Schtick List (Action)

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This page collects all Schticks excluding Powers in one place.

Attribute Schticks

Body Schticks

Schticks related to Body

Bruiser

Inherent

You are very physically powerful and look the part. Your Body can be up to two points higher than the normal Race maximum.

Determination

Inherent

Use this if you run out of Hits. You can avoid collapsing when out of Hits, but at a price. Once you are out of Hits, you take damage setbacks when damage exceeds your soak attribute by five instead of ten. If you take a damage setback while at no Hits, you are unable to continue fighting.

Guts

Limit Break

You have a fierce will to live and fight on. Heal one hit. You can use this at the end of a round, even if unconscious due to lack of hits. You cannot use this to wake from unconsciousness if you have taken a damage setback.

Unnamed characters with this schtick have a 50% chance to recover at the end of a round. If playing with miniatures, leave the model on the tabletop and roll at the end of the round. If the roll fails, or if the unnamed creature takes a damage setback, remove the model.

Natural Reach

Inherent

You have long reach, most often because you are tall but sometimes just due to long limbs.

All your Melee attacks gain a Reach of 1 per 5 Body or fraction thereof, with a minimum of 2 meters.

Against creatures whose Body is lower than yours all your Melee attacks also gain Intercept.

One Last Shot

Inherent

When you take your last Hit, do one last furious burst of action. This can be a Basic Action or a Limit Break. After this your hits run out and you fall unconscious - you can heal yourself to help your survival, but you cannot heal yourself to stay in the fight. One Last Shot does not give you access to schticks and powers you don't ordinarily have, it only lets you use your normal powers out of sequence.

Unflappable

Inherent

A quiet but secure giant, you ignore the antics of smaller creatures. Your huge mass is hard to move or unbalance.

Superstrength

Inherent

You can freely exceed the normal Body limit based on your race and weight. You can choose to not take up more Space on the Map. You must decide how large you are in advance, Superstrength does not allow you to change your mass at will.

You still suffer from physical limitations on weapons, armor, and tools.

This schtick is considered a Power even tough it lacks a Form. To take it, you have to have a Tradition, and if the Methods of your tradition or a Power Loss Limitation makes you lose your powers, your attribute is reduced to the normal maximum value until your powers return.

Note that this is mostly a problem for Folk - more exotic creatures don't have attribute maxima anyway.

Super Leverage

Inherent

Your strength does not need leverage to work; in true superhero fashion you do not need to be solidly anchored to exert strength, and you can lift impossibly large objects that would ordinarily break if their entire weight was carried by one person.

You still suffer from physical limitations on weapons, armor, and tools, but you can use oversized gear sized for your actual Body.

This schtick is considered a Power even tough it lacks a Form. To take it, you have to have a Tradition, and if the Methods of your tradition or a Power Loss Limitation makes you lose your powers, your attribute is reduced to the normal maximum value until your powers return.

Note that this is mostly a problem for Folk - more exotic creatures don't have attribute maxima anyway.

Mind Schticks

Schticks related to Mind

Emergency Power

Limit Break

You can overcome Power Loss. You can immediately (as a part of the Limit Break) do one of these things:

  • Use a power that is a basic action.
  • Activate one Stance power and then take a Basic Action that is not itself a power, but that benefits from the stance you just adopted.

Genius

Inherent

You are a mental giant among your kin and have an aura of wisdom and power about you. Your Mind can be up to two points higher than the normal racial maximum.

Implemented Will

Inherent

You can use any power that could normally use an Implement bare-handed for Mind +4 damage.

Super Genius

Inherent

You can freely exceed the normal Mind limit based on your race.

This schtick is considered a Power even tough it lacks a Form. To take it, you have to have a Tradition, and if the Methods of your tradition or a Power Loss Limitation makes you lose your powers, your attribute is reduced to the normal maximum value until your powers return.

Note that this is mostly a problem for Folk - more exotic creatures don't have attribute maxima anyway.

Will to Work

Inherent

You can work much longer hours than normal people, adding your Mind to your effective Body for Endurance. This often means you lead a double life, having a full professional career and an adventuring life on the side.

Reflexes Schticks

Schticks related to Reflexes

Athlete

Inherent

You are a physical paragon and well beyond the norm of your people, which shows in your appearance and mannerisms. Your Reflexes can be up to two points higher than the normal racial maximum.

Super Reflexes

Inherent

You can freely exceed the normal Reflexes limit based on your race.

This schtick is considered a Power even tough it lacks a Form. To take it, you have to have a Tradition, and if the Methods of your tradition or a Power Loss Limitation makes you lose your powers, your attribute is reduced to the normal maximum value until your powers return.

Note that this is mostly a problem for Folk - more exotic creatures don't have attribute maxima anyway.

Quicker than the Eye

Inherent

If your Reflexes are higher than your opponent's, you can announce a Trigger Action (Defense) which is normally announced before the attack or stunt roll after you know the result of that roll.

Move Schticks

Schticks related to Move

Dash

Trigger Action (Combo)

Double your Move for one Standard Action.

Sprint

Inherent

You can exceed your racial Move by up to two points. You still have to pay for these attribute points.

Super Speed

Inherent

You can freely exceed the normal Move value based on your race.

This schtick is considered a Power even tough it lacks a Form. To take it, you have to have a Tradition, and if the Methods of your tradition or a Power Loss Limitation makes you lose your powers, your attribute is reduced to the normal maximum value until your powers return.

Note that this is mostly a problem for Folk - more exotic creatures don't have attribute maxima anyway.

Skill Schticks

Charm Schticks and Powers

Actor

Inherent

You are a character actor, well able to maintain a role. You like to immense yourself in your assumed persona, and seem able to change your personality and demeanor on cue.

When you use Acting & Disguise against people with only limited knowledge of your assumed role, the difficulty is their Mind.

You can disguise yourself as a different race, gender or as a specific person as long as you can conceal any obvious physical differences; your method acting convinces people to overlook minor oddities in your appearance.

Ablative Clothing

Inherent

When in action, you have a marvelous ability to lose your clothes. Blows miss you by the sheerest margin, slashing your outfit. Branches conspire to rip your clothes. Claws gore clothes instead of flesh. This schtick is just as common among hunks and babes. Conan has it, as does many fantasy barbarians and bimbos in all genres.

Use this schtick to ignore the effects of any one physical attack or stunt. You can also use it to ignore difficult ground or other adverse terrain effects, in which case you can ignore such conditions for one Round. This rips up your clothes beyond repair. You cannot use this schtick while naked or in ripped clothes, and can only use it once per session.

Once you have used this you are as naked as the genre will allow. Any function your clothes once had is gone. You no longer have any armor. This can serve to activate Bulletproof Nudity.

Acumen

Basic Action

You can use the Sense Motive stunt as a Basic Action, but you still need to observe your target in a social context. You can only attempt Acumen once per scene on a particular target.

Beauty Mask

Inherent

The Crying Freeman has this schtick, and any character can have it in almost any juncture.

This schtick gives a sort of anonymity, even when not in disguise. Your features are idealized and forgettable. People can't seem to remember just exactly what you looked like when giving a description, tought they will readily recognize you if you meet again. They know someone was there, but they just can't think of what you looked like. "He looked kinda like a movie star."

If an observer or interrogator spends a Limit Break, an opposed Charm gives a basic description.

Betrayal

Limit Break

Use this when you are with someone who trusts you implicitly and has lowered his guard to you and who you can hold or embrace without them resisting you. It works both inside and outside of combat.

You can do a Finisher against your target, just as if you had just defeated him in combat.

Blind Eye

Trigger Action

Win an opposed Charm check to convince the target that something it would normally not accept is in fact acceptable. The target turns a blind eye to the problem and acts normally despite the situation. The target overlooks what would normally be unacceptable identity, behavior, or appearance, going so far as to ignore rules and social conventions. The target turns a blind eye to a single situation and its direct natural repercussions. For example, having accepted a barbarian at a cocktail party, the target will not react to that barbarian again until he does something truly outrageous. Any direct threat of harm breaks the charm.

Captivating Captive

Focus)

When you are a captive or otherwise helpless or at the mercy of your opposition, you can focus.

Consummate Charm

Inherent

When you make a successful Charm stunt against an opponent with a score of 8 or more in the attribute used to see if it is a Setback, you can add three to the Outcome of the action.

Cosmopolite

Inherent

You are at home in all cultures, able to understand and adopt to strange manners and customs. Negate any penalties on Charm or Impress rolls related to alien cultures. You automatically succeed on social skill rolls made solely to make contact.

This schtick does not cover languages; use Linguist for that.

Cute

Inherent

There is something about you that makes others care for you. Depending on their personality, this might make them want to kidnap and possess you or just give you a smile and favorable treatment. You automatically have at least the minimal effect on First Impression on everyone you meet, making them see you as special and pleasant to be with. This makes it easy for you to get into social events, make acquaintances, and generally be very popular in a non-domineering sort of way.

Fascination

Basic Action

By meeting someone's eye, you can fascinate them, distracting them and giving you an opportunity to interact socially with them.

A successful First Impression focuses the target's attention on you. He will follow you a short way and be willing give you time to perform a Limit break. This also works to distract guards, focusing their attention on you instead of on what they should be doing.

In an action scene, the target must make you his objective, moving adjacent to you and focusing on getting some private time with you for the rest of the round. He can take a Basic Action to center himself to escape this and act freely thereafter. If your Outcome matches the target's Mind, you also affect any unnamed characters within a number of meters of the taeget equal to your Outcome.

Does not work on creatures incapable of communication.

Fainting Flower

Inherent

Whenever you are affected by a stunt or take damage, you can choose to ignore the effect and instead swoon beautifully. This costs you all shots for this round, but lets you ignore all damage while swooning. Enemies can use Trigger Actions (Finishers) against you, as long as you do not take further damage from them.

Fainting Flower does not help against truly indiscriminate dangers such as a bomb or rockfall, tough it does help against normal area attacks. Nor can you use this schtick to defend against attempts to capture, carry away, or otherwise take possession of you; in fact you are helpless against such attacks; your Dodge is zero against them for the remainder of the round. You cannot use this to escape confinement or whatever nefarious death-traps you might be placed in while in a swoon.

Gambler

Basic Action

You have a knack for gambling. Cinematic gambling has little to do with real-world gambling, and is not about calculating odds and folding at the right time; it is all about absurd luck. This schtick gives you the ability to draw just the right card to fill out your glorious hand or to give your race horse that little extra burst of speed.

You can take a Basic Action know the difficulty of a certain proposed task. You can make others accept a bet for a trivial stake by succeeding on an opposed Charm roll, with higher outcomes indicating bigger wagers. An outcome matching the target's Mind allows stakes the target really cannot afford to lose, the equivalent of a Setback.

You make Confident Rolls when gambling. Whenever you have a bet hanging on a trivial event, one whose main repercussion is to win or lose a bet, you can make a Charm check and substitute the result for whatever skill check would normally determine success. You don't need to be the one performing this action, this is an aspect of your luck.

Help From My Friends

Focus

When surrounded by friends, championing their cause, you gain confidence. When within Charm meters of 8 or more people that support your actions, wish you well, and generally are on your side, you can focus.

Honest Joe

Finisher

You have a way with people, and inspire trust and confidence without really trying to. Any basically good and law-abiding people gladly give you a hand, though there must be a reason if they are to accept discomfort or danger to help you. This lets you charm people without really trying to, and tends to make you a leaders of mobs and posses. You may come into conflict with official authority figures. Sometimes, you can even inspire this trust in goons and villains, but usually only after you have soundly trounced them.

You can make a roll to find Common Ground when you defeat an opponent, when you rescue someone from danger, and upon first meeting good-natured, law-abiding people. The common ground you find revolves around being decent people; an enemy will at least consider a decent life if you succeed on this.

Infiltrator

Limit Break

You can convincingly pass yourself off as nearly anyone with a little time and preparation. To use this ability, you temporarily stop playing. Your character is presumed to have donned a disguise and gone "off camera". At any subsequent point during play you may choose any nameless, filler character (a villain’s minion, a bellboy in the hotel, the cop who just pulled you over) in a scene and reveal that that character is actually you in disguise. Make an opposed Charm roll against the most skilled opponent on the scene. If this roll succeeds, you get to pick an NPC minion who is really you in disguise. If the roll fails, the opposition chooses who you are replacing, which can often put you in a dangerous position.

You may remain in disguise for as long as you like, but if anyone is tipped off that you might be nearby, an opposed Charm roll can be performed as a Limit Break. If the spotter wins, that player (or GM) gets to decide what nameless character on the scene you infiltrated as - and generally does so when you are alone and vulnerable.

Influential Friend

Inherent

You have a friend in a high places. This can be a king, hero, high official, monster, or even a god. You are childhood friends, accidental acquaintances, lovers, or otherwise know each other privately.

Inclined to act in your favor, an influential friend has many other obligations and this makes him unreliable. Your friend likes you and wants to correspond with you and spend time with you, but is aware that showing you preferential treatment is somewhat irresponsible and thus does not provide all the support he could. He will give plenty of hints, rumors, and tidbits of information as well as the occasional gift and favor. Pressuring an influential friend for more help may produce grand results in the short term, but can easily backlash. At times, your influential friend might need your help, having you act secretly as their agent in the world.

Inspiration

Inherent

You are an inspiration to others. Whenever someone else performs an action that you heartily endorse, you can use Inspiration to give them a Fortune point they must immediately spend. You lose this Fortune point as if you spent it yourself. This schtick can even be used when you are not present, but you then need to describe a montage of something you did or told them that can inspire them in the current crisis.

Lip Reading

Basic Action

You have the ability to decipher what people are saying merely from looking at their lips moving. As long as you can get a reasonably good view of a speaker's lips and know the language, you can get the gist of what is said. Certain parts may be obscure or missing, depending on your skill roll and the needs of the plot.

Medium

Limit Break

You are sensitive to psychic impressions, and can often catch the mood of a place and get glimpses of important events that happened there in the past. Make a Charm check to seek answers, which works much like Gather Information, only the answers are colored by the place instead of people.

Protector

Limit Break

You have a protector, usually a Henchman Extra with a maximum skill equal to your Charm who looks out for your interest and will accompany you on adventures. Often somewhat dim witted, he is nonetheless a loyal defender and trusty companion. He generally thinks of himself as the true hero and you as the sidekick to be protected.

Your protector need not be a specific person, and can actually be someone you had never seen before you met at the adventure site, or one of the villains henchmen overcome by your charms.

You often get separated from your protector early in the story, but he generally reappears in the dramatic scene, having made his way into the den of evil to rescue you just as he is needed (when you take the limit break). You can also use a Limit Break to inspire your protector, restoring any Hits he might have taken. After a rescue, he will expect some measure of attention and devotion from you, just as if you had seduced him.

Self-Made

Inherent

You are successful in business and thus financially independent. And you can do it again; if you was washed up on a pacific island, you would be king of the clamshells (or whatever) in a day or two.

Silver Tongue

Limit Break

People tend to tell you things, and you tend to learn more than they intended from what they say. You can make an opposed Charm roll to make a character say way to much, even if they are on their guard. When you Gather_Information the roll is routine, and you can do this directly against the character you are investigating without causing undue suspicion.

Skeptic

Trigger Action (Defense)

Use this when you think you are being deceived or have to use your Charm as a defense value, you gain a +5 bonus to your defensive attribute (usually to Charm, but sometimes to other skills used as defenses). "Deception" in this context includes lies, disguise, illusion and other direct falsehoods.

At any time, when an interaction based on deception fails, you realize which statements were lies but you do not learn the truth.

When you use Social Support you and your friends gain a +3 bonus on their defensive Charm.

Sleight of Hand

Basic Action

Your training gives yous several advantages when trying to use Palm Object.

In any situation where you can use Palm Object, the Charm check is routine. You can swipe an object that is larger than your hand, is in use, or that is closely supervised, but then the check is not Routine.

Spin Yarn

Basic Action

By continually speaking, you may keep your audience captive with outrageous tales, distracting them. You can keep this up beyond all reason. You must first engage the victim in conversation, and then make an opposed Charm roll. You can target several people at once with no penalties, but use the highest value in the audience for a difficulty.

For each point of outcome, you keep going for a minute. You can then try again. If the outcome exceeds your victims' Mind, they give you some boon, either out of sympathy or in an effort to get away.

Failing the roll, combat, an alarm, and even a person coming to interrupt will break your hold on people. If the situation is not dire, you can use your Spin Yarn on someone who comes to interrupt to add them to your audience.

Star Stuff

Inherent and Limit Break

You are an expressive performer who can enthrall an audience and inspire a great range of emotion. You are famous in your field, and can easily get into social events or arrange performances.

When on stage performing, you are supremely confident. Any Charm rolls you make while on stage are Confident Rolls. This aspect of Star Stuff is inherent and always active.

You can take a Limit Break to set the mood for a scene among people who are listening to you. Interaction rolls that go along with the emotion you set become Routine. This can be done anywhere, tough it is easier and the affected area is larger when you are on stage due to the first ability of this schtick.

Steal the Story

Trigger Action

While another individual attempts to give an account of an event or use Charm as a basic action or limit break, you can make an opposed Charm check to deftly interject comments or statements over the course of the storytelling that cause the individual to muddle specific details. This will discredit, insult, and humiliate the speaker. If the check succeeds, the speaker does not succeed at informing listeners about what she was trying to say and the attitude of anyone who heard the altered story becomes suspicious. If your Charm check fails the target realizes that you made deliberate attempts to confuse the story.

The Kiss

Basic Action, Focus

You dramatically kiss someone adjacent to you. This is a romantic kiss, not an inconspicuous peck on the cheek. The kissed creature then has the option to reciprocate your kiss - in which case you both become focused. Otherwise this has no effect.


Communicates with, charms or imposes moods associated with the form on creatures.

As noted in the form descriptions, each form has an associated mental state; emote powers are often based on this state. Depending on how its used this can either be a blessing or a curse.

Emote Air

Air Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be swift, open-minded, generous, brave, and honorable. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident reroll. This applies to most uses of the Melee skill, and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Charm Air Elementals

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Air Elementals.

Pied Piper

Basic Action

Everyone dances to your music. Make an opposed Charm check against all creatures you select in a diameter equal to your Mind. Those you succeed lose three shots dancing. Those against whom you get an outcome matching their Mind join a stately dance until you stop performing.

Dancers will move along with you, at their normal Move. They will not take double moves to follow you. If they are ever further away from you than their Mind in meters when their turn comes up, the charm is broken.

Winds of Charm

Trigger Action (Combo)

When you take a basic action to perform a melee attack, you can use this power to perform either a Distraction or Trick stunt before executing the attack.

Whispering Wind

Basic Action

You create a current of wind that will carry spoken words between you and others. There must be a passage of air between each target, and the range is counted along this passage. The passage can be tiny; a keyhole or the crack under a door suffices. The Whispering Wind can carry messages up ten meters times your Charm roll. If any target is further than this away from you, the power fails for them. You can only roll for this power once as you set it up.

You can send messages to a certain spot instead of to a specific target and try to send to creatures you are not sure are in range; these are power stunts. Whispering Wind lasts for a scene.

Windrunning

Limit Break

You give yourself or another creature you touch a bonus of +3 to Move for the rest of the scene. Their final Move cannot be greater than your Charm.

Emote Earth

Charm Earth Elementals

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Earth Elementals.

Earth Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be peaceful, confident, and self-assured. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident re-roll. This applies to most uses of Impress, and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Splendor

Limit Break

You can create clothes. This can be fabulously rich, lined with precious metals and speckled with diamonds or pearls. Or it can just be stylish, even minimalist, but of exquisite cut and style. You can mimic gang colors, uniforms, and really any apparel you like. The kit can include minor accessories like a handbag or dress sword, but any weapon so created is unreliable and can be of no more than medium size. The items created last your Mind hours, usually more than enough for a social event. After that time, they gradually lose their splendor, turning into rags in about an hour.

A creature wearing an outfit you made specifically for it to wear in a specific scene and setting, all Charm rolls are routine. If the scene changes in unexpected ways, such as a soiree turning into a hostage drama, the bonus no longer applies.

Stone Stamina

Limit Break

You give yourself or another creature you touch a bonus of +3 to Body for the rest of the scene.

Emote Fire

Charm Fire Elementals

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Fire Elementals.

Conflict

Limit Break

You make creatures rage and attack their allies. Make an opposed Charm check against all creatures you select in a diameter equal to your Mind. Those you succeed against will spend their next action attacking the nearest ally with their normal mode of attack. Those against whom you get an outcome matching their Mind spend this and the next round attacking allies. If no allies are present, the creature acts normally.

Fire Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be aggressive, intense, and focused. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident reroll. This applies to most uses of the Shoot skill, and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Flame Interrogation

Finisher

Fire is one of the primal fears, and has great applications in interrogation and intimidation. One of the more common uses is in the effect known as Flame of Truth. An open flame is placed in the subjects open hand. The difficulty is the the targets Charm. As long as he continues to say what you want him to say, the flames do not hurt him, but if he hesitates or lies, the flames flare up. If you want the truth, you get the truth. If you want toadying and half truths, or verification of what you already think, that is what you get. If you fail the roll, he will speak according to his own heart – and you cannot tell that he is deceiving you.

Flash of Intellect

Limit Break

You give yourself or another creature you touch a bonus of +3 to Mind for the rest of the scene.

Emote Water

Charm Water Elementals

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Water Elementals.

Fluid Motion

Limit Break

You give yourself or another creature you touch a bonus of +3 to Reflexes for the rest of the scene.

Go With The Flow

Basic Action

You make another character go with the flow of the situation. The target may immediately take what is normally a Basic Action without spending any shots. This action must be the same one the target or an ally took on their last action, or an action that is caring, mercurial, or spiritual.

If the action succeeds, the target also recovers one Hit.

Sea Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be caring, mercurial, and spiritual. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident reroll. This applies to most uses of the Charm skill, and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Emote Animal

Animal Appeal

Basic Action

You can make Seduction stunts as a basic action using opposed Charm rolls, but the mood you inspire is raw lust, not friendship or trust. A failed roll breaks your hold over the target.

Animal Friends

Inherent

You have the ability to befriend and gain help from natural animals you encounter. When you stay in a natural environment for a while, you will start to pick up incidental animal friends who stay around, check up on you, and otherwise perform small services and friendly gestures. If you get involved in a conflict while these animals are around, they will try to help you. They are still animals, and afraid of man and his machines, but can often help in small ways by keeping track of foes or keeping them awake at night. If push comes to shove, they may help you in actual combat as well.

Your Animal Friends have the attributes of typical animals, and can do any reasonable stunt as a group with a skill equal to your Charm. A hit on any of them will chase them all off for the rest of the fight. Even if you befriend a whole flock of animals, they still perform as a single unnamed character.

Animal Merge

Stance

You can merge your consciousness with that of an animal with a successful Charm roll against the animal's Dodge. You must see the animal when first merging, and normal range penalties apply to the initial Charm roll to convince the animal to accept you. After that, you can maintain the merger over any distance. Animals exceptionally loyal to you can be merged with at a distance. While merged, you can communicate with the animal and sense everything the animal experiences. This is not mind control but you can usually convince the animal to move as you desire. You mentally ride along as the animal moves. You can use your own Skills through the animal as long as such an action would not be outside the animals normal scope of action.

You can use this power again to shift your consciousness to another animal if they touch, but cannot otherwise use powers trough the animal.

Your body is in a trance while merging, and you are thus automatically surprised if attacked, but you can still talk and move about slowly while in this trance.

Charm Animal

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Animals. Assume that natural animals communicated with have the intelligence of small children, and that they can give fair recollections of what they have seen or experienced.

You can also send out a call to animals of one species. Make a skill roll; the call reaches any animal within this many kilometers. This call is one-way but can convey a message, usually a request for aid. The call is very persuasive. In general, one animal will respond for each point of outcome, but never more than what is present in the area. It takes the animals time to arrive.

Wild Abandon

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be wild, hedonistic, lustful, competitive, and to go with the flow. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident reroll. This applies to most uses of the Ride skill, and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Emote Plant

Abundant Growth

Basic Action

You increase the target's size and the size of all their carried equipment. This can have a set duration of up to one day. If used on an enemy, you must beat the target with an opposed Charm roll. On a success, you can increase the targets Body by 3. On a margin equal to the target's Body, you can increase the target's Body by as many points as your Mind, potentially increasing a child to the size of an ogre.

When you increase Body, Mind and Reflexes are both lowered by half that amount, to a minimum of 1.

Commune With Nature

Limit Break

You make a pause to commune with nature; depending on your Tradition you might be communing with spirits, divine beings, or reading telltale signs in a holistic system. This works much like using Gather Information, only your contact is the plant life of an area. Anything obviously affecting the plants will be easy to learn, things obtrusive to plants less so. Terrain features and creatures inhabiting the area are always known, but transients might be missed. The plant life knows of areas where their presence is hampered, such as in a house, but cannot give any detail of what is in such a space. This power extends into a circle with an diameter in kilometers equal to your Mind.

Plant Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be calm, peaceful, quietly resilient, and stoic. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident reroll. This applies to most uses of the Create skill, and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Charm Plant Elementals

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Plant Elementals.

Emote Metal

Dragon Debt

Limit Break

Select an object you formerly owned. You call the creature carrying the object to you. Make an opposed Charm roll, ignoring line of sight and range modifiers. On a success the target is overcome with a compulsion to move towards you and return the object for one hour per point of Outcome (minimum of 15 minutes). You know if the power is still working or has been broken, but nothing more. If you leave the locale where you used the power, it ends.

The target will move towards you at normal Move. It knows what direction you are in, and will select what it thinks is the best path. If prevented from moving, the creature will struggle and even fight to be able to move on, but is not compelled to spend any Fortune. Once the target arrives, it will offer you the object and the compulsion ends.

An opposed Charm roll against you to break the effect is allowed whenever a particular creature first tries to get the target to stop and each round when in combat or other direct danger. On a success, the effect is broken. The target knows where you are at and can communicate this fact to anyone it encounters or can contact, as long as doing so would nor make it stop moving.

Heroism

Limit Break

Select any one Schtick; the target can use this schtick for the rest of the Scene.

Magnetic Attraction

Basic Action

You set up an attraction between two people. Their eyes will meet, they will "randomly" come upon each other during normal social activities, but they are not emotionally attached to each other as a result of this power. An unaware or uncooperative target needs a successful opposed Charm roll to be affected. You need not affect both targets simultaneously, you can affect first one, then the other. One of the targets can be you.

What this does is that charm tasks like Common Ground and Seduction can continue even if a charm roll fails.

Magnetic attraction lasts as long as the two people remain in an area where they could conceivably meet - if one of them is out of contact for a day, the effect ends.

Metal Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be precise, decisive and cooly confident. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident reroll. This applies to most uses of Melee, and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Charm Metal Elementals

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Metal Elementals.

Emote Ice

Ice Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be cool, aloft, and coldly calculating. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident reroll. This applies to most uses of Shoot, and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Charm Ice Elementals

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Ice Elementals.

Emote Illusion

Charm Spectres

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Spectres.

Consensual Reality

Basic Action

You can transfer control of an illusion to the collective subconscious of those present. This means you no longer have to concentrate or maintain a stance to control the illusion, and it will behave as everybody present and believing in it expects it to act. Thus, an illusion of a guard will continue his duties, but could be relived by other guards or even play a simple game of dice with them. The illusion's effective skill is equal to the number of people who are currently sensing and believing in it, which can make consensual reality very hard to disbelieve. However, it doesn't make the illusory creature any more powerful, not does it grant abilities the original illusion did not have.

Glamored Gift

Basic Action

You describe an object to your target and change the appearance an object you take out or present.

The Body of the imitated object is the difficulty, and the illusion remains on the object 15 minutes per point of Outcome. If the object has a Body higher than your Mind. you suffer a -1 penalty per point of difference. With an opposed Charm roll the illusion will pass inspection. Extremely valuable or intricate objects count as having a high Body when calculating the difficulty, at the GMs discretion.

The illusion will conform to the general description you gave, but gets its exact details from each observer's mind. This means that each observer sees a slightly different object. People discussing the details of the object can make Create rolls against your Charm to discover they are not seeing the same thing.

Illusion of Normality

Basic Action or Limit Break

Win an opposed Charm check to convince others that a situation is in fact perfectly normal; that there is no need to act on it or protest against it. The target turns a blind eye and acts that would normally cause alarm or consternation. Nor will targets report the event afterward on their own initiative, tough they will remember it in a detached way if asked or reminded. Direct threat or harm to the target or its friends breaks the illusion. It otherwise lasts for a scene.

As a Basic Action, this affects one target. As a Limit Break this affects all targets in a radius equal to your Charm. Unnamed bystanders and other uninvolved parties are generally automatically affected with no need for a roll.

Mask of a Thousand Faces

Basic Action

You assume an illusory appearance. This can be anything of the same basic form and from half to twice as big as you are. Mask is an Acting & Disguise stunt. You can mimic a specific person if you are familiar with their looks and mannerisms or have used Capture Scene on them.

You can use Mask on another, but they must use their own Charm to keep it up and you must renew the Mask every hour or so.

Mask of Normality

Stance

You disguise yourself as perfectly normal, unworthy of special attention, with no need to act on or protest against you. Observers turn a blind eye towards actions and appearance that would normally cause alarm or consternation. Nor will they report the event afterward on their own initiative, tough they will remember it in a detached way if asked or reminded. Actions that bring immediate harm to the a create, its friends or interests breaks the power over that creature, as will actions that would cause alarm if done by an ordinary person, such as moving past a guard at a check point.

Phantasm

Basic Action

You can send false sensory signals to a subject's mind. The subject sees, hears, smells, feels or tastes something that isn't there. The nature of the phantasm is entirely up to you, but a believable phantasm is generally more effective. The target, and only the target, can interact with the phantasm, and it behaves as an unnamed character or normal object would.

Use the rules for Interaction Stunts, nothing that anything is possible, but not everything is believable. To maintain a Phantasm you need to spend a Basic Action on it each round, at the end of a round in which you did not spend an a Basic Action on it, it disappears. Sometimes, the GM might demand further Charm rolls to see how believable the phantasm is.

Skit

Basic Action

This is an illusion of one or more creatures, designed to fool or create an artistic effect - but not necessarily a comedy. To maintain a Skit you need to spend a Basic Action on it each round, at the end of a round in which you did not spend an a Basic Action on it, it disappears.

You can make up to Mind creatures, with no more than Charm meters between any two creatures that are part of the same skit.

Skit are interaction stunts, using opposed Charm skill rolls to try and trick onlookers into believing in them. A well thought out Skit can often get a hefty situation bonus, and all who see the Skit can be fooled by a single use; make a separate roll against each potential target. What the Skit is trying to achieve might not be relevant to all onlookers, some may simply not be interested and the Charm skill roll penalized accordingly or simply skipped as irrelevant.

In combat, a Skit can fool people, making them waste shots or suffer setbacks, but it does not create a target or attacker. A Setback might make targets may believe they are being attacked or attacking a target and act appropriately, but that is a part of the setback, not of the skit power.

Steal the Stars

Basic Action

You fool the the target into thinking you stole something from the environment that is not absolutely essential, but that the target treasures. Examples include the sun, the color blue, stars, moon, a landmark, a creature, or other thing significant to the target.

Make an opposed Charm (selecting an appropriate thing to steal is part of this). On a success, you have stolen this precious phenomenon from the target. The stolen thing becomes a palm-sized object in your hand. Until the target recovers the stolen object, it cannot spend Fortune points. This is a Curse, but anyone holding the object created can end it by giving it to the target or restoring it to its place in the target's perception. Anyone holding the object can use it as an Advantage against the target, which ends the power. Otherwise the object can be dispelled or physically destroyed to end the effect.

Emote Dark

Detect Enemy

Basic Action

You sense creatures that hate or intend harm to you, a group you represent, or someone who is present and under your protection. The range in meters is equal to your power skill roll when used blindly, or ten times that if you can perceive the creature in some fashion.

Detect Falsehood

Basic Action

You can sense moods and feelings, getting an impression of the falsehoods perpetrated by others. This makes Scrutinize and Sense Motive tasks Routine to you.

Dance of Shadows

Basic Action

You control shadows and darkness in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. This power only works if there is darkness or shadows present, including that created by Cloud of Darkness. You can animate these shadows, creating frightening shapes and using them to confuse foes. You can create the likeness of glowing eyes, a glowing nimbus, or phantom light that is so weak as to be visible only in darkness. These images can move, fade, and return to full strength.

You can use this to do Distraction and Trick stunts, and these stunts will affect all onlookers. The dance of shadows is trying to achieve might not be relevant to all onlookers, some may simply not be interested and the Charm skill roll penalized accordingly or simply skipped as irrelevant.

Dance of shadows can fool people in combat, making them waste shots or suffer setbacks, but is not a target or attacker. A Setback might make targets may believe they are and act appropriately, but that is a part of the setback, not of the power itself.

Dark Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be deceptive, self-indulgent, and bestial. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident reroll. This applies to most uses of the Recon skill, and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Insinuate Action

Basic Action

You give another the impulse to act in a sly or evil manner to to make the target take a deceptive, self-indulgent, or bestial action. Against a target that does not mind such actions, this is automatic, and the target may immediately take what is normally a Basic Action without spending any shots. Against a target opposed to your impulse, it requires an opposed Charm roll. On a success the target loses 3 shots. With an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target immediately performs an action you suggest and loses 3 shots.

Overcome Morality

Basic Action, Limit Break, or Finisher

You can inspire others to deeds of evil and selfishness, enhancing the darkness in their souls and reducing their sense of self and integrity. Make an opposed Charm roll against your target; one target when done as a basic action, all targets in a diameter equal to your Mind when done as a Limit Break. When done as a Finisher it is a Curse and lasts until removed.

You cannot control the targets exact actions, but while under the influence of this power, any moral inhibitions the target normally has are removed. Any successful social interaction stunt that works along these lines cause an automatic Setback regardless of outcome.

Insanity

Basic Action, Limit Break, or Finisher

You can cloud creature's minds and drive them insane.

Make an opposed Charm roll against your target; one target when done as a basic action, all enemies in a diameter equal to your Mind when done as a Limit Break. An affected creature is insane for the rest of the scene. On an Outcome matching the target's Mind, they are insane for the rest of the session. When done as a Finisher it is a Curse, and lasts until the curse is broken. If a condition would negate the effect of such a curse, the insanity reasserts itself in the next scene.

An insane target suffers one of the following effects. Roll 1d6 to see which effect. If this does not fit the personality of the target, re-roll. The second result is final. Where a power has variable effects, you determine the specifics, such as who a fixated target fixates on or what a delusional target thinks is lost.

  1. Befuddlement — as Illusion of Normality
  2. Delusion — as Steal the Stars
  3. Fixation — as Magnetic Attraction
  4. Hallucinations — as Confusion
  5. Multiple Personalities — as Cricket Voice
  6. Psychopathy — as Overcome Morality

Power of Darkness

Trigger Action (Focus)

Whenever someone in your vicinity takes an unnecessarily cruel or destructive action, going out of their way to harm others and nor merely acting to benefit themselves, you can focus. If you are the one taking the action, the GM should be a more strict on the evil act required.

Sense Sin

Inherent

When you first learn this power, pick one type of vice or sin that is considered morally distasteful in your culture. Whenever someone within 10 meters times your Mind commits this sin, make an opposed roll to sense where they are and what they did.

Sin Charm

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

When you take this power, select a sin. One of the classic 7 mortal sins are a good place to start; gluttony, lust, avarice, hubris, despondency, wrath, envy, or sloth. Other sins are certainly possible. You can charm any creature prone to this sin or one that practices it when you are charming them. You can also charm Devils of all kinds. It doesn't change a devil's basic nature; even when charmed they will try to cause harm and strife because it is in their nature, but a charmed devil will never break the letter of an agreement.

Emote Flux

Charm Whimsies

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Whimsies. It doesn't change their basic nature; even when charmed they are still destructive and unreliable.

Confusion

Basic Action

Make an opposed Charm check against all hostile creatures in a diameter equal to your Mind. Those you succeed against act randomly on their next basic action. Those against whom you scored an Outcome matching their Mind act randomly on each of their basic action until the end of the en of the next round, or auntil n interaction Setback convinces them otherwise. If attacked by one of your allies, the confusion breaks.

Targets act randomly per this table. The target still controls his own trigger actions, Fortune and so on. If the action is impossible for some reason, the creature does nothing.

  1. Act normally. This also ends the confusion.
  2. Take a Full Move in a random direction, turning to use as much as possible of his movement.
  3. Stand about babbling incoherently
  4. Try to Scare the nearest creature.
  5. Attack nearest creature
  6. Attack nearest ally

A monster affected by this power treats a result of 1-4 as "act normally".

Daredevil Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be independent, reckless, and to rely on luck. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident re-roll. This applies to most uses of the Dodge skill. You can even help someone who failed to resist a roll against his Dodge, allowing him to make a Dodge roll and use the result if higher than his passive value. Daredevil Inspiration can apply to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Fall Down Finisher

Limit Break

You can use a Finisher on someone you drink under the table or who is otherwise oblivious due to intoxication. Making someone do this in an appropriate situation is generally a Common Ground stunt with an Outcome matching the target's Body. It may take a separate stunt to get them drinking in the first place.

Overcome Inhibitions

Basic Action or Limit Break

Make an opposed Charm roll against your target; one target when done as a basic action, all targets in a diameter equal to your Mind when done as a limit break. If successful, your targets have their social inhibitions removed. They will do things that decorum would normally prevent them from doing, as long as those things agree with their personal motivations rather than cultural norms. Any successful social interaction stunt that works along these lines cause an automatic Setback regardless of outcome.

Up the Ante

Basic Action

You invoke a large amount of raw flux in a creature with an opposed Charm roll. Against a voluntary creature, this is automatic. The next die roll that creature makes is treated as a boxcars result, resulting in either a critical success or a fumble depending on whether the intended action failed or succeeded. Note that boxcars overrides a Condifent or Stymied roll.

Emote Order

Detect Lie

Inherent

You can detect spoken falsehood; when a creature within your Charm meters of you tells a deliberate falsehood, you know of it. You cannot penetrate deceit unless lies are involved. True but misleading statements are not detected.

