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Offline IncognitoTopic starter

Exalted in Modern Times!
« on: December 06, 2007, 12:33:29 PM »
Iíve seen the topic brought up a few times, at least in my old gaming group and truth be told itís an idea that Iíve always wanted to play through.  Unfortunately Iím not that good of a story teller otherwise I might give it a shot myself.  This actually bares a striking resemblance to my first game request, but Iíve got a bit more of an idea about what Iím searching for.

I want to play a Highschool student who inherits one of the reemerging exalted essences (More then likely Solar or Sidereal).  Since creation is essentially earth before it became the world that it is today, this shouldnít be to hard.  The reason people are exalting again is up to the ST, but I was thinking that perhaps the Deathlords are making one final attempt to bring about Oblivion, and the slumbering essences have reawakened to assist mankind in their fight against their enemies.  Though, it could be any calamity that the ST sees fit.

Iíd like to explore the dual life of being an epic hero, and your average every day Joe.

Offline Dingo

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007, 02:04:01 PM »
How about Scion then ?

The idea of Exalted: Modern is interesting, but very hard to implement into this world. The entire Celestial Bureaucracy is part of the reason why things are what they are. And changing that to our world is very difficult.

Oh, if someone wants to run this, count me in... the idea is quite interesting.

Offline IncognitoTopic starter

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007, 02:22:01 PM »
While I like Exalted I've never been particularly fond of scion,  they use almost the same system...  but I guess I just don't like the premise.  The Celestial Bureaucracy is a bit of a sticking point,  but one could assume that they've either continued functioning as is behind the scenes  or have gone into complete disrepair letting things go wild.

Offline Dingo

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2007, 02:30:47 PM »
Actually I have one version of Earth that could work for an Exalted game, but it's a very dark version of the game.

I wouldn't mind running a one-on-one.

The basic premise is quite simple. The 2nd round was won by the Solars who, with all their Celestial might took revenge on all other Exalts. They changed the world into how we know it today and became the gods of old.

Except all was not well in the world, as the other Exalted, as well as those twisted by the Yozis meddled too.

The short version is. Someone destroyed Lytek's cabinet, and someone else persuaded the Maiden of Endings to put a normal lifespan on the Exalted.

This makes the essence return to the new Exalt with all previous memories, usually causing complete insanity in the new "host". A secret organisation hunts down these crazy ones, and it consists mostly of those who aren't entirely crazy.

Ruleswise, the Exalted lean towards being anachronistic, have multiple personalities each screaming for attention, and increase in power much faster. But they die at the end of a mortal lifetime. And that's if they don't get killed by their scores of enemies.

Offline Serenity Vixen

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2007, 02:36:09 PM »
Scion sounds interesting... I would not mind playing the Scion of Bastet :)

as to Exalted, I have been in a few experimental modern exalt games, and though as a player I enjoyed them, the ST's never seem to and they did not last long unfortunately

Offline Dingo

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2007, 02:41:29 PM »
Ooh, do you mind being recruited as a Scion of Bastet ???

I've got just the idea for that *G*

Offline IncognitoTopic starter

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2007, 02:42:46 PM »
That sounds amusing,  not exactly what I was looking for but I'd be willing to give it a shot.   So,  thank you very much.

I'd still be looking for a group game with a slightly more upbeat storyline though,  if any other STs out there wanted to give it a shot.

Offline Dingo

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2007, 02:44:47 PM »
The thing is, I won't have a very high posting rate again untill the beginning of next year, so if you want to let this wait over the holidays....

After the holidays if you still have no game Incognito, I could run this for you.

Vixen, my offer for a Scion game has the same conditions.

Offline IncognitoTopic starter

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2007, 02:50:09 PM »
I guess I could wait a little,  though nothing stopping me from playing in more then one Exalted game with a similiar setting.  It is my favorite RPG.

Offline Serenity Vixen

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2007, 03:02:52 PM »
I would love to try the game you mentioned, Bastet fits me to a T. Just give me a PM when you have time, I am sure we can work out something :)

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Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2007, 03:11:13 PM »
I'd be up for either Exalted or Scion, if you're looking for a group game. Scion of one of the Aesir most likely.

Offline Serenity Vixen

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2007, 03:40:36 PM »
I like groups :)

Offline Dingo

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2007, 03:46:24 PM »
My personal favorite is a mix of groups and one-on-ones.

Basically I allow every character to move about on their own, and when paths of characters cross, one gets a group. It does require a bit more timekeeping, but it results in wonderful games.

The format doesn't work very well to tabletop, but everywhere else it works reasonably well.

Offline Serenity Vixen

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2007, 04:05:51 PM »
That sounds awesome. Some of my games now we play as a group, but if the GM and I happen to be bored at the same time, we play side adventures. Sort of the opposite of the way you play. I think I would like to play in a game you run Dingo :)

Offline ZK

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2007, 06:48:39 PM »
Oooh, well, they do have current rules for Exalted: Modern as an AU setting. But, I want to play Scion. I haven't even touched my Hero book aside from reading it.

Offline Serenity Vixen

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2007, 07:07:51 PM »
Awesome, another girl to play!!!

*HUGS Z.K.*  I am there for sure now :)

Offline IncognitoTopic starter

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2007, 07:12:09 PM »
Where could I find the rules for Exalted: Modern?

Offline ZK

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2007, 07:18:04 PM »
You'd have to look for it on the Exalted Wiki. It's suppose to be there unless they took it down.


*hugs SV* Hehe, didn't want to be the only female in the game? :)
« Last Edit: December 06, 2007, 07:19:09 PM by Z.K. »

Offline Serenity Vixen

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2007, 07:57:06 PM »
Nah, I like having other girls around :)
Not that I have anything against guys mind you :)

I would have played anyway because I think this game idea seems awesome, but I am really glad you want to play too :)

Offline ZK

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2007, 08:00:04 PM »
I endorse fellow female gamers. :) Being one through and through. ^.^

Offline Brandon

Re: Exalted in Modern Times!
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2007, 08:54:57 PM »
A modern Exalted game sounds interesting as well as a Scion game. Consider me definatly for Scion if that gets going but I have to warn you I tried to start up a Scion game several months ago and many of the interested players just couldnt seem to give me a character concept so the game never went anywhere. However, if you start up the modern exalted game, I think Ild want to hear more before commiting myself