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  • Lioness
    replied to Lioness' Ramblings
    There's more NPCs who demand an explaination before I can do part 3 of the story justice.

    Sesus Artashakthra
    (Fun fact: I got this character’s name and a few details from the previous developers during the long wait for Dragon-Blooded because I wanted to try and keep my House Sesus in-line with the eventual book. However due to them leaving the matriarch changed but by this point the Arta in my games was her own distinct character).

    The current matriarch of House Sesus was someone who was never intended for much in the way of greatness, she was a graduate of the...
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  • Lioness
    replied to Don't f**k the gay, f**k Cthulhu
    That's partially it, but also-

    The Storyteller controls every aspect of the game world including what the players see and to this end they supply what I call "passive competence" where they supply enough information for the players actions to not be frustrating guessing games.

    To me the potential "buzzkill" of a James Bond expy hitting on a lesbian and getting turned down isn't infringing on an intrinsic right to fuck every attractive woman but that the Storyteller doesn't attribute them much passive competence in this area, so he has no indication...
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  • Lioness
    replied to Don't f**k the gay, f**k Cthulhu
    I feel it's a poor substitute for good storytelling advice. Over the last decade or so most "seducer characters" I've seen have a couple of instances of incompatible orientation in the entire chronicle, mostly because the Storyteller world built around the idea that the characters were socially aware enough to not be constantly barking up the wrong tree....
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  • Lioness
    replied to Is you Dynast PC evil or merely ignorant?
    I don't think he does, but they gave nuance to Raksi while keeping her as a person who literally eats babies.
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  • Lioness
    replied to [+] What house rules do you use?
    Exp makes perfect sense to me. I've been runnning my game for almost 12 years and recognise my requirements there are pretty different to those of most people in this thread....
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  • Lioness
    replied to Don't f**k the gay, f**k Cthulhu
    This is certainly my prefered application of the last line of Rose-Lipped Seduction Style.

    Not Cthulhu specifically, but something that the Storyteller's created to be a monster rather than a character and certainly they're being engaged with in a way they didn't intend but is nevertheless interesting. It's applications vs. humans are creepy and begging to be shut down by the red rule.

    The only possible role I can see it playing would've been better served by Storytelling advice. While "everyone is bisexual" became a grating meme the sexual orientation of a...
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  • Lioness
    replied to [+] What house rules do you use?
    It has potential. I'm a little concerned that Wits and Perception seem to be bleeding into each other but aside from that it's pretty logical....
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  • Of couse the ulterior motive might have been to become an indespensible asset to the Great House until they were in a position to assassinate the matriarch....
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  • Lioness
    replied to Is you Dynast PC evil or merely ignorant?
    Regarding something worse taking the Realm's place.

    I think it's too soon to say for Ex3. Lunars lost a lot of their pretty serious red flags when they were updated and while it seems there's a clear move away from Deathlords as Sauron type villains who the Solars, Lunars, Sidereals and Dragon-Blooded must put their old hatreds aside unite against - necromancy is a force multiplier for how much you can abuse a civilian population and still get the resources you want, more importantly I can't see the writers trying to justify what The Mask of Winters has done to Thorns.

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  • The most important part for me as a Storyteller is a level of narrative seperation between the two battle groups so there's appropriate consequences for one of them getting wiped out.

    To go with your example, the infantry and the archers might have the same statblock as QCs but in peace time they're probably from different places in the society of whatever hypothetical country raised this army that could be a factor if they don't come home. If story-wise they're interchangable goons equally skilled in the spear, sword and bow it's less likely to be worth drawing a distinction....
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  • Lioness
    replied to [+] What house rules do you use?
    Leave the thread. ...
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  • Lioness
    replied to E10 Solar Charm (P.E.A.C.H.)
    At this point I'm locking the thread, there's way too much water under the bridge.

    I'd like to thank Lanic for their role in making the elder exalted discussion bearable, while there's differences with what we want from Exalted you conveyed what your preferences were and I respect them.
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  • Lioness
    started a topic Tell me about your Lunar mates

    Tell me about your Lunar mates

    Edition agnostic and open to Solars, Lunars and Abyssals. Stories from both players and storytellers welcome....
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  • I think we're also pretty good when we're talking about our own characters and games. A discussion about games set in the Dreams of the First Age setting would probably go very differently to a discussion of the overall value of the supplement.

    I personally, feel that we perhaps have too many megathreads where interesting ideas sometimes get shared in a very driveby fashion that doesn't invite much in the way of response before the topic has lurched forward to its next destination. There's still a use to those threads but sometimes I come online and see the same few topics bumped...
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    Last edited by Lioness; 01-15-2020, 07:33 AM.

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  • Lioness
    replied to E10 Solar Charm (P.E.A.C.H.)
    Excuse me?

    Go back to the start of the thread please because you’re the person who started the edition drama. I shared something that a developer told me during the playtest and you seized upon an opportunity to vent about how an aspect of the current edition isn't to your liking.

    Then immediately after posting in the what you love about Exalted thread you came back to this thread to vent some more. I’m of the viewpoint that sometimes venting about changes in game systems can be healthy, almost nobody plays a pure version of a given system or setting and holdovers
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  • If you have a problem with another user's conduct you need to hit that report button. ...
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  • Lioness
    replied to E10 Solar Charm (P.E.A.C.H.)
    Also, problem with the "Darth Vader" archetype as an RPG boss is that typically they're going to need enough speed or ranged ability to stop agile PCs from running circles around them.
    But in countering that you also risk preventing them from escaping unless the boss allows it. At this point I'd question if we'd be best served by an alternative resolution system since this feels like the tabletop equivilent of a quick time event.
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  • Because 2e Dragon-Blooded needing a perfect defence and having to reach outside their charmset to get one is a much bigger failure on behalf of the writers.
    Ten Thousand Corrections tried to fix it but it suffered from that weird mindlock where 2e writers were afraid to simply retract contradictory statements in favour of Obi Wan style truths. So rather than ignoring "as close as mere Terrestrial Exalt can come to a perfect melee defence" they built a teamwork perfect defence on top of it....
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  • I've never played a murder hobo but I've gained greater appreciation for that type of character in light of how easy a lot of games make it no harder to play a character who just love taps everyone unconsious with their sword as the story groans under the weight of all the people they've taken captive.
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  • Lioness
    replied to Lioness' Ramblings
    Relic Hunt part 2

    The revelation that the Axeman is a Solar is a point of division for the circle, there’s a serious question of if he can even be saved. While Tempest and Sky are opposed to the idea that they should kill him Shanishara (Night Caste and Lu Zhin’s reincarnation) is wary of simply accepting that the axe is entirely at fault for this situation. Who’s going to hold a mad Solar accountable if not them? Argument ensues.

    Around this time Nileen (non-canonical Exalt) decides to finally tell the others what’s going on with her. She has a form of dissociative...
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    Last edited by Lioness; 01-11-2020, 09:02 AM.

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