Formal Dance

Basic Action

Everyone dances to your music. Make an opposed Charm check against all creatures you select in a diameter equal to your Mind. Those you succeed must spend a Basic Action dancing when their next shot comes up. Those against whom you get an outcome matching their Mind join a stately dance until the end of the next round or until they are attacked or directly threatened.

Dancers will move along with you, at their normal Move. They will not take double moves to follow you. If they are ever further away from you than their Mind in meters when their turn comes up, the charm is broken.

Message

Basic Action

This power carries spoken words between you and others. Message can carry messages up ten meters times your Charm, but cannot pass soil or sound-dampening materials. It can pass hard barriers like stone, concrete, brick, or metal. If any target is out of your reach even momentarily, the power fails for them.

You can send messages to a certain spot instead of to a specific target and try to send to creatures you are not sure are in range; these are power stunts. Message lasts for a scene.

Perfection of Effort

Trigger Action

Whenever you see someone else taking an action, you can support that action by invoking perfection on it. Make a confident Charm roll against the skill you are trying to assist; if you are successful the skill check becomes Routine. You cannot help yourself in this manner.

Quest

Basic Action or Finisher

You can bind someone to a promise he has made. When someone pronounces an oath or solemn promise, you can reinforce that oath as a Basic Action with an opposed Charm roll. You can also force someone to accept an oath of your choice as a finisher.

As long as the quester acts to fulfill their oath, the get the benefits of Discipline. But should they stray, they will notice that fate turns against them, and they lose a Fortune point for each decision they take that moves them away from fulfilling the oath. When their Fortune runs out, they instead suffer a Finisher of your choice - you must know Form of the Finisher he is to suffer, but need not know the exact power.

A Quest lasts until the oath is fulfilled or until dispelled as a Curse. Note that the oath bound person cannot himself strive to have the oath removed, or he will suffer from the dire effects of the Quest.

Status Quo

Basic Action

By unifying the power of public opinion, you prosecute the minority and create unity in the community. There must be a crowd of 50 or more people, and they must believe in your declaration of what is the status quo, though they need not be sympathetic to what your cause or agree with the values expressed in the status quo. As long as the dissidents and troublemakers form less than 25% of the crowd, they are Stymied on any action expressing their disagreement for the rest of the scene.

Emote Light

Angelic Visage

Stance

You gain the appearance of a being of light; your intentions seem clear and guileless and you looks put people at ease. You can treat Charm tasks against creatures that have a good or indifferent attitude against you as Routine, which almost guarantees a good result on everyday tasks. You still roll normally when trying to use charm against people who are hostile or suspicious.

Best Intentions

Basic Action or Limit Break

Make an opposed Charm roll against your target; one target when done as a basic action, all targets in a diameter equal to your Mind when done as a limit break. If successful, you and all targets have only the best intentions for each other, expressing opinions honestly and accepting what is said in the best possible light. Interactions playing on this cause a Setback on a simple success, tough such setbacks are of course beneficial, indicating agreement, full disclosure, and good and honest handshake deals. This lasts until the end of the scene. Interactions against people not affected by the power do not change.

Discern Motivation

Basic Action

With a opposed Charm roll you can peek at a creature's soul and discern what motivates it, what it feels affection for, and what kinds of things would inspire it. This often gives you hints on how to best interact with the creature. If you are willing and able to use this information, which puts demands on your actions, you gain a +3 bonus on Charm checks against a creatures whose motivations you have discerned.

Light Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to act in an enlightened and benevolent fashion, facing situations with direct, virtuous actions and placing the safety of others above their own. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident reroll. This applies to most uses of the Melee skill, and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Light of Truth

Limit Break

You create a static circle of light with a diameter equal to your Mind lasting until the end of the scene. This area is brightly lit, and the light also has a spiritual dimension; it is difficult to lie, cheat, hide or otherwise use deception in this area. Subtract your Mind from all such attempts. It is still possible to omit and withhold information, as long as no falsehoods are spoken and no new false impressions created. Light of Truth is obvious; the glare makes deception obviously awkward.

Power of Light

Trigger Action (Focus)

Whenever someone in your vicinity takes a good and selfless action, taking a risk or making a sacrifice for someone else rather than for expected benefits to themselves, you can focus. If you are the one taking the action, the GM should be a little more strict on the goodness, but using Power of Light does not in itself count as being selfish.

Vision

Limit Break

You get a vision of something that greatly concerns you or someone in your presence who you use the power for. The vision can contain factual information or advice, depending on the situation and story needs.

You do not pick the target of Vision, the power picks an appropriate target automatically. Range is not a factor. 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.

Emote Gifts

Charm Monsters

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Gifted creatures such as mutants, supers, and monsters.

Escalation

Limit Break

You get a bonus of +1 to all your skill values until the end of the scene. This bonus stacks with itself up to a maximum of +3.

Gifted Companion

Basic Action

You have a Gifted companion, a Henchman Extra with a maximum skill equal to your Charm who looks out for your interest and will accompany you on adventures. Companions are very varied and form and function, they often take on the role of sidekicks, mounts, or war beasts. Some companions serve out of a sense of loyalty, others serve to work off a debt or because you have a hold on them.

You can communicate with your companion as a Basic Action, and the companion can do the same with you, regardless of distance or language barriers.

Spirit Friends

Limit Break

You have the ability to befriend and gain help from minor spirits and supernatural creatures you encounter. These spirits hang around you, check up on you, and otherwise perform small services and friendly gestures. If you get involved in a conflict while these spirits are around, they will try to help you. They are minor spirits, but can help in small ways by keeping track of foes, keeping you updated on what's going on or haunting your enemies keeping them awake at night. In a pinch they may fight for you, but that is not their normal behavior.

Your Spirit Friends collectively is a Swarm of Minion Extras with a skill based on your Charm. Its exact composition is highly mutable; you can summon or change the composition of your spirit swarm as a Limit Break, allowing you to change it for a specific situation. Most often, it is simplest to just make a Charm check to see if your spirit friends can accomplish their objective, with the assumption that they have whatever powers and skills are needed for minor tasks such as spying, haunting an area, and the like.

Emote Magic

Enchantment

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

What creatures you can use this against depends on what Forms you know, read on the Creatures and Forms table.

Magical Gift

Limit Break

Each time you use Magical Gift, select one power that usually only affects yourself and a number of creatures equal to your Mind attribute, who must all be within Mind meters. For the rest of the scene, all these creatures can use this power just as if they had it themselves. You can only maintain one power at a time using Magical Gift, but you can learn Magical Gift multiple times to be able to maintain several different powers. Each is still a Limit Break to activate.

Emote Spiritual

Awaken Power

Limit break

You can awaken and converse with lingering spell effects as if they were intelligent creatures. If you are charming enough, they may let you off, or even change sides. Make an opposed Charm roll against the creator of the power. If you succeed, you can convince the power to change its effect in a minor way, moving about one meter or changing target from you to something harmless. On an outcome matching the creator's Mind, you gain control of the effect as if you were the user of the original power, or you can cancel the effect and then use it once during the current scene.

Focus of the Soul

Finisher

You can find the focus of another person's soul, the central dilemma or struggle defining their life at the moment. While you can use this on voluntary targets, it only works on allies when there is a concrete issue for you to help them with. You can use this insight to influence them and possibly help them resolve the dilemma and grow. For the rest of the adventure, you gain the following benefits towards the target.

  • Any successful interaction you use against the target causes a Setback.
  • You can use a Trigger Action to cause any action the target takes to be Stymied.
  • As a Basic Action , you can make the target Focused.

This also allows you to advice and guide the target on how to resolve the dilemma, based on your own wisdom, discretion, and teachings. If done in good faith this is often a help, but success hinges on the target's willingness to cooperate.

Listen to the Heart

Basic Action

You are sensitive to the wishes and dreams of spiritual people, especially those sharing your faith and/or credo. You can sense the mood of a congregation, and know if there is dissident or doubt. You can sense the dreams people have, especially if projected as prayer. You can get a general feeling for a person with an opposed Charm roll, particularly in regard to to matters of faith.

Sealing

Finisher

This power seals away, confines, and placates a supernatural creature, making it harmless. Supernatural creatures include Air Elementals, Earth Elementals, Electric Elementals, Fire Elementals, Water Elementals, Plant Elementals, Ice Elementals, Demons, Devils, Angels, Virtues, Aberrations, Spectres, and Undead. The creature does not need to breathe, eat, or drink while bound, nor does it age. It can use its powers, but only on voluntary recipients; an unwilling target is automatically immune. It cannot use powers on itself. Choose one of the following forms of confinement:

  • Slumber: The creature falls into a deep, comatose sleep. If harmed, it is freed. It can be temporarily awakened for short conversations.
  • Chaining: The subject is confined to the spot it occupied when it received the power, but can act normally there. Nothing can move the creature from the spot as long as the power is active.
  • Idolatry: The subject is imprisoned in an object. It is comatose, but any creature touching the object can awaken it and communicate with it. The creature cannot leave the container unless it is broken.
  • Metamorphosis: The creature is transformed. If the shape it has been transformed into is slain, the creature is released.
    • It assumes gaseous form, except for its head or face.
    • It is shrunk to a height of 1 inch or less.
    • It is transformed into a mundane animal or person.
  • Combination You can combine several kinds of confinement.

Other than noted above, Sealing can be broken like a Curse.

The duration depends on the outcome of an opposed Charm check. It is common practice to institute a yearly ceremony to re-seal a powerful creature bound this way. The power can be extended by casting this ritual again and achieving a better duration than the current sealing.

Charm Check Result Duration
Negative A month and a day
0-2 A year and a day
3-5 A decade and a day
6-9 A century and a day
10 or higher A millennium and a day

Spirit Gossip

Limit Break

You talk to spirits and listen to what they have to say; the result is similar to Gather Information, only you learn of things relevant to spirits instead of people.

You listen to rumors in a radius of 100 meters times your Charm, but if there is a distinct territorial division in the area the power's effects do not cross such a boundary. Examples of such borders include a specific cave complex, city/countryside limits, a shore separating land and sea, or the limits of a major forest or other distinctive terrain limit. The ritual must be performed in the locale you wish to inquire about, and involves wandering around and actually conversing with spirits, which might be dangerous in certain places.

Spirit Guide

Basic Action

You have a principle as a spiritual companion, a Henchman Extra with a maximum skill equal to your Charm who looks out for your interest and will accompany you on adventures. Spirit guides generally have Spirit Form as their natural form, with you as their medium.

You are in constant telepathic communication with your spirit guide. It sees advising you as it's primary role, but will also help you in other ways as needed.

Spiritual Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be inspiring, pious, and devout. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident reroll. This applies to most uses of the Impress skill, and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Emote Tech

Compartment

Inherent

A hidden compartment somewhere on your body. It can hold a quarter-liter of stuff or a weapon with Concealability: Pocket. A compartment is very hard to see and shielded against most detection; it can only be detected with advanced sensors or a Body Cavity Search; even so, an opposed Charm is required.

Small (thumb-sized) compartments work the same and can be had for free for anyone in a cyber setting who has mastered the Technology Form.

Cybersnake

Basic Action

A telescopic tentacle that can extend up to one meter to attack or manipulate objects on your mental command. The cybersnake is usually hidden in the mouth or abdomen, but can be fitted as an additional function of a Prosthetic limb. It can extend to about 2 meters from your torso but gets weaker as it reaches out.

A cybersnake is not a viable weapon for general combat, but can be very effective as a surprise attack. Once per scene when somebody unaware of your intent to use the snake touches you make an opposed Charm roll as an attack with Body +5 damage.

It can also be used to surreptitiously manipulate items as if you had Sleight of Hand. If the attempt is noticed, it is the cybersnake they see, tough that can generally be connected to you in short order.

Cybernetic Implant

Inherent

Pick one stance power. That stance is installed in a surgically implanted device, and the power of the stance becomes Inherent and is always on. Cybernetic implants can be subtle or discrete as a matter of style, but they can be detected by sophisticated sensors or with an opposed Charm check.

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.

Face Dance

Basic Action

Replace the skin and bone of your face with synthetic mass that can be molded into any facial appearance as well as change skin and hair coloration all over your body. It also alters your vocal chords, letting you mimic speech. This makes disguise a speedy and easy process. If combined with a Skin Graft, you can change the shape of your entire body on a whim.

Pheromone Control

Basic Action

Pheromone control allows you to manipulate nearby people by means of pheromones. Pheromones are scent-like substances used by people and animals to communicate on a subconscious level. Manipulation on such a primal level can be dangerous, lending itself best to inducing needs that can be immediately gratified. If you try to induce subtle feelings or long-lasting relationships, Pheromone Control may backfire. It is thus best used to get into someone's close presence, where normal Charm can proceed. This only works against creatures whose racial pheromone sets have been programmed into the unit, and anyone with a breather mask or somehow otherwise immune to poison or inhaled gases can ignore it.

What this does in game terms is that with an opposed Charm roll, you can create a social connection between you and another person. That person will focus his attention on you, for good or bad. Depending on the mood, this might involve sex, combat, or just conversation. He will ignore normal distractions and is generally willing to follow you a short way in order to interact there.

Skin Graft

Inherent

A cosmetic modification. With skin graft, you can look like anyone or anything with a basic body shape similar to your own. You cannot turn into a baby or a crocodile using this system, but can change your body mass from half to double normal. The operation takes a few days of hospitalization, so appearance cannot be changed on a whim, but if you also have Face Dance, your entire bodily appearance can be changed at a whim. A change in mass means you have to ingest or expel the relevant amount of matter, generally water but extreme changes require a nutrient broth.

Subdermal Armor

Inherent

A weave of protective fibers is implanted under your skin. This is normally not visible but can be noticed on a Pat-Down search. You gain 4 points of armor, giving you a Toughness equal to your Body +4.

Subdermal Weapon

Inherent

You have a weapon of Concealability Pocket or less surgically implanted in your arm; you can hide or activate this weapon at any time. A subdermal weapon is very hard to see and shielded against most detection; it can only be detected with advanced sensors or a Strip Search.

Technological Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be detached, analytical, and focused on results without regard to distractions or side effects. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident reroll. This applies to most uses of the Create skill, and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Weapon Arm

Inherent

You have a weapon of Concealability jacket or less implanted in your arm cyber arm; you can hide or activate this weapon at any time. If you do not have a prosthetic cyber arm, you get a simple cybernetic arm that functions as a normal arm to hide the weapon in.

A Weapon Arm is very hard to see and shielded against most detection; it can only be detected with advanced sensors or a close inspection; even so, an opposed Charm is required. The prosthetic arm is not so cloaked (unless you have other powers that do so).

Emote Death

Consume Identity

Finisher

You gain temporary access to the target's memories and physical form. For the duration of the story, you can access his memories, and you can assume his likeness; this lets you Disguise yourself as your target and you suffer no penalty for physical differences.

You can use this power on a corpse to assume their appearance while alive, but memories gained from decomposed corpses is incomplete.

Charm Undead

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Undead.

Death Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be morose, calm, and introspective. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident reroll. This applies to most uses of the Know skill and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Hibernation

Trigger Action

You can enter a state of suspended animation where you appear to be dead for all practical purposes. You can do this as a reaction to taking a hit; to all appearances, that hit killed you. It takes close inspection (a basic action) and an opposed Charm roll to penetrate the deception. You register as dead to detection powers.

In this state, you cannot take actions, but you are aware of your surroundings, and you can continue to maintain stances. You are immune to Biological Damage. You are helpless and have a Dodge of zero, but you get to subtract twice your Charm from any damage you take. At the beginning of any round, you can decide to end the hibernation.

Speak with Dead

Limit Break

You can communicate with the spirits of the dead. You need to be at the site they died, their grave, in the presence of a direct descendant or loved one, or in possession of a body part or and object important to them in life to use this power. You must also have a clear idea of who you are communing with, tough a name is not necessary.

The dead will appear as an apparition, merely as a ghostly voice, or manifested through some divination technique or device you use. You can ask the dead about things they knew in life, and it will answer as its personality dictates. The dead communed with are more sourly than they were in life, but will respond to interaction, people and inquiries much as they did while alive. They have no extra knowledge of death itself or other things they did not know when alive, tough some of them might make up stories or try to proselytize. You can ask them if they want to be resurrected or turned into undead, and make deals with them about such things. Even if they agree, it is sometimes the case that the spirit will not cooperate later; it is speculated that the conversation is not with the actual spirit of the departed, but only with a ghostly image or reflection left in the physical world.

This spell will not allow communication with a creature that is currently an Undead, tough it does make the creature aware of who you are and that you want to commune with it and where you are, as well as inform you that it is currently undead. Some undead will seek you out, and you have no control over them through this power, tough it does allow you to communicate with undead across language barriers.

Unto Death and Beyond

Finisher

A voluntary target swears an oath to take on some task "until death and beyond", foreswearing eternal rest to complete an objective. As long as the target works to fulfill this task, he benefits from Life Immunity. However, should he stray and let himself be distracted he will take a Hit each day and find himself unable to heal any damage naturally. The most horrific aspect of this power comes into play if the target dies without fulfilling the task; in this case he will return as an Undead at some future date as determined by the GM. Such forsworn undead often have Immortality.

Emote Force

Charm Aberrations

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Aberrations. Aberrations are still alien beings even when charmed, and you are not protected against their alien nature.

Music of the Spheres

Basic Action

Everyone dances to your music. Make an opposed Charm check against all creatures you select in a diameter equal to your Mind. Those you succeed lose three shots dancing. Those against whom you get an outcome matching their Mind join a stately dance until the end of the scene.

Dancers stay in the initial area, as specified when you used the power. If somehow brought outside this area, the power ends. If targets are attacked or under immediate threat, the power ends as well.

Emote Life

Corners of the Mouth

Basic Action

Make a wisecrack, quotation from the classics, or other mysterious or inspirational remark. The person you directed this at is immediately focused.

Life Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be sensual, libidinous, and generous. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident reroll. This applies to most uses of the Charm skill, and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Sexual Influence

Basic Action

You can only use this power against someone you have just brought to orgasm. Make an opposed Charm roll. If you succeed, you can use a Finisher against him, just as if you had defeated him in combat.

Sleep

Basic Action or Finisher

Make an opposed Charm roll, on a success the target loses three shots napping and cannot use his Recon, using his Mind instead until his next shot comes up. If the attack scores an Outcome matching the target's Mind, the target does not loose any shots, but cannot take any actions for the rest of the round or until he takes damage or is successfully interacted with. If used out of combat, the target is momentarily distracted and doesn't realize something strange happened. If performed as a Finisher, the target is permanently asleep and the effect is a Curse.

The Master's Voice

Trigger Action (Focus)

If someone else takes a Basic Action to praise you, you can use this schtick to focus. This can always be used in front of an appreciative audience, whose constant praise you thrive on.

Emote Mind

Charm Person

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Folk.

Cricket Voice

Finisher

You create a copy of your own mind in the subconscious of the subject; an alternate ego or conscience that can converse with the target and advice him, representing your ideals and giving advice and suggestions you would have given if you were there. The cricket voice can be very persuasive, using your Charm. If the target tries to ignore or shut out the voice completely, it can cause distractions, causing the victim to lose a Fortune point per infraction. The Cricket Voice is removed as if it was a Curse.

Dazzle

Basic Action

Make an opposed Charm roll to dazzle each enemy in a diameter equal to your Mind. On a success the target is dazzled on his next basic action. On an Outcome matching the target's Mind he is dazzled for the next three actions.

A dazzled target does nothing except gape at you. If you are not in sight, he follows you, using his Move before taking each basic action, spending the movement portion of the basic action to do so. He stops when he comes into line of sight. If his move ends further away from you than your Charm in meters, of if he is attacked or under immediate threat, the effect breaks.

Mind Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be observant, reasonable, unbiased, open-minded or even vacillating. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident reroll. This applies to most uses of the Charm skill, and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Mindspeech

Basic Action

You can communicate telepathically with the minds of other creatures within sight. Once this contact is established, you can maintain it at a distance of up to a Mind kilometers. You can maintain this communication with a number of other creatures equal to your Mind and it is possible for you send certain messages only to certain members of the group. This is communicative telepathy only; targets must actively broadcast their thoughts and no mind reading is possible. Mindspeech can relay spoken messages and basic sensory experiences such as vision, scent etc., but complex subjects are just as hard to explain telepathically.

Sense Thoughts

Basic Action

You can read the surface thoughts of a creature you can see and eavesdrop on telepathic communication. 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.

Suggestion

Basic Action

Allows you to impose your will on a subject. The difficulty is your target's Charm. The subject will obey a single short instruction, following its spirit as well as its letter. Instructions to which the target objects strongly require an Outcome equal to his Mind.

In an intense situation, such as combat, the instruction only affects the opponent's next Basic Action, which must be taken when his next shot comes up. Unless the Outcome matches the target’s Mind, it will only cause the target to lose shots in confusion, not to actually do anything. Out of combat, it lasts 15 minutes per point of Outcome.

Posthypnotic suggestions can lie dormant and activate at a later time to a specified trigger. They fade naturally in a few days if not triggered.

Wish Fulfillment

Basic Action

Make an opposed Charm roll against a creature to discover what it's wishes in the the moment are. This tells you what kind of action, gift or stimulus would please the target right now. If you act out this fantasy, you gain a bonus of Charm stunts against the target of +3. If you manage to really create a situation matching the dream, you score an automatic Setback against the target. This might require you to do things that you find repulsive, and some creatures have fantasies that repulse them when made reality.

Emote Time

Charm Time Elementals

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Time Elementals.

Loan From The Future

Limit Break

Select any one Schtick (not a Power). You know this Schtick until the end of the scene or until you use this power again.

Time Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be curious, precise, and fast. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident reroll. This applies to most uses of the Maneuver skill, and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Time Out

Basic Action

You can step out of time to observe and plan out a situation. No physical actions are possible during this time, but you can use the perception and knowledge elements of skill to analyze the situation at hand, as long as no physical action is required to do so. You can also converse with nearby allies - a number of creatures up to you Charm skill in number who must all be within earshot who can observe the situation just as you can. A time-out lasts for about a minute of subjective time for those affected, but no objective time passes for those not affected by the power.

Emote Space

Aberrant Charm

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Aberrations.

Aberrant Mind

Inherent or Stance

Attempts to use divination and mind-reading powers against you can lead to dire consequences. When a creature uses such a power to learn information about you or your mind, you can make an opposed Charm check against them. On a success, they fail to gain any useful information and are Confused until the end of the round (for the first round if this starts detailed time).

This can either be a stance or inherent power. If it is inherent, your mind is alien and your behavior is obviously odd unless you somehow disguise yourself as sane.

Spatial Friends

Charm Range
(meters)
8 40
9 60
10 100
11 160
12 250
13 400
14 600
15 1,000
16 1,600
17 2,500
18 4,000
+5 x10

Basic Action

Touch a willing friend to create a spacial link to his location; you can now see and talk to this friend and use powers as if you had line of sight, ignoring all cover. You can also use Teleport powers to move this friend, or to move to the location where this friend is.

The range of Spatial Friends depends on your Charm skill. The power ends if you move out of range. You can have several spatial friends at once, up to your Mind in number. The power normally lasts until the end of a session, but the GM can judge that a mid-session break of a day or so breaks it.

Teleport Embrace

Basic Action

Select up to your Mind willing targets you can touch or who touch each other - it is possible to form a chain of hands. The next time you use a Teleport power to move, these people go along with you.

Anyone who moves out of touch with the chain of hands breaks the effect.

Create Schticks and Powers

Architect

Inherent

You can plan and lead the construction of buildings, from hovels to palaces and dungeons. You have an intuitive understanding of such projects, and can make educated guesses about where to find hidden chambers, where corridors lead and where to find rooms of a certain description. You can deduce where traps and defensive works should be placed, based on the use of different chambers.

When examining the plans of a building, you can deduce the location of such things as if you were actually there, looking for them. Any tasks related to building you could do without this schtick are Routine to you.

Artisan

Inherent

You have mastered one particular craft. This can be swordsmithing, woodcarving, painting, or any one pretty specific profession. In this you are a true master, able to craft extraordinary items of grace and quality; Tinkering rolls in your area of specialty are Routine, and anything you create is of Artwork construction without increasing the difficulty (a higher construction level still pays full cost).

Demolitionist

Basic Action

You can use the Break Object and Demolish stunts as a Basic Action.

Engineer

Inherent

You are a master at finding technical solutions to practical problems. There is no practical problem that cannot be solved by building a device - tough it can sometimes take 10 years and a ten thousand workers to finish the project.

Create tasks that involve building or using machinery or devices to solve immediate practical problems are Routine to you. This can involve some Tinkering and Power Experiment projects. Engineer does not apply to asks governed by other Create Schticks, such as Security.

Hacking

Limit Break

You can gain unauthorized access to a computer or computerized machine with an opposed Create roll against the operator of the device or the Breaking And Entering difficulty, whichever is higher. If the device is being monitored, the operator can make an active defense against hacking.

On a success, you can either access a set of data, or you can gain authorization to control a computer-controlled device, such as a door, alarm, ventilation system, elevator, vehicle, or mechanical gun for the rest of the scene.

Jury Rig

Inherent

You are a master of scrounging and improvising tools and parts. Hair pins and chewing gum work as well as tweeters and soldering in your hands. Tin foil, burned out light bulbs, and cans serve you as spare parts. As long as you can make entertaining technobabble about it, are effectively never without a toolkit for Create tasks, including Tinkering.

Magic Pockets

Basic Action

Deep Pockets checks are routine. You must also have some plausible way to fit the gear; you can take larger items out of your pickup than out of your pockets, and you can only try once in a particular situation. If a roll indicates you don't have it in your pocket, you could still have it in your car, or in your workshop, or in your friends workshop over on Westside - allowing new checks as you get to each of these locations

Safecracking

Limit Break

You can break into the most advanced safes if you just have enough time. All Breaking & Entering difficulties are halved.

Security

Basic Action

You are familiar with security measures of all types: locks, alarms and traps. You no longer break or activate a device when you try a Breaking & Entering and Disable Mechanism stunt. This means you can try again.

Set Trap

Limit Break

You can set traps and alarms given the right equipment and circumstances. Alarms are fairly straightforward; they can be local loud alarms or remote, silent alarms depending on resources. Typical traps are weapons, snares, and pitfalls but they can also be built around powers you can use. A trap does damage equal to your Create. A snare trap steals shots equal to the attack outcome; on an outcome equal to the targets Reflexes he is rendered helpless. A pitfall causes a normal fall.

When the trap attacks, make a Create roll against the Dodge of the victim, with the usual +3 bonus for being hidden. A trap can be found with Scan and is automatically found when using Examine. Once found, traps are much less effective as there is no surprise bonus and targets can take trigger action defenses.

Stylist

Limit Break

You have knowledge of fashions of your time and understanding of what can be worn when and to provoke which reaction. This lets you make a dress and toilette for every occasion, and also gives you the savvy to dress oddly without causing a scandal. You have the presence and fame to create fashion trends. You are notorious in fashionable circles. This most commonly applies to dress and toilette, but it can apply to art, architecture, cuisine and other cultural traits as well.

You can take a Limit Break to dress up or spruce up an outfit to gain one of the following effects.

Mood You can temporarily exchange a subjects Charm and Impress skill, changing the effect they have on others. Only the values used for skill rolls change; the subject still uses his normal values as defense against stunts. This lasts for a couple of hours or until the target chooses to end the effect.

Occasion A makeup created for a specific social situation makes that situation Routine. This can be dressing up for a date, TV interview, board meeting or other specific social situation, generally no more than a scene in length. This only applies to the situation as it was expected to develop; if the interview turns into a hostage drama this bonus no longer applies.

Vogue Anyone attempting to use a disguise you helped create treat Charm rolls to maintain the role as Routine, and can impersonate specific persons and other races or genders without wearing bulky clothes.

Trapfinder

Trigger Action

Whenever you or a team member within Reflexes meters of you are about to trigger a trap, you can use this as if it was Examine to find that trap and cancel the action that would have triggered the trap.


Transformation and conjuration of inanimate objects. Generally concerned with personal gear or environmental effects. Some transformation spells affect living creatures or parts of living creatures, but in a less holistic way that Shapeshift - transformation of the living is more like surgery than magical shapechange.

Transmute Air

Analyze Air

Basic Action

You can analyze the properties of any gas within reach, even if the gas is inside a container or otherwise separated from you. You learn the exact composition and properties of the gas and whether it has been affected by any powers recently.

Ether Cyclone

Basic Action

You call a storm in the ether, that disrupts teleportation and other planar travel. Any attempt to Teleport into or out of the area has a minimum difficulty equal to your Create; if the Outcome was less than your Mind the teleport succeeded, but the teleportee is dazed, making him loose all shots for this and the next round.

Ether Cyclone covers a radius equal to your Create roll and lasts for a scene.

Fresh Air

Basic Action

You renew the quality of air, making it breathable and refreshing. This pushes out clouds and gas in a diameter equal to your Mind for the rest of the scene. You can also create air in an place where there's room for it, like in a cave or underwater, but not inside a solid.

You can create fresh air inside a creature's lungs. A single application will create enough air for a single creature for one hour; you can easily maintain the air for a number of creatures equal to your skill using this power; more with constant effort. Creatures whose Body exceeds your Mind counts as one additional creature per point in excess.

Wind Wall

Limit Break

A churning mass of volatile air can be used to block ranged attacks, fliers, and nastiness like gas and gouts of flame. The wall can be formed as a cloud, plane or sphere. It can be transparent or misty and translucent, as you desire.

The wall has a duration (in minutes) and a maximum dimensions (in meters) equal to the Create roll that created it. Within this volume, you can shape it as you wish.

Any attempt to jump, fly or make a physical ranged attack through the wall has a minimum difficulty equal to your Create. Simply moving through the wall is hard and requires a Maneuver roll against your Create. Those failing to pass through the Wind Wall are tossed back to where they started and lose the rest of their action, but not directly harmed.

Winds of Change

Limit Break

You can transform one gas into another. A gas has a mass of about 1 kg per cubic meter, so you can transform substantial qualities.This is a Transmutation power. The difficulty is the Body/Mass of the object, or the Dodge of the wearer. Besides household uses, this allows you to ignore the Resources column when Tinkering with this substance. The transformation is permanent, but volatile substances and those with a game use deteriorate at the end of a session.

If you have several Transmutation powers, you can transform things between the substances you have powers for.

Transmute Earth

Analyze Earth

Basic Action

You can analyze the properties of any solid object within reach. You learn the exact composition and properties of the object and whether it has been affected by any powers recently.

Finally, you can use this to detect tremors and other seismic phenomena and to sense if they are natural or the result of power use. You can predict natural tremors.

Craft Earth

Basic Action or Limit Break

You can create and repair objects out of earth that will perform as if they were basic items. In this way, you can create basic clothing, tools, arms, and armor of no more than Blacksmith sophistication that last for a scene. If you use a Limit Break to create items, they are permanent but still wear out faster than normal, lasting about a month or so. The difficulty is the Toughness of the item; weapons and armor are made for a specific creature and have a difficulty equal to they damage or toughness they grant. Repairs have half the usual difficulty, but the same duration.

This is also useful for breaking and objects. You can do Demolish stunts against such objects as a basic action.

Dig

Basic Action

You can move prodigious amounts of sand, and huge amounts of earth or even stone. Use 8 plus the armor value as the difficulty, each point of Outcome moves a cubic meter of earth Mind meters. Earth moved this way does not fly and moves too slowly to be an an effective attack, but can quickly create difficult terrain. Construction created this way is unstable and will soon collapse into piles of earth and debris - construction more complex than ditches and road banks need more careful attention. If the earth is to be worked with any amount of precision, you have to work slower. Over a longer period of time, this power does the work of a number of manual laborers equal to your skill roll.

When used to directly hinder opponents, the difficulty us their Maneuver or 10 plus the armor value of the ground, whichever is higher. Affected targets lose three shots mired in the ground. For every two points out outcome, you affect another target. Large creatures increase the amount of outcome needed to affect several; the Outcome needed to affect an additional creature is one for every multiple of 5 the creature has in Body.

Dig can also create difficult ground with a Free Running difficulty equal to your Create in an area in square meters equal to your Create roll (as long as you beat the difficulty to break up the ground, you can spread debris in a large area.

You can perform all three functions of this power with each use of it, subject to what makes sense and looks good.

Earthquake

Limit Break

An intense but highly localized tremor rips the ground. The shock knocks creatures down, collapses structures, opens cracks in the ground, and more. The earthquake affects all terrain, vegetation, structures, and creatures in the area.

Earthquake affects an area with a radius equal to your Create roll. Make a separate Create roll against each target in the area.

  • Buildings: Make a Create check against 10 + Armor Value of each structure; on a success it collapses.
  • Underground: Natural caves will not collapse unless they have been extensively engineered, but underground construction can collapse just like normal construction.
  • Vegetation: Tall trees has a basic 50% chance to topple.
  • Creatures: Make a Create roll against the target's Maneuver skill. If the creature is inside a collapsed building, add +5 to the Create roll. On a success the target slips and looses 3 shots. On an Outcome matching their Reflexes the target is pinned or falls into a crevasse and needs to escape. Make a separate damage roll with Mind Concussion damage soaked by Reflexes.

Extradimensional Earth

Basic Action

You ward an area, making the earth there impassible to teleportation. Any attempt to Teleport trough such objects has a minimum difficulty equal to your Create; if the Outcome was less than your Mind the teleport succeeded, but made an awful noise and dazed the teleportee, making him surprised.

Extradimensional Earth covers a radius equal to your Create roll and the area retains this power until it is damaged or even notched - a Basic Action and an opposed Create check can manage this.

X-Ray Eyes

Basic Action

You can see through solid objects, especially sand, earth, or stone. This allows you to find buried treasures, traps and hidden doors with ease.

The difficulty of seeing through a wall or barrier is 5 plus its armor value. If it is made of earth, sand, or stone you can see one meter per point of outcome through a barrier, otherwise you can only see through one-tenth of that.

Mud

Basic Action

You create a big puddle of mud with a diameter equal to your mind. This creates Difficult ground with a difficulty up to your Create. A creature caught in mud cannot take off and fly. On a hard surface, this puddle just covers the ground, but on earth the puddle has depth. You can reverse the power and anyone caught in the area is partially buried and unable to do anything but try and escape.

You can also remove mud, swamp, and other soggy conditions in a similar area, creating soft but solid earth. The difficulty is the Difficult ground difficulty of what is currently there.

Various earth-walking, sand walking, and water walking powers negates this effect, as does alternate modes of movement such as flight.

Stone Shape

Limit Break

You can shape stone, creating statues or simple devices and bypassing locks and traps embedded in stone. You cannot make fine details or devices of more than Ancient Technology sophistication. Use 10 plus the armor value as the difficulty, every three points of Outcome shapes a cubic meter of earth or stone.

Transmute Matter

Limit Break

You can transform one solid into another. Transmuting into metal or plant matter increases the mass-based difficulty by 5.This is a Transmutation power. The difficulty is the Body/Mass of the object, or the Dodge of the wearer. Besides household uses, this allows you to ignore the Resources column when Tinkering with this substance. The transformation is permanent, but volatile substances and those with a game use deteriorate at the end of a session.

If you have several Transmutation powers, you can transform things between the substances you have powers for.

Wall of Earth

Limit Break

You can create a wall of earth that gains solidity as you advance in skill and power. The wall can be as long as the Create roll that created it, as high as your Mind and has a thickness of two meters. It cannot be created adjacent (within one meter of) a creature. A wall must be created in contact with the ground or solid foundations, but you can control its shape and by buttressing it can be used as a road, rampart or bridge, have a basic portal, catwalk and so on.

The wall has a Body equal to your Create + Mind and will erode naturally, but even under adverse conditions it should last a number of days equal to your Create roll. Damaging the wall will only harm a small section of it; weakening a two-meter section and potentially forming a tunnel.

Quicksand Trap

Limit Break

You can turn the ground into a treacherous trap, an area of loose soil that appears normal but will not support anyone who is substantial.

The trap remains for a number of hours equal to your skill roll and has a with + length that is also equal to the skill roll that created it. A Create or Ride roll vs. your skill is required to detect the quicksand before falling into it, with a +3 bonus if looking for traps. The change is gradual; if quicksand is created beneath an opponent he can automatically escape.

Anyone caught by the trap are encased in earth and cannot escape for the power's duration. They will not suffocate (or starve), though their companions may well give them up for dead. Vigorous digging by someone who is not caught and knows of the trap can free someone - this is a Limit Break unless they have powers to move or shape earth.

Transmute Fire

Analyze Fire

Basic Action

You can analyze the properties of any fire within range, even if it is inside a container or otherwise separated from you. Fire includes any combustion or energy releasing chemical or nuclear reaction, including the digestion of food in living creatures. You learn what is burning, how hot it is, what damage it can do, what type and how much fuel it uses and how long the fuel will last and any other mundane detail you can come up with about fire. You also learn whether it has been affected by any powers recently.

Burn

Stance

All your attacks can cause nasty continuing burns. An attack that already has this ability does not further improve. Burn attacks gain the following quality: "This attack can cause nasty, lasting burns to any target that takes damage. Unless the target takes a basic action to put out the burns, it will take one additional hit at the end of the round. A friend can help stop the damage, but this requires a First Aid stunt with a difficulty equal to the damage rating of the attack that caused Burn. A creature can only have one burn effect active at a time, even if damaged by several different types of attacks that each cause burn.".

Craft of the Firebringer

Basic Action or Limit Break

Fire is the craftsman's element and the firebringer is the spirit of craftsmanship.

You can craft or repair personal gear out of normal raw materials. In this way, you can create basic clothing, tools, arms, and armor of no more than Combustion sophistication. If you use a basic action and shoddy or substitute materials the item will still perform as normal, but the duration is minutes equal to the Action Result, after which the material will burn up. If you use a Limit Break to create items, they are permanent, but may wear out very fast if you used makeshift raw materials.

The difficulty is the Toughness of the item; weapons and armor are made for a specific creature and have a difficulty equal to they damage or toughness they grant. Halve the difficulty for a repair.

This is also useful for breaking and damaging objects. You can do Demolish stunts against such objects as a basic action.

Fire Tamer

Basic Action

You can tame fire, causing it to go out, move, change color or form, burn only certain substances, change the intensity (increase damage by 3 and multiply fuel consumption by four, or reduce damage and divide consumption) and so on.

