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[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by TDS View Post
If poison penalties only apply to rolled actions, why does the DB Resolve excellency let you ignore penalties to your Resolve from poison?
Me not double checking to see if poisons could subtract from Resolve when I wrote it. >.<

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
For charms that give a bonus unless "opposed with magic", do excellencies or other dice-adders count?
Yes. 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Really? Because AEES just detects hidden people while FtDB seems like it images everything, so I'd have thought it'd be better for "seeing" in general, even in combat.
Feeling the Dragon's Bones is Simple/Instant. You'd have to use it, then wait until your next turn to act, and hope what you got is still reliable.

I asked this one poorly. I was trying to ask about possible versions of FtDB that use other elements as their basis and have a duration of Aura. I forgot that FtDB doesn't give AEES a duration of Aura, just negates it's cost.
Sure, that's possible.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
More archery questions.

Is the aim action needed to make a shot at medium+ range distinct from the one needed for Sky-Calming Draw? If not, if I’m in Air Aura, does that mean I can use Sky-Calming Draw to shoot people without aiming?
If a Charm wants you to aim, it provides its benefits in addition to whatever you're normally getting from aiming.

If I combo Drawing Lightning Style and Sky-Calming Draw, do I still have to spend an action aiming if I’m in Air aura?
Yeah, Drawing Lightning still wants you to aim separately.

Seven Year Swarm Volley sounds more like an extra action charm name to me, while Swallows Defend the Nest sounds ...well, defensive in nature. But their effects are the other way around. Can you explain the logic behind these names?
Hmm. Not too late to change that.

I’m a little confused why Arrow Rain Tempest is a Water charm sitting deep in a tree full of Wood charms. I’m assuming it’s because the charm is absurdly powerful, so making it amazingly difficult to set up is necessary, but is that the actual reason?
Because it makes it rain down arrows.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post

Is there any group in the game more likely than other groups to make phylacteries and use those to initiate themselves and their fellows into sorcery?
I don't think so.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by lycaniz View Post
well that explains the Tya.. :P is the 'depth and dimensions' in the dragonblood book, the realm book, or another book (to the extent of what you know at the moment )
There's a sidebar focusing on Fokuf in The Realm.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
Are artifacts like Zelator and Soulfarer phylacteries, or are they different from “sorcerous artifacts”?
Sorcerous relics are specifically artifacts that can initiate you into sorcery, not just any artifact whose Evocations enhance your sorcery.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by lycaniz View Post
okay, now you have made Tepet Fokuf regent twice, and i gotta ask, Why? why not mix it up this time with someone new? is there any twists coming this time? dont get me wrong, i like the idea of why fokuf is the regent. But he can be a bit hard to get 'personal' with, i would love for him to either have SOME skill or SOME ambition or screw something up.
Don't fix it if it ain't broke. We've tried to give him a bit of depth and three-dimensionality, but he's pretty much the same guy.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by Greyman View Post
Also, when do, if any, Awareness Charms count as "scrying magics"? Some of the Dragonblood charms operate by displacing senses over substantial distances. Namely: Horizon Spanning Echoes, Serpent-of-the-Depths Discernment, and possibly Sense Riding Technique.
Sense-Riding Technique counts as scrying (as does displacing your senses through a familiar). Horizon-Spanning Echoes and Serpent-of-the-Depths Discernment aren't; they're just superhuman senses affirmed by Essence.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by The Unsung Hero View Post
[LIST=1][*]Do you think a scrying spell could be done at Terrestrial level?
It's possible.

[*]If I made a pool/mirror, would it be Terrestrial or Celestial? Terrestrial feels right since you can block it at that level, but worth asking
Celestial at the least, I think.

[*]Have you made any scrying spells that we can expect to see in the future? (DBs or later)
Not in Dragon-Blooded, but I think some will show up.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by Nilihum View Post
If Wartstriders are considered armour, can you banish and summon them with Hauberk Summoning gesture?
No.

[*]Do you still gain the benefit of Hearthstones if you are socketed in banished equipment?
No.

[*]Does Unison's Meins have any meaningful interaction with Glorious Solar Plate, or do they simply apply as normal to the heavy artefact stat line?
Each mien still applies its benefits normally.[*]The sidebar on page 116 of Arms states that some artefacts created using sorcery use workings that cost no experience; does this errata the workings for creating a Talisman of Ten Thousand Eyes, or do you still need an Ambition 1 working for that?[/LIST][/QUOTE]
No, sorcerous relics are a class of their own.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by The Unsung Hero View Post
So "scrying magic" is something that has been alluded to in the core book in sorcery, notably with Travel Without Distance, and with Terrestrial Circle Ambition 2 Workings as something you can ward against. However, there aren't any actual spells or working descriptions on how to actually scry.
  1. If I wanted to view or listen to someone across Creation, could that be done as a working? If so, what rough level?
  2. If it should be a spell, do you consider it appropriate to do a working in place of a spell that one doesn't know in general?
Thanks, just looking into how to expand the concept of scrying in general in my games going forward. It's definitely something that's missing in sorcery, imo.
Single-use scrying is probably best done as a spell. Workings might be used to make a scrying pool/mirror, or give someone a prosthetic eye that you can then scry through.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
If my character is blind, can I use Feeling the Dragon’s Bones to negate most combat penalties for fighting while blind?
All-Encompassing Earth Sense is the Charm you'd want to use for that, ideally with Feeling the Dragon's Bones committed to negate its cost.

Would you consider it reasonable for my character to be able to just have it going indefinitely, provided they never used non-Earth charms? Or would that need an upgrade charm?
Elemental Auras end at the end of a scene.

Would an upgrade to All-Encompassing Earth Sense that let you keep the Air or Water versions up while in the appropriate Aura work?
It'd be unnecessary - when you use an elemental variant of a Charm, its aspect becomes that of the element you're using.


What effect does Dragon’s Crushing Gaze actually have? Say there’s a stealthy person spying on me, I use this charm, I win the roll and now they lose one success. But...that doesn’t help me, because I won the roll already. Do other people get to reroll? Or are we supposed to remember the rolls everyone else got and they retroactively win if they only missed by one? How does it work?
The latter.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by Greyman View Post
The Solar Charm Cards were rather handy for tracking charms in play. Are there are plans to produce Charm Cards for the Dragonblooded set too?
Not sure - production of physical products isn't really my wheelhouse.

Considering that the pilot cannot be targetted by area effects, but can project them via applicable charms, does the fusilage block or channel the pilot's aura?[/SIZE][/FONT]
The pilot's flux works normally.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Do any Martial Arts Styles other than the Immaculate Styles carry elemental keywords? I'm wondering if Righteous Devil Charms should retroactively be considered Fire charms for DBs...
No. The Immaculate styles' harmonization with the elemental Essence of the Dragon-Blooded is a unique strength, made possible only by the assistance of legendary Sidereal sifus.