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  • Lioness
    replied to Autochthonia and vehicles
    This is the kind of thing I'm getting at for suggesting Elementals could take the place of vehicles.

    They look like advanced mecha but the crew being in a howdah suggests that they didn't design these robots and don't trust them to act autonamously, making them Autochthonian war elephants, so to speak.
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  • Does the old Solar need the entrance that Octavian's guarding to remain intact? A little bit of demolition could really shake things up....
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  • Lioness
    replied to Trying to understand ghosts
    Freelance writers trying to retcon each others content with no meaningful oversight unfortunately goes back to 1st edition

    To keep things topical on the matter of ghosts. Fertile Soul Endowment, the charm which allowed ghosts to sire children was first introduced in the Exalted Player’s Guide and subsequently “clarified” as not working for Deathlords in Exalted: the Autocthonians....
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  • Lioness
    replied to Trying to understand ghosts
    Third Edition thus far has introduced a 3rd fate for ghosts in the Susurrus write-up, which is where they're not sent to Lethe or Oblivion but are too badly damaged to go on existing as the individual they were.
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  • Lioness
    replied to Trying to understand ghosts
    That's not actually true, the fact people don't recognise the slight setting creep over first edition and assume they didn't notice it earlier is one of the worst aspects of 2E.

    Here’s one example of a change that caused issues for my group.





    The ruling on charms like Ghost-Eating Technique in the latter paragraph doesn’t exist in first edition and one of my players hated it because and I quote “it creates an incentive to blast Patrick Swayze with a proton gun rather than help him resolve his unfinished business”.

    If the...
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  • Lioness
    replied to Autochthonia and vehicles
    I've previously mused that elementals could be a major factor in Autochthonian transportation if you wanted to dial back the super technology in favour of them being people in an alien world that happens to look like super technology.

    I guess it depends on where Ex3 goes with them. Their historical symbiosis with the Alchemical Exalted has been one of the strongest reasons to downplay their impact upon the rest of the setting....
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  • Lioness
    replied to How does your Creation vary?
    The main use I see in an entirely new world is to have one or more factions that can't really co-exist with the Scarlet Empire, being in a blank spot on the map only goes so far.
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  • Lioness
    replied to How does your Creation vary?
    I like this because Infernals could end conversations with each other with "Catch you on the Flipside" in addition to "See you in Hell."...
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  • The Ebon Dragon's main strength outside of a doomsday scenario is that he's basically an organisation capable of advancing his agenda through demons such as Alveua and Mara who are their own people with their own interests and connections within Creation but they're also to some extent a part of him....
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  • Sure, he only really needs a sufficiently connected double agent at the Great Convention.

    He doesn't need to be the super-duper secret true architect of the Usurpation just someone who did enough to ensure it happened that if Chejop Kejak was confronted with evidence his faith in the plan might be shaken enough for Exalted social-fu to work its magic....
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  • I don't think you could convince him the reasons for the Great Prophecy were faked.
    Where you might be able to gain some leverage is if you can prove some of the Bronze Faction who voted in the Great Convention had been in service of an outside power that wished to weaken the Exalted Host such as the Yozis or Neverborn....
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  • Lioness
    replied to Characters that inspired your characters
    The phantom -0 health levels from Living Bonds Unburdened are also pretty disgusting for allowing yourself to get hit and forcing an initiative reset. For this purpose a typical activation is on a par with x5 Sta 5 Ox Bodies....
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  • Lioness
    replied to Characters that inspired your characters
    Really depends on your group, the problem with Dodge Supernal is that the most tactically sound thing for opponents to do is try and ignore you. It's hilarious if the group has already doubled up on sneaking or fighting characters....
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  • My issue with Abyssals having 'original sin' simply by choosing to live is that I found it got in the way of more tangible regrets and moments where they realised their Deathlords weren't to be trusted.

    "I've realised that the Lover Clad doesn't really care about me... in retrospect the part where I agreed to help her destroy the world was kind of a red flag, but in my defence the sex was really great."...
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  • Lioness
    replied to How Good are DB Charms?
    Second Edition didn't meaningfully attempt to fix things until after Return of the Scarlet Empress....
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  • Granted, I don't know all the minutiae of why they felt betrayed.

    It could be the 1st to 2nd edition Abyssal equivalent of "I don't want my Infernals to be decadent, I want them to be Rockstars from Hell!" I mean I doubt it, but fans having weird takes on source material is always going to be a thing....
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  • Yeah, I used to hang out with a few first edition players who felt like Neph basically turned on them in 2E....
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  • Lioness
    replied to How Good are DB Charms?
    When we're in a Dragon-Blooded charm thread I feel obligated to remind people that Manual of Exalted Power: Dragon-Blooded was a real thing.

    What's that 2e Talented Improvisation? You let people play a musical instrument without penalty even if they lack a specialty? Oh my, how generous!...
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  • Lioness
    replied to Wards 101 (Occult mini-subsystem)
    I don't hate this. Which is pretty good since the handling of wards was about 80% of why I think 2e thaumaturgy needed to fuck off and die....
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  • Lioness
    replied to How would your PCs handle this scenario?
    That's what makes it such an elegant solution.
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