Posts by: Eric Minton
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Is every line writer going to turn in to some sort of small, adorable dog before the game is out?
Lord Stone wrote:
I have no real problem with an elite soldier defeating a hundred in mass combat. However, things go wrong if he would be completely owned by these same hundred mortals in normal combat. One of the problems about Mass Combat in 2E is that it is a poor match to the normal combat system (ie. the odds are usually ridiculously different).
Firstly, incorporating equivalent morale rules into the normal combat system would be... inconvenient.
Secondly, the rules are not a physics simulator. We do not expect the normal combat system to scale up indefinitely, nor is it a flaw in the game if it does not scale up indefinitely. Additional subsystems such as mass combat are used to provide narratively appropriate results.
Various other elements of Exalted history and cosmology, such as behemoths and the Great Contagion, are drawn pretty directly from Death's Master.
I remember reading CoTD: The North and being absolutely fascinated by Plenilune's writeup until I got to the part where the Bull's Twilight Caste had single-handedly taken the city over with his laser cannon and social charms.
You could always run Plenilune without Raneth if you like; he's easily detachable from the city writeup.