White Wolf’s Exalted is one of the games that immediately piqued my interest when it came out. I’ve enjoyed several White Wolf games before and I was excited to see White Wolf’s version of high fantasy.
While I still leaf through the rulebook once in a while, I never have played or run that game. That has several reasons. I like a lot of the concepts of the world of the Exalted but for some reason I have some trouble “getting” the world completely. How exactly do the territories in the Treshhold look like? Is this supposed to be the GM’s sandbox or will everything I come up with be contradicted in later books?
The other thing that bothered me are the rules. As you probably know I prefer rules-light systems. And while the core rules are pretty easy, the charm mechanics, combos etc. can become pretty crunchy.
So, what’s your take on Exalted? Should I give it another look and can you give me any tips on how to get into the games’ setting easier? Any advice is highly appreciated.