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[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/9/2014
Your character can do awesome things with Martial Arts, but you don't need Martial Arts to be awesome.

Your character can do awesome things with Sorcery, but you don't need Sorcery to be awesome.

Your character can do awesome things with Evocations, but you don't need Evocations to be awesome.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/6/2014
Originally posted by amechra View Post
I see E6 in 3e as being similar to Imperial Mysteries, where you are essentially playing an entirely different game.
No, it's 2e where Essence 6+ moves you into a completely different play arena. The intent for 3e is to make Essence 6+ play (for those who are interested in it) compatible with Essence 1-5 play.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/31/2014
Originally posted by Morangias View Post
In a perfect world, a Solar wouldn't feel like he got the whole world handed on a silver platter without even asking, and a DB would feel like an elemental badass and a worthy heir to the titan-slaying army of ancient myths, all the while retaining a palpable difference in raw power between the two and all the nuances this adds to their respective stories. Hopefully, 3e will make it close enough to the ideal to make both ends of the power spectrum playable and fun.
This is indeed the intent.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/31/2014
Originally posted by Drascin View Post
(Seriously, the common opinion among my group, which only follows Exalted tangentially, is that Vance is the only person in the current team they wouldn't consider bad)
;________;

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/31/2014
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
shiftless
That word does not mean what you think it means.

Originally posted by hippokrene View Post
In 3rd Edition, the Elemental Dragons will be Gaia's children.
Cite?

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/30/2014
If you hold less regard for the creatures of Creation than I do, you are a monster.

If you hold more regard for the creatures of Creation than I do, you are a weakling.

What regard do I hold for the creatures of Creation?

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/27/2014
Also, to be clear, just because most of the South is desert doesn't mean that it's empty desert.

The Pacific is strewn with all sorts of islands full of interesting people and things. But that doesn't change the fact that most of it is open ocean.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/24/2014
Originally posted by Lioness View Post
http://thor.divnull.com/pub/exalted/...collection.pdf You'll find what you're looking for here. Its under Far Shores and Wonders.
Also see p. 125.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/22/2014
Originally posted by Kyeudo View Post
This, of course, presents an obvious solution - put stuff in the desert that's worth visiting!
You'll find a few examples in Masters of Jade. More will appear in upcoming 3e publications.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/19/2014
Originally posted by hippokrene View Post
Creation is a huge place with six languages.
1e and 2e approach Linguistics in an incoherent manner. Both list the Directional tongues as language families, then state that each contains a range of dialects. A language has dialects; a language family encompasses multiple distinct languages. I have always resolved this by replacing every instance of "dialect" with "language," so that purchasing a dot in Linguistics gives your character access to a range of related (but distinct) languages rather than a range of dialects.

In any case, this broad linguistic base is a convenience for PCs rather than a general setting fact. Just because your character knows every Skytongue language (or dialect!) doesn't mean that every single Northern NPC can manage a conversation with any other Northern NPC. Drop a typical Cheraki citizen into Gethamane and she'll have no idea what's going on, because she most assuredly won't know Gethamanese.

Both editions presume the existence of numerous other languages out beyond the Threshold which do not belong to any of the Directional language families. Neither edition covers the existence of creole languages, but I consider that to be a quirk of the system rather than a statement that Creation lacks creoles.

I cannot speak as to how languages will be handled in 3e.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/19/2014
Creation is a huge place. I mean, it's really, really big. So to everyone reading this thread, if at any point you feel the urge to write about naming conventions in Creation as a whole, please take a moment to recast your statement with "Earth" in place of "Creation" and reread it. You should find the results enlightening.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/19/2014
Originally posted by Blackwell View Post
Phoenix was born as River Jude Bottom
Setting aside "Jude," the name "River Bottom" remains a viable example.

Let's try another example. Glancing randomly at IMDB, I see that the movie The Apartment starred both Hope Holiday and Shirley MacLaine. What a nonsensical convergence of two completely different naming conventions! One is in plain English; the other is not. And yet both were of the same generation, born in the same country and speaking the same language.

There is no good reason for the fantasy languages we create to be more internally consistent than the real languages we speak while playing.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/18/2014
Originally posted by TSk View Post
(Cage? Really? You're going to name him Cage?)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/18/2014
Originally posted by TSk View Post
It's not just the flowery names of the Exalted themselves. Supposedly, ordinary people all over Creation are giving their kids names like "Bright Feather" and "Silvered Tusk", and it's kind of breaking my suspension of disbelief after a while, because, well... don't these names sound kind of pretentious?
River Phoenix.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/15/2014
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Out of curiosity what did you guys end up watching?
The Man with the Iron Fists.

Players, amirite?