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  • Isator Levi
    replied to So... Heirs to the Shogunate huh?
    It's apparent to me that Heirs of the Shogunate is the kind of thing that, in the model of a prior Edition, would have straight up been an entire supplement to itself, or more likely three. All that stuff about Lookshy, the Forest Witches and outcastes.

    It's not a small order.

    How many years was it between the original release of Exalted: the Dragon Blooded and Exalted: the Outcastes again?
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  • I think that, as a Fair Folk, everything about her is a lie.



    Being able to psychologically destroy somebody with a statement does not make it true, though.

    Especially with Maja; that her ego was so fragile attests to the fact that, being a Raksha, nothing she learnt was real.



    First, it's a three-for Artifact, it has none of the cosmic significance of the Second Edition Ebon Dragon.

    And as appropriate to a Lunar, well... With considerations for some of the shit that they can do to people with Appearance and Manipulation...
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  • Isator Levi
    replied to TVTropes on Mnemon
    Noooo I'm not.

    Noimnotnoimnotnoimnotnoimnot.



    That would be here:

    http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...60#post1200760...
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  • Isator Levi
    replied to TVTropes on Mnemon
    It's probably because I'm a bit conceited, but to me it reads like a distortion of a notion I had about Mnemon's psychology when first reading the book.
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  • Ability as being gone.

    That's the last I intend to say of the subject here, I don't want to detail this thread into an interrogation of TV Tropes.

    For the subject, I have an impression that Yozis as modelled off of mental disorders was... a thing that somebody might have one claimed Michael Goodwin said. Which even if I'm remembering accurately would probably be a dubious source.

    The closest I can think of that might map to that would be Goodwin describing writing the Ebon Dragon Charms based on some of his own negative mental health experiences, which is......
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  • I think that disregarding the text that specifically refers to Castes as things that Lunar characters actively select for themselves removes something that is very distinct and empowering for them.
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  • And even that's already accumulating some weirdness. Somebody wrote something to the effect of Mnemon having a literally broken capability to form Sworn Kinships....
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  • I thought about the idea of translating Dark Souls to Exalted once. My feelings were that placing the heart of both properties together would amount to conflating the Solar Exalted themselves with the curse of the undead, both since they're such central qualities to presumed antagonists of their respective settings, and represent forces that herald the end of the world for better or for worse.

    I can't remember all of the details, but I think part of the idea entailed making Limit Break a more prominent and threatening thing, and maybe folding in some of the qualities of the Abyssal...
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  • Isator Levi
    replied to Concerning elementals
    That was part of Terminal Sanction, wasn't it?



    On the one hand, I agree that that particular Charm is not dependent on being a replication of a particular power possessed by the gods.

    And sure, when it's described in general and slightly more mechanically intricate terms as a thing that gods can do to one another, it gets a little bit messy.

    Hhhhowever- it feels like an appropriately mythic fate for gods to be able to inflict upon one another, much akin to the idea of punishing transgressions by imprisoning them under a mountain for several...
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  • Isator Levi
    replied to Anima Levels - Exated 3ed
    The books describe the Lunar anima as basically being fiery in the manner that the Solar one is, bit a different colour. That doesn't quite feel fitting to me, because the fire is an image more clearly of the sun than the moon; I would think of something more like a kind of fluidic or misty effect.

    For comments on the colour, I don't think I've ever known a property that didn't visually represent a mystical form of light described as "silver" as something that glowed with a kind of bluish tinge.

    The Tell is already something that is supposed to naturally hide...
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  • Isator Levi
    replied to Anima Levels - Exated 3ed
    See, I think your picture isn't precisely the way that the books describe the Lunar anima, but it's more like I would want it to look, so it's very pretty.

    I like the realisation of the Tell being made obvious particularly. And it's nice to see somebody taking advantage of the expanded range of iconic banner options.

    It looks very nice.

    Can I ask if you'd ever consider doing these in colours for a wider variety of Castes? I think people often forget that each of the Celestial Castes come with different colours (it's not just the Sidereals), and that can make...
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  • Isator Levi
    replied to Charms of Underwhelming Might
    When you're roleplaying, do you not picture the scene being played in your mind? Do characters not interact based on visual stimuli?



    The Wyld Hunt is an element of the setting that is designed to be applied flexibly, written as both dangerous when they turn up and built in with multiple justifications for why they can't always turn up.

    Being Anathema isn't right in Mahalanka.

    And one could perhaps use the unique vectors of performance provided by being able to accompany them with phantom images towards making being Anathema elsewhere less d...
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  • Isator Levi
    replied to Charms of Underwhelming Might
    Is this about Psyche effects, or about the game no longer giving Solars a casual capacity to never be open to persuasion or manipulation by anybody else ever?



    How is that?...
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  • Isator Levi
    replied to Question About Excellencies
    Somebody remind me; with the Balanced Keyword, Excellencies are still capable of setting up an Aura if one is not there, while not disrupting a contrary Aura when it is, yes?
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  • Isator Levi
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer
    Well that's naturally the game being played with Artifacts and custom Charms in general, is it not. That and what the Charms do is surely no less a concern with an Artifact than it is of they were just another cascade.

    Fangs at the Gate contains an Artifact that primarily builds off of Relentless Lunar Fury, so that could be a starting point for how to design an Artifact that enhances and grows out of Lunar Charms. I think the first question is which Stamina Charms feel most relevent to the bear image, then if there's any particular bear action (literal or metaphorical) that a Charm...
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  • I don't think that anybody should be conceiving of things in such mechanical terms, but I think that Exalted of all types should have an experience of their Caste or Aspect in terms of something that naturally contains paths of fulfilment and actualisation (or perhaps that having that Caste in the first place is a representation of those paths already being part of your identity), and Lunars especially because they designate a particular point of transition.

    I think of it in these terms partially because the question of how one finds meaning and purpose in their lives is one that...
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  • Isator Levi
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer
    People associating your particular Tell with your particular identity will mean that when people notice that the cat on the windowsill has a distinctly missing paw, they'll know what specific Lunar it is rather than just knowing that it's a disguised Lunar in general. That doesn't necessarily mean they'll notice something out of place about the cat's paw.

    I'm pretty sure that the bonuses for recognising the Tell require a character to have personally witnessed it, not just be told second-hand what it looks like. That could be incorporated into the bonus for being generally on the...
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  • Isator Levi
    replied to Charms of Underwhelming Might
    Aren't Essence 2 Solar Charms on the whole somewhat narrower?...
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  • They certainly are. That's why they're so useful to Lunars; it's all a matter of finding which shape is overrated by which person, whether it be the shape that is overrated because it's a local monarch or celebrity or the blonde shape that a certain gentleman overrates.

    There's so much about the human shape, whether it be apple or pear or even lollipop, that people overrate, and the Lunar Exalted are specifically equipped to exploit that.

    Still, I cited the shapeshifting stuff because it's what I could remember. The other Casteless role bonuses seem as though they should...
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  • Isator Levi
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer
    Thus far we haven't gotten any Lunars who are distinctly secretive or reserved about their Tells when among peers or allies, but for some characters to have such an attitude would definitely be in keeping with the general tone of Fangs at the Gate.

    Lunars are definitely aware of the Tell, not least because in several cases it's going to be hard to miss (and if your anima is flaring to a certain level, specifically stands out). Raksi is described as expecting her Tell to be something that her subjects recognise her by, given her practice of constantly appearing in different human shapes....
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