At this point, I’m still recovering from being sick with some sort of flu. Excuse me if the post seems odd. :p
Looks like my Exalted campaign is about to take off, with the various players finalizing their characters. Given the slightly different premise of the campaign, it looks like the players are also doing their best to come up with rather unique and untried concepts. So far, we’ve got:
- A dishonored Dynast with dreams of re-establishing his family and create a new order for his sister.
- An exiled half-demon who receives a missive that he’s being recalled to inherit his family’s fortune.
- A Scholar whose destiny is irreversibly altered by the whims of the gods, forcing her to forge her own destiny.
- A child martial artist prodigy who sets off to prove that Martial Arts can improve everything.
- A Man-Dancer.
Yes, you read that last one right.
Admittedly, it’s a strange group of characters, but ultimately, I suspect that things will pan out as soon as the game begins. As I’ve mentioned before, the game centers on Power and what people will do once they become movers and shakers of the world. While some may seem whimsical (man-dancer for one,) there’s a potential for coming up with something more.
That said, my attention now goes to fixing the setting, arranging the various elements for the characters to interact with in Chiaroscuro. These include the usual NPCs, and organizations that may run into and have an interest in the characters for their own ends.
I’m considering coming up with 4-8 different NPCs per character, along with 2-3 organizations. Chiaroscuro is a big city, and one that I expect to be quite populated. I don’t want the characters to grow out of their setting too soon, as it happens enough in other Exalted campaigns. I don’t have much else aside from notes just yet, but as soon as I get them in order, I’ll put them up.