Ekorren
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Mon 1 Apr 2019
at 02:04
Re: Exalted 2.5
I think you'll have a hard time finding players for an active 2.5 game. Even 3E games are difficult to get started.
V_V
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Tue 9 Apr 2019
at 07:21
Re: Exalted 2.5
Really, I'm in a 2.5 kick, and would love to see a group outside my F2F 10+ years experience group. I have a very sheltered and specific exposure, one ST, one vision, one group.

As long as nothing is too out there, like Solars not existing, or Terrestrials having Solar Sorcery; I would love to play just about anything generally following the "traditional" themes. Vanilla visions are still fresh to me, as I've only seen one ST's interpretation

I'd like a ST that feel comfortable making the group all feel balanced, both in power and participation levels of "me" time, and group cooperation.

I'd like to use several books, and can list them, if asked, but don't have the list currently.

Any concept for a game that lets me use the Scroll of Eratta rules for solars would be welcome, I will even tailor my character to your story.

Thanks!
V_V
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Mon 15 Apr 2019
at 13:37
Re: Exalted 2.5
See previous post....

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V_V
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Sun 12 May 2019
at 08:34
Re: Exalted 2.5
See msg #30
Rook Seidhr
 member, 127 posts
Mon 13 May 2019
at 03:10
Re: Exalted 2.5
Add me to the roll of players interested in possible Ex2.5e games.
V_V
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Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 05:30
Re: Exalted 2.5
Still looking. :)
V_V
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Sat 17 Aug 2019
at 22:03
Re: Exalted 2.5
Really, I'm in a 2.5 kick, and would love to see a group outside my F2F 10+ years experience group. I have a very sheltered and specific exposure, one ST, one vision, one group.

As long as nothing is too out there, like Solars not existing, or Terrestrials having Solar Sorcery; I would love to play just about anything generally following the "traditional" themes. Vanilla visions are still fresh to me, as I've only seen one ST's interpretation

I'd like a ST that feel comfortable making the group all feel balanced, both in power and participation levels of "me" time, and group cooperation.

I'd like to use several books, and can list them, if asked, but don't have the list currently.

Any concept for a game that lets me use the Scroll of Erata rules for solars would be welcome, I will even tailor my character to your story.

Thanks!
Knight_Vassal
 member, 458 posts
Wed 4 Sep 2019
at 02:37
Re: Exalted 2.5
In reply to V_V (msg # 35):

Just so you know the Scroll of Errata rules are commonly referred to as The Dawn Solution. In part because that was how Holden first referred to them. This was the core of 2.5. If I have the time I might get a small scale game running again, but first it would require having the time. I will of course keep you posted. And for most of my games I allow nearly any book except Scroll of Heroes just not enough balance to most of the rules in that.
V_V
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Wed 4 Sep 2019
at 06:01
Re: Exalted 2.5
It's not a deal-breaker, and I could use two to three active answers to this request TBH, but I REALLY like to use the Flaws and Merits. If that's what makes it unbalanced in your opinion, then so be it. I disagree, but as ST that's your prerogative, and I can certainly enjoy the game without point-represented flaws and merits, and just ingrain them in actions, attitude, and history. As for the rest of Scroll of Heroes, I've never even read much beyond more robust mortal char gen. So I would have no problem "pretending" that didn't exist.

You're in my game as well, so I doubt we'll have much delay if you should want to start a game. Do feel free to use whatever means is available to contact me should you start a game meeting this request; and that goes for anyone here. I prefer to get Rmails, but I check here about once a week (glad I did this time!). For you Knight_Vassal you have the additional option of the game you play as well. Whatever it takes to get a a hold of me, I'm all for. ^_^



Some additional notes have come up in the few brief attempts I've made to play on RPoL.

