Episode 154: Exalted Essence Deep Dive!

In which Eddy and Dixie have an EPIC conversation with Monica Speca and Neall Raemonn Price about Exalted Essence!

  • … we ARE talking about Exalted Essence, right? Or was it lunch?
  • What is Exalted Essence?
  • Do you need Exalted 3rd Ed?
  • Streamlined setting and how huge Creation is.
  • What are the rules like?
  • The “Graduate Your Game” ad campaign from 2008.
  • Challenging assumptions, such as charm design.
  • Charm modes and power differential.
  • Mixed groups.
  • All ten Exalt types.
  • How anima works.
  • How does combat work?
  • Building Power.
  • New caste marks.
  • How virtues work.
  • Inspirational media.


  • First Exalted Essence Playtest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iR2hvXoapQ
  • Bonus Experience episode about that playtest: https://misdirectedmark.com/2020/07/08/bxp-3×08-the-onyx-pathcon-discussion/
  • Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath
  • Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
  • Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk






3 responses to “Episode 154: Exalted Essence Deep Dive!”

  1. Madam Mirror Avatar
    Madam Mirror

    Graduate your Game? Damn thought I repressed those memories.

  2. WuseMajor Avatar

    So, I’m assuming that there won’t be any space in the book for playable Non-Exalted splats, like Fair Folk, Mountain Folk, or Dragon Kings, but it would be nice to know if those are even being considered as stretch goals for the Companion book.

    Just so we know whether or not to get our hopes up.

  3. Cameron Starkel Avatar
    Cameron Starkel

    Woohoo! Can’t wait for the kickstarter! Or Exigents… Or Across the Eight Directions… Or Hundred Devils Night Parade….