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  • So, here's another weird question.

    A Dragon-Blooded warrior triggers Tiger-and-Dragon Combination with his Dawn Caste buddy. Afterward, the Dawn uses his anima power to reset combat and movement Charms.

    Does this allow the two of them to launch TaDC again?

    Or has the Dawn merely reset his own ability to participate in a TaDC combo, but not the Dragon-Blood's? (So in theory, if there's a second DB who has a TaDC with this Dawn, they could do that next.)

    Or does the anima power do nothing at all, because it technically resets the Dawn's combat and movement Charms, and TaDC isn't the Dawn's Charm?

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    • Originally posted by Jorlem View Post
      For the Night Caste anima power that allows the Solar to ignore up to higher of three or Essence penalties to Stealth, does this mean the magnitude of the penalty (-3 dice in the pool) or three actual penalties, that is, things that would make stealth more difficult (being in broad daylight, with people looking at you, while talking)?
      The former.


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      • Originally posted by Jefepato View Post
        So, here's another weird question.

        A Dragon-Blooded warrior triggers Tiger-and-Dragon Combination with his Dawn Caste buddy. Afterward, the Dawn uses his anima power to reset combat and movement Charms.

        Does this allow the two of them to launch TaDC again?

        Or has the Dawn merely reset his own ability to participate in a TaDC combo, but not the Dragon-Blood's? (So in theory, if there's a second DB who has a TaDC with this Dawn, they could do that next.)

        Or does the anima power do nothing at all, because it technically resets the Dawn's combat and movement Charms, and TaDC isn't the Dawn's Charm?
        I think it's fair for the Dawn anima to reset the 1/day limit for the Dawn, but it wouldn't benefit the Dragon-Blood.


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        • Wanted to say thank you for all the hard work that has gone into Heirs of the Shogunate. Really enjoyed it on my first read through.

          Is there a personal favourite charm/write-up in there for you guys?

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          • A question about Victory-Seeking Insight and "wins Join Battle" conditions. When is the "winner" of Join Battle determined? Before or after a dragon-blood transfers initiative to her allies?

            For example, if an Exalt uses both Victory-Seeking Insight and Pasiap Preempts Hate, rolls the highest initiative, but then hands her hearthmate enough initiative that they swap places in the initiative order -- does she still avoid the 2i cost for delaying her action?

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            • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
              Cunning, trickery, and clever use of existing Charms and spells, rather than a specific bind-gods-like-they're-demons spell.
              I didn't think there'd be a specific spell for it. However, I'm not seeing anything that might help with this in the DB Occult Charms or Terrestrial spells (though, admittedly, I may not be that clever :P). I could see using Peacock Shadow Eyes to entrance such a spirit and then use that trance to your advantage, however brief it lasts. Is that the sort of "binding" that you mean.

              If not, I might need something of an example to wrap my head around this.


              By the by, I am very much enjoying what we have of Heirs to the Shogunate so far.

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              • Originally posted by General Trivia Kit View Post
                A question about Victory-Seeking Insight and "wins Join Battle" conditions. When is the "winner" of Join Battle determined? Before or after a dragon-blood transfers initiative to her allies?

                For example, if an Exalt uses both Victory-Seeking Insight and Pasiap Preempts Hate, rolls the highest initiative, but then hands her hearthmate enough initiative that they swap places in the initiative order -- does she still avoid the 2i cost for delaying her action?
                Winning Join Battle only cares about who gets the highest roll.


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                • Originally posted by Mynorin View Post

                  I didn't think there'd be a specific spell for it. However, I'm not seeing anything that might help with this in the DB Occult Charms or Terrestrial spells (though, admittedly, I may not be that clever :P). I could see using Peacock Shadow Eyes to entrance such a spirit and then use that trance to your advantage, however brief it lasts. Is that the sort of "binding" that you mean.

                  If not, I might need something of an example to wrap my head around this.


                  By the by, I am very much enjoying what we have of Heirs to the Shogunate so far.
                  Binding here is more in the sense of "making them obligated to you or otherwise acquiring leverage that you can use to successfully socially influence them," rather than "magical mind control." We can see about making that come through more clearly in the phrasing of the final draft.


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                  • How does one gain a familiar after character creation without charms? I'm sure it's open to interpretation per GM and I'm not necessarily looking for strict mechanics, but is it a mutual agreement between 2 beings? Does the familiar-to-be have to agree to it? What seals it as a familiar instead of just being a being that agrees to follow you around? Does it require a token expenditure of essence (keeping non-exalted from having a familiar) or could anyone gain one? Elemental Bond Meditation made me think of this question since it doesn't spell it out.

                    Any kind of vague advice for it would help so our GM can help tell the difference between a being that just likes you a follows you until it changes its mind and a Familiar worthy of the merit name.


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                    • So, in reading through the Heirs to the Shogunate release, I note that House Yueh's matriarch, Yueh Kho Luhn, is mostly referred to with male pronouns, except once at the very end of their writeup, where the text uses "she". Is that just a typo? Or are they intended to be gender-fluid?

                      And I'd like to say how great it is that this is a question I have to ask! :-)

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                      • Originally posted by Kelly Pedersen View Post
                        So, in reading through the Heirs to the Shogunate release, I note that House Yueh's matriarch, Yueh Kho Luhn, is mostly referred to with male pronouns, except once at the very end of their writeup, where the text uses "she". Is that just a typo? Or are they intended to be gender-fluid?

                        And I'd like to say how great it is that this is a question I have to ask! :-)
                        That's a typo — I don't think alternating pronouns works as well to convey "this character is genderfluid" as they pronouns are to convey "this character is nonbinary," so we're explicit about that.


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                        • Originally posted by The Unsung Hero View Post
                          How does one gain a familiar after character creation without charms? I'm sure it's open to interpretation per GM and I'm not necessarily looking for strict mechanics, but is it a mutual agreement between 2 beings?
                          You're forming a deep and reciprocal emotional bond with your familiar-to-be.

                          Does the familiar-to-be have to agree to it?
                          Yeah.

                          What seals it as a familiar instead of just being a being that agrees to follow you around?
                          The Storyteller decides you've spent a narratively sufficient amount of time bonding with your familiar-to-be.

                          ]Does it require a token expenditure of essence (keeping non-exalted from having a familiar) or could anyone gain one? Elemental Bond Meditation made me think of this question since it doesn't spell it out.
                          Mortals can have familiars.


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                          • Hearteater questions
                            do we have sample charms for them,or do we have guidelines on how to make charms for them?
                            in their history,were they lo locked away at some point? I think you said they were but I don't remember
                            What kind of playstyles are the ore suited for hearteaters?

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                            • Originally posted by Nicolas Milioni View Post
                              Hearteater questions
                              do we have sample charms for them,or do we have guidelines on how to make charms for them?
                              All of the optional canon Exalted will get some sample Charms, although not as many as the full Exigent Charm sets.

                              in their history,were they lo locked away at some point? I think you said they were but I don't remember
                              They were driven out at the First Age's dawn and entombed in the Wyld.

                              What kind of playstyles are the ore suited for hearteaters?
                              While I think every Exalted type has a fair bit of flexibility, I think a sympathetic PC Hearteater would really shine in a game that focuses on the moral choices faced by the player characters and the consequences of how they use their power.


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                              • Thanks Robert!

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