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Can a mortal use an artifact in Exalted 3e? If so, how?

Motivation for the question We are running into questions around whether and how mortals can use artifacts in Exalted 3E. My Twilight has now twice wanted to make artifacts to give to mortals, once to ...
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Do Half-Castes preserve their caste charms if they Exalt as another type of Exalt?

According to Scroll Of Heroes Half-Castes can progress up to Essence 3 and learn their celestial caste parents charms but I am imagining a situation where a Lunar seduces a dragon blooded in some spy ...
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Is there a way for an Exalted sorcerer to learn more shaping rituals?

Shaping rituals can be very useful for a sorcerer who needs to occasionally cast spells quickly. They come for free when you initiate into a new circle of sorcerery. See e.g. E3, p. 361. But Solars ...
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How to scry in Exalted 3e

The Exalted 3e rules books mention scrying repeatedly. It gets mentioned as a way to to familiarize yourself with a place for Travel Without Distance (E3, p. 480). Wards against Scrying are mentioned ...
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What are the limits on combining Martial Arts with other attacks?

Exalted does not allow the use of Martial Arts and other attack abilities such as brawl, melee, etc. (E3, p. 426). The rules say: In short—Martial Arts Charms are not compatible with Brawl, or any ...
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Are there mechanics to heal shadowlands?

As far as I understand shadowlands occur in places where a great massacre occured and gradually expand, they can be used as gates for creatures of underworld and they give advantages to those ...
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Does the situation in which one Exalts in have a bearing on their caste?

I am aware that rising up to the occasion is how one earns a Solar Exaltation but does the situation have a bearing on which Solar caste the newly Exalted will be a part of? For example would someone ...
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How are "enemies" defined for spells in Exalted 3e?

There are a couple of spells that refer specifically to enemies in Exalted 3e. Death of the Obsidian Butterflies (P. 472) for instances states that "She rolls (Perception + Occult) as an ...
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In Exalted 3e, are Solar and Lunars well balanced?

We are relatively new to Exalted and have only used Solar PCs thus far. We are looking at restarting and incorporating Lunars along with Solars. Before we do that, we would like to know if they are ...
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What happens to a Demon or Elemental when their service term comes to an end?

I can't find anything in the third edition about what happens to a summoned demon or elemental when their service term is over. Looking for any reference to what happens? Do they immediately return to ...
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Demon of the First Circle limitations

Demon of the First Circle or any of the Demon spells seems ripe for exploitation. I'm wondering how other storytellers have dealt with this issue. I'm worried because of the ease of summoning, and the ...
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Can Medicine Charms be applied to oneself?

We are playing Exalted 3 and I'm the medic in the group. Now we took some heavy (aggravated) damage and while it's obvious I can heal my comrads, I'm not sure if the medicine charms can be applied to ...
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What happens if you give away a Artifact with a Hearthstone?

If a person has an artifact with one or more hearthstones and for some reason decide to give it away to someone else what happens? Can another exalted attune the artifact and keep the hearthstone from ...
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About the "Permanence" of Angry Predator Frenzy (Martial Arts Charm)

Reading the Angry Predator Frenzy charm (The last one of the Tiger Style charms), it says: Cost: — (+5m, 1wp); Type: Permanent; Duration: Permanent. But reading the charm, it clearly says: As ...
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Origin of 'Air-Breathing Mermaid Charm'

The 'Air-Breathing Mermaid Charm' is a useful descriptor for a certain kind of negligence in the writing of RPG books, and particularly their rules. Usually it means approximately the following ...
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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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