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Do Bleeder Psychic Skills use the normal Range Penalties?

PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 1:14 pm
by TechNoPrisoner
Usually, Psychic Skills have a penalty of -1/foot.

Does this apply to Bleeder Psychic Skills ?

Even a high-powered Master (Skill 5) will be taking severe penalties to affect anyone not in the same room.

P. 203 talks of taking blood from Leaders of other Gangs. What use is this unless they can set up a meeting (to be close, and not suffer penalties)?
Do Blood Sampling and Blood Reading work on the blood sample itself, or on the person it is taken from (re: range penalties)?
Blood Communication with Range Penalties is only useful for secretly communicating with someone nearby.*

Blood tracking notes a -1/mile penalty, but I cannot see any other references to range penalties.

I am thinking that the skills are only any good if they do not take Range penalties.

*Note: References "Telepathy" skill, which I cannot find! "Mind Reading" allows the reading of Minds, but not sending of thoughts.

Re: Do Bleeder Psychic Skills use the normal Range Penalties

PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 8:05 pm
by kingbv
Good question. Although I neglected to outright say so, Bleeder skills do not suffer from the normal distance penalty. That's what makes Bleeders so scary: if they have a sample of your blood they can do things to you from anywhere in the city. On the other hand, Blood is not easy to get, and they have to try to keep it fresh. I would use the -1/mile penalty for Blood Tracking for all the Bleeder skills.

>Do Blood Sampling and Blood Reading work on the blood sample itself, or on the person it is taken from (re: range penalties)?

Since the Bleeder can be hurt if the person the blood was taken from has since died, I would assume it's on the person themselves.

>References "Telepathy" skill, which I cannot find! "Mind Reading" allows the reading of Minds, but not sending of thoughts.

Yes, there was originally a Telepathy skill but I broke it up into Mind Reading and different manipulative skills (e.g. Suggestion), but forgot to change the reference in the Bleeder section.

Re: Do Bleeder Psychic Skills use the normal Range Penalties

PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 4:36 pm
by TechNoPrisoner
Thanks.
Yeah, that was my thoughts.