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  • CapitanTypo
    started a topic How big is the exalted playerbase these days?

    How big is the exalted playerbase these days?

    Is there anyway to find out how big the exalted player base is these days?

    Are sales figures from drivethrurpg of the core book publicly available? Or are there any other indicators worth checking out?

  • Lioness
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    I'm locking this. Darksider can respond to you arging with something he said two years ago if he wants.

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  • JohnDoe244
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    Originally posted by Darksider View Post

    ‚ÄčIt would have been great if the lesson that "the forums have rules of conduct that you agreed to abide by when you signed up" had been the lesson learned when warnings were issued. Unfortunately certain people felt they were above those rules or that the rules didn't apply to them. We made it very clear that the behavior seen near the end of the old WW forums was not going to be allowed here because it absolutely drove people away from participating on those forums. I would know because I read all the reports from users who were sick of being attacked for daring to disagree with some forum superstar. Stating the moderation caused problems rather than people who couldn't engage others within the rules of conduct is absolutely bullshit.
    In for an obol in for a talent.

    So the old WW forums had toxic users who drove people away. Not the conduct of the mods, it was the conduct of the rule breakers.

    These forums are strictly moderated and the toxic users who were solely responsible for driving people away aren't allowed.

    Crazed conspiracy theorists make the "bullshit" claim that over moderation causes problems.

    So... the claim is that these forums are more active than the old WW forums? What with it being better moderated and not having toxic users driving people away? 'Cause that's a pretty bold claim when stacked against Piff's "bullshit".

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    But to the actual point, with The Realm out, I'd like to run a game. Does anyone have any thoughts on estimating the current size of the playerbase? Or ideas on how to boost the playerbase? Or tactics for running a PbP game?

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  • Otto D'Fey
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    It was a foregone conclusion that I'd be running Ex3. Two veterans from my 8 year long 1st/2nd Ed game wanted to get back into it, and two members of our rpg circle were both very interested in learning to play. The game is going wonderfully, learning curve and all. At some point I acquired a large accountant's ledger that tracks initiative very well and doubles as a battle grid. I have another two players from a 2nd Ed game who may want to dive back in, but we're still enjoying OWoD Mage, so it may be awhile.

    The lack of releases sucks, but I've made liberal use of fan splats (thank you, Crumplepunch!), and the nature of my game over its first 6 months hasn't required a lot of content beyond what I'm providing myself (isolated setting with a very unusual set of problems). I'd like to be a player, even online (I'm primarily the ST for my groups), though I'm not sure I have the time for it.

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  • Totentanz
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    I'd say my experiences largely mirror others. The only people I know who actively play Exalted are the people I play with. Of those, three were completely new to RPGs, and the other two are members of my group from way back.

    The events of the last few years, including the content lull, hit us kinda hard. Honestly, if we didn't already have a game in mind that was Exalted, I doubt we would be playing it now.

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  • chance
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    Originally posted by Tytalus View Post
    According to google trends the interest in Exalted has stayed fairly consistent for the last several years. Anyone who has other interesting ideas to plug into google trends let me know.

    https://trends.google.com/trends/exp...20path,rpg.net
    Exalted 3rd seems like a good add it seems to be fairly solid over the last few years.

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  • TGUEIROS
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    I am involved with two games, one with 5 old time rpg friends and one with 3-5 family members (my wife, 2 brothers, 1 sister-in-law, and a cousin).

    The old timers are part of a 17-22 year old group we had since the time of AD&D, GURPS, and V:tM1e. And while my brothers and cousin were exposed to RPGs, through me, they were 7-12 years younger than me, so we hadn't played together. The wives had never played, and my sister-in-law hadn't even heard of RPGs in general.

    None of us had any contact with Exalted before 3e. So that is 11 people who play Exalted that didn't before, out of which 8 are regulars and 3 semi-regular. I am the only one that supported the Kickstarter, and only the GM of the old timers group also bought the PDF.
    Last edited by TGUEIROS; 05-23-2017, 10:34 AM.

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  • LeTipex
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    I have 8 players (5 regulars, 3 occasionnal) in my current campaign, 4 of which had never played Exalted before Ex3. Those who have consider that edition to be superior in most points.

