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Old 08-18-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default Long-Term Geases & Resistance

The rules say you get a Will roll to resist a Geas attempt at the moment you get the request from any given Lilim.

Some Geases may be long term, and sometimes the implications of the Geas (what specific future actions - or inactions - might be needed to actually complete it) may be not entirely clear. This could be especially true when the Geas is not to do something (Geases like this are mentioned somewhere, can't find where).

So, question: if someone elects not to make a Will roll to resist a Geas, because they don't see a problem with the favour, and then later realizes what it might entail and wishes to resist, are they out of luck?

I think the rules say yes, they are, in fact, out of luck. But I was just checking. Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:42 PM   #2
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I'd say they are out of luck. Because that's the way a universe with real demons should work.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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You are correct. They're out of luck. That's the hazard of making deals with demons, after all.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:52 PM   #4
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According to pg. 149 of the core rules, "When the victim hears what the Lilim wants, he gets a Will roll to resist." That's the one "out" that a victim gets; if he chooses to pass it up, that's his problem.

As others have pointed out, in the classic "deal with the devil" stories, the victim usually doesn't realize the catch in his agreement when he first makes the deal. By the time he does, the blood is dry on the contract and it's much too late to do anything about it.
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