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  • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
    He could just know a lot of Martial Arts.
    At least in previous editions, he didn’t know all Styles. He knew Ebon Shadow because he invented it for a Solar, and he knew the Immaculate styles because he wanted to use them specifically to humiliate Dragon-Blooded in duels.

    Speaking of which, do you intend to keep the bit in which he possesses a boy and makes him murder his family every Calibration?

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    • Thanks for the answers Vance.


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      Dr Soma Vaidya, viper-totem Lunar and kung-fu doctor
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      • Robert, was the latent Smashing Tail Hammer attack of the Pestletail (and the Spiked Tail Slam of the Siege Lizard), which mimics the effects of Solar Brawl's Heaven Thunder Hammer, particularly troubling to you as you were writing Mighty Ram Slam/Practice (the manuscript uses both names) and its following Charms?

        I was wondering how Lunar Charms could interact with such attacks without breaking the system, but there appears to be as little interaction between the two as possible.

        Unless the attack of Mighty Ram Practice can be a smashing attack. I confess that I find most Simple-type attack Charms a little vague in such respects. Could it even be a decisive chopping attack that happens to also act like a smashing attack if you deal enough damage?


        It is unclear whether Mighty Ram Practice inherently counts as a smashing attack for general purposes, such as for the Pestletail's Smashing Tail Hammer, or for something like the Boar-Tusk Crocodile's Crushing Bulk or the Tyrant Lizard's Brutal Stomp, or perhaps for certain Martial Arts Charms and Artifact Evocations.

        It is also unclear if Mighty Ram Practice would count as a stomp attack that might enable the use of the Trample merit. It is clear that the Lunar would not need the Trample merit to render the target prone, but it would be good to know if Trample is allowed to retroactively apply the penalties for being prone to the Mighty Ram Practice attack.


        It is clear that World-Shaking Slam does reward using an animal form with a smashing attack, but only to the same degree as using a human weapon with the smashing tag.

        Also, the Protean effect instead relies on the form having the Trample merit, which requires the use of a stomp attack. As stated, there's some uncertainty about interactions in that regard.


        It is also clear that Mighty Ram Practice's Protean effect does not reward using any animal form with any kind of natural basic smashing attack (such as the four aforementioned beasts), only those with the specific Deadly Charge pursuit attack.

        But the Strength mobility Charms have no Protean effect for Deadly Charge, despite the shared focus on mobility.

        It's fair enough that Deadly Charge can apply to both basic smashing attacks (and either HTH-tail attack) as well as Stomp/Trample attacks, but I can only find one animal (the Ox-Dragon) that has both Deadly Charge and Trample, and it does not have any smash attacks.

        Actually, the Ox-Dragon is the only creature I can find that has the Deadly Charge ability.


        Was Mighty Ram Practice intended primarily to enhance the act of charging down and tackling or trampling opponents (as with the Ox-Dragon form), as opposed to enhancing the sorts of attacks that usually involve standing rooted to the ground and swinging really hard?

        Do you see any more room in Lunar Charm concepts for enhancing slam attacks available through natural animal features or manufactured human weapons? Or is World-Shaking Slam as far as you think the system can handle supporting that kind of character build?
        Last edited by Sunder the Gold; 05-12-2019, 05:17 PM.


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        • Is it correct to assume we will have the lunar character sheets along with the compiled finished pdf for fangs at the same time?
          Like with dragon blooded


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          • Can you use Wyld-Shaping Technique inside a Fair Folk noble's freehold? Also, is Beimeni-Ta a freehold?

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            • Is it intentional that Wood Dragon Style can't be used to stunt Lethal attacks unarmed?

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              • How many heart-ripping Charms is too many?

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                • Magistrate questions:

                  When the Empress was around, did the Magistrates have the authority to pass summary judgement on Dynasts? If not, what tended to happen when a Magistrate determined that a Dynast killed another Dynast? Were such offenses usually covered up and the guilty party sent “on a tour of the threshold” or could a Dynast be jailed or publicly executed?


