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[#][F] Eric Minton - 4 Hours ago
Originally posted by Blaque View Post
Will they all be Solar characters?
No, they will not all be Solar characters.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1 Day Ago
Hey folks,

Does your play group use ammunition checks (Exalted, p. 202), or do you count ammunition individually?

Please only respond if this has actually come up in play, rather than your theoretical preference.

Best,
Eric

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post

​This is a clever way of saying that in this Edition, the only use for the term "royal warstrider" would be to refer to a warstrider that belongs to somebody who is royal, right?
No, it's just that royal warstriders were fabulous rarities even at the height of the First Age and are nigh-mythical now. If there were one in the Realm, the Empress couldn't simply leave it in a vassal's hands.

(All these "ifs" aren't me being coy; Vance and I haven't hashed this out yet. There's a zillion setting and system details we need to go over that have higher priority.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
My biased answer is Tepet.
It's not a biased answer, it's the only legitimate one, just like how I have to answer "Mnemon."

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by Gigaton-Falcon-Emu View Post

I asked after this a little earlier but I think it got buried. Can you tell us if the Realm has Royal Warstriders? Are they the sort of thing a single House is allowed to have?
At the time of the Empress' disappearance, the number of royal warstriders in the Realm was somewhere between zero and one.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6 Days ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Is there any niche between normal Noble and Ishvara where you can have a recurring Raksha antagonist worthy of Exalted who isn't necessarily on the plot device/Incarnae level?
"Fair Folk noble" isn't a fixed power level to begin with, any more than "Shikari of the Wyld Hunt" is. Some Fair Folk will be more threatening antagonists than others, and there's no reason why a particularly strong one can't be strong enough to function as a recurring antagonist. (Within limits, of course—"can regularly stand against a high-XP Solar Circle unaided" isn't a niche with a lot of takers. But then, even Solars themselves have a hard time filling that niche.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/21/2017
Originally posted by Demac View Post
Is there any chance of Aspect/Caste names being duplicated between non-Exigent Exalt types? I would think not for several reasons, but I wanted to verify.
We'll make every effort to avoid it.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/21/2017
Originally posted by Kyman201 View Post
Now like you said, Vance himself said that most Warstriders are like 15-25 feet tall
30 feet. The corebook illo of the Imperial City military parade shows some around that size.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/19/2017
Originally posted by CycloneJoker View Post
But for those who ARE dipping into Evocations, well...you can sort of turn that around and point out that to reeeally get the most out of Jade's theoretical versatility in general you *have* to have an artifact containing all five different colors of it.
The dominant color of jade in a jade artifact is treated as its primary magical material for purposes of associations. You can add multiple colors to a specific artifact when appropriate, much as Shining Ice Mirror in the core adds starmetal to blue jade to flavor a particular approach to its magic. But dumping all five colors of jade into a blender isn't a no-brainer thematic enhancer to give you The Powers Of All Five Elements Combined.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/19/2017
Originally posted by Leetsepeak View Post
Eric Minton if possible, do you have any info you'd be willing to share about Prasad's caste system?
I'm afraid not. We haven't had the chance to develop the area in detail, and I don't want to tie the hands of future writers with off-the-cuff public statements.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/18/2017
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Will there be a rank five Jade combat artifact in the book? One that only has one MM in it?
Yes and yes.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/18/2017
Originally posted by ysadrel View Post
I have high hopes that the Yu-Shan debate will be more or less resolved by the stated intent of the line to release splatbooks paired with setting books, though the Realm one seems to have gotten punted down the release schedule to make room for Lunars.
The Realm should be the next book out after Dragon-Blooded.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/18/2017
Originally posted by ElOhTeeBee View Post
...yes? tencharacters
That sentence fragment has already been deleted in the draft; you can safely ignore it.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/16/2017
Originally posted by CycloneJoker View Post
Speaking of, will Arms of the Chosen see the return of the God-Kicking Boot?
God-Kicking Boots made more sense in previous editions, when kicks were mechanically distinct from punches. I spent some time trying to work up a pair of god-kicking boots for Arms but was ultimately unsatisfied with the results.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/16/2017
Originally posted by CycloneJoker View Post
A question that just recently crossed my mind. Will the Mountain Folk appear or be mentioned in 3e at some point?
They'll get a passing mention in The Realm, but I expect it will be a while before we'll have an opportunity to give them more substantial coverage.