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  • Wandering
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Thanks for the correction. That wasn't coming up in any of the summaries I was finding, which just goes to show I really need to find a decent translation so I can read it for myself. Although, it is noted that the Welsh warrior who ended up destroying the cauldron had to hide himself among the Irish dead to be thrown inside, so it sounds like they weren't really interested in bringing the enemy soldiers back to life....
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  • Wandering
    replied to Ask the Devs
    That sounds like the Black Cauldron in Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chonicles (and the Disney movie, based on the first two books in the series), which is in turn based on the magic cauldron of Bran in Welsh Mythology as recorded in the Mabinogion, although Bran's cauldron just brought warriors placed in it back to life, without any unpleasant side-effects noted....
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  • Wandering
    replied to Tomb of Dreams is out to Backers
    It's always the STs perogative to shrug and say "sorry, this just isn't something a working can accomplish." No reason is needed beyond that. However, I imagine both 1 and 2 are true. This doesn't sound like it falls under Terrestrial workings, since those primarily manipulate and enhance the natural world, and considering it was probably a Solar level working to create this pocket realm, it wouldn't be unreasonable to require a Solar level working to break out of it. And while even a Terrestrial sorceror can reach for it, the time per interval for the roll increases to 3 months if you're...
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  • Wandering
    replied to Neph discussion thread
    Despite my feeling that certain elements of his writing would be a very poor fit for the direction 3E is going, I did enjoy much of what he wrote and his presence here on the forums, and I'm sorry if my posts in the other thread gave the impression that I felt otherwise. After breaking with Exalted, Neph talked about working on his own setting that would feature player characters with powers along the lines of what he had done with Infernals, and I've always been dissappointed that nothing seems to have ever come of it. It would have been cool to see what he would have come up with, given complete...
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  • Judging by other OPP kickstarters, I imagine there will be an update at some point where Rich says something along the lines of "All books have been shipped out in theory, contact me if you still haven't gotten any shipping notification, there's a problem with your copy, etc." Not that it necessarily helps with the impatience of wanting shiny new books, but if you're anxious that you might have been forgotten, it might ease your mind a little.
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  • Wandering
    replied to What is the Wyld like
    Yeah, that's a great example of just how well this stuff adapts to Exalted. That's a pretty nice piece of work!...
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  • Wandering
    replied to What is the Wyld like
    I'm really surprised no one has mentioned using fairy tales as inspiration yet. Cats wearing boots and shapeshifting Ogres. Cottages made of candy inhabited by cannibal hags who enslave and torture their victims before eating them. Castles where the furniture speaks and sings and dances, ruled by beasts in fine clothing. Trees that produce jewels instead of fruit. Any old story where a plucky young hero or heroine sets out to seek their fortune and meet strangers on their journey who curse them or bestow magical gifts or wisdom, where the relative locations and distance between places are vague...
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  • Wandering
    replied to Are Holden and Hatewheel still involved?
    Yeah, it's not that his writing skills weren't top-notch, or that he didn't come up with exciting, clever mechanics. But most of his work frames things in binaries and extreme absolutes in a way that really doesn't mesh with what 3E is going for. Some examples include his push for mortals to be Heroic or extras, with no in between; Abyssals had to either inevitably kill the world or else redeem into Solars; the Unconquered Sun was either impossible to defeat, or if he suppressed his virtues, a complete chump.

    The meme that "this is Exalted, mortals don't matter" while taken...
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  • Wandering
    replied to Are Holden and Hatewheel still involved?
    Neph did do quality mechanics and very evocative writing but...he had some very strongly held personal beliefs and philosophies that he was determined to work into the setting, that I would really rather not see in Exalted again. I have always wished we would have seen the post-Exalted project he was working on called Grimwatch, though....
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  • Cool! I did not know that. In fact, here's where I admit that I have never actually seen Pulp Fiction, and that everything I know about it comes from a handful of quotes, a few scenes watched on youtube, and said internet speculation. I really do think it's a clever narrative technique for creating and managing entertaining drama though!



    Addiction to the Games might be being downplayed in 3E. The Unconquered Sun's write-up in the setting chapter explicitly says he is now turning his face back to creation. I kind of like to think that as the patron deity of heroes and...
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  • Wandering
    replied to Warstrider, sorceror, faire noble?
    Agreed. I can see the case for it being a warstrider, but something about it's proportions and posture scream "gigantic Wyld-born terror" to me....
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  • The two big obstacles to describing the Games of Divinity are justifying the hype in a way that is convincing to all your players, and dealing with the "unknowability" issue: that of the Games being too much for mortals to even handle without their brains burning out (and us players and STs being obsensibly mortals, and thus theoretically incapable of knowing what the Games are like). On the whole, I think it's probably better to handle the Games like the briefcase in Pulp Fiction. You tacitly admit to being unable to do it justice by only ever showing characters reactions to it and...
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  • Wandering
    replied to Are Holden and Hatewheel still involved?
    We haven't really heard either "side of the story", and I wouldn't expect us to. The thing to remember is that these people, Rich, Holden, John, Robert, and Eric, all really love Exalted and none of them are "out to get" any of the others. They are also the people with the clearest picture of what was going on with the Exalted line, and if between them they could have come up with any better way to get the line where it needs to be, they would have.

    Lucy Darling, I saw on rpg.net you mentioned that John and Holden have some great projects they're working on. It's...
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  • Wandering
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer
    Other potential ideas might be making a ghost able to resist the pull of lethe even after losing their fetters...or perhaps giving the ghost such feelings of joy and contentment that they instantly pass into Lethe and reincarnate. Maybe in their new life they'd be given some sort of special destiny?...
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  • Hippokrene is right that you should get in contact with Rich, but I believe in the past Rich has stated that if Kickstarter stuff doesn't come through the "contact me" button on Kickstarter, it makes it significantly harder for him to look up your backer information. Kickstarter has made it a little harder to find than it used to be: near the top of the project page, where it says created by Rich Thomas, you have to click on his name and that will link you to the page with the "contact me" button....
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  • Wandering
    replied to Holden and Morke appreciation thread
    I remember when Glories of the Most High first released, thinking "these guys 'get it'" The writing was so rich and evocative, it tapped right into the same vein of wonder that I found in the original 1st edition core that hooked me on the game in the first place. John and Holden, you brought out the best of everything Exalted has ever been, shared it with us, made it fun again, and enshrined it in the core book for a new edition. Thanks!
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