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[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Maltry View Post
Hmm, actually I have a question about that. Do the Liminals in fact have human souls? I don't recall seeing any indication of that, but I also seem to recall a statement that the exalted are all some form of human.
They're human, and I guess they have souls, so they have human souls.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by GenericMaleNPC01 View Post
Is it possible for a homunculus that is sufficiently human in design to somehow accidentally draw in a human soul and be therefore valid for exaltation?
For a... character I'm thinking of making...
Those aren't really Homunculi. Those are human souls in weird exalted bodies. I'm talking creations of life in a human form but physically isn't human. There's one in adversaries i believe
Exalting requires you to be human, not just have a human soul jammed in you.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Kell_Tamer View Post
So if a Lunar sacred hunts a person who people worship (cult background) and the worshippers haven't learend of the death, does the lunar get their cult? or does the prayer not go to the lunar? Or is it a only while in that form deal?
Just taking their shape probably isn't going to be enough; you'd need to then do something to get those people worshipping you, not just the abstract idea of that person. It's the same as if some rando killed that person and then disguised themself as him—the disguise itself wouldn't secure them the worship, they'd have to use it to impersonate him.

And this is more a fluff question. How knowledgeable are the thresholds of anathema? Like are there places where a lunar goes totem and the locals don't think "Oh its an Ogre" and instead go ".... welp better work with this new god"?
The Threshold's extremely large, so it's gonna be highly variable. The average person who sees someone that's clearly supernatural is going to assume it's a god.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Peanut-007 View Post
Is the Solar-Lunar bond universal among Solars? I know it isn't for Lunars but is the reverse also true?
That's up to the Storyteller.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Jefepato View Post
The 3e corebook says "[t]hough they are death’s champions, the Abyssals yet live," which is how it was in previous editions. What Fire Has Wrought refers to Abyssals as "undead Exalted" (under Eternal Death-Banishing Blossom, p. 233). (There's also at least one other Charm that mentions "undead Exalted" without naming Abyssals specifically.)

Is this a deliberate change, i.e. are Abyssal Exalted actually undead now? Or should those Charm descriptions say something more like "Exalted who are creatures of death?"
It's not a deliberate change — "undead" is nebulous enough of a concept in Exalted's cosmology that it's tricky to draw precise lines. The Abyssal Exalted haven't died yet, but they're suffused with the Essence of death itself. Saying "creature of death" over and over burns wordcount, and it isn't any more precise, so "undead Exalted" it is. That doesn't change any of the specifics of what playing an Abyssal will be like.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
DBs and Solars, for instance, are more "social" with Circles and Hearths. Liminals aren't really into being together. What about the three auxiliary Exalted types?
Like Exigents (and Liminals, for that matter), they're more likely to slot into mixed Circles if they show up as PCs.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
How is Lunars going? Proceeding apace or are you concentrating on DB corrections now?
Right now I'm focused on getting the revised Dragon-Blooded files back to the layout team, because that's pretty quick work (and I imagine folks don't want to be waiting very long on it). This weekend, back to Lunars dev.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Do the Lunars currently have riddle themed charms, or should I set money aside for the custom charm reward tier?
Nothing specifically riddle-themed.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by wern212 View Post
So... looking at the Monday Meeting Notes, it seems that the Lunars Kickstarter is getting ever closer.
Is there something you look forward to showing to the community most of all?
It's a whole package sort of deal.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
I think the bit where, in 2nd ed, to be an Abyssal you had to honestly go "Yes, I am willing to destroy the world." It couldn't be like "I take your deal Mask of Winters, so I can get revenge on my murderer (but I won't help him destroy the world)" and then the Mask manouevres you into helping his greater plot, or "I will slay those who desecrate the corpses of my ancestors" or "I'll be a bridge between the living and the dead". You had to actually, willingly, be up for destroying the world, even if just for a couple of really angry minutes.
And that damns you forever? What even is damnation, etc. etc.

At the end of the day, I think Exalted's treatment of morality shouldn't be less nuanced than that of The Good Place.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Do you intend on changing the previously-canon notion that becoming an Abyssal is inherently damning? I could care less, save that it gets a little annoying to hear certain folks argue that Abyssals are such wretched people for willingly agreeing to end the world, even if they only hold that willingness for a single moment, et cetera.
I personally have trouble grasping the concept of "inherent damnation." What's it even mean?

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Maudova View Post
What’s the least enjoyable part of your job as a developer not related to the fandom?
Realizing I haven't done something I needed to do. x_x

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by ale137 View Post

So me taking a mile. Do you have some thoughts on astrology?
I always found it odd that you couldnt do the secret blessing for your illegitimate son as described in the book because you need to have the papers signed by a god. And the sidebar about keeping things simple made me cry, because a convoluted plan was what the chosen of secrets are supposed to do but the system didnt support that.
I'm thinking it'll be done a little differently this time.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
What are you most excited to talk about that you haven't had a chance to talk about yet?
Today, I'll say it's my plans for updating Sidereal Charm mechanics.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by Ellis View Post
If a Twilight (or, presumably, Daybreak) binds a spirit familiar, and then that spirit familiar dies, how long does it take them to reform? Do they have to perform any particular rituals?
Spirit familiars reform along the lines as usual for that type of spirit. If I'm a Storyteller and a player wants to do some cool rituals to help that process along, I'd definitely want to give them some kind of incentive for that.