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  • Please be mortals?

    I've ..... never actually gotten to play Exalted, only ST. It would be nice to play for once......
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    If Kasai is going to offer weapons to prospective settlers in return for military service, or due to a Militia edict, you folks have to think about what kinds of weapons he is going to buy. I mean, he is basically the 5th or so richest man in Xia at this point, but arms and armor are expensive, and just because he is "rated" at a certain amount of income doesn't mean he is swimming in actual cash.

    If he does buy up a stock of weapons, either to give out or just to stockpile in case of emergency (many castles and manors have an armory, both for use and to show off wealth),...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    Unless Sanada Kotaro decides to rebel, we aren't going to war until next summer.

    Just clearing that up, if there is any misconceptions....
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    Seems pretty cut and dried.
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    joshopotamus The thing doesn’t have to be public. It certainly can be, with a whole ceremony (which is usually what happens when someone new ascends to the throne, and wants to show everyone how powerful they are), but that is mainly to show off how wealthy the people involved are. At its barest form, all the situation demands is the swear-er and the swear-ee.
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    After collecting your thoughts (and closing your mouth), you bow your head.

    “My Lord, I am your man, for as long as I may live.”
    ...
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  • Boston123
    replied to 1e Luna - How the Changing Goddess Changed
    I prefer to believe that Sol Invictus is a big proponent of "free will", and that concept was both why He gave Creation over to the Exalted, and why he withdrew from Creation for a long-ass time as a result of their actions.

    Think about it: the Primordials, in essence, took away the Gods free will. When the rebellion won, He told himself that He didn't have to mind-control everyone into playing nice, that everyone was as moral as He was.

    Then, you know, First Age-asshattery, Usurpation-asshattery, Age of Sorrows-asshattery. Several thousand years of people...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    1)There are a multitude of potential spouses that Kasai (and you readers) can choose from. I .... wouldn't lock yourself into a choice just yet. Different spouses give different benefits, which will be revealed when I actually come up with the list.

    2) Whatever resources that are located on the Hill-Tribes ceded-territory is theirs by default. I might not have understood this paragraph, so if that wasn't what you meant, please explain.

    3) Kasai can most certainly recruit Hill-Tribe warriors, he just isn't going to recruit massive units of light infantry. He will get a...
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  • The sheer mechanical complexity of the gameline doesn't do it very many favors.

    I can't tell you how many potential players I have had NOPE their way away from the table, even before getting into Charms.

    That was 2E, and it killed my gaming table. I managed to snag a few back, but we strictly play mortals now....
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    1) Kasai can't "demand" anything of the Lord Wulin (Sanada Kotaro). The guy hasn't exactly rebelled yet; to the outside world he is nothing less than the perfect vassal. Lord Iysen is hoping promoting Kasai to the peerage will be enough to stem any possibility of rebellion, in a kind-of "I know what you are up to" way.

    Lord Iysen is many things, but she isn't stupid. She wouldn't survive as a ruler in the "Sengoku Jidai on crack" Hundred Kingdoms if she was

    2) He can certainly ask for permission to court the girl. If the two get married,...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    The drapes-thing was a joke, guys. Lord Iysen was exaggerating for effect.

    As for recruiting Hill-Tribe warriors, that is entirely possible, but it will take a bit of work.

    Unlike the Vanehani, who serve in war because their social class demands it (due of oaths of obligation), the Hill-Tribes follow warleaders due to the leaders being successful, generous (both in feasts and in weapons, jewelry, etc), and through personal charisma.

    If a Hill-Tribe warleader does little other than rest in town, eating and drinking, they will find their support withering away,...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    She is, by and large, being hyperbolic.

    In essence, what she wants is a vassal that is loyal to her, as opposed to one that is loyal to her so long as it is convenient, aka what her vassals are now.

    Most Lords primary loyalty is, first and foremost, to their family and clan, their dynasty. All of Lord Iysen's primary vassals: the Lords Wulin, Iruma and Aikawa, serve under her as long as doing so is politically and economically expedient. If leaving her service would lead to increased prestige or power, they would likely jump on the chance to leave, or take power for...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    I mean ..... just like Lord Iysen said, it isn't entirely a reward.

    A whole lotta responsibility, a big ol' target on his back, so on and so forth.

    Up to this point, the most complicated thing Kasai has ever organized has been a dinner setting, or drilling some peasants. Most nobles, especially heirs, get "training" for rulership when they are children from their parents. Kasai got none of that. Partially because he lived with his grandfather for some time, and partially because his stepmother didn't want him to be his father's heir. Instead, he got the "standard"...
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    Last edited by Boston123; 05-16-2017, 06:26 PM.

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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    It seems like most of you would rather forgo some god-given regeneration in favor of keeping Kasai entirely sane. Solid choice.

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    A long moment passes, and you shake your head.

    “< I am sorry, Corbitant, but no. I am not comfortable committing cannibalism for the sake of revenge, regardless of what power we could get from it. Your people are dead and gone, and desecrating our souls will not bring them back, no matter how much closure it will bring. The Anathema is dead, that is enough.>”

    “< But we…. !>”

    “< No. You may...
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    Last edited by Boston123; 05-15-2017, 09:04 PM.

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  • Boston123
    replied to 1e Luna - How the Changing Goddess Changed
    Damn, didn't cancel in time.
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  • Boston123
    replied to You Don't Have to Join the Silver Pact…
    That is, by and large, how most war was fought up until the late 1500s-1600s....
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  • Boston123
    replied to You Don't Have to Join the Silver Pact…
    Not if they are in human form, they aren't.

    5 is the human maximum. If you want an Attribute or Ability over 5, you need to take something other than human form.

    3E, page 121.

    Not saying the elder will be a pushover, or the newbies will survive, but the says of elder Exalted being untouchable are over, thank god....
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  • Boston123
    replied to Journey to the West!
    ..... That is one of the most Exalted-y things I've ever seen.
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    You know, I have been thinking about it for the last few days, and I don't think I am quite capable of writing a believable way for Kasai to receive an Exigent Exaltation at this point.

    I have the god (really, gods), I have the rationale, the only thing I don't have is the story. Everything I have come up with so far has come across as half-assed and rushed.

    Which, honestly, it largely has been. I didn't have a plan for Kasai to possibly receive Exaltation until 2 or so chapters down the road. And I am not going to put it in if it "sounds" so crap.
    ...
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    Last edited by Boston123; 05-12-2017, 08:20 PM.

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  • Boston123
    replied to Alternate Shield Rules (House Rules)
    1) The only two versions of Heavy armor available are Articulated Plate and Plate-and-Chain, both of which stem from a real-world historical period when shields were on the way out, due to them being obsolete.

    When you are covered in a millimeter of two of tempered, fluted steel ..... you don't really need a shield, whether from protection against arrows or from melee combat. Most combat between two plate armor -equipped combatants generally degenerated into a wrestling match (and ended with a knife through the eye), due to how hard it was to hurt each other.

    2) That...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Alternate Shield Rules (House Rules)
    I love these "kinds" of examples.

    Dex 5 and Melee 5 is, quite literally, one of the best in the world. Not any sort of standard one should use to compare.

    Stat bloat, ugh....
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  • Boston123
    replied to You Don't Have to Join the Silver Pact…
    I ..... actually kinda share this image.

    Luna is very much a "survival of the fittest" kinda deity, in a quasi "teach a man to fish" kinda way.

    She will give you help if you ask, but She won't hold your hand, if you read me....
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