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  • Lioness
    replied to The limits of magitech in 3E
    I've never found the selection of such weapons in previous editions that impressive, but it certainly sounds like something that could be fun and appropriate for a special forces unit....
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  • Lioness
    replied to The limits of magitech in 3E
    Also that the irreplaceable armour is going to have more than a few instances where it's been patched up or required parts from something else to get it working again....
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  • Lioness
    replied to The limits of magitech in 3E
    It's more offering basic differences to Farmer #3 so there's a narrative justification to not rolling them in with Farmer #1 and #2 as "the three farmers" without extending the encounter arbitrarily. On the other hand, of you've got a good idea of how Farmer #3 has different circumstances you can add nuance to a situation that can otherwise consist of rolling the dice yelling "I fix social problems FOREVER!" and moving on.


    Members of the Imperial Legion aren't a small elite unit individually equipped with artifacts that sacrifice a good chunk of their life...
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    Last edited by Lioness; 03-27-2017, 05:34 AM.

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  • Lioness
    replied to The limits of magitech in 3E
    Even without the bad fluff Gunzosha Commandos are something you'd expect to conform unless told otherwise.
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  • Lioness
    replied to The limits of magitech in 3E
    Anything to avoid a sense that fighting five Gunzosha is fighting five of the same opponent without making the storyteller do all the work. I could do it easily with five Space Marines because the fluff there allows for an impressive degree of armour variation and embellishment. With Gunzosha the fluff has historically been working against that......
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  • Lioness
    replied to The limits of magitech in 3E
    I think the weakness of Gunzosha is mostly thematic because a squadron of them is bunch of anonymous NPCs who however elite they might be, look and fight the same. If they still work the same, they'll end up in battle groups and get mowed down like Storm Troopers.
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  • Lioness
    replied to The limits of magitech in 3E
    Thousand Forged Dragons?
    Almost certainly, they've been around since Creatures of the Wyld.
    Directional Titans?
    Less certain, huge airships are cool because they're macguffin and location rolled into one but when you call it a "Titan-Class Aerial Citadel" people tend to ask where the rest of them are.

    The only thing I remember being singled out was Soulbreaker Orbs because they're too transparent a stand-in for a nuclear weapon....
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  • Good.
    The point of that absurd argument was to highlight problems in MoEP: Dragon-Blooded which nobody seemed to give a shit about by footing the blame to Autochthon....
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  • Lioness
    replied to How are the corpse elements?
    You'd need to overhaul it drastically for those kinds of distinctions to matter.
    As much as the books say "it's not evil sorcery" it is evil sorcery, the further you progress through the circles the more you need human sacrifices and the approval of the Neverborn to use spells....
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  • I've often considered that the lesser daemons we see the most of are more reflective of the fact that the lore is primarily being written for a wargame than the extent of the creatures born of a particular Chaos God. Like I could see Neomah and Angyalka co-existing with Daemonettes but outside of being figures in a retinue unit like an Archon's Court they wouldn't flock to a battlefield in the kind of numbers to justify a presence as a unit.

    Similarly Daemonettes could be another species of First Circle Demon in Malfeas that sorcerers don't make the most use of because there's safer...
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  • Lioness
    replied to Lunar Knacks
    Knacks 'worked' with the somewhat antagonistic relationship 2e Lunars had with their own shapeshifting. It was this walled off part of their powers that encouraged opportunistic murder and cannibalism that you could in the broadest sense reject the trappings of 1e Lunars like Deadly Beastman Transformation without feeling too punished.

    It all fell down when you tried to compare Lunar raw attribute power to Solar ability power because it was weaker and not different enough. But could have been enjoyable as a self-contained thing.
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  • Lioness
    replied to How are the corpse elements?
    Seeing people treat Dragons of Another Colour like Abyssal Dragon-Blooded has led to me to conclude that Necromancy (as it existed in 1st and 2nd edition) is at odds with Abyssals being their own splat because it's billed as this character defining dark power that makes the character something of a pariah and is tainting the world even if they use it for altruistic reasons. There was a vague difference of stolen power vs. slavery but MoEP: Abyssal framed the former so much in the context of "we wanted you to do that, mwahaha!" that the difference seems minimal.

    It’s fuelling...
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  • Lioness
    replied to How are the corpse elements?
    The Corpse Elements are fine, thank you for asking.
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  • Lioness
    replied to Resurgence of New Dragonblooded Being Born
    I’m in favour of Dragon-Blooded being ‘worthy’ but it’s more accurate to say that I’ve never really written an NPC as unworthy. If a character is a couch potato or a drug addict then that’s a vice and potentially a crippling one but it's not their raison d'être.

    I'm sure actually worthless people exist, but as people I intend to have a character sheet for? Not worth the effort....
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  • Lioness
    replied to Banishing Death - Non canonical Resurrection
    The big ideological sticking point for me is the PCs trying to roll back the obvious consequences of their own actions.

    I'm okay with a Lazarus moment where you arrive too late to heal the sick person then heal them anyway because you're just that good. But I'm much more uneasy about the idea of slapping someone's decapitated head back on and going "oops! no hard feelings! Right?"...
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  • Lioness
    replied to Ysyr and the Dragon Blooded
    This really goes back to the problem I was talking about of Outcastes being talked about like they're common.

    I'll quote the full text.


    How many newly exalted Dragon-Blooded are these patrols encountering that words like "many" are being invoked?

    It feels like this could be a compelling backstory for a northern Outcaste trying to muster support to fight the Icewalkers but talking about it in such general terms looks like a refugee crisis and gives the Bull a very hard-line stance on Dragon-Blooded that could have a significant impact on how...
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    Last edited by Lioness; 03-05-2017, 08:48 AM.

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  • Lioness
    replied to Ysyr and the Dragon Blooded
    I can mostly speak of 2e because that's the edition that introduced me to Exalted.

    MoEP: Dragon-Blooded paints a picture of a world were random Outcastes seem to pop up so much that multiple places on the map are treating them like some contemptible mutant minority - Halta executing Fire Aspects because they might hurt the trees, Varang basically wanting all Exalts to fuck off because of their caste system, Coral being such devoted cock worshipers that they're encouraging female Outcastes to leave and the Bull of the North has got people hunting down and murdering Outcaste children...
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  • Lioness
    replied to Who set the Solars free?
    Hekatonkhire are ghost monsters some were behemoths, some were deva/demons and some were nightmares of the Neverborn given form.
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  • Lioness
    replied to Who set the Solars free?
    I think what kills the crab for me is that it's a collaboration of multiple Deathlords with a little help from the Yozis that probably didn't survive its mission, most PCs will have no idea it ever existed and if it didn't survive very little reason to care.
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