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Update #59

An Evocative Update

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Here's a look at how the EX3 text is progressing:  

From Holden: "On the Charms front, Lore is nearing completion-- John is now climbing the slopes of Wyld-Shaping Technique. You can actually build a combat-support Twilight around Lore now. Artifact crafting is being calibrated to provide maximum hooks for Craft Charms. Chapter Four (Traits) is being finalized across the board-- Merits are done, Attributes and Abilities are done, Caste two-page spreads are done, the Great Curse is done, etc. Once advancement systems are finished, which should happen later today, that chapter will be a done deal. (We've decided to put the XP table and rules at the end of Traits this time, rather than hiding it in the Storytelling chapter.) Kickstarter backers' prehistoric creatures are now statted out, and are slated for dev review this week."  

The EX3 Novels remain in the pitch/outline phases, and the EX3 Comic is almost finished. Composer James Semple (he created the music we used in the KS video) is composing for the EX3 Music Suites. He and I have been exchanging music concepts for the Dragon Blooded and we're really close to having that theme finished- but he hasn't yet sent me the final DB theme.  

Here are some excepts from the main EX3 text, all about Evocations:

As usual, all material below reflects a work in progress and is potentially subject to change before publication.

Evocations, one of the new features of Exalted Third Edition, are powerful Charms that the Exalted can draw out of their magical arms and armor (and to a limited degree, certain other artifacts). Different Chosen have varying facility with Evocations, based on their nature, training, and their resonance with different magical materials. The Solar Exalted are the undisputed masters of Evocations, possessing the potential to fully master virtually any artifact.

Unlike the "set" progression of martial arts trees or the unchanging nature of spells, Evocation arrays are flexible, born of a synthesis of the construction and history of a daiklave, and the expertise and spirit of the one who wields it. A daiklave passed down through four generations of Dragon-Blooded, for example, might express differing Evocation arrays in the hands of each of its successive wielders. As such, all published Evocation arrays are intended to act as base-line suggestions which players should feel free to add to, elaborate on, or customize as their game progresses and they become a part of their weapon's storied history, and vice-versa. Even without doing any customization or homebrew, all Evocation arrays can be advanced through in various different ways, producing different gameplay 'builds' with the published Evocations.

Presented below is the Evocation array chart for Volcano Cutter. Forged primarily of red jade quarried from the base of the Imperial Mountain in the closing days of the First Age, Volcano Cutter is a reaver daiklave tempered in the battles of the Usurpation, where it was wielded by Exalts fighting on both sides of that bloody conflict. Its hilt features a core of polished white jade, while the blade itself is single-edged, tapering to a curved point, with a second grip mounted at the back of the blade for better control when stabbing or slashing in close-quarters, or to more easily plunge the daiklave into the earth and draw it back out.

Volcano Cutter’s Evocations exemplify the iconic elemental daiklave, with its eruptions of flame slanted toward cataclysmic destruction by the weapon’s awakening during the Usurpation.

Evocation array chart
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Update #58

A Comic Teaser

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Here's a look at how the EX3 text is progressing:  

From Holden: "Bureaucracy Charms are down, Crunch Team Prime is now banging away on Craft. Objective: Lightweight, easy rules that make playing a crafting Solar fun. The social engine, larceny rules, investigation rules, and leadership rules, along with Charms dealing with all of the above, have now been sent out to playtesters, officially kicking off Phase 2 of the playtest."

He wants to be sure that we stress that only 3 Abilities remain to have their Charms done (Occult, Lore, Craft), and playtesting has entered Phase 2 (complete social mechanics and associated Charms, plus Investigation and Larceny).  

The EX3 Novels remain in the pitch/outline phases but we are talking to the authors this week, and the EX3 Comic is more than 3/4s finished. Check out below for some page samples in progress. Composer James Semple (he created the music we used in the KS video) is composing for the EX3 Music Suites. He and I have been exchanging music concepts for the Dragon Blooded and we're really close to having that theme finished- which means he can apply the lessons learned with DB to the other Exalted.  

Here are some excepts from Jim Zub and Hanzo's work in progress on the EX3 Comic- these are unapproved by CCP, so they could still change. As a fun note: several backer characters appear on these pages:

EX3 full pg sample work in progress through lettering
EX3 full pg sample work in progress through lettering
EX3 sample page section w/cameos, work in progress
EX3 sample page section w/cameos, work in progress
EX3 sample panel work in progress pre-ink/color
EX3 sample panel work in progress pre-ink/color

Update #57

A Charming Update

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We wanted to get you this Update with a taste of the Charms on Valentine's Day, but some personal illness days and communication hiccups pushed it back to today. Sorry that our shortest month only has this one Update in it- we hope you'll find it worth the wait.

