Manual of Exalted Power: Alchemicals
Type: Second Edition Sourcebook
Release Date: Q4 2009
Page Count: 242
Stock Number: 80107
ISBN Number: 978-158846-384-5
Designed by the Great Maker Autochthon before the Primordial War, the Alchemical templates inspired the Exalts fielded by the Incarnae against their creators. Yet, during that war, Autochthon heard the Great Curse directed by his slain Primordial brethren. As the First Age progressed, he watched as that Curse twisted the minds of the Exalted. Knowing it was only a matter of time before the Solars’ growing paranoia was directed at him, the King of All Craftsman gathered thousands of worshipers inside himself and fled to Elsewhere. Within his very body, these mortals built a highly advanced civilization, and to preserve it, Autochthon finally built his prototype Champions. Ever since, the artificial Chosen of the Machine God have kept the Eight Nations safe.
But as the long-dormant Autochthon’s health deteriorates, the threats the Alchemicals face grow ever greater. Can these Exalted save their world-god, or has Autochthon’s flight to Elsewhere only ensured his demise?
A character sourcebook for Exalted® featuring:
- Everything players and Storytellers need to generate Alchemical Exalted characters, including their Charms
- Details of the Great Maker’s servants: the gods, elementals and automata of Autochthonia
- Rules for Autochthonian magitech and Alchemical protocols
Table of Contents
- Chapter One: The Alchemical Exalted
- Chapter Two: The Subgods of Autochthonia
- Chapter Three: Character Creation
- Chapter Four: Traits
- Chapter Five: Charms
- Chapter Six: Wonders of the Machina God
- Chapter Seven: Storytelling
Authors: Alan Alexander, Michael A. Goodwin, Neall Raemonn Price, Holden Shearer, Peter Ullmann
Comic Scripter: Carl Bowen
Developer: John Chambers
Editor: Carl Bowen
Creative Director: Rich Thomas
Art Direction and Layout: Brian Glass
Artists: Gordon Bennetto, Tazio Bettin, Groundbreakers Studio (with Paolo Aguasin, Ian Cang, Dennis Menese, Bayani Pasig, Jezreel Rojales, Jaimee delos Santos and Brian Valeza), Imaginary Friends Studio (with Jennyson Rosero and Zid) Saana ‘Kiyo’ Lappalainen, Pasi Pitkanen, UDON (with Greg Brown, Steven Cummings, Leo Lingas, Alex Milne, Andre Mina, Saejin Oh and Joe Vriens) and Melissa Uran
Cover Art: UDON (with Steven Cummings and Saejin Oh)
Playtesters: Clayton Bell, Raphael Bressel, Beau Brown, Ryan Carden, Whitney Carnes, Darci Chambers, John Chambers, Ben Gray, Josh Lee, Michael MacFarlane, John Mørke, Neall Raemonn Price, Holden Shearer, and Peter K. Ullmann.
Chambers of Love: State of Creation (and the World)
Beyond that, in the earlier stages of development, Dean Shomshak’s running the show on The Compass of Terrestrial Directions, Vol. V—The North for me, so I can concentrate on the development of The Manual of Exalted Power—The Alchemicals. Cool stuff coming there. Also coming up after that are the Scroll of Exalts, which is a big roster of movers and shakers from the setting (including all the sig characters), and a super-secret project that involves the return to the setting of a character we haven’t heard from in a while.