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Manual of Exalted Power: The Alchemicals
Publisher: White Wolf
by Joshua F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/27/2010 13:33:49
I should preface my comments with saying that my love for Alchemicals has been unreasonable for years. That out of the way:

Readers would do well to note that this book is a Manual of Exalted Power - not "Exalted: The Autochthonians." The detailed sections on the structure of Autochthonian society and chapter-long storytelling options for integrating them with Creation are gone. Instead we have a much more focused book that really delves into the nature, purpose and methods of the prototypes for all Exalted.

While I was disappointed at first to see some of my favorite 1E Charms not included, I'm glad they weren't because they've either been replaced by more broadly applicable ones (Transcendent Multimodal Artifact Matrix FTW!) or replaced with submodules. The writers did a fantastic job rewriting the Charm set in an intelligent, useful way that makes junior Alchemicals eminently playable.

That being said: some of the mechanical holes in the book (all those MA styles mentioned but not written! ditto Colossus and Municipal powers!), along with the lack of in-depth information about the cultures of the Eight Nations, beg for a Compass-style supplement for which I would pay hard-earned American dollars in a heartbeat.

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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Manual of Exalted Power: The Alchemicals
Publisher: White Wolf
by Andrew S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/26/2010 09:25:35
Manual of Exalted Power: The Alchemicals is a great step up from the first edition version. This time we get a book purely devoted to the Alchemical Exalted (who are solid canon, rather than an optional extra as they were in 1st ed). Gone is the series of dubious stories which you could use to integrate Alchemicals into your 1st edition game and instead we get more useful information on Alchemicals.

Two great martial arts are included (yes, we actually get to see Thousand Wounds Gear Style) and everything else that you would expect to see from the talented crop of freelancers that we currently have working on Exalted 2nd Ed.

I seriously recommend this book to anyone who is looking for something new to add to their Exalted games.

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Manual of Exalted Power: The Alchemicals
Publisher: White Wolf
by Daniel G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/17/2010 18:44:35
I love being magical optimus prime. Glad to see more detail put into the strangest of the exalt types

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