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[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/13/2014
The PCs are currently heroic mortals. They're expected to Exalt in another session or two.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/11/2014
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Once the book drops, we all might want to discuss it together a bit, just so we don't all end up asking for the same thing and force Eric to have to recontact everyone involved..
You know I was kidding, right?

I mean, I might end up doing some or all the backer Charms, but it's not especially likely.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/10/2014
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
(but they'll probably offload that responsibility to Vance)
That you guys should be so lucky! No, they're probably going to offload the responsibility onto me.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/10/2014
Posting more playtester reports, this time from an entirely different playgroup:

http://ericminton.wordpress.com/2014...rst-chronicle/

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/10/2014
Posting more playtester reports, this time from an entirely different playgroup:

http://ericminton.wordpress.com/2014...rst-chronicle/

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/10/2014
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Something I'm finding interesting is the fact that Wits isn't at the bottom of the mental attributes and that abilities aren't divided up by caste anymore. Did you guys make these sheets yourselves or did they come in the playtester packet?
One of the players drew up the sheets in a spare moment. Don't read too much into their design!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/7/2014
Originally posted by Builder View Post
Interesting that the player resources seem to include both 1st and 2nd ed books.
Oops! I grabbed the wrong Dragon-Blooded book for the photo.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/7/2014
Originally posted by Jen View Post
Is it Whitegate or Whitewall I see in the map corner.
That's "Wintergate."

(I have the penmanship of a rutabaga.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/7/2014
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Also, is Zhaojun official?

...Ok, more specifically, is it in the Corebook or did you write up yet another nation just for you and your players?
I drafted the basics for the corebook but it's likely to be cut for space. The material I'm writing for the chronicle is far more extensive than what I wrote for the core, however, which means most of it is written specifically for my players.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/7/2014

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/6/2014
Originally posted by Tiresias View Post
Wait, you have a full-size map?
It looks even better on paper than it does on the screen. ^_^

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/6/2014
For those who haven't seen it yet, I've put up a blog post about starting a 3e game:

http://ericminton.wordpress.com/2014...jun-chronicle/

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/4/2014
Originally posted by Greyman View Post
Nah. The demand is for consistently assumed explanations. That any frailty of the People of the Air be, not an unavoidable requirement of biology from which Haltan hawk-folk are somehow exempt, but because their Solar crafters botched the process.
"Solars can achieve any ambition you can possibly imagine, exactly as you imagined it, because SOLAR" is not a valid setting conceit.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/4/2014
Originally posted by Stephen Lea Sheppard View Post
I don't really insist on explanations for things like beastman biology, but I do insist on approaching it from an angle that an explanation exists. Like, I don't want to hear about motonic physics, because saying "Motonic physics" as shorthand for "This shit be complex, yo," is played out, but I assume that when your Twilight finds a First Age text on magic, and it's full of weird math that doesn't make a lot of sense, that's not just a bunch of bullshit. It means something, on the fiction layer -- there's the setting equivalent of quantum physics textbooks and set theory and although we won't ever actually write them, we must pretend that they exist in the setting and that they're self-consistent, and that there's a difference between a really good treatise on Essence manipulation expressed in the manner of page 71 of Aspect Book: Fire and a bunch of word vomit chosen at random in the manner of a highschool freshman who's just learned, for the first time, that poetry doesn't have to rhyme to count.

I am okay with assuming beastman biology is weird but works, in a way that we don't actually have to know. Snakemen may be weird but they don't violate thermodynamics. I am not okay assuming that snakemen work only because magic handwave handwave.

(Likewise, I assume that First Age Twilights trying to make time travel spells couldn't make them work because "That's how the math works out," like modern physicists discovering that you can't travel faster than light because the idea of traveling faster than light betrays a misunderstanding of what travel and speed and light are.)
For all that we've had some disagreements on the subject, I think we're on the same page here. The rules underpinning Creation's existence are of the same order of complexity as those underpinning our own, even though we're not going to spell them out in textbook form.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/1/2014
Originally posted by SamuraiMujuru View Post
Hmm. Ignoring design, I think I'm gonna have to go with Prince Diamond, Janest, or Rakan Thulios.
Which Rakan Thulio do you like best?