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[#][F] The Demented One - 16 Hours ago
Originally posted by Rouharu View Post
How does "Awakening Eye" and "Swarm-Culling Instinct" work out together?

As far as I can understand, they can legally be used together on a Join Battle, since SCI explicitly says that it can be combined with JB enhancers from other abilities, but how does this play out?

Will each rolled Ten trigger the effect causing two non-successes (assuming you have enough non-successes) to be re-rolled? Or do you just pick one of the charms' re-roll effects?
Awakening Eye adds a full (Perception + Awareness) Excellency, and rerolls a failed die for every 10 you get. Swarm-Culling Instinct rerolls another failed die for each 10.

If multiple cascading re-roll effects can in fact apply to the same roll, should they create separate pools of cascading re-rolls? So that for each Ten rolled Two non-successes would be re-rolled as two separate cascading re-roll pools, where any Tens showing up in the re-rolls triggering the cascading re-roll effect of the charm the re-roll "sub-pool" belongs to?
For most combinations of these effects, I'd say no, but because Awakening Eye specifically cares about when dice rerolled by it, I think it makes sense to do so here.

If the character also has "Sensory Acuity Prana" active, how would the double 9s and re-roll 6s features interact with this? I assume that the doubling of 9s would be counted against all the final faces of the dice one all re-rolling has been completed? But would SAP's re-rolling of 6s apply only to 6s rolled in the initial roll? Or would any 6s just be rolled again until no 6s are left, and if any of these end up as Tens, they would trigger additional "cascading re-rolls" for either both AE and SCI (if the 6 originated from the originally rolled dice pool) or for the charm the "sub-pool" the re-rolled 6 originated in?
Double 9s doesn't really interact with rerolling—it's just, if you roll a 9, that's two successes. Doesn't matter whether it's the initial roll or a rerolled die.

With rerolling 6s, if you roll a 6, you reroll it. As with double 9s, doesn't matter whether it's the initial roll or a reroll. If a rerolled 6 comes up a 10, that 10 will prompt rerolls accordingly.

I have to say that this can get rather complicated.. :P
:<

[#][F] The Demented One - 18 Hours ago
Originally posted by Kell_Tamer View Post
Will the Immaculate styles have a good synergy with eachother? Like beyond a terrestrial wanting to learn more of them as a story thing, would there be any way they can combo together well? Or would it be more like just having more tools in the toolbox?
They have some degree of synergy, but not particularly moreso than with other compatible styles. The grandmaster who knows all five styles is a viable option, but it's far from a One True Build.

What's more dangerous, of course, is five Immaculates who each know one of the Dragon styles, working together in tandem.

[#][F] The Demented One - 18 Hours ago
Originally posted by Kell_Tamer View Post
Will the Immaculate styles have a good synergy with eachother? Like beyond a terrestrial wanting to learn more of them as a story thing, would there be any way they can combo together well? Or would it be more like just having more tools in the toolbox?
They have some degree of synergy, but not particularly moreso than with other compatible styles. The grandmaster who knows all five styles is a viable option, but it's far from a One True Build.

What's more dangerous, of course, is five Immaculates who each know one of the Dragon styles, working together in tandem.

[#][F] The Demented One - 18 Hours ago
Originally posted by Kell_Tamer View Post
There would be no balance issues of making a glorious solar saber that created something other than a daiklave right? Like a Glorious Solar Spear or Glorious Solar Axe? Or Immaculate Golden Bow making a Dragon Sigh Wand?
None that I see.

[#][F] The Demented One - 22 Hours ago
Originally posted by Blaque View Post

So odd releated question on Caste/Aspect numbers, there any besides Lunar Exalted that have less than five?
Yep! 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by The Lidless Eye That Sees View Post
Is Obsidian Shards style going to be a thing in 3e?
Yes.

Does it still have themes of cheating?
I'm not sure it even had those to begin with. I think that was just a joke at the expense of how broken the 2E style was in Infernals.

Are there any artifact shields in arms?
Yep.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Epee102 View Post
But granting the abillity to do so w/o a spell is something a working could do?
Not a hard no, but it feels better implemented as a spell to me. As always, your table may feel definitely.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Shaddar View Post
whats the benefit for a solar learning dragon style MA?
Knowing one of the Dragon styles? While they don't have the Mastery keyword, they're still pretty darn hefty.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Epee102 View Post
Is Hoaga a valid result of a necromantic working? From the Sermons of Vivec:
HOAGA, the Mouth of Mud, who appeared as a great bearded king, had the powers of Marshalling and breathing the earth. On the battlefields, this demon would often be seen on the sidelines, eating the soil voraciously. When his men fell, Hoaga would fill their bodies back with it, whereupon they would rise again and fight, albeit slower.
Raising up zombie armies is squarely in necromancy's wheelhouse.

(And I guess Barfok had the Obsidian Shards of Infinity capstone?)

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by TDS View Post
Wait what? I distinctly remember someone in this thread mentioning artifacts from unusual materials can have unusual resonance/dissonance conditions. Is that no longer the case?
They can, but that's more specific to the artifact than the material. I'm trying to speak in the broad, general terms; there's very often an exception.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Sakii View Post
Are the artifacts made without the 5 MM somehow weaker than artifacts with it?
Mechanically, they don't offer resonance bonuses to anyone except Solars. Physically, they'll generally be pretty durable, but it's probably going to be easier to break a daiklave of straight-up devil porcelain than one of devil porcelain alloyed with orichalcum.

Can they be weapons?
Yeah.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Has the Realm developed any sort of standard operating procedure for "an Anathema swims over to the underside of our ship and tries to punch a hole in it?"
I'd guess you'd want to dive down and put a hole in them first. It helps that that Water Aspects, uh, exist.

How hard should it be for PCs to do that, and how would you adjudicate their attempt, as a Storyteller? Would a feat of demolition roll be sufficient to deal a point of Hull damage?
You can probably accomplish it with a significantly beefy feat of strength, but I'd approach it less as "dealing Hull damage" and more as "your boat has a hole in it and is taking in water, how're you going to deal with it?"

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
If I make a Decisive Attack that does not include my initiative, like with Solar Cross-Counter, do I still lose two or three initiative for missing that attack?
Yeah, think so.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by WalkingEye View Post
Can I delay my action to directly oppose a shape sorcery action to counter it even if the person using the shaping action would be able to complete it in one roll? If not so would a occult charm be able to do that?
Yeah, you'd subtract motes from countermagic on the same tick before determining whether the spell has enough motes to go off.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by The Lidless Eye That Sees View Post
How are Abyysals, Solars, and Infernals being balanced against each other? In 2E Abyssals came with a bunch of weaknesses in creation without getting much back in exchange.
They're equals.

I seem to recall one of the devs mentioning that Abyssals were made weaker with evocations than Solars to give them more power in other areas, is this still the case?
Abyssals are only resonant with soulsteel, yes.