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[#][F] Chai Tea - 5/17/2013
Oh, this got posted! I was waiting for it.

:D

[#][F] Chai Tea - 5/11/2013
As a visual aid, this is the funding curve for W20.

This is the funding curve (so far) for Ex3! If you compare, and if Ex3 follows the same trend, donations taper off after the first couple days, resulting in a slower, steadier increase. This is why John and Holden are doing spoilers--to keep people excited about it.

Another Lurker wrote:
I still think it's on course to double what's already there.
Yeah, you are probably right. The linear regression says it'll end at over 2 million, which on one hand is kind of silly, but on the other...

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED???

[#][F] Chai Tea - 5/11/2013
MrInsecure wrote:
Okay, so if the normal course of combat has been abstracted, such that you can get results without necessarily damaging your opponent, does that mean there will be a greater emphasis on non-lethal combat?


I hope Holden doesn't mind if I interject here!

You can totally run duels, sparring matches, and other such things in the system, and it will work fine. (In contrast, the one sparring match I played in Ex2 ended in my poor fragile Sidereal almost dying. Whoops.)

[#][F] Chai Tea - 5/10/2013
Sorcerer of Silver Sands wrote:
As Saturn is my witness, I thought Holden was joking about the dinosaur tier. Pledged, and looking forward to being subscribed to the "newsletter" almost as much as the actual rewards.
Holden, joke about something like that? Surely you jest.

[#][F] Chai Tea - 5/9/2013
Exploding Frogs wrote:


Technically, all whales are carnivorous. Yes, even the "gentle giant" baleen whales. Krill are animals too, you know.

But yes, that is awesome. Is it just me, or is that a blue whale in its jaws? As in, the biggest modern animal on the planet?

(I think we already have these guys, though--Exalted calls them cachalots. Some kind of gigantic and aggressive cetacean, anyway.)


It's not, it's just a smaller baleen whale that looks kind of like a blue whale. Leviathan melvillei was big, but it wasn't that big. Bad palaeoartist!

[#][F] Chai Tea - 5/9/2013
Aranis wrote:
And to those who want to poo-poo it ...

Keep in mind that salary attributes have a serious impact on those who are considering taking a given job. If freelancers see that they can get above-industry standards consistently through something like Kickstarter, that could very well be the deciding factor for writing for Onyx Path as opposed to writing for something like Paizo or Wizards.

Indeed. Keep in mind that part of why Rich does the Kickstarter is to help increase OPP's operating budget--and part of that goes to paying authors (and artists, and devs, and layout people, etc). The more he can pay the people who work for him, the better off everyone is, especially since we're a niche publisher with rates already below industry average.

As a recent grad who's been looking for work, thanks to all of you who chipped in! This is the best thing that's happened to me all week, seriously. You guys are awesome.

[#][F] Chai Tea - 5/9/2013
Eric Minton wrote:
MorkaisChosen wrote:
CrownedSun wrote:
Eric Minton wrote:
Chai Tea wrote:
Bad John. You stop that and tell them about the thing I wrote this instant.
Be patient! It's not like I'm nagging him to tell them about the thing I wrote.
Hey, none of this patience stuff. You start nagging him at once, Mr. Minton. AT ONCE! ;)
YOU NAG THAT MAN THIS INSTANT
nagging protocol initiated

oh god what have you done

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 3/22/2013
I will now brag about being the one who introduced Holden to Ladytron, as is my way.

[#][F] John Mørke - 3/21/2013
Lafing Cat wrote:
John Mørke wrote:
Lafing Cat wrote:
Mizu005 wrote:
Lafing Cat wrote:
Tiresias wrote:
It occurred to me a couple of times that CRM didn't really allow Exalts to work together. No matter what you were doing, you were going to get the Exalt with the biggest dice pool (almost always the Solar) to handle the roll.


Other exalts count as Special Assets.



Technically true, but in practice it amounts to 'I add two dice to the pool when it is rolled (or are exalts 3?)'.


A young Terrestrial Exalt adds 4 bonus *successes*, not just dice. Scaling up to 6 for ACEs. That's decidedly non-trivial.