Here's a look at how the EX3 text is progressing:

From Holden: "Charms: Medicine Charms are now complete, as are Investigation Charms. Some touch-ups are being done to Larceny (the first Charmset handled post-Gencon) to bring them in line with the more polished Investigation ones, before we move into Bureaucracy later in the week. The remaining Abilities, for those keeping score, are Bureaucracy, Lore, Occult, and Craft. 

Light at the end of the tunnel is starting to appear! Meanwhile, the Merits are still undergoing a final set of touch-ups-- they were the first wordcount laid down for this entire project and as such, some of their original projections don't quite line up with the rest of the book any more, since they touch on -every- part of the system, from combat to basic action resolution to backstory to Survival's familiars to finance to equipment. Now that everything else is in place, they needed a bit of work to bring them up to date so they can go to the editor." 

The EX3 Novels remain in the pitch/outline phases but we are talking to the authors this week, and the EX3 Comic is about half finished. Composer James Semple (he created the music we used in the KS video) is composing for the EX3 Music Suites. He and I have been exchanging music concepts for the Dragon Blooded for the past two weeks as our first theme to move past "sketch" phase and we have been establishing some guidelines for how this sort of music project (like nothing I've tried before) needs to run with DB as our test case. 

Here is an excerpt from the EX3 text... some Charms:

Here are a selection of Solar Charms which will appear in the Exalted Third Edition corebook. The selection includes a (very) old classic, and three entirely new Charms. As always, these are works in progress and might be different in the final book.

Subtle Speech Method

Cost: 3m; Mins: Linguistics 3, Essence 1; Type: Simple  

Keywords: Mute  

Duration: One idea conveyed  

Prerequisite Charms: None

The Solar speaks in a roundabout fashion, stressing particular words, inflections and allusions to convey ideas and concepts that may have nothing to do with what she is saying. Only the intended recipients can understand the true meaning of the Solar’s words; everyone else just hears what the Solar says on the surface. Thus an Exalt using this Charm could appear to discuss the weather while laying out the details of an assassination plot. This Charm does not confer the ability to communicate across language barriers.

Legendary Captain’s Signature

Cost: 3m; Mins: Sail 5, Essence 1; Type: Supplemental  

Keywords: Pilot  

Duration: Instant  

Prerequisite Charms: Immortal Mariner’s Advantage

The Exalt fashions her skill into a perfect Essence-fueled maneuver. The Solar’s naval skill is such that she can overcome a ship’s design flaws. Even a trash barge moves like a sleek pirate cutter in her capable hands. This Charm supplements a naval maneuver, doubling the ship’s maneuverability rating and increasing its speed by one. If the ship’s rating is zero or less, its rating increases to one.

Life of the Aurochs

Cost: —; Mins: Survival 5, Essence 2; Type: Permanent  

Keywords: Stackable  

Duration: Permanent  

Prerequisite Charms: Bestial Traits Technique

The Solar taps a wellspring of Essence to increase her familiar’s vitality and stature. Each purchase of this Charm increases a familiar’s health levels, adding one -1 health level and two -2 health levels to its health track. In addition, each repurchase increases her familiar’s size by 10%, to be manifested normally or only during Saga Beast Virtue and Deadly Predator Method. The Solar may enhance a single familiar with this Charm (Essence) times.

Arete-Driven Marathon Stride

Cost: —; Mins: Athletics 5, Essence 2; Type: Permanent  

Keywords: None  

Duration: Permanent  

Prerequisite Charms: Winning Stride Discipline  

The Solar trains her body to feel the Essence of those she would outrun, matching their strength with her stride. When she falls behind in a test of speed, every 10 her fastest opponent rolls also counts as a single success to the Solar’s own roll. This Charm also functions in rushes, to aid in countering the target’s attempts to avoid the Solar.


Update #56

A Hunting We Will Go-

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Here's a look at how the EX3 text is progressing: 

From Holden: "Charms: Performance is done, Integrity is underway. Social engine overhauls are done, unless the playtesters turn up new issues, but it looks pretty solid right now. Martial Arts are getting some revisions based on playtest results. The various parts of the setting chapter (Chapter Two) are assembled, and expected to be completely in editing within a few days."  

