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  • Elkovash
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer
    Standing in the boundary of an attuned manse has the same benefits of standing in the boundary of a demense.



    Socketing your hearthstone increases out of combat mote recovery, allows you to be aware of any essence use in your manse and if you are a sorcerer, allows you to use its power as a means however distant you might be.

    If the hearthstone is not linked to a manse, then none of the above applies....
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    Last edited by Elkovash; 03-25-2017, 04:33 PM.

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  • Elkovash
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    Its listed as permanent because buying the charm gives you an additional supernatural ability to invoke the chimera coils that is not itself an activation of a charm (this is free of potential combo complications and timing issues). Since you activate it by committing motes, it ends when you release them.


    Similar to that Tiger Frenzy charm in Tiger Style at the end. It gives a permanant enhancement to the form (so it is a permanant charm) but it needs to be activated separately....
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  • Elkovash
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    It's an inspire action with automatic successes. Not only are they inspired and thus changing their behavior accordingly; but, it also elicits a specific reaction without needing to pursuade them to do so (i.e. Come seduce me, or otherwise be inclined to listen to me)...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    Alright.

    Looking it all over I can make a few final observation.

    - The construction of the MA trees does seem to be balanced between offering charm defenses to soak/defense and what armor they allow. It isn't very consistent though, some styles (Like Snake) upfront offering potentially huge bonuses but still allowing armor.
    - Anything that would work with Sorcery (Invul. Skin of Bronze) lacks serious defensive capabilities in style. Most of them are context sensitive. Like Single Point where the only defensive buff it gives requires you to be outnumbered before...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to [QUEST] Two Birds Within the Cage
    You make a few gestures at Kess to get him to hurry along where he was leading to. He beams. Whether because you were still committed or because you took the advice to make less noise, you aren't sure - but it makes you smile back at him too. Soon the two of you are caught up in a fit of stifled laughter as you clumsily pick through his travel pack and better equip yourselves for the climb ahead.

    The passage he leads you down ends abruptly. It looked like the cave had fallen in, a large pile of rocks of debris blocking the way; however, light wafts down from above like a curtain,...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to [QUEST] Two Birds Within the Cage
    ((Apologies again everyone, family business has sapped my spare time and energy. I'll be getting something up tomorrow hopefully.))
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    I'm looking into what Totentanz said. A cursory glance shows styles with armor limitations tend to have more defensive buffs. Styles that allow armor tend to be more offensive based.

    It might be a case of defensive stacking like they mention.

    I'm not convinced its out of proportion, but at least it's a place to start looking.
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    I'd like to ask a few specific questions on this;

    1 - Is the concern; "styles like Ebon Shadow, Dreaming Pearl, Black Claw and Crane have synergistic effects that make a scene long +6 Soak and Hardness, -3 Decisive damage specifically against energy type attacks, and immunity to crippling injuries to their limbs (specifically where they are physically removed from the body). This synergy exceeds a power comparison to other valid character concepts. This excess of power is not appreciably diminished by requiring a specialised artifact, additional mote commitment, and a full combat...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    I'm not advocating. And I'm not seeking permission. I'm pointing out that if anyone's concern is based on "balance", then you should take some time to really look at the numbers, because it's neither as gross nor terrible as some people have suggested.

    I said at the start that I don't know if I'll run with it. I'm still unsure; I haven't yet reached that bridge yet though so I've got time to puzzle it out. Having this conversation is part of that, but I just wanted it to be clear that "too much power" in this instance is not actually a qualified concern. Especially...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to MMN 13/03 Comments Speculation
    It feels like, from a fan's perspective, that some feel they have lost trust with the Dev team.

    Promises of changes that don't seem to have come to fruition. Discussions of deadlines that have not been met. Discussions of thematics or mechanics that don't seem to have had impact.

    It's enough to jade even the most avid fan. Hell, there are plenty of vocal community members who can be quoted as saying as such. Some of them don't even come around anymore.

    Such that, when anyone moves to the fore to offer platitude it is met with a glance askance. A dot dot...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    MA costs background dots. Four of them. Basic armor no frills of artifact quality still gets evocations for one less point spent, wether you buy it with bonus points or not (since artifacts are story merits you never pay exp for them).

