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  • Wrote this on a whim.

    Demon Brew
    A last resort of the desperate seeking power by any means necessary, a mortal imbibes a special form of Chalcanth, the distilled essence of a still-living first circle demon dissolved in Vitriol to create an inauspicious union of spirits.
    While under the effect of this potion the character has a pool of 10 motes and a single charm appropriate to the demon she drank as though she were a powerful demon blooded of its lineage and may learn additional charms at 12 xp each but she has a bigger problem as the entity she consumed is far from gone and she also now suffers from the Two-Soul Sickness.

    Two-Soul Sickness (Virulence N/A, Morbidity 3, Interval: One Month):
    • Minor Symptom: The victim hears the demon’s thoughts in her head gaining an appropriate minor intimacy to the creature’s alien nature. At night the two beings battle for control in their shared dreamscape and the victim must roll (Wits + Integrity) at difficulty 3 to be able to gain any rest.
    • Major Symptom: The demon is strong enough to have a presence during the day and the intimacy now manifests as a compulsion requiring 1 willpower to resist.
    • Defining Symptom: The demon is visibly trying to twist itself free of its host, the victim gains an appropriate mutation to represent that the struggle is nearing its end.
    • Death: The demon finally rips itself free or merges with the victim to become something new. Of the original character there are only memories.

    If the Two-Soul Sickness is somehow cured (such as through exaltation), then the character loses her newfound power, and all experience spent on charms is refunded.

    Note for Storytellers: It will probably be difficult to convince someone with Two-Soul Sickness to allow themselves to be cured if there’s even a possibility of management. Even before the subconscious influence of the demon they probably took the brew for a reason in the knowledge that it was dangerous.


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    • I meant to post an update here.
      Ask the Devs 2 has been returned to the Exalted forum and is currently slowly drifting down the main page and along with the original thread is accessible by the link at the start of the new thread, thus far it's not caused any further issue with the software in this state but we'll see if any instability returns.


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      • Okay, forum is working again but I don't know how long that will last.

        My advice? Start making backups of things you want to preserve.
        Last edited by Lioness; 05-23-2021, 10:43 AM.


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        • Similar message to before.

          You may encounter a long load time after making a post but they are going through now.


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          • Originally posted by Lioness View Post
            Okay, forum is working again but I don't know how long that will last.

            My advice? Start making backups of things you want to preserve.
            Seriously you think this forum is going to blow up like the old forum did? Soon?
            Any idea how soon? There are probably thousands of threads, it's not something that can be preserved by individual action one at a time.


            She/Her. I am very literal-minded and write very literally. If I don't say something explicitly, please never assume I implied it. The only exception is if I try to joke.
            My point of view may be different from yours but is equally valid.
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            • Originally posted by Erinys View Post
              Seriously you think this forum is going to blow up like the old forum did? Soon?
              Any idea how soon? There are probably thousands of threads, it's not something that can be preserved by individual action one at a time.
              I don't know but it keeps breaking.
              The administrators won't just shut these forums down without warning but I don't want a repeat of the situation with the old forums/wiki if it can be avoided.


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              • I wish I knew some software that could actually save the content of something this huge, all at once. One week was not anywhere close to enough warning time to individually download/Archive/copy every individual thread in the old forum. It's just as hard here.
                Last edited by Erinys; 08-26-2021, 11:36 AM.


                She/Her. I am very literal-minded and write very literally. If I don't say something explicitly, please never assume I implied it. The only exception is if I try to joke.
                My point of view may be different from yours but is equally valid.
                Exalted and cWoD book list. Exalted name-generators, Infernal and 1E-2.5E homebrew from many authors.

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                • Well, the main problem last time was that the forum went down while they were backing it up electronically.


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                  • Originally posted by Erinys View Post
                    I wish I knew some software that could actually save the content of something this huge, all at once. One week was not anywhere close to enough warning time to individually download/Archive/copy every individual thread in the old forum. It's just as hard here.
                    I don't know how it would handle the size of the site, but have you heard of HTTrack?
                    Here's a page that has some software for making offline copies of entire sites: https://www.geckoandfly.com/32437/download-websites/ The first option, HTTrack shows up in a lot of search hits for this sort of thing, seems to be the main option although there are others. I've used software like this years ago to make backups of sites with a couple thousand pages, but I don't know how it would handle the forums.

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                    • My efforts have been concentrated on saving homebrew via the Wayback Machine, but if you or anyone is good with software like that please use it ASAP!

                      Of course, an offline copy isn't useful to anyone except the person who saved it, so... maybe not a good software for this.


                      Edit: By the way, please don't use Google Docs for saving homebrew. Google Docs cannot be Archived in the Wayback Machine at all and on September 13 Google is going to change many or most of the urls. I am racing to download all the homebrew ever before the urls all become invalid.
                      Last edited by Erinys; 08-28-2021, 10:23 PM.


                      She/Her. I am very literal-minded and write very literally. If I don't say something explicitly, please never assume I implied it. The only exception is if I try to joke.
                      My point of view may be different from yours but is equally valid.
                      Exalted and cWoD book list. Exalted name-generators, Infernal and 1E-2.5E homebrew from many authors.

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                      • Originally posted by Erinys View Post
                        Edit: By the way, please don't use Google Docs for saving homebrew. Google Docs cannot be Archived in the Wayback Machine at all and on September 13 Google is going to change many or most of the urls. I am racing to download all the homebrew ever before the urls all become invalid.
                        This warrants a signal boost.


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