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  • The Lunar companion book has 5,000 words of charms in it that don’t come from backers so far. If you get hired for that book you’ve got another shot....
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  • Duplicating the general form and base powers of an artifact is easy. There are tons of daiklaves, winterbreath jars, audient brushes, magic suits of armor, folding ships, etc.

    There is and can only ever be one Blessed Adorei. Spring Razor is unique. Mistweaver is is very much not Gorgon. (That said, if I was running a game and you came to me and said you really liked The Frost Thorn Knuckles, but you wanted to change up the backstory, weren't crazy about the name, and so on, I'd be fine with letting you reskin/tweak them into a "new" artifact).

    So, I would...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Lunars Kickstarter - February 12th
    I'm starting to get why there are so many Lunars still alive. Wyld Hunts that go into Territories claimed by Elder Lunars either leave quickly, screaming, or do not leave at all.
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  • BrilliantRain
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    Also, I'm just loving the Lunar charms. You guys did a great job. Thank all the writers for me.
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  • BrilliantRain
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    With the various mutation granting charms, is it ok if I don't use all the dots? Like, if I just want Wings at 5 dot, is that ok or do I need to take a dot of Unusual Hide too?


    If I take Chimera-Soul Expression, do the resulting six dots of mutations always apply automatically on top of everything else, or can you change them out if it makes sense?

    Like, if I have a totem of a Rabbit and I take a Hawk via CSE so I become a Skvader like creature by gaining Wings (5 dots) via CSE. Now, under the following circumstances, how does this work:
    • Can I suppress CSE
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Lunars Kickstarter - February 12th
    You can buy HBT more than once? Where does it say that?

    Edit: Oh sorry, you meant via Shifting Beast Nature, ok.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Lunars Kickstarter - February 12th
    And now I want a charm that lets you swap out an existing Moon in Well Emanation spirit for you when you lose your last HL, retroactively revealing that you had swapped places with your spirit double some time previously. Or something.

    You could call it the Sha'a Oka Special.
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  • BrilliantRain
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    And all the different ones that do that stack with each other, right?

    And when various effects use (Appearance) they count for that too, right? Aside from dice caps, of course....
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Lunars Kickstarter is Live
    SOMETIMES the best option is to not have a rebellion. If you can give away some minor things as a sop to the people who might rebel without having to change anything important, ok, fine. On the other hand, if you can get all the revolutionaries to do something horrible that you can use as a pretext to have them all executed/jailed and the remaining people are "pacified," also fine.

    And some Lunars might prefer the second option too, so they have some Martyrs that they can use to rally the people around and kick out the Realm....
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  • BrilliantRain
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    Empires are nations that use armies to take over other nations. They might rationalize this, claiming it’s “for that other nations own good” or whatever, but the reason is usually because the other nation has something the empire wants: more land, food, natural resources, slaves, etc.

    Invading other sovereign nations and taking them over is usually seen as evil by most people, so...
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  • BrilliantRain
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    The problem here is twofold. First, Empires are baby eating murder machines and the Realm is only different in that the boot on the neck of the world has an elemental demigod’s foot in it.

    Second, due to the vanishing of the Scarlet Empress, the Realm is losing cohesion and competence by the day.

    So, if that’s your takeway, well... yes, that’s the current state of affairs. Thirty years ago, the Realm was an amazing juggernaut, using the horrifying things it did to fund great (but usually not good) things and allow a class of demigods to live in luxury undreamt...
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  • BrilliantRain
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    It might be worth specifying that it’s the Lunar who needs to think the task is Serious/Life Defining, because, if that’s how it works, then you can’t just hire some thugs to fake an attack on someone and step in to save them, because, no matter how the target feels, that’s a fairly trivial task for you and the charm won’t activate for trivial tasks. So the capability of the charm varies a bunch depending on who gets to define a “serious task” and not everyone reads the section on tasks in the core book very closely....
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Lunars Kickstarter - February 12th
    So, Favor trading is complicated, but it sounds pretty similar to a lot of the ways pre-industrial societies and/or small villages handled things.

    The Shahan-ya Councils are where they ratify the decisions of the executive officer of the week I see. I assume most need to be ratified by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs, but by a two thirds majority in the case of more major- "Be Quiet! I order you to be quiet!"

    So, she murders a dude, takes over their wealth, and uses it to hold a banquet? That's hella creepy, right? Right?
    ...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Lunars Kickstarter - February 12th
    Lunar Generations

    Yeah....it's weird to think that, for many of these people, their only real Non-Lunar peers are ....Well, Sidereals.

    Ok, so four generations

    Third generation....ouch. That's rough. I can imagine that many of them are starting to go "Oh crap, it's happening again!" these days.

    Really, all these short bits on Lunar elders are cool.

    Second Generation: The Realm is easy mode compared to the Shogunate.

    First Generation: these guys are all probably crazy, aren't they? They're the dragons in...
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  • BrilliantRain
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    I'm honestly still wondering what that hashtag was about....
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  • This sounds less like a martial art to me and more like a type of Exalt or an Evocation tree. hmmm.....

    Maybe have a "normal" martial art, but it requires a secondary merit that covers the creation of the Tulpa and basically gives you an inbuilt artifact that can produce Evocations. So, the MA style forms the general effects, while the Evocations form the individualized Tulpa?...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Lunars Kickstarter - February 12th
    I missed that part. Sounds neat! And kind of appropriate to mix things up for Lunars....
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Lunars Kickstarter - February 12th
    Chapter 2: The Silver Pact

    Hmmm.... the histories of those four luminaries are very interesting, offer a nice look at the difficulties faced by early Lunars, and a very nice insight as to why the Silver Pact is structured like it is.
    Really kind of a pity that there's no chance the Sids and Lunars could ever negotiate now, but ...Well with a number of leaders on both sides who remember the start of the war I doubt that was really possible.

    Cool stuff about the First Age. The Shadow Deliberative. The anti-authoritarian balance to the Second Deliberative. ...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    There's no chapter fiction in this preview. Are you saving that for the final book?
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  • BrilliantRain
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    Are you planning to divide the book into four sections or five for posting during the KS?
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