Questions tagged [exalted]

The Exalted RPG by White Wolf/Onyx Path Press, use for questions about any edition or the background in general.

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If you gain a double-9s effect from two different sources, do they stack?

If my character has an artifact that gives them double-9s on Performance rolls, then uses Impassioned Orator Technique to grant himself double-9s from a Charm, what happens? Does that give their roll ...
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How Does the Lore Differ Between Exalted 2e and 3e?

I am acquainted with Exalted's second edition lore, but am about to sign up for a game that uses third edition of the lore as a base. (It uses mechanics of neither, but this isn't a question about ...
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Rules for Intercepting Attacks

Is there any charms/actions that allow you to intercept an attack meant for someone else? I'm playing a Solar (Exclipse Caste) character who has an Oath flaw that I will not attack anyone who hasn't ...
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How does the Essence Attribute limit work with artifacts?

In 2nd edition exalted you can only get an attribute past 5 dots if your essence is also past 5. How does this work with artifacts? For Example Crown of Thunder(Artifact 5): Once Attuned (10 ...
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What Is and What Isn't Borgstromancy?

After reading definitions and asking for clarifications elsewhere, I'm to this day having a hard time getting an unambiguous understanding of what things are covered by the term Borgstromancy, and ...
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What benefit does just a Hearthstone give?

I'm a little bit unclear on hearthstones in Exalted 3rd edition. If a player buys just the Hearthstone merit (so no Manse, and no Artifact in which to socket the stone), what benefits do they get? I ...
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Punching someone so hard that they become a duck

I was reading 1d4chan's description of the exalted. In it while describing Sidereal Exalted, it mentions punching someone so hard that they turn into a duck (before saying it makes more sense in ...
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Is there a way for an exalted to ascend to godhood?

I am about to start playing a game of exalted and i am thinking of making my goal ascending to godhood through i am not sure whether that is possible or not game mechanics wise. Is it possible to ...
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Recursive Craft Charms?

The Craft tree in exalted is kind of hard in the Power category. Now I have a trouble if my recursive interpretation is right. Let's assume a dexterity 5 intelligence 5 craft (something) 5 Solar. So ...
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How to increase Rakshasa's Graces?

According to the Fair Folk books, characters start with Graces equal to their virtues. There are also charms for creating new Graces for the Fair Folk, but they start at level 1. However, I can't find ...
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Artifact & Evocation creation guidelines?

At the moment, I am playing a Twilight "inventor" Exalted in a campaign. As it progresses, I would like to start to dabble in the art of making Artifacts, especially with evocations. So as a result, I ...
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Do Primordials form a new Fetish Soul after Fetish Death?

I'm wondering if Primordials reform their Fetish Souls after Fetish Death? On one hand, we've got Adrian turning into Adorjan after Lilike's death and there doesn't seem to be any mention of a new ...
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Is there a charm/spell in an official Exalted2e material that allows self-multiplication?

Building a character for Exalted 2ed game. Decided to start from the concept and find suitable mechanics for it, rather than choosing a splat/caste and than looking for what is available. The ...
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What is the Order-Conferring Trade Pattern?

I recently heard about Exalted's "Order-Conferring Trade Pattern" - a concept related to solidifying Creation through commerce. However, I can't seem to find a clear source to where that idea was ...
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How much power do unemployed gods have?

I've recently read the Yu Shan book for Exalted and I was intrigued by the unemployed gods — those that lost their domain to the Wyld and have not gained any new position in the Bureaucracy. They don'...
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Are any solar medicine charms effective against Final Viridescence?

In Exalted 2e, is there any solar medicine charm that can effectively cure (or aid in treating) Final Viridescence? I'm confused as to how it works, because while it initially calls itself a disease, ...
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Are Fair Folk charms supposed to cost 12xp for Eclipse caste?

In the core book, it says this regarding Solar Eclipse learning charms from other exalt types or fair folk: These Charms cost double the normal experience of Favored Charms to learn (usually 16 ...
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What is the difference between being inside or outside of fate from a mechanical point of view?

"Outside of Fate" is something that is often mentioned in Exalted. However, while I can find fluff about it, I couldn't find much mechanical information. Currently, I only found the following: ...
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Relative strengths/weaknesses of Demons and Undead

On a general rule, what are the relative strengths and weaknesses of Underworld creatures (ghosts, skeletons, Abyssals) versus Malfeas creatures (demons, Infernals) in a combat situation? Does this ...
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Relative strengths/weaknesses of Fair Folk and Demons

On a general rule, what are the relative strengths and weaknesses of Wyld creatures (mutants, Fair Folk) versus Malfeas creatures (demons, Infernals) in a combat situation? Does this change whether ...
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Are Fair Folk strong or weak against Undead?

A game I'm a part of might end up with a big "world war" between three factions — undead, fae, and demons. In order to plan our next moves, we are trying to figure out if a side is immune/resistant/...
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Do Alchemical Exalts need Slots to learn Martial Arts?

I know the Alchemical Exalted need to take the Perfected Lotus Drive charm, which permanently takes up one slot, in order to be able to learn martial arts, but do the individual Arts charms themselves ...
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Can the Infallible Messenger find an Alchemical Exalt?

Infallible Messenger is one of my favourite Sorceries; besides allowing for communications over staggeringly vast distances, it opens the door to a variety of hijinks such as pumping up perfect social ...
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Sixth Excellency and Craft abilities- Is this as awesome as I think it is?

Alchemical exalted have an array of 'extra' charms compared to other exalt types. One of them in particular is evading my understanding. You pick it for an attribute/ability pair (say, strength+...
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Where can I find actual play posts and podcast for Exalted? [closed]

As the title says I am looking for exalted actual play podcasts and texts. My preference is something I can listen to but text is also welcome.
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How can I use AnyDice to check counting-success probabilities?

