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[#][F] The Demented One - 7/23/2014
Originally posted by Foorish Shamurai View Post

All that intelligent psychological stuff PAH.

We all know why he's Fire Aspected. Look at that hair.
True. But on the other hand, Fred and George are Wood Aspects.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/22/2014
Originally posted by ZealousChristian24 View Post

This is awesome!
I'm curious, however. Does the Shattered Gale produced by Crimson Orphan Abandonment automatically look like you, or how you look at the moment you make it?(That is, could you use charms to create a clone that looks like someone else, or can you only make duplicates of yourself?)
They're still duplicates of yourself—although with the right Infernal Charms (or like, some hair dye), that isn't a hard thing to change.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/22/2014
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
I think conflating masturbation and onanism is a mistake; the passage makes it pretty clear that masturbation isn't, in and of itself, what Onan's doing that's so bad, so much as spiting his dead brother by fucking his wife and then not impregnating her.
In Judaism, at least, the excruciatingly specific definition of onanism is "letting one's seed fall on the ground," as opposed to, say, your brother's wife. The term applies.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/22/2014
Originally posted by While My Guitar View Post
Before you get dunked in the acid bath, I'd like to ask, why would a non-solar have access to the highest circle of Evocation?
If there is a reason for them to.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/22/2014
Hermione's a Twilight, as established. Harry's a Changing Moon (survives both attempted babymurder and a childhood of constant abuse and degradation, ends up becoming the charismatic, iconoclastic leader of a rebellion, even has some animal iconography). Ron's a Fire Aspect (emphasis of his family in the narrative, impulsive, the "id" of the trio).

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/22/2014
Originally posted by Hand-of-Omega View Post
Meeeeh...Most of your examples were established in 1E. And, as you note, there are plenty of current canon NPCs that don't have any sort of abuse in their backgrounds. But do we really have to get rid of it ALL? The logical conclusion of this is a sanitized setting, and I would really hate to see that happen to Exalted. This is a Bronze Age style world, where, frankly, unpleasant things happen, and that should be played straight.

Granted, there is a level of discretion as to how much they want to present the realities of this life in books for modern players...Personally, since I really dislike toning things down as borderline censorship, I prefer to show things "as they are", and trust to individuals to make their own decisions about whether or not they want to be exposed to whatever, but then, it's not MY head on the chopping block when the Social Justice Warriors revolt!

Not that I *want* to see abused people, in case it need be said! And that goes for guys as well as girls (Tamuz was sexually victimized by his Solar mate, remember). But we shouldn't shy away from these things in the setting. Personally, if the Raksi thing is dumped, I won't really miss it. When I first read it, what really struck me about it was how batshit crazy it meant she really was! In fact, it's not even certain that her hallucinations actually reflect anything that really happened...it could ALL be just in her head. [shrug]
Gratuitous child abuse conveyed through the most ham-fisted depiction of "hallucinating daddy yelling at me" that adds nothing to Raksi's characterization except hey, have a derangement, is gross and not something I want to see. Obviously it's a loaded subject, and one that should be approached carefully in how we portray it. 2e Raksi is like, the exact opposite of approaching it carefully.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/22/2014
Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post

Oh, 2e.

(I'm wagering that this background detail has a low probability of surviving into EX3, because it sure wasn't hanging over her in first edition.)
I would rather eat a bucket of hornets and broken glass than bring that back. I suspect my attitude is not an uncommon one among the writing team.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/21/2014
Originally posted by Ejtaka View Post
Still, I want this to be a thing that can happen between two high essence powerhouses. Maybe a 6 essence god and a 5 essence Zenith.
~verdant emptiness endowment~

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/21/2014
Exalted: Adamant Skin Technique the headsman's blade.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/21/2014
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post

Oh? Is this still the Core or has writing started on other books?
Remember "antagonists are being reviewed" from this week's Monday Meeting notes? That's been Eric and me.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/21/2014
Originally posted by HK-87 View Post
Plague gods not doing their jobs?
Unless someone in Heaven has a reason to not want diseases spreading as normal along cultural lines, and is able to wrangle the local disease spirits into that agenda, then they're just going to be helping administrate the contagion and maybe filing little reports on the death toll. Diseases spread from populations that have built up an immunity to them to those who don't when they meet. That's how diseases work. Disease spirits are not going to do anything about that unless they have a reason to.

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/20/2014
I think we got this one. I suspect we got this one. I hold an education opinion that we got this one.

(if he kills either of the stark women or brianne I swear to god)

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/20/2014
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Do diseases and immunities (whatever the in-setting mechanisms they work through, I'm not assuming literal microbes, antibodies, etc) behave in Creation the same way they do in reality. Specifically, when two cultures that haven't had historic contact with each other open trade lines, or Realm forces more in, etc, is plague almost guaranteed to follow as it historically has in reality?
I do not see a good reason for them not to behave like that. Maybe some prayer or super-doctoring could prevent it, but barring that, why not?

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/17/2014
Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post
I ran across that piece of art on DevArt way back when, before I got a copy of that CoCD. Made the lack of it in the book somewhat confusing.
I remember seeing that too, but Eric hadn't, and I couldn't find it!

[#][F] The Demented One - 7/16/2014
Originally posted by Elfive View Post
Aren't there only two fully published deathlords? They could easily be outliers.
"Average Deathlord between Essence 8-10" factoid actualy just statistical error. Average Deathlord Essence 1. Creation-Slaying Oblivion Georg, who lives in a manse and gains 10,000 dots of Essence per day, is an outlier adn should not have been counted.