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  • Epitome
    replied to Women in Armor II
    I had to spent a lot of time in Pinterest to filter out the bikini chainmails and get the kind of badass characters I want in my stories, but now I'm glad I did. There's a lot of great non-pandering art out there, but it definitely takes more time and effort to find it compared to the fanservice.

    The Wizard of Oz may this heal your ailing heart :

    https://66.media.tumblr.com/b58f8381...1yfo1_1280.jpg
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  • Epitome
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer
    A Celestial working should be plenty for your needs. A shaping would work fine but it would be kinda overkill.
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  • Epitome
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    The text of the latent ability specifies an attack pool of (4 + weapon accuracy) for all weapons, so that settles the attack pool.

    For damage, since Gorillas deal 13 damage with their fists (a light weapon with a damage of 7), it means their base damage is 6. So a mace (medium weapon with a damage of 9) would deal 6+9 = 15 damage. And provide +1 def!
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  • Epitome
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    Do Caste/Aspect abilities require at least 1 point in them is that only for Favored abilities?
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  • Given the defensiveness and snark I'm getting, I can only assume my OP was way more critical of the game than I intended, so I apologize for that.

    Reading everyone's input, I'm starting to see where the game I'm in might have gone wrong. We may have been approaching the game with too much of a D&D mentality of "kill monster, get loot".

    TheCountAlucard Thanks for sharing, it's a good example. That game sounds like it must have been a lot of fun.
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  • Poor wording on my part, I guess I should have said the ST instead of the setting.


    Octavian is just an example. Summoning Princes of the Fallen Tower or simply having multiple 2nd circle demons will have roughly the same effect even if they're not all Octavian.

    I may have been hyperbolic in my OP, I guess what I was really referring to is that there is nothing left in the Core Book after you're done with Ahlat and Octavian, which can both be killed at Essence 3 or less. Extra materials like the Behemoths in the Hundred Devils Night Parade do help.

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  • Essence 3+ Celestials - what do you do when you have too much power?

    Now I'm aware that a properly optimized Solar can already be a world shaking threat at Essence 1. But Essence 3 is where all pretenses that the Celestials are just slightly stronger heroes fade away. When the entire Circle can summon Octavian or a trio of Legendary Size Ogres as their personal bodyguards, there's really nothing left to challenge them except other Celestials.

    So where do you go from there?

    Is it possible to keep the scope of a game at a human scale when your group can single-handedly slay any god that offends them?

    Should the story stop being...
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  • Epitome
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    I'd go for doing something crazy, after all even an excellency is magic, it just has to be a supernatural show of skill. For instance maybe there was a golden champion protected by elite squadron, and the character just swooped in, killed the champion and came back out completely unharmed. Or Maybe he stopped an elephant's charge by holding his sword in front of him with only one hand and having the elephant impale itself on it. Or maybe he made a point of having his fallen enemies form a pile so that all the enemy soldiers can see him atop an ever rising pile of corpses, effortlessly killing...
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  • Epitome
    replied to Your Headcanon
    The same working. It's really more of a funny what-if than a serious theory, so you can just hand wave any inconsistencies you find as an extra effect of the working.

    She wanted perfect invisibility at will. She got the first half right. ...
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  • Epitome
    replied to Your Headcanon
    The Empress isn't gone, she's been there the whole time. It's just that a sorcerous working went catastrophically wrong and made her permanently immaterial and undetectable by magic, thus making her incapable of interacting with the world. Countless people have passed right by her and even through her searching for her, to her great annoyance and rage.

    She has given up on being found for now and has devolved into a cynical spectator who watches her Empire slowly crumble due to her absence. She takes mental notes on which of her children are causing the most damage and devotes part...
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  • Epitome
    replied to What Breaks If......
    Mechanically not much. It's more thematically that you may have a hard time explaining how your voice is tearing people apart like a Tiger's Claws, dragging an enemy in short range of you with Serpent Style or ripping their still-beating heart from their body with Black Claw....
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  • Epitome
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    Can Single Point Style be used with dual wielded swords? (in other words, is Steel Devil compatible with Single Point)
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  • Epitome
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    Sure, no problem....
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  • Epitome
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    What is the expected degree of realism for familiars? Does a mundane familiar have all the limitations of a real world trained animal, or are they closer to animal companions from popular media, who can more easily understand commands and human interactions in general?
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  • Epitome
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    -At the highest level, you can manage and defend an organization which is a big player in the world, or wrap such an organization led by someone else around your little finger.

    -You can make a chain of deals which culminates with a closed off nation selling their rarest exotic goods to you in a historic first for their nation.

    -You can organize the emergency evacuation of an entire city with such efficiency and thoroughness that no one gets left behind.

    -You always know when it is safe to bribe your way out of trouble and never pay more than you need to....
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  • Epitome
    replied to Trying to get a sense of scale with exalted.
    I've never had a situation like this in my games, but I think I'd simply split the challenge into 2 rolls. If the Exalt is trying something ridiculously extreme like jumping a chasm that has an active tornado in the middle, then that's 2 rolls - 1 for the jump and 1 for navigating a tornado. The jump automatically succeeds because of Monkey Leap, and then you can make them roll whatever is appropriate for them to navigate a tornado, which might be a second athletics roll or might be something else depending on their stunt....
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  • Epitome
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    1) If I win a Decisive Clash but have less initiative than the opponent's Hardness, do I still inflict 1 automatic level of damage from winning the clash?

    2) Does a Join Battle roll benefit from Sensory Acuity Prana's double 9s and rerolling of 6s?

    3) Do the dice from Awakening Eye's Free Full Excellency count as Charm dice (as opposed to non-Charm dice)?
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  • Epitome
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer
    It's how the devs interpret the Core book. Dev rulings can generally be found in one of the 2 ask-a-dev thread, but it can be a pain because there are so many pages. Battlegroups are very swingy - without support they lose badly, but when properly supported by an Exalt they can kill PCs in two turns flat. If you allow them to deal damage on the same turn they crash opponents then they can do it in 1 turn.

    For the answers I gave before :

    For Power-Awarding Prana, it's my reading that nothing in the Charm's description indicates that you are 1 Essence higher when using...
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  • Epitome
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    The core states that pet exp is refunded. I haven't seen anything about battlegroup exp, but getting the exp back sounds fair.

    Charms that use (Essence) to calculate a benefit always use your real Essence level. Charms that unlock effects always require you to have that actual Essence level, unless you are Supernal in that Ability.

    As a general rule you can't train multiple characters at the same time (a battle group would be a "character" in this case). That said the training times listed in the core book assume you're doing all your training off-screen, whereas...
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    Last edited by Epitome; 06-28-2019, 02:53 PM.

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  • I like it. One thing about the trigger for Exaltation though - I figure what the person wants more than life should be something that's actually possible to achieve. After all, if what they want is impossible it would be a bit hard to show them a possible future where it actually happens. Plus this would avoid the situation where someone who wants to resurrect the dead more than life would fulfill the criteria for both a Nocturnal and a Liminal Exaltation at the same time.
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