Howdy, guys and gals. It’s been a while since the last State of Creation column, so I thought it was time to give you all an update on what’s happening and a preview of what’s coming down the pike for Exalted, and for Scion as well.
First off, Scroll of Fallen Races is in the warehouse, so that should be in stores for the holidays for all your Mountain Folk and Dragon King roleplaying needs. Similarly, Lost Arts of the Dead is up now for sale as a pdf, with a few new Arcanoi translated to second edition. Graceful Wicked Masques—The Fair Folk is not going to make it here for the holiday season, unfortunately, but it’ll be here in January. I hope that doesn’t screw up anyone’s “raksha at the Pole of Air and their jolly Twilight Caste master” Christmas games.
The Compass of Terrestrial Directions, Vol. IV—The South, meanwhile, is at the printer, while The Art of Exalted is wrapping up proofing and will be off to the printer by the end of the week. Then, it’ll be time for the long-awaited The Manual of Exalted Power—The Infernals to go into layout. Final art is coming in for that as I type these words. Meanwhile, I’m currently in the middle of redlining drafts for the Scroll of Heroes, a supplement devoted to playing mortals in the world of Exalted, and once that’s done, I’ll be finishing up the last bit of development on The Compass of Celestial Directions, Vol. V—Malfeas before sending that book into editing.
Beyond that, in the earlier stages of development, Dean Shomshak’s running the show on The Compass of Terrestrial Directions, Vol. V—The North for me, so I can concentrate on the development of The Manual of Exalted Power—The Alchemicals. Cool stuff coming there. Also coming up after that are the Scroll of Exalts, which is a big roster of movers and shakers from the setting (including all the sig characters), and a super-secret project that involves the return to the setting of a character we haven’t heard from in a while.
In addition to all that Exalted news, we’ve also got the Scion Companion going off to press this week. Eddy Webb has some great stuff in there, and Jessica Mullins has done a kickass job putting the final product together. I’m loving the way the World War II material has turned out, and I think you’ll dig it, too.
Well, that’s it for this biannual update, folks. I’ll be back to talk with you in a couple of weeks. Right now, I’m off to jump on some Exalted errata. Take care, everyone.