It is hard to say much about this book that hasn't been already said, but I'd like to give an opinion that has the benefit of hindsight. I still rather enjoy this iteration of Exalted, even if it is woefully unsupported. Despite whatever misgivings that people eventually grew to have about this edition, it worked just fine, and probably continues to work. The issues came when it surpassed Essence 5 and... well, if this review is for someone who never picked this book up, let me say this. Do you want to play a demigod that can eventually punch out dragons and sway nations? This is the book for you. The 3rd edition is still in its infancy, and I'm sure you can find people to play this edition. Even now, the book is beautiful, is chock full of comic book pages, is beautifully laid out, is all color, and does a great job introducing the system and the setting. 5 stars.
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