Micro-preview of Infernals

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/21/2017
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
So, assuming this is intended seriously.
It is intended seriously. Neall and I have spent lots of time discussing Ex3's Infernals.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/21/2017
Originally posted by Aretii View Post

I know you're joking, but I'm going to take the opportunity to talk about the thematic shift that is both exciting me and making me go "whoa, that's hard, I hope they pull it off."

2E had Solars, their inverses the Abyssals, and "Exalted of the Yozis powered by a Solar Exaltation". It seems like the setup in 3E is more like:

Solars: 1, the positive unit
Abyssals: -1, the negative unit
Infernals: i, the imaginary unit

"A theme, and then its dark mirror serving as a foil" is a great concept, but one that's tricky to pull off without feeling stale and by-the-numbers. "A theme, and then two variations on it" is potentially extremely cool (foiling Solars in different ways!) and also really hard to do without repeating yourself, especially if they want to also capture what was cool and resonant about the Yozi grab-bag of 2E.

But obviously this is years down the line and I shouldn't gnaw my fingers too hard wondering how they'll do it.
If the Abyssal Castes are dark mirrors of their Solar counterparts, then the Infernal Castes are twisted, warped reflections.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/22/2017
Originally posted by Tiresias View Post

So Solars are (sort of) heroes who followed the Vision of Gold and became heroic kings, Abyssals are Solars who destroyed Creation in their tragic hubris, and Infernals are Solars who ruled the world as increasingly depraved god-tyrants? That's how I've been imagining the conceptual broad strokes of it ever since we got the first Infernals during the KS.
While the theme of the Infernals reflecting the decadent god-kings of the First Age still rings true, it's not the entirety of what they are.

[#][F] Holden - 8/22/2017
Originally posted by Tiresias View Post

So Solars are (sort of) heroes who followed the Vision of Gold and became heroic kings, Abyssals are Solars who destroyed Creation in their tragic hubris, and Infernals are Solars who ruled the world as increasingly depraved god-tyrants? That's how I've been imagining the conceptual broad strokes of it ever since we got the first Infernals during the KS.
Probably wisest not to assume stuff from the KS previews will hold true. Current devs seem dedicated to putting out quality work, and that's going to require implementing a particular vision they're passionate about, not just following old blueprints left behind by predecessors. Same as what we did when we came aboard, same as what Geoff did when he took over from Ken Cliffe all the way back during proto-1e.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8/24/2017
Originally posted by danelsan View Post
Now I wonder: will Robert & Eric start giving light Scion spoilers? Will this intrusion get Neall fired again?
How can Neall get fired....WHEN HE ALREADY IS? :P

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 8/29/2017
"About whom nothing more is known" ought to mean what it says, in much the same way that "This myth, which is certainly false," oughtn't mean "This myth, which is actually secretly true...."