closed - most vehicles and some howdas - enemies can only attack the ride. You can make shoot attacks only straight ahead.

Passengers other than the driver in a closed vehicle cannot be attacked, but otherwise these rules do not apply to passengers, who use their own abilities normally.

Sense of Location

Basic Action

You can sense when space and time is distorted, such as when you have been subjected to Teleport powers or when reality around you has been changed. This also allows you to sense the movement of a large vehicle you are riding, such as a ship or train. It can also penetrate trickery designed to make you think you've been moved when you actually have not. Make an opposed Ride check against whoever is causing the distortion - on a success you gain some idea of what really happened.

Note that even manipulations caused by skills other than Ride still require opposed Ride rolls: Ride is the skill needed to fool you and others skills used in for transport are crude by comparison.

You must consciously use this power, and do so soon after the event you are trying to detect; generally within the same scene.

Terrain Driving

Inherent

You can ride over hindering terrain, leap over hazards and difficult ground that would normally slow or hinder others. This is similar to Free Running but generally more difficult. The difficulty depends on the situation.

Obstacle Difficulty
Off road but flat or within the expectations of an off-road vehicle. 6
Obstacle course, rubble or other slowing obstacle, heavy traffic, riding a car on two wheels. 9
Jumps up to 3m in height, tightrope, congested traffic. 12
Riding on walls. 15
Riding on ceilings (at speed). 18
Riding on flames, smoke, or the missiles of a ranged attack 21
You end your move still in the hazard (this requires you to maintain speed and continue the stunt on later actions). +5

Failure at stunt driving means you hesitate. You can up the ante and try anyway (as a Standard action), but if you fail this second attempt you suffer a Setback.

Air Piloting

In a similar way, you can move trough turbulence and other areal hazards.

Boating

Boats have their own set of obstacles, that you can avoid using skill and luck.

Space Piloting

In space, no-one can hear your brakes scream.

Submersible Piloting

Submarines exist in their own highly dangerous environment. This schtick also applies to digging devices.

Vehicle Evasion

Standard Action

You can throw off pursuers by selecting a route they cannot easily follow. You need some terrain you can conceivably shake pursuit in. Make an opposed Ride roll against the Ride or Maneuver of the target. If several people are chasing you, you still have to concentrate on shaking one at a time or use the multi-target rules. If you succeed, the target loses three shots or must give up pursuit. A target reduced to zero shots shots way is evaded. It you score an Outcome matching the target's Reflexes, he loses shots equal to the Outcome and has to give up the chase or suffer a serious Setback such as a crash.

Schticks or powers can modify this stunt by +5 or even +10, as appropriate for the situation. For example, it is very hard for someone to catch up with you if you fly off and they can't, it will be easy for them to follow you unless you are also faster.

Speed Push

Trigger Action

You can use this stunt to give your mount or vehicle a higher Move rating for one action. This is useful as a temporary speed boost and for keeping up with a chase in open terrain, there the Move of your vehicle would not enough to participate in a chase. If you fail any action to keep up with the case, you fall behind and cannot re-enter the chase unless special circumstances permit it.

Use this as a trigger action, triggered by whatever condition makes you need more speed. Make a Ride roll; for every 4 points you score on this roll, your effective Move is increased by one. A roll of 4 allows +1 Move, 8 allows +2 Move, 12 allows +3, 16 allows +4 and so on.

Schticks

Schticks are mundane specializations.

Ride Schticks

Beast Jockey

Inherent

You are at home in the saddle and treat all Terrain Driving tasks as routine as long as you are riding a live beast. This applies to all terrains your riding beast is native to.

Drifter

Inherent

You spend a lot of time on the road, and have a tendency to just happen to be there when it happens. Any time another character is alone and needs help, you can show up with an opposed Ride against the best skill among the opposition - as long as it is even remotely plausible.

Fast Hero

Trigger Action (Focus)

When you sit down at the controls of a vehicle, and in the first round of an action sequence when you are driving a vehicle, you can focus.

You are also a lucky guy; people tend to leave their cars empty with the motor running near you. At the end of any round when it makes any kind of sense in the story you can find vehicles suitable for a chase ready and waiting for both you and your opposition, turning an ordinary scene into a chase scene. If an enemy makes a getaway you will generally find a suitable vehicle to chase them with, but sometimes villains are meant to escape and no pursuit will be possible.

Fighter Pilot

Stance

You can ride a mount or drive a vehicle and simultaneously take other actions. When mounted, you can move your Move meters before each Basic Action you take. This movement must be in a straight line, and any normal movement that comes with the Basic Action must also be in a straight line, but you can turn between the two moves. This allows you to move-move-act or move-act-move. The basic action allowed in Fighter Pilot cannot be one that in itself allows additional movement.

Final Push

Inherent

When you make a successful Ride stunt and score an Outcome of 5 or more, you can add three to the Outcome of the action, increasing the chance to score a Setback.

Fit Hero

Inherent

You have great Endurance. Substitute your Ride for your Body when using Endurance, Hold Breath and other stamina-related stunts.

Flyboy

Inherent

You are at home in aircraft and treat all Air Piloting tasks as routine.

Freerider

Basic Action

You can use a bike, skates, skate board, surf board, snow board, skiis, and similar toys to increase your land speed. All of these devices only work under circumstances specific to each of them, and this schtick can only be used under such circumstances.

Substitute your Move with your Ride. You can move your Ride in a straight line as a basic action. This is the only way you can use this increased speed, but you can do this as part of a chase.

Mad Cap Captain

Inherent

You are at home in boats and treat all Boating tasks as routine.

Mount

Inherent

You have an exceptional and loyal mount. This is a Henchman and usually an animal or magical creature. Construct a mount as a Henchman Extra using your Ride skill as the highest skill.

You can take this schtick several times to have several mounts , but generally only one of them accompanies you on adventures: the others can appear as appropriate when you move from one environment to another.

Pathfinder

Inherent

You are a master of the wild. You can trail blaze pathways to cross road less land. You can be a tour guide and help others to avid natural dangers and discomforts. Finding food and shelter is easy for you. You can use the subtle clues of nature to find and avoid natural dangers.

  • You can predict and avoid natural hazards, like cold, rain, avalanches and so on.
  • Pathfinding tasks are Routine for you.
  • Sense of Location stunts are inherent for you; you can make a roll for them whenever you are affected by such a power or effect.

Phat

Inherent

You may not be in the best of shape. Too much drive-in food. But with your car, you dance like a ballerina.

Normally, the effective Reflexes of a driver and his vehicle is the lower of the two Reflex values. You can ignore your own Reflexes when you are behind the wheel, using only the Reflexes of your ride.

Ride On

Trigger Action (Combo)

When you take a basic action and move before you act, you can use this schtick to repeat all or part of the move after the action, contrinuing to move in the same direction you did before your action. You must be riding or on skiis, skates, rollerblades, skateboards, bungyjumping, swinging on a rope or use some similar technique and the move must be unhindered by terrain or otherwise.

Rodeo Riding

Basic Action

You can ride on an unwilling creature, remaining safely on top of them in spite of their bests attempts to throw you. This works against both creatures and vehicles. The target of this maneuver must be considerably larger than you, generally with a Body at least 5 higher than yours. It must also be moving about; this does not work against a stationary object.

