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  • Unbound asked a question verbally.
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  • I was waiting for the ST, since my questions about the scroll have already been asked.
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  • Exthalion
    replied to Decay of Ages Past
    While not an analysis, this page has some fun little interactive sliders that show some modern structures around Angkor as well as modern reconstructions of what they used to look like.:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/de...t-see-temples/
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  • Exthalion
    replied to Decay of Ages Past
    Certain materials will be exceptionally resistant to corrosion as well. Stone can last for thousands of years and jade can probably be considered proof against all but the most extreme disasters. In previous editions manses channeled essence into their structure to reinforce it. (You could make them more fragile for extra power, but the Shogunate generally avoided doing that). The superstructure of fortresses, being, essentially, giant piles of rocks are going to survive more intact than even lighter stone construction.
    Buildings in the far North and South are probably going to be the...
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  • Exthalion
    replied to The limits of magitech in 3E
    In An-Teng there are magical scarves that record the legacy of warrior heros that mortals can wrap around themselves to take on some of the power and skill of those heroes. They are basically useless to Solars, but very similar to Gunzosha armor for mortals. I foresee something like them being far more common then gunzosha are in depictions....
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  • Please accept my respectful request to withdraw from this game.

    I wish you all the best and hope you continue to enjoy playing....
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  • I made a point of the very next sentence qualifying what that meant. If you must invest in 3 abilities and 3 attributes, multiple charms, as well as background dots to roll dice once in an entire campaign then craft is worthless because the dots on your sheet are doing nothing. If, after you jump through all those hoops, the ST doesn't like what you want to make then it is "gamebreaking".



    That post was over a thousand words long and I didn't ask. I literally said "We were also deciding if Artifact N/A were on the table." In PMs with wonderandawe my...
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    Last edited by Exthalion; 03-24-2017, 08:28 PM.

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  • Should I start formatting posts differently? It feels like my points are being lost. Most of the last one was explaining how Craft wouldn't be gamebreaking and giving you levers to reign it in.

    I think the letters I have written clearly demonstrate I am not just here to break the game. Pre-human relations, the Realm's cultural lionization of warriors at the expense of artifice and sorcery, the squalor of the Second Age compared to the Shogunate, Akashan's political marriage, the struggle for the soul of House Ledaal, and the like all show that I don't just want to churn out Five-Metal...
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  • Some notes on crafting:

    Crafting is worthless until it is gamebreaking. Without speed multipliers a character is lucky to craft one artifact in the entire game. With speed multipliers I have seen craft intervals of minutes. (That was a Solar, and they have better speed charms than everyone else)

    The great restriction is Exotic Material Components. There are basically no rules for them at all and each one can be its own little quest to go find. The way around this is to use artifacts. An artifact one dot lower than the one you are trying to build can be substituted for...
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  • There were artifacts involved to meet the trait minimums. The Deathlord thing wasn't my idea, and IC Akashan has just been using it as a pretense to get Kes to support his plans. For example, to get Kes to agree to support him in breaking the blockade Akashan's excuse was that he wanted to go study Whitewall with its wards against the dead.




    I am not embellishing in the least.

    As far as crafting is concerned, I am dependent on nothing. Half of the successes required to craft an artifact come from the design work. If you have the templates you do not...
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  • Exthalion
    replied to [OOC] [Awakening 2E] To the Strongest
    I was actually fairly certain the sleeping mummy has a sympathetic tie to the scroll, and even if I can't touch it without waking it up, I can chain through the vampire to borrow it.

    As for the Yantra, a symbolic yantra can be a drawing or caricature. So if the vamp can describe what it looks like we can make a drawing of it and should be fine.

    I was hoping one or both of the vamp or the mummy had a line directly to the Hand, but I wasn't holding out hope....
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  • They wanted me to build things for the war on the Deathlords and I am one of the few people who can craft Artifact 5.
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  • Exthalion
    replied to [OOC] [Awakening 2E] To the Strongest
    And my apologies for not being clear with what I meant IC or OOC....
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  • Exthalion
    replied to [OOC] [Awakening 2E] To the Strongest
    I didn't. My character told your character something and then at your request I explained what he meant (as well as editing the IC post since the context wasn't clear and that was my fault)

    Party was in quotes because a bunch of sorcerers traveling around wouldn't call themselves that but the term is familiar from RPGs. Strife disrespected the other characters and made their job harder with that little stunt.

    Just because something is explained OOC does not mean it is directed at players. You are free to play your character as you like....
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  • Exthalion
    replied to [OOC] [Awakening 2E] To the Strongest
    Strife, saying to never go half cocked into the middle of a negotiation again. Just because he is frustrated does not mean he can flip the table and hold people at spearpoint. That isn't how negotiation works and it shows tremendous disrespect to the rest of the "party" who are not expecting it....
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    Last edited by Exthalion; 03-23-2017, 12:44 PM.

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  • Exthalion
    replied to [IC] [Awakening 2E] To the Strongest
    Khvarenah: Wandering Chaldean Astrologer
    Mage Sight: Peripheral | Conditions: Charmed, Informed, Inspired, Illuminated, Star-Crossed, Steadfast| Spells: Exceptional Luck, Shifting the Odds
    Health: OOOOOOO | Willpower: 8/8 | Mana: 12/15
    Gear: Clay Tablet [academics] (+2), Fate & Space Sacraments


    The Persian was angry. He had risked miscreation to turn aside the new thorns growing like weeds from Strife and cut off the futures they portended. Worse, he had failed and another did what should have been his task.

    "Here is my counteroffer....
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    Last edited by Exthalion; 03-23-2017, 01:17 PM.

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  • Will add my own as well:

    Important NPCs:
    • V'neef Bilar: Keeper of the Imperial Manse. Akashan has convinced her to allow him to do experiments on the manse out of mutual hate for Mnemnon. He has no actual respect for her and has used her naked ambition to con her into helping with various other plans around the Imperial City under the guise of manse investigations.
    • Ledaal Zhan: Akashan's elder brother, House of Bells Graduate, bit of a chip on his shoulder, poster boy for biomagitech use, recently reconciled with his brother. Being groomed to lead the biomagitech enhanced special
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    Last edited by Exthalion; 03-22-2017, 07:47 PM.

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  • Exthalion
    replied to Third Edition Charcter Utility
    I have figured most everything out, but can't seem to get charms....
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  • Exthalion
    replied to [OOC] [Awakening 2E] To the Strongest
    TIme 1: Divination
    1 Reach Specific Questions
    "Travel in which direction to the limits of my ability to colocate will take me closest to the hand?"

    Space 3: Colocate

    Repeat as needed.


    This negotiation is to get a better fix on the location because that is expensive and time-consuming since every Colocate costs a mana and I only have Time 1 so have to ritual cast Divination to avoid Paradox.


    Edit: We can continue without me doing magic in the IC. I got 0 successes on the spell casting roll once I remembered...
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    Last edited by Exthalion; 03-21-2017, 01:44 AM.

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  • Exthalion
    replied to [OOC] [Awakening 2E] To the Strongest
    I can colocate. We can just walk back into the room we are renting from here....
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