Speculating on the content of "Lunars: Fangs at the Gate"

[#][F] The Demented One - 4/26/2018
Originally posted by wastevens View Post
Idiot question; is Fangs at the Gate a confirmed subtitle? And if so, wherefrom?

(I thought I'd been keeping up, but...)
Yep, I can confirm that the full name of the book is Lunars: Fangs at the Gate.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/26/2018
Lunars will have a "Martial Arts and Sorcery" chapter, in much the same manner as the core book and Dragon-Blooded.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/26/2018
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post

Will they have an Artifacts Chapter?
Yes. 10char

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/26/2018
Originally posted by TheSarcasticSage View Post
That, more Supernatural Merits, dozens of animals, etc. At least that was my thought process, but Word of Dev says MA is a go, so MA it is, I guess...
The book will have all of those things, too. I did not say otherwise.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/2/2018
Originally posted by Mizu View Post
Of course, it doesn't hurt that while I really like the setting implications of exigents I have no confidence in making a decent charm set from scratch so its unlikely I would ever personally make an exigent character. I mean, I could always just use the example exigence charm sets or use somebody elses homebrew but that feels like cheating.
The Charm sets in the Exigents book will be designed with the intent that players will use them for their own characters. Using them isn’t supposed to feel like cheating.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5/2/2018
Originally posted by Abakus View Post
Could someone more familiar with OPP's history for this sort of thing give me some speculation on when we'd see the Lunar Kickstarter? Obviously development on a complicated splat like this could take a very long time, but is there a reasonable range? Right now my guess is like, 6-18 months, which seems like a wide gap.

I'd love to ask the devs this, but I know that making educated guesses on the internet is something that fandoms go nuts over if there's a problem.
What I can say is that we're probably going to do the same thing we did with Dragon-Blooded, and not launch the Kickstarter until we've got the complete text of the book.

[#][F] The Demented One - 6/6/2018
Originally posted by Ascension View Post

I'm excited because I'm a big fan of the Shaw Brothers classic Five Deadly Venoms, where a speed-focused Centipede was one of the five titular styles. I don't expect Toad due to overlap with native Resistance Charms, and Lizard (whose main gimmick is gecko-like wall-climbing) has a similar problem with Athletics Charms, but Centipede gives me some hope that we'll at least be able to approximate the full set by the end of this edition. Here's hoping for Scorpion!
Centipede style is indeed heavily inspired by Five Deadly Venoms.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/27/2018
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
Robert Vance seems to have plans for a “Thousand Swords Style” practiced by Sublime Danger of the Thousand Daiklave Wings.

No promise that we’ll get it in this book, or that it will actually let you fight with a bunch of floating swords like RWBY’s Penny Polendina, BlazBlue’s Murakumo Units, or League of Legends’ redesign of Irelia the Blade Dancer.

But here’s hoping!
It's not currently scheduled to appear in Lunars: Fangs at the Gate.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/28/2018
Originally posted by Sith_Happens View Post

Is Sublime Danger on the possible QCs list, because if so that’d be a way to partly show it off.
Sublime Danger isn't currently slated to appear in Lunars.

EDIT: Though an appearance in a Kickstarter stretch goal isn't out of the question.

[#][F] The Demented One - 6/29/2018
Originally posted by Morty View Post
Is "Fangs at the Gate" the official or possibly so subtitle for the book, or just something the OP came op with?
Lunars: Fangs at the Gate is the official name of the book.

We've also released the names of two other upcoming books, Across the Eight Directions and Exigents: Out of the Ashes.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/3/2018
We're very likely to have a Kickstarter for Lunars, but I wouldn't expect it until next year.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/27/2018
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
Doesn't grab me, but seems fine.

Certainly it's more "Lunar-y" than White Reaper. I never really got why White Reaper was the "Lunar style". There's nothing particularly Lunar-y about it (other than it has some charms based on physical attributes, so they're reasonably good at it).

Honestly though, if any styles should be the "Lunar styles", I feel it should be the animal styles.

(I'm also fine with there not being any distinctly Lunar styles. Or Solar styles.)
White Reaper's been associated with Lilith since First Edition, which is probably why it was included in Glories: Luna. I'm not sure whether Jenna invented the name or if it appeared somewhere else; I don't think it shows up in Exalted: the Lunars.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/31/2018
Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post
Out of curiosity, does anyone else feel extremely meh about any connection between Lunars and beastfolk? Given that Lunars are shapeshifters, it seems like, if Lunars are giving out distinctly Lunar blessings, it feels like the capacity to shapeshift into an animal would be more resonant than permanently blending the subject with the features in question. It just seems like there's been so much baggage from the Minotaur Origin Story of prior editions that a clean cut and replacement would be preferable.
Why not both?

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/14/2018
As much as I understand the desire to extrapolate from available information, I'm not sure it's gonna produce any results here that are anywhere near accurate. The two books have had very different life cycles.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/14/2018
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Hey, Vance, what happens if a Lunar kills someone or something they don't have the right Charms to acquire the form for yet? Is it lost forever, or can they assume that form after they finally get the Charm?
The only situations that might apply to are animals with Legendary Size or Minuscule Size. In those cases, you still take their heart's blood, you just can't shift into their forms until you have the appropriate Charms.