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Ex3 Kickstarter Report


11 days left

$476,396 pledged

Backer-only Infernal and Abyssal previews, plus dev video talking about possible future books, posted

3000+ backers

I don’t want to make this blog into a shameless chain of advertisements or anything, but if you’re interested in Exalted, please go and back this kickstarter. If it reaches $500,000, the martial arts section of the corebook will get a massive boost, just as Sorcery already has.

– OSM out

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Ragequitting over minor issues


Just last night, someone ragequit Exalted on the White Wolf forums because the word “magitech” is not going to appear in third edition.

Read that again.

He ragequit over a word. It’s not a profanity. It’s not an insult, it’s not an ethnic slur, it’s not racist or sexist or ableist or any other -ist. It’s a classification for a specific kind of artefact, and more to the point, it’s a classification that isn’t really needed for anything.

That’s ludicrous. Quitting because pulp fantasy isn’t your thing? OK. Quitting because you don’t like the philosophy they’re taking toward the Yozis? We’ll miss you. Quitting because you don’t like the writers’ hints about the Lunar revisions? Don’t be a stranger. Quitting because of one word? Nope, sorry. That’s not picking a hill to die on, that’s plonking your backside on an anthill. It’s so incredibly minor an issue that I can only assume you are attempting to demand attention by behaving like a four-year-old not getting a toy he wants and throwing a tantrum.

(I’m not going to name names, because my policy when people are doing silly things for attention is to mock them a little and move on.)

– OSM out

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Exalted: Shards, Six Months On


So Shards of the Exalted Dream was released six months ago…last week. (I misremembered the date it was released, OK?)

For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, the final book for the second edition of Exalted was a collection of alternate settings and mechanics – Gunstar Autochthonia, in which the Exalted lost the Primordial War and went on the run; Heaven’s Reach, a science-fiction setting; Burn Legend, a Street Fighter/Mortal Kombat/Tekken love letter with a totally different combat system; and Modern, a conspiracy setting. At the time of release, I thought Gunstar and Burn Legend were the best.

Now? Now my favourite is Heaven’s Reach.

It’s got everything I like in a setting. It’s huge, so there’s plenty of room to drop in virtually anything; it’s got tons of interesting one-off mentions and plot hooks; and it’s really well written – Eric Brennan’s writing somehow manages to be simultaneously detailed enough that it feels cohesive, and vague enough that you can make quite substantial alterations without feeling like it’s going against the grain of the setting.

– OSM out

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