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One or two tricks for Solars, based in contemplation of Blade of the Battle Maiden and combat sorcery.

Excellency Extensions )
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As promised long ago, the magnificent Emo-Rejecting Sword Art, which has never known defeat! At some point I'll write the Loresheet for the Virtuous Wulin Warrior, and play more with the Million Style Manual. I wanna play WotG SO BADLY.

The Emo-Rejecting Sword Art Loresheet )
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Experiment time! Originally posted on RPGNet as an exercise in Charm design.

We begin with a young man, and an old woman, in the city of Chiurascuro... )
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Happy birthday, [ profile] alemara. I've been damn proud to call you friend for a fair long time. Here's to a coming year of glory, and the devastation of your enemies.
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All sorcery-flavored, this time. I will eventually complete and/or revise my conversion.

Sorcery and Metasorcery )
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As part of the bargain from [ profile] eiviiaru.

The first five people to respond to this post will get some form of art, by me. It will be about or tailored to -- likely the latter -- those five lucky victims people victims. (Why deny it?)

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations.

* I make no guarantees that you will agree with what I perceive as art and/or quality.
* What I create will be just for you. However, note that if I don't know you very well, I may not be able to do anything that fits your tastes or is non-half-assed, so caveat commentor.
* It'll be done soon. But as grad school has a tendency to top me, I make no guarantees or restrictions on what "soon" constitutes.
* Despite the phrase "some form of art," I have no talent save writing, therefore you will get writing of some sort from me. Or maybe game-crunch. Or both.
* I reserve the right to do something extremely strange. But if you're commenting to this, you should know that goes without saying.

And last but not least, the greatest catch:

If you sign up, you have to put this in your own journal as well, though you can limit your media/schedule/policies as you please.
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This is a reminder to myself. Once I buy the Weapons of the Gods companion, I am to stat up the magnificent Emo-Rejecting Sword Art, which has never known defeat, and post it here for the edification of all.

Emo-Rejecting Sword Art: Rare Gold Chi Style (Artful: Swords Only)
A System Topic (15 Destiny)


Form I: Sword Denies Sorrow

Form II:

Form III:

Form IV:

* Bonus: You recieve an Emo-Rejecting Sword Art skill equal to the highest-rank Technique you know.

5 Bonus: You have Perfect Enthusiasm. You gain +10 on all attempts to resist or recover from grief (including Grief Passions) or inspire joy (including Joy Passions). However, you have -5 to resist new Joy passions or alter existing ones: your enthusiasm shines through whether you want it to or not!

5 Overwhelming Passion: You have an overwhelming Joy Passion; otherwise, how could you possibly understand the true power of this style? (-5 if this is your first or second Disadvantage)
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In obedience to the laws of the meme, from [ profile] eiviiaru

Please post here with one thing that I have done for you that you, personally, appreciate. (It can be a big thing or a little thing, because we all know that sometimes the little things are the most important.) Then post this in your own journal, so that I can tell you one thing you've done for me that I appreciate.
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Originally posted by me to RPGNet, here transcribed for record-keeping purposes. This is a rough guideline, which takes into account the most basic difficulties of conversion.

You cannot defeat my Fivefold Righteous Transformation Methodology! )</lj-cut
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Being a conversion of my previous material to Exalted Second Edition, in seven parts, including all Charms, Sorcery and Necromancy.

Solar Exalted: Second Edition )
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Two Exalted house-rules for implementation in the next game I run.

1. The Law of Dramatic Limit

Characters accrue Limit through encountering triggers or suppressing their Virtues as normal, and Limit Break when they reach 10 Limit (gaining Willpower equal to their Limit Virtue when they do.) However, the Storyteller now has the option of offering a character a Limit Break during a dramatic scene involving that character. If the player accepts, he immediately suffers his Limit Break for the remainder of the scene and gains Willpower equal to the his current Limit. (Players may also request a Limit Break under circumstances they consider sufficiently dramatic.) If the player refuses, nothing happens.

Design notes: This rule is intended to make Limit a dramatic tool rather than an often-ignored extra.

2. The Law of Heroic Death

In order to permanently kill a heroic character, the killer must dedicate a full-round action to the task, without splitting die pools or taking any non-reflexive defenses. Characters for whom this action is not taken will eventually recover, though they may be permanently scarred or otherwise carry reminders of their brush with death. Slain characters may, at their players' option, cling to life until the end of the scene, in order to deliver an appropriate death monologue.

Design notes: Exalted is an explicitly heroic game, and it is out of genre for PC (or major NPC) death to be accomplished easily.
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As promised, non-Abyssal things.

Solar Charms: Heart-Cutting Mockery Prana (Performance). Jeff, I call your attention to this one.

Lunar Charms: Protean Sapphire Understanding (Intelligence)


Feb. 23rd, 2006 03:39 am
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I bet y'all thought I was done writing Exalted stuff for a while. Yah hah, skeptical soul(s)!

Abyssal Charms: Crimson Ritemaster Methodology

Necromancy: Harbinger of Devastation

Eventually I will also do some non-Abyssal stuff. Ya, rly.
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Five[fold] Questions Meme [Fist]. From [ profile] eiviiaru. Yay?

From eiviiaru )

From LtCmdrWhitman )

From murglor )

As per the laws of this meme, comment if you want me to question you.
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This amuses me.

I should probably be worried by that.


is a Tall True Ninja that wears an Eyepatch, has a Long Neck, a Swirly Hypnotic Gaze and Tough Chainmail Armor, and CANNOT BE STOPPED.

Strength: 11 Agility: 12 Intelligence: 14

To see if your Super Battle Ninja can
defeat Jake, enter your name and choose an attack:

fights Jake using
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New update:

Sorcery: Silent Voices of Hatred. Thank you, Camp Fuck You Die, for the inspiration.
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Solar Charms: Unconquerable Sapphire Technique (Occult)

Abyssal Charms: Ravaging Touch of the Labyrinth (Occult)

Sorcery: Fires of the Five Maidens (Celestial)

Additionally, meme! Because I am weak-willed and saw [ profile] eiviiaru doing it. Those of you who know the characters I roleplay or have roleplayed, ask them questions! They'll probably answer honestly. Or I will, whichever is most amusing.