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[#][F] The Demented One - 2/3/2015
Part of Appearance is physical. Up to a certain extent, you can do things to make your body look better (or scarier, if you're Hideous). If I wanna raise my piss-poor Appearance rating, I'd probably start with some dieting and exercise.

The other part of Appearance is mental. It's not just how you look; it's how you're able to use that look. This is probably what most socialites are training in when they raise Appearance—they're becoming more confident in their own skin, refining the intuitive body language that underscores social actions, and becoming more experienced at using other's reactions to their appearance to their advantage.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2/2/2015
Originally posted by Crumplepunch View Post

Can they not?

MoEP Dragon-Blooded is unclear on the subject. It says they can learn styles like Snake from an appropriate teacher, but it doesn't actually clarify whether mastering the style frees them of the Celestial surcharge.

Granted non-Immaculate Celestial Martial Arts are hard to justify, but I'm sure you could come up with a few Outcaste concepts that would be suitable.
Immaculates have cheaty hax. I'm thinking secular Dragon-Blooded.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2/2/2015
Originally posted by Cactuar View Post

Wouldn't DV penalty negators work against Leap from Cloaking Shadows? If so, isn't it fine since it's 1m vs 3m (or 2m vs 3m for unexpected attacks)?
~has forgotten that Dragon-Blooded can't use Tiger Style in 2e~

[#][F] The Demented One - 2/2/2015
White Reaper was deemed fine for 2.5.

For Plague's rewrite, you're going to want the up the cost of Leap From Cloaking Shadows now that cheap perfects aren't a thing. Raging Tiger Pounce needs something to compensate for the non-Charm activations being redundant. Other than that, it ought to be as good as it was for 2e.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2/2/2015
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Granted, but you guys could set up Patreons where you basically just ask for people to give you money to supplement your income, without necessarily providing anything back. No idea how well those would do in general or what percentage Patreon takes, but it is a thing you could do.
Does Patreon let you do that? I thought it was specifically set up for creators and things.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2/2/2015
Originally posted by DrLoveMonkey View Post
Isn't arms slated for being out this fall? Or are we projecting that the layout is going to take until summer?
Arms is slated for fall; Dragon-Blooded and the Realm for winter.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2/2/2015
Originally posted by Mizu View Post
Isn't Arms of the Chosen mostly done at this point? I know they were already play testing stuff that was going in it awhile ago and now one of their crunch guys is working on Dragon Blooded charms.
My draft of Arms of the Chosen is complete and in for editing. Had to get that done to have time to get Dragon-Blooded done.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2/2/2015
Originally posted by Mizu View Post

Why not?

*Ten character minimum sucks*
Part of the freelancer contract is that you don't write or publish anything for Exalted outside of Onyx Path. John could publish short stories or new games, in the imaginary universe where he has free time to make those, but anything that presents itself as being Exalted is going to violate that clause.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2/2/2015
Originally posted by Zelbinnean View Post
They can always start a Patreon.
Not for anything Exalted, they couldn't.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2/1/2015
Originally posted by Kazorh View Post
Well, yeah, but we don't know what it does, only the name! Or did someone mention something about Black Wind's evocations and I just don't remember?
There will be blood.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2/1/2015
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Interesting. Why not Blue Jade for Stormcaller?
I believe it will be self-evident once you've read the descriptions of the magical materials.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2/1/2015
Originally posted by Kazorh View Post

Hey, hey! I don't have an rpg.net account so I can't post on the Ask the Devs thread there, but since you might or might not still be reading this thread, d'you think you could ask Holden/John about giving an example of a non-jade artifact weapon? I mean, the ones I can remember being talked about are the volcano sword, the hurricane sword and the poison sword, which are all pretty elemental. How about something orichalcum or starmetal or something? Pretty please with sugar on top?
Stormcaller, the daiklave that summons a mounting tempest every second it is drawn, is actually orichalcum.

Black Wind, which Holden mentioned in the rpg thread, is a soulsteel skycutter.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2/1/2015
Originally posted by AnubisXy View Post

I sure hope we're not going to lose that capability Vance.
What kind of heartless bastard doesn't love Kung Fu Hustle?

[#][F] The Demented One - 2/1/2015
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Most of the Abyssal Performance suite in 2e wasn't very good for parties.
The Courtesan of Consensual Agonies would say otherwise!

[#][F] The Demented One - 2/1/2015
Originally posted by Crumplepunch View Post

Blossom Hides Thorns tends to put a damper on things when the guests discover that the host has been decapitated.
Like Blossom Hides Thorns for a Dragon Blooded example, AKA 'make it look like you launching a sneak attack to murder a dude is just part of the show'.
Y'all just aren't partying hardy enough. Think of all the good things a sneak attack could lead to!