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I currently progressing towards a math degree while living in the North Bay. My first experience gaming was a game of AD&D in middle school. I'm currently in an Exalted game and likely to join a D&D 3.5 game. I've also played Star Wars d6, D&D 3.0, Star Wars Saga Edition, Classic Traveller, Mongoose Traveller, and numerous more minor d20 system games.


Oct
4
comment Exalted - Sidereal Dice Cap
@JimKiley Yes and no. There first excellency is crap with this, since it's identical to the spirit first excellency; however, since their second can add essence success, it's twice as good as the spirit one. In fact, the second excellency compares reasonably well to solar excellencies once you remember that it can add success regardless of how large the base pool is. Further, their fateful excellency is amazing for larger pools, like those used attacking.
Oct
3
awarded  Scholar
Oct
3
accepted Is there a Favored Soul Handbook?
Oct
1
comment Is there a Favored Soul Handbook?
Also, if this is going to help other people, then useful information is also provided here, like the link to dead level II: giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11950806
Oct
1
comment Is there a Favored Soul Handbook?
Assuming no better answers, or comments that better answers are coming, I'll accept this answer in about 36 hours (don't let me forget). In the meantime, the one thing that could be done to improve this is making sure that all the prestige classes can be qualified for as a favored soul. Thanks for the help
Oct
1
awarded  Student
Oct
1
comment Is there a Favored Soul Handbook?
yes, I am talking about an optimization guide, not the book complete divine, and I wouldn't mind edits to make that clearer.
Oct
1
asked Is there a Favored Soul Handbook?
Sep
27
comment Exalted — bonus dice and flurries
The answer above now reflects our discussion. If I still haven't covered some possibilities, I'd be happy to, just mention them.
Sep
27
revised Exalted — bonus dice and flurries
added link
Sep
26
comment Exalted — bonus dice and flurries
Okay, I'll admit I was being briefer than I could have. How about this formulation of the first point: If you can stunt each attack in the flurry then you should be able to stunt each defense against each attack in the flurry. If you can do that you can pay the 3 motes to perfect each attack individually and that means nobody will ever die. It gets worse when you start including charms like Lightspeed Body Dynamics, near perfects, and have a full 2/7 defense.
Sep
24
answered Exalted — bonus dice and flurries
May
20
answered How many people does it take to steal a Star Destroyer?
May
1
answered Exalted Land Speed Record Build
Apr
29
comment Exalted Land Speed Record Build
It feels like your sort of but not quite forbidding a sidereal who can guarantee three success on yellow path, are you?
Apr
28
comment Maid RPG: encouraging people to roleplay
@mxyzplk Wait, isn't maid one of the games where optimized play involves seducing everyone else? It doesn't sound like they are doing that either, and, probably, that doing that would make things more to their liking. So on that note, seduce all the other player's characters.
Apr
25
comment Exalted Limit Breaks - How do I get them to occur more often?
@Cthos, for that you need to merely give them chances to be heros, and also to remember that they are greek heros, not modern heros. This means that even a fall from grace counts as being heroic.
Apr
25
comment Exalted Limit Breaks - How do I get them to occur more often?
@Cthos, at that point, I'd put them in situations that attacking is something the player wouldn't want to do, or at the very least, where there are consequences. I'd also remember that somebody who solves all their problems by attacking isn't a hero and eventually shouldn't be treated as such.
Apr
25
answered Exalted Limit Breaks - How do I get them to occur more often?
Apr
23
revised Rules modifications for Exalted Clinches
added mention of how enemies can stunt out of the situation