Legacy Power: Buy Happiness

“I’ll buy you a diamond ring my friend, if it makes you feel alright. I’ll get you anything my friend, if it makes you feel alright. I don’t care too much for money.” - approximate quote, John Lennon

A 1 Gift Emotion Control Power used by Lorenzo, created by BobDylan530.


Lorenzo sets a pile of $10,000 cash (or equivalent in other currency) on fire. As it burns, gold-green smoke wafts up from the blaze and into the nostrils of Lorenzo and 5 other people, who become immediately very high and full of euphoric bliss.


Spend an Action, Exert your Mind, and choose an emotion and an Animate target within 45 feet. Make a contested roll against the target, rolling Charisma + Influence Difficulty 6 vs their Mind, Difficulty 6 as a Free Action. If you win, the target must do something they otherwise wouldn't have done, inspired by the chosen emotion. The action they take will be in keeping with their character and the way they tend to deal with strong emotions. The emotion shift lasts 1 Hour, and during that time, they are very unlikely to change their mind about their action.

Combat ends the effect, even if the target started it. If attempting to calm during combat, effect ends if target is attacked.

Example emotions (and example potential actions):
Anger (attacking, losing temper)
Pity (adopting a puppy, stopping an attack, killing you painlessly)
Happiness (stopping a despair-driven action)
Jealousy (stealing a gem, buying something)
Anxiety (run, attack brutally)
Sadness (find solitude, openly cry)


  • Group Therapy (You may target a number of individuals equal to your Charisma rating.)
  • Overwhelm (The defensive Mind roll suffers a -3 dice penalty.)


  • Double-Edged Sword (You are affected by this Power to the same extent as your target.)
  • Fuel (Using this Effect consumes some material good in addition to its other costs.)
    • Fuel Unit - $10000 cash
  • Elemental (Instead of choosing an emotion, you may only inspire a single emotion or narrow band of emotions.)
    • Emotion - Happiness joy euphoria etc


Duration: 1 ( 1 Hour ) Range: 1 ( 45 feet )

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