The EX3 Novels are in the pitch/outline phases, and the EX3 Comic has been sketched out and is now being written and illustrated. Composer James Semple (he created the music we used in the KS video) is composing for the EX3 Music Suites. We just sent him notes for the Exigent and Infernal themes, but it's still too early for any samples.  

Also, for any of you who are also Vampire: The Masquerade fans and haven't already heard: our Kickstarter for the Deluxe V20 Anarchs Unbound book is running right now. Come see how we've updated the most rebellious Sect! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deluxe-anarchs-unbound

Here is an excerpt from the EX3 text covering the dread institution of the Wyld Hunt:

The Immaculates apply the technical term Anathema—in the Realm it’s a formal clerical finding—to anything that the order finds abhorrent to stable and prosperous life. Solar and Lunar Exalted are always Anathema; the label can also potentially encompass Fair Folk, beastmen, elementals, and demons who threaten Realm interests, as well as gods and their Exigent champions who’ve gone into open rebellion against the Immaculate Philosophy. 

In practice, most inhabitants of the Realm (and Immaculate-influenced cultures in general) associate the term “Anathema” exclusively with the Solar and especially Lunar Exalted. The Lunar Anathema in particular are great fearsome terrors used by Realm peasants to frighten children into bed at night. Most individuals within the boundaries of the Realm are well-aware of the iconography of the Solar and Lunar Anathema—their Caste brands, and the golden and argent hues of their auras—the better to render assistance to the Wyld Hunt’s investigators and trackers. On the subject of other sorts of “Anathema,” the common folk are left ignorant, lest they be tempted to worship something they don’t understand—it’s enough for them to know that interaction with the supernatural is the responsibility of the Dragon-Blooded. Public duty when confronted with the unknown is to run and fetch a monk or Exalt. 

The Wyld Hunt is a social institution where devotees of the Immaculate Philosophy gather together outside the framework of their political institutions, and cooperatively destroy the enemies of Terrestrial hegemony. The efforts are usually organized and led by Immaculate monks, and staffed by zealots of the philosophy who see the struggle as spiritually perfecting and the ultimate fulfillment of their compact with the human race as its protectors and defenders.  

The activities of the Wyld Hunt are considered a matter of remark for the secular authorities of society, but the actual practice is a holy rite outside the countenance of law. It would be a crime to kill one’s brother while engaging in a Wyld Hunt, and it would be a grave religious crime to declare a Hunt falsely, but the actual deed where a half-dozen Terrestrial Exalted and their personal retinues descend on a target the Immaculate Philosophy has deemed a threat to society and murder it, often in broad daylight before hundreds of witnesses, is not subject to censure. 

The effect is akin to a church-sponsored death squad, and is extremely effective when properly executed. The order’s efforts against the Lunar Exalted and residual Solars were meticulously planned and professionally staffed by Immaculate monks and various Dragon-Blooded elites; zealots and others who wished to obtain combat experience against Essence-wielding enemies. Currently the staffing is much reduced, but most efforts are still spearheaded by a master Immaculate. The Wyld Hunt is spread thinner than it has been in centuries, but no less deadly than ever before when it does appear. 

The institution is prevalent even outside the Realm—not only is it practiced by the Seventh Legion of Lookshy, it is the rubric under which rural Outcaste Terrestrials form posses and assert protective solidarity and collective interests. The term Wyld Hunt also serves to effectively express the license Terrestrials feel, that whatever differences they may have between and among one another, their plight is existential in the face of Creation’s vast scope. 

In this meaning of Wyld Hunt, any defensive measures—including pre-emptive assassination—are justified if the targets are not Terrestrials, and the Exalted in question agree among one another that the menace threatens all of them collectively and cannot be tolerated. This sort of aggressive defense is not seen as especially holy, but it is expected behavior. These actions are not typically subject to censure unless it is practiced against some other Terrestrial’s allies or interests.


Update #55

First EX3 Update of 2014

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Here's a look at how the EX3 text is progressing:  

From Holden: " Presence and Performance still being worked on, with Presence nearing completion and Performance still being heavily worked. Sorcery is undergoing second draft revisions. Elements of the Traits chapter are moving to editing. Various system elements are receiving overhauls based on ongoing playtest feedback. The playtesters are beginning to engage the social mechanics, moving us into Phase 2 playtesting. Art notes are being written across the book."

