ExMiscellanea is a play-by-post forum game based in a modified reflection of Providence, Rhode Island - as viewed through the ens of the World of Darkness. This game utilizes the Revised Edition ruleset of White Wolf's Mage: the Ascension gameline. These rules, some fluff, and some metaplot elements have been changed or adapted differently to account for the vast differences between the gameplay medium of play-by-post and the ruleset's intended medium of tabletop gaming.
The people who have built ExMiscellanea into what it is - staff and players, alike - have done so with the intention of creating a cooperative storytelling environment in which players are encouraged to branch out and create some of their own minor plots among and between the beats of larger, broader-scale plots presented and woven by the storytelling staff. The fostered environment hopes to be one in which players are not solely dependent upon the storyteller, but the storyteller exists to promote balance, fairness, settle disputes, and maintain consistency within the overall story.
In all, we are here to create an enjoyable, personal experience among creative minds, with a focus on the story.
ExMiscellanea entertains only one character per account, but allows for multiple characters per player - all of which must be approved by the storytelling staff before they enter play. Unlike standard creation rules, the game utilizes a unique structure of power tiers - varying caps and freebie points that determine what a character's 'starting' sheet looks like before the character enters the story, that differs from the book's starting ruleset. The staff chooses a character's power level - which is determined by variables such as: the number of PCs in each tier at the time of submission; the concept of the individual character; the player's familiarity with Mage lore and genre; and so forth. This is an unbiased decision that is discussed among several individuals before being assigned to a character.
If you are ready to dive in, feel free to visit the User Registration guideline, and then proceed to the Steps of Character Creation.