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Create Skill Description

You can build, repair or design almost anything. If you are good, you are an inventor that can build or improve almost any machine or gizmo. If you are a beginner, you need blueprints and tools to work your "magic". What you can do depends on what design principles you are familiar with; an Egyptian priest-architect, Space Corps engineer, and a mage-smith of the Elven Empire work with very different principles, but they all create things. The Create skill defaults to Mind and an outcome matching this attribute will often result in a Setback on a Create stunt.

Use in Action

You can repair almost any object, given enough time and the right equipment. You can jury-rig from scrounged parts devices whose basic design is familiar to you. You can design and build new inventions, as long as you have the time, tools, parts, and can convince the GM that such a device is possible. These tasks are detailed under Tinkering, below.

Knowledge

You can recognize any technological device, and give an estimate of what it does and how well it does it. You can analyze structures and make educated guesses about their use, including the placement of traps and secret passages. You can recognize the works of others related to your background.

Contacts

Grease monkeys gather in garages and greasy bars, and you fit right in among them. Other creators have their own social spots and networks, often inaccessible to those with less savvy. You also know suppliers for parts and customers who want to buy the finished product. In fact, some of these customers are probably adventurers, spies, and soldiers, who could give you a hand in any number of situations.

Perception

You notice and recognize technological devices anywhere. You can see which are dangerous and which are useful. You notice changes in construction that might indicate doors, traps, or other clues.

Stunts

The most important Create stunt is Tinkering, a whole complex of rules covering almost any build or repair situation, but there are other stunts you can do using Create. These stunts assume you have (or improvise) the relevant tools for the job.

Break Object

Limit Break

Make a Create roll against the Toughness of an object to break it. To do this, the object must be stationary relative to you; you may have to use other skills (like Maneuver) to get into position. You need appropriate tools to break an object this way (this can be another power with the GM's approval) and, depending on the tools used, you usually need to be adjacent to your target as well.

Breaking & Entering

Basic Action

You can break open normal locks, doors, widows, and similar everyday security devices by destroying them. This requires an opposed an opposed Create roll. Typical difficulties depend on where the security is and whether it is a locale that is accessible or a vault that requires a complicated process to enter.

8 Improvised security
10 Home security
12 Basic business security
14 Good business security
16 State-of-the-art security
16 Cheap safe
20 Basic safe
24 Advanced safe
28 Bank vault
32 Impenetrable vault

Breaking & Entering destroys the lock, making it impossible to try again. If you roll half the difficulty or less, you do not manage to destroy the lock but you still cannot try again.

Deep Pockets

Basic Action

You can rummage through your pockets and pack to find various odds and ends you stashed for later. An item found this way cannot be so large that it would not fit in what you are currently wearing. The difficulty depends on the type of gear.

10 Everyday gear
12 Specialized gear you need for your adventuring career
14 Gear others need for their careers
16 Cutting-edge or magical gear
18 Out-of context gear
20 True rarities, not including macguffins or plot objects

Demolish

Limit Break

Make a Create roll against the Toughness of an object to destroy it utterly. Even on a failed result, the Toughness of the object is reduced by one.

You need appropriate tools to demolish an object (this can be another power with the GM's approval) and, depending on the tools used, you usually need to be adjacent to your target as well.

If the object is stationary relative to you, double the result of your Create roll. You may have to use other skills like Maneuver to get into such a position.

Disable Mechanism

Limit Break

You can disable a mechanism such as a trap, bomb, or vehicle, making it inoperable and safe to handle. This requires an opposed Create check. If you fail the check, you have encountered a difficulty. You can try to Disable Mechanism again, but if this second check also fails, the device is triggered, usually with bad results, particularly with a bomb or alarm. The difficulty is the same as Breaking & Entering.

Examine

Limit Break

You search an area with a diameter equal to your Mind, locating hidden devices with an opposed Create check. Typical things you find are traps, alarms, surveillance equipment, and secret doors. You automatically find all things a normal Recon roll can find - normal concealed objects, improvised traps, doors, and other things that could be found with a quick Scan are obvious to an Examination.

Focused Creation

Inherent

In a round where you have not made any attacks or interactions, you can perform a Limit Break with a Create stunt, schtick, or power as if you were focused.

