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  • "I saw someone in the distance, but I couldn't tell who they were."
    "Someone called me, but they didn't leave a message."
    "Who was the person who helped you? We should thank them."
    "I have an appointment on Wednesday with a doctor, but I don't know their name."

    "They" can be singular. We use it to refer to someone whose gender is unknown.
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  • There's also other bits and bobs too, but they're small.

    I'm interested to see what you think of the Sacred Hunt and Moonsilver Tattoos sections.
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  • Sure, no worries.

    Edit: Ninja'd
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  • Okay, do you want me to delete that post? Or at least edit it?
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  • The Wizard of Oz
    replied to Lunars Kickstarter - February 12th
    I asked Vance anyway.


    Possibly.
    It does cost 4bp to get an Ability at 5, but that's not extremely expensive.

    On the other hand, it's only a couple of dice different; it's not like Solars, who need the high abilities for their excellencies as well, and of course to get the charms.

    With a 2-dice stunt channelling the right attributes, a Lunar could roll 23 dice for sorcery.
    If they didn't bother buying their Occult to 5... they could roll 21 dice.

    Basically, it's something you can do, and might well want to, but it's not an auto-pick....
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  • Leisure time and easier jobs.
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  • Generally yes. That's why we haven't bothered to develop a plural version of you.

    But it's not 100%. Contextual language rarely is.

    Hence the useful term "Y'all". But we don't have an equivalent.

    Personally, I use "You guys" when referring to a group (which is also an Americanism) but it's unfortunately gendered.
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  • I don't think it is.

    Lunars get slightly more dots, and have less important things to distrubute dots between.

    But the freebie costs are much worse for them.

    A Solar can use their freebie points to get 89xp's worth of dots. A Dawn can start with Join Battle 11, Parry 7, 11 dice to attack with Decisives, resist poison 11, Per+Awareness 8, natural Soak of 5, Dex+Athletics 10, Dex+Ride 10, and Resolve 5 (6 against something).

    A Lunar can, at most, use their freebie points to get 56xp's worth of stuff. That may not be exactly right, but it's something
    ...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Are Lunar Universal charms Favoured or Unfavoured?

    I guess RAW it doesn't say they're Favoured anywhere, presumably making them Unavoured, but I wanted to check.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
    replied to Lunars Kickstarter - February 12th
    Huh... I can't see anywhere how much Universal Charms cost. Are they Unfavoured? Favoured? I'm not sure.

    RAW, I guess they're Unfavoured, but that seems somehow surprising.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
    replied to Lunars Kickstarter - February 12th
    Anyway.

    Merits seem comprehensive. There's something for most totems.

    The anima powers...

    Full Moons' powers aren't conceptually exciting, but are mechanically strong. A bit like Dawns.
    Changing Moons'... to my surprise have powers that also are not conceptually exciting (compared to say, the Eclipse), but are also mechanically strong.

    No Moons' powers could be argued to be the weakest.
    The first is somewhat wide-ranging, but pricey for what it does (though it is cap-breaking).
    The once/day power is strong for sorcerers or those...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
    replied to Lunars Kickstarter - February 12th
    Okay, let's see what the most min-maxed Lunar I can come up with is at character gen.

    Strength 5, Dexterity 5, Stamina 2

    Charisma 5, Manipulation 1, Appearance 2

    Perception 4, Intelligence 1, Wits 5

    Now I have 15 freebies. I'm not spending anything on Abilities or Charms, obviously.

    So already, my highest pool is only 8.


    Right, I'm a Full Moon, so I have two physical Caste attributes. I'll go Dexterity and Stamina. 9 freebies spent on Stamina puts it to 5 (that's worth 27xp... hmm, only a 3-1 return. Not great,
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  • The Wizard of Oz
    replied to Lunars Kickstarter - February 12th
    Solar character gen is way too min-maxable if you know what you're doing. Someone on this forum described it as "a winnable mini-game." Which is terrible.

    But Lunar character gen? Yeah, it's pretty fine. You can min-max it a bit if you know what you're doing, but not so much, and not in ways that won't cause you serious short-term issues.

    So, basically, I don't think comparing it to Solar character gen is a good idea. That's just comparing a well-designed system to a badly-designed system.


    Nah, it's the opposite, because it's more like the...
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  • Three?
    There's a lot more than three.

    I mean, obviously it's primarily a West Germanic grammar-base with Norman vocabulary, but it has bits of Celtic, Latin and Norman grammar. Then the vocabulary has Germanic base words, Norman, Old French, Latin and Greek vocabulary, plus a bit of Norse, and then obviously loanwords from everywhere.

    Still, loan-words aren't exactly uncommon in other languages.


    Most languages do that. Admittedly, English is worse, because it has probably the world's largest lexical corpus. But then, that's an advantage for specificity...
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  • So, Eric said that they got Shahan-ya from 1st ed Lunars.

    I don't remember that, does anyone else? Where was it, and what was the context?
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  • I had a Casteless Lunar with an Owl totem.

    He left the group to go join the Silver Pact and get tattooed (after getting amnesia; this was 2nd ed and he kept shapeshifting without tattoos).

    Maybe he can come back with an Owlbear totem!

    (Though I'd have to ask the ST if that's okay... Bear that goes Owl chimera is way, way, way mechanically better than Owl that goes Bear totem.)...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
    replied to Ask the Devs
    To change the subject from Lunars for a moment, I know the schedule of splat books, but is there a schedule more generally?

    Dragonblood: What Fire Has Wrought I assume is next.

    And I assume after that it's the Realm? Or Heirs to the Shogunate? One, then the other?

    And then... Across the Eight Directions? Or is that scheduled after Lunars?

    Or are splatbooks and non-splatbooks on completely different schedules? So that all you can say is Across the Eight Directions is scheduled after the Realm, but it has no relation to Lunars?...
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  • Damnit English!

    Why can't you distinguish between third-person-plural and unknown-gender-third-person-singular! Mandarin does it, why can't English? (Although I guess Mandarin's third-person-plural has issues of clarity in other ways.)

    Still, it's not as bad as British English's failure to distinguish between second-person-plural and second-person-singular, which frankly is embarressing. Texans can manage it, why can't we?...
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  • For charms, the intention of the writers is to use "She" for subject and "He" for object. This is useful, as English has no third-person pronouns that distinguish between subject and object (other than reflexive ones of course). If the book was in Arabic, obviously it wouldn't be necessary.

    They could say "The Lunar" and "The Lunar's Target". But that uses more word count.


    For fluff about individuals, obviously they use a pronoun based on the individual's gender, which makes sense. Ma-Ha-Suchi is He, Rakshi is She, Silent...
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  • I don't remember what that does, but I think you've got my point. I don't want to start an argument about particular charms, but there are 2 or 3 I think should just be cut straight out of the Core (as opposed to being rewritten).

    Charms that are so weak no-one takes them, or overpowered, or too similar to another charm, or which are written so vaguely that they'll cause arguments between players and ST, or thematically wrong, or which break the setting.

    I didn't see anything like that in the charms released so far, I think, so I'm not worried, I'm just making the point...
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