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[#][F] The Demented One - 8/8/2014
I hereby officially assign Chompy a puppy totem

[#][F] Holden - 8/8/2014
If you guys want to save us a couple of days of research time, it would be much appreciated. We're looking for a list of all the canonical Lunars, plus their totems/spirit shapes, if they've ever been revealed (or at least implied).


[#][F] The Demented One - 8/8/2014
Originally posted by Kyeudo View Post

They are developers in all but official title.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/8/2014
John stated yesterday on the RPGnet "Ask the Developers" thread that the Anathema team is presently working up a 3e update.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/8/2014
Compiling the RPGnet Q&A for ease of use:

“Ask the Developers” Thread Summary

[#][F] John Mørke - 8/8/2014
Originally posted by Revan058 View Post

It also does nothing to refute the, to my mind, asinine logic of something such as an evocation being TOO GOOD when stacked with something in the native set.
Asinine? It is pretty basic game design. You can choose A or B, but not both because together they would be too powerful.

If you don't like that kind of design, that's fine. But there you have it.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/7/2014
Originally posted by Zelbinnean View Post
Interesting point especially considering how the Sidereals and Yu-Shan books describe what it's like to live and work up there. It's not a 24-hour call center, it's basically Magic New York.
"My house is on fire, and all I'm seeing are firefighters and paramedics! Where's the fucking mayor?"

this is not a serious reply to the issues in this thread

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/7/2014
Because you guys might want to know:

Exalted “Ask the Developers” Thread on

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/7/2014
Originally posted by Eric Minton View Post

I'll keep these in mind for later, when I have time to do proper posts! In the meantime:

Exalted: Name Your Homebrew Charm in 30 Seconds or Less
I'll help, by running through my Evocation doc and copying every syntactic structure not listed in the article!

[NOUN]-[GERUND]ING [NOUN], i.e. Puppy-Petting Hand
[ADJECTIVE] [NOUN] [VERB]ED, i.e. Sleepy Puppies Woken
THE [NOUN] [VERB]S, i.e. The Puppy Woofs
[POSSESSIVE NOUN]'S [NOUN] [DESCRIPTOR], i.e. Puppy's Leash Unbinding
[GERUND]ING [ADJECTIVE] [NOUN], i.e. Petting Silly Puppies
[GERUND]ING [PREPOSITION] [NOUN], i.e. Snuggling with Puppies
[NOUN] [VERB]ED [ADJECTIVE], i.e. Puppy Groomed Clean

And for the record, no Charm name will ever top Sometimes Horses Fly Approach.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/7/2014
Originally posted by The MG View Post
Will they be puppy-sized or mecha-sized? Because I doubt the mecha-sized variant will be any more efficient than the now-defunct ninja squadron.
Mecha-sized, but piloted by puppy-sized puppies.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/7/2014
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
If a Lunar thinks Luna will do something in lieu of him or herself just because they prayed for it, that Lunar doesn't know their god very well.

The level of activity by the Incarnae doesn't matter as much as their overall attitude to the question of why they aren't personally levelling their power against the threats to the world, and their attitude can, at best, be that this is the kind of thing the Exalted should be sorting out for themselves, with maybe some occasional distant advice or a bit of institutional help in the form of some divine subordinates being sent to assist. There's no scenario in which praying to the Incarnae turns them into Final Fantasy summons, because that's not what prayer is.
Being compelled to come when called and serve when instructed is what the Incarna rebelled against their masters to escape.

[#][F] John Mørke - 8/7/2014
Hercules / Samson were two major influences on Solars, from way back in 1e. Heaven Thunder Hammer, Crashing Wave Throw, Dragon Coil Technique, Ten Ox Meditation, Thunder's Might, and later in 2e, Titan-Straightening Method, all lend to this depiction. HTH is also a reference to taking a direct strike from Mjolnir.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/6/2014
Here's what is probably the last of the Compass: Malfeas cut material:

Ink Monkey Bones #13: Black Jade Harlequin

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/6/2014
Originally posted by MrInsecure View Post
Well, yes, but even if Zeus cared more about frolicking with dryads than doing his job, you'd think he'd take a break to get some work done if it looked like the Titans might be getting loose.
Another reason to ditch the Reclamation.

Originally posted by MrInsecure View Post
Again, the old problem shows up: if this guy's so fucking powerful, and he (theoretically) wants to protect Creation, why does he let the Mask of Winters tromp around Thorns without retribution? And if the UCS won't do anything about it, why not Luna or the Maidens? They've got a stake in this whole Creation thing, too. ("Why do you wanna save the galaxy?" "Because I'm one of the idiots who lives in it!", and so on.) I'm not saying that there can't be a reason, it's just that the Games of Divinity don't really feel as compelling as they're supposed to be.
One city getting conquered by a supernatural being and turned into a shadowland isn't the end of the world.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/6/2014
Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
This technically can't happen. The Abyssal Exaltation happens at the very last second before death, while if you're Dragon-Blooded, you don't stop being Dragon-Blooded until you actually are dead.

On the other hand, if you get a cool NPC or whatever out of it, I wouldn't be too nervous about handwaving this around.
In my first Exalted game, I made the Green Lady a Wood aspect who'd been turned into an Abyssal by the Mask of Winters. I wouldn't make it canon, but it certainly didn't mess up the game.