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  • I do feel as though Exalted sorcery is of the type where if you want it to be your dedicated combat method, you can't really fire off a barrage of attacks. Rather, you transform yourself and/or summon some kind of uncanny (possibly autonomous) weapon, and you mix in the shaping actions for your missiles with letting them do their thing. You've got your Flying Guillotine rather than repeatedly shooting off flame birds and glass butterflies.


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    • Yeah, I want him to use sorcerous attacks rather than Exalted’s Sorcery and Spells if you catch my drift, waterbending and talisman throwing are way too fast to be used with the sorcerous mote system.


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      • Ah, but the thing about your Flying Guillotine, your Virtuous Guardian of Flame and your Blood Whip is that you summon it, and then it hangs around and can be wielded continuously, if it doesn't just manage itself.


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        • But those are a bunch of grab-bag spells with wildly different aesthetic, all spells are like that so I tried to avoid sorcery for him since I want him to have only some specific aesthetic for his attacks.


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          • I think a merit/artifact/thing that's like Burning Name but with Evocations and Water would make sense yeah.


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            • Originally posted by Jen View Post
              But those are a bunch of grab-bag spells with wildly different aesthetic, all spells are like that so I tried to avoid sorcery for him since I want him to have only some specific aesthetic for his attacks.
              Well, spells can be made up. Initiations can incentivize sticking to a particular type of spell.

              And a thing to consider about them is that they can be proprietary. Spells have to be learnt from a text or mentor. If one should possess the only copy of instructions in the world, access can be unique. Likewise, a sorcerer might only know those original spells, and have little concern with expanding beyond.

              I don't intend to push you towards anything, the subject just brought these details to the front of my mind. Sorcery can be fairly flexible in its narrative application.


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              • @Jen: Your work is amazing! Its great being able to look at something so awesome when I'm looking for inspiration.

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                • Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post

                  Well, spells can be made up. Initiations can incentivize sticking to a particular type of spell.
                  But that's exactly the problem, there are only so many ways (assume that there are even any) to fluff and stunt Obsidian Butterflies, while using Evocations and Charms let me do so much more, like water rope, water barrier, water armor, overhead water hammer strike,....etc, plus it makes him more unique instead of "Sorcerer with water spells and initiation #205".

                  And the thought of just casting one spell over and over, round after round just makes me shudder.

                  Originally posted by bitterWalnut View Post
                  @Jen: Your work is amazing! Its great being able to look at something so awesome when I'm looking for inspiration.
                  Thanks thanks, it's pretty nice that other people can find inspiration from all my daddies yes 🙏

                  Also I think I will stick with this relationship between Theodotus and Jio for now.

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                  • Originally posted by Jen View Post

                    But that's exactly the problem, there are only so many ways (assume that there are even any) to fluff and stunt Obsidian Butterflies, while using Evocations and Charms let me do so much more, like water rope, water barrier, water armor, overhead water hammer strike,....etc, plus it makes him more unique instead of "Sorcerer with water spells and initiation #205".

                    And the thought of just casting one spell over and over, round after round just makes me shudder.
                    Welll, the thing I'm talking about would be more like... somebody casts the spell once, they're surrounded by a cloud of paper soldiers, and those will whirl through the air at command to slice up enemies and protect the sorcerer. Probably modelled as weaker than Death of Obsidian Butterflies and Virtuous Guardian of Flame in their respective departments, offset by having greater flexibility than either.

                    But yeah, I get that it's not satisfactory to your image. Honestly, it's mostly just the subject having come up is putting the picture of such paper charm attacks at the forefront of my mind, and I keep wondering how to model them as a spell.

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                    Also I think I will stick with this relationship between Theodotus and Jio for now.

                    So I take it that Theo's attitude is that he resents the connection but with an underlying quality of Jio's potential forms stirring his monster boner, while Jio himself is more straightforwardly smitten by a combination of the Bond and... well, just look at him.

