I wanted to share the WIP of the Recruitment Thread with everyone. It is still missing a few things. I'll sex it up a bit and add Character Sheets and everything else in tomorrow for posting. But I wanted to give you guys the chance to ask any initial questions now before then.
This game is open to everyone! If you are not familiar with Exalted, but interested nonetheless please feel free to ping me for some help! I am more than happy to explain the setting, characters, and assist you in being able to join and have fun.
The game will be set in the 2nd edition canon of the Exalted universe. The Realm, Creations largest and most powerful nation is on the bring of a civil war. The Scarlet Empress has been missing for over a decade, and already several potential candidates are lining up to take her place on the Jade Throne. One thing is inevitable, if things continue the way that they are going in the political courts of the Dynasty, then it will end with violence. Troops, diplomats and Dragon Blooded agents are all being recalled by their masters on the Blessed Isle in preparation for this oncoming battle. As a result, the Dynasty's ability to police Solar and Lunar exalts, as well as Ronin Dragon Blooded has diminished severely. Providing a unique opportunity for ambitious Exalted, who have their minds set on a brighter future, to make their move out in to the world.
The game will begin in the East. The starting location for all players will be a relatively small town called Oak Harbor, which is located a few days ride south of Nexus. Fate has lead everyone to a small inn near the center of the town.
Similar to a normal table-top campaign, this game will be story driven. I have a series of events and overall plot in mind that will drive the game initially. Based on the decisions of characters throughout the story will ultimately affect the direction of the game. Some of the primary elements I hope to see in the game are feelings of brotherhood and family among the Exalts. Banding together against a common threat, regardless of history or Exaltation.
As players you will have the ability to choose between three different Exalts – Solar, Lunar, or Dragon Blooded. If you choose to play a Dragon Blooded I will thematically be increasing your power to bring Solars, Lunars and DB on a similar power scale. This will only be the case for PCs, not NPC enemies. This game will not be system based, so we will not use dice rolls or normal Exalted character sheets. Whichever you choose, whatever your motivation, please keep two things in mind. First is that all characters need to share a passion for wanting to destroy the Dynasty. This will be the primary focus of the game, at least in the beginning. Second, your character needs to have a personality that will mesh well with a party of other Exalts. Similarly, your character needs to be OK with traveling across Creation on this journey. Please keep these things in mind when generating your backstory.
A very important note for all of you who are familiar with Exalted – This game will be set in my version of Creation. There will be things that seem incorrect to you based on what you know about the world. Certain factions may operate differently, be more powerful or less powerful. You will need to be OK with this. Arguments over appropriate canon will slow the game down. If I state something is one way, and you think that is incorrect, roll with it.
Characters will begin the game as moderately powerful, newly Exalted fighters. Because we do not have sheets you can sort of feel free to gift yourself powers, charms, martial arts, spells and abilities that are thematically appropriate for your Exalt type and power level. You can make up some of your own to if you would like! Please note, as the GM I reserve the right to ask you to change any of these if they seem unbalanced or inappropriate.
1. Be nice to your fellow players and GM/s. If you have a concern please feel free to PM me, or voice it in the OOC section
2. Real life comes first
3. This game will have 2 types of threads. Main Story Threads, and Side Threads. The Main Story Threads will be where the core plot moves forward. If the Main Story Thread is waiting on a post from you, then you must post in it before any Side Scenes. You must be able to post in the Main Story Thread at least 2 times a week, if not more. Side Scenes are optional
4. Please give everyone the chance to post once before posting again in a Main Story Thread
5. All players can feel free to create their own Side Scene Threads. Please send me the link so I can add them to the list
6. All characters must be over the age of 18
As the game progresses I will grant people the ability to add a new Power to their character. Usually this will happen after story arcs. Think of this like a bulk gain of experience. You will be able to use this to add new abilities to your sheet. In this way we will grow more powerful as the game continues.
All of the characters work together and travel together, so this is inevitable! Scenes that involve sex or other smut writing can happen however you guys would like. The only rule would be that it does not take place in the Main Story Thread, unless approved by the GM/s.