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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Essence Storage Devices and other tropes
    I stopped giggling about boobies back when I graduated from high school. But I admit I still laugh about dongs. The dong is, without a doubt, the most hilarious part of the human body (sorry ladies but none of your body parts will give me a giggle to the degree that a good old fashioned penis does).

    Anyway, on topic back in 1st and 2nd edition in the martial arts style Celestial Monkey, we were introduced to the idea that Essence would find itself stored in the body at certain nexus points called the Gates of Virtue. These locations were the Crown of Temperance (head), the Chalice...
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    Last edited by AnubisXy; 12-06-2017, 10:16 AM.

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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Evocations for Wood Dragon's Claws?
    A guy in my group wrote up some Evocations for his Wood Dragon Claw, though I don't have the actual notes. If I remember correct one of his Evocations would let him shove his hand into the ground, at which point it would turn into a vine and could then pop out of the ground elsewhere, letting him make a Melee attack against someone at up to Medium range. He had another one that would let him create a poison (actually he was implanting a seed in their body) - if someone died while poisoned, their body quickly decay as numerous flowers sprung across it.

    For the last Evocation, he could...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    Yeah, this is always one of the big issues with people who aren't native English speakers when they speak English. A lot of times things that might be perfectly innocent in one language come across as very rude or even outright offensive in English, and the non-native speaker has absolutely no idea that what they said made someone mad or why it made them mad. I have a lot of friends who aren't native English speakers and see they run into issues a lot, especially when dealing with really technical and highly charged language (such as language involve race, gender and sex) where if you say the...
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    Last edited by AnubisXy; 12-04-2017, 08:36 AM.

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  • To be fair that's really only in the Deep Wyld. The Boardermarches and near Wyld (which are the parts of the Wyld that most PC groups will interact with) tend to have recognizable features which stay the same, and the individuals who live there tend to be fairly stable. When you go to the Cat Forest, you don't have to worry about it suddenly turning into a forest of dogs or butterflies. It will always be a forest made out of cats and the beings who live there will always be recognizable.

    I do agree though that, in general, Exalted tended to present the setting with the idea that...
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  • Their mechanics were needlessly awkward and many of them (such as Shaping Combat or quite a few of their Charms) only functioned while in the Wyld and only functioned with other Raksha. This does cause issues when the splat is essentially designed around being in a specific location but the campaign eventually requires them to go elsewhere. It also caused issues in mixed games (similar to the Shadowrun Decker problem) when one player would be engaging in Shaping Combat and everyone else is stuck sitting around.

    The fluff aspects could also be fairly confusing to the average reader...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    Mechanically I think you're better off sticking with rogue. You can only get one sneak attack off per turn, even if you make multiple attacks. 5 levels of Rogue would give you +3d6 sneak attack damage. 5 levels of Ranger would give you one extra attack, which would probably not deal a whole lot more than what you would get out of the 5 rogue levels.

    If you're dead set on getting Sharpshooter then I'd recommend taking a level of Fighter for Archery Style. It's only one level as opposed to the Ranger 2, so you're only going to be 1 level behind on your sneak attack damage instead of...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    Just out of curiosity, I'm under the impression mtf and ftm is more of a pseudo-medical term primarily used when referring the type of sex reassignment surgery someone is or was undergoing. Are the terms mtf and ftm are appropriate then or is there something else that should be used when discussing specific types of sex reassignment surgery?
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    I know it's a bit of a cop-out but it really depends on the setting.

    For example, in the Pathfinder setting, it's very explicit that undead are naturally evil and using negative energy slowly twists and poisons the world around them. So drawing negative energy into the world by using it to animate undead creatures is an inherently evil act. You might be able to animate undead once or twice and maintain a good alignment, but frequently making undead would definitely make someone neutral even if they were using those zombies to save people lives and do other good things with them....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    Well, it's worth remembering that Illithids, as they exist, were first presented forty years ago back during 1977. And back then (in the very early days of D&D) the idea of little tadpoles being implanted into your head, which would turn you into a monster that would go around and eat other people's brains was fairly new and original and spooky. And hive-mind aliens like them were also fairly original back then.

    But yeah, these days we've seen it all before and Illithids definitely don't elicit the kind of response that they elicited four decades ago. Unfortunately the Illithids...
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    Last edited by AnubisXy; 11-30-2017, 04:39 PM.

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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    As a player and Storyteller I really like resurrection spells. They serve as an important safetynet for PCs.

    When I run games they tend to be very much driven by the player characters. I'll do entire arcs based around one character, or introduce family members or that sort of thing. Having Jerry the Paladin suddenly get killed by ogres would put a huge damper on my campaign, especially if I had been planning on having a lot of focus on his relationship with his estranged father. When resurrection isn't possible, then I'll try to quietly fudge rolls or do something to give the players...
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    Last edited by AnubisXy; 11-28-2017, 08:21 PM.

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  • Make sure you're good to go with this in terms of copyright issues before you get started. Several friends of mine and I were thinking of working on an Exalted visual novel. Before we started though we contacted OPP but were told we would need to speak with CCP. It took almost two months to get a response from them and they said they weren't interested in allowing someone to use Exalted material in a video game, even if we offered it free to play or even just gave it to them to distribute, and that they would defend their copyright claim to the fullest. Now the old White Wolf copyrights are owned...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Just some Narrator problems
    First off, communication with your group is key. That's always the most important thing. I'd recommend sitting down with your group and discussing some of the issues you've posted here with them. Don't worry about losing credibility with your players, having open communication between ST's and players is way more important, and lack of communication is more likely to hurt your credibility than anything else.

    If your group is filled with rules guys who have a better grasp of the rules than you do, don't be afraid to enlist a couple of them to help you make fights more interesting...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Just saw Justice League!
    I got back from watching it and find myself agreeing with MovieBob. It's a luke-warm mess. Definitely not the worst superhero movie of all time, and definitely a bit better than Batman v Superman, but I wish I had waited to see it in the dollar theater....
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