Viewing Effect - Pyromancy
Control fire at will

Create a Pyromancy Power

Description

You may start or extinguish fires at a distance.

System

Exert your Mind and spend an Action to create or extinguish a fire as large as [[fire-size]] within [[range]]. These fires are mundane, and require fuel and oxygen to burn. Fires the size of a lighter or candle flame can be created or extinguished without Exerting your Mind.

Lighting a creature on fire deals [[fire-size]], starting the round after the first. Armor reduces this damage, but is likely to be damaged or destroyed after one or two rounds. Fires may be extinguished by the target if they spend an Action and roll Wits + Athletics, Difficulty 8.

Enhancements

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.

Triggered (You cannot manually activate this Power. Instead, choose a triggering event, always outside your control, that activates this Power without requiring an Action or Exertion cost from you.)
Cannot be taken with the "Conditional" Drawback. The triggering event must be outside of your control, and balance must be strictly enforced by Cell Leaders. Suitable events may include: suffering an Injury Severity two or higher, being grappled, falling unconscious, being tied up and bound, being angrily screamed at, etc.

Conduit (You may use this Power at any range, but doing so requires a token of your target. You may use this Power once per token. Tokens must be of a particular type determined at Power creation, such as a track of the target, a body part of the target, etc.)
Token types examples: a track of the target, a body part of the target, a mirror that has reflected the target, an object of sentimental value to the target, a sample of the target's handwriting, etc.

Flame Control (You may Exert your Mind to move a fire as large as [[fire-size]] from one location in [[range]] to another location in [[range]], or to draw a line that a fire twice as large as [[fire-size]] cannot cross.)

Flame Retardant (You and the equipment on your person have an additional 2 Armor against fire.)
This Armor stacks with a maximum of one other source of Armor. Does not stack with Armor that is already receiving some other sort of bonus.

Inferno Home (You are immune to fire damage.)

Arsonist or Firefighter (Choose "Arsonist" or "Firefighter" when taking this Enhancement. If you chose "Arsonist," creating fires does not cost Exertion. If you chose "Firefighter," extinguishing fires does not cost exertion.)

Immortal Flames (The fires you create cannot be extinguished for a number of rounds equal to the Gift cost of this Power. After that duration they require fuel and water as normal.)

Concealed (This Power is not obvious. Bystanders must roll Perception + Alertness, Difficulty 7 to determine the Power's Source and Target. You must still exhibit some tell that you are using it such as a small gesture, an intense stare, or a bloody nose.)
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.

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.

Drawbacks

Focus (Activating this Power requires a specific kind of item.)
Subject to GM approval.
Once per Day (May only use this Power once per day.)
Conditional (Only usable when a certain condition is met. This condition must be severe enough that the Power is unusable the majority of the time.)
Condition must be significant. Subject to GM approval.
Unique Focus (This Power takes the form of a specific, unique item, which can be borrowed, lost, or stolen.)
Traumatic (Make a Trauma roll when you use this power)
Aimed (Power requires aiming roll, chosen at creation. Additionally, Power may now be dodged or parried as appropriate.)
Roll is specified upon creation.
Critical Failure (Roll a single D10 when you activate this Power. If you roll a 1, you critically fail in a way that is extraordinarily dangerous. Failure should cause at least a Severity-4 Injury, a mutilating Battle Scar, or some other terrible consequence.)
Mage (Activating this Power 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 Power 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.
Exhausting (After activating this Power, you cannot move quicker than a walk for one minute and suffer a -1 dice penalty for an hour.)
Exhaustion penalties stack. If you activate this Power or another Power with Exhaustion, your penalty will continue to worsen.
Sacrifice (Activating 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.
Half the Equation (You may only create or extinguish fires, not both.)
Fuel (Using this Power consumes some material good in addition to its other costs.)
The unit of material consumed per activation must be specified at power creation time. For example, "A quart of gasoline," or "a head's worth of human hair" etc. The amount should be proportionate to the difficulty to access the material. For instance, something you can get in town (gasoline, ink) should require a half gallon per activation, something abundant like water should require at least a gallon, something rare like mercury should require a cup or so.
Monstrous (This Power causes a mutation that elicits a strong, negative social response from the average person in your World. The mutation is ALWAYS present and visible even if you are wearing long sleeves, pants, and shoes. Maximum one per Contractor)
This mutation is ALWAYS present, even when the Power is not being used, and ALWAYS extreme and difficult to conceal. This mutation may complicate social situations at the GMs discretion. Maximum of one Power 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: 0

Seasoned Threshold: 2

Veteran Threshold: 3

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

Parameter - Fire Size

Default Level: 0

Seasoned Threshold: 3

Veteran Threshold: 4

  1. A torch's flame (2 Damage per round)
  2. A fire in a residential fireplace (3 Damage per round)
  3. A firepit's fire (4 Damage per round)
  4. A Cristmas tree fire (5 Damage per round)
  5. A storage shed fire (6 Damage per round, 2 immediately)

Example Powers