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                  • Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
                    Magistrate questions:

                    When the Empress was around, did the Magistrates have the authority to pass summary judgement on Dynasts? If not, what tended to happen when a Magistrate determined that a Dynast killed another Dynast? Were such offenses usually covered up and the guilty party sent “on a tour of the threshold” or could a Dynast be jailed or publicly executed?
                    The magistrates had - and still have - the authority to pronounce judgment on anyone less than a Great House matriarch, and to overturn the verdicts of the Imperial courts.


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                    • Originally posted by MorsRattus View Post
                      Is it intentional that Wood Dragon Style can't be used to stunt Lethal attacks unarmed?
                      Yes. 10char


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                      • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                        The magistrates had - and still have - the authority to pronounce judgment on anyone less than a Great House matriarch, and to overturn the verdicts of the Imperial courts.
                        So where do the Imperial Judges and their courts fit in since I had been imagining a bit of a split there?

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                        • Originally posted by Electro View Post
                          Can you use Wyld-Shaping Technique inside a Fair Folk noble's freehold?
                          Yes, although the Fair Folk are gonna try to stop you.

                          Also, is Beimeni-Ta a freehold?
                          I'm not sure there's a meaningful answer to this. Beimeni-Ta is, first and foremost, Beimeni-Ta. Whether or not you want to label it a freehold doesn't change things.


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                          • Originally posted by GenericMaleNPC01 View Post
                            Is it correct to assume we will have the lunar character sheets along with the compiled finished pdf for fangs at the same time?
                            Like with dragon blooded
                            That's probably how it will play out.


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                            • Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
                              Robert, was the latent Smashing Tail Hammer attack of the Pestletail (and the Spiked Tail Slam of the Siege Lizard), which mimics the effects of Solar Brawl's Heaven Thunder Hammer, particularly troubling to you as you were writing Mighty Ram Slam/Practice (the manuscript uses both names) and its following Charms?
                              It wasn't something I deliberately avoided writing Protean effects for.

                              It is unclear whether Mighty Ram Practice inherently counts as a smashing attack for general purposes, such as for the Pestletail's Smashing Tail Hammer, or for something like the Boar-Tusk Crocodile's Crushing Bulk or the Tyrant Lizard's Brutal Stomp, or perhaps for certain Martial Arts Charms and Artifact Evocations.
                              It does not. "Smash attacks" refer solely to the ones you make because a weapon has the Smashing tag.

                              It is also unclear if Mighty Ram Practice would count as a stomp attack that might enable the use of the Trample merit. It is clear that the Lunar would not need the Trample merit to render the target prone, but it would be good to know if Trample is allowed to retroactively apply the penalties for being prone to the Mighty Ram Practice attack.
                              A "stomp" attack is one of the things that'll be listed in an animal's attacks, like "bite" or "claw" attacks. Mighty Ram Practice won't change things one way or the other.

                              Was Mighty Ram Practice intended primarily to enhance the act of charging down and tackling or trampling opponents (as with the Ox-Dragon form), as opposed to enhancing the sorts of attacks that usually involve standing rooted to the ground and swinging really hard?
                              Like all Lunar combat Charms, it was written to cover a wide variety of use cases: running down someone in the shape of a rhino, laying someone out with a spinning roundhouse kick from a stationary stance, hitting someone with an arrow hard enough to knock them off their feet, etc.

                              Do you see any more room in Lunar Charm concepts for enhancing slam attacks available through natural animal features or manufactured human weapons? Or is World-Shaking Slam as far as you think the system can handle supporting that kind of character build?
                              I don't think weapon tag enhancement has a huge amount of design space, and it runs against the universality of Lunar combat Charms a bit, but I wouldn't say there's absolutely no more room for it.


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                              • Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
                                Speaking of which, do you intend to keep the bit in which he possesses a boy and makes him murder his family every Calibration?
                                We'll probably discuss that when we find a book to discuss Five Days Darkness in.


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