The difficulty is either the diameter of the fire (in meters), the damage value, or the Dodge of whoever is using it (whichever is higher). If you score an Outcome equal to the damage value of the fire, it cannot be re-lit for the rest of the scene; this can prevent an opponent's use of a fire power.

Smokescreen

Basic Action

Create a cloud of smoke with a diameter equal to your Create roll in meters. Within this area, you can shape the smokescreen as you like. The change is instantaneous and normally lasts for one scene; drafts and wind can disperse the cloud in a round.

The smoke is opaque but not transparent; it is possible to see what is near you, but perception rolls and ranged attacks suffer a penalty of -1 per meter of distance and it provides cover to Sneak. At a distance greater than an observers Mind in meters, even obvious things become hidden. There are schticks and powers that allows sight trough obscurement; these work normally in the area.

Wall of Fire

Limit Break

A self-sustaining mass of flames that obscures vision and damages anything passing through. It can be transparent or misty and translucent, as you desire.

The wall has a duration (in minutes) and a maximum length (in meters) equal to the Create roll. The maximum height is four meters and thickness one meter. It can curve or bend as you wish.

The wall provides Concealment (Dodge from 10 to 14 as desired) to anyone on the other side. Passing through the wall inflicts Fire Damage equal to your power skill rating; this attack always hits, but the target can substitute Dodge for Toughness to soak it as a Basic Action stunt.

Transmute Water

Analyze Water

Basic Action

You can analyze the properties of any liquid within reach, even if it is inside a container or otherwise separated from you. You learn the exact composition and properties of the liquid and whether it has been affected by any powers recently.

Finally, you can use this to gain perfect understanding of currents and other aquatic phenomena.

Armor Breaker

Stance

All your attacks are inherently armor breaking. An attack that already has this ability does not further improve. Armor Breaker attacks gain the following quality: "Your attack breaks armor. If you inflict a Hit on an opponent whose Toughness is greater than his Body, reduce his Toughness by one for the rest of the fight, but never to a value lower than his Body.".

Craft Liquid

Basic Action

You can create small amounts of exotic liquids with powerful effects. Examples include rocket fuel, nitroglycerine, superglue, strong acids, universal solvent and so on. The difficulty ranges from 5 for basic substances to 12 for complex compounds, 15 for custom-made specials and 18 or higher for futuristic or experimental substances. Having a sample to reproduce reduces the difficulty by 5.

Mostly, this is used to solve immediate problems; creating an acid to break a lock or steel bar, creating a lubricant to allow you to move something heavy and so on. Used this way, craft liquid can replace other Create schticks and the lack of tools, as long as it makes some kind of sense. You can also make exotic medicines, drugs, and such to order, but this requires the Know skill (yours or someone else's) to administer properly - Craft Liquid replaces drugs and medicines, not medical skill.

You create about a liquid ounce (30 ml) of liquid as a basic action, meaning you can create a liter of liquid in 30 seconds and a gallon in 3 minutes. If you collect a lot of the liquid for use all at once, make only one Create check for the whole batch.

Fog

Basic Action

Create a cloud of fog with a diameter equal to your Create roll in meters. Within this area, you can shape the fog cloud as you like. The change is instantaneous and normally lasts for one scene; drafts and wind can disperse the cloud in a round.

The fog is opaque but not transparent; it is possible to see what is near you, but perception rolls and ranged attacks suffer a penalty of -1 per meter of distance and it provides cover to Sneak. At a distance greater than an observers Mind in meters, even obvious things become hidden. There are schticks and powers that allows sight trough obscurement; these work normally in the area.

Wall of Water

Basic Action

You create a mass of churning water in a cube with a side of up to three meters. Several such masses can be created next to each other in order to form a wall.

Ranged attacks cannot penetrate the sides of the wall. Any action or stunt trying to act trough the churning waters has a minimum difficulty equal to your Create. Moving trough the water requires a Swim check against your Create. You can designate up to your Mind creatures that can move trough the wall without having to roll.

The water wall lasts for a scene, or you can dispel any number of water walls you've created as a Basic Action. The water in the wall disappears when the power ends; it can't be used as a source of sustenance.

Water Mastery

Limit Break

You can manipulate large amounts of water or other liquid. The difficulty depends on the Body corresponding to the Mass you can manipulate. One cubic meter of water corresponds to Body 15. If all you want to do is move water around, the limit is set by your Create roll + Mind. For other manipulations or other liquids, the limit is your Create.

With this you can move the liquid as you wish, with a Move equal to your Mind. If used to attack it does Blunt Stun damage equal to your Mind, attacking with your Create. A target hit this way also loses a shot, and you can do various stunts this way.

Thew power lasts for a scene. Certain uses of the power can be made permanent, creating new streams, fountains etc at the GMs discretion. Duplicating Item sticks this way costs xp if they are to last.

Water to Wine

Limit Break

You can transform one liquid into another, not just water to wine. This is a Transmutation power. The difficulty is the Body/Mass of the object, or the Dodge of the wearer. Besides household uses, this allows you to ignore the Resources column when Tinkering with this substance. The transformation is permanent, but volatile substances and those with a game use deteriorate at the end of a session.

If you have several Transmutation powers, you can transform things between the substances you have powers for.

Wellspring

Limit Break

You can create and purify water. The difficulty depends on how alien the area is to water; from as high as 20 in the deep desert to 15 in arid conditions, 10 in temperate but dry areas, 5 in tropical or humid areas and zero in swamps or near bodies of water. Success creates a flow of water that lasts for the rest of the scene.

This can be a wellspring of drinkable, fresh water. Depending on the outcome this can be a trickle (zero outcome) or stream (10), but in either case it is sufficient to replenish water supplies over time.

Or you can make a flood of impure water that is no good for drinking, but which can nurture plants and which makes the nearby area (diameter of 10 meters per point of outcome) slippery, muddy and waterlogged. This creates Difficult ground with a difficulty up to your Create.

Transmute Animal

Animal Token

Limit Break

You bind a loyal animal into a small token as a Limit Break. The animal is generally a mount or animal companion, but other tame animals loyal to you are also possible. No attribute of the animal can be greater than your Create. The animal disappears when this power is used, being bound into the small object. While in this token, the animal is asleep and does not age or need sustenance. When you no longer carry the token, either dropping it or because it is taken from you, the animal bound to the token immediately appears, awake and alert. The fetish can be thrown up to Body meters. If there is not enough room at the target point for the animal to appear, it is displaced to the nearest free space.

You can use this power on an animal whose loyalty is to another person; that person becomes the token's owner and counts as "you" in the description above.

Birthday Suit

Basic Action

You cause the targets clothes and worn gear to shrivel, disappear, or merge into their bodily form, leaving the target naked. This can be used to remove various restraints, gear or armor. It does not work on anything currently held in the hands, but makes carried gear useless. Make a Create check against the target's Create while the target is within reach. On a success, the target is nude, freed from restraints, and loses any carried gear and worn armor but can grab on to what his hands can carry and save that. Lost gear reappears at the end of the scene. On an Outcome matching the target's Reflexes all gear is permanently lost unless it was story-critical or otherwise plot protected.

The target might be humiliated by this power, but will not lose any shots or suffer shock because of this; the animalistic nature of the power overcomes such human feelings.

Burden of the Beast

Finisher

You transform the target into a normal animal. The target keeps most of its original values, but you can rearrange the target's attributes - the sum cannot be higher than before, but can certainly be lower. No attribute can be higher than your Create or the targets maximum skill value, whichever is lower. The target also gains the Tool Ignorant limitation and suffers from Power Loss until he learns to adjust to them in his new form - at least until the next story. He can still speak, but his voice is not recognizable.

This is commonly used to transform the target into a form that is almost helpless, like a toad (all attributes at one). You cannot transform the target into a form incapable of survival where he is - no fish on land.

This is a Curse.

Transmute Plant

Cornucopia

Basic Action

You create enough food for one meal for a creature with a Body no greater than your Mind. Repeated applications can feed several people or be pooled to feed one larger creature. Create rolls determines the quality of the food created and might be required to feed large multitudes.

Craft Plants

Basic Action or Limit Break

You can create basic items out of plant materials, shaping and weaving organic matter. In this way you can create personal gear of no more than Ancient sophistication. You can also shape living plants (or parts of them), making living houses, furniture etc. If you use a basic action the duration is minutes equal to the Action Result, after which the material will return to its natural shape. If you use a Limit Break to create items, they are permanent.

The difficulty is the Toughness of the item created; weapons and armor are made for a specific creature and have a difficulty equal to they damage or toughness they grant. If you are trying to affect a part of a larger living plant, you only need to count Toughness for the parts you are actually changing.

This is also useful for breaking and damaging wooden objects. You can do Demolish stunts against such objects as a basic action.

Repair of wooden objects has half the difficulty of creating an item, and is not limited in how technologically complex items if can affect.

This does not work on Plant Elementals.

Ethereal Roots

Basic Action

You ward an area against teleportation. Any attempt to Teleport into or out of the area has a minimum difficulty equal to your Create; if the Outcome was less than your Mind the teleport succeeded, but the teleportee is entangled, making him loose all shots for this and the next round.

Ethereal Roots covers a radius equal to your Create roll and lasts for a scene. If the area is overgrown, the Ethereal Roots lasts as long as the plants remain healthy.

Stomach to Heart

Limit Break

Prepare a delicious meal. Someone voluntarily who eats this meal can be affected by a Finisher you select when cooking the meal. Both preparing and consuming the meal generally takes at least 15 minutes and each can be considered a separate Limit Break. The meal needs to be consumed no more than three hours after it is prepared.

Plant Cache

Basic Action

You hide something withing a plant. The plant must be large enough to accommodate the object, but there need not be anything like a suitable hiding space. You can then retrieve this object from any other plant of sufficient size. You can have any number of objects cached this way.

Retrieving objects cached this way by another is similar to breaking a Curse.

Transform Wood

Limit Break

You can transform one wooden object into another. This is a Transmutation power. The difficulty is the Body/Mass of the object, or the Dodge of the wearer. Besides household uses, this allows you to ignore the Resources column when Tinkering with this substance. The transformation is permanent, but volatile substances and those with a game use deteriorate at the end of a session.

If you have several Transmutation powers, you can transform things between the substances you have powers for.

Transmute Metal

Analyze Metal

Basic Action

You can analyze the properties of metal. You learn the exact composition and properties of the object and whether it has been affected by any powers recently.

Craft Metal

Basic Action

You can create and repair objects made primarily out of metal. In this way, you can create basic tools, arms, and armor of no more than Clockwork sophistication. The duration is minutes equal to the Action Result. The difficulty is the Toughness of the item; weapons and armor are made for a specific creature and have a difficulty equal to they damage or toughness they grant. You can also manipulate devices made of metal or of Clockwork or lower sophistication, which is mainly useful for sabotage or to overcome Security.

This is also useful for breaking and damaging metal or metal-reinforced objects. You can do Demolish stunts against such objects as a basic action.

A repair has half the difficulty of creating an item, and is not limited in how technologically complex items if can affect.

Fool's Gold

Basic Action

You enchant an object so that it becomes highly attractive. The classic way to do this is to turn objects to gold, but subtler enchantments directed specifically at certain people are also possible. Decide who is to be affected when making the charm. When your mark encounters the object, make a Create vs. Charm roll. On a success the mark notices the objects and finds it particularly attractive. On an outcome matching their Mind, they find it irresistible and will want to take it along at almost any cost.

Philosopher's Stone

Limit Break

You can transform one metal into another.This is a Transmutation power. The difficulty is the Body/Mass of the object, or the Dodge of the wearer. Besides household uses, this allows you to ignore the Resources column when Tinkering with this substance. The transformation is permanent, but volatile substances and those with a game use deteriorate at the end of a session.

If you have several Transmutation powers, you can transform things between the substances you have powers for.

Shrink Tools

Basic Action

You can shrink handheld weapons and personal gear, making them into what seems like tiny replicas on the real thing as long as they remain in your possession. Metal items are especially susceptible to this power; you can use it on whole-body metal suits and other metal objects about as large as yourself. When you shrink a weapon or piece of gear, it shrinks and becomes easy to stow, and can be worn as an adornment. This lets you carry more personal gear than others can, and makes changing what gear you use easy and practical.

Shrinking an item is a Basic Action. Making it resume its normal size is not; it is the equivalent of drawing a weapon and can be done at the beginning of a round or as a part of any action, even a trigger action.

Using this on something carried or worn by another requires a Create stunt vs. their Dodge. The target can spend 3 shots to keep possession of the object to be shrunk. On an Outcome matching the target's Reflexes you catch the object as it shrinks and the holder cannot save it.

Noticing that you are carrying items this way uses a Frisk check against your Create.

Wall of Metal

Limit Break

You can create a wall of metal that gains hardness as you advance in skill and power. The wall can be as long as the Create roll that created it, as high as your Mind and about 10 cm thick. It must be created so as to be stable; usually by making it curved or giving it a gentle wave form. It cannot be created on top of a creature. When using a map with squares or hexes, the wall lies on the edges between spaces. A wall must be created in contact with the ground or solid foundations, but you can control its shape and by buttressing it can be used as a road, rampart or bridge, have a basic portal, catwalk and so on.

The wall has a Body equal to your Create + Mind. It will corrode rapidly once created, losing one point of Body per hour.

Transmute Ice

Craft Ice

Basic Action

You can create simple objects out of ice that will perform as if they were basic metal items of no more than Blacksmith sophistication. In this way, you can create basic tools, arms, and armor that last for a scene. The difficulty is the Toughness of the item; weapons and armor are made for a specific creature and have a difficulty equal to they damage or toughness they grant. Repairs have half the usual difficulty, but the same duration. In a cold climate, the items will not melt but will chip and break in a few days of use.

Ice Wall

Limit Break

You can create a wall of massive ice. The wall can be as long as the Create roll that created it, as high as your Mind and has a thickness of one meter. It cannot be created adjacent (within one meter of) a creature. A wall must be created in contact with the ground or solid foundations, but you can control its shape and by buttressing it can be used as a road, rampart or bridge, have a basic portal, catwalk and so on.

The wall has a Body equal to your Create + Mind and will naturally melt depending on weather conditions, but will last a day or so even in a tropical climate.

Interdimensional Ice

Basic Action

You ward an area against teleportation, creating ethereal ice crystals that prevent planar travel. Any attempt to Teleport into or out of the area has a minimum difficulty equal to your Create; if the Outcome was less than your Mind the teleport succeeded, but the teleportee arrives frozen in ice, making him loose all shots for this and the next round.

Interdimensional Ice covers a radius equal to your Create roll and lasts for a scene. If the temperature is sub-freezing the ward lasts longer, until the area is thawed out.

Sleet

Basic Action

You can coat a section of floor or flat ground with sleet or ice, making it treacherous to walk on. Make a Create roll, this is the maximum diameter of the sleet in meters. You can make the area smaller if you want. If you want to shape the sleet beyond making it a big puddle, the area becomes smaller; making it some simple geometrical form or excluding certain areas or making islands of safety gives a -2 penalty on the roll for each such manipulation. Range penalties also apply. The whole area must still be withing the diameter. The sleet melts naturally; in warm climes it melts by the end of the scene, in cold climate it lasts indefinitely.

The Free Running difficulty of the area becomes equal to your Create (this is your base skill, not modified as above).

Transmute Ice

Limit Break

You can transform one frozen liquid substance into another.This is a Transmutation power. The difficulty is the Body/Mass of the object, or the Dodge of the wearer. Besides household uses, this allows you to ignore the Resources column when Tinkering with this substance. The transformation is permanent, but volatile substances and those with a game use deteriorate at the end of a session.

If you have several Transmutation powers, you can transform things between the substances you have powers for.

Transmute Illusion

Illusory Apparel

Basic Action

You create illusory clothes on up to your Mind willing creatures within Mind meters. You can instead affect a single unwilling target with a Create vs. Dodge check, with normal range penalties. Each target can get a separate outfit.

You can use this to set up a Acting & Disguise stunt. As long as clothes alone are sufficient to create an identity, targets can do a Acting & Disguise stunt using your Create skill.

The illusion can last for the rest of the session or until an event you decide on. You can mimic a specific outfit if you are familiar with it or have used Capture Scene on it. Close inspection allows an opposed Create roll to discover the illusory nature of the clothes. A creature that has seen through the illusion can make a melee attack that negates the illusion on that target.

Kaleidoscope

Basic Action

Create an area of shifting colors and images with a diameter equal to your Create roll in meters.

The affected area becomes treacherous to the senses; it is possible to sense what is near, but perception rolls and ranged attacks suffer a penalty of -1 per meter of distance. This will fool even extraordinary senses or powers that enhance the senses.

Scenery

Basic Action

You create a scene. In this area, you can change the appearance and feel of all objects and even create entirely new illusory objects and background creatures. You can make dangerous objects appear harmless (creating a Trap, create Cover or hindering terrain, create a distraction, create an illusory shop with illusory wares, or just to set the mood for a scene. You can change the apparent apparel and grooming of creatures in the area, but not disguise their appearance.

The illusion will fool all senses. After an hour sitting on a tree trunk disguised as an opulent couch someone might get a backache, but he will not realize why. Close inspection, trading illusory goods, or actual physical effects on a victim allows an opposed Create roll to discover the illusory nature of the scenery.

You can completely control scenery up to your Create meters in diameter. If you make the scenery larger, you control lessen. At ten times the size, you can change color, form, and sound but not scent or touch. At a hundred times the size, you can only make changes in color.

Scenery lasts for a scene. To maintain the Scenery you need to spend a Basic Action on it each scene, at the end of a scene in which you did not spend a Basic Action on it, it disappears.

Transmute Dark

Cloud Device

Basic Action

You cause a device to not work against you and your compatriots for a time, disabling security and even allowing you to pass locked doors. This replaces the Security schtick and allows you to negate security at range (with normal range penalties). The device is not actually harmed and can still be triggered by others. This power lasts for a scene, which is usually until you have left the scene.

Cloud of Darkness

Basic Action

This allows you to create a cloud of darkness, reducing light in a large area, with a radius equal to your Create. The change is instantaneous and normally lasts for one scene; it the power is disrupted natural light conditions quickly return.

The darkness created is equal to a starry but moonless night; it is possible to see what is near you, but perception rolls and ranged attacks suffer a penalty of -1 per meter of distance and it provides cover to Sneak. At a distance greater than an observers Mind in meters, even obvious things become hidden. A light source will still glow and be visible at range in the area, but its light does not illuminate unless it has some special power over darkness. There are many schticks and powers that penetrate darkness; these work normally in the area. Direct sunlight will burn away at the darkness, negating it in a few minutes.

Cloying Darkness

Basic Action

You create an volume of sticky black goo with a diameter equal to your mind. This creates Difficult ground with a difficulty up to your Create. This is a spherical volume, but it will deform and form a hemisphere on the ground at the end of the round unless somehow supported. A flying creature that fails a maneuver check in the area is harmlessly brought to the ground but cannot fly any more in this scene.

A creature protected from Enervation damage or otherwise resistant to darkness effects ignores cloying darkness.

Dimensional Darkness

Basic Action

You ward an area against teleportation by making it impenetrably dark. Any attempt to Teleport into or out of the area has a minimum difficulty equal to your Create; if the Outcome was less than your Mind the teleport succeeded, but the teleportee is surprised.

Teleport barrier covers a radius equal to your Create roll and lasts for a scene or until the area is illuminated, whichever is longer.

Finishing Greed

Limit Break

You place a magical condition on an object and select a Finisher you know as the consequence of accepting it. This object must be something desirable, a treasure, treat, or valuable - it cannot be just a simple tool or ordinary piece of gear. A creature that claims the object, such as by stealing it, eating it, wearing it, displaying it, or otherwise enjoying its exclusivity, suffers the full effect of the finisher.

Transmute Flux

Backlash

Trigger Action

Attack a technological artifact of Clockwork or higher complexity that has just done damage to you. Make an opposed Create roll against the operator, if you succeed the weapon is inoperable for the rest of the scene.

Jam

Basic Action

You can make a piece of machinery inoperable by introducing chaos to the orderly device. To be affected, the device must have some kind of mechanism, moving parts, or internal power; it will work on a sling, bow, firearm or lock (generally Clockwork technology or more) but not on straightforward devices such as swords or spades.

The difficulty is the operator's skill rating (usually Create for personal devices Ride for machines) or the device's Body. A success means the device is inoperable for three shots; the operator can lose these shots or discard the device. Outcome matching the machine's or operators Reflexes means the machine breaks down and needs repairs. This can also render security inoperable, replacing the Security schtick but leaving a trail of broken machinery.

Against objects and creatures made of metal, such as Metal Elementals and most Robots, you can roll Create vs. Dodge as an Interaction Stunt.

Hazardous Ground

Basic Action

You make an area hazardous to move in, objects and terrain conspiring to trip those who try to move trough. Make a Mind roll, this is the maximum diameter of the Hazardous Ground in meters. Hazardous Ground lasts until the end of the scene.

The Free Running difficulty of the area becomes equal to your Create. This applies to all kinds of movement, not only on foot.

The Hazardous Ground is not immediately obvious, but neither is it particularly hard to spot. Anyone moving into the area notices it, as will any Scan.

Water to Wine

Basic Action

You can turn any liquid to wine (or other spirits). The quality depends on your skill roll, with an 8 is barely drinkable, 12 is a good basic beverage and a 15 is excellent. If the liquid is toxic, you must match the damage value with a Create roll. Drink so created lasts for a scene.

Depending on cultural context, this power can also produce other intoxicants, but not poisons.

Wish

Limit Break

You create a wild flux of magic and attempt to shape it by the force of your own will. The results are spectacular but not always what you want them to be. You make a short sentence explaining your wish. The GM then interprets this, depending on your power skill roll and how outrageous the demand is. Anything normally possible to powers is certainly within the scope of a wish, and outrageous effects outside the scope of the normal rules may be granted, based on the GMs whim and your skill roll.

There seems to be an equalizer effect to wishes. If you have been successful and fortunate lately, wishes usually backfire. If you have been unlucky and suffered numerous setbacks lately, they often go well. This is just a tendency though, not a law.

Here is a little benchmark of what a Wish can do, from easiest to hardest.

Wish Difficulty
Serve personal needs, such as food, drink, air, grooming 6
Create personal gear, often very luxurious 8
Emulate a power that is a Basic Action or Stance 10
Transport the wisher and friends 12
Create material goods or propriety; chariots, buildings and so on 14
Cure a condition or affliction 16
Grant a power, transform the wisher into another form 18
Emulate a power that is a Limit Break or Finisher 20
Grant a schtick 22
Cure or inflict a Curse 24
Emulate a successful Power Experiment 26

Any permanent effects from a Wish have to be paid for in experience points, but effects that last only for the current story are free.

World Flux

Limit Break

You can make the world around you go mad: straight surfaces twist, distances change and even directions seem to reverse themselves. The area effected is a diameter equal to your Create check. Most actions taken here fail, but some succeed spectacularly.

Any action in, through or into the area is affected. To succeed, any action taken in this area must score a result on the dice of +1 or better. This is based only on the result of the dice, skill has no effect och this extra chance of failure.

Transmute Order

Activate Machine

Basic Action

You activate a machine or device, making it perform its intended function. A trap will spring, a vehicle move, a door open and so on. If the device is capable of contentious operation, you have started it up but it might further guidance to continue to work - this power only lasts while you are using it. In many cases this requires a Create roll to do successfully, using the normal difficulty but overcoming limitations due to lack of tools or proficiency.

The main use of this is to overcome security limitations on who can activate a device, so some people consider it a misuse of order - using the intent of the machine (to function) against the limitations imposed upon it trough security. Some see this as a perversion or order, other as a state of perfection.

Meliorate Machine

Limit Break

You repair a damaged or destroyed machine or object, restoring it to full functionality. You must have at least 95% of the parts, or replacement materials and a good working knowledge of the object to be repaired. This power is geared to personal objects; anything larger than a motorcycle might require several applications of the power to restore various sub-systems.

Perpetuum Mobile

Basic Action

You invoke order over an item, usually a vehicle or other machine. This reduces wear and tear on the machine, making it perform its intended function flawlessly without need for maintainable. This does not prevent intentional damage to the object, but prevents fumbles when operating it, reduces fuel or power cinsumption by half, and removes any penalties the device might impose due to damage, design flaws, or whatever.

This power lasts as long as you remain in the general presence of the machine - usually within a hundred meters or so. Invoking this over a large machine involves many, many applications of the power, taking hours or even days for huge things like battleships.

Resonance

Basic Action

You link a set of objects equal to your Mind, preferably ones that are resonant, such as metal blades or sea shells. Any sound near one of these objects is transmitted to all the others, in a very muted form. Speaking directly to the object transmits the speech to all the other objects in the set. This works somewhat like a normal open radio channel; allowing communication over long distances with the same kind of requirement for communication discipline. The range is equal to your skill in kilometers. The power lasts for a session. You can-de attune items from the set and attune new items each time you use the schtick, but the number of attuned items can never be higher than your Mind.

Transmute Light

Create Light

Basic Action

You illuminate a large area, such as a field, square, or large room (about 100 meter diameter). The change is instantaneous and normally lasts for one scene; it the power is disrupted natural light conditions quickly return. The area is brightly but not painfully lit by a diffuse, pearly light. There are few shadows or dark areas, but the light cannot shine through solid objects, and thus becomes weaker or nonexistent if there is but a small channel for it to spread through. Create Light overcomes all darkness, even that created by Darkness powers.

Luck of the Angels

Limit Break

You recover a spent Fortune point. You can always do this in an action scene, but outside of action scenes you can only recover Fortune this way after you have spent a Fortune point on enlightened and benevolent actions, facing situations with direct, virtuous actions and placing the safety of others above your own.

Transmute Gifts

Gift Circle

Trigger Action (Combo)

When you are using another power that usually only affects yourself, you can trigger this power to have it affect to your Mind creatures who are touching. If you can form a chain of hands to affect creatures adjacent to other targets. The power will affect everyone in the chain as long as you continue to touch one another (remain adjacent) or until the effect ends normally.

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.

Invoke Elements

Limit Break

You call on elemental spirits to transform a place. This makes the place you are in go feral, as if abandoned by all Folk and not maintained for 100 years. Manufactured objects with Body equal or less than your Mind are reduced to dirt and Body equal or less than your Create are ruined and stop working, but keep their basic form. This has no effect on creatures of any kind.

In a highly artificial area, such as inside a building or a city street, you affect an area with a diameter equal to your Mind and the effect is blocked by walls. In an natural area or an area of only moderate development, such as a field or village, the effect is a radius equal to your Create in meters and is not stopped by walls.

Transmute Magic

Animate Object

Basic Action

Animate an object you can see up to Create meters away and weighting no more than Mind kilos. If the object is attended, it takes an opposed Create roll to animate it. The only thing you can do to a held or worn object is to attempt to dislodge it; make an opposed Create roll. On a success the holder of the object must either let go of it or loose three shots; on an Outcome matching its Reflexes it suffers both results.

The animating force has a score of 2 in all attributes and uses your skills. If the animating force is defeated you cannot animate this object again this scene. It can hover at about 1 m height or slither and skitter along and move as if manipulated by hand as long as some part of it is resting on another solid object. It has no separate initiative and only acts on your actions. The object itself retains its ordinary Toughness.

Calculate Location

Limit Break

You learn the physical location of an object or creature. You must have enough information about the target to describe it uniquely; if you have a general description you will find the nearest target that fits the description. This can include name, number, birthdate, creation date, origin, or a physical description. You can use this to discern your own location if you are lost. It can also be used to analyze a teleport performed in the area in the last hour, which tells you what teleported where.

Homunculus

Inherent and Focus

You have a spirit companion, a Henchman Extra with a maximum skill equal to your Create who looks out for your interest and will accompany you on adventures. This creature is usually an allied spirit or even your mystical child or spirit twin or an alchemical creation. It is small, with a maximum Body of 4, tough Superstrength can overcome this limitation. Most homunculi appear as small humanoids; fey, angels, or devils. This is not an absolute rule; homunculi can have any appearance.

Your homunculus is not entirely a separate creature; it is formed out of your magical essence. This means that the two of you are always in telepathic contact. You can re-absorb this essence when touching the homunculus to Focus. This destroys the homonoculus. At the beginning of each session, your homunculus re-forms beside you regardless of where it were earlier, even if it was dead or at the other end of the world(s).

Runetrap

Limit Break

You write a line of script or runes on an object and select a Finisher you can use. This writing is obvious but innocolous; it can be hidden as decoration or as a part of a written text. You also set a simple condition when the runes will trigger, such as "when it changes ownership for the third time", "when it comes into the possession of Fred Fod", or "on Apirl 1st". A runetrapped object must be accepted or picked up; you cannot plant it on somebody, but anyone holding and using the object is considered to have accepted it. When triggered, the finisher affects the current holder or owner of the object. If no-one has accepted the object, the creator is considered the owner.

The runetrap is a Trap and can be recognized for what it is with a Scan stunt, and if it is, it can be dispelled normally. If the object is destroyed, the runetrap fixes on the last owner and the condition and potential Finisher applies to him only, but the power can still be dispelled.

Spell Preparation

Limit Break

Use Spell Preparation to prepare any one power you do not know, but whose Form you do know. You can now use the prepared power at any time, but only once. If the power is a stance or inherent, you can continue to keep it up for one scene (or as long as it makes sense). If you prepare a new power, you lose the previously prepared one.

This power can be taken several times; each time lets you prepare one additional power or one additional use for a power you have already prepared. It is considered normal to start with a spell prepared for use with this power.

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.

Sustaining

Limit Break

You can extend the duration of any one power that is already in effect to last a whole session. Does not apply to stances. The power can still be dispelled (It now counts as a Limit break for dispel purposes) or end in some other way that does not involve its duration running out.

Transmute Spiritual

Bless

Trigger Action (Combo)

When you are using another power that usually only affects yourself, you can trigger this power to have it affect another person who is within Mind meters of you. You can do this for several people, with a separate shot cost for each. The power will affect everyone as long as they remain in the area or until it ends normally.

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.

Celestial City

Limit Break

You call on astral spirits to transform a place. This creates an urban landscape, a mix of palatial pavilions and park. It has a radius in meters equal to your Create result. As a part of this process, you can manufacture objects with Body equal or less than your Mind and buildings with a Body equal to your Create. You do not have exact control over what's created, but it will always be aesthetically and functionally pleasing to you.

If you succeed at a Create roll against the Body of a construction, it can be morphed to merge with the theme, but constructions of higher Action are only whitewashed; they retain form and function but are decorated to fit the new setting.

The change lasts for the rest of the scene.

Lore

Basic Action

Touching an object tells you how it was made and if there are any legends or stories it has been involved in you learn those. You can tell its exact abilities.

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.

Seance of Power

Limit Break

You hold a seance to share power among the participants. You all form a chain of hands with up to your Mind participants. Select one power known to a participant. All participants can use this power for a scene.

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.

Transmute Tech

Analyze Technology

Basic Action

You can analyze the properties of any power within reach, even if it is inside a container or otherwise separated from you. You learn what power it is, who used it, when, to what effect, and an approximate power level. Even powers that have ended leave a signature that can be analyzed, though the impressions fade; after the end of the scene, it is no longer possible to determine who used the power and its exact effect. The signature fades completely in a matter of days or weeks, stronger and more dramatic uses leaving stronger impressions.

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.

Automated System

Basic Action

When you use another power, you can base any roll or stunt using that power on your Create skill instead of whatever skill the power would normally be based on. This power ends at the end of the round or when you move.

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.

Bypass Security

Basic Action

One security system, surveillance device, lock, or trap will open and allow you to bypass it or otherwise not react to your presence for the rest of the round. This replaces the Security and Safecracking schticks and allows you to negate security at range (with normal range penalties), but the duration is only until the end of the round, after which the device resumes operation.

Camera Capture

Basic Action or Limit Break

You can see trough any camera. You must either know the camera is there, or focus on a location to see trough the closest camera. Scrying at one specific location is a Basic Action; looking around to find something takes a Limit Break. Range is irrelevant, but such things as border security and isolated systems are a limit.

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. If the Create skill used to maintain camera security is higher that the target's Spot, use this value as the scrying difficulty.

Common Platform

Trigger Action

When you use a power that normally only affects one target, you can use Common Platform to instead affect all willing targets within Mind meters. This does not work on stances or other powers that only affects yourself.

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.

Conventional Technology

Inherent

Your powers do not register as such, instead appearing to be mundane technology. They can still be found with powers that detect mundane technology, but powers that specifically look for other powers will fail unless the searcher is actually touching or otherwise directly interacting with the power.

The GM may restrict how this power can be applied, depending on how technology works in your campaign. It is linked to the Props method and requires that each power you use be a prop or cybernetic implant.

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.

Jury Rig

Basic Action

You can make a Repair stunt as a Basic Action.

Nanite Factory

Limit Break

You can create personal gear out of either valuable raw materials or common trash, shaping and weaving matter to your specification. In this way you can create personal gear of any sophistication. If you used good raw materials and either had a blueprint or made a Create roll sufficient to design the device, it lasts as long as a normal device would. Otherwise the item is Improvised and will break down at the end of the scene.

Netrider

Basic Action

This is a special net interface unit that keeps track of and displays any net connections in your vicinity. This allows you to be present both in the net and in the physical world. You can see and interface with any electronic net-connected device in the vicinity. This allows you to try and hack into these machines. You can remote-control vehicles and machines with auto pilots - which can include gun pods and armed vehicles. You are mostly aware of net-connected security devices, traps, checkpoints and other computer-controlled devices before they become a problem.

You can try to Hack any remote controlled system or vehicle in your path as a Basic Action. Success is automatic if you have the appropriate access. This makes you very powerful if you have a high level of authority, such as corporate police units have on their own turf.

Power Battery

Inherent

You have a battery that contains an extra Fortune point that you can only use with powers. This replenishes at the end of each session. You can take this power several times to gain additional Fortune points.

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.

Power Capacitor

Trigger Action (Focus)

Once per session you can use this power to focus, regardless of other circumstances.

Reverse Engineering

Limit Break

By studying the effects of a power, you can understand its principles and replicate it.

Make a Create roll against the target's Dodge. You learn one of the target's powers and can use it for the rest of the session.

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.

Simple Gadget

Basic Action

Your powers are used on gadgets that are simple to use, even if the technology behind them is incredibly complex. You can use this power to give away and explain the use of a particular power. You lose the power in question, and whoever you gave it to gains it instead and can use it as long as he keeps the gadget or until the end of the story. You regain the power if you regain the gadget, or you can replace it at the end of a story.

This ability is linked to the Props method and requires that each power you use be a prop.

Technological Prodigy

Inherent

You can understand, create, and use technology that is more advanced than the standard of your setting. Increase the Tech Level of the setting by one for you personally. You can manufacture and use devices of this complexity. Because you have to do most of the manufacturing in person, there is still a limit on how much high-technology gear you can possess and use. Personal gear is not generally a problem, but the GM might require you to purchase such devices as Item schticks. A vehicle requires a lot more support and is always a schtick. Anything requiring an infrastructure to work is impossible.

If another creature uses one of your devices it will generally work normally once and then require reloading or resetting which they are not capable of. Others using your devices suffer a malfunction on any snake eyes roll.

You can select this power more than once, each time you take it you can use technology of one additional tech level, but manufacturing such complex devices becomes harder and harder as your local supply of materials becomes more and more obsolete.

Transmute Death

Blight

Limit Break

This Curse causes an area of land with a diameter of your Mind in kilometers to become incapable of sustaining plant life. Once cast, it slowly kills all plant life existing in the zone - small plants die in a matter of hours, large trees can live up to a month, dead trees might stand for several years. The curse also prevents any new vegetation from growing until after the next winter. The effect does not kill animal life, but creatures within the area of effect usually die or move away from lack of food.

If the curse is broken quickly, some vegetation can be saved.

Bonecraft

Basic Action

You can create and repair basic items out of bone, rusted metal, rotted cloth, and other tomb material. In this way you can create personal gear of Blacksmith sophistication or repair any kind of item. Items are permanent but turn to dust in a few minutes if used by a creature isn't undead and does not have this ability. The difficulty is the Toughness of the item; weapons and armor are made for a specific creature and have a difficulty equal to they damage or toughness they grant.

Brambles of Bones

Basic Action

You can create a palisade of bone, a bramble of sharp bone shards and grinning skulls that is extremely hard to pass trough. You can arrange the Bramble of Bones in a cube with a side of 3 meters, making one massive bristle or making a wall, palisade, or even a labyrinth with passages inside the area.

Anyone in the brambles when it is created risks being restrained. Make an Create check against each target's Dodge. On a success the target is partially bound and suffers one of the penalties noted below. On an Outcome matching the target's Reflexes he is severely bound and suffers three of the conditions. Conditions are applied in this order; immobilized, bound legs, bound arms, hogtie, blinded. Apply the first condition on this list the target doesn't already suffer from. Physical restrain in Action does not completely prevent a hero from action, they only impose handicaps that can be overcome. Unless otherwise indicated, roll 1d6 for a random restraint, adding +1 for each previous restraint.

  1. Gagging prevents mundane speech. Stymies all Charm and Presence checks.
  2. Handcuffing is when your hands are tied in front of you, but not so tightly as to make them completely unusable; you can still use one hand effectively, such as using weapons or tools of Small size or smaller.
  3. Hobbling indicates restrained legs, but not fixed to each other. It means you cannot move as part of a normal Basic Action, and can only move your normal move when you do a Full Move action or otherwise do an action that grants extra movement..
  4. Immobilized, stuck to something, alternatively on a short leash which prevents movement beyond one or two meters. If you are stuck to a creature whose Body is greater than yours, you are forced along as it moves, otherwise you are both immobilized unless you two cooperate.
  5. Bound Legs you fall prone and cannot stand unsupported, which prevents and hinders many actions as determined by the situation and stunt description. Your Move is reduced to 1. Swimming and flying creatures are entangled, with similar effects.
  6. Bound Arms prevent most physical manipulation and the use of weapons and implements. You can still use tackles and head butts for (Body +0) damage or a Tiny Ranged Weapon, but limited to Close range.
  7. Blinded restricts your awareness, giving you only a rough estimate of objects and creatures in a diameter equal to your Mind; you are insensitive to things beyond this range. Everyone has enough concealment to Sneak on you, and against creatures beyond your perception range, you have to use Reflexes rather than Recon for defense against Recon stunts.
  8. (or more) Hogtie A hogtied character cannot act physically and can only move one meter as a standard action; no movement is otherwise allowed. This also prevents all Defense actions.

