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  • With finals over, I finished up The Blessed Isles bringing the total a significant Realm characters up to 240. Probably going to move on to the 1e Dragon-Blooded book, though that should just involve filling out details in otherwise blank entries.
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  • Hark
    replied to How big is the exalted playerbase these days?
    Well outside of the internet I have literally never met an Exalted player that I didn't personally introduce to the game. Which adds up to about 10 people.
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  • Hark
    replied to Death Magic For Healing Purposes
    That's sufficiently clever that I'd allow it. It makes use of actual properties of Death in an unambiguous way to achieve a desired result....
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  • Hark
    replied to Death Magic For Healing Purposes
    I'd rule you're not getting anything better than killing disease and the like until Mastery at which point I might take some Unmaking arguments. Most of the arguments I'm seeing fall squarely into archmastery territory as they mostly involve the targeting of a concept rather than a thing.
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  • Hark
    started a topic Summoning Spirits

    Summoning Spirits

    So, I'm working on a setting where all magic takes the form of spirit summoning and binding. The intent being, you screw up with magic thing will go very very badly. I very much want to evoke the idea that magic is a dark and dangerous power, and when people go burning witches and whatnot that they very much have good cause to do so.

    But it's finals week and I've already dumped to much time into this for now, so I decided to see if the community could organize related sources to make the job easier once I have more time. If this project actually goes somewhere, obviously I'll share....
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  • Hark
    replied to Dragonblooded officer corps
    Really, the highest ranks are usually filled by Dragon-blooded and the minimum ranks is really just the highest rank not currently occupied by a Dragon-Blooded.

    One specific point of note is the Vermillion Legion. They almost always start Dragon-blooded at the lowest leadership positions, Scalelords and even Fanglords requiring the Dragon-blooded to prove themselves and develop a relationship with the troops.
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  • Scroll of Kings paints a picture of Creation with every faction at the edge of war with pretty much every other faction. If the majority of Celestials choose different sides and the powder keg that is creation went off you would have a situation very similar to the events that led to the Time of Cascading Years.

    So yeah, The Time of Cascading Years repeating itself is a very real possibility.

    Edit: Daystar in the wrong hands.
    Return of Gaia
    Gem doesn't explode resulting in a divide by zero error.
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  • Hark
    replied to Bigger is Better (SFW)
    True. Can it be used in combat? If yes it's practical. I don't need to belabor my point about how realistic and practical a Diaklave actually is. That is unless someone is going to argue that the very real 6 foot long swords used in actual battle are somehow not practical.

    I got bored and did a very very quick analysis of swords and modern super materials predicts a theoretical real world maximum sword length of 12 feet. If we still used swords in combat you can be sure we would have swords approaching that kind of length now. The logic of real swords is simple, kill the other guy...
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  • Put in some more time, and bumped the number of characters up to 220. Started adding mortals and other non-dragon-blooded characters of note, mostly mortal governors Still going through the Blessed Isle, lots of characters and details in that book.
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  • Hark
    replied to Bigger is Better (SFW)
    As I said, had reality not gotten in the way real sword would have tended to Grand Diaklave size. If you can effectively swing something like that physics takes over and kills everything to hit....
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  • Hark
    replied to Mandatory Charms for Starting Characters
    If there is anything resembling mandatory charms the game has failed at one of its basic design goals.

    That said the closest thing to a mandatory charm in 3e is Ox-Body. Those extra health levels pay off in 3e combat. It's not really mandatory, so much as it's probably the universally safest charm pick you can have.

    This of course changes if you're playing in some kind of min-max environment, which is probably deadlier than 2e, but you're asking an entirely different question if you're dealing with that.
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  • Hark
    replied to Bigger is Better (SFW)
    In most games I'd say the oversized weapon concept is pretty damned stupid. Lord knows I've had some not so friendly discussions with players in D&D about their desires for oversized weapons.

    That said, Exalted does their magic weapons better and sells the oversized magic weapons concept better than other games sell their magic weapons. In most games you get "+1 damage because MAGIC!" In Exalted you get "The magic in this 100 pound bladed surfboard of magic gold allows its wielder to handle the weapon as though it was feather light. The mass of the sword X the high...
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  • Finally found some really conflict in characters. MoEPragon-Blooded and CoCD Vol.1: The Blessed Isle present two different Paragon's of Pasiap in the Immaculate Order. Will have to figure out what to do with that one.
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  • Finished off Manual of Exalted Power: Dragon-Blooded. Moving on to Compass of Celestial Directions: The Blessed Isle. This one should be a wealth of info on characters.
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  • When/If I get my hands on that Aspect Book: Fire I'll review the section and see if there isn't 2 characters going by the name Alon....
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