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Author Topic: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]: RECRUITING NEW PLAYERS  (Read 14458 times)

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Offline Krule

Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #100 on: April 18, 2009, 10:25:04 AM »
Hmm.. a changing moon illusionist would be a nitch not covered yet.. and on another note.. that looks like a perfect circle to me... and at least 3 of their lunar mates

Offline BlazeTopic starter

Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #101 on: April 18, 2009, 10:32:14 AM »
So the way things are looking will be having Solars and their Lunar-mates.
And here some people thought I'll have problems getting the group together.  ;D
« Last Edit: April 18, 2009, 10:43:53 AM by Blaze »

Offline Rhapsody

Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #102 on: April 18, 2009, 10:39:53 AM »
So the way things are looking will be having Solars and their Lunar-mates.
And here some people thought I'll have problems getting the grope together.  ;D


I speak from experience when I say that we Lunars love to grope things. 

Offline BlazeTopic starter

Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #103 on: April 18, 2009, 10:49:02 AM »
I speak from experience when I say that we Lunars love to grope things.

:P Sorry! I'm doing 7 things at once and I'm not paying much attention to spelling.  ::)

But it's interesting my experience shows the exact same thing  ;)



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Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #104 on: April 18, 2009, 12:07:09 PM »
So I Guess you don't need me playing then?

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« Reply #105 on: April 18, 2009, 12:10:10 PM »
So I Guess you don't need me playing then?
Why would you think so? I haven't turned anybody yet!

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Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #106 on: April 18, 2009, 12:45:38 PM »
Good point. Umm I have a question for you. If I Take 3 or 4 dots in Mentor would that allow me to take a Hermit Dragon Imaculate to teach me the two weapon fighting? I had a good story. Maybe he just got tired of all the hunts and realized things arn't always what they seem.

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Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #107 on: April 18, 2009, 01:04:10 PM »
I'm tempted to play an Abyssal, just to be different. If an Abyssal has a shadowlands / underworld manse, can they recover essence normally through the hearthstone they'd have whilst in creation?

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Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #108 on: April 18, 2009, 01:58:53 PM »
Good point. Umm I have a question for you. If I Take 3 or 4 dots in Mentor would that allow me to take a Hermit Dragon Imaculate to teach me the two weapon fighting? I had a good story. Maybe he just got tired of all the hunts and realized things arn't always what they seem.
If you take 4 dots in Mentor, you can take any style, short of the Sidereal ones. You don't have the prerequisites for them anyway, so it's not a big loss ;).

I'm tempted to play an Abyssal, just to be different. If an Abyssal has a shadowlands / underworld manse, can they recover essence normally through the hearthstone they'd have whilst in creation?
I guess you are going to mount the hearthstone on a soulsteel artefact?

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Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #109 on: April 18, 2009, 02:08:37 PM »
That would be the idea, aye.

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« Reply #110 on: April 18, 2009, 02:14:11 PM »
Then it's fine by me  :-)
If you want to be different why not take a Dragon-Blooded (for them you get 50 bonus points)  ;)

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Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #111 on: April 18, 2009, 02:25:57 PM »
I'm not as familiar with the Dragon Bloods rules, but I can have a glance over it and see if anything takes my fancy.

Offline Krule

Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #112 on: April 18, 2009, 02:37:44 PM »
They can be interesting, and 50 extra bonus points can allow you to make him or her much more capable, on a broad level then we are.  A water aspect can be very useful in the west too.. but fire is the one who uses two short diakliaves with thier style.  The ability to freely combo all reflexive charms, without actually needing to buy them as combos is very nice too, it means they have the constaint effects of essence flow, for all of thier reflexives... but there a few things about them.

Outside of sorcery and martial arts, their charms don't have the power of the celestial exalted.  Their excellencies are limited to ability + specialty.  When practicing celestial martial arts, invoking the form charm requires a MA + Dex roll, now, they can use essence triumphant(2nd Excellency) for that to make sure of it.. but that's extra motes spent.. the water heartstone - Kata-Sculting Gem is a better choice to deal with such matters.  It costs more XP for them to advance their more mystical capabilities, meaning that in time, celestials will surpass them.

Offline The Great Triangle

Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #113 on: April 18, 2009, 02:39:14 PM »
I'm totally up for abandoning my character and playing a dragon blood.   ;D

I even sort of know the dragon blood mechanics!