The EX3 Novels are in the pitch/outline phases- I just got some questions from Matt Forbeck that should help pin down his novel, and the EX3 Comic has been sketched out and is now being written and illustrated. Composer James Semple (he created the music we used in the KS video) is composing for the EX3 Music Suites. We just sent him notes for the Dragon Blooded theme, but it's still too early for any samples.

Here are some comments sent back from the playtesters: 

“We're all very pleased with the playtest so far. I won't say some of us weren't wary about a combat system for Exalted, but what we've seen so far has blown away any doubt we may have had. Combat is not only interesting but fast to run and easy to learn as well (and very unique, I don't know any other RPG with a combat system like this one). It's great to finally being able to run combats involving characters with different fighting styles (Melee, Brawl, Martial Arts, etc) where everyone is cool and useful, none of the options more "optimal" than the other. I'm sure other groups will be as excited as we are once they get their hands on it.”

“Third edition got me excited the moment I started flipping through the combat rules section. As the ST of the group, it was readily apparent to me just how well it could abstract into a scene. What's more, it also affords a much more nuanced, effective way of controlling combat pacing without blunt force ST-induced trauma. Both of these are really important for a narrative campaign and I'm glad EX3 is built from the ground up to support this. It's also still nice and crunchy for all of us who like that. I'm also genuinely surprised at how diverse and cool Solars are now. The charm list is now filled with all of those small things that make a character breathe with life. And now that I think back on it, I haven't seen a charm that felt like a charm tax. Seriously.

To my fellow fans: I know it's really tough right now. We can really only give assurances right now because the team doesn't want to bolt down anything. That's very healthy for the game; nothing's been kept holy except for the Exalted that we all felt in our hearts despite those old shoddy rules. What I can say is that the team is really hard at work - we keep getting updates every day or two that make us go back to the board and test out the implications. Hell, they're even happening through Christmas...

To my fellow Sidereal fans: There's space, oh man there's totally mechanical space for Sidereals and I can tell it's there. As a happy coincidence, they can already be simulated to a certain extent, just by tweaking a couple of things. Chatting with one of my players we came to the same conclusion for Lunars as well (of course, you'll have to tweak it differently). Of course, they aren't inclusive of all the themes of Sidereals and Lunars, but you can definitely reference them in campaigns at the get-go and not freak out the moment the party happens upon one of them.

All in all, the biggest feeling I got was freedom, the ability to have both crunchy levers and "direct-to- effect" levers that let me tweak the pacing to match that awesome scene everyone's imagining. I'll lean on the other playtesters for more PC-oriented feedback. Oh and to address one last thing: I'm a Sidereal fan and I haven't smelled any Solar fan-wank yet.”

“I've done a lot of RPG battles over the years, across dozens of systems and a multitude of genres. After our first combat playtest with Ex3, I don't think I could go back to any of them. The core mechanics are just that groundbreaking, innovative, and *fun*. Further, the new Solar charmset is nigh universally inspiring, often jaw-dropping in terms of power, and shows every bit the amount of time, passion, and polish that's gone in to it. The only trepidation I have so far is knowing how difficult it will be to decide which epic Charms to give to new characters when we've got the full set in front of us.”

And finally, but not least, here is an excerpt from EX3 of a new location that sharp-eyed backers noticed on the map:

In the uttermost East, beyond the city-states of Serpolet and fungus-ravaged Elytrum, stand the looming mounds and cyclopean ziggurats of semi-mythical Izahuaca—the capital of Ixcoatli, the Empire of the Winged Serpent.

Travelers from dozens of tributaries and client states, from half-civilized tribes to ancient cities, make their way to the shores of Lake Achpilli. Merchants and pilgrims, nobles and vagabonds pass through the iron gates of Izahuaca’s ivy-bearded wooden walls under the watchful eyes of serpentfolk soldiers and their raitonfolk sergeants, clad in bronze breastplates etched with Old Realm glyphs, their faces concealed behind masks of jade. These are the native peoples of Ixcoatli.

Ages ago, the serpentfolk—a people of great builders, administrators and soldiers—battled the raitonfolk’s scholarly warrior-priests across a thousand miles of deep Eastern forest, beyond the attention or interest of the Dragon-Blooded shoguns. Then the Great Contagion all but exterminated the feathered tribes, and the flood of Fair Folk that followed razed the great cities of the serpentfolk to the ground and slaughtered most of their gods.

