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[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/25/2014
Originally posted by Isator Levi
What the dickens is Gloam?
Mine all mine.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/24/2014
I have consumed the comic in all of its detail.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/20/2014
I've made an effort to showcase individual First Circle demons. See the "Demons and the Guild" section of Masters of Jade.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/16/2014
Aquillion, you're a smart guy and your posts are almost always spot-on. But you're way off base here.

Originally posted by Aquillion View Post
they were not, generally, intended to be important to the setting
This is about as true as saying that the story of Adam and Eve was not intended to be important to the Catholic milieu. That is to say, it's technically true in the sense that they're no longer physically present and active, but false in regards to the shadows they cast over everything that comes after.

"The gods created the Exalted to cast down their own creators" is the root story of Creation, one which sets in motion the cycle of treachery and rebellion that reverberates down through the ages. It takes its mythic resonance from the story of the Greek gods overthrowing the Titans, and from the taboo against kinslaying. When you change it to, "The gods created the Exalted to kill a bunch of totally unrelated assorted bad guys, and maybe also to imprison their creator because why not" you lose something thematically important.

Originally posted by Aquillion View Post
where the Exalted fought this one big war against these specific guys and then everything was fine forever until today when those guys are trying to break out again.
This is one of the reasons why Heroes of the Niobraran is on the schedule. (Morangias quoted another back in post #16 of this thread.)

Originally posted by Gayo View Post
The reason none of this shit was a problem until the Infernals hardback is because the way it was done up to then was fine.
Yes, this. Saying that "post GoD has ultimately failed to produce anything worth the amount of options that were sacrificed in exchange for it" (whether or not that's true!) is by no means the same as saying that "Jenna's work in Games of Divinity was inherently bad for the line."

The writing staff has gotten our fascination with the Yozis out of our systems during the Ink Monkeys period. We're not going to focus on them. Ditching everything related to them in 3e just because they were misused in 2e is pointless and wasteful.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/13/2014
To summarize: It's not uncommon for kids to worry that insubordination may lead their parents to gank them, and on rare occasions it actually happens. But it is in fact goddamn rare for it to actually happen, because murdering your own kids for anything but the most earth-shattering reasons is batshit pants-on-head insane.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/9/2014
Your character can do awesome things with Martial Arts, but you don't need Martial Arts to be awesome.

Your character can do awesome things with Sorcery, but you don't need Sorcery to be awesome.

Your character can do awesome things with Evocations, but you don't need Evocations to be awesome.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/6/2014
Originally posted by amechra View Post
I see E6 in 3e as being similar to Imperial Mysteries, where you are essentially playing an entirely different game.
No, it's 2e where Essence 6+ moves you into a completely different play arena. The intent for 3e is to make Essence 6+ play (for those who are interested in it) compatible with Essence 1-5 play.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/31/2014
Originally posted by Morangias View Post
In a perfect world, a Solar wouldn't feel like he got the whole world handed on a silver platter without even asking, and a DB would feel like an elemental badass and a worthy heir to the titan-slaying army of ancient myths, all the while retaining a palpable difference in raw power between the two and all the nuances this adds to their respective stories. Hopefully, 3e will make it close enough to the ideal to make both ends of the power spectrum playable and fun.
This is indeed the intent.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/31/2014
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)
;________;

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/31/2014
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
shiftless
That word does not mean what you think it means.

Originally posted by hippokrene View Post
In 3rd Edition, the Elemental Dragons will be Gaia's children.
Cite?

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/30/2014
If you hold less regard for the creatures of Creation than I do, you are a monster.

If you hold more regard for the creatures of Creation than I do, you are a weakling.

What regard do I hold for the creatures of Creation?

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/27/2014
Also, to be clear, just because most of the South is desert doesn't mean that it's empty desert.

The Pacific is strewn with all sorts of islands full of interesting people and things. But that doesn't change the fact that most of it is open ocean.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/24/2014
Originally posted by Lioness View Post
http://thor.divnull.com/pub/exalted/...collection.pdf You'll find what you're looking for here. Its under Far Shores and Wonders.
Also see p. 125.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/22/2014
Originally posted by Kyeudo View Post
This, of course, presents an obvious solution - put stuff in the desert that's worth visiting!
You'll find a few examples in Masters of Jade. More will appear in upcoming 3e publications.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/19/2014
Originally posted by hippokrene View Post
Creation is a huge place with six languages.
1e and 2e approach Linguistics in an incoherent manner. Both list the Directional tongues as language families, then state that each contains a range of dialects. A language has dialects; a language family encompasses multiple distinct languages. I have always resolved this by replacing every instance of "dialect" with "language," so that purchasing a dot in Linguistics gives your character access to a range of related (but distinct) languages rather than a range of dialects.

In any case, this broad linguistic base is a convenience for PCs rather than a general setting fact. Just because your character knows every Skytongue language (or dialect!) doesn't mean that every single Northern NPC can manage a conversation with any other Northern NPC. Drop a typical Cheraki citizen into Gethamane and she'll have no idea what's going on, because she most assuredly won't know Gethamanese.

Both editions presume the existence of numerous other languages out beyond the Threshold which do not belong to any of the Directional language families. Neither edition covers the existence of creole languages, but I consider that to be a quirk of the system rather than a statement that Creation lacks creoles.

I cannot speak as to how languages will be handled in 3e.