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[#][F] The Demented One - 12/5/2013
Originally posted by Brasstreader View Post
If you really feel that way, not not help convince Holden, Morke, and Vance to release a version of 3e that will inevitably require errata later on, yet wold be infinitely preferrable in the short term to the giant hungry emptiness that currently exists for 3e at the present moment?
I think you're drastically overvaluing my importance if you include me alone in the same breath as the devs! It would be much easier to fill in for me than it would, say, Eric Minton.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 12/5/2013
I'm not aware of any plans to expand Exalted lifespans -- it's going to remain "Sidereals up to 5k, Lunars 2-3k with possible extension via hibernation, Solars 2-3k with possible extensions via Life-Extending Prana and anagathics." Chejop's lifespan sort of puts a cap on setting history, since he's supposed to have been around since the end of the Primordial War, and I do not believe we are planning on sweeping away the setting-important NPCs like him in favor of a new crop -- he's just as potentially cool a character now to newbies to the line as he was to newbies to the line in 1e.

Speaking personally I've always appreciated how human history in Creation is roughly analagous to human history in real life. I would be interested in pushing for hints of more meaningful pre-Divine Rebellion human history and culture, but that's impractical because we have wordcount limits and the goal is to focus more on the present and immediate history (previous century or two) in 3e, rather than putting a lot of words to "And then this happenned two thousand years ago, and then that happened two thousand years ago" etc..

[#][F] The Demented One - 12/4/2013
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post

Perhaps a similar approach should be taken in regards to "does Lightning belong to Air or Fire?".
There isn't really a compelling argument for shifting lightning stuff into Fire in my mind other than "that's how it works in Avatar" - and as cool as Azula is, I don't think that's gonna be sufficient reason for changing it.

[#][F] Holden - 12/4/2013
Originally posted by Hand-of-Omega View Post
What are the differences between the castes of Solars, Abyssals and Infernals? For ex, how would you describe a Dawn, Dusk and Slayer to someone new to the game wanting to play a warrior? Are the differences between the warrior castes greater than those between, say, the priestly castes? Which castes would you say have the most and least similarities?
The differences between Solars, Abyssals, and Infernals are much greater than the differences between a Dawn and a Zenith.

[#][F] The Demented One - 12/3/2013
uggggh now how am I gonna reference charms from the caste/aspect books??

[#][F] The Demented One - 12/3/2013
Originally posted by Gayo View Post

How is that shaping up? Because man, I have thought about it a lot, and I'm starting to wonder it's even possible for crafting to be fun in a game that's otherwise about adventures and intrigue.
I'm not the guy writing the system, but I was in the skype meeting where we cracked it open, and think we've got something good on our hands.

Are there, like, any examples of that at all?
I dig on Chuubo's Marvelous-Wish Granting Engine, and its quest system can be used for crafting, albeit it can also be used for studying kung fu under a legendary master, striking a pact with nefarious powers, or having a crush on the girl with the cool hair-antennae flippies, so I'm not sure how accurate it is to call it a "crafting system."

[#][F] The Demented One - 12/3/2013
The "is ice water or air?" issue is something that's on my radar, but very low on the priority rankings compared to the "things that need to go in the corebook" issue. At the moment, I'm of a write them all, let John and Holden sort them out opinion.

[#][F] The Demented One - 12/3/2013
Originally posted by edgewalker22 View Post
Crunchier question: would Moonshadow resonance bombing via Tragic Love Amusement actually work? If so, would it be effective?
I think that's one of those cases where your Storyteller's gonna get a shiny silver goremaul with "Chicanery-No" engraved on the head to keep by his dice bag. I don't recommend that!

[#][F] The Demented One - 12/3/2013
Originally posted by Sandact6 View Post

Um... If that's the case you should see a doctor. If your lips are suddenly freezing all the time and all.
It's not a medical condition. It's Freelancer's Frozen Tongue Prana!

[#][F] The Demented One - 12/3/2013
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
I don't think we've gotten any craft spoilers per se, but, iirc, Holden was on record as saying that he wants it to be fun.
I can confirm that fun is a major goal.

[#][F] The Demented One - 12/3/2013
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post

I don't suppose you could drop some more spoilers, what with you being such a nice guy and everything?
I can say that I spent a good chunk of my Thanksgiving holiday working on some Dragon-Blooded stuff, along with some more material for the EX3 core. Other than that, these lips are frozen shut!

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 12/3/2013
Couple things:

1) The Empress's Aspect wasn't set until Return to the Scarlet Empress. I know for a fact that it wasn't "Earth, secretly, until RttSE revealed the truth to the world!" because I've spoken to the person who wrote it. Notably, Grabowski always replied with "Does she even have one anymore?" when asked the Empress's aspect, so for the Earth thing, as with everything in RotSE, take it with a grain of salt.

2) There's a bit in Aspect Book: Air that suggests some bored secret society in the Shogunate aristocracy was engaged in a large-scale game of what's essentially sociopolitical Nomic (see "From a report by Magistrate-Captain Riarda Rikvashta," beginning page 63), and an offshoot of that involved a Dragon-Blooded breeding project. The hints are the Empress is one of the outputs of that. So there's a reason for her unusually strong bloodline.

[#][F] The Demented One - 12/3/2013
Originally posted by Joshua View Post
Hurray! We like cool, puns and all.
I promise those weren't supposed to be puns when I wrote them!

[#][F] The Demented One - 12/3/2013
Originally posted by Gaius View Post
... And waaaait. Does this seriously mean there was nothing about ice or snow in the Terrestrial Charmset? O_o Was there... like... a sidebar or implication that this was entirely on-purpose and not an oversight? 'cause it's kinda bewildering to me that it would be left outta there.
At the present moment, the Dragon-Blood Charms I'm writing include plenty of ice-related Charms. It's pretty far out and obviously not written in stone, but I suspect they will stay in, because they are hella cool.

[#][F] The Demented One - 12/2/2013
Hitting an entire city at once is out of scope for that Charm—probably out of scope for any Charm. It's one of those places where the delightful "bigger than a yeddim" differentiation between objects and structures kicks in.