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[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 4/9/2018
New stretch goal at $221k is up.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 4/6/2018
The Gunzota Incident was a covert assassination attempt on a leadership cadre that was drifting towards nepotism and corruption when it was first mentioned in Outcastes.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 4/3/2018
Ledaal Kebok Coren has been a demon-blooded dragon-blood with magic demon storm powers since the 1e DB hardcover; material that claimed things like "You can't be a demon-blooded dragon-blood with magic demon storm powers because Exaltation burns those away!" post-dates her, and seems largely to have been written by people with oWoD experience who thought it was their job to stomp down on vampire-werewolf hybrid abominations and the munchkins who want to play them. This is Exalted, though, and Ledaal Kebok Coren has always been cool, so we're running with her.

(A given Exalt's powers are already so diverse there's no real harm in letting someone diversify a bit more, provided they're paying XP for the Charms. Also, "I make it storm when I'm angry" isn't super game-breaking.)

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 4/3/2018
Pasiap's Stair's curriculum leans heavily on instilling loyalty to the Realm in toto and to the Empress as an authority figure. The Houses are nervous about putting people with that sort of indoctrination in command positions at the moment.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 4/3/2018
Nowhere. Save it until the final laid-out preview .pdf; apparently we don’t want anyone reporting an error here, and then not reporting it during the big push to get the layout .pdf fixed because they remember reporting it here.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 4/3/2018
Originally posted by Epee102 View Post
Are the schools for troubled students also for unruly Exalted Students?
Yes! You sort of need specialized facilities for dealing with especially, tail-end-of-the-bell-curve, unruly DB youth.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 4/3/2018
Pasiap's Stair is no joke, nor are its graduates.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 4/3/2018
It's a real battle, in the sense that people actually get stabbed, but they're expected to refrain from delivering killing blows. The Exalted resistance to dying of bleeding or sepsis comes in handy.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 4/2/2018
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
I'll admit, the notion that they divided the legions evenly always struck me as rather odd
I see what you did there.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 4/1/2018
Tepet Ejava makes a great deal of sense as a candidate for the throne in a situation where there's been open war for a couple of years, and the economy has been fucked, and a lot of the clever plans and lofty ambitions of the houses going into the war have just shattered against the reality of the situation, and a few matriarchs have fallen to assassination, and hey, look, here's this competent, charismatic general who's endured and prospered and proven herself valuable in a bunch of situations and whose apparent personal integrity has impressed a lot of folks who want, more than anything, for the war to end, and she's starting to look like the one who can do that.

She makes very little sense as a candidate before the war's started.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 3/27/2018
You’ll have to go to the Kickstarter page and click the “Updates” tab. The first update has the link to the first preview. As you are now a backer, you’ll get emails about updates as they’re released from now on, but you don’t get email notifications of updates released before you pledged.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 3/27/2018
Yeah you might want to go one house at a time.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 3/27/2018
Originally posted by Ekorren View Post
Who wrote the chapter fiction of the Empress in her bedroom? I liked that a lot.
Neall was temporarily unchained from Scion development to write that one and the Tepet Arada fiction that's been previewed already.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 3/27/2018
So.

When that Tepet preview went live I remarked that all the other Great House writeups were just as good. Was I wrong?

(Talk about the preview contents, y'all! We worked really hard on that stuff!)

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 2/24/2018
Okay, having seen it? It's pretty much just A Movie About The Wyld. Yes, the obvious shimmering edge border is more blatant than the border between Creation and the Bordermarches. Everything else in the movie is what the Wyld looks like.