OOC thread: Into Falan!   Posted by Segev Stormlord.Group: 0
Azalea
 player, 170 posts
Sat 7 Jun 2014
at 23:49
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
That little OOC comment to the river thread confused me.

According to the house rules and 2.5 errata application, you have posted the following:

quote:
Regarding 2.5

I will be slow in implementing 2.5 changes. If anybody has anything they WANT to use from it, call my attention to it. Particularly Charms that have been altered.

The two things we WILL be using as of right now are the modifications to Combos and to weapons, minimum damage, and the costs of PDs.



and


quote:
Minimum damage in 2.5

Minimum damage is now 1, unless a weapon has the "O"(verwhelming) tag. All Artifact weapons have been modified such that they have at least O2.



So I assume you forgot? :p
Austringer
 player, 16 posts
Sun 8 Jun 2014
at 02:08
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
The original rulebook is slightly unclear on this topic but seems to imply that an attack's minimum damage value is the least of the post-Soak dice, the weapon's minimum (i.e., Overwhelming) damage, or the wielder's Essence in one place.  In another, it implies that minimum damage cannot drop below Essence.  The Scroll of Errata attempts to clarify this to:

quote:
The minimum damage value of attacks not absorbed by Hardness is one die, rather than the attacker’s Essence rating. Attacks made with weapons possessing the Overwhelming tag ... may produce higher minimum damage values.


So it looks as if the former interpretation is the one the Scroll of Errata (and Seg) adopted.

Note that this appears to change the damage of the owl-Lunar's biting Austringer as he flips past it (though not significantly enough to really matter in this particular case) but doesn't appear to change the fact that Austringer couldn't even scratch the enemy Lunar through its Invulnerable Moonsilver Carapace, which not only boosted its soak to 29L (easily soaking most attacks) but also explicitly sets minimum damage to zero dice (I assume standard "defense rules beat attack rules" applies as always).

Edit: Incidentally, while cruising through the Errata, I note that the owl-Lunar is using the original rather than the 2.5 version of Invulnerable Moonsilver Carapace.  It probably learned it a while ago, being older and all ... ;)

This message was last edited by the player at 03:05, Sun 08 June 2014.

Merlin
 player, 400 posts
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Sun 8 Jun 2014
at 16:23
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
In reply to Austringer (msg # 456):

Very nice that Carapace.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 671 posts
Sun 8 Jun 2014
at 19:01
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
It is.

6m, 1 wp for a full action's worth of +15L soak and minimum damage 0.

6m/action to keep it up continuously, though the Lunar has allowed it to lower at this point, so it'd cost another wp to put back up.
Merlin
 player, 401 posts
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Sun 8 Jun 2014
at 19:25
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
In reply to Segev Stormlord (msg # 458):

I did something like that with a Twilight in a different game. Starmetal breastplate with Jewel of the White Jade Tree and a scene long soak enhancing charm ;-)
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 681 posts
Fri 20 Jun 2014
at 13:09
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
I am going to be out of town and likely away from computer until Tuesday. I will have something with 'net access, but I'm unsure how reliable that will be. So if I don't post anything before Tuesday, that's why.
Merlin
 player, 403 posts
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Sat 21 Jun 2014
at 15:48
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
In reply to Segev Stormlord (msg # 460):

No problem. I am extremely tired. The extra 3 weeks of summer school, dealing with the lowest academic students is stressful to say the least.
Azalea
 player, 172 posts
Mon 30 Jun 2014
at 16:10
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!

Expees! O.o


I think Azalea is still a starting character >.>

I should consider what to spend and how.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 685 posts
Mon 30 Jun 2014
at 17:31
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
In reply to Azalea (msg # 462):

Because I'm using training times in the game, I am fine with Azalea and Austringer actually having the full 160 exp available to them to spend. The training times should keep them from spending them "unrealistically" rapidly, and should still let them catch up with Bea and Merlin within time. I'm using EXP as the cap on how much I want you guys to have overall, and trying to use the training times as the enforcer of the disparity between newer and older players. A disparity that should disappear sooner rather than later as in-game time passes.


