Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought for Exalted 3rd Ed.

Created by Richard Thomas

Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought is a core expansion for the Exalted tabletop roleplaying game. Exalted 3rd Edition is set in a mythic world where spirits walk openly among men, warring demigods topple kingdoms, and the restless dead roam on moonless nights. Heroes granted power by the mightiest gods war and intrigue against one another for the fate of Creation. These are the Exalted!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

April 2019 Update
26 days ago – Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 04:44:03 PM

Hello Dragon-Backers,

It's the last week of April, so time for my regular month-end status update.

It's James, your point person for this kickstarter project.
It's James, your point person for this kickstarter project.

 First, we'll start with 10,000-mile Exalted overview, including all projects on the go, move into the Monthly Exalted Releases, and then see how far we've come with Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought rewards... 

PROJECT STATUS

First Draft:
 - Exalted Essay Collection
 - Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 

Second Draft:
 - Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 
 - Across the Eight Directions  

Development:
 - Lunars: Fangs At the Gate 
 - Heirs to the Shogunate  

In Art Direction:
 - Lunars: Fangs At the Gate  

Proofing:
 - The Realm  
 - Dragon-Blooded Screen  

Production Process:
 - Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought Deluxe Hardcover

MONTHLY RELEASES


Now available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: Hundred Devils Night Parade part 24: White Robes

An echo of professional mourners such as Sijan’s famed sorrowers, white robes are empty garments radiating grief, endlessly wandering in a funeral procession to nowhere. The vast burden living mourners carry creates powerful emotional imprints from which white robes spawn. These sublime, hollow robes are inscribed with beautiful, ever-changing symbols in gray and bronze; those who can decipher the writings learn secrets from the Underworld’s forgotten reaches. Though pale and ethereal, white robes are plasmic creations of emotion and Underworld Essence, rather than ghosts. 

Now available from Onyx Path's RedBubble store: Dragon-Blooded House Hardcover Journals for Exalted 3rd Edition!

These hardcover journals are filled with your choice of fully-blank, lined, or grid paper, for you to fill with character notes or drawings or maps at your leisure.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)  

- Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update #25, 5/18/18)
 - Records of the Before PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 06/13/18)
 - Exalted 3rd Edition Rulebook PDF (BackerKit notification sent 07/02/18)
 - Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PDF (DriveThru update sent 03/26/19)
 - Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PoD Coupon (Update #42, 4/8/19)  

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING  

- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought Deluxe Hardcover
 - Heirs to the Shogunate PDF
 - Exalted 3rd Edition Rulebook Deluxe Hardcover
 - The Realm PDF
 - Storyteller's Screen
 - Cloth Map of Creation
 - Cloth Map of The Blessed Isle
 - Digital Wallpaper
 - Novella #1
 - Novella #2

Checking out the production status on the Monday Meeting blog, it looks like we may get some more movement on our lists over the next month. I'm hopeful we can slide an item or two from Pending to Delivered by our next month end update.

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. As mentioned up top, feel free to check out Onyx Path's Monday Meeting Notes posts (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go (you may see spoilers for my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running). 

Speaking of which...

Last Call for Backers! This Campaign Ends TOMORROW!
Last Call for Backers! This Campaign Ends TOMORROW!

Quick Update: Dragon-Blooded (for sale) and Lunars (for pre-order)
about 1 month ago – Mon, Apr 08, 2019 at 02:35:24 PM

Hello Dragon-Backers,

This is a quick update for my Exalted peeps. I just wanted to briefly touch base to tell you about latest info on our Dragon-Blooded campaign and the recently completed Lunars Kickstarter campaign.

As noted in the most recent Monthly Update the final version of DB:WFHW  is now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought 

Pretty much everyone receiving this update should have the PDF already. If you haven't already downloaded, make sure to check for your redemption code in the BackerKit digital rewards locker. If you have downloaded the PDF previously, you will be able to download the latest version when you log in to your DrivethruRPG library.

Similarly, for those who were scheduled to receive the Print-On-Demand Coupon (backers who'd pledged to a tier that included the Deluxe Hardcover), you should have a coupon link available in your BackerKit digital rewards locker for two different versions of the Print-On-Demand copy of this book.

NOTE: THIS IS NOT YOUR DELUXE HARDCOVER COPY! Those files have gone to the printer and production partners and work is beginning on creating those epic artifacts that will be passed down through the generations! Once those mighty tomes have been fully forged, they will be shipped to you as part of the fulfillment process for this campaign. There's still a fair amount of time before that happens, and I will provide plenty of warning to update addresses and other info before we get there.

The easiest way to see if you've got digital downloads available is to login to your backerkit account: https://what-fire-has-wrought.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.  

For those backers who did not pledge to a tier that included the Deluxe hardcover, or those backers who might be looking for a second copy for the table, or something to use while we wait for the Deluxe books to be created and shipped, there are two different versions of Print-On-Demand options available.

Standard Color Heavyweight uses a thick 70# white paper which has better page opacity. (that's "70 pound" for reference, but does not mean each page weighs 70 lbs!).  Standard Heavyweight Color uses inkjet technology. (These are not the same inkjet printers you have at home - these are often as big or bigger than a car!) This option offers lower cost but the colors won't be as sharp or bright as a Premium Color book.   

