proposed: NECROMANCY: Harvest Haunt for Blood Talen (2)

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proposed: NECROMANCY: Harvest Haunt for Blood Talen (2)

Post by Rydath » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:28 am

Harvest Haunt for Blood Talen (2)
Prerequisites: Necromancy, Rituals level 2
Base Cost: 2 blood
Level: 2
Purpose: Create a Blood Talen
Expected Cast time: 5 minutes
Cooldown: No more than once per day
Requires: Chalk or salt, An object made from a dead animal (bones/ fur/ leather), an active haunt or pathos node.

Description:
You must sit within 5 feet of a haunt, citadel, or other pathos node for the duration of the ritual

Prepare Your necromantic focus.

Using chalk or salt, Draw a circle directly in front of or next to the haunt or pathos node. Place the dead object to become a talen within the circle. Speak the following incantation:

“In cold blood killed,
Indecently fashioned,
This Corpse is refilled,
With Blood and Passion.”

Spend the remainder of the ritual using your necromantic focus to pantomime attacking the node, and scooping its power into the circle with the talen. At the end of the ritual, you must attach an index card to the node with the text '<date>,<time> - This node is disabled and unable to provide energy for 8 hours.’ Writing this card is part of the ritual. If you use a pre-printed card, you must spend 30 seconds meditating on it.

If the ritual is completed, turn in a checkout card that includes the following information: "<name>, <date>, 'Ritual: Harvest Haunt', 'talen: 3 blood'."

A ritualist may cast only one type of energy-talen-creation ritual per day, regardless of rituals known.

At your next check-in, you will be given a Blood Talen for each card turned in. A Blood Talen created by this ritual is consumable to replenish 3 Blood Pool. Attach the Blood Talen tag to the dead object used in the ritual.

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Re: proposed: VAMPIRE: Harvest Haunt for Blood Talen (2)

Post by Ginger » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:28 pm

If you're going to require index cards, require a pen. Otherwise just skip and let the requirement be implied.

" ‘this node is disabled, unable to provide energy for 8 hours.’ Along with the creation time of the card."
Better phrasing: '<date>,<time> - This node is disabled and unable to provide energy for 8 hours.'

Maybe add "Writing the card is part of the ritual. If printed ahead of time caster should meditate for 30 seconds." or similar?

"turn in a card to check-out, saying ‘Talen, 3 blood created for next check-in’."
The text of the card should either be complete, or not detailed. (check out cards should always include name, date, and ritual in addition to other info, like the note about the talen. So either "turn in a checkout card." or "turn in a checkout card that includes the following: <name>, <date>, 'Ritual: Harvest Haunt', 'talen: 3 blood'."

"You may only turn in up to 1 talen card of any source per game day. "
While it's been repeatedly discussed, this has not been implemented.

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Re: proposed: VAMPIRE: Harvest Haunt for Blood Talen (2)

Post by Rydath » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:41 pm

thank you, good suggestions for consistency and clarity.

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Re: proposed: NECROMANCY: Harvest Haunt for Blood Talen (2)

Post by Ginger » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:48 pm

This phrasing has been added to the already approved energy-talen rituals, and should be included here:

A ritualist may cast only one type of energy-talen-creation ritual per day, regardless of rituals known.

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Re: proposed: NECROMANCY: Harvest Haunt for Blood Talen (2)

Post by Skinner » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:13 am

Poke! Is this approved yet?

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Re: proposed: NECROMANCY: Harvest Haunt for Blood Talen (2)

Post by Ginger » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:29 pm

the team never reached consensus on core principals here, so this one is still under discussion.

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Re: proposed: NECROMANCY: Harvest Haunt for Blood Talen (2)

Post by Ginger » Wed May 01, 2019 10:26 am

The concern is that this is a massively powerful ritual (totally disable an otherwise not-attackable haunt for 8 hours) while being kind of a lot of work for a small return.

