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  • Blaque
    replied to The limits of magitech in 3E
    This actually depends on how you ask the question, believe it or not. Since some things that were magitech in 2e were not actually the case in 1e, strictly-speaking. Off the top of my head, things like the chariot of the Unconquered Sun, Swift Midday Brilliance and many airships from fthe First Age were not originally wirtten as if they were magitech. I think actually as I remember it, every vehicle save the folding ship in 2e was written up as a magitech device, although I might be wrong there.

    There's also some overtly powerful things like the Mantle of Brigid, the Emerald Thurible,...
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  • Blaque
    replied to How are the corpse elements?
    In Dreams of the First Age: Lands of Creation. It hink it's in the section about the Lap. And yeah, kind of a tangent.

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  • Blaque
    replied to MMN 13/03 Comments Speculation
    Participating in the PP Grymkin CID a bit, it is also worth noting how much of it is "This is how it is going ot be, this is what we're sticking to and this is what we'll change" in comparison to what I think folks often might do on an RPG.

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  • Blaque
    replied to How are the corpse elements?
    That's how I liked it. Instead of it having some secret origin of Solar eugenics, it was fine I think for some to just have a talent for it. I think part of my annoyance is that 1) It created a narrative of Terrestrials as disposable (which I tend to nowadays vehemently oppose, and I think that even the number of DBs in DotFA was contributing to this) 2) It assumed that DBs could just be told to lay over and get geneticlaly modified like breeds of dogs or cats and 3) It was something that probably didn't need a unified origin. It was a bit where the book took a neat setting element and decided...
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  • Blaque
    replied to Constructing the North in 3e
    Since Tusk is related to Icewalkers culturally, I would make his territory more in the latter, with it probably crossing the river (It's just ice and his people probably can navigate it) down into the area near Rubylak. Mostly preserve the relations he had with the Linowan and Halta, as well as some probably things on where the Tepet Legion swere lost before, though I woudl assume a shitload of the detials would be different.

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  • Blaque
    replied to How are the corpse elements?
    I think it's more an annoyance from a fluff standpoint that apparently DBs were populous enough and subservient enough to Solars to submit to genetic manipulation like they were a magic bonzai tree.

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  • Blaque
    replied to How are the corpse elements?
    Going to randomly toss in "Fuck I hate how they made the Dragons fo a Differnet Color some First Age Solar eugenics project of DBs because of course Solars get to randomly genetically engineer DB lines like they were pets" bit.

    Either way, I think there's nothing wrong with them being drawn on for aesthetics purposes. I just don't know if they need to be quantified metaphysically in order ot be used as such.

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  • Blaque
    replied to MMN 13/03 Comments Speculation
    Something I want to kind of point out in the history of Exalted is that devs not talking to community after a point isn't unheard of at the same time as the other parts talking. GCG was pretty onboard the forums until about the Lunars book and the pretty massive backlash it got in 1e. And I think he barely showed up on the forums after that and especially after Sidereals and further backlash by some elements of the fandom, even though the book has managed to hold out as a classic in the line overall.

    And then I honestly barely ever remembering seeing John Chambers about. The gameline...
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  • Blaque
    replied to How are the corpse elements?
    I think the whole point on the Underworld just not having consistent elements is that it's because it's not consistent. It's a realm of memory, emotion, narrative and death. So anything that's drawn as a correspondance is more there for flavor and aesthetic than really much about th eactual constituent parts of the Underworld.

    It's worth nothing that the inconsistencies about in the corpse elements is in part because different authors at different times wanting different things. The original five in Exalted: the Abyssals return in the splat spreads for MoEP: Abyssals and are the...
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  • Blaque
    replied to Constructing the North in 3e
    Bishop I have mostly operating in the Near North. The Kunlun region is probably shrunk some (it was pretty big in 2e) but I would put it still on that penninsula between the White Sea and Inner Sea and his influence bieng most of it, the islands out West and maybe all thew ay to Malice Bay. It might go more North into some of the Wating Tundra though. But I see his influence being in more civilized areas where his religion can spread. He has a lot of cities in his area of influence and I see some sects of the Shining Path even acting like a form of Thuggee cultist, as well as full born mercenary...
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  • The most reasonable order to me is as follows:

    Dragon-Blooded - Which are, mind, first already. They're the most important not-Solar Exalted in the game and are the most common Exalt you'll see in other games. So they need to pretty much always be first.

