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Dragonblooded Charms for Friends And Family

05 Mar 2012, 16:24

A little variety for Dragonblooded Socialise seems to be in order. Any constructive comments or criticism is welcome and I'm sure that people can easily figure out a few creative uses for the below. Some of those might have to be described only over in the Smut Forging area though... :)


Brother-Upon-Sister Allure
Cost: -; Mins: Socialise 3, Essence 2;
Type: Permanent
Keywords: None
Duration: Permanent
Prerequisite Charms: Brother-Against-Brother Insinuation

Sometimes sly insinuations serve best not by causing direct conflict but, instead, by making something seem laudable in the wrong way. It is amazing how problematic it can be for a matriarch when her loyal descendant ‘realises’ what his feelings for her really are or disruptive for a commander if his loyal second-in-command sudden feels just amused amusement toward him rather than devoted loyalty.

This Charm permanently enhances the capacities of its prerequisite and allows it to create, or alter the context of, a positive Intimacy. Resisting the change of context of an existing, or creation of a new, Intimacy still costs two Willpower, but if the subject has an existing contradictory negative Intimacy then resiting costs only one Willpower. Under normal circumstances the victim will spend the scene reinforcing this new Intimacy if the situation permits and such counts, even afterwards, as a scene spent eroding any old Intimacy and building a new one.

This Charm refers to the updated version of Brother-Against-Brother Insinuation as described in “One Thousand Correct Actions”.


Mother-With-Daughter Appeal
Cost: 2m; Mins: Socialise 3, Essence 2;
Type: Supplemental
Keywords: Combo-OK, Dynasty, Social
Duration: Instant
Prerequisite Charms: Warm-Faced Seduction Style

Any child knows that all too often two together are greater than one alone, but those faced by a Dynast who is skilled in this Charm relearns that truth as they find that averting their gaze from one appealing sight leaves them staring directly at another.

This Charm supplements a coordinated social attack which is a seduction or which works primarily through the sex appeal of those making the attack. For purposes of the attack, the Exalt uses ([lowest Appearance of those making the attack]+[number of those making the attack]) as her Appearance if such would be higher than her normal Appearance. If those participating in the attack are blood relatives of the Exalt then they also may also gain the benefits of this Charm if it would raise their effective Appearance.

This Charm may be used to supplement other Abilities.


Brother-And-Brother Rededication
Cost: -; Mins: Socialise 5, Essence 3;
Type: Permanent
Keywords: None
Duration: Permanent
Prerequisite Charms: Smoothing-Over-the-Past Technique

The bonds of loyalty between those of a sworn Brotherhood are strong, but even they can weaken. Through action or confession though, a Dynasty can rededicate themselves to such causes and perhaps reforge bonds damaged by betrayal. This Charm permanently enhances the Exalt’s capabilities. Whenever the Dynasty performs a two or three dice stunt which supports or benefits another member of their Sworn Brotherhood they may choose to recover two dice spent from their Devotion dicepool in lue of a temporary Willpower reward.

In addition by confessing fully the details of their breeches of loyalty to their full Brotherhood, receiving forgiveness, and spends [original Oathbond rating + number of points lost] days serving the whims of the rest of their Brotherhood in contrition, the Exalt may restore one point of Oathbond which they had lost.

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Re: Dragonblooded Charms for Friends And Family

06 Mar 2012, 03:11

mother with daughter appeal...

oh wow

that should lead into some fun Cynis parties
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Re: Dragonblooded Charms for Friends And Family

06 Mar 2012, 11:32

webkilla wrote:
that should lead into some fun Cynis parties

I'm sure that people can imagine uses over and above the obvious one there, but that is the sort of thing which I had in the back of my mind when I wrote the Charm. (I say nothing about how it's working title in my head was 'Twins!').

If you really want to be get those parties off to a good start be sure to have enough 'entertainers' on hand that you can use mass social combat with your welcoming speech where you invite the guests to enjoy themselves... and I'll leave off with any further details.
 
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Re: Dragonblooded Charms for Friends And Family

06 Mar 2012, 13:35

To me, Brother-Upon-Sister Allure seems more in line with Passion Transmuting Nuance in Presence than as a Socialize Charm.

