Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Micro-preview of Infernals

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Saur Ops Specialist
    replied
    Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post

    Aren't green flashes at usually observed at sun set? Given that Ligier is a crafter, it works for Twilights.
    If there's a large body of water to the west of the observer, such that it extends to the horizon, then yes. Otherwise, the scattering doesn't give that color.

    Leave a comment:


  • glamourweaver
    replied
    Originally posted by Matt the Bruins fan View Post

    Green Flashes would be the natural infernal-themed counterparts of Dawns, though it's not that evocative a name.
    Aren't green flashes at usually observed at sun set? Given that Ligier is a crafter, it works for Twilights.

    Leave a comment:


  • Matt the Bruins fan
    replied
    Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
    So, assuming this is intended seriously, the theme there would seem to be... shadows cast by the sun? Or possibly phenomena associated with the corresponding Solar phase?

    ‚ÄčI wonder what that theme could lend to the other Castes.
    Green Flashes would be the natural infernal-themed counterparts of Dawns, though it's not that evocative a name.

    Leave a comment:


  • Saur Ops Specialist
    replied
    I should perhaps note that the halo effect can also occur courtesy of the moon. It's all about the ice crystal clouds dispersing light in the atmosphere.

    Leave a comment:


  • Zale
    replied
    Originally posted by Lioness View Post
    Extreme Ultraviolet sounds like a more imaginative name than Slayer.
    Halo Caste Infernal: Grey Ash Falling Under the Rays of an Ultraviolet Sun.

    Leave a comment:


  • wern212
    replied
    Just want to tell everyone involved in this (and Exalted 3e in general): thank you for what you are doing.
    I love this game, and I love the effort everyone puts into it. These little teasers make my day. Thank you for doing them.

    Leave a comment:


  • armyofwhispers
    replied
    Originally posted by Aquillion View Post
    Obviously 3e Infernals will be Antisolars. Not in the Abyssal sense, but in the matter-vs-antimatter sense - if an Infernal and a Solar of the corresponding caste come into contact, they cancel out and explode violently, killing both.
    And anyone in the immediate vicinity as well I'd presume.

    Originally posted by Robert Vance
    If the Abyssal Castes are dark mirrors of their Solar counterparts, then the Infernal Castes are twisted, warped reflections.
    Infernals put the 'fun' back into funhouse mirrors.

    Leave a comment:


  • Aretii
    replied
    Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
    If the Abyssal Castes are dark mirrors of their Solar counterparts, then the Infernal Castes are twisted, warped reflections.
    That's what I was trying to get at with the 1, -1, i comparison -- rather than an inversion, they're through a glass darkly. I'm glad I'm on the right track with your thinking, and really looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

    Leave a comment:


  • Fata-Ku
    replied
    Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
    If the Abyssal Castes are dark mirrors of their Solar counterparts, then the Infernal Castes are twisted, warped reflections.
    This forum needs a facebook-style reaction menu
    because I <3 this.

    Leave a comment:


  • Robert Vance
    replied
    Originally posted by Aretii View Post

    I know you're joking, but I'm going to take the opportunity to talk about the thematic shift that is both exciting me and making me go "whoa, that's hard, I hope they pull it off."

    2E had Solars, their inverses the Abyssals, and "Exalted of the Yozis powered by a Solar Exaltation". It seems like the setup in 3E is more like:

    Solars: 1, the positive unit
    Abyssals: -1, the negative unit
    Infernals: i, the imaginary unit

    "A theme, and then its dark mirror serving as a foil" is a great concept, but one that's tricky to pull off without feeling stale and by-the-numbers. "A theme, and then two variations on it" is potentially extremely cool (foiling Solars in different ways!) and also really hard to do without repeating yourself, especially if they want to also capture what was cool and resonant about the Yozi grab-bag of 2E.

    But obviously this is years down the line and I shouldn't gnaw my fingers too hard wondering how they'll do it.
    If the Abyssal Castes are dark mirrors of their Solar counterparts, then the Infernal Castes are twisted, warped reflections.

    Leave a comment:


  • Ellis
    replied
    Originally posted by Lioness View Post
    Extreme Ultraviolet sounds like a more imaginative name than Slayer.
    Well now that's unfair. Surely it should be Extreme Ultraviolet vs Extreme Slayers, or possibly Extreme Malefactors (which sounds like some kind of obscure legal term).
    Edit: I now refuse to play anything other than a Chosen of XTREME BATTLES
    Last edited by Ellis; 08-21-2017, 03:13 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • Aretii
    replied
    Originally posted by Aquillion View Post
    Obviously 3e Infernals will be Antisolars. Not in the Abyssal sense, but in the matter-vs-antimatter sense - if an Infernal and a Solar of the corresponding caste come into contact, they cancel out and explode violently, killing both.
    I know you're joking, but I'm going to take the opportunity to talk about the thematic shift that is both exciting me and making me go "whoa, that's hard, I hope they pull it off."

    2E had Solars, their inverses the Abyssals, and "Exalted of the Yozis powered by a Solar Exaltation". It seems like the setup in 3E is more like:

    Solars: 1, the positive unit
    Abyssals: -1, the negative unit
    Infernals: i, the imaginary unit

    "A theme, and then its dark mirror serving as a foil" is a great concept, but one that's tricky to pull off without feeling stale and by-the-numbers. "A theme, and then two variations on it" is potentially extremely cool (foiling Solars in different ways!) and also really hard to do without repeating yourself, especially if they want to also capture what was cool and resonant about the Yozi grab-bag of 2E.

    But obviously this is years down the line and I shouldn't gnaw my fingers too hard wondering how they'll do it.

    Leave a comment:


  • Robert Vance
    replied
    Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
    So, assuming this is intended seriously.
    It is intended seriously. Neall and I have spent lots of time discussing Ex3's Infernals.

    Leave a comment:


  • nalak42
    replied
    Originally posted by Lioness View Post
    Extreme Ultraviolet sounds like a more imaginative name than Slayer.
    Though then you have to make Clockwork Orange reference by calling them the old ultraviolence.

    Leave a comment:


  • Lioness
    replied
    Originally posted by Aretii View Post
    Yeah, Corona is an obvious option for one of the others.

    I've been raiding http://solar-center.stanford.edu/gloss.html for other potentials, but nothing stands out.
    Extreme Ultraviolet sounds like a more imaginative name than Slayer.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X