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Started by Sydney Freedberg, December 10, 2004, 09:24:07 PM
Quote from: Andrew MorrisI know the assumption has been that both host and Archivist could experience Burn and Fade, but I didn't think we'd firmly decided on that yet. Is that still up for discussion, or not? The mechanics I'm (re)posting below assume that Burn is for the host and Fade is for the Archivist. Likewise, I didn't think it was yet written in stone that Archivists have Humanity.
Quote from: Sydney FreedbergI really like the idea that maximum Archivist Transcendence is always higher than maximum Host Humanity -- it puts the balance of power, and thus moral responsibility, squarely on the shoulders of the Archivists, i.e. the players, where it should be.
Quote from: Sydney FreedbergNow, I personally think that it might be more elegant to have Kewl Powerz be manifestations of a particular Uncanny Knowledge in action ... This would incidentally allow Hosts and Archivists to have the same number of traits in perfect mirror-image
Quote from: Sydney FreedbergAnd a question: Are the total values of an Archivist's traits, or at least its Knowledge and Power, capped by, or equal to, its total Transcendence in your scheme, Andrew?
Quote from: Andrew MorrisEh? I thought the traits already were in mirror image, that was my intention when setting them up:Humanity <---> Transcendence (pure strength and identity)Free Will <---> Otherworldly Knowledges (core, unique abilities)Passions <---> Logoi (power stemming from one's nature)Skills <---> Skills (uhm...well...skills)Burn <---> Fade (bad stuff that comes from imbalance)
Quote from: Andrew MorrisTobias, where do Free Will, Burn, and Fade fit in this system? I'm assuming that you're not doing away with them entirely, but if not, then that's just as many traits I proposed in the first place -- one more, actually.
QuoteCheck me if I'm misunderstanding your ideas, but it looks to me like the only difference between our systems is that you didn't include a Free Will mechanic for hosts and added Passions to the Archivist traits.