Creatures entering the area or who have freed themselves are not restrained but must make a Free Running check against your Create when moving about in the bramble. Ranged attacks trough a meter of bristles the area have a Cover difficulty equal to your Create. The bones are brittle, but too many to break individually. It has Toughness equal to your Mind but is only sensitive to area attacks or Feats of Strength - cutting individual bones can free someone who is bound, but does not harm the bramble itself. An area attack that destroys the bristle clears an area under the volume of the area. The bristles turn brittle and loose one point of Toughness for every 15 minutes they exist, falling apart after a while.

Corrosion

Basic Action

You cause an object to age and corrode, potentially reducing it to dust. This does not work on mobile objects. Make a Create check against the object's Body. On a success, the object takes a Setback. If you roll twice the object's Body, it is destroyed. Certain object that are particularly inert (bedrock, sand) or is particularly relevant to the plot cannot be destroyed this way.

Haunt

Limit Break

You can bind spirits to create a haunt, a danger similar to a trap but powered by spirits of the dead. This must be done using the remains of a creature that violently or with remorse, or in a location where such death or violent emotions occurred. When the haunt attacks, make a Create roll against the Dodge of the victim, with the usual +3 bonus for being hidden. It does damage equal to your Create. This is usually usually Spiritual or Enervation damage, but might be any type of damage appropriate to the scene reenacted. It need not do direct damage, and often has other gruesome effects similar to Interaction Stunts.

A haunt can be found with Scan and is automatically found when using Examine. Once found, haunts are less effective as there is no surprise bonus and targets can take trigger action defenses.

A haunt is a Curse. It can normally activate only once in any given day, but it is very hard to permanently end. A haunt always provides a clue to its own nature, reenacting a scene related to the event it builds upon, and this usually provides a clue on how to end the haunt.

Transmute Force

Analyze Force

Basic Action

You can analyze the properties of Force powers. You learn the exact effect, form, and technique of the power.

You can also find and understand other forces, natural or otherwise, using this power. You can gain information about the mechanics of power-generating engines or devices, the statics of intricate architecture, the equilibrium of forces in a static system and so on.

Craft Force

Basic Action

You can create simple objects out of intangible force fields. You can make these items semitransparent or merely translucent, but not fully solid-looking. They glow, but you can make this glow so faint it is only visible in the dark. In this way, you can create basic tools, arms, and armor of no more than Blacksmith sophistication. These items' hardness exceeds that or normal metal but they lack a certain solidity and they perform as ordinary items of their type. The duration is minutes equal to the Action Result. The difficulty is the Toughness of the item; weapons and armor are made for a specific creature and have a difficulty equal to they damage or toughness they grant.

Force Armor

Basic Action

Your target's skin is protected by a very tight and form-fitting force field. He gains 2 points of armor, increasing Toughness. You can take this schtick several times gaining 2 additional points of armor each time to a maximum of 10 points. It lasts for one scene or about 15 minutes. You can maintain this armor on yourself between scenes, but not on others; to protect others you must use it in or right before an action scene.

Force Armor also acts to keep out hostile environments.

Force Tools

Basic Action

You create specialized tools made of tangible force fields and powered by telekinesis. You design these tools with a specific Create task in mind, and the tools will help you perform this task, allowing you to do things that would normally require specialized tools and/or knowledge to do, such as a machine shop or Safecracking and Security. However, you do not get any raw materials, knowledge, contacts, or other resources you'd normally get, and your power use may leave clues for others to follow.

Personal Force Field

Stance

You surround yourself with a personal force field, a glowing bubble with a diameter slightly larger than you are tall. You gain a Toughness equal to your Body + Create. You are also protected from hostile environments.

While inside this field, you can converse and observe but not physically interact with the surroundings. Your Powers can penetrate the Personal Force Field, but doing so immediately brings it down. The Personal Force Field does not float in water, catch the wind, or otherwise interact with the environment more than you normally would yourself. You can move around unhindered by it.

At your option, you can expand the field to cover the area immediately around you (on a grid, this is the hexes or squares adjacent to you), as long as all the creatures there are willing to be encased in the field. Such a field protects everyone inside from everyone outside and vice versa, but is immobile.

Wall of Force

Basic Action

You can create a wall of night-invulnerable force. A wall of force is transparent and permits speech and interactions, but stops powers and attacks. The wall lasts for a scene unless destroyed.

As a basic action you can create a 3 by 3 meter surface of force. You can spend multiple basic actions to build a large continuous force field, but no dimension of such a force field can be more than your Create in meters. If you create a continuous barrier hedging an area, you can create a roof and floor as well with no additional effort.

The wall is stationary relative to its frame of reference - if created on a vehicle it moves with that vehicle. It is unaffected by gravity and can be placed wholly or partially inside material objects. Any creature inside the wall when it appears is pushed to either side of it - the creature chooses which side.

If your concentration is broken (typically a Setback) the wall disappears. If it takes damage matching twice your Create it disappears, but you can choose to take a Trigger Action to sustain the wall, exerting yourself to increase the limit to three times your Create for the current shot. It can be broken with a Feat of Strength by Body matching your Create.

Transmute Life

Fleshcraft

Finisher

You can shape living bodies, changing their exact form within the norms of their species, or grafting dead body parts onto them. It is generally hard to restore a creature changed by Fleshcraft; it is considered a Curse. Of course, further applications of Fleshcraft can give the semblance of a cure.

Cosmetic Change: Perhaps the most common way, this is used to create a permanent disguise or disfigurement, or simply to appease the target's vanity. With extensive work you can switch the the target's Charm and Impress skills.

Changing Form: You can change the target, making him or her thin or obese, harmoniously proportioned or a monster. This allows you to rearrange the targets attributes within the norms of his species. You can make the target frail and uncoordinated (down to Body and Reflexes 3 for a human, but you cannot increase the targets attribute total.

Grafting: You can attach an alien body part to a creature. This is most often done to impart some new physiological power, usually a Mutation. This places great strain on the patient's body and sanity; for each mutation so grafted, the patient loses one point from an attribute of his choice. The can be recovered by purchasing the mutations using experience points.

Automatons: You can repair and animate dead bodies, making them living automatons. Though the methods are different and you need to harvest, repair, and combine suitable body parts, the effects of creating an automaton is similar to that of the Crucible of Life power.

Geneseed

Finisher

You can induce pregnancy in a living creature. You can either take a genetic seed from the target, or impregnate the target with generic seed you carry; either your own or one you have previously taken from someone else. If the target is not normally capable of carrying a child (for example, because it is male), it will still develop a fetus, but will need special care or the fetus will abort in a few days.

Invigorate

Basic Action

You imbue an ally with life. He will recover one Hit at the end of each round of combat until the end of the scene. This will not reduce the effect of a Damage Setback.

Reincarnation

Finisher

You transform one living creature into another. This heals all damage the target has suffered. You must build a variant form for him using his normal points and limits. The target keeps most of its original values, but you can rearrange the target's attributes - the sum cannot be higher than before, but can certainly be lower. No attribute can be higher than the target's highest skill. You can also add powers and schticks related to the new form, as long as the total point value does not increase.

This power cannot be used to imitate a specific creature; the target remains himself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

This is a Curse.

Transmute Mind

Anonymity

Finisher

All of the target’s facial features, vocal cues, and identifying physical traits change, transforming the target into an unremarkable and anonymous member of its race and a gender. It likewise transforms anything the target wears or carries that could be used as identification and renders all seals, keys, and similar non-functional. It takes a Charm check with a difficulty equal your Create and an outcome equal to your Mind to either see through the change or convince someone of the target's identity. This is a Curse.

Aphasia

Finisher

The target cannot speak, read, or write any language, gaining the more severe version of the Incommunicado limitation. This is a Curse.

Create Emotions

Basic Action

Allows you to foster a desired emotion in any thinking being. The love spell is the most famous example of this type. You may also specify the object of the emotion, which need not be another thinking being. For example, you could inspire hatred of a truck or lust to own a jewel. Make an opposed Charm roll. Any interaction using this emotion (including repeated use of this power) Gains an Advantage. If the Outcome exceeds the target's Mind, he cannot control his emotions and immediately acts on them, a kind of Setback.

The advantage of this over a regular stunt is that it allows more precise control.

Empathic Beacon

Limit Break

You create an empathic beacon that is either intensely attractive or intensely repellant to certain creatures. The beacon affects a radius in meters equal to your Create roll when using the power, but needs line of sight to the center point.

When you use this power, select these three things:

  1. One type of creature that the beacon is attuned to. This can be by race, species, equipment, or gender.
  2. Whether the beacon is to be exclusive or inclusive; an exclusive beacon affects only the type of creature outlined above, an inclusive beacon includes all creatures but the one specified in §1.
  3. If the beacon is to attract or repel.

Each time a creature that could be affected by the beacon and inside its area takes a basic action, the beacon tries to control their movment, making a Create roll against the creatures Mind. It is not possible to take a trigger action to resist this urge, but a potential target can use a Basic Action as if it was a Trigger Action if he focuses on resisting the compulsion. If the compulsion succeeds, the creature must use its full Move this action and must end up closer to or further away from the beacon as specified in §3. If the compulsion fails, the creature is hereafter immune to this specific Empathic Beacon.

Two Empathic Beacons cannot overlap; the stronger one prevails.

Modify Memory

Limit Break

You can modify a memory in the target. You must know the situation to be modified; if you make a guess as to whether the target was there and are wrong, the power fails. This limits most uses of this power to recent events or events you witness, but with a bit of research you can modify older memories.

Make a Create vs. Dodge roll, an unaware or helpless target uses Reflexes instead. On a success, you modify the memory but some flaws and remnants remain. The target may notice these flaws if cross-examined or thinking a lot about the event, and it can be cured as an ailment. An outcome equal to the target's Mind makes this a Curse and makes the target unable to find fault with the memory; another might do so trough tools like Mind Diving or Psychology.

Transmute Time

Analyze Time

Inherent

You have a perfect internal clock and call always tell local and global time, even when involved with time dilation, time travel, and other confusing circumstances.

You can analyze the properties of time in your vicinity. You learn and whether it has been affected by any powers recently. These ripples are easy to detect, but hard to pinpoint. The GM should give you warning well ahead of time when you encounter someone using Time magics other than time sense. Distance is about ten meters or minutes per point of Mind you have. You can increase your sensitivity by setting up chronal disruption detectors; this is mainly a plot device which can be used as an adventure hook against time-using rivals.

Reconstruction

Limit Break

You recreate a place out of history, restoring ancient glories to fallen ruins and resetting traps and inanimate guardians. Anything that has been destroyed, worn out or fallen into decay in the location is restored; objects that were taken away are not. Some specific eternal guardians may be restored as well, but generally, mortal creatures are not affected. This is great for adventures in exotic past locations, looking for treasures in buried palaces and so on.

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 it works. Otherwise, it fails.

Restore Object

Limit Break

You restore a personal device, man-sized or smaller object, or small piece of scenery to an earlier state. The GM might allow you to affect larger objects with additional work. Pick a point in the past (usually when the object or device was new and in pristine condition) - the object is restored to its state at this time. You have an intuitive feeling for the state of the object at various times, but exacting work requires more detailed study. You can only restore parts of the object that are available; you can reconstruct a piece of paper from the component molecules among the moldering earth it has been buried in, but if half the object is missing you cannot restore the missing part.

You can destroy an object this way, reverting it to its components just before assembly, but you cannot go any further back than that. Besides repairs, this power can be useful for restoring evidence and examining the object at various times.

Affecting an object in the possession of another creature requires that you be within reach and succeed on an Create vs. Dodge roll. Affecting a mechanism, such as a lock, uses the normal difficulty for that kind of stunt; you are considered qualified to manipulate whatever you are trying to restore.

Time for Work

Limit Break

You can create more time for an individual, giving him more time for work, sleep, play and leisure. It seems time never runs out for this guy, though he moves no faster than usual.

Add your Mind to his effective Body for Endurance. It effectively lets a character work two jobs in one day, or to adventure and still work normally.

This can involve small time-leaps of a Mind hours at most. Generally this aspect of the power is ignored, but it can sometimes be used as a tool or hook in an adventure, with the GMs active cooperation. If someone under Time for Work ever get spotted by his old self, he takes one Hits per round of such contact.

Transmute Space

Resize Object

Basic Action or Limit Break

You change size of an object, making it larger or smaller. The target can be a set of linked objects, like an outfit with accessories, a bag full of stuff. The difficulty is the Body of the object. This lasts for the rest of the scene or be a Curse when used as a Limit Break. You can set up a condition, such as an action or command word, that ends the resizing.

Changes will change the item's Body score. Check the Body and Mass for the Body of objects. You can change the target to a Body no higher than your Create, and you can modify the Body by up to your Create.

Using this on something carried or worn by another requires a Create stunt vs. their Dodge. The target can spend 3 shots to keep possession and prevent the resizing. On an Outcome matching the target's Reflexes you always resize the object and the holder cannot save it.

Restoring a shrunk object is not an action (it is considered the equivalent of drawing a weapon), and can be a part of a stunt, such as using Create to place a barrier or trap, or releasing a great gout of smoke or flame to Impress.

Requip

Stance

Instantly Teleports an outfit or set of armor you own onto your body from any distance. This can be from an extra-dimensional space if you have access to one. You can choose to have your current outfit trade places with the outfit you're calling or return it to its customary place in your wardrobe if your wardrobe is safe. An outfit can include accessories, gear and weapons as long as all of it can all be considered one kit.

If the object has been stolen from you, make a opposed Create check against the current owner to take it back. If it is currently being worn by someone else, the call fails. If this power ever fails, you are no longer considered the owner of that particular outfit until you recover it normally.

When the stance ends, you must decide whether to return the gear whence it came or keep it around. If you keep it, you cannot send it back later using this power.

Sanctum

Basic Action

This allows you to Teleport yourself to or from a safe extra-dimensional area, your Sanctum. The real-world opening of the Sanctum is always at your physical location, unless you are inside it, in which case it is at your last location in the physical world.

The Sanctum is a private extra-dimensional space. Each time you use this power, you end up in the same space. The space has a diameter equal to your Mind and you control its shape and appearance, furnishing it as you see fit. The sanctum provides ample food and drink for all creatures within. It is considered its own dimension which makes other kinds of teleportation difficult. Teleport Circles cannot exist in the Sanctum.

It is possible for others to enter and exit on their own, but the entrance is hard to find from the outside; even when looking in the right spot it still takes a Examine stunt against your Create to find it, and only the finder can enter. Anyone inside that is not restrained can leave the Sanctum as a Basic Action. When you are inside, you can evict a creature as a Basic Action with an opposed Create roll.

You can store things in the Sanctum, finding something in the Sanctum is always a Basic action - in addition to the time it takes to teleport in and out. Using this as a large auxiliary cargo space is discouraged - you have to be your own bearer, and it can make the Sanctum's entrance easier to find and marks you as someone very much worth robbing. Finally, something might slip out of a full Sanctum on a Setback.

Teleport Barrier

Basic Action

You ward an area against teleportation, placing symbols that disrupt teleportation attempts. Any attempt to Teleport into or out of the area has a minimum difficulty equal to your Create; if the Outcome was less than your Mind the teleport succeeded, but made an awful noise and dazed the teleportee, making him loose all shots for this and the next round.

Teleport barrier covers a radius equal to your Create roll and lasts for a scene. If the anti-teleportation symbols are incorporated into the decor of a place, or even hidden into the walls, the Teleport Barrier lasts as long as the symbols remain.

Teleport Circle

Limit Break

You can create and use a Teleport Circle, a beacon that can be used as the target for long-range teleport powers.

A teleport circle must be tied to a clearly visible, odd-looking material object, and creating this object is not a part of this power - it is usually done using mundane Create techniques. The durability of the teleport circle depends on the materials used - a chalk circle is a lot easier to destroy than a circle of standing stones, but also much faster to set up.

A Teleport Circle lasts until you remove it or it is dispelled. You can only keep one Teleport Circle running at any one time and cannot create a new one if this would exceed your limit. You can learn this power several times; your limit on how many teleport circles you can maintain is the square of the number of points spent on this ability. Any teleport circles you were maintaining when you die become permanent, lasting until destroyed.

You can also bind yourself to an existing teleport circle, adding it to your repertoire of teleport destinations. You can trade teleport circle ties with others who know this power or find them in books. Such found circles do not count towards your limit.

Finally, you can use this power to teleport between two teleport circles you are bound to over any distance.

Teleport Lock

Limit Break

You lock a Teleport Circle, preventing its use to anyone who does not know the secret password you set or possess a gate key you created.

Alternatively, you can place a trap on the Teleport Circle. Select a Finisher you can use when you place a Teleport Trap. Anyone who does not know the secret password you set or possess a gate key you created suffers from the Finisher you selected when passing through the trapped portal. You cannot place a Teleport Trap if there is one there already. You can make the trap so that it only affects either those entering or those exiting. Note that it is actually possible to place a beneficial effect as a gate trap; for example a trap that turns those exiting an underwater gate to fish.

One gate can be both locked and trapped. Teleport Lock is a Curse on the Teleport Circle. Breaking the curse can either destroy the lock or give the curse-breaker a key to the lock. It is possible to bypass Teleport Lock using Breaking and Entering techniques, but not to remove it.

Dodge Schticks

Several of these sticks cover abilities quite unrelated to the Dodge skill. This is because a hero is always assumed to raise Dodge to the highest allowed value, and these schticks relate to the character's overall level. In other word, some Dodge sticks could just as well be based on a character's highest skill rating, placing them in Dodge is just a little more elegant.

Armor Proficiency

Inherent

You ignore the Reflex penalty when wearing armor, but you still suffer any other penalties. For removing other penalties, see Utility item.

Bodyguard

Trigger Action (Defense)

You are a trained bodyguard, and can instinctively react to threats to other people. When somebody close to you is attacked, you can move your Move in meters to come adjacent to the one you are to protect. If you cannot move adjacent, you cannot move at all. You can then take the attack. This is the same as the Meatshield stunt, except that you are allowed to take further trigger actions to defend yourself. You can use this even in situations where you are not aware of the attack or in a Surprise round but not when you are out of shots for other reasons.

Bulletproof Nudity

Stance

Nudity can distract an opponents at critical moments. If nothing else, it makes the audience root for you. You must be more naked than the local cultural norm allows to use this, and not encumbered by excessive gear or armor. You can strip down as a part of activating the stance. Add +2 to your Dodge. The shock and awe quickly wears off, this stance ends at the end of the round and cannot be reactivated in the same fight. Multiple Dodge bonuses do not stack.

Bullheaded

Inherent

You are sure of yourself and not easily impressed by intimidation or social pressure. You can use your Dodge as a defense where you'd normally use Impress.

Cold Fish

Inherent

You are not easily swayed by charm and whiles. You can use your You can use your Dodge as a defense where you'd normally use Charm.

Crazy

Basic Action

Your motivations can rapidly and unexpectedly change. While being affected normally by social interactions and mental effects, you can completely change your motivations and negate all such effects you are currently under. After doing this, you loose all remaining shots for the round. You can use this schtick even when something would prevent you from doing so.

This cannot end a Curse, but can cancel the effect of a social or mental curse for a scene.

Danger Sense

Inherent

You have an instinctive sense for when danger approaches. This sense only registers actively hostile creatures; ambushes and enemy with intent to harm. You do not sense scouts, spies, thieves, or traps. This sense is automatic as long as any of the enemy has a Recon lower than your Dodge and are in a position to attack you or within a distance equal to your Dodge in meters. It does not actually reveal where the enemy is or what they are about to do, only that creatures of hostile intent is nearby.

If a hidden attacker notices that you have sensed them and decides not to attack, the premonition fades and you surmise that it was a false alarm and take no further notice of it or report it; it is assumed that Danger Sense triggers many more times than the events actually played out.

Defensive Reflex

Trigger Action (Defense)

You have reflexes honed to defense. When attacked you can use this to get a Dodge bonus of +3 this shot. You can use this even when you could not ordinarily use a trigger action, such as when you are surprised or have zero shots left.

Fox's Retreat

Trigger Action (Defense)

When Attacked, add +5 to your Dodge for the current shot.

Grenade Leap

Trigger Action (Defense)

When attacked by an area attack, you can use this to get a +5 bonus to Dodge and move up to your speed in any direction, including up. You can use it with one of your own area attacks to leap in this way. You are moving after the attack, so you do not get the benefit of any cover you move into.

Hold the Line

Focus

When an ally adjacent to you takes a Hit, you can focus.

Kiss the Ground

Trigger Action (Defense)

When attacked you can move your normal Move in any direction after the attack is resolved. You also get a Dodge bonus of +3 this shot.

Signature Item

Inherent

Select one specific item, like the family ancestral sword or the car that saved your life in the deep desert. Your fate is linked to this item.

  • You can own and operate this item legally even if it would normally be beyond your means, illegal, or require some special license. People tend to not question your right to take it along; unless the GM makes a montage of how it is taken, the item stays with you. It can also pop up in the unlikeliest places seemingly on its own.
  • It is harder to steal or disarm you of this item; it takes an Outcome equal to your Dodge to do so. Even if it is stolen, it always crops up later - it is never permanently lost.
  • The item is tougher than normal, having a minimum Toughness score equal to your Dodge.

Even when seemingly destroyed, the item can always be repaired.

  • You become fully proficient with the item, gaining the effects of Armor Proficiency and similar limitation-overcoming abilities.
  • Finally, the item becomes infused with your essence. It is considered a supernatural or magical item in situations where this matters.

Slayer

Inherent

You are an expert at attacking a particular type of enemy. This is generally a nemesis or ancestral enemy, but might also be skill and practice. When you make an attack against such an enemy, the attack roll is Confident. But if you roll snake eyes on such an attack, you need to reroll and are Stymied as your zeal backfires.

The kind of targets you can select as favored enemies depend on the campaign and must be approved by the GM. In general, a favored enemy should apply about 10% of all enemies you fight. Ethnicities and organizations work, even clans. Fantasy Races are usually appropriate, except against the dominant race of the setting (usually humans) where only specific ethnicities are applicable.

Untouchable

Trigger Action (Defense)

You never dodge except when it counts, ignoring misses and sidestepping would-be hits.

You can do this after an attack has been rolled for, but before it actually hits; it gives you a +3 bonus to Dodge against the triggering attack and for the remainder of the current shot.

Impress Schticks and Powers

Aura

Trigger Action (Defense)

There is something special about you. You are very ugly, majestic, holy, crazed, or otherwise special, and people tend to leave you alone because of it.

Use this as a trigger action when someone would bother you; make an opposed Impress roll to make them stay back and desist, losing the action. This works as long as you remain passive (neither attacking nor running away, though using Impress or Charm is OK).

Aura only works as long as the situation warrants it; if your goons have been defeated and your Master Plan revealed, you may have to follow the officer escorting you to prison. But he will be polite as long as your Aura holds.

Authority

Inherent

You have had an authority invested in you by the powers that be. You might be a knight, tax collector, police detective, inquisitor, witch hunter, or spy catcher. Whatever your title, you are seen as a lawful agent of a higher authority.

You can expect reasonable cooperation from authorities and respect from the general populace. You have the right and duty to investigate cases relevant to your authority and to use reasonable means to to enforce your edicts. Impress checks made under such conditions are routine.

You are allowed to use the gear your position requires, which often includes restricted weaponry. You may or may not wear a uniform, but you can always display proof of your authority and allegiance. In most cases your behavior is beyond inquiry, but if scandal erupts you might find yourself sacrificed as a scapegoat.

Backbone

Trigger Action (Defense)

Use this when you are being bullied; you gain a +5 bonus (usually to Impress for the rest of the round.

When you Stand Up for your Friends you and your friends gain a +3 bonus on their defensive Impress for the rest of the round.

Blue Blood

Inherent

Your family is old and recognized for its nobility, one of the most prestigious in the land, a cut above everyone who does not have this schtick. In a campaign where most everyone is a noble (a chivalry campaign, for example) you may even be of royal blood.

Those who care about such things will see you as a born leader, and your career often benefits. It is easy for you to be invited to parties and social functions, and you have relatives in high places. Your word is given due consideration, you are a valuable and reliable witness, and you will mostly be assumed to have a good reason to be wherever you are doing whatever it is you are doing, even if it might seem fishy. Even those who don't respect nobility find it hard to ignore your manners and bearing, it is clear that you are a person not to be trifled with.

You're not automatically wealthy, some nobles are dirt poor. If you get caught with your hands dirty, Blue Blood may backfire; everyone loves a good scandal.

Challenge

Stance

You can challenge either one named character or all unnamed enemies in an area with a diameter equal to your Impress roll to attack you; if their last action (after the challenge) was directed at any of your friends but not at you, you get a +3 bonus on any action directed at them. The effect is negated for each individual target if they are interfered with by others, including another Challenge.

Display of Superiority

Finisher

When you defeat an opponent, you can offer them mercy and a chance to work for you. Make an opposed Impress roll. This is modified depending on personality and on how you defeated them. Single combat is generally the way to go. On a success, you turn the enemy into a follower, or at the very you least can extract some service or important concession from them.

An opponent defeated this way is not dying and takes no long-term side effects other than the service.

Fashion Icon

Inherent

You have knowledge of fashions of your time and understanding of what can be worn when and to provoke which reaction. This lets you dress for every occasion, and also gives you the savvy to dress oddly without causing a scandal. You have the presence and fame to create fashion trends. You are notorious in fashionable circles. You can make an upstage stunt routine when your kind of fashion is relevant.

This most commonly applies to dress and toilette, but it can apply to art, architecture, cuisine and other cultural traits as well.

Follower Focus

Focus

When you lead someone who succeeds at a task you can focus.

"Someone you lead" applies to such things as Henchmen and Minions, but also to leadership actions such as Hands-On Leadership and Time for Action. The GM can say that you are the effective leader in a situation outside those described.

Eerie

Trigger Action

There is something odd and unusual about you, that makes others leave you alone. This might be a mannerism, such as talking to yourself or staring vacantly into space, or an indefinable aura. The end result is that people expect odd tings from you and around you, and will pay no heed to such occurrences unless they cause some kind of direct harm. They might think you a harmless eccentric or leave you alone out of fear. If there is a witch-hunt in the area, this can backfire; people too cowardly or reserved to do something themselves might still report on you.

Use this as a trigger action when someone would bother you because you did odd or unusual things; make an opposed Impress roll to make them stay back and desist, losing the action. This does not work on an opponent you have attacked in this scene.

Hands-On Leadership

Basic Action

You can give a direct order to another creature and expect to have the order executed quickly and well. Decide on a basic action the target is to do; he must have any relevant powers, skills, or schticks to actually do the action you ordered them to do. The target may immediately do the action you ordered them to, but are not obliged to do so. They use their own skill value or your Impress, whichever is better.

If you use this on a an unnamed character the action is executed for free, but a named character must take a Trigger Action to execute your order.

Henchman

Inherent

You have a follower, a loyal Henchman who looks out for your interest and can accompany you on adventures, tough he is not as accomplished as a true hero. Unlike most heroes, he is willing to perform menial tasks and can be ordered about more or less as you like, tough he will resent actual mistreatment. He is also capable of carrying out advanced orders independently, and performs well as a lieutenant or advanced errand boy.

Construct a henchman as a Henchman Extra using your Impress skill as the highest skill.

You can take this schtick several times to have several henchmen, but generally only one of them accompanies you on adventures: the other act as your agents and look out for your interests elsewhere.

Heroic Identity

Inherent

You have a well-established costumed identity. Few people will question your right to investigate things, bear arms or ask pointed questions while in your heroic identity. You can also gain access to places and people unavailable to the general public. Police and other law enforcement figures will often cooperate with you, but not always. People will not question who you are and why you are in costume.

Over time, your costumed identity has built an identity and reputation of its own. You can make two contacts checks for a skill, one for your mundane identity and one for your costumed identity. People may also turn to your costumed identity for help.

You need not purchase this schtick to gain access to places your job ought to give you access to. Cops usually get access to crime scenes, military officers can get into military bases. But with Heroic Identity, you can usually get into either.

Maverick

Inherent

You have an established role; forthright, successful, and center stage but seen by some as crude or even evil. You might be the archetypal diva or the artist with a chip on his shoulder. You might be a legal eagle with courtroom manners worthy of your own TV show. You might be a maverick cop that all but tortures perpetrators. You might be a bulldog politician or shotgun journalist. You say the things most people wished they had the guts to say.

You may use the full range of the Impress skill in situations where it would normally be inappropriate, and you are (almost) never punished for it. Your established domineering ways get much more tolerance than one would expect. You can browbeat witnesses into confessing, you can make the boss appear like a fool, and you can make colleagues and onlookers cry or cringe and get away without a reprimand.

Minion Extras

Limit Break

You have a group of dedicated followers, a small group of elite but identical and unnamed NPCs who act as your bodyguards or close assistants. They might not always be able to come with you, but can look out for your interests elsewhere.

Construct your followers as a group of Minion Extras, with your Impress skill as the highest skill value. You gain a number of followers equal to your Mind attribute.

You can have a number of extras equal to your Mind in play at once. If they are defeated or lost, you can renew them up to your normal limit by using this action.

Minion Experts

Limit Break

You have a group of versatile, dedicated, competent, unnamed NPCs. They are not the best in a fight, but they can perform backup tasks, investigations and the like while you handle the serious threats. They are often supplied by an organization you work for.

Construct your experts as a group of Minion Extras, with your Impress skill as the highest skill value. All experts need not be identical; you can have a number of different experts equal to your Mind, picking any mix you like for a particular situation.

If a minion expert is defeated, they are available again for the next story.

Minion Rabble

Basic Action

You have a horde of faceless minions, loyal but rather incompetent lackeys that follow your every whim. They follow you when ordered to, and spread out over the neighborhood, making a nuisance of themselves but also ready to come to your aid at a moments notice.

You generally have a number of lackeys equal to your Mind in play at once. If they are defeated or lost, you can renew them up to your normal limit by using a Basic Action, and they renew themselves at the start of each round in an action scene.

Construct your followers as a group of identical Minion Rabble, using your Impress skill -2 as their highest skill value.

Look Out Sir!

Trigger Action (Result)

With this schtick, unnamed allies near you tend to end up in the line of fire instead of you, asi´ if your minion had used the Interpose stunt. Whenever you take a Hit and such an NPC is near (within his Move meters), that NPC becomes the target of the attack - which is then executed normally with the new target. This saves your skin at the expense of your unnamed allies.

Official

Inherent

You are a ranking official in some important organization, and your word is law there. You could be a military officer, district attorney, chief medical officer, chief of police and so on. No-one in your organization questions your authority. You do have superiors, but for one of them to correct you would be a loss of face for the organization. You can usually use this authority to gain access to places and resources of related organizations as well.

Overbearing Presence

Inherent

When you make a successful Impress stunt against an opponent of Mind 8 or more, you can add three to the Outcome of the action, increasing the chance to score a Setback.

Rally

Limit Break

You can inspire people to extraordinary efforts. You heal one Hit on a number of creatures equal to your Mind within Impress meters of you, as long as they can hear your voice and have not suffered any Damage Setback. You can even revive defeated/unconscious allies this way.

Silver Spoon

Inherent

You were born with the proverbial silver spoon; you have never lacked for wealth. Whenever you are in a culture with normal commerce with your home, you have access to lots of money, and can easily buy or hire most things you could ever want.

You are richer than someone who is Self Made, but he is more versatile; he can make money anywhere. If you have both Silver Spoon and Self Made, your wealth multiplies and your heirs for several generations will be rich as well.

Make sure you have some motivation to adventure other than money, or you might retire from adventuring before you know it.

Streetwise

Inherent

You are at home on the streets and in sub-cultures of the downtrodden and outcast. You can gain instant respect and a fair degree of trust from criminals, the impoverished, and outcasts. They may or may not treat you as one of their own, but neither will they try any of the tricks they play on outsiders. You keep abreast of rumors and developments on the street. You can make a confident roll to use [[Impress (Action)|Impress] to Gather Information and to use the contacts, knowledge, and Perception elements of Impress on the street.

Swagger

Basic Action

You have "the look", and can dazzle onlookers by your mere presence. This is great for becoming the center of attention at social events. You can make an upstage stunt as a basic action.

Tactics

Inherent

You have a good sense of personal and small unit tactics. You can sense at what shot creatures within Impress meters will act, and you can sense the groups minions and are organized in, who leads who, and creature's typical combat mode and Role. All of these actions are automatic and take no time to use. You cannot read creatures whose Impress is higher than yours.

When the GM has you make a roll to discern enemy tactics or deployments, such rolls are Confident.

Vision

Inherent

You have a vision, perhaps of divine origin. You wholeheartedly believe in this vision, and you have a strange power of attraction, gathering followers and creating enemies of this new vision of yours.

Your vision appeals to a certain type of people, few of them are unaffected by it. It might be a vision to liberate all slaves or to reform a religion, and all slaves and slave owners or all who believe in the religion will be very much concerned. In this way, you will quickly gather followers, but you have very little control over their actions. They will hold you in high esteem, as a spiritual guide and mentor. You also get enemies opposed to your views.

This is a schtick for great visionary leaders, like Martin Luther, Martin Luther King, or Mahatma Gandhi, but also of tyrants such as Adolph Hitler. It makes you very much the center of the campaign, and should therefore only be taken with the GMs permission. Generally, visionaries tend to be NPCs who the PCs are either to help or hinder.


Summons and controls creatures related to the form. A powereful technique with very absolute results, but hard to use in that it requires true names.

Summon Air

Foul Air

Basic action

You create a cloud of foul air in a diameter equal to your Mind. The cloud is impenetrable to most senses, giving a penalty of -1 on Shoot and perception checks per meter of foul air in between. A living, breathing creature in the cloud who spent any time during his current action in the cloud must make an opposed Impress check with you; on a failure he cannot act. Characters in the cloud can move even if the roll fails. The cloud lasts for a scene unless dispelled or dispersed by strong wind.

Magnificent Entrance

Basic Action

As your first action in a scene, you can do either a First Impression or a Scare stunt that affects everyone who can see and hear you.

Summon Air Elemental

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

This power only works on Air Elementals.

Suffocate

Limit Break

You deny the target air or fills its lungs with foul vapors, making it unable to breathe with an opposed Impress roll against the target's Impress.

Each time a suffocating target tries to take an action, it must make an opposed Impress or Ride check against you, or the action fails. The target is still allowed to move even on a failed roll, but the foul air moves with it. If the targets opposed roll fails by a margin equal to the target's Body, it takes one Hit. If the roll succeeds by a margin equal to your Mind, or you suffer a Setback, the power is negated. It otherwise lasts for a scene.

A creature that does not breathe is immune to this power, but machines powered by combustion can be affected.

Summon Earth

Dimensional Loadstone

Basic Action

Make an opposed Impress roll to prevent the target from using teleport powers for the rest of the scene.

Earthshield

Trigger Action (Defense or Combo)

You create a barrier of earth and stone with a Toughness equal to your Impress. It is about a meter square has a height up to your Mind in meters. It must be created in contact with a solid surface. If you create the Earthshield next to you, you have the option of being lifted up on top of it as it grows. The Earthshield crumbles pretty quickly and is reduced to rubble soon after the scene ends, even if it does not take any damage.

You can use Earthshield in many ways:

  • Create a barrier to block an attack (giving a +3 bonus on Dodge to either you or another.
  • Create a barrier to prevent someone from moving (which sets the Free Running difficulty of the move to your Impress). This works even against low-flying creatures, and if they fail the roll they land.
  • To assist an Impress stunt against creatures standing on the ground, allowing a reroll of a failed stunt by creating a pillar under the speaker, lifting him above his spectators.
  • To perform stunts using large amounts of unstable earth, such as putting out fire, spreading debris, and similar situation-specific stunts using your Impress to substitute for the skill normally used. In this case, the trigger action is in addition to the shots spent on the action itself (usually a Basic Action).

Summon Earth Elemental

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

This power only works on Earth Elementals.

Summon Fire

Fired Up

Limit Break

You recover one Hit and one Fortune point, up to your normal maximums. In addition, your shot counter is set to the current shot, making this action not cost any shots to perform. You cannot perform another Limit Break this round.

Fireworks

Basic Action

You can cause superficial fire effects in a wide area, such as smoke, sparks and flashes. This can be done to entertain or to distract. When used to distract, this provide provides cover to Sneak. You can also use this to scare many people at once, to send messages in giant flaming letters across the sky, create huge burning images and otherwise impress with fireworks.

Fireworks can be made small and local or very very visible, up to a hundred meters or so in daytime to ten kilometers on a clear, calm nigh.

Ring of Fire

Basic Action

You create a barrier of fire that binds creatures in place, making it dangerous for them to move. Make a roll of Impress vs. Dodge or Impress of each enemy in a diameter equal to your Mind. On a success, the target is surrounded by a barrier of fire. This has no effect on actions, but if the creature moves it must cross the barrier, taking Fire damage equal to your Impress plus a bonus roll. The barrier expires at the end of the scene or a prisoner can try to escape as a Basic Action with an opposed Maneuver vs. your Impress.

Summon Fire Elemental

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

This power only works on Fire Elementals.

Summon Water

Summon Water Elemental

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

This power only works on Water Elementals.

Viscous Gel

Basic Action

With a successful opposed Impress roll, you coat a creature with a gel of viscous fluid, inhibiting their movement. The target loses 3 shots and cannot move as a part of a Basic Action until the end of the scene. The target can free himself as a Basic Action with a Maneuver roll against your Impress, or an adjacent creature can free them with a Know roll against your Impress.

Weight of Water

Basic Action

You ward an area against teleportation. Any attempt to Teleport into or out of the area has a minimum difficulty equal to your Create; if the Outcome was less than your Mind the teleport succeeded, but was accompanied by a violent burst of bubbly water and dazes the teleportee, making him be surprised or loose all shots for this round .

Weight of Water covers a radius equal to your Create roll and lasts for a scene. If cast underwater, it lasts as long as the water in the area is not moved about; it can last indefinitely in a quiet isolated pool.

