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GeeBeezy

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Re: ETW
« Reply #795 on: January 14, 2019, 12:42:52 AM »

 ::)

BTW, here's the monsters Lifen recognized. If you've got any questions go ahead. :P

ERYMANTHOI/BLOOD APES:

Huge, violent and alcohol obsessed apes with an appetite for the body's of dead people, stand 6 to 7 feet tall on their knuckles.

TOMESCU/THE CLAMORING ARSENALS:

A creature whose body is obscured by a long whirwind, save for the dozen or so protruding limbs carrying a different weapon each. Every day, every tomescu in existence screams as it has a vision of its death, save for one every few million who forsee a glorious end to their lifetimes.

CHERNOBAAL/THE HOUNDS OF HELL:

Monstrous, horse sized hounds that stand six feet or over at the shoulder, obsessed with eating items to spit out superior versions made of ash. Can breathe green fire and eat most things. They're at their deadliest against an opponent they've hunted for at least five days.
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

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GeeBeezy

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Re: ETW
« Reply #796 on: January 14, 2019, 10:50:50 PM »



Hey gang, I'm pretty sure I've mentioned a few times that I'm adjusting the way canon rules work for this game, I only started finding out some of the problems with the edition I use after I'd been using it for a while so I'm gradually phasing out the fiddly bits in favor of some homebrew. :P
In particular, let me just summarize how attacking and defending works so we have it all written down somewhere.
When you attack, your dice pool is your Dexterity + the relevant combat ability [Martial Arts, Melee, Archery etc.], + your weapon/attack's accuracy [if any] + any relevant specialty + stunt dice - any penalties.
So for instance, Lanying throwing a punch has 14 dice, [5 Dex + 5 Martial Arts + 2 accuracy for punching + 2 stunt dice]. After taking an attack action, another thing that comes into play is any defense bonus or penalty that action might involve. For instance, swinging a tetsubo-

-then reduces both of of your defense values [parry and dodge] by 3 as its defense bonus is -3 because it's so freaking heavy. Punching on the other hand requires bringing your arms up in front of you, and so increases your defense by 1, while kicking is awkward, and thus reduces your DVs by 1.
But then flurries get involved.
And shit gets weird.
Flurrying is taking multiple actions on a single turn, and really the only limit to the number of actions is your dicepool for making them, but each TYPE of action has it's own Rate, which is the number of times that action can be taken in a single turn. Grappling for instance has a rate of 1, while punches have a rate of 3 and kicks have a rate of 2. So Lanying for instance, could kick at someone twice, punch at them 2 times, try to grapple them once and then punch them, all on the same turn.
HOWEVER, each action you take in a flurry reduces your DVs by 1, plus any DV penalties the actions inflict [swinging a tetsubo twice is so ungainly for example, that it would leave pretty much anyone totally open to all attacks] and the TOTAL NUMBER of actions in the flurry determines the dice penalty each action will face, but fortunately it follows a really simple mathematical progression: The first action in a flurry loses a number of dice equal to the total amount of actions in the flurry, and then each action after it adds 1 to the penalty.
FOR INSTANCE, if Lanying DID do the flurry I listed above, her first kick would be at a 6 dice penalty [6 dice in total] her second would be at a 7 penalty [5 dice], her first punch would be at 8 [6 dice in total due to 4 plus 2 accuracy] her second punch would be at a 9 penalty [5 dice] her grapple attempt would be at a 10 penalty [4 dice] and her final punch would be at an 11 penalty [3 dice].
THAT SOUNDS PRETTY USELESS DOESN'T IT? What's she supposed to do with 3 measly dice?? WELL every attack in a flurry that's directed at the same character gives that character a cumulative -1 DV penalty against the flurryer[?] so let's say the target had a highest DV of 5 against Lanying, by the end of it they'd be at a flat zero by the time she tried punch them, leaving them totally exposed should she roll even a single success, which she could guarantee by spending a willpower point or buying some successes or extra dice using an excellency!
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

GeeBeezy

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Re: ETW
« Reply #797 on: January 14, 2019, 10:59:23 PM »


Granted, what I described above is more of a duelling technique, as doing that while surrounded by enemies results in you being surrounded by enemies with no DVs left 9_9
Fortunately however, dragon blooded like Lanying can learn a charm called The Dancing Candleflame flow, that lets them apply DV penalties to their parry OR dodge DVs. So, for instance, if someone equal to Lanying in skill [unthinkable I know =3=] used that same tactic on her, she could use that charm to mean only her parry DV would get put to zero, while her dodge was still sitting pretty at 7!
« Last Edit: January 14, 2019, 11:01:24 PM by GeeBeezy »
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

Catvomitsky

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Re: ETW
« Reply #798 on: January 14, 2019, 11:00:47 PM »

HELLO you pmed me about changing mechanics and can I just say the whole flurry paragraph was mmm good shit and I canít wait to see it (and Lanying! And the others but mostly Lanying) in action
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Re: ETW
« Reply #799 on: January 14, 2019, 11:02:32 PM »

DID IT MAKE SENSE?? GOD I HOPE IT MADE SENSE 9_9 HALFWAY THROUGH I PANICKED ABOUT THAT. [Same tbh she's a delight with her punchiness. Love the way she punches dudes it's really beautiful.]