Offline Krule

Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #114 on: April 18, 2009, 02:41:56 PM »
That would lose us a Zenth to lead however *winks*

Offline Elohim

Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #115 on: April 18, 2009, 02:42:53 PM »
50 bonus points is rather sexy...  *Grins*

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Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #116 on: April 18, 2009, 02:44:25 PM »
*grins*  In my experience, the zeinth is actually the tip of the spear, rather than the leader.  That honor goes to the eclipse.  :-)  Although you can let the zeinth lead if you want to.  Just expect to be charging through the holes he makes in other people's destiny a lot.  *giggles*

Offline Krule

Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #117 on: April 18, 2009, 02:49:19 PM »
Actually... if you want roles... your right, the eclipse is actually the leader more then the zenith, though a zenith who wants to lead can do a lot better.  Zenth's actually tend to be the moral compass and heart of the circle more often then not.

And yes, 50 bonus points is rather sexy.

Offline Rhapsody

Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #118 on: April 18, 2009, 02:54:41 PM »
Erk.  Dragon-Blooded with a Lunar who really doesn't like them.  That should be fun.

Offline BlazeTopic starter

Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #119 on: April 18, 2009, 02:55:16 PM »
They can be interesting, and 50 extra bonus points can allow you to make him or her much more capable, on a broad level then we are.  A water aspect can be very useful in the west too.. but fire is the one who uses two short diakliaves with thier style.  The ability to freely combo all reflexive charms, without actually needing to buy them as combos is very nice too, it means they have the constaint effects of essence flow, for all of thier reflexives... but there a few things about them.
Sorry, guys, I had in mind 50 bonus XP, not BP - so you get 30 more XP than the rest of the group. It still more than covers the price for the extra charms required for initiation to Celestial-level martial arts. I find needing less Combos to be a sizeable bonus, too ;).

And you don't even need to be an Immaculate initiate, or a Dynast at all. There are secret societies that can teach you older initiation charms, and different Celestial styles altogether. Given the proximity of the Silver Prince, you can even be studying the Hungry Ghost... >:)

Offline Thufir Hawat

Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #120 on: April 18, 2009, 02:58:34 PM »
Erk.  Dragon-Blooded with a Lunar who really doesn't like them.  That should be fun.
I guess the same as an Abyssal with someone who wants the Silver Prince even more dead than now ;).

At least the Solar sorceress only hates the Cynis family, not DBs in general. An Outcaste would be fine, I guess.

Offline Rhapsody

Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #121 on: April 18, 2009, 03:00:23 PM »
I guess the same as an Abyssal with someone who wants the Silver Prince even more dead than now ;).

Ahh, the Silver Prince.  Even as millennia-dead as he is, Desus is still pissing people off.

(I fall into the camp that believes the Prince is good old Swan's last life.)

Offline Krule

Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #122 on: April 18, 2009, 03:09:09 PM »
Interesting idea, but I disagree, I don't see the Silver Prince as being manipulative enough.. besides, I think Desus actions, for all that they were often cruel, were more heroic then not.  I don't think the nature of the Silver Prince would suit him, any more then the Lover Clad in Tears fits with Bright Shattered Ice

Offline Thufir Hawat

Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #123 on: April 18, 2009, 06:28:48 PM »
Interesting idea, but I disagree, I don't see the Silver Prince as being manipulative enough.. besides, I think Desus actions, for all that they were often cruel, were more heroic then not.  I don't think the nature of the Silver Prince would suit him, any more then the Lover Clad in Tears fits with Bright Shattered Ice
You mean the guy that is building a secret fleet and using the souls of his citizens to create artefacts, while leading said citizens to believe that they will get a higher rank after their death, is not manipulative enough ;D?

Now, whether he is the ghost of Desus, only the Neverborn, Blaze and several older magical beings in the setting might know. But he sounds like a good fit to me - and let's not discuss the nature of heroism ;)!

Offline Voichin

Re: Exalted 2ed: The West [NC-H/E]
« Reply #124 on: April 19, 2009, 12:21:02 AM »
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At least the Solar sorceress only hates the Cynis family, not DBs in general.
Mariula doesn't hate them, she has problems with them and sees no reason to cause them problem too, if it turns beneficial for her. But she is not causing herself trouble, just to see one of them suffer too.

For example, as far as her intimacy goes - she will be equally fine with kidnapping the kid, torturing out what he has to spill and 'discarding' him to the bard for further use and just putting her hand on a letter or diary in which he describes the exaltation in detail.