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Title: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 30, 2011, 12:25:05 AM
We are currently playing 2 campaigns, Wild Talents and Eclipse Phase. However, it doesn't hurt to think about the next one.

Some ideas:

Iron Heroes: Swords and sorcery fantasy - all PCs are badasses without the aid of magic - they are defined by their fighting styles and the choices they make. No magic item shopping or accumulating wealth beyond measure - spend the gold as soon as you get it on wine, women and song.

War Torn modern/near future GURPS: Players are normal humans with some unusual skills or experience in a society torn apart by civil war. They can raise an army and make themselves warlords, make a fortune in the underworld through black market smuggling or save thousands of lives by protecting refugees.  Of course, this assumes you're willing to take the risks and survive.

Zombie post-apocalyptic modern/near future in GURPS or Nemesis: :D :D :D Rebuild society or take down the corrupt bandits and petty warlords? Find the cause of the undead or engineer a cure? Become an intelligent undead and fight against bestial instincts?

Yakuza GURPS: In the chaos after World War 2, a group of small time hoods are given a chance to start a Yakuza crime family. Will they focus on expanding their hold in the black markets or work for the CIA against communist agents? Fight in underground martial arts tournaments for honor and cash? Work for the police as an undercover informer to bring down the other families?

Rogue Trader: Evil capitalist colonial exploitation Star Trek :D


Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: beej on September 30, 2011, 12:35:49 AM
The zombie game would be pretty sweet considering the cast.  Of course Tom would have to be a ghoul.  Although if we're going down the ghoul path, playing the game as the Lamont Clan would be pretty funny.   We'd all love to see how Aaron would play a ghoul.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Wooberman on September 30, 2011, 02:49:49 AM
My votes are for Rogue Trader, Zombies or Yakuza.

The Yakuza game you posted a while ago was really good even if the whole party went down in a blaze of glory.
Tad's Rogue Trader games were awesome to listen to when he ran them and i'd be really interested to hear Ross' rendition along with the simple question "What ARE you going to do with it?"
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Salkovich on September 30, 2011, 02:58:30 AM
Hmm. I vote Zombie, Yakuza, Iron Heroes.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Dom on September 30, 2011, 06:24:46 AM
My votes are:
1. Iron Heroes - I've heard so many good things, but I don't own it yet.
2.Yakuza GURPS - I loved the Yakuza game that Ross ran a few years ago, this would be pretty awesome indeed.
3.War-torn modern/near future GURPS - Because I love action and spy thrillers, and played Alpha Protocol not too long ago and know how gameable this setting is.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Setherick on September 30, 2011, 07:01:18 AM
My vote is for IH, of course, since I may be designing the campaign setting.

Zombie games are always good.

You do remember how the last WWII Yakuza game ended, right? Are you still bitter? Do you still have your months and months worth of game notes to use?
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Flawless P on September 30, 2011, 11:25:48 AM
I say:
1. Iron Heroes as I have always wanted to hear it played.
2. GURPS Modern Zombie Apocalypse. However I vote for making it a Fallout style game.
3. Rogue Trader, Warhammer is awesome.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on September 30, 2011, 11:45:25 AM
I vote for Rogue Trader. It's a percentile system with grim dark themes and tons upon tons of options for the players.

An RPPR Rogue Trader game would be similar to a New World game in space and with guns. Warhammer 40K politics are extremely complex, as are the social and religious gray areas a Rogue Trader wanders through.

Of the 40K game lines Rogue Trader offers the most to explore, do, and create. Dark Heresy offers the most personal growth but lacks many of the large scale options of Rogue Trading. Deathwatch is about space marines, so not alot of wiggle room there. Black Crusade is too new for me to know much (I'm still digging through the book).

I'd love to see the epic conflicts (interal and external to the party) that the RPPR guys could get into with a long term Rogue Trader game.

Do you invade the new planet or negotiate with the rulers? Do you offer fair trade or do you threaten from on high? Do you work with aliens and monsters to keep the edge over your opponents; risking your life and soul if your dealings where discovered? Do you stock your ship with troops and tanks or with medicine and trade goods?

It'd be epic.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: enigmatic on September 30, 2011, 12:14:53 PM
Rogue Trader is my choice.  It's the most sandbox-like of the 40k tiers, and who doesn't want to sail fly the seven seas depths of space looking for treasure?  Plus there's lots of Cosmic Horror that the RPPR crew loves so much.

