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  • We were able to make the change to Chronicles of Darkness when WWP suggested the option for the name change because we were already repositioning those game lines further from WoD than they originally were. So if we had somehow, don't ask me how, fallen into ownership of nWoD, rebranding would have been the first thing we would have explored....
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  • RichT
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    @Whirlwind Monk Fair enough, and thanks for going over this with me. Most of all, now that we are able to get EX3 rolling again as a line, I don't want to let lingering concerns or disappointments lie without discussing them, and hopefully making backers feel a tiny bit better about how things went. Thanks!
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  • RichT
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    We didn't just put out whatever we felt like, we put out the backer Charms plus a bunch of extra Charms that only were added because John Morke wanted to add them. When we estimated about a page per Charm, thus giving us 50+ as a page count estimate, we did not have any idea how the Charms would be written nor how much space they would take up. Remember, the book was not finished, it was the Charms specifically that the Devs needed to rewrite, and we were years before the text would hit layout.

    But that all is immaterial to the point that this wasn't a book that we were offering based...
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  • RichT
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    Fewer pages than estimated, but many more Charms than originally planned....
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  • RichT
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    It was discussed over and over in the various comments sections at the time and we and the Anathema team were as clear as anybody could have been during all the madness that was that Kickstarter about the independent nature of their project. So you _can_ read that blurb in the way some people have, but once we say that that was never the intent, it's not retconning, it's restating what was always the situation. We've learned a great deal about how to phrase Kickstarter blurbs since then....
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  • RichT
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    Depending on the artist, a color commission can be double to four times more than black and white. For printing in b&w vs color, it's much the same, but then we're talking about multiplying thousands of dollars....
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  • RichT
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    No, just working on it currently.
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  • RichT
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    I agree in general, but specifically disagree about the Anathema goal, which is why I interjected here. We fulfilled our goal, which was to give the Anathema team everything they needed to go live with EX3. Our goal wasn't for us to make it go live, as that was always out of our hands and skillsets. The collaboration spoken about in the goal description happened, and then things changed for the Anathema team and their project....
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  • RichT
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    Our composer is working on the final track for the Exalted types, and will then start on the "adventuring" tracks....
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  • RichT
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    If that is the case then that writer should contact Rose so we can find out why the bump was not included on that writer's pay schedule when the devs handed it in....
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  • RichT
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    Anathema- Yes.

    Holden and John did provide those guys with text and commentary well before the launch of EX3, which is what we said we'd do. Anathema was always an independent project and it was up to them to take that info and run with it.
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  • Sorry it has taken so long for your rewards to get shipped. I did say at the beginning that the shipping was happening in waves, and it is unfortunately true that somebody's package is going to be in that last wave rather than the first. This time it seems like it is your package, and I agree, that's frustrating. EU backers have been getting packages for weeks, though, it's just that that shipper is the last to finish up.

    Just to clarify, you paid more for shipping because it costs more to ship internationally than in the US. That's the whole reason. You weren't penalized by us for...
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  • RichT
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    The devs prepare the pay sheets that are sent in, and Holden and I specifically spoke about them including the pay bumps. If that didn't happen, perhaps he should message any one of us about it....
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  • RichT
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    Well, as I've stated several times on my Monday Meeting Notes, we really don't intend or like to delve into the details on decisions about changes on creative teams. But seriously, do you really think we wanted to make the calls to go back into projects at the stages we have had to and put together whole new teams of writers and developers?

    Our pay rates are not secret and are hardly out of line for the tabletop RPG biz - some companies pay more, and a lot more pay less. Plus, in January we revised, upward, writers' pay per word rates and changed entirely our developer pay methods...
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  • RichT
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    The description was "signed and numbered". We _might_ have extended that to getting more signatures and certainly considered that three to four years ago when we talked about a whole bunch of stuff we barely knew how to make happen. Learned a lot since then. Which is a moot point, because current circumstances made it impossible to do anything beyond certificates that contain the company rep's signature and the book #, so that those backers who pitched in for a collectable would have the proof they need.
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  • Oh, the old "it's the Internet, grow thicker skin". Well, one word for that: no. That's a well worn excuse for bad behavior and it doesn't fly here.

    The fact that this thread was not about giving opinions but about translating them is actually my point.

    I'm going to ask the mods to close this one down, because folks are right when they post about this being a tangent to the main idea of translating the glyphs, and we'll start a new one with that topic....
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  • And if this isn't boring/off-topic, this is a treat to talk about as the new glyphs are pretty much my only personal art contribution to EX3. I only _think_ the metal plate makers took my drawings and "vectorized" them. Pretty sure they did, at least. But what you're most likely going to see in a printed book are the same kinds of hand-drawn drawings as from back in the day when I did them because that's what I have here....
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  • Thanks for extrapolating. I appreciate you taking the time to give your reasons behind your previous comment. I'm not sure why the previous glyph set seems rougher to you; maybe because your first exposure to this new set is with them laser etched out of metal? I assure you, the drawn new glyphs are just as rough as the ones I originally drew back in the day. I felt then, and obviously do now, that I'd copied too many of the glyphs too exactly from the Mayan (I think) sources. Exalted is its own world, not something that directly sprung from mesoamerica, so it makes no sense that their earliest...
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  • You're ignoring my reasons and instead are repeatedly attacking me and our forum moderation policies. All because I objected to a comment that I felt was unnecessary and essentially thread crapping. Yes, the reaction here and elsewhere to our changes has been uniformly positive, which has been awesome, but even then we had to stop a few posters from falling back into old habits because we absolutely do not want a fourth set of developers driven from our very own forums. This should be home base for our creators where they can trade ideas with our most devoted Exalted fans....
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  • Because there was no need for ANY criticism here. I don't care if he or everyone prefers the old glyphs, that's not the issue. The issue is posting about it in a thread that isn't about opinions on the look of the glyphs. When other Exalted fans tell you they don't post in this forum because they are afraid of being ripped apart, that they feel like anything here just gets hyper-criticized, then that is a problem and this right here is an example of it. I'm trying not to post this in a way that directly attacks anyone, but just look at the defensive behavior going on because I didn't just laugh...
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