Repair

Limit Break

Make a Create roll against the Body of a damaged item to restore it to full (if sometimes temporary) functionality. For personal gear, this is the Body they were designed for (usually the Body of the user or wearer). This applies to relatively simple repairs, more complex tasks should use the Tinkering rules.

Tinkering

In Action adventures, gadgets are built with frenzied effort and leaps of genius in very short time. These rules give a framework for tinkering; how to repair and redesign crafted items by creative genius. The following table gives benchmarks for calculating the difficulty of tinkering tasks. There are many schticks and powers that use or modify the tinkering rules. Tinkering itself is a specialized version of Power Experiments.

Decide what you want to do. Sum the difficulty modifiers from each column to get the final difficulty. You can choose to keep one of the factors open and dependent upon your outcome. So, for example, you can decide upon what you want to do, and then see how long it takes (keeping Time open) or you can decide how long you want to spend and make it as well-designed as you can (keeping Construction open).

Tinkering Table

The difficulty of tinkering tasks is 5 + the modifiers from this table

Difficulty Modifier Time Size Construction Complexity Power Resources Difficulty Modifier
+0 Week Personal One-Use Established None Factory +0
+1 Day Car Haphazard Cutting Edge One Lab +1
+2 Hour Truck Functional New Design Two Field kit +2
+3 Minute Building Benchmark Conceivable Three Basic tools +3
+4 Basic Action Town Concealed Inconceivable Four Scrounge +4

Time: This is how long you spend on the project. Using a Limit Break to tinker gives the normal +3 bonus of Focused Action.

Size: Larger installations take longer to build. This is the size of a normal, functional item of its kind, not including miniaturization. Want to make it smaller? See Construction, below.

Construction: How well-made and well-designed the item to be.

  • One-Use:The device can only be used once; it is inherently unstable or consumable. Even if not used, it will detoriate on its own after a time.
  • Haphazard: The device is frail, with exposed wiring and mechanics. It cannot stand normal wear and tear, and looks very odd. It will break down on any snakeyes roll. Most gadgets that techies make during scenarios will be of this category, if nothing else so as to avoid the hassle of the item hanging around and costing xp in the future.
  • Functional: The gizmo looks like what it is, revealing its function in its design. It is not pretty, but neither is it frail. In some cases, functionality can have its own aesthetics, tough it usually takes a while for this to become generally acknowledged.
  • Benchmark: At this level, the item becomes normative, it shapes what people perceive as normal. It is suitable for mass production, the basic principles can be imitated and nudges the technological envelope. The GM is the final arbiter on when this is possible and what effect it has on the setting.
  • Concealed: The item is so artfully constructed that its function is nor obvious. It can simply be smaller than such an item could normally be, which will mislead even those who know what they are looking for. Alternatively it may be a work of art, the item attracts positive attention and can be considered a fashion accessory. It can look harmless and conceals its main function if you like, or it is merely cool enough to pass as an art object rather than what it is.

The examples are from Earth around 2015.

Complexity: A measure of how much the device twists technological sensibilities. GMs should veto anything beyond cutting edge if it disrupts their campaign world.

  • Established: Run-of-the-mill technology of the day. Why don’t you simply go to the store and buy one?
  • Cutting Edge: This is everyday technology that is fine-tuned and adapted with great skill and care, pushing the envelope slightly. An expensive racing car.
  • New Design: A brand new item, possible under the tech level but not yet invented. Quadcopter personal transport.
  • Conceivable: This is something that people of the day can conceive how it would work, but which has never been done and is not normally possible under the local tech level. It may push the technology level by one step, or it might be something people in the past believed to be right around the corner, but we today know that it was not. Allowing this into a campaign gives it a distinct pulp feeling. Clockwork automatons.
  • Inconceivable: This is something that would cause the everyday observer to be flabbergasted, and which pushes the local technological level more than one step. The GM should only allow this in weird science campaigns. Teleportation.

Power: This is the number of experience points the item would have cost if paid for as a power, and thus a measure of its utility. If you have actually paid the xp, ignore this category. It is mainly applicable to jury-rigged, one-time desperation efforts.

Resources: This is what you have to work with. It is harder to improvise something out of rubber bands in the field than it is to order your ten thousand mooks to build it using state-of-the-art tools.

