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Here is how you get to the strange...

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More Tron styled content. This time a Descriptor: Multi-Threaded.
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I've been on a bit of a Tron kick lately, here is my first focus. Writes to the Command Line.

Any feedback is welcome.
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Race as descriptor... this is one thing that I have never really liked in the cypher system.

I have a setting I'm putting together and certain races do have specific abilities and I'm not quite sold on having races taking up a whole third of the character creation.

Has anyone come across this? My first instinct is to have an additional descriptor for race. And trim it down to the actual biological racial things. 
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Just as a continued discussion, I just picked up Broken Immersion by +Ryan Chaddock, I think the way he handles race is elegant.  Racial abilities can be bought for 4 XP, now weather those count as advancement or just long term purchases, I'm not sure.  But The idea that you could invest rather in abilities seems interesting.
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More cool things from the tome of the Cypher System...

Something I really like that I almost glossed over, you can pick 4 abilities starting out, rather than the standard 2 from Numenera and The Strange.  I like this, because of both of the character options books that came out later for both N and TS, introduced some more utility abilities like control the field and That one that lets you move and attack.  

Taking away from some of the initial starting abilities like armor and then giving you more choices is really cool.  *Thumbs up*

Anyone else see any tweaks, small or large that really make the Cypher system better?
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I haven't Cypher system yet, but I've just bought numenara core anyways. Been reading it for a couple days, enjoying it very much
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I was just wondering if a list of the tag characters could appear anywhere? 
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+Johnn Four thanks! For now I've had to keep looking at the drop down filter.
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More Tron stuff. Descriptor: Multi-threaded.
 
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For all of your Tron recursions.
 
I've been on a bit of a Tron kick lately, here is my first focus. Writes to the Command Line.

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So page 199 of the CSR has always confused me in each variation of the rules.

"If the attack misses, the power is not
wasted, and you can try again each round
as your action until you hit the target, use
another ability, or take a different action
that requires you to use your hands. These
attempts in later rounds count as different
actions, so you don’t have to keep track of
how much Effort you used when you activated
the ability or how you used Edge. For example,
let’s say that in the first round of combat,
you activate a special ability that requires you
to touch your foe, use Effort to reduce the
difficulty of the attack roll, and miss your foe.
In the second round of combat, you can try
attacking again and use Effort to reduce the
difficulty of the attack roll."

What exactly is this talking about?  let's say you use the Warrior Ability Swipe (1 speed point).  and you use one level of effort.  The total cost of the action would be 4, 1 for the ability, 3 for the effort.

If you miss, does the above ruling mean that you still have swipe activated?  And your next attack using effort would only cost 3 points?
If so does this carry over to all powers?  The cost of the power is still spent and doesn't need to be reactivated until it's successful?

Thanks.
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So I did submit a query to MCG and basically what I got was "Our rulings are no more official than yours."  Kind of a cop out I think but eh, it's in the nature of the cypher system games so far.

I think I'm going to personally just have the inital costs of powers be paid once, anything after that like effort or initial costs are still lost.
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So Embraces Qephilim Ancestry gives you a choice of your kindred, but in the write up of the kindreds a lot of them are like "They dont exist any more."

So the question is the Foci the exception to the rule? would a Qephilim of Law be the first one seen in forever?
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+Josiah Bradbury , simply that Ardeyn was a computer game squirted into the Strange as defence against planetovore attack; the "thousands of years of history" came into existence at that time.

Therefore: Embracing Qephilim Ancestry is akin to Embracing Leprechaun Ancestry...
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Just a question about practiced with weapons. The focus slays monsters states you are practiced with swords. Does this mean all swords? Even heavy ones? 
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+Michael Barry well I wanted slays monsters anyways I just wanted to know if that worked with all swords.
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