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[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/23/2014
Time for another general-purpose gameplay post!

The Three Faces of Troupe-Style Play

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/22/2014
Altitude is also important. Even in the near South, the highest mountains are capped in snow.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/21/2014
Originally posted by Wise Old Guru View Post
Sometimes, the less skilled competitor wins, especially if the less skilled competitor has other talents that can make up or overcome the difference in skill.
Just to clarify, because this is one of those things that bears repeating: Sometimes the less skilled competitor wins even if he or she has no other talents that can overcome the difference in skill. Superiority is not certainty. The odds of victory are rarely exactly 0% or 100%. The better fighter can lose without trickery; the weaker fighter can win without pulling out an ace in the hole.

This is why we roll dice.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/21/2014
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
3) The hell is an "algmeram"?
From context, it's a typo of "amalgam."

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/21/2014
Originally posted by Hand-of-Omega View Post
Thanks for the Infernal Relics errata!
You're welcome!

Originally posted by Hand-of-Omega View Post
So, Weapon Wards don't need to have mundane and artifact versions, anymore? A sword ward works against both, now?
As no such changes are indicated in the errata, mundane and artifact versions remain distinct.

Originally posted by Hand-of-Omega View Post
So, walking across the Scarlet Bridge and immediately coming back is an easy form of time travel (albeit only into the future)?
All characters are already trivially capable of time travel into the future, albeit at the rate of one second per second. Crossing the Bridge merely accelerates this process.

Originally posted by Hand-of-Omega View Post
Can you willingly de-attune Demon Ink Tattoos? What happens if you do? What does it take to permanently remove one? Can they be Shaped back into their original forms, perhaps with something like Perfect Reconstruction Method?
Answer hazy, try another writer.

Originally posted by Hand-of-Omega View Post
Not sure about the Green Iron Heart's drawback; experience tells me most players who take it would be playing low-Compassion murderhobos, anyway. But the real fun would be in playing with a high Compassion PC who has it. Maybe, since it replaces the Chakra center for Compassion, it requires a character to have that Virtue at 3+ in order to install it in the first place or something?
That would certainly make things more interesting, so why not?

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/21/2014
Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
Remember "antagonists are being reviewed" from this week's Monday Meeting notes? That's been Eric and me.
And you have been a pleasure to work with, as always!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/21/2014
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Agree, ten hundred percent.

Unfortunately, I'm too busy right now with 3e work to catch up on writing my session summaries. I ran our fourth session on Friday but have only written up the second session. I'm falling behind! But at least I have lots of handwritten notes. At worst, I can read those off at the start of the next session, and catch up on the written summaries once my workload levels off.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/19/2014
Originally posted by While My Guitar View Post
We have Eric, who wants a swordsman who's not exactly skilled, but compensates by being really big, really strong and wielding a sword that's a foot longer than he is.
Big sword-wielding guy it is!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/18/2014
Today's post, while RPG related, isn't specific to Exalted. So feel free to cross-post it elsewhere! (Hint, hint.)

Why Session Summaries are Awesome

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/16/2014
Here's the latest Ink Monkey Bones! This time, material that was cut from an actual book instead of from the Ink Monkeys blog.

Ink Monkey Bones #10: The Conquered Sun

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/16/2014
Originally posted by wulf View Post
Butter Tea must certainly exist in Creation, especially towards the North where that kind of easy-to-transport and high-caloric beverage would be vital for nomadic cultures. A lot of butter tea is made from pu'erh bricks, too, and such bricks of tea were and probably still are used as forms of currency.
Unquestionably yes.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/13/2014
Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
I tried to sell Eric on bubble tea being a thing that exists in Creation, but alas, it is far too modern.
Yep, it only dates back to the 1980s. Looking at similarly chunky beverages, cendol is somewhat older, though the earliest reference I've found is from 1932. Falooda looks to be centuries older, though it transitioned at some point from a more solid dessert in Persia to the current South Asian drink.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/13/2014

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/9/2014
Originally posted by Jorlem View Post
Would I be correct in guessing that this was written before perfect weapons were removed from the game?
If I recall correctly, it's pre-2.5 errata.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/9/2014
I'm going to let this one speak for itself:

Ink Monkey Bones #9: Unofficial Infernal Relics Errata