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Old 06-18-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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Default [Enhancements] Question on Aura of Power

The text says on p.4:

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For a beneficial Affliction, the user may roll Will (as a free action) when someone he wants to bless enters his area of effect.
My question is, why is an additional roll necessary to affect someone entering a field that has already been established?

Would an activation roll be needed if a person entered an Area Effect burning attack?
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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My question is, why is an additional roll necessary to affect someone entering a field that has already been established?

Would an activation roll be needed if a person entered an Area Effect burning attack?
Because by default Aura pulses at the beginning of each turn, and that's when it "blesses" everyone. For an offensive Aura of Power, you would need to roll the Will vs HT contest, as it's a malediction.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:34 PM   #3
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Because by default Aura pulses at the beginning of each turn, and that's when it "blesses" everyone.
Do you have to re-roll for everyone within the aura each time it pulses? Is this default state described anywhere?


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For an offensive Aura of Power, you would need to roll the Will vs HT contest, as it's a malediction.
Do you have to roll separately for each turn they spend within the field?
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:42 PM   #4
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Do you have to re-roll for everyone within the aura each time it pulses? Is this default state described anywhere?




Do you have to roll separately for each turn they spend within the field?
Both those are answered in the text, the key thing to look at is "Margin of Success". Once you bless or afflict someone they are affected for the duration, though the Aura has a built in limitation to make the duration quickly fade once they leave the area.
Once someone has been blessed then further blessings just reset the duration so normally you would not bother to reroll.
This assumes your rolls are going to succeed on average though.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:06 PM   #5
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But why do you need to roll separately to affect someone when they enter an aura that you've already rolled to establish?
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:08 PM   #6
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But why do you need to roll separately to affect someone when they enter an aura that you've already rolled to establish?
Becasue your rolling to affect them.
Using either a beneficial or harmful affliction, damage, whatever your rolling to affect so they get a resistance roll or other defense.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:15 PM   #7
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Auras of Power are one area that I wish you could just have a 'treat all skill rolls as if they were a 10' or something enhancement. Kinda like the RAW 'no die roll required', but more limited (and allowing it to deal with abilities that care about margin of success).
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Becasue your rolling to affect them.
Using either a beneficial or harmful affliction, damage, whatever your rolling to affect so they get a resistance roll or other defense.
But (a) I already rolled when I activated the aura, and (b) they wouldn't resist something beneficial.

If I have a power that creates a firestorm, and I roll successfully to activate it, I don't have to roll again to burn people who enter the area.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:00 PM   #9
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What I think you're missing is that the meta-enhancement Aura of Power includes the limitation Requires Will Roll (-5%). In other words, by definition, it requires this extra Will roll.

So, first you roll against Will to establish the Aura, because the Requires Will Roll limitation says you have to. Then you roll against Will when your friends enter the Aura, because that's how beneficial Maledictions work.

If that really bugs you, for whatever reason, then just raise the value of Aura of Power by another 5% and BAM! No more initial Will roll required to establish the Aura.

Does that clarify things?
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:14 PM   #10
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Okay, I see now. I missed the Malediction adding another Will roll.

But now I have another question -- what function is Melee Attack doing in the build, and how does it work with Malediction in addition to Area Effect?
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