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[#][F] The Demented One - 6/2/2014
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
Creating life belongs to sorcery now.
When a mommy sorcerer and a daddy sorcerer love each other very much...

(this being Creation, see also mommy sorcerer and mommy sorcerer, daddy sorcery and daddy sorcerer, and either/neither of the above)

[#][F] The Demented One - 6/2/2014
Originally posted by Eric Minton View Post
There's no cause for self-deprecation! The Labyrinth and Palimpsest are the only ones I've read; that's why I mentioned them.
Wait, the woman who wrote The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland has more books? Lousy stupid...going to spend a bunch of money on all of them.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/2/2014
Originally posted by Mockery View Post
This is where I look down, scuff my feet on the floor, and acknowledge In The Night Garden and In the Cities of Coin and Spice are the only two Catherynne Valente books I've read.
There's no cause for self-deprecation! The Labyrinth and Palimpsest are the only ones I've read; that's why I mentioned them.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 6/2/2014
Yeah, I read a ton of Kindle books and I don't have a physical Kindle either, just an iPhone. My mom has a Kindle Paperwhite, and she doesn't use it, because she reads all her Kindle books on... her iPhone. You will gravitate to using the device you carry around all the time.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 6/2/2014
Originally posted by GSD View Post

The raksha were right!
Yeah, the Primordials should have left the creation of new life and things to those guys. They'd never misuse that power!

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 6/2/2014
Originally posted by AnubisXy View Post

Funny story about that.

My younger brother loves that movie and four or five years ago he was hanging around my place while I was posting on here, and he saw Stephenls' avatar.

He flipped his shit - "Oh damn! He has that guy from the Royal Tennenbaums as his avatar! That's awesome!"

Then I told him that, no, Stephenls was the guy from the Royal Tennenbaums.

My brother really started tripping. He told me was going to make an account and send a message to Stephen, though I don't know if he ever did. Regardless he asked me to invite him to the next time I ran an Exalted game (he had never been interested in roleplaying before). And he ended up having so much fun that these days my brother is running Exalted and Pathfinder games for his friends.
This sent me into paroxysms of laughter. Thank you.

[#][F] The Demented One - 6/2/2014
Originally posted by Valles View Post
But... Craft: Genesis is gone, now how do we Ultralisk?
It'll be a lot easier to play someone who creates new life and leads an army of mutant monsters out of the corebook in 3rd Edition than it was in 2nd.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/2/2014
Originally posted by Mockery View Post
Yeah, there are a lot of things in the Orphan Tales that work very well indeed, either translating directly or providing fertile soil to inspire elements of an Exalted game. I ended up tracking this and its sequel down for my wife several years ago, and she turned around and got it signed at a con not long after.

Strongly endorsed.
How does it read compared to The Labyrinth or Palimpsest?

[#][F] Holden - 6/2/2014
Originally posted by HaplessWithDice View Post
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Dear sweet hell...you learn something new every day. I will save my critique of this for another forum at another time. I think RPG books should be treated as any other co-authored literature and not like a magazine (as you can tell from my earlier response), I mean hell, I thought they were getting 10% of the PDF price of every book sold that listed them as an author. I mean hell if I published a novel today (probably though Amazon's Independent e-book publishing) I'd get a percentage of sales.

If I got a publisher my agent would get me a initial + royalty after x number of copies sold. that might be something like .05 cents a book...but still if you sell a thousand books that's still $250. With this knowledge my talking about marketing target dates suddenly seems off as Holden and John have no incentive to release on those dates as there is no benifit to them they can be on modified Valve time and it's all good.
hahahaha oh God no. RPG writing is tax form 1080P work-for-hire. You write X words, you get paid Y per word, the end. Royalties and percentages in many cases wouldn't even be much to the authors' benefits, traditionally, since very few RPG supplements ever saw second printings or anything of the sort. See also: our editor, Stephenls, and the Royal Tennenbaums royalty check he got this year, which I think was something like nine bucks.

[#][F] Holden - 6/2/2014
Originally posted by Blaque View Post
I just ask what a gameline based on a corebook thrown together in eight months to a year while at the same time writing other books even looks like.

[#][F] Holden - 6/2/2014
Originally posted by kongurous View Post
Dude, there are several hundred playtest groups going right now.
Several hundred playtesters, man. We could not keep up with several hundred groups.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 6/2/2014
Originally posted by Godjaw View Post

Let's not be pedantic you know what I meant. Creating life was the purview of the Primordials, and the Solars took/discovered that power, but that power is not theirs.
That worked out great for the Primordials, too. Clearly an indicator that all the life they created is a terrible false product of hubris.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 6/1/2014
Originally posted by Godjaw View Post
‚ÄčIt was merely a way to explain such details in a more fantastic light. In the case of automatons, I find the idea that their creation stems from the hubris of Solars, creating false souls and metal forms to house them. It's something that sets them apart from simpler machines, and gives them an evocative origin. It also gives the players a macguffin if they seek to reawaken a dormant automaton
Given our position on the ethics of denying full human rights to e.g. beastmen, what do you think the chances are we'll embrace a take on thinking automatons that paints their creation as fundamentally shameful or hubristic?

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/1/2014
I'd taken a break from it for a while, but now I'm caught up. It definitely has an Exalted feel. Cartooning-wise, I like the "color = language" trick.

Note that the link to page 40 is broken; you might want to fix that.

[#][F] The Demented One - 5/31/2014
Originally posted by Pyrosorc View Post

So I just typed out two or three sentences saying how I disagreed with this before I saw who the poster was. Goes to show how different snippets can really throw public perception out!

I was going to say that I thought we were going to see the word still since we'd been told there would be more distinction between magitech and "normal" artifacts in 3e.
You're allowed to disagree with me! My word is not law (that's a dev Charm), nor my foresight infallible.

I think something like Celestial Dragon Armor will be distinguished, both mechanically and in-setting, from a suit of full-plate armor that is forged from orichalcum and inlaid with sapphires stolen from the giant Karibidas. It's just, the word "magitech" won't be used in that distinction.