Make a Ride check against the Dodge or Body of an adjacent target. If you succeed, you move on top of the creature and can stay there until thrown. Once mounted, you can repeat this maneuver to inflict one Hit from fatigue. You can also take any other action you like, against the mount or anyone else.

The creature cannot attack you while you are in this position. As a basic action, he can attempt to throw you. This is the reverse of the above roll; a Dodge or Body against your Ride. On a success, you end up on the ground adjacent to him and take one Hit from the fall.

Sea Wolf

Inherent

You are at home in submersibles and treat all Submersible Piloting tasks as routine.

Space Jockey

Inherent

You are at home in spacecraft and treat all Space Piloting tasks as routine.

Stunt Driver

Inherent

You are at home in ground vehicles of all kinds and treat all Terrain Driving tasks on land as routine.

Ride Powers

These are powers related to the Ride skill.

Move the from about, or use the form to move.

Ride Air

Cloud Travel

Basic Action or Limit Break

You movie into a cloud or mist dense enough to hide you completely from everyone not included in this power, only to appear moments later from another cloud. You teleport from a cloud to cloud. Roll for this as if it was a ranged attack with a difficulty determined by Cover and with normal Range modifiers. On a failed roll, you either fail to teleport or suffer a Setback, as appropriate. If performed as a limit break, you ignore range modifiers and ignore sight obstructions - only hard cover counts. You can specify a destination and will arrive in the nearest suitable cloud.

If using Flying Carpet to enter the cloud, you and all passengers can teleport together.

Flight Boost

Stance

Touch a vehicle or creature capable of flight; its Move is increased by +2 when flying. You need not continue to touch the creature to maintain this stance.

Fly

Basic Action

This is intended as a travel power useful in chase scenes and somewhat impractical for ordinary adventuring.

You take off and fly through the air with a Move equal to your Ride skill. You must continuously use this or rely on another flight power to remain airborn. If you don't, you sink towards the ground at a rate of Ride meters per shot expended on other actions.

Flying Carpet

Basic Action

You lift a large flat object, such as a carpet, and turn it into a conveyance that can carry passengers or cargo. The carpet has a Body and Move equal to your Ride and carries things like a creature of its strength. It must be no more than Mind meters from corner to corner. If you sit on the carpet it works like an open vehicle. Everything on the carpet is protected from slipstream. You can remote control its movement as a basic action, but if it is distance from you normal range penalties apply to your control rolls.

You can only control one object at a time. If you let go of control of an object or move out of range, it moves towards the ground at full speed and lands safely after a harrowing dive.

You can lift objects other than carpets this way as long as they are reasonably large and have a flat underside - carriages and cars come to mind. However, in this case the weight of the object counts against the weight capacity of the power.

Phantom Steed

Basic Action

You create a mount made of air that only you can ride. This mount has Body, Reflexes and Speed equal to your Mind or your value in the attribute in question, whichever is higher, and a Dodge and Maneuver skill equal to your Ride. When others try to ride your spectral mount, it is insubstantial. It can be attacked and is an unnamed creature. The mount disappears when you dismount but is otherwise tireless.

You can create a spectral mount for another rider, using your Mind but that creature's value in the other attributes and in the Ride skill.

Ride Animal

Pet Portal

Inherent

You can teleport a pet animal to you and back. This teleport takes the place of normal movement; when it becomes the pet's turn to act, it instantly arrives near you and can act normally. It can similarly disappear at the beginning of any of its actions. One end of the teleport must be within Ride meters of you, the other must be in a safe location far away. As an option, the pet can reside in an extradimensional space when dismissed.

Race

Stance

Select a living creature you touch; its Move is increased by +2. You need not continue to touch it to maintain the stance.

Superspeed

Basic Action

Substitute your Move with your Ride. You can move your Ride in a straight line as a basic action. This is the only way you can use this increased speed, but you can do this as part of a chase.

Ride Chi

Path of Destiny

Inherent

You never become lost, intuitively sensing the path to your personal destiny. You are never too late, always arriving at the exact time your path requires. Tough your travels might seem aimless, you are on the golden road to your glorious doom. You might be a relentless quester or a fool drifting on the winds of fate, but you are never completely lost and never wander aimlessly. If you are wandering deep in the woods or wide-open desert it is because there is a meaningful task or lesson for you there. You might have to struggle to survive, as that might very well be the lesson. But boring and mundane travel for travel's sake is not an issue for you; the time you spend traveling is never wasted and distance is not an impediment when you are in search of adventure.

This power can take you anywhere your destiny lies, even to faraway or fantastical times and places, and you can lead a small band of companions there. Basically, this gives you an excuse to appear in an adventure regardless of how strange or ridiculous it might seem, being a more extreme variant of Drifer. It can also give the GM an excuse to make adventures in places and locations far outside the normal scope of the campaign, tough you have no control over this. Your destiny can be open or specific, and you can suggest adventures and places to the GM that you think your destiny ought to take you to. Generally, you can easily pass a source of supplies on your travels, but if the adventure is about lack of supplies, you are as badly pf as your team.

Ripples on the Pond

Limit Break

All allies who can see or hear you and are within Ride meters of you become focused. This can potentially allow them to perform a second Limit Break in the same round if they somehow get the opportunity for an extra action. Does nothing out of action scenes.

Ride Dark

Shadow Ambush

Basic Action

You transport yourself, your allies, a target and the target's allies into a shadowy reflection of the physical world. The place you appear at is the same as the physical world in all respects, except that only creatures affected by this power are there and that it appears drab and shadowy, almost monochrome. Any damage done to objects or structures in the area do not translate to the real world.

You make a Ride roll to see how many targets you can affect. The power lasts for one scene, until the two sides lose contact, until you choose to end it (a Basic Action), or until dispelled or broken with an appropriate Setback scored on you. When the power ends, all targets return to the normal world and you and your allies become hidden.

Shadow Walk

Basic Action or Limit Break

You can disappear into a shadow or patch of darkness, only to appear moments later in a similar location. You teleport to another shadow or place of darkness whose location you know of. Both shadows must be large enough that you can stand in them. As a Basic Action, you need line of sight, with a Limit Break you don't, and can even travel between planes

You are expected to use other powers to locate suitable spots of darkness. If the area you intended to step into is lit, the power fails, you do not move, and you cannot use this power again in this scene.

War Rider

Basic Action

You carry an aura of war along with you until the end of the next round. Creatures within Ride meters and to all who can see you. Creatures in this area are prone to violence and will fight at the drop of a hat.

Any time a creature in the area is successfully interacted with using Charm or Impress , it must attack on its next action if there are any enemies present. On a Setback result, it must attack either way, possibly striking a nearby friend, and will continue to attack enemies each time their shot comes up for the rest of the round. This is in addition to the normal effect of the interaction.

Ride Death

Headless Rider

Basic Action

You carry an aura of death along with you until the end of the next round. Creatures within Ride meters and to all who can see you suffer more grave wounds than usual. Any creature defeated in this area suffer a Damage Setback, even if they went down from accumulated Hits without Damage Setbacks. You can turn this aura on or off as a Basic Action.

