Originally posted by Measure of Hope
In the new Charms being written for Heirs to the Shogunate, can we expect more Charms being written for the non-dominant elements of each Ability? Like, Air Dodge Charms? Or anything-but-fire Melee Charms?
As it stands, there are some Abilities, such as Thrown, which have a good mix of elements in accessible Charms, making it possible to create distinctly different elemental styles. And then there's Melee, which is Fire Fire Fire and a scant handful of other Charms, most of which aren't available at Essence 2. I know a lot of the Melee Charms are Balanced so it's still possible to use Aura effects on Charms of other elements without handicapping yourself, but it still means that it's basically mandatory that Melee means fire effects for everybody all the time. I think when I heard that Abilities were no longer hard-wired to specific elements I just assumed that Dragonblooded Cool Sword Guys could now come in flavours other than fire, and this appears to be ... not the case. Don't get me wrong, flaming swords are all sorts of awesome, but ...
Yeah, that's something I'm playing around with.