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[#][F] Eric Minton - 9/1/2014
Originally posted by Jorlem View Post
Thank you very much. That makes it far easier to follow/read.
Glad to be of assistance! I know there's an enormous amount of discussion going on in that thread, and it can be difficult to sort through that to get to the actual developer responses.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/31/2014
On the subject of the Thousand Dooms:

RPG Design: The Asymmetry of Narrative Weight

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/31/2014

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/29/2014
Originally posted by Zelbinnean View Post
Make it so in Malfeas it would point to the center of the layer you're on or something like that.
"The center of the layer you're on is up. Yes, right on top of you. The huge ball of green fire. That's him. You're welcome, I'm sure you would have had trouble finding him without my help."

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/29/2014
Originally posted by Jorlem View Post
As a minor request, could you put a marker in the next time you update the list so it is clear where the new stuff starts?
Here you go: the most recent updates to the the Developer Q&A thread summary!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/29/2014
Originally posted by Hand-of-Omega View Post
What Ability would you use to have a Charm to dive into and swim through piles of coins, Scrooge McDuck-style?

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/28/2014
Another Wednesday, another 2e Charm:

Ink Monkey Bones #16: Swallow the Black Pearl

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/27/2014
Here's another update to the the Developer Q&A thread summary, covering a variety of 3e topics!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/26/2014
Originally posted by The MG View Post
We seem to be on about the same page, here, except that the Tengese should really be speaking a Seatongue language, or a form of Low Realm.
Or both, most likely.
I don't think there's any evidence that the Tengese people and culture originated in the West or on the Blessed Isle, at least as per Blood and Salt. Whether the Southwest as a whole counts as "South" or "West" for linguistic purposes is an open question, but given the West's overall isolation, I'd expect the landbound Southwest to be more closely culturally connected to the South. (For reasons of simplicity, playability, and wordcount, it's best to keep the language section of character creation as straightforward as possible, which means sticking with the admittedly over-stylized Directional language categories rather than creating whole new language categories for new players to puzzle over.)

I'd expect that the Tengese language would incorporate significant lexical borrowing from Seatongue. Low Realm, less so; that's the language of the Realm peasantry, and I doubt there's significant interaction between the Realm's lower classes and the Tengese, at least no more so than any other satrapy.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/25/2014
In less acrimonious news, I've updated the Developer Q&A thread summary again.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/25/2014
Another Exalted setting post, applicable to any edition:

Exalted: Language Families and Dialects

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/25/2014
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
One likes to hope that she's not making soulsteel or anything else that is inherently agonizing. Especially if the way the artifacts work is that they advise you on how to do the stuff they're good at. "Ow, Ow, the pain!" isn't generally all that useful as advice.
Originally posted by Hand-of-Omega View Post
For that matter, if a mortal asks her to make him into a deadly sword, is there anything stopping her from forging him into a pretty charm bracelet instead (assuming she's not sorcerously bound, of course)?
"If I had the shaping of all things, as I have for those I reforge ... both harmony and happiness should fill the world."

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/22/2014
I know you guys already have a separate thread for this, but it's on the blog so here you go:

Onyx Path Publishing 2014-2015 Scheduling Brochure released

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/22/2014
More updates to the Q&A compilation:

"Ask the Developers" Thread Summary

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/21/2014
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
I was going to ask you about that cap full of yogurt…
I can explain that. See, it used to be milk, and well...