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Exalted: False Images
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Jürgen C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/02/2020 08:51:57

Really enjoyed this novel.

The novel depicts really good the every-day life of a nexus district. Also the enjoyable thing is that the protagonist is depicted as a character that tries to solve her problems without resorting to violence or claiming the spot light. Something that is highly appropriate for a Night caste. The descriptions are colorful and you can immerse yourself well into the setting.

Only the ending seems a little bit hurried and leaves you wondering about the motivations of the antagonist.



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Exalted: Circle of Protection
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Jürgen C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/02/2020 08:39:35

This is a novel about a girl named Palym who is exalted as Sidereal Exalted. She is thrown into the celstial politics and has not only to cope with her changes but also has to uncover a plot against her and her circle mates.

I found this novel lacking. The plot is quite contrived and the motivations seem not so well thought-out. The protagonist is rescued from great danger because a Sidereal does sacrifice herself and that is all the reason you get why the protagonist is put through a boot-camp in order to become the successor in said same circle. Why does the Sidereal sacrifice herself for the unknown protagonist? Why does the protagonist have to fill the ranks in the circle? Another example: The circle revisits locations throughout creation in order to track items that may have been planted there by the unknown villain in order to investigate. But the investigation is reduced to traveling there finding the object and observiing the mayham that was caused. No questions are asked about how the item came there in the first place or which persons were involved in the incident.

Overall you get the feeling that this story could as well be a police story set in the present day, with a bomber as the antagonist. The exalted stlye window dressing is that the police officers are sidereals and the investigated Exigents are some kind of magical bomb.



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Exalted 3rd Edition Charm Cards (Set 2)
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Jürgen C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/29/2016 10:10:43

Although Charm Cards are a very good idea, the way these Charm Cards are done is kind of a missed opportunity. Currently I´m judging with having the pdf only, it may be not as drastic in the PoD version.

The cards are simply the Charms copied onto cards in a small font. If the Charm is especially lengthy this text is abbreviated and followed by the sentence "See the full text of this Charm on page ...". Also the depicted Cards with the Ability name on it are at least not part of the pdf. There you have only a full page sized cover with "Charm Cards Set One". Additionally every last page of an ability has blank card spaces, so that a new ability does start at the top of a page. Don´t know how that gets sorted out in the PoD deck, but I imagine a lot of cutting scrap. Also I´d advise against printing them yourself, because the design is going right to the edge, so you´d have to be very precise in your cutting in order to have good looking cards. Please note also that these cards do not encompass charms from Miracles of the Solar Exalted and not the Martial Arts Charms from the Corebook. They are in no way marked as Solar charms, so I guess if they would go the route of charm cards for other exalted they would need to distinguish them with a totally different design (at least I hope they would not simply dare to let just the page reference be the way to distinguish charm cards).

I´m disappointed with these cards, because the creators obvioulsy didn´t care to think through how to use them at the table. I would have preferred a design where I could use them as rule cheat sheets that help me quickly resolve the mechanics of a charm during play. On these cards I would not need the prerequisites of the charm (because they are in the book), I would need bigger font and a summary of the charm mechanics without a lot of fluff. I can visualize myself scanning through the text in order to get the mechnics the same way I would´ve to do it in the book. Also the card design would have allowed for a design where once per scene charms could´ve been tapped and the untap condition would be denoted. The card backs could have had the ability name on them.

I guess in order to get a real support at the table I´ll have to use the free form fillable Charm Card template and insert the charm summary myself.

For everyone, who wants instead of flipping through the book sort through a pile of cards and then take as long in reading the card as reading the book, I guess these cards are fine.



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Exalted 3rd Edition Charm Cards (Set 3)
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Jürgen C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/29/2016 10:10:28

Although Charm Cards are a very good idea, the way these Charm Cards are done is kind of a missed opportunity. Currently I´m judging with having the pdf only, it may be not as drastic in the PoD version.

The cards are simply the Charms copied onto cards in a small font. If the Charm is especially lengthy this text is abbreviated and followed by the sentence "See the full text of this Charm on page ...". Also the depicted Cards with the Ability name on it are at least not part of the pdf. There you have only a full page sized cover with "Charm Cards Set One". Additionally every last page of an ability has blank card spaces, so that a new ability does start at the top of a page. Don´t know how that gets sorted out in the PoD deck, but I imagine a lot of cutting scrap. Also I´d advise against printing them yourself, because the design is going right to the edge, so you´d have to be very precise in your cutting in order to have good looking cards. Please note also that these cards do not encompass charms from Miracles of the Solar Exalted and not the Martial Arts Charms from the Corebook. They are in no way marked as Solar charms, so I guess if they would go the route of charm cards for other exalted they would need to distinguish them with a totally different design (at least I hope they would not simply dare to let just the page reference be the way to distinguish charm cards).

I´m disappointed with these cards, because the creators obvioulsy didn´t care to think through how to use them at the table. I would have preferred a design where I could use them as rule cheat sheets that help me quickly resolve the mechanics of a charm during play. On these cards I would not need the prerequisites of the charm (because they are in the book), I would need bigger font and a summary of the charm mechanics without a lot of fluff. I can visualize myself scanning through the text in order to get the mechnics the same way I would´ve to do it in the book. Also the card design would have allowed for a design where once per scene charms could´ve been tapped and the untap condition would be denoted. The card backs could have had the ability name on them.

I guess in order to get a real support at the table I´ll have to use the free form fillable Charm Card template and insert the charm summary myself.

For everyone, who wants instead of flipping through the book sort through a pile of cards and then take as long in reading the card as reading the book, I guess these cards are fine.



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[2 of 5 Stars!]
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Exalted 3rd Edition Charm Cards (Set 1)
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Jürgen C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/29/2016 10:09:59

Although Charm Cards are a very good idea, the way these Charm Cards are done is kind of a missed opportunity. Currently I´m judging with having the pdf only, it may be not as drastic in the PoD version.

The cards are simply the Charms copied onto cards in a small font. If the Charm is especially lengthy this text is abbreviated and followed by the sentence "See the full text of this Charm on page ...". Also the depicted Cards with the Ability name on it are at least not part of the pdf. There you have only a full page sized cover with "Charm Cards Set One". Additionally every last page of an ability has blank card spaces, so that a new ability does start at the top of a page. Don´t know how that gets sorted out in the PoD deck, but I imagine a lot of cutting scrap. Also I´d advise against printing them yourself, because the design is going right to the edge, so you´d have to be very precise in your cutting in order to have good looking cards. Please note also that these cards do not encompass charms from Miracles of the Solar Exalted and not the Martial Arts Charms from the Corebook. They are in no way marked as Solar charms, so I guess if they would go the route of charm cards for other exalted they would need to distinguish them with a totally different design (at least I hope they would not simply dare to let just the page reference be the way to distinguish charm cards).

I´m disappointed with these cards, because the creators obvioulsy didn´t care to think through how to use them at the table. I would have preferred a design where I could use them as rule cheat sheets that help me quickly resolve the mechanics of a charm during play. On these cards I would not need the prerequisites of the charm (because they are in the book), I would need bigger font and a summary of the charm mechanics without a lot of fluff. I can visualize myself scanning through the text in order to get the mechnics the same way I would´ve to do it in the book. Also the card design would have allowed for a design where once per scene charms could´ve been tapped and the untap condition would be denoted. The card backs could have had the ability name on them.

I guess in order to get a real support at the table I´ll have to use the free form fillable Charm Card template and insert the charm summary myself.

For everyone, who wants instead of flipping through the book sort through a pile of cards and then take as long in reading the card as reading the book, I guess these cards are fine.



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