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  • semicasual
    replied to Elemental Creation Rules
    There are no rules. Do you want a QC, or a fully-stated out character of some kind?

    If it's an NPC (quick or otherwise), you just need to give it whatever stats and powers it needs to have for the purposes of your story. Start with the standard set of charms all spirits get (Page 508 of the Ex3 corebook), and then ask yourself - "What do I want this creature to do?" Assign dice pools and charms that enable it to do those things.

    If you're trying to make playable characters out of elementals... well. Maybe start with the character creation rules, with stripped-down...
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  • semicasual
    replied to Dragonblooded Inbreeding
    Piff : is this just a thought exercise, or do you actually want to have physically/mentally deformed Dragonblooded appear in your game as a result of inbreeding?

    Personally, my thinking is that dragonblooded houses are so huge that inbreeding should very rarely be a problem. Even with concerns about inheritance taken into account, the available pool of people should usually be quite large. Genealogy charts might get very complicated due to age differences (e.g. the same set of parents having kids hundreds of years apart, each of whom have comparably sized branch families), but real...
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  • I've played a few hours of ICEY. It's... kind of an odd duck of an action game, in that it seems to have two levels of meta-narrative.

    The in-game "base" level is one where apparently some dude named Judas wrecked the world and a cyber-girl named ICEY sets out to kill him. Reaching him mostly involves exploring ruined urban environments and destroying robots. It's pretty fun.

    Then there's the "narrator" level, where the supposed producer of the game, Leeroy Rogers, provides a voiceover for the game's action. Leeroy spends most of his time directly...
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  • semicasual
    replied to Back Alive or Maybe Dead [Quest]
    (Nice. Anyone else have ideas?)...
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  • semicasual
    replied to Halfway [Quest]
    Press sword. Let's avoid further interactions with the Crone if possible.

    She isn't too expensive though. I'll give her that.
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  • semicasual
    replied to [Quest] Legacy of Sextes Jylis
    Feminine.

    Imperial City! No one set a game in the center yet, either.
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  • semicasual
    replied to Back Alive or Maybe Dead [Quest]


    The Ranger put her bayonet to Hark's throat and, with her free arm, fired her matchlock into the air.

    The noise felt astoundingly loud as it echoed through the street. Everyone except Bone and the Ranger flinched at the sound. One of the Lost Souls - Lerdch? - started to run towards Hark and the Ranger, but Bone grabbed her by the shoulder before she could get too far. The rest stayed where they were, arrested by the force of the Ranger's presence, or the complexity of the situation. Maybe both.

    "What is this?" demanded Bone,...
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  • semicasual
    replied to Halfway [Quest]
    On the other hand, she's probably the only person, Exalted or not, in a hundred miles from here who might have the ability to construct magical artificial limbs for amputees....
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  • You could make them flytrap-like - the interior of the flower is covered with a sweet-smelling, sticky digestive acid. The blossom will engulf people and "eat" them alive. bonus points if the stamen can be used for grappling.

    Or, maybe the entire creature is covered in trichomes or excretes oils that cause a particularly painful - or even paralytic - effect like stinging nettles or poison ivy.

    Maybe it emits a smell that attracts enormous swarms of bees....
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  • semicasual
    replied to Halfway [Quest]
    Ask the lady to find the priestess if there is one.

    If there isn't one, let's try praying. We apparently don't have any friends with occult abilities that compliment ours, and waiting in here for two days with our leg busted up, with no medical attention, sounds like a recipe for gangrene....
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  • semicasual
    replied to What is up with the Exalted line?
    I can't see into Lucy's head, but I suspect that what the devs want is what any human would want - to be treated with respect. Or, failing that, not to be further criticized for withdrawing when it becomes apparent that respect isn't coming.

    There's a no-win scenario here. If the devs respond politely but not obsequiously, they get derided for not listening to the fans. If they don't respond, they get derided for ignoring the fans. If they push back, they get derided for fighting the fans.

    Essentially, the problem is that the "wrongthinking" people can find...
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  • semicasual
    replied to Games Discussion/What Are You Playing?
    I haven't played Andromeda (yet), but I can speak to this. In my experience, about 1/4 of all bad game reviews boil down to "I was expecting this to be something else," or "I thought this game would/would not have features I found in it." Especially in long-running game series, where people are more inclined to judge a game based on its predecessors than on its own merits.

    (For the curious, the rest of the bad reviews are 1/8 "I found this game offensive for some reason", 1/4 "this game is inferior to other games in the same genre", 1/4 "I...
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  • semicasual
    replied to [QUEST] Two Birds Within the Cage
    Attack it!

    (We're drunk, reckless, and our brother is in danger! Ooh-rah!)
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  • semicasual
    replied to Defending against exalted assassins
    Without getting into the specifics of charms, here's what I would suggest.

    1. Make yourself impossible to find. This approach is popular with underground power figures, following the line of reasoning that you cannot kill what you cannot see. Conceal your identity, move around a lot, and avoid putting yourself in harm's way.

    Example: Godfather Yan never sleeps under the same roof twice in a year, and wears a magical mask that changes its face every day. Only his closest associates know what he really looks like, and he makes himself known by a series of secret words and...
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    Last edited by semicasual; 03-20-2017, 08:00 AM.

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  • semicasual
    replied to Back Alive or Maybe Dead [Quest]
    (Any one else have input?)
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  • semicasual
    replied to Halfway [Quest]
    Can the shrine's priestesses help?
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  • semicasual
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    Combine 1-3. Yell at Akatchi to take cover, yell at the armsmen to get armed, and yell at whoever is up there not to do anything stupid. Then, if there's time, yell at whatever gods Kasai worships for making life difficult.

    Two-to-one odds each its villagers from the place we just passed moonlighting as bandits, bandits tipped off by the villagers, or hill tribes.
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    Last edited by semicasual; 03-20-2017, 07:07 AM.

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  • semicasual
    replied to [Quest] Legacy of Sextes Jylis
    Peerless Orchard sounds cool....
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  • semicasual
    replied to Games Discussion/What Are You Playing?
    Five hours into Song of the Deep. Not too easy, not too hard, and very pretty. I don't know why, but I think sea-based Metroidvania games are my favorite kind. They're comparatively relaxing.

    I also want to give a shoutout to The Thrill of the Fight. Part of the reason I got into VR was to make gaming more physically active. Well, you don't get much more active than shadowboxing (at least until my Virtuix Omni arrives). I like to attach weights to my wrists to enhance the experience and sweat more....
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  • semicasual
    replied to Games Discussion/What Are You Playing?
    Ah, yes. Thank you for your correction - it reinforces my thesis....
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