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Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz
Also, I wonder if the books going to be completely in colour like the Core, or mostly in black-and-white like the 2nd ed books (besides the Core).
Softcovers will normally be in black and white. But in this case, full color for Arms of the Chosen
and The Realm
was a successfully achieved stretch goal on the core book's Kickstarter campaign.
Note that in regard to whether non-spirits can be part of the Celestial Bureaucracy, the Sidereals belong to the Bureau of Destiny.
Originally posted by Shaddar
I need help settling a bet. Can the Neoma use Seductive shapechange to change into any kind of human form, foregoing the +2 to appareance and other effects, since it isnt being directed to a single person, and using it to pass as a human? (Or to steal someone identity)
As per the text, "Its demonic nature remains recognizable"; it can alter its appearance to match another character's desires, but it will still look like a neomah.
Originally posted by Kyman201
Follow-up question: Will there be MORE to the Ex3 Ebon Dragon than just "Likes Doomed Things"? Not saying that's not a nice tidbit, but that's quite literally the ONLY thing I see people mention when they talk about the Dragon's 1E writeup.
Insofar as we cover the Ebon Dragon, coverage will use the entire 1e writeup as a starting point.
Originally posted by SunAndSpring
So, is the Ebon Dragon going to wind up being Satan-wearing-a-dragon-suit again like he was in 2e or will TED be more like the 1e version, who was more a lover of all things dying, damned, and doomed?
More like the 1e version.
Originally posted by glamourweaver
Please tell me the Haltans don't have boomerangs anymore as their cultural signature weapon.
You know.... the guys who live in a dense forest!
It's not their only weapon or even their only projectile weapon, but it has its uses. The Northeastern redwood forests have more open space than what we might think of as a dense forest, and Rule of Cool means that Exalted's war boomerangs can semi-reliably return to the thrower. And if you miss and your boomerang gets stuck in a tree, it may be possible to recover it, while a different projectile will probably fall to the forest floor and be unrecoverable due to the Fair Folk.
It may be an elite weapon, though, not something used by the average Haltan warrior. It's definitely worth discussing before writing more Haltan material.
Originally posted by Leetsepeak
Does the southern coastal area of the White Sea still freeze over in the winter such that you need iceships to travel?
This hasn't come up yet in dev discussion, but given the changes in the map—civilization extends farther north than in previous editions, and the north shore of the White Sea no longer consists of pack ice—this seems unlikely. My off-the-cuff assessment is that waters off the White Sea's southern coast may freeze solid on rare occasions as per the Little Ice Age, but are unlikely to freeze with any consistency south of Icehome. Iceships will remain a thing in Haslanti territory.
Originally posted by vampire hunter D
Sounds sorta right. In the First Age I'm sure the Exalted did make sure they themselves at least didn't rise, but then again the First Age lasted a while so that would mean there would be plenty. In the current Age the Realm would prevent it's own DBs from rising, but only if they get proper funerals. But, Anathema put down may not get respectful burials, so they may rise probably more frequently than you'd expect
Burial rites can prevent the creation of hungry ghosts, and appease ghosts with grave goods and memoriam. Some ghosts may be more likely to pass on to Lethe if they feel that their bodies have been treated respectfully and in accordance with tradition, but the rite itself has no supernatural power to prevent them from remaining in the Underworld rather than passing onward.
Originally posted by BrilliantRain
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.
Originally posted by Nilihum
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.
Originally posted by Ekorren
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!)
Originally posted by norraba
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.
Originally posted by Skeptic Tank
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.
Originally posted by Blaque
Will they all be Solar characters?
No, they will not all be Solar characters.