Arms of the Chosen

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/15/2017
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
​Oy this is taking a while. And there are dozens of pages left in this chapter alone.

​I think I'm going to streamline readings of the remaining Artifacts, including the armour. Might give a more detailed response to the wonders, and certainly to the warstriders.
I'm enjoying the detailed readings!

[#][F] The Demented One - 11/15/2017
I'd like to take the opportunity to give another thanks and shout out to Rose Bailey. She has given us an immense amount of help with everything about the transition to developing Exalted; I think it's safe to say that Arms of the Chosen couldn't have happened without her.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/15/2017
Originally posted by SaintedPhysician View Post
Although seriously, whoever wrote Courante and Galliard you are my favorite. I've only finished the 3-dots and that artifact writeup has already justified the purchase for me.
Aw shucks <3

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 11/16/2017
Originally posted by Lanaya View Post
Gotta say, the similarities between Heartsbalm and All-Conquering Colossus make the former look pretty lame. I can imagine Mirshaan and Oak Ring Prince hanging out at a party or something. "Oh, your husband made you a 3-dot suit of armour after you almost died? That's cute. My wife made me a terrifying orichalcum behemoth that can tear a tyrant lizard asunder and almost killed me with it. For our first date."
God, I love First Age Solars.

[#][F] The Demented One - 11/16/2017
Originally posted by Marcob View Post
Ascendant Nova Phoenix really puts me in the mind of Wing Zero from Gundam Wing. Intentional?
It may have been my first Gundam. ^_^

[#][F] The Demented One - 11/16/2017
Originally posted by Marcob View Post

Aha. Knew it.

A question, if I can: Bleach and Fate/Zero are listed as good sources of inspiration, so did any of the example artifacts have a more direct inspiration from those manga?
Speaking for myself, I didn't make it very far into Bleach, and haven't taken in Fate/Zero.

[#][F] The Demented One - 11/16/2017
Originally posted by Major View Post
Is there any detail on the artifacts provided in the quickstart adventure?
Afraid not.

[#][F] The Demented One - 11/16/2017
Originally posted by Sakii View Post
It was said that there was going to be a soulsteel scyte in Arms. Did it survive the cutting phase?
Huskflayer was cut for wordcount, in large part because we knew it would be relatively easy to bring it back later.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/16/2017
Originally posted by Ekorren View Post
I have just started reading and haven't gotten very far yet. So far so good. I want some clarification about Celestial Union of Blades though (I searched for some keywords but couldn't find if it had been addressed already, but I admit I haven't read this entire thread).

"... she adds her sword-sibling's (Anima) in non-Charm bonus dice ..."

(Anima) = How much exactly?
Equal to the current anima level. Dim=0, Glowing=1, Burning=2, Bonfire/Iconic=3.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/23/2017
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post


In all seriousness I wish they'd name said island, canonically state little is known about it since few go there and return, and leave it at that for tables to fill in. The status quo of not mentioning it at all just leaves it being called Frosty Dorito Island by fans which leaves it being seen as something silly rather than existing for the purpose it was actually drawn for (being an isolated Arctic type local where you can do stories like "The Thing" or any given Doctor Who story that's about a bunch of people trapped in a place together where something weird starts happening).
We're planning to cover it in an upcoming setting book.

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 11/23/2017
Really, I'm only ironically annoyed. I know how fandoms work.

[#][F] The Demented One - 11/28/2017
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
One writer for 2E (I forget who) said they thought of it as having the same associations that unite the different colors of Jade if you took out the overt elemental powers
I'll go ahead and say that while that was fine for Second Edition artifice, it's not a sound concept for a magical material on which Evocations can be based. In whatever book introduces pure adamant artifacts, it'll likely get a thematic write-up similar to those of other materials in Arms.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/29/2017
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Devs, if you're reading this thread, maybe see if you can add in a couple more "vanish" conditions for the Twin Crescent duplicates?
Fortunately, someone's already posted this in the errata thread.