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[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Hours ago
Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
So we Kickstarter backers funded "Heirs of the Shogunate." But are ALL DBs "heirs" of the Shogunate? Since now even in the First Age, at the height of Solar power, there were independent groups of DBs, it would stand to reason that the less-puissant Shogunate would have had (smaller) rivals, satellites, and such. How did that work?
I imagine there were warring states within the Shogunate itself, in addition to any Dragon-Blooded factions that might have stood outside of it altogether.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Hours ago
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
When Safety Among Enemies is employed against an attack made against multiple targets, does it calculate the attacker's Initiative based on their total, or based on the divided number that would have been rolled to damage the Charm user?
Total. 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Hours ago
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
Robert, has this changed? Will Lunars not get favored XP cost for Sorcery by favoring Intelligence, just as they never have favored Martial Arts by favoring Dexterity?
Correct.

As an unrelated question, when a Lunar in human or hybrid form grows gigantic, do any of their mundane or artifact tools grow along with them?
Moonsilver and other shapeshifting artifacts do.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by MoroseMorgan View Post
Can you use Dragon's Scorching Breath and Boughs of Burning Autumn in the same instance to generate (potentially free) ammo and reload in combination with a multi-attack charm?
You can, although you'd only need to use Dragon's Scorching Breath if you don't have the firedust to reload with.

When cribbing BoBA for Solar's, is the initiative cost an overall balancing cost, or a Dragon Blooded level balancing cost?
A Solar equivalent would give you a much better rate. I don't think it'd have an Initiative cost, and it'd probably cover all attacks you make in a tick.

Edit: sorry to pile on, but how does the initiative cost of BoBA work with Swallows Defend the Nest? Do you recalculate the initiative for damage after each attack?
It'd be easiest to just have the Initiative cost for each activation come out of the Initiative allotted to the attack it's enhancing.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Ketrus View Post
A question regarding Arms of the Chosen, pages 99 and 135.

An Essence 3 resonant Exalt equips Midnight Thorn set with the Gem of the Shield-Sister Tree. She's attacked, and responds by reflexively activating the repurchased Razor Bloom Barrier, which allows her to reflexively roll to take cover with bonus dice. Supposing she succeeds, the hearthstone upgrades the cover provided from heavy to full, correct? If I understand correctly, that's effectively a perfect defense for 3 motes, unless the character cannot make the Take Cover roll.

I'm strongly considering taking this artifact on my next character. Is my reading of the artifact and hearthstone's combined effects correct? How would you suggest balancing this?
I'd advise not letting the Gem of the Shield-Sister Tree apply here.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Kell_Tamer View Post
Things like this may have been answered but i’m not entirely up for sifting through everything. Charms of evocations that call on intimacies like Faith Maintains in Faith’s Pillar, when you add soak or whatever from the principle, what rating do you use? 2, 3, 4 for minor, major, defining or 1, 2, 3?
2, 3, 4. 5, 6, 7, 8.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post

What about if you're going on the highway to the danger zone? And by that, I of course mean what Ability would you use for aircraft and aerospace operation?
Sail is already used for airships and the like, so I figure you could just rename it Pilot in a modern setting and be done with it.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
More seriously, can Salamander Swallows Flame swallow… a Death Ray?
Not the entire Death Ray, but enough of it so that it's not gonna hit you.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Sith_Happens View Post
Actual God-Heeling Gesture question: does the thing you’re reversing have to actually have (directly) been a god’s fault? What if that well dried up for completely natural reasons?
It's gotta be something a spirit did with one of their Charms that doesn't count as a greater miracle.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by reseru View Post
What sorts of Charms do you imagine the Bleak Warden, Chosen of the Seals, having? Of course protective barriers and such, or unsealing 'good' and 'evil' forces, but what are some peripheral talents they might have access to?
Drawing on or unleashing various enemies of the gods and forbidden powers that have been imprisoned by Heaven.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Zardoz View Post

Huh, Mortals spend XP as if they're Solars?
In the absence of a specific XP table for mortals, that's probably the best way to handle it.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by Sith_Happens View Post

What about Sail Charms? Most of the Solar ones at least (haven’t read DBs’ yet) seem to me like they’d work with cars.
Boats are different enough from cars, both in terms of genre and system representation, that I'm not sure it'd work out.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
Robert, if you wanted to update the Modern Firearms and Drive Charms to Third Edition, would you want to bring back the Firearms and Drive Abilities?

Dragon-Blooded Ability Charms aren't strictly one element, anymore, and Archery has Fire-aspected Charms.
Firearms could possibly just be added on to the various Archery Charm sets if I'm feeling lazy, although I'm sure you could do cool things with a bespoke tree for it. Drive would need its own thing, as there's no way to make the vast majority of Ride Charms work for it.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post

Shift in Dazan’s gender-identity/preferred-pronouns from the draft text?
Nah, I was refering to Gens Maheka's write-up.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by ReshyShira View Post
Why do spells cost more to learn as a dragonblooded than a mortal?
Mortals don't have Occult Excellencies and other sorcery-enhancing Charms, nor can they use the extra effects of spells that cost motes.