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  • Cool.
    I think I had forgotten about willpower when finding out this probability (but not my calculations for pre-unbroken image focus so I probably need to redo this to have consistent assumptions).
    And had been assuming no exceptional tools, since they're less precisely defined than other inputs....
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  • autXautY
    replied to Kill Six Billion Demons
    One way it could be implemented, that is mechanically simple but doesn't seem as dramatic as this scene, is that angels are a variety of naturally-immaterial spirit with a charm to possess a vessel, and this is White Chain learning an actual materialize charm.
    I guess it's not entirely clear in K6BD why having an innate physical body would make White Chain stronger, except for resetting her injuries. So the story implications are possibly more about her self-realization and becoming something new, isn't something that especially needs mechanical support?
    I guess if you wanted to represent...
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  • I like this a lot.
    It seems like if you have all the power charms, you still have a ~23% chance of failing to craft an NA artifact. I would be inclined to add another power charm, but it might be you intended 5-dots to never be a sure thing.
    Blade Loves Its Makers seems very strong. It has few enough prerequisites to buy as a non-craft character, but you'd still need to make the weapons and choose between making artifacts or using non-artifacts so probably not dippable?
    "grant Sobriquet" is an interesting mechanical implementation of "this gear looks really co...
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  • autXautY
    replied to How does your Creation vary?
    I think muskets are often cheaper than bows. Or possibly they require less training, which makes fielding a force of musket-wielders cheaper than fielding a force of bow-wielders.
    My impression is that early muskets were in fact a less effective weapon than bows - the ability to be fielded cheaply was often the main advantage....
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  • autXautY
    replied to Mastery through Artifice
    The main thing I worry about is "an artifact weapon" is one of the strongest effects in the game. If you could repeatedly commit 5m for +1 accuracy, +3 damage, +2-4 overwhelming I imagine the optimal character would get 10 or so of them, depending on essence. (unless solar alpha-strikes were coming into play and you expected a fight to be over before you make a withering attack). This isn't scary because it's stronger than an artifact weapon, it's scary because you can combine it with an artifact weapon, and you can't combine two artifact weapons (well, you can't combine their stat boosts...
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  • autXautY
    replied to Wards 101 (Occult mini-subsystem)
    Looks cool.
    You currently suggest a default roll of resolve if wits+integrity isn't written. I would think resolve x2 would work better, since resolve is generally (wits+integrity)/2

    Unshakeable Family Foundation - I think this is a very well addition of dragonblooded family thematics.
    Versatile Substitution Method - protean effects generally are less abstract than this.
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    Potentially there's room for thaumaturgy that's between mundane Occult rolls and sorcery?
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  • autXautY
    replied to How to sabotage/disrupt a demon's cult?
    Destroy holy sites?
    Swap sacrifices for forgeries?
    Alter the cultists' calendars so they celebrate on the wrong day?
    Forge fake holy books so the cultists offer the wrong celebrations.
    Convince another god/demon/ghost/anything that wants worship to disrupt the demon to get rid of competition?
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  • One thought is that my impression is Chejop Kejak wants to believe he did the right thing. So, maybe convince him that it's compatible to be Gold Faction now and Bronze Faction then? Like, convince him that the Great Curse exists, and that the Usurpation was necessary because of the Great Curse, then end the Great Curse so now Solars are great?
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  • autXautY
    replied to How powerful and well-protected is Ragara?
    This is discussing whether she would kill one of her children who is in the process of murdering all of her other children.
    Given he's doing this for the sake of inheritance and she's unaging, she might be worried that it will end with her being murdered too.
    That's a fairly compelling reason to have someone killed...
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  • autXautY
    replied to A Devil's Bargain (Roll)
    It's part of Splat XP - you get the expression 2xp for either doing a range of things with an intimacy or being impeded by a flaw...
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  • You could always go for an even more sorcerer death kitty route, who launches Deaths of Obsidian Butterflies from medium range, forcing his enemies to spend a turn aiming for every attack they make, on top of the -2 penalty and +2 defense, with essence+3 free dice to the attack from Ambush Predator+control bonus. That doesn't rely on any transformations.

    Unless you go for the flying death kitty, so you can avoid melee combatants.

    With Perfected Hybrid Interaction, or a combination of 2 cat forms, one of whom is mutated (possibly because it's a chimera), at least you can...
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  • autXautY
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    Can the cat latent ability, Stalking Shadow Hunter, allow a weapon wielded with Last Warrior's Unity deal full damage to larger enemies?
    In general, do animal merits ad special attacks that give a bonus to attacks apply when an animal somehow attacks with a weapon other than that animal's innate weapons (Ie. Last Warrior's Unity, Burning Name, Death of Obsidian Butterflies)?

    Are there any practical limitations on using larger weapons with smaller forms with Last Warrior's Unity? For the example of a scorpion with a grand daiklave, should I be imagining a 2-inch long scorpion...
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  • autXautY
    replied to Random thought on Threshold Successes
    With mighty thews 3 and a willpower, you hit 18 successes 1.13% of the time.

    Also, I love the specialty in Badassery, though it might be a bit overpowered for an Exalted character. Under what circumstances does it not apply?

    With magic
    A solar or lunar with a full 10-die excellency makes it 32% of the time.
    An essence 1 sidereal with a full excellency makes it 51% of the time, at essence 5 it goes to 89%....
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  • autXautY
    replied to Random thought on Threshold Successes
    #5 also would require strength 10 to even attempt - for a non-magical human it's impossible.
    I'd be inclined to mark several others of these as impossible for a non-magical human, #3 and 4 in particular.

    #6 Sounds similar to one of the strength 5, difficulty 5 feats of strength in the book, with the added specification that it takes place over 25 miles, requires running speed instead of whatever speed is assumed for that feat of strength, and happens every day. I'm not sure how those affect the difficulty - they partially sound more like separate rolls than single high difficulty...
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  • I was thinking that stalking shadow hunter + underfoot menace deals with that. SSH doesn't specify it must be a cat's natural weapon. It describes the effect as "it uses the higher of the two damage ratings for its attacks.", which is different from how LWU describes the damage reduction, but it feels like a really forced interpretation that "you deal 15 damage against tiny creatures, and 10 against smaller" isn't two different damage ratings for this attack,...
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  • Stalking Shadow Hunter + Last Warrior's Unity (+ Underfoot Menace) can also give you cats with dex+brawl+accuracy to hit, and look much more like an intended reading of the rules to me - Last Warrior's Unity seems unambiguously intended to allow animal forms to make use of dex+brawl+accuracy to hit.
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