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[#][F] The Demented One - 8/26/2019
Originally posted by Epitome View Post
Thanks! That clears things up.

Anything you're willing to share on the 2 Infernal Caste names that haven't been revealed yet? My Infernal Twilight NPC would love to know what his Caste is called.
I've written them up in the Infernals prestige spread for the Storyteller's Guide.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/26/2019
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
Thanks Vance!


In this case, my friend's character was turned into a beastwoman by an exploding working she disrupted, so she has 8pts of mutation and also the Wyld Mutant Flaw.

Would it be difficulty 8? 3 (the highest of her mutations)? Just a difficulty set by the ST based on the exploding working (as if it was an opposed roll)?

In that case I'd just set a difficulty. 3 sounds fine. 8 sounds way too high.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/23/2019
Originally posted by Kell_Tamer View Post
Righteous Devil Style question. Phoenix Flies on Golden Wings adds withering damage as successes (which ignores soak). Does this damage get computed in the post soak die total for dealing with Legendary Size? e.g. I have 7 post soak, and Phoenix Flies on Golden Wings does 4 automatic successful damage. Am I treated as dealing 11 post soak dice for crash purposes? Appreciated.
It won't increase your effective pool for being able to crash big stuff.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/23/2019
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
I have some questions about Crimson-And-Silver Rebirth.

1) If someone used a shaping effect that alters the body to give the target a mutation (and I guess most ways to give people mutations would count as shaping effects that alter the body), do I roll against a difficulty of the Mutation rating, or make the opposed roll against the person who gave it to them?
Either works. Mutation rating is probably the easier go-to in most situations.

3) If I use the charm on a beastman (not one who was born a beastman, but one who turned into one), do I use the charm against each mutation seperately and when I've done all of them they're human, or just make one roll and use the charm once?
If one effect applied them all in one go,
It's fine to let remove them all in one go if they were all applied in one go by the same effect.

3) If my target was hit by a shaping effect that changed them but wasn't caused by a character (for example, mutations caused by an exploding manse or the Wyld or something), what do I roll against?
Difficulty set by the Storyteller.

4) I use the charm to remove a shaping effect imposed by an evil sorcerer. He's at dinner on another plane of existence and has no idea this is happening. We make opposed rolls. Can he use an excellency? So he'll just suddenly spend 10 motes at dinner for no apparent reason? (I guess this question has slightly wider implications than just this charm specifically).
If you're called on to make an opposed roll because of the actions of a character you're unaware of, you still get to use Charms and such to enhance it. I'd conceptualize it as more of "this represents something the sorcerer did in the past but is being paid now" rather than "this sorcerer is just blowing through motes at dinner."

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/23/2019
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
IIRC, you said Hearteaters existed during the Primordial War (though not in the same form).
What about Umbrals and Exigents?
Umbrals did not exist until after the Divine Revolution.

As Neall's noted, Exigents were active in the Divine Revolution.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/23/2019
Originally posted by Flare View Post
Does this mean a Solar can't do that for a more basic stratagem like those featured in the core? So a Solar can reflexively counter a magical stratagem, but not a regular one?
Yes,

Does that mean that Solars are more adept at countering said mystical strategies then non-mystical ones, as they don't have the ability to reflexively counter non-magical ones.
I would take it as a concession to the fact that players shouldn't be required to memorize every single Charm that enables a magical stratagem in order to derive maximum utility from Battle-Visionary's Foresight rather than any kind of thematic statement.

Also, does the same type of stratagem stack? The War tree has a bunch of charms to allow you to use new strategies even in the middle of combat, so can you repeatedly stack say, Pincer Attack, or do you have to keep picking new ones?
They don't stack.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/23/2019
Originally posted by HamSandLich View Post
What are the non-Charm uses for the Occult Ability outside of "Lore but for Spirits" and "Thaumaturgy Rolls". What can a mortal character(such as a priest, shaman, or thamaturge) do with the Occult skill exactly?
Pick up on subtle signs of Wyld taint, divine blessings, hauntings, etc. Engage with various supernatural obstacles or effects, like trying to figure out how to break a demon's curse or cross through a magical gateway. If you know a way to ward against a specific spirit, lay down that ward properly. Miscellaneous bits and bobs like that.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/23/2019
Originally posted by Flare View Post
If you use Striving Aftershock Method in Solar Brawl, do you lose out on the benefits of Orichalcum Fists of Battle in regards to increasing Damage while at base Initiative?

Striving Aftershock Method says 'add 2 to her base Initiative value', but does that mean it counts as her base Initiative or that it goes over Base Initiative?
You would lose out on the benefit, because Striving Aftershock Method only increase your base Initiative value for the instant of your Initiative resetting to base.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/23/2019
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
A lot of small animals have low damage against creatures bigger than them. If I use Locust-and-Starling Legion to become, say, a swarm of rats, do humans still count as bigger than me (so my bite does 3 damage), or not (so it does 5 damage) because the swarm is bigger than them?
The size-based stuff still applies to battle groups of tiny stuff.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/23/2019
Originally posted by Epitome View Post
How broad can a character's combined specialties be? For example, could a character buy a Melee specialty for every single weapon type and thus always have a Specialty that applies to their roll? Or should a character's combined specialties always leave a hole somewhere where no specialty will apply?

Thank you.
It's a contextual thing. If you take Melee specialties in a whole bunch of different types of weapons, I think that's fine. If you take Dodge specialties in "Armored" and "Unarmored," the Storyteller is allowed to glower dolefully at you until you change that.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/20/2019
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
How do the Five-Score Fellowship view the Umbrals and Dream-Souled?
No unified view on Umbrals - they'd be a case-by-case basis sort of thing.

Dream-Souled are something they consider a problem in the long-term, but Sidereals in the Time of Tumult have a lot of short-term problems they have to deal with first.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/20/2019
Originally posted by Clophiroth View Post


This reminds me...

Do Infernals have the Mastery-tag, like Abyssals?
Infernals get access to Mastery.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/19/2019
Originally posted by Gonzo View Post
Will the new Infernal Castes still correspond to their Solar equivalents (soldier, priest, sage, spy, diplomat)? Or are you planning on giving Infernals an complete new Caste structure?
The Storyteller's Guide will discuss Infernal Castes, including how they resemble and how they differ from Solar Castes. I turned in my first draft of that section a couple weeks ago.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/19/2019
Originally posted by Clophiroth View Post
Have you planned what Exalts will have access to Sidereal Martial Arts? Only Sidereals, Getimians and Exalts with access to Mastery? All Exalts not limited by Terrestrial-tag? Every Exalt?
Solars, Abyssals, and Infernals can learn Sidereal Martial Arts, but Sidereals and Getimians are its true masters.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/16/2019
Originally posted by Epitome View Post
If combat erupts spontaneously between two battle groups without either commander having prepared a battle plan in advance, does a Strategic Maneuver roll still take place for whatever strategy the commanders can formulate on the spot?
No. 10char