Onyx Path Publishing has launched the Exalted Essence Kickstarter. They recognized they needed an easier “on-ramp” for new players and those who were struggling with the depth of 3rd Edition. And let’s be honest, that 686-page core book was pretty intimidating, even to an experienced gamer like myself.
Exalted Essence provides a new way to play Exalted in parallel with the continued development of 3E. They’re calling it an “ADDition, not a new edition”. Plus, they’re including all of the Exalt types in one book. No need to wait years for them to release the Exalt books for the remaining types for 3E, you’ve got what you need right here. They’re also simplifying a lot of mechanics that were just too complicated to support their story-first approach to the game.
I’m pretty excited about this one.