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Offline ElohimTopic starter

Ex Machina (Exalted Custom Setting)
« on: September 21, 2009, 04:40:55 AM »
   Humanity has left the confines of earth long ago, leaving the cradle of existence for the outer rim.  The places outside of known space,  and what they have encountered there was like nothing even their wildest dreams were capable of envisioning.  It seems,  that existence, is nothing more the whim of some sort of divine computer program.  That humanity has simply dubbed “The God Machine.”  It’s whims are seemingly inscrutable,  and it has made no attempt to allow humanity to understand it.  Though, it has seemingly taken a great interest in their existence.   

   Since mankind has reached out to the stars,  odd…  things have begun to manifest.  Machines seemingly born from the stuff of the ether itself,  thinking, sentient mechanical organisms.  They have been given no designation, but they are manifestations of the god machine placed in a seemingly human body capable of great feats,  once thought outside the realm of possibility.   While their power seems to be immeasurable their purpose is clear.  Existence,  known and unknown is in peril and they are to act as its saviors.  They seem to posses free will,  and are fully capable of acting as independent beings, removed from their original creator.   

   They are not the only strange forces the prowl the stars,  sentient holograms made of hard energy have begun to emerge.  They act as the keeper  of the God Machines rule,  they make sure that the universe is running in its proper order.  They are there  too enforced the proverbial norm,  a small section of them are beginning to rail against the God Machine’s choice of creating its mechanical champions as they seem to break the very rules of existence wherever they stride,  and their free will coupled with unrivaled power makes them tyrants just waiting to come into their own.

   Humanity has its own oddities to offer,  the imbued are human’s who have somehow been empowered by one of the elements of earth and given great strength.  What they lack in power they make up for with numbers,  lastly a few humans have under gone a strange fusion with ancient spirits of earth who are attempting to adapt to their new existence.  They have become half human and half machine, their adaptability is unrivaled, and they are masters of transformation. 

   These, beings….  Are all that stands between the mad dreams of sleeping ancients,  and the hungry maw of oblivion.  Will they be left uncorrupted by their new found power and will?  Will they keep the stars burning bright,  or will they plummet to earth,  and simply act as another catalyst for its destruction.


In short I will be attempting to run a sci-fi version of exalted.  I’m currently reworking some charms and artifacts,  and getting a bit of the crunch under control.  If there are any questions,  please ask…  I’ll see if I can answer  them.  Right now,  I’m not looking for character sheets…  but instead merely characters,  as I’m not quite sure how much crunch I’m going to be altering.

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Re: Ex Machina (Exalted Custom Setting)
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 05:19:30 AM »
Interesting concept. What exalts do you figure on using, and what are their sci fi equivalents?

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Re: Ex Machina (Exalted Custom Setting)
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2009, 04:16:22 AM »
This is a pretty neat idea, I would like to participate. 

Offline Mnemaxa

Re: Ex Machina (Exalted Custom Setting)
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 03:49:50 AM »
Well, here's a second taker, so we'll see.

Offline GrinningHound

Re: Ex Machina (Exalted Custom Setting)
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2009, 12:32:55 AM »
I'm playing yo!

Offline Raveled

Re: Ex Machina (Exalted Custom Setting)
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2009, 12:49:44 PM »
Oooo, Exalted are always fun.  Still room in this?

EDIT: Quick Q: How are Lunars being handled, exactly?  The description of them makes it sound more like elementals than animals.  Will the spirit forms still be animals, or elemental?
« Last Edit: September 28, 2009, 01:21:34 PM by Raveled »