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  • Boston123
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer
    Mobility Penalty, plus applicable environmental penalties....
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  • Boston123
    replied to Auto-kun must be stopped!
    In 'my' Creation, and in the few Exalted-Exalted games I've run, there is no Games of Divinity.

    Instead, the Incarnae are removed from Creation specifically because They don't want to impose Their will on Creation. The Primordials took away the free will of the Incarnae and other gods, and the Incarnae vowed they would be 'better' than their creators. That is why the Incarnae gave the Creation-Ruling Mandate to the Exalted, and why they set up the various Terrestrial and Celestial Courts of gods, elementals and suchlike.

    Of course, the Incarnae are also not dicking around...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    Sorry about the lack of posts, everyone. I've been having some relationship troubles as of late, and I've lacked much in the way of both energy or desire to write for the last week or so. I'll get something out this weekend.
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  • Boston123
    replied to Share your Methods of Empowerment
    Instead of direct Enlightenment, I prefer more 'organic' stuff.

    For example, while it isn't direct immortality, a mortal could ritually consume the blood (usually in the form of eating the heart and liver) of a Luna-touched creature. This could be a Lunar Exalt, or, in many places across the East, Northeast and North, Luna assumes the form of a white stag every autumn, during the region-wide holiday known as the Feast of the Moon. Hunters ritually hunt down this aspect of Luna, and if they are successful, they are blessed with greatly-increased vitality, vigor, health and other benefits....
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  • Boston123
    replied to How do Raksha eat in 3e?
    I have used Fair Folk several times in my mortal campaigns, and this was the ad-hoc system I came up with.

    Fair Folk gain 'sustenance' when they are in close proximity to a human that acts in accordance with an Intimacy for the Fair Folk, positive or negative. The stronger the Intimacy, the more "sustenance" the Raksha received. This doesn't hurt the human, although the actions the mortal undertakes in support of the Intimacy certainly might. In 'satisfaction', it would kinda be like eating bland food day in and day out; it will keep you alive, but it isn't very tasty....
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    If anything, something like a javelin would be equally unwieldy.

    The Vanehani do not use javelins in war, and seeing an Oathsworn warrior hefting some would turn a few heads and raise a few eyebrows. The Hill-Tribes do use javelins in war, but they range between 3 and 5 feet long. They are usually carried in the shield hand, and thrown as part of the charge.

    The Hill-Tribes, and people in areas close to them (aka Jianghu) also use axes, especially the tamahaac, which is used as not only a melee and throwing weapon, but as a general-purpose tool across much of the Mid-East,...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    Takeshi is at Short range to both Kasai and the bandits, 'farther' Short range to the rest of the Oathsworn. The terrain is Difficult; tons of bodies and mud....
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    Most of you want to accept Three-Leaves into our command, so long as we divide his forces among our own, to prevent any undue plotting or scheming, as well as placing Three-Leaves himself under Masanori’s heel. Others suggested various tests of loyalty.
    We shall see how things play out.

    -----------------------

    After a long moment of thought, you call out, “Very well. I accept you into my service, pending an oath of loyalty. Once you are inside, come to my pavilion, and we will discuss terms.” Turning to Sg. Oxblood, “Open the gates.”

    With...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Healing Crippling Damage for Dummies
    *Some* animals regrow limbs. Usually the simpler ones. Take the leg off a dog or a cow and it won't grow back.

    Same thing with humans. We don't regrow limbs.

    Exalts already have *better* healing: they recuperate from wounds levels of magnitude faster than baseline humanity, heal perfectly, with no muscle or nerve damage, can't develop sepsis, and can't die from even the most virulent of diseases. In fact, the one thing that Exalted are specifically prevented from recuperating from is severed or destroyed limbs.

    As 'good' as Solars are, they are still human....
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  • Boston123
    replied to Celestial Guardian Quest
    These are..... equally poopy choices. 2 of them will end in bloodshed, either yours or Katsuko's, and the third involves selling out a friend.

    Perhaps ....... a half-truth, a not-lie?

    Same story as the truth, but change the direction. The guards will have to check. As soon as the guards leave an opening, at night if possible, run for it! If they search the direction you give them, and find nothing, they will return and quite-possibly kill us.

    Leave quickly, and head for the thickest woods we can find. Walk in steams if we can, to shed our scent and prevent...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Super Crop!
    Having a boosted food production isn't the be-all-end-all you imagine it is. Don't get me wrong, having crop surpluses are nice, but not the end of trouble.

    In the modern world of agriculture, even dramatically-more-productive crops isn't the whole cloth of why we can produce so much food. We also industrialized agriculture, meaning most of the work in general, and certainly most of the heavy labor specifically, is done via machine. On top of that, modern agriculture is also heavily reliant on petroleum-based fertilizers, which boost the productivity of the soil far beyond what it...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Super Crop!
    Just plant potatoes.

    Potatoes saved Europe from famines several times over..... at least, until the downsides of monoculture in a pre-industrialized agricultural environment kicked in.

    In my games, I tend to not have many 'obviously' magical crops, that is, crops with magically-boosted hardiness, output, or things like that.

    Instead, during the First Age, large efforts went into the mass-expansion of Colombian crops and animals. Potatoes, Maize, Beans, Sunflowers, Pumpkins and other squash, Tomatoes, Tobacco and Coca, all where "exported" from the...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Anatomy of Warfare - What to do in a War?
    -bashful- aw, thanks! I try.

    One thing I haven't seen mentioned very much is the omnipresent threat of disease, and relatedly, the importance of logistics. My Quest protaganist is receiving lessons on that topic right now.

    How many beans, bandages, blades and boys do you have? How many does the enemy have? Can you make sure you can get, and have, more than the enemy?

    The #1 killer of soldiers in wartime up until about the 1900's or so wasn't warfare, but disease....
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  • Boston123
    replied to Anatomy of Warfare - What to do in a War?
    One thing to recognize about the historical 'styles' of warfare Exalted tries to emulate is that the divide between military and civilian life is extremely recent. In a large way, professional soldiers, where one is a soldier full-time, were pretty rare in the ancient world, since they are very expensive to maintain.

    Therefore, in most places outside the Realm and Lookshy, many/most people are likely to have at least some military skill, as opposed to being 'just' a civilian. One could be a potter..... and a militiaman.

    This also means that they are valid targets in...
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  • In my games, pretty much everyone knows the Incarnae exist. "My" take on the Immaculate Faith/Philosophy describes them explicitly as the Rulers of Heaven, and those who gave the Exalted the Creation-Ruling Mandate. (which is, to various shades of interpretation, true, both in-universe and in-book)

    The proscription of Incarna-worship is much like the proscription of 'regular' deity veneration, except intensified to the nth degree. It would be hilariously heretical to publicly venerate the Incarnae, outside of extremely-narrow circumstances, and even then they are seen more...
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