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  • Morangias
    replied to On "Chicanery"
    The kind of rules chicanery that is shunned by the Exalted community is less akin to figuring out new and creative ways of using your magic and more akin to exploiting glitches in a multiplayer video game to gain an unfair advantage.
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  • Morangias
    replied to Range bands to celestial objects
    Come to think of it, Zeno's paradox is the reason we have Rush and Disengage actions....
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  • Morangias
    replied to Advanced Character Generator
    Unlike with Craft, though, you only ever have a single Lore rating....
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  • Morangias
    replied to Pact with an Ifrit Lord Shaping Ritual
    Only if they're holed up in a cave with nothing to do but casting spells....
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  • You're grossly overstating how much practical difference these angles make, particularly as it affects the technique discussed. You can easily cut yourself with a period-accurate medieval sword by just lightly pressing it against your skin and drawing the blade across. Conversely, you can squeeze a razor blade quite tightly in your hand without cutting yourself as long as the blade doesn't move across your skin. I've actually done both things myself. No matter how sharp, blades don't cut well if all you do is press them down perpendicular to the material - at least not if the material is both...
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    Last edited by Morangias; 06-05-2017, 11:05 AM.

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  • I'm not sure if you're super-accurate or repeating a myth here. Because medieval swords were actually honed to a very fine edge, just not razor-sharp, as that particular grind doesn't lend itself well to blade durability. There is a pervasive idea that the swords were just kinda roughly sharpened and that the cutting action was more a function of the blade's impetus, but reconstructors and HEMA practitioners nowadays pretty much agree that wasn't the case....
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  • At my table, I'd just let you pick them up and use with Melee. I don't quite see the point of the MA weapon keyword, considering there is no generic MA Ability anymore and each Style/Ability lists the specific list of weapons that can be used with it regardless of tag.
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  • Morangias
    replied to Infernal & Wyld fluff
    It's definitely more comprehensive than what usually passes for errata, and it has some bigger chunks of new content, but I maintain it's not an easy read without knowing GWM first.

    Still, definitely worth checking out....
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    Last edited by Morangias; 06-02-2017, 11:38 AM.

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  • Morangias
    replied to Infernal & Wyld fluff
    It has quite a lot of info about the Raksha as characters. The problem is, since this is presented as an errata, reading it without knowing the original text of Graceful Wicked Masques is bound to be hard....
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  • Morangias
    replied to Explain to a noob: Sidereal Paradox
    Pretty sure I've seen it come up....
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  • Morangias
    replied to Explain to a noob: Sidereal Paradox
    To be honest, most of it is this fandom's usual propensity for throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

    That's not to say Paradox is a good mechanic as-is. It's overly punitive, which feels particularly bad and unwarranted since Astrology that causes it is neither that powerful nor that fun to use even without the added disincentive. It's also pretty random, which many people feel clashes with the themes of the Sidereal Exalted. With Sids being the hubristic manipulators, you'd think Paradox is about their meddling in the Loom causing unwanted tangles in the tapestry in a way that's...
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  • Morangias
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Are you saying it's okay to become a Sorcerer of Speed and Time?...
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  • First of all, mad kudos to you Leetsepeak for starting this thread and offering polite, constructive criticism. You made all my points for me with your breakdown, and added some I hadn't considered, but have to agree with. And you did it way more gracefully than I would have! Chapeu bas!

    In general, I have to say I enjoyed Ifraja as a character. He feels a bit like a Star Trek villain, in a good way - you can start him off as sympathetic, likable even... and then he starts committing atrocities in the name of knowledge. Cool arc, I like it. I'm also glad he had a bit of new crunch,...
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  • This problem could be solved by removing having a leg taken out from the possible conditions for activating Aurora Bleed. This way, the obvious weakspot doesn't punish you for attacking it....
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  • While this is generally true, a system like Exalted inherently requires a certain degree of system mastery due to its complexity, which raises the bar for what can be genuinely called a "land mine". In this case, I don't think it's too much to require of a prospective ST to look at Mata-Yadh's statblock and realize these combat pools are pretty crazy and should be handled with care....
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  • I agree 100% Now that I have Mata-Yadh, I can tweak its statblock to my heart's content and with minimal hassle, whereas building a similar behemoth from scratch is not something I'd be comfortable doing at all....
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  • Morangias
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Thanks for the speedy response!...
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  • Fakharu spends his days playing politics, doing art, and romancing his mortal lover. He's probably as weak combat-wise as Lesser Elemental Dragons get. Wyld Behemoths, on the other hand, have always been (or rather, were always supposed to be) the greatest weapon the Raksha can bring to bear against Creation. They literally have no other purpose to their existence than wrecking shit on a massive scale.


    Behemoths are Exalted Kaiju. What other narrative did you expect?...
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  • Morangias
    replied to Ask the Devs
    I have a couple questions regarding ghosts, a bit on the technical side:

    1. Can ghosts respire Essence while in Creation in 3e?

    2. In the Mortwight's statblock, Materialize is listed as an Essence 2 Charm, while in the Nephwrack's it is Essence 4. Which should it be? Or is there something more at play here?

    3. Forge-Born Form says the Charm ends if the war-ghost receives 4+ HLs of damage while using it. How does this work with a battle group of war-ghosts using FBF to fight in Creation?
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  • I'm beginning to think "it's a larval behemoth" will become a new meme in itself....
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