Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Jade-xalted: Sample assets

Below are some sample assets built using the system described in earlier posts.

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White Jade Warstrider (Device)

Cost: 3 refresh
Features

  • Harmful - +2 shifts of damage on attack (up to a max of shifts scored on attack roll)
  • Protective - reduces shift value of successful attack by 2
  • Sturdy - has 2 stress boxes
  • Jade construction - +1 to rolls when used by a terrestrial exalt, may activate the 'blessed by the elements' aspect at will.

Flaws
  • Demanding - requires a scene of preparation and a great (+4) sorceror roll to activate the warstrider.


Warstriders are ancient suits of magitech armour from the First Age, designed to not only protect the wearer inside their enormous armoured hides but also to increase their strength and prowess, only scant few function in the present and these require extensive maintenance (normally in the form of barely understood annointing ceremonies) to continue running.

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Door-Evading Technique (technique)
Cost: 3 refresh
Features
  • Exceptional
Flaws
  • Consuming

At the cost of a fate point the user of this technique may completely bypass one inanimate obstacle (such as a door for example) that impedes movement between zones.

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Beastman warband (allies)
Cost: 2 refresh
Features
  • Professional x 2 - Warrior +2, Assassin +1. 
  • Resilient - Ally gains a mild consequence slot.
  • Sturdy - Gains an additional 1 stress box.
  • Numerous x 3 - 8 total allies. 
Flaws
Troubling ("Hunted and despised in civilised lands.")


Having lurked on the fringes of civilisation for so long, many Lunar Exalted have bred half beast-like offspring and are served by their savage children.

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These are just three examples of assets that can be quickly created with the Jadepunk style method of handling assets once you are familiar with the system, it is flexible but provides enough structure to enable you jump straight in and start designing.