S5R2 released!

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S5R2 released!

Post by Brian » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:36 pm

Edit 1/24/19:
Unseelie Contempt and Delusion trees added to book
Skills Trapping hotfix
Trapping tags added to equipment page

Patch notes:

Systems: General
- Dead bodies now effectively gain static nature. Taint decays slowly over time as long as the player remains laying as a body.
- General rules for Trapping and Time Bombs have been added here.
- Relic text now clarifies how ranged weapons do/don't work in the Umbra.
- Learning Rituals has been simplified and clarified. Please read up on this.
- Characters can now copy their own rituals, but it eats the learning slots it would take to relearn the ritual.

Systems: Information
- Description of Gameplay Expectations added - each section of the book now has a "generally you'll see this kind of plot" section added. Note, this doesn't mean you *must* play this way, but that this type of plot may come find you one way or another.
- Trapping Equipment has been added to the Equipment table.

Universal Character Information
- The Trapping skill has been added!

Mortal Rules
- New mortal flaw: Precluded First Change - 6 point flaw - As a Mortal character, you may never First Change into a Supernatural.

Vampire Rules
- Clarification that EPs don't have to be purchased in order, cost the same as L5 powers, but must be purchased at L6+, after buying up to L5.
- Lasombra weakness clarified.
- Nosferatu weakness now also applies +1 cost to Animalism self-powers when your costume requirement is visaged away.
- Samedi weakness now also doubles the cost of all Thanatosis powers when your costume requirement is visaged away.
- Setite weakness clarified (still same as Lasombra)
- Gargoyles weakness now also halves the duration of all Visceratika self-powers when your costume requirement is visaged away.
- Auspex Sense powers have had their durations removed, in-line with all other instances.
- Vicissitude EPs wording clarified - you must be in forms to use these powers.

Wraith Rules
- Catharsis text updated for clarity.

Kinfolk Rules
- Gnosis Access Merit brought in-line with the earlier description. Cost is 1:1.

Gaian Spirit Rules
- New power: Shape Object allows temporary non-mechanical umbra-bound objects.

Changeling Rules
- Changeling has been added to the book!

Skills
- Assess and Conscious Search are now listed properly.
- New skills Set Trap and Disarm Trap.

Powers
- Modifiers - Disables no longer end automatically upon being attacked/damaged. They now allow the target to choose to end them instead.
- Enchantment power added, which references the Enchantment section in General Rules.
- Sense Deeply now clarifies that certain questions may only be asked if you are certain Types.
- Visage clarified, no mechanical change.

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Re: S5R2 released!

Post by Twoey » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:14 pm

Yaaaaaaaaaaay!
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Re: S5R2 released!

Post by Twoey » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:40 pm

It seems to be missing rules for first change changeling.
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Re: S5R2 released!

Post by tinnaminor » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:51 pm

I think you typed that wrong Twoey.
Twoey wrote:It seems to be missing rules for [s]first change[/s] changeling.
There, fixed it.

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Re: S5R2 released!

Post by Brian » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:32 pm

We'll get Changeling first change rules in for S6.

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Re: S5R2 released!

Post by Skinner » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:11 am

For now (with the understanding that the formal rules will change for Season 6), how should players who are first-changing their existing mortal characters into Changelings for 5.4 proceed? Is it just on a case-by-case basis with the CGs?

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Re: S5R2 released!

Post by Brian » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:10 am

First change isn’t a guaranteed process, and as of now the check-in card for first change doesn’t have Changeling on it (I need to update that part of the builder still). Requesting a first change does not mean you will receive a first change for 5.3. In a given pull, there is a less-than-50% chance for a first change to be pulled, and if there are multiple first change requests in, the chance of a first change decreases for all players who have a request in. (And being honest, I have no idea how many requests are currently in).

First change rules will be generally similar to other sups, where you will be refunded incompatible character sheet entries and be able to spend for extra purchases the following games.

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Re: S5R2 released!

Post by Justin » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:47 pm

While I understand that First Changes are not guaranteed, does this mean that players who reserved Changeling spaces with the intent to put in First Change cards this season will be barred from doing so due to the lack of Changeling first change availability, and thus lose their reservations? How is that intended to work?
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Re: S5R2 released!

Post by Ralph » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:06 pm

XO Hat:

I just hadn't considered the idea of people creating First Change characters with reservations. To answer the question - if any players had a reservation with the intention to first change a mortal already in game, XOs will work with rules team and ST to make it work on a case-by-case basis.

Anyone for whom this applies should send a message to XOs so we can help with this.

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Re: S5R2 released!

Post by Ginger » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:07 am

This post has been edited as detailed above. The current rulebook version is dated 1/24/19.

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