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[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Hours ago
Originally posted by JiveX View Post
As an aside, and I hope I’m not abusing the point of this thread, would something along the lines of “Treat every two 2s as a 1 if no 1s appear” as kind of a lower key variant of Coiling Dragon Dance to allow a higher essence Terrestrial (and Water aspects in general who lack an effect like Coiling Dragon Dance ) to remain competitive. That’s probably a bit too specific and hypotheticals question.
I could see it as a high-level upgrade. Dragon-Blooded get a lot of stuff that prey on 1s, both because that's a useful swingy mechanic and as a way to emphasize Solar magic that rerolls 1s, but that doesn't mean a more powerful Dragon-Blood might push the power of those effects.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7 Hours ago
Originally posted by BadassOverlord View Post
What is the correct timing on the declaration of Grasping Claw Method? It is classified as supplemental, but the text says "upon winning control of a grapple..." Should I declare it before the attack roll or after the attack but before the control roll?
You declare it before the attack roll. If you win control, you disarm.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7 Hours ago
Originally posted by Demac View Post
So question about the new Geomantic Prodigy merit:

Is there something about Craft [Geomancy] that makes it special to where it can benefit from a sorcerous merit like this, or is that merit more of demonstration of something that could be done with sorcerer-crafter builds. I'm wondering specifically if there's something that breaks if a sorcerer were to take a merit that did the same thing for Craft [Artifact] or even Craft [First Age Artifice].
I would not allow a similar effect to benefit Artifact-crafting. Manses are subject to a bunch of limitations artifacts don't have to deal with (need a demesne, hard to move around).

EDIT: Also, I'm assuming these are dice added by charms, but I will be delighted to hear they are non-charm dice.
Merit-added dice don't count as a Charm bonus.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8 Hours ago
Originally posted by JiveX View Post
Sorry if this has been asked already, I did a read through and didn’t see an answer. A number of DB charms reference 1s on rolls. Does refer to the “final” roll after effects which re-roll 1s have been applied or does it apply prior to this occurring. I am aware that many charms specify that they apply prior to re-rolling effects so I have a sinking suspicion that the fact that terrestrial charms don’t specify this is my answer, however also sort of hoping to be wrong. Sorry again if this was asked.
It's the final roll. Excellent Strike is tech against Dragon-Blooded.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9 Hours ago
Originally posted by gfrobbin84 View Post

Pretty sure Vance has said that the ST guide is coming between Lunars and Exigents.
Yes; the pitch has been approved.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9 Hours ago
Originally posted by MorsRattus View Post

Can you mix Martial Arts charms and Evocations?

E: One of my players has Earth Dragon Style and the giant hammer from Arms, see.
Yeah. 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 9 Hours ago
Originally posted by Kelly Pedersen View Post
So, Sea's Verdict in the DB book is super-cool - the origin story is badass as hell, and I love the fact that it has its own anima banner. I just had one question regarding that: is the anima banner a Dragonblooded anima banner? Does it have anima flux at bonfire? Or is it a more generic one?
It doesn't have anima flux.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9 Hours ago
Originally posted by Aleks View Post
Does the rules for Martial Arts and other Abilities from the core book - that Martial Arts Charms are not compatible with other combat Charms unless they specifically state it - also apply to Dragon-Blooded?
Yes, they're universal for anyone using Ability-based Charms (but not Attribute-based or other, oddball Charms).

[#][F] The Demented One - 9 Hours ago
Originally posted by MorsRattus View Post
The Slug's Hearthstone lets him sense when anyone else he sees shares his Defining Intimacy of loyalty to the Realm over all else. Obviously it has to generalize at least a little since the exact same phrasing is vanishingly unlikely, but how general does it get? If I have a pair of Defining Intimacies, one of loyalty to the Realm and one of loyalty to my House, does that count for him, or does it need to specifically be to the Realm over all other loyalties ever?
The "Shared Intimacies" sidebar in the Dragon-Blooded Charm chapter (close to the start of Linguistics) addresses this issue.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9 Hours ago
Immaculate Master's can expend aura to ignore the terrestrial keyword for other MAs for one tick, but I was curious how does that interact with Single Point Style? Would you expend your aura when you have the potential to act a second time in a turn, or would you have to expend it during your first turn to allow the second?
You need to expend it on the tick your sword would act.

[#][F] The Demented One - 15 Hours ago
Originally posted by CycloneJoker View Post
Firstly, thank you for giving us stats for nunchaku and kama in WFHW. Secondly, can you give suggestions for what to call artifact versions of these weapons?
I'd rather hold off on crossing that bridge until we get to the point where we write up an example.

[#][F] The Demented One - 15 Hours ago
Originally posted by WalkingEye View Post
For Golden Janissary Form. If I use a multi attack melee charm while in the form like iron whirlwind attack do I reset to base + 1 for each decisive attack i landed?
No, just +1 total.

[#][F] The Demented One - 15 Hours ago
Originally posted by WalkingEye View Post
Some of these new spells can be used in ways that makes having a ally distorting them work to the player advantage. Can I distort a distortion to lets say change the weather again or regain control of Virtuous Guardian of Flame?
No. 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 15 Hours ago
Originally posted by Marros56 View Post
Does fighting an enemy with the Pain Resistance Merit affect Water Dragon Form at all?
The wound penalty reduction from it would apply to Water Dragon Charms that care about your enemy's wound penalty, yeah.

[#][F] The Demented One - 15 Hours ago
Originally posted by Prometheus878 View Post
Is there an ETA on DB character sheets? I'm anxious to make some characters!
I'm not sure; the logistics of that are outside our bailiwick.