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dafelsheim
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In Denizens of the North, it says that Shade Active Powers can never be maintained. However, in this thread:

http://www.fateofthenorns.com/phpBB3/vi ... ?f=9&t=171

Andrew says that they CAN be Maintained.

However, none of the Shade Powers have Maintain Metas. Does this mean that a Dweller can treat a Shade Active Power like a Stance - that they can have one maintained at a given time 'for free?'
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Wow that's an old thread you're referencing. This thread covered content that was in development during the DotN beta, so the contents of the book trumps what was discussed there.

I can shed some light as to why shade powers cannot be maintained: the game system wants to make sure accounting is minimal, meaning any maintained effects have physical representations (ie runes in play) to remind everyone about an ongoing power/effect. The issue with Shade powers is the binary effect, so if maintained, then the question is which effect is ongoing? First round easy to remember, but a few Sceadugengan powers maintained for a few rounds and ...pandemonium!

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Thanks so much for clearing that up. It makes sense. :D
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