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  • I remember Google Survey having a function to share the results page link, but I can't seem to find it with my old surveys. But thanks for the info! It's very interesting....
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  • szp
    replied to What type of campaigns are you running?
    I've just started a chronicle. The premise was stolen right off Keychain of Creation -- pieces of legendary artifacts holding impossible power are about to be assembled together and the PCs must intervene. I've set it up as a globetrotting adventure game, but despite the PCs being entirely new to Exalted, they provided a lot of plot hooks where it could get very sandbox-y. So the overall frame will be "Ok, we are here, now we travel for a month to reach over there, where we might find clues. After that we deal with one of our enemies, and then perhaps find the damn thing. Next we head to...
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  • Yeah. I meant anima levels from 1 to 3. That might not have been clear! I will address that when I am back on lappy tomorrow....
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  • Floating Rickshaw, an Artifact chair, and its dread secrets.

    I wrote 2.6k words on a flying chair.

    Just kidding. It's actually an Artifact that seems rather inconspicuous and frivolous at a glance, but it has secrets. I'm planning to have this be the powerful weapon that the PCs have to discover from the Tomb of Dreams. Wondering if they'll notice anything strange about it.

    It's a work in progress, so feedback and critique would be very much appreciated. =D
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  • Are you willing to share the results while the data is being collected? I'm the ST and I don't feel it's right to submit data on my players' behalf. But I still want to see what the make-up is like. =o
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  • szp
    replied to A solution for invincible Solar supremacy
    Oh my God. I just realized the greatest threat to Solar supremacy: other Solars.

    So here's a solution:

    Worst Possible Charm
    Cost: --; Mins: Essence 1
    Type: Permanent
    Keywords: None
    Duration: Permanent
    Prerequisite Charms: None

    YOU ARE NOT BETTER THAN ME, EVEN IF YOU ARE. Whenever a Solar who knows this Charm interacts with another of the Solar Host, they lose access to Charms that they do not know. Which one loses the Charms? Both! None shall challenge Solar supremacy.

    All of the Solar Exalted learn this Charm upon...
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  • szp
    replied to A solution for invincible Solar supremacy
    I am pretty sure Isator meant it in good humor. A silly post deserved a snarky response =P



    I have a solution! When the Alchemicals book gets released, the Solars may learn the following Charm:

    Actually a Robot Stance
    Cost: --; Mins: Stealth 5, Essence 1
    Type: Permanent
    Keywords: None
    Duration: Permanent
    Prerequisite Charms: Easily Overlooked Presence Method

    Solars are mortal human, gifted with infinite potential. They are human at heart. But not the Solar who learns this Charm. That Solar is Actually a Robot. And...
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  • szp
    started a topic A solution for invincible Solar supremacy

    A solution for invincible Solar supremacy

    I was sorting recyclable trash earlier today and pondered how to make Exalted better with my fan contributions. And then a problem that has not even been hinted yet has occurred to me -- how can I prevent power creep in 3e and maintain that Solars remain best at everything? And then this idea dawned on me.


    DESIGN PARADIGM - ABSOLUTE SOLAR SUPREMACY

    Thesis: Solars are humans taken to superhuman limits, whose excellence is without peer. Other Exalted are also humans. Therefore, Solars must be peerless in specialties of other Exalted. FACT.

    Solution:...
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  • Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad the concept got across, as my intention was on that specifically. Mechanics may have suffered for it... So more mechanical feedback would be appreciated, if you feel like giving it!

    ---

    Also, wrote up a backstory for the ghost. It's long-winded and poorly written. It's divided into parts, so what fits can be chosen for each game's needs. I myself am planning to use only a few parts for my own game.

    PART 3

    The faceless ghost walked the ash-dunes of the southern deserts, lost in thought. The half-living man, claiming...
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  • szp
    replied to Is Mara Mara?
    I trusted Google but perhaps my decision was poorly made. D:...
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  • szp
    replied to Is Mara Mara?
    Germanic Mara matches better, it seems. Perhaps I was overthinking Exalted Mara = Buddhist Mara bit, since I could have just Googled a few times to find this out... Thank you!...
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  • I apologize for bumping thread so soon, but I'm still hoping for feedback. D: I wrote up this material too quick and I'm at a loss how to improve/fix it myself. Further, high-power 3e Charms are still elusive for me.

    Either fluff or crunch feedback would be awesome. Thanks in advance!
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  • szp
    started a topic Is Mara Mara?

    Is Mara Mara?

