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  • To me it comes across somewhat different. It sounds more like "exalted mothers are baby factories, and this is their maximum output rate", and I absolutely see why that doesn't sit right with many people....
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to What is up with the Exalted line?
    This is a forum, designed for conversations. How exactly can one add positive replies to a conversation without getting involved in it and seeing any negativity present?

    To know what an appropriate and helpful reply would be, one has to read the threads. Skimming might suffice here and there, but that runs the risk of misinterpreting the question or repeating already given answers, which isn't so much helpful as clearly detached.

    I was following the Games Workshop forums back when they had them, and they got closed because of this kind of rift between the company and...
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to Last Man on Creation
    Walking 10-15 miles isn't easy. Without a food industry to deliver processed nourishment to you, that's a day's worth of work you're not doing to supply yourself with food. And with what's left of the rest of the world in similarly dire straits and no active law enforcement left, you have no guarantee not to get robbed on the way, or at your destination for that matter. And that's before you factor in the weather conditions.
    It can be done, but it's a significant investement of time and food, neither of which you'll have in abundance in such a situation.

    Large cities and settlements...
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to The Exalted miniatures thread
    Wyrd and Games Workshop both make a number of non-human, oddball miniatures (specifically the Neverborn faction for Wyrd's Malifaux and the Deamons faction for GW's 40k and Age of Sigmar ranges).
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to The Exalted miniatures thread
    I find the LEGO Chima and Ninjago range have a lot to offer, especially in flexibility. To same degree also Nexo-Knights. That does depend on you being fine with the general style of LEGO, though.

    Reaper minis is otherwise a very good choice for random odd minis. Wyrd also makes quite a few minis with eastern stylings. And then there is: https://www.heroforge.com/
    Custom minis, bit expensive but a wide and growing range of options.
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    If it's so ineffective, why does anyone want it given the unarmoured resistance options?

    If you impose a limitation (armour restrictions for MA), but offer a single way around it (GSP), people are going to feel encouraged to pursue that one offered option....
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to MMN 13/03 Comments Speculation
    Yeah, this is a situation where the goremaul did hit you in the face, but at least it didn't roll max damage....
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to MMN 13/03 Comments Speculation
    That's an incidental anecdote. It was, as far as I understand, not the intended outcome by anyone involved and doesn't excuse the breach of trust in any case.

    You don't assume control of someone else's PR duties without their approval. Maybe you know better than them, but you probably don't. Even if you do, it's their right to choose how to do it....
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    And a Melee/Brawl character faces the same choice in deciding whether to be offensive supernal or resistance supernal (assuming these characters are supernal in either skill). And they only get to spend their regular XP on either. Martial Artists get to spend regular XP on resistance and solar XP on MA, so at any given essence cap, the martial artist has the potential to have more combat related charms.

    Charms beat ability and attribute dots for combat power. That's the reason Solar XP aren't meant to buy you native charms: so that characters have some incentive to actually consider...
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to MMN 13/03 Comments Speculation
    The leak was bad becaues a) it required breaking a binding agreement to make happen and b) it went against the developers wishes. That's all the reason needed to make it bad.
    You ask someone not to do a thing, and they promise not to do it. Then they do it. That's bad. End of Story.

    Whether or not the result was a boon or a hindrance is besides the point. It is not the approach the developers wanted, and it was their decision to make.

    If you don't trust OOP to the point where you disbelieve their official statements, what was OOP supposed to do to change your mind?...
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to MMN 13/03 Comments Speculation
    You're not making a strong case to have any playtesting, ever

    Was the person responsible ever held accountable? I mean, if it's that openly known who it was, breaking the NDA should have bitten him, no?...
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    If they have armour, sure. Armour isn't no XP. You still need the background dots to have it. If a non-MA fighter doesn't have that, GSP is still something they might want to buy, just as Glorious Solar Sabre is something a melee character might want even though a mundane club is no XP.

    Wearing armour also comes with a lot of downsides: cost, mobility penalty, heavy weight, poor hot climate resistance, BO, maintenance, conspicuousness, getting slapped by Katelyn Stark at a wedding...
    GSP gets around all of that, so even for a mundane armour wearer, it has many uses. Martial...
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    It's not the soak that's the issue, it's the source of the soak. Martial artists get to buy combat charms with Solar XP, non-martial artists don't. The price for that is less flexibility when it comes to available charms in a given style and choice of gear. If it's as easy as 'get this charm' to overcome those limitations, then MA moves closer to becoming a default build over non-MA fighting characters, and 'that charm' moves closer to being a must-have, which always cuts down on character variety and ends up less fun to actually take.

    This isn't an issue if your group chooses not...
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to Abyssals and Gods
    Abyssals, like all exalts, are people writ large. In the exalted setting, many gods are also essentially people. While they may have strange motivations, powers and duties by human standards, they are still possessed of very recognisable character traits, like the greek gods of myths.

    Between people, any kind of relationship is possible. It all depends on what each side wants.

    As for summoning, Abyssals can learn sorcery (as far as we know so far), including summon elemental.
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    Seems legit. I'm still not sure I like the idea of the armour resistance tree combining with martial arts that aren't meant to include armour. Aren't there unarmoured resistance charms specifically for that?
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    It's possibly RAW, but if I was ST, I'd rule Mobility Penalty as being the key factor: If it inhibits movement the same way heavy armour does, it is heavy armour....
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  • BjornTheFellhanded
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    Does it explicitly say that upgraded armour stays whatever weight class it is? Otherwise I'm inclined to believe that 'upgrading to the stats of heavy artefact armour' includes the weight class.

    So in whatever way you use GSP, you end up in heavy armour....
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  • Delays are not unexpected for hobby projects. I'm still optimistic
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  • The Helldrake does indeed have a jet engine butt and no legs. If a vaguely dragon shaped airship is what you want, go for it!
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  • "Awww...the poor murder god!"
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