Mysterious Death

Trigger Action

This is a Teleport power that lets you disappear when taking damage, seemingly dying, only to reappear later at an opportune time. You go wherever it is you spend your time "off", and cannot be affected in any way, except possibly with Summon powers.

You reappear at the gamemaster's discretion, usually at the end of the scene or fight when you "died", tough sometimes the away time can be months or even years. You have no direct control over when and how you reappear. You can specify an anchor when you purchase the power; an event, place, person or item that acts to draw you back. Examples include avenging ghosts that appear at the scene of a rape or to haunt the wearer of a sword.

Mystic Death can be used to overcome travel obstacles for monsters: it is hard for a golem to walk onto an airplane, but when your pals go to New York city, you can die and then conveniently materialize when they arrive. You can only appear as directed by the story, but as long as you are willing to let your gamemaster control the details, this is a good travel power.

Where you spend the time dead is largely irrelevant. Perhaps you go to the underworld, perhaps you become astral or step out of the time flow. The GM might design special scenarios in this off-world, but don't count on it. It can be cool to role-play the effects this in-between place has on you - it might be scary, paradisaical or just weird.

Immortality

Inherent

Use this when you are knocked out. You die, only to reappear later at the same spot at the end of the round. For each time you've died this day, you start out with three hits taken - if you start with enough wounds you do not rise. An unnamed creature can only has a 50% chance to succeed at this power; if the roll fails the creature is out of action normally.

This power always have some unique nemesis, and if this method or item is used to kill you or anoint your body, Immortality will not work. This can be cutting off the head, staking the heart, or some similar maneuver. It generally takes a Setback on a stunt or an attack at a -2 penalty to do, once the proper method is known.

Some immortal creatures do not reappear in the same spot, but instead at a specific spot elsewhere - such as in their coffin, sacred tree, or other significant location. If this location is destroyed or desecrated, this variant of Immortality fails. If you have Mystic Disappearance, you can chose to not return immediately, instead using that power to return later, possibly in another place.

Pale Rider

Basic Action

You carry an aura of infection along with you until the end of the next round. Creatures within Ride meters and to all who can see you count all wounds they have as if they were Infected. You can turn this aura on or off as a Basic Action.

Soul Transfer

Finisher

You kill your the target (which can be yourself) and send the soul looking for a new body to inhabit. A host needs to be of the same species the target of the power was when alive, and recently dead. If the initial target is Undead, the corpse need not be fresh. Decide on a location; the power will locate the closest suitable host and present it to the soul to accept or reject. If it is rejected, the power locates the second closest one and so on. The target gets a vision of each host as it is found. There is a delay of 1d6 hours between each vision. Any new potential hosts appearing in the area can also appear as candidates, and it is possible to spend up to a year and a day looking for a suitable host.

To any onlookers, it seems as if the corpse animated itself or the newly dead creature suddenly recovered. Initially, use the physical attributes Body and Reflexes of the host body, but these attributes revert to their usual values at the rate of one point per hour. The basic appearance (modified by attribute changes), gender, and age of the host remains.

Ride Earth

Earth Floater

Basic Action

You create an earth floater, a solid lump of earth hovering gently at you command. The Earth Floater has a Body equal to your Ride plus your Mind, a Move of 4 and carries things like a creature of this strength. You can make the earth floater of any size from one meter in diameter to your Mind meters in diameter. At full size it can comfortably carry a number of passengers equal to your Mind squared. If you sit on the disc it works like an open vehicle, if you move independently it you can make it trail after you, it can follow a simple navigational directions, or you can remote control it to move as a Basic Action as a Ride stunt with normal range penalties. You can dispel it as a Basic Action and it falls apart if you create a new one.

Roaming the Earth

Limit Break

You stretch distance in an area, making any path traced through this area longer or shorter. The actual size of objects, creatures, and terrain features is not affected, only distances to be crossed. The area you affect must be natural or roughly worked ground terrain; this power will work in caves, ruins, rough mines and similar spaces but not inside intact buildings. This power can be used in three ways, to make distances longer in an area, to make distances longer in an area, or to accelerate travel. Either use lasts for a scene.

If distances are made longer you affect a real-world area with a diameter up to your Ride skill. Distances in this area are multiplied by your Mind, making ranges longer and movement slower.

If distances are made shorter you affect a real-world area with a diameter up to your Ride squared. Add your Mind to the Move of those using the compressed space. In combat, this effect lasts for a scene and affects all creatures in the area.

If used as a travel power, you can affect a group of willing travelers equal to your Mind or fewer, all of whim must be within Mind meters of you. Increase the effective Move of everyone in the group to your Ride skill. You can also ignore all but the most adverse terrain when traveling this way, but intelligent creatures in your path become obstructions. If an intelligent creature you cannot affect comes into the area covered, the power is negated.

Shape Terrain

Basic Action

You can change the shape of terrain in an area. This allows you to add or remove terrain features. You can affect sand, soil, rock, grave, dirt and similar materials; this will not work on areas of empty air or water and is hindered by artificial construction or living plants extensive enough to require a Free Running stunt.

You can increase the Free Running and Terrain Driving difficulty of each part of the area up to your Ride skill, or reduce it down to zero.

The difficulty of this power is the highest Free Running difficulty in the area, and each use of the power affects a circle with a diameter equal to your Mind. If the roll fails or the power is used in an area of artificial construction or heavy foliage you cannot reduce the Free Running in that spot and can increase it no higher than your Mind. You cannot try again until the current effect ends.

By placing spots of transposed terrain in a hexagonal patten with Mind meters between each hexagon, you can completely cover an area with repeated uses. The effect is permanent, but erodes rather quickly.

Shortcut Passage

Limit Break

You can teleport a number of creatures willing to follow your directions equal to your Mind from one location enclosed in stone to another. This is usually used in caves, but catacombs or labyrinths work just as well. It can even work in concrete business labyrinths, as long as there are no witnesses. You must guide the travels of this group, either by accompanying them or by giving them travel directions to follow. The teleport is subtle, targets will often be surprised that they arrived so soon. A Spot roll can detect that something odd happened.

Both the start and end of the teleport must not be observed by any intelligent creature that are not among those teleported and similar enough that the transition can pass unnoticed; this generally means you can travel from caves to caves, from labyrinths to labyrinths, or from sewers to sewers but not between different types of passages. The power will pick the closest suitable spot to arrive at if you don't know of a good spot.

Traction

Stance

Select a land vehicle or creature you touch; its Move is increased by +2 when running on the ground. You need not continue to touch it to maintain the stance.

Tunneling

Basic Action

You can dig a tunnel through the earth. Make a Ride roll against 5 plus the armor value of the material; if you succeed, you can proceed at normal speed (not running speed) this action, creating a tunnel others can crawl trough as long as their Body is not five greater than yours. If you fail, you are stuck but can try again on your next action.

Ride Electricity

Electric Teleport

Limit Break

You can Teleport to any point along an electric connection; a wire, cable or other continuous metal, such as a railroad track. During a lightning storm you can teleport to any point where there is currently a lightning storm; this calls a lightning bolt to strike each location.

Lightning Conductor

Basic Action

Substitute your Move with your Ride as long as you move along any metallic surface, even if friction-less, vertical, or inverted. You can move your Ride in a straight line or along a metallic surface as a basic action. This is the only way you can use this increased speed, but you can do this as part of a chase.

