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[#][F] The Demented One - 51 Minutes ago
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
I notice there are stats for Heavy Thrown weapons, but no examples. Even Javelins are only Medium thrown weapons.

I also notice that there's a total of 1 Heavy Archery weapon (the Firewand), and it has serious disadvantages: it has the Slow tag, it's range is Short, and the ammunition is pretty expensive.

Presumably this is partly for balance reasons, ie because Heavy Thrown+Archery weapons don't have the lower accuracy that Heavy Melee weapons.

So, could you have a Heavy Thrown weapon, it'd just need some disadvantages to balance it?
I was thinking of something like Grenades of some kind (firedust bombs, alchemical acid flasks, etc), which would have the Slow tag as you'd have to draw each one separately, and probably Short range because they're heavy.
Seems likely.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Hours ago
Originally posted by Matt the Bruins fan View Post
Aw, I'd hoped Lunars might have some way of crafting artifacts from materials acquired from mighty legendary beasts, like the Nemean Lion's skin or the Golden Fleece. Still, I suppose it's understandable to keep the magical materials as a required part of artifact creation.
There might still be some things you'd like in their crafting Charms. ^_^

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Hours ago
Originally posted by Zardoz View Post

I may be misconstruing either what you're saying or the history of the setting, but didn't the incarna only ascend to their current heights of divine power by usurping the rule of heaven from their masters?
I don't believe the Incarnae have ever been portrayed as gaining personal, metaphysical power from their triumph—only political power, and freedom to take their leisure at the Games of Divinity rather than toiling away in slave labor.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Hours ago
Originally posted by Alpharius View Post

What does numinous divinity even mean?
It's spiritual grandeur. It's transcendent. It's what sets the likes of the Unconquered Sun and the Five Maidens apart from the countless divine functionaries of the celestial bureaucracy. It's that which makes something capable of being perceived as a God—not in the sense Exalted uses the world, but in the sense that real people use it to describe YHWH or Shiva.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Hours ago
Originally posted by GenericMaleNPC01 View Post
Is there some sort of weapon (mundane or artifacts) that employs piercing unarmed style pressure point strikes? Sort of like how tiger claws are similar to claw strike unarmed attacks. Asking for a friend...
Hand needles, one of the form weapons for White Veil style, are probably the closest equivalent.

[#][F] The Demented One - 20 Hours ago
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post

Does it make sense for any Third Circle Demons to be Essence 10?
I think reasonable minds could differ on that point.

Note that "the same height of numinous divinity as an Incarna" ≠ Essence 10. It's something that dots and numbers can't capture.

[#][F] The Demented One - 21 Hours ago
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
If not a god, I assume that you’d still need to be of a similar power level to the Incarna to create your own Exalted, right?

So, like a Yozi, Third Circle Demon, Greater Elemental Dragon, that sort of thing?
You'd need to be at the same height of numinous power as an Incarnae. I don't think Third Circle Demons make it.

Could an Unshaped or Ishvara theoretically qualify as powerful enough, assuming they even existed in 3e?

Is it possible for a ghost to become sufficiently powerful to create their own Exalted?

Is it only spirits that can create Exalted? What about a material being, like a powerful behemoth or other difficult to classify entity?
"What you are" isn't the be-all, end-all determiner.

[#][F] The Demented One - 24 Hours ago
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
Will Fangs at the Gate have any moonsilver armours or other non-weapon artefacts
Yes to both.

And are there any artefact weapons or armour... that aren't moonsilver at all?
Nah. Want to focus on the Lunars' signature material.

[#][F] The Demented One - 24 Hours ago
Originally posted by shkspr1048 View Post
Ok, so only Incarna-level beings or Gods gifted with the Exigence can create Exalted. Is it possible for some entity (of undiscerned composition) to create/empower an Exalted-like being? Physical, essentially mortal, Charms and Excellencies and what-all, but no Exaltation to speak of?

(and yes, as I'm writing this I realize I may have more-or-less described the Liminals, but still...)
It's possible to empower people in all sorts of strange ways, but that's not going to let you get Exalted-in-all-but-name.

You don't have to be a god to create Exalted, incidentally. Just to use the Exigence.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post

Might a Fire Elemental effectively have a Fire Aura?

Could a River God effectively have a Water Aura?

What about demons heavily tied to elements, like storm demons or Ligier (as a giant ball of green fire)?
Nope. 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Solar View Post
Immaculate styles are improved in effectiveness to a greater or lesser extent by Auras. Which is very cool! Will Sidereals, in your view, potentially have a way to "unlock" these extra effects despite not being able to generate Auras? Or is this a case of the Immaculate styles being truly only masterable by the Dragon-Blooded?
You've got to have an Elemental Aura to attain those benefits.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
nothing to see here, folks

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Fizzlemeyer View Post
Here is something I can't quite find anywhere. When using martial arts, for the charms that have the Form Charm as a prerequisite. does the form charm have to be active in order to use those charms?
No. frew4rq33

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by shkspr1048 View Post
It's been established that Lunars a) can take the shapes of Wyld-altered animals, and b) can only take the shapes of animals and people, not things like creatures of living shadow or sunlight. My question is, where is the line drawn? After all, the Wyld can cause all sorts of alterations.
There's a sidebar on the topic.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Zardoz View Post
"the Exalted and other supernatural beings are immune to death from disease" - Core, pg 234

How does this interact with The Dragon Succumbs' Mastery effect?
It's intended to be an exception. I'll clarify that in layout.