Glen Progress and Miracles

The Giant’s Glen is coming along fairly nicely. I have about 20 pages written so far, and notes on all the characters. It’s just a matter of finding the time to flesh out everyone.

Artwork for this one will be a little slower to obtain. Normally I use a stash of stock art that I obtained earlier this year. This time I’m working with an artist who does some beautiful work with dolls, and we’re taking them out to photograph them in different places around Boston. We did the first photo shoot about two weeks ago, and will do another later today. We’ll probably need a third one to finish things off. We might do another in October just to get some changing leaf colors in there, but I’m anticipating having the descriptions ready before then, and I’d rather post early and update images later than delay everything until October.

In other Exalted news, the first official supplement came out recently, Miracles of the Solar Exalted. I read through it over the past few days, and it’s quite good overall. I have a few quibbles, but nothing that would keep me from recommending it to anyone running a Solar game. The commentary on each charm is really great, giving insights into the design process, rules interactions, or even just the developer’s brain space. Totally worth the $4.

My favorite in terms of flavor and simplicity is probably Poised Lion Attitude, which allows you to argue with someone at the same time that you’re fighting them and not have the clash of swords drown out your argument (i.e. you don’t take flurry penalties). Great for both wise-cracking fencers and monologuing war machines.

There are also several more knockback-oriented charms, from Archery to Brawl to Presence to a sweet Thrown/Brawl combo. Don’t get into fights on a narrow ledge, people.

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