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  • A simple artifact, maybe not, but it was previously defined as more artifact than simple sorcerous effect, and ideally, created by the Lunar Exalted.

    I don't expect it to be the work of a single Lunar. But unless they fudge the mechanics somehow and five Lunars can shapeshift together to create one Uber-Crafting Lunar who can manufacture with the equivalent of a 42-die pool, or they introduce sub-rules to get additional noncharm dice from assistance and other sources, a single Lunar [the project lead, essentially] still has to be making the 42-die-equivalent rolls listed above. And...
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    Last edited by Meianno Yuurei; 04-17-2017, 03:14 PM.

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  • Meianno Yuurei
    replied to Yu-Shan (and Sidereal) was a mistake
    I'm just thinking that in general their prediction charms have always been more about pushing actions rather than negating them.

    To use the Project system of 3e for an example, Sidereals get to know about the complications before they happen - and their objective is thus preventing rather than counteracting or ameliorating the problems: A project is happening. A peasant revolt will disrupt the project.

    A Solar goes in as or after the revolt happens and quells the populace by solving their problems as they happen, or stomping out the revolutionaries.

    A Sidereal...
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    Last edited by Meianno Yuurei; 04-17-2017, 03:19 PM.

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  • One might instead assume that an artificial Loom of Fate governing a massive western island is more likely to be in the 4-5 or N/A range than the 2-3 range, which means if Lunars are basically categorically incapable, with every bonus they can possibly gain adding to their roll, of creating this 4/5/N-A artifact, it throws into question whether they in fact did make it, or if it's just some Solar monolith they cavorted around, screeching and banging on with bones until it started working.

    I'm going to hope that they will get enough to make "Lunar Artisan" not a completely...
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  • Reiterating: Yes, they're actually holding territory against the Dragon-Blooded this time instead of being pushed to the farthest reaches of Creation, but NPCs don't work like PCs. Ma Ha Suchi doesn't get to go "Hmm yes my ability to murder Dragon-Blooded is adequately developed, I'm going to start dumping my XP into crafting and become the best Lunar Craftsman there is."; he has the charms he needs to fulfill his goals and drives; the age of "Any NPC of this age would have so much EXP they just have Everything in the charmset" is supposed to be pretty well over. So "If...
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  • Meianno Yuurei
    replied to Arms of the Chosen Preview
    Yeah, I'd more expect the opposite honestly, curious quirks of the weapon that give potentially amazing powers [mostly in Solar hands because everyone else treats them as Dissonant, or normal at best] rather than a +1 sharpness.


    Now I want Fair Folk weapons to unlock evocations by bullshitting a backstory for it that gets more convoluted and self-contradictory. It is both Balor's sword and the Sword of Creation (that's literally a sword now, because I said so.)...
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  • Echoing sentiments above for the future: Just think, do you really need TWELVE Dragon-Blooded in one combat? Better to have one or two, plus commanded forces such as summoned blood apes or elite, loyal soldiers There's a concept Holden mentioned regarding Lunars that fits here: "building heat". Sure, letting your Solar circle trounce twelve Dragon-Blooded in a few rounds [because they're, mechanically speaking, one Extra-Big Dragon-Blooded who can attack everyone once and needs to be beaten down with withering attacks a few times to be killed] makes them feel awesome, but it's kind...
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  • Meianno Yuurei
    replied to Magitech, been doing it wrong!
    So here's the Problem with Magitech.

    2e took it and ran with it as this special system for making extra double-plus good artifacts AND for making magical infrastructure, in a book called Wonders of the Lost Age. Perhaps this was done with intent to create alternate systems for other double-plus good artifacts and infrastructure to balance it out, but those all fell by the wayside due to wordcount. The end result remains: We had one dominating aesthetic defining the first age [because why would you use 'solid-state' artifacts which do Less stuff when you can easily maintain it because...
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  • What do they want to do with him, would be the main question for how to handle him, I'd say.

    A sneaky rather than loud escape attempt they can still interfere with can be a nice wrench thrown in the plans. If they want to try to convert him to their side and persuade him to give them a chance, write up some intimacies for him they can play off of.

    Ransoming him back might create an interesting plot event, dealing with an ambush by the ransomees to get him and their money back.

    If they're just leaving him in lockup and do nothing at all with him for a story...
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  • Meianno Yuurei
    replied to Arms of the Chosen Preview
    This would put them closer to the other Terrestrial we know of, the Terrestrial that isn't stated to be nearly as competent as Solars when it comes to Evocatons, Liminals [Dissonant with everything but Soulsteel, neutral with Soulsteel]. Which seems like a good place to put them....
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  • Meianno Yuurei
    replied to Arms of the Chosen Preview
    The preview mentions alloyed or mixed artifacts; whichever comes first or is the predominant material is what it is.


    Volcano Cutter is described as a Red Jade grand daiklave - "a core of polished white jade striped with orichalcum ban,d with a massive red jade blade.". Resonant for DBs and Solars, normal for Abyssals and Lunars, Dissonant for the rest.

    I'm guessing much like Volcano Cutter (Red Jade Grand Daiklave), Black Wind (soulsteel Skycutter), Stormcaller (Orichalcum Reaper Daiklave), they'll continue to be explicit when they make an artifact out...
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    Last edited by Meianno Yuurei; 03-28-2017, 09:57 AM.

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  • Meianno Yuurei
    replied to Arms of the Chosen Preview
    Dragon-Blooded use jade artifacts with capability comparable to a Solar.

    I'm pretty sure jade artifacts are supposed to be 10x as common as the others put together.

    Dragon-Blooded use 90% of artifacts on par with a Solar. Ergo, they are close to Solar capability with artifacts.

    [Twisted logic that comes out to the previous plan]
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  • Meianno Yuurei
    replied to Arms of the Chosen Preview
    Edit; meh, shouted down here and elsewhere for posing questions that to me seemed legitimate concerns so whatever. Cool. Yay resonant and dissonant. Woo. N/m.
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  • Meianno Yuurei
    replied to The limits of magitech in 3E
    Narratively and mechanically, it makes them a mook squad. They become more of scene stunt fodder and hazard than combatants, making a fight with them less memorable; even if a gunzosha soldier is given impressive stats, you essentially pimpslap two of the three out of the fight with your first Magnitude loss, and then only the third remains. Generally speaking I think players also have a tendency to not really think about the members of a battle group, whether farmers or elite gunzosha warriors, as individuals; the fact that they're rolled into an amorphous blob of a battle group indeed confirms...
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  • Meianno Yuurei
    replied to Dragonblooded Inbreeding
    My estimation would be either
    A) Consanguinuity is common but the detrimental effects are downplayed in patricians and burnt away by Exaltation for the Dragon-Blooded, or
    B) They, or the Solars of the First Age if you must, realized full well that varying bloodlines would be more important than inheritances, and marriages tend to be across families rather than inside, barring rare instances, specifically to 'freshen the blood'.

    Mainly because I don't think there's much to be gained from deciding all dragon-blooded bloodlines are one or two bad marriages from Charles II...
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    Last edited by Meianno Yuurei; 03-25-2017, 12:13 PM.

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