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[#][F] The Demented One - 4/8/2015
Originally posted by Guancyto View Post
(I may attempt to do the same to Vance by sending him a picture of me petting a dog. It may not be as effective.)
It will be.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4/6/2015
Originally posted by hippokrene View Post

Let me hop in the way-back machine.

That was 1994.

I recall WotC sending out to C&Ds for fan material as well, but that was some time ago. Now they're only interested in programs and such.
In my defense, I was four years old then. :P

[#][F] The Demented One - 4/6/2015
I am neither a lawyer, nor speaking on behalf of Onyx Path. Just speaking from my own experience writing homebrew.

I've never known Onyx Path/White Wolf to go after something fan material that is not for profit, nor am I familiar with any other big publishing companies that do that. There is not a whole lot of benefit to gain for the time and money they'd have to put in. I can't say that they're encouraged, but I always felt very comfortable posting fan material.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4/6/2015
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
Hmm... somebody remind me; did the write up in that book mention any association with peace as an emotional or mental state, or did it come across as primarily focused on peace in terms of not being at war or tumult.
He's peace as a political condition, and the head of the directional gods of peace.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4/6/2015
Originally posted by AnubisXy View Post
I am very curious how functional a dedicated "combat sorcerer" in 3rd edition will be - that is, someone who uses Sorcery entirely for offense (in the same way someone uses Archery entirely for offense). While you could technically do this in 1st and 2nd edition, it was absolutely ineffective.
One of my goals was to make the process of casting spells in combat a fun one. I hear Holden has a playtest character who's been making some fun use of Wood Dragon's Claw with martial arts.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4/6/2015
Originally posted by Crimyote View Post
I'm wondering if maybe mortal sorcerers will be more like Elric while a solar will be more like Dr. Strange or Doctor Fate.
Either can be both. Sorcerous initiations are designed to be extremely inclusive of character concepts, not to exclude them.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4/6/2015
Originally posted by hippokrene View Post
I remember one major god whose description boiled down to "Venus' spoiled and pampered boy-toy that she's put in charge of a major bureau."
That's Yaogin. In 1E, he was a beautiful man who Venus spirited away to Yu-Shan to romp around with for a while, eventually attained godhood and rose to the head of the Division of Serenity, where he's spacey and hands-off, but with no indication of any incompetence.

In 2e, Venus just stuck him in the pantheon when the celestial bureaucracy was first created 'cause he was hot, but he's basically too stoned (and poisoned) to keep his subordinates from their political in-fighting.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4/6/2015
Some gods that work for DoSen:

• Yaogin, Bearer of the Lapis Ewer, which brings inspiration to the lips of poets and stirs love in the heart (Exalted: The Sidereals, p. 57)

• Uvanavu, God of Health and syndic of Whitewall (MOEP: Sidereals, p. 66)

• Livila, God of Prostitution (id.)

• Golden Reverie, God of Euphoria and patron to drunkards and addicts (id.)

• A whole bunch of other dudes

• Notably not Yo-Ping, God of Peace (Compass: Yu-Shan p. 156)

[#][F] The Demented One - 4/5/2015
Originally posted by Hand-of-Omega View Post
Great for Elric fans, but what about those of us who want to play Dr. Strange? That is, having PCs not afraid to get a LOT of use out of the spells/workings we buy, and who want to show off and look great while doing so without coughing up a lung?
You guys are gonna be really happy.

(I love Doctor Strange)

[#][F] The Demented One - 4/4/2015
Least gods aren't really important enough to discuss in the text. Evocations don't relate to least gods at all as a general rule.

Having, like, a wraith-haunted daiklave, or a powerbow that's actually a prison for a raksha, sounds pretty cool.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4/3/2015
Originally posted by Arian Dynas View Post
Hm, can you gather motes for sorcery while doing other things? Dodging, swinging your sword and such?
I had a Twilight sorcerer PC in my long-running 2e game, and man was there absolutely nothing that irked me more than the fact that the sorcery system just dropped you out of the combat system entirely.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4/3/2015
Originally posted by Zelbinnean View Post
It's worth noting that sorcery and sorcerous working are different but closely related systems.
Close! Sorcerous workings are sorcery proper, but distinct from spells (also sorcery proper).

There hasn't been rev commentary about like...Belgariad or Shadowrun exhaustion/drain-type effects from using it. You just don't use your own mote pool.
You'll be able to play Elric.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4/2/2015
Originally posted by Erinys View Post
Isn't there a Dragon-Blooded charm that gets more powerful when in the vicinity of the Anathema, so Wyld Hunts can use it as an especially "holy" weapon? Except it's actually a teamwork charm from the First Age to help Terrestrials work better in the proximity of their Celestial commanders.
Defense-From-Anathema Method/Dragon's Parable Defense has a bit of a strange history to it. The original wording in 1e and 2e Dragon-Blooded simply stated that it worked against "Anathema," and didn't really go into any detail on what counted for that. When the Dragon-Blooded got the large errata overhaul that came with Thousand Correct Actions of the Upright Soldier, it got a clarification that explains that it worked against all creatures of darkness, plus Celestial Exalted, to cover Solar and Lunar Anathema. That was probably how most groups would run it, so it made sense, but it then had to explain why the holy protection charm would work against them. It attributed this to the Dragon-Blood tapping Gaia's primordial power and love as a shield. That introduces a lot of weird setting stuff (can I shut down Defense-From-Anathema by killing Gaia?) and also is pretty far away from the paradigm of how Terrestrial Charms work. So, when the Dreams of the First Age errata came around, it talked about how Defense-From-Anathema Method was known as Dragon's Parable Defense, like you described.

That's sort of a twisted and tangled history, and I wouldn't want to use that kind of stopgap retcon as a foundation moving forward (even though I personally thought it was very clever).

[#][F] The Demented One - 4/2/2015
this is cute as hell

also your design for Sulumor is now replacing her 2e outfit in my mental image.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/31/2015
Originally posted by Arteliex View Post
I'll say, I don't believe that mortals holding a bit of power lessens the importance of the Exalted..
Bagrash Kol, Brem Marst, and the Perfect of Paragon would all certainly corroborate that.