Proposed changes:

- remove disabling the haunt for 8 hours. Instead, note that the haunt has been attacked, and energy regeneration rate has been halved for 4 hours.
- remove citadel from list of targets.
- add "spend 2 blood" to one of the listed steps

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Re: proposed: NECROMANCY: Harvest Haunt for Blood Talen (2)

Post by Rydath » Thu May 02, 2019 12:51 am

Honestly, it's way stronger if it doesn't need to disable a node, so I'll just remove that part. I only threw it in to make it more interesting, forcing the Necromancer have to take risks and draw potential aggro. At maximum once per day, unless a gang of Necromancers coordinate, it's never more than an annoyance.
Simplified version:
Bleed the Haunt (2)
Prerequisites: Necromancy, Rituals level 2
Base Cost: 2 blood
Level: 2
Purpose: Create a Blood Talen
Expected Cast time: 5 minutes
Cooldown: No more than once per day
Requires: Chalk or salt, An object made from a dead animal (bones/ fur/ leather), an active haunt or pathos node.

Description:
You must sit within 5 feet of a haunt, citadel, or other pathos node for the duration of the ritual

Prepare Your necromantic focus.

Using chalk or salt, Draw a circle directly in front of or next to the haunt or pathos node. Place the dead object to become a talen within the circle. Speak the following incantation:

“In cold blood killed,
Indecently fashioned,
This Corpse is refilled,
With Blood and Passion.”

Spend the remainder of the ritual using your necromantic focus to pantomime attacking the node, and scooping its power into the circle with the talen.

If the ritual is completed, turn in a checkout card that includes the following information: "<name>, <date>, 'Ritual: Harvest Haunt', 'talen: 3 blood'."

A ritualist may cast only one type of energy-talen-creation ritual per day, regardless of rituals known.

At your next check-in, you will be given a Blood Talen for each card turned in. A Blood Talen created by this ritual is consumable to replenish 3 Blood Pool. Attach the Blood Talen tag to the dead object used in the ritual.

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Re: proposed: NECROMANCY: Harvest Haunt for Blood Talen (2)

Post by Ginger » Thu May 02, 2019 9:35 am

This swings too far the other direction. If you're not attacking the node, where is the energy coming from that's going into the talen?

Please integrate our changes as requested, or propose alternatives to balance.

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Re: proposed: NECROMANCY: Harvest Haunt for Blood Talen (2)

Post by Rydath » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:30 pm

Bleed the Haunt (2)
Prerequisites: Necromancy, Rituals level 2
Base Cost: 1 blood per blood in Talen, maximum 3
Level: 2
Purpose: Create a Blood Talen
Expected Cast time: 5 or more minutes
Cooldown: No more than once per day
Requires: Chalk or salt, An object made from a dead animal (bones/ fur/ leather), an active haunt or pathos node.

Description:
You must sit within 5 feet of a haunt, citadel, or other pathos node for the duration of the ritual. You must remain at that node until it's energy regeneration rate would grant you a number of Pathos equal to the amount of blood put into the Talen, minimum 5 minutes.

Prepare Your necromantic focus.

Using chalk or salt, Draw a circle directly in front of or next to the haunt or pathos node. Place the dead object to become a talen within the circle. Speak the following incantation:

“In cold blood killed,
Indecently fashioned,
This Corpse is refilled,
With Blood and Passion.”

Spend the remainder of the ritual using your necromantic focus to pantomime attacking the node, and scooping its power into the circle with the talen.

If the ritual is completed, turn in a checkout card that includes the following information: "<name>, <date>, 'Ritual: Harvest Haunt', 'talen: 3 blood'."

A ritualist may cast only one type of energy-talen-creation ritual per day, regardless of rituals known.

At your next check-in, you will be given a Blood Talen for each card turned in. A Blood Talen created by this ritual is consumable to replenish 3 Blood Pool. Attach the Blood Talen tag to the dead object used in the ritual.

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