Lunars Playtest

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/16/2018
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
Did they also misread or misrepresent that "can't use Charms in animal forms" thing?

I'm not panicking, just curious. If something that surprising is true, then there must be a good reason.
Yep. All Lunar Charms can be used in all animal forms; Protean Charms just gain enhanced effects in certain animal and human forms.

The playtest document is over 200 pages and I only sent it to them a few days ago, so some stuff like that's gonna happen.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/17/2018
Originally posted by Therian View Post
Quick question for Corey or Charles (if you can answer it), what is the duration on those charms that let your substitute Strength or Stamina for Dextarity? Just one action or scene-long?

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/18/2018
Originally posted by prototype00 View Post
Query: The replace Dex with Strength Melee charm, what is its activation cost and category? (Reflexive, simple etc)?

Many thanks for posting your thoughts!
Cost: —
Type: Permanent

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/22/2018
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
He doesn't appear to be saying that Lunars will have nine new "face" characters in the next book, just that his group will be testing nine characters. Not all of whom will necessarily be in the same...

Circle? Pack? Are they still calling Lunars in groups "Packs"?
Circle. 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/23/2018
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
Maybe healing Charms aren’t ready for play testing yet? None of the Attribute sub-categories included it by name.

Intelligence had Knowledge, Mysticism, Crafting, Warfare, and Sorcery.

It could maybe fit under or between Knowledge or Mysticism? Perception had Scrutiny and Mysticism.

I really don’t want to see Lunar healing Charms invalidate investment in the Medicine Ability again.
Most of the medically-oriented Charms fall under the Knowledge heading.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/25/2018
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post

They told us: Towering Beast Form for pre-big shapes, Mountainous Spirit Expression to make anything else bigger.

But tiny forms like mice seem to only get as big as people. Maybe you need a custom reinvention of Titan Mouse Menagerie to become Bugzilla.
This came across a little unclearly in the podcast—you can take cat or grasshopper-sized things and boost them up to Legendary Size with Mountainous Spirit Expression.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/25/2018
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
I’m wondering if Steel Paw Style lets you use your Stamina Excellency to improve your Parry Value when you are in an animal form.

If it does, how?
Same way it does in human form. Your dice caps don't change when you shapeshift.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/26/2018
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
If you have Dexterity 5, is there any point in learning Steel Paw Style or the Strength/attack version? (What's the Strength version called, anyway?*)
Not really. They're meant to encourage high-Stamina/Strength, lower-Dexterity builds.

Is there an Intelligence version that substitutes for any other Attribute on a crafting roll
No, but the Intelligence crafting Charms are Attribute-agnostic.

and a Perception version that substitutes for Wits on Join Battle rolls?
Yep! And a whole tree that comes out of it.

Is the Charm that lets you use Strength for rushing and resisting disengages (and, I assume, disengaging and resisting rushes) another Permanent Charm that substitutes for Dexterity, or an activated effect that boosts movement actions with your Strength in some way?
It's permanent, but has a little bonus effect that you can spend motes to use. Movement rolls are less all-pervasive than attack rolls and Defense, so it gets a bit more.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/26/2018
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
That's cool, but what does that mean for a Lunar who favors and invests in Wits instead of Perception?
It means that they don't get supreme advantages for favoring and investing in a god stat.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/26/2018
Originally posted by senresk View Post
So the swarm charms sound really cool what with creating a number of duplicates of yourself.

But the set number of duplicates makes me wonder, will we also be able to do the whole "turn into a cloud of locusts (or such)" thing that was basically the extent of swarm stuff in 2nd edition?
Transforming into a swarm is a Charm building off the "create duplicates of yourself" Charm.

Also, am I understanding it correctly that Mountainous Spirit Expression will work with human or Hybrid Body shapes this edition? Before (in 2e), only animal shapes could grow huge, so this would be a very cool change.
Correct. If you can turn into it, you can turn it into a daikaiju.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/3/2018
To potentially save some effort, Lunars don't have anything that works like minor image in D&D.