Badger3d wrote:Beast Friend seems like a like a week version of Primitive Allure, it doesn’t add anything so why not just use Primitive Allure and Elf as the blockers for getting Drake Friend instead and drop Beast Friend.
Primitive allure only* works against denizens of of the Living Land. So while there is a fairly narrow slicing here, I don't see a need to collapse them. basically the split is any character with Charisma 8+ can be really good at social interactions with sentient or animal creatures native to the living land. Elves with Charisma 8+ can be really good with animals only (Mind 5 or less), from any cosm. And then Beast friend tracks into the drake stuff, while Primitive allure has the combat application.
*edit* I missed the line about animals always counting...in light of that, this does seem awfully thinly sliced. I suspect it may be mostly the issue noted below about different being in different books then. Although, this may be kind of moot. The only *mechanical* reason to take beast friend over Primitive Allure anyway is for the drake path, which I am not even sure is really intended for a PC Storm Knight. Can Drakes really hang outside of Aysle? And if not, is it worth 4 perks for a Benefit when you happen to be there? hmm.... Might need some clarity on whether the Drake is protected by the SK's reality carrier wave or not, does breathing fire create a contradiction outside of Aysle? Help?....*edit*
There is also perhaps a concern about a perk in cosm book having a pre-req. that is not contained in either that book for the core rules.
Just my 2 cents,
*I suppose there could be some social 8 (or lower) pocket cosms, but I don't recall having seen them yet.