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  • Just want to jump in and say I really like this new format. I will pay $0.50 a page for new crunch all day long.
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  • Blackwell
    replied to Ghosts & Martial Arts
    I think what glamourweaver meant is more that even if MA are "Exalted Charms", Mara might well know something analogous to (and teachable to others as) Black Claw in her personal Charms, like a Tiger God knowing (and being able to teach) some Tiger Style Charms. That was a thing in 2e, certainly....
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  • Blackwell
    replied to Ghosts & Martial Arts
    I'd probably give the ghost a -1 Essence penalty for the purposes of learning/using MA Charms, in addition to the Terrestrial keyword. I don't like the idea of an Essence-1 mortal becoming an Essence-1 ghost and getting more capable at his Martial Arts. But an Essence 1 mortal becoming and Essence 1 ghost, then gaining Essence 2 (through ancestor worship or whatever) being able to use entry-level MA he could not access before seems fine.
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  • Very nice.
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  • Blackwell
    replied to The Society of Rivers and Lakes
    You could also remove the distinction between Personal motes and Chi. Creates a natural reason why Exalts don't get an "extra" essence pool, and mortals get a small Personal pool (which they can call "Chi" if they want) with elaborate recharge rules that can only be used on MA Charms or possibly some special wuxia Merits.
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  • Blackwell
    replied to The Society of Rivers and Lakes
    Random thought: what if you "unlocked" all Essence 1 Charms with a single Training (+XP cost), which allows you to buy the relevant Charms with XP, but you don't have to take the Martial Arts merit or buy separate Ability dots in the relevant Style?
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  • Blackwell
    replied to The Society of Rivers and Lakes
    Actually, I'm not so sure about that. It wouldn't be for everyone, but if your table wanted to play a very wuxia, Martial-Arts-World-front-and-center kind of game, I could definitely see removing the (somewhat flimsy) distinction between Charm and Technique and just using this methodology to learn MA Charms. Chi is a nice backstop to let mortals in on MA Charms with sufficient effort, that Exalts will probably not bother with, but then not everyone bothers with Sorcery and Sorcerous Motes either so hey. Maybe the most esoteric Taoist exalts cultivate chi for the side benefits....
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  • Blackwell
    replied to The Society of Rivers and Lakes
    Ooh, I really like the idea of performing a pseudo-Working on yourself to learn a Charm-alike. I don't know that I'd make someone pay for the Technique in addition to the XP for the "working", though. I wouldn't make someone who acquired a Strength dot via a Working on themselves to pay the full cost of both.

    Also, rather than setting Finesse to 1, I'd use it like Finesse in regular workings and give the character potential weird, thematic side effects if their finesse was low. Maybe learning the capstone of Tiger Style with insufficient finesse gives you tattoo-like stripes...
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  • Blackwell
    replied to The Empress : Who Was She?
    We know she was a "young officer", but not what kind. Using Lookshy as the model of a Shogunate military, she could have been a traditional infantry commander, or a fighter pilot, or a sorcerer-engineer, logistics, special forces, or whatever. All of the divisions have personnel of "officer" rank.
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