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[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/16/2013
Vitriol's properties are all elegant outgrowths of its formation as the pure congealed hatred and resentment of the Yozis. In trying to explain its properties as deriving from some other source, the 2e approach deflated the very thing that made vitriol interesting, while simultaneously drawing attention away from how things are to focus on irrelevantly remote history.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/16/2013
The idea that Theion To was originally conceived as a pure transformative substance by Malfeas in the Time of Glory is counterproductive 2e wankery that will go away in 3e.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/5/2013
Lirio wrote:
It's spelled "Voivode" not "voivod"
In English, "voivod" is an accepted -- albeit rare -- alternate spelling of "voivode." The word has a number of English spellings; merriam-webster.com lists "voivode" itself as an alternate spelling of "vaivode," which I've never seen before.

Since a web search shows the most common use of "voivod" as the name of a Canadian metal band, I think I'll eschew it in favor of "voivode."

Lirio wrote:
titles are capitalized
You're correct in this instance. I had a brain stone and it didn't register that putting the title in apposition to the name of a people was, in fact, creating a well-formed personal title. So he is more properly the Voivode of the Karaschin Clan.

But "titles are capitalized" is not a good rule of thumb. Voivode Tomaj is a voivode, not a Voivode.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/4/2013
John and Holden invented Medo. I added a few details and wrote it in its current form.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/28/2013
Wish I could make it, but money is tight these days.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/28/2013
Mostlyjoe wrote:
Eric Minton wrote:
Plague of Hats is currently working on the baking rules. He's invested a great deal of effort into it, to the point where the 3e launch has been pushed back in order to get the baking system working just right. True story!
Dang. Eric, do you know how I can contact Plague. Baking rules or no, I need his help with the podcast. Even if it's a quick question.
He's a hard man to get a hold of, but if I hear from him I'll let him know.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/28/2013
Plague of Hats is currently working on the baking rules. He's invested a great deal of effort into it, to the point where the 3e launch has been pushed back in order to get the baking system working just right. True story!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/28/2013
AnubisXy wrote:
So having spent today thinking about the preview while at work, I have decided I still really like it. Awesome job all around Dev's. Just ignore the assholes.
Let's please not call people who disagree with preview material "assholes."

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/27/2013
While I can't speak for the devs, I'm pretty sure that the 'phantoms' mentioned in Black Rose Blooming aren't actually ghosts. This is because A) we generally don't use the word 'phantom' to mean 'ghost' unless we've mentioned a specific ghost like ten times in the same paragraph and have run out of synonyms, and B) we generally don't use the word 'coalesce' to describe the appearance of an actual creature, even a relatively insubstantial creature like a ghost.

I am confident that John and/or Holden will address the matter when they return from Denny's their undisclosed location.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/27/2013
The Bishop is imprisoned within a cage of his own seven wangs.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/27/2013
ravish (third-person singular simple present ravishes, present participle ravishing, simple past and past participle ravished)

1. (obsolete or archaic) To seize and carry away by violence; to snatch by force.
2. (transitive, usually passive) To transport with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy.
3. (transitive, now rare) To rape.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/25/2013
Erinys wrote:
They want to make sure that the new Exalt types (not to mention Lunars and Infernals and the classics) are fully integrated into the setting and history and map, so that none of them feel tacked on and inconsequential.
When did Lunars get removed from the category of "classics"? emotion-1.gif

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/21/2013
Huh, Avoidance Kata's mechanics changed significantly between 1e and 2e.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/21/2013
Let's not forget the breeding process for fishmen!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/21/2013
No, it makes them a superliminal. bluh.