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[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Voyd211 View Post
Are the Casteless going to be a thing in EX3?
Yes. They're not a major Thing in the setting, but they exist and you can play one.

To be honest I kinda have a hard time understanding them.
One big change from Second to Third Edition is how the Lunars came by their new Castes. There's no Wyld taint involved whatsoever; the Lunar Exalted purposefully remade their Castes after the Usurpation to better survive the Age of Sorrows.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post
In a modern era or space opera sort of alternate setting that generally has much taller scenery, would you make warstriders and other huge things (not animals with a specified size) similarly larger in response, or would it be better to leave them as described as they are?
The precise height and tonnage of stuff isn't really mechanically significant, so if you want to mess around with them to better fit an alternate setting, nothing's gonna go awry. My personal preference is to keep them the same, the better to emphasize the scale of astronomically enormous things, but that's not even a strongly-held opinion.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Can I do daikaiju-scale Lunar vs Dragon Blooded in a Warstrider as a fight that could easily go either way?
In terms of raw personal power, a single Lunar is going to outstripe a single Dragon-Blood, but warstrider Evocations, especially resonant ones, could well level the playing field, or at least get it a bit closer.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by MoroseMorgan View Post


OOOooOOOo I smell cool new powers. Could you tease some more? I mean, I'm thoroughly teased already, but I could always be additionally teased.
Yesterday I wrote a crafting-related Charm that could only ever be written for Lunars.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Voyd211 View Post
So Heart-Theft of the Behemoth is gone? Guess you just have to rely on Mountainous Spirit Expression and warstriders if you want to go on a rampage.
Combining the power of Lunar Charms with behemoth forms would absolutely break shit. If you want to turn into a daikaiju, you can build your own roster of monster forms.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 4 Days ago
There is, ironically, a powerful disincentive in the setting for large populist religious movements about things other than transactional relationships with local gods -- local gods, who don't want local people distracted from their transactional worship.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by SmilesWithFangs View Post

Thanks! Wait, still confused, does that mean Lunars have some other way to take their forms, or are they dressing up like Phil Hartman's "Susan" from SNL and because their disguise skill is epic people still think they're whatever they're pretending to be?
Lunars are still able to disguise themselves without having to shapeshift into the entity they're disguising themselves as, and have Charms to improve that.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Buraikhoi View Post
For Tiger Style's Angry Predator Frenzy, is the amount of mote used for its activation also committed for the scene alongside the Form charm? I have some difficulty interpreting this, as it's stated that permanent duration charms do not require the motes spent on it to be committed.
Yes. If you pay a surcharge to upgrade a Charm of longer-than-Instant duration, that surcharge is committed for the Charm's duration.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by Voyd211 View Post
Will Emerald Grasshopper Form have a reduced Essence minimum? It's easy in the EX2 rules to have a Lunar with a tyrant lizard spirit shape (Essence 2), but harder to have an insect (Essence 3, which costs ten bonus points).
Both it and the Charm for taking Legendary Size animal forms are gonna be available at chargen.

(for clarity, you can no longer raise your Essence with bonus points in Ex3)

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by Calboon View Post
So a all dragonblooded game lets you play in the realm with its politics and family lines and game of thrones stuff.

A all sidereal game lets you play as agents of heaven that solve problems for the gods behind the scenes etc and mess with destiny and fate.

What do you see a all lunar game allowing you to do?
While there are very many possible premises for a Lunar-centric game, their equivalent to Realm intrigue for Dragon-Blooded or being agents of Yu-Shan for Sidereals is the Silver Pact, and its ancient vendetta against the Realm. Tear down an empire built on cruelty and lies. Liberate those it's oppressed and enslaved, and give them power to fight back. Move unnoticed behind a stolen face through the courts of wicked demigods wearing stolen faces, and spill the blood of the Dragons with your sharp fangs.

You know. That sort of thing.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by serGregness View Post
There's a few places in the Solar charms that list Essence 6+ upgrades or repurchases. Is there anything like this in the Dragonblooded charms?
I don't think I put any in.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by The Lidless Eye That Sees View Post
Is Amilar Kraik still at the Lookshy school of sorcery?
Not mentioned by name in What Fire Has Wrought, but could be.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by SmilesWithFangs View Post

Ok, I'm misunderstanding this answer (and question). I also think I missed something.
Are Lunars now incapable of taking the forms of demons and elementals? Can they now no longer infiltrate the Demon City as a Blood Ape?
What about other spirits or fair folk?
Lunars can only take the heart's blood of animals and humans. That doesn't mean that they can't infiltrate Malfeas disguised as a demon.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 5 Days ago
I like that All-Conquering Colossus can be the first warstrider if you want, but it’s not so integral to her claim to fame that she loses anything if you’re like “No that’s [dumb/restrictive].”

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by WalkingEye View Post
Will the lunar book be the book where we will get a more detailed not quick character look at animals?
I don't think that's a necessary thing to provide. Quick character system works fine for animals, and for Lunar shapeshifting. It's just that Survival Charm that needs to be revised.