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  • Magical Girls in Exalted

    Have you ever made a Magical Girl character or made a Magical Girl campaign?

  • #2
    I thought all Sidereal games were Magical Girl campaigns.

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    • #3
      I think it was over at the Freedom Stone, or RPG.net, that someone posted their notes about a magical girl campaign set in the Exalted: Modern shard, which drew much inspiration from Madoka.

      If I made any copies to my hard drive, I haven't yet found them.


      The player characters were a Solar, a Lunar, and an Alchemical. Each one was miserable and also holding back from descending into monstrosity and more misery in return for more power.

      The Solar (somewhere between Madoka and Mami, but fought with her fists) was one bad day away from committing to Epic Zeal of Valor, so that she would never have to feel fear again.

      The shark-totem Lunar (based on Madoka's Sakura Kyouko) was ashamed of her Deadly Beastman Transformation (which would now include Hybrid Body Transformation, I suppose) and would never use them until she finally suffered a sufficient psychological break and stopped giving a shit. She nevertheless fought with Second Edition's Claws of the Silver Moon.

      The Alchemical (shy, quiet, glasses-wearing girl who was wheelchair bound) was always abusing her rapid transformation from mortal to Megaman so that she could keep her normal human life during the day and then be ready to fight for her life at a moment's notice. If she ever reached a tipping point where she was ready to sacrifice her normal life and leave her family, or her family and home was otherwise taken from her, she would start remaining in robot-girl form all of the time until her Essence finally rating recovered, thus resulting in her being stronger.


      The Dark Magical Girl opponent was an Abyssal pastiche of Homura, who neatly homaged Homura's time-stop powers with the time/space-violating shennanigans of Modern Abyssal Firearms Charms.

      She was the emotionally manipulated puppet of the Infernal/Deathlord woman who ruled the city, who turned her parents into her soulsteel guns and gave her a high-quality zombie chauffeur to drive her around town in a hearse. Her weapons included bazookas and rocket launchers.
      Last edited by Sunder the Gold; 08-10-2019, 11:27 AM.


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      • #4
        Never done a campaign, but I did have an idea the other day that instead of dying when they made an exigent a god could just be reduced to a small mascot character.

        Not unlike what happened to Kero in Cardcaptor Sakura.

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        • #5
          I was tempted to bring some Spec-Ops Asuka ideas into our next Chronicles of Darkness game...


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          • #6
            I've always been more tempted to use Magical Girls in Mage over Exalted: all that paradigm stuff, hidden identities, the different Spheres and how they cross over, it feels like a more solid fit I don't doubt you could do a magical girl-ish character in Exalted, but it'll be harder and you'd need to narrow things down a bit. Like, do you just want the fighting style? The transformation sequence? Spellcasting style effects? Mascots? You need a bit more of a firmer idea at the outset than with Mage, where Magical Girl is basically just gonna inform how your magic works.

            (Incidentally, my Technocracy Science Girl is a character I will always treasure and want to get into a game sometime. )

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            • #7
              I've always thought you could make the character from Mai-HiME/My-Otome into a dragonblooded school chronicle. With Miyu as a Moonsilver Alchemical.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Elfive View Post
                Never done a campaign, but I did have an idea the other day that instead of dying when they made an exigent a god could just be reduced to a small mascot character.

                Not unlike what happened to Kero in Cardcaptor Sakura.
                Alternatively, the god had familiars or personal godly servants, and you inherit these when he died.

                Not unlike what happened with Kero and Yue when Clow Reed died.


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
                  I think it was over at the Freedom Stone, or RPG.net, that someone posted their notes about a magical girl campaign set in the Exalted: Modern shard, which drew much inspiration from Madoka.

                  If I made any copies to my hard drive, I haven't yet found them.
                  I happen to know the guy who wrote that, and it turns out he still had the material on his Drive. Here you go, and here you go.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by The MG View Post
                    I happen to know the guy who wrote that, and it turns out he still had the material on his Drive. Here you go, and here you go.
                    Cool, thanks.


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                    • #11
                      Kyubei - Demon of the 3rd Circle, Soul of She Who Lives In Her Name

                      The Unlying One, or Kyubei, is a Soul from She Who Lives in Her Name, has a form of a lovely plushie-like animal. He finds maidens from Creation and proposes them to realize for them one wish, in exchange of making them Magical Girls, and giving them one purpose. The exchange is completely fair, with the wishes being kept to the letter. The Maidens that accept are then remade, and are Given a Sacred Amulet that protects them from harm and allows them to transform into their Magical Forms, which have Exalted-like abilities.

                      The Magical Girls do get a Limit Break tracker. They are supposed to hunt and kill a Witch every Season and to use their Sacred Amulets to devour their corrupted energy, and failure to do so gives Limit. Over usage of their powers gives Limit. Also, great anguish gives Limit. What happens when the tracker is filled? That Kyubei doesn't specify, only that it's in their best interest that they avoid this.

                      Magical Girls do not age and do not suffer infirmities. They could, in fact, live forever, while saving Creation from the evil Witches. If his nature as a Demon if found, Kyubei will ask: Doesn't his actions show that not all 3rd Circle Souls are filled with malice and evil intent?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
                        The Alchemical (shy, quiet, glasses-wearing girl who was wheelchair bound) was always abusing her rapid transformation from mortal to Megaman so that she could keep her normal human life during the day and then be ready to fight for her life at a moment's notice. If she ever reached a tipping point where she was ready to sacrifice her normal life and leave her family, or her family and home was otherwise taken from her, she would start remaining in robot-girl form all of the time until her Essence finally rating recovered, thus resulting in her being stronger.
                        Umm, Alchemicals are made, not born. So... what family?

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                        • #13
                          Sounds like exalted modern, They worked different there.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Elfive View Post
                            Sounds like exalted modern, They worked different there.
                            Yeah. In Modern, the Alchemical Exaltation is a physical object that bonds to a mortal host, and lets them manifest a biomechanical suit of body armor, Guyver-style.


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by pcontop View Post
                              Kyubei - Demon of the 3rd Circle, Soul of She Who Lives In Her Name

                              The Unlying One, or Kyubei, is a Soul from She Who Lives in Her Name, has a form of a lovely plushie-like animal. He finds maidens from Creation and proposes them to realize for them one wish, in exchange of making them Magical Girls, and giving them one purpose. The exchange is completely fair, with the wishes being kept to the letter. The Maidens that accept are then remade, and are Given a Sacred Amulet that protects them from harm and allows them to transform into their Magical Forms, which have Exalted-like abilities.

                              The Magical Girls do get a Limit Break tracker. They are supposed to hunt and kill a Witch every Season and to use their Sacred Amulets to devour their corrupted energy, and failure to do so gives Limit. Over usage of their powers gives Limit. Also, great anguish gives Limit. What happens when the tracker is filled? That Kyubei doesn't specify, only that it's in their best interest that they avoid this.

                              Magical Girls do not age and do not suffer infirmities. They could, in fact, live forever, while saving Creation from the evil Witches. If his nature as a Demon if found, Kyubei will ask: Doesn't his actions show that not all 3rd Circle Souls are filled with malice and evil intent?


                              *starts working in a new villain for her current campaign*

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