Can I Play With Madness?

🎵Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free🎵

A 3 Gift Emotion Control Power used by Nikki, created by BOMBSHELL2150.


Nikki plays a song that settles into the back of your mind like a splinter.

System Active

Spend an Action, Exert your Mind, and choose an emotion and a target within 45 feet. Make a contested roll against the target, rolling Charisma + Performance 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)


  • Overwhelm (The defensive Mind roll is Difficulty 8.)
  • Breakdown (The defensive Mind roll is Difficulty 9.)
  • Strong Emotion (If the target fails their roll, the action inspired is extreme and often out of character for the target.)


  • Focus (Activating this Power requires a specific kind of item.)
    • Object - Guitar
  • Long Cast (This Power takes one minute to activate.)


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

Edit History

- July 18, 2021, 1:02 a.m. - Revision Cost: 3. Removed Drawback: Unique Focus, Parameter Duration changed from 2 to 1.

April 30, 2021, 10:45 p.m. - New Cost: 3. Initial power creation