[quote=The Demented One]
This touches on one thing I've been interested in for a while -- will there be at least one build where it's feasible to dabble in multiple MAs before taking them to the apex? Beyond the whole intercompatibility issue, a lot of MAs have traditionally been front-loaded with "tax/speedbump" powers that were intentionally uninspiring.
Someone who has the first three Charms of Snake Style and the first three Charms of Tiger Style is going to find that they are all useful to him (this includes both forms). I'm not sure if it would necessarily the strongest
type of martial artist, but pursuing multiple styles is definitely going to feel like expanding your character's prowess along a whole new axis of power, rather than scraping his or her gonads against the shattered glass of like a bajillion different Join Battle enhancers.
Finishing moves huh?
If you can't rip out your enemy's heart, it's hardly Martial Arts!
Will Sidereal Martial Arts be structured (techniques, and Charms) like regular martial arts styles, or is it something that will be kinda on its own in that regard?
Haven't discussed this with the devs yet. My gut instinct is that SMA's probably won't have Techniques, because I really can't imagine what a badass kung fu mortal grandmaster using Kaleidoscopic Borders of Logic would look like, but that's definitely a statement written in water rather than in stone.