Viewing Effect - Restrict
Impair a target's movement

Create a Restrict Power

Description

You are able to bind a target in place so they are unable to move. The target is fixed to their location but they may still move their limbs, mouth, and even attack things, as well as attempt to break free of their bonds.

System

Spend an Action, Exert your Mind, and roll [[activation-roll]] to Restrict a target within [[range]]. The target may contest this by rolling [[defensive-roll]]. Success fixes the target in place at their location, although they still can move their arms, use Powers, etc.

The target may attempt to break free by making an attack against their bonds at +1 difficulty. Breaking the binding requires an amount of damage equal to double the initial Outcome. Damage from multiple attacks is cumulative and stacks linearly. Other individuals may also damage the binding by attacking it at +1 difficulty.

Enhancements

Momentum (Pushes/pulls the target back towards a target surface within range and affixes them to that surface, rather than the ground where they stood.)

Cantrip (This Power has no Exertion cost, but its level is capped at 2 Gifts, and it cannot be upgraded further)

Conditionally Costless (This Power does not require Exertion in certain circumstances. The condition should be balanced such that the Power has an activation cost the majority of the time you are able to use it.)
If you take this enhancement, you must occasionally be able to use the power at full cost and other times at no cost. This cannot be the same condition as the drawback "Conditional" as that would imply that the power is costless any time you can cast it.

Battery-operated (This power has its own 3-point Source pool that is the only way to activate it. 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.

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 immediately made aware that they have been truly 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. Any creature that has been "awakened" to supernatural phenomena will know that they have been truly cursed, while more naive targets may believe that you are lying. 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.

Willful End (You may end this Power before its duration has elapsed. This occurs as a Free Action and must be done on your initiative.)
Why take this when Switch is available? It's because the goal is to create the most flavorful Powers, not the strongest ones. . . OR HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN? D:

Ethereal Chains (The binding can no longer be attacked through mundane means. Instead, specify a roll that the target must make at Difficulty 7 in order to escape.)
Other players can no longer assist in the escape, since the binding cannot be attacked. The target must escape on their own. If you have the Cocoon enhancement, you use the roll from this enhancement instead of the one specified by Cocoon.

Persistent Binding (Unless the binding is fully escaped, the remaining amount of damage needed to escape increases by 1 per round, up to a limit of the initial Outcome + 3.)

AoE (Affects all targets within a 10 foot radius of the primary target)

Cocoon (Any physical actions taken by the target suffer a dice penalty equal to the binding strength. These penalties may reduce dice pools to 0. Rolls to escape only suffer one half of the Penalty (rounded down).)

Conduit (You may use this Power at any range, but doing so requires using a particular token of your target. You may use this Power once per token. Tokens must be of a particular type 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.

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.

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.)
Tunnel Vision (While this power is active, you are at -2 dice to all Actions.)
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.)
Slow Crawl (Instead of being fixed in place, the target is able to crawl at 1/4th of their normal move speed.)
Traumatic (Make a Trauma roll when you use this power)
Long Cast (This Power takes one minute to activate.)
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.
Fan Dance (Must retain concentration to keep up the effect. While active, you are unable to do much besides move slowly, and if you are Injured or otherwise disrupted, the effect ends.)
Caltrops (The affected target may choose to take a Severity-1 Injury to immediately free themselves.)
Delayed (The movement restriction takes place the round after you activate this Power. The affected target may make an attempt to "free" themselves as normal before they are full restricted.)
The restriction takes effect on your action the round after you activated this Power.
Sacrifice (Activating requires you to Exert your Body instead of Exerting your Mind or spending a point of Source.)
You cannot use Armor to soak this damage.
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 Cell's setting. 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

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