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  • I am going to have to agree with Rich on this one. The social climate surrounding Exalted has been too volatile of late for a thread of grievances, however well-meaning, to be a good idea.

    In light of the new developers, we do have an "ask the devs" thread, which is a much healthier and less contentious way to facilitate open communication between the fan community and the developers. I recommend people use it with an open mind and an attitude of seeking to better understand developer choices rather than to complain about choices you disagree with.
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  • Explosives do aggravated at Ground Zero. Also at ST discretion things that completely remove or destroy large quantities of tissue can be recorded as aggravated. Putting a hand into a wood chipper, for example.
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  • This. They're certainly aware that some humans randomly become Wolf-Blooded, but they can't discern a pattern behind when or why. Lunacy in particular would be very difficult to establish a connection to Wolf-Blooded adoptions, because there are a ton of people exposed to Lunacy who don't become Wolf-Blooded, and those who do don't remember it....
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  • I'm still iffy about this. I do understand what you're getting at - not all werewolves develop Tells before their First Change, and a person with werewolf heritage but no Tell isn't what the book describes as Wolf-Blooded (pg 300, "A Wolf-Blooded is a Wolf-Blooded because of her Tell.") But there's nothing in the book that suggests to me a distinction exists between wolf-blooded and Wolf-Blooded. And in fact, in many places the implication seems to be that a Wolf-Blooded who's Tell has not yet manifested is still a Wolf-Blooded.

    One of the places this is most clear is in...
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  • 1. No
    2. Werewolves don't know Lunacy can cause humans to become Wolf-Blooded....
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  • This one from Mr. Gone is based on the layout from Masquerade's character sheets, which are monochrome and don't have the decorative, ink-consuming borders. It was made for First Edition, so you'll have to repurpose some of the fields so you can record things like Banes, Touchstones, Aspirations, and Conditions. But it's pretty serviceable....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to Social Combat discussion.
    Roleplaying. Your previous experience with tele-conmen left you suspicious of people asking questions about money on the phone, and the debt collectors said nothing that would alleviate this suspicion. There's no roll necessary in this situation.

    Remember, dice only get rolled when the outcome of an action is uncertain. There was no uncertainty in this situation, your "character" was hostile towards people trying to get money from them over the phone, and the debt collectors' approach involved trying to get money from you over the phone. No need for a roll, because based...
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  • I get what you're saying, but I would point out that Dominate does have that drawback, in the sense that you must be a vampire to have Dominate, and all vampires suffer Social penalties to interactions with humans based on their Humanity. It's just that "because you're a mindbending manipulative monster, and of course you are, why would you have this Discipline otherwise" isn't directly stated in so few words, but demonstrated over the course of the rest of the book....
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  • It is kind of weird that "Physical" is in quotation marks, as the context does appear to indicate that the word in quotation is being used ironically.
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  • Ahh, sorry, I missed that we were talking about a Dread Power. I thought Wyrd just wanted to make an EE with a really high Size stat.

    Re: targeting it with spells - it becomes pretty impractical to directly target things with such high Size very quickly, but this can be made up for by using Area of Effect instead of Size and Number of Targets as your scale factor. That does mean spells like simple Unmaking to poof the colossal target out of existence are pretty much out of the question, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Fighting giant entities requires different tactics, and...
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  • Erm... I'm pretty sure Corpus is = Resistance + Size, not Resistance + (Size x2) as Wyrd was asking.
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  • The Size scale barely makes sense to begin with, and it really starts to break down when you start getting past a few dozen. Sky scrapers are supposed to be Size 100, so if you want Kaiju-sized spirits that's probably a good starting point.
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  • Yeah, so you've noticed the extremely high prerequisites. This is, oddly enough, a pretty common thing with Merits, especially in supplement books as opposed to core books, in my experience, and especially with violence-related Merits. It's cool that you have a good idea how you would adjust the prerequisites for your own game, that's a good attitude to have.
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to Books updated to 2nd Edition
    I don't really see that being more of a problem then it already is - such effects would have pretty low target numbers in the current system as well....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    I don't doubt it is at least in part to keep purses marketable. It's also partly a fashion thing, because supposedly having things in your pockets can ruin your silohette - people who make women's pants don't want the beautiful feminine shape of their product ruined by a cell phone bulge or lumpy car keys near the thighs.

    As someone who had her emo phase before realizing she was trans, I know that's a load of bull though. I've worn my fair share of skinny jeans with big pockets and unless you're really packing them full of crap, it's barely noticeable. And anyway, it should be the...
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  • The museum I work at recently opened a temporary exhibit about Vikings, so while I am not an expert either, I have been steeped in research about them and talking to experts for the past few months. Tessie, what you said is fairly consistent with what I've been learning. I would add, however, that while theoretically any man could become a Jarl, in practice there was probably very little upward mobility for free men except by marrying into more powerful families. And there was likely at least some perception that Jarls came from different lineage than Karls, who came from different lineage than...
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  • It's going to depend on the power of the Jarl. Speaking very broadly, I might say a Thrall cannot have Nobility Status, being an unfree person. A Karl is not noble, but might have Nobility Status 1 or 2 if they are favored by the local Jarl - for example, if they serve in his Longhouse (a Housekarl), or if they are empowered to speak in support of him at the Thing. A Jarl may have Nobility Status anywhere from 1 to 5, depending on how much power he has and how far his influence spreads, but most will fall somewhere in the 2-3 range. A king won't usually have Nobility Status below 3 unless he is...
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  • Oh, I see. I wouldn't make it that rigid. Much as a vampire Prince can have City Status 1 if he wields little actual power, a mortal lord could have Nobility Status 1 if he is not respected or feared by his serfs. More flexibility is better....
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  • Err... Like any other Status? If you want to be a powerful noble, you take Status (Nobility). You get a bonus equal to your dots in the Merit on Social rolls with people who recognize your claim to nobility, and can use your Status dots to acquire Equipment and Services, and to cut off other characters' access to their Social Merits. No need to reinvent the wheel....
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  • I think it makes sense for Illiteracy to be a Condition the same way physical disability is - essentially a nice gesture for the players who want to roleplay a disadvantage. Or, if illiteracy is the assumed default in your setting, then attaching a small cost to the roleplaying advantage makes sense. But yeah, I don't really see a need for special mechanics for things like social class. Especially because we have a Status Merit already and that's exactly what social class is. Economic class, we have Resources for....
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