    I know at least five persons who would like to play but live too far from us to join our campaign.

    Edit: and to clarify, in that dozen or so of people, only three of us are KS backers, and I'm the only one I know of that hangs out on the net to talk about Exalted.
    Last edited by LeTipex; 05-23-2017, 12:20 PM.

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  • leo1925
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    Me and my group, while we loved exalted, consider the line pretty much dead and the 3rd edition extremely difficult (borderline impossible) for an ST to run with the current book(s). The same is true for another group who played exalted that we have met.

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  • corwin859
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    For further "this isn't really evidence" commentary, my home gaming group is about 7-9 people depending on the game and the week. The interest in Exalted, the nature of the game, and our schedules has me running two Exalted games, one with three players and one with four. We're loving it, all my players are having fun, yes the complexity can be daunting at first but we've all taken to it and we're having a blast with the new Ex3 game engine. So far everything seems to be doing what it's supposed to, encouraging the kind of play it's supposed to, and letting my players make the kinds of characters they want to. Even the oft-maligned crafting system. So add 8 enthusiastic players outside of Pittsburgh to the total.

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  • Tytalus
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    According to google trends the interest in Exalted has stayed fairly consistent for the last several years. Anyone who has other interesting ideas to plug into google trends let me know.

    https://trends.google.com/trends/exp...20path,rpg.net

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  • nalak42
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    Originally posted by Piff View Post
    Magic: The Gathering wounded the RPG playerbase, but it was Warhammer that took advantage of the onsought penalty and dealt a decisive blow. Exalted has actually adopted well to the digital shift, but I haven't - I haven't been able to recruit online or play online, really, so the death of the old school recruitment pool has hit my games pretty hard. When I was pulling groups five years ago I had three or four reggies, but these days It's 1-2 player games (which actually Exalted is particularly good for, as crunchy / deep systems really shine when you have fewer people at a table and can bog with a full 5).

    I think Exalted 3e is pretty much the best 1 on 1 fantasy game (1 ST, 1 Player) on the market. But I still wish I didn't have to play it that way. If only I could adjust to not playing face to face...
    Can you do webcam? Just saying I know roll20 does allow video feed and that might help you a bit if you need to be able to see the other people you're running with.

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  • chance
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    Seems the few RPG players I have spoken to outside my little group think we are insane for playing Exalted until I explain that no it ain't the basic game it is homebrew only kind of Ex2. Those are still people that have tried Exalted in the past but where worn out while Ex3 wasn't yet in the pipeline.

    Another source of loss is because people find that Exalted 1-2 ed are very different beasts from Ex3 and a lot of people aren't finding what they liked in the older versions in the new edition. I'm at least partially in that camp I think initiative combat is bollocks and craft an unnecessary mini-game at the same time my homebrew steals some of the good stuff like evocations which are brilliant! and a bit of the sorcery, the most innovative charms and so on.

    Still even the current forum activity say that Exalted has a fairly healthy playerbase compared to most games.

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  • Piff
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    Magic: The Gathering wounded the RPG playerbase, but it was Warhammer that took advantage of the onsought penalty and dealt a decisive blow. Exalted has actually adopted well to the digital shift, but I haven't - I haven't been able to recruit online or play online, really, so the death of the old school recruitment pool has hit my games pretty hard. When I was pulling groups five years ago I had three or four reggies, but these days It's 1-2 player games (which actually Exalted is particularly good for, as crunchy / deep systems really shine when you have fewer people at a table and can bog with a full 5).

    I think Exalted 3e is pretty much the best 1 on 1 fantasy game (1 ST, 1 Player) on the market. But I still wish I didn't have to play it that way. If only I could adjust to not playing face to face...

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  • Lioness
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    Originally posted by Piff View Post
    Our last game store converted into a Warhammer place a while ago and the writing is kinda on the wall that it's becoming a digital age for gamers in my region.
    The shit with Warhammer End Times and Age of Sigmar gave me so much patience for 3rd edition. At least 40k 8th edition was handled somewhat competently (i.e. mostly good but I can't call the Gathering Storm books well done + the rushed execution of them fed into the feeling that this was another End Times).

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