  • I will update my preferences from simply vanilla, to also (after a very important comma) include Lords of Creation first age game. My face to face group is slowly getting back in touch, and while we will probably not game face to face, we've started a casual first age game online on TTS  (tabletop simulator). It certainly is something I saw people doing years and years ago, but have only recently caught up (well not NEARLY...but gotten to that point at least) to the concept of first age games. Certainly it's a different feeling, but I would still put it close enough to vanilla to my liking. Right now that's the only addition I would be comfortable making to my original Vanilla exalted request.
  • I want to play a solar, having already exalted too. The mortal game I was in never even got near exaltation, to say nothing of doing things with the power, and that was a huge trend setter (for me) moving forward. I want to be able to start with the artifacts and manses my background points can afford, and already gotten acclimated to the second breath and new body. I want to start the game at the "good parts" laid out in the very first 1e core book. Not being a commoner fighting the (somewhat hyperbole of) lame bandits with a fever. I want to start with some power under the hood.
  • To reiterate and maybe clarify the the extent of what's vanilla (to me). If another player wants to be a lunar, sidereal, or even dragon-blooded, that would be fine. I'd not want to take penalty for being a solar, as is talked about mixing types in the DB book. I have zero problem with people being tired of solars; I can understand that. Still, I haven't had the chance to enjoy, even once a good vanilla game (*beyond my ONE huge face to face group); so I want the game to be friendly and welcoming to the idea of playing a solar.
    • If other people want to go ahead and be a different exalt or what have you that's more preferable to them, that's all cool with me. I just don't want to be gutted from having the XP options already established. That's my chief concern with other exalt types. SMA do concern me slightly, but I'm not opposed to them as other people have been. As long as the group is friendly enough, and I neither feel marginalized nor the odd duck out, more power to people who wanna do that, even I don't choose to. Know it's broken, and I'm fine if the ST says it's a no go, but from my end, I'll be happy to explore Adamant Sorcery and some melee charms with my XP while some may acquire new forms and styles. :).

This message was last edited by the user at 06:09, Wed 04 Sept.

Knight_Vassal
 member, 459 posts
Mon 9 Sep 2019
at 23:55
Re: Exalted 2.5
 It's the merits and flaws in Scroll of Heroes that is the break point. For the most part anyway. The God blood stuff was heavily based in merits and flaws and is more or less unusable without them.

  As for a Vanilla Exalt game easily accomplished. First Age games are one of two schools of thought. I want Essence 10 day one or I want to build from Essence 2.

  Starting as an Exalt is easy enough honestly. As for "nerfing" Solars to balance things I generally go the other direction. I buff other splats to make them more viable in the long term in a Solar game.
V_V
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Wed 11 Sep 2019
at 06:08
Re: Exalted 2.5
Alright! Well let me (us?) know when you want to GM that. ^_^

I'm still looking though. As I said, ideally I'm looking for two or three games to play ATM. Until then, I'm really open more than one game in this vein of request.
V_V
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Fri 20 Sep 2019
at 17:21
Re: Exalted 2.5
Very much looking forward to a game with the ability to build a manse with Oadenol's Codex. ^_^
V_V
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Sat 28 Sep 2019
at 20:02
Re: Exalted 2.5
I'm curious as to how alchemicals would play into such a story, but I know a little bit about them now, after another player made one in a game. So I wouldn't mind someone playing one.
Apregis
 member, 5 posts
Sun 29 Sep 2019
at 13:42
Re: Exalted 2.5
Hello.

I am also interested for games of exalted (2.5E or 3E), so if you guys search a player I am here (I don't have experience as a GM). I never played a First Age game but the concept always appealed me.

Another concept of game is the Primordial War (but it's mainly combat oriented).
V_V
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Sat 12 Oct 2019
at 10:20
Re: Exalted 2.5
In reply to Apregis (msg # 42):

Awesome! It looks like Ekorren was wrong after all, We just need a GM or Knight _Vassal to get back to us.

