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  • Simon Darkstep
    replied to Moonsilver Warstrider ideas?
    Balancing Evocations isn't something I've got down pat yet. I'm sure there would be a couple of paths for each 'strider's Evocation tree, which could represent the deepening connection and the addition of equipment and improvements....
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  • ... which is not really evident in his own solo story.



    Not at all. I read it several times over the course of getting my thoughts together, and again in comparison to the other stories.

    Anybody in any setting can reflect on their background and achievements, status, and so on. So can any Exalted in any Caste. There's nothing in the story that makes him uniquely and definitively the Air Caste signature character of Creation. This is why I compare the story to a generic slash fic - the lack of anything unique to Exalted or being an Air Dynast.
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  • A lot of people have replied back, and I'd like to reiterate my thanks for that!

    There are some good explanations of opinions opposite mine, and I'm just fine with that.
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  • Thank you for replying about the first part!

    Let me augment my point then! This is a core book. We get only a few chances to examine the signature characters and draw from them what the setting is about. A few stories with several characters and one story focusing on each of them. That's one chance to get to the core of what that character is about, and how they relate to the setting.


    Volfer's story is a fantastic example. He's muscled and scarred. He walks right in to the midst of his enemies, unarmed and wearing nothing but provocative (in context) underwear,...
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  • Thank you for that!

    I'll happily follow the directions I get, and meanwhile reiterate that I am grateful for being heard out. No matter whether edits happen or not, I appreciate the discussion....
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  • Not harsh at all. Thank you for asking questions. That's exactly what I wanted to hear back!

    I have no problem at all with a Matriarchal society. It makes sense in context and doesn't otherwise exclude any preferences that would otherwise be included.

    A Dynast receives a stipend from their House. That goes up as they have children and accomplish tasks for the House. If that's the case, I can't think of any way that bringing shame on your House would not risk your stipend, among other House perks.

    Later on, preview 2 is pretty specific that same-sex paramours...
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  • I actually agree with you entirely, on both sides of the issue (breeding camps and socially enforced homosexuality) ... Players and Storytellers will create their games and omit what doesn't work for them. So, dropping a PE on the other side of the scales, so to speak, doesn't really help....
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  • Well that's why I asked.

    If I get better directions from somebody in charge, it will be my pleasure to relocate it....
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  • Perhaps. It seems to me that the DB Breeding Camp is the equivalent of the Peasant Railgun from over in the D20 settings. It only needs to not work because it doesn't work and breaks the setting....
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  • I've never had a breeding camp in my games nor read about them that I recall, so I'm making a guess here.

    I believe that would be within what I mention in 2E, that there are exactly as many DB's and mortals and others as are needed for the story.

    If that needs to be addressed, it sounds to me like something that can be addressed in a sidebar, or within the culture of the Realm itself....
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  • Thank you for the reply!

    I tried to follow the suggestions where to post, and that's where I wound up.

    If it turns into a discussion thread, that's great as well. I just want to work within the rules and recognize that it's a potentially sensitive issue for some folks.

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    I'd love to see other sorts of stories. Just that a core book ought to be... core. There's a tremendous amount of imagination space waiting to be filled (giggle) by mature adults.

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    Right from the text:


    I'm entirely...
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  • Well, what I got's what I got....
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  • Simon Darkstep
    replied to Moonsilver Warstrider ideas?
    I think that I'd like to see Warstriders in general as the pillars of a Chronicle, and not just very-expensive stuff.

    My favorite suggestion so far, for example, would be the Zoids, including Liger Zero. Keep the idea of growing in synchronicity with your Zoidstrider. Keep the idea of gaining new gear for it (though a little more pointy and a little less gunny). Replace the idea of a tournament presided by people in satellites. Et voila, you've got some pretty decent cornerstones for the foundation of a fun Chronicle.
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  • Just to populate your thoughts, there are a couple of dice-biasing systems that are popular in simplified rules sets now. They're used for giving an advantage or disadvantage. Maybe they'll be something you'd make use of when you're bending your probability curves.

    One is to move up to the next-larger or down to the next-lower size of dice. Up to D8 or more. Down to D4. That's probably well beyond how much you'd want the curve to bend, but it is an option.

    The other is to roll one or more extra dice and take the three best if you have a net advantage, or three worst...
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  • I got started writing that Ringer of the Midnight Bell is automatically cool.

    Then I read the rest. Heck of a game, and it sounds like you're having a blast with it. Remember to critique both positives and negatives, and give yourself credit where it's due!...
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  • OK, I'll go find the doc link and get my thoughts written out. Thanks all!...
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  • I'm in on the Discord and apparently need to get into the particular channels.

    Do you have a link to the google doc?

    I might be out of luck anyway, if only minor changes are open at this point....
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  • What's the discord link?

    And I'm talking about tone and content not game mechanics.

    And did the critique go anywhere?
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  • Simon Darkstep
    started a topic Mods or Devs - What's the policy on critique?

    Mods or Devs - What's the policy on critique?

    Good morning Onyx Mods and all.

    There are a couple of things that were bugging me about the content in the DB kickstarter preview. It's a couple of topics that are important to me, and I'd like to share my thoughts on them.

    What I don't want to do is drop a flamewar about it. Nor do I want to waste anybody's time if the manuscript is basically set in stone. And again, if it didn't matter to me, I wouldn't bother.

    Of course, this is also a web forum for a commercial product line. My intent is to offer critique to make that product better, without being...
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  • Simon Darkstep
    replied to Why be a Lunar Sorcerer?
    Out of hand, maybe.

    But if I were storytelling for a Lunar who wanted to defeat a Solar Sorcerer, that's a story possibility I'd bring up. Discover what spells he's got, hunt down the gods of the spells and eat them.

    Or bully them into taking a sabbatical, which might be easier after you eat the first one.

    And to be specific, this would be a story possibility because it's specifically something Lunars would/could/should (at least up to 2E) do. Other splats would have to splat at the problem differsplatingly. A Sidereal might arrange for the spell's god...
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    Last edited by Simon Darkstep; 04-03-2018, 08:24 PM.

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