Lunars: Fangs at the Gate for Exalted 3rd Ed.

Created by Richard Thomas

A deluxe supplement detailing the Lunar Exalted for the Exalted 3rd Edition tabletop RPG

Latest Updates from Our Project:

May 2019 Update
10 months ago – Wed, May 29, 2019 at 08:37:01 PM

Hello Gatecrashers,

It's the final week of May, and that means it's time for our month end status update!

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

As a reminder, many of these updates will show only incremental progress, but it's important to me that I keep you updated and we're all on the same page as we continue on our journey.   

The format for these will likely remain pretty consistent as we move forward. I'll start big and broad - checking in on all Exalted projects on the go - and then work down to latest releases and then reward tracking for the Lunars: Fangs at the Gate kickstarter. And for the first while, I'll probably put a BackerKit reminder in there as well.

So, on with the show...

PROJECT STATUS

 Outline & Writer Assignment:
 - Many-Faced Strangers
 - Lunars Novella    

First Draft:
    - Exalted Essay Collection
    - Dragon-Blooded Novella #2
    - Exigents
    - Crucible of Legends 

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

Development:
    - Heirs to the Shogunate  

Editing:
    - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate

In Art Direction:
    - Lunars: Fangs At the Gate  

Advance PDF Release:
    - The Realm

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

A couple of new titles in there since last month's update, including Exigents and Crucible of Legends! And The Realm released in Advance PDF, which means it's time for the Monthly Release Roundup!


MONTHLY RELEASES

Now available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: Hundred Devils Night Parade: Haloed Husk

Sometimes, when it rains in a Wyld-touched area in the Northern Threshold while the sun shines, chaos taints the clouds, turning a normal sun shower into a Wyld one. The altered rain burns where it lands, not with flame but with searing heat. The storm scorches crops and severely burns anyone caught in the deluge. Even after the skies clear, a secondary threat lurks in puddles of pooled light. 

When a person or animal drinks of the liquid sunlight, their core catches ablaze. Light coruscates from every orifice as their body sizzles and steams. The false sunlight boils away their minds and personalities, until all that remains is the haloed husk — a being of pure radiance and raw instinct wrapped in its still-living flesh. Some people nickname these creatures “sun dogs,” as their most common forms in human settlements are those of beloved pets turned monstrous.

Now available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: The Realm

From the chaos of the Dragon-Blooded Shogunate’s collapse arose the Scarlet Empress, hero-tyrant and founder of the Realm.

In the centuries since her ascendancy, the Scarlet Realm has become Creation’s foremost imperial power. Kingdoms and city-states across Creation look toward the Blessed Isle at the world’s center and bow in submission to the authority of the Scarlet Throne, the might of the Imperial legions, and the doctrine of the Immaculate Order. The Great Houses of the Scarlet Dynasty, Dragon-Blooded descendants of the Empress, scheme against each other and vie for power. Now, the Empress is gone, and the Realm’s future will be forged by the deeds of heroes.

The Realm expands on the history, politics, culture, law, and economics of Creation’s greatest and most terrible empire. It details the Realm’s governmental institutions: the Thousand Scales ministries, the Deliberative, the magistracy, and the All-Seeing Eye military, and its state religion, the Immaculate Order.

It also provides an in-depth look at the lands that make up the Realm, both its heart on the Blessed Isle, and its satrapies scattered across the world.

This is an ADVANCE PDF release. If you see any errata or issues with the product, please report them using THIS FORM - a corrected version will eventually be released and you'll be notified when your library is updated.

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://lunars-fangs-at-the-gate.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://lunars-fangs-at-the-gate.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.   


REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)  

 - Exalted 3rd Edition Core Rules PDF (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PDF (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Songline Legend Runes PDF Bundle (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Backer T-shirt Link (Update #40, May 16, 2019)
 

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING  

 - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate PDF
 - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate PoD Coupon
 - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Deluxe Hardcover
 - Many-Faced Strangers PDF
 - Storyteller's Screen
 - Cloth Map of Creation [LUNAR VERSION]
 - Backer T-shirt Link
 - Digital Wallpaper
 - Lunars Novella  
 

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...

