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  • Yeah, I know it definitely can get complicated. Though I actually wouldn't have as much issue with multiple characters myself (minionmancer types do it all the time). But that is a good point about single fuel pools... I had been considering an exchange rate (generally 2 for 1, to represent inefficiencies in converting from one to another) to mitigate that though.
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  • Fuel Types and Crossed Characters - What Breaks?

    So when you have a character that is a supernatural but with a lesser form of another added as a merit (i.e. Kinfolk Mage, Kinain Werewolf), normally there is a forbiddence against having multiple fuels. A kinfolk with Gnosis can't awaken or undergo the Chrysalis; a Kinain Mage can't tap into glamour at all, which limits the use of certain Fae Gifts (especially glamour fueled Birthrights).

    I know the in-universe explanation about how the energies represent connections that override any other efforts. I also understand some hesitation in letting a character have too much power. But......
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  • EndlessKng
    started a topic Wu Nung Craft? Any Source?

    Wu Nung Craft? Any Source?

    In the Mind's Eye Theatre book "Laws of Ascension Companion" there is a craft called the Wu Nung. They are a group formed by the traitors of the Wu Keng - this is the betrayal that their demonic overlords wish to see punished. However, I can't find any reference to the Wu Nung in the Crafts book, the Ascension Storyteller books, or anywhere, not even in Dragons to the East. Have I missed it?
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  • EndlessKng
    replied to Non-wraiths and Arcanoi
    May have found another option... ish. Using the Chole background and Spirit Mentor or Supernatural companion, you could in theory get a ghost to inhabit you. There probably would need to be an understanding so that the ghost does the just run off with your body (hence the Companion merit), but perhaps you could strike a deal or, I'd you are a sorcerer, cast a ritual of binding on the wraith where it can experience sensations and feed on Pathos in exchange for lending its powers. Sort of a variation on Geist, but using the rules from the Sorcerer book. You could even use a variation on shadow...
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  • One other thing about redcaps from Mercere - they also are messengers. There are merits in a couple places (not just mage - I think the first Strider tribebook bas one too) that represent similar benefits, but the short version is that as long as you are on a delivery mission and don't do something TOO outrageous, you have a certain amount of guaranteed protection while travelling. No Order member will fire first, most enemy factions will think twice, and even mortals know that messing with redcaps is a bad idea.

    I also like the idea of Ex Miscellanea getting pillars from outside....
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  • Huh. I knew they were references to localized vampire beliefs, but I didn't realize that it was a choice to avoid mentioning the groups directly. Honestly, though... I kind of like it as a design choice. It kind of gets at what I was having an issue with when I created this thread - too many people know both games and the NPCs are too obvious. If the werewolves who make hunting vampires their primary mission doesn't know all the truths and mingles them with local traditions, it's possible that no one really knows what the enemies truly are (Except the Bone Gnawers maybe, cause they actually...
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  • Well, from my experience with Nockers, I'd probably start with the stats for a frag grenade......
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  • Insomnia leads to inspiration. Though we "know" the most likely members of those groups, I wanted to break down the types to create a "pool" for each, mixing the WoD lore and actual lore from those regions. The idea is to create groups that could work as a "mixed group" to draw from or to blend together to form antagonists that aren't identical to what you had before.
    -Cult of Sutekh: Obviously standard Setites and Vipers work well here. However, although the Setites are the primary type, we can branch out to others as well. If not playing hard and fast,...
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  • Free(r)-Form Shifting - Partial Transformations and Possibly Losing the Middle Forms

    Recently, I had discovered a great example of why editing is important when I discovered a set of poorly-worded character options and inconsistencies in the MET books created the possibility for a Mage Kinain Kinfolk with membership in 11 tribes (plus the Hakken) and rank in almost every shifting breed and a slew of breed-specific benefits. And while this thought experiment was absolutely terrible and should (almost) never be allowed (though I am willing to elaborate on the findings if anyone is curious), it did make me wonder about a few things, and helped me discover a few others. One of the...
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  • That actually is something kind of useful. The issue I had is that both sections were optional rules and very clearly showed that they gave them the effort that I see in a lot of "optional" systems. I agree with Heavy Arms that Renown doesn't have a lot of benefit mechanically on its own, but I'd be okay with that if the fluff options for Kinfolk were spelled out or even just given some suggestions beyond "Yeah, you may get a bit of recognition for going through LITERAL HELL."...
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  • It's possible. But, you'd likely need to be able to perceive the target first. I don't think it lets you know every shadow within the area instinctively. But, if you were a ways away from the target but able to see them, or could see them through a camera and knew they were close-by, I think you could do so. The character may notice the shadow stretching, though, and may try to flee beyond the area....
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  • Kinfolk and Renown - What's the Benefit?