Premium Color Heavyweight uses the same 70# paper, but uses a digital offset press. This option offers superior color quality but is more expensive to produce.

I have a friend with more than 20-years in the printing business, the kind of guy who smells the page to find out which ink was used and can tell the type of printer by touch. He's been very impressed with the Standard Heavyweight PoD productions I've received ("They've done a great job"), and is astounded by the quality of the Premium digital offset books I've ordered ("Really, really amazing quality!").

My suggestion: If you did not order the Deluxe hardcover and want a top-notch copy to collect, go with the Premium Heavyweight and you wont' be disappointed. 

If you're ordering a second copy while waiting for your Deluxe hardcover, or want a good copy that you can use frequently at the table, the Standard Heavyweight is up to the task!

(Remember to order via the coupon link in your BackerKit digital rewards locker, if you that was part of your rewards list! That link is your coupon and must be the first step in your PoD order.)

And - if you missed out on the recently completed campaign for Lunars: Fangs at the Gate, we've just opened our BackerKit "pre-order" store. So, check it out if you are interested in the PDF or Deluxe hardcover version of that book.

That's it! Two quick pieces - I'll be in touch with our regularly month end update in a few weeks!

- James

March 2019 Update
about 2 months ago – Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 11:43:14 AM

Hello Dragon-backers,

And with the end of March, it's time for our latest status update. One minor tweak to our rewards delivered list, and a note about another reward coming soon. So, onward...

It's James, your point person for this kickstarter campaign.
It's James, your point person for this kickstarter campaign.

First, we'll start with general Exalted news, including all projects on the go...

PROJECT STATUS

First Draft:  
- Across the Eight Directions
- Exalted Essay Collection 

Second Draft:
- Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 
- Heirs to the Shogunate  

Development:
 - Lunars: Fangs At the Gate 

In Art Direction:
- Lunars: Fangs At the Gate  

Proofing:
 - The Realm 

Production Process:
- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought (see more below)


MONTHLY RELEASES


Now available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: Adversaries of the Righteous: Bosocu, Prodigal Son of the Swamps for Exalted 3rd Edition!

The Saints of Thuvaraiyam had high hopes for Bosocu. His birth drew cold-blooded guardians to his crib, the eldest Ghara Hags treated him like a son, and rumors claimed he was destined to end the Quagheads’ long exile. It was an unpleasant surprise to discover he’d run off one day with a minor chapter full of rabble.

Also available in PDF: Hundred Devils Night Parade: Metody:

The demon realm of Malfeas lies wholly apart from the mortal world, subject to its baleful masters’ whims and never graced with the orderly presence of Creation’s elements. Instead, its cracks ooze with Theion To, or vitriol: the acid of Hell. The metody are vitriol spirits, alien cousins to Creation’s elementals. They can assume any sort of twisted or distorted human form, often horned or hooved; a few prefer disfigured animal shapes. They only take unblemished forms under compulsion. Their passage etches smoldering footprints into stone and trails a sulfurous stench. 


REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)  

- Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update #25, 5/18/18)
- Records of the Before PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 06/13/18)
- Exalted 3rd Edition Rulebook PDF (BackerKit notification sent 07/02/18)
- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PDF (DriveThru update sent 03/26/19)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING  

- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought Deluxe Hardcover
- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PoD Coupon
- Heirs to the Shogunate PDF
- Exalted 3rd Edition Rulebook Deluxe Hardcover
- The Realm PDF
- Storyteller's Screen
- Cloth Map of Creation
- Cloth Map of The Blessed Isle
- Digital Wallpaper
- Novella #1
- Novella #2

HUGE NEWS - the FINAL version of the Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PDF is now available. If you check your LIBRARY on DriveThruRPG.com, you can filter to UPDATED titles, where you'll be able to re-download the latest version.

If you hadn't yet downloaded your PDF reward, check your Digital Rewards in BackerKit for the redemption code. All PDF versions downloaded from this point forward will be the final version.

With the PDF version finalized, the Print-On-Demand version will be made available soon. For Backers set to receive the PoD Coupon as a reward, you'll receive an e-mail from BackerKit once the code has been loaded and processed. Or, you can check your Digital Rewards locker on BackerKit at any time to see which rewards have been fulfilled.

With the final PDF finished, the book will soon be sent off to begin the long production process for creating the deluxe hardcover versions. Step by step, we're moving forward.


The easiest way to see if you've got digital downloads available is to login to your backerkit account: https://what-fire-has-wrought.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://what-fire-has-wrought.backerkit.com/

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://what-fire-has-wrought.backerkit.com/faq

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. As mentioned up top, feel free to check out Onyx Path's Monday Meeting Notes posts (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go (you may see spoilers for my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running). 

Speaking of which...

Check out our latest Kickstarter Campaign
Check out our latest Kickstarter Campaign

February 2019 Update
3 months ago – Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 07:33:39 PM

Hello Dragon-Backers,

An easy update today, because I'm probably already talking to most of you in our currently-running kickstarter campaign for Lunars: Fangs at the Gate. So, you're not going to hear much you don't already know, but for those few who haven't followed us over (or haven't yet...), here's all the news I've got to share.