Magnetic Navigation

Inherent

You always know magnetic north and gain a +3 bonus in Ride checks made to navigate as long as there is a magnetic field to help you - like the natural magnetism of Earth or the sun in space. You can sense magnetic fields and know the distance and direction from the emitter.

Ride Fey

Fairy Pact

Limit Break or Finisher

You make a pact with another creature, that you must be touching. The creature need not be willing, but you must make a Ride vs. Dodge check against an unwilling creature. A failed roll cannot be attempted again until the next scene.

When you use other powers that are also Basic Actions, you can choose to have them originate at the target of your fairy pact. If you do, use range and cover penalties from you or from the target, whichever is worse. This hides the fact that you are the one who used the power. The target can take a trigger action to aim the power for you. If they do, only count range and cover from their position, not yours.

Fairy pact lasts until the end of the scene or until you use it again to link to another creature. A fairy pact made as a Finisher is a Curse and can potentially last forever.

Fairy Shortcut

Limit Break

You can teleport a number of creatures willing to follow your directions equal to your Mind from one wilderness location to another similar wilderness location. If you begin in faerie, you can teleport to another location in fairy or to the mundane world. If you are in the mundane world, you can only teleport to a similar location in faerie but can use the power later to teleport again; an encounter is likely in the interval. You need not know of an empty location to teleport to; just specify where you want to go, and the power picks a suitable location near your destination.

You must guide the travels of the group, either by accompanying them or by giving them travel directions to follow. Both the start and end of the teleport must not observed by any intelligent creature that are not among those teleported. The teleport is subtle, targets will often be surprised that they arrived so soon. An opposed Ride roll can detect that something odd happened.

Fairy Abduction

Trigger Action (Defense)

Use this power when you suffer a Setback. You disappear, abducted to the abode of a local fairy. While thus abducted you cannot be affected in any way, except possibly with Summon powers. Your host has total power over you, at least for a time, but will usually let you return to the same location in mundane world at some future date - this can be minuted, days, or centuries later. Your abductor usually put some kind of geas or condition on your release, or demands ransom or an exchange. You have a year and a day to fulfill this condition, or you will be abducted again.

Thread of Fate

Basic Action

You can Curse another creature, entwining your fate with that creature's fate with an opposed Know roll. If an attempt fails, that creature is immune to to your use of this power for the rest of the adventure. You can entwine with several creatures simultaneously, but each requires a separate use of this ability. You can release your Thread of fate voluntarily, but only at the end of a play session. It can also be removed from your target as a Curse.

You create a mystic link between you and your victim. Your fates are entwined; you WILL meet again and confront one another again. This makes you certain to survive scenes involving both of you until you meet a third and final time, whereupon the one of you who who is defeated is likely to suffer a very bad fate—allowing the winner to use a Finisher even in a conflict that does not end with either of you actually defeated.

Transfer Focus

Limit Break

You transfer your focus to another character who is within sight. That character can choose to immediately perform a Limit Break, at normal shot cost. If he has no shots left, he can still perform the Limit Break but takes a Hit from backlash.

Transfer Power

Basic Action

You channel one or more Fortune Points to another character you can see. You spend these points, and the target receives them, replenishing any lost Fortune points. If this leaves the target with more than a full Fortune pool, the points must be spent before the end of the round or they return to you.

Ride Fire

Burst of Speed

Stance

Select a vehicle or Fire Elemental you touch; its Move is increased by +2.

Fiery Visions

Limit Break

You can see trough any open flame. You must either know the flame is there, or focus on an area to see trough the largest flame present there. A larger flame gives you a clearer vision. Considering how ubiquitous fire is in most fantasy settings, this is quite handy, especially if used at evening gathering hours. Range is not a factor. The power lets you look through several fires with each use, letting you look around for the information you seek.

To gain information this way you make an opposed check against the targets' Recon. You gain valuable information based on the outcome of this roll; if the outcome matches the target's Mind you gain clear and important insights into the target's activities. On a failed roll, you learn obvious details and trivia; if the negative Outcome matches your Mind you learn misleading information or the target notices your spying.

You can give someone staring into a fire you are scrying a simple vision or short message, this ends the power. If you and the target both have this power, you can use it to converse.

Fireflight

Basic Action

This is intended as a travel power useful in chase scenes and somewhat impractical for ordinary adventuring.

You take off and fly through the air with a Move equal to your Ride skill. You must continuously use this or rely on another flight power to remain airborn. If you don't, you sink towards the ground at a rate of Ride meters per shot expended on other actions.

This power uses heat and combustion to fly in a spectacular, highly visible, and somewhat haphazard manner.

Flame Walk

Basic Action or Limit Break

You combust, only to appear moments later in a burst of flame. You teleport either to or from a fire large enough for you to stand in; a large campfire or brazier will do for a human. Roll for this as if it was a ranged attack with a difficulty determined by Cover and with normal Range modifiers. On a failed roll, you either fail to teleport or suffer a Setback, as appropriate. If performed as a limit break, you must teleport from one fire to another, but ignore range modifiers and cover - you need only imagine a location and you will arrive in the nearest suitable conflagration.

Ride Flux

Chaos Rider

Basic Action

You carry an aura of chaos along with you until the end of the next round. Creatures within Ride meters or who can see you are prone to fumble. Objects and terrain conspire to trip those who try to move in the area. The Free Running difficulty of the area becomes equal to your Mind. This applies to all kinds of movement, not only on foot.

Insubstantial

Basic Action

You may move through solid matter at your basic speed. You have a basic sense inside the material as you move, so you know when you are about to emerge.

You must specify a type of matter you cannot pass through; this should be a broad category like "metal", "stone" or "organic matter". A common variant is where you cannot pass through substances of living spirit; this includes all living things as well as the earth itself; soil and bedrock.

You can never pass through any Order effect or through a wall made by Force in this way.

Open Path

Inherent

You are incredibly lucky when moving around. You always manage to step on the one safe spot, paths randomly swing out of the way, and you can always find the most open path through a traffic jam.

You are immune to powers that impede movement as long as the power-user's Mind is less than your Ride.

Evasion*, Free Running*, Vehicle Evasion, and Terrain Driving tasks are Routine for you.

* Evasion and Free Running are Maneuver stunts and not Ride stunts.

Reality Warping

Limit Break

You can walk between dimensions, Teleporting from one plane to another or to another place in your own reality by crossing multiple planes. You must actually be traveling to use this power, and you change only a single aspect of your environment with each use of the power; one use could change the weather, another the color of the sky, a third the flowers by the roadside and so on. You continue changing the environment thus until you get to a place matching your destination. If you stop before you get to the place you want, you end up in one of myriad alternate realities, which can be a merely confusing or lead to entire new worlds adventure, depending on the GM's whim.

To simplify the use of this power, the GM can call for a single Ride check with a difficulty depending on how different your goal is from where you are now. On a success, you get there in a few minutes. On a failure, you get there after a harrowing journey involving either a long delay or some concrete danger or plot. If you fail by a margin wider than your Mind you get lost and end up in an unexpected place - this is either one that is hard to get out of, or one that is deceptively similar to what you were looking for, but not the same.

