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  • Murcushio
    replied to Alchemicals and 3E
    Using slugthrowers in Autochthonia might be disfavored for the same reason they might be disfavored in hard sci-fi settings in space; you live somewhere where a stray shot puncturing something important could have immensely deleterious consequences. In space, that's explosive decompression, in Autochthonia, it's "that conduit, once punctured, will spray high-pressure boiling oil into the corridor."

    If I were designing weapons in Autochthonia a big priority for me would be "kills fleshy humans, has as limited as possible a chance of damaging the Polis or the Maker if...
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  • Murcushio
    replied to What's the point of firewands?
    This has always been one of those tricky questions.

    Exalted as a setting has always been a combination of "kickass Exalts doing their kickass Exalt thing" combined with "but we're also trying to model societies, culture, and human nature as accurately as we can in the outrageous world we've created, which is why so much wordcount is dedicated to things like how the Realm and the Guild use economics to reave all the wealth out of creation, how young Dragon-Blooded are inculcated into the doctrine of Empire, and so on and so forth." It's why we've had threads where...
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  • To be fair, it isn't like Geoff knew what he was midwifing when the 1e core was being written.

    I think back then there was less concept of the Charmset being native, techniques that were fundamentally inherent to your Exaltation and expressions of that power. They were more clearly widgets, things you learned how to do like shooting a three-pointer or popping a wheelie or doing a kickflip, which meant that presumably you could get "better" at them with practice; you'd train and train and train with Excellent Strike a thousand times a day and eventually be able to execute...
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