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[#][F] Eric Minton - 9/13/2019
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
I'm guessing that's the black market Exigent.
That's one of the gods associated with the last Exigent write-up in the book.

Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
Vance said you guys weren't going to use the "Dirty Bomb" terminology, as it's confusing and anachronistic. What's a better way to describe that kind of Exigent?
We're still finalizing the terminology, but on the table are expressions like "unstable Exigent" or "accursed Exigent."

[#][F] Eric Minton - 9/13/2019
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
Vance and Minton, IIRC the Architects will be Attribute-based. Now we're getting closer (I mean, not really close, but closer) to the publication of Exigents, are you willing to reveal either a)what kind of stat the other 3 example Exigents are based on, or, more exciting, b)besides a city and field god, who (or what kind of) the god(s) of the other two Exigents are?
I don't think we're quite ready to discuss Karana, Cantata-of-the-Depths, and [REDACTED] yet.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 9/3/2019
Originally posted by Eldagusto View Post
Are Panoply Charms still a thing, or are they Replaced by Gods instead knowing Evocations? Or can Spirits not learn Evocations because of Panoply Charms?
If I recall correctly, Panoply Charms were largely a workaround for designing powerful, unique Spirit Charms without allowing Eclipse Caste Solars to purchase them. In 3e, I think that the Eclipse Keyword and the nonuniversality of Spirit Charms have largely rendered Panoply Charms obsolete.

Spirits can learn Evocations. "Gods, demons, fae, and other un-Exalted beings capable of attuning to artifacts normally don’t harmonize with any of the magical materials. Weaker entities are dissonant, while stronger beings — such as Second Circle Demons, nephwracks, or raksha nobles — have a neutral affinity. Many exceptions to this general rule are found in Creation, and the Storyteller always has final say on what level of power an un-Exalted character can evoke." — Arms of the Chosen, p. 17.

Originally posted by Eldagusto View Post
If I were to design NPCs without the QC rules would it be out of line to have Attributes for beings like spirits go past 5 but keep Skills hardcapped at 5 as a universal rule?
I don't see Abilities as being more important to cap than Attributes? Mostly, I'd watch to make sure that overly high dice pools (especially attack pools) don't result in unexpectedly dangerous opponents. Specifically, in Adversaries of the Righteous development, Vance has advised making sure that Dexterity and combat Ability ratings don't go above 5.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 9/3/2019
Originally posted by HamSandLich View Post
So, are the Neverborn explicitly straight up inert nonactors incapable of anything or is it going to be somewhat ambiguous whether or not they're constrained 100% of the time by their condition. Like, is all the weird stuff in the Labyrinth just the metaphysical equivalent of the smell of meat going bad or is it more alien and incomprehensible?
The Neverborn are not lucid, but I don't think that "inert" is necessarily the right term. They are dead and dreaming, and occasionally lash out in their unending death throes. They may have flashes of awareness, but they aren't alien schemers actively plotting the death of reality.

Whether or not there is still a Labyrinth, and other specifics of how the Underworld works, are things that we're waiting to hammer out when we start development on Abyssals.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/16/2019
Originally posted by Sticks View Post
Are there any published Fae antagonists or fae templates?
Pages 534-539 of the 3e core book.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/15/2019
Originally posted by prototype00 View Post
Would the Ice King from Adventure Time be a Neverborn-ish character?
Compared to the Neverborn, the Ice King is a paragon of lucidity.

Neverborn are cosmic horrors, not people. Any actual _character_ from fiction is going to be a bad comparison.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/3/2019
Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
One location you are most excited to show us in Across the Eight Directions?
Still waiting on the final draft for Gentian, and excited to see how it comes out. It's a rising power in the Scavenger Lands that traces its origins to a fallen post-Contagion empire and is still largely wedded to that empire's once-widespread ghostly Immaculate heresy. (Gentian is Left Hand Chalima's birthplace, and she follows the Intou heresy's tenets.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/29/2019
Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
Will Across the Eight Directions feature only locations within Creation, or will we see places a bit "off the map" as well?
Only in Creation, although that does include a few shadowlands and Wyld-touched areas.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/25/2019
Originally posted by Blaque View Post

If it ends up in there, would it draw any on some of the stuff found on navigation in Savage Seas? I kind of always liked hte idea the little swooshes on the 3e map were mostly navigation lines.
No idea yet!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/25/2019
Originally posted by Flare View Post
Still curious about this.
These are reasonable questions! I'm putting this on the list of things that we'll try to hash out for Eight Directions during development, if word count allows.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/16/2019
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Is the plan still for Sidereals to be able to turn an arrow into a boulder, rain, grain, magical healing, or love in mid-flight?

​And if not, why not?
It's probably going to remain, because it's iconic and fun, but we haven't actually started sketching out the Sidereal Charm set yet; Exigents come first.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/12/2019
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
So for elementals, Fire has both the Ifrit and the Flame Duck; Water has the Vodonik; Wood has the Wood-King; and Air has the Thunderbird. To the best of your knowledge, does Earth have any canonical elementals that wear a human or mostly-human shape?
Nothing canonical comes to mind offhand, but there's nothing in the setting indicating that earth elementals are less inclined to humanlike shapes than other elementals.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/8/2019
Originally posted by Blaque View Post
I might of missed this earlier, but is there going to be more information on the Realm's restriction on mortal explloration of the West, and thet ransition to Wu-Jian as the main route there? The Realm book says that it happened in the last century, but the satrapy seems to have been a known location for a few?
The West was hard to access because the prevailing winds and currents hadn't been well-charted, and the routes were obstructed by monsters, hostile spirit courts, and the like. Daring Exalted heroes were able to bring ships to and from the West despite these obstructions. It was a century ago that the Realm charted and cleared some trade lanes to the point that mortal crews could reliably make the journey. We may spell this out more clearly in Eight Directions if word count allows.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/27/2019
Originally posted by Iceblade44 View Post
Will Exigents have a map like the past splat books, maybe depicting Great Forks or something or would that be to much just for the sake of a single city or similar location, since I don't see Exigents providing much in locales that would be special to them.
We're going to try to include some sort of map for every splatbook going forward, but we don't have our map plans for Exigents set in stone yet. (Though we've learned from Lunars, and we intend to have whatever map we settle on be at least partly developed before the Exigents Kickstarter begins.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/27/2019
Originally posted by memeala View Post
Is development of the line a mostly linear process, or do you ever find yourselves needing to "jump forward", so to speak, and develop a piece of mechanics or lore in detail that will only show up in a much later book?
It's mostly a linear process. While the dev team does discuss future books among ourselves, we don't have time and opportunity to actively develop material for books that won't come out until later in the development cycle (and which may indeed never be approved by Onyx Path and White Wolf). And we certainly can't pay writers to create material for books which aren't far enough along for us to prepare their contracts!