                    In any case, if you've seen new potential in Lunars, I for one am glad. When Fangs at the Gate came up, I wondered how you would take it, as I felt that you had to have made the second most interesting Lunar threads.


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                    • Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
                      So I take it that Theo's attitude is that he resents the connection but with an underlying quality of Jio's potential forms stirring his monster boner, while Jio himself is more straightforwardly smitten by a combination of the Bond and... well, just look at him.
                      Yeah, Theo like Jio as a person, he just don't like Lunar and hates the idea of being in some kind of super special soulmate relationship.

                      Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post

                      In any case, if you've seen new potential in Lunars, I for one am glad. When Fangs at the Gate came up, I wondered how you would take it, as I felt that you had to have made the second most interesting Lunar threads.
                      Oh no, I just happen to make a character that I like as a Lunar, I think my feeling toward Lunar is still in the negative. Lunar is the only splat where I can say "Fuck you" to the idea of Reincarnate/Destined Love, the Bond relationship is even framed by the author as a good thing that I would be the wrong one for trying to severed it, exactly like those Soulmate plots that I want to rebel agaist, everything else about Lunar ranges from meh to anti-Jen.
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                      • See, you have to appreciate Lunars for their true inner beauty.

                        The Ability to become a Big Stompy Monster.

                        Then all this Solar bond stuff will be but a minor irritant...

                        Edit: By the by, with regards to commission should I just drop you a message?
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                        • Originally posted by prototype00 View Post
                          See, you have to appreciate Lunars for their true inner beauty.

                          The Ability to become a Big Stompy Monster.

                          Then all this Solar bond stuff will be but a minor irritant...
                          Sorcery and Evocations can both land me a boyfriend who can turns into big sexy monster so Lunar has to offer a lot more than that to go up in my husbando tier ~( ಠ_ಠ)~

                          Originally posted by prototype00 View Post
                          Edit: By the by, with regards to commission should I just drop you a message?
                          Sure thing prototype, let take this to pm ~


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                          • Originally posted by Jen View Post

                            Sorcery and Evocations can both land me a boyfriend who can turns into big sexy monster so Lunar has to offer a lot more than that to go up in my husbando tier ~( ಠ_ಠ)~
                            Lunars can park in that form, or have been able to, and they only take a moment to change between them. Sorcery for other forms is:
                            1) not the most rounded-out and polished set of spells; this isn't a hard hurdle, but the number of effects that facilitate taking on other forms is simply lacking canonical examples.
                            2) tends to follow its own thematics, which also tend to be otherworldly, like how the simple concept of manipulating the weather involves calling forth arthropodal limbs from the sky.
                            3) the space where serious drawbacks of shapeshifting in fiction tend to occur, like how being in an altered form for too long in Howl's Moving Castle and Earthsea can cause some serious memory and self-perception issues or lock a character in the form permanently.

                            Evocations are also unlikely to match the exact parameters of shapeshifting. That said, I can definitely sympathize on being infuriated at the Solar Bond. Shifting across a few different forms in the beginning of the game line, becoming a splat-wide thing practically garroting character concepts, and being the catalyst for breaking castes... it's just tiring me out, now.
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                            • But I’m not interested in shapeshifting though, it’s the monster husbands that I care about, and Sorcery/Evocations gives me so many more options than Lunar, Mela’s Coil capstone alone give me a dragon boyfriend while I have to jump through a bunch of hoops with Lunar.

                              and being the catalyst for breaking castes
                              Is this from Ex3? I thought it’s just a peace treaty that somehow become magical because “Super Special Sun Moon Connection duh”
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                              • Originally posted by Jen View Post
                                Is this drom Ex3? I thought it’s just a peace treaty that somehow become magical because “Super Special Sun Moon Connection duh”
                                I think it probably became magical because they did some big magic ritual, deliberately.

                                But anyway, yeah you're right. It was a magical peace treaty like... somewhere between 3000-6000 years ago.
                                Not really anything to do with breaking the castes. They broke their castes because they thought they were unsuitable for post-apocalyptic guerilla warfare.


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