So, after hearing about "Target: Sin" in a previous thread, I went out and bought RoP: The Divine. I have resisted buying this and it's companion volume "The Infernal" as I have no great interest including much of either in my Saga. Any interaction my players had would be unencumbered by rules or expectations in these two areas.
That's all well and good, but now I have rules in my hands, and while I know I can do with them what I'd like, I'd would prefer to make decisions based on the intention of the rules, even it that decision is "they don't work for me".
So, the Methods of creating Miraculous Effects, we have 3 listed:
Invocation requires a Confidence point and basically takes effect quickly. Though I don't see any rules for it, from what it says about the effort required, I would allow this sort of thing as a combat action.
Meditation doesn't require any expenditure except time, fair enough. So this happens "slowly", maybe anywhere from a minute to hours. If I required a specific guideline, do you think a minute per magnitude lies within the spirit of the description? One might think that there might be a bonus to your roll for extra time spent.
Purity "usually" requires the expenditure of a Long Term Fatigue level, and requires you to fast or deprive yourself in other ways. I wonder if anyone has any insight into the "usually" part, beyond the normal "change the rules to fit your needs" thing. There is no such caveat on Invocation's use of Confidence. The thing I'm really looking for is what the intention of how quickly one can use a Purity effect is. If a character is already fasting, can these effects be used quickly, as in combat, or is the feel more of starting to fast, and after skipping a meal or several the devout can invoke the effect.
Again, I understand I can do whatever I want in my game, but I'm wondering how others use these guidelines.