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Message no. 1
From: Luke Kendall <luke@********.CANON.OZ.AU>
Subject: Disguise (Re: New skills...)
Date: Tue, 10 May 1994 09:49:39 +1000
Bryan Prince wrote:

> How do you create skills (general/concentration/specialization)

You try to find a place for it in the skill web; you decide (for game
balance), how useful/potent the skill is; and you compare that against
other skills. To make a new skill `expensive', you break it up into
skills that have to be purchased independently.

> How about magic though? Would an assensing magician be able to see through
the disguise?

Not if the disguise was internal - implants, cheek padding, padded clothing,
light makeup, skin dyes, contact lenses, wig (hair is dead anyway), altered
posture. But Hollywood-style rubber masks - sure, that's going to be visible

Sherlock Holmes was a master of the type of disguise that would even fool
a shadowrun mage. Read some Conan Doyle for ideas...

Message no. 2
From: "Jason Carter, Nightstalker" <CARTER@***.EDU>
Subject: Re: Disguise (Re: New skills...)
Date: Mon, 9 May 1994 23:08:05 -0700
Disguise would be a Special SKill. Concentrations could be made for the various
methods of disguise and/or types of disguise. As a special skill, it would
not exist on the Skill Web.

Disguise should not be confused with Acting. Disguise is the ability to
appear to be soneone other than your self. Acting is the ability to act like
somonone else.

Disguise is completely useless against an astrally percieving magician who has
seen either you aura or the aura of the person you are disguised as. No amount
of disguise or surgury will alter an aura enough to make a person appear to be
anyone other than themself.

* See Ya in Shadows * * "Keep your friends close, but keep *
* Jason J Carter * Carter@***.EDU * your enemies closer." *
* The Nightstalker * * Deep Throat -- The X-Files *

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