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Offline Ryvaken

Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #125 on: January 07, 2010, 05:32:11 pm »
Chimerelf, the moment you spend Peripheral essence that caste mark is showing up on your forehead. Likewise, have you considered how you plan to travel with Exalted without actually telling anyone what Charms you know, or what Caste you are? These are not atypical questions to ask, and paranoia is a survivalist trait. Now, if you manage to construct a completely plausible guise as a Terrestrial, Lunar, or Solar, that's one thing. But I don't think that you will find it possible to conceal yourself like that, and the addition of lying to us personally to the usual bag of anti-Sidereal sentiment will make your inevitable reveal that much nastier.

Offline ultlifeform

Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #126 on: January 07, 2010, 05:55:54 pm »
Well, as long as we can at least try to stay civil, we should be fine. Our characters don't have to like each other, and I suspect many characters will all but hate everybody in the group (my character included, she's about as apathetic as they come). But as long as we can work together without pulling blades every few minutes, we don't need to like each other. It's good dynamics to have uneasy relations within the group. But for the greater good, you sometimes have to work together with people you don't like. Usually when there is a group that is greatly unliked, they also have a lot to offer and are highly useful to have around. Comprimises will have to be made, and a lot of characters are going to be perpetually pissed off, but as long as we aren't attacking each other all the time, we should be fine. No one ever said we had to like it, just have to deal with. Paranoia is good survival instinct, and I would agree that you would want to watch the Sidereals as closely as possible. Just don't attack without provocation. That's just as likely or even more likely to cause mountains of problems...

Offline DreadDTopic starter

Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #127 on: January 07, 2010, 05:59:11 pm »
>_>  I don't think *everyone* in the group is going to be hated.

That being said, it'll be interesting to see how this all plays out, though we certainly have loads and loads of characters, hopefully things don't get too bogged down/chaotic because of it, we may need to have our activities spread out across multiple threads for this to end well, I suspect, but we shall see..

As for my character, well, she's somewhat more easy going than a lot of you seem to be, between the guy who wants to take over the world and the reasonably paranoid.  Though, come to think of it, did we decide on a plot or are we waiting for the final unveiling yet?

Offline Chimerelf

Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #128 on: January 07, 2010, 06:10:20 pm »
I have no intention of lying to anybody. I thought I had made that clear.  You're welcome to be as paranoid as you like to be, but keep it in character.

My character has no problem with anyone.  That includes Infernal, Abyssal, and Fair Folk.  She'll stand against what they're for, but on a personal level, wishes them the best with their existence.  That's just the way she is.

You're welcome to try to attack or kill my character or whatever you want.  I'm through with this argument.  Play your character however you want and I'll play mine how I chose.

To the rest of you, I'm sorry you had to see this ooc squabbling.  Ultlifeform, you're right.  You're exactly right.  Let's just play by those rules and see where the story takes us.

Offline ultlifeform

Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #129 on: January 07, 2010, 06:31:07 pm »
>_>  I don't think *everyone* in the group is going to be hated.

I don't mean to imply that all characters have a reason to be hated. I simply mean that some characters just don't like people in general, and whether they are given reason to or not, will probably just hate everybody. Even in real life, some people are like that. My character doesn't really hate everyone, she just doesn't care... about much of anything... so as long as you don't cross her, she has no reason to cause problems, but on the other hand, if you don't appear as useful to her, she probably isn't going to help you either. Doesn't really matter what the other people are like, some make blanket judgements about people in general

Offline Idej

Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #130 on: January 07, 2010, 06:47:34 pm »
You mean like my Mate? Yeah, we have an Eclipse.

Someone mention me.

I'm here, yep I am playing as an Eclipse Solar that is connected with Ryv's Lunar.

Offline prurientelf

Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #131 on: January 07, 2010, 06:50:33 pm »
Someone mention me.

I'm here, yep I am playing as an Eclipse Solar that is connected with Ryv's Lunar.

Hmmm...I'm the group's Eclipse.  Unless we have two?

Offline Idej

Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #132 on: January 07, 2010, 06:52:05 pm »
We have two now. :D

Offline prurientelf

Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #133 on: January 07, 2010, 06:54:11 pm »
I was hoping for a true perfect solar circle plus a Lunar and/or Sidereal added on but ah well.

Offline Idej

Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #134 on: January 07, 2010, 06:56:41 pm »
I'm certain there will benefits to this.

Offline prurientelf

Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #135 on: January 07, 2010, 06:58:24 pm »
In my experience redundancies on the Solar front causes more issues than they help.  Especially non-Dawn Solars.  But I guess we will have to see if Emperyean is not going for a perfect Circle motif for his game. 

Offline Idej

Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #136 on: January 07, 2010, 06:59:02 pm »
Sorry about that.

Offline ultlifeform

Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #137 on: January 07, 2010, 07:02:32 pm »
Am I the only Twilight then? I'm not very familiar with who is playing what...

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Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #138 on: January 07, 2010, 07:03:50 pm »
Well, you've got (adding 2 Eclipses now) 5 Solars, 3-4 Lunars (I forget if we had 2 or 3 before Ryvaken showed up), and 2 Sidereals...seems that the only thing missing are Terrestrials, but their power level is significantly less on a one-Exalt basis.  Now, if we had a group of Terrestrials, that wouldn't be as much a problem, since their strength lies in cooperation and numbers, but I digress.

