It’s All in the Cards
Part Two: The Communication (Sound/Voice/Telepathy) Questions
- Do you communicate using thought or voice? Can you switch? Are there certain requirements to one or another?
- If it’s verbal, can someone overhear either speakers outside of the contact?
- Can you be misheard in either case? Can you lie? (Caine does in canon, but is that a separate ability?)
- Does it use _your_ (mental) voice?
- What if you have laryngitis, or are in a form that changes your vocal cords?
- If it is a mental contact, can you change the way you sound or add other effects?
- What kind of sounds can you NOT hear inside a contact, if any?
- Is there any kind of exertion (physical, magical, spiritual, whatnot) that can interfere with the communication?
- Can you hold open a contact under any exertion at all? Does it depend on your attributes?
- Does distance affect the connection?
(from Arref: Does distance affect a trump call?
Does distance plus caller affect a call?
Does distance plus caller plus listener affect a call?)
- Does what body part is in contact affect the connection?
- Does it have to be skin-to-Trump contact? Vision-to-Trump? Attention-to-Trump? Spell-to-Trump?
- When sharing a Trump connection, does it have to be skin-to-skin contact?
- Does the quality of the Trump affect the connection?
- Is there any limit to how long a Trump can remain active?
- Does it depend on the caller(s) or listener(s)?
- Can an environmental effect change, disrupt, or implement a contact?
- If so, what does it take? Is it something that is purely localized or something lasting?
- Can you Trump near the Pattern? The Primal Pattern? The Logrus? The Keep of Four Worlds? The Grove?
- Can illness or curses affect a Trump contact?
- Amnesia or organic brain damage? Psychological damage?
- Can a missing limb change your Trump connection? Missing eye? Missing ear? Lobotomy?