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Re: The Aspect Thread

Postby Keith Fyans » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:21 am

Yeah, off the top of my head...

Snipper
I: When shooting from a hidden location
T: If your location is known
C: You will scout out possable hides seasons in advance. Alone.
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Re: The Aspect Thread

Postby Von Krieger » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:30 am

Snipper, eh? Is a snipper riffle standard gear? ;)
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Re: The Aspect Thread

Postby Arroin » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:30 pm

Tsanuri wrote:Yeah, off the top of my head...

Snipper

I: When cutting thread
T: If the thread is on your own clothes
C: Must cut dangling threads on other people's clothes

FIFY. :D
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Re: The Aspect Thread

Postby Keith Fyans » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:23 am

:lol:

Ack well, happens...
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Re: The Aspect Thread

Postby Peregrine » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:20 pm

I've been toying with the following aspect, and I think I like it:

"Even a Coffin's Secret Isn't Safe From Me"
I: When trying to learn someone's secrets.
T: When someone is trying to learn my secrets.
C: Lets slip secrets inadvertently.

A dangerous aspect perhaps, but potentially very useful.
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Re: The Aspect Thread

Postby hans otterson » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:04 am

Some awesome Aspects from my players:

I Prefer the Company of Plants
I: When dealing with plants
T: When being social with more than one person at a time
C: To be a stick in the mud

Razor Tongue
I: When using just the right words to wound
T: When making compliments; they come across as insincere and forced
C: To make biting remarks, even when uncalled for

And a couple from my NPCs (yeah, I know, I wrote down more of mine):

Your Decadence Disgusts Me
I: When another ven tries to charm her
T: When mingling in polite society
C: To destroy something beautiful (I can't wait till this comes up in play)

Hearts are Soft; Daggers Sharp
I: When betraying a lover
T: When someone else acts in a loving way toward her
C: To distance herself from those closest to her

I Have No Heir
I: When persuading younger ven
T: When making a deal with an older ven
C: To take a younger ven into his trust too easily

Touched in the Head (Solace Aspect)
T: When attempting to be witty
C: To babble semi-coherently about a subject at length
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Re: The Aspect Thread

Postby Amp » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:30 am

A few I've been toying with myself... Tips and advice?

Name: First to fight, first to fall.
Invoke: The first strike is immensely important to you. +3 dice in the first beat of a duel. This may, obviously, be used in the Strike Bid.
Tag: Sadly, that mighty offensive tends to peter out afterwards. The opponent can tag this Aspect for +2 dice on any beat EXCEPT the first.
Compel: Rash and impatient, anyone can use this Compel to force you to take an action of some kind that shows a definitive lack of forethought.

Name: Romance Expert
Invoke: A wink, a smile, just the right touch... Romance is a combined Art and science for you. +3 dice when seducing those of your sexual preference.
Tag: Sadly, this doesn't go over too well with everyone else. Anyone not of your sexual preference can tag this Aspect for +2 dice on any social risk.
Compel: Perhaps you're feeling 'friendly', perhaps you're looking for a challenge, or maybe you want something more material. Either way, you tend to practice. A lot. Anyone can use this Compel to force you to make a Romantic advance to someone of your sexual preference.
SPECIAL: If taken by a bisexual Ven, the Invoke and Tag can be used on or by anyone.

Name: Gardener of the grapevine
Invoke: If there's a rumour abound, you know it. +3 dice on risks involving rumours or gossip.
Tag: Because you always seem to know everyone's business, everyone assumes the worst. Besides, you're sometimes... well, annoying. Anyone can tag this Aspect for +2 dice on a competitive social risk to resist being charmed or convinced of something by you.
Compel: Someone has to turn the wheels in the rumour mill. Anyone can use this Compel to force you to spread gossip you've heard. The gossip should be relevant to the subject at hand, if possible. And it always seems to come from your cousin's friend's brother's daughter's hairdresser's great-aunt, so you know it is reliable...

