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  • Please don't use "in fact" when you mean "in my perception"....
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  • Morangias
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    This. Frankly, I'm less concerned about the possible abuse with MA (which the system should be able to take without exploding) and more put off by this bizarre notion that GSP always works better when slapped on top of light armor. This feels like it shuts down more possibilities than it opens up, and that's never a good thing in my book.


    That's how I read it as well. Other interpretations didn't even cross my mind until someone pointed them out....
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  • Back in 2e days, somebody calculated how many successes different types of Exalted can throw at a problem. It turned out that both Sidereals and Alchemicals had the potential to outdo Solars when it came to generating a big pile of successes, and I'm not sure if Lunars didn't beat them as well.

    Surprising as this revelation was, it changed nothing on the power ladder, because what the Solars lacked in raw number of successes, they more than made up with their overall superior Charms.

    Because of that, and bearing in mind milking more successes out of your dice pool is...
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  • Morangias
    replied to Buying slaves
    This, too. At the end of the day, the goal is to buy yourself the loyalty of people, and slavers don't feel like the best middlemen for the job....
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  • Morangias
    replied to Buying slaves
    This is what I was trying to get across, but more eloquently. I understand the goal is to build loyalty by setting oneself up as the (former) slaves' benefactor, but the benefits offered feel disproportionate to the loyalty expected, and certain circumstances of the offer actively undermine the image of the Solar as an altruistic benefactor....
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  • Morangias
    replied to MMN 13/03 Comments Speculation
    Yeah, seeing how the current setup lets WW/Paradox make money off everything that comes out with the Exalted logo on it without putting in any real effort or money on their part, I don't see them willing to part with the license easily....
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  • Morangias
    replied to Buying slaves
    My point exactly. Without getting into spoiler territory too much, when Daenerys gained her army of (former) slaves, it really felt like she liberated them first, no strings attached (or at least as few strings attached as she could manage given the circumstances). What's discussed here is trying to press people into service while appearing to emancipate them, and I feel at least those who've spent some time in slavery already are bound to notice the difference and act accordingly....
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  • Morangias
    replied to Buying slaves
    See, that "cross the desert" thing... people are pretty decent at noticing when the choice they're being offered is obviously bull, and being given a choice between serving you or most likely dying trying to get home is an obvious bullshit non-choice. Personally, I'd expect a lot of people to take you up on that offer only to bail the moment they see their chances of going home improving.
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  • Morangias
    replied to Buying slaves
    This is probably tangential to your questions, but lacking soldiers is about the last problem you want to solve with slavery. There's a reason few cultures throughout the history used slave soldiers, and those that did started training them at a very young age. Given the established parameters (has money and capacity to train troops, lacks people), the Solar would be better off recruiting volunteers than buying slaves in bulk. Unless there's a specialized facility that trains janissaries in the vicinity, that is. Which there might as well be, especially in regions that see a lot of strife regularly....
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  • Morangias
    replied to Glorious Solar Plate + MA
    While I certainly see your point, I nevertheless have to point out that "DPC user" is not supposed to make for a character concept in itself....
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  • Morangias
    replied to Appearance Enhancers
    That's Black Claw, not Dreaming Pearl Courtesan.
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  • Morangias
    replied to Appearance Enhancers
    Except you're not getting that, as WDC is not a valid DPC weapon....
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  • I think the expansion is very well considered. Why wouldn't a militant theocracy have a convenient blanket term that can turn any enemy into a target for the holy war?...
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  • Good point - since new and unique capabilities also contribute to your character's overall power, why go the boring route of boosting raw numbers?...
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  • That's the point, though - workings shouldn't add raw power, because that's gonna tear the engine a new one. Bigger mote pools, dice pools etc. will shatter any semblance of balance Ex3 has, and force everyone to use workings this way if they are to remain competitive....
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  • I took it more as a statement of how the people of Creation feel about things than how things are. I mean, the world went through a lot relatively recently, and is on the precipice of another major upheaval, and we know from history comparable circumstances are fertile soil for all sorts of doomsday prophecies.


    There are serious obstacles, granted. But let's not forget the problem of the Dynasty exists because at a certain point, a badass and cunning enough Dragon-Blooded enforced it upon the world. And, again, major political upheaval is just around the corner for the Dynasty,...
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  • Morangias
    replied to Who set the Solars free?
    That's the thing - the necromantic puissance used makes it not a Hekatonkhire, because Hekatonkhires can only be summoned by Necromancy, not created by it....
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  • Morangias
    replied to Who set the Solars free?
    Uh, no. Hekatonkhires may arise from slain Behemoths, but not all undead Behemoths are Hekatonkhires. If someone kills a Behemoth and it continues to exist as an undead abomination, it's a Hekatonkhire. If a necromancer finds a dead Behemoth and raises it with Necromancy, it's not a Hekatonkhire - it's a Behemoth zombie, or a necrotech construct if you prefer....
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  • Morangias
    replied to Who set the Solars free?
    Per 2e description, it was a carcass of a sea behemoth animated by necromancy. Which is a different thing from a Hekatonkhire....
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  • Not the impression I got from 3e core.


    Well, you already presumed a Dynast cannot perceive the Dynasty as a problem and present a workable solution, so why stop now?
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    The fact that they're not part of it?...
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