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[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/14/2013
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.

[#][F] Plague of Hats - 1/13/2013
You need to post more ChrisARose.

[#][F] Plague of Hats - 1/13/2013
Inugami wrote:
What's the legion of silence?

The Legion of Silence
After the attempted assassination of the Empress by partisans of House Iselsi, a cabal of Sesus and Cynis nobles assembled a slave legion dedicated to guarding the Imperial Manse. The Legion of Silence is made up of eunuch slaves who have had their tongues cut out at birth. The removal of their testicles, plus a few Charms designed by the legion's Dragon-Blooded masters, leaves these slaves with prodigious muscle mass — their gigantic stature and emotionless faces make most assassins or thieves think twice before entering the Imperial Manse.

Trained since their youth in the use of polearms and shields, the Legion of Silence is quite capable of defending the Dynasty should their intimidating forms prove insufficient to dissuade potential attackers.

The Legion of Silence also accompanies high-ranking Dynasts when they travel abroad. The sight of this intimidating personal guard makes peasant girls cry and rebellious tributaries rethink their insurrections.

—Exalted First Edition core book, p. 48
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Also, how demolished is "totally demolished"? I don't imagine that all 100 bandits would keep attacking after the first fifty are messily slaughtered while the single opponent never gets more than bruised.

This is addressed.

[#][F] Plague of Hats - 1/13/2013
jesus fucking christ you guys

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/13/2013
Various other elements of Exalted history and cosmology, such as behemoths and the Great Contagion, are drawn pretty directly from Death's Master.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/13/2013
Tiresias wrote:
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.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/12/2013

[#][F] Plague of Hats - 1/11/2013
Because that's unnecessary world simulation that will probably do more harm than good. You are telling a story, so you give your characters what they should have. Do not look up a formula for Maturity Points and square root their age for Discipline dots. Just give them what the story demands.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/9/2013
Tiresias wrote:
I think Holden mentioned in the New Year's Eve Awesomestravaganza that social influence is heavily based on manipulating people based on their "intimacies".

I also think he mentioned on Twitter that Intimacies were being replaced by Policies, but that was a couple of months ago, so I don't remember it that well.

It sounds a hell of a lot more interesting than what we have now though.

Intimacies aren't being replaced. They are, however, being expanded.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/4/2013
I'm not sure if anyone else is as enthusiastic for Dragon Kings and Jadeborn as I am.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/2/2013
Holden wrote:
BrilliantRain wrote:
I'm watching the video now, and I find myself wondering if any of the New Exalted Sig characters won't be gay/bi/omnisexual.


Yes.

On the other hand, all of them will be otherkin.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/1/2013
Inquisitive Englishman wrote:
Solarn wrote:
Claymore is among the inspirations? FUCK YEAH! One of my absolute favourite manga series right there.

I'm a bit concerned about the Clone Saga though. I hope it's the good parts in the beginning and not the turd it later became that they are inspired by (although it's probably the whole "clone degeneration" thing, which was the only part that stayed good right until the end).


Indeed, inpsirations sound promising.

Incidentily if it's a Frankensteinian body horror manga with a comic slant people want, try searching for "Franken Fran". (Just don't do it at work or after you've just eaten.)

I sent Holden a link to Franken Fran shortly after he told me about Liminals. That was fun. ^_^

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/1/2013
Solarn wrote:

That's reassuring, although it does leave the other part of the problem open, i.e. the more you define an Exaltation by showing us things that it *isn't*, the more you hem it in to a narrower and narrower focus. If you, say, created an Exaltation themed around rebellion and fighting the power (ROW ROW FIGHT DA POWA), that means that now Solar characters can no longer be rebels because someone who would otherwise be a rebellious Solar would exalt as that new type instead. I know this isn't a perfect example, but it's the kind of thing I'm worried about.

Degrading the classic Exaltations to serve the new Exaltations would be a pretty dumb move!

What might happen, to elaborate your example, is that you'd have Chosen of Rebellion who serve to enable a particular mode of gameplay that wouldn't really be facilitated by any of the classic Exalted. Certainly, there'd be some overlap—"rebellious" is too big a personality trait to constrain to any one host—but you might see something like, say, a Terrestrialish-level Exalt whose powers allow him to draw upon and embody the will of an oppressed people to act as an avatar of their liberation, to go with the first thing that comes to mind. While there's potential overlap in terms of character concept between that and a Solar revolutionary, it's pretty clear that the two of them would play very differently.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/1/2013
Solarn wrote:

That does sound a bit scary. Abyssals and Infernals being basically recolored Solars was bad enough (and gave rise to the word "Solaroid", which I hate with a passion). I think new splats could be much stronger without being defined by other, already existing splats.

None of the new Exalts are going to be recolors, reskins, or mods of existing Exalted. The ties between them are based on interaction within the setting, alliance and antagonism and uneasy cooperation, not on copying mechanics.

[#][F] The Demented One - 12/29/2012
GogoPartDuex wrote:

While I doubt it because I want to say it was mentioned before that it was a no go due to timing issues, but is there anything set for social influences during combat?

There are a couple of social options that can be used in combat. Not the full suite of actions, but some things that make sense.