    In Kinfolk: Unsung Heroes and W20's core book, Kinfolk have a way to get renown on a limited basis. However, they can't use it to gain rank*, and thus can't buy any higher level gifts; and, unlike Forsaken, Renown doesn't automatically grant a gift. Obviously there are bragging rights involved, and there are a small handful of Fetishes that COULD ping off of Renown (I think... I am remembering one from my last MET LARP chronicle, but they also may have made that one custom - and as a claw fetish, a homid kin couldn't get it anyways). But those are all iffy benefits at best, and they can fade...
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  • EndlessKng
    replied to Non-wraiths and Arcanoi
    They do have to be projecting... mostly. However, it does mention that Fatalism and one other (I think Pandemomium) sometimes manifest spontaneous anyways.
    Also... arguably skimmers could project and then inhabit their own bodies again, using their flesh and blood but accessing their powers, but on a limit because pathos drains down. A bit of a cheat but still possible. It could be played off as entering an altered state where you have access to more power but are on a time limit....
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  • Also, going the other way, the Strider revised tribebook section on vampires has a few regional names and beliefs associated with Vampires in lieu of actual clan lore. The Setites are the Cult of Sutekh, the Gangrel are "mulo," shapeshifters who often dwell among the Roma, the Ravnos are rakshasa, who are "actually" spirits who inhabit dead bodies and make illusions, and the Nosferatu and Ventrue are known to be American sewer dwellers and corporate vampires respectively. In addition, the vampyr of Eastern Europe war with the Shadow Lorda (Tzimisce) and the draugr are ancient...
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  • I think that the Boggans thing is canon in at least one iteration... they can work together on something to go more quickly (see: the Seven Dwarves of Disney)...
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  • Hmmmm. Good question. Security cameras did count against pookas.... but the thing with those is, either someone is watching on the other end or someone can go back and watch easily. Technically someone can go through Google's history manually and find what you did... but that isn't actually thepoint of it.the point is to track you for relevant ads.
    So my ruling is, you won't be hit by that unless someone is actively hafcling you. Alternatively, use incognito window.

    ....it occurs to me 5hat the boggans probably invented a browser/ad blocker for just that issue......
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  • So one thing to keep in mind - Exalted was originally conceived of as the World of Darkness in the mythical ages of past. That is, the actual first and second age as the Eastern supernatural groups reckon time. That in mind, mages wouldn't really need to deal with paradox as we understand it - even with modern paradigms, the world has enough beliefs to fit them in and not worry about the metaphysics. Your Virtual Adepts and ItXers would fit better into the heavy magitek feel of 2e than 3e, but even then, most people will see you working magick and assume that you found some first age relic. ...
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  • EndlessKng
    replied to Non-wraiths and Arcanoi
    I had considered the "living risen" option as well for my work - something where a near-death experience let the person die just long enough to manifest a shadow, but then was revived/resuscitated akin to Geist qnd able to tap into strange new powers. Alternatively, having someone find a conduit after the psyche was eliminated by something, allowing them to draw on the power of a wraith but joining the wraith's shadow into their own mind.

    The Benandanti angle hadn't occurred to me though... that is something to consider.

    There is also the angle of using...
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  • That was kind of my thought too. To a certain extent, it all is somewhat physical, but it seems more oriented towards "things that can be done to help other people," or else "entry level" tasks versus more intellectual pursuits (research and writing could work if done as a "task" might fit, but not just looking around for arcane secrets for yourself)....
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  • EndlessKng
    started a topic Craftwork - what qualifies?

    Craftwork - what qualifies?

    Question for the court. Boggans have the Craftwork birthright, which is one of several among the various kiths that cut down on time for physical labor. However, it is a bit unclear what would qualify. Does it have to be something primarily physical - cleaning, building, farming - or could a task of mixed duties work - typing a report, but the binding and distributing the report?
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