Friday, February 27, 2009

Exalted Role-Playing Game

So I have been playing a pen-and-paper role-playing game called Exalted with a group of friends for a few months. The game is about a world with highly powerful supernatural people called Exalts. The world has the technology of roughly the middle ages. There are different types of Exalts that correspond to the different celestial bodies. The sun, the moon, and the stars. My character plays a Sidereal Exalted (an exalted of the stars). These Exalted are responsible for guiding Fate and Destiny in the world and work from "heaven". This world is flat and at the edges of this world is the Wyld, which is a chaotic wasteland of a different element for each direction (air, wood, fire, water). Entities of pure chaos live beyond the borders and can shape the world around them to their whim. So anyway, the overarching story for our game is that we are fighting these entities (called Raksha, or Fair Folk) to claim more land for the world from the chaos. In our session tonight we were trying to get people from a small island to come live in a city we've establishes near the water edge of the Wyld. (When people from "Creation," as the non-Wyld part of the world is called, live near the Wyld it can stabilize the chaos and bring new land to the world.) So we were able to get the inhabitants of the island to come with us, and also the giant shark spirits that protected the island to come with us too. We lost some of the shark spirits in the process though. The next course of action for our group will be to try to get more Exalts to come to our island so that we can get more powerful.

So yeah, that's the role-playing game I play. I'm sure to most people that don't know much or anything about role-playing games, that made absolutely no sense. I may want role-playing games to be a major topic of this blog though, so I figured I should start somewhere talking about the one I play. If there's anyone out there reading this that plays Exalted I'd love to hear about your experiences. Also, sometime down the line I think it might be fun to have a play-by-post role-playing game.

Well, that's all for now. I may post updates on the game's progress as time goes by. We usually play weekly so it'll probably be about that often. In the mean time I'll hopefully post about other things as well. I got a little busy this week though, so I haven't been posting as much.

1 comment:

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