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  • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
    The Frost-Thorn Knuckles' icy Evocations arise from its own unique legend, not any general property of moonsilver.
    Amid the uttermost North’s glacial cold, the huntress Orphan-Maker wrought the Frost-Thorn Knuckles from the Essence of great beasts. The moonsilver of their forging was tempered with a hawk’s swiftness, had a mammoth’s endurance folded into its metal, and was strengthened with a tyrant lizard’s sinews.
    That legend easily explains Rimebound Predator Endurance and Tundra-Striding Stalker, but not the innate ability to generate infinite numbers of projectile ice claws without including any blue jade. Those animals could survive the icy-cold, but they had no power to conjure it. There's no hint that they were elementals or otherwise magical.

    If all it takes is an extreme climate and native animals, a Lunar really could use snakes, scorpions, camels, and vultures to fashion the aforementioned moonsilver whip that generate an unlimited number of lashes and blasts made of sand.

    Leviathan's Islebreaker could be made of moonsilver and still have the power to control water because it was fashioned from aquatic animals.


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    • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
      I could feasibly see bioelectricity being non-magical, but breathing fire is always going magic. The rule of thumb I use for separating weird fictional animals from magical creatures is to ask whether this could have feasibly existed during some lost age on prehistoric Earth. If it could, it's probably fine as an animal; if it couldn't, odds are we're talking something magical.
      Ah, so a super-sized Bombardier Beetle is out of the question then?


      Another thing, what goes into making a Lunar's moonsilver tattoos? Is it a craft project or a sorcerous working?

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      • Originally posted by ReshyShira View Post

        Ah, so a super-sized Bombardier Beetle is out of the question then?


        Another thing, what goes into making a Lunar's moonsilver tattoos? Is it a craft project or a sorcerous working?
        Wasn’t there a period in earths history where Dragonflies has 2m long wingspans? That makes giant sized beetles (who admittedly didn’t have to fly so could be even bigger) a bit more plausible?

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        • Now that the DBs have progenitive Essence set up, do you feel that's enough to curtail the weird "Lunar breeds DBs like Pokémon as a pet project" idea that some folks keep trying to present?
          Last edited by TheCountAlucard; 05-11-2018, 10:21 PM.

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          • What house did the Roseblack's father come from?

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            • Stormwind Rider:

              In a race with other characters, the sorcerer rolls (Intelligence + Occult + current temporary Willpower) for each interval.
              Does the "+ current temporary Willpower" count as bonus dice from charms?

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              • Is the ability of Rumor-Dredging Gaze (Socialize Dragon-Blooded charm) to discern an intimacy that the target wants to keep hidden from the Exalt something Solar charms could do as well?

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                • Whats the reasoning behind the slow tag? What would break if i let someone use a crossbow or firewand with charms that make multiple attacks?

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                  • Originally posted by Sakii View Post
                    Whats the reasoning behind the slow tag? What would break if i let someone use a crossbow or firewand with charms that make multiple attacks?
                    It's a trade-off for the superior withering damage of crossbows/firewands.


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                    • Originally posted by wern212 View Post
                      Is the ability of Rumor-Dredging Gaze (Socialize Dragon-Blooded charm) to discern an intimacy that the target wants to keep hidden from the Exalt something Solar charms could do as well?
                      It's very possible.


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                      • Originally posted by AtG View Post
                        Stormwind Rider:



                        Does the "+ current temporary Willpower" count as bonus dice from charms?
                        Yeah. 10char


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                        • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                          Yes, but we've got a standing policy of not naming who wrote what without the author in question's permission.
                          In that case, what did you guys write? (You guys? All y'all? Insert plural second person as appropriate.)


                          But sexually.

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                          • Originally posted by Ellis View Post
                            In that case, what did you guys write? (You guys? All y'all? Insert plural second person as appropriate.)
                            I did House Tepet, along with the character creation, traits, Charms, and Martial Arts and sorcery chapters.


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                            • Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post

                              ​What about something akin to domestic cadet Houses? Dynasts, but without the benefits of a Great House corporate structure.
                              Nah. Realm society is already pretty complicated for players and Storytellers to keep track of; I'd rather avoid adding more formal social classes.


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                              • Originally posted by Ellis View Post
                                In that case, what did you guys write? (You guys? All y'all? Insert plural second person as appropriate.)
                                I wrote House Mnemon and the cadet houses. (The remainder of my material for What Fire Has Wrought got moved over to The Realm during development.)


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