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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Who’s going to GenCon 2018?
    I don’t know if this is the same person, but they did include a picture of a Scarlet Empress Cosplayer on the Post GenCon Monday Meeting.

    http://theonyxpath.com/back-from-gen...meeting-notes/
    http://theonyxpath.com/back-from-gen...-empress-2018/...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Canon Usurpation Surviving Solars
    Huh. I always heard 30, not twenty.
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  • Well most Dynasts have had to deal with angry mothers at one point or another. And, when your mother is an Elder DB it can give you a skewed perspective on the danger of crossing them....
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  • As far as Lore charms go, I think the ones that mess with xp deserve looking at, since xp is a PC only construct. Just handing out an xp bonus doesn’t really make sense for teaching NPCs.
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  • BrilliantRain
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    Are you guys planning to bring back the Lion Dogs, Celestial Lions, and Scarab Guardians from Games of Divinity?
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  • BrilliantRain
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    Congrats on getting Lunars to Second Draft.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Are the Dragon Blooded the good guys?
    Yeah, that’s my take on it too. I just wanted to acknowledge that there are a couple of points that could be argued to be somewhat noble about what she did, but there’s really no way to defend how she built this empire to be incapable of functioning without her....
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Are the Dragon Blooded the good guys?
    Yes and no. The Scarlet Empress is supposed to be kind of an expy of China's First Emperor, in that both of them apparently decided that they needed to be unquestionably in charge and ensure that they made any and all important decisions. And, when they considered the possibility of a succession crisis, rather than engaging in governmental reform, they both decided to just live forever instead. Granted, the Scarlet Empress did a much better job of it than Qin Shi Huang, but they both ran up against the same problem: They built empires that were designed to fall apart without them and then they...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Are the Dragon Blooded the good guys?
    Those in the Realm who care about that sort of thing prefer the term "necessary evil." Without a strong hand on the tiller, DB families tend to fragment and war against each other. Similarly, the threshold was a thousand warring states before the armies of the Realm put a stop to it. The Realm's armies oppose rogue gods, Fae marauders, armies of hungry dead, and worse. Someone has to pay for all that and, hey, we DID just save your very souls from being eaten by some monster from the Wyld, so.......
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    There will be a nice section on the Tell in the Lunars book, yes? Explaining what you just said and maybe including some example Tells and suggestions for what makes a good and bad Tell, perhaps, in addition to the basic Tell rules?...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Exalted Play-by-post roleplay/forums
    http://rpol.net is another place you can try. They’re not exclusively Exalted, but I’ve run some games there before that worked ok.
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  • I think one of the plans for the Sids in 3e is to help clarify how all this works and let Sids do their James Bond style of secret agenting in Creation while their assistants handle the paperwork back in Heaven, for the most part.
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  • My minimal math method would be to get a quick stateline from each of your players that has their attack, damage, defense, and Join Battle at minimum, but you might as well get their social influence stuff with their resolve, guile, appearance, per+Socialize, and whatever their best social pool is.

    Using the “2 dice = 1 success” rule of thumb, you can use those numbers to compare to the attacks and defenses of an antagonist and go “On average, they’ll be able to hit this guy no problem” or “they’ll need to pump essence to hit this guy” or “ok, they can hit this...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Are you planning to still include pants jokes in the Lunars book?
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Are the Varang City States still Satrapies?
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Is there a way for a Lunar to get various "animal only" merits without fully taking on an animal's shape?
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Thinking on it, a Realm preview or some charms from the DB Companion might be good to get ready, so you can have it waiting in the pipe to help restart the DB hype train when their book is ready.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    More charms would be cool, sure, but so would a nifty Lunar domain, or maybe the rules for the sacred hunt....
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  • Oh, yes. This is also an area where past life memories can be useful. If you want to give someone a brief glimpse of the deep past, to help with context and create a feel of epic scope to the game, give them a brief dream of something their past life experienced.

    You can also have the memories bleed over if a character wants to learn something that would fit their past life well and they don’t really have any other means of knowing it. They should still spend the xp obviously, but it can be kinda fun (or creepy) to just wake up one morning and realize you know kung fu. Or suddenly...
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  • Certainly. You should take into account the entirety of a character’s background when you write something like what I was suggesting. Lore rating would factor in heavily, but so could lots of other things....
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