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Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Stefan H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/01/2019 23:13:33

Another nice-looking book for my all-time favorite RPG setting. I have bought every core book for the first two editions and see no reaosn to stop the trend now.

I do have one beef: Earlier editions of the game had more influence from India, SE Asia, The Indian Sub-Continent, and even Meso-America, even within the Realm (Mount Meru, Buddhist and Taoist ideas, and the First Age writing system and architecture to name a few). Some of this remains, some seem to have been downplayed. I hope to see more of these other aspects come back. However, I am happy that there is still deep inspiration from China, as games with heavy Japanese influence tend to dominate Eastern based fantasy, not that there is anything wrong with that, it is just that there are so many Nipponophiles out there that the rest of Asia often gets the short end of the stick in fantasy settings--with a few notable exceptions. Often, the default seems to be that if it is not a Japan analog, it borrows from China. I hope that forthcoming products will include more art and themes that encompasses flavors from these other reigons. Again, such is to be expected from the Realm and there was some art that does fit my bill (page 27 comes to mind), and I hope to see more in that vein in upcoming books.

All in all, a very minor gripe, over an admittedly specific personal peeve, but even at that an awesome book.



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Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Chazz K. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/22/2019 09:45:02

What Fire Has Wrought is my favorite execution of my favorite type of Exalted. The book covers more about the Dragon-Blooded across Creation than previous editions, updates the Great Houses to make them more iconic, super-charges Dragon-Blooded charms, and provides a set of new martial arts, sorcery, and artifacts for use in any Exalted game. My only complain would be the lack of a Stroyteller section. I rate this book 5/5 Dragons and highly recommend it for any Exalted fans.

For my complete thoughts, check out our review on The Story Told: http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/episode-25-exalted-the-dragon-blooded-what-fire-has-wrought-review



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Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Randford B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/03/2019 18:34:36

Exalted returns to the Scarlet Dynasty with the Dragon-Blooded hardback for Third Edition. This book gives all the material needed to play a scion of the Realm and the mechanics needed for the Dragon-Blooded, while also brushing alongside a few smaller Terrestrial nations, including old favorites the Forest Witches and the new hotness, the Indian-inspired nation of Prasad. (Fuller details on these groups should appear in the companion book, Heirs to the Shogunate.)

All in all, I was impressed with this book, in large part because it has no major flaws. What Fire Has Wrought has much better art than the last book Exalted released, having apparently worked out some of the kinks in their process and gotten a much higher average quality out of their partner studio. The mechanics are usable and solid. Most importantly the Realm now seems like a real place and a real matriarchy, with a culture and mores that aren't just our own repeated in a place where they don't belong.

I'm prepared to call this book a spectactular success.



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