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[#][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.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/27/2014
Originally posted by Allan53 View Post
‚ÄčThose are pretty cool spells, don't get me wrong, but I'm thinking "ok, I don't know where X is, but I have this arcane link to them (like a bit of hair or blood or something)". All those spells, while nifty enough in their way, don't really help with that.
That's a fair point.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/27/2014
Coin of Distant Vision. Spoke the Wooden Face. The Spy Who Walks In Darkness. Shadow Theft.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/27/2014
Originally posted by danelsan View Post
Minton has posted another session on his blog.
aw man i was gonna post that

Seriously though, it slipped my mind to put up a link here. Thanks for keeping on top of things!