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Author Topic: Boosting Humanity, Cover and Power?  (Read 5753 times)
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Joe Mcdaldno

« on: March 28, 2008, 02:00:28 PM »

Can a demon Boost its master's Humanity?

Can a demon Boost its master's Cover, or its own?

Can a demon Boost another demon's Power?
If a demon had Power 6 and Boost Power (assuming it can have such a thing), if it were to Boost Power upon itself, would the resulting score be 1, or 7? (because "Boosting reduces the demon's Power to 1 while it is maintained")

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Ron Edwards
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008, 02:51:29 PM »

Hi Joe,

The answer in all cases is "no." Boost may apply only to Stamina, Will, or Lore. (Clarification: singly. In other words, if you want a demon that can Boost all three, then the demon needs three separate Boost abilities.)

I'll specify a couple of alternatives and options.

1. Humanity can't be Boosted. The only equivalent can be found in the Grace rules in The Sorcerer's Soul, which isn't Boost but rather a kind of buffer that the angel can set up to protect someone from the consequences of 0 Humanity.

2. Cover can't be Boosted. However, a demon may have the Cover ability with its user defined as not the demon, in which case one can be, say, a rock star or millionaire, because the demon makes you one.

3. Power can't be Boosted. To answer your hypothetical question, though, the result would be 7.

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