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  • Elkovash
    replied to What is "Embattled", really?
    Okay, you do you....
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  • Elkovash
    replied to What is "Embattled", really?
    Because those dicepools are he baseline that cover most examples of the actions taking place. If you feel in any particular instance that they don't suit, you can substitute them for others with ST discretion. Some people elect to require stunts to do so....
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  • Elkovash
    replied to What is "Embattled", really?
    The answer that the book gives you is that if, for whatever reason, a circumstance created by following the letter of the rules is mind-bogglingly ridiculous, then leave the rules aside and do what makes sense.

    If this behemoth can be attacked by a Solar who possesses charms to Grapple it, then I personally would rule that the Solar poses enough of a physical threat to prevent its passage without a disengage action (assuming they are rolled into combat in the first place).

    If the Solar had no reason to oppose the behemoth's movement they can simply elect not to resist...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to What is "Embattled", really?
    GM rules the Kitten is an insignificant opponent and the Tryant lizard treats it as such - moving away without contest....
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  • Elkovash
    replied to What is "Embattled", really?
    More on this;

    My simple rules to adjudication are thus;

    Does moving towards a distant object or entity reflect an objective in the current scene?

    If yes, you need to disengage unless unopposed.

    If no, allow cinematic movement assuming everyone moves.

    The usual rules for 'chicanery no' apply. If a player wishes to 'cinematically move' to another rangeband in the hope of moving their embattled opponent away from some other objective, it doesn't work....
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  • When using the roll20 dice roller, you can add 'sb' so the end of the command and it'll sort your dice into numbers from highest to lowest. Makes it really easy for the dice tricks.

    Eg; /roll Xd10>7sd
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    Last edited by Elkovash; 08-19-2017, 07:39 PM.

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  • Elkovash
    replied to Disney princesses as Solars
    Based on what we know about 3rd edition; probably a Liminal by the end :P...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Disney princesses as Solars
    Vote [1]; Lilo for eclipse.
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  • I think if you're going to give advice to hobbiests it's best not to be reductive or 'cheeky' with your language.

    Like, it's a no-brainer that the problem with elements of the game like meta-gaming and min-maxing isn't the activity themselves but the nature of the person doing it.

    But to actually help other players and story tellers you need to show how to identify the difference between disruptive play and non-disruptive play. Just laying out writ permission to meta-game and implying that it's never really a bad thing would likely cause confusion as to the message...
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  • At the table, the GM/ST is also a player. My expectations surrounding 'meta-game' knowledge being used or not used extend only so far as my own enjoyment and the preservation of Versimilitude with the world.

    If any player character's action are predicated on protecting themselves from 'mechanical reprisal' or 'beating a challenge' rather than responding to a moment - my immersion breaks and I have issues.

    I have never had this problem with anyone who wasn't already a problem player for numerous other reasons (eg, their antics were designed to 'beat' the other players...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Is Sorcerty Too Front Loaded?
    Clarification Here.
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Is Sorcerty Too Front Loaded?
    Spirit-Drawing Oculus is a reflexive charm. Reflexive charms can create actions of the governing ability. The effect of the charm is to roll a full free excellency and convert successes to motes.

    The charm itself is not an excellency.

    Perhaps the charm is intended to roll only the excellency dice, it's not clear. But as a reflexive charm that tells you to roll dice, is is definitely creating a reflexive action as per reflexive charm rules regardless of how many dice you end up rolling. It does not supplement or enhance anything other than itself.

    /my ...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to How do Raksha eat in 3e?
    Currently I have a patchwork system.

    Each time a Raksha inspires a character they can numb another intimacy they are aware of (usually one that runs contra to the inspiration).

    Numbed intimacies are locked out and without a character interacting with them they can degrade (as per usual rules).

    They gets Motes/narrative nourishment from any intimacies they numb in this way (kinda like scarred by dreams and nightmares Sorcery ritual)
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  • All Might from My Hero Academia

    Superlative Power? Check.
    Successor to a line of wielders of the same power? Check
    Insane Brawl and Grapple Skills that just outright slaughters any opponent? Check.
    Beacon of Light and Justice that is nonetheless a flawed mortal hero? CHECK

    The only thing he doesn't do is glow golden but he DOES have a nice head of golden hair and needs to spend a few moments turning on all his resistance charms before battle.
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  • Could fit with the meso-American "the sun is a role, not a person" with Conkey specifically being the only sun that was unconquered, rather than THE sun who is also unconquered....
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer
    Sure! I don't think I'm qualified to answer this question beyond - "Ask your ST" it's not set in stone in the books (yet) as far as I know.

    Previously I've run it as the destiny bureaus largely being 'advisors' and 'viziers' who are assigned to specific other bureaus to help ensure things go the way destiny has decreed while not overtly undermining the authority of the other bureau in question (corruption notwithstanding) - so while there would be a number of death gods, they would be assigned to oversee, say, cattle - and thus have two boughs of reporting to do but they...
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  • The way I see it. Long ago when UCS was active in the world prior to the War and then during the first deliberative, it would not have been inconceivable for entire nations to honor him specifically and thus lots of iconography from that time bears the sun's image - but;

    On the turn of the age, when UCS turned his back on Creation and the deliberative was overthrown, all of mortal societies still worshiping him directly would have found their prayers unanswered or delegated to some other divine intermediary. So over thousands of years of no direct contact with the sun the lesser stations...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer
    Saturn covers a fairly high-level conceptual space that is not limited to mortal demise. It would make sense that she would have a number of subordinates that deal specifically with death in all manner of different ways.

    There is one such detailed in the roll of divinity that likes to collect souls and maintains a private collection; for example....
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  • Elkovash
    replied to 7 principles of good GMing
    Yeah, sure. (*note, I didn't have a problem with anything, I was just trying to be helpful and point it out.)...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to 7 principles of good GMing
    "a good GM seeks to find an equilibrium in the game that offers something to everyone, rather than railroading players with inflexible plots or styles of play."

    Emphasis mine.
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