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Mad Dwarf



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:44 pm    Post subject: Voodoo Power! Reply with quote

A summary of what you know and suspect about Voodoo Psychic Powers.
We will use this thread to keep track of your findings.

When in voodoo turf, you often get the feeling you are being watched/mind-read.
Locals often chant.
Dr Watt has "evidence" that a Sensory Power is often being used, but the signals are so low that it is difficult to analyse.

It is suspected that the power is being utilised by more than one individual.
Papa Darkmoon utilises the power of Prophecy/Divination/Throwing-of-Bones.
Mamma Kitty uses Tarot Cards.
<Unseen as yet> Papa Darkmoon performs Rituals straight out of "You Only Live Twice", with drums and snakes and Speaking-in-Tongues and Blood-Sacrifices (Link for atmosphere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl3SzHw0mA8 )
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Voodoo Power
Not finalised. A run-down of the Powers available to Papa Darkmoon/Mama Kitty.
It is all couched in Voodoo terminology/belief/culture, and not easy to figure out.
Psychic Manipulation/Sensory/Exotic/Other

Induct Kanzo
Requires willingly-entered Ritual
Marks person as a Kanzo (translation: family, tribe)

Empower Kanzo
Requires Ritual
Gives the Kanzo some level of power, granted by the patron Loa (spirit/god)
This usually takes the form of a subtle, subconscious telepathy.
(In this circumstance, most Kanzo are unaware of the details, and do not actively use their Power)

Suggest Kanzo
Allows the Priest to send suggestions to the Kanzo, as if they arose from their own mind.

Higher Loa
Unknown to PCs.

Mind Field
An advanced Priest can access the Minds of Kanzos, and the powers of Empowered Kanzo. With enough Empowered Kanzo, this can place a "Mind Field" across a wide area, revealing all to the Priest.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Initial mindfields will likely be 'coded' by the preist that created them preventing Kanzo from being in more than 1. Would it be possible to work out a procedure to merge fields if the preists in question allow them to do so?.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Urban Spaceman wrote:
Initial mindfields will likely be 'coded' by the preist that created them preventing Kanzo from being in more than 1. Would it be possible to work out a procedure to merge fields if the preists in question allow them to do so?.


Two ways of implementing this:

1) A Mind Field can have more than one "Priest" able to access it.
You can completely "Merge" two existing Mind Fields, if the two Priests wish it.

2) Allow a single "Kanzo" to also be a "Ghoul".
With both "Priest"'s permission (and appropriate rituals), they feed into both Mind Fields.

Both of these would be possible, but a new technique (and some Gm-Player discussion) will be needed
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:01 pm    Post subject: Tell me about the babe Reply with quote

I am struggling to spemd much on developing this as it dies not seem to actually do anything.
I suggest dtreamlining it into 1 or 2 skills with clear effects (even if some of them are outisde what we know IC).
Currently it is not writte like any other power/skill.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blood-Based Voodoo Powers:
Still under review.

Induct/Imbue must be done at Close Range. All others use Blood Range penalties (-1/mile).

Induct/Imbue:
Psychic Manipulation (WIL)
Requires a Blood Ritual
The first use of this power on a person Inducts them as a "follower".
The second use Imbues them with a Minor Psychic Power, usually akin to Mind Reading.

Basic 40 needed. A Blood Read (30) , Blood Sample (20) and Mind Read (30) each reduce this by 10.

Suggest
Prerequisite: Induct/imbue
A Blood-Based version of the Psychic Manipulation power. The target must be Inducted, and their blood being tasted.

Mind Field
Psychic Sensory (AWR)
Prerequisite: Induct/Imbue
By tasting the blood of any single Follower, you can gain access to the wider "Mind Field" they form across an area.
This relies up on the density of Followers in the area, and the detail of Viewing required.
This can be used as an "average" Blood Reading ("How are my people feeling?"), that can pick out outliers ("Everyone is generally Content, apart from someone on 97th, who is very angry"), or a Mind Reading of anyone that the Followers are aware of.

Easy (10) : Gain a general Blood Reading (10) from a Crowd of Followers, or a Mind Read (10) on someone within a Crowd.
Moderate (20) : Averaged Blood Reading (20) across a thin Crowd, or Mind Read (20) on someone within a thin Crowd.
Hard (30) : Averaged Blood Read (30) across a Wide Area, or Mind Read (20) on someone within Wide Area.
Legendary (40) : Blood Reading (30) on any Follower, even if separated from the Mind Field, or Mind Read (30) on someone within a Crowd.

"Crowd", "Thin Crowd" and "Wide Area" are not yet fully defined.

Thoughts please.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what doe the Vodoo version do Phil?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Voodoo Version:

Induct/Imbue as noted under Secrets of the Universe: http://www.themutepoint.com/rpg/viewtopic.php?p=34113#34113

Suggest:
As standard Psychic Manipulation, but can affect any Kanzo inside the Mind Field. Range Penalty = distance to nearest Kanzo.

Mind Field:
Very similar to Blood Version. Range Penalty = distance to nearest Kanzo, if outside the Mind Field. If inside the Mind Field, Zero
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