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  • Blaque
    replied to Your Headcanon
    While the illustration for Palenquin shows the island being held up by spindly humanoid statues, I kind of imagine it more being on blocker, abstracter beast-like things similar to the ones you see in the Shrine of Worship in Shadows of the Colossus. It's a good picture, just didn't gel with how I saw the place in my head when I first read it.
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  • Blaque
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    "Cold Iron Bane: Weapons made of iron deal aggravated
    damage to the raksha, but most armies in Creation use
    bronze or steel weaponry."
    Exalted Third Edition, p. 535

    More or less still there. Most folks don't really use un-porposefully alloyed weapons out ofiorn histoircally, but you'll often find it for like, a backhoe or plow. So what you will often find is folks using probably improvsed weapons out of farming equipment or tools that happen to fuck them up....
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  • Blaque
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    They're on par with DBs most of the time (ie, lower end/Terrestrial level), but have teh abiltiy to turbo-charge with situaitons to something more comparable to a Celestial Exalted....
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  • It's alright but probably in the mush of "Not Heaven's Reach" for me, so there's that. And noteably even though it's neat, it's not the defnitive history of the world. It is like what was stated earlier. Dreams would have made for a pretty good shard. As the default-assumed actual history of the setting, it has a lot of issues, though....
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  • I think though it plays a bit on what SLS noted. There's an expectation of waht the FA is, it was actually basiclaly early 21st Century Earth running on Makotech, and while that's a nice subversion in a literay sense, it is not very engaging or interesting in a context of Exalted and actively feels like it's trying to deconstruct for its own sake rather than provide something to stimulate an intersting game.

    Like, for me at lest, on the timeline I thought the Ochre Fountian was striclty more interesting a time period than anything invovling the hgihg First Age, and that's simply due...
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  • I think also a bit that messed with things is Exalted's relationshipw ith Dreams and the subsequent linew, hcih also is why I see what Stephen Lea Sheppard was going for, but I think also probalby a bit the issue. Aberrant was a different genre than expected, but it didn't stop Aeon from like, being that still. And Adventure! didn't requir eyou know anyting about the other games (I actually read neither unitl the KSes but Adventure! is one of my favorit games of all time).

    Dreams had kind of what I call the Star Wars Prequel issue going on. Not only did it revela a lot, but it kind...
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  • Lilith if anything draws most on the World of Darkness Lilith in that she is an ancient owl-related being who is linked to a young naive powerful person (Swan). I think the parallel intially was supposed to be her-to-Swan had elements of Lilith-to-Caine from Vampire: the Masquerade but it went completely off that tract probably before Exalted ever was published.

    Tammuz has like, nothing ot do with his mythological namesake. He originallyw as just a name of a Lunar who was less violently anti-civlization in the 1e Lunars book and there's little to nothing of him I think that draws...
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  • Mine is still together but I fully admit it lives mostly in a box and it may ahve just aged out.

    Also remember how low res the map was. It actually was so bad that it made me hesitant on the 3e one until I found out that one was pretty nice canvas....
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  • As noted it's about its modern heirs, not it itself. The Realm, Lookshy, and Prasad all claim to be inheritors of the Shoguante's legacy, kind of like how a lot of European powers claimed to be the inheritors of Rome's.

    Again, we're likely not going to get a historical book for this edition anytime soon at all, let alone one about htis time period beyond what books like DBs, Lunars, and Arms do....
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  • Blaque
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    It's actually different from the previous devs too. I think the veiw was then there were never more than 1,000 but since the First Age ended fewer than 100 until recently. Again, I kind of doubt it'll actually come up in books though, so headcanon away on that one....
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  • Blaque
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    The devs have stated that the numbers in 3e are reflective of those found in teh 1e STC, which were:
    • ~150 Solars
    • ~100 Abyssals
    • 100 Sidereals
    • 300-400 Lunars

    There are also based on other dev comments and the current DB book:
    • 50 Infernals
    • ~25,000 Dragon-Blooded
    • ~250 Liminals
    • Less than 250 Exigents
    • 64 Getimians
    This is subject to change or contradiction, and there's not anything that as I udnerstand it will put this in the text canoncially anytime soon, though, save maybe the 100 Sidereals....
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  • Terry sounds like he read a good chunk of 2e also, which oddly kind of to me caused weirdness. Something I do like about the podcast is the kind of fresh take on things for new people, but this one felt like it got bogged down in minutia more than previous episodes did.

    Still a good podcast, but I think there probably should be a bit more of taking into account going forward with less-defined Exalts that bit about, since I think detangling previous from current editions will be harderw hen all is presented is previous edition stuff.

    For instnace, something that stood...
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    Last edited by Blaque; 08-25-2020, 06:12 PM.

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  • I think with the current edition's focus on the today and living in the results of history, it'll be a while yet before we get snippets on the Shoguante I think. There was apparently a Shogunate book slated before 3e was put into development, but that's on a pretty significantly forked timeline at this point.
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  • Blaque
    replied to Tell me about The Realm
    People do still call Australia an island continent though. I think that both continent and island are so il-defined a lot of the times that Blessed Isle can get away with it. It just needs to be reminded that well, it's an "isle" in teh sense South America use to be before it crashed into Panama....
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  • On Dreams, I think I found it fine at the time, but mostly since I like Neph and think what he wrote was at least interesting. As a book though I think it kind of did a lot of harm to the line. It felt like the Star Wars prequels in a way to me in that it reconceptualized a lot of the setting after it into relation to it, and that wasn't in itself a good thing.

    There were also just parts badly written and those often depended on the specific part. For instnace, in Lands of Creation each chapter was written by different authors and it showed. The South, West, and East were written...
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  • Fun bit on Zeal, is that author I think also wrote the attempts of transperfects in Scroll of the Monk as well....
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