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[#][F] The Demented One - 10/25/2018
Originally posted by ReshyShira View Post

Anything decided on what those perks are yet?
Yep, the XP/BP related part of that has been in the playtest since it started.

(They also get unique anima powers and Lunar XP-gaining conditions, of course)

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/25/2018
Originally posted by shkspr1048 View Post
Supposing that a Proto-Shinmaic Vortex was allowed in a given game; Would it be appropriate to have Evocations stem from it, or would there need to be some sort of interfacing artifact to allow them?
I don't see protoshimaic vortices being very compatible with Ex3's paradigm for artifacts, although maybe someone can find a clever way to reconcile the two.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/25/2018
Originally posted by ElOhTeeBee View Post
I understand if the answer is 'too far to say', but I'm curious - when you get around to Infernals, is Freedom Lets Go likely to return?
I'm personally a fan of it, which has to count for something.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/25/2018
Originally posted by Epimetheus View Post
Will you ever reintroduce holistic gun methodology in any form?
Unlikely, but not impossible.

Also, is it possible for artifact evocation trees to be limited to an exalt type?
You could, but I don't think it's a very large or useful design space.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/24/2018
Originally posted by GenericMaleNPC01 View Post
What evocations would a moonsilver firewand/flame piece even have conceptually?
That's all going to depend on that flame weapon's legend and history. I think the field of [MATERIAL] [WEAPON] Evocations is an extremely broad design space in general.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/24/2018
Originally posted by WalkingEye View Post
As a Storyteller would you allow normal Tracking rolls for find someone who used Travel without Distance or Flashing Nocturne Prana or would you require a charm like Unshakeable Bloodhound Technique or maybe All-Encompassing Sorcerer’s Sight in the case of Travel without Distance?
Tracking, even Unshakeable Bloodhound Technique, requires....well, tracks. If someone's teleporting, they're not leaving any tracks behind. I might be persuaded if someone has All-Encompassing Sorcerer's Sight.

Is there ever a case where you would not allow a investigation to succeed/deny letting the player make a investigation rolls.
Sure. "I roll Investigation to figure out what Crime Thief was thinking while he was sitting in this chair." No you don't!

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/24/2018
Originally posted by Jefepato View Post
Is Seven Points of Weakness Strike totally useless against an unarmored opponent? Or does the Mastery effect still apply even if the target had zero armored soak to begin with?
Mastery effect works against unarmored folks.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/24/2018
Originally posted by ReshyShira View Post
Speaking of Lunars, what's the state of casteless currently? Last I remember they got half the favored attributes of a Tattoo'd lunar and that seems like it makes it more mandatory than optional to keep from falling behind your peers.
They get some other perks.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/23/2018
Originally posted by autXautY View Post
Can one use a shield to flurry full defense while attacking and parrying using another weapon for a martial art that doesn't use shields.
In particular, could a crane-stylist use a shield to flurry full defense with another action to gain the crane form bonuses with full defense?
Martial Arts don't care if your full defense benefits from the shield tag, even if they aren't shield-compatible (although note that shields don't let you flurry attacks and full defenses).

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/23/2018
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
On a related note:

Can you roll one Martial Arts ability while using charms of another? The example of combining styles on p.427 talks about using charms from both styles and rolling the highest, I'm not sure if using charms from both is necessary or just a cool example.

My character Dr Soma is a master of Snake Style, and picked up some Immaculate Martial Arts when she was training as an Immaculate nun in the local Satrapy's monastery.*

If Soma punches someone with Striking Cobra, I roll 15 dice to hit.
If she punches someone with Striking Cobra, Searing Edge and Eyes of the Wood Dragon, I still roll 15 dice as per p.427.
If she punches someone with just Eyes of the Wood Dragon, can I roll my Snake-fu of 15 dice, or do I have to roll my Wood-fu of only 12 dice?

Similarly, can I boost my Snake Parry of 6 with Flame-Flicker Stance, or do I have to use my Fire Dragon Parry of 5?
As long as the weapon you're using is compatible with both styles, you use the higher of the two ratings, regardless of Charm usage.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/23/2018
Originally posted by Fiikragg View Post

So if you swapped weapons (by any means), to a non-form weapon do you break any form bonuses you may have?
No. Your Form just won't benefit attacks or parries with a non-style weapon.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/22/2018
Originally posted by ReshyShira View Post
So, if you're using two separate weapons, how does this work for Martial Arts weapon requirements? Like a Tiger Claw on one hand and a Warfan in the other, would that let you access both types of styles/stances, and if so how would attacking work in terms of the MA charms you can use?
Whenever you attack or parry, you're only doing it with one weapon. If you're dual wielding different types of weapon, you gotta pick one. That weapon determines what Martial Arts Charms (or other combat Ability Charms) can enhance that attack/block.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/22/2018
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
We're having a discussion about how Dragonblood can protect themselves against Night Caste and Lunar assassins, and this question came up.

Dragon's Twitching Whisker lets you roll to detect threats if you have a negative tie to them. Does it have to be to them specifically, or just be a negative tie that covers them?

For example, if Kozo the Rat-King is sneaking into my room in rat-form to assassinate me, do I need to have "Kozo the Rat-King (Hatred)" to use the charm, or is "Lunars (Foul demons)" enough?
It can be a broad Tie.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/22/2018
Originally posted by CycloneJoker View Post
When you use Iron Whirlwind Attack after Peony Blossom Technique, do you go directly into IWA, or do you also get the free standalone attack from PBT on top of IWA? I was assuming the former, but there's enough wiggle room in the text to not be 100 percent certain.
The Iron Whirlwind flurry replaces the single attack you'd normally get.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/22/2018
Originally posted by ReshyShira View Post
Speaking of adding damage dice, will Lunars be able to use Strength/Stamina excellencies to boost raw damage of withering attacks, or soak?
Yep, but it's a little different from adding dice to (Attribute + Ability) rolls or static values.