Sorry for asking a "do the work for me" type question, but I'm looking at the AnyDice documentation and appear to be missing something. I'm hoping to not just get the question answered, but learn how ...
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Specialties and weapon types

I am wondering if I am missing something about specialties with weapon types. Is there any benefit to listing off a specific weapon, rather than the category of the weapon? On page 309 of the main ...
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Minimum Feat of Strength throwing weight

In Exalted, feats of strength (lifting/breaking/throwing heavy objects) are diceless actions based on your total (Strength + Athletics) pool. Page 127 in the core book provides a table correlating ...
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Can a player with “Harmonious Academic Methodology” train himself without spending XP?

I'm trying to better understand Harmonious Academic Methodology (a Lore charm). It can be used to train others, but the rules states that the lawgivers can also train himself. So can a character ...
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What would this Sorcery Fix do for Exalted?

So we have an exalted group that has a pair of melee people buzzsawing through things with Peony Blossom attack, another with the flamethrower martial art, the talker, and a wizard. The sorceror is a ...
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Derogatory term for dragon blooded?

As I understand it, the term 'Anathema' specifically excludes dragon bloods. Is there a derogatory term used, either by mortals or exalts, to refer to dragon bloods?
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What does it take for a new dragonblood character to know sorcery?

I'm trying to create a dragonblood beginning sorcerer based on the rules in Manual of Exalted Power - Dragon-Blooded. The background information indicates that it should be possible for a Heptigram ...
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What is a challenge to a Perfect character?

Solars are Perfect at whatever skills they choose to develop and use. This doesn't make the job of the storyteller easy. Perfect in this case means a charm that allows them to avoid a roll entirely ...
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How deadly are extras in Exalted 2nd ed.?

So, I'm rather new to exalted, playing in my first campaign, and I have the sneaking suspicion I'm doing something very very wrong. My first character was an earth aspect (We're all playing ...
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How do I make a physical challenge for Dawn-caste Solar Exalted?

I'm currently running an Exalted (2.5e) game (set in the West around Wavecrest, if it's relevant). The Dawn caste Solar in the party is carving through things incredibly fast - using Iron Whirlwind (6 ...
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How do I avoid Paranoia Combat in Exalted?

Paranoia combat reduces Exalted combat to a solved problem: Paranoia Combat" is largely the brainchild of Jon Chung, a poster on rpg.net. You can see some of the basic implementations (and ...
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How can I adapt Avatar: The last airbender to an Exalted game?

I'm a massive fan of Avatar: the Last Airbender, and I'd love to be able to run it as a game with people. Possibly not with an Avatar, but certainly benders. Here are some examples of the elemental ...
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What systems use an initiative system similar to Exalted 2nd Edition? [closed]

As far as I remember, the Exalted system works on ticks and cool downs: A "tick" is roughly one second, but is a fuzzy, arbitrary time unit used to demark how long actions take. An "action" is ...
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Sorcery and Occult Excellencies

The 2nd edition core book, on pp. 251-252, seems to make it clear that reflexive supplemental charms can't be used while shaping sorcery or while casting a spell. This hugely reduces the value of the ...
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Stacking multiple types of armor

A character in my ongoing Exalted 2e game has an artifact chain shirt. Artifact chain shirts are described as being able to be worn under ordinary clothing (it has no mobility penalty or fatigue ...
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Alternate Locust Crusades

I have an old copy of Time of Tumult that has the original writeup of the Locust Crusade. That chapter, of course, is crammed full of stuff, because it provides writeups for Alchemicals, talks about ...
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What is Exalted Paranoia Combat?

Having spent some time reading, and occasionally posting on, the official Exalted forum, I've come across a number of people talking about "paranoia combat" What does this mean? They also generally ...
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Exalted - Sidereal Dice Cap

Sidereal Exalted, in 2nd edition Exalted, don't appear to have a clear cap on the number of dice they can add to their pools with charms. The section on Excellencies is only moderately clear -- they ...
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Bonus dice and flurries

A simple Exalted 2e rules question here that I feel like I should know the answer to. I have an 8-die dex + melee pool. I do a three-attack flurry. That's three attacks, one at 5 dice, one at 4, ...
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Exalted Land Speed Record Build

A while back, my group decided to see if we could come up with a way to get an Exalted Character, with unlimited XP and Personal Artifacts (those that can be worn for example), to run across creation ...
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Exalted Limit Breaks - How do I get them to occur more often?

So one of the biggest problems I have had with GMing an Exalted game is getting the players to actually limit break. Flavor wise, it is one of the biggest flaws of an Exalt, Solars in particular, but ...
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Rules modifications for Exalted Clinches

In the basic rules for Exalted a successful clinch allows the attacker to do the all of following: Squeeze the target for damage Reduce the targets DV to zero Changes the tick on which the target ...
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Does No-Key the Mushroom King appear in any Exalted 2nd Ed Sourcebooks?

No-Key the Mushroom King was originally a canon NPC from 1st edition Exalted in the book Creatures of the Wild; notably, he was the only person to have defeated Octavian the Living Tower (a 2nd Circle ...
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Is there a summary of the Exalted metaplot?

I love the setting, but from a bit of a distance -- I had a couple of the first edition books but none of the second edition stuff. I keep reading interesting posts about the game that rely on stuff I ...
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How can a beginner GM deal with multitude of charms in Exalted?

I'm thinking about running a campaign in Exalted, but I'm not sure that I can handle the multitude of available charms. While players have to know usage tactics only of their own charm sets (which ...