Condition Difficult
Only random details differ 14
Same general environment 16
Different environment but same world 18
Different but similar world 20
Similar world with very specific details 22
Alien world 24
Completely alien setting 26
Alien setting with specific details 28

Returning to a reality you have previously visited is a Routine task.

Skid

Stance

Your Move is increased by +2.

Ride Force

Floating Disc

Basic Action

You create a disk of force that floats under your command and can carry passengers or cargo. The disc has a Body equal to your Ride skill, Move equal to yours and carries things like a creature of its Body. It is a flat or hourglass-shaped surface whose exact form you can control as long as its no more than 2 meters in diameter. If you sit on the disc it works like an open vehicle, if you move independently it trails after you. You can remote control its movement as a basic action, but it never moves more than Mind meters away from you. You can dismiss it as a basic action, and it disappears if you create a new one.

Survival Sphere

Basic Action

You create a force field around a creature whose Body does not exceed your Ride. This field conserves the environment around the creature, maintaining ambient temperature, pressure, radiation, humidity and other environmental factors conductive to survival. The field negates any problems with buoyancy and is similarly non-hampering in other environments. The field does not protect against damage, interaction, or attacks of any kind, but neither is it damaged by such things. The survival sphere lasts for a scene and can be renewed.

Telekinesis

Basic Action

You can move objects and creatures slowly, even very heavy objects. The difficulty of moving an object depends on its mass, which depends on its Body. This assumes the object is inanimate or cooperates, grabbing a resisting body requires an outcome matching its Dodge. You move the object at a Move equal to your Mind. A resisting creature so moved loses a shot resisting.

If you do not spend an action maintaining Telekinesis, the object stays suspended, hovering in place until the end of the round when it moves down gently your Mind meters and then falls if it is still suspended.

If you use this to move a heavy object into position to drop it as a missile or use it to ram, it is highly inaccurate; use your Mind as the attack skill. Base damage is your Ride skill.

Telekinetic Flight

Basic Action

This is intended as a travel power useful in chase scenes and somewhat impractical for ordinary adventuring.

You take off and fly through the air with a Move equal to your Ride skill. You must continuously use this or rely on another flight power to remain airborn. If you don't, you sink towards the ground at a rate of Ride meters per shot expended on other actions.

Ride Gifts

Beast Rider

Basic Action

You carry an anti-social aura along with you until the end of the next round. Creatures within Ride meters or who can see you are prone to anger and misunderstanding.

Any Charm stunt in the area has a minimum difficulty equal to your Ride, and any Charm roll that fails is a fumble, aggravating listeners.

Beast Wings

Basic Action

You grow wings that let you fly through the air at your normal Move for the rest of the scene or until you spend a basic action to transform back. The wings are impractically large in cramped spaces, you can stunt to move trough a narrow space but cannot stay airborne unless you have wing room at some point of your move.

As a further Basic Action, you can fly in a straight line with a Move equal to your Ride.

Mark of Fate

Trigger Action

You create a mystic link between you and your victim. Your fates are entwined; you WILL meet again and confront one another again. You can only mark named characters. Either you or your victim must cause some damage to the other, but Mark of Fate is automatically successful. This is a twisting of fate, not any supernatural movement. If your victim flees far away, this twist can be quite strange and terrible.

You just happen to be caught in a meat-grinder and processed into astronaut food, only to regenerate for that rendezvous on the moon which Mark of Fate has set you up for.

You can release your Mark of Fate voluntarily, but only at the end of a play session. It can also be removed as a Curse. Many creatures with this schtick will delay attacking their target, stalking and slaying bystanders, slowly closing in on loved ones and finally the victim. After all, there is no way he can get away.

Ride Ice

Skate

Basic Action

Substitute your Move with your Ride when moving over ice or snow.

You can move your Ride in a straight line or along a frozen surface as a basic action. This is the only way you can use this increased speed, but you can do this as part of a chase.

If you are using the the Skate power, you can create your own icy surface to move along, effectively flying.

Snow Shape

Basic Action

You can move prodigious amounts of snow and huge amounts of ice. Use 10 plus the armor value as the difficulty, each point of Outcome moves a cubic meter of ice or snow. Construction created this way is unstable and will soon collapse. If the ice and snow is to be worked with any amount of precision, you will work slower. Over a longer period of time, this power does the work of a number of manual laborers equal to your skill roll.

You can also use this to create an opening through ice or snow. Use 10 plus the armor value as the difficulty, the Outcome must exceed the thickness of the barrier (in meters), or nothing happens. The portal remains open a number of rounds equal to the Outcome, then gradually closes over the course of one round. It does not affect structural integrity.

Ride Illusion

Distant Image

Limit Break

You create an illusory duplicate of yourself at any location you are familiar with or adjacent to a creature you are familiar with. This image is clearly illusory, but can be easily identifiable as you or have another appearance of your choosing; it cannot imitate a specific creature. You can use it's senses, but it cannot use powers or make attacks or affect objects in any way. It can fly at a Move equal to your Ride skill. It takes no actions on its own, instead you can decide if the actions you take originate from you or from your projected image. If the distant image does not take an action for one full round, it disappears. If attacked, it uses your defensive skills and stats but no schticks or powers. It disappears on any hit.

Project Image

Basic Action

You create an illusory duplicate of yourself within Ride meters of yourself. This image is identical to you. It has the same equipment you do, but it cannot pick up or carry anything beyond what it is created with, nor can it use up consumable items (anything you keep track of how many you have). The two of you share a single Fortune pool. It takes no actions on its own, instead you can decide if the actions you take originate from you or from your projected image. The image moves as you direct whenever either of you takes a Basic Action, but disappears if it ends up more than Ride meters from you or you don't have line of sight to it. You can see from the vantage of your projected image, but this does not count as a line of sight to the image itself. The image can be a target of attacks and stunts. Anything affecting the image affects you, but at any time you can decide to have the image disappear rather than taking the effect.

Ride Life

Absorb Pain

Basic Action

You can transfer health problems from a touched creature to yourself. You transfer Hits, Damage Setbacks, or any other type of ailment from the target to yourself. This power can kill you or knock you out; if you absorb more damage than you can survive, the patient is still cured of that damage.

Fetus Theft

Finisher

You transfer a fetus from one carrier to another or between two carriers, who must be within 5 Body of each other. A carrier can either be a female creature, a fertilized egg from a creature of the appropriate size, or a specially prepared container. In this way you can move a fetus from a mother to another, between two expectant females, to, from, or between fertilized eggs or even artificial containers.

The transference process itself is instantaneous and does no bodily harm. The fetus will adapt to its new conditions, and can be carried to term normally there (though the mother might be very surprised at what she gives birth to). If the fetus is transferred into a container, it remains alive inside the container, ready to be transferred again or carried to term within the container.

Life Support

Inherent

You are inherently resistant to extremes of environment, surviving conditions such as extreme temperature, pressure, chemical environment, and radiation. You can survive in any environment where life can survive, but you may have to suspend your body functions to survive in truly exotic locales.

Mobility

Stance

Select a living creature you touch; its Move is increased by +2. You need not continue to touch it to maintain the stance.

