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  • The Wizard of Oz
    started a topic What are your favourite Dragonblood charms?

    What are your favourite Dragonblood charms?

    And why? /10char

  • Equitable Remedy
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    My favorite is probably Erupting Fury Barrage, the fire signature in brawl. It's layered with so many conditions and limits that it's hard to tell if it's actually any good, but it's very cool charm tech. If you actually manage to land a couple of hits and then down an enemy by setting off an ignition point in a subsequent turn, the style factor would definitely be over 9000.

    Honorable mentions for Five-Winds Raiment and Dragon Sorcerer Puissance; the charms are quite weak and there are only two of them, but any charm tech that interacts with 3E sorcery is alright in my book.

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  • Kunoichi
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    I can't help but love the Ride charm that lets you stampede an entire army.

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  • PanguDelegate
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    The performance charm that lets you make a fight look staged to bystanders. So many clever rapscallion hijinks to be had with that one.

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  • Ascension
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    I love almost all of Linguistics, but if I had to choose just one Charm, I think it's gotta be Seething Firebreak Technique from Bureaucracy. Exposing conspirators against you by encouraging them is just lovely. Let your enemies immolate themselves (socially)!

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  • Lanaya
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    One Forest, Many Trees for sure. Really cool charm concept for a character archetype that doesn't get much mechanical support otherwise.

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  • Apromor
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    I love how the essence 1 linguistics charm cryptic essence cypher gives characters an opportunity to lay the groundwork for a secret communications network by instilling intimacies.

    On the fire subject, there is a 5th edition Ars Magica book that has an NPC I wrote who has spent his entire life devising ways to be able to solve any problem with fire, and he may be the most fun thing that I've ever written.

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  • Colin_Fredericks
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    Safety Among Enemies has always been one of my favorites - it's a great way for someone who's primarily a non-combatant to occasionally pull off a really, really useful move in a fight.
    Wind-Carried Words Technique is just so useful. Ditto for Revelation-of-Associates Hunch.
    I like Intoxicating Lotus Manuscript for the image of George R.R. Martin as a Dragon-Blooded, and Seven Seas Wind-Luring Chanty for the image of a bunch of sailors singing and a storm spirit singing along.
    Fortune-from-Flotsam Ingenuity. It may stray into the cartoonish, but that's part of why I like it.

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  • The Unsung Hero
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    Originally posted by ChairKicker View Post


    For decades, we've known in RPGs that if a problem wasn't solved with judicious amounts of fire, it just means you haven't used enough fire.
    My Burning Name sorcerer:
    Defining Intimacy: Sorcery can solve everything
    Major Intimacy: Fire can solve most things

    I have not yet gained a point of limit from countering either of these Intimacies, and my GM has tried hard (at my challenge).

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  • ChairKicker
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    Originally posted by Kyman201 View Post
    I do love how many Fire-aligned charms give you different ways to immolate someone.

    Essence bolt? You're on fire.

    Explosive Dodge, and you're on fire.

    Did you try to cheat me in a game of cards? Burn for it!

    Huh, this pie tastes like poison. And it has just burst into flame. Guess it was poison after all.

    For decades, we've known in RPGs that if a problem wasn't solved with judicious amounts of fire, it just means you haven't used enough fire.

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  • Sunder the Gold
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    Originally posted by Kyman201 View Post
    I do love how many Fire-aligned charms give you different ways to immolate someone.

    Essence bolt? You're on fire.

    Explosive Dodge, and you're on fire.

    Did you try to cheat me in a game of cards? Burn for it!

    Huh, this pie tastes like poison. And it has just burst into flame. Guess it was poison after all.
    JJBA-A Abdul: “I have learned that the only way to deal with this problem: Is to BURN IT.”

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  • Kyman201
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    I do love how many Fire-aligned charms give you different ways to immolate someone.

    Essence bolt? You're on fire.

    Explosive Dodge, and you're on fire.

    Did you try to cheat me in a game of cards? Burn for it!

    Huh, this pie tastes like poison. And it has just burst into flame. Guess it was poison after all.

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  • YeOfLittleFaith
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    I think my favorite DB charms so far are Arbor Sentinel Technique and Exploding Evidence. Tree turret bow and "They can't incriminate me if everything is on fire" are just so much fun to me, I can't help but love them.

    There are a lot of really cool goodies in the charmset as a whole though. Truth-In-Stone Binding and Anathema-Sealing Tomb are also amazing, and Unmoving Center Enlightenment is a great concept, for instance. There's more but these are some of those that immediately come to mind.

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  • aluminiumtrioxid
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    Originally posted by Kyman201 View Post
    It doesn't have much else going for it, but Bleach does have neat weapons.
    The Soul Society arc is the essence of shonen battle anime. It also has a much more appealing artstyle than the others of the Big Three. That said, everything else about the series is indeed hot garbage (and JoJo's Battle Tendency arc does "snappy encapsulation of an entire subgenre" in an even more compact, 13 episode format).

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  • Kyman201
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    Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post

    ​I understand that the word means thousand cherry blossoms, but the reference to Artifacts specifically suggests to me that it's a reference I'm not getting.
    Bleach. Senbonzakura is the sword of one of the characters, and when its Special Power is activated the blade turns into a storm of what looks like cherry petals but are actually a storm of swirling shrapnel under the user's control.

    It doesn't have much else going for it, but Bleach does have neat weapons.

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