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[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/21/2018
Originally posted by SmilesWithFangs View Post
How quick is the drop off in the oceans?
Probably more or less the same as with Earth's seas and oceans, unless you have a reason to do things differently at your table. We've discussed covering the aquatic societies beneath the Western oceans in some future book; if that comes to fruition, we'd address this question there.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/21/2018
Originally posted by Eldagusto View Post
In 2nd ed the idea that each 1st circle demon species can reproduce in a unique way, and they usually don’t reproduce through sex. I rather liked this as it was rather flavorful. But someone indicated to me that the writers were probably going to ignore this since it was 2nd ed. Is this true, will you ignore the bits like Blood Apes can reproduce by congealing torture Screams in favor of they are always created by greater demons or through normal breeding?
Haven't really thought about it yet. We'll figure it out when we get to a book where demon reproduction is relevant to the text.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/8/2018
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Do Dragon Blooded get a Martial Arts Excellency?
Their Brawl Excellency also applies to Martial Arts.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/7/2018
Originally posted by kilbert View Post
The Belt of Shadow Walking states that the wearer becomes a shadow when it's activated, causing them to dematerialize. Is this metaphorical, or do they actually become a physical shadow that can be seen?

In other words, is someone using a Belt of Shadow Walking completely invisible and immaterial, or are they visible as a shadow?
Visible as a shadow, as per the last sentence of the first paragraph in the Belt of Shadow Walking write-up (Exalted, p. 602).

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/6/2018
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post

Is it likely to receive any significant coverage in another upcoming book?
We have no plans for significant coverage of Ixcoatli at present.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/6/2018
Originally posted by GenericMaleNPC01 View Post
Will Ixcoatli, the empire of the feathered serpent, be expanded upon in eight directions?
It won't receive any significant coverage, no.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/4/2018
Originally posted by imadaman View Post
Is there a chance that Makelo might return in Across the Eight Directions?
Very unlikely, as it's not currently assigned to the writing team, but it's not impossible for it to see some coverage if we free up sufficient word count during development.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/28/2018
Originally posted by Snakesandsuns View Post

That sounds exciting, so by guidelines do you mean examples of different shaping rituals and other benefits?
Some sorcery, but mostly non-sorcerous magic.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/28/2018
Originally posted by The Unsung Hero View Post
Random tables, you say? As in "assorted tables" or "tables for randomly generating things"?
The latter.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/28/2018
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Was Peremuz created by a Working or through some other means? If a Working, what Circle?
If you wanted to do something similar at the table, an Ambition 3 Terrestial working seems like a good fit.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/28/2018
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
Congrats on starting Across the Eight Directions.
Thank you!

Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
Which places are you most excited to write about?
Well, we're not doing much of the actual writing. But we have brand-new locales lined up in just about every Direction, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the writing team makes of them!

Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
And is it purely fluff, or does it have some mechanics? (Like how the Compass books used to have write-ups of monsters and antagonists at the back)
It's almost all setting material, but there will be a few Quick Character write-ups, mechanical guidelines for some local magics, and maybe a few random tables.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/27/2018
Originally posted by MorsRattus View Post
Would it be accurate to say that as things go now, "magical material" is more of a wide category, of which certain ones reflect specific Exalt themes but which is no longer an exclusive list, since they no longer have specific mechanical effects besides who resonates with which?
The Five Magical Materials are more broadly efficacious for artifice and generally easier for a variety of beings to attune to than other magical materials, but they don't belong to a special metaphysical category.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/26/2018
Originally posted by Maudova View Post
Will the area around Paragon be detailed in A8D such as Dari of the Mists?
We don't currently have specific plans to cover Paragon and its immediate environs in Across the Eight Directions.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/26/2018
Originally posted by Thesaurasaurus View Post
Can you give us some examples of what a Lunar-aspected Demesne or Manse might look like, and how it would differ from an elementally-aspected Demesne of similar location? I envision things like stony caves, primeval forests, and mountaintop aeries - places that would fit as lairs for legendary monsters - but I'm not sure how I'd differentiate them from Earth, Wood, or Air Demesnes, respectively.
As per Vance, previous editions' depictions should be a good guideline for the moment. We hope to cover demesnes and manses in more detail in an upcoming supplement.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/26/2018
Originally posted by shkspr1048 View Post
Given their optional nature, will there be any story hooks for the Non-canon Exalts presented in future supplements?
Yes, though the presentation will always be deliberately vague so that the Storyteller can attribute those hooks to other sources if she isn't using those optional-canon Exalts in her game.