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  • The mental image I've always had of third circle demons is analogous to powerful polytheistic gods and demon lords in comic books. Usually personified and mighty far beyond mortal limits, with wide scope powers in their particular area of expertise, but not like the conceptual entities that represent fundamental forces of nature and metaphysics (those would be analogous to the Yozis, Gaia, and Autochthon).

    The Deathlords' write-ups never made sense to me. How could they actually use Solar charms when the ghost was no longer paired with a Solar exaltation to power it (likewise for...
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  • Matt the Bruins fan
    replied to Great news for Lunar fans!
    Samea closed a shadowland with a Solar Circle spell, didn't she? Or is that not canon anymore? If so, she may be the one living exalt who can cast such spells, but it's still possible someone like Raksi might have her beat in breadth of knowledge and number of Solar Circle workings accomplished, even if she can't call up a third circle demon in the course of a single night.
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  • This reminds me, I was blown away to find out last year that tanuki are actual real animals and not just some legendary creature out of Japanese folk tales. I'd never seen photos or heard them referred to by anything dealing with zoology before that—it was like going to a zoo and seeing a live unicorn on display!
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  • Well, I talked myself into modifying my prospective character's background to include longer and more intensive practice of Steel Devil style so I could switch to that from Melee and have the visuals and concept I preferred. I ran some sample fights over the last week to familiarize myself with the differences in technique and the combat system in general. (I know, I know, white room combat... but given a past of gladiatorial fighting and training for same, one-on-one duels actually model the character's experience and martial development quite well even if they won't be accurate predictors of...
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  • Matt the Bruins fan
    replied to Kill Six Billion Demons
    I don't know, it seems to me that surprising a person with vast, uncontrolled power and dropping them suddenly into a pit with lots of aggressive shapeshifting monstrosities that will immediately attack them would be an exceedingly good way to cause some sort of explosion that would set off every alarm for miles if it didn't actually vaporize you as collateral damage. That kind of target calls for quiet assassination with plausible deniability, not an impulsive kick into a Burmese tiger trap.
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  • Good point, but I do think that the mystical side would be as much a drawback as a benefit. In the real world we don't have zombies and ghosts coming back to kill people out of vengeance, gods causing famine when villagers offend them, sorcerers calling up demons and elementals that can cause widespread collateral damage if not carefully supervised, or melodramatic people who can leap over buildings and throw oxcarts at each other when they get in a brawl. To say nothing of there not being any 5-ton apex predators that can run 25mph roaming the countryside and eating people like slim jims...
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  • Probably a few of the rarer, more esoteric disciplines like Mytheceria, Sanguinus, Valeren, and Koldunic Sorcery are hard to come by out-of-clan too due to gatekeeping and the difficulty of finding anyone who knows it. But the Rite of Monomacy and rampant diablerie in general mean that there's a ready explanation for having an odd dot of just about anything.
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  • Though, if you're willing to subsist on a diet of glittering demon locusts, praying to Cecylene might......
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  • Haight makes a good threat to the World of Darkness as a meta-threat to the game lines too, representing a sort of edgy-cool powergaming twinkery that would have driven customers away in droves if it had continued to be White Wolf's guiding tone.
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  • Matt the Bruins fan
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Much obliged! That makes the style more appealing than I had assumed....
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  • Matt the Bruins fan
    replied to Ask the Devs
    I know that Steel Devil Style requires the use of paired swords for access to its charms, but if a practitioner loses one of the swords in combat through a disarm gambit, botch, etc., can the Martial Arts Ability still be used for making basic attacks and parries? Or would said practitioner have to resort to Melee to attack and parry with his remaining weapon?

    If the former, would he still be able to use his Martial Arts Excellency with the single weapon, just not the style's charms?
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  • I forget, did the Path of Phobos get ported over in V20? It had a method for drawing power from a victim's fear, though I don't think it provided actual sustenance in terms of rising from sleep every night.
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  • I'm thinking that Prime 1 would be useful in sensing the quintessence present in Obfuscated vampires' blood pools, though the mage using it might not realize that it's a vampire she's sensing.
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  • Matt the Bruins fan
    replied to The Realm Preview Part 1
    I have, actually. I love the look of the Adalaj Stepwell in Gujarat. (Though probably not a useful reference for an island nation.)
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  • Sounds like something that might be appropriate for a personalized manifestation of Kagami, or an Infernal beholden to Szoreny.
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  • Matt the Bruins fan
    replied to The Realm Preview Part 1
    Great preview Dex! I'm loving the Indian subcontinent slant to Prasad. I hope that extends somewhat to the other powers of the Dreaming Sea—the other day I was looking up ghats in Varanasi as visual reference for the background of a potential character from Ysyr.
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  • I thought Hell wasn't forever in the Asian mythology KotE draws upon, more like a limited prison sentence before reincarnation?
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  • I don't know, I guess I always thought of sending something to Elsewhere as translating the object into the essential idea of the thing with one's magic, and then translating it back into a physical object when needed. Rather than floating in a parallel dimension that has spatial coordinates and such, it's more just a potentiality associated with the exalt that they can make real with an act of will.
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  • There are lots of options......
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  • For mine, the one must-have is dirt sewn into the pockets and lining of his suits.
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