Transfer Pain

Finisher

You can transfer health problems from a yourself or a creature you touch to a third party. You transfer Hits, Damage Setbacks, or any one other ailment per use of the power. This power can kill the target; if you transfer more damage than the target can survive, any extra damage is not transferred. A creature with a Body 3 less than yours is too frail to absorb one of your damage setbacks, while a creature with Body 5 less than you is too frail to take on any but the most minor conditions.

Ride Light

Walk the Light

Basic Action

You teleport from one brightly lit location to another spot within clear line-of sight; this limits the distance to a kilometer or depending on light condition and vision enhancement. You can use this to teleport to other dimensions, but the arrival point must either be very brightly illuminated or must be a point of spiritual illumination, such as a holy place.

Ride Magic

Arcane Arena

Limit Break

You transport yourself, your allies, a target and the target's immediate allies into an arcane reflection of the physical world. This cannot be more creatures than your Ride roll; if more creatures than that would be affected, the power fails. You make a Ride roll to see how many targets you can affect, the power fails if more allies than that move into the area.

The place you appear at is the same as the physical world in all respects, except that only creatures affected by this power are there and that it appears more vivid and colorful, less drab and worn. Any damage done to objects or structures in the area do not translate to the real world.

The power lasts for one scene, until the two sides lose contact, until you choose to end it (a Basic Action), or until dispelled or broken with an appropriate Setback scored on you. When the power ends, all targets return to the normal world.

Contagion

Limit Break

In order to use this power, you must possess a part of the target's body (hair, blood, nail clippings, or a body part) or an item very dear to the target. You use contagion along with some other power that is a Basic Action, and this power will affect the target as if you were touching, regardless of range. The target feels a premonition of the incoming power, and cannot be surprised.

Ride Metal

Metal Ride

Basic Action

This is intended as a travel power useful in chase scenes and somewhat impractical for ordinary adventuring.

You take off and fly through the air with a Move equal to your Ride skill. You must continuously use this or rely on another flight power to remain airborn. If you don't, you sink towards the ground at a rate of Ride meters per shot expended on other actions.

Use this to make a metal object fly. This can either be an existing metal object, or you can create a large object (such as a set or metallic wings, a metallic platform, or a sledge) and ride on that. If the object is large enough it can carry additional passengers, but this reduces Move by one per passenger carried.

Tool Teleport

Stance

You can summon a set of gear you own to you over any distance. This can be any kind or combination of personal gear, or one larger item made mainly of metal, such as a vehicle. The difficulty of Tool Teleport depends on the object's Body, as read on the Body/Weight table, but only roll for items whose Body exceeds your Mind.

The object stays with you until you end the stance, whereupon it returns from whence it came. You can choose to keep it around when the stance ends, but if you do you cannot teleport it back later using this power.

If the object has been stolen from you, add the current owner's Mind to the difficulty. If you fail to call a stolen object, it is no longer considered yours for this purpose until you retrieve it normally.

Ride Mind

Astral Quest

Limit Break

You leave your body behind and enter astral space, the land of dreams and spirits. Your spirit can instantaneously move to any area that is not warded against spirits. Range and speed are not a factor.

This is mostly uses to spy. To gain information this way you make an opposed check against the targets' Recon. You gain valuable information based on the outcome of this roll; if the outcome matches the target's Mind you gain clear and important insights into the target's activities. On a failed roll, you learn obvious details and trivia; if the negative Outcome matches your Mind you learn misleading information or the target notices your spying. You can communicate with those you scry on.

While on an astral quest, your body is in suspended animation; you do not need sustenance but are helpless. Your spirit and body takes damage together, and you can end the astral quest as a Basic Action - unless you are in a particularly tricky situation of the GMs devising.

Astral Quests are usually done to seek information, but sometimes it is possible to affect physical reality by performing a quest on the astral plane. Such astral quests are filled with visions, inspirations and subconscious symbolism, but are not linear adventures in the normal fashion. The main use is to resolve some moral issue, personality issue, or to gain insight. In certain cases an astral quest can break a Curse. Sometimes, an astral quest can directly affect another person or even an object or place by changing the astral resonance, but such use is strictly a plot device for the game master. A number of other people equal to your Mind can be taken along on this sort of quest.

Body Theft

Finisher

Your psyche changes body with another creature within 5 points of your own Body and Reflexes.

Once successful, the ritual makes you and the target exchange bodies. This does not change game statistics, but you do exchange equipment, race, sex, age and appearance. Any conditions and effects stay with the body, making this a way to get rid of a curse, disease, or other affliction. You do not have access to each others memories, but appearance, voice, and mannerisms stay with the body, giving you a +5 bonus to Charm checks to impersonate each other. On the flip side, it can be hard for you to convince those who knew you in your old body of your identity.

If either of you has powers related to physical body parts the two of you do not share (such as wings), those powers will not work while in the other body.

It is possible for either of you to end the power by forcing his way back into the old body as a Finisher. If either body dies while the power is in effect, the effect becomes permanent.

Dream Touch

Limit Break

You can contact the mind of a dreamer, entering their dreams to communicate or even cause harm. If the target is not asleep at the time, the power fails. When it works, this allows you to use one other Mind Form powers against the target at any range. You must have a clear mental image of whoever you are trying to contact. The target will remember you when they awake, and will automatically awake after you harm them.

Mind Diving

Finisher

You enter the mind of the target, who must be delirious, sleeping, or helpless.

Generally, you enter the mind of others in order to get hard-to-find information or to correct psychic problems. It is also possible to manipulate the psyche of others in order to affect their personality and behavior. This can be played out or resolved through social interaction die rolls.

The rough way to use this power is to initiate combat. Such a combat works just as combat in the real world; both characters have access to imaginary versions of any gear normally used. Damage from the physical world does not carry over into this psychic conflict. If you bring companions along, the sleeper may create phantasmal versions of his normal allies to match their number. If you render the mind you are diving into unconscious in such combat, you can do very invasive changes to the target's mind, permanently changing memories and parts of the target's personality. In special cases, you might be forced to enter an even deeper level of the target's mind and subconscious, Mind Diving again and repeating the process; this is especially true if the target has multiple personalities or several layers of psychic problems, or if you otherwise want to make very fundamental mental changes. This is more a storytelling device than a rule; player characters are not assumed to be into this kind of mind rape, so the rules are somewhat sketchy.

While a character is Mind Diving, her body lies comatose. Long trances can be harmful.

Mind Touch

Limit Break

You reach out to touch the mind of another creature. This allows you to use one other Mind Form powers against the target at any range. You must have a clear mental image of whoever you are trying to contact. The target feels a tentative mental contact and can sense who you are. It can refuse to acknowledge your mind touch, which makes the power fail.

Psychic Duel

Limit Break

You can initiate a psychic contact with another character, regardless of distance. You must have a clear mental image of your target. The two of you engage in a single round of combat, as if you were standing next to one another. You can use any powers, equipment, or other features normally. Others can affect either of you normally if they are in your presence, but cannot reach through the psychic link. Once the one round of combat is over, the link goes down and you are each left to your own devices. The target gets a premonition of danger, so no surprise is possible.

This power can be used for other, non-combat purposes such as remote healing, conversation, or even brief trysts.

