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  • GhanjRho
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    Systematic Understanding of Everything podcast

    Saw this in this week's Monday Meeting Notes, there is a new podcast (called Systematic Understanding of Everything) dedicated to explaining Exalted, piece by piece. Hosted by Monica (the ExEss dev) and Chazz (from The Story Told), it has two episodes out so far: the first talking about Exalted as a game (and what makes it great), and the second talking about Creation and it's otherworlds (Yu Shan, Malfeas, the Underwold and Autocthonia). It's well worth a listen, especially if you have players who aren't as familiar with Exalted. At about 45 minutes a piece, it's a good overview without going too deep into the weeds. And sometimes, you get spoilers. Two have stood out so far:
    1) Exigents are grouped by what kind of god empowered them. For example, Exigents of city gods are referred to as Architects, and have cool urban powers.
    2) There are Alchemical Exalted in Creation that do not come from Autocthonia. Details to be revealed in Exalted: Essence.

  • ElfSpeaker
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    Originally posted by werlynn View Post
    The most recent episode about Essence had the same audio level issue I usually experience, but this time it was Chaz. Usually Monica’s audio is distinctly quieter and harder to hear but this episode it was Chaz. When the volume levels vary turning up the volume is unfortunately not a good solution.

    I will pass this along to Terry.

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  • werlynn
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    The most recent episode about Essence had the same audio level issue I usually experience, but this time it was Chaz. Usually Monica’s audio is distinctly quieter and harder to hear but this episode it was Chaz. When the volume levels vary turning up the volume is unfortunately not a good solution.

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  • imadaman
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    I felt a deep, agonising pain at the lack of 1e Ruins of Rathess, and the city's non-mention as having been the Dragon King capital first and being titled the First City, in the East episode :P

    It's a nice series though, very fun to listen. Thank you all for doing it.

    Edit: Also, in the Sorcery episode, in 3e mortal demon summoners do benefit from the surrender terms and bindings. They didn't get that in 2e at least, don't remember 1e.
    Last edited by imadaman; 06-05-2021, 06:37 AM.

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  • ElfSpeaker
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    Originally posted by werlynn View Post
    I noticed in this episode above combat they said that you can use soak modifying charms after the hit is determined, before the damage roll. This confused me because I thought all the charms needed to be declared before the attack roll unless specified in the charm. Durant Quicksilver Adaptation from the Lunars book specifically allows you to modify your soak between the attack hit and the damage roll, which would imply that is not the normal way you apply soak charms.
    Yep, you're right on that one. Soak Charms should be activated before the attack roll unless they give you another trigger.

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  • BrilliantRain
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    A couple of points about crafting.

    First Age Artifice can be used to make any level of artifact, not just legendary items.

    And the interval for crafting artifacts is "how long does it take you to scrape up enough gold xp for another roll?" There is a minimum amount of working time at the beginning that does go up with the rank of the artifact, but that's it.

    Other than that, I liked the episode and it sounds like Essence is going to solve a lot of my issues with crafting and the rest of the game, so I'm looking forward to it even more now.

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  • werlynn
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    I noticed in this episode above combat they said that you can use soak modifying charms after the hit is determined, before the damage roll. This confused me because I thought all the charms needed to be declared before the attack roll unless specified in the charm. Durant Quicksilver Adaptation from the Lunars book specifically allows you to modify your soak between the attack hit and the damage roll, which would imply that is not the normal way you apply soak charms.


    Also, Monica’s volume was up and down a lot—mostly down. Everyone else’s volume was OK but Monica was hard to hear a lot of the time.

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  • ElfSpeaker
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    Yep, definitely his first Exalted game. Though he got to playtest Essence.

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  • GhanjRho
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    “I’m super excited, and I feel just, and this is probably the wrong move, so I’m going to do it.”

    Are we super this if Terry’s first Exalted game? And I would totally wear that Caste shirt.

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  • ElfSpeaker
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    This week on the Systematic Understanding of Everything, we bring you our explainer on Exalted's combat systems: https://www.exaltcast.com/2021/02/08...xalted-combat/

    As usual, we also have a bit of a look at how Essence implements the system.

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  • ElfSpeaker
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    Originally posted by Lioness View Post
    Glad to see Nexus getting called out as an oligarchy right out the gate. Over the years I've seen a lot of players fall for the anarcho-capitalist propaganda.
    Yeah, that's one that bugs me. It's very obviously an oligarchy that sets the working class against each other with the promise of possible wealth and a monopoly of power and violence.

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  • Lioness
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    Glad to see Nexus getting called out as an oligarchy right out the gate. Over the years I've seen a lot of players fall for the anarcho-capitalist propaganda.

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  • ElfSpeaker
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    Thank you! I knew I forgot to post somewhere.

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  • GhanjRho
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    New episode out, covering that most classic of Exalted locales, the Scavenger Lands: https://www.exaltcast.com/2021/01/25...avenger-lands/

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  • ElfSpeaker
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    We have more Exaltcast out today, this time diving into Exalted's social systems and also highlighting a little bit of what they'll be like in Essence: https://www.exaltcast.com/2021/01/11...ocial-systems/

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