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  • Bastet
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    Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
    Emiya Shirou is getting a lot of mileage out of Senbreck, a Blood Ape who lived so long in the Demon City that his whole pelt had turned white, in the fanfic "Skipping All The Steps", because he's stranded in Creation alone with no one else to talk to and plenty of questions that need answering.
    Yes, see that sounds like a useful framing device for a story with one character, but not something that jumps out to me as important to Infernals like shapeshifting is to Lunars. Relevant/useful knowledge once per session honestly sounds like a better fit for Whispers.

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  • Prometheus878
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    Originally posted by Epitome View Post
    -Dex isn't a God Stat. Or even a thing.
    ...I think I might know what this means. In the original First Edition Quickstart, there were only five Attributes, and no Abilities. Everything was folded into Fighting, Magnetism, Scholarship, Stealth, and Embassy.

    Could be something like that, maybe not.

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  • Sunder the Gold
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    Originally posted by Bastet View Post
    This is weird. I have seen exactly one Green Sun Prince who actively interacted with their Coadjutor and a lot of First Circle Demons are a poor choice for someone supplying you relevant information.
    Emiya Shirou is getting a lot of mileage out of Senbreck, a Blood Ape who lived so long in the Demon City that his whole pelt had turned white, in the fanfic "Skipping All The Steps", because he's stranded in Creation alone with no one else to talk to and plenty of questions that need answering.

    But, in "Miracles of Ancient Wonder", Yang Xiao Long so seldom talks with or about her Coadjutor that we still don't even know what it was, because she already has plenty of conversational company with her teammates, and generally isn't interested in asking it any questions. It just sort of sulks in the back of her mind except when it hits the Limit Button as punishment for acting against her Urge.


    Aside from that, "Exalted Advantages" sounds too much like "Advantages enjoyed by all Exalted", and I'm really hoping that they go with "Host Advantages" or "Patron Advantages", because obviously all Exalted are Exalted, but each Exalt belongs to a single specific Host of Exalted, or their Exaltation comes from a single specific Patron.

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  • Bastet
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    Originally posted by Epitome View Post
    -One of the Exalted Advantages (a splat wide benefit, such as Lunar Shapeshifting) for Infernals is Unwoven Coadjutor, which allows you to, once per session, ask your Demon for info on a topic and the ST must give you an important or story relevant fact.
    This is weird. I have seen exactly one Green Sun Prince who actively interacted with their Coadjutor and a lot of First Circle Demons are a poor choice for someone supplying you relevant information.

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  • Saur Ops Specialist
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    Originally posted by Epitome View Post


    -Dex isn't a God Stat. Or even a thing.
    Some Attributes should never have been. It is just work removing them.

    (Intelligence, I'd be looking at you next, but I don't make those calls.)

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  • Sunder the Gold
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    Originally posted by Neall View Post
    Why would he do that?
    If it’s his original face, before he became the god of the Dragon-Kings (and thus assumed his four-armed but Tyrannosaurus-headed appearance) or the patron of the Solar Exalted (and thus assumed a human appearance), then it would be a very personal thing to reveal.

    Otherwise, it’s just very impressive and impactful.

    .
    Last edited by Sunder the Gold; 04-05-2020, 03:33 PM.

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  • Neall
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    Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
    That’s not to say that he cannot take on the appearance of a galaxy-dragon, especially as part of an Inspire/Instill or Threaten action? Or that it might not have been his original, preferred face?
    Why would he do that?

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  • Sunder the Gold
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    Originally posted by Neall View Post
    No, but we've given him one (1) less galaxy-dragons.
    That’s not to say that he cannot take on the appearance of a galaxy-dragon, especially as part of an Inspire/Instill or Threaten action? Or that it might not have been his original, preferred face?

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  • Neall
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    Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
    Are you giving the Unconquered Sun three more Arms?
    No, but we've given him one (1) less galaxy-dragons.

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  • Eldagusto
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    Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post

    I’ll accept that since you didn’t answer the other half of the post, you currently cannot afford to do so.

    So instead, I’ll ask you a sillier question.

    Are you giving the Unconquered Sun three more Arms?
    Getting down to the hard questions! Maybe they be like those hidden arms holding his heart from within.

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  • Sunder the Gold
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    Originally posted by Neall View Post

    They're not.
    I’ll accept that since you didn’t answer the other half of the post, you currently cannot afford to do so.

    So instead, I’ll ask you a sillier question.

    Are you giving the Unconquered Sun three more Arms?

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  • Neall
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    Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
    I wrinkled my nose at the "Seven Virtues" thing. It probably won't be anything like the Seven Virtues and Vices of New World of Darkness... but that's the immediate comparison I draw.
    They're not.

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  • Sunder the Gold
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    I wrinkled my nose at the "Seven Virtues" thing. It probably won't be anything like the Seven Virtues and Vices of New World of Darkness... but that's the immediate comparison I draw.

    If they are what defines Intimacies, does that mean the distinction between Principles and Ties has been subsumed by this new feature, replaced by this new feature, or both features exist together?

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  • Epitome
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    The devs have mentionned that the power curve between exalts is greatly flattened in Essence. Solars remain the top dogs, but they dominate in subtle ways rather than beat up the other exalts and take their lunch money. A DB can win against a Solar if that's the way things go. That being said, a Solar can still take on an entire Wyld Hunt eventually.

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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    When you've already got 6 types of Celestial, I think it makes sense for them to be at the top of Terrestrial rather than the bottom of Celestial.

    Tbh though, as Modes are always advantageous, I wonder if the Terrestrial keyword (as opposed to the DB keyword, Alchemical keyword, etc) will be pretty rare. Whereas I expect to see the Celestial keyword a lot.

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