Well, tonight’s game night. Maybe that’s why I’ve got gaming on the brain today.
I play with a pretty cool group of people.
Connon – I’ve known the guy for about 5 years now. He’s a little off-the-wall sometimes, but I don’t think I know of anyone more likeable, and genuinely decent. My best description of him would be a chaotic genius, with a side of goth. He’s a Star Wars fanatic, and runs the SW game we play.
Dagan – A hyperactive Star Wars obsessed individual. IE: He just got two tats. An imperial symbol on one shoulder, and a rebel symbol on the other. I haven’t played in a game that he’s run, but from what I’ve heard, he makes a mean SW game. Now if only he’d quit killing bats at random.
Chris – Chris runs our Rifts campaign. He’s one of the few gamers I know that can keep a character serious for the long term. Lots of gamers end up taking the character and making them into jesters. Chris keeps it on an even keel, but occasionally surprises us with a quip that comes out of the blue.
Bonnie – Kind of like an older sister to me. She and I share a great deal of mutual interests, including authors, gaming, giving Connon a hard time, and chocolate. She helps keep us directed, and banishes us at need. Occasionally, she has a mini-me that comes out and banishes Dagan as well.
Now if only the banishing would stick! :p
Tonight I’m running Exalted. The game is set in a place called Creation. Creation is how the world was shortly after it was made. Elves and creatures of chaos nibble at the edges of it, trying to bring the organized material back into the torrent of ever-changing Wyld at the edge of everything. Yozi (demon princes) are trying to obliterate the world, the Wyld, and everything else they can get their hands on. Various deities are vying for the world’s population to follow them along one enlightened pathway or the other, all while playing politics in the most annoying ways. Amidst all this, the former champions of the gods are having their own political struggles on Creation itself, with little guidance from their deities.
Solar Exalted, the chosen of the Unconquered Sun. They once ruled Creation, but various political and phylosophical disputes are now in disgrace, called Anathema and chased to the ends of the earth…sometimes literally.
Terrestrial Exalted. Currently in charge, or at least they think so. They were manipulated by various factions into overthrowing the Solar Exalted and taking their place. Terrestrial exalts are favored of the five immaculate dragons representing the five elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Wood).
Siderial Exalted. Favored of the goddesses of the stars, they are known to be great seers and martial artists. Much of the manipulation of the Terrestrials can be attributed to Sidereal exalts. Currently the Sidereals are divided into two main factions. The gold and bronze factions. The gold favor the Solars, while the bronze favor the Terrestrials.
Lunar Exalted. The soul mates of the Solar Exalted. They share the fate of the Solars, and have been forced to the edges of Creation. Many have become bandit lords, or tribal chieftans/shamans.
Abyssals. Solar Exalted manipulated by Yozi/demons into giving up their names in exchange for dark power. Their intentions are as yet unknown, but they don’t seem to be good.