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January Exalted Update

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Hello Exalted 3rd backers:

RichT here. Right now, I'm awaiting word from the Devs that all of our corrections were made by Maria, all the art we had redone was changed, and no problems have arisen in the layout based on the changes. Once we get that all clear, we'll send the book out to get its index created, and we will be on the way to a finished PDF and able to create the files for the PoD and traditionally printed (the Deluxes) versions.

Meanwhile, here is the status of additional EX3 projects.

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep)

•Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
•Ex Backer Charms (Exalted 3rd Edition) Being playtested.

Redlines

•EX3 Quickstart (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Second Draft

•Arms of the Chosen (Exalted 3rd Edition)
•The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
•Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)

I talked to our Exalted music suite composer the other day, and after several large life upheavals and moving into a new music studio, he is working on the Lunars theme.

Thanks!

Exalted December Update

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Hello Ex3 Backers and Happy Holidays!

RichT here:

We have updated the Exalted 3rd Tales From the Age of Sorrows Fiction Anthology files on DTRPG.com and they now include the PDF, Mobi, and ePub electronic versions and in a few weeks the Print on Demand physical book version as well. You can find the updated files in your DTRPG.com Library as we have automatically updated your original Tales From the Age of Sorrow PDF to include the changes and other electronic versions.

Based on your feedback on the Backer PDF, we have edited, rearranged the sequencing, and framed one story differently; all to better show the intended direction for the collection. In addition, we have added an entirely new story to further flesh out the stories overall, as well as to say Thank You for all of your patience as we made the changes.

I have the EX3 core book errata changes from the developers and am reviewing that as well as adding my own notes on the design and art, and the backers' names. All of those notes are on an EX3 PDF that I will then go through item by item with Maria, and she will then make the changes. From those files we will update your PDFs, just like I described above for the Anthology, and create PoD printing files and then the Deluxe printing files.

Here is the status of other EX3 projects based on last Monday's Meeting Notes updates:

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep)
•Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
•EX3 Quickstart (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Second Draft
•Arms of the Chosen (Exalted 3rd Edition)
•The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
•Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Thanks!

EX3 Backer PDF Errata Closing on Weds the 11th.

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Hello!

RichT here. Just a quick note to let everyone know that we'll be closing down the errata collecting on Weds the 11th. At this point the notes are slowing down quite a bit, and we're only getting repeats of earlier catches, so it looks like a good time to get started with compiling and fixing.

Once again, thanks so much to everyone who contributed notes. They have been incredibly helpful!

EX3 PDFs Have All Been Sent!

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I have finished sending out the messages containing links for the Exalted 3rd Edition Wallpaper files and/or the PDF for EX3 itself!

Please check the message threads from Kickstarter, and your spam folders before messaging me about not getting the links, but if you do have problems, we'll figure it out.

Likewise, if you get the messages with the link(s) but for some reason the download isn't working, please contact DTRPG customer service before contacting me as I have no ability to engage on that aspect of getting you your reward(s). Either way, we will figure out any problems so you get your files. No worries!

As I mentioned in the message with the links for the EX3 PDF, we encourage all backers to use the "Contact Me" button next to my picture to send notes on any technical mistakes you might find, or any errors including missing names in the Backers Credits section. Please be sure to read through carefully to make sure your name is missing and not just in a different section.

For those of you who are not interested in seeing or participating in this method to tune up and finalize EX3, and I understand completely that the visibility of this part of the process may not be to some folks' tastes, you can download the PDF now and wait for the changes to be made and the file in your DTRPG Library will be automatically updated and you can re-download the tweaked version. I will let folks know when the errata changes to the backer PDFs are done, and we are using the finished files for the PoD and Deluxe printers' files, so if you prefer you can choose to download the PDF then.

Several Kickstarters ago, we began to use the inherent "fixability" of PDFs as a step to get another pass at the project before committing to the printed versions, as well as to allowing backers to be those additional hundreds or thousands of eyes on the almost finished project. It has really been both fun for those backers who enjoy such things, and great for the physical books themselves. I've never been on or seen a project with no mistakes in it at all, but with this method we really narrow them down.