Edit: here's some BEAUTIFUL flurry stunting inspiration done by two beautiful irl martial artist men I love these guys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HvnRvUSHr4
When the irl Exalt rp movie gets made we getting Mike Tyson as Lanying and Donnie Yen as Lanfen lads. But on a more serious note, the whole way that Donnie in particular keeps switching between parrying and dodging blows in that scene is a real inspiration for how I'm gonna have dancing candleflame flow in the rp cause like, that's it's job, making it so when someone is hitting so insanely hard that you can't afford to take more than a few blows from them you can bounce the penalties between DVs to try and keep the difficulty of hitting you beyond the reach of their dice pools. This gets EVEN TRICKIER when sometimes your enemy can bust out a charm or weapon or something that's undodgeable or unblockable [so only one DV can protect against it D:].
You'll probably notice that Donnie and Mike are throwing more than three punches per few seconds though. ::) Well the rules can't PERFECTLY model real life, but also in-game there are a bunch of martial arts that let you increase the rate of your natural attacks past their limits. In Mike's case I'd say he'd have made it so the Rate of his punches is equal to his Martial Arts, meaning if Lanying had that MA she could make 5 punches per turn! Scary! Speaking of I'm totally gonna homebrew a boxing martial art that lets you do that. And a capoeira one that lets you do the same with kicks.
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

Catvomitsky

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Re: ETW
« Reply #800 on: January 14, 2019, 11:23:59 PM »

It passed the sensibility acid test which is, does it make sense at 6 am. And it did! [IKR]
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GeeBeezy

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Re: ETW
« Reply #801 on: January 14, 2019, 11:33:33 PM »

KCICKSASS :D That was a typo. Oh no. I'm ashamed.

Another cool thing about the whole penalty thang is that a house rule I'm implementing is that you can increase 1 [one] DV against an attack by one [1] by spending a willpower point. So, even if your DV's get knocked down to zero on all fronts, you can try and weather the [hopefully] tiny attack pools your opponent/s have left by increasing your DVs slightly, BUT willpower is also incredibly expensive as you can only possibly get back 1 point per turn. So battering an enemy down to low DVs and then using charms that make your attacks deal lethal damage, or poison [like Lanying does will ill lilly style] or something else that makes being hit by them a Bad Idea is a great way to drain your enemy's willpower pool, which is necessary for fueling a lot of their most powerful attacks, or even just getting through the day! The assumption is that the average human being spends 1-2 willpower points a WEEK, things like forcing themselves out of bed at 5 after going to bed at 1, or forcing yourself to pull an all-nighter on an assignment are examples of spending a willpower point. Flatlining someone's willpower in a fight has out-of-fight consequences. A fighter pushed that hard in a fight will be a hundred times more willing to throw the next one for money EVEN IF THEY WON THAT FIGHT, because willpower is what you use to resist social attacks!
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

GeeBeezy

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Re: ETW
« Reply #802 on: January 30, 2019, 11:34:34 AM »

ONCE AGAIN OUR EYES ARE BLESSED BY PANZER


E A R S
BUT ALSO
DAAAAAAAAYUM THAS GOOD ART :D ;D Thank you Pan

https://panhasapen.tumblr.com/post/182389036864/if-you-draw-halloweenlanying-or
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

GeeBeezy

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Re: ETW
« Reply #803 on: February 20, 2019, 05:01:26 PM »

Just sum fanart I saw on tumblr.



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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

GeeBeezy

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Re: ETW
« Reply #804 on: April 06, 2019, 02:09:34 PM »

Q-q-q-quadruple post!

Last month exalted turned 18! I was planning some massive text walls to commemorate it but instead I'm just gonna do these two things, first, here's some of the first exalted-related pictures I saw like five years ago that got me interested in it.







And secondly, I just wanted to know if you guys are actually enjoying the rp. Cause, I just realized I don't think I've ever asked you guys that. Are you enjoying the mechanics or are they annoying? Do you guys like switching between the characters or would you prefer to stick with Lanying more? Are you having Fun? I want your thoughts.
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

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Re: ETW
« Reply #805 on: April 07, 2019, 08:26:52 PM »

I enjoy it when I actually am arsed to read

Anyway I read this before bed last night and had a dream about Exalted! There was this character who looked like Mystique with teal skin and dark purple hair kinda but she was a deity, and she wielded a whip, and she was a villain from Exalted lore and I had to fight her
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GeeBeezy

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Re: ETW
« Reply #806 on: April 07, 2019, 10:53:42 PM »

Honestly same.

I hope it was a good dream! She sounds scary! I hope you beat her! Also I'm totally gonna make her a character cause she sounds sick!

Also I just realized I totally neglected to tell you guys I'll be away for like a week from a day or so from now. Holiday. I am sorry. D:
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

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Re: ETW
« Reply #807 on: April 08, 2019, 08:03:33 AM »

I donít think I beat her but I managed to avoid getting my ass kicked so I count that as a victory. Omg if you made her a character I would be v honored :0

Donít be sorry, have a great time!
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GeeBeezy

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Re: ETW
« Reply #808 on: April 08, 2019, 12:25:27 PM »

Victory indeed! Be honored then! Also tell me everything about her so I can.

Thanks I will!
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw
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