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  • The Wizard of Oz
    replied to Exalted: Arena
    Faith's Pillar is in the Dragonblood book. It's an heirloom of House Mnemon.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    I find the "once per story, instead of dying the PC can take a permanent crippling effect" really useful for that. If I accidentally overcook the encounter, the PCs are just going to lose a hand or something. (That's why the Gorilla-totem has a snake arm instead of his original arm. The Full Moon's missing eye is his own fault, that's what happens when you try to solo a Wyld Hunt you lured to you after sending away all your allies.)
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    He just produces spider-silk, so yeah people might find that weird.

    If you want him to find some way to use cloudy charms to help him pretend he's just a godblood and not a Lunar, then I'd suggest a blue or black (or blue+black) jade artefact.

    But I'm afraid that pretending to be an elemental-blood is probably something Dragonblood are generally better at than Lunars.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Because you want to sleep in your pyjamas, and you don't want it stolen while you're asleep?

    I'll be honest, I don't think it's as good as banishing your weapons, but it does have use. Even as a Prince of the Earth, you don't want to be carrying your armour everywhere, but you also may want it on hand. "2 minutes to put on" isn't something you can use if you're ambushed, but you can use it if you've spent a few days infiltrating an enemy city and are just prepping to break into the King's house and take him out.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Yeah, I agree. It gives examples like what sort of house you can live in, what kind of food they can eat, etc, which is going to be based on net profit.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
    replied to What's Changed Between Editions?
    I preferred Oedanal's, as it had more variety.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
    replied to The Worst Lunar Totems
    Or teens.

    I think it'd be quite cool to, say, be a Casteless caterpillar-totem Lunar (focus on camouflage and poison) and then at some point (when you are bored of that) transition to a glorious butterfly-totem Changing Moon.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Duh, of course.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    BTW, what are p and ph in your resource-counting?
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    How do animal forms' Speed Bonuses interact with the Lunar rules about dice caps?
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  • The Wizard of Oz
    replied to The Worst Lunar Totems
    Turning into a flying Tyrant Lizard or taking centaur on your HBR? (Not to mention the enormous speed bonus.) Those are some power totems....
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Actually from 1st ed my impression wasn't that the Lion was incompetent, but rather that he didn't actually want to destroy everything, and it was for betraying them and saving the world in the Contagion the Neverborn had cursed him. That's how I ran him. 2nd ed played this down though.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
    replied to The Worst Lunar Totems
    Turning into a snake is super useful.

    No, the worst totem is the one that's fully adapted to something that you're very unlikely to require skill in; eating bamboo.
    That being the panda.
    What Totemic charms does Panda even let you access?
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    From the end of the Primordial War to the Usurpation was circa-5000 years.
    From the Usurpation to the setting's default date was circa-1500 years.
    So from the end of the Primordial War to the setting's default date is circa-6500 years.


    In previous editions, from the end of the Primordial War to the setting's default date was 4999 years, the Usurpation was about 3500 years after the Primordial War, and the Shogunate was anywhere from 450 to 1000 years.



    I'm not sure this is true. I think it's just that it's less important....
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Honestly, the way animal dice pools and merits interact with dice caps is something most of my Lunar players forget (we've had 11 sessions, though I guess most of them haven't fought in animal form more than once or twice), and are surprised when I remind them. It's certainly not just something that throws people who've never played Lunars.

    Sadly, the Lunar animal rules are supposed to be simple and easy, but in attempting to make them simple and easy the way dice pools are calculated actually ends up being really complex.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    I noticed that in Lunars and Dragonblood they talked about "Craft Points" rather than "Craft XP" presumably because Vance and Minton agreed that it was confusing.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    Just checking, you know that the 2 auto-successes from the merit count as 4 charm dice?

    And also, since she's Dex 4 and Brawl 3, then in Death Moa form she rolls 8 dice (like a Death Moa) but counts as using 1 of her excellency cap.

    So she can only spend up to 3 motes for 11 dice if she doesn't stunt, or against a crashed target she can roll 8 dice and get 1 auto-success, with the potential to buy one more dice.

    If she does a Strength or Stamina-based 1pt stunt though, she can spend 3 motes to roll 13 dice with 2 auto-successes against a crashed target, or...
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  • The Wizard of Oz
    replied to What's Changed Between Editions?
    Isn't that what Kelly did?

    After that it's got a bit messy, admittedly. I'll give it a try.



    Chapter 1: Exalts
    All your old ones are there, but there are new kinds of Exalts. Exigents (made by lesser gods, so you might be Exalted of a local volcano god and have volcano-themed powers, etc), Liminals (products of botched resurrection attempts; think Frankenstein), and some that we know less about (Getimians, who are kind of anti-Sidereals; Dream-Souled, Hearteaters and Umbrals, which are non-canon optional extras).

    Chapter 2: The Age of Sorrows...
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    Last edited by The Wizard of Oz; 10-17-2019, 08:17 AM.

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  • The Wizard of Oz
    replied to What's Changed Between Editions?
    I think DrLoveMonkey and Kelly covered the basics, which is what you should read first, rather than a really, really long description of everything that's changed, which could be overwhelming.

    Depends on The Free Man....
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  • The Wizard of Oz
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    It was in DotFA.

    I think it's fair to say that none of the DotFA stuff has really been brought across.


    Craft: Weaponsmithing actually. I personally think that's too restrictive and it should be Blacksmithing, but anyway, that's what it is.


    This is technically true, but I think misleading for the reader, as it's now the charm after Craftsman Needs No Tools that reduces the time taken to make a daiklaive to a few weeks. I made two short daiklaives in a week. And again, there's a charm to let you craft other things at the same time.

    ...
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