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  • Lioness
    replied to Cobra Style
    Also the idea that Snake Style as a Celestial Martial Art is some metaphysically correct way to emulate a snake that makes someone naming a different style after a specific type of snake absurd.


    I was still going with paired swords as per Ink Monkeys Vol 39....
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  • Lioness
    replied to Cobra Style
    Not bad at all some very logical additions and I actually really like what you did with the Mastery for Marked by Eternity.

    One nitpick, though that may have been me trying to be too clever with the original charm in the first place.

    The primary intent was that a Cobra Stylist would be incentivised to use Threatern actions to create new intimacies of Fear. It's a very theatrical style that preys upon people's distorted reality and also has this unfair (and rather meta) advantage that if the martial artist is defeated too abruptly then their victims will lose the cusion...
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  • Lioness
    replied to Healing Crippling Damage for Dummies
    I wouldn't be down with that.
    Mostly because you seem fine with your character being an amputee for 2-3 years while the leg slowly regenerates. Full fledged limb regeneration might be very rare but a Solar actively chasing down rumours of anything that posesses such a power and putting the word out that they'd be indebted to anyone who could help them, would probably find a solution faster and be more interesting....
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  • Lioness
    replied to Healing Crippling Damage for Dummies
    I'll put them in order of how likely I'd expect to encounter them-

    Crude Prosthetic- Depending how much is left of your leg it might be possible to construct something that looks the part and helps you balance.

    Limb Grafts- Masters of Jade, one of the 2e books that's probably going to remain reliable for a while mentioned that Doctor Alethia uses a wyld pocket to perform these. Necromancy also seems like the other natural fit for sticking a leg that used to belong to someone else onto you. Individual spirits may offer more wholesome options.

    Artifact Prosthetic-...
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  • Lioness
    replied to Mutation: Two-Faced
    I'd personally go with something like the Buck Ogre's Two-Headed Merit, double 9s on Perception rolls where a face in the back of your head might come in handy. A face on the back of your head would be that useful if you suffered temporary blindness during combat because arms bend forwards.
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  • Lioness
    replied to Solars starting the game with Artifacts
    I know it can be difficult to tell when Coik is joking sometimes but you're essentially accusing him of extorting his players which is a bit beyond the pale....
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  • Lioness
    replied to The Agenda and Principles of Exalted?
    I don't know how Apocalypse World approaches this, but without context "be a fan of the characters" and "neutral arbitrator" are meaningless buzz phrases.

    As a Storyteller I'd say I was a fan of my PCs if I was asked outright, but to me that means recognising that sometimes what the players want is immediate gratification at the expense of a good story which I think a lot of people would say was fairly neutral. Similarly, I've seen "neutrality" used as an excuse for a very adversarial GM styles because they ignore some crucial ways that NPCs and PCs are...
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  • Yes it is. But if there's no sun worship without it being spurned on by someone who knows about the Unconquered Sun like the Sidereals or the Dragon Kings it’s in danger of becoming conspicuous in its absence....
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  • Yes. The lesser solar deities are probably going to be irrelevant to most Exalted games but their existence does help to explain why worship of The Unconquered Sun has faded to the extent it has....
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  • They're only mentioned in passing so we don't know much about them.
    Glories Luna page 14 mentions the god of Eclipses born of a union between The Unconquered Sun and Luna.
    Compass Yu-Shan page 44 mentions "Thelmarin, Eastern Goddess of Peace and Twilight"

    Not a sun god, but also in Yu-Shan is Sano-Medaro a Lesser Elemental Dragon in the Bureau of Nature with the title "Daimyo of Sunshine" a position which probably also takes its cut of prayer directed to the sun as celestial object associated with good weather....
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  • He's also not the only sun god....
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  • Yeah. The first time I saw craft xp as a concept back in the playtest I envisioned being able to give my PCs crafting artifacts that offered a shortcut to recreating the wonders of the First Age but once they ran out of crafting xp that was it, only way to restore it is by being a master craftsman.
    Basically it'd be like giving them a magic lamp with three wishes and watching chaos ensue....
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  • Lioness
    replied to Solars starting the game with Artifacts
    In 2e I was fond of the fact that Short Daiklaves were stated to be small enough to be used as ordinary swords because as much as Exalted likes its oversized signature weapons I have a soft spot for the idea of taking an old sword to Deckard Cain in order to learn its true properties. On that note I'd also welcome the Horadric Cube.
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  • Lioness
    replied to 3rd edition?
    Did you see how big the errata had gotten? Imagine if they'd kept going and tried to fix Lunars or Scroll of the Monk....
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  • Personally I tend to structure my Silver Pact around the elders rather than factions.
    For example, I'm much more inspired by a central figure such as Raksi than I am by the anonymous membership of the Crossroads Society so rather than portray her as the crazy hermit nobody wants to be around I have her functional enough to be a mentor with the Thousand Fangs Army as her pack*.


    *This is another thing that bugs me with Exalted canon, where it often feels like strength in numbers is a fucking revolutionary concept pioneered by the PCs. References to NPC Sworn Brotherhoods...
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  • Lioness
    replied to Places for Exalted Discussion
    Yeah, people have been pretty starved for new content. The second leak means that the wait between the Corebook and Fire Has Wrought feels much longer to some people especially when the content of Hundred Devils Night Parade thus far isn't new to them either....
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  • From what I recall it was explained that he chooses unconsiously and couldn't stop himself even if he wanted to.
    It's kind of a middle ground where "Chosen by the Unconquered Sun" isn't purely symbolic, but you can still explore him as a cosmic deadbeat dad or the guy who made weapons to win a war and can't switch them off. I think for most PCs it simply doesn't matter if the Unconquered Sun doesn't fight their battles because he's selfish, bound by the Mandate, constrained by virtue, does too much collateral damage, doesn't want to hand out exaltations to every promising youth...
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  • The issue I have with many of the rewrites is that I think craft xp has more potential than trying to accumulate as many successes as possible at each interval.

    Like for a simplified system, I could be sold on a system where there are no Craft rolls for a major project and you just collect craft points at appropriate intervals until you effectively 'purchase' your daiklave etc. Though that's based entirely on the corebook where the possibility of failure simply isn't interesting and other Exalt types tend to have more interesting relationships with failure than the Solar Exalted.
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  • *chuckles*
    I was rather unprepared for that....
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  • Lioness
    replied to Idea about high essence
    Also both men, but that's much less suprising.
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