Note: for the most part, you can "background" training as happening while you're playing. You should rarely need dedicated downtime to devote to training. Just enough time passing in-game and/or suitable stunts describing how you are or have been training something should suffice. I don't want it to be too burdensome.
Merlin
 player, 404 posts
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Tue 1 Jul 2014
at 13:46
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
In reply to Segev Stormlord (msg # 463):

HUZAH!

Officially on summer vacation!
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 394 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Sun 6 Jul 2014
at 04:50
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
So, question. After our scuffle with a ton of demons, is anyone looking at getting or building towards spirit-cutting attack or ghost-cutting technique? (Or does someone have it already and I've forgotten? )
Merlin
 player, 405 posts
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Sun 6 Jul 2014
at 14:47
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
In reply to Beatrix LeSchaye (msg # 465):

Merlin has Spirit Cutting Attack, excellent for attacking dematerialized spirits. Occult is favored and I was thinking of getting Occult 5 and the 'kill the spirit forever' charm.

Merlin really needs more motes and Essence 4 would be very nice!

Not sure what else to get him at the moment other than filling out dots. He has something like 110 XP unspent.

This message was last edited by the player at 14:55, Sun 06 July 2014.

Austringer
 player, 26 posts
Wed 9 Jul 2014
at 01:36
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
I, too, am mulling over what to do with all that xp.  It'd be nice to have some more exotic combat powers (the fact that Silent Thunder whatsits has the one really, really neat Charm from Lunar hero style, the one she used to cause Austringer to throw a bystander through a building, is a continual source of envy), though I'm unsettled on what to go for: more defense and healing? start on some martial arts style (I hear White Reaper, the "other" Lunar style, is considered useful)?  Or perhaps something non-physical, since Aus. is already rather well-outfitted for fighting.  I wouldn't mind that "What's that?  Timmy's in the well?" Charm hidden someplace in the Lunar trees.  Not to mention all the base attributes and abilities to work on.  And, of course, there are always Knacks ... I really need to devote some more thought to this, don't I?

And as Merlin said, Essence 4 sure would be nice ...
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 395 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Thu 10 Jul 2014
at 03:56
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Merlin: Alright. Being able to rely on our power armor hero for that helps out; I can focus elsewhere. Any requests, now that I think of it? Anything people think the party Really Needs(tm)?

Austringier: I'll make a note that as a Lunar, Aus can learn the Lunar Hero Style charms without a teacher, if I remember right. Flavorwise, we can even say he picked them up from fighting another Lunar who was using them. :)
Merlin
 player, 406 posts
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Fri 11 Jul 2014
at 22:53
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
In reply to Beatrix LeSchaye (msg # 468):

Perhaps 'War'?
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 396 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Sun 13 Jul 2014
at 17:45
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Pshaw, that's nuts. It's not like we're ever going to be in any major battles with large numbers of troops on each side.

........wait. Maybe I'd better get some War.
Austringer
 player, 34 posts
Sat 9 Aug 2014
at 02:21
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
After much thought, I've got how I want to spend Austringer's xp plotted out, more or less.  Assuming training times for various, different things go in succession rather than overlapping, he's going to start off raising his Martial Arts and Dodge a point (both immediate) and, given his lack of armor and the ease with which that owl-thing started cutting him up, a couple Lunar healing tricks (Bruise-relief Method, then Halting the Scarlet Flow), followed by a smattering of Lunar fighting charms (in lieu of Lunar Hero Style; the basic DEX and STA Charms are great on their own), shapeshifting tricks, and a couple odds and ends.

The one thing I'm not sure I can work into the story is meditating Essence up 4, which I have in the middle (more or less) of my Planned XP Spending Stuff.  That's three solid months of just staring at the moon ...

