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[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/7/2014
Because you guys might want to know:

Exalted “Ask the Developers” Thread on

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/7/2014
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
If a Lunar thinks Luna will do something in lieu of him or herself just because they prayed for it, that Lunar doesn't know their god very well.

The level of activity by the Incarnae doesn't matter as much as their overall attitude to the question of why they aren't personally levelling their power against the threats to the world, and their attitude can, at best, be that this is the kind of thing the Exalted should be sorting out for themselves, with maybe some occasional distant advice or a bit of institutional help in the form of some divine subordinates being sent to assist. There's no scenario in which praying to the Incarnae turns them into Final Fantasy summons, because that's not what prayer is.
Being compelled to come when called and serve when instructed is what the Incarna rebelled against their masters to escape.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/6/2014
Here's what is probably the last of the Compass: Malfeas cut material:

Ink Monkey Bones #13: Black Jade Harlequin

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/6/2014
Originally posted by MrInsecure View Post
Well, yes, but even if Zeus cared more about frolicking with dryads than doing his job, you'd think he'd take a break to get some work done if it looked like the Titans might be getting loose.
Another reason to ditch the Reclamation.

Originally posted by MrInsecure View Post
Again, the old problem shows up: if this guy's so fucking powerful, and he (theoretically) wants to protect Creation, why does he let the Mask of Winters tromp around Thorns without retribution? And if the UCS won't do anything about it, why not Luna or the Maidens? They've got a stake in this whole Creation thing, too. ("Why do you wanna save the galaxy?" "Because I'm one of the idiots who lives in it!", and so on.) I'm not saying that there can't be a reason, it's just that the Games of Divinity don't really feel as compelling as they're supposed to be.
One city getting conquered by a supernatural being and turned into a shadowland isn't the end of the world.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/6/2014
Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
This technically can't happen. The Abyssal Exaltation happens at the very last second before death, while if you're Dragon-Blooded, you don't stop being Dragon-Blooded until you actually are dead.

On the other hand, if you get a cool NPC or whatever out of it, I wouldn't be too nervous about handwaving this around.
In my first Exalted game, I made the Green Lady a Wood aspect who'd been turned into an Abyssal by the Mask of Winters. I wouldn't make it canon, but it certainly didn't mess up the game.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/6/2014
Originally posted by MrInsecure View Post
But I feel like it's a bit of a weaksauce excuse, because the idea of the greatest forces of good in the setting getting distracted by a game is just... kind of silly, isn't it?
The Unconquered Sun is more Zeus than YHVH, in more ways than one.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/6/2014
Originally posted by Omicron View Post
What do you imagine the various language families of Creation sound like?
Originally posted by nalak42 View Post
Well I certainly wouldn't mind some discussion on different ideas that go into the evocations an artifact grants. Like different factors a player might consider when designing our own artifacts how they might manifest and the like. Just suggesting because it isn't too far off of your current work.
I'll keep these in mind for later, when I have time to do proper posts! In the meantime:

Exalted: Name Your Homebrew Charm in 30 Seconds or Less

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/6/2014
I've been busy working on Arms of the Chosen, so I haven't had much energy for blog posts. Still, if you guys have anything you'd like a short blog post about, let me know and I'll see what I can do!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/5/2014
Originally posted by Locutus of Autochthon View Post
I'd like to see more ghostly things besides humans (other than a passing reference to camels and horses via charms). Hekatonkhires, weird extinct things, half remembered loyal companions.
There are some weird things in the 3e corebook's antagonists section.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/5/2014
Originally posted by LeTipex View Post
2. Eric Minton mentionned his interest in the ongoing thread I have on rpgnet, and I told him I'd gladly do a map for his playtest game. Eric, give me more info, and I'll do what I can! More shiniez Ex3 fun!
Thanks! I need some time to pull the info together (and to give names to a bunch of city-states), but I'll be sure to get it to you when time and EX3 allow.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/4/2014
Originally posted by AnubisXy View Post
Thing is though, you know what the requirements for a job are when you apply. You look at your resume, you see if you meet those requirements, and you go interview for the job. You already know, if you meet the requirements, you have a chance to get the job.
I would love to work in your industry.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/4/2014
Originally posted by GSD View Post
The real question is, how many yeddim tall are they? 0.3 yeddims?
They have not yet been pegged to the Yeddim Height Index.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/4/2014
Originally posted by JayTee View Post
I always figured that they were only a little bigger than a gorilla, somewhere in the realm of 6 or so feet tall, and even then they were always hunched over and walking on their knuckles. Nine feet is huge. Wow.
Unofficial! Unofficial!

(It's just a playtest report. Blood apes are as big as you want them to be in your game. Well, it might not make much sense if they're six inches tall or six miles tall, but as long as they're generally ape-size-ish, you should be fine.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/4/2014
Originally posted by JayTee View Post
Holy shit, were Blood Apes always so badass or is this new to 3E? I don't remember them being nine feet tall.
I don't think their height has ever been spelled out in any edition. Still, as Gigantopithecus reached ten feet in height, nine feet for a blood ape doesn't seem inappropriate to me!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/4/2014
Guardians of the Galaxy was good silly outer space fun. I liked it, and wouldn't mind seeing it again sometime.

Meanwhile, time for another playtest report!

Marst Chronicle: Session #5