For those of you who have already submitted errata: Thank You! We really appreciate you taking the time to get back to us on both the big and the small errors in the book. With that in mind, here are some of the bigger issues we are already aware of and dealing with that have been brought to our attention already:

1- There's an extra page at the end of Chapter 5. Yes there is, and it throws off the two page spreads for the rest of the book. That popped in on this proof after the chapters were gathered into a book in InDesign. We only can figure that it was a slip of the designer's finger during the book creation process and she added one extra pg. Easy to delete as it did not affect the page numbering.

2- Also programmatic as far as we can tell are the odd ways letters are dropping out of words. There is a disconnect between font and program and those drop outs were not there in the previous proofs, so we're trying to see if it is a compression fighting with font thing as well. (I also wonder if some spaces and letters that disappeared are also tied to this, but I'm not absolutely sure about that). You've identified a lot of them, so please keep going as we may need to fix them by hand.

3- There are two sections of the text covered by illustrations: Under the two page spread of The South, and under Fog Shark. Maria is already reviewing how that happened and fixing those.

4- One more thing that occurred during the part of the process where the separate chapters are combined and the usable PDF is made was that the art first on pg 12 of the PDF featuring a whole lot of Solars went from a pretty full range of skin colors to a much flatter range that doesn't accurately depict characters that we've known since first edition. That was not the range in the art I saw originally, so something happened with the layout- we'll fix that. It is very important to us that our characters represent the panoply of races in Exalted.

5- We are missing the "Exalted" header for the Backer Credits, which is certainly a big one. That section of names starts on Pg643 starting with "A. Nonynous". Obviously, we'll get that in there but with this note you should be able to tell better if your name is in there.

6- A far more problematic situation has been brought up by our eagle-eyed posters, in that the full page piece of Chejop contains imagery derived from other people's art. The artist is redoing that piece as well as others where he did not spend enough time on moving past his reference material, like the "cakes" sequel piece, and we will replace them and be done with that particular artist. (If I sound like I am downplaying what a breach of trust and professionalism this is, that's just my "let's solve the problem" voice. I'm absolutely livid with rage about this and both Maria and the artist have had earfulls making that point.)

That particular piece does highlight the value of the errata compilation part of our projects as it was clear that at least one set of the 8,000 potential eyes looking at this Backer PDF immediately recognized the sections of art from other games whereas neither I nor Maria had ever seen that art before. This situation would have been a hundred times worse if we had gone to press for the Deluxe Edition with that piece of art as is.

So, to all of the backers who wanted to dive in and get rolling on their games and/or help with the final errata stages, thanks again!

The response to this new edition has been overwhelmingly awesome and thanks again for your support!

EX3 PDF Being Readied To Send To Backers!

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RichT here:

At last, all the corrections and PageXXs are input and approved, so Maria will be pulling together the backer PDF and then I'll send you the links for it.

This PDF will include the complete text, 2pg character sheet, and your backer credits. For those of you not familiar with how we handle things at this stage, we encourage our Kickstarter backers to review the text and your backer credits, and if you want to contact us with errata or name issues please send them via the "Contact Me" link next to my picture on the KS page. Because of the size of this project, we will only be compiling messages sent via that method.

Also, if you think your name is missing, please check your Survey response for which name you put there and review the names again. There are a lot of them, and they are in small type, so they are easy to miss. Generally the credits go in order from the smallest Reward Tier pledge amount to the largest.

This PDF will not include the Index or hyperlinks or bookmarks as we want to put them in once we've input any errata and not try to fix them afterwards. We hope that this first backer PDF will also have the finished PDF/PoD cover on it when we send it this week, but if not, rest assured that we are not waiting for the final cover art in order to send this to you.

Once we assemble and implement fixes, we will re-upload the EX3 PDF and you should be able to easily re-download it from DriveThruRPG via your Library there. Then we'll create the PoD and both Deluxe versions of EX3.

Of course, all this is just preparatory info which I will repeat with the actual link message, which we intend to be later this week.

Thank you for your support and patience!