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[#][F] The Demented One - 5/29/2015
Originally posted by Erinys View Post
Wyld Initiation? Is there any info yet on what that is?
"Scarred by Nightmares" is a path of initiation for sorcerers who have witnessed unnameable beauty and horror in the chaos, and hold a sliver of the Wyld deep in their dreams. Or similar experiences.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5/29/2015
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
I'll be interested to see what Wyld Initation does with something like Death of Obsidian Butterflies, not least because deadly butterflies of volcanic glass seems pretty Wyld as it is.
"The butterflies have always been here. Let me show them to you."

[#][F] The Demented One - 5/28/2015
Originally posted by Childofthesun1 View Post
How did it take until posts 11 and 12 for someone to notice that it's May? I was starting to doubt what month it was since no one seemed to think it was weird but me!
A Sidereal did it.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5/27/2015
Originally posted by Greyman View Post
[2E, MoEP:Infernals p 164, summary:] An Infernal can learn as many versions of the initiation charm as she qualifies for; gaining the ability to learn variant spells with the imagery, benefits, and bans of multiple Yozi (though they can never cast a spell using multiple intiations at once). Moving to higher circles requires multiple purchases of the same version of the Sorcerous Initiation of (Yozi) charm.
I'd forgotten you could actually do that, just because it was such a kick in your own nads to rebuy all those Enlightenment Charms. Neat!

[#][F] The Demented One - 5/27/2015
Originally posted by Erinys View Post
I get the impression that in 3E Essence progression will be hugely slower, Essence 3 quite rare, Essence 5 almost unheard of, and Essence 6+ actually unheard of. So I don't think the Essence minimums of charms are comparable across editions. In 2E AFAIK Essence 1 Exalted can't even exist, but in 3E that's the default starting character. I think a permanent dot of Essence in 3E is the story equivalent of 2 dots in 2E.
Ex3's Essence progression is tricky to compare to past editions. You won't be able blow all your bonus points and start at Essence 4 in order to have Celestial Circle sorcery, but you no longer have to dump massive, massive quantities of your XP into raising Essence.

Vance is this a story-level change in how the setting operates, or is Initiation at Exaltation something that was always implied to be possible story-wise?
It's a change, I guess. You could start with sorcery like above, but the character creation process is not meant as a model of the moment of Exaltation.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5/27/2015
Originally posted by Erinys View Post
It's very fitting! Except Sorcerous Enlightenment is an Essence 3 charm.
something something...bonus points are an abstraction...something something.

Damn, I love having sorcerous initiation at Essence 1.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5/27/2015
Originally posted by Greyman View Post
According to Sulumor's origin story in Scroll of Exalts, nobody taught her*; she cast her first spell by instinct immediately after emerging from her chrysalis grotesque, and first cast Death of Obsidian Wasps quite soon after.
Spending five days between life and death in a demonic chrysalis seems like a reasonable way to achieve sorcerous enlightenment. Very evocative of Odin hanging from Yggdrasil.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5/26/2015
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Weak nuclear force is like a puppy that changes the flavor of quarks.

Strong nuclear force is like a puppy that ensures the stability of matter.

Electromagnetism is like a puppy that determines the properties of matter.

Gravitation is like a puppy that attracts matter to matter.
This is why I restrain myself from playing the Power of Puppies in Nobilis games. I'd be OP!

[#][F] The Demented One - 5/26/2015
Dinosaurs are essentially large scale puppies. Yeast is essentially a very small fungal puppy. Close enough for me!

[#][F] The Demented One - 5/26/2015
Originally posted by Zelbinnean View Post
It's either a typo or an application of how casting spells through a particular Yozi sorcery Charm makes the spell look and/or work slightly different in visual effect to fit the particular Yozi "lens" it's cast through. The mechanics would be the exact same as DOB barring specific application of the Yozi sorcery Charm modifying it (e.g. Malfeas's improves damage IIRC). I certainly wouldn't give the spell an inherent power to keep applying damage. That's per se better than the base spell in all ways and I can think of no RAW or RAI to support that reading.
I believe this is correct.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5/22/2015
Originally posted by Aeroz View Post
Speaking of, how big are the sun and moon? I figured they'd be relatively small but the book detailing the Silver Chair mentioned geographic features
You're going to want a good handle on geometry and some Lore Charms.

(This sounds like a flip response. It is not meant as one)

[#][F] The Demented One - 5/22/2015
Fuck you, I'm riding the Daystar.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5/22/2015
Creation's sky has horizons. You can explain this how you like, whether it has to the do with the Loom of Fate or just with the disc of the world not being uniformly level. It's not something that really needs to be thought about.

Mount Meru is the Elemental Pole of Earth, one of the primal pillars upon which Creation is built. Expecting it to interact normally with the real-world physics of light is like trusting a puppy to make sure no one eats your bacon.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5/21/2015
I think the difference between a legendary Solar physician and a Solar Circle sorcerer who's mastered spells of healing is going to be a bit like the difference between Invincible Sword Princess and a sorcerer with Total Annihilation, the Cantata of Empty Souls, and so on under her belt. Both of them are capable of doling out massive dollops of violence, but they do so on very different scales and using totally dissimilar methods. The Invincible Sword Princess's mastery of Melee is pretty much always going to be useful, whether she's cutting a swathe through armies or in a duel. Sorcery is capable of devastation beyond the dreams of Melee Charms, but there are some situations—say, staring down the wrong end of the Invincible Sword Princess—where that massive power is extremely inefficient or ineffective.

I could imagine a sorcerer mending wounds by melding demonflesh onto scarred tissues, enchanting a river so that all filth and disease will sink and calcify into gemstones, or drawing a plague out of a city's populace as monstrous beasts to be killed. It won't confer the straightforward acumen and potence that a Solar might gain from Medicine, but a strange and otherworldly power.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5/21/2015
Read Bridge of Birds.