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[#][F] The Demented One - 9/4/2019
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
If PC Alice tells PC Bob about the existence of NPC Carol and describes her, is that sufficient to go on for Bob to send Carol an Infallible Messenger? If not, would a portrait suffice?
The specifics are up to the Storyteller. I think a detailed, factual, and accurate description should be enough.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/4/2019
Originally posted by Jefepato View Post
Is it possible for a martial artist who is a creature of darkness (such as an Abyssal or Infernal Exalt) to learn Golden Janissary Style?
Yes.

If such a martial artist uses Lone Spark Lights the Conflagration to hit a nontrivial creature of darkness, does he set himself on fire (along with any other CoDs in medium range)?
Yes.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/4/2019
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
If I'm playing a character with a deep enough investment in Socialize Charms as to have different Charms for my personas, can I maintain a commitment to a long-duration Charm after switching personas, or must I suppress it while switching?

​Example: Carter has Bureaucracy Charms including Indolent Official Charm. He suspects someone's going to take a bureaucratic action he's opposed to, so he activates Indolent Official Charm to bog down the efforts. Can he assume his identity as the Knight Raiton afterward without ending his bureaucratic curse?
As long as both personas have access to the Charm in question.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/4/2019
Originally posted by OpMegs View Post
If this is the case, I'm assuming that means the perception of Resonance as a punishment of the Neverborn for "sins of life" and the like is basically completely out?
"Resonance" is being conceptually replaced by the Great Curse, which the Abyssals still suffer from in Ex3. The ways in which it manifests will still be similar to 1E's Resonance, but it's not direct and conscious punishment from the Neverborn.

I'd assumed the mechanic would be significantly overhauled, but I'm curious if 3E Abyssals really have any direct concern by default with the Neverborn, or if that's more the realm of the Daybreaks and Midnights while a Dusk might deal more directly with their Deathlord.
Any Abyssal could choose to make the Neverborn their concern, but it's not something all of them do by default.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/4/2019
Originally posted by Clophiroth View Post
When you use Changing Plumage Mastery, can you use its effects without any of the effects from Many Faced Moon Transformation? For example, changing your clothes or scent without any of the changes from MFMT? Of course, still paying the full cost of the basic charm
Yes. Changing Plumage Mastery is a self-contained, independent Charm, not an upgrade to Many-Faced Moon Transformation.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/4/2019
Originally posted by Crop Weaver View Post
Maybe that point has already been cleared but :

I am in need of clarification about Dragon-Blooded excellencies applied to static values, more precisely the limit of bonus dice.

P162 of What Fire Has Wrought the text says that the limit is Ability+Specialty /2 rounded down. Which is coherent with 2 dice for 1 success or 2 dice for 1 parry. And it's the same rules for solar (the rounded down part).
But I also got a booklet with the screen where the text says rounded up. Also the exemple is with Melee 4 and says you can go up to +2 parry, or +3 with a specialty. Meaning it's rounded up ?

So which is it ?

Thanks
It's rounded down. Anything to the contrary is incorrect.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/30/2019
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post

On that general subject: are you planning to make many tweaks to the stuff in Hundred Devils and Adversaries? While the stuff released is good, there seems to me to be a few powers that are a bit broken (I don't mean Makarios, I mean generally), which I don't find in the actual books you've released.
That's ultimately Meghan's call as the dev on that book, but I've definitely got input on some of the entries I wrote.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/30/2019
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
Why is that?
Marking Exalted with an efficacious sigil may be something the Storyteller deems within Makarios' capabilities, but it's going to take more than just "some random occultist branded you with one, tough luck."

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/30/2019
Originally posted by balwin View Post
I have a question about Makarios, too. Do I see it right that a character with high Integrity will increase more often the Madness Derangement they get from the sigil because of the10-Integrity days cycle? Why do high Integrity makes a person more vulnerable to the derangement instead of having a positive impact?
I screwed that up; it should be something like (Integrity + 5). Something to tweak for the final compilation.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/30/2019
Originally posted by Electro View Post
Actually, this TAP question is something that came up in my game. Since Thunderbolt Attack Prana allows you to make an attack against someone at short range, can you use it to attack someone who disengaged from you on the previous turn? Note that they would be at short range so you should normally just be able to make the attack with TAP.
They'd still get their reflexive movement from having disengaged, so unless you have further range-extending magic on your attack, you're not going to be able to hit them.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/30/2019
Originally posted by JohnDoe244 View Post

Doug Dodge fails his Disengage roll. Can Athletics Allison allow Doug to move from Close to Short range anyway (but not allow Doug to get the Reflexive movement he would have got on a successful roll)?

Sort of a Cat-and-Mouse thing.
Don't see any problem with that.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/30/2019
Originally posted by JohnDoe244 View Post
Thanks for your time Vance.

Just to be clear: Deck Striding Prana only works on a ship, right?
No. 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/30/2019
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
How much evidence is too little for Evidence-Discerning Method?
Good question for your Storyteller.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/30/2019
Originally posted by Epitome View Post
So the Hallowed Husk has me thinking : does the Solar anima banner count as sunlight for the purpose of harming ghosts? For that matter do the banners of other Exalted?

Thank you.
No. 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/29/2019
Originally posted by Volivat View Post
When A disengages from B. Can B TAP attack Opponent A?
I assume you're referring to a scenario along the lines of

-Doug Dodge starts his turn at close range to Athletics Allison. He makes and wins a disengage roll, and moves out to short range.

-On Athletics Allison's turn, she uses her move action to advance towards Doug - but because Doug succeeded on his disengage, he gets to move another range band back from her, maintaining short range.

-Athletics Allison wants to use Thunderbolt Attack Prana to smack Doug in the face.

Unfortunately, Allison cannot do that, because moving in on someone with Thunderbolt Attack Prana counts as your move action, and she's already used hers for the round.

If no, can one win a disengage action and still allow the opponent to move away and then not have the issue of the reflexive move?
I'm not sure I understand the question.