I believe the final touches are being put on the Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought digital files even as I type this, which means the book will soon be going off to print. You can keep track of where every project is by checking Onyx Path's Monday Meeting notes, or wait for my monthly update.

PROJECT STATUS

First Draft:
- Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 
- Across the Eight Directions
- Exalted Essay Collection 

Second Draft:
 - Heirs to the Shogunate  

Development:
 - Lunars: Fangs At the Gates 

In Art Direction:
- The Realm 
- Lunars  

Indexing:
- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought 

MONTHLY RELEASES

Now available from DriveThruRPG in PDF: Adversaries of the Righteous: Isabet Maken, the Master of Cauldron Valley

Born to a life of muck and toil among nomadic horse breeders, Isabet left a trail of human misery on her path to the Guild’s highest echelons. She apprenticed with some of the greatest merchant princes of the age: Alhomzira, the Indigo Queen; Lindyana Calaho, master of the qat trade; Nine Stars in Song, whose smuggling fleet they say outsails the Realm’s own biremes.

Despite her prestigious education, Isabet found herself stonewalled as a lesser Guild factor, disdainful of and unsuited to the empty pleasantries of politics. Only discovering Cauldron Valley, a lush jungle-demesne on the fringe of the River Province, and her own thaumaturgic talents saved her from a life of mediocrity.

Nearing 60, Isabet has reforged herself into a master geomancer, using the Valley’s powers to produce unique slaves. Instead of earning a place on the Directorate, Isabet helped found a secret cabal (see The Gouged Eye Society, Conspiracy of Savants) to further her mastery of geomantic lore. Beyond this, her only concern is for her sons, Imri and Sabet; she would move the Imperial Mountain itself to secure their futures.

Also available in PDF: Hundred Devils Night Parade: Flickerfeather and Grelidaka.

From the frozen North to the burning South, and all directions in between, there are creatures that stalk Creation. Demons, spirits, monsters and even creatures who live alongside mankind are in every region.

In this collection you will find new foes, encounter old enemies, and learn the secrets of these denizens of Exalted 3rd Edition’s wondrous world.


REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)  

- Redbubble T-shirt Link (Update #25, 5/18/18)
- Records of the Before PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 06/13/18)
- Exalted 3rd Edition Rulebook PDF (BackerKit notification sent 07/02/18)
- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought Backer PDF (BackerKit notification sent 12/19/18)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING  

- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought Deluxe Hardcover
- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PoD Coupon
- Heirs to the Shogunate PDF
- Exalted 3rd Edition Rulebook Deluxe Hardcover
- The Realm PDF
- Storyteller's Screen
- Cloth Map of Creation
- Cloth Map of The Blessed Isle
- Digital Wallpaper
- Novella #1
- Novella #2

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. As mentioned up top, feel free to check out Onyx Path's Monday Meeting Notes posts (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go (you may see spoilers for my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running).

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://what-fire-has-wrought.backerkit.com/

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://what-fire-has-wrought.backerkit.com/faq 

If you have any other questions or concerns, you can post them to the comments for this update, the comment section, or contact the team via the Contact Creator link on the kickstarter page and Rich will forward it to me.

LUNARS: FANGS AT THE GATE Kickstarter
LUNARS: FANGS AT THE GATE Kickstarter

Onyx Path's latest Kickstarter for a deluxe version of the upcoming Lunars: Fangs at the Gate for Exalted 3rd Edition is halfway over! Exalted fans managed to hit our goal in a mere 39 minutes!

We’re currently sitting at just over $203,000 or 338% of our initial funding target, with over 1830 backers. This means we’ve unleashed 10 stretch goals so far:

  • Lunars-themed Storyteller Screen as an Add On
  • Many-Faced Strangers, the Lunar companion book, now contains A section of additional Charms, around 7 quick character stat blocks for animals, Heroes of the Silver Pact (Leviathan, Aum-Ashatra, Aqadar, and Smiling Zamisha), Martial Arts (Toad style, Bear style, Monkey style, Rat style), chapter fiction, and an adventure path (similar to the "War in West" section we funded) called War for the Caul.
  • Lunars backer T-shirt
  • Art budget increase
  • Digital wallpaper

We're currently targeting another section for Many-Faced Strangers on The Shadow Fang Vanguard - A discussion of this autocratic splinter group of the Silver Pact, including its traditions, political culture, and ambitions. Also provides stat blocks for its leaders: the majestic, brutal caribou prince Tayan Silver-Crowned; and her black-crowned night heron advisor Feather Drenched in the Blood of the Fallen.

As we did with What Fire Has Wrought, we're previewing the entire manuscript over the course of the campaign. So, come check us out and maybe join in and back your next favorite Exalted project!

Also - special secret just for the Dragon-Blooded backers... next week, before we talk about Lunar Dominions, we're going to share a sneak peek section from The Realm, just to set the stage for more info on The Caul... so, drop on by!

FINAL CHECK - Kickstarter Backer Roll Call
4 months ago – Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 10:55:28 PM

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