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[#][F] The Demented One - 18 Hours ago
Originally posted by ReshyShira View Post
When a Lunar Shapeshifts, they use their human form's natural soak if it's higher.

If the Lunar has Unusual Hide to augment that value (as it specifically increases natural soak), does that value pass into the animal's soak or does it get dropped (I know you cannot add unusual hide to the animal's base soak by default)? For example, let's say I have stamina 2, and unusual hide 3, I turn into an animal with a soak value of 1, is my soak then 2 or is it then 5?

Also makes me think of an interesting edge case, if you do have it as a tell (so that animal forms get it too), and you shapeshift with unusual hide 5, and you have a stamina of 3 and you turn into an animal with a base soak of 1, is your soak 8 or 6?
Your Unusual Hide would add to your human form's soak, not that of animal forms you shift into, unless you take it as your Tell.

[#][F] The Demented One - 18 Hours ago
Originally posted by GenericMaleNPC01 View Post
I've been hearing talk of great terrors.


Any chance you could describe them a bit?
Also is there a possibility they might show up in hundred devils or some other book?
They go back to First Edition - huge Northern predators, kind of canine, that prey on cattle and mammoths. They might show up.

[#][F] The Demented One - 20 Hours ago
Originally posted by Zardoz View Post
I don't know if this is the correct place to flag it up (or if it's something you're already aware of) but Eska of the Seven Blades currently has Melee 4 and Martial Arts (Thousand Blades) 0; I'm assuming her M.A. (Thousand Blades) should be treated as 4, but what is her base Melee like outside of thousand blade style?
Eska does not use Thousand Blades style.

I've seen it raised before, but I couldn't find an answer. What stats should a fox use? Some of our group favour dog, some favour cat and some favour something inbetween.
While it's gonna vary with the exact fox species, starting with either a dog or cat and tweaking appropriately seems like a good way to get there.

[#][F] The Demented One - 20 Hours ago
Originally posted by Flare View Post
Lunars can't obtain Magical Abilities but can obtain Latent abilities with BP at Chargen.

They can't take Magical Abilities that are also Latent, correct?
Correct. 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Monghani View Post
Are the 4 dots of mutations bought from multiple purchases of Perfected Hybrid Interaction capable of being used all at once or only 4 at a time? So an essence 5 Lunar with 5 purchases of it for 20 dots of mutations is only capable of accessing 4 of those dots at any one time. Or could they commit to all 20 if they wished?
You can access as many as you have the motes for.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Does Rugged Beast Endurance function like Hardship-Surviving Mendicant Spirit in that it allows the Lunar to ignore the "deleterious effects of exposure to extreme climates" as long as said climates aren't extreme enough to count as environmental hazards? Like, could a Lunar use RBE to hang out in the North in a bikini?
Yeah. I'll make that explicit.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by MoonlitSeer View Post
Are you able to grapple using a martial art that is only based in weaponry? MAs like Single Point or Righteous Devil for example.
Not if that weapon lacks the Grappling tag.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Do you think any cultures in Creation would have realized the capacity some dogs have to detect seizures in humans before they occur, or is that best discovered in game?
I imagine it could've happened, although those societies may not have a complete understanding of epilepsy — they might believe the dogs are able to detect the activities of malevolent spirits that cause spirits, for example.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by GenericMaleNPC01 View Post
I was thinking of making an artifact of sorts. Specifically a bag that leads into an extradimensional space where it exists a workshop and about a towns size of space within.
Is this balanced in your opinon? If not, what part of it would you say is unbalanced?
We've done a couple similar artifacts, like Asphodel and Perdurant Vault, that you could compare it to for balance purposes.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by Monghani View Post
Steel Paw Style allows you to use Stamina instead of Dexterity to calculate your parry, but all the charms for boosting and preserving your parry are still in Dexterity with no Totemic(Stamina) keyword. Is this an intentional limitation to still require buying Dexterity up to gain these charms?
You can still use those Dexterity Charms with Steel Paw Style, as specified in the "Restrictions" section at the start of the Charms chapter.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by shkspr1048 View Post
So, if Lunars can take shapes of altered creatures such as Wyld mutants and the like, how does that square with the prohibition on the shapes of magical animals? Is it a matter of purely physical changes, like, say, a tiger with a mossy coat and wooden claws, versus energetic changes, like an aughdeighe's Icy Hide Merit?
A mutated animal and a magical creature are just two totally different things.

EDIT: On another issue entirely: Lunars can't awaken the magical talents of their animal shapes that have such. Could a new Charm enable such feats, or perhaps learning each new magical talent as if it were an Evocation of the shape?
That would have bad outcomes, balance-wise.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post

Hmm... Does that mean you could get the default appearance of a spirit such as Ligier, who appears to look like a normal person, or does it need to explicitly be an alternative one assumed with a dedicated shapeshifting power?

I take it that for a shapeshifter such as Mara, who has no default form and has all shapes carry her characteristic deer legs, it's not really possible to find her in a shape that could be acquired that isn't a cat?
"A human-like shape," such as Ligier's, isn't good enough. It's gotta be a human form they're shapeshifting into, like Fakharu can.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Flare View Post
is it intended that Steel Paw Style and Deadly Claw Blow aren't synchronized? Since Steel Paw Style works on Medium weapons and Deadly Claw Blow doesn't. The charms are otherwise pretty mirrored, so I was curious if that was oversight or a conscious design decision.
It's deliberate.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Does the Carapace/Shell mutation count as Armor for the purposes of Lunar charms that don't like armor?
It counts as armor for all purposes, including those.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Jefepato View Post
What happens if you use Peacock Shadow Eyes in the middle of a fight?

(This occurred to me mainly because it's only 7sm to cast, so it wouldn't be hard for an Exalted sorcerer to cast it in one action, making it potentially more combat-viable than many other spells.)

The trance breaks if someone attacks the victim of course, but let's assume it was a one-on-one fight or something. If someone was trying to punch you in the face before he looked into your glowing magical eyes, does he continue to attack you (sleep-fighting, one might say) or would he probably calm down and stop swinging as long as he was tranced? The "he can still act" thing is a little vague.
He can still fight, he just won't remember doing it.

Also, is it possible for the sorcerer to end the trance before the scene ends (other than by attacking the victim)? I can imagine situations where leaving needlessly long gaps in the victim's memory would be a problem.
No.