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[#][F] The Demented One - 8/13/2014
Originally posted by Weimann View Post
I think it went like this:

At $500,000 backing, there was a stretch goal to add another six Styles to the core book. Part of that stretch goal was unlocking a reward tier that let two backers pick two Styles each out of those six. So from the start, the developers had two in mind, and the backers would decide the other four.

Of course, when the reward tier was posted, everyone was camping the fuck out of it. It was limited to two backers, after all, and both got picked up within ten seconds of posting. However, the amount of people trying to simultaneously back for the same reward coupled with known glitch in Kickstarter's code made it so that three people manage to back it, despite it being limited to two. Onyx Path decided to roll with it and counted all three of them as valid. So now we got the two developer-planned Styles and six backer-picked Styles, for a total of eight additional Styles, and a grand total of ten Styles in the core book.
hahahahahahaha (sobs)

(incidentally, eleven styles in the corebook. snake, tiger, righteous devil, crane, silver-voiced nightingale, white reaper, ebon shadow, black claw, dreaming pearl courtesan, single point, steel devil)

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/13/2014
Originally posted by Omicron View Post
dying eaaaaaarth

In all seriousness, you could do a lot of different things working from that name alone. It's a cool name, and it's a vague name, so it's easy for it to spark the imagination one way or another.
Ironically, I've never read the much more famous Vance's books. It's on the to-do list!

If I had to take a stab about it, I think I'd start off with something like:

The Student's Sutra of Transience: Once, there was a maiden...
...who clothed herself in robes of crimson and purple
and shining jewels of ruby and diamond.
She sat atop a high tower surmounting all the world
and all things bowed before her.
But it didn't matter.
One day, the maiden died.
Her robes and jewels burnt to ash in her pyre,
and her tower fell beyond the horizon.
She fell forever into darkness.

The Elder Sutra of Rebirth: One day, the maiden woke up..."

And then proceed from their.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/12/2014
Originally posted by Hand-of-Omega View Post
Mr. Robert Vance,

Obviously, I don't expect you to actually write up Vermillion Clouds of Sunset, nice as that would be! BUT, could you please give us your impressions on its fluff? That is, what its themes and imagery might be, what a user might seek to learn it for, or even what they might look like while using it?
I never really thought about it.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/12/2014
TMA/CMA is no longer a divide that exists.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/12/2014
Lunars, in a minor editing mishap, were cut from the gameline entirely.
These are joke words. They are not serious.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/11/2014
Forbidden gods are a cool and useful concept, so they will definitely be getting discussed at some point.

I would be surprised to see anything written about Nox unless someone has a really good idea for something to do with him.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/10/2014
I would take the original, kind of ambiguous Motivation, as just a starting point, a shorthand for what they want their character to be. After a few sessions, talk to them and see if they think they could refocus it to something more precise and character-driving. It's really a lot easier to figure out your character's motives once you've been them for a while.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/10/2014
Originally posted by JimB View Post
I can almost remember what the name of that animal is, but every time I get close, it drifts away. Now it is a dire pig because I goddamn say so.
Entelodont, probably. They're in the Ex3 core.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/9/2014
Originally posted by JimB View Post
I don't get it. Is that a reference to that slinky little bastard by the Fantasy Island waterfall pool?
Bingo. The iconic Lunar outfit.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/9/2014
Originally posted by JimB View Post
maybe I'm just a fan of the art
so I take it you're a cargo shorts...moogle?

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/9/2014
Originally posted by Hand-of-Omega View Post
And I haven't seen Storm-cutter, where's that shown?
Stormcaller will be in Arms of the Chosen.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/8/2014
I hereby officially assign Chompy a puppy totem

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/8/2014
Originally posted by Kyeudo View Post

They are developers in all but official title.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/7/2014
Originally posted by Eric Minton View Post

I'll keep these in mind for later, when I have time to do proper posts! In the meantime:

Exalted: Name Your Homebrew Charm in 30 Seconds or Less
I'll help, by running through my Evocation doc and copying every syntactic structure not listed in the article!

[NOUN]-[GERUND]ING [NOUN], i.e. Puppy-Petting Hand
[ADJECTIVE] [NOUN] [VERB]ED, i.e. Sleepy Puppies Woken
THE [NOUN] [VERB]S, i.e. The Puppy Woofs
[POSSESSIVE NOUN]'S [NOUN] [DESCRIPTOR], i.e. Puppy's Leash Unbinding
[GERUND]ING [ADJECTIVE] [NOUN], i.e. Petting Silly Puppies
[GERUND]ING [PREPOSITION] [NOUN], i.e. Snuggling with Puppies
[NOUN] [VERB]ED [ADJECTIVE], i.e. Puppy Groomed Clean

And for the record, no Charm name will ever top Sometimes Horses Fly Approach.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/7/2014
Originally posted by The MG View Post
Will they be puppy-sized or mecha-sized? Because I doubt the mecha-sized variant will be any more efficient than the now-defunct ninja squadron.
Mecha-sized, but piloted by puppy-sized puppies.