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    replied to Your experience with combat sorcery
    The group I ST has 3 sorcerers, and the only combat focused of them only ever invested in war charms for combat. The other two... one has a couple dodge charms, and the other has a decent ability spread and a couple thrown/ma charms. She's not "mortal bad", but she's definitely terrible against anything stronger than a standard soldier guy. Oh, and only the warlord guy actually goes deep into sorcery. The other two have like one spell and that's it.


    The current group I play has no sorcerers, though I intend on picking it up a wee bit later. That character is the group's...
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    replied to Your experience with combat sorcery
    The Guardian is in use in my games. When people focus on breaking it instead of the sorcerer it puffs out after a couple decent attacks. Until then, it is a strong defense. If the sorcerer is outnumbered it is a good move to force it out early. Otherwise it pays to power through it with unblockable attacks to spiral the sorcerer early and give you time to wail on the spell without too much molestation.
    In the hands of a meek sorcerer it's just going to buy you time, while a more potent combatant has more freedom to wail away.


    The maw... I haven't seen it in play yet,...
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    War charms let you JB when your army zeroes an enemy army's magnitude.
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    I had one player actually try to just use sorcery and commanding a battlegroup. All he has to build up initiative is a great JB roll. So usually he tries to start fights at long range to get off an early Raptor while the groups are Aiming away. After that, though, he's just commanding and rerolling JB as his army wrecks everyone's shit, where he then casts again.

    Without that, however, he can't really do much worthy in combat with his sorcery. For all his well deserved plumage, he can't stand up to any opposition directly thrown at him in a fight....
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  • It pays to notice that "incels" have always been around, even explicitly, and no one paid any heed to them until a couple went into a murderous spree. The people that get labeled incels... they are pretty harmless, if tormented.

    Incel is just a "new" name to a kind of man that always existed: The ultimate loser. The person that for some reason just can't be sexually/romantically interesting to anyone, even if just by comparison: curiously enough, things like a wealthy community and sexual freedom aggravate this by raising people's standards. Nothing to do about...
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  • Simply put, this will never not be this. Men and women are different, the expectations they have are different and the beauty standards, while having communal roots that don't really change with time, are still also different.

    You can, of course, dig as many exceptions as you want, those don't matter to talk about the norm.
    And the norm will always have some discrepancy or another when comparing between sexes.





    Pretty much. And that's fine. If people feel bothered because one gendered depiction is unpleasingly trended, they can look at...
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    Last edited by Synapse; 06-07-2018, 02:44 AM.

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  • Because, in that particular context, the usefulness approaches zero due to the target audience.

    tl;dr: Yes...
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  • I said nothing of purpose. I claimed it's tiresome and it's not adding anything new because, well, the established audience here already knows that. That's why just about every other post has that very comment and why I said it felt tiresome.

    All your concerns are very valid. None of them are what I criticized......
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    replied to Steel and Iron: What's the difference
    Well, "modern". Witchcraft's been around since christianity.

    Alas, I'm failing to find the full sources and the people I usually reach for this are not responding. I'm out, all wrong.
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  • This is a repeat but... I covered that in the other..other thread >.> Sorry for the confusion.
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    replied to Steel and Iron: What's the difference
    The iron vulnerability stems primarily from "Cold Iron". This is a long established anti-fae charm in a bunch of cultures.

    Since a good deal of fae stories are stone-age old, some history buffs say iron might have such rep because invaders trampled their stone and wood armaments with metal weapons.

    If so, steel would indeed fit similarly, but the advent of steel over other works of iron came at a much later date, where such tradition was already settled enough on a previously established metallurgy....
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  • By all means, don't take my words as a condemnation of the art that you want and like. If that's how it sounded, please have my apology.

    My preferences are far more aligned with yours here than you imagine. I like the current trend of imagery, and I, literally, have zero authority over your tastes and made no affectation of having any.

    I made a remark on how nowadays people insist in pointing out that half naked ladies are excessive and don't make sense. That's my one and only complaint....
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  • Double post?
    Anyway, i completely agree.

    There's even a practical value to allowing such expressions, after the moral necessity of letting the speaker express itself, in that an open statement can be criticized, whereas a secret statement cannot.
    Someone silenced also has the moral high ground to argue that she is being silenced, which gives credit to tje idea no matter how good or bad.

    So censorship not only is unacepptable, it's also dumb.


    Other than that, of course, house rules prevail: feel free to ban any topic from your house or...
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  • I second you wholeartedly, tgueiros.
    There is no crime in saying anything, and that by no means the message can't be disturbing or terrifying.
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    replied to Inspirational Art - Exalted 3e Edition
    You are not separating fantasy for reality, and condemning watching a story as a likened to perpetrating the act.

    I dispense the thought policing, thank you very much, and let's continue this on the other thread.
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    replied to Inspirational Art - Exalted 3e Edition
    His head's composition makes me think of Hellblade's enemy designs, for some reason. Might be Surtr.
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    replied to Inspirational Art - Exalted 3e Edition
    Yes.

    You can complain all you want, my point is that this particular complaint about drawings is getting tiresome. Or, rather, the fact it keeps being brought up incessantly. At this point the impression I get is that people feel all but obligated to point it out, as if they can't just appreciate (or not appreciate) in silence. It's an annoying zeitgeist, preaching to no one....
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    replied to Your experience with combat sorcery
    I will note that there are many spells good for combat that can be cast out of combat, but none of those are really "attack" spells. Now to the set you requested.

    To actually use most attack spells in a single round you really have to lean in on the shaping rituals and charm boosts to the shape itself.
    This is the big deal with in-combat sorcery, you can't half-ass this. Presuming you do...

    If you use spells that attack with your initiative, note that sorcery by itself doesn't really give you anything that builds initiative. So you want to be a decent...
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    One character all but naked, one half, two others not. Just let the guy draw.
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  • Scythes are very purpose built after all......
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