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[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/26/2018
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post

I get that Rich has the final say, but are there any circumstances you can imagine where you might go to him and say "I've tried and I've tried, but we're gonna need more words for this book" If so, just how big a deal is going 1k to 2k over the expected wordcount for the book (after editing and pruning and everything)?
To elaborate on Vance's answer, we can go over expected word count on smaller books (The Realm is something like 17k over the previous developers' outline) — though that's something we'd be expected to sort out early in development, not at the last minute when we turn in the final manuscript — but splatbooks are already at the maximum size for print on demand.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/26/2018
Originally posted by Fenrir666 View Post
This might be the wrong place, but do you have any idea how much warning we'll get on when the Lunar kickstarter launches? I was planning to grab one of the higher tiers, and my best friend is hoping to grab one of the thousand dollar places, but as I understand those go really fast. Will we know ahead of time when it'll launch?
You should have roughly the same amount of warning that you did for the Dragon-Blooded Kickstarter.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/26/2018
Originally posted by Fenrir666 View Post
Wait so Galleons exist in 3e now? I've always houseruled those into the Realm's navy alongside their smaller trierme because of how cool they look!
I don't know that I'd specifically include galleons, but Exalted has always had deep-drafted sailing vessels. The Great Western Ocean isn't friendly to galleys.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/22/2018
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
Do you think it would make sense for a Dynast to be ever raised as though their mother is their sister?
Sure, if the timing is right. This might be problematic if the grandmother / adoptive mother has had or is planning to have a child of her own within a few years of this one, and the family wishes to pretend that the adoptive mother is the biological mother.

Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
Not that I think any actual subterfuge would be involved.
Subterfuge is certainly possible. The family would prefer to conceal the fact that the actual mother had a child out of wedlock while in secondary school; that lack of judgment would reflect poorly on her, and might interfere with her future prospects. (If the father and his family become aware of these circumstances, they would likewise wish to conceal his involvement for much the same reasons.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/22/2018
Hey folks,

I figure that y'all might want to hear my podcast interview with Dixie Cochran and Eddy Webb on the Onyx Pathcast.

Link here:


[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/22/2018
Originally posted by Epimetheus View Post
So, this is weird question but one I thought would be an issue because it mirrors real life, what happens if a teenage dragon-blooded gets pregnant during secondary school? Is it a juno situation or a shotgun wedding?
I don't think we elaborated on this in Dragon-Blooded? A shotgun wedding seems highly unlikely. The father has no claim on the child, his poor judgment makes him an unsuitable husband, and neither parent is in any position yet to properly raise offspring. Most likely, the child will be adopted by another household within the mother's house.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/22/2018
Originally posted by Alpharius View Post
But this is a lead in to the question I wanted to come to this thread to ask anyway: How much of Yu Shan are we likely to see detailed in the eventual Sids book? Or will there be a book like how DB are getting The Realm put out as a companion setting book?
While nothing's set in stone, my current inclination would be to include a sizable write-up of Yu-Shan in the Sidereals book, with a companion book covering Getimians.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/21/2018
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Any intention of revisiting Surandaman the spider-lord and his demonic kingdom in the new edition?
A book on the Demon City is so far in the future that it wouldn't be productive to make any statements one way or the other.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/20/2018
Originally posted by aluminiumtrioxid View Post
While we're on the subject, what does one have to do to get expelled?
Grave violations of the monastic code. The only one specified in the text is violation of the vow of celibacy, but things like persistent heresy or wanton murder should also suffice.

Originally posted by aluminiumtrioxid View Post
Also: will the Realm feature satrapies where the campaign against the Bull of the North (or the fallout thereof) had a decisive impact on current day proceedings?

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/19/2018
Originally posted by aluminiumtrioxid View Post
What could a fresh graduate of the Cloister of Wisdom from a good family do that would get her shuffled off into an abbey in some far-flung Threshold satrapy where she is out of sight?
There are a lot of possible explanations. The most obvious is that the young monk's behavior could potentially embarrass the Order, but hasn't reached the stage where she'd be expelled from the monkhood. Perhaps her superiors see her as rebellious, or maybe she's obviously smitten with someone and is being sent far away lest she break her vow of celibacy.

Alternatively, someone outside the Order might pull strings to make it happen. Her family might see her outspoken political views as an embarrassment and want her out of the way, or she might have humiliated a rival student whose family has better connections than her own.

Or the character's superiors might simply feel that such a placement is in her best interest as a monk. Perhaps she's arrogant and would benefit from being taken down a peg, or she's prejudiced against foreigners and her mentor wants her to get past that.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/17/2018
Originally posted by ale137 View Post
Like, if i make Five Edicts a Power armor, would it still be 4 dots?
"Power armor" does not, in and of itself, require First Age Artifice. (Gunzosha armor requires First Age Artifice because it's designed to allow mortal wearers to access its Evocations, not because it has power-armor thematics.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/9/2018
Lunars: Fangs at the Gate will have a section covering the Caul from the Lunar perspective.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/9/2018
Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
They remain in their physical prime for the majority of their lifespan. Signs of advanced age don't appear until the last decades, and age-related infirmity only occurs in the last years.
This works like ordinary people's aging, however, in that sometimes a Dragon-Blood may show signs of aging faster or slower than the norm, whether from lucky inheritance or from treating their body especially well or poorly.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/8/2018
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Any exciting new elementals forthcoming?
I think Meghan has a few more elementals lined up for future releases of Hundred Devils Night Parade. I also wrote a named ifrit for Adversaries of the Righteous.

You'll definitely see a bunch of new elementals in other books farther down the line, but we haven't had a chance to start development on that yet.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/4/2018
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
With Abyssal charms being Deathlord related, are you guys planning to add any new Deathlords to the roster, in order to better fill out the options for Abyssal charms? Alternately, will there be any advice for creating custom Deathlords and/or custom Deathlord charms?
We've been discussing that, but have not come to any firm decisions yet.