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Exalted: Essence Tabletop Roleplaying Game

Created by Onyx Path - Exalted: Essence

Help us create a traditionally printed version and a deluxe version of Exalted: Essence.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

May '23 Month End Check In
12 months ago – Fri, May 26, 2023 at 10:42:09 AM

Hello Exalted Essentials,

Today is Exalted Update Day, so it's time once again for our regular monthly status report. Let's get to it...

REWARDS STILL PENDING

Bits and pieces of progress. Our main reward is still in Indexing; it's a large book, so making sure all of the Page XX notations and important bits are lined up is important. The Storyteller Screen that we unlocked via Stretch Goal is finishing up in layout so that once the main book is done indexing, the print set-up can begin. Our first novella has entered layout, and the jumpstart has moved forward as well. Bit by bit, we're seeing the progress that will eventually lead to our rewards.

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://exalted-essence.backerkit.com

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's most recent monthly summary, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <April 2023 Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary. The project statuses listed are current as of last Monday, so do check it out each Monday night to see if anything may have progressed!

I will continue to post regular updates every month until the final Stretch Goal reward has gone out.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  •  Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  •  Via Kickstarter: Click Richard Thomas under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  •  Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

NOW ON KICKSTARTER

An anthology of RPG genres and settings all given the They Came From twist! Join in and help decide which additional genres to include in the book!

They Came from the RPG Anthology! is a little different than the previous entries in this series, and the clue’s in the title. This newest They Came From… isn’t another single genre piece, but a compilation of multiple genres, spanning the big screen, the small screen, the stage, and possibly even more besides!

Why “possibly”? Well, when our Kickstarter campaign launches, one of the first things you’ll likely read about is the polls we’ll be running throughout its duration. Every Monday another poll, and every poll adding a new genre to the book. They Came from the RPG Anthology! already includes:

  •  They Came from Cowboy’s Gulch! (Westerns)
  •  They Came from the Mean Streets! (Noir)
  •  They Came from Bridgton Rectory! (Costume Dramas)
  •  They Came from the Interstellar Starship! (Space Opera)
  •  They Came from the Bard’s Quill! (Shakespearean Plays)

But we’ll be adding a further four chapters (at least) to this book from a selection of options you get to vote on!

That’s not all though. They Came From the RPG Anthology! provides two new system offerings for our loyal audiences:

  • The Quick Play System is a condensed, streamlined, and – as the name implies – quick system you can use for all your games of They Came From! So if you find the current system too complex for your games, you’ll enjoy this slimline version of character creation and the accompanying rules.
  • The Storypath Ultra System is the updated version of our existing Storypath System present in games such as They Came from Beneath the Sea!, Trinity Continuum, Scion, and Dystopia Rising: Evolution, and They Came From the RPG Anthology! is the first place you’ll find it in print! So if you’re interested in the future of Storypath, this is the campaign to back.

As always we’ll have a wide range of backer levels and an active comment section, so come on and join in!

CLICK <HERE> TO JOIN IN THE FUN!
 

April '23 Month End Check In
about 1 year ago – Thu, Apr 27, 2023 at 11:37:09 AM

Hello Exalted Essentials,

We're in the final days of April, so time for our regular month end check in. No big news in this update - we had one of our rewards go out earlier this month,and there's some progress on our rewards, but just the usual for April. Let's dig in...

REWARDS STILL PENDING

Our main reward is in Indexing, now that your feedback is being incorporated into the text. The Adventure Trilogy PDF has moved into development, where the development team take the work of the various writers and ensure that the book is all told in one voice and consistent throughout. Work has been happening on the VTT Token pack in between other assignments. Bit by bit, moving forward.

 REWARDS DISTIBUTED TO BACKERS

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://exalted-essence.backerkit.com

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's most recent monthly summary, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <March 2023 Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary. The project statuses listed are current as of last Monday, so do check it out each Monday night to see if anything may have progressed!

I will continue to post regular updates every month until the final Stretch Goal reward has gone out.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Richard Thomas under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  • Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

BAG TIME! A Stretch Goal Reward Is Released
about 1 year ago – Mon, Apr 03, 2023 at 09:33:36 AM

Hello Exalted Essentials,

I know it's just been a week since our month end project update, but I've got a Stretch Goal reward getting fulfilled this week. We're still a bit away from stuff like Pillars of Creation or our novella trio, but I've got one of our Stretch Goal celebrations that's now ready for our eager eyes.

After a lot of work with the Exalted team and IP owners, the NerdyKeppie.com site is now ready to unveil the Exalted Essence bags for sale!

Six different messenger bags, the perfect size to carry your upcoming Exalted: Essence book (and some dice and pencils and notebooks, and probably some non-gaming stuff too!)

These wouldn't even exist if not for your enthusiasm and support! You showed everyone the demand for Exalted is there... and NerdyKeppie was able to step up and get these made available on their store.

You can find the Exalted: Essence bag collection at NerdyKeppie's store here <link>

Thanks again for your support, thanks to the NerdyKeppie team for working on these messenger bags, and now to show off our Exalted excitement as we slide one more Stretch Goal from the pending chart to the delivered list! I'll be back for our April month end in three weeks! Until then...

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Richard Thomas under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  • Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

CURRENTLY FUNDING

Trinity Continuum Player's Guide! Fully Funded and now Unlocking Stretch Goals!

March '23 Update - Monthly Check in
about 1 year ago – Mon, Mar 27, 2023 at 11:21:04 AM

Hello Exalted Essentials,

We've come to the final week of March, which means lots of rainy days for me and also our regular month end check in. Last month, we had the excitement of our Backer PDF distribution; this month, we'll just have our regular progress report as everything inches forward.

