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House rules: 5th Edition Ars Magica
1)Members of House Tremere do not get a magical focus in certamen – instead they get the equivalent of ‘Puissance’ in certamen (a flat +3 to both attack and defence rolls).

2) House Tremere sets up Hermetic Laboratories in a standard way, making them easier for magi to use without spending seasons re-setting them up. A lab that has already been set up has the normal -3 penalty, but a magus gets to roll Magic Theory at the start of a season of use to reduce the penalty versus an ease factor based on the quality of the lab:

Bonus/Feature Ease Factor
+0 (a normal lab): ease factor 6 to reduce the penalty by 1; e.f. 9 by 2; 12 to zero (subsequent seasons, ease factor reduces by 3 per success already achieved. ie if penalty is -2, then getting a Magic Theory roll of 9 eliminates the entire remaining -2).

+1 bonus: ease factor of 9
+2 bonus: ease factor of 12 (but if you have already got the +1, then getting the next +1 has an ease factor of 9.

etc

3) Wards do not need to penetrate; instead a warded creature/power/spell needs to penetrate the ward.

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