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  • Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post

    Would Medicine Charms or the like also get your foot into that arena? Or even just Medicine without Charms?
    Cosmetic surgery isn't really a genre-appropriate thing.


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    • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
      Cosmetic surgery isn't really a genre-appropriate thing.

      would powerful sorcery or a kiss of demon prince be more in genre for such things?


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      • Originally posted by Epee102 View Post


        would powerful sorcery or a kiss of demon prince be more in genre for such things?

        Surely what Azhrarn does for/to Zorayas is a precedent for demonically granted beauty in-genre, even if it's out of theme for Solars?


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        • Originally posted by Epee102 View Post


          would powerful sorcery or a kiss of demon prince be more in genre for such things?
          Magic, blessings, and curses as a source of unnatural beauty are a very in-genre thing, although I wouldn't represent it as just "moar Appearance"


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          • If Appearance becomes more about confidence and the way you carry yourself, then to me it seems like it has some crossover with Manipulation and Charisma, which are already... fairly muddled as attributes as it is.

            That said, social attributes are a mess and maybe the best approach is to try not to think too hard about them.

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            • Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post


              Surely what Azhrarn does for/to Zorayas is a precedent for demonically granted beauty in-genre, even if it's out of theme for Solars?

              No prize for what book I'm currently working my way through

              Can gods assume the guises of humans and beast without charms?


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              • Originally posted by Epee102 View Post
                Can gods assume the guises of humans and beast without charms?
                It's not a natural or universal ability they have. Some might be able to do it with a merit or other non-Charm power, but really that's just semantics.


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                • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                  It's not a natural or universal ability they have. Some might be able to do it with a merit or other non-Charm power, but really that's just semantics.

                  Does Rabzolga still have his from 2e? I have an ambitous aboltionist solar that is attracting his attention, and want to know what tools the god of Slavery has(I know his MA is gone).


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                  • Originally posted by Epee102 View Post
                    Does Rabzolga still have his from 2e? I have an ambitous aboltionist solar that is attracting his attention, and want to know what tools the god of Slavery has
                    Haven't put any thought into that at all, I'm afraid. That said, I don't think one should be especially surprised if a powerful god can take on alternate shapes.

                    (I know his MA is gone).
                    It would make sense for him to have some mastery of other whip-based styles.


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                    • Is the Daiklaive of Conquest like to make a reappearance at any point, and is it likely to be as potent as the 1e-era version or the (notably weaker) 2e version?


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                      • So its possible to have an Appearance 2 character that looks like a greek god?

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                        • Do you have figured out if Necromancy can do this effect with a spell and what circle would it be, or is it still in progress?

                          Originally posted by ale137 View Post
                          A spell to raise a corpse with a time limit.
                          A spell to raise a corpse indefinitely.
                          A spell to raise a corpse indefinitely, and with the intelligence and memory that it had in life, but with loyalty to me.
                          A spell to raise a corpse and give it supernatural powers.
                          A spell to raise an army with a time limit.
                          A spell to raise army indefinitely.

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                          • Originally posted by ale137 View Post
                            So its possible to have an Appearance 2 character that looks like a greek god?
                            I personally say yes; a nice eye-candy wallflower, basically. You might be attractive to the eye but you're terrible at capitalizing on it to get people to actually listen instead of just admiring your body or passing you off as a vapid himbo not worth paying attention to, unless your words are particularly compelling [Man/Cha roll].

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                            • Originally posted by VoxPVoxD View Post
                              It's possible I'm misreading it, or missing synergies elsewhere in the tree, but: when is Blinding Nova Flare (the Single Point capstone charm) better than just making two decisive attacks would be? Spending one biggish Initiative pool (as it'd have to be to succeed a Difficulty 5 gambit) in order to make a reliable attack with another Initiative pool (slightly buffed by the first if you've got Mastery access) isn't intuitively appealing. What's the use case or strategy behind it meant to be?
                              To expand on Vance's reply: Unblockable doesn't say "Your parry is penalized such that your defense is zero". It says "You Cannot Parry." Dipping Swallow, Bulwark, Fivefold Bulwark, etc. All inapplicable. If I read it right, the only melee charm that can be used to ameliorate the damage from it is Heavenly Guardian Defense, as I don't see any Solar Melee charms that say "Nuh-uh, I can too Parry". Similarly, Vaporous Division and Seven Shadow Evasion are your only recourses in Dodge to deal with an Undodgable attack - by blowing your once a scene safety net or by burning motes en masse to negate damage on the attack.

                              And these are the charms of the greatest swordsmen and evaders in all Creation; it stands to reason that the defenses of a Dragon-Blooded, Lunar, or Sidereal will be even more dire to deal with these attacks.

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                              • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                                Right now, I'm thinking both.
                                What, like the Black Doom in the Shards of the Exalted Dream? Because that was actually a pretty cool and thematic Limit Track.


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