His point is that they aren't actually working together when it abstracts you past what the Exalt's special contribution actually is.

It seems to me that they're working together just as much as say, a bard (in DnD) and the fighter are working together when the bard sings and the fighter hits harder and more often.

In both cases the first character is adding a number to the second character's roll.

And in Exalted, you don't have to have a specific class ability to be able to work together either, you can work together in any way as long as you justify it.


You're not working together. You're adding and then rolling dice. These people want to actually talk through their characters, have them do things, use their Charms. Playing a numbers game isn't their cup of tea because they are roleplayers.

[#][F] John Mørke - 3/21/2013
Lafing Cat wrote:
Mizu005 wrote:
Lafing Cat wrote:
Tiresias wrote:
It occurred to me a couple of times that CRM didn't really allow Exalts to work together. No matter what you were doing, you were going to get the Exalt with the biggest dice pool (almost always the Solar) to handle the roll.


Other exalts count as Special Assets.



Technically true, but in practice it amounts to 'I add two dice to the pool when it is rolled (or are exalts 3?)'.


A young Terrestrial Exalt adds 4 bonus *successes*, not just dice. Scaling up to 6 for ACEs. That's decidedly non-trivial.


His point is that they aren't actually working together when it abstracts you past what the Exalt's special contribution actually is.

[#][F] John Mørke - 3/21/2013
ZexionAlmasy wrote:
If it is truly returning to 1E, then I guess Lunars need to use Fair Folk social charms while on a diet. Those were always weird.


emotion-1.gif Well, the thing is...

[#][F] John Mørke - 3/21/2013
Using scents to attract people = awesome.

Animalpalooza = silly.

There's no mythical resonance in most animals. While they can gain advantages from shapeshifting, Lunars are not going to be the animal Exalted.

I won't write a Charm called Hermit Crab Finds a Shelter that lets you wear any object you can fit inside and treat it as a house. I will write a Charm that lets you work someone with pheromones because that's resonant of more than just an animalperson and can be taken as a ground floor association rather than an apex piece of the design.


[#][F] John Mørke - 3/21/2013
Eternal_King wrote:
Quote:
It just means that some things, like the success of your adjutants, is out of your hands after a certain point, and your Charms can only get them so far.


So. I'm the Solar king.

How do my adjutants/minions/people fare?

What are the rules for that?


There aren't any.

Think about it: Exalted is about playing an Exalt. If you don't want to actually roll out what your subordinates are doing because it would detract away from playing your Exalt, I'm not going to make a system to abstract doing exactly that. No abstraction would make sense or have any bearing on your character.

Your character can influence, inspire, and unite people. He can educate them, arm them, and inspire them. We have written rules to reflect these things in the corebook. But there isn't actually a roll to decide whether they succeed or fail because no such roll would make sense and no such system would be calibrated to the actual rate of progress an Exalt should be able to push.

There are very real reasons wars are lost, projects fail or succeed, etc., and these instances can be recreated in Exalted and exploited by your Charms, and that is what I am out to reveal in EX3.

[#][F] John Mørke - 3/21/2013
Eternal_King wrote:
Quote:
It just means that some things, like the success of your adjutants, is out of your hands after a certain point, and your Charms can only get them so far.


So. I'm the Solar king.

How do my adjutants/minions/people fare?

What are the rules for that?


There aren't any.

Think about it: Exalted is about playing an Exalt. If you don't want to actually roll out what your subordinates are doing because it would detract away from playing your Exalt, I'm not going to make a system to abstract doing exactly that. No abstraction would make sense or have any bearing on your character.

Your character can influence, inspire, and unite people. He can educate them, arm them, and train them for battle. We have written rules to reflect these things in the corebook. But there isn't actually a roll to decide whether they succeed or fail because no such roll would make sense and no such system would be calibrated to the actual rate of progress an Exalt should be able to push.

There are very real reasons wars are lost, projects fail or succeed, etc., and these instances can be recreated in Exalted and exploited by your Charms, and that is what I am out to reveal in EX3.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/21/2013
Huh, Avoidance Kata's mechanics changed significantly between 1e and 2e.