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[#][F] The Demented One - 10/22/2013
MrInsecure wrote:
One more argument towards the possibility of the Dark Avatar:

So far, TLoK has had a pervasive theme of the fall of the era of spirits, and the rise of the Age of Man. The old order falls away, the new order arises, and that new order does not accept a world in which Vaatu can just rise up and wreck everyone's shit. The proper opposition to Vaatu is Raava; the proper opposition to the Avatar is another Avatar. Yin and yang, balance of light and dark, with both being necessary to maintain the world.

If the two-parter was not foreshadowing Unalaq as a nega-Avatar I will eat my thumbs. Eat. My. Thumbs.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/22/2013
WalrusJones wrote:
Can we accidentally intentionally drop an AOE UMI on our team as a Nightingale instead?

When the Nightingale master in your circle drops his social influence on you, your instinctive response is going to be to reach over the table for a high five, rather than to punch him in the stupid singing face.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/22/2013
WalrusJones wrote:

Then, I suppose the idea is that the charms have variable performance based on who is using them, then?
I have heard of some mention that makes it sound like rubberbanding happens to keep martial arts charms in line with their user.

I'll put it this way—Snake Style has a defense that is way stronger than anything that a Dragon-Blood is ever going to get in their native Charmset. When used by a Dragon-Blood, it's going to tick down a bit in power so as to not completely overwhelm all other options.

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I kinda wish Nightingale was a "My instrument can kill" instead of "My voice can kill" style. Well, I guess I could play a DB with Three-String Sword Prana but it's just doesn't feel awesome enough.

There's a sidebar you'll be interested in, then.

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All I care about for Nightingale is that it not be a absolute utter pain in the ass to be in combat alongside a practitioner of the style who isn't EXCEEDINGLY damn careful with how they deploy their Charms. That was one of the top-ranking most aggravating goddamn situations I managed to find myself in during my run with 2e.

Yeah, that was a problem I took care to avoid. Having a Silver-Voiced Nightingale master on your side will now be a pleasant, morale-boosting experience rather than oops I dropped an AoE UMI on you.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 10/22/2013
I used motic a couple of times because I was annoyed with motonic, but yeah, both those words need to go. Also, "magitech."

Probably "hologlyphic" and all the associated magitechnobabble as well.

Uh... I doubt we'll see the Chariot of the Infinite Heavens referred to as a skysled again.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/22/2013
WalrusJones wrote:
So, if I understand correctly, ALL martial arts will have Mortal, Terrestrial, And Celestial Tiers....

Not quite. All styles will have Charms, which can be learned by the Exalted, and Techniques, which can be learned by even mortal martial artist.

[#][F] Holden - 10/22/2013
John Mørke wrote:
Sometimes you see your character's Exaltation. Sometimes you don't.

All of the new Solar signatures have a definite Exaltation story, and while I have known the Exaltation of most of my characters, I have played at least one Solar whose Exaltation was never explored.


Volfer's got the best story.

[#][F] John Mørke - 10/22/2013
The Incarnae can't make anymore.

Non-gods can't utilize the Exigence.

[#][F] Holden - 10/22/2013
Hand-of-Omega wrote:
I was really excited when we were told that there's a lot more creatures in the Wyld than the Raksha...Only now it seems that this was accomplished by simply restricting the term "Raksha" to only refer to the Nobles. All the "lesser fae" are now "something else", along with Behemoths. Again, I was actually hoping for *new and original* Wyld creatures...


Previously, the set "raksha" encompassed literally any imaginable thing that came out of the Wyld, and squashed it down into one mechanical definition.

[#][F] John Mørke - 10/22/2013
Sometimes you see your character's Exaltation. Sometimes you don't.

All of the new Solar signatures have a definite Exaltation story, and while I have known the Exaltation of most of my characters, I have played at least one Solar whose Exaltation was never explored.

[#][F] John Mørke - 10/22/2013
Gayo wrote:
The Case Against "Spirit"


Spirit is a useful term that applies to numerous different entities, including miscellaneous ones. Conversely, I share your complaints for the term, pointing them instead at the word "god," which has become a simplified, boring and overly defined class of spirit, and a class on which all the poorest light has been shined. I think the term god is at least as problematic because it invites familiarity, which breeds both contempt and boredom. Spirit is a much more unnerving, indefinite term, and that makes it electric, because it doesn't carry the Jungian baggage.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/21/2013
Adamant Siaka wrote:
The Demented One wrote:
Fitter Happier wrote:
ugh TDO where are Bull, Spider, Wolf and Falcon styles :/

I've got some ideas kicking around for Wolf Style, but I personally think that Centipede, Toad, Scorpion, and Lizard take precedence. :P


When you say Lizard, what conception of lizard is that, and what animals does it encompass? That matter can get fuzzy outside of herpetology.

I believe the one referred to in Five Deadly Venoms' Lizard Style is the gecko (which is not actually venomous, but is widely believed to be in some cultures). "Gecko Style" sounds kinda dumb, though.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/21/2013
Gayo wrote:
The Demented One wrote:
spoiler: there are no styles where number of charms=number of techniques.


How many printed techniques are the styles averaging, anyhow?

4-5.


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What are you thinking for scorpion? I always thought it should be an asymmetric two-handed style where you ward with a shield or defensive weapon and strike with a piercing weapon. I guess that'd be a bit weird if you wanted it to work unarmed, though. "This is my blocking hand and this is my punching hand!"

My take is heavily influenced by Five Deadly Venoms.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/21/2013
Xeno426 wrote:
danelsan wrote:
light-hero wrote:
Could we have a style for swords or will even blade coming back, but not as a TMA, but something a solar would take?

There won't be a division between TMA/CMA anymore. Mortals and exalts in general learn the same Martial Arts styles. I think mortals can only learn the Techniques, while Exalted can learn Techniques and Charms (DBs get less benefit from some MA charms, unless they have special training, such as Immaculate monks)

How will Sidereals fit into the paradigm?

Sidereal Martial Arts are still a thing.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/21/2013
Fitter Happier wrote:
ugh TDO where are Bull, Spider, Wolf and Falcon styles :/

I've got some ideas kicking around for Wolf Style, but I personally think that Centipede, Toad, Scorpion, and Lizard take precedence. :P

[#][F] The Demented One - 10/21/2013
ringwyrm wrote:
Does black claw still have the love intimacy thing?

Hey, that's a bit too substantive of a question to be asking! I don't want the NDA ninjas pulling an Umbra Noose Execution on me!

That said, Black Claw=rad.