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Old 01-10-2020, 10:57 PM   #1
AlexanderHowl
 
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Default Creative Uses of RPM [RPM]

I was just wondering if anyone was willing to share their creative uses of RPM? Here is one of my favorites:

Curse of Silent Screams: Lesser Destroy Body (Blindness, Deafness, Mute, No Sense of Smell/Taste, and Numb). With a typical duration of one year, the Curse of Silent Screams drives its target insane through depriving them of communication and senses. The typical cost is 50 energy.
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Old 01-11-2020, 05:35 AM   #2
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We have a weretiger in the party, so I gave her the ability to take some clothing with her:

Payload, Cosmic +50%, 1 level = 2.4lb (10% of her human BL), [2]: 2 energy for the altered Traits, 10 for 1 month duration, Greater Create Crossroads 6. Itís dispellable, and is an ongoing spell on her.

Total 18◊3 is 54 energy. That was quite hard with Crossroads 14, easier with Crossroads 15.

2.4lb is enough for a t-shirt, shorts, dance pumps and a mobile 'phone, and Florida has warm weather.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:41 AM   #3
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Lesser Strengthen Body (Payload 1 is a mundane physical perk) would do the same for only (Altered Trait: Payload 1 [1], Duration: 1 day [7]; Mass: 1,000 lbs [2]) 10 energy. Of course, you could also use Greater Strength Body to give her Alternate Form the enhancement of Absorbative Change, No Encumbrance, +5% for 30 energy instead if you want something automatic.
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:35 PM   #4
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This is for my witchcraft tradition within Romania. This effect allows the user to pick the magical ability at the time of use, instead of at time of creation. It allows it to be more flexible.

Snake Oil
Spell Effects: Lesser Strengthen Mind + Lesser Control Mind + Lesser Strengthen Body + Lesser Destroy Body + Lesser Control Magic.
Inherent Modifiers: Altered Trait, 3 lv High Manual Dexterity + Bestows A Bonus, Reaction Bonus + Bestows A Bonus, Acting / Fast Talk + Affliction, Terrible Pain + Duration + Subject Weight.
Greater Effects: 0 (◊1).

This potent Rom Sorcery Draba [a Rom art of making a charm, foci, potion, or amulet] has various properties, depending on its applications. If the few drops are applied to the tongue, the brew will grant a bonus to Fast Talk and Acting. If applied to the face and eyelids, the target will benefit by having an aura of being more "trusting" [Reaction bonus]. If applied to the fingers, the target will benefit from having more nimble fingers [High Manual Dexterity].Finally, if the sorceress uses at as a coating poison on a nail, finger nail, needle, etc., and scratches another flesh with it, it will act as a potent "venom" on the next person to be inflicted, lasting only the duration. It’s not uncommon for the roma sorceress to have a small bottle of this on her person at all times, disguised as perhaps a perfume bottle. Only one of the uses can be used per dose.

Common Correspondences: snake body, Romanian Language, oil or fat, Orris Root, and Dandelion. These reagents are all required for this ritual. Brewed and then pressed and screened, with the witch only taking the first few drops of the pressing as she incants.

This Casting: Lesser Strengthen Mind (3) + Lesser Control Mind (5) + Lesser Strengthen Body (3) + Lesser Destroy Body (5) + Lesser Control Magic (5) + Altered Trait, 3 lv High Manual Dexterity (15) + Bestows A Bonus, +3 to Reaction Bonus (4) + Bestows A Bonus, +3 to Acting / Fast Talk (4) + Affliction, 60% to Terrible Pain (12) + Duration, 10 minutes (1) + Subject Weight, 300 lbs. (3). 60 energy (60◊1).

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Old 01-11-2020, 01:37 PM   #5
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Awaken the Guilty Soul
Spell Effects: Lesser Destroy Mind + Lesser Strengthen Spirit.
Inherent Modifiers: Subject Weight + Duration + Bestows A Bonus.
Greater Effects: 0 (◊1).

This Roma sorcery spell allows the caster to cause a target to experience a renewal of a sense of guilt IF he has something to feel guilty about. What happens after this depends on the scenario; a thief may wish to return the items he stole, a cheater may confess to his spouse, or perhaps call off his planned tryst, or a murder may confess to a crime while being questioned. This spell gives a bonus of +5 to Integration. If confessing or expressing the guilt will cause serious harm or a major disadvantage such as imprisonment, death, or permanent banishment from society, the target will get a +5. Therefore if this spell is cast on a murder in questioning, the +5 they would normally receive per the rules is a wash due to the bonus and it will now resisted by HT/IQ and not HT/IQ +5.

Common Correspondences: Romanian language, spirals, snuffed powder [bitter orange, cardamom, sandalwood, and bergamot, blown into target's face], and rowan.

This Casting: Lesser Destroy Mind (5) + Lesser Strengthen Spirit (3) + Subject Weight, 300 lbs. (3) + Duration, 12 minutes (6) + Bestows A Bonus, +5 (16). 33 energy (33◊1).

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Old 01-11-2020, 01:40 PM   #6
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Here is one from my Norse tradition of Runemasters. I changed the names of the Paths for flavor for the tradition. Unseen is Spirit. People seem to like how I translated duration into the number of questions for this ritual.

Sleeping on the Mound
Spell Effects: Greater Control Unseen + Greater Restore Unseen
Inherent Modifiers: Duration + Range.
Greater Effects: 2 (◊5).

The rune master using these runes may sleep near the final resting place, at night, of the dead, attempting to commune with them. The casting time is outside of how long it takes the caster to fall asleep. Meditation skill and Auto trance are allowed to replace sleep. This process is very draining and can be dangerous to the Runist. According to legend the Valkyries do not take kindly on those that bother the dead and they claim a rune master who stays too long to bother them. This normally means the rune master will not have long to speak with the summoned spirit. "Shades" are normally not chatty and may only give vague or casual answers to questions asked. Duration is expressed in questions able to ask.

This Casting: Greater Control Unseen (5) + Greater Restore Unseen (4) + Duration, 1 Question (7) + Range, Cross-dimension (10). 130 energy (26◊5).
ER: 3
Casting Time: 6 hours [must be cast as None Adapt Times]
Path of Unseen -13
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