Knight_Vassal
 member, 361 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 20:25
Anima Beyond Fantasy or Exalted 1E
  The Anima game would be set prior to the death of the last Emperor. Basically a time period that has some structure to it. Civil war is heating up, but might still not occur. The players would independants looking into the circumstances of the change in power.

  Exalted 1E I have a couple ideas nothing concrete yet though. Either a Vanilla Exalted or maybe a Sworn Brotherhood.
Wyrm
 member, 639 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 20:54
Anima Beyond Fantasy or Exalted 1E
I wouldn't mind brushing the dust off my old Exalted books. Where along the time-line and what part of Creation?
Tyr Hawk
 member, 327 posts
 You know that one guy?
 Yeah, that's me.
Thu 28 Sep 2017
at 16:01
Anima Beyond Fantasy or Exalted 1E
I'd be up for either, though I've never played Exalted before so I'd need some patience as far as the rules and such goes.

Edit: Also, just realized I don't have the 1e material so... I may need to change my vote to Anima alone, unless you wanted to build a character for me.

This message was last edited by the user at 17:55, Thu 28 Sept.

Huyneo
 member, 1 post
 Fresh Meat
 Scared and Worried
Thu 28 Sep 2017
at 16:05
Anima Beyond Fantasy or Exalted 1E
I like Anima. It's fast. It's fun. And most of the reason why I'm posting here.

Don't have much experience with Exalted though. I've read the setting, but not much else. Would have to scour to find books somewhere if cool-as-heck.
Knight_Vassal
 member, 362 posts
Thu 28 Sep 2017
at 18:36
Anima Beyond Fantasy or Exalted 1E
  Could always change to 2nd Edition as far as I am concerned. If 1E is a problem.

  As far as Anima goes I would need some patience myself as I am still going over the minutae of the system. Not terribly experienced with that system to be honest. Willing to at least give it a go. Which is half the problem.

  Exact setting for the Exalted game would either be Lookshy if we did a sworn Brotherhood or walk the world if we did a vanilla campaign.
V_V
 member, 620 posts
 You can call me V, just V
 Life; a journey made once
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 10:01
Anima Beyond Fantasy or Exalted 1E
I'd love to play an Exalted game. I could help Tyr Hawk if he can answer some questions. (:
The Anima game is not something I know, so I wouldn't be up for that. Learning is a new system is something I don't think I have the mindset for.

As far as Exalted. I played 1e thoroughly with my F2F group, but I'm all for trying it with a totally new group! 2e, specifically 2.5 is something I neither new nor seasoned at, but in between, being knowledgeable and experienced, but not like I am for 1e.

I know 1e very well, and could help for anyone that didn't know the system or the setup. (:


Spoiler for concern for 2e over 1e: (Highlight or hover over the text to view)

If only for the fixed DV versus "abort to parry/dodge" or saving back defenses, I think 2e is better for pbp. You still have the necessity for certain characters to be able to use reflexive charms to defend, but it's not nearly as vital as in 1e, where if you don't defend, you almost always get hit. A PC can also just set a contingency to use DV refreshers, rather than have to roll.



I've been trying to get someone to GM an Exalted game for awhile. I'd really like the opportunity. (:

This message was last edited by the user at 10:07, Sat 30 Sept.

Knight_Vassal
 member, 363 posts
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 17:40
Anima Beyond Fantasy or Exalted 1E
 I ran a five year game of Exalted on here so the rules are not an issue for me. As far as 2E and 2.5E go. 1E isn't a major change from 2E that I forsee an issue.

  Anima is a major inspiration for my Exalted games. Having started to delve into the system I want to run one or the other. Just inspired right now as far as those two go and wamted to see if anyone wants to play.
Kilgs
 member, 349 posts
Wed 11 Oct 2017
at 05:31
Anima Beyond Fantasy or Exalted 1E
I discovered Anima about 6mo ago and have been obsessing it. Any games starting up for Anima would love to be a part of. I'm not an anime guy but I do like the system/feel.
GreyGriffin
 member, 167 posts
 Portal Expat
 Game System Polyglot
Wed 11 Oct 2017
at 06:42
Anima Beyond Fantasy or Exalted 1E
I'd be quite interested in a game of Exalted.  Anima keeps tempting me, but I just can't get over the massive dissonance between character creation and the expectations created by the setting.


Spoiler for Exalted Edition Stuff: (Highlight or hover over the text to view)
2e, and 2.5 especially, is a massive change in design and philosophy from 1e, especially in combat.  2.5, especially, effectively killed Combos, freeing up charms from the "fun tax," but also dramatically rebalanced all the major weapons and combat rules to reduce the Rocket Tag effect.

1e was a battle of winning initiative.  Without Flow Like Blood or Fivefold Bulwark, if you were up against a schlub with a high dex score and a knife (in core) or a sufficiently long spear (in Power Combat), you just didn't get to participate, since you were forced to abort your action to parry or dodge, or spend a prohibitively large quantity of your motes (and your turn's charm use) building a dice pool.

While 2e and 2.5 can also devolve at high levels into trading perfects, 2.5 at least does a good job of bulking up basic defenses, and freeing up supernatural defensive resources, while adding greater opportunity costs to perfect defenses (in the form of very high mote costs) to make you at least think about leaning back on your parry DV.

And that's not even mentioning the much refined charm trees that eliminated pure upgrades (see: Bulwark Stance, Monkey Leap Technique) and redundancies (Brawl vs Martial Arts), standardized dice adders (Excellencies), and made a quite respectable effort to broaden the application and appeal of social and noncombat charms (If you are arsed to use Social Combat properly, anyhow).

Having extensively played both editions, and the full Scroll of Errata, I have to say that it only got better.  If you can, play 2.5.  I haven't finished reading 3e yet, so I can't opine there.