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« Reply #1635 on: (15:14:05/04-02-18) »
Just looking for a black and white answer
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« Reply #1636 on: (16:52:40/04-02-18) »
Alter Ballistics is an Instantaneous spell, its effects happen and then the spell is done. Since bypassing Immunity to Normal Weapons is not one of the listed effects, it doesn't. The preparation itself wouldn't allow any sort of bypassing because it isn't dual-natured (or likely even magical at all) by the time the bullet would hit [preparations only become dual-natured while sustaining a spell].

So plain answer: No. Alter Ballistics does not allow the bypassing of Immunity to Normal Weapons.

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« Reply #1637 on: (21:51:55/04-02-18) »
Thank you

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« Reply #1638 on: (08:29:00/07-16-18) »
Hi All!

I have questions about the metagenetic ability "natural venom".
In the "Run Faster" p117. there is the original table with severity with effects but here it is:

ANIMAL TOXINS TABLE
SEVERITY / KARMA COST / SPEED               / POWER    / EFFECT                                                      / PENETRATION
Mild         / 3                   / 1 Combat Turn   / 8             / Disorientation; Stun Damage                       / 0
Moderate  / 5                   / 1 Combat Turn   / 12           / Disorientation; Nausea; Stun Damage         / –1
Serious    / 10                 / Immediate         / 10           / Disorientation; Paralysis; Physical Damage   / –2
Deadly     / 15                 / Immediate         / 12           / Nausea; Paralysis; Physical Damage            / –2


So if somebody has Moderate severity natural venom, she gets all the effects or only one?
Can somebody has double natural venom ability? Like a moderate spat and a Mild inhalation?
Does somebody know hows inhalation works in this case? Like distance, diameter of the poison "gas" etc...

Thanks your help and clarify.
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« Reply #1639 on: (10:37:19/07-16-18) »
Hi All!

I have questions about the metagenetic ability "natural venom".
In the "Run Faster" p117. there is the original table with severity with effects but here it is:

ANIMAL TOXINS TABLE
SEVERITY / KARMA COST / SPEED               / POWER    / EFFECT                                                      / PENETRATION
Mild         / 3                   / 1 Combat Turn   / 8             / Disorientation; Stun Damage                       / 0
Moderate  / 5                   / 1 Combat Turn   / 12           / Disorientation; Nausea; Stun Damage         / –1
Serious    / 10                 / Immediate         / 10           / Disorientation; Paralysis; Physical Damage   / –2
Deadly     / 15                 / Immediate         / 12           / Nausea; Paralysis; Physical Damage            / –2


So if somebody has Moderate severity natural venom, she gets all the effects or only one?
Can somebody has double natural venom ability? Like a moderate spat and a Mild inhalation?
Does somebody know hows inhalation works in this case? Like distance, diameter of the poison "gas" etc...

Thanks your help and clarify.


It doesn't list a range for any of them.
But, how far can you spit? 2 m? 3m? Sounds like a melee range.
same thing with exhaled poisons.... maybe a meter...

The difference is in how they work as that can make the difference in if they are effective. but they all appear to be a melee range attack option.
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« Reply #1640 on: (22:48:58/07-16-18) »
It might follow the Venom power (401 pg. Core) which is Touch.
Yeah, TMs got thrown in the cell with Bubba the Love Troll and sandpaper for lube.
there is autosofts for everything  8)

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« Reply #1641 on: (01:47:12/07-17-18) »
Hi All!

I have questions about the metagenetic ability "natural venom".
In the "Run Faster" p117. there is the original table with severity with effects but here it is:

ANIMAL TOXINS TABLE
SEVERITY / KARMA COST / SPEED               / POWER    / EFFECT                                                      / PENETRATION
Mild         / 3                   / 1 Combat Turn   / 8             / Disorientation; Stun Damage                       / 0
Moderate  / 5                   / 1 Combat Turn   / 12           / Disorientation; Nausea; Stun Damage         / –1
Serious    / 10                 / Immediate         / 10           / Disorientation; Paralysis; Physical Damage   / –2
Deadly     / 15                 / Immediate         / 12           / Nausea; Paralysis; Physical Damage            / –2


So if somebody has Moderate severity natural venom, she gets all the effects or only one?
Can somebody has double natural venom ability? Like a moderate spat and a Mild inhalation?
Does somebody know hows inhalation works in this case? Like distance, diameter of the poison "gas" etc...

Thanks your help and clarify.


It doesn't list a range for any of them.
But, how far can you spit? 2 m? 3m? Sounds like a melee range.
same thing with exhaled poisons.... maybe a meter...

The difference is in how they work as that can make the difference in if they are effective. but they all appear to be a melee range attack option.

Thanks! But what about the effects? Do you get all effect for the venom in the same row or only one?

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« Reply #1642 on: (01:54:04/07-17-18) »
Core p408 regarding Toxins: "Unless otherwise noted, all effects occur unless the toxin’s Power is reduced to 0 in a Toxin Resistance Test."

