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Discussion in 'Role Playing Resource' started by Sawn_Kassal, Nov 13, 2009.

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  1. SirakRomar Force Ghost

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    The three books are basically the core of Cyberpunk literature. Strongly recommended.
  2. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Dammit I've lost nearly all of my games!

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    So the proposal I have in mind is incredibly straightforward: it's the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. There was an attempt at it some years ago that was pretty fun for the relatively short time it lasted, BobaMatt attempted something somewhat similar awhile back with his Shakespeare game, and I've always liked the core idea of "Players pick a character from literature to play as and then go have awesome adventures." What I'm thinking is I might change the timeframe to something like the 1970s and also allow film and television characters to give players (And myself) lots of material to work with. I'd be playing the premise pretty straight, none of my goofy psychedelic shenanigans.

    Would anybody be interested or should I get back to my drawing board?
  3. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Ooo...very nice.

    I'm always a sucker for these kind of games, so you can count me in! No way I would be able to resist! :p
  4. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Oh, good, an affirmative. I kind of got so swept up by the idea I went ahead and did it. :p
  5. Lukes_Apprentice Jedi Grand Master

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    Hey Ramza if you want to have some fun with an idea like that I would probably be very interested. However, I would have a very big problem who do I portray? To many options......8-}
    Last edited by Lukes_Apprentice, Jan 15, 2013
  6. TheSithGirly Jedi Grand Master

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    Would there be any interest in a post-apocalypse game? I am Legend meets Fallout sort of thing?
  7. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    So basically a killing mutants in a wasteland sort of thing? I'd be down.
    Last edited by Ramza, Jan 17, 2013
  8. Skywalker_T-65 Force Ghost

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  9. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Hmm...sounds interesting.
  10. spycoder9 Force Ghost

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    :D Post apocalyptic games are my favorite!
  11. TheSithGirly Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, then I think it might be the right time to try to climb over the language barier. I´ll write an OP and my only doubt is . . . not to make it to similiar to Castaways and Return of the Forgotten Ones. But I´ll see what I can do . . .
  12. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    So I'm in the middle of Far Cry 3, and just got to thinking how it'd be a cool setting for an RPG. Doesn't have to tie in with the franchise or anything. But a group of spoiled brats on vacation suddenly find themselves in a desperate survival situation on a stranded island full of deadly bandits (and wildlife) who are hunting them down? Or something like that? I'd play it.
  13. BLemelisk Force Ghost

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    I'm still waiting for the cyberpunk RPG @Penguinator. I need it.
  14. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    I thought he was working on a superhero game!?
  15. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    I'm working on both when I actually have time.
  16. BLemelisk Force Ghost

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    Definitely no rush, I'm on a cyberpunk kick with the announcement of the new Ghost in the Shell series.
  17. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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  18. SirakRomar Force Ghost

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    So ... I was recently pushed to give my spy/political thriller game "The Sixth Column" (not the fifth :)) some thought and I realized I would like to do it. It's set in late 2010 and plays out in South Africa, the US and Germany against the backdrop of some real political events (the wikileaks affair, post-iraq-war foreign policy etc.) and is rather political. Dialogues, character-heavy stuff. More John le Care than James Bond. Is there any interest in something like that? Because I think it would hardly work with less than five players ...
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  19. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    I'm in. Slower pace is cool, too, if John Le Carre's namedrop is indicative of overall tone and feel.
  20. MandoBones Jedi Grand Master

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    I could be down for something like this. Room for a military man in the mix? Either straight up soldier or former soldier turned politician?
  21. SirakRomar Force Ghost

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    There is plenty of room for politicians, certainly. Classical soldiers ... probably only in less classical functions (like CIA support) ... but yeah, I am sure we could make a soldier work.
  22. TheSithGirly Jedi Grand Master

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    I would have a look at it, but to be honest . . . maybe it´s just Dead space 3 coming out, but . . . I liked the idea ofrt a game set in space you announced a while back much better. IO? Wasn´t it called that? Is it still on the table at all?
  23. SirakRomar Force Ghost

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    It is, it is. But right now it looks like it´s on the "cooperation" table, where I discuss several ideas with a few GMs to see if any of those might work well for a GM-cooperation. A series so to say, where people write an Episode of an ongoing series.
  24. DarkLordoftheFins Force Ghost

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    Which I think we should go ahead with . . .
  25. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    I just saw Cloud Atlas (can't believe I was hesitant about it) and it's got me jonesing to do a cyberpunk game. Another idea would be a post-acopalyptic game where society has already rebuilt, or is at least not falling apart, again inspired by Cloud Atlas. Seriously, everyone, watch that movie - great fun!
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