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  • DrLoveMonkey
    replied to Homosexuality in Exalted second edition
    I simply don't believe that's true. In theory the ones who pass are the best, but maybe some of the best just made a mistake and died one day. Maybe one guy passes who's the best, and the next guy who's kind of average loses an arm and in spite of being pretty good, by exalt standards which means legendary by mortal ones, he's out now too.

    There is no training schema in the world right now that operates like that. If you need the very very best, you pick from the group who's already good and just make the best of them better. You don't give high school students grad school work and...
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  • DrLoveMonkey
    replied to Homosexuality in Exalted second edition
    I still think that doesn't make sense. This isn't a case of not believing anyone could be so cruel, it's simply not effective for the world's only superpower to be operating like that. You can be extremely abusive without going so far as killing people, especially if those people are Exalts who can't die from disease or grievous, but not instantly fatal, wounds. An Exalt can have a falling blade lop their leg clean off at the hip and cause them to trip into a septic pit, and even completely untreated they will survive that.

    If you're getting to the point where a significant number...
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  • DrLoveMonkey
    replied to Homosexuality in Exalted second edition
    A two thirds death rate is just a really bad way to run an army.

    Here's what you do, what all professional military organizations have done for thousands of years. You take a group of people who are motivated to fight, though debt, threats, bribery, social pressures, desperation, patriotism, whatever. Then you train them to some bare minimum standard which is reasonably achievable, maybe 5%-15% can't do it for whatever reason and they need to stop. You don't want somebody who can barely breathe due to a lung condition on your battlefield.

    Now you have 90% of the guys...
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  • Session 2


    Upon returning home toward the villa the group encounter two fangs of house guard coming back the other way, sent by Yao's uncle to support them and root out any bonesiders they find. They're relieved that the group tells them the bone horrors have been destroyed and they just need to go burn and bury them, taking great care not to make too much contact. The group then reached the villa and confronted uncle Chen, who was shocked that bonesiders and puppeteers plague could appear from nowhere. Working together they realize it could only be the bone dust, somehow it...
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  • DrLoveMonkey
    replied to Homosexuality in Exalted second edition
    I also have to imagine that poor kid. Imagine being a child at school, and everyone else had their mother grow them in their belly and give birth to them, and you were put together by a demon taking clumps of dead flesh, mashing them together, and then putting it into a hellfire oven. You would die from the harassment.



    Stuff like this crosses the line for me from grimdark to grimderp. In Canada's residential school system for first nations children the mortality rate was about 5% overall, at some particularly bad schools during outbreaks of tuberculosis it spiked to...
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  • DrLoveMonkey
    replied to Combat Tweak for using BG
    This is probably a better fast fix. You don’t want battlegroups to start being more detrimental to bring than beneficial. If you bring a battlegroup of a size 5 army and the Dawn whirlwinds it down 4 sizes in round 1, giving the whole circle +100 initiative then the fight ends up being radically easier for the PCs than it would be if they weren’t fighting a huge army.

    I’d also suggest only granting it for withering attacks against the BG. Decisive attacks against battlegroups already ignore soak and gain free damage levels, they don’t need to also grant a bunch of initiative....
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  • DrLoveMonkey
    replied to House rules for simplification
    Don’t bother tracking an enemy’s willpower, or motes if they have motes, unless they’re an exalt or a second circle demon or something. Almost no spirit has enough charm use to drain their more pool in less than six rounds of fighting or social influence.

    Just skip rolls that should be trivial to the players, or simplify them into hazards. Like this combat will take an hour to roll out, but it’s a foregone conclusion that you’ll win, roll dexterity + combat ability at difficulty 1, if you fail you take one die of lethal but win anyway.

    Not technically a house...
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  • DrLoveMonkey
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer 2
    I do not believe that's consistent with other rulings, but it may be true. For example the extra dots of strength added by Increasing Strength Exercise add that additional dice due to the higher strength, but those are dice added by a charm....
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  • Thanks! Also props to Campaign Cartographer 3+, which is how I made the map....
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  • DrLoveMonkey
    replied to Anima Levels - Exated 3ed
    These just keep getting better!
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  • DrLoveMonkey
    started a topic Blood Resurgent - Dragonblooded Actual Play

    Blood Resurgent - Dragonblooded Actual Play

    Hey, so I'm starting a new campaign and am going to see if I can keep up with a weekly AP report. After doing a session zero with my players the game is going to be a game of political intrigue mostly focusing on house Nellens. Not all of the characters have fully fleshed out their backstories, but that will happen in the coming weeks if not already. There isn't much to say for the world building because most of what's currently being planned is just what's in the books, and some other stuff I won't put here for fear of spoilers.


    The party consists of Nellens Yao, a great physician...
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    Last edited by DrLoveMonkey; 03-30-2021, 10:03 PM.

  • DrLoveMonkey
    started a topic Blood Resurgent - Dragonblooded Actual Play

    Blood Resurgent - Dragonblooded Actual Play

    Hey, so I'm starting a new campaign and am going to see if I can keep up with a weekly AP report. After doing a session zero with my players the game is going to be a game of political intrigue mostly focusing on house Nellens. Not all of the characters have fully fleshed out their backstories, but that will happen in the coming weeks if not already. There isn't much to say for the world building because most of what's currently being planned is just what's in the books, and some other stuff I won't put here for fear of spoilers.


    The party consists of Nellens Yao, a great physician...
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  • DrLoveMonkey
    started a topic Blood Resurgent - Dragonblooded Actual Play

    Blood Resurgent - Dragonblooded Actual Play

    Hey, so I'm starting a new campaign and am going to see if I can keep up with a weekly AP report. After doing a session zero with my players the game is going to be a game of political intrigue mostly focusing on house Nellens. Not all of the characters have fully fleshed out their backstories, but that will happen in the coming weeks if not already. There isn't much to say for the world building because most of what's currently being planned is just what's in the books, and some other stuff I won't put here for fear of spoilers.


    The party consists of Nellens Yao, a great physician...
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  • DrLoveMonkey
    started a topic Blood Resurgent - Dragonblooded Actual Play

    Blood Resurgent - Dragonblooded Actual Play

    Hey, so I'm starting a new campaign and am going to see if I can keep up with a weekly AP report. After doing a session zero with my players the game is going to be a game of political intrigue mostly focusing on house Nellens. Not all of the characters have fully fleshed out their backstories, but that will happen in the coming weeks if not already. There isn't much to say for the world building because most of what's currently being planned is just what's in the books, and some other stuff I won't put here for fear of spoilers.


    The party consists of Nellens Yao, a great physician...
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