I have an idea for a character already, made with the most generic bonus points (18) and not relying on flaws (though I have one 2-pt flaw and one 5-pt flaw I'd like to use if another GM permits and then either a 7-pt merit or a 9-pt merit and two less WP).
Apregis
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Wed 30 Oct 2019
at 17:51
Re: Exalted 2.5
Still interested, do you have refined the kind of game (First or Second Age? Genre? ...)
V_V
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Tue 19 Nov 2019
at 19:52
Re: Exalted 2.5
I'm open for either, honestly. Slight preference to 2nd age though.
HighPriest
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Fri 22 Nov 2019
at 00:28
Re: Exalted 2.5

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V_V
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Fri 22 Nov 2019
at 09:11
Re: Exalted 2.5
HighPriest:
There will be some house rules and such, so I hope that isn't too offputting.


:( TBH, yeah, they...sort of are. I really feel squeamish about 3e content. I don't know how I can make that any clearer.

I really haven't had a chance to play 2.5, and that's what I'm interested in. So I'd like to pretty much play 2.5 by the book, with no more than  one to three specific exceptions; and certainly none from 3e.

I like the bonus points for XP idea, but that's about it. I really don't want home rules that broad. Sorry.

This message was last edited by the user at 09:39, Fri 22 Nov.

HighPriest
 member, 13 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2019
at 01:09
Re: Exalted 2.5
OK, that's not exactly a surprise. I know anything touching 3E is going to be a hard sell for a lot of people. Good luck finding something more in line with what you're looking for.
V_V
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Sat 30 Nov 2019
at 21:45
Re: Exalted 2.5
Thank you!

So I've got a lead for an off site game, but still looking here on site.
Apregis
 member, 10 posts
Tue 3 Dec 2019
at 22:55
Re: Exalted 2.5
I am still interesed. 3e or 2.5e don't really matter, Exalted is one of my favorite rp.
Knight_Vassal
 member, 460 posts
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 03:00
Re: Exalted 2.5
  Just an update here so you guys know. I will likely be starting a new very small scale(3-5 players max) "Vanilla" Exalt game after the First of the year.

    Options as I see them

 --Gunstar Autobot (Yeah over done at this point, but the whole Galactica vibe always gets me hooked.)

 -- Standard Walk the Earth(Basic 2nd Age game hit all the high notes kill the Empress save the world from the Big Bad you know the drill)

 -- Fall of the First Age Game (Basically set about 6 months before the Calibration Massacre that ended the High First Age. You make the choices, but metagaming on the Calibration Banquet itself is punished pretty severely[i.e. Showing up in a modified Warstrider and going full on berserk on the hit teams.])

 -- Or a more Directional based Vanilla version
V_V
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Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 12:11
Re: Exalted 2.5
Never heard of Gunstar bot. So it's underdone IMO.

I'd prefer the standard walk of creation.

The directional based vanilla would be cool too.

I want to be clear, I want to be able to get any backgrounds my BP can afford, and use (at the very least) Oadenol's Codex and WoLA. Lords of creation would also be a must for some artifacts, especially manse creation. White and Black Treastises and Glories the most high, then core, need to be available.

 I've encountered this problem a few times, with GMs saying they didn't know, so I'd like to be clear seven of my eight concepts need those books. The eighth needs a seat of power. So please allow those books if you ad here.

This is for 2.5e as well. Again, there's been a few GMS that missed that. 2.5, not 2e or 3e. Aspregis is game for 3e, which is fine, but that shouldn't be ad for here. :)

This message was last edited by the user at 12:14, Thu 05 Dec.

Knight_Vassal
 member, 461 posts
Wed 11 Dec 2019
at 23:53
Re: Exalted 2.5
In reply to V_V (msg # 52):

Scroll of Heroes and maybe Graceful Wicked Masques are my only no go books. Both are pretty broken IMO. Masques only because of the power gaming involved outside of the Wyld. Which makes me think of another concept but not for this game. Codex and Wonders are great books. Lords is high Essence for the most part, but it could get there. I consider most of Black and white to be gospel and the same could be said of Glories. And none of core is permissible at all ever sorry it is just to freaking good. Will be setting up the game soonish and will get a link, but won't be starting it until after the first of the year possibly not til middle of the month.