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[#][F] The Demented One - 9/14/2018
Originally posted by GenericMaleNPC01 View Post
Is it possible we will get more info on the storm demon Yan in heirs of the shogunate? (Yan is ledaal kebok coren's demon grandpa)
It's not impossible.

Also is there a connection between Yan and the Storm Demoness Akavadra? (Inside Stormcaller)
Undetermined.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/14/2018
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
Can you cast spells when in the form of an animal?
Yep. This ain't D&D.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/14/2018
Originally posted by ReshyShira View Post


Will there be any charms that will help Lunars impersonate dragonblooded dynasts?
Yep. 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/14/2018
Originally posted by shkspr1048 View Post
Will there be Charms for taking the shapes of non-physical, non-spiritual beings? Like, for instance, beings made of shadow, or sentient clouds?
No. Lunars can only take the heart's blood of humans and animals.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/14/2018
Originally posted by GenericMaleNPC01 View Post
If i were to play a lunar with a monkey spirit shape, could i still use MAs in deadly beastman form? And could i theoretically use MAs in the monkey form?
You can always use Martial Arts together with Deadly Beastman Transformation, and can never use them together with animal shapes.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/14/2018
Originally posted by BadassOverlord View Post
Given that Lunars don't get any favoured abilities, is there no way for them to gain access to discounted prices for Martial Arts and Spells? Specifically I'm worried that a Lunar who wanted to combine several different martial arts would find it prohibitively expensive due to all the ability dots they'd have to buy, on top of a 4 dot Merit and all the charms.
Spells, yes. Martial Arts, no. The steep cost to learn them is the price you pay for getting to combo them with native Charms.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/13/2018
Originally posted by Fiikragg View Post

How does that interact with stunting? i'm assuming that if you stunt in the second atribute you just use the new higher cap. So if the cap is 15 dice before stunt animal form has 16 dice though not extra dice but if after the stunt your cap is 18 you can but 2 more dice with one of the relavent excelleties.
Stunting doesn't count against the cap, but neither does it increase it.

With that, I think I'm gonna call a moratorium on Lunar dice cap questions for the time being. Once y'all have the actual rules for shapeshifting and Lunar dice caps, pretty much everything should be clear, at least, based on playtester feedback.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/13/2018
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
I thought you meant that, whatever form you were in, if you have Dex 4 you can always add 4 excellency dice to hit, but your answer to Calboon seemed to imply that was wrong, and that if the animal's dice pool is better, it counts as part of your cap?
Any dice that an animal form has over your own base pool counts as Charm dice.

And with a Talon Rake (13 dice to hit) I'm already past the cap, so I can't use the excellency at all (without a stunt), but I can still attack at 13 dice, I'm not capped at 12?
No. If an animal's base pool is higher than your cap, you don't get to go above your cap.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/13/2018
Originally posted by prototype00 View Post

Can Lunars in an Animal Form add to their base damage with a Strength Excellency? (I’m sorry this seem to be a stupid question, but I must have totally missed this part of the previews)
You can use the Strength Excellency to boost withering damage, and the Stamina Excellency to boost soak. Works in all forms.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/13/2018
Originally posted by ReshyShira View Post

So where do accuracy bonuses come into the calculations? Most to-hit die pools have a bonus, do animals have a base accuracy to them? I see things like a Clawstrider has 8 dice to hit with a bite (damage 15) and 12 dice to hit (11 damage) with claws.
They don't. 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/13/2018
Originally posted by The Lidless Eye That Sees View Post
Do any of the new animals in fangs at the gate have legendary size?
Yep.

If my lunar has a tyrant lizard spirit shape but does not have the charm for legendary size, would he just turn into a smaller version of the tyrant lizard?
Nope.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/13/2018
Originally posted by Zardoz View Post
What happens, if anything, if you lose the intimacy that was exploited in a persuade attempt before you have finished the task.
I.E. you have been persuaded to travel to the Lost Ziggurat of Zarlath due to your intimacy of "Seek Glory and Fortune", but on the way you meet a friendly monk who manages to totally erode the intimacy? What if he merely erodes the intimacy to below the level that would be sufficient to perform the task?
You're still persuaded.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/13/2018
Originally posted by prototype00 View Post

I take it then that a High Strength/High Stamina Lunar also adds nothing to the Damage/Soak values?

*Sees an opportunity for High Dex dump Strength Lunars with Kaiju Forms.*
Your Strength and Dexterity still determine the amounts you can add to damage and soak with your Excellencies.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/13/2018
Originally posted by GenericMaleNPC01 View Post
Do Lunars still get charms that permanently increase the size of their spirit shape?
Not permanently.

And do they get survival favored? And do they get a single other favored ability?. (my instincts tell me no, buuuut.....)
Lunars don't get any favored Abilities.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/13/2018
Originally posted by Calboon View Post
So reading the lunar playtest thread I am getting a bit confused about how dice caps work with animals again.

So if a Dex 3 Brawl 3 lunar and a brawl 5 dex 5 lunar both turn into a tyrant lizard what is each of their bases pools for a bite attack (normally 11 dice) and how many dice can they add on to it with their dexterity excellency?
Dex 3, Brawl 3 Lunar has a default dice cap of +3 on attacks. Her normal attack pool is 6, +3 Charm dice brings that up to 9. 11 is higher than 9. She only rolls nine dice to attack, because she can't go over her dice limit.

Dex 5, Brawl 5 Lunar has a default dice cap of +5 on attacks. Her normal attack pool is 10, +5 Charm dice brings that up to 15. 11 is lower than 15. She rolls 11 dice for attacks, and could add up to +4 more with the Dexterity Excellency or other Charms.

(Stunting might change the above math)

Also have you mentioned how damage and soak are calculated for a lunar in a animal form and if not would you be able to mention if there are any limits? Like if a strength 1 lunar turns into a bear do they still get 15 damage as a base on a bite?
You use the animal's values. No caps.