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  • Kyman201
    replied to Your Headcanon
    Something fairly small, but here's a headcanon for one small aspect of Dynastic Manners

    When a younger Dynast meets with an older family member of theirs (who may be a century or more old, because Dragon Bloods), proper decorum insists that when the younger Dynast first speaks to their family member, they address them precisely in relation. However, after the initial introduction, the older family member may insist on dropping the 'greats' from the term of address, at which point it's considered acceptable for the younger member to do so for the rest of the meeting.

    However,...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Cyber Powers?
    And now I can imagine what Djehuti's reaction would be to a programmer whose coding is basically the digital version of slapping something together with bubble gum and bandaids and saying "Fuck it, it works well enough".

    I'm sure hilarity will ensue....
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Òrìshà Preview!
    It's too late for me! It's like trying to get me to call it 'pop'! It just doesn't stick!...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to The Out-of-Context Game Quotes Thread
    NPC: I have no idea who you're referring to, but if you'll place yourself in my way, I'll willingly illustrate your mistake.
    Eclipse: ... I'm a SOLAR who has a Third Circle Demon set to kill her by next Calibration. You're like four months too late to be scary to me.

    Abyssal: *Gets obliterated by a well-cast Death Ray*
    Night: ... AND STAY DEAD!

    Dawn: Yeah, and [Twilight] is married now.
    Different Abyssal NPC: Wait, MARRIED?!
    Twilight: I'm ENGAGED, thank you. Many times over.

    Eclipse: Oh I should mention... [Twilight] and I aren't actually...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Something one of my players made
    The problem was the mindset. As much as I loved 2E, it was NOT kind to Dragonbloods in relation to other Exalts. I've actually been musing on this for a while. Here's some ways, summarized.
    • More focus was placed on the High First Age of the Solars without any real information about the Shogunate, ignoring the Dragonblood's first major attempt at governing before the Realm.
    • Very little said ABOUT the things the DBs accomplished, save that they SORT OF kept Creation from exploding. Most of their accomplishments, due to lack of what THEY accomplished and the higher focus on what was built by
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  • Also, confession time. I got what the OP meant in the initial title, but for an instant I saw "Honor the Old Gods" and my brain went to "Ia Ia Cthulu Fhtagn!"
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Something one of my players made
    Pretty much, yeah.

    Thankfully Ex3 is looking to make it so that DBs aren't really chumps anymore. :P
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  • Kyman201
    replied to The Art of Tattooing in Ancient Ireland
    If I have questions to enrich the backstory of my Son of Manannan mac Lir, I'll hit you up!...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to The Art of Tattooing in Ancient Ireland
    Okay, Watcher, this is unrelated but...

    Are you a professor of some kind?
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Òrìshà Preview!
    Eh, I know my ignorant ass will default to the Roman names for the Netjer (Ra, Anubis, Set, Horus) because those are the sames I've known them by for decades. Please don't be mad, Lex.

    Anyway, for some other Previews...

    The Chinese Shen

    Some Paths and Purviews, both General and Pantheon-Specific

    Fate-related Paths and Purviews, including Fate, Fortune, and Prosperity

    Some previews for various Terra Incognita

    The Aztec Teotl Pantheon

    There was a preview for the Nejter, but it was lukewarmly received and it's...
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  • You've got a point there. Hm, I'll bandwagon...

    My Dawn, Aaliyah... Well she doesn't WORSHIP many Gods... But that comes from her having been the daughter of an Elemental Dragon. She knew smaller Gods and Spirits, speaks Old Realm, but doesn't WORSHIP many of them. That said, when I said "I can imagine many Solars making offerings, but mostly to be polite" I was mostly thinking of her.

    My Twilight, Amilar Harken, still considers himself... Eh, an alright Immaculate in that he tries to better himself and the world. And he still swears using the names of the Dragons,...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to The Agenda and Principles of Exalted?
    Unsatisfying, in my experience. Maybe it wasn't a great GM, but honestly the GM was pretty much the only one still hyped for the system by the time we called it quits, but NONE of the fights ever felt really satisfying. Rather they felt clunky and awkward.

    Like, why CAN'T I use Superior skill to directly take down a foe? Why do I have to use Danger?

    Though honestly, the Labels shift in all directions and so frequently they soon dissolve into a static haze of not mattering, overall. Your Danger went up? Eh, it'll drop back down at the end of the session, no worries....
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Has anyone used Steel Devil Style?
    Hm, what? Hi?

    I'll mention that Agate, the aforementioned Eclipse, isn't really combat-focused... But in my experience the biggest problem she has in combat is against foes with high defenses... Which, as multiple people have said, aren't as common as one might think.

    Just last week she had a fight with an Abyssal Necromancer. Dude was a bit tough to get through his Soak, but I managed the killing blow, so there's that!...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to The Agenda and Principles of Exalted?
    I've tried a few PbtA games. Dabbled in Fellowship, which would have worked better had the game not seemed intent on decentralizing the concept of GMing a game, which might work but did NOT work for a group used to "DM and Players" dynamic.

    I also tried Masks... Which I wholeheartedly hated. I hated the mechanics, I hated how concepts attempted didn't mesh with the mechanics, I hated how they were too rigid to be freeform, but they were far too vague to offer any kind of mechanical reassurance. I mean I WANTED to like Masks, and I liked the motley crew we put together, but...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Òrìshà Preview!
    Damn, that's awesome! Each and every teased tidbit just makes me MORE excited!...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Òrìshà Preview!
    Whoa shit I missed that ENTIRELY. Another thing to look forward to!...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Òrìshà Preview!
    Which purview? Frost? Beauty? Beauty got a mention in the Shen preview, IIRC, and Frost was mentioned way back in the Kickstarter as being in the Companion to be the sample Purview for "And we're going to walk you through making your own Purview"

    Lula - Thanks for listening. Once again you prove to be pretty awesome.


    Some friends of mine and I noted that it's a bit tough to try and maintain that ALL Titans are basically the victims of smear campaigns when Apep literally wants to eat the sun.

    Granted I can see the avenue for that being "Okay...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to 3rd edition?
    As a guy with full faith in Vance and Minton at the wheel of Exalted... Yeah, gonna have to agree with this. Like even I would want to see at least previews at the start of the Kickstarter that convince me "No we actually more or less have the book done with writing, we just need formatting, art, and layout" before I back it. Like, I'm happy with the Exalted we got, but those years burned, man....
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  • I just realized I didn't put my personal read down, and if we're taking this to a "What Do The Gods Of Old Mean To You?" I'll happily post my thoughts.

    I personally don't consider myself especially religious. But I am fascinated by stories. I love learning about different religions, academically.

    I also don't begrudge people of their faith if they're not using it as an excuse to be a jackass. Personally I feel that these myths and religions exist to help bring people peace and help make sense of this crazy world of ours. If your faith helps bring you peace or...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Òrìshà Preview!
    Oh phew, I thought for a second it might have just been me and wasn't sure if I should mention it

    Edit: I mean, I could see the same sentiment of the "What IS the big difference between a Titan and God? Are they really that different from us? Do they truly deserve our scorn?" without pulling that reference out....
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