Click to check our our latest kickstarter campaign
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Pirates of Pugmire is a chronicle sourcebook for both Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau. It’s usable in either game, or as part of a joint experience. Some highlights include:

* Two new species for players to enjoy: lizards and birds
   * Six new callings, including two for dogs and two for cats
   * Rules for building, sailing, and sinking ships
   * A trove of new allies, enemies, and treasures
   * Information on Waterdog Port and Port Matthew
   * “Going on the Account” a chronicle of three new adventures, taking characters from 1st through 6th level

Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/pirates-of-pugmire-a-realms-of-pugmire-tabletop-rpg

Reward Delivery: Backer T-shirts Available for a Limited Time!
11 months ago – Thu, May 16, 2019 at 08:37:47 AM

Hello Kickstarter Gatecrashers,

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

I'll have one of our regular month-end updates in the next few weeks, ensuring we're all on the same page when it comes to the progress of the book and the status of our various rewards. 

And, speaking of rewards, we've received a delivery today!!

REWARD DELIVERY: KICKSTARTER T-SHIRT LINK

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Kickstarter backer T-shirts!
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Kickstarter backer T-shirts!
Remember this? We crushed so many Stretch Goals!
Remember this? We crushed so many Stretch Goals!

One of our Stretch Goals during the kickstarter campaign was a special discounted-for-a-limited-time Kickstarter Backer Lunars: Fangs at the Gate T-shirt.

If you click over to Onyx Path's REDBUBBLE T-shirt Shop you will see the LUNARS T-shirt, which will be available at a discounted price for a LIMITED TIME ONLY! You have ONE WEEK to order this shirt if you'd like to exalt in style! 

And, just like our favorite exalted, these shirts come in different shapes and sizes, so don't forget to scroll through and check out your options!

One last time: This shirt will be available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY - please act quickly if you're interested! 

See you in a few weeks with our regular month-end status update. Until then, game on!

April 2019 Update
11 months ago – Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 07:20:19 PM

Hello Gatecrashers,

Welcome to the first of what will be many regular month-end status updates.

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

As a reminder, many of these updates will show only incremental progress, but it's important to me that I keep you updated and we're all on the same page as we continue on our journey.   

The format for these will likely remain pretty consistent as we move forward. I'll start big and broad - checking in on all Exalted projects on the go - and then work down to latest releases and then reward tracking for the Lunars: Fangs at the Gate kickstarter. And for the first while, I'll probably put a BackerKit reminder in there as well.

So, on with the show...

PROJECT STATUS

Outline & Writer Assignment:
 - Many-Faced Strangers
 - Lunars Novella   

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. 


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://lunars-fangs-at-the-gate.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://lunars-fangs-at-the-gate.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.   

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)  

-  Exalted 3rd Edition Core Rules PDF (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PDF (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 - Songline Legend Runes PDF Bundle (Update #38, Apr 15, 2019)
 

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING  

 - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate PDF
 - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate PoD Coupon
 - Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Deluxe Hardcover
 - Many-Faced Strangers PDF
 - Storyteller's Screen
 - Cloth Map of Creation [LUNAR VERSION]
 - Backer T-shirt Link
 - Digital Wallpaper
 - Lunars Novella  
 

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...

FINAL DAY! Last Call for Backers to Join In!
FINAL DAY! Last Call for Backers to Join In!

Reward Week: Digital Reward Distribution
12 months ago – Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 10:30:20 PM

Hello Gatecrashers,

A minor break from our regularly scheduled month-end udpdates. This special mid-April update is about rewards!

While we all know that the long journey ahead for Lunars: Fangs at the Gate, from rough manuscript (which was shared during the campaign) through the forge of awesomeness to create a backer PDF and eventually a Deluxe Hardcover is only just beginning... there are rewards that are available now and ready for distribution this week.

