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Exalted 3E Discussion

Discussion in 'General' started by Smuthunter, Feb 4, 2015.

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  1. UrsaTempest

    UrsaTempest Fanatical Yuri Bear (and Archivist)

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    As usual, the details are rather vague, save occasional limited write-up and general 'time is shit, everyone agree messing with time is uncool and make it forbidden forever'
     
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  2. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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  3. Bre Karn

    Bre Karn (Very Slow) Writer of Glorious Smut

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    Welp, these Charms look so much more engaging than the dice tricks that are most Solar Charms.
     
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    Valette-Serafina Shameless Shadow

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    I see that they elected to include no such charms from the Solar side of the bond. See, and disapprove.
     
  5. Sydonai

    Sydonai I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Solar Charms go in the Solar book...oh wait, all the Charms in that book are useless dice-tricks.
    In all seriousness this is just a preview, there might be something in the actual book.
     
  6. Valette-Serafina

    Valette-Serafina Shameless Shadow

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    I would be more inclined to believe that if even one Solar charm had been shown.
     
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  7. Sydonai

    Sydonai I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    It's specifically a preview of Lunar Charms, can you imagine the fit people would throw if they wasted word-space on more Solar Charms in a preview that's meant to be about Lunars?
     
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    Valette-Serafina Shameless Shadow

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    It's a preview of charms that all have Solar/Lunar bond elements. Given that this is the first we've seen of EX3 Solar/Lunar bond, yes, I would like to see Solar charms there. That would convince me that the bond is supposed to be a two-way street.

    I am currently not convinced, nor impressed.
     
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  9. Bre Karn

    Bre Karn (Very Slow) Writer of Glorious Smut

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    Well, there's still Hallowed Bond of Night and Flame ;)
     
  10. Biigoh

    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    So... Mrl got retconned to have lunar alliance or outright retconned away.... Well...
     
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  11. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    ??

    Not what I read. It's that maybe!Merela tried to declare her right to rule by virtue of being the biggest badass, some Lunars took offense, and it snowballed into dragging in most the rest of the Solars/Lunars. The peace deal created the alliance that forged the bonds.

    Instead of Merela getting slapped down and being forced to create the Deliberative. The Deliberative apparently came much late in 3E.
     
  12. Valette-Serafina

    Valette-Serafina Shameless Shadow

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    Entirely in keeping with the way Ex3 is handling the first age.
     
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  13. Nervaqus987

    Nervaqus987 Versed in the lewd.

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    So for those on here who care, Lunars kickstarter is up and already thoroughly funded.

    Still most of a month to go if you have any desire to back or even just pledge a dollar to get a look at the manuscripts.

    In any event, there's been some changes. Lunars are no longer Barbarian enthusiasts and Ma-Ha-Suchi is no longer Mr. Goat Fucker.


    Also, on an unrelated note to 3e, Holden decided to be a crazy person and wrote up Exalted Vs World of Darkness as a fan book. I've got more about it over in the Homebrew thread since it seems more appropriate.
     
  14. Drak4806

    Drak4806 Experienced.

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    Unfortunately 3e has pretty much killed my interest in Exalted which is rather sad cause it used to really interest me.
     
  15. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    I stayed away from it because Holden, but after you mentioned it today, I went and got it and read it.

    It is sufficiently un-Holden-like that I can approve of it. I don't like the degradation of Sorcery, nor the buffing of Mages to being able actually mess with Exaltations.
     
  16. Nervaqus987

    Nervaqus987 Versed in the lewd.

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    The way I've heard it said, Holden does pretty good work normally. He just lets Morke talk him into stupid shit.


    As for the Mage thing, he's got a quote about it in the Companion;

    I can appreciate that sentiment.
     
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  17. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    He got up to enough stupid shit all on his own.


    I can't. According to the book, the Exalted are not guests. They are the high-powered originals compared to the watered-down current inhabitants. If the Exalted themselves couldn't do it with Sorcery, Mages can't do it with their magic.
     
  18. Nervaqus987

    Nervaqus987 Versed in the lewd.

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    It's not an argument from an In Game perspective, but from a meta one. Exalted are "guests" in the sense that they're from a different gameline and getting dumped into the World of Darkness.

