member, 808 posts
 You can call me V, just V
 Life; a journey made once
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 12:16
Advice?: "Evil" Exalted 2.5
So I'm playing in a duo game with my best friend, Anne (on RPoL too!) as the ST, and her co-worker who is playing a very vaguely defined "Eclipse that acts like a Moonshadow" and is "evil".

It was a super spur of the moment thing. Her co-worker, out of the blue, just mentioned she was bummed because her group fissured (something about bad break-up and "choosing side"). When Anne questioned her, they mentioned of not just RPGs, but a very specific one we play (currently too!). So it's scheduled in less than 48 hours. It's more for Anne and this gal (whom I should probably make up a name for for clarity...sure, Glasia)...Glasia. I'm there because it's over at our budget inn place (my house burned down last week! seriously...) and my best friend is not going to exclude me. The game may or may not include me after we have real home again. So bearing in mind that's possibility, but that it's more "their" thing, I had some concerns.

Anne and I have played all kinds of characters. Nothing is off limits unless it's Infernals level chapter 2 evil or close enough to get that ill conscious/discomfort. Now, Glasia likes to play evil characters, she apparently liked playing evil D&D characters but fell out of love with the system.

I will not be able to talk to Glasia before the actual play date and time. Anne will only be talking to her at work tomorrow, and then coming straight over here, so even Anne can't pass on information to me.

I'm supposed to have a character made, and it's difficult to come up with what "kind" of "evil" character to make. greed and envy aren't my things. Lust would just be a bad vibe from the male player with two female friends. Wrath can seem (in D&D terms) Chaotic Stupid. Sloth is the essence of a bad group player, and just...boring past comically.  Gluttony only goes do far, and comes off REALLY comical if I'm playing it EeeeeVIL! Pride is what's left from the low hanging fruit (which is from the 48 hour time-frame) and being an arrogant pin-prick seems a jerk-move.

So that said, what might be some "evil" concepts/motivations/goals for character in one or two word limit. What I've come up with are...
  • "Hunt <type of person>"
  • Mad Surgeon
  • Species Collector
  • Mobster Boss
  • Arsonist
  • Soul Defiler
  • Demon Dealer
  • Disaster Artist
  • Satan Broker

Which ones seem...?
  1. Safe in a vaguely defined "evil" game.
  2. Fun if you were Glasia and were playing your favorite type of evil character
  3. Fun if you were playing this type.

Then, what other one or two word concepts/motivations/goals would satisfy two or all of the (immediately) above?

I'm not interested in talking about type of exalt or that sort of thing. I'll play either solar or abyssal, since that was the only scrap of info Glasia indicated (either would be much preferred). Either way I'll play a generally similar sheet. So it's really just conduct and some of the flavor of the magic I wield.
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 Hopepunk with a shovel
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 22:25
Re: Advice?: "Evil" Exalted 2.5
Gluttony only goes do far, and comes off REALLY comical if I'm playing it EeeeeVIL!

Wouldn't that depend on how hammy your evil is? I mean, I'm not familiar with the system, but Hannibal Lecter would probably be CE in D&D terms and he's not that comical...

As far as I understand what you're asking, I think the mobster sounds like the kind of thing you're looking for, as they can be mean without it being stupid and if they're far enough up the chain they needn't necessarily get their hands dirty (though the option's there if she likes that sort of thing). They could be a ruthless, pragmatic mobster, or a paranoid, backstabbing one. Or a cheerful, bloodthirsty one...all right, some of those are usually used in positive contexts, but that helps round out a character with the contradictions inherent in a human being, right? A calm, petty mobster. A poetic, sadistic mobster. A vengeful, gambling mobster. A dashing, drunken mobster? A dumb, dastardly mobster? Any combination of the above?