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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Eh, the guy with Melee 5, a specialty in swords, and the defining intimacies "be the greatest swordsman in the world" yet doesn't have any points of Thrown, Brawl, War, Archery, Awareness, Dodge or Resistance should still be a Dawn.
    That's a somewhat extreme example (I'd expect him to probably take a little Awareness, Dodge and Resistance), but quite often Castes are defined more by the character's supernal ability than their overall spread.
    I could definitely see a Blacksmith with Craft 5 and no other Twilight abilities being a Twilight, for example, even if most of his...
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  • I think it is absurd, because many passive, meek, peaceful people respect themselves.

    But Lunars... yes, sure, they are predators, monsters, etc, which does lead rather to anti-heroes.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    I think it makes sense. It's entirely possible to be a Wood Aspect who's never ridden a horse in their life and has no idea how to do it. But if they tried to learn, they'd find they have a knack for picking it up....
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Also, as mentioned, Craft and Martial Arts.
    I've bought the first dot of a favoured ability 4 times, as it's different Crafts.
    (Though mostly I paid 6 gold xp rather than 3 xp)
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Yes.

    For favoured/caste dots, it's 3, 1, 3, 5, 7.
    For unfavoured dots, it's 3, 2, 4, 6, 8....
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Is this something all Lunars can do, or just one caste, or if you buy a charm?

    I assume that this edition knacks are just charms. Is that correct? And are they in seperate trees from other charms, or mixed in together?...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
    replied to Can a circle of dynasts "win?"
    Ah yes, that has definitely happened with my players.

    Once they seized power over a kingdom basically through intimidation. The other local kings told them they accepted the PC's puppet king... then secretly called in the Wyld Hunt (which of course, led to the PCs killing most of the local kings).

    Another time they took control of the 4 Djala Kingdoms by controlling its religion. The King of the Southern Djala sucked up to them, tried to manipulate them against each other, used them to take down his enemies, and then called in the Sidereals to break their control....
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    I did not expect that. Interesting.


    So, just to make sure I've got this right, if you're on your -4 or your last -2, you can't take a crippling effect to save yourself when you take more damage, as you're always going to take at least 2 damage and thus, if you were at -4 or your last -2, you'll die?...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    This was what I was getting at. It's not that Solars are bad at social-fu, they're very good at it.
    But often having such power makes it too tempting not to co-operate with people, but instead bulldoze them with social-fu (or kung-fu).


    This is a good point.
    And I think a lot of what allows Dragonblood PCs to rise to power in the canon game is that there is a specific time of flux. With a civil war in the offing, Anathema returning, etc, many DBs may be looking for something different and new. For example, without the Empress, do you just get a new Empress (Mnemon...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Hmmm... 2nd ed I think? I don't remember exactly where....
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    I'm not sure, but it definitely sounds familiar to me. But I might be confusing it with them having 4 advisors from different houses....
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    I don't know, but I don't see any reason to assume it's not a pound as in the imperial measurement.

    Although 64 pounds is pretty heavy.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    I feel it's probably important to refer to my whole sentence:

    And, indeed, the whole context, which was comparing them to Dragonblood and Lunars.

    In games I've played, Dragonblood and Lunars are better at negotiating, because Solar power discourages compromise; the lure of overpowering your opponents and thus being able to ignore clauses in negotiations you dislike is too tempting.
    Whereas Dragonblood, having been raised in an atmosphere of politics, and finding it less easy to just defeat all their foes and thus not need negotiation, are more likely to take it...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    It's a good point, it's not like this has never been done before... in the face of mass plague and a giant fae invasion.

    (Though the rest of her Hearth died...)
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    One of the PCs in our game has a bunch of golems she's made by transferring the souls of humans into brass statues. So they're still them, just now in a tough, strong golem-body.

    This made me think; can someone who's had their soul transferred into a golem or whatever via high-level workings, or who has been turned into a giant monster, etc, still exalt?

    And could an Exalted sorcerer transfer their soul into a golem? Or permanently turn themselves into a big monster?
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    That's pretty fair.
    A small number of people taking power and making everything lovely for ever has never happened in Exalted... or really in real life.


    In my experience, it's once they've seized power that Solar circles begin to turn against each other.

    When they're fighting to stop the Realm, they can put what seem like minor differences aside. But once you're in power, you find there's a million decisions that you disagree over, and they're all pretty important.

    Hey, my group can't even put our differences aside to stop the Realm. 3 Legions...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Meh. Most of them have been exalted about 2 years. There are literally thousands of Dragonblood who've been exalted over 100 years.

    There's only one group of Solars who have seriously managed to take on the Realm, and they were led by two of the only Solars to have been exalted for more than 5 years.

    Not to say that Solars aren't a serious threat, but if the Realm was united, they could do much better.

    Lunars are a much bigger threat, and one the Realm's had great difficulty with. But they're not impossible to beat.

    Or, of course, since we're...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Let us imagine, arguendo, that a classic sort of conclusion to a dynast campaign is to put one of the PC's on the throne, the rest of the circle as the most powerful dynasts in the Realm, and to reform the Realm into the greatest civilization on the face of Creation, a beacon of justice and virtue that protects Creation from those things that would threaten it.

    I think, tbh, that the first is very achievable in game (my group did it... I only ended up as ambassador to Autocthon, but other PCs became Empress, Prime Minister, Head of the All-Seeing Eye, etc) though probably not in a...
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  • I suppose I was a bit reductionist. It's evocation is actually amazingly good (though you have to wait two stories to buy it), it just only has the one. I assume Sunder is asking for a full evocation tree, for someone who wants to be really invested in their moonsilver bow.

    For someone who wants to just dip into it, Moonlit Huntress is, as you say, pretty good.

    Also, re-reading it to double check, I found something I'd forgotten: Moonlit Huntress is actually .
    If you have Initiative 15+, you can reflexively aim to be able to shoot people from medium or long range....
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  • I mean, technically there is already one. It's just not that good.

    But you are right about it being something that Lunars by themselves aren't very good at.
    And a bow seems more thematic than a crossbow or firewand. I can't really imagine what a moonsilver crossbow or firewand would be like.

    Of course, there is a reason, gameplay-wise, why Lunars haven't got much in the way of ranged attacks: the fact so many of them can fly. A Lunar flying up into the sky and shooting you with a long-range bow specialised in sniping is a very, very boring fight.

    So...
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