Years later, the serpentfolk encountered the survivors of the raiton clans. Rather than finishing the job of exterminating them, they accepted the remaining raitonfolk into their ranks. While the libraries of the serpents had burned during the advance of the Fair Folk, the raitonfolk preserved scrolls, books, and songlines dealing with the shared history of the two peoples, making their lore indispensable to the serpent people.

The serpentfolk still overwhelmingly dominate modern Ixcoatli in terms of population numbers. Meanwhile, the raitonfolk occupy an enshrined position in the nation's caste system—they are priests, scholars, military officers and occasionally assassins, and their collective cultural wing is known as the theomilitary.

With the Fair Folk stirring again and a general wind of chaos blowing through Creation, the empire has had more and more trouble keeping the tribute channels moving and administrating its outlying holdings. In spite of this, their cultural traditions press them to continue expanding and to cast about for new potential conquests.


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    Jade-Screened Exalted Finding the Path (nonUS): You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as an Exalted. You will also receive the EX3 Cloth Map of Creation: a 2' x 3' heavy canvas material printed with the amazing fully-painted, full-color new map. Finally, you will also receive the EX3 Storyteller's Screen, a sturdy three-panel screen featuring the beautiful 5 Directions art on the outer side, and on the inside there's a selection of charts and other info to make the Storyteller's job a little bit easier. This is for backers outside the US.

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    Discerning Exalted of the Bygone Bestiary: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as an Exalted. In addition, a dinosaur or other prehistoric creature of your choosing will be included in the monster section of EX3.

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    Exalted Scholar of All Creation (nonUS): You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as an Exalted. You'll also receive PDFs of four classic Exalted books which will be of use with EX3: “Creatures of the Wyld”, “Games of Divinity”, “Savage Seas”, and “Scavenger Sons”, PDFs of the six classic Exalted fiction books "A Day Dark as Night", “Relic of the Dawn”, “In Northern Twilight”, “Pillar of the Sun”, “A Shadow Over Heaven’s Eye” and "The Carnelian Flame”, and PDFs of the five classic Exalted Castebooks describing in more detail the types of Solar Exalted: Dawn, Zenith, Twilight, Night, and Eclipse. This is for backers outside the US.

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    Two Exalted Bound In Chains of the Sun (US): You will receive 2 copies of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, 2 free copies of the EX3 PDF, you get 2 of the beautiful electronic wallpaper files featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and your names (or your characters') will appear on the credits page as Exalted. This is for backers within the US.

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    Exalted Whose Name Is Etched in Ruby: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Prince of the Earth. In addition, your character's name will be used as a name within the text of the EX3 Novia Novel.

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    Exalted Whose Name Is Carved in Jade: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Prince of the Earth. In addition, your character's name will be used as a name within the text of EX3 or the next Exalted Third Edition book that we're working on.

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    Exalted Whose Name Is Carved in Leaves of Jade: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Prince of the Earth. In addition, your character's name will be used as a name within the text of the EX3 Fiction Anthology.

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    Two Exalted Bound In Chains of the Sun (nonUS): You will receive 2 copies of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, 2 free copies of the EX3 PDF, you get 2 of the beautiful electronic wallpaper files featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and your names (or your characters') will appear on the credits page as Exalted. This is for backers outside the US.

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    Ultimate Jade-Screened Exalted Scholar Finding the Path of Creation (US): You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as an Exalted. You will also receive the EX3 Cloth Map of Creation: a 2' x 3' heavy canvas material printed with the amazing fully-painted, full-color new map. In addition, you will also receive the EX3 Storyteller's Screen, a sturdy three-panel screen featuring the beautiful 5 Directions art on the outer side, and on the inside there's a selection of charts and other info to make the Storyteller's job a little bit easier. Finally, you'll also receive PDFs of four classic Exalted books which will be of use with EX3: “Creatures of the Wyld”, “Games of Divinity”, “Savage Seas”, and “Scavenger Sons”, PDFs of the six classic Exalted fiction books "A Day Dark as Night", “Relic of the Dawn”, “In Northern Twilight”, “Pillar of the Sun”, “A Shadow Over Heaven’s Eye” and "The Carnelian Flame”, and PDFs of the five classic Exalted Castebooks describing in more detail the types of Solar Exalted: Dawn, Zenith, Twilight, Night, and Eclipse. This is for backers within the US.

