Exalted was the RPG I lived and breathed in college. It was an odd thing, especially as it was the glorious heydey of White Wolf, the one product line that was rumored to outsell all their other lines combined. My group played it obsessively, almost obsessively as the inbred L5R group played their Asian-themed CCG and … More So, recently I was convinced to run Exalted.
Usually, I try to keep my posts in the 500-800 word category, and usually end up around 600-1000 because of that. That was not the case here. The perpetual fall of White Wolf Games is something that’s unavoidable, and somewhat expected, but still a strange and miserable way for a former major gaming company to … More Wither White Wolf?
White Wolf’s 2011-2012 schedule is now out (thanks to Tenandys for the link), and there’s a lot of interesting stuff on there. Namely, the return to Old World of Darkness, possibly as a tie-in to the WoD MMO (already confirmed to be using the OWoD Vampire: The Masquerade rules), less possibly because irate fans have … More White Wolf’s 2011-2012 Schedule Unveiled
In hindsight, the level of new stuff we’ve designed for Exalted has been pretty minimal. In 3.5/Pathfinder, there’s always something to mod as a GM: monsters, feats, NPCs, magic items… In Exalted, which we played more of (and longer), most of the things which were GM-created were plot-bearing artifacts of major proportion. (I’m thinking of … More Corrupted Lunar Exalts
Let’s start with White Wolf, since I’m of the opinion that they need to be savaged continually for bad decisions. This time, it’s their booth: White Wolf’s Gothic New Orleans Nothing For Sale Shop. It had booth babes, booze, a DJ, everything… except product. Since their merger with Icelandic game giant CCP (the guys behind … More GenCon Recap: Paizo Grabs ENnies, Ravenloft, CthulhuTech, White Wolf’s Booth Blew
Whenever I explain Exalted to people, I generally get the biggest snags when I get to Stunts. The usual response is that it’s broken, that it’s too easy to abuse, that it gives an unfair advantage to the players. You’d think so. But pulling off high-action stunts can be a milestone accomplishment, after much prodding … More Stunts or Something Like Them
We’ve been metagaming Exalted a lot more, having two fairly long-running Dragon-Blood games on campus, plus a number of one-nighters, a failed Solar experience, and several plans for Sidereals and Dragon Kings that came and went almost overnight. Rummaging around on my hard drive, I found this quick batch of formulas I’d once whipped up … More Exalted Combat 095
For the Halloween game, we decided to focus on a meat-grinder Dungeon Crawl to kill everyone off. What started with my normal Exalted playgroup eventually took over our Friday game, where half of the players are from the Exalted game and the other half are Freshmen new to gaming or transfers new to the group. … More Rollplaying 101