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  • #61
    Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
    Is it fair to assume there are significant plans for future charm sets that aren’t necessarily realized yet in Essence? I’m just wondering about things that have been mentioned before like Infernals getting soul-worlds or Alchemicals going Colossus in their 5 or below Essence ranges.
    Vance puts a lot of time and brainpower into outlining future Charm sets well in advance, though I don't know just how specific that gets.


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    • #62
      Originally posted by Eric Minton View Post

      Vance puts a lot of time and brainpower into outlining future Charm sets well in advance, though I don't know just how specific that gets.
      Cool. I was just asking because they were elements that had been mentioned, but weren’t in Essence, so I was just wondering if the direction had changed or if it’s a matter of the concepts still being intended, but not currently Essence-ready.
      Last edited by glamourweaver; 06-16-2021, 08:58 PM.


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      • #63
        Originally posted by Eric Minton View Post

        When updating the setting to 3e, we don't change things at random or "just because." We generally make changes because we have a new idea that we think suits the tone of the game, the needs of actual play, and so forth in a way that's better than what came before.

        We don't see having just three Lunar Castes as a mistake that needs fixing. And we felt that "the Lunars deliberately changed their Castes to meet the new circumstances of the Second Age" was a good way to update the previous editions' approach to their changing Castes in a way that fit their intended tone and made them seem cool.

        Hmm. I see. I can accept the not wanting to change the way things have always been willy-nilly. Although I'd argue Lunar lore was always a little off before this edition. Any chance on seeing you guys thoughts on what the old Caste's powers would be given the radically different approach to caste powers in 3E (ie 3 caste powers instead of one?). I'd be interested in your take on them.
        Last edited by Kashi; 06-16-2021, 09:54 PM.


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        • #64
          Originally posted by Kashi View Post
          Hmm. I see. I can accept the not wanting to change the way things have always been willy-nilly. Although I'd argue Lunar lore was always a little off before this edition. Any chance on seeing you guys thoughts on what the old Caste's powers would be given the radically different approach to caste powers in 3E (ie 3 caste powers instead of one?). I'd be interested in your take on them.
          We're not planning on addressing the specifics of the broken Castes in canon. They're gone and they're not coming back. If you foresee an actual use for them in your home chronicle, your interests will be sufficiently specific that you're best off designing them around the needs of your chronicle and your players.


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          • #65
            Setting question for you all. My read of the current iteration of Exalted has been that Exalts are very difficult to identify when not flaring. Exalt charms that sense magic exclude exalted charms and abilities, Measure the Wind can be negated with a Larceny Excellency or a Lunar's native shapeshifting, and even the physical manifestations of DB's are presented in a way that easily falls inside "normal" for the range of Creation's peoples.

            However, Essence seems to have a very different implication. Manifesting caste marks and anima levels with any essence use at all, and a (fairly readily accessible) universal charm that explicitly adds in the ability to detect any essence use by even those Exalts with the ability to hide their anima.

            So which if these interpretations is the setting-default assumption? Or is the truth in the fiction supposed to be somewhere in-between and the mechanics of both systems are a bit skewed?

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            • #66
              For role bonuses:

              Originally posted by EX3
              Twilight Castes: Learning lost lore of the First Age or similarly valuable knowledge, learning something that helps advance or protect a Major or Defining Intimacy...
              As a Storyteller, would you count introduced facts as having “learned” something for the purpose of earning Solar XP even though in-character it’s something the Twilight already knew?

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              • #67
                Hi, I've got a few setting questions on the celestial side:

                1.) 3e says the Unconquered Sun is ready to turn back to Creation. What are some of the likely implications of this for Creation and Yu-Shan?

                2.) TUC seems more hands-off of his Chosen than the other Incarna, only giving a single message to his Zenith's during their Second Breath. If there a reason behind this beyond his apathy towards the Solars?

                3.) Exaltations seem more on the "meta" side of metaphysical this edition, so is Lytek still around?

                Thanks!

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by ThriceSettingSun View Post
                  3.) Exaltations seem more on the "meta" side of metaphysical this edition, so is Lytek still around?
                  Lytek, one of Vance's favorite gods, is still around. His 1st Edition write up is still (mostly) accurate:

                  http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...11#post1190711

                  http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...e-devs/page614

                  http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...72#post1145272

                  http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...02#post1096402


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                  • #69
                    How long does a peach of immortality keep for after it’s picked?

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                    • #70
                      Is Y'Danna's Ageless Emperor actually ageless, or is that just a title?

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                      • #71
                        Well, since Exigents won't be coming out anytime soon, is there anything else that could be "leaked" to keep us satisfied? A Charm, a sorcerous initiation, a nation-state, anything?

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                        • #72
                          Is there any info for the Storm Demon Yan (Corens ancestor) planned for a future book? Such as across the eight directions for instance.


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                          • #73
                            If it would exist, could the White Veil style charm Birsong Over Blades be used with gambits like grapple?

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                            • #74
                              This came up in a game I'm in. Can a Lunar use Mountainous Spirit Expression with Deadly Beastman Transformation. To me it seems that those charms are for animal forms; but it would be great to get a solid answer.

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                              • #75
                                Is there a color of jade used as the standard for currency?


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