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    Screw it, I'm going to read my whole collection!

    Finished the charm section, at last. http://www.itcamefromthebookshelf.com/2019/04/exalted-3rd-edition-core-chapter-6.html This part I am unreservedly critical of. I think it really missed the mark on what Exalted could be and will likely be an anchor on the 3rd edition line as a whole.
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    [The Orville] [Spoilers][Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow]

    No, as a thinly-veiled expy of Guinan. Don't address her by name, but put her in an outfit reminiscent of the hat. Have her say something portentous like "The timeline has been altered," finish off with some vague advice, and then never mention it it again.
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    Help with Chuubo's?

    I wrote about Chuubo's for my blog. I come at it from a pretty abstract angle, but you might get some use out of it. The two most relevant posts: http://www.itcamefromthebookshelf.com/2019/02/chuubos-marvelous-wish-granting-engine_6.html and...
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    [Exalted] Tweaking Ex3's Combat System

    I really like the way combat works in Exalted 3rd edition, but it sometimes seems optimized for 1v1 duels, rather than the group action/adventure setpiece it could be. I've come up with some ideas I think might change it for the better, though I must concede that at this point they're pretty...
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    Screw it, I'm going to read my whole collection!

    My copy of the Dragon-Blooded book has arrived. Been sitting on my shelf for the last couple of days, waiting for me to get through the core. Unfortunately I'm only about 1/3rd of the way there http://www.itcamefromthebookshelf.com/2019/04/exalted-3rd-edition-core-chapters-3-5.html I love...
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    [The Orville] [spoilers] Sanctuary

    My other theory is that Moclan males would be classified as females by the normal standards of zoology, but when they made contact with aliens, they decided that the commonly accepted stereotypes about the male gender mapped better to their cultural understanding of the difference between the...
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    [The Orville] [spoilers] Sanctuary

    My theory is that Moclans are like turtles, in that their sex is determined by environmental factors during incubation, and so when their medical technology advanced enough to induce expression of the egg-laying gene in males, they deliberately set out to select for an all-male species.
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    Screw it, I'm going to read my whole collection!

    Read through the start of Exalted 3rd Edition http://www.itcamefromthebookshelf.com/2019/04/exalted-3rd-edition-core-chapters-1-2.html I really liked it, but I am not optimistic about the next 400 pages or so. They're going to be so dry.
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    Screw it, I'm going to read my whole collection!

    Guide to the Sabbat http://www.itcamefromthebookshelf.com/2019/04/guide-to-sabbat.html So, splitting Guide to the Camarilla led to two weak posts that covered a lot of the same ground, but ironically, I feel like I'd have done better to make two posts out of this one. The first half and the...
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    Screw it, I'm going to read my whole collection!

    Last chapter of the Scion Companion http://www.itcamefromthebookshelf.com/2019/04/scion-companion-chapter-6.html This post gets pretty intense. I go all over the place - there's just too much ground to cover and only so much of my mental energy to go around. I'd say that this is one of my...
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    Screw it, I'm going to read my whole collection!

    The Scion Companion was next on my list http://www.itcamefromthebookshelf.com/2019/04/scion-companion-chapters-1-5.html I had a surprising amount to say about it, but I'm not done yet. I've also read chapter six, but I'm putting that as a separate post because I feel like it's going to get...
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    Screw it, I'm going to read my whole collection!

    I finished reading Urban Shadows http://www.itcamefromthebookshelf.com/2019/04/urban-shadows.html It was certainly a revelation. I've had it for less than a week and it might already be one of my all time favorites.
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    Galactic Civilizations 3 or Stellaris?

    If we're talking space 4Xs, then maybe Endless Space 2 should be on your radar. It's the only one with a free Dating-sim tie-in about the faction that consists of just one guy endlessly cloning himself forever.
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    Screw it, I'm going to read my whole collection!

    Taking a break from Scion, I decided to start clearing away some of my Vampire: the Masquerade supplements, starting with Guide to the Camarilla http://www.itcamefromthebookshelf.com/2019/03/guide-to-camarilla-chapters-1-4.html In retrospect, I am over-invested in vampire, given how lukewarm I...
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    Screw it, I'm going to read my whole collection!

    I did Scion: God in one post, because frankly, I'm running out of things to say http://www.itcamefromthebookshelf.com/2019/03/scion-god.html I should probably save the Companion and Ragnarok for when my brain has cooled down. Choose something different. But there's a part of me that just wants...
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