Going through the paces of building a Reptilia faction I have started to run into a few things that make me think the Reptilia domain has gone through several stages of development. In many degenerative branches for example, there is a trait granting acces to primitive and simple equipment, which I heard is now always available to everyone.
I will try to condense it into a couple of separate questions, but I cannot help but feel like the Reptilia domain could do with a thorough rewrite/errata.
Is there a difference between a "Bloodline" and a "Bloodline Trait"? The terms seem to be used interchangeably, but sometimes the text suggests there is a nuance.
If I have a bloodline as a species trait, can I replace it with a different bloodline for my classes, or do I specifically have to spend a class trait to replace my bloodline?
Is there a penalty for taking traits across lineages? Because as it is now, certain traits seem strictly worse than others. For example: Tuatara can pick up Chameleon for 8pts, and in the Gargoyle branch you can pick it up for 3pts, so why ever take the Tuatara one?
Speaking of branches, are the Degenerative Species parts of a lineage considered a separate Branch of Life from the Lineage?
Also what "tier" traits are Degenerative Species traits?
These are just some things I feel could do with some clarification. The way the introduction to the domain is written it seems like bloodlines, lineages, and "Degenerative Species" used to interact differently from how they do now in previous iterations of the game.