Cold Reading

You may be a real-deal psychic, but the time-honored trick of cold readings still proves very useful.

A 1 Gift Investigate Individual Power created by ExampleRobot.

Description

The Psychic can glean various important details about a person simply by engaging in a short conversation with them for a minute or so.

System Active

Target a human within Arm's Reach, make a Perception + Influence roll, and spend 1 Minute engaged in conversation with them. By the end of the conversation, they will have revealed to you their relationship to a particular other person (specified before the Power is cast), as well as any hidden desires they have. The quality of the information you receive depends on your outcome, and all information obtained will be spoken aloud for anyone else nearby to hear.

This power has no Exertion cost, but cannot be upgraded further.

The number of information-revealing Enhancements attached to this power is limited to 2 for Novice characters, 4 for Seasoned characters, and 7 for Veteran characters. You may still take any number of other, non-informational enhancements.


Enhancements

  • 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.)
  • Other Information (You can learn some other piece of information about the target)
    • Information - Their relationship to a specific individual (chosen prior to power activation)

  • Lucifer (You learn a hidden desire of the target.)
  • Cantrip (This Power has no Exertion cost, but its level is capped at 2 Gifts, and it cannot be upgraded further)

Drawbacks

  • Secrets Spoken (The information you gather is made public. The target and those around will know that it has been revealed. Usually this means the target speaks the information aloud, but other flavors are possible.)
    • Method of Reveal - Spoken aloud in conversation
  • Conversationalist (You must interact continually with the individual in question to gather information.)
  • Humanities (This Power can only be used on Humans.)

Parameters

Cast Time: 1 ( 1 Minute ) Range: 0 ( Arm's Reach )

Edit History

- Jan. 26, 2021, 10:54 p.m. - Adjustment Cost: 1. Text field change

Jan. 13, 2021, 2:42 a.m. - New Cost: 1. Initial power creation