Sending

Basic Action

You can send a limited telepathic message; a maximum of one minute of normal speech, to anyone you know of, anywhere. The target can send back a similar reply within the next few minutes. Other than identifying the sender, you do not gain any information about each other or your whereabouts, and Sending does not enable any other powers to function. Certain places or people are warded against telepathic communication; Sending has no power to penetrate such wards.

Ride Order

Harmony of Space

Limit Break

You ward an area against teleportation. Any attempt to Teleport into or out of the area has a minimum difficulty equal to your Ride; if the Outcome was less than your Mind the teleport succeeded, but made an awful noise and dazed the teleportee, making him Surprised.

Harmony of Space covers a radius equal to your Ride skill in meters and lasts for an hour. If there are chimes, bells, or some other recurring sound in the area each day, the effect can be sustained so that it resumes for an hour after each time the sound is made.

World Spin

Limit Break

Give me a fixed point, and I will move the world - Archimedes.

You can Teleport from one place to another or even to other planes. You must keep some aspect of your surrounding constant while changing all others. For example, you could focus on a rock and teleport to another location with a very similar rock. It generally takes a number of such shifts to arrive at a destination, and the intervening places you pass by can be harrowing.

To simplify the use of this power, the GM can call for a single Ride check with a difficulty depending on how different your goal is from where you are now. On a success, you get there with one use of the power. On a failure, you get there after a harrowing journey involving either a long delay or some concrete danger or plot. If you fail by a margin wider than your Mind you get lost and end up in an unexpected place - this is either one that is hard to get out of, or one that is deceptively similar to what you were looking for, but not the same.

Condition Difficult
Only random details differ 14
Same general environment 16
Different environment but same world 18
Different but similar world 20
Similar world with very specific details 22
Alien world 24
Completely alien setting 26
Alien setting with specific details 28

Going to a known location is a Routine task.

Ride Plant

Forest Shortcut

Limit Break

You can teleport a number of creatures willing to follow your directions equal to your Mind from one forest location to another. You must guide the travels of this group, either by accompanying them or by giving them travel directions to follow. Both the start and end of the teleport must not observed by any intelligent creature that are not among those teleported. You need not know of an empty forest location to teleport to; just specify where you want to go, and the power picks a suitable location near your destination. The teleport is subtle, targets will often be surprised that they arrived so soon. Ride can detect that something odd happened.

Plant Walk

Limit Break

You step into one plant, which must be large enough for you to step into it's trunk or other solid part. You then exit through another plant of the same kind and sufficient size anywhere. Distance is not a factor, and the destination can even be on another plane. You need not know of the destination plant, the power will find the closest suitable plant to where you want to go. If there are no suitable plants on the same plane of existence as the destination, the power fails.

Wooden Horse

Basic Action

You a wooden object of a size appropriate for you to ride, and use it as a mount. This mount has Body, Reflexes and Speed equal to your Mind or your value in the attribute in question, whichever is higher, and a Dodge and Maneuver skill equal to your Ride. It has Toughness equal to its Body +3. When others try to ride your wooden horse, it becomes inanimate. It can be attacked and is an unnamed creature. The mount returns to being an object when you dismount but is otherwise tireless.

You can create a wooden horse for another rider, using your Mind but that creature's value in the other attributes and in the Ride skill.

Ride Psi

Psychic Channeling

Trigger Action (Combo)

Use this when you use another power. The power does not originate from you, but from a willing ally you touch or can see. You must perceive the target of the power. (Psyhcic Network and other perception powers are sufficient for this), but line of effect, range and other such factors are calculated from your ally and not from you.

This is a meta-power that affects other powers. In some campaign worlds there is a strong Origin Divide among different origins. Check with your GM regarding your campaign. Origins that are opposed cannot cannot be modified by meta-powers; it is as if powers from the opposing origin was actually a schtick rather than a power.

Ride Space

Cargo Teleport

Limit Break

You can Teleport a large mass of inanimate matter that you touch. The mass is limited by your Ride

The difficulty depends on mass and cover, and the check is modified by range. For mass, read on weight of the load on the Body and Mass table. If you teleport the cargo to a bound Teleport Circle ignore range and cover. If you have this power and use another Teleports power to teleport yourself, you can bring cargo along when you do.

Distort Space

Limit Break

You can either compress or stretch space. The effect can be lasting, but only affects a rather small area or a certain path between two places. It is generally wise to remove such an effect when no longer needed, as it can cause all kinds of problems.

When you compress space, you make travel times shorter without actually changing speed. Instead you make the distance to be traveled shorter. This change applies to anyone traveling that same road at the same time, so it can potentially affect a large number of travelers in a caravan. Add your Mind to the Move of those using the compressed space. In combat, this effect lasts for a scene and affects a number of creatures equal to your Reflexes.

When you stretch distance in an area, you make any path traced through this area longer. You affect a real-world area with a diameter up to your Ride skill. All distances in this area is multiplied by your Mind, making ranges longer and movement slower. The actual size of objects, creatures, and terrain features is not affected, only distances to be crossed.

This power can also be used to make places that are larger on the inside than on the outside, multiplying the available area inside a building by your Mind. This is mostly used on tents or buildings, but can also work on natural caves and similar enclosed spaces as long as the total (original) area is no larger than your Ride in meters along any one dimension.

Remote Sense

Limit Break

You can create a limited teleportation portal at any spot you like - the range is unlimited but you must know the spatial coordinates. This portal only transmits sensory input, but does not allow anyone to step through or affect the world on the other side in any way. You can use all your senses this way, and sensory powers as well. You can speak trough the remote sensory point, but you cannot move it. You cannot use this to help a teleport.

You can scry on those at the chosen position. To gain information this way you make an opposed check against the targets' Recon. You gain valuable information based on the outcome of this roll; if the outcome matches the target's Mind you gain clear and important insights into the target's activities. On a failed roll, you learn obvious details and trivia; if the negative Outcome matches your Mind you learn misleading information or the target notices your spying.

Sanctum Invitation

Limit Break

This allows you to Teleport up to your Mind willing (or helpless) creatures to a safe area - the same as that of the Sanctum power. You do not need to know the Sanctum power, but this power is obviously less practical that using the Sanctum power itself to teleport yourself.

Teleport

Limit Break

You can disappear, only to appear moments later in another location. You teleport on the same plane of existence, to a bound Teleport Circle or to an open space under the open sky whose location you are aware of, with no intelligent creatures within a hundred meters or so.

Teleportal

Limit Break

You set up a magical portal, trough which anyone can teleport. Choose two locations on the same plane of existence that you you have bound Teleport Circle; you must be at one of them when you use this power. A portal appears in each location, enabling travel in either direction. The portal lasts until you move more than Mind meters away.

Walk Trough Walls

Basic Action

Teleport to the other side of a wall you are touching. You need to make a Recon roll with a difficulty of 5 plus the thickness of the wall in meters plus the Armor Value of the wall material. You cannot pass through walls made of Force.

You cannot take any other movement as a part of this action, but it is possible to Sneak while doing it, using the same roll as the one to walk trough the wall. Sneaking like this always requires a roll if there are observers on either side.

Ride Spiritual

Channeling

Limit Break

You establish a link with another, through which powers can be channeled. You must touch the target to establish the link. The two of you have a weak empathic link; you cannot transmit specific information, but you both know the other's general mood and health. It is common to use other powers to get more specific information, at least in times of stress, doing so makes the channel power much more useful.