Summon Animal

Flashing Teeth

Basic Action

You attempt to cow all opponents within Mind meters, threatening them do desist by showing your dominance. Make an opposed Impress check against each of them; on a success any attack or stunt the target attempts against you in this scene has a minimum difficulty equal to your Impress. You can only try this once against a particular opponent in a particular scene. If you suffer any Setback, Flashing Teeth is negated, in addition to the normal effect of the Setback.

King of the Beasts

Basic Action

You can control certain types of normal animal; either one family of animals (canines, raptors, ants) or a set of themed animals like the wolf-bat-rat set common to vampires. It does not work on creatures of the Animal type that are not normal, natural animals.

Make a Impress roll against the highest attribute or skill of the target animal. You can call one named creature or a number of unnamed creatures of the same type equal to your Mind. If the animals are domestic, their handler can use Impress, Ride or other appropriate skill as the difficulty. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will run a way, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every hour; a failed roll out of combat means the animals escape from you.

Your control is absolute; the animals will die for you, and can go against their instincts in your service. You can use a Finisher on an animal thus controlled as it is helpless to resist you.

If the animals are not present, they are called and seek you out, but it will take a while before the full number of some unusual animal arrives. You can establish control of animals as far a s a kilometer away per point of Mind you have.

If you learn this power twice, you can control any animal, not just one family of animals.

Possess Animal

Finisher

You take over the body of an animal, taking absolute control of it the animal's attributes but using your skills. You use your own Fortune points but the Hits of the animal body. Your body is either a trance (where you are automatically surprised if attacked), or you can merge your body into that of the animal, effectively disappearing from the world only to reappear next to the animal once the power ends. The size of the animal is immaterial; you can merge even with a very large or very small animal. Once established, this power has no range limit; the animal can move anywhere and you can retain control. If an animal you are possessing suffers a Setback, you are expelled and take one Hit. If an animal you have merged your body with is killed, you take a Damage Setback.

Summon Animal

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

This power only works on Animals. Animals summoned this way can be animal spirits taking on material form or might come from an alternate dimension or time. You can summon animals from the environment around you, but if you do those animals must travel to your location under their own power.

Web

Limit Break

You create sticky webs in a diameter equal to your Mind and cause them to restrain selected creatures in the area. Make an Impress check against each target's Dodge. On a success the target is partially bound and suffers one of the penalties noted below. On an Outcome matching the target's Reflexes he is severely bound and suffers three of the conditions. Conditions are applied in this order; immobilized, bound legs, bound arms, hogtie, blindfolding. Apply the first condition on this list the target doesn't already suffer from. Physical restrain in Action does not completely prevent a hero from action, they only impose handicaps that can be overcome. Unless otherwise indicated, roll 1d6 for a random restraint, adding +1 for each previous restraint.

  1. Gagging prevents mundane speech. Stymies all Charm and Presence checks.
  2. Handcuffing is when your hands are tied in front of you, but not so tightly as to make them completely unusable; you can still use one hand effectively, such as using weapons or tools of Small size or smaller.
  3. Hobbling indicates restrained legs, but not fixed to each other. It means you cannot move as part of a normal Basic Action, and can only move your normal move when you do a Full Move action or otherwise do an action that grants extra movement..
  4. Immobilized, stuck to something, alternatively on a short leash which prevents movement beyond one or two meters. If you are stuck to a creature whose Body is greater than yours, you are forced along as it moves, otherwise you are both immobilized unless you two cooperate.
  5. Bound Legs you fall prone and cannot stand unsupported, which prevents and hinders many actions as determined by the situation and stunt description. Your Move is reduced to 1. Swimming and flying creatures are entangled, with similar effects.
  6. Bound Arms prevent most physical manipulation and the use of weapons and implements. You can still use tackles and head butts for (Body +0) damage or a Tiny Ranged Weapon, but limited to Close range.
  7. Blinded restricts your awareness, giving you only a rough estimate of objects and creatures in a diameter equal to your Mind; you are insensitive to things beyond this range. Everyone has enough concealment to Sneak on you, and against creatures beyond your perception range, you have to use Reflexes rather than Recon for defense against Recon stunts.
  8. (or more) Hogtie A hogtied character cannot act physically and can only move one meter as a standard action; no movement is otherwise allowed. This also prevents all Defense actions.

Creatures entering the webbed area runs the risk of being entangled; unless they have the ability to safely navigate webs you must make an Impress roll against their Maneuver, if you succeed they are entangled as above. These restraints can be dispelled, escaped with a Contortions stunt pitting Reflexes against your Mind or destroyed; they have a Body equal to your Impress. Unlike other bonds, large weapons do not suffer a penalty when severing webs.

Summon Plant

Awaken Plant

Limit Break

You can grant a mundane plant will and mobility, turning it into a Plant Elemental. It gains the Plant Elemental type, a Body based on its mass and a sum of Mind, Reflexes, Move and number of schticks no higher than your Impress. None of these attributes can exceed your Mind.

An awakened plant starts out with a positive attitude towards you, but its natural tendency is to lose interest and want to return to a sedentary existence, moving only to defend local plant life, especially that of its former type.

Entangle

Basic Action

You animate plants in a diameter equal to your Mind and cause them to restrain all creatures in the area. The area needs to be overgrown; knee-tall grass or more substantial plant growth suffices. Make an Impress check against each target's Dodge. On a success the target is partially bound and suffers one of the penalties noted below. On an Outcome matching the target's Reflexes he is severely bound and suffers three of the conditions. Conditions are applied in this order; immobilized, bound legs, bound arms, hogtie, blindfold. Physical restrain in Action does not completely prevent a hero from action, they only impose handicaps that can be overcome. Unless otherwise indicated, roll 1d6 for a random restraint, adding +1 for each previous restraint.

  1. Gagging prevents mundane speech. Stymies all Charm and Presence checks.
  2. Handcuffing is when your hands are tied in front of you, but not so tightly as to make them completely unusable; you can still use one hand effectively, such as using weapons or tools of Small size or smaller.
  3. Hobbling indicates restrained legs, but not fixed to each other. It means you cannot move as part of a normal Basic Action, and can only move your normal move when you do a Full Move action or otherwise do an action that grants extra movement..
  4. Immobilized, stuck to something, alternatively on a short leash which prevents movement beyond one or two meters. If you are stuck to a creature whose Body is greater than yours, you are forced along as it moves, otherwise you are both immobilized unless you two cooperate.
  5. Bound Legs you fall prone and cannot stand unsupported, which prevents and hinders many actions as determined by the situation and stunt description. Your Move is reduced to 1. Swimming and flying creatures are entangled, with similar effects.
  6. Bound Arms prevent most physical manipulation and the use of weapons and implements. You can still use tackles and head butts for (Body +0) damage or a Tiny Ranged Weapon, but limited to Close range.
  7. Blinded restricts your awareness, giving you only a rough estimate of objects and creatures in a diameter equal to your Mind; you are insensitive to things beyond this range. Everyone has enough concealment to Sneak on you, and against creatures beyond your perception range, you have to use Reflexes rather than Recon for defense against Recon stunts.
  8. (or more) Hogtie A hogtied character cannot act physically and can only move one meter as a standard action; no movement is otherwise allowed. This also prevents all Defense actions.

These restraints can be dispelled, escaped with a Contortions stunt pitting Reflexes against your Impress or destroyed; they have a Body equal to your Impress. Unlike other bonds, large weapons do not suffer a penalty when severing plant entanglements.

This is an instant effect; entering the area after the effect is cast does not cause you to be entangled.

Plant Growth

Basic Action

You control the growth of all plants (but not Plant Elementals) in the vicinity, stunting plants or making them fill all or part of this area with dense foliage. The effect is permanent, but can cleared like any area of heavy growth. The difficulty is the highest plant-based Free Running difficulty in the area, and affects an area with a radius equal to your Impress check.

You can create difficult ground, with a Free Running difficulty equal to your Impress. A creature whose Body matches your Impress is too massive to be affected by this. The foliage also obscures vision and ranged attacks, imposing a penalty of -1 per meter of distance. This can also be used to create open ground, construct simple wooden buildings, bridges etc, or to bless or curse crops, pastures and woodlands, affecting yields. If you make plants grow in unsustainable ways, they will wither and die in hours.

Summon Plant Elemental

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

This power only works on Plant Elementals.

Summon Metal

Metal Bonds

Basic Action

You conjure bands of metal and use them to restrain a creature. Make an Impress check against the target's Dodge. On a success the target is partially bound and suffers one of the penalties noted below. On an Outcome matching the target's Reflexes he is more severely bound and suffers three of the conditions, or you can apply one restriction of your choice.

Physical restrain in Action does not completely prevent a hero from action, they only impose handicaps that can be overcome. Unless otherwise indicated, roll 1d6 for a random restraint, adding +1 for each previous restraint.

  1. Gagging prevents mundane speech. Stymies all Charm and Presence checks.
  2. Handcuffing is when your hands are tied in front of you, but not so tightly as to make them completely unusable; you can still use one hand effectively, such as using weapons or tools of Small size or smaller.
  3. Hobbling indicates restrained legs, but not fixed to each other. It means you cannot move as part of a normal Basic Action, and can only move your normal move when you do a Full Move action or otherwise do an action that grants extra movement..
  4. Immobilized, stuck to something, alternatively on a short leash which prevents movement beyond one or two meters. If you are stuck to a creature whose Body is greater than yours, you are forced along as it moves, otherwise you are both immobilized unless you two cooperate.
  5. Bound Legs you fall prone and cannot stand unsupported, which prevents and hinders many actions as determined by the situation and stunt description. Your Move is reduced to 1. Swimming and flying creatures are entangled, with similar effects.
  6. Bound Arms prevent most physical manipulation and the use of weapons and implements. You can still use tackles and head butts for (Body +0) damage or a Tiny Ranged Weapon, but limited to Close range.
  7. Blinded restricts your awareness, giving you only a rough estimate of objects and creatures in a diameter equal to your Mind; you are insensitive to things beyond this range. Everyone has enough concealment to Sneak on you, and against creatures beyond your perception range, you have to use Reflexes rather than Recon for defense against Recon stunts.
  8. (or more) Hogtie A hogtied character cannot act physically and can only move one meter as a standard action; no movement is otherwise allowed. This also prevents all Defense actions.

These restraints can be dispelled, escaped with a Contortions stunt pitting Reflexes against your Impress or destroyed; they have a Body equal to your Impress. Weapons larger and more unwieldy than a dagger take an attack penalty equal to their damage add when attacking cuffs.

Reverberation

Finisher

This curse reflects the force of weapons used by the target of the curse, damaging the weapon. All weapons the target uses are Unreliable, and any time the target rolls boxcars with a weapon, that weapon breaks before finishing the attack.

Summon Metal Elemental

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

This power only works on Metal Elementals.

Summon Ice

Ice Queen

Inherent

You have the frosty presence of the cold arctic sky. Any Impress roll that does not target a specific individual is Routine to you; you never fail to maintain your cool. This includes First Impression and Upstage stunts. You also gain a +5 bonus to defensive Impress when you do an Impress Defense.

Icicle Hedge

Basic Action

You create a barrier of sharp icicles that binds a creature in place, making it dangerous for it to move. Make a roll of Impress vs. Dodge. On a success, the target is surrounded by a barrier of icicles. This has no effect on actions, but if the creature moves it must cross the barrier, taking piercing damage equal to anImpress roll. The barrier expires at the end of the scene or it can be escaped with a contortions stung with a difficulty of your Impress.

Summon Ice Elemental

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

This power only works on Ice Elementals.

Summon Illusion

Fata Morgana

Finisher

The most powerful form of illusion, the Fata Morgana is a complete takeover of the target's senses. Everything he perceives is controlled by you, effectively he is in a dream world of your making. This is more of a plot device than a practical spell.

If you want complete control of the target's world, you have to concentrate, but you can then cause him to act upon the false images, making him strike the wrong people and so on. He never has an effective Action Value for any skill higher than your Impress when striking out in this manner.

Identity Theft

Basic Action

You can make an illusion that you are in fact a specific creature whose True Name you know. This allows you to almost become that creature. You use that creatures abilities and statistics in place of your own, with one exception; you still use your own Impress skill to keep your shape-changed self under control.

It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to assume the creature's form. You do not have access to the imitated creatures memories.

Each round in which you remain under the illusion, you need to use this power and roll your Impress against the creature's Dodge or Impress in order to extend the identity theft until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes. If this roll fails, you return to your own identity.

If you use this to impersonate the creature whose form you take, that is a Charm stunt.

As a Basic Action, a spectator can use Scrutinize to make an opposed Charm roll to disbelieve the illusion, which causes you to either take one Hit or end the illusion (your choice). If the Spot check scores an outcome equal to your Mind the illusion is automatically dispelled.

Image Theft

Basic Action, then Stance

You can exchange the appearance of two creatures and/or objects with a successful opposed Impress roll - one of whom can be you. Speech and mannerisms are also affected by this change. A target does not notice the change unless it sees itself reflected. Any Disguise check to trick people into believing you are the other is Routine. A Charm check opposed by your Charm is required for the target to makes his true identity plausible, or for someone else to discover the target's true identity using Scrutinize.

Lost Friend

Finisher

Select one creature. The target cannot remember this creature and cannot perceive this creature except by direct touch. Even the target's memories of the creature grow hazy, requiring knowledge element checks even for things that would otherwise automatically be remembered. This is a Curse.

Phantasmal Killer

Basic Action

You make an illusory copy of a creature True Name you know and bring it into the mind of another creature. You can summon one named creature or a number of unnamed creatures of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's and the victim's Impress to create a phantasmal killer.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the current shot. All it does if fight, seeking to kill its target, or you if uncontrolled.

A phantasmal killer only exists in your mind and that of your victim. It can affect and be affected by what you and the victim does normally, but is completely oblivious to all other creatures and even to traps and hazards. It is otherwise affected normally by terrain. If either you or the victim is killed or knocked unconscious, the phantasmal killer disappears.

You can also use this power again on a phantasmal killer you have created along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round or to dismiss it. If a phantasmal killer is uncontrolled, it turns on you.

Scary Image

Basic Action

You create an illusion of a scary scene. This scene can involve setting or creatures or both. Creatures that are different from each other might not be scared by the same things, at the GM's discretion. Make an opposed Impress roll against those the illusion is scary against. On a success the target is scared on his next basic action. On an Outcome matching the target's Mind he is scared for the rest of the round.

A scared target must back as far away from the illusion as possible, using his Move before taking each basic action, spending the movement portion of the basic action to do so. He cannot move closer to you under his own volition. He can otherwise act normally.

Spectral Monster

Basic Action

You make an illusory copy of a creature whose True Name you know. You can summon a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind or one Henchman, but Henchmen created this way never have Fortune points.Spectral monsters are otherwise identical to the creature you copy. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Impress or Dodge to create a spectral monster.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the current shot.

You can also use this power again on a spectral monster you have created along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to either maintain control until the end of the following round or to dismiss the spectral monster. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or lose control, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means control is lost. If you fail to maintain a spectral monster, it begins to interact with you; an illusion of a creature hostile to you attacks, an illusion of a friendly creature takes interaction stunts to make sure it gets your full attention. After one round uncontrolled, the spectral monster usually disappears, but in rare cases it may run away and do mischief on its own.

As a Basic Action, a spectator can use Analyze Weakness. In addition to the normal effects of this stunt, compare the Know result against the Dodge of the spectral monster to disbelieve it. Success causes one Hit. If the Spot check scores an outcome equal to the creature's Mind it disappears entirely.

The spectral monster can be perceived by cameras and similar remote viewing, but it cannot manipulate objects. Its attacks inflict Illusory damage, but always of an apparent type and amount consistent with the original creature.

Summon Dark

Blinding Darkness

Basic Action or Finisher

Make an opposed Impress roll, on a success the target is blinded for the rest of the round. On an outcome matching the target's Reflexes the target is blinded for the rest of the scene. If performed as a Finisher, the effect is a Curse.

Contract Domination

Limit Break

Use this when making a contract with another creature. The contract must be formal and blood must be involved; either a written contract signed in blood or a sworn oath accompanied by mixing the blood of those forsworn. If this contract is broken the breaker suffer a Finisher of your choice - you must know Form of the Finisher he is to suffer, but need not know the exact power. Then the contract is null and void for any remaining participants.

Day-Blind

Finisher

The target cannot see in normal light, being effectively Blind. The target can still use powers that provide vision, as long as they do not rely on light. This is a Curse.

Devil Contract

Finisher

You Curse the target with a devil contract. Stipulate a condition when the devil is summoned to attack the cursed creature. The cursed creature need not know this condition, but it is often in your best interests to inform the victim. When the condition occurs, the devil appears and does its best to kill the cursed creature, as well as anyone nearby who interferes. It then disappears. If the devil is defeated or kills the victim, the curse ends.

When you use this power, pick a devil you have the True Name of and make a confident Impress check. If successful, you successfully bind the devil to the contract. If the contract is nefarious and evil, you gain a bonus on this roll; generally +3 but possibly as high as +5. If you bind unnamed devils, a group equal to your Mind in numbers appear.

Infernal Focus

Trigger Action (Focus)

If you are within Mind meters of a Bound or willing Devil, you can focus. If the Mind of the Devil is less than yours, it takes a Hit.

If you are a Devil you can use this power on another creature within Mind meters. The target becomes focused. If your Mind is less than that of the target, you take a Hit.

Summon Devil

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

This power only works on Devils.

Wracking Pain

Basic Action

Make an opposed Impress roll to inflict dire pain on an opponent. Any stances the target is maintaining are broken. The target cannot take any trigger actions for the remainder of the round. On an Outcome matching the target's Body he cannot take trigger actions for the rest of the scene.

Summon Flux

Awful Luck

Finisher

The target is Stymied on every roll, not just on the next roll. This is a Curse.

Chaos Finisher

Limit Break

You invoke the powers of chaos, striking out blindly at those near you. Select a Finisher that you can use. This finisher will strike a random creature, possibly yourself. The GM selects six creatures as possible targets, starting with you, then nearby enemies, then nearby friends, then random bystanders. If there are not enough targets nearby, the effect can strike some random creature far away.

Summon Whimsy

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

This power only works on Whimsies.

Tap Luck

Finisher

The target loses three Fortune points. If the target originally had 3 or more Fortune points, you recover one Fortune point. If you gain Fortune in excess of your Mind this way you must spend any excess points by the end of the scene, or they are lost. You can only use this finisher once per target per session.

Summon Order

Down by Law

Limit Break

Read a judgement made by a court with jurisdiction in the area where your target committed a crime. This judgement must name your target, the crime, and a punishment. A judgement can be against a group the target belongs to. Make an opposed Impress roll. On a success, the target suffers a finisher appropriate to the punishment. You need not know this finisher. On a failure, you cannot use this power against that target again this session.

Here and Now

Basic Action

Make an opposed Impress roll to prevent the target from using teleport powers or from being granted extra actions (like those from Instant Action or Hands-On Leadership) for the rest of the scene.

Oathbinding

Limit Break

You can only use this power against someone who has broken an oath or solemn promise in the recent past (generally in the current play session, but for important vows this may linger forever). Make a pronouncement declaring the oath he has broken. If you succeed at an an opposed Impress roll, you can use a Finisher against him, just as if you had defeated him in combat.

Power Shout

Limit Break

You make a Scare stunt that affects all enemies within Mind meters. In addition, this stunt is an attack doing Sonic damage equal to your Mind.

Roar of the Lion

Trigger Action (Combo)

You manifest your power in a stunning and terrifying yell, shocking your foe and breaking his nerve. Use this ability just before making a Melee attack. You can immediately make a Browbeat or Scare attempt.

Summon Virtue

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

This power only works on Virtues.

The Imperial Whisper

Basic Action

The Imperial Whisper allows you to give a command which cannot be disobeyed. The target immediately executes your command, not waiting until his next shot comes up and not expending any shots.

In practical terms, this means you can give one simple, direct, non-conditional order or task that he will do immediately. You cannot order him how he is to fulfill the task, nor can you order him into inaction, so an order to "attack silently" or "stand still" is meaningless. The command generally cannot be longer than three words. Typical examples are "Attack that man!" or "Cut my bonds!". Within these limitations, the target immediately does his best to obey the spirit of your instructions, without nefarious twists.

You must succeed on an opposed Impress roll. The target must understand the language you speak. Anyone closer to you than the target is will be able to overhear the command. A willing target does not require a roll.

Summon Light

Atonement

Finisher

You present the target with the evil tainting his soul and present a way for them to walk into the light, atone, and make up for the evil of their life. The results of their current evil is explained, and the power also presents the target with how its life could be if it changes or remains as it is. This revelation is deeply profound and the target will need time to decide his reaction to it. Depending on how strong the target's convictions are, this can be a processes of days or weeks. Once this period is over, the target may change his life or not - this power does not influence the decision. If the target does change to live a life of light, this power can analyze any Curse or negative effect the target suffers from and find or create a good way out of such problems.

Celestial Spotlight

Basic Action

Make an opposed Impress roll to prevent the target from using teleport powers for the rest of the scene.

Dazzling

Basic Action

You can dazzle onlookers by presence and aura. You can make an upstage stunt as a basic action, and the effect lasts for the rest of the round. A target who is attacked or otherwise interacted with by one of its opponents breaks free of the effect. This grabs attention, but is domineering; people who are skeptical of you are likely to be insulted.

Inspiration

Basic Action

You give another the impulse to act in a positive and forthright manner. Inspired, Enlightened, or Benevolent. This includes attacks that protect innocents and allies. The target may immediately take what is normally a Basic Action with no shot cost. They use their own skill value or your Impress, whichever is better.

Invoke Hope

Basic Action

You can restore hope and good spirits to yourself and allies. Any lingering Stunt effect or penalty is negated for everyone in an area with a diameter equal to your Impress. This includes advantages, stymies, and many setbacks, tough setbacks that have an instantaneous effect, such as putting a character in a perilous situation or inflicting damage, are not negated. You must be somewhere in the area to be affected.

Summon Angel

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

This power only works on Angels.

Summon Gifts

Alpha Beast

Finisher

You steal the True Name of a defeated or helpless creature. You learn the target's True Name. You can choose not to inflict any Hits on the target with the triggering attack, hoping to control it an use it in the current fight instead.

Assume Identity

Basic Action

You can imitate a creature whose True Name you know, becoming that creature. You use that creatures abilities and statistics in place of your own, with one exception; you still use your own Impress skill to keep your shape-changed self under control.

It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to assume the creature's form. You do not have access to the imitated creatures memories, and if the creature assumes control it suffers from Amnesia and only has confused memory-images to go on, both from your memories and from the form it has.

Each round in which you remain shape-changed, you need to use this power and roll your Impress against the creature's Dodge or Impress in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

When you lose control of your shape, it will act as that creature normally would. Because of its incomplete memories, the creature is usually confused and afraid in this situation. This generally means it either attacks or runs away, depending on the situation. You can try to regain control at the end of the scene, and after one day has elapsed. If both these rolls fail, you have to find someone to help you out of your predicament; your shape-changed form will sometimes look for such help from half-remembered friends of yours. Other times, the creature instead seeks out companionship and help appropriate to its current shape.

As long as you remain in control, you can resume your own shape as a Basic Action. If you use this to impersonate the creature whose form you take, that is a Charm stunt.

Corruption

Finisher

Infect your victims with your own supernatural essence: if this taint is left unchecked they become supernatural creatures as well. This is a particularly nasty Curse.

A victim of corruption turns into a monster after the passing of three midnights. Once the three midnights have passed, the victim is reborn as a creature of your Creature Type. An unnamed creature becomes a typical creature of this type; a named creature is rebuilt with the same point total, using you as a model.

You learn the victim's True Name once they become fully corrupted.

A variant of the power does not take three nights but is based on some other criteria, such as the rise of the full moon. Rare variant of this causes corruption in unnamed creatures by the end of the round, but this costs two schtick picks and is not recommended for player characters.

Omega Curse

Finisher

The targets gains one or more of your Limitations or the limitation part of your Methods. This is a Curse. If the effect lasts past the end of the story, the character should take any Limitations and Methods the normal way.

Power Collision

Trigger Action (Defense)

When an enemy attacks you with a power you can counter with this ability to create a power collision; a gathering of power between you that is released in an explosion that might hurt either or both of you. This can only be used against powers; it does not work against attacks that are not powers.

The difficulty of the opponent's attack becomes your Impress. Regardless of whether the opponent hit or not, you both take damage equal to the opponent's Mind, soaked by Body. Add the Outcome of the attacker's roll to the attackers damage and subtract the Outcome of the attack from the damage of your counterattack. Remember that subtracting a negative number is the same as addition.

You must decide on a Melee or Shoot power to use with this power and that power determines the damage type you inflict. The opponent inflicts the same damage as the attack you countered. If you lack such a power, you deal the same type of damage your opponent does.

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.

Summon Magic

Binding Spell

Finisher

You steal the True Name of a defeated or helpless creature. You learn the target's True Name. You can choose not to inflict any Hits on the target with the triggering attack, hoping to control it an use it in the current fight instead.

Summoning Spell

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above. What creatures you can use this against depends on what Forms you know, read on the Creatures and Forms table.

Tap The Gifted

Finisher

The gifted are founts of power that can be tapped by unscrupulous magic.

Make an opposed Impress roll against a Gifted creature. This is a ranged attack.

On a success you gain one Fortune point and inflict a Damage Setback on the Gifted creature.

If your Impress scores an outcome matching the Gifted creature's Mind you instead gain two Fortune and the Gifted creature takes a Mortal Wound.

In order to gain any Fortune points, your Impress check also beat your own Mind. If this fails you still have the harmful effects on the target but you do not gain any Fortune points. If you gain Fortune in excess of your Mind this way you must spend any excess points by the end of the scene, or they are lost.

Summon Spiritual

Avatar

Limit Break

"You" in this text refers to the original who created avatars. In some cases a player might be playing an avatar of a higher being, but this is not the assumption in how the power is written. Avatars are serious things. The loss of a powerful avatar is a great loss and successful avatars bring you prestige and power, but in most campaigns actual xp gain would be contrary to how experience works in Action - everybody in a campaign is supposed to have the same xp. Still, you should not take your avatars lightly.

You create a lower-powered copy of yourself, and send this copy off on it's own adventures. The copy does not appear near you, instead you use this power in response to a situation you hear about and the avatar appears near the epicenter of that situation. The avatar then acts on its own initative, and might be active for days, years, or a lifetime.

You can take this schtick many times. For each time you take it, you can have more avatars, but the new avatars granted are less powerful than those of an earlier level. This can be read on the table below. For example, if you take this power twice, you can have a total of 12 avatars, 3 which are 30 points weaker than you, and 9 that are 45 points weaker than you. Remember that for each 15 points removed, you Maximum Value is reduced by one, this has its own column in the table below. You need not create your avatars in order, you can make the weaker avatars first and keep some powerful potential avatars in reserve. You can even create an avatar weaker that the weakest indicated by your number of power picks - perhaps preparing for a day when you get more schticks in this power.

Schtick Picks Total Avatars Avatars of this level Avatar points Maximum Value
1 3 3 -30 -2
2 12 9 -45 -3
3 39 27 -60 -4
4 120 81 -75 -5

All avatars start out as lesser-powered versions of yourself - you must remove abilities without adding any new ones. No avatar can have the Avatar power. 10% of the points of each avatar can be rearranged, making avatars slightly different from you. You can also change cosmetic details such as appearance, gender, or even (if within the budget) Race or Creature Type. In general you do so to match the environment of wherever you are sending your avatar - if the avatar is to act among the blue-skinned natives of the world ocean, it is smart to match the skin color and aquatic ability of the natives. You can also select what memories your avatar has - it can know all you knows (skills and schticks permitting) or it can be given false memories of a background appropriate to the setting it is to act in.

This is how the avatars are first created. Your avatars adventure independently of you and can gain experience points on their own. This means you can play a lower-powered version of yourself in another campaign - as long as your avatar's points confirm to the starting points of that campaign and the GM agrees. Avatar experience points spent need not be spent in ways identical to your original character - avatars can grow increasingly different form their original over time.

You have a general idea of what all your avatars are doing at all times, and can communicate with them by using the power again, sharing experiences as if one being. You get to decide how much of this the avatar recalls. If the original has advanced in points, this advancement can be applied to an avatar in this way - as if you used the Avatar power again, re-creating the avatar from scratch.

If two avatars, or you and one of your avatars, ever touch, the lowest-point avatar is dispelled. The original can also use the Avatar power again to dismiss any avatar. All memories of the dispelled avatar transfer over to the avatar that dispelled it.

If an avatar is unwilling to accept what you or a senior avatar does to it, it can resist. You (as the senior avatar) must then make an opposed Impress roll, and if this roll fails the unwilling avatar stops being an avatar; it instantly becomes an independent being and does no longer count against avatar limits. You can also free an avatar voluntarily to let it continue as its own separate being, but this incurs a loss of prestige and should not be done lightly.

Binding Invocation

Finisher

You steal the True Name of a defeated or helpless creature. You learn the target's True Name. You can choose not to inflict any Hits on the target with the triggering attack, hoping to control it an use it in the current fight instead.

Commune

Limit Break

You get a spiritual revelation about a topic decided upon before using this power; the reply comes in the form of a short sentence, poem, or possibly a dream or prophetic vision. Range is irrelevant, but topics of spiritual import are generally easier to divine.

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.

Condemn

Basic Action

When you witness someone breaking the central tenets of your beliefs, you can condemn their action. Make an opposed Impress roll. On a success, you can inflict the target with a Finisher you know, but this Finisher ends at the end of the session. If you score an Outcome matching the target's Mind, the Finisher has its full normal effect.

This is linked to the Belief method and requires you to have a code of ethics. If you break this code, you risk condemning yourself (at the GMs discretion).

Dismissal

Basic Action or Finisher

You return a creature native to another plane to its home plane. This is a Basic Action against a creature whose True Name you know, a Finisher otherwise. If the Impress check matches the creature’s Mind, it cannot return to the plane it was dismissed from for a time dependent upon the result of the check. This is considered a Curse on the creature. If the check fails, the creature is still dismissed but can return normally.

Impress Check Result Time Dismissed
7 or lower A month and a day
8-11 A year and a day
12-15 A decade and a day
16-19 A century and a day
20 or higher A millennium and a day

Invocation of Power

Limit Break

Select one power other than this one. Until the end of the scene, when you use this power, you can base any roll or stunt using that power on your Impress skill instead of whatever skill the power would normally be based on.

Spirit Supervisor

Finisher

You give the target a guiding spirit that advices him on how to act and what the faith requires of him in different situation. This spirit draws on the dogma and teaching of your religion as well as both your and the victim's knowledge and personality. It can interact with the target using your Impress skill and can cause the target Setbacks when he blasphemes or breaks major tenets of the faith with a successful opposed Impress roll. It can try to interact with the target once per round. The Spirit Supervisor is removed as if it was a Curse.

Spirit Ward

Limit Break

You create a permanent ward similar to Ward Enemy. It counts as an unnamed creature with your Mind and Impress skill and will try to ward against all creatures not aligned with your faction or faith. The ward is focused in a physical object; often a statue, stone, or pattern on the ground; destroying this object disrupts the ward.

Summoning Invocation

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

You can summon creatures that share your spiritual views; spirit servants of your religion or creatures you can impress by your spiritual nature. Because they are on some level aligned with you they rarely go hostile if you lose control of them, but they might return home, pontificate, or play to their own agenda. Only the most evil of creatures will attack you on sight, making this power dangerous for truly evil spiritualists.

Ward Enemy

Stance and Trigger Action

You keep hostile supernatural creatures at bay. This protects an area with your Mind meters in diameter; you must be in the warded area. At any time when a supernatural creature tries to enter the area or attack anyone inside, you are alerted to its presence and can take a trigger action to make an opposed Impress roll. The loser takes psychic damage equal to the opponent's Mind plus the absolute outcome. If you win, the creature's action fails and it is expelled from the area. If the creature wins, you have the option of dropping the ward rather than take damage; if you do so, you cannot use this power again in this scene.

This power only affects supernatural creatures: Air Elementals, Earth Elementals, Electric Elementals, Fire Elementals, Water Elementals, Plant Elementals, Ice Elementals, Demons, Devils, Angels, Virtues, Aberrations, Spectres, and Undead.

Summon Tech

Brain Control

Basic Action

You can control a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) whose True Name you know with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

Brain Pattern Analysis

Finisher

You steal the True Name of a defeated or helpless creature. You learn the target's True Name. You can choose not to inflict any Hits on the target with the triggering attack, hoping to control it an use it in the current fight instead.

Brain Tape

Inherent

This is a brain analysis device, computer storage unit and data transfer unit capable of making an of-site backup of your entire personality.

In a materialistic universe, a personality is no more than a collection of data. This data can be backuped in a safe location, and if the original is indisposed, a copy can be downloaded. Depending upon technological sophistication, this copy may be a robot or a force-grown clone. Brain tape stores a backup of your knowledge and personality, including all Skills and Schticks. Powers are generally not included, but knowledge of powers and knowledge-based powers are. Physical powers might get replicated in a physical cloning process.

In a spiritual sense, this is of course impossible. There is only one soul, and no copy can duplicate your individual essence. What practical impact this has on the game depends on the setting.

A Brain Tape is not so much a system as a phenomena, though there is a cybernetic system is at the core of it. If you have nobody to administer the recreation of your body for you, you won't live again. If your backup is out of date, so will any downloaded copy. If someone can destroy or corrupt your backup, you are also out of luck. Worse, someone may well get hold of the data, make their own download, and brainwash it into serving them.

If there is a spirit, and if that spirit is indivisible, is anybody's guess, but clone rivalry is very common. One can also upload your personality into a Behavior Chip or into an AI construct, gaining access to your Skills and knowledge without giving the copy a body to cause mischief with. But all these additional complications are more plot hooks than actual parts of the power.

Buddy Chip

Inherent

A Behavior Chip programmed to your own specification. While it has many of the flaws and drawbacks of a regular Behavior Chip, it also has obvious benefits when you are targeted by mental attacks.

If you are ever about to make something that is contrary to your normal objectives or personality, the chip cuts in and prevents the action. Thus, you won't attack your friends, reveal your secrets or otherwise cause do any major, obvious blunders. This is especially important if you are mind controlled, dominated or possessed.

As a game effect, this prevents Setback results from social interaction and mind control. You still suffer the full regular effect of the interaction.

The Buddy Chip can be a two-edged sword. The chip can be bypassed if an an attempt at mind control or interaction accidentally hits upon an action the Buddy Chip is not set to intervene against - strictly a roleplaying decision. Someone with access to your Buddy Chip software can use its programming to advantage. In this case, any successful interaction or mind control gives a Setback result. Someone who can reprogram the Buddy Chip can turn it into a Behavior Chip.

Summon Death

Awaken the Dead

Limit Break

You can resurrect the dead as Undead monstrosities. Depending on the condition of the corpse, it might be a bare-bones skeleton or just a pale version of itself while alive. The creature must have been truly alive at one point, which means it should have been an Animal or Folk at one time. The creature must be willing to be resurrected, and they know who you are and what your supernatural allegiances are before deciding. Most dead folk are content to be dead, only the ambitious would consider resurrection unless a former tie calls them back.

The creature gains the Undead type and the xx, xx, and xx powers using the Gifts Origin. It is otherwise the same as it was while it was alive.

Command Undead

Basic Action

You can control an undead creature (or group of unnamed creatures) whose True Name you know with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to control it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

Death of the Senses

Limit Break, Finisher

With an opposed Impress roll you dull the targets senses to the point of non-functionality; sight becomes a blur, hearing faint, taste and smell stagnant, and touch painful. The target becomes unable to perceive anyone beyond Mind meters and even inside this area, targets have concealment enough to Sneak. When stuck by this power, all enemies become hidden from the target, and anyone out of the sensory area becomes hidden while the power is active.

While under Death of the Senses, targets visible to friends are not automatically spotted by the victim; it takes a successful Scan from the victim or that an opponent acts against the victim to make them visible.

Lasts for a scene. If the initial roll scored an Outcome matching the target's Reflexes the effect lasts for the session or until dispelled. It can also be used as a Finisher, in which case it is a Curse.

Frailty

Basic Action, Limit Break, or Finisher

Make an opposed Impress, on a success the target's Body suffers a penalty of -1 until the end of the scene. This can be increased by various factors:

  • If performed as a Limit Break, the penalty is increased by two.
  • If the attack scores an Outcome matching the target's Body, the penalty is increased by two.
  • If performed as a Finisher, the penalty is increased by two and the effect is a Curse - including any previous Frailty results.

Paralyze

Basic Action

Make an opposed Impress roll to to paralyze an opponent. On a success the target is paralyzed on his next basic action. On an Outcome matching the target's Body he is paralyzed on his next three actions. Paralysis can carry over from round to round.

A paralyzed target cannot take any action until the paralysis wears off. This prevent Trigger Actions, but not Stances.

Soul Bind

Finisher

Binds the soul of the target to you - either directly to your own soul or to a specially prepared receptacle. A creature whose soul has been bound like this cannot be resurrected, communed with, turned into an undead, or otherwise interacted with. If the target was alive when soul bound, the body remains alive but is inanimate and needs to be cared for or it will die of hunger and thirst. Such an empty body is also extremely vulnerable to possession. The bound soul can be traded, communicated with, or used to possess a soulless body.

Breaking the receptacle or dispelling the power frees the soul. If the creature's body is still alive, the soul goes back there. Otherwise it merely dies.

Summon Undead

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

This power only works on Undead.

Terror

Basic Action

Make an opposed Impress roll to cause terror in each enemy in a diameter equal to your Mind. On a success the target is terrorized on his next basic action. On an Outcome matching the target's Mind he is terrorized for the rest of the round.

A terrorized target who can see you must back as far away from you as possible, using his Move before taking each basic action, spending the movement portion of the basic action to do so. He cannot move closer to you under his own volition. He can otherwise act normally.

This only affects mortal creatures; Animals and Folk.

Summon Force

Force Bonds

Basic Action

You conjure bands of pure force and use them to restrain a creature. Make an Impress check against the target's Dodge. On a success the target is partially bound and suffers one of the penalties noted below. On an Outcome matching the target's Reflexes he is more severely bound and suffers three of the conditions, or you can apply one restriction of your choice.

Physical restrain in Action does not completely prevent a hero from action, they only impose handicaps that can be overcome. Unless otherwise indicated, roll 1d6 for a random restraint, adding +1 for each previous restraint.

