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Campaign end and beginning (read: gamer babbling) [Feb. 7th, 2005|03:07 pm]
darkskywatcher
Last night was the last session of Gordon's Exalted campaign. While that particular session was a gigantic pile of choad, the game itself was generally very good. More comments can be had if people are interested.
The most interesting thing surrounding the end of the game is the fact that this campaign is the interest that many players seem to have in storytelling the aftermath. While there was a wrap up at the end, there were conversations conducted well into the night about what happened afterwards. Now, I understand this, to a certain extent. I did have a basic idea developed before hand as to what Echo was going to do afterwards, if he were still alive. But the scale of what people seem to want to do has me more than a little surprised. After all, two of the players are gods now, and two others go off pretty immediately and do things like set themselves into crazy seals for a thousand years. So the dynamic of this "game" is different already. Next, most of the characters have reached the point where there is not much that can harm them if they don't go looking for it. Rallie obviously goes lookin for it, but Echo is probably safe for the next long time from any real threat to his being. And during that time we only grow in power. It's going to be a lot strange.
At the same time, I'm getting ready to start the next Exalted campaign, which is beginning this weekend. Way less time to create, rethink, and modify a character than i would like, but apparently Gordon is hot to go on this new game. It'll be fun. I'm not sure a group of myself, Anna, Genghis, Andrew, Matt (Flynn), and Becca can go wrong. And being Dragon Blooded and Sidereals only makes it better.
Ok, enough babble. Maybe you'll get a real update some day.
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[User Picture]From: abmann
2005-02-07 02:02 pm (UTC)
What was the last game choad? Not enough Fro peeing on acid demons? :)
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[User Picture]From: lerite
2005-02-07 04:42 pm (UTC)
too many players, not enough STs; rushed; one or two mistakes in setup (not inconsistencies, just doing things that didn't work). Far as I can tell, mostly the first one.
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[User Picture]From: darkskywatcher
2005-02-08 10:07 pm (UTC)
Really, the wyld shaping combat and the utter failure that it was was the reason. It was lame, nobody had any idea what was going on with it when it started, and the way Gordon was using the Wyld isn't how it works at all.
Incidentally, Will raises the point about cool stuff. I'm pretty sure that cool stuff is the best thing about Exalted specifically, and its very difficult to do the cool stuff when the game is that big, etc.
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[User Picture]From: nathan_lounge
2005-02-07 02:45 pm (UTC)
I was mighty creeped out by that last session. Ramona told me what you kids were up to when I went looking for Andrew and I was all "holy crap, I have to see this for myself". In retrospect, I'm not sure it was the fact that everyone was in costume or the fact that you were quasi-LARPing over the superbowl that was more unsettling.
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[User Picture]From: lerite
2005-02-07 04:35 pm (UTC)
Dude. Dressing up and pretending to engage in hardcore physical activity totally > dressing up and watching other people engage is silly physical activity.
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[User Picture]From: nathan_lounge
2005-02-07 04:45 pm (UTC)

Wow, way to bring the "Yes-huh" argument.

1. No it isn't. (or, to give the extended version of that argument "nuh-uh")
2. I'm just as creeped out by people who dress up for football games (and really any other sporting events), though there is some sense of awe wrapped up in the people who sit nearly naked in stands at temps below freezing.
3. I'm not sure how I feel about the pretending v. watching statement, though I suspect that popular opinion is on the side of watching.
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[User Picture]From: lerite
2005-02-07 05:28 pm (UTC)
Far's I can tell, our difference of opinion lies in my being a gamer and your being normal-ish.

De gustibus non est disputandum.

I think the sports fans have actually playing the sports sometimes on their side.

Just think of it as being in a very loosely-scripted play rehearsal. If you've done theater, you know how much of a high a good group performance can be.

I'm kind of crazy.
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[User Picture]From: monkey_bait
2005-02-07 07:34 pm (UTC)

Re: Wow, way to bring the "Yes-huh" argument.

As a general rule, I wouldn't have gamed over the Superbowl; however, it was the last session of a very successful campaign. Kinda hard to skip the last one...
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[User Picture]From: nathan_lounge
2005-02-07 08:33 pm (UTC)

Re: Wow, way to bring the "Yes-huh" argument.

Way to sell out your race Baity.
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