    Exigents - Something new to help the setting avoid some of the feel of "Just rehashing" that I think 2e at times was doing. Also if they do have good homebrew mechanics in there, it'll be very helpful for understanding the logic of later Exalts, fan-conversion and so on. It also probably allows an opportunity...
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  • Blaque
    replied to Tomb of Dreams now in Proofing.
    Crow as a note shows up in the 2e corebook on p. 128. It's not a great picture of her I htink (I really like the style of her original piece in CB: Eclipse) but I think that it's always safe to bet that character stories get reset in edition change-overs.

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  • Blaque
    replied to Constructing the North in 3e
    Some personal thoughts:

    I'd put Inara probably on that road between Medo and Pneuma on the new map. I need to double-check it though. I might also just discard the references to the Lover in its setup. I think this is because she's written a lot as being the only Deathlord in the entire North at times and where it is, I think it might be better to play up the presence of the Bishop, or make the area kind of where their spheres of influence overlap. So you either get Tear-Eaters or murderous crusader cults about.

    Similar with Fella. Just put it North of Whitewall on...
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  • Blaque
    replied to Tomb of Dreams now in Proofing.
    Despite 2e's best attempts, the timeline doesn't actually advance in Exalted normally, so I dobut she is dead in actuality even if she got capped randomly somewhere I'm missing.

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  • Not really. I generally have it just be about difficulty 3-5 Medicine roll depending on circumstances. That seems to cover it fine. The game is meant I think to be pretty forgiving in that area since it's a cinematic aciton one and in those stories heroes tend to survive a lot anyhow.

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  • Blaque
    replied to Show Us Your Commissions 2, The Revenge
    I fully admit I do the anime/manga look because well, I think it's aesthetically appealing and I enjoy how flexible it is in its simplicty. It keeps the line and shading work pretty minimal about on its own. So then the simpler faces and body details can be used for things like dynamic poses, interesting props and so on. I felt this kind of showed in Saturn, where I think a lot of the detail is pretty much her clothing, sword and censer. It's a matter of for me for a while finding the right proportions in that art style though, like eye size, shape and all that. I think I only found one I...
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  • Blaque
    replied to Show Us Your Commissions 2, The Revenge
    Crumplepunch's recent picture there I"m actually pretty envious of. I like the details and general realism to the look of it personally. Also really good color choices with the lighter greens and warmer whites.

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  • Blaque
    replied to Visiting Champoor
    Champoor to me had more this daggers and gaslight vibe to it. I described it aestheitcally as "London as occupied by a Hindu empire". So having this kind of old school European aesthetic with the new and shiny buildings being South Asian and the occupatioanl government being pretty Hindu-looking. This is going on how Champoor was a satrapy of Prasad in the original leak. The spiritual corruption of the city is known, but not blatent. The aristocracy has more or less given up ruling and ceded that to the satrap, who himself barely cares and ceded to his advisor, who more or less...
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  • Blaque
    replied to The Saltspire League in 3rd Edition
    I kind of have Malice Bay and the River of Tears be both a big reigional and cultural border in the North. So to the West. And in part of this is probably tone-down the reach of the Bull. So instead of Malice Bay being smack dab in the middle of his territory, I have the Saltspire League being the Western extent of the Bull's current expansion. And the region has a lot of threats in all directions as a reuslt. Raiders from the North, the Icewalkers and Tear-Eaters to the East, Shining Path Crusader Cults from the West and Medo to the South. It's got to me this Eastern European "middle...
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  • Blaque
    replied to Show Us Your Commissions 2, The Revenge
    Few I've done in the last couple months (linking to my DA page since I don't really feel like embedding links):

    Zulfaqir, the Red Sword - Dawn Caste from the game I run off and on over the summer. Chiaroscuran swordsman with well, red glass sword. Fun bit to me was layers of fabric.

    Cathay Red Dragon - This is a redo of my first Exalted character from way back in 2002. She's gone through a few iterations but in 3e she's all about Artifact weapons and being a melee samurai I guess. Picture was mostly experimenting with lighting and things like the symmetry brush in...
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