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Trump Power

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Trump is a Power not a skill. Some of the PCs will have Pattern based cards (ie Dworkin Deck); some might have a couple of Logrus based ones (for Suhuy & Mandor). But all you need is Pattern or Logrus sensitivity to create a trump - and your character should already have one or the other. For Trump artists the power that drives the trump is whatever one you wish to use providing you have access to that power.

It does not really matter which of Pattern (Amber, Corwin or Original) or Logrus is powering them, they just work. No Broken Patterns here, so no Broken Pattern related trumps.

There are two Paths that the Trump Power allows: Trump Artist and Trump Spy. Players may take either route or combine the two. If you are creative, you can be a trump artist or it may be that, lacking the power or artistic ability to create trumps, you are nevertheless supremely skilled at using them (as Caine is). For some trump is not about artistry or communications, it is about information and counter-information.

For how many extra points you can spend at each level use the table below
Trump Power Points that can be spent
1 5
2 15
3 20
4 25
5 30
6 35
7 40
8 45
9 50
10 whatever
How long for a contact to open
0 to 2 Trump Power 1 minute of solid concentration
3 to 5 Trump Power 30 secs of solid concentration
6 to 8 Trump Power or 40 points plus of trump abilities 15 secs of solid concentration
9 to 10 Trump Power or 60 plus points of trump abilities 5 secs of solid concentration
Abilities available with 1 or better Trump
Cost Name Note Required
5 Somewhat faster Contact Halve the time normally taken Nothing
5 Sense Trump See note Nothing
10 Trump Sketch See note Nothing
Abilities available with 2 or better Trump
Cost Name Note Required
10 Novice Trump Can create normal Trump but very slowly (weeks). See note Trump Sketch
5 Sense Defence See note Sense Trump
Abilities available with 3 or better Trump
Cost Name Note Required
5 Trump Caller Identification See note Sense Trump
Abilities available with 4 or better Trump
Cost Name Note Required
5 Create Trump See note Novice Trump
Abilities available with 5 or better Trump
Cost Name Note Required
5 Trump Jamming See note Trump Caller Identification
5 Trump Memory See note Trump Caller Identification & Create Trump
5 Quick Transport See note Create Trump
5 Quick Activation See note Create Trump
Abilities available with 6 or better Trump
Cost Name Note Required
5 Trump Deception See note Trump Caller Identification
5 Trump Spying See note Trump Caller Identification
Abilities available with 7 or better Trump
Cost Name Note Required
5 Trump Blackout See note Trump Deception
5 Bypass Call Refuse See note Trump Caller Identification & Create Trump
5 Trump Illusion See note Trump Spying & Trump Deception
5 Trump Blurring See note Trump Spying & Trump Deception
Abilities available with 8 or better Trump
Cost Name Note Required
5 Trump Redirect See note Trump Blackout
5 Trump Security/Subterfuge See note Trump Blackout or Trump Memory
5 Trump Scrying See note Trump Redirect or Trump Security/Subterfuge
5 Advanced Trump Illusion See note Trump Illusion & Trump Blurring
Abilities available with 9 or better Trump
Cost Name Note Required
5 Trump Gate See note Trump Memory
5 Trumps of Desire See note Trump Gate
5 Trump-based Healing See note Trump Memory
5 Instant Activation See note Quick Activation & Trump Memory
Abilities available with 10 or better Trump
Cost Name Note Required
5 Impromptu Trump Trap See note Trump Redirect & Trump Memory
5 Trump Image Disguise See note Trump Redirect & Trump Memory
5 Living Trump See note Trump Memory
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