Mother-With-Daughter Appeal seems like a neat idea, building off of cooperationin social combat, but just jacking up effective Appearance can sometimes have no actual benefit. Especially since any character concept that would buy into a seduction effect like this would probably have a decent Appearance to begin with. Maybe some other kind of benefit, like combining any existing Appearance bonuses instead of just raising the Attribute?

Do you need a Charm to do what Brother-and-Brother Rededication does?
 
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Re: Dragonblooded Charms for Friends And Family

06 Mar 2012, 14:38

Daerim wrote:
To me, Brother-Upon-Sister Allure seems more in line with Passion Transmuting Nuance in Presence than as a Socialize Charm.

The Charm I have it enhancing, Brother-Against-Brother Insinuation, works by making a 'casual comment' which changes how someone views another. It's working on the social interactions of people and thus Brother-Upon-Sister Allure is just broadening what sort of reaction such comments can cause. I was actually a little worried that it might be a too powerful in some applications.

Daerim wrote:
Mother-With-Daughter Appeal seems like a neat idea, building off of cooperation in social combat, but just jacking up effective Appearance can sometimes have no actual benefit. Especially since any character concept that would buy into a seduction effect like this would probably have a decent Appearance to begin with. Maybe some other kind of benefit, like combining any existing Appearance bonuses instead of just raising the Attribute?

I can definitely see your point there, so would increasing the coordinated attack penalty be better in your opinion? I was trying to limit it so that you can't get a great benefit from having a horde of ugly people helping you try to seduce someone. I'll poke at this and see if I can make something better for tomorrow.

Daerim wrote:
Do you need a Charm to do what Brother-and-Brother Rededication does?

At the moment the only canonical way to regain Oathbond is to recast the original spell to form the Brotherhood and that can involve giving up permanent Essence or Willpower IIRC. And there seems to be no way to regain Devotion except when it refreshes between stories.
 
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Re: Dragonblooded Charms for Friends And Family

10 Mar 2012, 01:57

Merior wrote:
I can definitely see your point there, so would increasing the coordinated attack penalty be better in your opinion? I was trying to limit it so that you can't get a great benefit from having a horde of ugly people helping you try to seduce someone. I'll poke at this and see if I can make something better for tomorrow.

That sounds like a viable path for the Charm's effect. If you're concerned with hordes of ugly people, you could put in an Appearance minimum or limit the number of participants with a low or average Appearance.
 
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Re: Dragonblooded Charms for Friends And Family

10 Mar 2012, 08:58

minimum appearance 2?
I have a webcomic: http://psitech.comicgen.com - Its kinda like exalted, except more furry, more fanservice, more fun, more sci-fi.
- may contain people being called "bob"
 
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Re: Dragonblooded Charms for Friends And Family

18 Mar 2012, 12:15

Here is the revised version of this Charm, as inspired by the 2.5 Errata changes to social combat.


Mother-With-Daughter Appeal
Cost: 2m; Mins: Socialise 3, Essence 2;
Type: Supplemental
Keywords: Combo-OK, Dynasty, Social
Duration: Instant
Prerequisite Charms: Warm-Faced Seduction Style

Any child knows that all too often two together are greater than one alone, but those faced by a Dynast who is skilled in this Charm relearns that truth as they find that averting their gaze from one appealing sight leaves them staring directly at another.

This Charm supplements a coordinated social attack which is a seduction or which works primarily through the sex appeal of those making the attack.
In Steps 7-8, after the attack has overcome the opponents MDV, the Exalt may increase the effective threshold successes of the attack by ([lowest Appearance of those participating in the attack]+[number of those participating in the attack]). As a Dynasty effect if all those taking part in the coordinated attack are blood relatives then they may treat their Appearance as one higher for purposes of the attack and this Charm.

This Charm may be used to supplement other Abilities.

Merior wrote:
Because "Social attacks cost one additional point of Willpower to resist for every three full successes above the target’s MDV" this effect seemed as though it would be useful and not overpowered. Having a bevy of attractive people backing you up can make it hard for those relying on sheer willpower to resist. And the Dynasty effect is to make the use implied in the name tempting.

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