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  • The Wizard of Oz
    replied to Exalted: Essence
    Well yeah, Goths make perfect sense for Lunars, Lunars love invading corrupt empires, sacking their cities, freeing slaves, and causing carnage.
    Maybe not so much the having high-ranking positions within the Empire and coverting to a version of that Empire's religion.
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  • This is what I did. The Realm withdrew its forces slowly, plunged into civil war, and was out of the players way so they could concentrate on stopping Walker in Darkness. The Blessed Isle was utterly devastated, with Legion fighting Legion... but the PCs never went there, so it didn't make much difference to them.


    I kind of did with this the Reclamation actually. The Fiends literally freed the Ebon Dragon from Hell (betraying the other Yozis and Infernals of course), and he went and attacked Heaven, killing the Incarnae... which again, the PCs were not really involved in, they...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    I think it definitely will have a different (simpler) combat system. How different it'll be I have no idea of course.

    Not to say you have to be enthusiastic. Some of my players would love a simpler system. If you don't, that's fine....
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    I asked the writers, it's a one-off book and then things will continue with the rules from the Core Book.

    (I wouldn't be surprised if, if it's well-received, in 10 years time they release an Ex4 that takes ideas from the normal Ex3 rules and Essence. But that's in 10 years.)...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    How about mint choc chip Lunars?...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    It does sound like it's a fairly new project. I'm guessing the Kickstarter will be 2021 then.

    For a simpler system, there's no real reason why your basic "punch harder/jump higher/balance better/take more punishment" kung-fu trope powers can't be the same for all of them, as long as there's still plenty of differentiation in other ways. The fact that one splat's perfect defence costs 2m more isn't that necessary when you can just give them different mote pools (give Solars the most, DBs the least, etc).

    You obviously do want to avoid Lunars being Silver Solars+Shapeshifting...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Are we going to see any Exigent previews this year?
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Indeed, you can't really say until you see it. I think it's a good idea, but it does depend of course.



    Bear in mind that this isn't even finished as a First Draft. It's possible that the ST Companion (Crucibles of Legend), which will have QCs of Getimians, Liminals, etc, will be out first....
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  • Ah yes.

    I think you can definitely further clarify/edit that due to Lunars. For example, there was the first Solar Deliberative, defeater of the Niobaran League, which was within the first 1000 years, and was torn down by the anarchist Shadow Deliberative.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Thanks!


    Dream-Souled will be in Exigents, the raw text of which will be out to backers before this anyway....
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    So the basic issue is that Summon Demon of the Second Circle is the best spell in the game, followed by Summon Demon of the First Circle, followed by Summon Elemental.

    So, making it more powerful could be pretty OP....
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Thanks for the update.

    I don't love this, and I don't hate it.


    I'm afraid I'm not familiar with Fate Accelerated.


    I actually have Discord, I use it for my Blood Bowl League, how do you get onto the Exalted discord?...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Hmmm... I think I'd want to see these in more detail. That sounds like it could be good, or could be a popular part of modern games design that I don't like (not saying it's bad, just not my cup of tea).


    This does sound a bit better, as long as people can't b*llshit easy ones. We've often said how it's a pity that the Exalted system doesn't really go into the quests for the exotic materials, which ought to be the most interesting part of forging magical weapons.


    These remind me of NWoD. It's kind of the wrong lesson. Storyteller has its issues, but I don't...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    ... Well, there was.

    John and Holden (the original devs) were worried that Martial Arts were too weak for Solars, and people would just stick to Solar charms. So they used the Mastery keyword to make them better for Solars, and gave people free bonus XP to buy them or spells with. (Although then they decided to let people also spend it on Abilities/Attributes/Evocations in case they weren't a Martial Artist or Sorcerer).

    John and Holden (the original devs) were worried that Martial Arts were too powerful for Solars, as in playtesting they discovered that combining multiple...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Was that on the Discord?...
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  • It's very different.



    Someone did at the time Arms was released. I'm not sure what the thread was called to search for it, but I'll have a look....
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    As well as all the previous points, Avoidance Kaya is difficulty 6 or 7. They may just fail....
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    So, Neall Reamon Price, who is one of the writers here, is one of the creatrs of the Storypath system, which I don't know a lot about. Have any of you played it? What's it like?
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Some people like it. Others don't. I find more people like the fluff, the world, and the tone of the game (ie yes you can take over a kingdom with starting characters) than like the ruleset.

    I'd say one of my players likes the rules (though he also likes to complain about them), some dislike it as they find it too complex, and some don't have any strong opinions on it.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Anything you can tell us about it? Or not really? (Either because you don't know or feel you can't tell us.)...
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