  1. Gagging prevents mundane speech. Stymies all Charm and Presence checks.
  2. Handcuffing is when your hands are tied in front of you, but not so tightly as to make them completely unusable; you can still use one hand effectively, such as using weapons or tools of Small size or smaller.
  3. Hobbling indicates restrained legs, but not fixed to each other. It means you cannot move as part of a normal Basic Action, and can only move your normal move when you do a Full Move action or otherwise do an action that grants extra movement..
  4. Immobilized, stuck to something, alternatively on a short leash which prevents movement beyond one or two meters. If you are stuck to a creature whose Body is greater than yours, you are forced along as it moves, otherwise you are both immobilized unless you two cooperate.
  5. Bound Legs you fall prone and cannot stand unsupported, which prevents and hinders many actions as determined by the situation and stunt description. Your Move is reduced to 1. Swimming and flying creatures are entangled, with similar effects.
  6. Bound Arms prevent most physical manipulation and the use of weapons and implements. You can still use tackles and head butts for (Body +0) damage or a Tiny Ranged Weapon, but limited to Close range.
  7. Blinded restricts your awareness, giving you only a rough estimate of objects and creatures in a diameter equal to your Mind; you are insensitive to things beyond this range. Everyone has enough concealment to Sneak on you, and against creatures beyond your perception range, you have to use Reflexes rather than Recon for defense against Recon stunts.
  8. (or more) Hogtie A hogtied character cannot act physically and can only move one meter as a standard action; no movement is otherwise allowed. This also prevents all Defense actions.

These restraints cannot be burst, but they can be dispelled, escaped with a Contortions stunt pitting Reflexes against your Impress. If your concentration is broken (typically a Setback) the force bonds disappear. If they take damage matching twice your Impress they disappear, but you can choose to take a Trigger Action to sustain the force bonds, exerting yourself to increase the limit to three times your Create for the current shot. Weapons larger and more unwieldy than a dagger take an attack penalty equal to their damage add when attacking force bonds.

Someone held in Force Bonds cannot teleport.

Force Cage

Limit Break

You create a cage to imprison a creature in an immobile cage of power. The cage is transparent and permits conversation. No powers or attacks can bypass it but it can be destroyed. If it takes damage matching twice your Impress it disappears, but you can choose to take a Trigger Action to sustain the force cage, exerting yourself to increase the limit to three times your Impress for the current shot. It can be broken with a Feat of Strength by Body matching your Impress. If your concentration is broken (typically a Setback) the force cage disappears.

You must make an Impress attack against the creature's Dodge to imprison a creature. Creatures can be summoned to appear inside the cage; this is automatically successful. The cage can be used to protect allies, objects, and bystanders as well as imprison foes. It can also protect against extremes of weather and environment.

Force Prison

Finisher

You create a cage to imprison a creature in an mobile cage of power, slightly larger than the creature. The effect is similar to Force Cage except that it is invulnerable to brute force and that you can use a Floating Disc to move the prison. The creature inside does not need to consume anything to survive or to excrete.

Hamper

Basic Action or Finisher

Make an opposed Impress roll, on a success the target's Move suffers a penalty of -1 until the end of the scene. This can be increased by various factors.

  • If the attack scores an Outcome matching the target's Move, the penalty is increased by two.
  • If performed as a Finisher, the penalty is increased by two and the effect is a Curse - including any previous Slow results.

The target also loses as many shots as the penalty, with a minimum of three shots lost.

Summon Life

Blood Ban

Finisher

This Curse forbids the target from doing something. This must be a ban against a specific action, and precise and limited in scope. Acceptible examples include "do not reveal secrets of the Order of the Raven" or "Do not enter the town of Tadia". Open-ended or unclear bans, like "remain loyal to me" fail. The victim is aware of the ban and is warned when he is about to break it. There are no conditions or exceptions to the ban; even if the target is tricked or forced to break it, the ban activates.

When the blood ban triggers, the target takes a Mortal Wound. For healing purposes, the damage value is considered equal to your Impress. You can chose to use a Finisher instead of simply trying to kill the target.

Cause Pain

Basic Action

Make an opposed Impress roll, on a success the target loses three shots and takes a Hit due to pain. If the Impress roll scores an Outcome matching the target's Body, it loses three shots and takes two Hits, but this is not considered a Damage Setback.

Crucible of Life

Limit Break

You can create artificial life, a chimera, an amalgam of physical and mental abilities from different creatures. You can only create physical, living creatures this way; Plants, Plant Elemental, Animal, or Folk. The sum of the creature's attributes can be no higher than your Impress; it is rare to see a chimera with much in the way of Mind.

A creature created this way is barely alive; while it goes through the motions of life, it is a sterile automaton. It lacks motivation of its own, but will obey your orders without enthusiasm. To truly make the creature live takes Spark of Life. Of course, if all you want is a powerful bodyguard or servant, this is not needed, and Spark of Life actually lessens your control.

Spark of Life

Limit Break

This brings a spark of life to a dead matter. It can be used on someone who has been revived by Awaken the Dead as long as the body has been repaired enough that it is viable, and can also be used to give life to a body created with Fleshcraft or grown with Crucible of Life.

This is a highly dangerous power, and the creature brought to life often suffers from some defect. In other cases, the creator is overcome with revulsion for his new project. It is mostly included as a plot device. Also note that a creature awakened this way is not sentient; at best it can function on an animal level of intelligence. Greater intelligence that that requires the Flower of Knowledge power.

Summon Mind

Bind Mind

Basic Action

This power only works on creatures whose True Name you know. Make an opposed Impress check. On a success the target obeys your orders for the rest of the round and the next. The creature acts strangely to anyone who knows it, and even stangers can realize it is acting wierd with a Sense Motive check against your Charm, not the victim's.

You can renew this control in combat. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but a failed roll means control cannot be renewed

Conditioning

Finisher

You give the target a set of instructions, that he must live up to or suffer dire consequences. These instructions can be complex, like a code of honor or dedication to a cause. They can also be simple and direct if preferred. When the target stretches or comes close to breaking your instructions, he will lose focus and motivation, and lose a Fortune point for each decision they take that moves them away from fulfilling the oath. When their Fortune runs out, or they willfully break your instructions, they instead suffer a Finisher of your choice - you must know Form of the Finisher he is to suffer, but need not know the exact power.

A Quest lasts until dispelled as a Curse. Note that the person under conditioning cannot himself strive to have it removed, or he will suffer from it's dire effects.

Curse of Idiocy

Finisher

The target loses his sentience; he starts to behave like a domesticated animal. Like an animal, he can be led about, ordered to perform simple tasks, or even pushed into a fight or lead to the slaughter. He still remembers his friends, but not his foes. This is a Curse.

Enrage

Basic Action

You make the target lash out in blind rage. Roll an opposed Impress check, on a success the target must take a Basic Action to make an attack against a target of your choice. On an outcome matching the target's Mind you can continue to force him to do such attacks the next three times his shot comes up, until attacked by you or your friends, or an interaction Setback convinces him otherwise. The target still controls his own trigger actions, Fortune and so on.

Mass Enrage

Limit Break

As Enrage, except it affects all enemies in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind.

Phantasmal Summons

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know and project it into the mind of an opponent. Once there, the creature will act as it normally would, but it exists only for you and the target; others cannot perceive it or interact with it unless they enter the mind of the target (such as by Mind Diving. To the target, it appears that the creature is physically present. The effect lasts for a scene or until either you, the creature, or the target falls unconscious.

This is a kind of possession and it can be dispelled or exorcised. Since the creature is in the same physical surroundings as the target, changing the physical surroundings can affect the creature. This includes all area attacks. These are the only ways creatures other than the target can interact with a phantasmal killer. Because the phantasmal killer exists for you, it is possible for it to affect you, either inadvertently with area attacks or intentionally.

Unlike a true summons, the creature to be summoned can be anywhere, even physically present. You can summon one named creature or a number of unnamed creatures of the same type equal to your Mind. Unnamed creatures have one True Name per type of creature; all unnamed imps share the same true Name. Essentially one true name equals one set of creature abilities. It takes an Impress roll against the highers of the creature's and target's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

Summon Time

Slow

Basic Action or Finisher

Make an opposed Impress roll, on a success the target's Reflexes suffers a penalty of -1 until the end of the scene. This can be increased by various factors.

  • If the attack scores an Outcome matching the target's Reflexes (before all modifications), the penalty is increased by two.
  • If performed as a Finisher, the penalty is increased by two and the effect is a Curse - including any previous Slow results.

The target also loses as many shots as the penalty, with a minimum of three shots lost.

Summon Time Elemental

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

This power only works on Time Elementals.

Time Prison

Finisher

You wrest your target out of the time stream. This is a Curse. He now exists in a prison where no time passes. When freed, he returns at the same spot and in exactly the same condition he was in when he was imprisoned.

Time Trial

Limit Break

This effect is mostly for non-player characters to use on players. GMs are encouraged use this as a plot device; players can use it at the GMs whim, but it is generally much less interesting for them.

You wrest your target out of the time stream with a successful opposed Impress roll. He now exists in a pocket of time, a bubble with a diameter equal to your Mind in meters. He stays there until some set event causes the Time Cell to collapse, whereupon he is restored to the time stream.

Time Cells are not very stable, their existence are tied up to specific events or objects. You can prepare the cell in advance, putting a creature, maze, trap or similar inconvenience in the Time Cell. When this obstacle has been overcome, by force, guile or other appropriate means, the cell collapses and the target returns to the normal time stream.

If you use this power again, you can choose to create a new time cell, or put the target in an already existing cell. If two or more people are into the cell, it lasts until all conscious creatures in the cell agree to depart together.

The most common combat use of this effect is to place a monster or deathtrap in the time cell beforehand, then force your opponents into it. For players, this might be played out, but for NPCs it's usually made as an abstract roll. In general, it takes an opposed skill check against whatever skill you used to create the trick to open a time cell; each failed roll indicates one round of time is lost and the victim takes a hit. Out of an action scene, each roll instead takes an hour, but there is no Hit.

A time cell can also be used as a retreat for study, healing and other activities you don't want interrupted. Characters in a time cell do not need to eat or drink and never run out of air. Time passes at the same rate inside and outside the cell.

Summon Space

Dimensional Anchor

Basic Action

Make an opposed Impress roll to prevent the target from using teleport powers for the rest of the scene.

Plane Shift

Limit Break

You teleport to a location on another plane where you have a bound Teleport Circle. If you lack such a bound circle, you can teleport to a plane you can identify uniquely. Planes of existence have unique identifiers such as runes, harmonic notes, hyper-spatial coordinates, IP addresses, or serial numbers. If you teleport to a plane known this way, you arrive at a random spot of open terrain, generally within 1d6 days travel of your true destination.

Summon Aberration

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

This power only works on Aberrations .

Teleport Pull

Basic Action

Succeed at an opposed Impress against the target to Teleport it to a location within a number of meters of you equal to your Impress check you where he can stand safely. You can choose to exchange places with the creature. You can use this power against friends under suitable circumstances. You can also use this to fetch objects you are strong enough to carry, but against objects carried on a creature this works like a Disarm stunt using your Impress skill, and even unattended objects near a creature can be defended using the Interpose stunt.

Know Schticks and Powers

Adopted People

Inherent

You have very good relations with a people or subculture other than your own, to the point that you are considered a native, as honorable as a worthy member of this people, accepted as one of their own. You speak their language fully and fluently and have overcome any prejudice, reverse prejudice, or xenophobia. You can generally find solutions acceptible to either your own or your adopted people. Those outside of either of your two cultures react to you based on the culture they would most favor.

Archeologist

Basic Action

You are an experienced archeologist, able to explore and analyze ancient sites. You have an instinctive sense for the use of each item and location, can sense which pile of earth contains a treasure and which is just rubble, and where to look for secret doors, traps, and other fantastic remains. You also have a good grasp of history and can understand where your excavations fit in the grand scheme of things. Tasks related to archeology that would be Limit Breaks for others, such as Search and Research, are Basic Actions to you.

Art Appreciation

Limit Break

You understand a person or culture trough observing its art, reading developments in its history and sociology as well as making predictions about where it is headed. You can use art as if it was a reference work with Research, making deductions about any topic by studying art related to it.

You can use art to impress and create a mood for a setting; make an opposed Know roll to set the emotion for a scene. Make a single roll and compare it against each of your guest's Know skill to see who you can affect. Interaction rolls that go along with the emotion you set become Routine against someone so influenced.

You can evaluate and give insightful and charming commentary on art of all kinds. In a setting where art is prominent (exhibition, performance and so on) you can engage another in commentary on the art and make an opposed Know check. If you succeed, your Charm checks this scene are Routine .

If you fail an art appreciation check, you cannot try again this scene.

Deduction

Limit Break

When you are speculating as to the best course of action or about the motivations of a given character, you can make an opposed [Know (Action)|Kniw]] roll against any opposing mastermind to have the GM tell straight out you whether your speculation is correct or incorrect. You must pose your question so that it can be answered very simply; yes, no, maybe, and irrelevant are typical GM responses. Deduction is not supernatural, the GM might refuse to answer if he thinks you have too little information to go on.

Expert

Trigger Action (Combo)

Young man, I must mention that the coolant conductors in the thermonuclear reactor are not really suitable for climbing; their structural integrity is just 346 over 9. If you must use this delicate piece of machinery for ascension, use the illumination ducts. Those are the green cables, not the yellow ones.

Define a field of study; it must be fairly narrow. You are the very best in your field of knowledge. Butterflies and ancient languages are both good examples of narrow fields of knowledge. Within this narrow field, you are an absolute expert. You are an established master of your field, and your words should weight much more heavily in the academic world than those of anyone else, but due to academic infighting this is not the case.

You automatically succeed at any Knowledge checks in your field of expertise. If you can convince the game master that your area of expertise is applicable to an action you or an ally is taking, (fairly spoofy reasons are acceptable), you can spend a trigger action to make the check Routine.

This schtick also lets you design new schticks and powers. In genres where a type of designs are very important, such as air fighter or mecha campaigns, this schtick lets you to create new designs and to push the envelope on technology, tough this is of course a lot of work.

Note that this schtick is not limited to the humanities, but can also apply to technological and supernatural fields. Great scientist need at least a basic understanding of the humanities (the Know skill) as well.

Focused Mind

Inherent

When you make a Mental Push stunt, the Know roll is Confident.

Forensic Medicine

Limit Break

The not-so-glamorous skill of examining bodies (mainly of the dead) to determine their medical history. Most often used in grim settings to determinethe cause of death and to investigate murder.

If you take the time to perform an autopsy, you can automatically identify the source of death and tell a lot about the dead person's last hours - level of activity, things he ate, if any violence was made upon him, if he had sex, things like that.

Identifying strange and/or unknown things may require a Know roll, even a poor result will generally give you good clues while a good roll gives odd and disquieting insights into the patient's last hours. If some mastermind is behind the event, this is an opposed Know roll.

Investigator

Limit Break

You are a forensics expert, able to analyze clues and physical remains and create a coherent image of what happened at a scene you are investigating and clues to what kind of people were involved. As more information is added from witnesses and technical reports, you can flesh out your image of what happened. If some mastermind is behind the event, this is an opposed Know roll.

You can put all of this down into reports that other investigators can read and understand, and you can quickly skim such reports to find similar cases which can offer additional insights.

Material Link

Limit Break

By investigating a place were a creature bled, slept, or performed some significant activity, you can secure a sample of their blood, hair or other tissue sufficient to give you a clue to their True Name (a DNA sample in technological settings), or at least secure an advantage against them.

Make a Know check against their Recon, on a success you gain an Advantage against them that is persistent form scene to scene. On an Outcome matching their Reflexes you learn their True Name.

Linguist

Limit Break

You know all the common languages of your world. You have an amazing ability to piece together bits of other languages, sign language and other means of communication. Use this ability to learn to communicate in any one unknown language. At first, this will be at a pidgin level, it takes you a few weeks to become fluent. You might have to use this schtick again (another Limit Break) to understand arcane subjects, archaic versions, or dialects of the same language.

This schtick does not cover adjusting to alien cultures, use Cosmopolite for that.

Logical Detachment

Inherent

You are not easily swayed by emotional arguments. You can use your Know skill in place of both the Charm and Impress skills when defending against stunts; any stunt having one of these skills as a difficulty lets you use Know instead. However, you become sensitive to reasoning and logical arguments; other people can use their Know skill in lieu of the Charm and Impress skills when interacting with you. You can also end up with a knife in your guts if you don't respond appropriately to intimidation; unlike normal interaction skill your learned arguments in no way impress those who fail to sway you. Logical detachment does not work against Spurious Logic.

Loophole

Basic Action

You have a knack for finding the wrinkles and exceptions in formal sets of rules, be it a computer program, the the directive of the metropolitan police, an infernal contract, or a code of honor. Against people and organizations that have a formal code that you know of, you can cause them to hesitate with an opposed Know roll. A successful stunt reduces the opponent's shot counter by three. If the Outcome matches your opponent's Mind they suffer a Setback, often making it impossible for them to achieve their objective honorably.

Medic

Basic Action

You can administer medical procedures and generally function as a qualified doctor. You can save lives and help natural recovery. This can be used to do First Aid as a Routine action. You can also substitute the patient's Body with your Know skill, for as long as the patient remains still. This can soak damage and help fight infections, poison, pathogens, and other dangers. You can use this as a prophylactic, but must know what specific problem you are preventing.

Poisoneer

Basic Action

You know and can administer poisons. When applied to a weapon doing Cutting or Piercing damage, a poison does +2 Infection or Neurotoxin Extra Damage.

When used in food or as a contact poison, you must first apply the poison (which might be as stunt on some other skill) and close observers get an opposed Know to discover the poison at the last minute. If the poisoning is successful, you do Infection or Neurotoxin damage equal to your Know.

Popper the Bubble

Basic Action

You can Refute Action as a Basic Action.

Power Domination

Trigger Action

You must use Power Suppression (a Know stunt) on your victim before you can use this schtick. As long as your victim remains power suppressed you can turn on and off his powers at will. This is a Trigger Action you can use anytime, and specifically when he is about to use a power. If you do not change Power Domination his powers remain as they were, either suppressed or not.

Profiling

Limit Break, One attempt per scene

A method of suspect identification which seeks to identify a person's mental, emotional, and personality characteristics. You can analyze the habits and behavioral patterns and find common traits. This lets you construct a profile from very flimsy information; you can make educated guesses about someone's personality, abilities and motivations just by analyzing clues. You do this by analyzing evidence left at a scene where the person you are seeking has been active. You do not need to know who you are looking for, looking instead for the perpetrator of a crime or the instigator of an event.

You can use this once per appearance of the person sough; this is usually one scene in the game. Make a Know roll against the target's highest skill value. On a success, you gain a limited insight about the target; the GM can hand out appropriate clues and people using your profile to investigate the case get a bonus equal to your Insight. You also get a cumulative +3 bonus on later profiling attempts. On an Outcome matching the target's Mind you get a complete profile; if the target is on file you can identify him, and you know his basic personality, skill set, and motivation.

It is possible for the target to interact with you through clues intentionally left for you to find, using normal interaction rules.

Psychology

Finisher

You work with people to modify their mental state; to either cure or create psychological disorders. This requires a cooperative or restrained patient. Such disorders are generally considered Curses, and you can work with any purely mental or behavior-related curse. You can also substitute the patients Mind attribute with your Know skill while under your direct care; this can help against mental trials and assaults.

Sense Lineage

Basic Action and Inherent

You know a lot about lineage and tradition, and you know all the great families. You can use this to roll Know against Charm to tell that persons social standing, family and lineage if it is at all noteworthy. You can only use this once per session against a particular person. A person with Blue Blood is positively radiant to you; you automatically succeed against them. In cases where others try to fool you concerning their lineage or social status, you can use your Know as both the difficulty of the stunt and as your Mind for resisting a Setback.

Speed Reader

Basic Action

You can read at incredible speeds, reading and digesting text much faster than a normal person. You can do Research as a basic action as long as you are checking one particular book.

When doing research in a library, Know rolls are Routine.

Surgeon

Limit Break

You can heal wounds and remove physiological afflictions through surgery. This is powerful in that it can actually remove a physiological Curse. Normally, this requires a complete surgical crew, specialized equipment and so on. In Action, you often have to work under much more primitive circumstances.

After successful surgery, the patient has zero Hits and will need some bed rest, but is cured of physiological ailments. The GM is the final arbiter of whether Surgery can help but is encouraged to be generous; vampirism or a transformation into a mermaid is probably curable, especially in its early stages. Being turned into stone, ghost, or parrot might not be reversible this way, depending on the technology you have access to.

The difficulty of Surgery is the damage value of the attack that caused the damage or the skill value of who or whatever caused the problem. If the surgery is performed with adequate tools and assistance, the roll is Routine, and assistants can also assist.

Total Recall

Limit Break

You have perfect recall; years afterwards, you can call up the precise words of a conversation or recall details of a room seen only at a glance. This allows you to analyze as scene from memory as though you were actually present there now. You can retroactively notice things you didn't think of looking for when you were actually there, which in turn might give more information from Know or other skills. The game master can play up a small flashback from the time you learned the information recalled, which will often give some additional insight into your problem or your character's background.

The Limit Break refers to the act of remembering, it is not something you have to do to record the memory in the first place.


Know gives a deeper understanding of powers and allows you to manipulate them. Many Know powers deal with dispeling, destroying, or changing other powers of the same form. Others protect or increase your resistance. Yet others analyze or manipulate other powers.

Dispel Air

Calm Air

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Air form or which otherwise affects an Air Elemental, air or a gas.

Stall Flight

Basic Action

You remove a creature's ability to fly with a Know vs. Maneuver check. The target will fall quickly but harmlessly to the ground if hit by this power, and cannot achieve flight again for the rest of the scene or until Stall Flight is dispelled.

Weather Control

Basic Action or Limit Break

This allows you to control the weather is a fairly small area, such as a field, square, or large room (about 100 meter diameter). You can create any type of weather condition that could naturally occur in the area. The change is instantaneous and maintained by the power for a scene; if the power is negated natural weather conditions quickly return. If the weather you create is completely out of season or unreasonable in the locale, it takes a Limit Break to create even the smaller version.

If the weather has a damaging side effect, such as a tornado, fist-sized hail, or lightning, this damage is random; you cannot control how it strikes. Other than this, you can control how the weather manifests, even creating different conditions in different areas, as long as such conditions could naturally coexist.

If this is used as a Limit Break rather than a basic action, the area affected is much larger and can be increased with successive uses; the diameter of the effect is one kilometer and each additional use of the power doubles the diameter.

Maneuver and Ride rolls to avoid the effects of the conditions you create generally have a difficulty equal to your Know_.

  • Cold Sends people inside in search of shelter. Forces opponents to don awkward and constraining heavy coats, scarves, and gloves. Causes guards to huddle together around heaters and fires, abandoning their posts. (No, this isn't mind control: these are things that might naturally occur as a result of cold weather.)
  • Fog You can create a cloud of thick and concealing fog. The fog is opaque but not transparent; it is possible to see what is near you, but perception rolls and ranged attacks suffer a penalty of -1 per meter of distance and it provides cover to Sneak. At a distance greater than an observers Mind in meters, even obvious things become hidden. There are schticks and powers that allows sight trough obscurement; these work normally in the area.
  • Heat and Humidity Causes suffering to opponents wearing armor or heavy coats to conceal their portable arsenals. Accelerates rot and decay.
  • Mist You can create a cloud of vaporous mist full of misleading shapes. Provides cover to Sneak, and you can concentrate it in certain areas and leave enemies exposed. Causes your enemies to be confused and separated.
  • Rain Mires enemy vehicles in mud and makes asphalt slick. Clears the streets of pesky bystanders. Puts out any persistent fires.
  • Snow Snarls traffic. Causes flight cancellations. Obscures vision. Can cause sleet, making the ground treacherous to walk on.
  • Thunder Impresses mooks and other underlings. Obscures sounds. Causes animals to stampede in terror. Provides very powerful (if brief) illumination that you can time as you like.
  • Wind Blows away light objects. Damages buildings, knocks down trees and power lines. Creates sandstorms or snowstorms, which obscure vision and demoralizes foes. Makes water and air travel hazardous.

Dispel Earth

Knowledge Stone

Limit Break

You imbue a stone with the ability to sense and store information. You need a man-size chunk of stone, a fist-sized rock crystal, or a tiny gem to enchant it this way. To interact with a knowledge stone requires concentration, even when just communicating. To someone passing by or ignoring it, a knowledge stone is inert. An knowledge stone can be set to twinkle or buzz to attract attention.

There are four ways to use a knowledge stone. The first is as a recording device useful as a camera or for spying. By leaving a knowledge stone in a location and instructing it to record, you can later return or retrieve the stone to watch what happened in its vicinity. Second, you can set it as a display, showing a message to anyone. The third is as an information storage device; recording and retrieving information like a a journal or library would. The fourth is as a communication device; by attuning (a separate Limit Break when holding two Knowledge Stones) it becomes possible to communicate verbally and visually.

Peace on Earth

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Earth form or which otherwise affects solid objects (not creatures) or an earth elemental creature.

Stone Stance

Limit break

Select one stance when you use this power. That stance remains active for you until the next time you use this power, with no shot cost at the start of an action scene.

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.

Visions of Stone

Limit Break

You protect a location floored or enclosed in stone with a radius up to your Know in meters. Anyone trying to detect or remotely sense the area gets only a vision of the stone in the area unless they score an Outcome on their skill roll matching your Know.

The effect is permanent.

Dispel Fire

Cauterize

Basic Action

You inflict one Hit and remove the effect of a Damage Setback from a touched creature. The difficulty is the damage value of the attack that caused the setback.

Dispel Fire

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Fire form or which otherwise affects fire or fire elementals.

Sterilize

Basic Action

You singe an area, removing physical and magical taint in an area with a diameter qual to your Mind in meters. Objects in the area are made clean, safe to handle, free of odor, and will not carry poison or be infected with disease. The power also removes any lingering auras in the area, making it impossible to use it as a magical link to someone or to see if any magic has been performed there. Objects in the area are no longer considered personal belongings or body parts of anyone. Objects carried or worn by creatures in the area are not affected, nor are objects in secure containers. You can focus the effect on a specific willing or helpless creature instead of an area, affecting everything worn or carried by this creature.

This power cannot remove any power effect that is currently operating. Functionality is not affected; if the creature, object, or area is supposed to be dangerous, such as a trap, it is not rendered harmless.

Trial by Fire

Basic Action

You need a former body part or piece of excrement from the creature to be analyzed. Make an opposed Know roll. On a success, you learn of any special vulnerabilities or resistances the creature has to different forms of attack, including such things as not being able to regenerate damage of a specific type. You find one type of resistance or vulnerability, plus one more for every 2 points of Outcome. On an Outcome matching the creature's Body you learn all its vulnerabilities and resistances.

Dispel Water

Calm Seas

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can momentarily calm waves, currents, and other violent water action. The difficulty is the strength of the water in action (measured as Body. You can also dispel any power of the Water form, any power affecting a water elemental or aquatic creature, or which affects liquids.

Fluid Speech

Inherent

You understand any spoken language, including recordings.

Dispel Animal

Animal Dispel

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Animal form or which otherwise affects an Animal.

Analyze Animal

Basic Action

You can analyze the abilities and attributes of any animal within reach, even if the animal is inside a cage or otherwise separated from you. You learn the exact attributes, skills and schticks of the animal and whether it has been affected by any powers recently.

Dispel Plant

Analyze Plant

Basic Action

You can analyze the abilities and attributes of any plant within reach, even if it is inside a container or otherwise separated from you. You learn the exact attributes, skills and schticks of plant creatures or the traits of plants and items made from former plants. You also learn and whether it has been affected by any powers recently.

Dispel Plant

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Plant form or which otherwise affects a plant, Plant Elemental, or overgrown area.

Herbalism

Limit Break

You can gather and use herbs for medicinal purposes. You are always assumed to keep an eye out for such herbs and refresh your supply; the power details how to use them. You can substitute the patient's Body with your Know skill. This can soak damage and help fight infections, poison, pathogens, and other dangers. You can use this as a prophylactic, but must know what specific problem you are preventing. The effect lasts for a scene.

Herbalism also applies to poisons. When used in food or as a contact poison, you must first apply the poison (which might be as stunt on some other skill) and the target gets a Spot roll against your Know to discover the poison at the last minute. If the poisoning is successful, you do Infection or Neurotoxin damage equal to your Know.

Dispel Metal

Dispel Metal

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Metal form, a metal elemental or a metal object.

Dowsing

Limit Break

Dowsing involves the use of a dowsing fork or pendulum to locate something that is sought. You must have a clear image of what you seek. It can be either a specific item that a participant in the ritual has seen, or a general substance such as water or gold, in which case it detects the largest store of such material in range that was previously unknown to you. You can choose to set a maximum range not to be exceeded in order to limit the detection to a certain area.

Dispel Ice

Analyze Ice

Basic Action

You can analyze the properties of ice and snow. You learn the exact composition and properties of the object and whether it has been affected by any powers recently. You can analyze the properties of ice and snow. You learn the exact composition and properties of the object and whether it has been affected by any powers recently.

Cold Spell

Basic Action or Limit Break

This allows you to cause cold weather is a fairly small area, such as a field, square, or large room (about 100 meter diameter). Temperature drops about thirty degrees Celsius (15 degrees Fahrenheit). The change is instantaneous and maintained by the power; it the power is disrupted natural weather conditions quickly return. This unseasonable cold sends people inside in search of shelter; those who have to remain outside huddle together around heaters and garbage-can bonfires, abandoning their posts. People unsuitably dressed suffer one Hit from numbing and cold exhaustion.

Dispel Ice

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Ice form or which otherwise affects ice elementals, ice, or snow.

Dispel Illusion

Dispel Illusion

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Illusion form, mirages, echoes, and effects that affects specres.

False Vision

Basic Action

You create an illusion that is applicable only against scrying and detection powers. Anyone trying to detect or remotely sense the area gets results based on the scene you have created unless they score an Outcome on their skill roll matching your Know.

The effect lasts for a scene. Using this power continuously is rather easy as long as the scene remains static, but when traveling or otherwise in a rapidly changing environment it becomes much harder.

Dispel Dark

Analyze Darkness

Basic Action

You can sense the presence of shadow or darkness at a distance. Make a skill roll and multiply the result by 10; this is the range in meters. You can concentrate upon a specific form of darkness (a shadow, a dark room) and sense only that if you like.

You can use this to find dark hollow spaces such as secret rooms or containers, using Know instead of Create.

You can identify magical effects based on the Darkness form or that affects a creature of darkness.

You can sense darkness in a creature. You can sense if a creature is overcome by negative emotions, what emotion, and what it is directed against.

Dark Dispel

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Darkness form or which affects an area of darkness or a devil.

Purge Evidence

Basic Action

You clean an area and all objects therein, removing any lingering auras in the area, making it impossible to use it as a magical link to someone or to see if any magic has been performed there. Objects in the area are no longer considered personal belongings or body parts of anyone. Objects carried or worn by creatures in the area are not affected, nor are objects in secure containers. You can focus the effect on a specific willing or helpless creature instead of an area, affecting everything worn or carried by this creature - tough such objects will gain an new aura pretty soon.

This power cannot remove any power effect that is currently operating. Ill intent is not affected; if the creature, object, or area is supposed to be dangerous, such as a poison trap, it is not rendered harmless.

Visions of Darkness

Basic Action

You create an illusion that is applicable only against scrying and detection powers. Anyone trying to detect or remotely sense the area gets results based on a very pessimistic version of reality, with dark events and disasters, unless they score an Outcome on their skill roll matching your Know.

The effect lasts for a scene. Using this power continuously is rather easy as long as the scene remains static, but when traveling or otherwise in a rapidly changing environment it becomes much harder.

Dispel Flux

Control Randomness

Trigger Action (Combo)

When you witness something with a large amount of inherent randomness, such as many Flux powers, you get to pick the result. This does not apply to the regular dice roll to determine the success of an action, only to special random results of actions like Chaos Blast. You can also control the result of other actions with entirely random random results, such as the flip of a coin. The power of a Finisher is too great for you to affect this way.

Using this power repeatedly becomes harder and harder; make a Know roll with a difficulty equal to the number of times you have tried to use this power this session. On a failure, you suffer a Setback.

Dispel Flux

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Flux form or which affects Whimsies.

Hallucinations

Stance

You fool detection powers by showing trippy visions of things that might be instead of what is. The area is a radius equal to your Know in meters around you. Anyone trying to detect or remotely sense the area gets confusing, misleading, or nonsensical results unless they score an Outcome on their skill roll matching your Know.

Jinx

Trigger Action

Whenever someone near you is making a roll to succeed at something and you are aware of the event, you can try to jinx and foil their efforts. The difficulty of their action becomes your Know +3. Range and other penalties can reduce your effective skill rating. You can hinder any number of actions but only completely jinx an action and cause it to fail completely by once per scene per creature; random accidents go only so far.

Sense Power

Basic Action

You can sense the presence of Powers. All powers play around with the natural state of the world, and those sensitive to flux can sense such changes. You can normally sense the presence of an active power effect without knowing what power it is, but you can choose to limit the detection to certain forms, techniques or even specific powers. Make a skill roll and multiply the result by 10; this is the range in meters. If the power detected is in range of your physical senses, you also gain a basic understanding of it and how it works.

Whimsy Evidence

Basic Action

You introduce chaos in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind in meters, making what happened there impossible to tell. The power randomizes physical evidence and removes any lingering auras in the area, making it impossible to use it as a magical link to someone or to see if any magic has been performed there. Objects in the area are no longer considered personal belongings or body parts of anyone. Objects carried or worn by creatures in the area are not affected, nor are objects in secure containers. You can focus the effect on a specific willing or helpless creature instead of an area, affecting everything worn or carried by this creature.

Dispel Order

Analyze Order

Basic Action

You can analyze both physical and social structures. Examples of physical structures include most architecture and static construction, as well as crystalline matrices and such. Social structures include dependencies and hierarchies; you can tell who commands who and detect the members of rigid social hierarchies, such as most military and some highly organized syndicates, criminal or otherwise. You can sense what physical laws and constants are in relation to the other places you know. This is mainly useful when traveling to other planes.

Dispel Order

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Order form or which affects a virtue. You can also dispel effect that twist the natural order of physical reality, especially effects that break natural rhythm or periodic events.

Laws of Power

Finisher

Select a Method appropriate to the target's Tradition. From now on, this method applies to all the targets use of powers. This is a Curse.

Measure Difficulty

Trigger Action

When you face a task, you can determine how difficult it is by analyzing order. Make a Know roll against the difficulty of the task analyzed. On a success you learn the difficulty and what skill and equipment/schticks/powers are relevant to the task. If several skills can be used for the task, you roll against the lowest of the difficulties involved and you learn of all possible skills. On a failure you simply learn that it is more difficult than the result of your roll.

If you have the necessary schticks/powers/equipment to perform the task, there is a +5 bonus to the Know roll. If the task requires no special schticks or powers, you always get this bonus.

Natural Order

Trigger Action

You can defend the natural order of the universe against anyone trying to use powers to change things. Whenever such a power is used in your presence, you can oppose it, which sets a minimum difficulty for the action equal to your Know +3.

Silence

Limit Break

You invoke stillness and harmony in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind in meters. You can make this area stationary or center it on an object or creature. If the creature or wearer of the object is unwilling, you must succeed on a Know roll against it's Dodge.

Silence lasts the remainder of the scene. While in the silenced area, creatures cannot speak (which triggers many Methods and Power Loss Limitations). Sneak stunts in the area allow movement without requiring new rolls, and silenced opponent's have trouble communicating your location. Silence hinders sonic attacks in the area, allowing targets of sonic attacks that pass through the area to use your Action as their soak attribute.

Dispel Light

Bright Dispel

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Light form or which affects an angel. Light also banishes darkness, and you can use light to dispel any power which adversely affects someone's body, spirit, mind, or mood.

Light Tolerance

Inherent

You are not harmed by excessive light or radiation. Add your Mind to soak values against Radiation damage, and you are immune to the blinding effects of glare or bright light.

Tongues

Basic Action

You can speak with any creature that can talk and wants to speak with you. You must share a medium, such as vocalization/hearing or signs/sight.

True Word

Finisher

The target cannot lie, dissemble, or use trickery. Charm attempts that are not completely honest are Stymied, and those that are based on lies or false pretenses cannot even be attempted. This is a Curse.

Dispel Gifts

Gifts Dispel

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

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.

Visions of Power

Inherent

You focus detection powers on yourself, hiding those around you. The area is a radius equal to your Know in meters around you. Anyone trying to detect or remotely sense the area only see you doing a display of power that does not give them any information of your whereabouts unless they score an Outcome on their skill roll matching your Know.

Ward Breaker

Inherent

You are extraordinarily resistant to Summon powers, and add +5 to your Impress skill to resist them.

Dispel Magic

Analyze Magic

Basic Action

You can sense the presence and effects of powers at a distance, learning the form, skill, and power origin. Make a skill roll and multiply the result by 10; this is the range in meters. Normally, you detect the closest power effect, but by concentrating on a particular type (name, form, or general description) you can eliminate all others. This means you may have to use this power many times to sort through a complex scene.

You can analyze the properties of any power within reach, even if it is inside a container or otherwise separated from you. You learn what power it is, who used it, when, to what effect, and an approximate power level. Even powers that have ended leave a signature that can be analyzed, though the impressions fade; after the end of the scene, it is no longer possible to determine who used the power and its exact effect. The signature fades completely in a matter of days or weeks, stronger and more dramatic uses leaving stronger impressions.

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.

Arcane Calculations

Limit Break

You gain information about a person, place, or object through arcane means. This involves such methods as astrology, numerology, reading tea leaves, the I-ching and similar arcane methods of divination. This gives you answers to specific questions; the answer must be a few words or numbers. Range is not a factor. 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.

Anti-Magic Shell

Basic Action

You create an immobile sphere with a diameter equal to your Mind that inhibits powers. This circle lasts for the rest of the scene. Anyone inside the area suffers from power failure. Even Inherent powers fail. Existing power effects in the area are suspended and have no effect while the Anti-Magic Circle is active.

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.

Dispel Magic

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

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.