    If you disagree with the idea that a Mage could in theory, if they were a Master of like three or four different Spheres just to make the attempt, mess around with an Exaltation then you can just say "Yeah, no."

    Hell, it's what I do. I'm not personally found of the idea that anything short of narrative fiat is capable of messing with Exaltations and even then, they're pretty much throwing science magic at the wall and seeing what sticks.

    That said, I can see where Holden is coming from, as a fan of both settings and not wanting to "delegitimize" Mage. I can respect that stance, even as I do something else in my own stuff.
     
  19. evildice

    evildice (Verified d4)

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    In the Exalted setting there certainly have been things that messed with Exaltations.

    The Jade Prison, the Abyssals & Infernals, the deterioration of the Lunars -- hell, even the Great Curse(s) probably count.

    In some editions, various types of Exalt can take charms which modify their nature. IMHO that's the equivalent of messing with your own Exaltation.


    So IMHO it should be incredibly difficult, but there's no inherent problem with Exaltations getting messed around. Not from their own setting's lore, nor from WoD's side either.
     
  20. UrsaTempest

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    Eh, Master Mages don't grow on trees (metaphorically..), and if they did they usually have better things to do than messing with Exaltation (for one, they need to recognize Exaltation first). So, I don't much mind.
     
  21. mrttao

    mrttao Connoisseur.

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    I agree with this stance. Kinda annoying for a dev to completely miss this point and just accept the claim that exaltation are impossible to modify/mess with when this was never true.
     
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  22. Bre Karn

    Bre Karn (Very Slow) Writer of Glorious Smut

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    It should still be theoretically possible for an archmage to attempt it, but still be subject to the rule that Exaltations cannot be 'downgraded' (ie from a Solar Exaltation you get Solaroids like the Abyssals and Green Sun Princes, not barely-Terrestrials).
     
  23. Sydonai

    Sydonai I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    There is also that ever-important tag of "Host must have Free Will".
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    As well as "Exaltation cannot be removed while Host still lives", "Exaltations cannot be destroyed", and "The Exaltation chooses it's Host, not You".
    Although Infernals, Abyssals, and Alchemicals played around with that last one a lot they still had to abide by certain criteria.
     
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  24. Bre Karn

    Bre Karn (Very Slow) Writer of Glorious Smut

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    After reading on the previews for the Lunar Kickstarter, I must say 3E did give them some love.

    I'm a fan of the Wits Charms that let them give familiars human-level intelligence, and even initiate them into the Terrestrial Circle of sorcery.
     
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    Kung-Fu Panda, now with real pandas?
     
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    Bre Karn (Very Slow) Writer of Glorious Smut

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    Unfortunately there is no Charm that lets you initiate familiars into Martial Arts :(
    Also, animal shapes are incompatible with Martial Arts Charms unless the ST adjucates otherwise on a case by case basis (such as with animal-themed styles).
     
  27. Sydonai

    Sydonai I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    It should be simple enough to IC design an MA style that your Familiar can use proficiently.
     
  28. Bre Karn

    Bre Karn (Very Slow) Writer of Glorious Smut

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    Not in the spirit of things, apparently. MAs seem to explicitly be an extension of human skill, even if some of them draw inspiration from the animal kingdom.
     
  29. Jarudazuigu

    Jarudazuigu Sealed, for now

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    Sounds like all kinds of bullshit. What human skill? All humans ever learned was what they saw someone else do, then copycat. Human see, human do.

    So I find it highly laughable that martial art, wich is basically "add Essence to combat move" in Exalted, based off animal moves can't be utilized by human-intelligence animals.
    In Exalted humanity isn't special snowflake. They are the only sapient race running around because rest was genocided with extreme prejudice. Sapient ex-animals ... are totally not surprising with Demenses left right and center mutating the shit out of everything.

    Take note that it isn't implausible for some mutated bear, who gained both Awekened Essence and Smart Brainz, to use said Essence while fighting wich once upon a time would result in Kung-Fu Panda.
     
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  30. Sydonai

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    I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of Beastmen turned out to be mutated animals rather than mutated humans, or more likely the descendants thereof.
     
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