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  • I just started playing a Lunar and I’m really enjoying it. With a Solar, I felt pressured towards building someone who is the best in the world in one or two areas and only minimally useful outside of that.

    My Lunar has many abilities rated at 1, but, because I have several attributes at 5 and 7 of the 9 exellencies, I can easily throw 10 to 16 dice at any problem I might face. So, I feel amazingly flexible. The real question is whether my essence supply will hold out.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Sapient Animals in 3e
    Lunars have charms that let them make animals intelligent and train them in Sorcery.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to DrLovemonkey's Holistic Lunar Review
    Just as a note, you might want to consider going back and trying an Earth or Fire stylist, since I think there’s somewhat a dearth of Water Aura defensive charms at the moment, so one of them might do better.

    Also, do the DBs just lack charms that say ”this charm may be activated after the roll?” I don’t remember that being especially prevalent in Lunar charms either.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Artifact that enhances sorcery?
    Yes, the standard dice caps apply....
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    What artifact rating is the Emerald Thurible? WFHW doesn’t say.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Artifact that enhances sorcery?
    Also, there are a couple of artifacts in Arms of the chosen that mess with Sorcery, neither of them are N/A
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Artifact that enhances sorcery?
    The difficulty here is that nothing currently printed in 3e lets you reduce the time needed to perform a Working, nor is there anything that breaks the dice cap for Workings so there’s currently no reference to use to figure out how to balance such an effect.

    That said, I would say the main things to keep in mind is that Solar level workings should remain epic feats that take lots of time to perform and that you never let minor workings become so easy that they become the first solution to every problem. Make sure you enforce the xp costs of Workings.

    If I was going...
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  • The Stunt system seems like a thing any version of Exalted should have.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Exalted Analogues
    Adamant caste Alchemicals aren’t inherently good at everything. They’re servants of the Divine Ministers, holy secret police keeping watch over the watchers.

    I’d probably go with Jade or Orichalcum for Samus, depending on how much you want to emphasize her being a down to earth hero or not.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Inspirational Art - Exalted 3e Edition
    Iirc, Isadoros is the Black Hole Yozi. Admittedly she’s more Isadorable, but......
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to What are Iconic Fae Powers?
    I will admit that there’s a part of me that is getting enamoured of the idea that Raksha charms basically just don’t operate like those in Creation, being more about dictating situations instead of interacting with the rules.

    Like, they’ll have charms that make people Obsessed or give other Flaws, but not any that leverage the social influence rules. Or they’ll just declare that “this place is a castle now” and so it is. Or that they’re “The best at X” and so they are.

    That seems like it could be hellish to balance and create issues with interacting...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to My Next Campaign : TDHR [PEACH]
    What series is that?...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Late reading of Exalted: the Lunars
    As regards Ma-Ha-Suchi’s description, I think one of the 1e Core chapter fictions has Dace meeting him, so the line about his meetings with solars having “not gone well” is likely a reference to that.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Late reading of Exalted: the Lunars
    Honestly, where I think 3e really shines is on execution. The Realm has always been matriarchal, the Houses have always been interesting and different, and they’ve always been at war with the Lunars, but none of that really came through in the text to the degree that it should have. Reading through the Aspect Books never made me feel like the Realm was a place where women were in charge and any book that didn’t say Lunars on the cover barely mentioned them, so, while they might SAY things about the setting, such things didn’t feel like they were born out by the setting.

    Being...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Exalted Adventure Paths
    I will say that I’m planning on trying my hand at adventure writing once we have the Realm book out. I think DBs will be a bit easier to write for. And I’m gonna see if I can try a set of chained adventures, but who knows how that’ll go.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Exalted Adventure Paths
    Adventures are totally doable for Exalted. I’m not sure Adventure Paths are, or at least not as easily.

    One of the fundamental differences between Exalted and D&D/Pathfinder is that, in D&D everyone gets better at combat as they increase in level and combat is the main method of solving problems and interacting with the world. Thus, it’s possible to roughly predict the capabilities of a party of 4 to 6 adventurers at any given point along a series of adventures.

    In Exalted, it’s possible to make an Essence 5 Solar that can kill an elder god with a spoon...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Late reading of Exalted: the Lunars
    For the record, I’m not saying that the NPCs have to be paragons of goodness. I like Sazay Shadow-Dancer and one of her first actions on screen is torture followed by murder of someone who, while not innocent, probably didn’t deserve to die screaming in terror.

    The main difference I see in the 1e vs. 3e portrayal is twofold. First, the 3e book gives its Lunar sigs and other assorted NPCs enough facets and depth that even absolute monsters like Raksi have redeeming features while the 1e book doesn’t seem to be doing that. Second, the violence in 3e is never being done to the...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to What are Iconic Fae Powers?
    For those who have played Raksha before, what do you enjoy about it? What did you find problematic?
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    After Exigents comes out, do you think it might be possible to get a post or series of posts from you guys on what you see as the necessary changes in tone or capability in 3e for the types of beings we’re not going to see for a while, like Raksha, Alchemicals, Mountain Folk, Dragon Kings, etc?

    Alternately, maybe some brief primers on homebrew of such beings could be a Kickstarter stretch goal maybe?
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  • Does the DB companion have any new groups in it? If so, can you tell us anything about them?
    Are there any cool artifacts in the Companion?

    Since we’ve seen Lunars now, can you talk about how the Realm deals with fighting shapeshifters who could be anyone? Does The Realm discuss it in detail or is it just mentioned in passing?

    Was there any interesting material that had to be cut from any of the three DB centric books that you’d like to revisit later or was/is all the cut stuff just things that didn’t work, pruned words, and the usual writing detritus?
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    Last edited by BrilliantRain; 04-07-2019, 09:24 PM.

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