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[#][F] The Demented One - 9 Hours ago
Originally posted by Sith_Happens View Post
Should we expect to see any Solars in the QCs this week? It'd be handy to have a reference for what the target of a PC Wyld Hunt might look like.
Not in the Dragon-Blooded QCs chapter.

[#][F] The Demented One - 15 Hours ago
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
Things like command actions or social influence actions? So riding a spirit is really good for a mounted commander or heckler?
Yep.


I do not understand. Does “porting” mean to make no adaptations?

Solars don’t have Wood Auras, so a “port” wouldn’t work.
Porting as in "taking this Solar Charm, but nerfing it to make it a Dragon-Blooded Charm," or vice versa.


Since social influence actions aren’t normally Miscellaneous actions, this is specifically meant to limit the Dragon-Blood’s freedom to maintain a magical performance while also defending herself or fighting back?
Maintaining the performance isn't an influence roll, it's just taking a miscellaneous action to keep playing.

What about Battle Anthem of the Solar Exalted? Is its heavier restriction still warranted?
Oh god yes.

[#][F] The Demented One - 15 Hours ago
Originally posted by RustedAir View Post
"When the Dragon-Blood’s anima banner reaches bonfire level, she becomes unable to enter the Aura of any element except her Aspect."
I'm curious about this rule, is it intended to balance free bonfire anima powers, if not what is it's purpose? I ask because there has been talk of houseruling around it within my group and I'd like to be sure we're not breaking anything important.
Yes, it's a balance point, and also introduces tactical decisions when it comes to spending your motes.

[#][F] The Demented One - 17 Hours ago
Originally posted by Catastronaut View Post
If an incapacitated character is revived in the middle of combat via Solar Medicine or other shenanigans, do they have to roll Join Battle again to reenter the fray?
Storyteller call. I'd have them reenter at 0.

If an incapacitated (but not dead) character is present during combat, should they benefit from the combat mote respiration rate?
Storyteller call. I'd say no.

[#][F] The Demented One - 17 Hours ago
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
Would the Charm let you poison arrowheads?
No, Thrown Charms aren't compatible with Archery weapons.


All Terrestrial Performance Charms that have a duration of One Performance/Song repeat this line: "The Dragon-Blood can take other actions while continuing the performance by flurrying them with a miscellaneous action to continue performing."

It's not entirely clear if this means the Dragon-Blood can only flurry the Performance action with Miscellaneous actions, or if the Dragon-Blood can perform combat actions in a flurry with the Performance action treated as a miscellaneous action.
The latter.

[#][F] The Demented One - 17 Hours ago
Originally posted by Phoenix_Kensai View Post
Does the bonus provided by Hot-Blooded Ardor count as Charm dice? I would normally assume so, but considering the cost, that doesn't seem to make sense here.
Bonus dice added by Appearance are always non-Charm.

[#][F] The Demented One - 17 Hours ago
Originally posted by Lanaya View Post
Eternal Death-Banishing Blossom says undead enemies "take aggravated damage equal to (the Exalt’s current Initiative/2, rounded up)", is that dice or levels?
Dice. I'll clarify that.

[#][F] The Demented One - 17 Hours ago
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
Solars don’t have anything like Petal Strewn Pavane and Terrestrials don’t have anything like Battle-Dancer Method.

Could they?
I think they'd fit, although I'd resist porting Solar Charms down to Dragon-Blooded ones and vice versa.

Could either of them have Charms to make a reflexive Performance action following an attack?
Sure, Poised Lion Attitude provides a balance point for that. I wouldn't let it circumvent the Dragon-Blooded Charms that require a flurried perform action to maintain, though.

[#][F] The Demented One - 17 Hours ago
Originally posted by Sith_Happens View Post
1. Which do you use for movement actions, their Combat Movement pool or your Dexterity + Ride (+ their Speed Bonus if they have one)?
Your Ride pool.

2. Does their doing things still take up your own actions barring Seasoned Beast-Rider's Method?
If it attacks or moves, those still count against your attack and/or move action for the round, but it can use its own turn to do so, leaving you free to take other actions on your turn.

[#][F] The Demented One - 17 Hours ago
Originally posted by Flinty View Post
Would a charm with the same effects as Venomous Thorn Attack be appropriate for Dragon-Blooded Archery or is there some interaction I cannot see that would make it too powerful?
There aren't any "create a poison arrow" charms in DB Archery. Is that deliberate or is that ok design space to explore?

Poisoned weapons felt like a better fit for the sneaky character of Thrown, but nothing breaks if Archery shares in the fun.

[#][F] The Demented One - 17 Hours ago
Originally posted by Clophiroth View Post
The Earth and Wood anima flux, which knocks you prone or poison you...

Does it always do it to you, when you suffer any initiative damage, or you have to be crashed and suffering "real" damage?

For example. I have 4 initiative, and lose a initiative point due to a Wood Dragon-Blooded anima flux. Am I poisoned or not?
Withering damage is enough.

[#][F] The Demented One - 19 Hours ago
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
Is a dance-based Performance action an acceptable form of social influence for flurrying with a Full Defense action?
Yes. 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 19 Hours ago
Originally posted by wern212 View Post
Will we ever get more detail on what "major" or "legendary" character goals are? Same for story goals and social goals.

There are quite a few charms that have these goals as their reset condition in WFHW, but there's sadly very little advice for storytellers for when to consider something a legendary goal.
The only text on the subject I've been able to find has been on page 134 of the Core, but that only gives a handful of examples that I find hard to translate.
We'll likely address that in the upcoming Storyteller's Guide.

[#][F] The Demented One - 19 Hours ago
Originally posted by demonchilde View Post
Thanks for answering my question earlier. But then afterwards, something else occurred to me.

On the same vein as Dragon-Blooded and flame weapons, Harvest of the Hunter says it makes arrows for bows and crossbows, but then the text later ways that it supplements the ammunition check for an Archery weapon. Can it be used to make firedust or other flammable ammo for flame weapons?

On that same note, Arbor Sentinel Technique says you would never run out of arrows. But since it can work for flame weapons, does its ammunition effect also work for them too, or just the stationary cover effect?
Neither can produce firedust.

[#][F] The Demented One - 19 Hours ago
Originally posted by PanguDelegate View Post
Are genders associated with reproductive roles or anatomy in Realm society?
It's definitely not anatomy, and reproductive roles are difficult to quantify in a society that has access to sorcery that can let any given couple have a child. Cultural expectations of each gender are discussed in more depth in The Realm.

What happens to a member of this society who doesn’t or can’t live up to their expected gender role, but who doesn’t identify as the opposite gender either?
They likely find themselves in a difficult social situation, facing stigma and prejudice for their nonconformity with the Realm's gender binary. That said, there are characters like Tepet Niruz, who manage to navigate this.

What happens to a member of this society who has anatomical dysphoria to the point of needing sorcerous body alteration to function in daily life, but doesn’t want to live as the opposite gender in order to do so?
If you're a Dynast, I imagine that's something you could arrange for discreetly (and probably hire the same sorcerer's services when you need children).

Is there a great deal of ostracism or discrimination towards Realm women who act or dress like Realm men (similar to the ostracism feminine men face in real world USA society?)
I don't think so.