  • Factory: A full set of equipment, plentiful supplies, and a willing and able workforce.
  • Lab: More than you can carry. A truck full of gear or access to a large trash heap.
  • Field kit What you can carry.
  • Basic tools: A small toolkit and some junk. A Swiss army knife and what you can loot from a wreck.
  • Scrounge: Something to work with, but none of it suitable.

Repairs & Tuning Tuning or rebuilding an item takes less time, because you don’t have to work from the ground up. The difficulty is the same as for building it, only you get to ignore the Construction column. Tuning up an existing invention of your own allows you to ignore the Complexity column; to you it is now established tech.

Power Gadgets Tinkering generally applies to technology, but in a supernatural world, a creator can also tinker with magic items. In order to produce an item that uses a power, you generally need to know the form of the power involved. This is an open field in the rules, you have to work with your GM to determine what works for a particular campaign.

Permanent Gadgets When used to emulate powers and schticks the results of tinkering are always temporary, lasting at most until the end of the story. If you want a permanent item, you have to purchase it using character points. But tinkering gives you an excellent means of procuring all kinds of oddities to enhance your style; odd and wonderful devices your GM might otherwise feel are too odd for his world but which are still not powers. Tinkering also provides an easy way to change exactly what gadgets and power items you have.

Schticks

Schticks are mundane specializations.

Create Schticks

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.

Signature Item

Inherent

You have a piece of equipment that you are closely associated with, to the degree that it has become part of your persona. People associate you with this piece of gear, and you seem somehow naked or incomplete without it. This is a unique item, such as the sword bestowed upon you by your liege, the armor of your sacred order, the shotgun your grandmother bequeathed to you to hunt werewolves with, or the plane inherited from your dead war buddy.

  • You can own and operate this item legally even if it would normally be beyond your means, illegal, or require some special license.
  • People also 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 the item; it takes an Outcome equal to your Create 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 Create. If the item is naturally tougher than Toughness 10, add the item's normal Toughness to your Create and subtract 10 to get the enhanced value. Even when seemingly destroyed, the item can always be repaired.

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.

Transmute Powers

These are powers related to the Create skill.

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.

Create 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.

Create 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.

Create Chi

Lessons of Nature

Inherent

When you are faced with a physical obstacle or dilemma, you can look inside yourself for the perseverance to succeed. You can use your observations of events mundane and dramatic to help you overcome physical challenges (such as a chasm too wide to leap, a door too heavy to open, or a stone to big to smash) or practical problem (the solution to any Create task).

Use this when you fail at such a task. Each scene, you accumulate perseverance to overcome your problem. This means that when you return you get a cumulative +1 bonus on any skill roll needed and on any Attribute used for the task for each scene that has passed in the current session plus one more per session on the current scenario since you took up this task (max +3). Giving up the task or finishing the adventure that gives the task means you have to start over, and you can only focus on one task at a time this way.

In some cases, the GM can make the bonus conditional on events or observations you make or even make the task into a role-playing one, making success automatic once you gain certain insights.

Create Dark

Capture Scene

Basic Action

You have perfect recall of anything you experience when you use this action. If you have other powers that let you create images, you can recreate what you experienced in perfect detail. Making an illusion of something captured in this way is Routine as long as the situation captured and the illusion are reasonably similar.

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, 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 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.

Create 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.

Create 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.

Create Electricity

Analyze Electricity

Basic Action

You can analyze the properties of any electric or magnetic phenomena within reach, even if it is behind a non-conductive shell, inside a container, or otherwise separated from you. You learn the exact properties of the phenomena and whether it has been affected by any powers recently.

Ether Static

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 there is a clash of thunder and the teleportee is dazed, making him loose all shots for this round.

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

Electric Fence

Basic Action

A churning mass of electricity blocks passage and powers. The wall can be formed as a cloud, plane or sphere. It is transparent or but crackles and glows.

As a basic action you can create a 3 by 3 meter surface of electric fencing. You can spend multiple basic actions to build a large continuous electric fence, but no dimension of such an electric fence 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.

Passing through the wall inflicts Electric 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 when moving trough. Any attempt to Teleport, do Energy Damage, use Electricity or Technology Form powers, or use radio or electronics through this wall suffers a penalty equal to your Create.

