As a player, I would say that I prefer to post at least once a day, sometimes more often. Less than that and I lose interest.
I like once per day--But I know RL comes first so I won't get two bent out of shape if people post once every other day, I know it will happen with me from time to time. That said that may mean people may get left behind and will have to live with that if they sign on.
I specifically built "Garrett" to have a bunch of Charms, and I'm pretty sure everything he has is "non-obvious". I'm just going to have to swap out his Artifact Powerbow for a regular bow because the way this setting seems set up, the moment he reveals he can use that, everyone would immediately go "SOLAR!" Now I'll have to be even more careful in picking charms
EDIT: There's a couple awareness charms labeled "Keen Sense Technique" and "Unsurpassed (Sense) Discipline", that are three different charms that all need to be bought on their own. Can we houserule it to where we just get them all?
Those charms will remain as is.
For a Garret style character that would probably be the best way to go honestly. Gods are just “people that have won the cosmic lottery” and are not deserving of his worship except when he needs something from them. As for the big ones like the Unconquered Sun, he’s never done anything for him and so why even bother acknowledging him?
Also I don’t know if the “I’m just lucky” idea works when using his luck too much makes him glow in the dark. I mean Solars are the pinnacle of their skill before becoming Solar, so he’d probably be justifiably “that good” to start. Maybe just more have him denying that he has any responsibility to Creation or anyone else but himself despite having these abilities that are supposed to make him a champion.
Yes this^. You can deny that they are “gods” deserving of worship but you can’t deny they are darn powerful (well you can but I would submit that it could be very dangerous with the wrong god—and yes take that as a hint from the ST). That said let me see a write up of how Garrett has denied his nature all this time. Some of is I buy so far—but you’ll really have to sell me on the whole package. I submit that some of it would have to be chalked up to more that “luck.” I am OK with him subconsciously spending the surcharge to “hide” charms but Solars do amazing things that go well beyond even the best of mortal luck. Now if he wants to believe that it all come from him and not from some goodly external source, that I can buy. But I see you are making changes so ignore me
Are Ink Monkeys in effect? They sort of came out with the Erratta, but I figure I should ask.
Yes. Just please if you use anything outside the Core books please denote the source and page # (In fact that even helps with the Core books)
@Caehilm: I'd love to work with you! Happy to drum up some ideas/dynamics/etc with you. <3Answers below
@GM: Having just realized you mentioned using the rules from Dreams of the First Age, a couple of First Age questions that don't need immediate answers -- just stuff that will need to be clarified:
1) Are you using the First Age Backgrounds such as Arsenal/Wealth/Panoply vs Resources? Are we using the Manse/Artifact from LoC or from the normal books for our Splat?
2) The "Established" rules in LoC state maximums to Abilities/Backgrounds during character creation that contradict the 2.5 rules -- though with the higher numbers, they might be useful? Just might want to clarify which way we're going.
3) Ditto on Bonus Points. LoC stats 15 BP, but 2.5 Errata usually offers 18 BP.
For those just tuning in Welcome.
I think I am going to go with the in media res
idea of the heads just hitting the floor and ethe PC’s (and their bondmates) have just finished off a despotic council which ruled a confederation of states, leaving each of the Pairs in control of one of those states.You know I was thinking about putting this in NC:Human but then I thought---Oh, heck---LunarsNC: Exotic might be better---Thoughts?
And now those details. With the House rules I am modding the Established rules some.Attributes:
10/8/6. You can buy up to 5 but none over 5 Lunars get to pick two favored attributes and pick two caste attributesAbilities:
55 (40 for Lunars) (can go to 5 without BP as per Scroll of Errata) When learning sorcery access charm you learn also a sorcery spell (or necromancy) from same tier for free. Combine all elemental crafts to single ability (every dot gives just knowledge/skill to craft a elemental craft; like 3 dots can teach person do fire, earth and wood crafts with 3 dot expertise). Special crafts like fate, magitech, necrotech are still calculated separately.Charms:
20 (18 for Lunars)plus every caste and favored ability with even single dot invested yields free first, second or third Excellency with said ability (with lunar it's their caste or their favored attribute dots). Backgrounds (Solar):
15 Max of 4 W/o BP. Arsenal/Wealth/Panoply can be purchased but only one of the three can be bought to 3 dots the other two are capped at 2 dots, (They cannot go higher even with BP at this point). Manse/Artifact from the normal sources not LoC. Also 3 Dots of Cult for free, and 3 Dots of Command for free (These are also capped where they are and can only go up in game—to reflect the kingdoms you have just seized). Lastly 3 Dots of Henchmen for free (this can be bought up as normal). Backgrounds (Lunar):
15 and are presumed to share the Dots of Arsenal,Wealth,Panoply,Cult, Command, and Henchmen. So you draw from the same background pool in essence, as these are tied in a way to the city-sate you rule and either PC can contribute points to these shared Backgrounds--the ones which can be bought up, that is. This is part of the advantage of a PC Partner. If you have an NPC partner they share your scores by default.All characters get the Bond (Solar/Lunar) Background at 5 for free (rules for that are WIP and I will post them soon)
begins at 3 can be bought up with BP. (Your Attributes and Abilities can be bought up to 6 if you buy your Essence up to 6 in game). One free Ox-body per Essence Dot. BP:
18Willpower, Charm costs and all the rest as per Scroll of Errata.Whew--Wall of text, Out.
Questions? Comments? As I have stated I am a flexible ST so if anyone has well thought out, constructive arguments for or against any of the things I have posted, then make your case, I am willing to listen.