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[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 12/13/2017
There is, ironically, a powerful disincentive in the setting for large populist religious movements about things other than transactional relationships with local gods -- local gods, who don't want local people distracted from their transactional worship.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 12/13/2017
I like that All-Conquering Colossus can be the first warstrider if you want, but it’s not so integral to her claim to fame that she loses anything if you’re like “No that’s [dumb/restrictive].”

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 11/29/2017
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post

To the devs: Are there lots of gods in Heaven and the Bureau of Fate who refuse to share their records with the Sidereals?
Even if they don't -- and e.g. the change to Starmetal's origin does indicate an alteration to 2e's hyperacrimonious relationship between Sidereals and the rest of Heaven -- there are plenty of departments, divisions, and cliques in Heaven who marry a stupendous mass of records; an idiosyncratic filing system; and a small number of spirits in secretarial, administrative, or archival roles who are difficult to deal with not because they hate Sidereals but because they are bureaucrats.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 11/29/2017
I also enjoy the readthrough threads, and yours is great.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 11/25/2017
The Exalted Host had a command structure of some sort during the Divine Rebellion. It wouldn’t have just gone away after formal declaration of victory.

(People working under military authority their whole lives are not going to immediately assume that there is such a thing as civilian authority or that military authority is illegitimate during peacetime.)

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 11/23/2017
Really, I'm only ironically annoyed. I know how fandoms work.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 11/21/2017
I don't know why everyone keeps reading that they're called the Speakers.

They're called the Spoken.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 11/16/2017
It's Invoking the Eyeless Face, and it's in The White Treatise.

(I wrote it!)

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 11/16/2017
Originally posted by Lanaya View Post
Gotta say, the similarities between Heartsbalm and All-Conquering Colossus make the former look pretty lame. I can imagine Mirshaan and Oak Ring Prince hanging out at a party or something. "Oh, your husband made you a 3-dot suit of armour after you almost died? That's cute. My wife made me a terrifying orichalcum behemoth that can tear a tyrant lizard asunder and almost killed me with it. For our first date."
God, I love First Age Solars.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 11/15/2017
Originally posted by Xerxes View Post
Hang on, there's errata in the book? Are these available seriously somewhere else? Or am I misunderstanding your meaning?
This book has errata for those two artifact-relevant Charms in the corebook that were based on a previous edition of the Evocation rules, to bring them in line with the evocation rules in this book.

I'm not sure it would be particularly useful for anyone who doesn't have this book, so.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 11/15/2017
For the record, Arianna replacing her arm is noncanonical. Obviously she still has two arms if Your PC has that artifact, instead!

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 11/15/2017
Originally posted by Gigaton-Falcon-Emu View Post
Interesting! I am curious since I am trying to build a timeline using the stories and era labels, is there a timeline that you guys made or is it a pointless effort?
We've got a design document we try to keep updated.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 11/14/2017
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Why do people keep assuming 1400s-1500s sailing tech for people in Creation when nearly every source material covers a time period hundreds, if not thousands of years earlier?
If you say “sailing,” people think tall ships and the Age of Sail. If you say pirates, they think Golden Age of Piracy. There’s no helping it.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 11/14/2017
Originally posted by vampire hunter D View Post
If I get the advance PDF, doI have to pay again for the final version?
Not for the .pdf. Also, in the past, they have usually provided purchasers of the advanced .pdf a coupon reducing the cost of the print version by the cost of the advanced .pdf.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 11/8/2017
Range bands are deliberately designed to be difficult-to-impossible to translate into concrete numbers. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t shift to using real numbers if you prefer. It does mean you shouldn’t try to “decode” range bands into real numbers by using whatever clues and hints you can dig out of the text, because they’re not real clues or hints, they’re not written with the intent that they can be used for that purpose, and you’ll probably either not be able to do it, or, worse, you will figure out a way to do, but it won’t be in line with designer intent and will produce strange, bad results in play.