Spot Trap

Basic Action

You can sense the pent-up energy in a Trap. This works as Examine, but only against traps and electric power-lines and devices.

Create Fey

Dream Agent

Limit Beak

You free an inner creature to act as your spirit agent while you sleep. You must build a variant for for yourself as a henchman. This can be any type of creature, but is same each time you use this power. Others that you use the power on become the same general kind of creature you become, but each has their own exact attributes. Dream agents tend to be small and stealthy, but some are hulking guardians instead. You can learn this power several times to learn to create several different kinds of dream agents.

While you use this power, your body remains asleep and will not awaken by itself. It can be woken up by shaking it forcefully (a standard action) in which case the power ends and the dream agent disappears. Your body is not protected, but the power provides nourishment.

Fairy Craft

Limit Break

Select an object you have created. You gain power over someone who owns, wears, or carries that object. Make an opposed Create roll, ignoring range modifiers. On a success the target is overcome with a compulsion to cherish and protect the object. It will refuse to part with the object for one day per point of Outcome, and either carries the object around or secures it as well as it can, either hiding it or putting it under lock and key. If not carrying it, the creature will check on the object at least once per day. This is a Curse.

You can only use this power once per session against a particular creature. Multiple applications do not stack; only the last use counts, and can cancel earlier uses of the power. If you use this power it successfully a number of days in a row equal to the target's Mind, you can use a Finisher against your target.

Gift of the Gift

Limit Break

You give another creature the use of one of your powers. The gift lasts for a scene. If the target did not have a Tradition before, he inherits your Tradition and all your Methods while Gift of the Gift is running.

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.

Glamor

Basic Action

You can turn objects into other objects that are similar in some way, shaping and weaving the matter of fairy. Wreaths of autumn leaves can be turned to golden jewelry, sticks to weapons or tools, an insect carapace into a suit of armor. Any transformation that would make sense to an imaginative 4 year old at play works. The result often looks ostentatious and unlikely, but works as well as a mundane object. Glamored objects may look and work like iron, but they never count as iron for the purpose of weaknesses.

In this way you can create personal gear at least one Tech Level less than the setting in general. If you do this in fairy, the result lasts until abandoned or discarded. If done in another plane, the item lasts for only a scene. Touching a glamored object with iron, or negating the power, reverses the transformation.

By repeated application of this ability it is possible to construct larger objects, such as vehicles or dwellings.

The difficulty is the Toughness of the item created or transmuted (whichever is higher).

Create 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.

Create 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.

Create 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.

Create 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.

Create 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.

Create 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.

Create 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.

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.

Create 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 in downtime 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.

Create 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

Trigger Action (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.

Create 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.

Create 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.

Create 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.

Create 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.

Create Psi

Psychic Key

Limit Break

You can fashion a psychic key, an object that can be used to link to other individuals. Each psychic key is linked to one specific individual. You touch the person whose key you are making. A psychic key allows the holder to establish a Psychic Network as if physically touching.

Tulpa

Limit Break

You can create a spirit companion. This is a separate creature, a Principle Henchman Extra with a maximum skill equal to your Charm.

Unlike companions linked to other power origins, a Tulpa is not necessarily friendly. It begins with a profile and personality created by you, but has the potential for growth and can develop its own interests.

You remain connected to the Tulpa you create; the two of you count as touching at all times for the purpose of power use, and you and the Tulpa are aware of each others actions, tough this awareness can be clouded and delayed up to a week by an uncooperative partner.

Creating or re-absorbing a Tulpa is a Limit Break. If the Tulpa is unwilling, you must succeed on a Create check against the Tulpa's Dodge or Impress in order to absorb it. You can only ever absorb a Tulpa you yourself created, and you can only make one attempt to absorb a Tulpa each session. When you carry an absorbed tulpa, you can still communicate with it and it is aware of your actions. If you carry one or more absorbed a Tulpas, the next Tulpa you create can be one a re-creation of one of those, otherwise you can create a new Tulpa each time.

If you die, any currently existing Tulpas (not absorbed tulpas) continue to exist, this knowledge can turn a distrustful or abused Tulpa into a murderer.

Create 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.

Create 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.

Create 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.

Create 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.

Create 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.