Shadow Skittering “I saw the whole man slowly emerge from the window and begin to crawl down the castle wall over the dreadful abyss, face down with his cloak spreading out around him like great wings. At first I could not believe my eyes. I thought it was some trick of the moonlight, some weird effect of shadow, but I kept looking, and it could be no delusion. I saw the fingers and toes grasp the corners of the stones, worn clear of the mortar by the stress of years, and by thus using every projection and inequality move downwards with considerable speed, just as a lizard moves along a wall.” - Bram Stoker, Dracula

You possess the ability to move in a manner that ordinary humans cannot.
Used by Benny Scappetti, Created by BobDylan530.

Benny is able to scale walls and even cling to the ceiling, so long as he is in shadow or darkness.

You gain the following benefits at all times.

You may move easily and without a roll in any of the following situations.

  • Spider Climber: You are able to climb on and cling to any surface without regard for the ordinary rules of gravity. You climb at your normal movespeed.

You only gain the benefits of this effect if you are in shadow or darkness.

Community Power Gifts

As Perkins Cadbury smokes weed, the smoke in his lungs that gets spewed out creates a fog of 'understanding,' allowing those he talks to and hears from to be 'understood.' As in, he knows exactly what they're saying through the power of chill vibes, y'know?

You gain the following benefits at all times. You must actively and obviously be using weed to gain the benefits of this Effect.

You may understand and communicate to humans and Sapient beings as if you are fluent in a relevant language.

  • The target of "human" refers to any target that speaks a human language.

When handling non-electronic locks the user's shadow guides their hand and makes them draw a key on the journal that they then materialize from the page, (the manifested key looks immaterial and constantly swirling with darkness when it is manifested this way), the shadow then inserts this key into the door's shadow and unlocks it. When dealing with an electronic lock however the shadow reacts violently and untethers from the user before seeping itself into the locking mechanism and thrashing within it to disrupt it.

Spend an Action to activate. Select a door, lock, or locked target within 20 feet , which is no more complex than a personal safe door or a keycard reader. Cannot be used on Alien technology. You must actively and obviously use a leather journal to activate this Effect.

You may lock, unlock, and/or open your target.

This Gift's Cost is capped at 2 and cannot be increased further.

  • Any door or restraint that is fastened or shut with a mechanism may be considered locked, at the GM's discretion. Can be used on control panels or other electronic locks, but not computer security systems.
  • If you operate a locking mechanism through this Effect which has some other secondary effect (such as the ignition on a car causing the car to start) you may cause that effect as well.
  • You can target yourself if you qualify as a valid target by the other requirements.

Physiology is in its way unique to mortals. Leon does not age, he does not breathe, he does not eat, nor does he drink. So the facsimile of human anatomy he has held has been something that's been a vestige of his weakened state for some time. No longer. The interior of his body holds only masses of spiritual energy that Leon can move around freely and destroying these organs so long as he retains function no longer hurts him as though it will expose his nonhuman nature if he's hit with a grenade. His body reforms around the injury as the spiritual mass absorbs reiki from the air to reconstitute itself, it will not kill him. No, to truly slay Leon you must now commit to a grueling battle of attrition. One in which you are against the energy of the world, and Leon does not fancy your chances.

You gain the following benefits at all times.

You are permanently and visibly transformed: He now gains sharp fox-like teeth, his tails now have a singular green slit iris'd eye each that are hidden beneath the fur of the tail akin to a lid, and his "Blood" now glows slightly in the dark.. You are considered to be a Sapient, Living being when targeted..

No single organ in your body is critical for life. If any body part is separated, it lives and can take Actions for one hour. Attacks do not get bonuses from targeting specific body parts. You cannot suffer an Injury with Severity greater than 6.

  • If you become split into multiple pieces, the Player controls the "main" piece, while the GM controls the others. Only the main piece can activate Effects.

Luci's regeneration has evolved to a molecular level- chasing after mundane things that shouldn't be present and immediately kill them.

You gain the following benefits at all times.

You are immune to all non-Alien diseases, poisons, toxins, or drugs, even if modern medicine has no known treatment for them.

When activated, Guido's eyes burn with a spectral blue-white light.

Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Make a Trauma roll when you activate this Effect.

