Exalted: Essence is now on Kickstarter!

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Exalted: Essence features streamlined rules for a new way of playing a classic game, incorporating story-focused action and a presentation designed to appeal to new players and longtime fans alike. Featuring multiple classic Exalt types with Charms for each, written to enable ease of play, Exalted: Essence emphasizes story over character, character over mechanics, and mechanics over minutiae in order to drive Exalted: Essence toward engaging players with the myriad stories they can tell in the world of Creation.

Exalted: Essence is a streamlined version of Exalted Third Edition, designed to welcome new players and reintroduce old friends to the world of Creation. It contains all the mechanics and advice players and Storytellers need to run complete games of Exalted: Essence, though setting material and character, place, and creature ideas can be supplemented by the core line’s content.

All the material in the book is compatible with Exalted Third Edition, so new and established fans can collect the core line’s books and use them with a beginner-friendly and less mechanically dense system. Inside you will find:

  • Rules for creating all 10 Exalt types: Solars, Dragon-Blooded, Lunars, Exigents, Sidereals, Abyssals, Infernals, Getimians, Liminals, and Alchemicals.
  • A brief overview of Creation, so players and Storytellers can dive right in.
  • Rules for Universal and Exalt-specific Charms, Artifacts, Martial Arts, Sorcery and Necromancy, and more!
  • Advice for running and playing Exalted with mixed parties or same-Exalt parties, in multiple interesting styles of play

The primary purpose behind this Kickstarter campaign is to enable Onyx Path to create the best version of Exalted: Essence that’s possible. Your support will allow Onyx Path to use the best production, the most appropriate components, and possibly even contract more art for this book. The hope is not only to deliver the book in three formats — a PDF, a standard hardcover, and a deluxe hardcover version — but to fund at least one print run of the standard hardcover to be sold through distribution and into book and hobby stores, bringing Exalted to the environments that are so vital to our community.

>> Join us on Kickstarter! <<

  3 comments for “Exalted: Essence is now on Kickstarter!

  1. ron
    May 27, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    I doon’t know if you are going to reach funding, it looks like it might be close, what with only 28 days to reach your goal…

    • Alicja
      May 28, 2021 at 9:36 am

      It got funded in 13 minutes.

  2. Matthew Barker
    May 27, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Is Exalted: Essence going to be supported moving forward?

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