D&D 4E Exalted 4e

Khairn

First Post
Campbell said:
So 4e is a clone of
  • Magic The Gathering
  • Exalted
  • World of Warcraft
  • Guild Wars
  • All Video Games
  • Womanly Indy RPGs
  • Miniature Skirmish Game of Your Choice
  • Anime
  • Action Movies
  • Your Mom

Cool.

LOL :D Love it!. Now if we could only add D&D to that list it would be perfect. :p
 

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Zamkaizer

First Post
Campbell said:
So 4e is a clone of
  • Magic The Gathering
  • Exalted
  • World of Warcraft
  • Guild Wars
  • All Video Games
  • Womanly Indy RPGs
  • Miniature Skirmish Game of Your Choice
  • Anime
  • Action Movies
  • Your Mom

Cool.
You forgot:
  • Faulknerian Literature
  • Vampire: The Musical
  • "Observations of the Growth of Amoebic Cultures In a High Beta Particle Concentration"
  • Attack of the Radioactive Ooze From Beyond Jupiter
  • Gathering: The Magic
  • Bollywood Dance Numbers
  • The mutant living in Chris Perkin's stomach
  • Yams
  • F.A.T.A.L.
 

WTF is Exalted? Is it D20 compatible? Or is it another rubbish game where you strip your (opposite sex to your own) avatar to its undies and dance? :p
 

Zamkaizer

First Post
mach1.9pants said:
WTF is Exalted? Is it D20 compatible? Or is it another rubbish game where you strip your (opposite sex to your own) avatar to its undies and dance? :p

That takes at least 5 motes of essence, plus whatever it takes to attune to your underwear.
 

Campbell

Relaxed Intensity
mach1.9pants said:
WTF is Exalted? Is it D20 compatible? Or is it another rubbish game where you strip your (opposite sex to your own) avatar to its undies and dance? :p

Exalted is what happens when The World of Darkness, D&D, Pulp, Greek Myth, and Anime come together to start a family. It is also a role playing game and a state of mind. Also an RPG.net Darling of the Decade.
 
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jdrakeh

Front Range Warlock
Son_of_Thunder said:
Ok, in all seriousness I think I just had a moment of epiphany. Is it just me or is 4e sounding more and more like Exalted every day?

In Exalted, you play gods. You start off as a normal person, then you exalt (typically off-screen, or prior to the start of play), after which you are a living, breathing, god. The typical starting Exalted character is roughly the conceptual equivalent of a 30th Level D&D character. The closest things Exalted has to typical D&D heroes in terms of power are Heroic Mortals, which are a bit like gnats compared to the might of the Solars. The only real similarities to Exalted that I'm seeing in 4e are the adoption of flowery (as opposed to textbook-ish) spell names and, to a lesser extent, the decision to provide a largely 'open' default setting for new players to build on as they see fit.
 

Victim

First Post
jdrakeh said:
In Exalted, you play gods. You start off as a normal person, then you exalt (typically off-screen, or prior to the start of play), after which you are a living, breathing, god. The typical starting Exalted character is roughly the conceptual equivalent of a 30th Level D&D character. The closest things Exalted has to typical D&D heroes in terms of power are Heroic Mortals, which are a bit like gnats compared to the might of the Solars. The only real similarities to Exalted that I'm seeing in 4e are the adoption of flowery (as opposed to textbook-ish) spell names and, to a lesser extent, the decision to provide a largely 'open' default setting for new players to build on as they see fit.

Not really. Assuming that the DMG idea that trained soldiers=level 1 warriors, then I think starting Exalted characters are basically around level 10-12.

And Heroic Mortals or even extras can really screw up an Exalt if she makes a mistake. Using 2e, getting surrounded means 1 guy gets an attack against DV 0 unless the Exalt has a charm that defeats unexpected attacks. And in 1e, it could be troublesome fighting multiple guys without a persistent defense. A 10th level barbarian can laugh at being surrounded by guys - especially with an Ironward Diamond to boost his DR.
 

Fallen Seraph

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Though being surrounded by guys has almost always been something WW has seemed to like to show as a really, really bad idea. It seems encounters against multiple threats even if your well above their level is in particularly deadly in WW games.
 

hong

WotC's bitch
The idea that Exalted PCs are super-powerful beings, trampling over Creation, is more a function of the zeitgeist than the actual rules. They can be like that once they have a few hundred XP under their belt, but starting out, they're more likely to be similar to mid-level D&D characters. They can take on a battalion of mooks if built well, but levelling a mountain is still beyond them.
 

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