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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to High Resolution Blessed Isle Map?
    They posted this one during the Kickstarter

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PIO...vCCRrAvBq/view
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...evs-v2/page116

    They said Mountainous Spirit Expression is on the list to fix....
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    If Raksi died or vanished, would her empire fall apart too?
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    Are giant spiders going to show up in either the Lunar Companion book or in Hundred Devils Night Parade? How about demon spiders?
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to The Civil War Thread
    Regarding the three “teams” that fans came up with, one of the things I like about WFHW is that none of the House Alliances are simple. So, while that set up is plausible, there’s enough standing in the way and enough other ways things could break, that pretty much any configuration of House alliances could happen. Which is nice.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    If a native Utahin were to perform an act so awesome that they exalted as a Solar while doing it and they had witnesses, would they have a shot at becoming the Great Hero? Or, since they’re Exalted now, would they have to perform a feat that is properly epic for their current stature?

    This is, of course, ignoring House Peleps’s and the Realm’s reaction to all of this.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to The Civil War Thread
    Generally speaking, I don’t think the Houses will accept another Empress. Even if the new Empress gains control of the Defense Grid, I think she’ll have to use it several times before anyone will accept her and even then, I’d expect assassins out the wazoo. The new Empress would basically need to repeat the feats of the previous one in order to regain control, which would be tricky.

    Ignoring the Defense Grid, I honestly don’t think any House is capable of destroying the other 9 single handed, so coalitions are going to form, alliances are going to shift, war will happen,...
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  • Sorry this took me awhile to do. I ended up busier than I thought. I'm going to paraphrase these answers, so I apologize if I misrepresent anything and any such was unintentional. Feel free to correct me if I do get anything wrong.




    The Realm, as it's where I'm least likely to get enslaved, tortured, dragged into war, etc. While that makes me part of a huge exploitative empire, it wouldn't be something I have any control over. Creation is a pretty miserable place to live in a lot of ways.



    They're good in play because they're not so over...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to The Realm
    I’m not sure if this is a typo or a deeper meaning or something, but the sidebar “A Footsoldier Wakes” makes mention of “the five other men in his tent” which is presumably the rest of his Fang and his Fanglord. Did I misunderstand again, and he’s just bunking with five other random male soldiers? Or is this Fang being made up entirely of men just a random quirk? Or are Fangs segregated by gender?
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to The Realm
    So, it occurred to me that 3e did something interestingly subtle with Eyem in this edition. Given that they're playing up the assholishness of Ragara and the untrustworthy nature of the house he created....how exactly can we trust that Eyem was a bad influence and the whole scandal wasn't manufactured to hide Ragara's research into unholy matters? Especially since the account of the event is a line in a timeline, not an actual blurb.

    Edit: Thinking on it further, the two entries about Eyem in the timeline, a total of three sentences, mange to do several things at once. They establish...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to The Realm
    I want to run a Heist where a bunch of Exalted criminals break into one of the currently inaccessible Treasure Manses, steal a good chunk of the money and.... no one notices, because the money is just numbers on paper and whether they can actually get at the jade or not doesn’t really matter.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to The Realm
    So, was anyone else confused by House Sesus being a merchant house and wealthy enough to rival Ragara? Because I thought the merchant houses were Ragara, Nellens, and V’Neef and that Sesus was the Military and Dirty Tricks house? Am I just confused?
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    I assume that the Scavenger Lands have enough literate people to have their own cheaply printed books, at least in the big cities. Is there anywhere else in Creation where cheap novels are prevalent enough to make picking them up pretty easy?
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    In the sidebar on card games, two of the suits are direct references to constellations mentioned in the Sidereals books and many of the others could be seen as coded references to other Sidereal constellations or various aspects of the Maidens. Was this intentional?
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    On page 27, The Realm says "Not all folk magic practices require a thaumaturgist’s or sorcerer’s gifts, and these occult disciplines are in common use." Are the following practices listed there actually efficacious or just superstition? Or some mix of both?

    Also, when you do the Sorcery book, will you use some space to discuss Thaumaturgy? The dividing line between when a thing should require "inborn talent" vs. being "just a thing you can do with the Occult ability" is a bit unclear to me and more examples of what Thaumaturgy is will help with that,...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    If I use Instant Disguise Prana and Flowing Body Disguise and I have no other props, does FBD count as having all necessary equipment to trigger IDP's ability to grant double 9s?
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to 3rd Ed Sidereals
    I agree that it makes thematic sense for Sids to start at essence 2, but I think the main reason DBs get it by default is so that you can do mixed games without totally overshadowing DBs right out of the gate. As such, I suspect Sids will start at essence 1 like the other Celestial Exalted.

    As for elders, I agree that their playability and strength is not really something I care about, beyond preventing another round of “Chejop jumps out of your teacup and uses Creation-Slaying Oblivion Kick to kill your great great grandparents and prevent you from ever existing” memes from...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to 3rd Ed Sidereals
    They’re also there to fulfill the “Wise Old Martial Arts Mentor” trope. Back in the 1e core, they pretty much said that’s exactly what the Gold faction was: five-ish ancient Sids who fucked off to the end of the world and hid, but would be willing to teach the returning Solars their ancient kung fu secrets....
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to 3rd Ed Sidereals
    Thinking on this a bit, I feel like using Essence as a dice cap is a bad idea, especially for a group of Exalted that have a large number of Elders running around. Every other dice cap is something you can start with at chargen and then branch out and the game tends to be careful with cap breaking effects, so most elders aren’t rocking effects that grant them an insurmountable dice advantage.

    However, with Sidereals, a 1 die dice cap on your dice adder is terrible so there’s a natural desire to want to make it better. But, with Chejop and Anys Syn running around, anything you...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    A few questions about Lunars and mutations.

    If a Lunar wanted an unnatural mutation, like prehensile hair or metal skin, are there any Lunar charms that would let them induce this mutation in themselves, or do they need to resort to non-charm means, like Sorcerous Workings?

    Would hunting a Wyld Mutant with an unnatural mutation allow the Lunar to gain the mutation with Perfected Hybrid Interaction?

    If a Lunar does gain an unnatural mutation for themselves, can they use Sharing Luna's Gifts to give it to others?

    Would an upgrade to Sharing Luna's...
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