So all would apply. And a Force #Power Detox, which has Drain F-6, would eliminate all side-effects (not the damage, of course) on a single hit.

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« Reply #1643 on: (01:57:44/07-17-18) »
HI
My friend and I have a question about the 【R&G】HIGH-FASHION ARMOR CLOTHING P57-66.

a)MORTIMER OF LONDON Berwick Suit [CUSTOM FIT]  Wireless Bonus: +1 dice pool bonus to Social Tests

b)MORTIMER OF LONDON Greatcoat Coat [CUSTOM FIT (STACK)] Wireless Bonus: +1 dice pool bonus to Social Tests

CUSTOM FIT (STACK):This characteristic employs all the Custom Fit rules, but in addition these items can stack with other pieces that have been Custom Fit by the same maker, for the same person. The character has to select a specific set of Armored Clothing to have the piece Custom Fit with. The Custom Fit combination then allows the character to use either the base armor or add on the stack bonus for that set of gear.

Can I got +2 (+1 form Berwick Suit and +1 from Greatcoat Coat) dice pool bonus or only +1 dice pool bonus to Social Tests when my character wears both of a and b? ;)

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« Reply #1644 on: (02:00:02/07-17-18) »
HI
My friend and I have a question about the 【R&G】HIGH-FASHION ARMOR CLOTHING P57-66.

a)MORTIMER OF LONDON Berwick Suit [CUSTOM FIT]  Wireless Bonus: +1 dice pool bonus to Social Tests

b)MORTIMER OF LONDON Greatcoat Coat [CUSTOM FIT (STACK)] Wireless Bonus: +1 dice pool bonus to Social Tests

CUSTOM FIT (STACK):This characteristic employs all the Custom Fit rules, but in addition these items can stack with other pieces that have been Custom Fit by the same maker, for the same person. The character has to select a specific set of Armored Clothing to have the piece Custom Fit with. The Custom Fit combination then allows the character to use either the base armor or add on the stack bonus for that set of gear.

Can I got +2 (+1 form Berwick Suit and +1 from Greatcoat Coat) dice pool bonus or only +1 dice pool bonus to Social Tests when my character wears both of a and b? ;)
I vaguely recall something about only the top layer applying for Social Tests, but I'd have to dig out the book for a check.

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« Reply #1645 on: (02:15:29/07-17-18) »
Core p408 regarding Toxins: "Unless otherwise noted, all effects occur unless the toxin’s Power is reduced to 0 in a Toxin Resistance Test."

So all would apply. And a Force #Power Detox, which has Drain F-6, would eliminate all side-effects (not the damage, of course) on a single hit.

Thanks a lot for clarify this :)

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« Reply #1646 on: Today at 04:57:33 »
Hi All!

I have questions about the metagenetic ability "natural venom".
In the "Run Faster" p117. there is the original table with severity with effects but here it is:

ANIMAL TOXINS TABLE
SEVERITY / KARMA COST / SPEED               / POWER    / EFFECT                                                      / PENETRATION
Mild         / 3                   / 1 Combat Turn   / 8             / Disorientation; Stun Damage                       / 0
Moderate  / 5                   / 1 Combat Turn   / 12           / Disorientation; Nausea; Stun Damage         / –1
Serious    / 10                 / Immediate         / 10           / Disorientation; Paralysis; Physical Damage   / –2
Deadly     / 15                 / Immediate         / 12           / Nausea; Paralysis; Physical Damage            / –2


So if somebody has Moderate severity natural venom, she gets all the effects or only one?
Can somebody has double natural venom ability? Like a moderate spat and a Mild inhalation?
Does somebody know hows inhalation works in this case? Like distance, diameter of the poison "gas" etc...

Thanks your help and clarify.


It doesn't list a range for any of them.
But, how far can you spit? 2 m? 3m? Sounds like a melee range.
same thing with exhaled poisons.... maybe a meter...

The difference is in how they work as that can make the difference in if they are effective. but they all appear to be a melee range attack option.

Thanks! But what about the effects? Do you get all effect for the venom in the same row or only one?

Just to make sure we are all on the same page and understanding everything... because some of us have been drinking. (ME!)

The way this all boils down is:

If you want a contact vector poison, AND you spend say 15 karma on this (deadly) what you have is:

A spit ( 5 extra karma) poison that has a SPEED of immediate, a Power of 12, causes Nausea; Paralysis; Physical Damage and has a Penetration of -2.

All that costs you a total of 20 karma.

The only thing that the Spitting/exhaling/injecting has to do is with the delivery method of the poison; And thus what protects against it best for a modifier.
a Spitting (Contact vector) poison is only good if you can land it on skin..
A exhaled (Inhalation vector) poison is only good if they breathe it in...
A injected (Injection vector) is only good if you can break the skin...

The rules for poisons can be found in the CRB page 408, as MC pointed out. Refer there for which poison does what by how and what does it. 
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