Iron Heroes is #2.  I would imagine it'd be Conan like, rather than the high fantasy of the new world.  Depending on the world, it may be to close to Dark Sun though.

#3 is post-apocalyptic.  Not a huge fan of GURPS, but I don't think any system has ever gotten in your way of a good time/story.  If you can roll with Paladium, you can do anything (ignoring broken/horrid stuff like FATAL, Synnibarr, and such).

As an aside, you play dread as part of your one-shot repertoire.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Shallazar on September 30, 2011, 01:46:20 PM


Edit: Yeah Rouge Trader sounds like a game my sister would like. Maybe I'll run it.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 30, 2011, 01:47:38 PM
Rouge Trader being the lesser known cosmetics business based RPG


BTW, if you have an idea that I haven't mentioned, feel free to pitch it here. ESPECIALLY THE RPPR PLAYERS AKA THOSE LAZY BASTARDS THAT DONT POST ENOUGH
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: BenignSpy on September 30, 2011, 02:28:28 PM
Rouge Trader being the lesser known cosmetics business based RPG


BTW, if you have an idea that I haven't mentioned, feel free to pitch it here. ESPECIALLY THE RPPR PLAYERS AKA THOSE LAZY BASTARDS THAT DONT POST ENOUGH

We're getting there, GOD.

Rogue Trader, or Zombie post apoc.

The only reason I don't want to do the Yak one is because we talked about doing  a silly one shot, with video and bad dubbing.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Flawless P on September 30, 2011, 04:22:25 PM
Well then since I already hinted it, do a GURPS Fallout game Tom could play a Ghoul....
Or a super mutant,  8)

Damn that sounds cool.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 30, 2011, 04:57:59 PM
yeah I could do a zombie/fallout influenced post apoc campaign.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Z on September 30, 2011, 05:10:18 PM
Zombies (nemesissssss), Rogue Trader, Yakuza

wild card option: cthulhu invictus
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Cthuluzord on September 30, 2011, 05:12:37 PM
My vote is Iron Heroes.  I feel like I'm somehow less of a role-player for having never played in an extended fantasy campaign.  By the time I had sorta gotten the hang of DnD, we moved on to other things.  My character concept is totally boss; sexist female warrior from a female-dominant warrior society, like Xena meets the Dad from All In the Family, with all the old prejudices reversed.

Rogue Trader sounds pretty cool.  I guess I'm voting for that second, but I know nothing about Warhammer 40,000K.

Zombies and post-apocolypse is cool, but I feel like it has to be hard to have a whole zombie campaign. Personally, I like my zombie setting pretty damn bleak, and I doubt anyone would want to play a long slow slide towards inevitable debate.  The second we started negotiating with some sentient zombie, the whole thing would get a little to "Day of the Dead" for my tastes. I prefer the undead to be mindless and hopelessly overwhelming, neither of which I expect is easy to pull off for extended gameplay.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Cthuluzord on September 30, 2011, 05:13:48 PM
By "debate," I mean "death."
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on September 30, 2011, 05:58:01 PM
Quote
Rogue Trader sounds pretty cool.  I guess I'm voting for that second, but I know nothing about Warhammer 40,000K.

Okay, Caleb has to be the actual rogue trader (it's a character class in the game). Born into a life of isolation and protection, you now venture forth with the family trade warrant to gather new wealth and power while knowing nothing about the universe.

Or the Arch-Militant. You don't need to know what it is to shot it.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 30, 2011, 07:06:37 PM
Zombies (nemesissssss), Rogue Trader, Yakuza

wild card option: cthulhu invictus

already ran a mini campaign of invictus - 4 sessions of play
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Darksaw on September 30, 2011, 07:15:04 PM
I vote for Rogue Trader as I'm in a Deathwatch game right now and it's pretty fucking awesome.

Definitely look into Dark Heresy and Deathwatch if you're checking out Rogue Trader, they're all the same system, just a slightly different setting. Dark Heresy is more like CoC in the 40k world and Deathwatch is a mission based game where you play as elite Space Marines and just shoot everything in the fucking face.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on September 30, 2011, 07:54:30 PM
Rogue Trader crosses over especially well with the Ascension rules from Dark Heresy, the additional rules that let you play actual Inquisitors. At that level the games are very similar, spanning huge section of galaxy. But, Rogue Traders own their ships, Inquisitors tend to have to borrow them (such as hitching a ride with a Rogue Trader).
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Z on September 30, 2011, 08:51:16 PM
already ran a mini campaign of invictus - 4 sessions of play

 :o
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 30, 2011, 08:56:57 PM
Thad's character in Invictus was a senator but role played as Hedonism Bot from Futurama
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Moondog on September 30, 2011, 09:50:28 PM
Iron Heroes.

