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[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/24/2014
Originally posted by DrLoveMonkey View Post
If you could ask them who owns it an they can give you an accurate answer, the charm fails.
I'd go so far as to say that it doesn't have to be an accurate answer, just a specific answer. If I sincerely believe that Ragara Landowner owns my farm, then the Charm fails even if Nellens Capitalist bought my farm from Landowner last week.

On the other hand, if I set up an ambush at a random farmhouse and offer Mnemon Assassinationtarget hospitality (so I can assassinate him), he has no idea who actually owns the farm and so I can use the Charm to claim ownership.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/24/2014
Originally posted by Walker-of-Ebony-Clouds View Post
If a person did not know who their parent was could you convince them that they are your child with this charm?
Not unless that person is also an object or structure!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/24/2014
Originally posted by Demac View Post
"Sir, I bought the debt for your farm and you're in default. Your eldest child is now my salve."
While I don't know exactly how the devs want Clever Bandit's Rook to work, I'd assume that this falls afoul of the "This Charm cannot force an assertion on someone that directly contradicts what they know" clause. After all, the farmer knows who owns the debt to his farm, and you are directly contradicting that knowledge. (If the farmer somehow doesn't know who owns the debt to his farm, the Charm will work, but in that case you don't need to say you bought the debt; as far as he knows, you owned the debt all along.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/23/2014
The Court of Seven Metals, the Open-Hand Court, the Constellation of the Rising Smoke: Three spirit courts linked to commerce. (MoJ, p. 22)
The Counting-Temple of the Rising Smoke: A mercantile priestly order based in the Varangian city of Talt. (MoJ, p. 22)
The Vulpaeum: A school of thaumaturgy in the Northeastern city of Yatakar. (MoJ, p. 37)
The House of Thirty Seals: A school of demonology in the Scavenger Lands city of Nathir. (MoJ, p. 37)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/21/2014
Time for another Ink Monkey Bones post. This time, a pair of hearthstone-based Dragon-Blooded Charms.

Ink Monkey Bones #2: Hearthstone Weaponry

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/19/2014
Here's a scrap of playtester feedback on the social influence system:

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/19/2014
Originally posted by MrInsecure View Post
However, it does mean that most daiklaves will be relatively normal sized weapons rather than a freaking buster sword
Cite, please?

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/16/2014
Originally posted by Mewtarthio View Post
Because 3e aims to have rich tactical combat along with robust social interaction rules, and a martial arts tournament is a great conceit if you want to mix politics with overt violence?
Disregarding verisimilitude when building setting elements is what gives us old-school D&D dungeons with no food and water supplies, groups of hostile creatures living alongside one another but not fighting each other until the PCs turn them against each other, and huge monsters dwelling in rooms whose exits are too small for them to leave through. Such dungeons can be a tremendous amount of fun in actual play! But once you look at them as part of a living world rather than as an excuse for tactical combat and social interaction, they leave something to be desired.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/16/2014
I don't think the idea of a worldwide martial arts culture exists even in the wuxia source material! I mean, when I watched Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, I never got the impression from the film that halfway across the world, Franciscans and Jesuits were engaged in secret martial arts tournaments over which order had the stronger kung-fu.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/15/2014
Originally posted by Stephen Lea Sheppard View Post
We never put a lot of info about her in one place.
And I wouldn't expect to see a lot more info about her in the future. Her story has long since ended. Yours has just begun.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/15/2014
As usual, Aquillion is right on the money.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/15/2014
Thanks for the positive feedback, everyone!

Originally posted by eggmansizzle View Post
Though it makes me think about Infernals (my absolute favorite exalt type) and the fact I won't have any for EX3 for ten and a half thousand years.
I hope you'll find the material in the core to be exciting enough to keep you engaged for a long time.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/14/2014
Talk about my blog here, if you like! For ease of reference, I'll include links to all Exalted-related blog posts below:

Exalted: Non-Alcoholic Beverages in Creation
Exalted: Alcoholic Beverages in Creation
Exalted: Language Families and Dialects

Tomb of Dreams index card teaser
Tomb of Dreams index card teaser #2
Robert Vance teases us with mysterious trees!
Exalted “Ask the Developers” Thread on
Robert Vance’s work on Exalted 3e sabotaged by kitten, film at 11
“Ask the Developers” Thread Summary
“Ask the Developers” Thread Summary, Post #2

I Came, I Saw, I Crafted
(Almost) Playtesting Arms of the Chosen
Arms of the Chosen Playtest #2
Arms of the Chosen Playtest #3
Arms-ish Playtest #4

Exalted 3e Playtest: The Marst Chronicle
Exalted 3e Playtest: Mortal Combat
Exalted 3e Playtest: Social Influence Feedback
Marst Chronicle: Session #2
Marst Chronicle: Session #3
Marst Chronicle: Session #4
Marst Chronicle: Session #5

Exalted 3e Playtest: The Zhaojun Chronicle
Zhaojun Chronicle: Session #1
Zhaojun Chronicle: Session #2.1
Zhaojun Chronicle: Session #2.2
Zhaojun Chronicle: Session #2.3
Zhaojun Chronicle: Session #2.4
Zhaojun Chronicle: Session #3.1

Exalted 3e Playtest: The Rock’s Fall Chronicle
Rock’s Fall Chronicle: Session #2

INK MONKEY BONES (previously unpublished 2e material)
Ink Monkey Bones #1: An Infernal Charm
Ink Monkey Bones #2: Hearthstone Weaponry
Ink Monkey Bones #3: Manse of Air and Darkness
Ink Monkey Bones #4: Perygran Alloys
Ink Monkey Bones #5: Modern Lunar Charms
Ink Monkey Bones #6: Damanara of the Azure Banners
Ink Monkey Bones #7: The City God of Damanara
Ink Monkey Bones #8: Modern Infernal Charms
Ink Monkey Bones #9: Unofficial Infernal Relics Errata
Ink Monkey Bones #10: The Conquered Sun
Ink Monkey Bones #11: Gemstone Ocean Hero
Ink Monkey Bones #12: Auguinare, the Blood of the Forge
Ink Monkey Bones #13: Black Jade Harlequin
Ink Monkey Bones #14: Essence-Lensing Jewel
Ink Monkey Bones #15: Moon-Born Madness Assimilation
Ink Monkey Bones #16: Swallow the Black Pearl
Ink Monkey Bones #17: Salubrious Wood Dragon Nest
Ink Monkey Bones #18: Elemental Essence Eruption
Ink Monkey Bones #19: Abyssalizing Hearthstones
Ink Monkey Bones #20: New Abyssal Hearthstones

“The artistic skills of a turnip”
Iambs and Dactyls: Exalted Charm Nomenclature
The Scarlet Realm, Evil Empires, and Fictional Morality
Dean Shomshak on “The Myth of Imperial Evil”
The Bull’s Circle: Intimacies
Exalted 3e Playtest Documents Leaked
Exalted: Name Your Homebrew Charm in 30 Seconds or Less

Why Session Summaries are Awesome
The Three Faces of Troupe-Style Play
RPG Design: The Asymmetry of Narrative Weight

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/14/2014
I've been looking forward to more of this ever since the author of Kill Six Billion Demons drew the protagonist of Necropolis in the middle of a crowd scene.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/13/2014
Originally posted by Brontes View Post
Does splitting actions differ from flurries in any way, or is that meaning "alternated turns stealthing and shooting?"
I can't give you any details, but I can reiterate that flurrying multiple attacks as a baseline combat action is no longer a thing.