Name: Light on your feet
Invoke: Your movements are swift and sure, footing almost always precise. +3 dice on risks involving running, jumping, or dancing.
Tag: Unfortunately, because you are so nimble, a strong sneeze could blow you over. Anyone can tag this Aspect to gain +2 dice whenever pushing you down, knocking you over, or attempting to forcefully change your position.
Compel: You're prone to bursts of erratic energy. Anyone can use this Compel to force you to do some form of activity such as running or dancing quickly, just because you're too damn hyper to sit still. Of course, if you absolutely must stay where you are, you will fidget, drum your fingers, or sway back and forth.
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Re: The Aspect Thread

Postby Keith Fyans » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:40 am

WOW! I absolutely loved "First to fight, first to fall."

I'm gonna put up any of the aspects appearing in the play-by-wave I'm narrating. I can't be given credit for any of these:

Self Sacrifice
I: Invoke when protecting others with his life.
T: Tagged because of self-preservation.
C: Compelled to aid enemy and ally alike, accounting for everyone's survival.

Gray Eyes of Sorrow
I: To see the Feint within the Feint
T: When he must trust another
C: To believe the worst about a person or situation

Fadana Senvu (Forsworn Swordsman)
I: To destroy one's enemies with my blade
T: When not using the sword
C: Compelled to find the Peaceful route

Skilled Archer
I: When using a bow
T: When using a sword
C: To take any opportunity to demonstrate superior bowmanship.

Possessor of the Bestiary of Greater Shanri
I: Knowledge concerning the nature and destruction of ork
T: Social situations where delicacy is required
C: To hunt, slay and take a fetish from each ork in the bestiary

Dreams of Blood
I: When taking bloody action against one that he feels has wronged him
T: When attempting to restrain his anger
C: To plot the brutal and bloody ruin of those that have wronged him

My tongue is as keen as my sword
I: When making a clever (smart alec) statement
T: When attempting to refrain from speaking out
C: Always has to have the last word, he will not hold his tongue

My Blood Before Yours
I: When protecting another from danger
T: When defending himself instead of another
C: Protect those he has sworn to protect

SHE Sent Me (poss a sauven)
I: Keen insight into ambushes and traps
T: Socially awkward ~ has the look and manner of a madman
C: Speak of "She that sent me."

No Secret is Safe From Me
I: Invoke when pursuing the secrets other ven try so hard to hide.
T: Tagged because no one trusts the one who knows where all the bodies are buried. Penalty to any interaction involving trust.
C: Compelled to pursue hidden knowledge.

I Blame James
I: Invoke when trying to shift the blame off oneself to another.
T: Tagged when dealing with a direct accusation.
C: Compelled to always shift blame (or credit) to another.

Opportunity Knocks
I: When spotting small details before him for advantage
T: Overwhelmed by too many choices
C: Will always explore any new idea for it's profit

Eyes of the Banker
I: Invoke during contract negotiations
T: Tagged because of pure greed
C: To drive a hard bargain
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Re: The Aspect Thread

Postby Amp » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:46 am

Tsanuri, I should remind you that a Ven almost NEVER loses dice. Some of your Tags seem to be more of a penalty when performing an action of some kind than a bonus to someone else. A good example is Dreams of Blood or My Tongue is as Keen as my Sword. Perhaps the wording could be done differently? Or is it that another Ven can use the Tag any time the character is trying to keep his composure(As a result of a severe split in concentration)? At the very least, I recommend being a little more specific. Wording is important, after all.
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Re: The Aspect Thread

Postby Keith Fyans » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:32 am

Perhaps just a wording thing as nothing has been made of it now and I've understood what peeps are meaning. They are simply indicative of when the Aspect can be tagged; eg: in Dreams of Blood the Tag is "When attempting to restrain his anger", thus another character can tag to gain dice when the character with the aspect is trying to restrain their anger. Seems perfectly reasonable to myself, and nobody ever mentioned loosing dice...

Oh, and Ven never loose dice - other Ven just want more! ;)
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