Form Studies

Limit Break

You temporarily gain the use of one Form. Select one form when you use this power; you gain the use of this form for the rest of the scene, or until you use this power again. You gain the cantrip the form offers.

This is mainly useful in combination with other Magic powers that have variable results depending on what forms you know, but also combines well with Spell Preparation.

Spell Parry

Trigger Action (Defense)

Whenever a power is used against a nearby ally, you can attempt to intercept and counter it. The difficulty of that power becomes your Know +3. If the target or ally is at range, calculate range penalties to the nearest of the two.

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.

Spellcasting Mastery

Basic Action

Once, when you use another power before the end of the round, you can base any roll or stunt using that power on your Know skill instead of whatever skill the power would normally be based on. Effectively you are spending extra time in order to substitute what skill is used.

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.

True Name Finisher

Limit Break

You can use a Finisher on any creature whose True Name you know. Make an opposed Know roll. If you fail, you can still try again later.

Wizard's Stance

Trigger Action (Combo)

When you use another power that is a Basic Action, Limit Break, or Trigger Action (Defense), you can use this power to activate two stances that you know. This is an exception to the rule that trigger actions cannot trigger other trigger actions.

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.

Dispel Spiritual

Consecrate

Limit Break

You make a place sacred to your faith; the radius is equal to the result of the Know roll that created it. If cast inside a room or building of approximately the right size, Consecrate will protect the entire room or building (including exterior walls) but not extend outside. It lasts as long as you remain inside the area. If there is an alter or other stationary object dedicated to your faith in the area, you can make the object the focus of Consecrate and the effect then lasts as long as the object remains.

Consecrate makes power use harder for infidels. The minimum difficulty to use any power in the area or against someone in the area is equal to your Know unless it includes a heartfelt praise of your spiritual patron.

The area keeps out supernatural creatures; Air Elementals, Earth Elementals, Electric Elementals, Fire Elementals, Water Elementals, Plant Elementals, Ice Elementals, Demons, Devils, Angels, Virtues, Aberrations, Spectres, and Undead cannot be summoned into the area unless they utter a heartfelt prayer to your patron. They can enter the area by mundane means, but only if they have been invited by someone inside who has at one timed uttered a heartfelt prayer there.

Crisis of Faith

Finisher

The target suffers Power Loss. This is a Curse.

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.

Prayer

Inherent

As long as you maintain a stance it also affects a number of friendly creatures equal to your Mind, who you must see and be within Mind meters of when you activate the stance. It only affects stances that would normally affect only you; a stance that normally boosts others or causes an effect physically separated from you is not affected by Prayer.

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.

Test of Faith

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

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.

Understand Miracle

Basic Action

You can analyze the properties of any power within reach, even if it is inside a container or otherwise separated from you. You learn what power it is, who used it, when, to what effect, and an approximate power level. Even powers that have ended leave a signature that can be analyzed, though the impressions fade; after the end of the scene, it is no longer possible to determine who used the power and its exact effect. The signature fades completely in a matter of days or weeks, stronger and more dramatic used leaving stronger impressions.

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.

Dispel Tech

Autodoc

Inherent

You automatically stabilize after a Mortal Wound. When you loose shots, the shot loss is reduced to just one. You can use Know instead of Body to resist Biological Damage. Your autodoc can gather and upload medical data and negate the symptoms of chronic illness (mostly a role-playing effect but might help negate certain curses). But this data can be stolen, in which case the Autodoc can lower your effective Body and Mind to zero when resisting damage and effects.

Cyber Secretary

Inherent

This is an expert system that handles mundane mental chores. It records the surroundings and what you do for later playback, reminds you of appointments, keeps lists of names and addresses and similar stuff that makes you seem to be a neat, organized person. It functions as an internal radio modem and personal computer and has a mobile phone and answering service. Each round, you can activate one Stance without any shot cost.

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.

Operatives for shadow organizations are often fitted with cyber secretaries whether they want to or not. Such a secretary is often molded to a Behavior Chip or Black Box. Some even have obnoxious personalities of their own.

Electro-Magnetic Pulse

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

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.

Electronic Warfare

Inherent or Basic Action

The Electronic Warfare Package comes with advanced encoding/decryption systems, homers, jammers and ECM systems. It allows you to disrupt ranged communicative powers, eavesdrop on the radio communications of others, and to jam technological surveillance devices.

A character running an EW pack is immune to electronic detection or eavesdropping (even to that of another EW Pack user). Thuis effect is inherent.

A Basic Action can roughly locate radios within a few kilometers and and eavesdrop on them with an opposed Know roll. The range depends heavily on the amount of electronic clutter in the air.

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.

Mask

Inherent

Any cybernetic systems you have are electronically masked; any power or technological tool used to detect them fails. They can still be observed trough normal means.

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.

Dispel Death

Analyze Death

Basic Action

You can analyze the abilities and attributes of any Undead or corpse within arm's reach, even if the target is inside a cage or otherwise separated from you. You learn the exact attributes, skills and schticks of the target and whether it has been affected by any powers recently. If you analyze a corpse this way, you learn if it has been affected by any powers, when it died, and rough description of how it died.

Bane

Limit Break

This the curse of the Undead, like Mummy Rot or the life-draining knives of the Nâzgul.

This is a slow effect, that does not have any immediate effect during the combat but which will, in time, kill the victim. You can use Bane on any target you have damaged during the current round. The target cannot heal Hits. Each day, you are allowed a Mind roll against the target's Body, if you succeed the target takes an additional Hit. This is a Curse and can be removed as such.

Barren Seed

Finisher

You can make someone sterile, impotent, frigid, and and prevent menstruation and the production of milk or semen. The effect can last for a month or be a Curse, at your option.

This will kill a fetus, and can also be used to kill parasites, symbiotes, and other gestating creatures such as insects in the pupal stage.

Consume Corpse

Finisher

You destroy a corpse and recover 3 Hits or the results of a Damage Setback. The corpse consumed will be completely destroyed by digestion in a day or so. Until then you can use powers that target corpses on it, but no-one else can and a power that requires the destruction of a corpse will not work.

Consume Life

Trigger Action (Combo)

Use this when you inflict a Hit on an opponent. Make an opposed Know roll against the target to heal one Hit you have taken.

Death Curse

Trigger Action

When you lose your last hit, you can place a curse on your killer. Pick any Finisher to affect the creature who inflicted your last hit. As soon as you awaken from unconsciousness, the effect of this power lapses, but if you die it continues until dispelled. Most effects used this way are Curses and so are difficult to get rid of.

Dispel Death

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Death form or which otherwise affects an Undead, the dead, or a cadaver.

Infection Vector

Finisher

This is a way to seemingly "cure" someone of a disease, while potentially infecting many others.

You make an object or creature a vector carrying a disease, itself immune and unaffected. People, animals, objects, or communal places such as wells or larders make good targets for this power.

Anyone in contact with the vector, or consuming something that came into contact with the vector risks infection and must make a Know roll against your Know or become infected, taking one Hit of Infection damage, if the negative Outcome matches the victims Body the victim starts with three Hits of Infection damage. If the roll succeeds the target is or affected, and it the Outcome matches your Mind the source of the infection is identified. A target that takes precautions against disease is considered to be actively defending against the infection.

On a living target this is a Curse, on other kinds of targets the effect can be dispelled normally and also ends if the target is destroyed.

Lore of the Dead

Trigger Action (Combo)

You have knowledge generally only possessed by the dead. Whenever you are unsatisfied with a knowledge roll, you may roll again to represent things learnt from the long dead. The GM should slant such information based on the time it is from.

Dispel Force

Conceal Power

Stance

You can suppress the force emanation from any powers you are using; your power-use cannot be detected. As long as you don't do anything spectacular and only affect yourself, your powers will escape detection by other powers. The effect of powers are not concealed; an obvious effect is still obvious.

Dispel Force

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Force form and any power that moves things or gives a movement ability.

Dispel Life

Cure Ailment

Limit Break

This negates any biological damage; infection, neurotoxin or poison. The difficulty of cure ailment is the damage or skill value powering the effect. Cure Ailment removes any lingering effect and prevents future damage from this ailment; it does not cure hits already taken. It also removes mundane infection, disease, and other ailments, but does not help against severe handicaps, curses, or disabilities. Some severe or plot-related ailments are considered curses and cannot be treated with this power, tough it does give the first step; information on what needs to be done.

Curse of the Crone

Finisher

You can change the targets age to any age you want. This is always a shock to the targets social life, making them hard to recognize and testing friendships and loyalties severely. Any contacts checks the target makes are Stymied. If you make the target into a child, you can reduce the target's Body down to 3 under their racial minimum and give them the Kid limitation. If you make the target elderly, you can reduce Reflexes down to 3 points below their racial minimum, body by up to three, and give them the Elderly limitation. This age change is real, and will affect the target's remaining lifespan. Living and adjusting to their new age removes the contact check limitation after a year.

Dispel Life

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Life form or that affects a plant or a natural, living creature. This is normally any creature that is Plant, Animal, or Folk.

Eternal Life

Trigger Action (Combo)

You do not age and have lived a very long time. For each schtick you take in Eternal Life, you have lived about about fifty years more than a typical character. You have great experience and have lived through many things, so whenever you are unsatisfied with a knowledge roll, you may roll again to represent things learnt during your long life. The GM should slant such information based on the time it is from. You can make a number of rerolls equal to your number of Long Life schtick picks.

Eternal Life has a drawback; you are less energetic and driven, causing you to do less in downtime.

Heal Wounds

Limit Break

You heal three Hits or remove the effect of a Damage Setback from a touched living creature. The difficulty is the damage value of the attack that caused the damage or the skill value of who or whatever caused the problem.

Dispel Mind

Aura Mask

Stance

You can mask your aura, making you uninvolved and detached from things around you. This renders you immune to all detection powers that look for intent, hostility, lies, or that glean information from surface thoughts.

Dispel Mind

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Mind form or that affects Folk.

Flower of Knowledge

Finisher

You can create a flowering of intellect where there was none before. This can give reasoning powers to an object or full sentience to a non-sentient creature. This can create any type of creature except Folk or an animal from an appropriate body. If used on a sentient, it creates a second personality, a mental disorder.

The newly created mind is shaped by you, and you can imbue it with part of your reasoning process and motivation. In general, it will start out friendly to you and sympathetic to your ideas, willing to perform whatever task you created it for. If created within another sentient being, it will be dominant for a time as the original personality is in shock, but after a day or so the two personalities will start to crash. Depending on how different they are from each other, this might be a conflict to the death over control and identity or they might merge almost seamlessly.

The tree of knowledge often bears bitter fruit. While this power can be very rewarding, it is also very dangerous. After a while, minds created this way tend to adopt some of your negative personality traits and might become your bitter enemies, especially if you have many personality flaws or treat them badly.

Mental Resistance

Stance

Use your Know in place of your your Mind to soak Psychic damage and to resist setback on powers and stunts that use your Charm or Impress as the difficulty.

Translate

Basic Action

Make an opposed Know check to learn a language of your choice the target creature near you knows for the rest of the scene. A cooperative creature can reduce the difficulty to a minimum of their Mind. You can also use this on a text, with a difficulty based on the complexity of the text for a native reader. If you fail, you cannot attempt again against that creature for the rest of the scene.

Your skill in the language becomes equivalent to that of your target, or based on your Know, whichever is less. You learn any form of the language the creature knows, such as spoken and written, but potentially also sign and other-sensory languages.

Dispel Time

Dispel Time

Limit Break

You can end the effects of other powers but accelerating time around them, making them run out. You can dispel any power that has a duration; you cannot affect permanent or instantaneous effects. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Curse, Limit Break, Finisher, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some and dispel others.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails. You can use a Defense to increase your Know when someone tries to activate a power like this.

This will not dispel a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat it if the roll is successful. Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have much remaining duration are harder to dispel: see this table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

Time Minimum Difficulty
One Week 12
One Month 15
One year 18
A decade 21
A century 24
A millennium 27

Restoration

Time Difficulty
One Day or less 9
One Week or less 12
One year or less 15
A century or less 18
A millennium or less 21

Limit Break

You can restore a creature you touch, or part of it, to a previous condition. This is used to heal wounds or ailments.

Side effects are common, their seriousness depend on the severity of the injury. If used to restore mental health or restore whole-body conditions. The difficulty of avoiding them depends on the period of time the victim has been suffering the injury or the skill or damage or skill value of whatever caused the injury. A failed roll still restores the patient to full health, but brings an appropriate Setback or in severe cases or fumbles, a Curse. This typically involves the loss of memories first of the incident that caused the damage, on more severe failures long gaps in memory can occur, or the patient might forget a certain fact or person. Severe cases can induce total amnesia.

Restoration can alleviate aging, but the difficulty is based on the target's chronological life span, it must be used once a year, any failure causes all removed age to return, and even with successful treatment the beneficiary is Cursed to become increasingly conservative and reactionary.

Visions of The Past

Limit Break

You focus detection powers in a radius equal to your Know in meters around you. Anyone trying to detect or remotely sense the area see what occurred there in a at a point in the past you pick when using the power unless they score an Outcome on their skill roll matching your Know. The effect lasts until the end of the session.

Dispel Space

Dispel Space Disruption

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

You can dispel any power of the Space form or that involves Teleportation or affects a Sanctum or Teleport Circle and its immediate surroundings, including the circle itself if you so desire.

Reaching Touch

Inherent

You have learned to overcome short distances, using powers and abilities that normally require touch at a distance in meters equal to your Know. You need to see the target clearly to use this power. You cannot physically touch anything this way, and this prevents the use of Reaching Touch for Melee attacks or stunts.

Teleport Magnet

Basic Action or Limit Break

You create a trap. Anyone trying to teleport in or out of a point within a radius equal to your Know roll in meters must make an opposed Skill roll. If this roll fails, the teleport ends up in a a spot you designate within the area. Several adjacent teleport magnet can send those trapped to a single point in any of the areas.

The teleport trap lasts for a scene or until disarmed. If used as a Limit Break, the duration is a year and a day. You can set a password or key that bypasses the Teleport Magnet.

Transpose Terrain

Basic Action

You can transpose the terrain of a different location far away over the area you are in now. This allows you to add terrain features (but not remove them), effectively overwriting the terrain in the current area with new, more extensive terrain. Open ground can have terrain features added, existing terrain can be smoothed over with earth but not removed. You can add brush, sharp stones, or other impediments to the area.

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

You cannot modify structures in the area, only terrain. You can add obstacles on top of structures, making them difficult ground.

The difficulty of this power is the highest Free Running difficulty in the area, and each use of the power affects an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. If this roll fails, you cannot reduce the Free Running or Terrain Driving 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 lasts for a scene.

Maneuver Schticks and Powers

Brachiating

Inherent

You can move trough the air as long as there are branches, vines, ropes, curtains, or other accessible handholds for you to use. This is usually the case in dense forests, but occurs in other places as well, such as in construction sites, slaughterhouses, and quaint urban neighborhoods.

Caped Crusader

Stance

Strike a pose while wearing a great billowing cloak. For the rest of the round you can glide using this cape, flying but only horizontally or downwards.

Escape Artist

Basic Action

You have the marvelous ability to contort your limbs and dislocate your bones in order to make efficient Contortions stunts. You use Maneuver instead of Reflexes for such stunts.

Flying Tackle

Trigger Action

You can do a Interference stunt when flying or swimming and against an opponent with a Body up to 10 higher than yours.

Follow Through

Inherent

When you make a successful Maneuver stunt against an opponent with a score of 8 or more in the attribute used to see if it is a Setback, you can add three to the Outcome of the action.

Height Advantage

Focus

When you are within 10 meters on any opponent horizontally and between 2 and 20 meters above all opponents vertically, you can focus.

Lure

Basic Action

You try to lure an adjacent opponent away from his position by fancy footwork. You must begin this stunt next to an opponent. Make an opposed Maneuver roll, on a success opponent moves to a point adjacent to your new position or loses 3 shots (his choice). On an Outcome matching the target's Reflexes, he does both.

Parkour

Inherent

You can make Confident Rolls when Free Running.

Power Hitch

Trigger Action

When a creature within Move meters of you uses a power to move (such as Abundant Leap, Fly, or a Teleport power, you can make an opposed Maneuver roll to hitch a ride; moving along with the target and arriving at a spot of your choice within Move meters of that target. If you were Sneaking when you used this and end up in a place you can hide, you are still sneaking.

Skirmish

Inherent

You can move, act, and then move again as a single Basic Action. When on foot, you can move your Move meters after each Basic Action you take. This movement must be in a straight line. This allows you to act-move-move or move-act-move.

You cannot use Skirmish if the basic Action is one that in itself allows additional movement or when attacking with a Static weapon.

Sprinter

Inherent

When you perform a Run Push stunt, the Maneuver roll is Confident.

Tunnel Rat

Inherent

You are at home in caves, ventilation ducts, and other tight places. You can keep track of direction and distance and move without hesitation. Other people in such situations lose the movement that is part of a normal Basic Action and can only move their normal Move if they dedicate a whole basic action to it.

You automatically pass any Maneuver test to move around in a constricted space, as long as it is wider than your shoulders. Maneuver checks in tighter spaces are routine.


Body control powers used to change yourself or imbue yourself with additional abilities. It is possible to make a Shapeshift power that affect other's as well, but that is not their basic purpose.

Shapeshift Air

Abundant Leap

Basic Action

Make a huge leap, moving ten times your normal Move in any direction. If you use this power for overland movement, you move at four times your usual speed. This increases your effective Move value by +3 when determining your maximum speed, but is as taxing as running.

Air Adaption

Inherent

You can breathe air freely and can move on land at normal speed. Your skin will not take damage from normal exposure to air. This power is mainly useful for creatures that are normally aquatic, or adapted to some other non-gaseous environment.

Air Elemental Form

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can only assume the form on an Air Elemental with this version of the power.

Feather Fall

Trigger Action or Inherent

You are immune to Falling damage. Whenever you see someone or something else fall, you can use a trigger action to make them fall safely. You can opt to slow only the last part of a fall, falling at full speed and then landing safely, or you can choose to slow the actual falling speed down to 1 (1 meter/round). It also allows horizontal movement at the target's normal speed, which allows someone with Move to glide at a 10:1 ratio by taking a Full Move action or half that with a normal Basic Action.

Hover

Stance

You can move through the air instead of along the ground.

Mist Form

Stance

You assume mist form. In this form, you can fly at your normal Move, and you can move through holes and small openings, though this last stunt takes time and is uncomfortable. You become Insubstantial, Incorporeal, and vulnerable to gusts of wind. You can Sneak as if you were in cover if there is any natural fog about, as there often is at night.

Prodigious Leap

Inherent

You can move at your normal speed by jumping instead of by walking. This lets you get around obstacles and hindrances on the ground. No individual leap can be longer than your Move or higher than one-quarter of that.

Shapeshift Earth

Burrowing

Stance

You (and only you) can move through the earth by burrowing. When you try to move through earth or stone, make a Confident Maneuver check with a difficulty of 8 plus the armor value of the material. This is not an action unless you fail the roll. If you fail by a margin less than your Reflexes, you need to focus on moving to the extent that the move itself counts as a Basic Action - if you planned to do something after the move you cannot, if you acted before moving the movement fails. If the negative outcome matches your Reflexes you suffer a Setback.

Earth Elemental Form

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can only assume the form on an Earth Elemental with this power.

Earth Feet

Stance

Your movement is unhindered, as long as you are in contact with the earth. Sand, broken ground, caltrops, pebbles, slopes, walls, and steps no taller than you are, all can be easily moved through. Halve the Free Running difficulty as long as you are in contact with a solid surface.

Levitating Rock

Stance

You ride a large rock, moving through the air instead of along the ground. The rock is large and clumsy enough that it is hard for you to fly in constricted spaces.

Petrification

Basic Action or Finisher

You can turn yourself to stone as a basic action or turn an opponent to stone as a finishing move. This can either be a stone statue, a basic lump of rock, encasement in mineral substances, or a merger with existing stone or rock. It can be an useful item, such as a stairway, portal, or wall section. In either case size remains roughly the same, but mass is increased by a factor of four or so.

Someone who is petrified can take no actions and has only very basic sensory impressions of the surrounding. Biological functions and needs stop and this dulls the sense of time; if there are no stimuli to remember, eons seem to pass in moments. Add the targets Dodge value to the soak attribute against all types of damage.

This is a Curse, but you can use a basic action to break the effect at any time while touching the target.

Shapeshift Fire

Fire Elemental Form

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can only assume the form on a Fire Elemental with this version of the power.

Fire Glide

Stance

You can walk on any combustible object as if it was flat ground, causing it to ignite. You can even walk on an inverted surface or one that would not carry your weight. You can fly at normal Move so long as you remain within Maneuver meters of an open fire. You leave a trail of fire and embers as you move, making you easy to track.

Rocket

Stance

You can move in air or vacuum instead of along the ground, leaving a trail of fire and smoke.

Shapeshift Water

Amorph

Stance

You become an amorph being with no definite form and no sensitive interior organs. You can displace your form to shift out of bonds or through tiny holes only large enough to let water through. Add your Mind to your Body and Toughness to soak Piercing damage.

Hover Bubble

Stance

You create a bubble of water around yourself that you can move. This lets you fly at your normal speed and helps sustain a water creature in air. It can also be used to create a bubble of air in water, with similar effects. You can keep another creature with you in a hover bubble, but unless that creature's Body is 5 or more lower than yours, neither of you can move as a part of a Basic Action while doing this.

Water Adaptation

Basic Action

A target you touch (traditionally kiss) can breathe water and can move underwater at normal speed. His skin will not take damage from normal exposure to water, and resists pressure at any depth. You can affect yourself plus up to Mind others simultaneously with this power. It lasts for a scene.

Water Elemental Form

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can only assume the form on a Water Elemental with this version of the power.

Water Walking

Basic Action

The target touched can walk on the surface of water or other liquid for the rest of the scene. You are assumed to use this on yourself each scene.

Whirlpool

Basic Action

You form a whirlpool with a diameter equal to your Mind, you must be in this area. Make a Trip maneuver against everyone in this area, friend and foe alike. You can move tripped targets to any point in the whirlpool; targets who you fail you trip instead decide where they end up.

Shapeshift Animal

Animal Form

Basic Action

You assume the form of any mundane animal. You keep your own skills and gain attributes typical of the selected animal. You gain whatever natural attacks, armor, senses, and movement abilities the animal has. You also get the Tool Ignorant limitation and suffer from Power Loss while changed, but you can still use your Animal Form powers normally.

Animal Wings

Basic Action or Inherent

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.

When you take this power, you can choose it to be Inherent instead of a Basic Action, in which case you always have wings and can fly.

Balancing Tail

Inherent

You have a tail you can use for balance, like that of a squirrel, monkey, or cat. As long as this is free and unobstructed it allows you to make Maneuver tasks very confidently. Does not apply to opposed rolls or interaction stunts, but it makes unopposed acrobatic stunts into routine maneuvers.

Beast Form

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can only assume the form on an Animal with this version of the power, but this includes all kinds of fantastic animals and beasts.

Cricket Legs

Stance

When you move, you can do so through the air in great leaps, instead of normal running. You can jump horizontally or vertically up to your normal speed as a part of a normal action, or twice that if you concentrate on leaping to the exclusion of other actions (a full move).

Fish Tail

Basic Action

A willing target you touch (traditionally with a kiss) grows a fish tail or finned feet and can breathe water and move underwater at normal speed. His skin will not take damage from normal exposure to water, and resists pressure down to 100 meters of depth. The target is now handicapped on land and cannot move as a part of a Basic Action. You can affect yourself plus up to Mind others simultaneously with this power. It otherwise lasts for a scene or until the target wills it to end.

Swarm

Inherent

Swarm is a very invasive power, that changes how your character works in complex ways. It is not generally recommended for player characters, except possibly as a part of a Shape Change.

You are not a single creature, but a communal entity composed of about 10 smaller creatures. You still act much as a single creature and most normal rules still apply. Incidental component creatures that move away from the swarm normally cannot act on their own - but you might explain other powers (Such as Tentacles as sub-swarms acting under your control.

The following happens to you, and attribute and skill changes apply after any normal limits or limitations. §1-§2 affects your intrinsic values and thus are cumulative with other modifications, §3 does not.

  1. Mind and Body are decreased by 3, which in turn reduces your Toughness. This is the attributes of an individual member of the swarm.
    1. Your mass and size does not change, but becomes the size of the swarm as a whole. A swarm is somewhat amorph, but assume there is a central hub that takes up about as much space as a regular creature. The creature uses it's original Body to qualify for Natural Reach, which then represents the swarms ability to spread out.
    2. If this would give you an attribute lower than zero (and the campaign does not use negative body scores) you cannot take this power. It is permissible to ignore mass limits on Body to get a body score of zero even for very small creatures, such as normal-sized insects.
  2. Your Melee and Shoot skills are increased by +3. This represents members of the swarm assisting each other on such stunts.
  3. Damage resisted by Body or Toughness and that affects only a single creature in the swarm have to be particularly gruesome to have any effect at all; Add +3 to your Dodge against such attacks.
    1. As usual, skill bonuses are not cumulative, so this will not stack with other Dodge bonuses.
    2. You cannot take Damage Setbacks from attacks that only affect a single individual of the swarm; only area attacks can do Damage Setbacks.

The normal swarm comprises about 10 individuals, but some swarms actually comprise a larger number of even smaller creatures. Taking this power several times multiplies the number of creatures in the swarm by 10 and effects are cumulative.

When using a swarm in play, modify the base values according to §1 and §2. There is no need to recall the exact effects of these once they have had their effect on game values. Only apply §3 in play.

Wallcrawler

Inherent

You can crawl along vertical or inverted walls or surfaces at your normal movement speed and with no penalty to actions. You can ignore difficult ground based on uneven or sticky surfaces.

Shapeshift Plant

Plant Elemental Form

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can only assume the form on a Plant Elemental with this version of the power.

Plant Path

Inherent or Basic Action

Plants part to allow passage to you. You are immune to Plant powers that impede movement as long as the power-user's Mind is less than your Ride. This part of the power is inherent. As a Basic Action you can touch a number of creatures equal to your Reflexes, allowing them to share the benefit for the rest of the scene as long as they stay within your Ride meters of you.

Evasion, Free Running, Make Camp and Pathfinding tasks are Routine for you in areas with significant plant life.

Pathfinding is a Ride stunt and and Make Camp is a Recon stunt.

Tree Trap

Finisher

You trap your target inside a living tree (or other plant) within Mind meters. At your option, the target can be completely encased or partially exposed. Exposed parts of the target are awake and aware, while hidden parts are in suspended animation. You can shape the tree after it has imprisoned the target, and so can anyone who can manipulate living trees.

The targets life force is tied to that of the tree; as long as the tree is alive, the target survives. If the tree dies, so does the prisoner. A typical tree has a Body of 15-20 depending on size and kind. Freeing the targets requires breaking a Curse.

As an alternative, you can turn the target into a wooden statue or even a wooden object of approximately the same size such as a door, piece of furniture, or other item. In this form the victim can take no actions and has only very basic sensory impressions of the surrounding. Biological functions and needs stop and this dulls the sense of time; if there are no stimuli to remember, eons seem to pass in moments. Add the targets Dodge value to the soak attribute against all types of damage.

You can use this power on yourself, in which case you can break it as a basic action.

Shapeshift Metal

Metal Elemental Form

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can only assume the form on a Metal Elemental with this version of the power.

Metal Hover

Stance

You can move trough the air instead of along the ground. You must we wielding or wearing a large metal object for this to work. Alternatively, it can create a metal platform or a pair of metal wings you use to hover, but this can be hard to use in constricted spaces.

Metalize

Basic Action or Finisher

You can turn yourself to metal as a basic action or turn an opponent into metal as a finishing move. This can either be a hollow metal statue, encasement in metal, or a useful item, such as a door, set of armor, or weapon. In either case volume is cut down to about 1/10 while mass is maintained.

Someone who is metalized can take no actions and has only very basic sensory impressions of the surrounding. Biological functions and needs stop and this dulls the sense of time; if there are no stimuli to remember, eons seem to pass in moments. Add the targets Dodge value to the soak attribute against all types of damage.

This is a Curse, but you can use a basic action to break the effect at any time while touching the target.

Shapeshift Ice

Deep Freeze

Finisher

The target is frozen and in suspended animation, unconscious. At your option they can become ice statures or be encased in a block of ice or even frozen into an existing ice wall.

People in deep freeze are asleep and will not bleed, age or die while frozen, as long as the cold is maintained. Add the targets Dodge value to the soak attribute against all types of damage, and if in an ice block or wall of ice add your Mind to the soak attribute as well. They can be transported or stored and then thawed out.

Ice Elemental Form

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can only assume the form on a Ice Elemental with this version of the power.

Skiing

Stance or Inherent

You can move unhindered and at your full Move with no risk of slipping or losing your balance on snow, ice or sleet. This part of the power is inherent.

You can create ice to ski over normal ground on even in less-than ideal circumstances; in this case Skate is a stance. You leave a path of ice after you move, but this is only cosmetic; it crumbles and melts almost instantly after you pass.

Snowman

Stance

You can change your substance (but not your shape) into snow and ice. In this form, you are immune to natural cold (but not cold attacks), and you can Sneak in ice and snow as if you had concealment. You can merge with snow, and pass through solid snow or ice at a rate of your Move as a Basic Action.

Shapeshift Illusion

Assume Identity

Basic Action

You assume an identity of your invention. This is a facade, but you act, feel, and think according to this identity, at least as far as any but the deepest mind probes can determine. You have a fake personality, motivations, loyalties, and memories. This makes you the perfect deep cover agent. Your own personality remains in the background, dormant, but can suspend or reactivate Assume Identity as a Basic Action.

Someone under Assume Identity will register as the assumed identity would to all detection powers and other detection effects and his surface thoughts read as those of the assumed personality.

Assume Identity lasts until you end it, but grows in strength over time. If there is a major conflict of interests, a personality conflict can develop; this is a Curse.

Living Illusion

Stance

For you, illusions are real. You can walk on illusory bridges, gain nourishment from illusory feats, and gain protection from illusory armor.

Turn to Illusion

Finisher

You turn your target into an insubstantial illusory image of itself. In this form it has the Incorporeal limitation and suffers from Power Loss. This is a Curse. As an alternative, you can capture the creature's image on reflective surface, but if you do, destroying the thing that bears this surface breaks the curse. Merely disrupting the image does not break the curse; imprisoning someone on the surface of a reflecting pool means they will only appear when the pool is calm, but the pool itself must be destroyed to break the curse.

Vertigo

Basic Action

You create the illusion of motion for a creature with an opposed Maneuver check. If the creature cannot verify the lack of motion, it believes the location is in is moving. If the sense of motion conflicts with other senses, such as if the target can clearly see he is on a stationary, he instead loses 3 shots to vertigo. On an outcome matching the target'sReflexes he can no longer move as a part of a Basic Action for the rest of the scene.

Shapeshift Dark

Guise of the Devil

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can only assume the form on a Devil with this version of the power.

Life Drain

Trigger Action

Whenever you successfully inflict a Damage Setback in combat, you can use life drain to regain one hit of damage.

Siphon Life

Finisher

You can use the energy from a defeated creature to heal yourself and your allies. Allies in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind in meters, centered on you, regain one hit of damage. The total number of Hits inflicted cannot exceed the target's initial Hits.

Wings of Darkness

Stance

You grow ephemeral wings of darkness that let you fly through the air at your normal Move.

Shapeshift Flux

Whimsy Form

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can only assume the form on a Whimsy with this version of the power.

Flux Shape

Limit Break

Build a variant character for for yourself using your normal points and limits. The next time you would be transformed into another shape by any kind of power, you can choose to assume this shape instead of whatever form you'd normally assume. This effect lasts until the end of the session, and you can be assumed to begin each session having used this power. You can change what form you change into by using this power again.

Lucky Break

Basic Action

You create a burst of luck and imbue it into a creature. That creature gains a Fortune point. The new point must be spent before the end of the round, or it is lost.

Twitch

Inherent

Your Initiative rolls are Standard Rolls instead of Closed Rolls.

Shapeshift Order

Advantage of Order

Basic Action

You imbue a creature with perfection, giving it an advantage. That creature gains Advantage, usable for any Basic Action. The creature must use this advantage when its next shot comes up.

Unfailing Technique

Stance

You are calm and collected, able to do Maneuver tasks without distraction or imperfection. You treat all Maneuver tasks that are not opposed as Routine.

True Form

Trigger Action

You can return to your true form at any time when you are transformed. This includes even Curses. You do not heal any damage, but if the transformation is the result of a Setback you negate the setback and do not suffer any other consequence of that Setback.

Virtuous Shape

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can only assume the form on a Virtue with this version of the power.

Shapeshift Light

Angelic Form

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can only assume the form on an Angel with this version of the power. Doing so, you are filled with angelic virtue and become unable to do dark deeds.

Prismatic Division

Limit Break

You split into two creatures with identical abilities, but each of a different primary color. You share the same shot counter and fortune pool; each duplicate does the same actions but does so separately and moves separately, up to Mind meters apart. Only one duplicate can perform Limit Breaks each round. When one of you is hit, you can decide to either take the damage normally or have the duplicate that was hit disappear. All but one duplicate disappears at the end of the scene. The last duplicate left is considered "you", the original, there is no difference between the duplicates while they are active.

You can take this power multiple times, gaining a number of additional selves equal to the number of power picks, up to seven.

Radiance

Stance

You surround yourself with a blinding aura of power, making you appear powerful and exalted. It is hard to focus on you through this intense glare; anyone wishing to target you must first take a Basic Action to overcome the glare. Once this is done, they can freely target you for the rest of the scene. This stance is negated against anyone against whom you have cover or concealment, just as if they had taken the basic action to overcome it.

Does not prevent area attacks.

Shapeshift Gifts

Bestial Self

Limit Beak

You free your inner monstrous nature. You must build a monstrous variant for for yourself on the same point total. This is usually a hulking monstrosity, but is some cases it can be small and stealthy. It is never Folk or Animal.

The bestial self and you share Hits and Fortune points. When the bestial self runs out of Hits, it runs away until it gets away or until it has taken Hits equal to your Body, which causes it to be defeated. After successfully running away, when defeated, or at the end of the scene, you transform back into your normal form. Any hits and other effect taken remain with you, possibly leaving you unconscious.

Your bestial self is different enough that observers will not recognize you without some stunt. The transformation is shocking and distracting, which protects your identity; your normal form is assumed to be hiding or to have run away by casual observers.

Instant Change

Basic Action

You can assume a mundane form and back again. The mundane form is normally human, but can be any Folk or a normal Animal. In this form, you have normal attribute maxima of your race, and you lose any powers based on physical form. It is not possible to detect your lost powers or gifted nature when you are in this form; they simply are not present to be detected. This is tied to the Mark of Power method.

Mutation

Inherent

Pick one Stance power. Your body mutates to accommodate this power, and it becomes inherent, always on, and a part of your body. This often changes your physical appearance and works well with the Mark of Power method.

You can take this power several times, each time it applies to a separate power that is a stance.

Ride the Blast

Trigger Action (Combo)

when you use a Shoot power to make an attack, you can use this power to Teleport to a spot adjacent to the target. If the triggering attack was a miss, you instead teleport to a spot 1d6 meters beyond the target from where you started, or at a barrier if there is not enough room.

Shapeshift Magic

Morphism

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

The forms you can assume are limited by the forms you know.

Polymorphism

Limit Break

This is an ancillary power to Morphism. Each time you use Polymorphism, you can change what creature you change into using Morphism. If you have Morphism several times, all your available forms can change each time you use Polymorphism.

Shapeshift Spiritual

Incarnate

Basic Action

You can assume a mundane form and back again. The mundane form is normally human, but you can choose any Folk or a normal Animal. In this form, you have normal attribute maxima of your assumed race. This power is negated as soon as you use any power. It is not possible to detect your lost powers or spiritual nature when you are in this form; they simply are not present to be detected. This is tied to the Mark of Power method.

Spirit Form

Basic Action

You can assume spirit form. You become Insubstantial and Incorporeal. Damage and effects based on Force affect you normally.

While you are in spirit form you are linked to a medium, a creature or an object of spiritual significance such as an altar or holy symbol. You cannot move except as your medium moves and can only interact with this focus. You can perceive normally from the location of the medium and you can use the Channeling power (if you have it) through a creature that either is or carries your medium. You can choose to link to a different medium each time you use the power.

When you take this power, you must decide if your spirit form or your temporal form (the form you are in when not using this power) is your natural state. You begin play sessions in your natural state, and resume your natural state on Power Loss or if the power is dispelled. It is possible to be in Spirit Form without taking the power, but of you do, you cannot manifest physically.

Spirit Incarnate

Inherent

Pick one Stance power. This power becomes a part of your spirit nature, and becomes inherent, always on, and a part of your body. This often changes your physical appearance and works well with the Mark of Power method.

You can take this power several times, each time it applies to a separate power that is a stance.

Shapeshift Tech

Balance Wires

Trigger Action (Defense)

Cybernetic enhancements for the inner ear and enhanced neural receptors for spatial awareness give you the ability to dance on razor wires. Free Running and Fly stunts are Routine for you.

Cyborg Assimilation

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can only assume the form on a Robot with this version of the power.

Hardwiring

Inherent

Hardwiring is a neural override that takes over your body and allows you to use your Maneuver skill as if it was Melee. At the end of a combat scene when you used this, this inflicts a Hit on you due to strain.

Physical Skill Processor

Stance

You have a computer connected to your brain that can run PSPs, programs that give you access to skills and abilities you normally lack. You run a PSP by activating this stance and selecting a certain stunt; you can now use this stunt using Maneuver. The PSP only applies to physical skills: Dodge, Melee, Recon, Ride, and Shoot. You can run several skillsofts at once by activating this power several times; each time costs a shot and allows you to select another specific stunt.

Prosthetic Limb

Basic Action

You have an artificial limb of great strength. This can be either an arm, two legs, or some smaller body part such as a hand, jaws, or similar. When you concentrate in the use of this limb, you are very strong, with a Body equal to your Maneuver skill. This is great for specific tasks such as breaking down doors, bending iron bars, hanging on to the outside of moving vehicles and so on. For a limb that can do damage on this scale, select Cybernetic Pile-driver.

