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    Re: New to Blue Rose/Age System, seeking advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Cormallon View Post

    I don't see anywhere that Rhy-beasts gain foci, and they don't get a back ground to gain foci from. I don't see where Adepts gain foci. I don't see in the Healing Talent anywhere to gain the Healing Focus.

    The current math stands at: Heal= Drama Die +2 (Int) +1 (level) + 0 (Healing Focus)

    The spell also mentions it can't be cast on a character again until they take a "breather" but I can't find that in the index to get a definition.

    I would be grateful for any direction!
    Any character gets the majority of foci from leveling up. If you are an Adept, you can take the Healing focus on any even-numbered level, as it is an Intelligence focus and Intelligence is primary for Adepts.

    The definition for a breather is on page 28 on Healing.

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    Re: New to Blue Rose, seeking advice

    I would not have them regain between Sessions, but it seems harsh to not regain between stories. Obviously the calling and destiny/fate would allow them to regain some WITHIN stories.
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    Re: New to Blue Rose, seeking advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Baroness Nerak View Post
    3) How do you deal with the lack of customization at Creation. It seems some critical to concept Focuses and Talents just are not available. Any good House Rules?
    This is something I was looking at and I think I've settled on giving all characters a free focus to flesh out their character's history a bit. I am also willing to give characters a few extra points for relationships, as these are a very convenient mechanic for fleshing out backstories and promoting role-playing.


    Another step that I'm taking for house rules is that when a character is damaged while below 1/2 health they bleed 1hp per turn until healed. This is to encourage players to seek diplomatic solutions. From the Storyteller side of it, I've committed to make any rational living actors rout or surrender at first blood or near half health depending on how committed they are.

    For example, If three oblivious bandits attack the Warrior:

    Round one:
    Warrior hacks soundly into Bandit 1, Bandit 1 routs.
    Bandit 2 and 3 look at each other with some worry but press the attack.

    Round two:
    Warrior batters Bandit 2 into a wall bruising Bandit 2's ribs and Bandit 2 lets out a piteous yelp.
    Bandit 3 doesn't want to get hurt so he breaks and flees.

    Round three:
    Warrior growls at Bandit 2 "How about I finish what you started?" and menaces with his sword.
    Bandit 2 drops to his knees and begs for his life.
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    Re: New to Blue Rose, seeking advice

    I have found that an extra 2 or 3 focuses is enough to feel fleshed out at level 1. Especially if as gm you say they are there exclusively to round your character out.

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    Re: New to Blue Rose, seeking advice

    How long do the weapon buffs from being a Shaper last?
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    Re: New to Blue Rose, seeking advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Baroness Nerak View Post
    How long do the weapon buffs from being a Shaper last?
    I assumed that any effects with an unspecified time lasts until the end of the encounter.

    For example, the Dual Weapon Style (N) talent and the Guardian (N) specialization have unspecified durations, but the Psychic Weapon arcanum and Single Weapon Style (N) talent both last until the end of the encounter.

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    Re: New to Blue Rose, seeking advice

    Thanks!
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