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[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/22/2013
Originally posted by Gaius View Post
Would you let me know if this is the right idea: Third Circles typically have the described 7 Second Circles as initially described, but could well have more or fewer or what they have could possess entirely different roles, if such is appropriate to the nature of the Third Circle in question.
Yes, that's correct.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/22/2013
Second Circle roles are typical rather than universal, descriptive rather than prescriptive. I do not anticipate that they will have any mechanics attached in 3e.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/21/2013
Aside from the new setting information which I've written (which I think is awesome but I'm biased), my favorite change is the new sorcery system. What I've seen so far looks pretty sweet -- clean, simple, and flexible.

(The new combat system is certainly more useful to me as a Storyteller -- I can actually work with it without my head exploding -- but sorcery is sexier!)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/19/2013
Originally posted by LeTipex View Post
Hmm... Does anyone (writer or otherwise) knows if the map will be a bit more... let's say colorful than the one we had in the previews once it's done? I really liked the vivid colors of the first and second edition maps, it would be weird to have a maps that's more... subdued.
The color palette is the same, but the detailing in the final version makes the whole thing appear crisper and more vivid.

Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
When you guys show the final version of the map, could we perhaps get a bigger image? I know you guys will want to sell poster sized pdf versions or something later, but the current one is pretty tiny given the amount of detail. Maybe a bonus wallpaper sized image as a backer only exclusive? If not, can you at least make sure it's big enough to read the location names clearly?
I'm voting that the final version of the map gets posted at the same size as the previous versions, if only because the tears that will spring from your eyes as you try to read the tiny location names will taste like sweet candy! But I just shrank down my copy of the latest map to match that of the earlier map spoilers, and even at that size, the map looks pretty nifty despite the loss of detail.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/19/2013
Originally posted by Eldagusto View Post
Is it in color!?
It's in as much color as the most recent map sample that's up on the Kickstarter site.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/19/2013
I've seen a nearly-complete version of the map, and it's pretty sweet! I find it especially cool to see a whole bunch of new locations I created marked on the map.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/18/2013
Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
Really, it's just a matter of how much focus you want to place on mortal martial arts vs. Exalted martial artists in my game.
VANCE HAS SEIZED CONTROL OF 3E

ESCAPE

ESCAPE

ESCAPE

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/17/2013
Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
Minton, you sly cat-mutant! Don't tease them about things like dugpas and phylacteries!
You'll have to tell me what dugpas are in 3e before I can spoil them!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/16/2013
Originally posted by Gaius View Post
Was it that spiffy sounding system for long-term sorcerous projects? :3
That's one of the things we discussed, though it wasn't our primary focus.


Originally posted by danelsan View Post
Sorcerously infused Evocations?

Rituals (as something different from spells)?

Sorcery-Augmented Thaumaturgy?
Nope, nope, and nope!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/16/2013
Vance and I have been discussing sorcery this very day! Not spells, though, nor Charms.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/14/2013
Originally posted by Holden View Post
I look back at my initial estimates and I wonder what the hell I was smoking.
I WARNED YOU ABOUT DEADLINES BRO!!!!

I TOLD YOU DOG!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/14/2013
Originally posted by SurlySeraph View Post
Also, Creation is round! There are two simultaneous hemisphere-days on opposite sides of the world-sphere. Flat Creation teachers have made you educated stupid.
www.timesphere.com is absolutely a thing in Exalted Modern.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/14/2013
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
One thing I feel with a question like this is a mild sense of pressure to always come up with explanations for where "new" things came from, and I never quite feel satisfied with the answers I come up with.
Sometimes there will be straightforward explanations spun out of existing setting elements, such as the origins of the asmani. Sometimes an explanation will be derive from existing setting elements but in an esoteric manner, such as Moira Senegra's idiosyncratic origin. And sometimes an explanation simply will not be forthcoming, such as the origin of Eldran Tabrar's source of power

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/13/2013
Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
durr I have a bachelor's in english I shouldn't be making typos like a toddler who's been pounding beer since 8 a.m.
Perhaps you shouldn't start pounding beer at 8 a.m.!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/13/2013
3e won't give much attention to threats against Creation as a whole, as threats on such a grand scale tend to suck the air out of the rest of the setting. It's hard to care about the troubles of a specific individual, family, village, town, city, clan, tribe, or nation when the very existence of all existence is under siege!

That aside, there will be new local and regional threats that have not been seen before. Encounters with creatures such as an asman, walkure, or rantai, or characters like Eldran Tabrar, Moira Senegra, or Mist the Revolutionary, will provide you with new and interesting opposition that doesn't fit the same old 2e taxonomy.