    If Mara was Mara today, and Mara cloning charm. You hold Creation hostage with Mara Clone Mara Unlimited Mara. What hold hostage with exchange for Mara Mara?

    ...or more seriously, is Mara the Second Circle Demon of Exalted inspired by the demon-god Mara of Dharmic religions?

    I brought this up in my Korean translation thread, but I figured this could be an interesting topic beyond how it relates to translating sorcery. Over three editions, I've read about Mara and saw some interesting things about her. During that time, I've also studied Dharmic traditions (particular...
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    Last edited by szp; 04-10-2017, 07:38 AM. Reason: Mara ate my ability to spell words

  • szp
    replied to Earth's culture facts to use in Exalted
    A player of mine decided that Sijan is necro-Joseon. A city-state bound by ancient traditions, honors due to the dead, values on unchanging virtues and knowledge, et cetera. As such, the Sijaneses wear Durumagi and horse-hair hats. Except all black as opposed to pale tones. Among the sacrificed foodstuffs is beef-noodles, which are prepared by boiling a huge piece of beef for hours until tender enough to pull with fingers. Strands are pulled off with care, and then rolled in flour, dipped in egg, and then boiled. This is a stupidly labor-intensive task, so Sijanese funeral directors hire professional...
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  • A Ghost with No Name, and its sword. WiP, feedback appreciated!

    A few days ago, I had an idea for an elder ghost. I wrote it up over a few days and, while I really like the concept, I am not sure if it's really balanced. The character is all about dueling warriors famed for their skill. It doesn't remember why, though -- it has forgotten why it fights all the time as it lost bits of itself as battle wounds, along with other identity-stuff like a face, a name, et cetera. The ghost's unique Charms are mostly about Clashing, as it likes to cross swords, not exchange slashes.

    Its sword also has Evocations that are all about Clashing, but it does that...
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  • szp
    replied to Translating Exalted to Korean
    Now on to sorcery and related terms --

    I'm operating on the idea that sorcery is a demon thing, with the idea shown in previous editions that said Mara taught Brigid sorcery. But I'm not seeing sorcery as evil demon magics, so I'm trying to strike a balance.

    As before, I'm using 마술 / 魔術 as before. 魔 is a very complex and charged character, which can cover anything from "monster" and "demon" to "magic" and "uncanny". It has a very negative connotation in many expressions, but as a part of magical words, it's... somehow...
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  • szp
    replied to What is the Wyld like
    My imagination for the Wyld is kinda based on the Taoist idea of Wuji and that one what-if scenario about falling into a black hole I read once before. Pardon if I ramble -- I've been sleep-deprived for a few days.

    The Wyld is a state of infinite creation, but it is without form. Everything springs forth on the "passage" toward Pure Chaos, but the phenomenon is without form, shape or distinction. The ambient reality-pressure is simply too great for one thing to remain distinct from another (except for random oddities, like the primordial creators that -did- remain distinct...
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    Last edited by szp; 04-07-2017, 08:29 AM.

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  • szp
    replied to Translating Exalted to Korean
    Isator Levi : Noted!

    CycloneJoker , Elfive : Thanks for the pointers. I did not know about hihiirogane and I'll definitely have to see if I can incorporate that.

    In the meantime, what I got for the magical materials as follows:

    Orichalcum: It would have been nice if I could make use of the Greek roots, but 산동 ("sandong") sounds like a brand of rice beer. >_> I might actually use that as a name for a rice beer sold in a Nexus pub. What I have now is 일화진금 / 日火眞金, or "sun-fire true gold". I got the impression that...
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  • That is a good way to describe helniques, now that I think about it. Individually, they have the intelligence of a scared mouse, though. Not the perfect weapon for an information war... Also, a helnique can't multiply itself.

    The player that I wrote this thing up for now wants to see the actually intelligent demon(s) responsible for helniques. I'm split between having it be another mental entity (though smart and capable of plotting) or a more relatable demon who, if necessary, can herd these tangible stupidities as a battle group....
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  • szp
    replied to Exalted Forum Introduction Thread
    Heh, I can imagine how that could work. But I think it's much harder to do that in Korean, though. Exalted has a very strong wuxia feel, but using English to describe such things kinda conflicts with Korean gamers' pre-existing ideas of wuxia, I think. Language and RPG in Korea have always had a weird deal. When talking about short, bearded, cave-dwelling, ale-drinking dwarves in fantasy RPGs, Korean gamers use the transliteration 드워프 rather than the Korean word 난쟁이. It just feels... more "fantastic" to us. Or something. I wish I could elaborate further on this, but I'm kinda...
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