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[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/4/2014

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/2/2014
Righteousness as inflexibly, unshakably rational compassion is not a thing that matches any of the source mythology. Bouts of wrath, sulking, and other quintessentially human emotions—magnified by the scale on which gods operate—are staples of the genre. It's not a proper legendarium unless a beloved, righteous deity kills someone undeserving in a fit of pique or inadvertently brings the world to the edge of frozen death by hiding themselves away with their life-giving radiance inside a cave somewhere.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/13/2014
None of the new demons are canonical; this wasn't actually published in the Ink Monkeys blog.

Some will never be canonical, as I was just noodling around at this stage and turned out some ideas that, on further examination, weren't all that great and which I don't find compelling enough to revisit. Others may or may not become canonical, as I think they're pretty cool but have not actually received the go-ahead to revisit in 3e material.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/13/2014
I've scraped up a bit of exotica from the bottom of my 2e pile. Hope you find it useful!

Ink Monkey Bones #27: Fragments of the Sebridian Incunabulum

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/10/2014
Meanwhile: fashion!

Arms-ish Playtest #6

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/10/2014
Originally posted by turkeygiant View Post
Bio-Tech manuscript has piqued my interest. Something for Arms of the Chosen, or should we be keeping track of another cool project?
It's unrelated to Exalted. Specifically, it's a short book designed to inform middle school and high school students about how to prepare for a career in the biotechnology sector. It should come out sometime next year.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/10/2014
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
I dunno... at the start of the story, he's already the best fighter in the province.
"He was flying and shooting lightning bolts from his eyes, okay? And I kicked him so hard that he saw the curvature of the Earth."

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/7/2014

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/6/2014
Originally posted by Sakii View Post
After the releaso of the core or arms of the chosen, can you post that artifact in your blog?
Because now i want to give that artifact to my exalted exorcist
i'm actually hoping to get it published in some later supplement.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/5/2014
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
Given the nature of Artifacts, I could see somebody constructing something that is functionally identical to a daiklave or goremaul or whatever, but has its structure informed by some other tool that has gathered a reputation as a weapon, or even just that the stylings of the First Age produced some pretty exotic weapons. I mean, a mirror that shoots deadly light beams just seems like a standard esoteric First Age weapon, at the same time as I'm saying a goremaul in the form of a tobacco pipe, that maybe even has some fire or smoke based Evocations (or ones that empower you depending on what you breathe in).
I actually sketched out an artifact kiseru last year, but it didn't make the cut for Arms.

Note that since a goremaul's power comes from its great size and mass, your pipe would actually have to be goremaul-sized to have a goremaul's stats. I recommend Resistance Charms to deal with all the smoke you'll be breathing in from a pipe whose bowl is bigger than your head.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/4/2014
Originally posted by Gayo View Post
If she has that much supernatural protection already there's a good chance she has an immaterial spirit of some sort that hangs around her as a bodyguard.

It kinda pisses me off that the setting works this way, because it seems so disruptive and off-theme to me, but that is probably the best defense against what is otherwise an extremely effective tactic.
Does your Exalted PC protect those mortals in her entourage from attack? If so, does that make her their bodyguard?

Sometimes a spirit with an interest in preserving a mortal's life is just a spirit with an interest in preserving that mortal's life.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/4/2014
Evocations are born out of the shared legend of the Exalt and her weapon, who grow together out of time and long use. You do not draw Evocations out of a random rice paddle you just picked up, but you do not draw Evocations out of a random sword or spear you just picked up, either. Wielding a mundane weapon -- whether or not it's improvised -- with supernatural skill is the domain of Charms, not Evocations.

If you forge a rice paddle out of orichalcum and wrap its handle in dragon's scales, creating an artifact rice paddle, I guess you could beat people up with it and eventually develop martial Evocations? I could see such a rice paddle primarily used in cookery and developing cookery Evocations, and if you happen to have it to hand and beat people up with it when needed, it might also develop a few martial Evocations that somehow tie in thematically with its household uses -- presumably non-lethally. But constructing a non-weapon artifact tool solely to use it as a weapon seems silly, and only appropriate to comedy-oriented games.

(Holden says, "I'd be more inclined to think that your spoon of asswhooping might eventually begin to develop something of a martial spirit about it that made it amenable to being re-forged as a component for an actual weapon, myself. But again, this seems like a comedy game thing.")

[#][F] Eric Minton - 10/31/2014
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Care to give some examples? Or point us at some informational resources on the topic?
Encyclopedia Brittanica online: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/...-and-the-state (scroll down to "Ancient policing")

[#][F] Eric Minton - 10/31/2014
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
So, Eric, what's your opinion on Vance's Washington Invictus?
Washington
Washington
Six-foot-eight, weighs a fucking ton
Opponents beware
Opponents beware
He's coming
He's coming
He's coming

[#][F] Eric Minton - 10/31/2014
Originally posted by Odd_Canuck View Post
Police only start to be needed when you have strangers, and when the people having laws enforced have no real reason to listen to the community at large. And for that you need a larger number of people.
And even when you did have organizations that resembled modern police, the resemblance was limited. Each premodern form of law enforcement had different sets of responsibilities to the ones we're familiar with, overlapping in various ways with police and firefighters and the like, while completely disregarding other tasks that we would consider fundamental to policework.. These distinctions are interesting, even if -- or perhaps because -- they aren't intuitive to us.