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  • Jefepato
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer
    Back in 2e, there were a few Solar Charms for changing the beliefs of a society outright.

    I'm not suggesting that we should convert those 3e. Frankly, making an entire society believe something by making a single roll was going way too far. But I'm not sure how one does go about altering a society's beliefs.

    The rules for leadership and projects are honestly kind of vague, and seem to consist mainly of "your project succeeds as long as you have the time and resources to attempt it, and you deal with any failure conditions the GM comes up with."

    ...
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  • Jefepato
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    Suppose a Lunar uses Moon-in-Well Emanation to turn her reflection into a god, and then devours it to use God-Body Consumption.

    Would this accomplish anything other than demonstrating that there is something seriously wrong with the Lunar in question? MiWE doesn't say anything about whether the reflection's Charms might have the Eclipse keyword.

    It seems a little cheesy to generate your own spirit and then immediately nom it for power, but on the other hand, devouring your own reflection sounds like the kind of creepy eldritch shit that a scary witch might do...
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  • As I understand it, Bronze Faction Sidereals are pretty well dedicated to the Realm. The Realm is pretty well dedicated to the belief that all Lunar Exalted are Anathema. In general, the Bronze Sidereals are likely to assume Lunars are their enemies.

    But the Sidereals do know the actual backstory here. If the Lunar is really on board with the Realm (or willing to act like it) and doesn't want to rock the Bronze Faction boat...the Sidereals would be unwise to turn down that asset, right? If going along with this Lunar's impersonation strategy suits the nearest Sidereal's plans,...
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  • Jefepato
    replied to Sorcerous Workings: Where We Make Judgments
    I guess that by the time I get interested in a working idea, I've got a pretty specific image in my head.
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  • Jefepato
    replied to Sorcerous Workings: Where We Make Judgments
    The cockatrice's stats are fully viewable in the full-size preview: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product...also_purchased

    Notably, they don't turn people to stone, but rather their gaze paralyzes the target and burns them from the inside out. It's functionally equivalent to a grapple (but at up to medium range and with different dice pools involved).

    Honestly, half the time I forget that attempting a Finesse lower than 5 is even an option. I don't think I would do a low-Finesse working unless I was playing...
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  • Jefepato
    replied to Sorcerous Workings: Where We Make Judgments
    A sorcerer eats a specially prepared cock's-egg omelette and gains the hypnotic, burning gaze of a cockatrice.

    The sorcerer's attacks use (Wits+Occult) to target the burning gaze and (Intelligence+Occult) for the control roll. For the purpose of withering savaging attacks, the gaze is treated as a light weapon with damage based on Intelligence instead of Strength. This ability otherwise works like that of an actual cockatrice; the sorcerer can maintain both a physical grapple and a gaze if he chooses.

    ...I don't know, should the withering attacks bypass armor soak somehow?...
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  • Jefepato
    replied to Don't f**k the gay, f**k Cthulhu
    Does Cthulhu actually have sexual characteristics? A sufficiently skilled Solar with RLSS should potentially be able to seduce anything that's capable of sex and lust, but I'm not sure Cthulhu is.

    But then, Cthulhu is frankly a lot more alien than anything that actually exists in the world of Exalted. A Solar can certainly seduce titans, unshaped raksha, behemoths, those weird underground things that the Mountain Folk fight...
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  • 2e Crane Style seems to be designed to give the user all the basic tools they need for Exalted combat (perfect defense, surprise breaker, counterattacks), in exchange for locking them into a fairly specific combat strategy. It's an interesting theme.



    I mean, your opponents could always ignore you, attack someone else (assuming you're not alone), and leave you standing there not doing much.

    ...I had to double-check, but unlike the 3e version (Mastery effect of Fluttering Cry of Warning), 2e Crane Style doesn't give any special ability to Defend Other your...
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  • I don't have my PDFs handy, but I'm pretty sure 2e Crane Style was in Glories of the Most High: the Maidens.
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  • To be specific, the Art of Meditative Discussion (i.e. the Temperance style) had one (Untouchable Purpose).

    2m, 1w isn't so bad for an applicability-trumping perfect defense, but I'm not a big fan of the Temperance Flaw of Invulnerability.

