So I’m struggling a bit with my shape-shifting Druid. From advice I’ve garnered elsewhere, the best way to keep this extremely powerful ability in check is to make sure the misses hurt. But this Druid is rolling really well and has a good WIS, so he almost never misses.
One of the things I find tricky about the move is that the only downside to rolling 7-9 is that you get 2 hold instead of 3. Is it permissible or wise to also give a subtle additional downside, like slightly weaker animal form moves?
Right now the biggest issue is that he has a few go-to combat forms that I’ve consistently given lethal moves for. For instance, he turns into rhinoceros, so I say “you can stamp a terrifying warning or charge with your horn”. Of course, since he already has the hold, he can charge and kill most things pretty much for free. It feels like maybe this is not working as intended.
Maybe it’s just a matter of the combat flow? His background is that the transformation is extremely quick, so I’ve let him immediately use an animal move after transforming. This has lead to some cool sequences, but maybe it would work better if I made a soft move to intensify the danger a bit after a successful transformation?