Never cared for Dark Heresy or Rogue Trader. Couldn't get into the HRUR GRIMDARK FOR THE EMPRAH setting.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: SageNytell on September 30, 2011, 10:05:45 PM
Probably Rogue Trader, then Nemesis Zombies, then Iron Heroes.
I just want to see the RPPR crew fuck the shit out of Roddenberry's beatific vision of a utopian future with their ultra-death-capitalism. Is that so wrong?

(Also I want Cody back so his character would be introduced to Slaanesh worship  :P)
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on October 01, 2011, 03:34:14 AM
This probably should have been a poll thread.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Palladiumaniac on October 01, 2011, 10:26:35 AM
What about the Rifts game which was supposed to have spawned from episode 52...aka Palladium Grab Bag experiment?

Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Flawless P on October 01, 2011, 05:21:47 PM
GURPS is my new fanboy system so you should use that.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: SageNytell on October 01, 2011, 06:52:58 PM
After listening to the RIFTS disaster experience I am more convinced than ever that listening to the RPPR crew rock out evil-Star Trek-style in Rogue Trader would be a thing of great power and beauty, and putting Caleb in charge of the ship would be delightful. Tom could play as a Kroot Mercenary, Aaron would be the obligatory tech-priest, and Jason would probably be melting minds as the Navigator or Astropath Transcendent.

EVIL STAR TREK. Think of it.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 02, 2011, 12:44:12 AM
I have an idea for a post-apocalyptic campaign - not a hard crash but a gradual collapse of civilization. Instead of a Road Warrior or Fallout barren wasteland, imagine endless shanty towns, sprawl, refugee camps and shadow cities for most of humanity and fortified green zones for the privileged elite. Makers and fabricators spewing out pirated video games and AK-47s. Rumors of unnatural things in hot zones - the areas humans can't survive because of rampant pollution and toxic waste which was released by freakish weather or terrorist attacks. Sightings of an Armageddon Beast - an unstoppable killing machine that wanders the world, destroying everything it can. Husks - animate clothing that stalks the fringes and said to worship an impossibly tall man in a suit. There are zombies out there, but they're the least of your problems.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Mckma on October 02, 2011, 12:49:08 AM
I have an idea for a post-apocalyptic campaign - not a hard crash but a gradual collapse of civilization. Instead of a Road Warrior or Fallout barren wasteland, imagine endless shanty towns, sprawl, refugee camps and shadow cities for most of humanity and fortified green zones for the privileged elite. Makers and fabricators spewing out pirated video games and AK-47s. Rumors of unnatural things in hot zones - the areas humans can't survive because of rampant pollution and toxic waste which was released by freakish weather or terrorist attacks. Sightings of an Armageddon Beast - an unstoppable killing machine that wanders the world, destroying everything it can. Husks - animate clothing that stalks the fringes and said to worship an impossibly tall man in a suit. There are zombies out there, but they're the least of your problems.

This is just such a colorful setting and I think it would be a lot of fun to play around in/listen to others interact with...
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Jason on October 02, 2011, 03:57:00 AM
I'm digging the idea of a post-apocalyptic GURPS game where we are the survivors having to pick up the pieces. Either the war torn wasteland of Mad Max or Fallout or the endless shanty town aspect would suit me just fine.

Of course I'm game for Iron Heroes. I love the Sword and Sorcery, might makes right, and survival of the fittest when I played my Weapons Master years ago.

As for other games we discussed, I'm always down for World of Darkness but I still haven't come up with a campaign-long story arc to pitch. Maybe our fans have some suggestions?

Also, I'd like to throw out the idea of us playing villains trying to become members of The Guild of Calamitous Content. Not only would it have the zany fun of The Venture Bros. universe and the appeal of a Dr. Horrible storyline, but I would love to see our wacky ideas for villains and how we would interact with each other, especially with Aaron having to play a bad guy!

-Jason
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: beej on October 02, 2011, 02:38:53 PM
Jason does raise a good idea with WoD.  I'd love to see what one of you guys could do with Changeling the Lost.   

