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  • The biggest issue is parents. Too many parents just view school as day care. It's up to the teachers and the school to handle everything, and they shouldn't need to do a thing. When parents are contacted, they feel like the school isn't doing its job, so they already come in with a combative attitude. Parents often take the side of their children, insisting that their kid would never do something like tell a teacher to fuck off, and the teacher is just singling out their kid.

    And the problem is, when parents feel more interested in fighting against the teachers than in disciplining...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Bigger is Better (SFW)
    Depends on the character. Sometimes I, or the players in my group, will want smaller, more subtle weapons. Small easily concealable knives, or maybe someone wants to go with a katana-type weapon so they can do cool sword draw techniques. Other times though, we'll make a character and just want some ridiculously oversized weapon. One campaign our Dawn was walking around with a warstrider sized Grand Daiklave. It was so big, the sword would basically swing him around.

    I guess overall, I'd say about 60/40 with players wanting smaller or regular weapons, vs wanting massive oversized...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Newbie question
    The word random works for me since Exaltation is like when you win a contest you didn't know existed and you never signed up for.

    It's like if I just go about my daily life and then suddenly, out of the blue, Bill Gates knocks on my front door. "Hi," he says, "Nobody knows I do this, but I like to watch people and when someone catches my eye and does something I think is neat, I show up at their house and give them ten million dollars. I saw how you karate chopped that customer at your job yesterday, and how you got fired for it. Normally I'm not a huge fan of physical...
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  • Just to be completely pedantic, MoEP: Abyssals and Dreams of the First Age were both published in 2008. If you wanted to make it feel like 2006, you'd probably want to be complaining about Dragon Blooded and/or Scroll of the Monk.
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Dear, White People
    When you have so many bloody weapons lying around from skinning people your black friends don't want to come over. #whitepeopleproblems...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Ammunition Check survey
    The players tend not to like tracking ammo, I find it a hassle to keep track of it, so we pretty much just ignore it unless there's a really important reason for doing so, like say, magical arrows in D&D. But just normal arrows? Nah, we don't keep count.
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The Alpha-myth and WtA
    Fair enough, but if you are looking for a meticulous and realistic take on the WoD, then you're probably going to end up a bit disappointed with what ends up in print. Realism always took a backseat to whatever the authors thought would make the game more interesting....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The Alpha-myth and WtA
    Real life forms the background and influences many decisions. But at the end of the day you're playing a part-man-part-wolf-part-spirit who flips out and kills people. Werewolf, as a game, is focused more on ensuring players can make fun characters to play in a cool setting, rather than carefully replicating the real-life actions of animals. Those actions are certainly useful to know, but they're also absolutely of secondary importance to the gameline. I never had a problem with WW fudging a few facts here or there to make things cooler and more interesting, as long as the majority of the subject...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The Alpha-myth and WtA
    I mean, at the end of the day we are playing Werewolf: the Apocalypse, not National Geographic: the Explorer.

    Werewolf is supposed to be a game where you play a badass manwolf eco-terrorist who gives the bad guys first hand experience with the phrase, "nature is red in tooth and claw." It's not necessarily supposed to strictly reflect reality and there are plenty of times where it is going to err on the side of, "cool" even if its not entirely realistic. It will play up certain ideas or play down others. So they tend to play up the idea that wolves are really cool...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The Alpha-myth and WtA
    Yeah, like Laughing Strange says, the alpha concept is true when you have wolves who aren't family members forced to make packs. Which is kind of similar to what will most likely happen with most PCs - they probably won't be the same tribe, let alone the same family. And yeah, I thought W20 did a good job of examining the pack leader. At most maybe there could be a side bar saying that this doesn't represent wolves in the Wyld. Maybe if we ever get a book on the Red Talons it could go into more detail on how actual wolf packs really work.
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  • Going by some of the other things we have gotten about Lookshy and the Tiger Generals, at the very least the Scarlet Empress was not a terribly important or famous figure prior to taking control control of the Sword of Creation because none of these people had heard of her before....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Abyssals and Gods
    I am certain that as we get more information on Liminals, their book will spend some time focusing on the difference between resurrection (which is impossible in the Exalted setting) and reanimation, which is totally possible and Necromancers and ghosts reanimate dead bodies all the time....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Abyssals and Gods
    This came from earlier on. I remember Holden discussing a theoretical Liminal who was created by a Wood King who dismembered a dozen people, mixed up the body parts to make a single individual and then tried to reanimate it. He accidentally made a Liminal though.

    So dead is still dead. But sometimes when someone tries to resurrect the dead, something happens and you get Liminals. It's not that person. It's something else though it might be using that person's body and have a few of that person's memories.

    That said, I don't think that specifically attempts at resurrection...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Exalted: Homonin Attack!
    Ophilias Ses stops sipping wine while listening to harp music and instead begins crying when he hears those hurtful words....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Exalted: Homonin Attack!
    Based on the title. I was hoping for something like Frost Giant Butt Warriors 2.

    Really though, like CapitanTypo says, you're not really going to have near-humans in Exalted, due to the fact that humanity was literally created by the Primordials. it's sort of like why you don't see any mentions of Homo Erectus in Greek mythology - humans were simply created through dust. In Exalted, the closest things you'll have to near humans were the Lintha and the Mountain Folk. The Mountain Folk (and the Clay Man) can be considered something like proto-types for humanity. The Lintha were presumably...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Dear, White People
    To be fair, accusations of racism can ruin businesses, get people fired, cause families to break up, etc. While the wealthy and powerful can often just skate by with a vague apology for doing something racist, many regular people can end up facing a much more intense response. When someone is accused of being racist, their life can change drastically. Someone making a insensitive racial joke deserves to be called out on it, but they might not necessarily deserve to lose their job over it. So many people react very defensively towards even small accusations of racism, because those small accusations...
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    Last edited by AnubisXy; 04-27-2017, 08:28 PM.

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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Newbie question
    Well they'll keep protesting, contact higher ranking people than Fakru (maybe other members of his House), they'll file formal complaints with the government, and maybe try to convince a Magistrate to come in and look at things. They'll try to find a solution that does not require violence but if the peasants or whomever are pushed so far that violence does break out, then if the Immaculates decide that the fastest way to solve the problem and return things to normal is to join the peasants then they'll do so.

    Public protests can work though. The Immaculate Order wields a lot of power...
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    Last edited by AnubisXy; 04-27-2017, 12:38 PM.

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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Newbie question
    Yeah. We have examples of Immaculate monks launching protests against corrupt leaders, publicly calling them out, and even aiding and raising peasant revolts to overthrow leaders who are doing terrible things. The Immaculate Order as a whole may frequently just rubber-stamp the actions of the Dragon Blooded, but individual monks are an entirely different story. And those Dragon Blooded who act monstrous in public and blatantly defy and ignore the Immaculate Order's precepts will face public censure from the Order....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Newbie question
    It was a pun. And a stupid one. "We're the Immaculate Order. We'll get your order delivered on time and in immaculate shape!"...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Newbie question
    That's not exactly true. The Immaculate Philosophy teaches that this is a slow process. The individual becomes an Anathema and gains great powers. Many become heroes or champions and go off to do wonderful things. They honestly believe they are good people, and they may in fact do good things. Over time they grow stronger, and as they grow stronger they are slowly corrupted until they turn into monsters. This could take months, years, decades or even longer. The two things that the Immaculate Doctrine teach as absolutely true is that this fall from grace is inevitable, and by the time it happens,...
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    Last edited by AnubisXy; 04-27-2017, 11:34 AM.

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