Segev, please let me know if you want me to post XP spending here or e-mail you or both or whatever.
Merlin
 player, 411 posts
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Sat 9 Aug 2014
at 21:27
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
In reply to Austringer (msg # 471):

Merlin has some interesting stuff to do, but getting Essence 4 is probably the major thing, and that is going to likely take some time,...in game.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 703 posts
Fri 22 Aug 2014
at 22:04
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Alright. Is everybody satisfied with where the scenes are? I will try to move them on if so. I would like some indication of what the PCs aim to do next; or, if you find yourselves without an idea of what the next moves should be, please let me know and we'll work something out in here.
Austringer
 player, 37 posts
Mon 25 Aug 2014
at 14:39
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Austringer doesn't have much more to do at the moment, aside from get carried around and watch what the NPCs are doing (and do incidental training stuff during any "downtime").  If there's more important plot stuff to be found out down around Oredol, he can be more proactive, but so far as I can tell from reading his and the other threads, I think he's caught up and more or less ready to link up with the other PC's.
Azalea
 player, 174 posts
Mon 25 Aug 2014
at 15:23
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!

Likewise, Azalea doesn't have any purpose other than trying to find places or people where she'd be of help.

Her current group is likeable and seems to be agreeable, so she'll follow.


The only side-task she has is the Compassion Martial Art, if it rings a bell. :p



And I realize I have no idea what process we use for training. Do I PM you? Apparently I have a lot of xp I've not been doing anything with, I might as well finalize the Medicine tree, at least.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 704 posts
Mon 25 Aug 2014
at 20:09
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
I do recall Azalea's goal, yes. I should make some inroads on that for you, though, so sorry I haven't been.

I'll get back to you by tomorrow, Austringer, with something to get you along to meeting up with the party.

Overall, sounds like ball's in my court, so I'll get something together and get it rolling again. My apologies for the delay!
Merlin
 player, 412 posts
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Mon 25 Aug 2014
at 23:55
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
In reply to Segev Stormlord (msg # 476):

There is that 'tower' and Merlin's 'feelings' towards it. He would not mind learning more about it when he is 'more experienced' as it were. I have lost memory of what exactly we were doing other than trying to stop some kind of slave network.

Merlin will need to visit Nexus at some time in the nearish future. He could meet Austinger there?
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 705 posts
Wed 27 Aug 2014
at 05:12
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Hrm.

Beatrix's concern has largely been about the purported slave trade and its supposed connection to her hometown (which apparently does not approve of such things). There is apparently some concern from followers of MaHaSuchi that these slaves are being diverted from their "proper" destination of his breeding pits.

Falan is a kingdom beset by the Beastmen, who kidnap people for MaHaSuchi's pits. They have also apparently been kidnapping more than usual to sell as slaves. Watch Hill, the Duchy you're in now, has taken the brunt of this and is actually feeling the pinch in its serf population.

Falan's history goes back to a time when some Exalted apparently fought off Anathema and their army of demons to establish the kingdom. How much of this is myth by now is an open question. The young prince of Oredol, the Duchy closest to Trademeet Dale (where you all started), is the first Dragonblooded to Exalt in a very long time, which made Duke Amaran, his father, very excited. The prince just may have acquired a new mospid pet. Or maybe not; I need to use this to help bring Austringer to the rest of the party.

Watch Hill has an enormous artifact tower it uses to help protect its borders. Merlin thought it looked...familiar.

I think that sums up where you guys are and what you know.

Merlin needs to get to Nexus, you said; what is his goal there?

Azalea is trying to find a mentor for a particular martial arts style. Sorry it's being slow there.


As far as training, a little comment about what your character is working on, however you want to stunt it, as background fluff is sufficient. If you want to tell me OOC, that's fine, too. The main thing, mechanically, is that sufficient training time passes in the game. It should largely not require more than a declaration that it's part of what the PC is working on in any free time they have during their adventures.
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 400 posts
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 Zenith
Fri 29 Aug 2014
at 00:32
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Once again I would like to apologize for taking so damnably long to get a post in.