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[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/5/2014
Originally posted by Gayo View Post
Hippokrene's definitely right, though, it's just that it was a problem that started out with Abyssals (which had a lot of the same issues people ascribe to 2e Infernals in its presentation of the Yozis), and then honed to sharpness by Autochthonians.
That's a fair point. But I dislike painting it as a problem for 1e as a whole. I started running 1e games before Abyssals was published; those games predated the changes in Abyssals but were incontrovertibly 1e.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/5/2014
Originally posted by hippokrene View Post
IIRC, the Deathlords were the BIG THREAT back in 1e.
"The Deathords fight among themselves incessantly, constantly warring to advance themselves and their plans or for the sake of ego or simply for the love of strife. Though they command great forces, they have no common center. Each wishes to lash out at the world around her in her own personal fashion to recompense it for her death. The result is 100 little kingdoms of bone and steel and not a military juggernaut whose sole purpose is to crush the living and reunite all things across the Shroud." (Exalted 1e corebook, p. 76)

Things have changed a lot since the start of the line.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/4/2014
Originally posted by Crumplepunch View Post
Not exactly a witch hunt reception. Mind you, again, Lookshyan Wyld Hunts are mentioned in 3e spoilers, so this appears to be changing.
Your 2e quote is itself a departure from earlier material.

"The Seventh Legion interdicts the Realm's Wyld Hunt in the Scavenger Lands, for security reasons -- but this does not mean the Anathema are well-liked, or even tolerated, in Lookshy. The Legion dispatches units to destroy Anathema when it becomes aware of them but does not maintain any kind of proactive watch against them -- their missions are reactive in nature." (Exalted: the Outcaste, p. 23)

(The text continues with a note that it's possible for a cautious Solar to establish peaceful contact with Lookshy, but that's not presented as the default the way it is in 2e.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/4/2014
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
It's my view that if you're Exalted, no matter how shoddy your bloodline is, you're entitled to one Exalted child. Usually the eldest, just to account for the possibility of accidents or only wanting one child. Certainly, I can't recall any reference to a Terrestrial who didn't have a single Exalted child.
Logically, if every Dragon-Blood could always have at least one Exalted child no matter how thin the blood, the world would be overrun with them. You certainly wouldn't have mortal Realm patrician families; once your family marries enough unExalted Dynasts to produce the occasional Exalt, you have an Exalted bloodline that will never fade (barring unexpected disaster).

Narratively, you lose the trope of, "Alas for my people, as none of my children are fit to succeed me!" And that would be a damned shame.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/2/2014
Originally posted by Mockery View Post
This is where I look down, scuff my feet on the floor, and acknowledge In The Night Garden and In the Cities of Coin and Spice are the only two Catherynne Valente books I've read.
There's no cause for self-deprecation! The Labyrinth and Palimpsest are the only ones I've read; that's why I mentioned them.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/2/2014
Originally posted by Mockery View Post
Yeah, there are a lot of things in the Orphan Tales that work very well indeed, either translating directly or providing fertile soil to inspire elements of an Exalted game. I ended up tracking this and its sequel down for my wife several years ago, and she turned around and got it signed at a con not long after.

Strongly endorsed.
How does it read compared to The Labyrinth or Palimpsest?

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/1/2014
I'd taken a break from it for a while, but now I'm caught up. It definitely has an Exalted feel. Cartooning-wise, I like the "color = language" trick.

Note that the link to page 40 is broken; you might want to fix that.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/30/2014
Originally posted by Dinadan View Post
Unrelated to the third edition: Was there some way to see alternate Universes for PCs? Like a mirror or some other magical artifact that allows a glimpse into a slightly different Creation? It's a plot that I haven't tried, yet, and really would like to. If not I'd have to think up an appropriate background, place and so on myself. I hope to save myself the trouble .
Kagami, the City of Mirrors. (Compass of Celestial Directions, Vol. 5: Malfeas, pp. 120-122)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/28/2014
Originally posted by Blindeye View Post
Hey. My playtest group is going to completely "reroll" all their characters soon. I'm wondering if I should start submitting reports as well. This seems to be an increasingly popular choice, but I get the impression I have to pass the report through a writer/dev? o_O
How's this work?
Your playtest group's contact point with the devs will have an official email address for all report submissions.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/28/2014
Here's another Dragon-Blooded Charm. It's a little mansier and a little less hearthstony than last week's entry, but it remains in the same wheelhouse.

Ink Monkey Bones #3: Manse of Air and Darkness

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/28/2014
Originally posted by semicasual View Post
Do we get to see some Investigation next session? That's something that hasn't really been discussed much up to this point, and I think it might be cool to see if 3E is doing anything novel with it.
No idea! I'm not actually a member of the Marst playgroup; they just send me reports.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/27/2014
Originally posted by danelsan View Post
Out of curiosity: are the Zhaojun and Marst chronicles being played by different people?
Entirely different people. There's no crossover.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/27/2014
And here's a report from the first Zhaojun session of actual play:

Zhaojun Chronicle: Session #1

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/27/2014
It's also worth noting that while your character won't have All The Things in his or her fields of specialization, neither will any antagonist have All The Things. This should make conflicts more interesting!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/27/2014
Originally posted by Walker-of-Ebony-Clouds View Post
Oh they must of meant oil and water in exalted.
They don't mix.