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[#][F] The Demented One - 4/1/2014
Originally posted by Drascin View Post
(Seriously, the common opinion among my group, which only follows Exalted tangentially, is that Vance is the only person in the current team they wouldn't consider bad)
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[#][F] The Demented One - 3/31/2014
crap forgot I'd already posted about snake magic in this thread

stupid undying lunar threads

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/31/2014
Originally posted by The Hanged Man View Post

THE HENTAI-HYDRA KILT COMMANDO WILL RIDE AGAIN!

... as soon as he finds a mount that will let him anywhere near its saddle...
CENTAUR-LEG PROLIFERATION! Be your own mount!

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/31/2014
Originally posted by God_of_Awesome View Post
Why does the Silver Exaltation pick you? I need to know that before I make any call on what kind of people Lunars will generally be. 2nd edition, it was survival, so yeah, being a wilderness born savage that got in some deep shit but came out in tact, I can see that.

I dunno what 3e Moon Shards will be looking for.
Mostly cargo shorts.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/31/2014
anything involving parts of your body turning into snakes——> staying in

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/31/2014
Originally posted by Foorish Shamurai View Post

Ah, so like, multiple familiars? A proper Beastmaster-type Solar?
Could do. Mostly just the idea of having to toss away your old familiar when you get a new one is hella dickballs.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/30/2014
Conveniently placed anima banner glow.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/30/2014
Originally posted by HK-87 View Post
Just as forewarning, you'll probably have better luck with the mechanics if you use 2.0. Infernals were designed for that paradigm and 2.5 breaks them really badly in a couple of ways -- SWLIHN's perfect defense is completely useless now that everyone has free combos for instance.
I failed to revise SWLIHN's Imperfection to align with the new combo rules, largely because I'd forgotten that "unfamiliar combos" was called out as something she couldn't defend against. It should work the way that it seems like it should work.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/30/2014
How hung up are you on it being a sword?

With White Reaper, you can smack down lesser enemies bare-handed, building up halos, and then do a dramatic shounen pose with your grimscythe before cleaving through the big bad. If you slip me some obols under the table, I'll keep the Canon Enforcement Strike Team distracted while you substitute a sword for the scythe.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/30/2014
The key to letting players have mortal sidekicks is for the Storyteller to not deliberately murder the sidekicks. As long as you've got some social contract going on, it tends to work out pretty well.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/29/2014
Two words: cargo shorts.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/28/2014
Originally posted by KingCarnival View Post
The sound track is really awesome too. Hiroyuki Swanano is great
Kill la Kill's soundtrack is worth listening to even if you've never seen the anime. Every refined prince of Hell needs to walk into the room to the strains of Blumenkranz.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/27/2014
"The heretics who call themselves the Tabernacle of Quiet Bells hold to the belief that silence is annihilation, and that to be annihilated is to become equivalent to and therefore an aspect of Nirguna, which their constrained imaginations conceive of as something like an un-Yozi rather than that which we savants know the shinma to be. They secret themselves away in isolation, to avoid the clangorous noise that is survival to their brethren, meditating on the purity of non-existence in spatially abstracted copses of the Silver Forest, hidden cloisters suspended in clouds of miasma, and blank white pagescapes found within Elloge. Here they await they await Adorjan, and the death the follows after her. It is a pessimistic philosophy, to be sure, but the fallen world of our defeated enemies is so blighted by their monstrosity that such desperation is understandable. On those occasions where Quiet Bell cultists have been summoned into Creation, they often fall into a spiritual crisis that leaves them in a state of near-catatonia upon discovering that silence is mere antecedent to death in Creation, rather than the reverse. Rather than trying to argue them out of their pitiable heresy, it is more convenient simply to banish them and hope to draw a more useful servitor."

—A sidebar from The Eschatologist's Verse, a compendium of lore useful for the binding of demons.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/27/2014
Originally posted by FromBeyond View Post
I know I'm opening the flood gates... But what's so special about this anime? Because people seem to love it. Should I be interested in it?
It's by Trigger (of Gurren Lagann fame), has a rad animation budget, really cool action scenes, and a well-rounded cast of likable characters. It's got some pretty egregious male gaze and sexual objectification which brings it down, but if you can stomach that, it is fun.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/27/2014
Originally posted by Sakii View Post
and why is that?
For a definition of good philosophy as "philosophy that is a functional and useful model of the world," then there's no action to "do philosophy." You aren't gonna sit around rolling Intelligence + Lore until you come up with the categorical imperative or the übermensch or process theology or whatever. It's subsumed into roleplaying. And, while the Exalted can be master savants and geniuses, genius isn't really a thing that maps directly into the realm of philosophy. There've probably been a bunch of Solar philosophers who've had very good ideas. There've probably been a bunch of Lunar philosophers who've had very good ideas. But there are way more mortals in Creation, and being mortal does not mean "ha ha can never have good ideas fuckass." So while the orichalcum trophy for "Best at Philosophy" might go to a Solar savant or a Lunar mystic, it could also just go to an ordinary woman who has spent a lot of time thinking about things and had some very good ideas.

(albeit devising the greatest philosophy ever conceived of in Creation is probably a good way to earn an Exaltation)

That said, the mortal philosopher isn't going to be so supremely eloquent that her lectures make disciples of even the worst enemies, or so resolute that she can shake off mind-warping madness of the Wyld by asserting her philosophy, or so perceptive that she can intuitively sense when her teachings are being challenged within her philosopher-kingdom. Those deeds are the feats of the Exalted.