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    Ultimate Jade-Screened Exalted Scholar Finding the Path of Creation (nonUS): You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as an Exalted. You will also receive the EX3 Cloth Map of Creation: a 2' x 3' heavy canvas material printed with the amazing fully-painted, full-color new map. In addition, you will also receive the EX3 Storyteller's Screen, a sturdy three-panel screen featuring the beautiful 5 Directions art on the outer side, and on the inside there's a selection of charts and other info to make the Storyteller's job a little bit easier. Finally, you'll also receive PDFs of four classic Exalted books which will be of use with EX3: “Creatures of the Wyld”, “Games of Divinity”, “Savage Seas”, and “Scavenger Sons”, PDFs of the six classic Exalted fiction books "A Day Dark as Night", “Relic of the Dawn”, “In Northern Twilight”, “Pillar of the Sun”, “A Shadow Over Heaven’s Eye” and "The Carnelian Flame”, and PDFs of the five classic Exalted Castebooks describing in more detail the types of Solar Exalted: Dawn, Zenith, Twilight, Night, and Eclipse. This is for backers outside the US.

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    Exalted at the Repast of the Sun: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Prince of the Earth. In addition, you will be able to attend one of two meals with John and Holden (and other team members as available) at GenCon in Indianapolis in August 2013. You will need to get yourself there, but we'll pick up the tab for the meal as you get the chance to eat and drink and ask all those probing questions we hate to answer.

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    Singular Exalted of the Unique Charm: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Prince of the Earth. In addition, our team of Developers will create a custom Charm for your character to your specifications. This Charm will be placed along with your name in a followup PDF compilation of all Charms written for this reward tier, which you will receive for free.

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    Returning Exalted of the Unique Charm: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Prince of the Earth. In addition, our team of Developers will create a custom Charm for your character to your specifications. This Charm will be placed along with your name in a followup PDF compilation of all Charms written for this reward tier, which you will receive for free.

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    Arriving Exalted of the Unique Charm: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Prince of the Earth. In addition, our team of Developers will create a custom Charm for your character to your specifications. This Charm will be placed along with your name in a followup PDF compilation of all Charms written for this reward tier, which you will receive for free.

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    Mystical Exalted of the Ebon Lists: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Prince of the Earth. Plus you may pick your favorite 1st or 2nd Circle Demon from Games of Divinity or Roll of Glorious Divinity 2 or Compass of Celestial Directions Vol.5- Malfeas to be added into the expanded Sorcery section of EX3.

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    Immortalized Exalted of the Ivory Roster: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Prince of the Earth. Plus you receive an interactive PDF character sheet customized for your character and including a portrait (head and shoulders) by one of our amazing EX3 artists of your character as per your description.

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    Legendary Exalted: You will receive the Orichalcum Deluxe version of EX3 as described in the text to the left: a Deluxe EX3, signed, numbered, and with a front cover inset with a sheet of golden metal embossed with First Age sigils! You will also receive a free copy of the EX3 PDF, and all of the PDFs listed above: Creatures of the Wyld”, “Games of Divinity”, “Savage Seas”, and “Scavenger Sons”, "A Day Dark as Night", “Relic of the Dawn”, “In Northern Twilight”, “Pillar of the Sun”, “A Shadow Over Heaven’s Eye” and "The Carnelian Flame”, and the five Castebooks: Dawn, Zenith, Twilight, Night, and Eclipse. Plus, you will get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you'll be listed in the Exalted Legends section of the backer credits. WARNING: As stated to the left, this is a super-crazy expensive cover treatment and we must have 200 backers for this in order to fulfill this reward.

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    Exalted Immortalized in the Ranks of the Transcendent: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Lord of Creation. Plus we will include your character in an illustration for an upcoming book depicted by one of our amazing EX3 artists as per your description and/or sketch.

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    Striking Form of the Fighting Genius Exalted: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Lord of Creation. You will be able to pick two existing Celestial Martial Arts Styles to be included in the expanded MA section of EX3 itself. No Terrestrial or Sidereal Styles and nothing from the Manual of Swallowed Darkness will be accepted.

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    Exalted Depicted Forever in the Ranks of the Transcendent: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Lord of Creation. Plus we will include your character in an illustration for an upcoming book depicted by one of our amazing EX3 artists as per your description and/or sketch.

