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  • Inertial Frame
    replied to The D&D thread
    WotC should have just ripped the band-aid off back when they bought TSR by interspersing their Magic planes into the worlds of D&D in third edition. Dicey? Sure. But if they had done it with some reverence towards long-standing (Greyhawk, FR, etc.) D&D worlds, I think they could have managed it with little trouble from the player base. I remember my group and I being most worried about them just outright replacing the "traditional" worlds of D&D with Magic's planes. We were interested to see if they'd intertwine the two to some degree, though....
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  • Inertial Frame
    replied to The D&D thread
    And that's something that's been sorely needed in D&D and similar games since at least AD&D 2nd. I was very impressed with this move with respect to saving vs. all or nothing spells....
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  • Well, it's not just that. For non-supernaturals, whether human, animal, or whatever, there is no divide between aggravated and lethal. They're effectively the same thing to "standard" mortals, whatever these mortals may be....
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  • Inertial Frame
    replied to The D&D thread
    Off the current topic of the thread, but very much in-topic...

    I keep seeing people in other boards (Exalted, WoD, etc.) talking about others in their group going through the books and stuff to look up what Charm, Power, etc., they are going to use next. After D&D 4e, I've started following the "combat card" method of writing descriptions* of all the things my character has on index cards for easy perusal during play. It's so much faster than having to go through a book all the time.




    *Resource cost, dice pool with difficulty, short description...
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  • Inertial Frame
    replied to The D&D thread
    I'd rather they went with this than keep the bard as a core class. The bard is well past its time to be overhauled out of other people's specialties....
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  • Inertial Frame
    replied to The D&D thread
    Why are they doubling down on the Bard becoming even more powerful? For a jack of all trades, master of none concept class, it's getting really close overtly stepping on other classes.
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  • Inertial Frame
    replied to Exalted Forum Introduction Thread
    Hi, I'm Inertial Frame (see, it even says so on the left sidebar!). The name's a physics thing, a frame of reference for moving objects.

    I'm very new to Exalted rules, so much so I don't have any of the books yet, but I'm intrigued by the setting and system so far based on what I've read here. I started gaming around 30 years (!) ago with GURPS, but the first game I had a full time group for was AD&D 2nd ed. I knew a playtester of Vampire back in the early 90's, which drew me to (classic) World of Darkness. Right now I playing in a (fairly house ruled) Vampire game and running...
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  • That'd be because that particular reference was with respect to the Dark Souls great bow in particular, not anything in Exalted. Which, based on what you say, is about average for an average* bow with no Charms used?






    *I'm assuming there's "average" tier items in Exalted. There may not be, but I don't know that yet....
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  • Well, it is a video game bow I was referencing, so it all depends on how they built the physics engine for the great bow. I'm all for what you said, but it always appeared that the longer I waited to fire it, even on enemies not moving directly toward me, I was getting better damage results. But again, it has been awhile, so I may just be remembering things as I thought happened, not as they actually happened.

    Also, the more I think about eventually maybe playing Exalted sometime in the (near or far, who knows?) future, the more I really like the concept of a great bow wielding archer...
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  • That's similar to the list I have, except prettier and a different program, as I used Excel for my compilation....
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  • I seem to recall the longer one holds the arrow ready to fire, it does more damage, right? Or maybe that's just my taking time to aim. Very. Carefully. It's been a while since I've played Dark Souls.

    Also, side note: I'm not exactly a player, or even a reader, of Exalted, but I am intrigued by the game. I should probably start a thread about that....
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  • That's somewhat disappointing, but not, at the same time. Really, though, there are a few things that need actual compilations. One of those things is the tons, or tonnes, of paths and rituals that already exist. Another would be each of the disciplines. Regardless, it's very disappointing that neither WW nor OPP will make a convenient, all in one* book for the many hundreds of discipline powers and Thaumaturgical paths. It's been difficult to put together the very basic lists I have in an Excel file, and I can only work with the books I have.





    *Well, Auspex...
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  • Isn't there a compendium of combination disciplines out on Storyteller's Vault? Wouldn't this be the same thing, only Blood Sorcery?
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  • A month, and a few pages, ago, you guys were talking about moonsilver bows. The only thing that kept coming to mind as the discussion was going on was the great bow from Dark Souls. Plant it, nock the arrow, pull way back, hold it forever, practically turn bow into a .50 caliber rifle.
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    Last edited by Inertial Frame; 07-13-2018, 09:30 AM. Reason: Too early in the day.

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  • There is a small but incredibly vocal group who have the same feeling for all the dark stuff that 1920's prohibitionists had for alcohol and Victorians had about sex. The "moral panics" of which you speak are not actually much of a panic for most of the country. Most of us have a lot more tempered feelings about these things, or will take time to do the research....
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  • Inertial Frame
    replied to The D&D thread
    That was a pretty elegant solution to the whole Half-Giant question when 4e took on Dark Sun....
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  • Inertial Frame
    replied to The D&D thread
    Not that I can recall, though it's been a long time, so... grain of salt, and all that?...
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  • Inertial Frame
    replied to The D&D thread
    Yeah, that first picture was clearly not focused properly. On the thing in the background.
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  • Inertial Frame
    replied to The D&D thread
    It depends on when you want to schedule a game, but I'm up for it. I like where they're going with the Sorcerer, in particular, compared to some past iterations....
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  • With a little bit of work, you have two sets of two that probably know each other and a pair that can easily be worked into those other two. Let me explain:

    Wilde and Buchanan could easily know each other. Maybe Buchanan treats Wilde's nature preserves as a cause celebre, or any other situation where the nature preserves are in some way backed by Buchanan's celebrity, whether donation of time or money, or whatever it may be.
    Fortran could certainly be an employee at Rebecca's company, and she'd want it that way. Maybe he wouldn't be Chief Technical Officer, but probably fairly...
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    Last edited by Inertial Frame; 07-09-2018, 05:15 PM. Reason: Dotting i's, as it were.

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