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    One of my players wanted me to expand the rules for Crafting pretty much anything in the AGE system. So for my second version of my TitansGrave houserules, i have modified the Alchemy Talent to include not just the Bombs in the Core Rulebook but also Potions, Elixirs and Poisons as well.

    Here is the Talent in its new, Revised State:
    ALCHEMY (revised)
    You know how to craft Potions, Elixirs, Grenades and Poisons
    CLASS: Any
    REQUIRES: Intelligence of 2 or higher
    NOVICE: You can craft Novice Potions, Elixirs, Grenades and Poisons. You know 3 Novice Formulae and can learn more in game
    JOURNEYMAN: You can craft Journeyman Potions, Elixirs, Poisons and Grenades. You know 2 Journeyman Formulae and can learn more in game. Also, you must know a Novice formula in order to craft its Journeyman advancement
    MASTER: You can craft Master Potions, Elixirs, Poisons and Grenades. You know 2 Master Formulae and can learn more in game. Also, you must know a Journeyman formula in order to craft its Master advancement

    In the First Version, i had Alchemy and Poisoner as 2 separate Talents but i decided that since they function almost identically, they should just be put together.

    Also, i have a Talent called Tinkering that allows a person to fix or craft technological devices. here is its set:
    TINKERING
    You know what to craft with left-over bits of technology. Creating tiny robots to building full-scale Cybernetics are your specialty.
    Keep in mind that certain items require a certain level of the Talent to learn. Schematics do not have level like Potions do. Instead, they have a Complexity Rating (Seen later in the Equipment section). The Schematics Spell under the Technology Arcana is very useful when combined with this talent (More on this new Arcana later)
    CLASS: Any
    REQUIRES: Intelligence of 2 or higher or the Intelligence (Engineering) Focus
    NOVICE: you can make and repair devices more effectively. You gain a +1 bonus to Tests involving repairing and crafting devices. Also, you know 2 Schematics for devices (Shown later). You can always learn more by advancing this Talent or by purchasing them
    JOURNEYMAN: your bonus to repairing and crafting devices increases to a +2. You also learn 1 more schematic of choice.
    MASTER: You learn one more Schematic and the bonus above increases to a +3

    For a quick guide, the Complexity Rating is added to 10 to give you a baseline TN for Crafting or Repairing. this is not a set rule but a GM option to make things easy for them and the Players. (I get into far more detail in the document and once it is finished i will post it i promise)

    With these 2 new Talents added that basically allows any player to learn how to craft anything in TitansGrave, i had the idea of doing Crafting Stunts. I want to break them down into 2 categories; Alchemy and Tinkering. I just don't know what kinds of Stunts i should do or how to handle it. This is a bit more complicated than my Initiative Stunts thing (BTW, i appreciate everyone's involvement in aiding me in that. it turned out really great and very helpful. my players LOVE IT.) If anyone has any ideas they wish to post, that would be FREAKING GREAT and it'll give me a starting point.

    I want to go ahead and thank everyone ahead of time for aiding me yet again, i do really greatly enjoy that we can work together to make our gaming experiences better not only for ourselves but other players as well. we are all very awesome and we should keep it up. enjoy your day good friends and keep playing them games!!!

    As an FYI and not really important to the current dilemma: I am also working on a Talent for Smithing that will allow a person to learn how to craft Weapons and Armor of the non-technological variety. but, that will be added later on, after i work out the details.
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    Re: Crafting Stunts

    I have a crafting talent, but instead of giving a bonus to the roll, the talent affects the quality of the product.

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    • #3
      Re: Crafting Stunts

      What stunts work well will depend on how your crafting works but I do have a few suggestions:

      2+ SP Surplus Supplies: You Gond some useful tools, reagents, or parts that you set aside for later. You get a +1 bonus to crafting your next item. You can use this stunt more than once to stack the effect.
      3 SP Efficient Make: You make more with less. The item you are crafting only costs 3/4 of the materials you were going to use (rounded down)
      3 SP Making Good Time: You are precise and swift in your craft today! Your crafted item takes 3/4 the time it would normally take to make (rounded down).
      5 SP Something From Nothing: You barely scratch your supplies! The item you are crafting costs half of the materials you were going to use (rounded down).
      5 SP Lightning Craft: You could make this in your sleep! Your crafted item takes half the time it would normally take to make (rounded down).
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        Re: Crafting Stunts

        Originally posted by Kot the Protector View Post
        What stunts work well will depend on how your crafting works but I do have a few suggestions:

        2+ SP Surplus Supplies: You Gond some useful tools, reagents, or parts that you set aside for later. You get a +1 bonus to crafting your next item. You can use this stunt more than once to stack the effect.
        3 SP Efficient Make: You make more with less. The item you are crafting only costs 3/4 of the materials you were going to use (rounded down)
        3 SP Making Good Time: You are precise and swift in your craft today! Your crafted item takes 3/4 the time it would normally take to make (rounded down).
        5 SP Something From Nothing: You barely scratch your supplies! The item you are crafting costs half of the materials you were going to use (rounded down).
        5 SP Lightning Craft: You could make this in your sleep! Your crafted item takes half the time it would normally take to make (rounded down).
        GREAT IDEAS.

        I did notice something though, the 3 SP Stunts give you 3/4 time and materials and the 5 SP stunts only cost half. the lower SP Stunts let you use less than the 5 SP ones. maybe switching them around would be best?

        unless you meant them to be 1/4? in that case then its fine. just wanted to point this out. these look GREAT though and give me a good starting point. thanks.
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          Re: Crafting Stunts

          I meant that you save a quarter of the cost with the cheaper ones, and half the cost with the larger ones. Hope that clarifies!
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            Re: Crafting Stunts

            I came up with 3 for Potions so far...

            1-3SP: Efficient Formula: for each SP Spent, the duration of a Potion is increased by +1 Round. if it does not have a Duration, then you add the number of SP used to the effect. (Examples: Barkskin Potion adds +1 to AR for 1 minute but will add up to 3 rounds with this Stunt. Healing Potion does 1d6+Con in health but will add up to +3 bonus Health with this Stunt)
            3SP: Eureka!: When mixing this Potion you increase its effectiveness by one Degree; turning a Novice into a Journeyman and Journeyman into Master. you also learn the Formula for the increased version if you do not already know it. you still cannot make the increased Formula if you do not have the proper Alchemy Talent Degree
            5SP: Duplication: You mix you Potion so effectively that you create 2 Potions without using more materials or time

            i feel like more can be done but this is all i have so far. what do you all think?

            ALSO, i edited the Tinkering Talent, taking into account your previous statements.
            NOVICE: You learn 3 Schematics with a Complexity of up to 3 (More on Complexity in the Equipment chapter). you can always learn more Schematics in game
            JOURNEYMAN: you learn 2 more Schematics and can learn Schematics of a Complexity of up to 6
            MASTER: you learn 2 more Schematics and can learn Schematics of a Complexity of up to 9

            In my rules, Complexity is just how complicated the mechanism is. in the first version, anyone can attempt to make a Repair Roll, but not a Crafting Roll. Repair and Crafting are different. i think i may still keep with this idea since Technology is all over the surface of Valkana.
            Last edited by VladGenX; 02-16-2019, 12:34 PM.
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