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Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:27 am
  

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Hey I'm throwing out this question to see if the if Palladium fan data base can answer me a question that I'm not certain I can find without pouring over 200 books
and/or reference material, or even if its exists. We all know mages can for a short while, hold and use 50% more P.P.E. than their normal maximum for up to their P.E.
attribute in melee rounds (maybe its more in Rifts). Lots of ways of doing this. But what about supernatural beings and creatures of magic, does the same apply to them? A
demon knows the location of a ley line nexus and decides to super charge itself before it goes into battle so it teleports there to soak up the extra energy then jump into the
battle. Does the same +50% rules apply +50% to the reservoir and hold it equal to the P.E. attribute in minutes? Just throwing this out there, possibly for a future tactical
maneuver.


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Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:01 pm
  

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Reagren Wright wrote:
snip...We all know mages can for a short while, hold and use 50% more P.P.E. than their normal maximum for up to their P.E. attribute in melee rounds (maybe its more in Rifts). Lots of ways of doing this. But what about supernatural beings and creatures of magic, does the same apply to them?


Reagren Wright wrote:
A demon knows the location of a ley line nexus and decides to super charge itself before it goes into battle so it teleports there to soak up the extra energy then jump into the battle. Does the same +50% rules apply +50% to the reservoir and hold it equal to the P.E. attribute in minutes? ...snip

Same question asked twice. Thou the second time you typo'ed minutes instead of melees.

As far as I know there is no text covering this. Unless there is something in the books published in last 18 months.


some things to consider:
Does the particular SN or CoM use their personal PPE to cast spell or do they case from the ambient?
Are they trained to cast spells that are not of their 'natural ability' set of spells?


My opinion is that SN or CoM have to be trained as a mage to gather PPE from other sources to fuel the casting of spells.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:51 pm
  

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Beings that can absorb PPE can absorb more than just 50%, they can absorb up to 3x their base PPE as per page 21 of the Book of Magic.
Having said that, not everything can do it. If the demon's description doesn't mention that it can absorb energy from Ley Lines, then it can't.


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Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:17 pm
  

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Giant2005 wrote:
Beings that can absorb PPE can absorb more than just 50%, they can absorb up to 3x their base PPE as per page 21 of the Book of Magic.
Having said that, not everything can do it. If the demon's description doesn't mention that it can absorb energy from Ley Lines, then it can't.

Rules change from the RBoM to RUE.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:25 pm
  

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drewkitty ~..~ wrote:
Giant2005 wrote:
Beings that can absorb PPE can absorb more than just 50%, they can absorb up to 3x their base PPE as per page 21 of the Book of Magic.
Having said that, not everything can do it. If the demon's description doesn't mention that it can absorb energy from Ley Lines, then it can't.

Rules change from the RBoM to RUE.

I didn't think the RUE said anything about it.


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Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:54 pm
  

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drewkitty ~..~ wrote:
Reagren Wright wrote:
snip...We all know mages can for a short while, hold and use 50% more P.P.E. than their normal maximum for up to their P.E. attribute in melee rounds (maybe its more in Rifts). Lots of ways of doing this. But what about supernatural beings and creatures of magic, does the same apply to them?


Reagren Wright wrote:
A demon knows the location of a ley line nexus and decides to super charge itself before it goes into battle so it teleports there to soak up the extra energy then jump into the battle. Does the same +50% rules apply +50% to the reservoir and hold it equal to the P.E. attribute in minutes? ...snip

Same question asked twice. Thou the second time you typo'ed minutes instead of melees.

As far as I know there is no text covering this. Unless there is something in the books published in last 18 months.


some things to consider:
Does the particular SN or CoM use their personal PPE to cast spell or do they case from the ambient?
Are they trained to cast spells that are not of their 'natural ability' set of spells?


My opinion is that SN or CoM have to be trained as a mage to gather PPE from other sources to fuel the casting of spells.


I agree with Drew that CoMs would have to be trained as mages before being able to overcharge their PPE as their spell casting abilities are innate to them and not learned. I'd be a little more tolerant of SNBs doing the same, but that's going to vary on a case-by-case basis.


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