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Old 05-01-2014, 07:19 PM   #11
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Default Re: [RPM] The tricky division between Mind, Spirit and Undead?

For me, Mind vs. Spirit/Undead is an easy one: Spirit and Undead provide limited subsets of Mind (mainly in the form of compulsions and bans), but donít provide the full range of capabilities: you canít use Spirit to read a spiritís thoughts, alter its memories, or even influence its preferences (when you compel a spirit to act, it does so unwillingly). If you want to affect the mind of a spirit, you need to use the Path of Mind ó and you need to have Spirit Empathy.

The undead are either mindless (in which case itís a moot point) or they have human-like mentalities (in which case you can use the Path of Mind to affect their minds as normal).
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:25 PM   #12
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Default Re: [RPM] The tricky division between Mind, Spirit and Undead?

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For me, Mind vs. Spirit/Undead is an easy one: Spirit and Undead provide limited subsets of Mind (mainly in the form of compulsions and bans), but don’t provide the full range of capabilities: you can’t use Spirit to read a spirit’s thoughts, alter its memories, or even influence its preferences (when you compel a spirit to act, it does so unwillingly). If you want to affect the mind of a spirit, you need to use the Path of Mind — and you need to have Spirit Empathy.
...I'm sorry, but you are incorrect. To wit:

Quote:
Path of Spirit effects are identical to those
of Path of Body (pp. 7-8) or Path of Mind
(pp. 11-12), but limited to affect only spirit
subjects.
Quote:
Path of Undead effects are identical to
those of Path of Body (pp. 7-8) or Path of Mind (pp. 11-12), but
limited to affect only undead subjects.
See p. 12 of GURPs Thaumatology: Ritual Path Magic.

Edit: Of course, if that's how you play it in your game - awesome! Fantastic. That's a interesting way to split it up. But I was under the impression that Vicky was asking for a RAW answer - and that's far from RAW.
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