So, couple of things.

First, the originally-contracted Lunar mechanics writer had to bow out late due to illness, and so the Charms and shapeshifting mechanics and such were written on a very short timeline. Keep in mind this was during a period when Diamond Distribution controlled RPG distro with an iron fist and would retaliate against companies that didn't make their announced release dates, because Diamond also published the big lists retailers used for stocking, and didn't like to deal with blowback from retailers complaining that Diamond's own catalogues were unreliable....