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  • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
    They aren't always in separate trees—a Fire Charm can lead to an Air Charm that leads to a Water Charm—although it's more common for different elements to branch off on their own direction.

    Multi-element Charms exist.
    This seems kind of obvious, but do DBs get some kind of advantage when using a charm that's in-element? What might that be? The old surcharge system was hated, of course, but on the other hand, one assumes that Fire Aspects are somehow better (or can buy more easily) at fire charms than Water Aspects are.
    Or is it something like the old Dragon-Graced Weapon, where you start a tree with your own element, and then can spread out into other elements? So an Earth Aspect and a Water Aspect use Athletics charms with the same rules, but the Water Aspect's first charm is walk-on-water, and the Earth Aspect's first charm is strength-of-the-earth?
    Or something else entirely? Favoured xp costs, lower prereqs, whatever?


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    • Originally posted by balwin View Post
      I have a question about Anima Effects.
      Can a character trigger an anima effect without having a visible anima, if the text don't explicitly talk about a specific animal level? So can a Solar just pay X personal mots to get the effect (like reset outstanding charm conditions for Dawn, supplements an attack against creature of darkness for Zenith, etc) without flaring the anima? And when can a Dawn adds half her essence for intimidation rolls? Every time (even when the other person isn't aware that the character is a solar exalted), only when the opponent knows this is a solar exalted/anathema/something mighty, or when at least the cast mark is visible?
      Yes. Some powers specify a visual display, like the Zenith "channeling her Essence into an aura of divine retribution swirling around her attack"—that's going to be obviously magical, even at dim anima.


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      • Can Behemoth hide/bone/fang serve as an alternate Magical Material worthy of supporting envocations?


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        • Originally posted by WalkingEye View Post
          Can You Wyld Shape First age artifice?
          No. Wyld Shaping an impossible wonder, like a crystallized language of solid sounds or a ten-thousand year offshoot timeline collapsed into a jewel, might be part of the process, but it's not going to do the whole thing. You'll see an example in the backstory for the warstrider Radiant Nova Phoenix.

          Can you Wyld shape a Hearthstone?
          Yes, by creating a demesne (or manse).

          and on N/A Artifacts. Can you give any hint on how powerful they can be. My group has a craft supernal and we are kinda dumbfounded as what are limits are/ should be.
          N/A Artifacts are plot devices that operate almost on the level of Storyteller fiat, like the Eye of Autochthon. Their Evocations aren't just regular Evocations cranked up to a higher power level. They work on a higher scale and can transcend many of the implicit limitations of the setting. You'll see some examples in Arms. ^_^


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          • So, I know that Alchemicals are years, if not decades off, but given that you're working with Warstriders right now, do you think that Colossus Scale Alchemicals are going to be feasible to play in 3e, complete with charms? I mean, I can understand that actually playing a city basically turns the game into a combination of Simcity and Starcraft, so you'd need an entirely different game to actually do that, but a 12 to 30 foot tall alchemical Exalt could still potentially work in under the current rules. Do you think it could be done?


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            • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
              No. Wyld Shaping an impossible wonder, like a crystallized language of solid sounds or a ten-thousand year offshoot timeline collapsed into a jewel, might be part of the process, but it's not going to do the whole thing. You'll see an example in the backstory for the warstrider Radiant Nova Phoenix.


              Yes, by creating a demesne (or manse).


              N/A Artifacts are plot devices that operate almost on the level of Storyteller fiat, like the Eye of Autochthon. Their Evocations aren't just regular Evocations cranked up to a higher power level. They work on a higher scale and can transcend many of the implicit limitations of the setting. You'll see some examples in Arms. ^_^
              Every time I thought I couldn't want this book more, you keep cranking it up.

              Would a Warstrider preview be possible or do you wanna save those for the final book? Maybe compromise and give us a napkin preview?


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              • Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
                Would a Warstrider preview be possible or do you wanna save those for the final book? Maybe compromise and give us a napkin preview?
                Hmmm.............


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                • Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
                  So, I know that Alchemicals are years, if not decades off, but given that you're working with Warstriders right now, do you think that Colossus Scale Alchemicals are going to be feasible to play in 3e, complete with charms? I mean, I can understand that actually playing a city basically turns the game into a combination of Simcity and Starcraft, so you'd need an entirely different game to actually do that, but a 12 to 30 foot tall alchemical Exalt could still potentially work in under the current rules. Do you think it could be done?
                  I have a rough outline of an idea for how becoming a Colossus and then a Metropolis works, but that's something that's likely to drastically change over time.


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                  • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                    N/A Artifacts are plot devices that operate almost on the level of Storyteller fiat, like the Eye of Autochthon. Their Evocations aren't just regular Evocations cranked up to a higher power level. They work on a higher scale and can transcend many of the implicit limitations of the setting. You'll see some examples in Arms. ^_^
                    Great to hear. Any odds on seeing the Eye in an upcoming book?

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                    • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                      No. Wyld Shaping an impossible wonder, like a crystallized language of solid sounds or a ten-thousand year offshoot timeline collapsed into a jewel, might be part of the process, but it's not going to do the whole thing.[
                      Could you use the people who live in that offshoot timeline to generate power for your warstrider and Recorder of Everlasting Glories, but, you know, t-t-they would work for each other, Robert, they'd work for each other and pay each other money. T-t-they get married and make children that replace them when they get too old to make power.


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                      • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                        N/A Artifacts are plot devices that operate almost on the level of Storyteller fiat, like the Eye of Autochthon. Their Evocations aren't just regular Evocations cranked up to a higher power level. They work on a higher scale and can transcend many of the implicit limitations of the setting. You'll see some examples in Arms. ^_^
                        You can time traver and rez people with a N/A artifact?

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                        • Originally posted by Shaddar View Post

                          You can time traver and rez people with a N/A artifact?
                          Officially you're not seeing anything for that. Unofficially if you want to throw that into your game then an N/A would be the approriate category for those sort of powers.

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                          • Originally posted by Shaddar View Post

                            You can time traver and rez people with a N/A artifact?
                            Not those. At least, not in canon.


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                            • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                              Not those. At least, not in canon.
                              More of a thematic thing but will all Warstriders be 'worn' the same way? Will they all be Escaflowne style like previous editions or can they vary from command thrones to literally fusing with the construct?

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                              • Would a stealth Warstrider ever be a thing?

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