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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to RWBY Volume 5
    Given how little we saw most of the players in the upstairs fight once the downstairs fight started, I'm not confident we can rule out that one of them did gain Cinder's power.
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  • I don't think over- or underpoweredness is as big a concern in exalted as it is in most RPGs. If it creates frustrations among the players, the group needs to address the specific issue, but otherwise, keep punching those gods.
    It will primarily be a question of what the ST gives the players to do. Does it not allow for animals to contribute much (eg it's all courtly intrigue)? Does 'swarm of puffins' answer any challenge presented without sweat? If so, talk to the ST. Twilight spirit familiars might be a bit too versatile, but still nothing a cooperative group needs to worry too much about,...
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to RWBY Volume 5
    Also the budget for drawing every character in the scene? Poor Mercury and Emerald flickered in and out of existence.

    And how long was Yang falling? Due to the upstairs reaction shot to the earthquake, we know she jumped down before the maiden-mash reached its climax. But she still conveniently arrives too late to see anything revealing Raven as a maiden. Nothing stopped the writers from simply having Yang jump later (more Yang vs Mercury! or rather, any!), so...why this way? Blake could have walked in later, too, if that was meant to the reason.
    I think the fight downstairs
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to RWBY Volume 5
    I'm not sure I agree with that. Volume 5 has had a definite focus in terms of screen time, namely on advancing the maiden/relic story, as well as some of the characters' arcs, at the expense of world building and action on screen.

    They know what they want to focus on, but a) I think it's a mistake to cease focusing on the action to this degree (by this point they are clearly avoiding having to animate fight scenes on screen) and b) I don't think they are doing the plot stuff well.
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to I cant remember a rule
    I do believe it is possible to stunt an assistance roll to use a different ability to the one being assisted (eg one character uses athletics to lift heavy components to assist in a craft roll). But outside of charms and similar magic, I don't think think more than one ability can be added to the same dice pool.
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to RWBY Volume 5
    I don't think they've lost their love for the project. But I do think they suffer from a bad case of "love is blind".

    The script and story needed more editing. The visual editing needs to be more confident. The fight scenes need to get back on screen where they belong, for which they'll need better choreography. And they need to cut things that clutter up stuffed scenes or requires exposition time they don't have.

    It's strange that since the team moved from one crazy men sleeping at his desk to (I'm told) a full on production team, the end result appears more...
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to RWBY Volume 5
    Oz and Crow walked past each other at a train station mid season 4, and Ozpin did warn Ozcar to be careful, but nothing further was said or shown about that encounter.

    As for 'don't hate', that's not how some people work. There is a both very insightful and entertaining rant about the Mass Effect series, for example, that ended up being nominated for a Hugo award, just because someone felt the need to put the specifics of their disappointment into enough words to fill a short novel.

    And given the stated desire (for RWBY to become good again), how is not watching it going...
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to RWBY Volume 5
    I'm not sure how much point there is to speculate as to who has the power to hurt someone how bad and all that. The show has always played very fast and lose with what is and isn't a dangerous blow. Especially in the last few episodes where characters haven't so much fought as simply existed in proximity to each other until one or both fell over on cue.
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  • My mistake. I thought they were file links, not sheet links.
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to RWBY Volume 5
    She did? Fair enough. I guess I forgot. It's been two seasons, to be fair....
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to RWBY Volume 5
    Interesting point. The first time I watched I misheard it as 'what is mine' and put it down to Cinder's usual villainous presumption, but it is 'what was mine', you're right.

    The other thing I noticed on this rewatch of the scene was that the ice blast definitely came from Cinder's seemingly empty hand....
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  • Intrigued, and will check it when I have some time. Is there a zip file that contains everything in one go? (More convenience means more people saying 'what the heck, I'll give it a go')
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to RWBY Volume 5
    That reveal was interesting, yes. But where did the ice blast come from? Cinder's thing is definitively fire, not ice. If she can do the opposite of her apparent theme, that's a big deal that needs an explanation, I would think? Does she already have the winter maiden's powers?

    But Ruby...please don't stop people doing what they're doing only to yell at them to not stop doing what they're doing *facepalm*

    edit:
    I thought she did visit, but only in raven form (Yang actually recognises the bird, so she must have done so somewhat frequently). So coming to see Yang...
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to RWBY Volume 5
    Since it most powerfully affected a grimm dragon, that's what I always assumed.

    But for all the info dumping of this season and the time Ruby supposedly spent training with Ozpin, the man who actually knows most of what's going on and is clearly aware of the significance of the silver eyes, we still haven't been told squat about this rather important plot element. ...
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to RWBY Volume 5
    First of, this is a fighting show (has been since it started with four fighting trailers), and this season has been lacking in fights so far. It needed these fights to be bigger.

    [Spoiler warning]
    But also, which of these fights aren't consequential? Brother and sister clashing in arms after a long time of mistrust? Yang getting revenge for having her name ruined? Jaune getting a chance to avenge his love? Ozpin discovering a traitor in his own inner circle? Rwby having to face the girl she once called a friend in deadly combat? The new guy Oz seems worried about who is an unknown...
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  • Here is a tinypic link to a drawing of this behemoth. Sorry for the quality, my photoshop-fu is mediocre.
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    Last edited by BjornTheFellhanded; 01-01-2018, 07:41 AM.

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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to RWBY Volume 5
    Oh dear. So I just saw episode 11. It was almost all fight scene...with 90% happening just off screen. This scene they rush through, after this slow a season? This should have been an epic 2+ parter, instead it feels like puppets being briefly knocked together in between dramatic close ups.

    This is a fight show. Why avoid showing the fights?...
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  • i may have missed it, but how much is attunement to the dress?
    For the resonant effect of assassin spurning destiny, what does the penalty apply to?
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  • I may consider that if I can't get it to work any other way, but I'd have to set up something first, I guess? I'll look into it.
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  • Here is a Behemoth for autXautY: http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...se-of-trokrich
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