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Old 08-11-2017, 10:04 PM   #21
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D'oh! I'm a dummy. I was looking for magic alternative and supplementary rules in Pyramid issues to help me work through a lich vs. angel combat.

I wish I'd seen this thread earlier! Now I'm going to check up every issue listed. Thanks Refplace!
Popped in because of a post notice. Did you ever find anything that worked for your issue?
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:27 PM   #22
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Codex Duello from 91. Fits under various
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:11 PM   #23
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Popped in because of a post notice. Did you ever find anything that worked for your issue?
Yes, I did! This post details what I jotted down for it.

I have not finished buying all the issues of Pyramid yet, though, so I may go back and pick up more.
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:44 AM   #24
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Thank you Ill add it after seeing if anything fits from todays release

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Yes, I did! This post details what I jotted down for it.

I have not finished buying all the issues of Pyramid yet, though, so I may go back and pick up more.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:55 PM   #25
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Two points:

1. Imbuements and Impulse Buys are not Powers-based.
2. Pyramid #3/105 has Appendix Z: Lights! Camera! Magic!, which adds to Impulse Buys.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:09 PM   #26
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Two points:

1. Imbuements and Impulse Buys are not Powers-based.
2. Pyramid #3/105 has Appendix Z: Lights! Camera! Magic!, which adds to Impulse Buys.
Thank you for your feedback.
1. They are part of the Power Ups series and based off an advantage. One is pretty much like Magery or Supers Third Edition and the other almost a luck advantage. If you still dont think that qualifies them as Powers, then misc or their own category? Anyone else have feedback on this?

2. Thank you for the catch, I'll review the issue later and update it.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:42 PM   #27
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Imbuements are Skills that are enabled by an Advantage, very much like how regular magic is skills (Spells) that are enabled by an Advantage (Magery), or how cinematic combat skills are skills enabled by an Advantage. I'll grant that Imbuements were designed to complement powers, in that they're there to do something that Abilities can't really do; but as written, they're not part of the Powers system.

Impulse Buys aren't character traits at all; they're rules for how character points can be spent. When existing character traits involving fortune and fate show up (e.g., Destiny, Luck, and Serendipity), it is generally suggested that they either be ignored in favor of Impulse Buys or modified to be compatible with Impulse Buys; so to the extent that you might build Abilities off of those traits, there's a bit of incompatibility involved. In fact, the Impulse Control Pyramid article sells to address this issue by rebuilding fortune-based Advantages off of its new Impulse Points Advantage.

But again, what you can do with Impulse Buys is not determined by what Abilities you have, which is the heart of the Powers system.

I would put both Imbuements and Impulse Buys as their own things, rather than as part of some existing system.
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Added the Lights! Camera! Magic! item and put Impulse Buys and Imbuements as separate items.
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