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[#][F] Eric Minton - 3 Days ago
It's important to figure out where your game is set and focus on preparation for a game in that locale. Prepping players for a game set "in Creation" is like prepping players for a modern-day game set "on Earth"; the scope is too large to provide useful information.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
So, if someone hits you with a withering attack for, say, 5 damage, you presumably lose both 5 initiative and 5 magnitude?
It's not very clear how damage is supposed to work. Presumably, decisive damage is meant to hit your Magnitude, and not also your health track. Following that logic, it seems like withering damage should only apply to your Magnitude, not your Initiative, I guess?

Also, can you use charms after activating Faster-than-Self? It implies you can (because it says you can't use War charms on yourself), but Battle Groups can't normally do that.
Yeah. It's an exception to the general rule.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
Could you refer to a sorcerer who made a dark pact with Mara to learn spells, and whom she visits and feeds souls to, as an Akuma?
I wouldn't, although folks in Creation don't have perfect nomenclatural knowledge.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Blaque View Post
This is apparently since it wasn't ever actually playtested, and so resulted in some things I think being over-valued and undervalued.
Bit of trivia: it was playtested, but that fact was never made publicly known, for god-knows-whatever reason.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Blaque View Post

Something I gathered from the previous devs is that "akuma" is kind of like "Left-Handed" or scelesti in Mage: the Awakening. It's a term used in general for folks who make such bargains, but the nature of that bargain and what it manifests mechanically is probably pretty unique and the term has a bit of a catch-all quality to it. Is that something along those lines as well? So for instance, Dukantha is different from say, what Fehim would be if he really sold things out to the demon in his hideout?
Yes, it's a catch-all rather than a single mechanical template applied universally.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by SmilesWithFangs View Post
Are Akuma still a thing? I mean with charm-use and such. Or has that been subsumed into Endowed Demon-Bloodedness? You spoke briefly earlier about the abandoned terrestrial-level infernal exalted and they kinda sounded like the Akuma of mortals and, tbh, Akuma never really felt distinctive enough from Demon-Bloods. They always seemed like diet-Infernal or super Demon-Bloods.
However, since the charms of the Infernals are changing, I'm wondering if the Akuma are falling out of Exalted.
Akuma as presented in 2E Infernals aren't coming back, or at least, not universally. The concept of Exalted who have made wicked bargains with the Yozis and gained great power thereby is still around, and we might as well call them akuma. Dukantha, for instance, is still around, and he's still a Dragon-Blooded akuma.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Voyd211 View Post
Mutants and beastmen can still become Exalts, right?
Yep. 10char

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
Can the Solar use Feit of Imparted Nature on herself, or only others?
I believe it the Solar can use it on herself, as her own patient. Physician, heal thyself.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Nilihum View Post

So it works like Glorious Solar Plate in that sense? Can I get a clarification on how it woks with Evocations? Does IBA and GSS shut off access to your armours Evoctions or does it just overwrite its armour category?
If you aren't wearing and benefiting from a suit of armor, you aren't getting its Evocations. Incomparable Body Arsenal is incompatible with other armor—you can't benefit from the Evocations of your breastplate, the same as if you were trying to wear it over your buff coat.

Using Glorious Solar Plate to upgrade the traits of your armor doesn't interfere with you using its Evocations.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Nilihum View Post
How do Invulnerable Skin of Bronze and Incomparable Body Arsenal Interact with wearing armor? Do they override the armor or work in concert with it? Does the Soak stack, allowing me to use IBA in heavy armour, to boost my soak a great deal? Can I still use my armours Evocations when either spell is up? Can those two spells be active simultaneously?
Invulnerable Skin of Bronze stacks with armor (including Incomparable Body Arsenal). Incomparable Body Arsenal does not.

How does Craft work when two or more people work on a single project? One method might be to alternate Craft rolls until the project is finished, then split the result Craft XP evenly between each participant, but what if you have multiple Crafters working simultaneously?
Right now, it's a pure Storyteller call.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Voyd211 View Post
Are Evocations the EX3 version of sorcery?
Nope. Evocations are the powers of artifacts.

Also: are ALL Wyld mutants misshapen and malformed, or can they end up being oddly beautiful?
Ain't no reason a Wyld mutant can't have Appearance 5.

Also, has anyone been crazy enough to try outright destroying the Games of Divinity? Or at least, accepting/heedless of the consequences?
Maybe. None have succeeded. Is it even possible?

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post

That surprises me. I would have thought a Warstrider would tend to give a Dragon-Blood an advantage over a Lunar who is relying purely on her own strength to become a giant, rather than supplementing that strength with the power of First Age artifice fueled by a manse.
Going up against a combat-focused Lunar is going to be a significant threat for a Dragon-Blooded in a warstrider, much like (but not quite) going up against a combat-focused Solar. Maybe even moreso, as some Lunars can neutralize the advantage of Legendary Size by going kaiju.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Are the Lunar First Age castes going to be discussed at all? If so, any differences from 2E?
Probably not. They have almost no relevance to the modern setting.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Voyd211 View Post

Then I guess MHS and Raksi are in the throes of their Great Curse rather than being driven mad by the Wyld?
Ma-Ha-Suchi and Raksi are both competent, sensible people with their own agendas to pursue.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post

Can you tell us the name?
That'd give away too much. ^_^