Ritual Magic Modifiers

Ritual Spell Modifiers

Ritual Space Modifiers
Condition Modifier Notes
Properly Prepared Space -0 Properly readying an area requires at least a one-hour ceremony performed daily for a week
Hastily Prepared Space -1 1d minutes: clear the kitchen table, light a candle, say a prayer
Space used for 20+ years +1
Space used for 50+ years +2
Space used for 100+ years +3
Space used for 500+ years +4
Space used for 1,000+ years +5
Casting Time Modifiers
Condition Modifier Notes
Specified Time -0 Each Ritual specifies the time required
Reduced Time (1d Seconds) -5
Further Reduced Time (1d-N Seconds) additional -1/second Example: 1d-3 Seconds would be (-5 + -3) = -8
Extended Time +1 for 3x time Taking 3 hours to perform a 1 hour ritual gives +1
Multi-Day ritual +M per 2^M Days 30 minutes per day, adds to Extended Time bonus
Material and Symbolic Component Modifiers
Condition Modifier Notes
No Materials -5
Cheap Materials -2 $10-$100 e.g., wooden candlesticks and a card table
Generic Materials +0 $100-$1,000 e.g., above plus icons, embroidered tablecloth, etc
Expensive Materials +2 per 10x +2 at $1,000-$10,000, +4 at $10,000-$100,000
Offensive/Wrong Materials -3 or worse critical failure on a Hidden Lore roll, etc
“Sympathetic” Materials +1 or more as per Thaumaturgy 243-245
“Holy” Materials +1 to +5 +1 for holy water from the corner church, +5 for holy water blessed by a revered Saint
Name Modifiers
Condition Modifier Notes
Pseudonym or public name +0
Full legal name +1 May include military serial number, Social Security Number, etc
Patronymic +2 At least 3 generations: John son of James son of Paul
Private name +2 Private “pet” name, baptismal name, or similar s (where
different from True Name
Secret Name + 3 individual and almost completely unknown identifier (e.g., a
superhero’s secret identity when working magic on his hero
guise)
True Name +4 see Perk: True Name
Sacrificial Modifiers
Condition Modifier Notes
Food, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, stimulants, incense +1 or +2
Artwork, jewelry, valuable goods, money +1 to +3
Live animals +2 to +4
Human beings, if acceptable +1 to +5 +1 (homeless stranger) to +5 (beautiful
virgin, royalty)
Additional Modifiers
Condition Modifier Notes
Inauspicious Times -1 to -3 Astrology roll to determine
Auspicious Times +1 to +3 Astrology roll to determine
Symbol Drawing Roll +(Margin of Success)/2 as per B224. requires 1d minutes and something to draw with
Mundane Collaboration +N for 2^N collaborators +1 for 2 acolytes, +2 for 4 acolytes, etc.
Magical Collaboration +N for 2^N collaborators With a Will Roll, Ritual Magery roll, collaborating Ritual Mages can also lend Will Points up to 2x(Ritual Magery+1)
Area Affect SM As per the Size Modifiers table on B550
Multiple Targets Variable Table on Thaumaturgy 243

Ritual Magic Modifiers

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