partyfullofspellcasters
 member, 1 post
Tue 30 Jun 2020
at 18:53
Exalted 2.5 e Game
Hello all,

I am considering running an Exalted 2.5 edition game because it was a super fun system which had such a great fan following. I have never run a game on rpol so I would like to know what are some things I should be looking out for to create a smooth experience from RTJ to first posts.

Also I am interested in house rules which can make Exalted 2.5 easier to run on RPOL.

Looking forward to your words!

P.S.
Thinking of the Gunstar Exalted idea from Shards to allow high essence warstrider craziness.
zeone3000
 member, 546 posts
Tue 30 Jun 2020
at 20:12
Exalted 2.5 e Game
Having a ruling for Stunts and handling the 10 steps of combat. Those things can slow things down, along with initiative. This system does not like block initiative.
MrSerious
 member, 9 posts
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 10:15
Exalted 2.5 e Game
I've played just about every Exalt type there is..... except Infernal... no one ever seems to want to ST an Infernal game or allow them as PC's at all. Of course, the last time I actually played Exalted was many, many years ago.
PCO.Spvnky
 member, 448 posts
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 15:02
Exalted 2.5 e Game
My suggestion would be don't run 2.5e, run 3e, it's a far better system.
V_V
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Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 01:28
Exalted 2.5 e Game
In reply to PCO.Spvnky (msg # 4):

Ditto...only the exact opposite. Stick with 2.5, that's what you wanted to GM. That's what you mentioned. Stick with 2.5 before Oynx messed with it, and before they introduced very dubious keywords. Keywords that were indisputably horrible when they were only in the fluff, made the worst (-100/10) by putting them into the crunch. If you ever get curious about 3e, just read the core book. That was enough inform me I never want to "upgrade". 3e is like another 3e of a popular system. It is an event horizon.

I'd give some suggestions, but in I'm new to doing this on RPoL too.

This message was last edited by the user at 01:29, Fri 17 July.

Deltapapacharlie
 member, 2 posts
Mon 20 Jul 2020
at 01:48
Exalted 2.5 e Game
If you're still considering this, colour me interested. It's been a long time since I've played Exalted but I have very fond memories.
dlantoub
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Tue 21 Jul 2020
at 23:26
Exalted 2.5 e Game
I am curious, but have never played in an Exalted campaign. I have a love hate relationship with it in that I love the lore, but the wire fu and stunt system only seemed to really benefit agile characters.
Basically if it is going to run interested, and I have some concepts I can dust off, with no preference for system from me.
zeone3000
 member, 550 posts
Tue 21 Jul 2020
at 23:36
Exalted 2.5 e Game
That's not true. you can use strength and endurance to stunt as well. You can stunt in social combat as well, really any dice roll you can stunt.
V_V
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Wed 22 Jul 2020
at 00:39
Exalted 2.5 e Game
In reply to dlantoub (msg # 7):

wow...well..I guess you and I differ. I stunt even diceless actions, and even get stunts awarded AFTER I roll WITHOUT extra dice. The mote replenish is very nice, as is WP. Our group has never used XP as a reward, but if your's does that adds up too.

Stunts also make little difference with excellencies. I've also rarely described something purely to gain stunt. I also play 99.99% in person (until the last three months) but it works very nicely online. Stunts are what I LOVE about exalted. Especially in 2.5, where so many charms freshly enhance them.
dlantoub
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Wed 22 Jul 2020
at 06:38
Exalted 2.5 e Game
I'm probably not imaginative enough then :) . Still would be interested if the game gets going.
MrSerious
 member, 12 posts
Wed 22 Jul 2020
at 12:50
Exalted 2.5 e Game

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