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[#][F] The Demented One - 3/4/2017
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Ok, so, I realize that you can't say anything Official for Onyx Path or whatever, but, just in your opinion, how is the balance on this hilarious style? Would the mechanics break the game in 3e or anything? Is it too silly to allow in to most games?
I didn't review it with too critical an eye. My guess is that it'd be closer to the underpowered side of the scale. But then, maybe I fail to understand the power of a properly hidden horse.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 3/4/2017
Someone tell Andrew Hussie.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/4/2017
They've had some time to present their guesses, so I think it's only fair to give them the answers.

Dawn: Lyta
Night: Havesh the Vanisher
Eclipse: Scarlet Whisper

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 3/4/2017
Y'all may be overestimating the degree to which the scenario takes into account the pregens' backgrounds.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3/4/2017

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/4/2017
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
Ohhh I'm very frustrated now. Part of that is that I've had a terrible week, buuuut...
My apologies; I didn't mean to distress you. I was a bit salty myself.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/4/2017
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
The Skullstone Archipelago seems to be an odd addition to those considering that it's a bunch of islands rather than city, and considering how Wu Jian is drawn, it feels odd to single out one important island group for such and not another.
This may be an error on the part of the cartographer. I can't say.

Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
‚ÄčAs for the cities, are we saying that all of the other ones that don't have circles are to scale? That Gloam is a city the size of a city, i.e. something that would not actually be visible on a map at this scale, but that Nexus and Lookshy and Kirighast are the size of small countries?
I believe the point is that Gloam is located on a relatively small island, one that would normally not be large enough to appear on the map at its current scale. Mind you, I'm not sure that Wu Jian's island should be large enough for that. The map should not generally be treated as a thing possessed of great in-setting precision.

Your suggestion that the map scaling is for cities rather than for land masses is very silly.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 3/3/2017
Those could certainly be a reasonable set of choices.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 3/3/2017
I was going to be coy and neither confirm nor deny guesses, but, yeah, that Karal Fire Orchid picture does sort of give the game away. So.

Iay Selak-Amu is clearly the pregen Twilight, and Karal Fire Orchid is the pregen Zenith. People want to try guessing the remaining pregens based on that pattern and what they know of me as a creative type?

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/3/2017
Originally posted by Stephen Lea Sheppard View Post
Only one of those three Zeniths is a pregen in Tomb of Dreams. Can you guess which one?
I can!

Though that's not really guessing.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/3/2017
Originally posted by Jetstream View Post

Say... you might KNOW this...

On the map, Ysyr (and other locales) are in special little circles. Are those circles like... "magnifying glasses," blowing up smaller territory to show us its topography? Or is Ysyr really that huge?
I don't have access to special knowledge about this, but Bluehaven, Gloam, Onyx, and Sunken Luthe all share the same sort of "zoomed-in" circles that suggest that they are not to scale. Ysyr's circle doesn't have that same look, which suggests that the island is to scale.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 3/3/2017
Only one of those three Zeniths is a pregen in Tomb of Dreams. Can you guess which one?

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/3/2017
Originally posted by SpruceStripedGoose View Post

Couldn't the other signature pre-gens have been included just for the sake of completeness? I get what you are saying that they don't all necessarily fit in with the narrative of the quickstart, but it also feels kinda weird that they aren't all going into print in one place, I didn't think a circle would be broken up that way in how they are unveiled. You could just note which characters work best with the campaign, and have the others as examples for play beyond the scope of the quickstart.
On the one hand, I don't think there's any reason to assume that stat blocks for every signature character from every edition are guaranteed to see print in 3e. On the other hand, if there's a need to print, say, the 3e signature Solar Circle in an upcoming supplement, then I expect that they'll all be printed in that supplement, rather than expecting the reader to have access to Tomb of Dreams.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/3/2017
I would model it after Master Plan Meditation, with a pool of contingency points generated by an (Intelligence + Survival) roll that can be used in a prepared area to misdirect opponents or lure them into traps.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2/27/2017
Originally posted by Volivat View Post
So lets start with what is meant with "threaten one of his intimacies". Is this referring exclusively to instill actions? Or could a persuade action threaten someones intimacies?
It's pretty literal. Eroding an Intimacy with instill actions threatens them by default. Convincing you to kill your wife threatens your Tie of love towards her. Intimidating someone into doing what you want threatens their Principle of never backing down. Etc., etc.

It also mentions how one cannot apply any intimacies to enhance resolve against this social influence, so how does the decision point mechanic work then?

The target for the persuade action must pick a intimacy to boost his resolve or this mechanic stops working. So my take on this is that target picks a intimacy for the purpose of having selected one in case of a decision point, but receives no benefit from it.
The Intimacy you call on in a Decision Point doesn't add to your Resolve. Normally, if you want both the bonus and the Decision Point, you need to call on two separate Intimacies; here, you're only allowed to use one for the latter.