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  • Honestly, anyone with any sense would love to have one of the Solar Exalted in debt to them, supernatural or no. Solars have such potential that just having the IOU marker could be hella useful. I mean, if I were a gangster and Volfer owed me a favor, I'd make sure my rivals knew that because...well, you don't want to BE that favor, right?

    As for demons, Solars can do sorcerery and demons are ageless, so acquiring a debt from one early on could allow you freedom from summoning later, or easy access to Creation, or a specific Working performed, lots of things. That's in addition...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Charm Picking Guide
    Shadow Over Day costs half as much as the Excellency. It's a good buy.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Lore and being a Polymath
    And, unlike Craft or MA, all subjects count as having the same Lore rating. If you wanted to give a bonus subject or something for hitting Lore 4 or 5 I doubt that would break anything.

    Alternately, you could just allow the person a Lore subject that was broader than usual, like "University Education" instead of "History."

    One of my house rules is that, if you have Lore 3+, then all other abilities you have at 3+ count as Lore backgrounds automatically.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Yeah, the reaction of the Solars to hearing about a nearby Wyld Hunt should be "Oh SHI-" not yawning and going back to bed.

    ....Of course, by the same token, the Wyld Hunt should be off somewhere prepping for the fight of their lives and making sure their wills are up to date, before they try to beard the Anathema in its den. Nice to know that this will be the likely state of affairs....
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Are there any artifacts in Arms that change form substantially? Like a Daiklave that can reconfigure into a Dire Chain or something? Or something more mystical like the legendary staff of Sun Wukong that could extend to infinity?
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Arms of the Chosen Preview
    I was attempting a bit of kidding about how it's a bit late to start complaining about overwrought names in Exalted now. My joke seems to have failed. Sorry....
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  • Assuming for the moment that the Sorcerer King is a mostly mortal Terrestrial Circle Sorcerer, his magical protections are likely to boil down to Terrestrial Ambition Workings and Summoned Demons. Most Terrestrial Circle Spells, at least in previous editions, didn't really operate on locations, especially not long term. And, while there are rules for the King to try performing Celestial or even Solar Ambition Workings, those are the sorts of undertakings that you can easily take years or even decades to attempt to accomplish.

    So. Security principles. You said that this is a building...
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  • What Circle of Sorcery does the king have? How long has he been alive? Is he a very hands on ruler or does he spend most of his time on his research? Does he have any other supernatural powers aside from sorcery?
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Arms of the Chosen Preview
    .....How long have you been playing Exalted?...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Arms of the Chosen Preview
    I'd probably have the stalagmite be formed by mixing black and green jade into the fountain of youth and then allowing the spring to drip into an underground cave and deposit jade to form the jade stalagmite that way, but I like this idea.

    I'd also expect it to have completely different evocations from Gnomon due to the different thematic base. Not that you said it would or anything, but I figured it might be worth pointing out....
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Arms of the Chosen Preview
    You do realize that this same train of logic also applies to Exaltation types, right? Why play anything but a Solar, when Solars pay the same amount of xp (or less) and get objectively better charms?

    I mean it, I'm actually asking you. Why do you like the Dragon Blooded (or some other Exalt type)? Don't you think the differences between exalt types are more than just a coat of thematic paint? Why would you play a Non-Solar and would you get depressed if you had a Solar in the party? Would you be sad if you were playing a dashing Fire Aspect swashbuckling swordsman and the Solar...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Will there be a rank five Jade combat artifact in the book? One that only has one MM in it?
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Arms of the Chosen Preview
    Yeah, me too. Though, it's too much Fairy Tail on my end.

    https://youtu.be/VUvWWUU4cDo...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Every time I thought I couldn't want this book more, you keep cranking it up.

    Would a Warstrider preview be possible or do you wanna save those for the final book? Maybe compromise and give us a napkin preview?...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    So, I know that Alchemicals are years, if not decades off, but given that you're working with Warstriders right now, do you think that Colossus Scale Alchemicals are going to be feasible to play in 3e, complete with charms? I mean, I can understand that actually playing a city basically turns the game into a combination of Simcity and Starcraft, so you'd need an entirely different game to actually do that, but a 12 to 30 foot tall alchemical Exalt could still potentially work in under the current rules. Do you think it could be done?
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Arms of the Chosen Preview
    Fair enough, but this tangent started when someone asked "wait, when is this actually going to come up, because practically nobody is dissonant to Starmetal," so I thought it was reasonable to note that we don't, as yet, know the Resonance/Dissonance abilities of at least five different Exalt types (possibly more, if the Niobraran War Exalted weren't on that spread). And, as others have noted, it might be possible for some exalted to change their compatibility rating with an artifact, either potentially downgrading it by using DBT or upgrading it, say, by being a Liminal and stealing...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Arms of the Chosen Preview
    At least five actually, since they haven't said what materials Alchemicals and Infernals are Resonant/Dissonant with. I'm not sure they've said what Getimians work with either, which would make it six we don't know. And that assumes they don't intend to add even more Exalted later....
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Arms of the Chosen Preview
    I suspect the Devs have been watching Wakfu again.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Arms of the Chosen Preview
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7F...JBWFhJM2s/view

    New preview up in this week's Monday Meeting. Seven Finger Wu sounds fun.
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  • I'm sorry. Going back over this thread I thought your argument was "Even mortals have enough dice to make artifacts, so Lunars don't need Craft charms" and I was responding by pointing out that "No, mortals don't get enough dice to create rank 3+ artifacts and, as is, Lunars don't get enough dice to make rank 4+ Artifacts, and, since Lunars HAVE built such wonders in setting, they do need Craft charms."

    However, from rereading this thread and your responses, it sounds like we don't actually disagree on this point or at least not in the way I thought. I'm sorry...
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