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[#][F] The Demented One - 1/29/2020
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Do I activate Deep-Eyed Soul Gazing when I'm trying to apply my Guile, and I get the bonus on my next Read Intentions in the same scene? Or do I activate it when taking a Read Intentions action after successfully applying my Guile?
When you apply your Guile.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/29/2020
Originally posted by habitableexoplanet View Post
Why does Essence-Gathering Temper not have any way to reset it other than soaking an attack? Most other similar charms have a 1/scene or 1/day reset, plus some special condition that must be met. Essence-Gathering Temper only has a special condition. Is this for some gameplay reason?
I wasn't involved in the design or development of that Charm, so I don't have any insight to offer beyond speculation.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/29/2020
Originally posted by Jefepato View Post
If a Solar sorcerer uses Death Ray to carve a message into a mountain or fortress or some such, can they apply Moving the Unseen Hand in order to frame someone else for their act of destruction?

(This might be difficult if the victim doesn't have any obvious ways to destroy things on that scale, but Solar writers can be absurdly convincing...)
Moving the Unseen Hand's Simple type means you can't.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/29/2020
Originally posted by Jen View Post
So what exactly is the “Cold Iron” that the Fair Folk is weak to? I’m a little confused since wikipedia list several definition for it, from meteoric iron, cold-wrought iron, to just a poetic name for iron.
It's just a poetic name for iron.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/24/2020
Originally posted by HamSandLich View Post
Will Liminals get a Martial Art tailored to them(or more specifically, tailored to a special mechanic of theirs) like Dragonblooded have the Immaculate Styles that take advantage of Aura?
As a general rule, Martial Arts styles don't directly interact with splat-specific magic or effects. The fact that the Immaculate Dragon styles do is a commentary on what Sidereal sifus working together with legendary Dragon-Blooded martial artists can accomplish.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/24/2020
Originally posted by Mynorin View Post

What other Charms allow a person to roll to contest Flawlessly Impenetrable Disguise? Are Solars' Sensory Acuity Prana and Lunars' Sense-Sharpening Change/Understanding the Prey sufficient, or must they raise to the level of Solars' Keen Sight Discipline (and the others) and Lunars' Prey-Scent Discernment?
I'd say any magic that enhances your senses will qualify.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/24/2020
Originally posted by Jefepato View Post
Might there theoretically be a way for a sorcerer to end up with more than one control spell of a given circle, or is "one per circle" probably an absolute rule as far as canon is concerned?
I think there's a hearthstone in Arms of the Chosen that lets you get an extra control spell?

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/24/2020
Originally posted by Jefepato View Post
Unrelated matter I just noticed:

While Fakharu's Seven Venoms Exhalation seems rather powerful, I just noticed that the poison only does initiative damage.

It seems like pretty much every other poison in the game (that I could find while glancing through the books just now) that normally does initiative damage, deals actual health levels of damage when the victim is crashed. Fakharu's entry says nothing about this.

Is this probably an oversight, or does Fakharu just spit a mild sedative that can't actually knock anyone unconscious (albeit in very great quantities)? (On the third hand, SVE is a withering attack, so maybe he shouldn't be doing HL damage with it even indirectly. I don't know.)
All Initiative-damaging poisons deal decisive damage in crash, unless otherwise specified. By default, the decisive damage is lethal, so those that deal bashing damage will usually have the (B in Crash) designation while those that deal lethal will just leave it off to save wordcount, which I think is where the confusion arises.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/24/2020
Originally posted by Jefepato View Post
Unrelated matter I just noticed:

While Fakharu's Seven Venoms Exhalation seems rather powerful, I just noticed that the poison only does initiative damage.

It seems like pretty much every other poison in the game (that I could find while glancing through the books just now) that normally does initiative damage, deals actual health levels of damage when the victim is crashed. Fakharu's entry says nothing about this.

Is this probably an oversight, or does Fakharu just spit a mild sedative that can't actually knock anyone unconscious (albeit in very great quantities)? (On the third hand, SVE is a withering attack, so maybe he shouldn't be doing HL damage with it even indirectly. I don't know.)
All Initiative-damaging poisons deal decisive damage in crash, unless otherwise specified. By default, the decisive damage is lethal, so those that deal bashing damage will usually have the (B in Crash) designation while those that deal lethal will just leave it off to save wordcount, which I think is where the confusion arises.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/24/2020
Originally posted by limaxophobiac View Post
If use multi-attack charms to make several smashing, piercing, or chopping attacks, does the defense penalty stack? F.e.x if you Iron Whirlwind 5 smashing or chopping attacks are you at -5 to your defenses?
You take a separate penalty for each such attack, and they stack.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/24/2020
Originally posted by Epee102 View Post
Is it likely that Toad Style will continue the trend of the Venoms allowing hook swords? Or should my one-day 5 Venom Master get used to punches and kicks?
Toad doesn't really scream "hook swords" to me.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/24/2020
Originally posted by Sith_Happens View Post
Blessing of Ahlat: “If an entire battle group partakes in this rite, they gain Might 1 for the duration.”

Is that with one Bride leading them in the sacrifice of one bull, or an all-Bride group sacrificing a bull apiece?
I think it'd be one bull per Bride, but if you the Storyteller wants to go the other way, that's fine too. Cattle are not meant to be one of the resources players need to track dligently.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/24/2020
Originally posted by Illaden View Post
A discussion arised about a Lunar that are using HBT+DBT, and a solar uses Eye of the Unconquered Sun against them and hit them

These part in EotUS says
- All disguise magic is stripped. Mundane disguises tatter
and melt away.
- Shapeshifters are forced back into natural form, resplendent
destinies are temporarily forced into dormancy,
personas (p. 400) are suppressed, and other innate or
native transformative magics of the Exalted are similarly
deactivated.

Now does HBT+DBT stop working
Also how does it interact with Many-faced Moon transformation
And if a Lunar with Moonsilver Tattoos hides them. Will those be revealed as well

And is there any interaction with swarm charms that Lunars have?
Hybrid Body Transformation and Deadly Beastman Transformation stay on. The only shapeshifting that Eye of the Unconquered Sun will cancel is shapeshifting-shapeshifting.

Many-Faced Moon Transformation is a magical disguise, so it ends.

Concealing moonsilver tattoos probably counts as a magical disguise too, so same.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/22/2020
Originally posted by Sith_Happens View Post
If you aim at medium range and your target moves to short range before you shoot, do you get the +3? (And conversely, if you aim at short and they move to medium do you lose the +3?)
You get whatever benefit is appropriate to the range you're now attacking from. If you have to aim at all to be able to attack at that range, you don't also get the dice.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/22/2020
Originally posted by Lanic View Post


Is the same true for effects which change dice of raw damage into successes (where they do not explicitly say that these are post-soak successes)?
Basically, yeah - the conversion applies after the soak conversion.

If the Storyteller wants to change it up and have damage successes/dice conversion count towards soak, that's fine, but I don't think that's the intended procedure.