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[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
What are you most excited to talk about that you haven't had a chance to talk about yet?
Today, I'll say it's my plans for updating Sidereal Charm mechanics.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by Ellis View Post
If a Twilight (or, presumably, Daybreak) binds a spirit familiar, and then that spirit familiar dies, how long does it take them to reform? Do they have to perform any particular rituals?
Spirit familiars reform along the lines as usual for that type of spirit. If I'm a Storyteller and a player wants to do some cool rituals to help that process along, I'd definitely want to give them some kind of incentive for that.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by Alistair View Post
Could Dragon-Blooded potentially learn a Charm (Maybe Occult) to learn Eclipse Charms, or are they (at least as intended) locked off from them barring things like a God-Blooded heritage? If it was possible, what Essence prerequisite could make sense for it?
I don't think universal access to Eclipse Charms is a thing Dragon-Blooded can get.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by SamuraiMujuru View Post
Wavecleaver Daiklaives didn't make the jump to 3E unlike some of the other daiklaive variants. How would you think one should be statted?

(My personal thought is a taking the short daiklaive and swapping Balanced for Chopping.)
I'd probably just use the same stats as reaver daiklaves.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by GenericMaleNPC01 View Post
Is it possible that Cthonic Survival for a caste other than midnight is a possibility?
It's fine if you can't answer. Just curious
Right now, the plan is that Abyssal and Infernal Caste Ability spreads won't be identical to those of their Solar counterparts'.

[#][F] The Demented One - 6 Days ago
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Speaking of whips, have either of you watched Netflix's run of Castlevania? I'm wondering whether to get into it.
I enjoyed it, but it's also very distinctly written by Warren Ellis, if you're not a fan of him.

[#][F] The Demented One - 6 Days ago
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
I understand why whips were classified as Light weapons, because they are lightweight.

However, considering how awkward they are to use and how much damage they can inflict when striking at their optimal range, would it make more sense to model them as Heavy?

Similarly for weighted chain weapons.
I have a hard time seeing them as heavy weapons.

[#][F] The Demented One - 6 Days ago
Originally posted by Mynorin View Post
To be clear, the damage dice affects all creatures of darkness in range, but the effects of Paralyzing Combustion Imbuement only get applied to enemy creatures of darkness, as the text indicates? I just want to make sure there wasn't an error there.

If all references to "enemies" in the Charm's effect should be read as "all creatures of darkness, enemy or ally or neutral", does a character get to choose not to attack some of her potential targets or do they attack everything indiscriminately?
The Paralyzing Combustion Imbuement should apply indiscriminately; I'll tweak that in the errata implementation. You aren't forced to attack allies, though.

If a Zenith were to incapacitate a creature of darkness with Lone Spark Lights the Conflagration and then use their anima power that lets them not reset their initiative after the hit, would they be allowed to use the Mastery effect or is the resetting to base Initiative part of the necessary activation conditions for that effect? I suppose this question would also apply to any other hypothetical Initiative-resetting-prevention-after-decisive-attack effects there might be in the future.
You can still use it; that language is just to clarify how the sequence plays out normally.

Also, after resetting to base Initiative after LSLtC's series of decisive attacks, do you receive 1 extra base Initiative per decisive attack hit from Golden Janissary Form, or 1 base Initiative total?
Just one total.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6 Days ago
We have reopened discussion of progenitive Essence backstage to see whether and what further changes may need to take place during errata. We won't be in a position to provide answers on the topic in the interim.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6 Days ago
Originally posted by armyofwhispers View Post
Would the woman's line being a strong pedigree not be a reason to avoid such marriages? After all, any children of such a marriage belong to the mother's house so the man's house would not benefit from the pedigree at all whereas their rival would.
Right, yes. (Sorry, I probably shouldn't be answering questions before lunchtime.) Though "avoid" is strong; it's not as though every other house is such a rival that household matriarchs try to actively avoid giving children to households they're forming marriage alliances with.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6 Days ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post

So it would generally only be something the DB man’s House matchmaker’s agree to because a mortal marriage is seen as a brief loan-out, and he’ll return to theirfols in a few decades?
There are any number of reasons for such marriages. The woman's household may have powerful connections, or offer valuable gifts, or claim a particularly strong pedigree. Likewise, the man's household might be poor, lacking in connections or prestige, or possess a poor pedigree; and the man himself may be personally unmarriageable for whatever reason.

Alternatively, yes, a male Dragon-Blood being groomed for a leadership role in his house may be married off to a mortal with an eye toward returning to the fold after a mortal lifetime, if he survives.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6 Days ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
I think this may have been discussed already, but if so i have forgotten and can’t find it.

If a Dragon Blooded Dynast man marries a mortal Dynast woman, who joins who’s Household and who’s House are the kids in?
The man joins the woman's household, and the children belong to the woman's house.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6 Days ago
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
Is the idea that the bloodline of leftover children becomes weaker supposed to be baseless or not?
It's baseless.

Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
If it is, will the final document excise all references to it weakening bloodline, particularly in the sidebar at the start of chapter 2?
Yes. If you see any additional references, please let us know.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7 Days ago
Originally posted by Dulahan View Post
Have there been any changes on the concept of how Exigents work? Particularly like if Spirits can do it? Specifically someone of the more hazy basically a god but not style like Swan Dragon in the era of the Great Contagion?
Nope. They haven't really changed since they were first conceptualized, before the core book came out.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7 Days ago
Originally posted by Prometheus878 View Post
Can you take a Defend Other action on a battlegroup? There are some situations where it would sort of make sense, and others where it just wouldn't.
Yes. If you think that doesn't make sense, stunt a way to make it make sense.