[Exalted] Poll on character types played

What characters have you played as?

  • Solar in pure game

    Votes: 145 76.3%
  • DB in pure game

    Votes: 88 46.3%
  • Lunar in pure game

    Votes: 26 13.7%
  • Sidereal in pure game

    Votes: 35 18.4%
  • Abyssal in pure game

    Votes: 29 15.3%
  • Infernal in pure game

    Votes: 13 6.8%
  • Solar in mixed game

    Votes: 93 48.9%
  • DB in mixed game

    Votes: 36 18.9%
  • Lunar in mixed game

    Votes: 52 27.4%
  • Sidereal in mixed game

    Votes: 38 20.0%
  • Abyssal in mixed game

    Votes: 31 16.3%
  • Infernal in mixed game

    Votes: 21 11.1%

  • Total voters
    190

mindstalk

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Select any options you've yourself played as. Pure meaning the PCs were all of one Exalted splat, e.g. all Solars, mixed meaning, uh, mixed types. If you've played in two games, a Solar in a Solars only game and a Lunar in a Solar-Lunar game, pick "Solar in pure game" and "Lunar in mixed game", not "Solar in mixed game".

Of course this poll won't really capture frequency of game types among the same group, but the tools here are limited.

Edit: BTW, if you've played Alchemicals, feel to mention that in comments. I ran out of poll options.
 
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Derrick Kapchinsky

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It's been years since I've played exalted at all, so I'm probably forgetting some short-lived game or another that I was in, but every semi-lengthy campaigned that I can recall has been mixed. I can't think of a single pure game that I've been in.
 

TheMouse

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I assume that when you say, "You yourself played as," you're talking about having a PC of your own. As in, not being the GM. Yes?
 

mindstalk

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Yes.

Mostly because letting GMs voted for mixed games they ran would overcount mixed games, I think. E.g. if you ran a Solar-Lunar game you'd be voting twice on the same game.
 
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TheMouse

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Well, then I've had exactly one Exalted PC of my very own: A solar in an all solars game.

Although I've run pure solars, pure infernals, pure dragon blooded, mixed lunars, mixed abyssals, and mixed sidereals. Not to mention pure and mixed alchemicals and pure ghosts. Which is why I was being sure, because my answers to the two questions is very different.
 

mindstalk

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Indeed! But if your players are here, they'll represent those games. If not... had to make a judgement call.

Yours would be the first pure Infernal game attested as I write, so that's interesting. Otherwise you fit into the trends so far.
 

Holden

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Thus far, it seems that at least half the Exalted community has been in a mixed game at some point. And way more have been in pure-DB games than I'd have expected.
 

mindstalk

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I'm surprised pure Solar is as dominant as it is, and that (given all the excitement and popularity in other polls) pure Infernal is so low. Otherwise my pre-conceptions are being validated: I called pure Solar, pure DB, and mixed (in no specific order) as the big three. But the poll is young!
 
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TheMouse

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Indeed! But if your players are here, they'll represent those games. If not... had to make a judgement call.
I don't think anyone I've played Exalted with posts here, although I suppose it's possible that I'm wrong.

Yours would be the first pure Infernal game attested as I write, so that's interesting. Otherwise you fit into the trends so far.
The pure infernals game was pretty awesome. Lots of political dealings alternating with brutal, one sided violence. Kind of Game of Thrones, but with literal monsters as the main characters.
 
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