Shapeshift Death

Blood Drain

Finisher

Select one attribute of a living target. You temporarily increase your own attribute by two points, but not to a value higher than the target's. The attribute boost lasts the rest of the session, possibly more if the story merits it. You can only use Blood Drain once per session on any particular creature.

False Life

Stance

You can take three additional Hits before being defeated. If you drop this stance while having taken more hits than you can normally do, you are knocked out.

Life Drain

Finisher

The target takes a Mortal Wound, quite likely killing him. You recover one Hit, one Fortune point, and become Focused. If the target's Mind is the same or higher than your own, you can instead opt to become a year younger. You can only use Life Drain once per day on any particular creature.

Steal Skill

Finisher

The target takes a Mortal Wound, quite likely killing it. You gain temporary access to one skill and two related schticks the victim had. For the duration of the current story, you can use his skill value instead of your own (if it is better) and learn two schticks related to that skill the target had. If you know the proper forms, you can learn powers instead of schticks. This power does not stack, when you use it any previously stolen skill is lost.

Undead Form

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can only assume the form on an Undead with this version of the power.

Shapeshift Force

Inertial Dampening

Trigger Action (Defense)

When a target in sight is about to take Concussion damage, you can substitute the targets Reflexes with your Maneuver to soak that damage.

Levitate

Stance

You can move through the air instead of along the ground.

Telekinetic Hand

Stance

You can manipulate objects within Mind meters of you, just as if you were using your regular hands. This allows you to perform basic tasks, melee attacks, and such at a limited range - which often lets you position yourself out of harms way. This cannot be used with area attacks.

Shapeshift Life

Attribute Focus

Stance

Select one attribute of Body, Mind, or Reflexes. Increase the chosen attribute by three. Reduce the other two attributes by 2 each.

Body Control

Limit Break

You can change your shape within the limits of your species, body mass, and Body. You can dislocate and elongate limbs, change your apparent gender, mimic the facial features, stance and other cosmetic traits of others, and do other changes as long as you respect the three limitations above. You can use your Maneuver instead of your Reflexes for Contortions, and such checks are Routine for you. You can also use this to adopt a Disguise, tough you still need social skills in order to make the act believable.

Gender Change

Finisher

You change the gender and/or sexual orientation of the target. You can also change how the target's species sexual dimorphism expresses itself (feminine, androgynous, masculine), the target's sex drive, and its fertility. The target remembers its previous gender and orientation and might have qualms about its new sexual orientation, but these are intellectual memories that have a hard time standing up to the target's new physical needs.

This is a curse.

Growth

Stance

You grow to four times your ordinary weight (approximately 160% of your normal length), which gives you +3 Body, but reduces your Reflexes and Mind by one point each. You can take this power several times, multiplying the effect of the stance. Weight and size increase is exponential; three levels of growth makes you 256 times as heavy and four times as tall.

Improving Body places a strain on any weapons or other gear you use; it will break on a snakeyes result. Reducing Mind reduces the upper limit on daily expenditure of Fortune points while the stance is active. Reducing Reflexes costs you an equal number of shots.

Hamstring

Basic Action or Finisher

Make an opposed Maneuver roll, on a success the target's Move suffers a penalty of -1 until the end of the scene. This can be increased by various factors.

  • If the attack scores an Outcome matching the target's Move, the penalty is increased by two.
  • If performed as a Finisher, the penalty is increased by two and the effect is a Curse - including any previous Slow results.

The target also loses as many shots as the penalty, with a minimum of three shots lost.

Living Form

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can assume the form of any living creature using this power. This includes Folk, Animals, Plant Elementals, Fairies, Monsters, Mutants, and Supers.

Shapeshift Mind

Folk Form

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can only assume the form of Folk this power.

Folk Guise

Basic Action

You assume the form of any mundane Folk selected when you use the power. You keep your own skills and gain the minimum attributes of the selected Folk and one race schtick of your choice. You lose any powers based on your physical shape.

Steal Voice

Finisher

You control your victim's ability to speak. You can change his voice, making it soft, croaking, roaring or whatever you like. You can make the target dumb, or prevent him from saying certain words or to talk about certain things. When applicable, this prevents the target from using the Charm and Impress skills at a value higher than his Mind. This is a mental effect, so telepathic communication if affected too.

You can mimic the target's voice and speech mannerisms. Any attempt you make to imitate the target is Routine, as long as your appearance makes it possible at all.

This is a Curse.

Shapeshift Time

Instant Action

Basic Action

One ally gets a burst of extra time and can immediately take one Basic Action or add three to their shot counter. Remember that the shot counter can never be higher than the current shot. If the target has Reflexes higher than your Maneuver, you must succeed at a Maneuver check against their Reflexes in order to affect them.

Task Prediction

Basic Action

A specialized prediction effect where you look into the future to see the most opportune way to do specific action. This makes the task Routine. If conditions change a lot before you use this bonus, it is lost, so task prediction is usually best used in the same round. In order for another character to get this bonus, you must somehow transmit the information - such as by giving them advice.

Time for Action

Basic Action

Up to Mind allies of you within Maneuver meters makes their next Initiative roll as a Closed Confident roll.

Time Stop

Limit Break

You stop time for everyone except yourself. Make a Maneuver check against the highest Reflexes among the opposition. If you succeed, you have a number of shots equal to the outcome where only you can act. Treat this as a separate round that is played out right now and where only you have an initiative count. Once your extra shots are spent, play resumes where it was. During this time, there are some special rules.

  • You cannot focus during a time stop, and you cannot use time stop continuously.
  • The only creature that can act or be directly affected by actions or events is you. All other characters are frozen in time and immovable and invulnerable. There minds are not there to be interacted with, and they cannot perceive anything.
  • You can move (but not damage) nonliving, non-sentient objects by conscious effort. Objects do not move except when you move them. Even a flying or falling object is frozen in mid-air. An object you move this way loses its kinetic energy and, if unsupported, falls to the ground when time resumes.
  • By setting up an object to trip or hider a creature, you can do so a Trip stunt with a +3 bonus, whose effect is applied after the time stop ends.
  • Because creatures cannot perceive you, you can do a Sneak stunt with a +3 bonus, and can easily move into hiding.

Shapeshift Space

Aberate

Limit Break

You assume the form of another creature decided when you gain the power. You must have created a variant form for yourself using your normal points and limits. If you do not have such a creature description ready, you cannot use this power. This creature cannot have higher value in any particular skill than you do. You can add powers of the same form the creature has and keep schticks and powers you already have, but you cannot otherwise add powers or schticks. This power cannot be used to imitate a specific individual; you remain yourself in mannerisms and detail while changing race, species, and creature type.

You remain in this form for a scene or until you fall asleep or unconscious or will yourself back to your normal form (a Basic Action). You can learn this power several times to learn to transform into several different creatures.

You can only assume the form on an Aberration with this version of the power.

Alter Size

Finisher

You change the target's size and the size of all their carried equipment. This can have a set duration of up to one day, or be a Curse. Sufficient changes will also change the Body score. You can change Body by as many points as your Mind, potentially reducing an ogre to the size of a small child and vice versa.

If you increase Body, Reflexes is lowered by the same amount, but no lower than half the targets original Reflexes - further reductions are taken of Mind instead.

Reducing Body reduces Move and increases Reflexes by half as much each, but can make stunts such as escaping confinement and finding hiding places much easier.

This can be used as a plot hook to place players in a miniature world - in such cases their attributes are usually not changed, instead the setting is altered to fit their new scale.

Dimension Door

Basic Action

You can disappear, only to appear moments later in another location. You teleport to another location; roll for this as if it was a ranged attack against a Dodge of 5, with normal Range modifiers. Cover is very common when teleporting. When calculating Cover, teleportation treats anything infused with powers, living, ferrous, containing lead, or firmly anchored in the ground as hard cover - other obstructions are merely concealment.

On a failed roll, you either fail to teleport or suffer a Setback, as appropriate.

Holding Space

Basic Action

You can access a personal extra-dimensional space, useful for storage. It is a Basic Action to put something into or to take something out of this space. This is about as practical as a backpack; it can take time to find things in the holding space and it is possible for others to reach into this space to steal things just like they could from a pack. You must be capable of lifting the object to move it into or out of this space. Your lifting can be assisted, which usually increases the time required a lot. No creature can enter the space, only reach into it to access the things inside.

A holding space can carry a large quantity of goods, add your Mind to your Body to see how much you can carry.

Teleport Stance

Stance

This stance can turn normal movement into teleportation. When you take a Basic Action, you can teleport some or all of the distance you'd normally move. Such movement is not an action; it is only the movement part of a normal Basic Action. You must have a clear line of sight to the target spot, but you can do several small teleports to move around corners or one long teleport to cover an obstacle such as a pit. As a Full Move, you can teleport a distance equal to your Maneuver in meters.

Melee Schticks and Powers

All-Out Attack

Basic Action

Make a Melee attack with a +2 bonus. Until your next shot comes up or the end of the round, you cannot take a Trigger Action. If you are using a weapon that has the Great Blow ability, increase the bonus to +3.

Bleeding Wound

Inherent

A target that takes a hit form one of your piercing or cutting melee attacks starts to bleed. Unless the target takes a basic action to stop the bleeding, it will take one additional hit at the end of the round. A friend can help stop the damage, but this requires a First Aid stunt with a difficulty equal to your Body.

This is a Burn effect. A creature can only have one burn effect active at a time, even if damaged by several different types of attacks that each cause burn.

Cleave

Trigger Action (Combo)

When inflict a Hit wit with a Melee attack you can immediately use this to attack another adjacent opponent with the same attack you just used. This does not work with any trigger action, area attack, or attack that potentially affects more than one target.

Clinch

Basic action

When you do a Grab stunt, you gain several advantages.

  • You gain a +3 defensive bonus against all Dodge and Impress stunts, not just from the person you grabbed.
  • You can still employ a small or tiny weapon, both when grabbing someone or being grabbed. You can likewise attack others not involved in your grapple.
  • When an opponent has a grab on you, can free yourself with any successful attack against them you can grab them with a successful unarmed attack against them.
  • You can grab a number of creatures at once equal to your number of arms (or similar limbs). Each must be grabbed separately, but you can maintain several grabs at once.

Combat Banter

Trigger Action (Combo)

After you perform a successful Browbeat, Distraction, Scare, or Trick attempt, you can use this to perform a Normal Melee Attack against the same target.

Combat Binding

Basic Action

You are skilled in using ropes or cuffs to restrain an opponent in melee. Make a Melee check against the target's Dodge. On a success the target is partially bound and suffers one of the penalties noted below. On an Outcome matching the target's Reflexes he is more severely bound and suffers three of the conditions, or you can apply one restriction of your choice. Restraints are applied in this order: bound arms, immobilized, bound legs, blindfolding, hogtie. Physical restrain in Action does not completely prevent a hero from action, they only impose handicaps that can be overcome. Unless otherwise indicated, roll 1d6 for a random restraint, adding +1 for each previous restraint.

  1. Gagging prevents mundane speech. Stymies all Charm and Presence checks.
  2. Handcuffing is when your hands are tied in front of you, but not so tightly as to make them completely unusable; you can still use one hand effectively, such as using weapons or tools of Small size or smaller.
  3. Hobbling indicates restrained legs, but not fixed to each other. It means you cannot move as part of a normal Basic Action, and can only move your normal move when you do a Full Move action or otherwise do an action that grants extra movement..
  4. Immobilized, stuck to something, alternatively on a short leash which prevents movement beyond one or two meters. If you are stuck to a creature whose Body is greater than yours, you are forced along as it moves, otherwise you are both immobilized unless you two cooperate.
  5. Bound Legs you fall prone and cannot stand unsupported, which prevents and hinders many actions as determined by the situation and stunt description. Your Move is reduced to 1. Swimming and flying creatures are entangled, with similar effects.
  6. Bound Arms prevent most physical manipulation and the use of weapons and implements. You can still use tackles and head butts for (Body +0) damage or a Tiny Ranged Weapon, but limited to Close range.
  7. Blinded restricts your awareness, giving you only a rough estimate of objects and creatures in a diameter equal to your Mind; you are insensitive to things beyond this range. Everyone has enough concealment to Sneak on you, and against creatures beyond your perception range, you have to use Reflexes rather than Recon for defense against Recon stunts.
  8. (or more) Hogtie A hogtied character cannot act physically and can only move one meter as a standard action; no movement is otherwise allowed. This also prevents all Defense actions.

These restraints can be escaped with a Contortions stunt pitting Reflexes against your Melee or destroyed by another person; ropes have a Body of around 12 while metal cuffs have 15 or more. Weapons larger and more unwieldy than a dagger take an attack penalty equal to their damage add when attacking bonds.

You can aim for a specific condition. Threat any roll higher than that condition as that condition. If you are aiming for a specific condition and instead achieve another, you can choose to forgo that effect to get and Advantage that can add a +3 bonus on a later attempt.

Daredevil Stunt

Basic Action

Use your melee weapon (or unarmed attack) to make a Bait or Feint stunt with a +3 bonus. If this fails, you are unbalanced and cannot perform any trigger action until your next shot comes up.

Typical stunts include trips, feints, called shots, disarm, and particularly outrageous and dashing maneuvers such as carving your initials or adjusting your opponent's coiffure in combat. It enables you to do all the fun but somewhat silly things done in pulpy Three Musketeers and pirate movies.

Disarming Counter

Trigger Action

When an opponent misses you with an armed Melee attack, you can make a Disarm stunt against that opponent. Against an unarmed opponent, you can instead make a Normal Melee Attack.

Duel

Limit Break

You confront an opposing character in a way where others cannot easily intervene. This is usually because of the physical setting, somehow you and your opponent end up isolated from others and lasts until the end of the next round. Against opponents with a code of honor this can be a purely social barrier. If there is no such barrier you can use, the schtick will not work, but pretty strange coincidences are allowed.

Others can try to break the isolation with stunts against your Melee, but need to achieve an Outcome equal to your Reflexes to do so, collecting an Advantage for each success that does not have enough of an outcome. Those not involved in the duel cannot distract you with these stunts and are restricted to Gain Advantage attempts.

Expert Disarm

Basic Action

You are an expert at entangling other weapons, especially long, powerful, unbalanced weapons. Add the damage add of your opponent's melee weapon (minimum +3) to the roll to Disarm. A ranged weapon gives a bonus based on size. Small or smaller +0, Medium +3, Large +5.

First Charge

Focus

When your shot comes up and you are not adjacent to any enemy, and you move adjacent to an enemy and make a Melee attack, you can focus.

Flank Attack

Basic Action

Attack an opponent that are adjacent to your allies. You gain a +1 bonus on your attack for each ally adjacent to him, to a maximum of +3.

Great Cleave

Trigger Action (Combo)

You must have Cleave to use this schtick.

When inflict a Hit with with Cleave or Great Cleave you can immediately use this to attack another adjacent opponent with the same attack you just used to Cleave. You cannot attack any opponent twice in the same shot. This does not work with any area attack or that otherwise affects more than one target, nor with weapons that do Piercing damage except by GM fiat. Great Cleave is an exception to the rule that a trigger action cannot trigger of another trigger action.

Guarded Strike

Basic Action

Make a Normal Melee Attack attack. Until your next action you count as actively dodging, and get a +3 bonus to Dodge. It stops at the end of the round or when you take any action, including a trigger action. Trigger actions you take the same shot you use Acrobatic Strike do not end the Dodge bonus. This is particularly useful against Riposte and attacks that do not allow an active defense.

Iron Fist

Inherent

You have hardened yourself so that you can do Body +4 Blunt damage with unarmed attacks. This attack does not cause any direct injury on a Damage Setback, instead favoring stun, knockback, and other non-lethal effects.

Junk Fu

Basic Action

You are very good with improvised weapons, such as beer bottles or chairs. Use this maneuver to pick up and wield some object lying about. For the rest of the round, you get a +3 bonus to Melee when using this object as a weapon. By the end of the round, if you drop the object, or if you roll snakeyes on your action die, the improvised weapon is destroyed. Objects with script immunity are not destroyed, merely dropped, but this schtick is still canceled for the sequence.

Improvised weapons generally do Body +1 damage, but particularly inventive items can function like some regular Melee weapon, generally with a -2 damage penalty unless that type of weapon has the Improvised quality. You can use such improvised weapons with any Melee power or schtick that does not specifically have to be made unarmed.

Power Attack

Basic Action

Make a Melee attack that does +2 additional damage. If you are using a Melee Weapon with the Great Blow ability, this bonus is increased to +3.

Rage

Stance

Gain a +2 bonus on Melee and suffer a -2 penalty on Dodge.

Riposte

Trigger Action

You can riposte against opponents failing to attack you in Melee, striking would-be attackers that you manage to keep at bay. Whenever an opponent misses you with a Basic Action attack in Melee, you can use this to make a Normal Melee Attack on them. This is similar to the weapon ability Intercept, but works with any kind of melee attack.

Roll With Blow

Stance

You can use your Reflexes in place of your Body or Toughness to soak damage from Melee attacks, including thrown weapons. Each time you are hit, the attacker has the option to force you to move a meter in any direction of his choice. If you won't or can't do so, this power fails.

Seven-Sword Strike

Basic Action

Make a Normal Melee Attack against all adjacent enemies. You cannot move as a part of this basic action, nor can you do Trigger Actions until your next shot comes up.

Shield Feint

Trigger Action (Combo)

When you are wielding a melee weapon with shield in the name and another melee weapon that is of a smaller Size than the shield, you can use this combo to improve your attack. Opponents cannot use a Trigger Action (Defense) check against such an attack.

Shield Master

Inherent

When you are wielding a melee weapon with shield in the name and another melee weapon, both weapons gain the Intercept weapon ability and your shield gains the Entangle, Returning , Offhand Strike, and Throw abilities.

Shield Sacrifice

Trigger Action (Damage)

Add 10 to your Toughness against one specific attack, after the attack roll and defenses. This stacks with Toughness modifiers from armor, but not from other Trigger Actions. A shield you are using breaks and is destroyed. Alternatively, if the shield is of superior make, you drop it or it gets entangled in the weapon, and you need to spend a Basic Action making it reay for use again. To use this, you must be using a Melee Weapon with "shield" in the name. If the shield has the Block ability, you can only use this against melee attacks, if it has Deflect you can use this against any attack.

Soft Strike

Basic Action

You make an attack when you use an enemy's strength against him. Make a Melee attack against the higher of your target's Dodge or Body, inflicting Concussion Stun damage equal to your Reflexes. Concussion damage is soaked using Reflexes.

Strongman

Inherent

When you make a Strength Push stunt, the Melee roll is Confident.

Tackle

Trigger Action

You can do a Interference stunt using your Melee skill.

Takedown Counter

Trigger Action (Combo)

You use the power of an enemy's attack against him. Make a melee attack against a target that just missed you in melee, inflicting Concussion Stun damage equal to your Reflexes. Concussion damage is soaked using Reflexes. If you manage to do any damage, your target loses a shot. If the target moved before attacking you, you can throw him three meters in the direction he was moving before the attack, but then the damage is not stun.

Trample

Trigger Action (Combo)

One per Basic Action you take, you can trample a creature that is prone or that has a Body 5 or more lower than yours. Make a Melee attack against their dodge that inflicts Body damage.

Throw Anything

Inherent

You can throw any melee weapon as a ranged attack using the Melee skill with Close range, as if the weapon had the Throw ability.

Two-Fisted Action

Trigger Action (Combo)

When you have two hands free for combat you are capable of making a flurry of attacks in rapid succession. Whenever you miss with a Melee attack and have two or more melee weapons or free hands, you can use this schtick immediately afterwords to throw another Normal Melee Attack at the same target, using another weapon that than the one that just hit. This is a schtick version of the weapon ability Second Strike.


Use the form in close combat and martial arts, enhancing your physical attacks and abilities. This often involves the spirit or associations of the form.

Imbue Air

Buffeting Strikes

Inherent

You can make unarmed melee attacks that do Body +2 Concussion damage, soaked by Reflexes.

Flying Strike

Basic Action

Make a jumping charge at an enemy, your Move meters extra in a reasonably straight line. This is in addition to the normal movement for a basic action, but must be in the same direction as your normal move (if any). Then make a Normal Melee Attack. If you jumped at least three meters you get +3 additional damage.

Laughing Zephyr

Basic Action

Make a Melee attack: if successful you get a hold on a weapon in the hands of an opponent, forcing him to spend 3 shots or give up the weapon to you. If you score an Outcome matching his Reflexes, you take the weapon and he cannot choose to spend shots to retrieve it. If you get hold of the weapon all attacks made by you with this weapon against this opponent gain a +3 Action Value bonus until end of the round.

Shockwave

Limit Break

Make a strike that causes a shockwave that strikes nearby opponents. You attack all enemies in a globe with a diameter of five meters with you at the center, doing Body +0 Concussion damage, soaked by Reflexes.

Wind Soul

Inherent

You can use your body to do melee attacks that do Mind +2 Blunt damage, or more if you are using an Implement to improve damage.

Wind Sword

Stance

You create one or more melee weapons in your hand(s). These function exactly as normal weapons of the type you choose to create, but are magical constructs made of ephemeral materials and not of any particular material a creature might be vulnerable or resistant to. They disappear at the end of any round when it is not in your hand. You must be familiar with a weapon to create it this way.

This power can create swords and daggers of any technological complexity you are familiar with.

Wind Touch

Stance (Damage Boost)

You can imbue a Melee or Shoot attack with an additional type of damage. The damage of each type is the same as in the original attack. Use the lesser soak value. This is the same as the Melee Weapon ability Dual Damage. Enervating Touch does Concussion damage soaked by Reflexes.

Windshock

Basic Action

Make a Melee attack with Body Concussion damage against all adjacent enemies. You cannot move as part of this Basic Action.

Imbue Earth

Calcifying Touch

Inherent

You can make a Melee Attack - either the basic stunt or using some other stunt, schtick, or power. Damage is your Mind +2. This is Neurotoxin damage soaked with Body.

You gradually turn the target and his gear to stone or encase them in stone. For each Hit you inflict, the target loses one point of Reflexes and one shot from his shot counter, but gains one point of Toughness. If the target's Reflexes are reduced to zero, he is petrified and helpless, this is a Curse. Lesser transformations and Reflex losses reverse themselves as the Hits are recovered.

Diamond Edge

Stance (Damage Boost)

You imbue a melee weapon with the power of stone, covering it with heavy rocks or sharp crystals. This increases the damage rating of the attack by +2. This is physical damage of the same type the weapon normally does. A weapon that does not do physical damage cannot benefit form this power.

You can only benefit from one damage-boost stance at a time.

Footstomp

Limit Break

Standing on solid ground, you strike the earth, making it lash out against nearby enemies touching the same solid surface. You attack all enemies standing on the ground in a globe with a diameter of five meters meters with you at the center. Damage is Body +4 Blunt. You cannot use this power while flying, swimming, or otherwise not firmly grounded.

Heaven Cannon

Basic Action

Make an unarmed attack against an opponent for Body +0 Blunt damage soaked by Body; if successful, the opponent is thrown a number of meters equal to the margin of damage in the direction of your choice. If the target is thrown, he also loses a shot regaining his balance.

Humility of the Soil

Trigger Action (Defense)

Brace yourself while touching the ground or against some other solid surface such as a concrete wall. You use the strength of the earth as a shield against a single attack, letting it take most of the damage. Substitute your Melee for your Toughness to soak damage for the shot.

Stone Mace

Stance

You create one or more melee weapons in your hand(s). These function exactly as normal weapons of the type you choose to create, but are magical constructs made of ephemeral materials and not of any particular material a creature might be vulnerable or resistant to. They disappear at the end of any round when it is not in your hand. You must be familiar with a weapon to create it this way.

This power can create maces, mauls, clubs, hammers, and shields.

Stone Skin

Trigger Action (Defense)

Your body is hard as stone, and anyone striking you is up for a jarring shock.

Use this power as you are hit in close combat. The attacker takes Blunt damage equal to your Body minus his attack outcome. If you use a Body-enhancing technique along with Stone Skin, the damage you inflict will increase. Does not work against a flexible weapon or grappling technique.

This can be used at the same time as Humility of the Soil.

Tremor

Trigger Action

Use this after you have take a Hit. Your opponent's attack starts a tremor in your body, building up for a future attack. Your next Melee attack is at +3 Action Value. Powers that give a bonus to attacks are not cumulative.

Sword in Stone

Trigger Action

When an opponent hits you with a Melee attack, you can make their weapon or limb get stuck in you. Make an opposed Melee check. On a success, the attacker must either lose three shots or is disarmed, their weapon stuck to you. On an outcome matching the attacker's Body, both effects happen. An unarmed attacker cannot be disarmed and can only lose shots.

Imbue Fire

Breath of the Dragon

Basic Action

Make a Normal Melee Attack attack with a +3 bonus to your normal damage.

Cinder Strike

Limit Break

Make a strike that causes cinders to leap out and strike nearby opponents. You attack all enemies in a globe with a diameter of five meters with you at the center, causing Mind +2 Fire damage, or more if you are using an Implement to improve damage.

Claw of the Dragon

Trigger Action (Combo)

Add +2 to the Outcome of an already successful Melee attack or stunt you have just made.

Flame Spear

Stance

You create one or more melee weapons in your hand(s). These function exactly as normal weapons of the type you choose to create, but are magical constructs made of ephemeral materials and not of any particular material a creature might be vulnerable or resistant to. They disappear at the end of any round when it is not in your hand. You must be familiar with a weapon to create it this way.

This power can create spears and pole arms.

Fire Touch

Stance (Damage Boost)

You can imbue a Melee or Shoot attack with an additional type of damage. The damage of each type is the same as in the original attack. Use the lesser soak value. This is the same as the Melee Weapon ability Dual Damage.

Fire Touch does Fire damage. This attack can cause nasty, lasting burns to any target that takes damage. Unless the target takes a basic action to put out the burns, it will take one additional hit at the end of the round. A friend can help stop the damage, but this requires a First Aid stunt with a difficulty equal to the damage rating of the attack that caused Burn. A creature can only have one burn effect active at a time, even if damaged by several different types of attacks that each cause burn.

Fuel for the Fire

Trigger Action (Focus)

Whenever you cause a Hit to an opponent using Melee, you can focus.

Hell's Heart

Limit Break

Make a Normal Melee Attack; if it causes a Hit the target takes a Damage Setback, in addition to normal damage.

Soul of Fire

Inherent

You can use your body to do melee attacks that do Mind +2 Fire damage, or more if you are using an Implement to improve damage.

Imbue Water

Acid Touch

Stance (Damage Boost)

You can imbue a Melee or Shoot attack with an additional type of damage. The damage of each type is the same as in the original attack. Use the lesser soak value. This is the same as the Melee Weapon ability Dual Damage. Acid Touch does Disruption/Acid damage.

Acrobatic Strike

Basic Action

Make a Normal Melee Attack attack or a Dodge or Maneuver stunt that involves an an acrobatic maneuver. Until your next action you get a +3 bonus to Dodge. This stops at the end of the round or when you take any action, including a trigger action. Trigger actions you take the same shot you use Acrobatic Strike do not end the Dodge bonus.

Center of the Maelstrom

Trigger Action (Focus)

You can focus whenever you have been attacked by three different opponents in one round.

Soul of Acid

Inherent

You can use your body to do melee attacks that do Mind +2 Acid damage, or more if you are using an Implement to improve damage.

Torrent of Fury

Limit Break

You make a whirling attack against multiple opponents, actually walking on them as you kick them. You may attack all opponents who are standing in an area with a diameter equal to your Move; you must stand inside the area you wish to attack. This uses your normal unarmed damage.

Water Strike

Basic Action

Make a motion in which your hands or weapon seems to become springy and flexible. Make a Normal Melee Attack against which your opponent can't use a trigger action.

Imbue Animal

Alligator Bite

Trigger Action (Combo)

After you have made a successful bite attack, you can do a Grab stunt as a trigger action.

Bear Hug

Basic action

You do a Grab stunt that is also an attack that does Body +1 damage.

Claw Frenzy

Trigger Action

If you hit with an attack using Extend Claws, you can use this to immediately make an additional identical Melee attack on the same target. You must have both hands free to do this.

Cornered Frenzy

Basic Action

Make a Normal Melee Attack using natural weapons against all adjacent enemies. You cannot move as a part of this basic action, nor can you do Trigger Actions during the shot you do this.

Extend Claws

Inherent

You can extend powerful claws that can be used in melee and do Body +4 Cutting. This is not a damage-boosting stance; it creates a weapon. It can be used with damage-boosting stances like Razor Sharpness.

Pounce

Basic Action

Make a jumping charge at an enemy (part of your normal movement for the round), then make a Normal Melee Attack, if you jumped at least three meters you get a +3 bonus on the attack roll. A pounce is often made when Sneaking with cumulative bonuses.

Razor Sharpness

Stance (Damage Boost)

You can imbue a Melee or Shoot attack with an additional type of damage. The damage of each type is the same as in the original attack. Use the lesser soak value. This is the same as the Melee Weapon ability Dual Damage.

Razor Sharpness does Cutting damage.

Sucker

Trigger Action (Combo) and Basic Action

When you inflict a Hit with an unarmed Melee attack, you can attach yourself to a living target that has blood in their system. This is a Trigger Action (Combo), is automatically successful, and otherwise works as Grab. As long as you maintain this grip, you can spend a Basic Action to such the targets blood with an opposed Melee check. On a success, you inflict Body +2 Wounding damage soaked by Body. Instead of Hits you drain points of the target's Body. This damage heals at the end of a session, over a few days in game, or with any effect that heals Hits.

Swallow

Limit Break

You swallow another creature whole with a Melee attack. This is blunt damage equal to your Body -5 (minus five) soaked by Body and you must inflict a hit in order to swallow. It takes a Setback against you for a swallowed target to escape; this is the actual result of the setback, not an additional result.

A swallowed target can use stunts against you or attack with a natural attack or a weapon of small size or smaller.

Each time you take a Basic Action or Limit Break, you also make a Melee attack against any and all swallowed targets with damage as above.

Tiger Rake

Trigger Action (Combo)

If you hit with Claw Frenzy, you may immediately use this to make a third unarmed attack on the same target with Body +6 Cutting damage. Any footwear you are using will be shredded by this. After this attack is finished, you may move your Move meters away.

This is an exception to the rule that trigger actions cannot activate other trigger actions.

Imbue Plant

Doom Hammer

Basic Action

Use your entire body as a weapon, battering your enemy down with your mass and power. A foe hit by this dreaded attack takes Blunt damage equal to twice your Body.

If you miss or the enemy does not take any damage from this, you lose a shot regaining your balance.

Gaia's Gift

Limit Break

If you touch the ground when using this power, you heal three hits.

Poison Touch

Stance (Damage Boost)

You can imbue a Melee or Shoot attack with an additional type of damage. The damage of each type is the same as in the original attack. Use the lesser soak value. This is the same as the Melee Weapon ability Dual Damage.

Poison Touch does neurotoxin damage soaked with Body.

Serenity of the Soil

Trigger Action (Focus)

At any time when you have taken hits equal to half your Body, you can use this schtick to become focused.

Sticky Sap

Trigger Action

When an opponent hits you with a Melee attack and inflicts damage, you can make their weapon or limb get stuck in you. Make an opposed Melee check. On a success, the attacker must either lose three shots or is disarmed, their weapon stuck to you. On an outcome matching the attacker's Body, both effects happen. An unarmed attacker sticks to you instead of being disarmed, and cannot chose to be disarmed and can only lose shots. The one of you with the lower Body score cannot move away from the other. If one of you has a greater Body, he can move away from the other as a Basic action, dragging the weaker one along.

An entangled weapon or limb can be dispelled, escaped with a Contortions stunt pitting Reflexes against your Body or destroyed; they have a Body equal to your Impress.

Thorn Strike

Basic Action

Make a Melee attack with a natural attack or a wood-shafted weapon against all adjacent enemies. You cannot move as a part of this basic action, nor can you do Trigger Actions during the shot you do this. This is an improved version of Seven Sword Strike.

Woodwield

Stance

You create one or more melee weapons in your hand(s). These function exactly as normal weapons of the type you choose to create, but are magical constructs made of ephemeral materials and not of any particular material a creature might be vulnerable or resistant to. They disappear at the end of any round when it is not in your hand. You must be familiar with a weapon to create it this way.

This power can create wooden and shafted weapons; axes, spears, staffs, shields, and clubs

Imbue Metal

Flying Steel

Stance

You can manipulate nearby tools and metal objects, and can use metal objects (such as a tool, some scrap metal, a metal gauntlet or a metal-studded glove) to manipulate any kind of object within Mind meters of you, just as if you were using your regular hands. You can also use this to attack with a metallic melee weapon against any target in range.

Iron Bonds

Basic Action

You bind your opponent in bands of metal. Make a Melee check against the target's Dodge. On a success the target is partially bound and suffers one of the penalties noted below. On an Outcome matching the target's Reflexes he is more severely bound and suffers three of the conditions, or you can choose the result of the die on one condition. Physical restrain in Action does not completely prevent a hero from action, they only impose handicaps that can be overcome. Unless otherwise indicated, roll 1d6 for a random restraint, adding +1 for each previous restraint.

  1. Gagging prevents mundane speech. Stymies all Charm and Presence checks.
  2. Handcuffing is when your hands are tied in front of you, but not so tightly as to make them completely unusable; you can still use one hand effectively, such as using weapons or tools of Small size or smaller.
  3. Hobbling indicates restrained legs, but not fixed to each other. It means you cannot move as part of a normal Basic Action, and can only move your normal move when you do a Full Move action or otherwise do an action that grants extra movement..
  4. Immobilized, stuck to something, alternatively on a short leash which prevents movement beyond one or two meters. If you are stuck to a creature whose Body is greater than yours, you are forced along as it moves, otherwise you are both immobilized unless you two cooperate.
  5. Bound Legs you fall prone and cannot stand unsupported, which prevents and hinders many actions as determined by the situation and stunt description. Your Move is reduced to 1. Swimming and flying creatures are entangled, with similar effects.
  6. Bound Arms prevent most physical manipulation and the use of weapons and implements. You can still use tackles and head butts for (Body +0) damage or a Tiny Ranged Weapon, but limited to Close range.
  7. Blinded restricts your awareness, giving you only a rough estimate of objects and creatures in a diameter equal to your Mind; you are insensitive to things beyond this range. Everyone has enough concealment to Sneak on you, and against creatures beyond your perception range, you have to use Reflexes rather than Recon for defense against Recon stunts.
  8. (or more) Hogtie A hogtied character cannot act physically and can only move one meter as a standard action; no movement is otherwise allowed. This also prevents all Defense actions.

These restraints can be escaped with a Contortions stunt pitting Reflexes against your Melee or destroyed by another person; they have a Body equal to your Melee. Weapons larger and more unwieldy than a dagger take an attack penalty equal to their damage add when attacking bonds.

Needle Sharpness

Stance (Damage Boost)

You can imbue a Melee or Shoot attack with an additional type of damage. The damage of each type is the same as in the original attack. Use the lesser soak value. This is the same as the Melee Weapon ability Dual Damage.

Needle Sharpness does Piercing damage.

Returning

Inherent

After you throw a metal weapon, you can use this to instantly retrieve it.

Steel Edge

Inherent

You can extend a powerful natural weapon that can be used in melee and does Body +4 Piercing damage. This is not a damage-boosting stance; it is a natural weapon. It can be used with damage-boosting stances like Needle Sharpness.

Steelwield

Stance

You create one or more melee weapons in your hand(s). These function exactly as normal weapons of the type you choose to create, but are magical constructs made of ephemeral materials and not of any particular material a creature might be vulnerable or resistant to. They disappear at the end of any round when it is not in your hand. You must be familiar with a weapon to create it this way.

This power can create metal weapons; almost all melee weapons can be made of metal, as can crossbows and guns.

You can also use this to transmute a weapon you are using into another weapon or into another material - in this way a dagger can be turned into a shield or a spear into a silver spear.

Warp Metal

Basic Action

You can warp metal by touch, turning metal tools and objects into a useless mass of weird metal for a scene. When the duration is up it returns to its original form.

Make a Melee attack to touch an opponent's armor or weapon. Opponents gain no bonus when using the Block or Parry abilities of metal items against this attack.

A hit on armor renders any metal armor ineffectual for the rest of the scene. If you strike a metal-armored opponent several times with this power, treat later attacks as if you were using Iron Grip.

If you hit a metal weapon, the opponent loses the grip on his weapon. He can immediately spend three shots retrieving it. If he chooses not to, or if your Outcome matches his Reflexes, the weapons is warped and useless.

Against objects and creatures made of metal that lack armor (or whose armor you have defeated), such as Metal Elementals and most Robots this power instead does Body +6 damage.

Whirlwind Sword

Basic Action

Make a Normal Melee Attack with a melee weapon against all adjacent enemies. You cannot move as a part of this basic action, nor can you do Trigger Actions during the shot you do this. This is an improved version of Seven Sword Strike.

Imbue Ice

Cold Feint

Trigger Action (Combo)

When you are taking a Basic Action to attack and the opponent declares Trigger Action (Defense); the defense is negated and your target cannot make another. This is an exception to the rule that trigger actions cannot trigger each other.

Hailstorm Attack

Basic Action

Make two Normal Melee Attacks against the same opponent.

Ice Touch

Stance (Damage Boost)

You can imbue a Melee or Shoot attack with an additional type of damage. The damage of each type is the same as in the original attack. Use the lesser soak value. This is the same as the Melee Weapon ability Dual Damage. Ice Touch does disruption/cold damage. This attack can cause shock in the target. If any damage is inflicted, the target loses one shot from its current shot for the round.

Icewield

Stance

You create one or more melee weapons in your hand(s). These function exactly as normal weapons of the type you choose to create, but are magical constructs made of ephemeral materials and not of any particular material a creature might be vulnerable or resistant to. They disappear at the end of any round when it is not in your hand. You must be familiar with a weapon to create it this way.

This power can create rapiers, spears, and picks.

Icicle Explosion

Basic Action

Make a Melee attack with Body +4 Piercing damage against all adjacent enemies. You cannot move as a part of this basic action. You cannot move as a part of this basic action, nor can you do Trigger Actions during the shot you do this. This is an improved version of Seven Sword Strike.

Icicle Lunge

Limit Break

An extended Melee attack with a +3 bonus to the attack roll and to damage.

Sharp Edges

Trigger Action (Result)

Make a Melee<