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[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/5/2017
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Any chance one of those sorts of shifting weapons might be in Arms?
The Ultimately Useful Tube itself is in there. A couple of other artifacts in the book have some sort of limited shifting ability as well.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/5/2017
Originally posted by Nilihum View Post
Is it possible for a weapon that can change between predetermined tags and weight categories on the fly? Perhaps like any of the trick weapons out of Bloodborne or the Fusion Swords that Cloud wields in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
Absolutely!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/5/2017
Originally posted by Ekorren View Post
I know that things will likely change now with new developers, but previously the first planned setting book seemed to be Different Skies. Is there a chance that we may get some Dreaming Sea material moved up the pipeline? If not as a separate book, then maybe as individual articles?
We're thinking of a Dreaming Sea book sometime in the next couple of years, but have not set any sort of release schedule anywhere that far ahead. Right now it's one book at a time. (Okay, maybe right now it's more like three books at a time!)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/1/2017
Originally posted by norraba View Post
On a separate question, I understand that artifacts in the setting now all have a god of their specific artifact
That is not the case.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/30/2017
Originally posted by Skeptic Tank View Post
The sig Solar circle was changed out for 3E. Will the same be done for the Dragonblood book this time around, or keeping the original set? Any ideas for the future books?
The original 1e Dragon-Blooded signature characters will still exist in the setting; most or all will appear in upcoming books. But we are writing a new set of signature characters for Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought. We have not made any firm decisions regarding later hardbacks as yet, but we are likely to follow the same pattern.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/29/2017
Originally posted by Blaque View Post
Will they all be Solar characters?
No, they will not all be Solar characters.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/28/2017
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


EDIT: I forgot to add "Neither; we don't track ammunition at all and allow unlimited shots" as a third option.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/25/2017
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 - 4/25/2017
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 - 4/25/2017
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 - 4/23/2017
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.