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[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/22/2018
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
Do you think it would make sense for a Dynast to be ever raised as though their mother is their sister?
Sure, if the timing is right. This might be problematic if the grandmother / adoptive mother has had or is planning to have a child of her own within a few years of this one, and the family wishes to pretend that the adoptive mother is the biological mother.

Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
Not that I think any actual subterfuge would be involved.
Subterfuge is certainly possible. The family would prefer to conceal the fact that the actual mother had a child out of wedlock while in secondary school; that lack of judgment would reflect poorly on her, and might interfere with her future prospects. (If the father and his family become aware of these circumstances, they would likewise wish to conceal his involvement for much the same reasons.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/22/2018
Hey folks,

I figure that y'all might want to hear my podcast interview with Dixie Cochran and Eddy Webb on the Onyx Pathcast.

Link here:


[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/22/2018
Originally posted by Epimetheus View Post
So, this is weird question but one I thought would be an issue because it mirrors real life, what happens if a teenage dragon-blooded gets pregnant during secondary school? Is it a juno situation or a shotgun wedding?
I don't think we elaborated on this in Dragon-Blooded? A shotgun wedding seems highly unlikely. The father has no claim on the child, his poor judgment makes him an unsuitable husband, and neither parent is in any position yet to properly raise offspring. Most likely, the child will be adopted by another household within the mother's house.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/22/2018
Originally posted by Alpharius View Post
But this is a lead in to the question I wanted to come to this thread to ask anyway: How much of Yu Shan are we likely to see detailed in the eventual Sids book? Or will there be a book like how DB are getting The Realm put out as a companion setting book?
While nothing's set in stone, my current inclination would be to include a sizable write-up of Yu-Shan in the Sidereals book, with a companion book covering Getimians.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/21/2018
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Any intention of revisiting Surandaman the spider-lord and his demonic kingdom in the new edition?
A book on the Demon City is so far in the future that it wouldn't be productive to make any statements one way or the other.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/20/2018
Originally posted by aluminiumtrioxid View Post
While we're on the subject, what does one have to do to get expelled?
Grave violations of the monastic code. The only one specified in the text is violation of the vow of celibacy, but things like persistent heresy or wanton murder should also suffice.

Originally posted by aluminiumtrioxid View Post
Also: will the Realm feature satrapies where the campaign against the Bull of the North (or the fallout thereof) had a decisive impact on current day proceedings?

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/19/2018
Originally posted by aluminiumtrioxid View Post
What could a fresh graduate of the Cloister of Wisdom from a good family do that would get her shuffled off into an abbey in some far-flung Threshold satrapy where she is out of sight?
There are a lot of possible explanations. The most obvious is that the young monk's behavior could potentially embarrass the Order, but hasn't reached the stage where she'd be expelled from the monkhood. Perhaps her superiors see her as rebellious, or maybe she's obviously smitten with someone and is being sent far away lest she break her vow of celibacy.

Alternatively, someone outside the Order might pull strings to make it happen. Her family might see her outspoken political views as an embarrassment and want her out of the way, or she might have humiliated a rival student whose family has better connections than her own.

Or the character's superiors might simply feel that such a placement is in her best interest as a monk. Perhaps she's arrogant and would benefit from being taken down a peg, or she's prejudiced against foreigners and her mentor wants her to get past that.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/17/2018
Originally posted by ale137 View Post
Like, if i make Five Edicts a Power armor, would it still be 4 dots?
"Power armor" does not, in and of itself, require First Age Artifice. (Gunzosha armor requires First Age Artifice because it's designed to allow mortal wearers to access its Evocations, not because it has power-armor thematics.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/9/2018
Lunars: Fangs at the Gate will have a section covering the Caul from the Lunar perspective.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/9/2018
Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
They remain in their physical prime for the majority of their lifespan. Signs of advanced age don't appear until the last decades, and age-related infirmity only occurs in the last years.
This works like ordinary people's aging, however, in that sometimes a Dragon-Blood may show signs of aging faster or slower than the norm, whether from lucky inheritance or from treating their body especially well or poorly.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/8/2018
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Any exciting new elementals forthcoming?
I think Meghan has a few more elementals lined up for future releases of Hundred Devils Night Parade. I also wrote a named ifrit for Adversaries of the Righteous.

You'll definitely see a bunch of new elementals in other books farther down the line, but we haven't had a chance to start development on that yet.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/4/2018
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
With Abyssal charms being Deathlord related, are you guys planning to add any new Deathlords to the roster, in order to better fill out the options for Abyssal charms? Alternately, will there be any advice for creating custom Deathlords and/or custom Deathlord charms?
We've been discussing that, but have not come to any firm decisions yet.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/4/2018
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
Similar to the question of battle groups employing alternating ranks of shooters, I've often wondered about the question of them having mixed arms.

Do battle groups need to employ a ready weapon action to change what they're attacking with, or if the group is assumed to include a mixture of weapon types, can they just alternate as the situation calls for it? Does a battle group that is assumed to consist of massed spears placed in front of ranks of archers allowed to freely shoot when people are far away and stab when they get close? Does having both mean that the effective range of a battle group is extended for the sake of it's single attack upon everybody in contact with it (i.e. the spears can hit somebody in close range, the bows farther out and all in a single action as per the normal attack resolution for battle groups)? Is it necessary to divide into separate battle groups based on most common weapon type, and have them make their rolls separately? What if it's a size 1 battle group consisting of something like three pikes covering two crossbows?

Or is this just something where realism needs to take a backseat to game balance, whether in the form of "battle groups need to take ready weapon actions to switch between substantially different arms", or even "battle groups should not be assumed to contain a mixture of weapons"?
Personally, I'd split the archers and the melee troops into separate battle groups. Combined arms are historically pretty powerful, after all.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/3/2018
We're very likely to have a Kickstarter for Lunars, but I wouldn't expect it until next year.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/1/2018
Originally posted by Cthulhu_Wakes View Post

If I may ask, chief: Will we see any QC stats on the Yennin champions of Volivat? Of which the 'greatest...champions are a match for the sorcerer-princes of Ysyr and the Dragon-Blooded warriors of Prasad.' Maybe a little more for ideas? They really have intrigued me since the core launched.
We're planning to include a QC stat block for an experienced Yennin champion.