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

DIGITAL REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Many of the rewards for our kickstarter projects take a lot of time and effort to complete. Usually, the kickstarter is a means of moving the project from an idea (even when it's a mostly-fully-written idea) into the actual channel that turns it into a project/product. It'll be a while before we're ready to talk about delivery on Fangs at the Gate, and even longer for the projects generated via Stretch Goals (Many-Faced Strangers).

That said, there are a few rewards that are available now, as they were mostly add-ons or bundles of existing products, or fun Stretch Goal bonus rewards. And now, we can work on getting those out to you before the month ends.

Digital Rewards Available starting today:

- Exalted 3rd Edition Core Rulebook PDF
- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought PDF


Digital Rewards Available on Wednesday:

- Songline Legend Runes PDF Bundle

REWARD DISTRIBUTION  

Your link to claim these digital rewards will be sent out by our BackerKit pledge manager over the next 3 days (EX3 PDF and DB:WFHW PDF today, Songline Legend Runes Bundle on Wednesday). 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 these rewards over the next few days if any of them are on your expected list of rewards. I'll be releasing them in waves, so don't panic if you only see the Exalted 3rd Edition Core Rulebook PDF link today... the rest are coming.

The easiest way to see if you've got digital downloads available is to login to your backerkit account: https://lunars-fangs-at-the-gate.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://lunars-fangs-at-the-gate.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://lunars-fangs-at-the-gate.backerkit.com/faq 

SONGLINE LEGEND RUNES PDF BUNDLE

This was an Add-On that was created and unleashed during the campaign. If you remember, this bundle included the following titles:

You're not mistaken - there was one odd title in there: Creatures of the Wyld- The Rest of the Creatures! This was an ancient download of bonus content, from old White Wolf Exalted servers, back when the internet was mostly steam-powered, and hasn't been available for years. Luckily, the development team for Exalted (Eric Minton and Robert Vance, along with Dixie Cochran) are all expert digital archaeologists and were able to unearth a copy. As a bonus, it has now been added to the PDF file for Creatures of the Wyld by the awesome team at DrivethruRPG.com so is now available for the first time through their site - thanks to you and your support! 

A reminder, this content is pretty old and rare, and the PDF isn't hi-res like it would be if created today, but enjoy it as part of your collection and mine it for ideas and inspiration for your game going forward!

Regular Monthly Updates

Starting at the end of the month, I'll be sharing regular status updates.  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. Also, 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 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.  

- James

Surveys Going Out This Week!
12 months ago – Mon, Apr 08, 2019 at 06:35:37 PM

Hello Gatecrashers,

 It's been a bit quiet since the end of the campaign, but that was all about getting ready for the next phase... and here we are!  

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

BACKER SURVEYS  

Over the next few days, you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. It’s important to respond to your survey as quickly as you can since we need this information to fulfill your rewards.

You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. You don’t have access to this survey link yet, but it will be available soon via email!  

After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts.

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://lunars-fangs-at-the-gate.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://lunars-fangs-at-the-gate.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.

Once we've got a fair response to our survey and collected a reasonable amount of info, I'll be working on fulfilling rewards that are available now - like the PDFs of Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought and the Exalted 3rd Edition Core Rulebook

If you didn't have the latest Exalted book as part of your reward tier, it is now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought:

For a thousand years, the Dragon-Blooded have ruled Creation from thrones of jade, secure in their power and authority as Princes of the Earth. Through command of the elements and mastery of every martial discipline, their ruling bloodlines exercise dominion over the wealth and armies of the world. Now, in this time of tumult, their hegemony is challenged by breakaway states, monsters from world’s edge, and the dreadful power of the Solar and Lunar Anathema.

This Exalted 3rd Edition sourcebook provides everything that players and Storytellers need to introduce the Dragon-Blooded into their story. In addition to details of life in the Scarlet Realm, Lookshy, and among a variety of outcaste groups, it covers character creation and Dragon-Blooded Charms, along with new Merits, spells, martial arts styles, and heirloom artifacts that can be included in any game.

MONTH END UPDATE SUMMARY

Starting with our month-end update in a few weeks, 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. Also, 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...

Click to check out our latest Kickstarter campaign.
Click to check out our latest Kickstarter campaign.