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  • Demac
    replied to Demac's Exalted Character Creation Tool
    Update (v 1.1)

    Problem: Parry calculation would not calculate correctly when the same ability was used for two weapons of different weapon types. This most commonly manifest itself when I martial artist wanted to list their unarmed attack as well as a "Close: Medium" weapon and/or "Close: Heavy" mundane weapon. The vlookup formula would always use the the top weapon wielded by the duplicated ability.

    Resolution: Added section in the Parry Calculation sheet to separate the weapon's Parry bonuses by ability and then changed the Parry calculation...
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  • Demac
    replied to Ask the Devs
    So if I'm reading this right, then there won't be a situation where everybody from Lookshy as Wind-Whispered Words and Elemental Bolt, right?

    EDIT: I'm specifically looking at charm selection....
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  • Demac
    replied to Aura charms!
    Don't forget soaking uncountable damage. Earth Bears Witness doesn't let the DB do that....
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  • Demac
    replied to Ask the Devs
    I'll second this question but expand it to spells, and evocations, and any other martial arts that had strong elemental aspects in previous editions like Jade Mountain Style....
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  • Demac
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    So it's nothing to do with balance (by which I mean a character who chooses to spent their time repairing a 3-dot first age weapon won't potentially have an advantage over one who spends their time crafting a 3-dot daiklave that justifies the XP costs)?

    My concern is for situations like Lookshy where you have a specific class of people (sorcerer-engineers) who regularly work on First Age artifacts. A character who wanted to play a sorcerer-engineer in a Lookshy centric game would be looking at a fairly high XP tax from just doing what they do on a regular basis. This is admittedly,...
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  • Demac
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Gosh, I keep coming up with questions for you guys.
    1. What would you say the purpose of needing to do sorcerous workings in order to repair first age crafts is?
    2. Is the need to preform the workings or the cost of doing those specific workings something you would think is appropriate to mitigate via evocation or spell (like maybe Invocation of Effective Restoration)?
    3. If so, which do you think is more appropriate?
    4. I'm thinking of making an effect that allows you to pay gold xp instead of regular xp when preforming a terrestrial working (not celestial or solar workings) to create/repair first
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  • Demac
    replied to Thaumaturgy and 3rd Edition
    I could be wrong, but judging from a recent quote in the Ask the Devs thread, geomancy is an Occult thing in 3e. Which makes sense with the "essence is magic and not technology" stance the edition seems to be taking....
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  • Demac
    replied to Assassins and Assassinations…
    This. But I'm going to take it step further, Blindeye . Remember that trivial opponents are not necessarily extras. They're defined as "a character vastly less powerful than other combatants on the battlefield". So any character that meets this description can be declared a trivial opponent regardless of their narrative importance. That's important because Exalted is a cinematic game, not a realistic one. So in instances where it would be important to establish the assassin's prowess against an important NPC, the storyteller has the ability to declare them a trivial opponent. ...
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  • Demac
    replied to Demac's Exalted Character Creation Tool
    Glad you like it!...
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  • Demac
    replied to Ask the Devs
    I think my last question got missed. (Sorry, I know I've been asking alot and not all of them necessarily make sense. Thank you guys for taking the time answer all the questions)....
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  • Demac
    replied to Demac's Exalted Character Creation Tool
    I was asked to make a google sheets version of the tool so here's the link to that in case anyone else is interested. It doesn't have the reset button (I'm not really that familiar with google sheets so I'd need to play with it in order to figure out to do that) and some of the formatting doesn't seem to have carried over well for the sheets formatted to make it easier to print, but the calculations all work as well as the drop down boxes.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
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  • Demac
    replied to Thaumaturgy and 3rd Edition
    Making something more scare also makes it more valuable. From a practical, game perspective, not much has changed. Most PCs who want it, will do purchase it. Those who don't, won't. The only real difference is that now in order for a mortal PC who doesn't have the thaumaturgist merit after will need to bargain with a being that can grant him the merit. Likewise, any NPC who needs to have thaumaturgy for the plot will still have it. Those who need to not have it won't. But now, it's a big deal when the PC's introduce lore that says "There's a thaumaturgist in the next village over."...
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  • Demac
    replied to Advanced Character Generator
    The major issue I found with adding this functionality is that often times the attribute associated with the attack is not Dexterity. The two attack spells in the book both use Perception and the Burning Name uses Intelligence. I wound up settling on just adding a box that let you declare what the special pool is. You can either add the number or type in the Excel formula. It's not an elegant solution by any means, but the alternative is that you have to figure out a way to input the attribute for the attack pool.

    EDIT: You appear to already be all over it....
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    Last edited by Demac; 05-04-2017, 01:09 PM.

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  • I think the "problem" Lunar crafters are going to run into is that craft rolls aren't necessarily tied to a specific attribute. So you might wind up with a situation where a lunar crafter needs to buy into both the Stamina tree for a charm that lets them work longer hours and the Intelligence tree for a charm that lets them get more crafting points. Then they might need to go into the Wits tree for some other effect and the Dexterity tree for another effect.

    Keep in mind, I don't think that's a bad thing. Lunars aren't Solars so I fully expect the structure of their charm...
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  • Demac
    replied to Advanced Character Generator
    As someone who built their own character creation in Excel, I appreciate how much work you guys obviously put into it. It looks nice.
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  • Demac
    replied to Ask the Devs
    So shaping rituals are 5-dot merits for mortals who want to become sorcerers. So two questions from this:

    1) Once the mortal is a sorcerer, would a new ritual still be a 5-dot merit (if we're talking about PC's of course)
    2) If an Exalted sorcerer wanted to pick up a new shaping ritual, would that still be 5-dots or can they get it through role play?
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  • Demac
    replied to Demac's Exalted Character Creation Tool
    Probably should have mentioned that in order to reset the template properly, you should choose the Character type and Aspect/Caste before hitting the Reset button.
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  • Demac
    started a topic Demac's Exalted Character Creation Tool

    Demac's Exalted Character Creation Tool

    So I've mentioned this in a few threads before but I have a spread sheet designed to help with Character Creation. It started out as something to work with until Anathama came out for 3e. As time went on, I'd continue to make improvements to it. Now I understand some other people have taken over trying to produce the Anathama character creation tool and that's great! I look forward to using their product. But until they get things out, I figured I might as well share what I have in case anyone else finds it somewhat useful.

    EDIT: I have an Excel and a Google Sheets version of the...
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    Last edited by Demac; 05-18-2017, 03:04 PM.

  • Demac
    replied to My first Exalted character
    The utility is that Melee has better defensive charms than both of those martial arts styles. Snake Style has better defense than both Single Point and Tiger Style, but if the point is to use his sword to parry defenses, then Melee is the way to go. Whether it's Melee, Dodge, of Snake Style though, he's going to need to invest in another ability beyond Single Point to have good defensive charms beyond his excellency....
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  • You could make it a political reason versus military reason. There might be no strategic reason for them to be there except to keep the Rose Black as far away as possible from the Scarlet Throne.
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