Viewing Effect - Drain Attributes
Diminish your target's core competencies

Create a Drain Attributes Power

Description

You are capable of temporarily diminishing one of the core physical or mental capabilities of another creature.

System

Spend an Action, Exert your Mind, and choose an Animate target within [[range]]. Make a contested roll of your [[attack-roll]] against the target's [[resistance]]. If you succeed, [[drained-attribute]] is reduced by one point for a day. You cannot reduce Attributes to zero.

Drained attributes are recorded as Battle Scars on the character sheet, and are affected by anything which interacts with Battle Scars.

Enhancements

Siphon (You gain the Attributes you drain as a dice bonus to rolls made with that same Attribute equal to the amount you drained. Lasts one hour.)
Lasts one hour no matter what other Enhancements you take. Cannot be used with Curse.

Destroy Attribute (Effect is permanent. The stat may be bought back up at its normal cost / rate.)

Waste (Instead of success draining one Attribute point, the number of Attribute points you drain is equal to half your Outcome, rounded up.)

Deadly (You may reduce Attributes to zero.)
A Character with an Attribute at zero becomes unplayable / incapacitated if that Attribute is Charisma or Perception, and dies permanently if it is Brawn, Dexterity, or Intellect.

Battery-operated (Instead of Exerting Mind to activate this Power, it has its own 3-point Source pool. The Source regenerates at the rate of one point per day and cannot be raised with Experience.)
Powers can share a battery pool by taking this Enhancement on each Power and specifying the same Source. Each additional Power after the first increases the capacity of the Source by 2, to a maximum of 10. This Enhancement cannot be used to enhance the owning character's source.

Ironic Punishment (Instead of draining a single Attribute, you now drain their highest Attribute.)
In the event of a tie between highest Attributes, the GM decides which one to drain.

Curse (Instead of taking effect immediately, you may apply this Power as a curse. Specify a condition that, when fulfilled, causes the suspended effect to occur. The target is informed that they have been cursed and of the condition.)
Any activation rolls occur when you attempt to cast the curse, not when it takes effect. The manner of the target being made aware is flexible. Speaking the curse aloud is a popular choice. Unless this Power is Concealed, the target is likely to believe they've been truly cursed. If this Power has a visual effect, it still occurs at the time of cast. If the Power is one that can be dodged or otherwise Reacted to, it is still dodgable at time of casting. No two active curses may have the same Condition.

Additional Attribute (This Effect drains two Attributes instead of one.)

Concealed (Using this Effect is not obvious. Choose a Tell that occurs only when you use the Effect; if-- and only if-- someone suspects that a Effect was used, they must roll Perception + Alertness, Difficulty 8 to pick up on your Tell.)
As per the standard rules, a complete success (Outcome of at least 4) is required to determine the source and target flawlessly. Lower outcomes may result in partial successes. Your Tell should be something small that would not otherwise frequently occur, such as a slight nosebleed, fiddling with an object, an intense stare.

Switch (You may turn this Effect on and off at will during its duration.)
You may only switch this Effect on or off once per Round.

Drawbacks

Focus (Using this Effect requires a specific kind of item.)
Subject to Playgroup Leader approval. Drawing an accessible object (such as one in a holster) counts as a Quick Action (-2 dice), and removing something from a backpack or luggage requires a Full Action.
Unique Focus (This Power takes the form of a specific, unique item, which can be borrowed, lost, or stolen. You must use / wear this item as intended to use this Power.)
Once per Day (You may only use this Effect once per day.)
Conditional (This Effect is only available when a certain condition is met. This condition must be severe enough that this Gift is unusable the majority of the time.)
The condition must be significant. Subject to GM approval.
Tunnel Vision (While this Effect is active, you are at -2 dice to all Actions and cannot Concentrate.)
This means you cannot perform any actions which require your full attention, such as Committed Actions, as well as a number of Powers.
Long Cast (This Effect takes one minute to activate.)
Traumatic (You must make a Trauma roll when you use this Effect.)
Double-Edged Sword (You are affected by this Power to the same extent as your target.)
Cannot be taken on Powers that provide buffs of any kind.
Exhausting (After you finish activating this Effect, you cannot move quicker than a walk (max 15 feet per Round) for one minute and suffer a -1 dice penalty for an hour.)
Exhaustion penalties stack. If you activate this Effect or another Effect with Exhaustion, your penalty will continue to worsen.
Sacrifice (Activating this Effect requires you to take a Severity-1 Injury instead of Exerting your Mind or spending a point of Source.)
You cannot use Armor to soak this damage.
Fuel (Using this Effect consumes some material good in addition to its other costs.)
Mage (Activating this Effect requires at least two committed Actions and involves intricate use of the arms, hands and either the voice or an object. If interrupted during activation, the Effect fails.)
Just about any attempt to interrupt the ritual should be successful. Even neutral events (like a cat wandering up) may cause it to fail. GM's discretion. If the cast time for the Power is longer than the minimum two actions required, the ritual must last for the entire cast time.
Monstrous (Possessing this Power causes a mutation that elicits a strong, negative social response from the average person in your setting. The mutation is visible even if you are wearing long sleeves, pants, and shoes. Maximum one per Contractor.)
This mutation is ALWAYS present, even when the Gift is not being used, and ALWAYS extreme and difficult to conceal. This mutation may complicate social situations at the GMs discretion. Maximum of one Gift with the Monstrous Drawback per Contractor.
Consumable (Instead of using this Power directly on a target, you must prepare it as a consumable material. Anyone who drinks or eats a full dose is fully affected by the Power and cannot make any resistance rolls. Prepared doses expire in 24 hours.)
Preparing a Consumable dose takes one hour, but any number of doses may be prepared in that time. Any activation-restricting Parameters must be at their default level (e.g. range), and few if any cast-restricting Drawbacks (e.g. long cast) can be taken. This does not reduce Power activation costs, so if you prepare a dose before a Game, you will be Exerted as normal. Any activation roll for this Power is made when the dose is consumed, not when it is prepared. Minimum dose size is a thimble’s worth of fluid. Any decisions about the Power’s behavior that you would normally make at cast time are made when the dose is prepared instead. A prepared dose is a physical object that must be carried and may be lost, stolen, or given away. Drawbacks around activating this Power (ritual, long cast time, etc) are restricted or apply to the dosing of the Power instead of its preparation. If a partial dose is taken, the Power may be partially effective at GM’s discretion.

Parameter - Range

Default Level: 1

Seasoned Threshold: 3

Veteran Threshold: 4

Eratta: Unlimited range still requires you to aim in some way, whether it be through a scrying pool, a mark on your target, or gps coordinates.

  1. Arm's Reach
  2. 45 feet
  3. 300 feet
  4. 1000 feet
  5. 1 mile
  6. 10 miles
  7. Unlimited

Parameter - Range

Default Level: 1

Seasoned Threshold: 3

Veteran Threshold: 4

  1. Arm's Reach
  2. 20 feet
  3. 300 feet
  4. Line of Sight

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