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by Dougansf
Tue May 24, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting
Replies: 67
Views: 11478

Re: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting

There are definitely many interpretations of the rules. I sometimes wonder if the vagueness of language is intentional. I personally feel that language chosen for any game rules should be clearly defined. I think that since this is now the fourth iteration of these rules, too many hands went into t...
by Dougansf
Fri May 20, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting
Replies: 67
Views: 11478

Re: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting

I would like to confirm how many actions it takes to Astrally Sense someone. If you see someone in the real world, you can use Astral Sight upon them. Do you need to beat the local MD for corruption, and the targets personal MD in the same roll? Or do you have to roll once for local MD, and a second...
by Dougansf
Mon May 16, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting
Replies: 67
Views: 11478

Re: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting

I think the questions have boiled down to: A) What is the full procedure to "astrally sense" a target for use in Astral Targeting, and other Wizard spells? If an example helps, let's say the Wizard has no prep spells up, and encounters a slow moving Cadaver Man. What actions does the Wizar...
by Dougansf
Mon May 16, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting
Replies: 67
Views: 11478

Re: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting

I think Stealthy Stride and such illusory spells and talents are best explained in the True to Form section of Astral Space (page 207).
by Dougansf
Sun May 15, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting
Replies: 67
Views: 11478

Re: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting

I think the big issue is a lack of terminology differentiation. When you first use Astral Sight, you must beat the MD of Astral Space (6+ corruption usually). That allows you to sense the Astral Imprint of everything within range, but with no specific detail. I'd call this Pattern Detection . Subseq...
by Dougansf
Sun May 15, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting
Replies: 67
Views: 11478

Re: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting

Honestly, I'm not sure it's a big enough problem to warrant hard-coded mechanics. There's a lot of digital ink being spilled on the fiddly semantic details of a narrow interaction of a couple things. There are a number of Wizard spells that are improved or require astral sensing of the target. I'm ...
by Dougansf
Sat May 14, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting
Replies: 67
Views: 11478

Re: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting

Any Astral Sense method allows you to "see" everything in range. Sight is kinda straight forward from the user's eyes. Astral Sense Spell is radar, 360 degree sight. If the test (any you make one each round) exceeds the mystic defense of any target in range, you have successfully astral s...
by Dougansf
Fri May 13, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting
Replies: 67
Views: 11478

Re: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting

When the adept makes an astral sensing test against a target, it is only against that target. The adept doesn't make one test and automatically apply the result to every pattern they encounter. Once a target has been astrally sensed, the adept maintains astrally sensing the target for the duration....
by Dougansf
Fri May 13, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting
Replies: 67
Views: 11478

Re: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting

Thanks again. Let me see if I have a summary of the changes. Astral Sight: Duration = rank rounds, Range = rank x 10 yards (single target?) Astral Sense: Duration = rank + 10 minutes, Range changes to 30 yard radius (plus thread increases). Astral Targeting will only be of benefit during the above D...
by Dougansf
Fri May 13, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting
Replies: 67
Views: 11478

Re: [ED4] Astral Sense and Astral Targeting

The adept must still be benefiting from some way to astrally perceive the target, whether Astral Sense, Astral Sight, or something else. The adept must have previously succeeded at an astral sensing test against the target. A reference to the section on astral sensing would likely have made this mo...

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