    The MA devotee either has a slow climb to essence three and all their best tricks (most styles don't even give you the form charm until ess2 which is at least 10 sessions away) OR is MA Supernal, in which case they have a slow climb (25 sessions) to that shiny "I get to wear the best armor now" charm.

    Are they spending Solar...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    Non martial artists can wear armor without paying EXP to do so while also committing less motes and paying less BP/Merit Points to start with it... I don't see how the cost disparity works like you're describing....
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    More like, paying $200,000 for a Beetle to drive at 30mph alongside everyone else's Ferrari.

    I'm still struggling to find out precisely what's so unbalancing about a high soak MA user (that uses specific styles) that makes such a comparison even remotely appropriate.
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Third Ed Exalted Combat is Awesome!
    I dunno DrLoveMonkey - it sounds like my players don't get as much out of their motes. Blowing a full excellency is 8-10 motes and you only have 46 at essence 1 plus ten per each essence dot you gain. using 1/5 of your total mote pool(before factoring in other charms) is a pretty quick way to drain yourself dry. Especially if you do the same on defence. In my game, such behaviour proves punishing as the fight drags on and they find themselves not-all-that-much closer to victory and start scraping the barrel each turn.

    Worse if you've been using motes on other activities by the time...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Third Ed Exalted Combat is Awesome!
    First, I liked the simile. made me laugh.

    Second; I've never bothered running the numbers so this should be fun!

    Both my dawns have a parry of 5 (Reaping-Tiger Snake uses unarmed attacks to suit all three styles). My Eclipse has a dodge of 6 (she almost never gets hit) and the twilight has a parry of 5 with his medium weapon (checking back again, he has the lowest dex at 3 apologies for earlier I was wrong). so for most of them the enemy needs a base of 10 attack dice to hit on average. As long as they bother saying something more than 'I dodge' or 'I parry' they get...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to [QUEST] Two Birds Within the Cage
    ((Apologies for the late post, I meant to have this up yesterday but the kidlets needed more attention than I had to devote to writing it out. - also the drunk text is an experiment, not something I've done before. tried not to overdo it.))

    Pushing through the haze of mead, you grab hold of the last torch and pluck it free of the brazier. With determination steeling your steps, it is easy to tromp through the crusty grasses after Kess. Your brother managing to remain a few dozen feet ahead for the whole trip.

    The march takes you out the eastern quarter and through the...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    It was a slippery slope.

    She picked up some resistance to get whirlwind armor donning Prana and hauberk lightening gesture for instant anime costume changes with a dozen pretty dresses.

    Then kinda went, well if I dip a bit further I can be really bad arse too, why not?...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    DPC is incompatible with armor (meaning you cannot activate any of its charms if wearing armor). If you're wearing Silken armor you can still use the charm but doesn't give you more armour because stacking armor (wearing armor over other armor) isn't something you can do (or rather, you can but you only get the benefit of the highest rated armor). You could still use the Appearance soak boost though.


    On this matter in general though; Is +11 (technically +6) soak and 10 hardness (also technically +6) for 10m and 1wp really that big a deal breaker for MA styles?

    ...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Third Ed Exalted Combat is Awesome!
    Yeah, I get you. Which is why I don't bring it up very often. I just can't nail down what I do other than field stuff from the book.

    My party is 4 Solars. One craft Supernal who focuses on Artifact weapons and Sorcery. One Eclipse who is Dodge and Dreaming Pearl/Black Claw (@firstaide say hi). One dawn Brawl Supernal who went the punching/onslaught route. And one Dawn who has three martial arts styles (Reaping Tiger-Snake).

    One pattern I have found is that the dawns tend to blow all their motes in the first round getting rid of an enemy or two and then they survive...
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  • Elkovash
    replied to Third Ed Exalted Combat is Awesome!
    For the record, while my group has made themselves combat capable and we have two dawns, one Brawl and one MA (Snake, Tiger, Reaper) I have never had an issue challenging them with anything more than commanders and battle groups.

    We have had a few big boss battles recently where heaven has pushed back hard against them (the last battle against an Exalt led battle group ended in retreat).

    I don't know what I'm doing differently but since it's such a vastly different experience to everyone else I usually don't comment about it.

    Given that this is a praise...
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