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[#][F] Chai Tea - 2/4/2013
Imrix wrote:
Picking out a creature that's supposed to be a personal statement about my character, and which will heavily influence said characters visuals, and hold some sway over their powers is pretty stifling, yeah.
As far as 2e goes, spirit shape determines: 1) Your first "other" shape, 2) DBT (If you choose to take it), 3) Your iconic anima. Technically also the Tell, but I think we all agree that limiting those to spirit shape is pretty dumb. As for the tats, well, I think they're a cool visual (YMMV), but you can hide them (again, needing a Charm to do so is really dumb.) All told, if it still bugs you, then sure, you can rule that at your table, Lunars don't need them. I'm just explaining part of the rationale behind why they're sticking around.

Hippokrene wrote:
What is TAW?
Terrifying Argent Witches, a fan rewrite for the Lunars.

[#][F] Chai Tea - 2/4/2013
Imrix wrote:
Then I fucked up my delivery, because what I'm trying to get at, is how much... Hmm, busywork Lunars put in the way of making a character, and lamenting that one of the largest parts of this is going to remain unavoidable. This is something I've been talking about since well before the TAW project ever started.

Somebody made a great post about this, way back when. Trying to track it down.

Picking out a creature that even kind of vaguely acts as a personal symbol or motif for your character is "busywork"? I'd hope that you'd enter character creation with at least an idea of the sort of person you want to play, what their personality traits are, and so forth. I've always found the spirit shape to be an interesting thought exercise, even with characters whose shapes were difficult to figure out.

YMMV, of course.

[#][F] Chai Tea - 2/4/2013
Imrix wrote:
Holden wrote:
I should probably, for the benefit of the actual Lunar fans on the board, let you all know that the more people shove TAW in my face nonstop when we're trying to talk about 3e Lunars, the stronger the urge grows to deliberately erase any points of similarity between Lunars and TAW. I'm glad you guys put together a successful homebrew project. We're not using it as the basis for what we're doing. And there are already 500 TAW threads. Tearing down what we're doing (and what many people enjoy about Lunars) to shill your stuff is not classy.
I mention TAW only as a way to assure people that I'm not, nor will I become, angry over this subject, because I have an acceptable fallback option. I am not throwing it in your face: My posts are meant purely as a discussion of canon Lunars and the direction they seem to be taking.

The problem with this is that the gist of this post is "Well, TAW did things this way, and I like the way it does things better." You might not mean for it to sound like "You guys should use TAW because I don't like what you have planned", but that's the way it comes across whenever you bring it up. Trust me, the entire dev team is familiar with TAW, its tenets, etc; it went off in a very different direction from what they have planned. TAW is very solidly rooted in 2e, and even if making it official didn't raise ugly property issues, it wouldn't mesh well with the rest of Exalted 3e. At all.

[#][F] Chai Tea - 2/4/2013
Kirby Jerusalem wrote:
It's heartwarming to see all this enthusiasm. Really gets me pumped for the game.

Sadly, I don't think I have the experience or group makeup to make a good playtest group, and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to convince the others to try it anyways, so I'll have to settle for the finished product. That said, I hope the testing proves fruitful and a lot of good gaming comes out of it!

Dude, KJ, where have you been? I've missed you.

That said, Zan is absolutely 100% correct, and you should throw your hat in the ring if at all possible.

[#][F] Chai Tea - 2/2/2013
Things have gotten pretty heated around here lately. On one hand, it's pretty natural, since we're all nerds here, and a thing we like is changing--as nerds, we get really attached to things we like. That said, I'd like for everyone to take a deep breath and relax. To help, let's fill this thread with fun and relaxing links.

Holden: "Oh my God, it's like a nuclear cutebomb."

[#][F] Chai Tea - 1/29/2013
Some Pacific Islander groups make a drink out of kava, which acts as a mild sedative--it's used to relax, without getting drunk. It'd be right at home in Creation.

[#][F] Chai Tea - 1/29/2013
Some Pacific Islander groups make a drink out of kava, which acts as a mild sedative--it's used to relax, without getting drunk. It'd be right at home in Creation.


Solarn wrote:

Also, there was already beer in Mesopotamia before the Egyptian civilization really got going.
Yes. As a matter of fact, the world's oldest beer recipe dates back to ancient Mesopotamia, worked into a prayer to Ninkasi, the goddess of beer, as a mnemonic. Because the Sumerians were that serious about their beer.

[#][F] Chai Tea - 1/27/2013

[#][F] Chai Tea - 1/26/2013
For those folks who want to discuss Creation/the Underworld, etc., please go here, to keep thread clutter to a minimum.


[#][F] Chai Tea - 1/26/2013
Yeup. This is a place to discuss the merits of Creation vs. the Underworld, to avoid cluttering the Abyssals feedback-collection thread up.

So, go ahead.

[#][F] Chai Tea - 1/23/2013
Gonzo wrote:
"Navel of the Moon" yep, they got it right.

There's also some names that make sense in a different way. Cleveland was named after the dude who founded it (Moses Cleaveland), but "Cliffland" describes the local geography pretty well anyway.

[#][F] Chai Tea - 1/23/2013
Getting ready to start a new Exalted game, and need names for all the places your characters are going to visit? Writing a new character and need a hometown? Here you go.

An atlas of Earth, labeled with the literal names of all sorts of places. Enjoy!

[#][F] Chai Tea - 1/23/2013
ChrisARose wrote:
Every time I see staff bring the game up its in the most silly of tone, is this giddiness at working on an awesome product or what?

I can only speak for myself, but if I took everything Exalted 100% seriously, I would not be able to do this job. This does not mean cramming as many in-jokes and other silly things into the actual product--it means having fun, and having a sense of humor about things. If I weren't able to joke around about it, something would be seriously wrong.

That and it's an awesome product.

[#][F] Chai Tea - 1/22/2013
Prometheus878 wrote:
I'm going to attempt to mind meld with the devs to see how close EX3 is to completion.


41: action fails and it's for the best

... But... but... emotion-6.gif emotion-9.gif

It really is. You don't want to know what's going on in there. I don't want to know what's going on in there.

[#][F] Chai Tea - 1/21/2013
I know we don't know each other, Revan, but I just wanted to tell you and girlfriend both to hang in there. Don't forget to take some time to take care of yourself, too--having a loved one in the hospital is scary for anybody, and it's really easy to get overwhelmed.

I sincerely hope you both come out of this okay.