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[#][F] The Demented One - 17 Hours ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post

[keep in mind Raksi isn’t the only Lunar in Mahalanka, so no all Beastfolk need descend from her specifically]

Directing this to the Devs - would a Lunar Charm that allows drawing on one’s greater form library for more diverse Beastfolk creation be fair building off the Charms that let you use your full form library for granting mutations and creating shapeshifters?
It's not something I'd put into an official book, because I like that Raksi's Thousand Fangs Army is specifically made up of chimpanzeefolk, and that Ma-Ha-Suchi's beastfolk elite are goatfolk and wolf-folk, and that the esteemed descendants of Aum-Ashatra are specifically spiderfolk. It makes those parts of the setting feel like like they are tied to the legend and personality of the Lunar who created them, in the same way that Lunar's spirit shape is. If a Storyteller wants to change that in their own game, they should feel free.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Epee102 View Post
I'm on something of a Yozi kick atm, so I was curious--do you have a favorite of the lot?
It's hard to play favorites; a lot of them have a special place in my heart.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by senresk View Post
Just to clear something up for my players, but the lunar charm Silver Curtain Parted still requires something like a Yu-Shan gate or a shadowland to pass into heaven or the underworld, right? The "cross a boundary between realms of existence" part caused some confusion.

Yes, there's gotta be something to work with.

Also, the Origins of Beastfolk sidebar mentions that
Lunar children sired or conceived while using Hybrid Body Transformation will inherit their parent’s animalistic mutations. If the lunar has a Chimera spirit shape/hybrid body, would their children also receive the full set of mutations or only one of the two animals' mutations?
One or the other.

Oh, and can Blood-and-Tear Elixir Cultivation be used to create recreational drugs, or is it strictly medical?
Sure, why not.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
A few questions about Lunars and mutations.

If a Lunar wanted an unnatural mutation, like prehensile hair or metal skin, are there any Lunar charms that would let them induce this mutation in themselves, or do they need to resort to non-charm means, like Sorcerous Workings?
Lunars don't have Charms that can grant mutations unrelated to animal forms. This is deliberate; it keeps them from becoming generic, turn-into-anything shapeshifters.

Would hunting a Wyld Mutant with an unnatural mutation allow the Lunar to gain the mutation with Perfected Hybrid Interaction?
Sounds fair to me.

If a Lunar does gain an unnatural mutation for themselves, can they use Sharing Luna's Gifts to give it to others?
No, Sharing Luna's Gifts draws on your heart's blood library.

Would an upgrade to Sharing Luna's Gifts that would let you grant animal related gifts that were NOT in your library be too powerful?
I think my strongest objection to that would be thematic rather than balance-related.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Magnus K View Post
Now on to my questions: Apart from background material (i.e. information on various locations), what I truly miss the most so far in Exalted 3ed releases, apart from the obvious main splats, is more information on Thaumaturgy (for game masters, creating new rituals is nice enough, but it would be much easier if we had more examples to choose from, or at least that is my opinion). I truly miss that.
Secondly, I truly miss information on Manses and how they work (i.e. various manse powers and etc.). Will that be part of any future release that will come out "soonish" (i.e. within 12 months or so) ?
Both of those will be featured in upcoming books, although I can't speak to the timetable with certainty.

Also, I read somewhere, maybe a year ago, that Vance or Mint (apologies if I remember incorrectly) stated that there would be more examples of how one creates Evocations etc. in the coming Exigents book. So far, this is probably what I struggle the most with in the system if I am honest, meaning that I have yet to create my own and that I am uncomfortable with it, leading me to choose artifacts with existing evocations. Could you possibly confirm or deny that there will be more information on evocations in Exigents ?
Exigents' chapter on designing Charms will be very much applicable to Evocation design.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Epitome View Post
-If a Withering and a Decisive Clash, does that mean the combatant doing the Withering benefits from their weapon's accuracy while the combatant doing the Decisive does not?
Yes.

-Can Withering Clash Charms clash with decisive attacks and vice versa?
Yes.

-Can Door-Evading Technique let you go through a magical gateway or portal such as a Yu-Shan gate?
If the nature of the obstacle in question is that:

A) It's a door, window, or feature, and

B) Physically crossing from one side to the other will let you get to where you want to go

Then Door-Evading Technique will do what you want it to do. Some portals may not play nice with the second part of that.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by Maudova View Post

Would it count as a human shape or animal shape?
It'd be an animal.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by GenericMaleNPC01 View Post
Does that mean one could take such a beastie as a spirit shape?
Like a haltan native exalts as a lunar and now has the form of a speech capable monkey for example
Sure. 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by MorsRattus View Post
Are Haltan talking animals valid Sacred Hunt targets or are they too magical?
I'd call them animals.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
What’s your favorite part of Masters of Jade?
I am sorta biased in favor of the section on the Fair Folk, given that I wrote it. :P

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Epitome View Post
Heavenly Typhoon has the Special Tag but does not describe any Special effects. Am I correct in assuming its Special effect is simply the usual "returns to hand after being thrown" effect of Infinite Chakrams?
Yep. 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Kyman201 View Post
So, Vance... I've been catching up on my Marvel Movies.



Would THIS be a good example of some Sidereal Martial Artists throwing down? Mayhaps a couple Sidereals fighting some Getimians?
Yeah, that was my first thought when I saw Doctor Strange.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by shkspr1048 View Post
Is it in theme for Lunars to have a high-Essence Charm, probably descended from Essential Mirror Nature, that allows them to 'deceive' Artifacts to avoid the effects of Dissonance? Possibly with a Protean effect for being in the shape of a specific Exalt?
There'd definitely be balance issues that I would be concerned about.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by limaxophobiac View Post
The rules for limit break say that "The behavior enforced by Limit Break is treated as a Defining Principle,", and that "In addition, if a character could treat an influence roll as unacceptable due to Limit Break, he must".

Now I've always though that you can't weaken a Limit Break intimacy by social influence, but there doesn't actually seem to be any rule that says you can't as long as you're exploiting another Defining intimacy. Is this indended?
It can't be weakened by social influence.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by ReshyShira View Post
With there being 100 Sidereals, and there being 100 or so more Lunars than there are Solars; were there any thoughts about a Lunar-Sidereal bond to go with the Lunar-Solar bond?
No. 10char