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  • I am the Iron Poppy. I brew only the finest drugs from my personal stock of purebred sources. This would be an excellent way to make money except that I am far, far too busy using my own drugs to make more than one dose at a time.
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  • I'm not 100% sure I'd agree with that statement, though I can see from your posts where you'd come up with that assertion. I think it's more a mindset thing than a game problem, personally, as if it were a universal game issue you wouldn't have so many counterpoints to your assertion.

    That said, I've always seen Sorcery in Exalted as an... envelope, of sorts. It sits over and covers everything else you are, by virtue of what it is. You're now a Sorceror. You deal with strange powers, weird creatures, and terrifying magic. If Sorcery is any significant part of your concept, the...
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  • The actual points he made are moderately more complex than "He isn't a D&D blaster wizard" is all I was getting at. I don't really agree with all of his criticism either, but reductive statements tend to end up being countered by other reductive statements and eventually you end up with politics.
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  • then yes, Accursed Slasher Style, or even Accursed Smiling Slasher Style might work. But then, I admit, that's just my preference, so don't take it as a knock on what you had!
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  • While I'd say this doesn't appear to be 100% inaccurate, it does seem to be moderately misrepresentative. Not to mention dismissive.

    It seems more to focus on the idea that a Solar sorceror who dedicates himself entirely to Sorcery isn't that much different from anyone else who dedicates themselves entirely to Sorcery except in dice pools and access to the highest tier of spells, which Hamster seems to think is not enough to make a Solar Sorceror concept cool to him.

    There are a few valid criticisms in his statements, but I admit I don't see it that way.

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  • I like Accursed Slasher Style better than Accursed Nights Slasher Style but that might evoke a different feeling than you're going for.
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  • Krata Lightblade
    replied to Your Headcanon
    Hm, that makes some sense, yeah. I've got to do some re-jiggering to some of my mindset about how geomancy works, I think.

    Thanks Alucard, appreciate the follow up.
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  • Krata Lightblade
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    Also in general if you're using opponents of greatly mismatched scale, it can be reasonably assumed that since the idea of initiative is a momentum of combat, you're using the weaker fighter's lesser skill to interfere with the better fighter. Feints, misdirected attacks, and manuevering, to keep the better fighter off balance, and then just when it looks like you're about to take the lesser guy out, suddenly the better fighter has a HUGE problem he has to deal with because he doesn't see it coming now that you've changed tacks and gone for him all of a sudden.

    Usually ignoring either...
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  • Krata Lightblade
    replied to Your Headcanon
    Now... I'm not trying to derail the thread, exactly. But isn't it theoretically possible to shrink or remove Shadowlands with high end geomancy (theoretically funnelling the right combinations and types of Essences into the area to "heal the wound" so to speak)?

    Or have I misunderstood that all this time?...
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  • 5. "You fascinate me."
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  • I'd like to second this because frankly I don't care at all for the hacked down rulesets, I rather like 3e Exalted overall....
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  • There's also the factor of dramatically reducing the complexity of a game is easy, but doing so in such a way that is actually good is not. I can reduce the entirety of D&D down to literally removing every modifier to every roll and even removing rolling in favor of coin flips. That does not automatically improve the game, no matter how much it mechanically simplifies it.
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  • I somehow strongly doubt that after all this work the devs are super interested in saying "So if you hate all this work we did we made sure to pay a second team to make the stripped down version."
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  • Krata Lightblade
    replied to Where are All the Druggie Exalted?
    This entire thread hurts, you are all bad, and you should all feel bad. Obviously I am not being serious here, please continue.
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  • Krata Lightblade
    replied to How to weaken a defining Intimacy?
    Who says those two Intimacies are even conflicting?

    He has a Defining Intimacy towards his House, NOT the traitorous members of it... and he doesn't want to see his House end up the next Iselsi!...
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  • My experiences are different from your experiences, and I think it's valuable to note that you've repeated this point several times and I just don't see it as a given.

    You may have had many mixed party games. I have had fewer. And while I agree they definitely happen, I do not automatically see them as the intended standard nor the automatic standard that all players fall into.

    I'm not arguing your general point, but I felt I should provide a counterpoint to this one section of your argument that you seem to be taking as a given in every case, when there are many players...
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  • I'm not really 100% disagreeing, though I admit I don't really have anything against the idea of how they handled it this time around. However, I will say that word count in any game book is where you get the chance to make statements about your system, setting, and game in general.

    I recall, for example, a very old argument about limit breaks. The discussion arrived because there were players who felt that the concept of Limit and the associated Limit Break shouldn't be enforced on players for a number of reasons.

    I argued rather that the presence of Limit and Limit...
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  • The best teacher is not experience, it is a Lore focused Solar! Experience can't teach a 3 year old Calculus in two days!

    But more seriously, I've always treated the situation as a case of "Are you using the thing you want to raise on a regular basis? Are you making strides during play to make that a thing your character is working on narratively? Then hey, guess what, your training time was already handled, congrats."

    But if someone wants to, say, suddenly spend a pile of XP and go from 0-3 in Melee all at once (and this is not a random example, I've had...
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  • I think it has more to do, Simon, with a certain subset of players insistence that the "optimal" solution to any given problem is what every culture should be doing forever. As such, the "optimal" way to get more Dragon-blooded, is obviously to stick them all in breeding programs that mean they're getting babies made instantly after giving birth. So obviously that's what everyone should be doing, culturally, because "it's the best way, obviously, and that means it's the only possible way it makes sense."

    I'm simplifying a much larger issue, of course,...
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  • I absolutely cannot make myself believe that there is no effective male-use contraceptive in Creation, especially amongst the Realm, a society of traditionally horned up supermen (and superwomen who want to bone them) with magical researchers on tap who are also perpetually horned up supermen (and superwomen who want to bone them).

    Hell, you can always go the really old school route and murder a sheep for their bladder, I guess.....
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