Errata & Clarifications

Errata & Clarifications

A collection of errata and clarification to the rules that have appeared in various locations (cited).

Are there annual upkeep/maintenance costs for armor, weapons, or other in-game equipment?

“Basic armor does not require upkeep/maintenance, however as you start to find more magical effects they will have limited uses or events that they are good for. These effects some times come with cheaper upkeep/maintenance cost . In the case of an item needing upkeep/maintenance it will be listed on both the formula and the tag.”
Source:  http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=38

Is the “walk slowly” effect of Hobble and Disease the same?

“Hobble is a attack to one specific leg, the target must drag that leg and take no more than one step per second. Disease is an overall feeling of being sick you should walk slowly but as long as you don’t break out into a full on run your fine.”
Source:  http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=100

What are the conversion rates between Copper, Silver and Gold coins?

“The Conversion rate is a 100:10:1. That being 10 Copper equals 1 Silver and 10 Silver equals 1 Gold.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=90

Does Vigor stack with other Vigor?

“All Vigor stacks with all other forms of Vigor, Some Vigor like the Alchemy “Ox Hide” does not stack with itself but does stack with other forms of Vigor. Any vigor that does not stack will say so.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=17

Does Drain effect passive abilities only or active ones too?

“You lose all abilities and any abilities that depend on them such as martial schools.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=82

Does Shell absorb spell damage (Shell, Missile and Barrage)?

“Shell does not work against Missile or Barrage. However shell does reduce any damage coming in from Shards that it can.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=70

Are you limited to “thrusting” attack only with a spear?

“Spear functions as any other bastard weapon except for the requirement of the smaller striking surfaces. So no you are not limited to only thrusting with spears.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=59

What can you do while “bleeding out” with Fortified Body?

“Communicate, yell for help, use any uninjured limb as normal, at a normal speed (no running, no quick actions), use a brew (if you have an uninjured arm and can reach it), identify to anyone where you are wounded, use an Empathy heal self ability.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=47

What can you NOT do while “bleeding out”?

“Concentration abilities (casting magic ). Use abilities that don’t expressly state they can be used in this condition.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=47

Is there a limit to the number of combat abilities you can use in single fight?

“You can use all your combat abilities and a max of 3 lesser defenses and 3 greater defenses. Someone with Brutality 4 might call 8 Crit Strikes in a fight and 2 Parries and 1 Dodge.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=46

Can I use “lesser” version of Armor or Shield?

“When buying up to a bigger amount of armor or a bigger shield you only pay the difference.  You automatically have the use of any cheaper forms of armor or shields.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=8

What types of healing stabilizes a wounded person?

“Anytime you receive healing if all of your wounds are not healed the remainder of the wounds are stabilized (24 hours till recovered) this is true with empathetic healing as well.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=12
“All forms of Rapid Recovery grant Stabilization even the non magical kinds.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=22

Do Relic Warden relics need to be worn in order to be used?

“You just have to be touching it when you cast it so whatever works best for you.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=85

How long does it take to activate Dragon Shell racial ability?

“Dragon racial skin does not require time to activate. It can be used in the middle of combat to activate”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=64

Are Combat Abilities magic?

“As a rule, everything under a combat tree is a normal mundane thing anyone can do with enough practice.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=41

What happens if a missile weapon hits a weapon or natural/claw?

“A missile weapon hitting a melee weapon is a drop. A missile weapon hitting a claw/natural weapon is damage to that limb.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=21

Can a Healer perform Stabilize or Rapid Recovery on themselves?

“Yes, you can work on your own legs (if your arms are still functional).”
Source:  http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=104

What equipment and money does a starting character begin with?

“All players receive a tag for equipment their character has purchased a skill for, (Ie, Weapons, armor, healers kits, etc ) in addition players receive 1 gold to purchase additional starting equipment from the production tables associated with each craft skill at the MU cost in Copper.”
Source:  http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=91  

Does Research Assistant need to be purchased for the other skills to work properly?

“Research Apprentice is being used as a title for the Tier 1 Academic Abilities this is not intend to imply a need to purchase that ability first.”
Source:  http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=68

How do you pick locks and disarm traps?

“Thieves tools consist of two parts first a standard Tangram set and secondly any physical tools you bring with you for the purpose of disarming traps. Locks are solved using a Tangram patterns. Traps are based on the traditional mousetraps at basic levels but their will be other sorts of traps as well such as weighted plates and spring traps as well.”
Source:  http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=54

How do you make copies of recipes, spells, formula and what resources are required?

“The crafter must have the physical formula for crafting all formulas cost 1 cp to copy unless otherwise noted but must be copied with that craft skill cookies or the academic skill. “
“If you wanted a smith to get a copy of your formula you could either copy it yourself for 1 cp if you where a smith or another smith could copy it for 1 cp (they would get their own copy ) it cost no money to copy a formula. Other options would be using 2 cookies to make up to 3 copies of a formula/spells. Or the academic transcription skill to copy a formula.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=48

Do tags need to have items to accompany them?  Or is the tag considered to be the entirety of the item?

“With all general Alchemicals the tag is the item and no additional phys rep is needed. All kits must be phys repped in some way.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=127

How are silvered weapons made?

“A Smith may make a silvered version of a normal weapon by paying ten times the standard MU cost listed, the MU must now be paid in silver material units (alternatively 10 Silver coins equal 1 Silver MU).”
Source: Coronation 1-Day Event, 2018-01-13

When does a Sorcerer’s pool of Focus/Dweomer reset?

“Start of Game ( You have full Focus/Dweomers), Sunrise (Full Reset and Foci is empty and all Buffs end), Sunset (All Dweomers Reset but spells already cast in your focus or active buffs stay), Sunrise (Full Reset and Foci is empty and all Buffs end).”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=142

Does Spell Flux even reduce/transform non-damaging magic effects to 1 point of damage?

“A Spell Flux reduce the effect of ANY spell to a shard 1 of the same type to the same location.”
Source: http://alteraawakens.com/forum/?view=thread&id=141