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  • SpruceStripedGoose
    replied to Moana Is Such a Solar
    She definitely becomes more skilled and confident as the movie progresses to her confronting Te Kā on her own, but I wouldn't say she ever attains that sort of supernatural arete that a Solar has. I didn't see it being skill or prowess that saves her in the end so much as pure determination. Moana totally tracks on the same heroic path that would create a Solar, I just don't think her ability tracks anywhere near a Solar's, the closest mechanical representation of her would still be a Heroic Mortal IMO....
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  • SpruceStripedGoose
    replied to Moana Is Such a Solar
    Just elder in the sense that he was there for and played an integral part in the creation of the world....
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  • SpruceStripedGoose
    replied to Moana Is Such a Solar
    I don't really see Moana as a Solar, a prime candidate to become a Solar certainly if she lived in Creation, but her narrative in the movie is more that of a heroic mortal caught up in a journey beyond that is beyond her scope.

    Now Maui is a elder Lunar for sure, master shape-shifter, magical tattoos, regularly goes out and beats up primordial monsters.
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  • SpruceStripedGoose
    replied to Arms of the Chosen Preview
    That makes sense I guess particularly for Solar level evocations, Solar charms are pretty vanilla so I can see how it could be difficult to tie them naturally to more out there evocations....
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  • SpruceStripedGoose
    replied to Arms of the Chosen Preview
    I like that it is simple, whether you can take a evocation or not is just determined by it's prerequisites like any other charm. If you want to gate something away to only certain exalt's you can just insert a splat specific pre-requisite like "hungry tiger technique" in Stormcaller's tree which sets aside the last three charms for them.

    I don't think I want to see evocations that just say "exalts who are dissonant with this artifact cannot learn this evocation" or "only exalts who are resonant with this artifact can learn this evocation", if they are...
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  • SpruceStripedGoose
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Are any charms from your previous DB drafts going to be resurrected?...
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  • Reading the Arms of the Chosen excerpt and I love Stormcaller, though I had to go back and check that it wasn't Soulsteel with a red gem eye... ...
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  • WOW!!! Rich was not kidding when he said there was some big news coming...
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  • I think you could call the ability "Artistry"...
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  • SpruceStripedGoose
    replied to MMN 13/03 Comments Speculation
    Heck the second arguably bigger leak of the EX3 full draft came from someone on the team itself. Any time you do a playtest with the public there are decent chances it will make it to the wild, generally thats not a big deal. Its easier to embrace people in the process than to fight them, see the Uearthed Arcana playtest surveys, or John Wick making some changes based on the feedback he got on the 7th Sea Kickstarter pre-view. I dont think either of them would say they felt obliged to take that feedback as gospel, but they probably would agree it gave them opportunites to make their game better,...
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  • SpruceStripedGoose
    replied to MMN 13/03 Comments Speculation
    Do you feel any responsibility to steer them in a different direction though as their...mentor isnt the right word...supervisor? I get the impression that you like open development and would like more of it if possible no? If you say "hey guys you know this could engender a lot more positivity and optimism, and nobody else at OP is having major issues doing it", and they just say "NOPE", is that the end of it even if it goes against what you think is a better course.

    I just see how well it's working for everyone else, and a distinct lack of these supposed bogeyman...
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  • I know they have said that, but the discussion there has been from the Devs on evocation and exigent charm guidelines has been cagey at best. Im really not sure that what they would consider guidelines is the same thing as what most others would. I sometimes feel like they are so deep in the reeds of the development process that dont realize just how substantial the tools would need to be to bring us into that process in a more structured way than "make it up yourself". If you spend your month making charms you could bery easily start to project that compitency on to others and not go...
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  • SpruceStripedGoose
    replied to MMN 13/03 Comments Speculation
    This is very much my problem, I know you get it Rich, I think we are very much on the same wavelength of what WE would do to make things better. But so long as the absolute discretion lies with the freelance devs and not you the owner of Onyxpath I just can't be optomistic that the changes and opportunities you are providing institutionally will be embraced.

    I dont like dealing with patrons who have outstanding fines at my workplace, I find that is where most of my daily confrontation with a patron will occur, but I still do it because I know it needs to be done and because I have...
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  • SpruceStripedGoose
    replied to MMN 13/03 Comments Speculation
    I do too if only so that the EX3 mechanics could be licensed/ported out to other games....
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  • I agree, I would get the core splats out first. I know it has been said that you can use Exigents to replicate other splats you are waiting for, but I think is probably BS that they will be any more help in doing that than just making it up yourself. Maybe if Exigents contained complex generic rules for making charms it could do that, but I don't think it is possible to do that considering the granularity of the system, and even if it was I doubt the Devs would go in that direction. Im exspecting Exigents to essentially be a book of homebrew inspiration, and if that is what it is you could just...
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  • So I have always thought it could have been interesting from the beginning of the edition to go DB and Lunars before Solars. They would describe a better baseline balance of power and you could establish this whole world waiting to be shaken up by Solars who would come next as the third splat. Then I would do Abyssals as an antagonist for the others and to highlight the potential corruption of power. And finally the Sidereals who I hold the opinion should come last because of all the exalts the etablishment of other splats is most important to their narrative.

    In the real world I...
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  • SpruceStripedGoose
    replied to MMN 13/03 Comments Speculation
    I dont think anyone is trying to say you are unaware of the problems, you clearly recognised them years ago and have been reiterating that you still recongnize them every other month for three years now it seems. But people are still asking about it because recognizing problems is not the same as solving problems and it really doesn't feel like they have been solved in all these years since you first commented on them.

    Maybe this round of behind the scenes changes will be the one to fix things, but we have heard things were going to change before and nothing really came of it. My...
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  • And the rule book tells you it is explicitly ok to take fives at char gen....
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  • SpruceStripedGoose
    replied to MMN 13/03 Comments Speculation
    I'm glad there are changes in the works, but I can see why people are anxious/pushing to hear more. There is kinda a track record being told "changes are coming", "we want to do better", "you will hear more from the Devs soon" but nothing supporting those statements as a follow up to validate them as more than lip service.

    That sounds more pessimistic than I really want it to sound, there is no doubt in my mind that a lot of lessons have been learned. I don't think there will be problems with the DB kickstarter like there were with Solars because I can...
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  • I find these threads so interesting because I honestly can't comprehend your experience in the context of my own. How many PC's do you have? How many BGs and commanders are you using in a fight? Are we just better (or maybe worse?) at playing this game than you lol?...
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