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  • Colin_Fredericks
    replied to DB Charm Commentary (part 1)
    All of you make me fantastically happy that I can start a new thread to describe the second half of the charms this week and not need to come back to this thread.
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  • Colin_Fredericks
    replied to DB Charm Commentary (part 1)
    Sure, no problem.

    Shadow-Immolating Talon is a charm where you hurt someone for information. It instantly forces an honest confession out of someone to whom you deal health levels of deal damage, even if you kill them in the process. It even refunds the cost and doesn't need to be reset when your target doesn't know the answer. You can immediately try it again on your next target.

    Torture in the real world provides the torturer only with whatever the victim thinks the torturer wants to hear. Shadow-Immolating Talon gets you the truth or the fact that your victim doesn't...
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    Last edited by Colin_Fredericks; 04-15-2018, 06:59 PM.

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  • Colin_Fredericks
    replied to DB Charm Commentary (part 1)
    I'm not saying the devs set out to design a pro-torture charm, just that they did design one. If y'all want to jump to the charm's defense, I don't need to respond to you.

    aluminiumtrioxid The movement is a good point. I'm so used to literally every Solar in my party having Monkey Leap Technique that I completely overlooked that, but yes, definitely handy.

    glamourweaver Interesting points on maintaining aura. I was going to suggest the defensive Archery charms, but now that I look at it they're all Essence 3+ (as are the Air dodge charms). Maybe there will be more Wood...
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  • Colin_Fredericks
    started a topic DB Charm Commentary (part 1)

    DB Charm Commentary (part 1)

    I've done some rules analyses for parts of the Solar charmset before (especially crafting and persona charms), so I figured I'd make some comments on the current draft of the Dragon-Blooded rules. This is especially intended for folks who are on the fence on the kickstarter, but there are a handful of comments in here that I hope make it to the devs as well.

    General Rules:
    • DBs still have a major advantage in backgrounds, but only a minor one in skills compared to the 10 extra dots they had in previous editions. The fact that DB characters are created at Essence 2 rather than 1 (having
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