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    Exalted Depicted For All Time in the Ranks of the Transcendent: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Lord of Creation. Plus we will include your character in one or more panels as an "extra" in the EX3 Comic Book as per your description and/or sketch. We reserve the right to modify character designs for appropriateness with the rest of the comic.

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    Exalted Forever Etched in Glory: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Lord of Creation. Plus Melissa Uran will illustrate your character in full color from a description you provide in the template character (full body, limited background) or Chibi style and we’ll send you that original piece.

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    Exalted Forged on Sheets of Gold: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Lord of Creation. Plus you will work with the developers so that your character will be described and illustrated as the Example of Character Creation in EX3.

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    Revered Exalted: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations. Plus you gain the questionable reward of a Skype interview with both John Mørke and Holden Shearer (of no set duration), and you'll be listed in the “Special Thanks” section (your nickname will be based on your conversation with The Boys...).

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    Singular Exalted Depicted For All Time in the Ranks of the Transcendent: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Lord of Creation. Plus we will include your character in a multiple panel sequence as a minor character in the EX3 Comic Book as per your description and/or sketch. You will be in communication with Zub, and while he will be working with incorporating your character, any decision he needs to make about usage or the character's appearance for the good of the comic will be final.

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    Exalted Circle (nonUS): You will receive 5 copies of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, 5 free copies of the EX3 PDF, you get 5 beautiful electronic wallpaper files featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and your 5 names (or your characters') will be listed on the credits page as Exalted. This is for backers outside the US.

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    Exalted Circle (US): You will receive 5 copies of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, 5 free copies of the EX3 PDF, you get 5 beautiful electronic wallpaper files featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and your 5 names (or your characters') will be listed on the credits page as Exalted. This is for backers within the US.

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    Immortalized Exalted of the Unique Charm: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you or your character's name will be listed on the credits page as a Prince of the Earth. In addition, our team of Developers will create a custom Charm for your character to your specifications. Then the cover artist will create a cover illustration featuring your character that will be used as the cover for the charm book followup PDF compilation of all Charms written for this and the other Unique Charm Reward Tiers, which you will receive for free.

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    Guildmaster: (For qualified retailers inside the U.S. only. Contact richt@theonyxpath.com to confirm your status.) You will receive 10 copies of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, 10 free copies of the EX3 PDF, you get ten beautiful electronic wallpaper files featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you can list 10 names (real names or characters' names) on the credits page as Exalted. You will also receive 3 free copies of the Screen and one free copy of the Map, as well as additional extras based on any Stretch Goals we pass. This is for retailers inside the US only.

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    Fearsomely Expanding Exalted Circle (US): You will receive 10 copies of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, 10 free copies of the EX3 PDF, you get 10 beautiful electronic wallpaper files featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and your 10 names (or your characters') will be listed on the credits page as Exalted. This is for backers within the US.

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    Simian Overlord of the Fluids of the Ancient Scribes: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you'll be listed in the “Special Thanks” section as you are brought into the inner sanctum to participate in the creation of an upcoming Exalted Third Edition project as a Consulting Developer. You'll be let in on the email exchanges, Skype meetings, and phone calls between the DEVs, Rich, and the writers and artists from the beginning to the end of the book's creation.

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    Guildmaster: (For qualified retailers outside the U.S. only. Contact richt@theonyxpath.com to confirm your status.) You will receive 10 copies of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, 10 free copies of the EX3 PDF, you get ten beautiful electronic wallpaper files featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you can list 10 names (real names or characters' names) on the credits page as Exalted. You will also receive 3 free copies of the Screen and one free copy of the Map, as well as additional extras based on any Stretch Goals we pass. This is for retailers outside the US only.

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    Fearsomely Expanding Exalted Circle (nonUS): You will receive 10 copies of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, 10 free copies of the EX3 PDF, you get 10 beautiful electronic wallpaper files featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and your 10 names (or your characters') will be listed on the credits page as Exalted. This is for backers outside the US.

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    Glorious Legend Fulfilling the Dreams of All: You will receive a copy of the Deluxe Exalted Third Edition, a free copy of the EX3 PDF, you get a beautiful electronic wallpaper file featuring the Five Directions illustrations, and you'll be listed in the “Special Thanks” section, plus John and/or Holden will run a session of Exalted Third Edition over Skype for you and your circle of players.

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