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  • If there isn't a Solar Captain Kirk as the captain of a scouting ship for the Gunstar, then what's the point?

    But would Spock be a Sidereal or Alchemical?
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  • Sunder the Gold
    replied to Searching for old exalted fanfics
    I might have a copy.

    I know for a fact that I have "Maiden's Slumber Party". Or was it called "Maiden's Truth or Dare"?
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  • Generally speaking, if I was going to try playing dead, I'd want to be exerting some kind of social influence on anyone to persuade them that they have far more important uses of their time than checking for signs of life or worried about my funeral rites.
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  • We know that Martial Arts Styles still exist, and they'll still have built-in tiers through the Mode feature.

    For example, the Immaculate Dragon Styles will have Modes that benefit the Dragon-Blooded, and not so much for Celestial Exalted. Likewise, Sidereal Martial Arts will have Modes for Sidereals and Getimians, but not for Solaroids.

    But, we've also been told that Charm trees are going to be shorter.

    There's currently no support for the idea that Martial Arts Charms might grow out of universal Close Combat or Ranged Combat Charms. It seems like an interesting...
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  • Each point of data is drawn from the "Exalted: Essence" thread.

    My conclusions are drawn from those points of data.

    I could list the points and provide links to the posts I'm citing, if you desire.

    If there are specific points of data you want cited, that would make the task faster and easier....
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  • Exalted: Essence, and a more flexible approach to combat builds?

    In Exalted: Essence, the Brawl, Martial Arts, and Melee Abilities do not exist as such, along with Archery and Thrown. There's just Close Combat and Ranged Combat.

    Furthermore, all Exalted share a common body of Charms, with few splat-unique/exclusive Charms, and Charm trees are meant to be short.

    So, there is no Solar Brawl Tree or Solar Melee Tree, as such.

    Instead, there are likely Close Combat Charms exclusively for fighting with any weapon, Charms for fighting without any weapons, and Charms which can be used with or without weapons.

    Charms...
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  • Sunder the Gold
    replied to Exalted: Essence
    The Brawl, Martial Arts, and Melee Abilities do not exist as such, along with Archery and Thrown. There's just Close Combat and Ranged Combat.

    Furthermore, all Exalted share a common body of Charms, with few splat-unique/exclusive Charms, and Charm trees are meant to be short.

    So, there is no Solar Brawl Tree or Solar Melee Tree, as such.

    Instead, there are likely Close Combat Charms exclusively for fighting with any weapon, Charms for fighting without any weapons, and Charms which can be used with or without weapons.

    Charms evoking Martial Arts...
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  • What if Double Attack Technique was always just as effective, regardless of the target’s Defense?

    What if it only lost potency against targets who take Full Defense actions, or who parries with a weapon in each hand?

    So a Steel Devil is effective against a barehanded fighter who doesn’t dodge, or against someone with a single weapon, especially a single heavy weapon.

    A Steel Devil Stylist would be ineffective against another Steel Devil Stylist, or anyone using a shield with their sword or spear. Which is why Steel Devil includes a way to disarm such...
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  • What I said is absolutely true, because I never said a thing about armorless soak.

    I wouldn't choose Ebon Dragon Style for killing beasts and brutish monsters, so I don't care about high natural soak values. If I wanted to counter high natural soak values, I would choose White Veil Style to ignore them, or perhaps Tiger Style for simply hitting as hard as possible.

    If I wanted to use Ebon Shadow Style to assassinate a Second Circle Demon, then I need to look outside of the Style to acquire the power to overcome that level of challenge. Just as I would not want to rely...
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  • Why are there enemies you can't get DAT off on? It's the bread-and-butter attack Charm of the Style.

    Ebon Shadow's bread-and-butter attack Charm is Seven Points of Weakness Strike. It is useless against targets who don't wear armor, but if they're not wearing armor, you don't need to use the Charm in the first place. The more armor they wear, the more useful the Charm is. Thus, the more dangerous an enemy is in a particular regard, the more Ebon Shadow helps you to overcome that danger.



    That's nice and all, but why do you want to rush an opponent you cannot...
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  • DrLoveMonkey, what would you say is Steel Devil Style's strength?

    Crane's strength is defense. Ebon Shadow's strength is striking from stealth. Air Dragon's is stealth, distance, and running away.

    I choose Crane to be a pacifist, Ebon Shadow to be an assassin, and Air Dragon to be a scout.

    What about Steel Devil?
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  • One step would be getting rid of Triple Attack Technique as an independent Charm (and it broke the rules by being an off-shoot, anyway), and just make a universally accessible effect of Double Attack Technique.

    If there's really so little chance of Terrestrial Exalted achieving a Triple Attack Technique against other Exalted warriors, there's no point in gating it off from them.

    A storyteller could also ditch the Terrestrial nerf, and give the Charm the Mastery buff of Triple Attack Technique.


    Double Attack Technique
    Cost: 3m; Mins: Martial Arts...
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  • Black Claw Style excels against people, struggles against beasts, and flops against automatons of various stripes. Anyone who takes Black Claw Style is fine with this, as it perfectly matches the character of the style and those who want to use it.

    It sounds like Steel Devil Style flops in duels against well-trained, well-rested, healthy, unrestrained enemies, which are the sorts of enemies that its practitioners should want to compete against.
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  • I've never played a Sidereal, but it would certainly be a more appealing prospect if their Resplendent Destiny powers were part of their Charmset and no one needed to buy Colleges.
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  • I could see part of the attunement bonus granting you the power to dual wield the swords, especially as, as other have mentioned, wielding two grand daiklaves isn't actually mechanically better than two-handing a single one. Aside from making it harder to completely disarm you.

    Either the rest of the attunement bonus, or actual Evocations alone, would need to introduce more mechanical benefits for using a pair of grand daiklaves.

    All of which would probably be counterbalanced by losing those benefits if someone disarms you of one sword....
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    Last edited by Sunder the Gold; 06-21-2020, 03:04 PM.

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  • Sunder the Gold
    replied to Exalted: Essence
    Oh yeah, there isn't a Dodge Ability.

    I guess defending yourself from close range attacks is done with Close Combat, and defending yourself from ranged attacks is done with Ranged Combat....
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  • Sunder the Gold
    replied to Exalted: Essence
    Fo, fi, fo, fum,

    I smell the blood of an Englishman!

    Be he live or be he dead,

    I'll slap a Thesaurus upside his head!...
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