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The 3rd edition of the Exalted RPG published by Onyx Path Publishing. Use for Questions specifically about the 3rd edition rules and background.

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Why is it benificial to split initiative pool on Decisive attacks?

I have noticed a few charms that have some variation of the same mechanics, but I don't understand why it is beneficial. One example: Thousand Razor Wind (Dragon Blooded p278) The mechanic lets you do ...
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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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How to handle damage in decisive attack when one party is unaware?

How do you handle decisive damage in cases where one party is totally unaware that they are being attacked and the other person has time to prepare? The problem is that a prepared ambusher will not ...
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Are there any restriction preventing you from using Demon to build Manse?

One of my players wants to use a Demon he intends to summon to build him a Manse. Looking at the rules this seems to be within the scope of a demon contract. Core Rule Book p.473 Alternatively, she ...
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Am I correct that essence is unlikely to become a scarce resource?

We are converting from a previous edition to 3e. To me, it looks like essence is unlikely to become a scarce resource. I'm especially thinking of the rule that you regain 5 motes of Essence each ...
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Creating beastmen as a Lunar

How does Lunar make beastmen? Are there any charm or sorcery to help them do so in 3e? I think I read something about this in a earlier edition, but can't find it in any of the books I have. Though I'...
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How does Circles work in Exalted 3e?

How do circles for Solars work in 3e? Looking for information about how they are formed, what type of benefits they convey and so on. Also interested if a Solar circle could include other exalted like ...
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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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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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Can you take Brawl as a favoured ability without taking the Martial Artist Merit?

According to the Core book (p.122) if you take Brawl as a Favoured ability Martial Arts also becomes Favoured. All Favoured abilities must start with at least 1 dot. However, Martial Arts has a ...
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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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What type of rule is the Red Rule, and where does it come from?

Exalted has, in its third iteration, "the Red Rule". The Red Rule In almost all aspects, Exalted doesn’t mechanically distinguish between Storyteller characters and those the players ...
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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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Basic Project imbalance?

The Crafting rules in Exalted are wonky at times, and some crafts in particular seem to be made to farm silver XP from making Basic ProjectsExalted 3rd Ed. core book [Ex3] p.239. One such example is ...
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What are rules for off-handed weapons?

We just played Exalted 3 last night and one of our characters had 2 weapons (a main and an off-hand). We could find reference to several charms that affected/removed the "off-hand penalty" but could ...
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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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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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