When this power is active, any power either of you uses can manifest through the other, just as if the other character was using the power (tough it is still based on the actual user's skills and attributes). If the power is to target anything other than the other linked character, the linked character needs to take a Trigger Action to target the effect.

The link lasts until the end of the story or until either of you enters another link that allows the transfer of powers.

Intercession

Basic Action

You channel one Fortune Point to another character, who need not be present. You spend this point, and the target receives it, replenishing any lost Fortune points. If this leaves the target with more than a full Fortune pool, the points must be spent before the end of the scene or they return to you. Intercession works over any distance; you only need a clear image in your mind of the person you are interceding for.

Martyrdom

Trigger Action (Defense)

Use this power when you take damage or suffer a finisher. You die and go to whatever place your spirit is destined to go, but you can come back from this place and reappear in the mundane world at a later time. While "dead" you cannot be affected in any way, except possibly with Summon powers.

You reappear at the gamemaster's discretion, generally in the next session but possibly later. Your reappearance is linked to the plot and tied to your allies rather than to a place or to enemies.

Sacred Teleport

Limit Break

You Teleport up to Mind willing creatures (which can include yourself) to a sacred site.

To teleport to a spiritual site, you must have been there and attuned yourself to it using this power. If you are attuned to several sacred sites, you can select which of these sites to recall to another use of this power. This selection remains until you change it.

To serve as a sacred site, a place needs to be consecrated to a faith you share, and there must be some kind of iconography there to show its significance. If the site is destroyed or defiled, it can no longer be used until it is restored. Once it is restored, any sacred recall links to the site are automatically restored as well.

Ride Tech

Piloting Rig

Inherent

You can make a Confident roll to drive a vehicle equipped with cybernetic controls. Certain hi-tech, hi-performance vehicles require such a link to operate at all.

Redline

Stance

Select a cyborg, machine, robot, or vehicle you touch; its Move is increased by +2. You need not continue to touch it to maintain the stance.

Remote

Stance

You establish a link with an object, through which powers can be channeled. You must touch the target to establish the link. As long as you maintain this stance, you can use your senses and powers through the remote. When this power is active, any power you use can manifest through the remote, just as if you were there. The object counts as unnamed, making it relatively easy to destroy. If the object is carried by another, a successful stunt directed at the remote and any Setback suffered by the bearer destroys the remote (this is in addition to the normal effects of the setback).

This is a meta-power that affects other powers. In some campaign worlds there is a strong Origin Divide among different origins. Check with your GM regarding your campaign. Origins that are opposed cannot cannot be modified by meta-powers; it is as if powers from the opposing origin was actually a schtick rather than a power.

Ranging

Limit Break

You can use a single power once without range penalties. You must still see your target for powers that requires a line-of-sight, and Cover and Concealment applies normally. Casting a spell through remote viewing (cameras, divination) causes a low rumble that prevents the target from being surprised.

Ride Time

Accelerate

Stance

Select a creature or vehicle you touch; its Move is increased by +2.

Time Gash

Limit Break

To use this power, you must make a record of how the scene is at the beginning of a round, noting positions, numbers, conditions, and health of everyone in the scene. If using miniatures, this is best done with a photograph of the map. You need nt actually use Time Gash, just because you have made these preparations, but if you always make these preparations just in case, you are likely to annoy the GM.

When you use Time gash, time is rewound to the start of the round, just before initiative is rolled. Everything that happened in the round didn't actually happen, and all results of the round are undone, with the exception of your own Fortune points spent - which remain spent.

This requires a Ride check against the greatest initiative result anyone involved in the action scored, and affects an area with a radius equal to your Ride check in meters. if the area is insufficient to contain the entire scene, the power fails. The GM might judge that a part of a larger scene is sufficiently separate to allow the power to work, such as in a duel in the middle of a battlefield.

Those who are affected by this even might have some memories or flashbacks about the lost time if it further the plot.

Time Pocket

Limit Break

You, your allies, a target and the target's allies enter a pocket of time. This cannot be more creatures than your Mind; if more creatures than that would be affected, the power fails. You cannot use this to isolate a target from its immediate allies; if you include a creature its allies on the spot must be included as well or the power fails.

While in this loop everything else in the universe is frozen in time; impossible to affect in any way.

The power lasts for one scene or until any creature moves further away from where you activated the effect than a number of meters equal to the result of the Ride roll made when you activated the power. When the power ends, time resumes normally for the rest of the universe.

Time Travel

Limit Break

Those present teleport away to a faraway time. They usually stay there only for a limited time, or until a specific event occurs, but this is highly variable. Any changes caused while time traveling are usually temporary and will have worked themselves out in the intervening time, so you usually cannot change the present by changing the past. You can gain new knowledge, rescue someone, find loot and so on, depending on the exact properties of this particular time rift and the GM's whim.

The difficulty does not depend on the amount of time bridged, but on the connection between the present time and place and your target. So, if you want to travel to the time of Ancient Egypt, go to the pyramids. You must research the time you want to go to and its relationship to your own time, finding the exact spot and time when time shift is possible. This must be done as a part of the preparations for an adventure, in collaboration with he GM. If you manage to come to the specific time and place and use this power, the story usually depends on this effect, and thus always works. Otherwise, it fails.

Ride Water

Airy Water

Basic Action

You create a bubble with a diameter equal to your Ride that has the properties of both air and water. Any air or water in the bubble is affected, solid material, vacuum or other substances that are not air or liquid cannot be affected. Both air-breathers and water-breathers can breathe in the area, and both swim, fly, and walk movement is unhindered. Both air and water vehicles can travel in the area. Stunts and attacks that would function in either air or water function in the area. The bubble lasts as long as you remain inside it, or for one scene if you leave. You can center the bubble on a creature, object, or location. The GM is the sole arbiter of what this does to gasses that are not air or to liquids that are not water.

Hydrodynamics

Stance

Select a water vehicle or swimming creature you touch; its Move is increased by +2 when in water. You need not continue to touch it to maintain the stance.

Floating Reservoir

Limit Break

You can collect and move a reservoir of water drawn from the surroundings. The collection of water is normally instant, but dries out the environment and might deplete the water table. In arid locales, you only get a fraction of the water you'd normally collect. The largest reservoir possible is a sphere with a diameter equal to your Mind, but you can choose to make it smaller and take any shape as long as no two points of it are more than your Mind meters apart.

The Floating Reservoir has a Body equal to your Ride plus your Mind, a Move of 2 and carries things like a creature of this strength. If you ride in the reservoir it works like a vehicle or it can follow a simple navigational directions. You can dispel it as a Limit Break and it falls apart if you create a new one. It will slowly evaporate over time if not replenished.

Ranged Attacks are deflected when passing through the walls of the reservoir but can certainly harm the Floating Reservoir itself.

Underwater, this power can be used to create a similar large bubble of self-replenishing air or to lift heavy objects.

Water Jet

Basic Action

This is intended as a travel power useful in chase scenes and somewhat impractical for ordinary adventuring.

While in or on water, substitute your Move with your Ride. You can move your Ride in a straight line as a basic action. This is the only way you can use this increased speed, but you can do this as part of a chase.