Exalted Essence

Exalted Essence

Exalted Essence on Discord

Price per player-session

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  • Duration: 2.5 to 5 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Beginner

Price per player-session

About the adventure

We all have a pile of character concepts that we never got to try out. Why not take one of your Exalted ideas for a spin in a one-shot? In this game the Exalted circle is traveling through a new locale. By the time they leave, it will be forever changed. Each player will post character ideas and we'll decide why the various Exalted of differing divinities chose to work together, and what part of Creation (or Elsewhere?) we're in. Then I can write up a short scenario to play in. Because this is a short campaign, and you'll be traveling somewhere you've never been, there is no need to write up a detailed backstory or give names to all of your character's Ties, but if you happen to feel the spark, go ahead!

2 years on StartPlaying

Highly rated for: Voices, Storytelling, Inclusive

Additional Details

How to prepare

You'll need Discord and a microphone, and a general idea of the themes and setting of Exalted. Extensive setting knowledge is not required. If you happen to have the Essence Kickstarter Draft, you can familiarize yourself with the basics, but if you don't, I can teach you. Exalted Third Edition books are available at most friendly local gaming stores, and also on sites like DriveThru RPG in case you want to read up on the setting, but we won't be using the character creation or gameplay rules in those books. The rules for Exalted Essence are written to be simple and easy for players new to the game.

What I provide

I'm developing a bot that will act as the dice for this game. Thank you in advance if you have any feedback on it.

Gameplay details

Let's discuss content lines and veils before play. Please respect everyone's lines, whether it be about the content of the game itself, or just how we talk to each other. I will be swift in booting anyone who doesn't heed warnings or who purposefully bullies another player. We'll use screen names when addressing each other, and you won't be asked to tell us your real name or location.

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How will character creation work

Characters will be created at Essence 1. I can help with the character creation process over Discord in the weeks leading up to play. Most likely we'll all brainstorm together about character concepts and the Circle's dynamic before we build them. If you have a character already fully built, try to be prepared to make some adjustments so that we can have a Circle who works well together.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Low
  • Roleplay: Medium
  • Puzzles: Medium
  • Experience Level: Beginner

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