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Devil_Dante 09-20-2019 07:36 AM

[DF] Threshold magic points
 
Hello there!
I need an advice: one of my players has a "norse-type" of warrior priest.
He'd wish to increase his tally's pool when he is wounded or wounds someone.

I was looking for a kind of energy reverse that can be filled in that way. But as far as i know, he can't use them, refill them and use them again: tally points are fixed. Hope it makes sense.

So, for instance: he is wounded for 5 damage, then he has 5 more tallies. He uses 4, he still has 1. Then he wounds something for 5 damage, and he has 6 tallies. And so on.
How do i create such an energy reserve?

evileeyore 09-20-2019 08:58 AM

Re: [DF] Threshold magic points
 
This one's a pickle all right.

The 'simplest' way I can envision it is so: ER bought with "Accessibility: Equal to wounds* received or dealt" and then buy the ER pool up to the maximum amount the Priest can have.


So say he buys it up to 10, he can't touch it until he get's wounded or wounds someone, at which point he can access up to the amount of the wound delivered/received. The problem is, this is not a never ending supply...


Hang a moment. Let me look into DR (Absorption) and see if I can't finagle something...

Anders 09-20-2019 09:10 AM

Re: [DF] Threshold magic points
 
Regeneration (limited by wounds dealt) on Energy Reserve, maybe?

DouglasCole 09-20-2019 09:13 AM

Re: [DF] Threshold magic points
 
Feels like a type of vampirism to me?

Anders 09-20-2019 09:16 AM

Re: [DF] Threshold magic points
 
You would go the Leech route?

namada 09-20-2019 09:22 AM

Re: [DF] Threshold magic points
 
Leech with Heals Tally (since this is Threshold magic)?

Anders 09-20-2019 09:30 AM

Re: [DF] Threshold magic points
 
If you have Imbuements, I'd give him Imbuement 3 (Vampiric Weapon only, -80%) and have a variant that converts damage into tally rather than Energy Reserve.

Refplace 09-20-2019 09:39 AM

Re: [DF] Threshold magic points
 
You can also buy ia variant on Rapid Magical Recover (Thaumatology, p. 79) on a limitation or just change it up.
I might create a new variant, basing it off expected damage dealt per day vs. normal recovery rate. This could be pretty cheap actually, base is +25% for 5 points after all.

Devil_Dante 09-20-2019 10:06 AM

Re: [DF] Threshold magic points
 
I'd like to let Regeneration and Leech away from equation. Don't want to make things more difficult.

The point is: Tally reserve is always usable. This particular tally pool (TP), is not and requires something done before have access. So i'd expect some kind of limitation: Accessibility (only when wounded-or when damage someone, -20%).
Something like this.

But, from the other side, every time he uses, he can refill them and uses them again, so i'd expect something like @Refplace said.

If my memory serves me, the basic Tally pool is 5 per 4 CP.

Refplace 09-20-2019 10:23 AM

Re: [DF] Threshold magic points
 
[QUOTE=Devil_Dante;2286186
But, from the other side, every time he uses, he can refill them and uses them again, so i'd expect something like @Refplace said.

If my memory serves me, the basic Tally pool is 5 per 4 CP.[/QUOTE]

Nope. Basic Tally is free and the level and recovery rate set by the GM as a setting feature.
The recommended standard is Tally 30 with Recovery 8.
Energy Reserve is like a separate FP pool and might be what your thinking of that's 3 character points per point in the ER. It already supports limited usage such as Accessibility, recovery from Leech, etc.


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