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  • The MG
    replied to Deviant Kickstarter
    Eric Zawadzki, while you're here: what is the intended benefit of the Fight option of the Fight, Flight or Freeze Merit? The Insane tilt seems like it mostly fucks you up, given how it tanks your Initiative and keeps you from spending Willpower.
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  • The MG
    replied to Deviant Kickstarter
    As far as I know, yes.
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  • The MG
    replied to Deviant Kickstarter
    No, they're different things. The first option is a way of healing Instability (which also gives you room to entangle new Variations), while the second is only to make room for new or upgraded Variations.

    As for unentangled Scars, the rules for those come at page 128 of the "Complete Preview," or page 58 of the second preview. In summary, the minimum Magnitude (the player can choose to take a worse Scar) of a new unentangled Scar is equal to the number of unentangled Scars you already have, plus one: ● of you have no unentangled Scars, ●● if you already have one, and...
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  • The MG
    replied to Spilled Blood on DTRPG!
    What is their deal, anyway? They're clearly water-based, but how does that shake out in practice?...
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  • The MG
    replied to Victorian Lost 2e?
    The vast, vast majority of the book is fluff/lore rather than mechanics, and requires no such thing as "conversion."

    However, it is firmly a book about changelings in the Victorian period; if you're running something else, you'd be better served by just doing some cursory research elsewhere....
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  • The MG
    replied to Homebrew Variations and Scars
    I guess I lied?

    Cognitive Partition, Revised (Cephalist Variation; ● to ●●●●●)
    Subtle

    Discrete, Perpetual, Reflexive
    The Deviant is capable of maintaining multiple lines of thought, and possibly houses more than one consciousness within her skull.
    None of the benefits of this Variation apply to rolls to activate, direct, or resist other Variations.
    At Magnitude ●, the Deviant can recover a point of Willpower from her Touchstones or Vice (if she has the Blood on My Hands Merit) an additional time per scene. Likewise, she can replenish all Willpower through...
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  • The MG
    replied to Homebrew Variations and Scars
    Speaking of, how do they actually work out in play? I was turned off by them back at 2e's inception, when it was still the God-Machine Chronicle (in fact, they're part of the reason I didn't pay attention to 2e until Deviant rolled around), but I've never had the opportunity to see them in action.

    There's probably room for a Variation to that effect Liminal Space or Gatekeeper or something that would allow a Deviant to poke into otherworlds and, at higher levels, take their allies or enemies along with them.

    It's a good idea, but I'm not sure how to implement i...
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  • The MG
    replied to Homebrew Variations and Scars
    It's definitely possible, but I don't think it's strictly necessary. The Deviant corebook doesn't discuss Twilight or the ephemeral entity rules, but provides Variations like Out of Phase, Astral Travel, and Body Snatcher, which I think serve as adequate replacements.

    Though, now that you mention it, I don't think it would be too out of line to trade out Variation dots for Manifestations and Influences (Dread Powers and Numina feel too meaty to replace at a one-to-one ratio), with ST permission.

    Anyway, I guess finally working out how to make Homunculus work caused a...
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  • The MG
    replied to Exalted: Essence
    It would be a lot easier to accomplish functional solo bosses if the system made greater allowances for asymmetric design, and given the people involved and some of their previous works (Storypath, most prominently), I expect at least some of that.
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    Last edited by The MG; 02-10-2020, 05:50 PM.

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  • The MG
    replied to Was Creation post-apocalyptic?
    I strongly recommend the manga as well. The movie ends somewhere around chapter 2 of 7, with some additional plot points from later chapters (like the god-warrior). The manga introduces a number of additional plot and setting elements that are highly relevant to Exalted, such as the rival empire of Dorok and old-world technology reminiscent of sorcerous workings or 2e's Craft: Genesis....
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  • The MG
    replied to Homebrew Variations and Scars
    lladas: Both Molecular Manipulation and Amplifier look good, and the latter is especially clever. Kudos.

    Now, I hope you don't mind, but your Offspring Variation really inspired me, and I've been tinkering with my own take on the concept for a while.

    Homunculus (Mutant Variation; ● to ●●●●●)
    Overt
    Discrete, Perpetual
    Part of the Remade’s power manifests as a separate entity, reminiscent of a Manticore but far less independent.
    This Variation may be purchased any number of times, and each time it grants the Deviant control over a different entity....
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  • The MG
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer
    Going by Fangs at the Gate, Luna is worshipped under various names and forms across Creation – the Lord of Reflections, the Son-And-Daughter, the Swiftest Rider, She-Who-Remakes, and so on. As for the Sun, I prefer to think of him as a largely forgotten god, known to savants and desert hermits, whose temples were torn down at the closing of the First Age.
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  • The MG
    replied to Inspirational Images For Beast
    From Monstress, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda:
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  • The MG
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer
    I went and ripped the 1e picture for you.
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  • The MG
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer
    Perronele. You have the 2e depiction on the left here, and can find the 1e depiction in Games of Divinity (it's only barely less sexualized)....
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  • The MG
    replied to What does your character do for new year?
    Not specific to my characters, but I like this bit from the 1e Storyteller's Companion:

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  • The MG
    replied to Changeling in other languages
    I'd translate "goblins" to troll, myself. Vättar strongly implies small size, while the goblins of CtL are unified more by being tricky and unreliable. It also works a lot better as a prefix for terms such as trollkontrakt and trollmarknad....
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  • The MG
    replied to Don't f**k the gay, f**k Cthulhu
    I am not and I don't need to....
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