Offline prurientelf

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« Reply #139 on: January 07, 2010, 07:05:50 pm »
Well, you've got (adding 2 Eclipses now) 5 Solars, 3-4 Lunars (I forget if we had 2 or 3 before Ryvaken showed up), and 2 Sidereals...seems that the only thing missing are Terrestrials, but their power level is significantly less on a one-Exalt basis.  Now, if we had a group of Terrestrials, that wouldn't be as much a problem, since their strength lies in cooperation and numbers, but I digress.

Well I've had the Eclipse earmarked since the thread started basically.  It would be helpful for Storyteller to give us a round up as things seem to have gotten muddled a bit in this thread.

Offline Chimerelf

Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #140 on: January 07, 2010, 07:06:08 pm »
I don't believe Empyrean cares what people play.  He's stated he has a plot that will let everyone work together, even Infernals. 

I think everyone should just play what makes them happy and avoid trying to influence other players to chose something else.

So what's the count so far?

A Twilight Solar, 2 Eclipse Solars, A (Changing Moon?) Lunar, a Chosen of Saturn Sidereal, and another Sidereal (who I'm not sure has announced his caste openly).  Is there anyone else?

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« Reply #141 on: January 07, 2010, 07:10:17 pm »
Well, previous to Ryvaken, Chimerelf, and ultlifeform joining, we had 3 Solars: Dawn Caste, Zenith Caste, Twilight Caste; 2 Lunars - Full Moon & No Moon (I think); and 1 undecided, who was me, who settled on being a Gold Faction Sidereal.

Offline prurientelf

Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #142 on: January 07, 2010, 07:14:50 pm »
Well, previous to Ryvaken, Chimerelf, and ultlifeform joining, we had 3 Solars: Dawn Caste, Zenith Caste, Twilight Caste; 2 Lunars - Full Moon & No Moon (I think); and 1 undecided, who was me, who settled on being a Gold Faction Sidereal.

Hate to sound like a broken record here but there also was an Eclipse as I expressed interest in running one a day or so after Emp said he was going to run the game.  Both lists that have been posted seem to be in conflict though with what is being played so maybe we should just wait for the Storyteller to bring us all up to speed?

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« Reply #143 on: January 07, 2010, 07:22:02 pm »
That sounds for the best.  I'm personally not sure on what we have on the numbers, but I know that we don't have any Night Caste Solars, no Terrestrials, and no Bronze Sidereals.

Offline Chimerelf

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« Reply #144 on: January 07, 2010, 07:25:28 pm »
My list is merely what I know to be confirmed by people playing.  You were included on that list.  I was trying to see what else was out there.

If ReijiTabibito is right, we'll have 2 twilights and 2 eclipses.  Why is this a problem, if I can ask?

Offline DreadDTopic starter

Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #145 on: January 07, 2010, 07:27:52 pm »
Changing moon Lunar, thanks. With legendary appearance, and alluring features, and a few other toys to make sure that even if everybody doesn't get along, everybody will certain get along with me.  Yes you will ^_^

Offline prurientelf

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« Reply #146 on: January 07, 2010, 07:29:52 pm »
My list is merely what I know to be confirmed by people playing.  You were included on that list.  I was trying to see what else was out there.

If ReijiTabibito is right, we'll have 2 twilights and 2 eclipses.  Why is this a problem, if I can ask?

Not really a problem per say.  I've just always enjoyed a perfect circle.  Especially since the roles of Solar Exalts are so specific and extreme, having redundant Solars while lacking other castes (such as a Night!  I've never heard of that! :D), not only creates gaps but also takes away from a player character's individual spotlight.  I'm sure everything will be fine I've simply enjoyed the campaigns with Solar symmetry much more than the games I've played in with redundant roles. 

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Re: ExXxalted game
« Reply #147 on: January 07, 2010, 07:35:22 pm »
Well, truth be told, in my opinion, some Solar Castes don't have as much issues with multiple characters being of the same type.  Multiple Dawns can generally help - one could be a martial artist, another an archer, and yet another a general (using War Ability).  Same goes for Twilights.  Plot Hooks' Twilight, for example, is a Lore specialist, while ultlifeform's Twilight (I helped design the character) is a Sorcery nut.

Offline ultlifeform

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« Reply #148 on: January 07, 2010, 07:37:45 pm »
ultlifeform's Twilight is a Sorcery nut.

Or just a nut in general... but sometimes you feel like a nut ^_^

Offline prurientelf

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« Reply #149 on: January 07, 2010, 07:41:17 pm »
Well, truth be told, in my opinion, some Solar Castes don't have as much issues with multiple characters being of the same type.  Multiple Dawns can generally help - one could be a martial artist, another an archer, and yet another a general (using War Ability).  Same goes for Twilights.  Plot Hooks' Twilight, for example, is a Lore specialist, while ultlifeform's Twilight (I helped design the character) is a Sorcery nut.

Yep.  As I already mentioned multiple Dawns are often less of an issue for sure.  I am making an aesthetic judgment backed up by personal experience, nothing more.