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My Rifts Experiment
« on: December 06, 2010, 11:37:50 PM »
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After seeing this trailer, I decided I wanted to run Rifts for the RPPR group. I also heard about this item at the Palladium store: http://www.palladiumbooks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=XMAS&Category_Code=Spec

A grab bag of random items but you can ask for specific things

I asked for Rifts books. If I get nothing but Rifts books, I will give each RPPR player a book and then I will run a Rifts game where each player has to make a character from their gift book.

Then I will run a game based on the movie the Eliminators. I will throw in other appropriate films as encounter fodder as appropriate.

I will make an 'unpacking' video when I get the grab bag.


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Re: My Rifts Experiment
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 12:02:19 AM »
If the AP for this can be posted by the 25th it will be the best Christmas ever.

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Re: My Rifts Experiment
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 12:58:18 AM »
That trailer is by far the most awesome movie trailer I have seen today.

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Re: My Rifts Experiment
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 07:33:17 AM »
I know a far amount about Rifts if you have questions.

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Re: My Rifts Experiment
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 09:10:29 AM »
Rifts Australia might be a good book for this. It's got stuff like land trains, road warriors...
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2010, 10:43:09 AM »
I agree Rifts Australia fits the clip best, but Rifts Japan is all kinds of cool.
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2010, 12:49:29 AM »
Yeah, the borg rules would cover all of the cyborg stuff. The river rat could technically be a Road Sentinel O.C.S. At the very least Rifts: Australia would cover a lot of that gas starved, dusty environment stuff including road gangers and some mutants.

Rifts Japan has rules for introducing some rather "Fist of the North Star" level martial arts characters.

I have no suggestions at to what to do for Denise Crosby's character though. Maybe find a Bing Crosby template somewhere and change the sex from male to female and add a few "Tasha Yarr" points to the sheet?
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Re: My Rifts Experiment
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2010, 12:56:57 AM »
Rifts Australia might be a good book for this. It's got stuff like land trains, road warriors...

What? Did they take Australia and water it down for the overseas market?

I personally had to kill two Kangaroo's and strangle a Crocodile just to make this post.

On a more relevant note, this sounds like a recipe for epic.  Though good luck with using the RIFTS rules set.
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Re: My Rifts Experiment
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2010, 01:02:48 AM »
In any case, this game will most certainly be better than the movie (which is unfortunately not bad enough to be good).

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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2010, 01:06:28 AM »
In any case, this game will most certainly be better than the movie (which is unfortunately not bad enough to be good).

you watched it? whoa

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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2010, 01:27:49 AM »
I remember catching this a few times on USA "Up All Night" when I was younger. I -loved- that damn movie.
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2010, 01:29:22 AM »
you watched it? whoa

Yeah, I watched it with a friend once as part of a bad movie night.  It's modestly amusing at times, but a RiffTrax would help it considerably.
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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2010, 07:29:04 AM »
Denise Crosby's character is the rogue scientist/scholar (since it looks like she is the brainy type with a wide range of knowledge).

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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2010, 09:05:58 AM »
Apparently the film grossed almost 2mil its opening weekend and only weekend running.
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Re: My Rifts Experiment
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2010, 12:14:57 PM »
I don't think I could ever watch this movie - the one in my imagination is likely to be far better than it actually is, and I don't want to ruin it.