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Expression reflects your character's training or experience in the art of communication, both to entertain and inform. This covers both the written and spoken words as well as other forms of entertainment.
- Possessed by: Actors, ballet dancers, journalists, musicians, poets, rock stars, and writers.
- Specialties: Classical Dance, Drama, Exposes, Magic (staged illusions), Musical Instrument, Newspaper Articles, Singing, and Speeches.
When composing a poem or writing a novel, roll Wits or Intelligence (depending on whether the work is poetic or factual) + Expression.
When reciting to an audience, roll Presence + Expression.
Playing an instrument involves Intelligence + Expression for a known piece, and Wits + Expression for an improvised one.
Dance calls for Dexterity + Expression.
General Roll Results
- Suggested Equipment: Haute couture (+1), quality musical instrument (+2), supreme-quality musical instrument -- a Stradivarius violin (+4 or +5).
- Possible Penalties: Unfamiliar audience (-1 to -3), poorly made instrument (-1), foreign audience (-1), irritated audience (-3).
- Dramatic Failure: Your character's performance is muddled and confusing. It not only fails to communicate his ideas, but it's unbearable.
- Failure: Your character's performance fails to capture the audience's interest.
- Success: Your character's performance gets its point across in the manner intended, capturing the audience's interest.
- Exceptional Success: The performance enthralls the audience to the extent that members can think of (or notice) nothing else.
- Required By: Debate Style: Rhetoric, Enchanting Performance, Guild of the Sacred Journey, Seductive Grace, Skald Cant, Theater Society
- Used By: Activate Spirit, Alter Frequency, Astral Interdiction, Augment the Mind, Bestow High Speech, Celestial Fire, Deathless Oath, Diplomats Protection, Divination, Dominate, Empowered Voice, Entropy, Ephemeral Image, Errata, Errata: Changeling, Expression Skill, False Speech, Fiery Servant, Fleeting Autumn, Fleeting Spring, Forge Contracts, Geas, Greater Spirit Summons, Grotto Gifts, Hallow Bond, Image of Striking Beauty, Imposter, Inscribe Grimoire, Inspire, Lamiai, Liquid Memory, Majesty, Modulate Speech, Moon, Orpheus Lament, Perfect Mnemonic, Playback Vision, Poison Mana, Potential, Rage Gifts, Sanctify Oath, Savagery Gifts, Serendipity, Shaping Gifts, Sigilization, Silver Road Gifts, Sorrow-Frozen Heart, Sound Mastery, Spellbound Autumn, Spirit Tongue Merit, Supernal Script, Tactics, Tainted Moon Gifts, Territory Gifts, Transmission, True Love, Universal Language, Vainglory, Voice from Afar, Wild, Will of Fire, Wolfslayer GiftsCharacteristics
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