You automatically detect all Spatial Anomalies within 50 feet of you for the next ten minutes. You have a clear sense of both the distance and direction towards any detected items. You do not learn any details about the detected items.

Even while this Effect is not active, if any Spatial Anomalies come within 50 feet of you, you may roll Perception + Alertness, Difficulty 7 to detect them.

Stock Power Gifts

The Ranger is an expert at wildlife survival in any natural environment. Even in the harshest climates, they have the capacity to find food, water, and shelter suitable for sleeping.

You gain the following benefits as long as you are in the wilderness.

You no longer require any food, water, or sleep in order to survive.

You can suspend all requirements for life by entering an inanimate state. You can remain in this state for up to 2 months, and are effectively Incapacitated while Hibernating. Entering and Exiting takes one minute, during which you cannot act.

The cop keeps his gun trained on The Witch and nods to her cart. "Open it. Slowly"

Her wrinkled fingers pry open the door. Dozens of miniature glass bottles, each one unique in shape and color, tinkle against each other.

"I can be useful, you know," she croaks, lifting a cloudy pink flask no larger than her finger. "Are you looking for love? One sip of this will send even the most stone-hearted prospect into a fit of passion."

The officer snatches the vial and regards the faintly-glowing fluid swirling within. "Another charlatan," he grunts, tossing it over his shoulder. He grabs the old woman's waterskin and takes a swig. "Plain water's worth more than your lies you dirty--"

He freezes and blinks at the Witch. Where before he saw a vile con artist, now he sees an old woman finding her way though a harsh world. Was his own mother so different? He lowers his gun. "Don't let me catch you tricking folks around here again."

The Witch smiles and snaps her cart closed. "With pleasure."

Spend an Action to activate. Select a Living target within 45 feet as well as a specific emotion. You must actively and obviously use your potion brewing set to activate this Effect. Roll Charisma + Alertness at Difficulty 6. Affected targets can resist by rolling Mind at Difficulty 6.

If you succeed, for the next minute, your target will do things they otherwise wouldn’t have done, inspired by the chosen emotion. They will not necessarily display their emotions in an obvious way.

Actions they take will be in keeping with their character and the way they tend to deal with strong emotions. They will be unlikely to change their mind about any actions taken or decisions made until after the Effect ends.

Both attacking someone and being attacked will end the Effect.

This Gift's level is capped at 2 Gifts and cannot be increased further.

  • If you succeed, the target MUST take at least one Action they otherwise would not have. Hey, GM who is reading this, I'm talking to you. You have to enforce this. Remember: Gifts must feel powerful.

By concentrating, the Werewolf may access their heightened sense of smell in human form, allowing them to track prey and figure out where people and things have been.

You gain the following benefits at all times.

Your senses are enhanced in the following way.

  • Smell: Your nose is highly sensitive and can differentiate between scents the way a dog can, as well as recognize things you have smelled before.

The Psychic can glean various important details about a person simply by engaging in a short conversation with them for a minute or so.

Spend a minute to activate. Select a Sapient target within arm's reach. You must continuously interact with the individual in question in order to gather any information. At the end of your investigation, roll Brawn + Alertness at Difficulty 6.

You learn all the following information about your target:

  • You learn a hidden desire of the target. Roll Outcome determines the relevancy / secret-ness of the desire.
  • You learn their relationship to a specific individual (chosen prior to the effect activation).

The quality and specificity of information gained depends on your Outcome.

Any information you gather is spoken aloud in conversation and made publicly available.

This Gift's level is capped at 2 Gifts and cannot be increased further.

The Witch wiggles her fingers at her broomstick, and it leaps from the ground with a whoosh of wind. She may then hop on and fly around. It’s so fun, she often finds herself cackling uncontrollably.

Flight is brief but quick, and she must return to the ground in one minute.

Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. You must actively and obviously use a broom to activate this Effect.

You may levitate off the ground at three times your normal walking speed. The effect lasts for the next hour, though you may choose to end it at will.

  • Any penalties to dice or movement, including from Encumbrance, are applied as normal. If your movement is reduced to 0 due to encumbrance, you will begin to sink down to the ground.
  • You may activate this Effect while in midair, allowing you to slow and survive any free fall.