Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Random Exalted Fashion!

Okay. You've spent hours cooking up an Exalted character. Got the points spent, the charms picked, and every little detail mechanically you can think of fleshed out...then someone at the table asks you: "So what do they look like?" Now normally you'd have an idea of what they look like from where they came from...but that's the catch. Exalted is what happens when someone throws every fantasy kitchen sink they can find into a blender and turn it into a fine grainy mush. It has Chinese, Japanese, Greco/Roman, Native American, European, Anime, High Fantasy all mixed together in this unique mash up. So fashion outside of things like coats to keep you warm in the winter, or unique artifact items, can be very...very...random. So why not a random table for that too?!

Let's get this party started.

The way I have this broken down is 2 primary defining costume elements, then 2 accessories.

Roll once for Primary Costume Piece, once for Secondary Costume Piece.
Then roll once for Primary Accessory, once for Secondary Accessory Piece.
Finally roll twice for Color scheme. (1st is Primary Color, 2nd is highlights)

Let's get started:

Primary Costume Piece (This is the foundation)

  1. Exposed Chest (Bare/Bandage Wrapped)
  2. Tight Leathers (Smooth/Metal Barbed)
  3. Loose Monk Robes
  4. Parade Armor (Filigree Breastplate/Interlocking Shoulder Plates)
  5. Flowing (Dress/Toga)
  6. Worker's Slacks and Smock (Leather/Denim)
  7. High Collar Uniform (Roll on Pattern Table for unit symbol)
  8. Metallic Body Wrap (Chain/Plates)
  9. Organic Decoration (Plant/Bone)
  10. Roll on Secondary Costume Piece Table and use that result as your primary element. If it has contradictory elements consider them layered either top/bottom or mingled elements. Ignore duplicate rolls or 10 again.
Secondary Costume Piece (This is the first accent)
  1. Kilt
  2. Leather Leg/Arm Wraps
  3. Martial Arts banding/wraps
  4. Extra Body Pouches/Bags
  5. Cummerbund/Heavy Belt
  6. Flowing Cape/Trench Coat
  7. Shoulder Cape/Poncho
  8. Spiritual Vestments (Roll on Pattern Table)
  9. Utility Vest/Jacket (Tool pouches)
  10. Roll on Primary Costume Piece Table and use that result as your secondary element. If it has contradictory elements consider them layered either top/bottom or mingled elements. Ignore duplicate rolls or 10 again.
Primary Accessory (Time to add some flare)
  1. Military War Fan (Folding/Solid)
  2. Fully Body Jewelry (Roll on Pattern Table for design)
  3. Prayer Beads
  4. Detail Body Tattoo (Roll on Pattern Table and Color Table)
  5. Detailed Clothing Pattern (Roll on Pattern Table and Color Table)
  6. Long Scarf/Obi (Belly Wrap)
  7. Impressive Sandals/Boots
  8. Religious/Family Tabard (Roll on Pattern and Color Table for design and primary color.)
  9. Multiple Piercings (Metallic/Bone)
  10. Roll on Secondary Accessory Table and use that result as your primary element. If it has a contradictory element consider them layered either in different locations or mingled together as one. Ignore duplicate rolls or 10 again.
Secondary Accessory (More flare)

  1. Multiple Heavy Rings (Roll on Pattern Table for design.)
  2. Headband (Metal/Cloth)
  3. Large Belt Pouch (Detailed Leather/Sagemono aka. Lacquered Box)
  4. Mask (Roll on Pattern Table)
  5. Collar (Ex-Slave/Choker)
  6. Spectacles (Functional/Jewelers)
  7. Ritual Scarification (Roll on Pattern Table)
  8. Bells/Mirror Adornments
  9. Impressive Hairbrush. (Roll on Pattern Table for design.)
  10. Roll on Primary Accessory Table and use that result as your secondary element. If it has a contradictory element consider them layered either in different locations or mingled together as one. Ignore duplicate rolls or 10 again.
Color Table (Roll twice the first is your primary color, the second is your highlights. Additional rolls happen on tables above.)
  1. Red
  2. Orange
  3. Yellow/Oricalcum
  4. Green/Jade
  5. Blue
  6. Indigo/Starmetal
  7. Violet
  8. Black/Soulsteel
  9. White/Moonsilver
  10. Gray
Pattern (Roll this is prior rolls asked for it.)

  1. Dragon
  2. Demon
  3. Elemental
  4. Ghost/Skull
  5. Fey Creature/Noble
  6. Sun
  7. Moon
  8. Stars
  9. Geometric
  10. Nature (Animal/Plant)

BONUS: Hair Style (Very optional, but fun! For Extra fun roll on the Color Table.)

  1. Long loose/bound
  2. Close cropped
  3. Bald headed
  4. Military Top-Knot
  5. Unkempt Medium Length
  6. Mohawk
  7. Cornrows
  8. Braided
  9. Buzzed/Near Shaved
  10. Crazy Kabuki
And there you go! Have fun rolling up your random Exalted fashion. There will be stories alone tied to the very outfit you ware. This is just for entertainment and player/storyteller ideas. Use it for NPC generation too!

Enjoy!