[#][F] Eric Minton - 7 Days ago
Originally posted by Leetsepeak View Post
Hey Eric,

I was looking at the cut antagonist writeups that you shared on your blog some time ago, and they're very cool! I particularly loved the writeup for Shigura Mizue, her enchanted brocade sounds awesome.
Thank you!

Originally posted by Leetsepeak View Post
Her writeup also felt like a treasure trove of information about Randan! It sounds like thaumaturges lead the weaver's lodge in Randan? Is that still the case in your current view of Randan?
That's still the plan, although thaumaturges are less numerous; the specifics of the 3e core book material on thaumaturgy hadn't been fully worked out at the time I wrote up Randan.

Originally posted by Leetsepeak View Post
Will we get a writeup proper for the place in anything upcoming? If not, would you be willing to share any details about it?
I'm definitely looking to get it published in an upcoming setting book.

Originally posted by Leetsepeak View Post
Related questions, I was thinking about how to storytell with thaumaturgy. I really appreciate it as a simple way to have people with unusual talents or singular abilities and for people to potentially fight over those talents, it's another good way for Exalted to support that kind of thing, but I am curious about if you have any advice for how it should be perceived in play.

Put another way, do you th thaumaturgy is often parsed as a broad potential to perform various fears, I.e that the idea of someone as a Thaumaturge, an individual broadly capable of these things is a thing in setting? Or are they mostly understood in the context of their specific talent?
I think they're mostly understood in the context of their specific talent, except for places that train thaumaturges in other disciplines (such as Randan or Sijan).

Originally posted by Leetsepeak View Post
As another question, does every person with the potential (a Thaumaturge) possess a ritual intrinsically, or are some people just born with potential that can't be exploited until someone teaches them one?
Not sure. I'd rather not speculate until the team hashes out the specifics for some appropriate book.