REWARDS STILL PENDING

Now that you've provided your feedback, the development team is working on incorporating all of the errata and notes into finalizing the PDF for Exalted: Essence. Once that's done, it'll go to indexing (so all of the page references can be set and an index created), and then the book will begin prep for printing. Meanwhile, our stretch goal supplements have all moved forward, with our novellas all in editing, and the jumpstart and adventure trilogy finishing up final drafts with the writers before being handed over to the development team. Progress, bit by bit.

REWARDS DISTIBUTED TO BACKERS

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://exalted-essence.backerkit.com

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's most recent monthly summary, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <February 2023 Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary. The project statuses listed are current as of last Monday, so do check it out each Monday night to see if anything may have progressed!

I will continue to post regular updates every other month until the final Stretch Goal reward has gone out.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Richard Thomas under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  • Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

COMING TOMORROW

Launching on Crowdfunding by BackerKit tomorrow! Click to join up and be notified when it goes live!

Feb '23 Update: BACKER PDF DELIVERY, Monthly Update
about 1 year ago – Mon, Feb 20, 2023 at 07:01:23 AM

Hello Exalted Essentials,

It's a big Update day today - the Onyx Path crew have received the green light on the Exalted: Essence PDF, and the Advance PDF can now go out to backers!

 Reward Distribution: EXALTED: ESSENCE Advance PDF

Exalted: Essence is a condensed version of Exalted Third Edition aimed at beginners and Storytellers seeking a rules-lighter experience. Returning fans will find everything  hey need to run complete Exalted campaigns, while those picking up the book for the first time are given a bird’s-eye view of the history of Creation — Exalted’s rich and fascinating setting. Exalted: Essence welcomes everyone. Come explore the wonder and magic of Creation. Exalted: Essence includes:

  • An overview of the game world to inspire new and experienced players alike.
  • Ten fully playable Exalt types. 
  • Comprehensive Storytelling advice to help Storytellers of all skill levels with creating their campaigns.
  • All the rules needed to play complete Exalted campaigns.

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

If this PDF was on your list of rewards, your link to claim your Exalted: Essence Advance PDF will be sent out by our BackerKit pledge manager over the next day. Since we are using our partners at DriveThruRPG as the host for this, you will need to set up a DriveThru account if you don't have one already. If you encounter any problems with downloading your rewards, please contact DTRPG's customer service to resolve the matter, they've always been top-rated for customer service. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/contact_us.php

Again, you will receive an e-mail from BackerKit with links for this reward over the next 24 hours if it is on your expected list of rewards.

The easiest way to see if you've got digital downloads available is to login to your backerkit account:

https://exalted-essence.backerkit.com/backer/digital_rewards and it'll show anything available. Your backerkit account should also confirm all rewards that you should expect from your reward tier selected.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://exalted-essence.backerkit.com

ADVANCE PDF VERSION

This is the first version of Exalted: Essence to be released. The design and development teams have done their best to proofread and correct any errors and typos - but some always sneak through. If you catch any typos, incorrect math, visual glitches, and the like, we want to hear about them and correct them before we send the book off to print.

With that in mind, I'd like to introduce the Exalted: Essence Feedback Form!

Onyx Path will be launching a special Exalted: Essence Feedback Form, which you will be able to access here: https://forms.gle/859JFmgg9zhn4ys96

Share your feedback directly with the Exalted: Essence developers and writers using this form and help guide it through the next stages of production.

This form isn't active quite yet - but will be soon!

They are aware of the Page XX notations - those are left in to replace for the final version once any changes you've suggested are made, so they can reference the correct page if any shifts in layout result.

Onyx Path will keep errata collection open for the next 2 weeks. Please submit your feedback as soon as possible so the team can get on to finalizing this file - and working on our print version as well!

They won't be collecting errata from other spots, just this specific form.

Please check that the Backer Name listed for you in the book matches your submission. 

If there are any issues with your Backer Name as listed, please use the form to communicate the issue with the team. After the Feedback Form closes in two weeks, they won't be adjusting the Backer Name list any further, so please double check.

After any needed corrections are made (based on your feedback!), they will prepare an updated final PDF version of the book and you will receive a notice from DrivethruRPG that you can re-download your file with the latest version.

You've already made the book a reality with your Kickstarter support. Now you can make it even better by helping us crowdsource any minor errors and corrections.

SO: Look for your reward email over the next 24 hours, or check your BackerKit page to see your digital reward redemption links. Review the advance PDF and submit any feedback you have, and let's make this book as awesome as possible!

REWARDS STILL PENDING

With the Exalted: Essence Advance PDF out to backers, it's now in the Errata phase. Your feedback will be collected and implemented, and then the book will begin indexing and preparations for physical production. Pillars of Creation, the Campanion PDF, is in editing, the Adventure Scenario trilogy and the jumpstart (now called Tomb of Memory) are now in redlines, and two of our novellas have progressed along as well. Lots of good progress since last month, with the Backer PDF distribution being a big milestone.

 REWARDS DISTIBUTED TO BACKERS

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's most recent monthly summary, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <January 2023 Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary. The project statuses listed are current as of last Monday, so do check it out each Monday night to see if anything may have progressed!

I will continue to post regular updates every month until the final Stretch Goal reward has gone out.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  •  Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  •  Via Kickstarter: Click Richard Thomas under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  •  Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

FINAL DAYS ON KICKSTARTER

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