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Shreyas

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Character in Progress: The Hierophant
« on: July 01, 2010, 12:08:02 PM »
The Hierophant's about spiritual hierarchy.

The first, most important move he has is:

Miraculous Host: Members of your retinue are able to perform your Hierophant moves in your absence. They use your stats.
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Re: Character in Progress: The Hierophant
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2010, 02:11:18 PM »
This sounds like a potentially 'holy shit!' move (no pun intended). Neat.

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Re: Character in Progress: The Hierophant
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 03:29:07 AM »
Elizabeth came up with it. It's awesome^_^

Some things I know for sure:

- The Hierophant has a retinue.
- He's probably kinda rich, barterwise.
- Has Hot, but I don't know what moves to associate with it...

Some ideas I'm tossing around:

- Frenzy similar to Hocus
- Augury?

Work Miracles? Maybe this replaces Largesse for Hierophants...(owes a lot to benhimself's War Magics)

When you perform the sacred rites with your retinue, choose a miracle first and then roll+hot. By default, the miracles are:

- 1-size intimate 1-heal; +1-heal debility
- 2-size, affected get hot+1 forward
- 2-size, -suffering: hunger, weakness, disease, fear, or lust
- 1-size 2-harm messy close
...and loud or not, at your option.

On a hit, your miracles are a little better. On 10+, choose 2. On 7-9, choose one. On a miss, take s-harm and maybe the MC will give your retinue suffering, but the miracle happens anyway.

- +1 size
- +1 heal or harm
- -messy or -close
- +1 barter
- The miracle moves unseen.
- +intimate, effects ongoing until your performance ceases

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Re: Character in Progress: The Hierophant
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 10:04:52 AM »
Hmmm, are miracles 'powered' by some sort of finite resource (essence or something? I haven't read Exalted in a long time, and I never got a chance to play)? Cos if not, that's gonna be a whole hell of a lot of miracles, it seems. Since the hierophant  or his followers can do them, and the worst possible outcome right now is some s-harm while still getting the benefit. So right now it looks like doing miracles is a choice between "okay, good, and great" for a miss, 7-9, and 10+ respectively. I just loves me some hard choices and risks. Am I missing something important?

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Re: Character in Progress: The Hierophant
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 12:09:15 PM »
Maybe the risk needs to be bigger!

I think there's a practical limit to how often you can perform miracles, because they should take some hours to do...but I don't know how to put that in the text, and I feel weird saying, 'once per session'...maybe 'on your holy day'?

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Re: Character in Progress: The Hierophant
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010, 12:17:15 PM »
Well, it might be that this is perfectly covered by the "to do it, do it, and if you do it, you do it" rule, once you establish that these are no shit rituals, not just waving your hands around and mumbling a few words. Also, I forgot to mention that having a crazy amount of rituals isn't necessarily a bad thing, if that's how the game should go. I just saw something that, in a vacuum, might incentivize sporting miracles like crazy.

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Re: Character in Progress: The Hierophant
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 07:34:51 PM »
Right, understood!

I'm not sure that the H. should be ritualling every session, so I think upping the cost to 1-harm and the MC's opportunity to fuck with you is the thing to do.

Here's the special:

When you and another character have sex, you advise them on some matter of their concern. Choose 1:
- they mark experience when they act as you direct
- they take 1-harm (ap) from the misadventures that ensue from not doing as you direct

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Re: Character in Progress: The Hierophant
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010, 07:58:14 PM »
Hahahah, should that be called "Oftenest Right"? :)

Seriously though, man, that's awesome. Negotiating with a carrot and a big stick.

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Re: Character in Progress: The Hierophant
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2010, 07:07:43 AM »
Hahahah, should that be called "Oftenest Right"? :)

Seriously though, man, that's awesome. Negotiating with a carrot and a big stick.

Situational double-entendre intentional?

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Re: Character in Progress: The Hierophant
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2010, 11:49:24 AM »
Situational double-entendre intentional?

Zing! If only :)

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Re: Character in Progress: The Hierophant
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2010, 03:13:40 AM »
Man I just had a major epiphany:

The Hierophant can do miracles, but he knows not the mind of God.

That's the High Priestess's job.

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Re: Character in Progress: The Hierophant
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2010, 05:16:43 PM »
The Hierophant can do miracles, but he knows not the mind of God.

That's the High Priestess's job.

Hot.
That is amazing.