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[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Ketrus View Post
There are relatively few Thrown artifacts, and two of them (Far-Ranging Eye, Black Wind) boost Investigation. What's the thematic connection between Thrown and Investigate?
It's just a coincidence.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Kell_Tamer View Post
I have a question about charms that reroll.
Excellent strike and its ilk make sense. reroll 1s and prevent them from being used.

But charms that reroll failed dice, does the player choose the dice? Like pheassa and deinon can with an evocation reroll Failed dice on rushes or disengages. Say an enemy has a charm that preys on 1s and 2s. Say the player can reroll 3 dice. If they roll two 1s and a 2. Can they choose to reroll those to block the enemy’s effect? Same with non 1 failures, can they choose to reroll 2s to prevent those being used. Or do those get locked in regardless? thanks.
If it doesn't specify something like "reroll 1s" or "reroll non-1s" or "start with 6s and go down," you get to pick what's rerolled.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/27/2020
Originally posted by wastevens View Post
What is the intention behind the Hearthstone keyword 'Dependent'? Like- I get *how* it works (requiring a second Hearthstone socketed into the same artifact), but it feels like it's just a point sink, requiring the player to purchase a second hearthstone that they may or may not be interested in, and very sharply limiting the number of artifacts that the Dependent Hearthstone can work with.

Is there an underlying logic to when Hearthstones are Dependent that I'm not seeing?
It's a balancing thing—the effects that get the Dependent keyword are stronger than the ones non-Dependent hearthstones offer.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/25/2020
Originally posted by Uknown DarkLord View Post
Question on Durability-Enhancing Technique vs Shattering Grasp.

Durability-Enhancing Technique increase the difficulty of damaging an object by or by the user's essence (whichever greater). But Shattering Grasp is kind of instantaneous to damage or break an item.

If an exalt wants to use Shattering Grasp on an item which has had its durability enhanced, what does the exalt roll? A standard craft roll? An essence roll to see if it can beat the essence difficulty? Or would it be a matter of saying that if an exalt wishes to use shattering grasp on an object with enhanced durability, does the exalt need to be of a higher essence of the exalt who strengthened the object to be able to break it?
Shattering Grasp isn't unrolled; destroying objects with it uses the rules for a crafting project, so you'd just increase the difficulty of that.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/25/2020
Originally posted by Beans View Post
I couldn't find if this was answered in either thread; if an embattled character wants to move away from their foe, can the foe choose not to oppose the escape? If so, does that mean the escapee rolls Disengage uncontested, or that they are allowed to use their reflexive movement (assuming all eligible opposers choose not to oppose)?
I'd say they roll uncontested.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/25/2020
Originally posted by light-hero View Post
Where do I find rules for test of speed? I have a possible chase coming up in our next session and I wanted to look it up. The core book mentions something on p 197, but it is not clear to me where on the page it says something about that.

Is it simply an extended oppossed roll that I invent myself as the ST?
It's just a standard extended opposed roll.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/23/2020
Originally posted by wern212 View Post
With the Solar Brawl Charm Lightning Strikes Twice, if I make a Decisive Attack, use Heaven Thunder Hammer and then use Lightning Strikes Twice to make a Withering Attack, what happens to the initiative I reap from the Withering Attack? Does it carry over when I reset to base initiative, is it simply lost, or something else?
It'd be lost in the reset.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/23/2020
Originally posted by Jorlem View Post
That said, what should a Wyld Hunt believably have?
The Wyld Hunt is a custom again Dragon-Blooded followers of Immaculate sects rather than a single unified organization, which means that individual Hunts are ad hoc. It could be two outcastes and some mortal bodyguards, or it could be Peleps Deled and his Sworn Kinship, decked out in potent artifacts from the Immaculate Order's armory, leading a veritable army of monks and getting assistance from an embedded Bronze Faction Sidereal.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/20/2020
Originally posted by Nicolas Milioni View Post
Is it possible for an Exigent of a really weak god to become as powerful as a exigent of a stronger god? Or even as powerful as the chosen of the incarna?
Yes, like Strawmaiden Janest.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/20/2020
Originally posted by Kenshinzen View Post
Fivefold Fury Onslaught
Cost: —; Mins: Brawl 5, Essence 3
Type: Permanent
Keywords: None
Duration: Permanent
Prerequisite Charms: Hammer on Iron Technique
This Charm permanently upgrades the prerequisite, allowing
the Solar to make ([Strength or Stamina] +1) attacks,
and adding bonus damage to each succesful strike—+1 on
the first, +2 on the second, +3 on the third, and so on.

I just want some clarifications:
-Do each touch directlty increased the damages or do it have to wait for the next attack? For example if I successfully strike, do I get the bonus to that strike damage or will it boost the next strike damage by that amount?

-Do each boost need the previous one to work. For example if in a series of 5 strikes I do not touch before the 4th one, do it gets +4 or just +1 because it's the first time that a strike is successful?

Thanks a lot for your help.
Each attack gets bonus dice of damage equal to its "number" in the chain (e.g. first gets +1, second gets +2), regardless of whether previous attacks succeeded or failed.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/20/2020
Originally posted by Mynorin View Post
The Zenith Anima power that ashes corpses:

- Is the Zenith allowed to pick and choose the Intimacies that they keep or must they choose to keep all of them?
I read it as all of them.

- Is "the subject" here the one the Intimacy originated from or the subject of the Intimacy? For example, if the corpse were that of a city guard of Nexus and they had the Intimacy "Nexus (Dutiful Protection)", would the object convey a sense of duty to that guard or a sense of duty to Nexus (or perhaps a sense of duty to Nexus in memory of that guard)?
The latter, is my read.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/20/2020
Originally posted by Epee102 View Post
I don’t suppose you can tell us the different abyssal favored abilities? I remember Dusks getting ride unlike dawns for instance.
It's too early to be confident that the sets we currently have won't change between now and the Abyssals book.

Does this different caste abilities carry over to Infernals?
Infernal Caste Abilities diverge from their respective Solar Caste's Abilities moreso than the respective Abyssal Castes.

Have you worked out how infernals interact with sorcery differently then Solars and Lunars, the masters of sorcery and the witches respectively? I recall infernals having a warlock moniker
They can attain Solar Circle Sorcery and can have Charms that empower and interact with sorcery, like every other Exalt type, but they don't have (or really need) any unique system for that.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/19/2020
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
A question about Totemic: I think it's obvious, but I want to check.

Some Totemic charms say "A Lunar whose spirit shape mimics the appearance of another animal" can buy this as X.

I assume that this applies to stuff like Alligator Turtles, Owl Butterflies, etc, that just mimic part of another animal (an Owl's eyes) or just a part of them (the Alligator Turtle's tongue) mimics another animal. Is that right?
Yeah. 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/17/2020
Originally posted by Teal Tara View Post
Are deathlords all solar ghosts or are there any of the other exalts ghosts among them?
We aren't expressly restricting them to being Solar ghosts.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/17/2020
Originally posted by Kell_Tamer View Post
This is an order of operations question for certain charms.

Say a lunar has a weapon with the piercing tag and also uses Armor Rending Claw Fist "Her withering attack ignores half an enemy’s armor soak."

Is the piercing applied first? E.G. Lunar Lionell is attacking Terrestrial Tom and tom has artifact articulated plate with 11 soak.

Does it go:
Halve from charm then Subtract from piercing resulting in (it doesn't say round up or down so) either 11/2=6 or 5 then piercing -4 = 2 or 1
Subtract piercing first 11-4 = 7 which is then charm divides by 2 to be 4 or 3 (depending on round up or down)

Use the standard order of operations—divide first, then subtract.