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[#][F] Eric Minton - 2/1/2014
"a halo of sizzling silver-white Essence surges around her like a second skin" - Glories: Luna, p. 31

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/29/2014
Originally posted by While My Guitar View Post
If you combine this with some type of stealth charm (probably under agility or something)... Does that mean the Lunar has now become SURPRISE MAGMA! ? Because assassinating a person by melting him with boiling rock is the best thing.
Surprise magma is best magma.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/29/2014
Have you checked under the couch cushions?

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/29/2014
Originally posted by While My Guitar View Post
Speaking of Lunars, can I summon a Magma Kraken, then ritually stalk, hunt and kill it to get a Magma Kraken Shape? Or can this only be done on Magma Kraken summoned by others?
Doing so causes you to disappear from existence, and you only reappear briefly when someone casts the Magma Kraken spell. As such it is deemed inadvisable.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/29/2014
Originally posted by Odd_Canuck View Post
See I tried that. They got attached. I then ended up with an Exalted game with everyone running no less than 3 PCs each.
Was this good or bad? If bad, what were the ways it negatively affected the game? (These aren't rhetorical questions; knowing how things worked in your game is useful information for me as a designer, and will help me shape my response to your situation.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/29/2014
Originally posted by Gaius View Post
Thirding Eric and Nocte: Amber's a series well worth reading. I'm glad read it spoiler-free. That said, I can understand some trepidation about springing for a 10-book series. Perhaps a sample of what the author can do would help. In which case, here's a recommendation of a book you should really read anyway: Lord of Light.
Lord of Light is an excellent book on its own merits -- possibly better than any of the Amber novels, though I love the Amber stories more.

Also, don't spring for an omnibus collection of all ten books! Only the first five are strong. The second quintet can be engaging, but ultimately it's a different sort of story and it lacks the strength of the original.

Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Re: Buying Amber… seriously, just check it out at a library first.
A good idea, if you can find a copy in your local library system.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/29/2014
I split the party all the time. The important thing here is to assign NPC roles to players whose PCs are not in the scene. (Players who get to play a specific cool NPC multiple times tend to get attached, as if these were additional PCs. This is an added benefit!)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/29/2014
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post

I've been meaning to read those. Unfortunately it turns out they don't have those books for the Kindle.

Anyone want to give me a brief primer on the series? All I really know about it is that it's something about multiverses and gods and it spawned one of the first diceless RPGs. I'm willing to give it a shot sight unseen, but I'd prefer to know a bit more before I sink money into the omnibus edition and I'd rather not get accidental spoilers by looking it up on Wikipedia or TV Tropes.
Read it sight unseen. Don't read any spoilers at all! Seriously.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/28/2014
I actually brought that up as an example when discussing initiations with Vance. Turns out he still hasn't read Nine Princes in Amber. Boo!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/27/2014
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post

Is it set to go up on their site and be free to read? If so, can we get a link when it pops up?
http://www.fanboysanonymous.com/2014...l#.UubHhvYo50s

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/27/2014
Originally posted by Nocte ex Mortis View Post
Eric, I've played Magic since Alpha. Ice Age... well, we all know what happened with a lot of players and Ice Age. Nevertheless, it's genuinely awesome to hear that you're doing an article on M:tG.
Started during Beta, stopped playing when Homelands came out, came back during Time Spiral.

The article isn't anything deep or inventive, just a writeup of the latest set. Unfortunately the rest of the editing staff seems occupied elsewhere and I can't edit my own article (natch), so it's not going to go up until tomorrow at the earliest.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/27/2014
Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
dogg I didn't know you were into MtG that is sick as hell
Dude, you know that I can't parse sincerity from irony when you're in Strider mode.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/27/2014
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post

Is it set to go up on their site and be free to read? If so, can we get a link when it pops up?
Sure thing! When that happens, I'll also post a link to it on my twitter feed and on my brand-new blog. (It's 2014, the year of the intarwebs!)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/26/2014
I just wrote a Magic: the Gathering article today; it's being edited as we speak.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/26/2014
Originally posted by Blaque View Post
The "Of Yozis Less Spoken" part of Ink Monkeys is, to me, the best non-Games of Divinity discussion of the Yozis. Very likely because it was trying to emulate her style by adding hooks and things to work with instead of trying to pin everything down in excruciating detail.
That's pretty much what I was aiming for, yeah.