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Offline whitelaughter

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Precision Hexing
« on: February 18, 2023, 01:05:33 PM »
Simply trashing a technological item is straightforward, but how would you go about more detailed interference?
Possible examples:
causing a mechanical watch to run slow or a mobile phone to burst into flames.
While making a car cease functioning is straightfoward, how about ensuring that the brakes fail?

A character who only has Mana  Static is going to want to play with the implications of his power, while a more powerful character could create spells to focus or refine what can be done.

A post of "I don't understand" will be ignored. The comment needs to say *what* bits you don't understand, and what bits you think you do, to be be worth responding to.

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Re: Precision Hexing
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2023, 04:27:59 AM »
According to the hexing rules on page 259 of Your Story, this sort of thing is mostly not allowed.

Hexing cannot be used to manipulate technology - only destroy it. You cannot use hexing to do maneuvers unless destroying the device is precisely what justifies the maneuver. So if there's an advanced filtration system in a building keeping gas out of a room, you could hex the control panel to put the Aspect FILLED WITH GAS on the room, but you couldn't selectively control the gas flow in any way.

Despite that, I would be inclined to be flexible with hexing maneuvers. Seems like it'd lead to more interesting gameplay.