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With Exalted currently in the 3rd edition (since this year), we should make sure that those 2nd/2.5th Edition Questions are marked distinct from those that target 3rd Edition specifically.

At the moment, I know of 1 question about 3rd Edition specifically:

On the other hand, questions about 2/2.5 are numerous (no reason mentioned means, it is specified to target 2/2.5 in the question). At times, those questions can not be pinned to either variant specifically:

There is even one, that asks about tirst edition!

Contested/unclear in edition is sometimes a case too:


So, my proposition is:

  • for all of the background or version agnostic needs
  • for the rule-specific ones:
    • , and , depending on edition. This would pick up the scheme of calling it "E1" etc, omitting the edition.
    • OR: , and , to better to follow the tagging scheme on the site:
    • Should the need for a distinct or be there, it should be implemented, but tagging it as exalted 2.5 would have to imply tagging also exalted 2, because the difference between 2 and 2.5 is mainly made by just applying the huge errata document or ignoring it.
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    \$\begingroup\$ Every other game tag where the releases are called editions (second edition, third edition, etc) uses the "e" shorthand: dark-heresy-2e, gurps-4e, dnd-5e, 7th-sea-2e, etc. Since Exalted's second and third versions are called "second edition" and "third edition", conventionally we'd tag Exalted as [exalted-1e] [exalted-2e] and [exalted-3e], not simply [exalted-1] etc. \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Nov 17 '16 at 11:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ oops! Though the forums I am on usually refer to them as E1, E2, E2.5 and E3 \$\endgroup\$ – Trish Nov 17 '16 at 11:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ Just a note regarding the recent retagging: mods have a tool to rename tags without editing posts, so when a simple tag rename needs to be done and it's on more than a few posts, you can just ask us to do it instead and it will save the front page from the minor edits. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Nov 24 '17 at 19:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SSD: true, true... \$\endgroup\$ – Trish Nov 24 '17 at 19:29
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Fibericon mentioned in RPG chat that "The editions are very different, and somewhat polarizing among players." He described himself as being "pretty firmly in the 2.5e camp", which suggests to me that even 2.5e is different from 2e. (If that's inaccurate, dear reader, I suggest you leave an alternative answer! I'm not an Exalted player myself, I'm going by second-hand information.)

With that in mind and our tagging convention for games with editions, I suggest the tags would be:

I can't tell you which questions are 2e or 2.5e though.

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    \$\begingroup\$ 2.5 is kind of the result if you apply the 300 page errata or not... \$\endgroup\$ – Trish Nov 20 '16 at 21:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ I hope that if a 2.5e tag is not appropriate, answers will arrive to suggest some contrary action. (I am also hoping that answering at all will prompt more responses to this question from Exalted players on the site.) \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Nov 20 '16 at 21:43
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    \$\begingroup\$ Sidenote: finally updated to 2e/3e convention \$\endgroup\$ – Trish Nov 24 '17 at 12:52

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