    ...Huh. I just noticed that the Scroll of Errata never touched on that Charm in the 2.5 update (back when most perfect defenses went to 8m). I guess the writers didn't have time for every oddball supplement....
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  • Jefepato
    replied to Blasphemy in Creation
    I'm guessing that:
    - A mortal might be worried about being lauded for being more beautiful than Venus, but probably shouldn't be (Venus might be petty enough to get annoyed, but she's not going to notice some random mortal saying her name). Doing this in reference to a god who might actually hear what you said might risk offending them, though.
    - If your army sacks Ahlat's temple, you're liable to see a bunch of pissed-off Brides of Ahlat coming your way at the very least, and while I doubt Ahlat himself would appear to personally kill you with his spear he probably would slap a curse...
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  • Jefepato
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    I...don't think you actually do have to internalize it. It really isn't like sorcery -- you don't fundamentally need to change your perspective to learn a fighting style.

    I mean, the description of Righteous Devil Style talks openly about the fact that some martial artists learn the style without giving a damn about the philosophy behind it. To the extent other styles come with philosophies attached (I'm sure many of them do, though possibly to a less formal extent than the Righteous Devil's code of punishing the wicked with cleansing flames of justice), it's probably the same there....
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  • Jefepato
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    So, bonus dice from Appearance on social influence rolls are determined before any bonuses to Resolve are factored in (per corebook p. 218).

    Are they also determined before penalties to Resolve are factored in?

    For example, when a sorcerer trances his victim with Peacock Shadow Eyes for -2 Resolve, is he getting an additional two dice from his Appearance? (Assuming, of course, that his Appearance is at least equal to the victim's base Resolve.)

    I had been assuming that the intended rule was "just use the base Resolve without modifiers," but the...
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  • Jefepato
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    What is the Immaculate view of the Unconquered Sun, generally speaking?

    On one hand, he doesn't do the things that gods normally do to offend the Immaculate Order. He stays in Heaven and makes the sun cross the sky every day, and isn't out there trying to force or cajole mortals into worshiping him directly.

    On the other hand, advanced Immaculates know that those damn Solar Anathema are his Chosen, right? Surely they can't be happy about that.

    So what's the deal there? Do they see the Unconquered Sun as a largely noble god who mostly does his job well...
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  • Jefepato
    replied to Let's Read the Aspect Books
    I seem to recall liking Malakai, although I'm sure I'm forgetting some of his flaws. At least it seemed like he genuinely felt bad for the terrible position that the chief had been left in by that idiot monk, and he put himself in the line of fire to deal with the problem.

    That doesn't exactly make him a nice guy, but at least he's trying to be responsible?
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  • Honestly, I would keep buying new Exalted books just to read all the elaborate, flowery Charm names.

    The actual game is fun too, though!
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  • Jefepato
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer
    So, we all know by now that most Exalted Charms (the main exceptions being Martial Arts Charms) aren't codified techniques or magic spells, but just expressions of the Exalt's natural skill affirmed by their mastery of Essence. Or however you'd like to phrase that.

    In most cases, that kinda makes sense. I have a bit of trouble parsing something like Glorious Solar Saber as an expression of skill, but I guess I'm just going to have to learn to accept "I am so good at swordsmanship that even my soul can take physical form as a sword" as an explanation.

    But I...
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  • Jefepato
    replied to E10 Solar Charm (P.E.A.C.H.)
    You might be right -- I don't recall the exact phrasing used when this came up in the past.

    That said, there are a lot of ways that an elder's prowess could be demonstrated without actually increasing anything to 6. I'm kinda thinking of stuff like Tiger's Dread Symmetry, which just...gives you a bonus die on all Presence rolls. It doesn't increase the user's maximum dice pool, but it does save on Essence (much like those "free full Excellency once per scene" Charms).

    Actually, looking at the Lunars book, Lilith has 12 dice in a few of her action pools. I'm...
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  • Of course, one could argue that the proper way for two sifus to square off is to pit their students against each other.

    Just as Peleps Deled proves the accuracy of his view of the Immaculate texts by beating other monks to death, demonic martial artists can demonstrate the superiority of their sifu's philosophy by killing each other.

    Possibly on the slopes of Qaf.
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  • Jefepato
    replied to E10 Solar Charm (P.E.A.C.H.)
    ...because this goes to eleven.



    If this is 3rd edition, Abilities (and Attributes) don't go above 5 even at Essence 6+....
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