Ross, I'd be really excited to hear Cthulhu Invictus actual plays. 
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Shallazar on October 02, 2011, 04:06:58 PM
This might be lame but I'd love to see hear the RPPR crew tackle a generations long campaign. Y'know like where the players would be managing either an estate or some sort of bloodline throughout time. Different epochs could be different tiers of play.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Ryphus on October 02, 2011, 07:20:45 PM
Would love to see the Rogue Trader one, to see a good group play it out so I could learn more about it.  Warhammer Universe is fun to me, but I could  care less about the mini game.  I haven't checked out the WH40K rpg, cause it's hard to add yet one more game lol.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Z on October 02, 2011, 07:28:11 PM
This might be lame but I'd love to see hear the RPPR crew tackle a generations long campaign. Y'know like where the players would be managing either an estate or some sort of bloodline throughout time. Different epochs could be different tiers of play.

i always thought a decades-spanning rpg campaign in the spirit of dumas would be pretty cool

do that ross

but with nemesis
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 02, 2011, 08:01:46 PM
I have an idea for a post-apocalyptic campaign - not a hard crash but a gradual collapse of civilization. Instead of a Road Warrior or Fallout barren wasteland, imagine endless shanty towns, sprawl, refugee camps and shadow cities for most of humanity and fortified green zones for the privileged elite. Makers and fabricators spewing out pirated video games and AK-47s. Rumors of unnatural things in hot zones - the areas humans can't survive because of rampant pollution and toxic waste which was released by freakish weather or terrorist attacks. Sightings of an Armageddon Beast - an unstoppable killing machine that wanders the world, destroying everything it can. Husks - animate clothing that stalks the fringes and said to worship an impossibly tall man in a suit. There are zombies out there, but they're the least of your problems.

This is just such a colorful setting and I think it would be a lot of fun to play around in/listen to others interact with...

Some (but not all) influences

Cold war architecture as described by Fallout, the book Survival City and so forth. Bunkers, silos, esoteric industrial complexes built for no discernible reason.

Urban exploration and other oddities from BLDG Blog and the like. Architectural horror. The madness of banality.

Cities Under Siege/Shock Doctrine/McMafia/Global Guerrillas - the face of global instability today - sprawling, chaotic cities and refugee camps spiraling out of control, profit focused terrorists and franchise crime syndicates contrasted with the faceless institutions of corporations and governments that deploy widespread surveillance, co-opt civil rights and subvert any type of democratic reform

Junji Ito/Hastur/Carcosa/House of Leaves/House on the Borderland - cosmic horror with an emphasis on the unreal - did something actually happen or are you just going mad? Artistic decadence.

Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Salkovich on October 02, 2011, 08:06:11 PM
I have an idea for a post-apocalyptic campaign - not a hard crash but a gradual collapse of civilization. Instead of a Road Warrior or Fallout barren wasteland, imagine endless shanty towns, sprawl, refugee camps and shadow cities for most of humanity and fortified green zones for the privileged elite. Makers and fabricators spewing out pirated video games and AK-47s. Rumors of unnatural things in hot zones - the areas humans can't survive because of rampant pollution and toxic waste which was released by freakish weather or terrorist attacks. Sightings of an Armageddon Beast - an unstoppable killing machine that wanders the world, destroying everything it can. Husks - animate clothing that stalks the fringes and said to worship an impossibly tall man in a suit. There are zombies out there, but they're the least of your problems.

This is just such a colorful setting and I think it would be a lot of fun to play around in/listen to others interact with...

Some (but not all) influences

Cold war architecture as described by Fallout, the book Survival City and so forth. Bunkers, silos, esoteric industrial complexes built for no discernible reason.

Urban exploration and other oddities from BLDG Blog and the like. Architectural horror. The madness of banality.

Cities Under Siege/Shock Doctrine/McMafia/Global Guerrillas - the face of global instability today - sprawling, chaotic cities and refugee camps spiraling out of control, profit focused terrorists and franchise crime syndicates contrasted with the faceless institutions of corporations and governments that deploy widespread surveillance, co-opt civil rights and subvert any type of democratic reform

Junji Ito/Hastur/Carcosa/House of Leaves/House on the Borderland - cosmic horror with an emphasis on the unreal - did something actually happen or are you just going mad? Artistic decadence.

With how well the Night Hotel scenario that was inspired by the stuff from BLDG Blog went, I'd be really, really excited to hear this campaign. I change my vote to this.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 02, 2011, 08:23:19 PM
Did I post the night hotel game as a ransom game? I don't remember.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Dom on October 02, 2011, 08:27:44 PM
I have an idea for a post-apocalyptic campaign - not a hard crash but a gradual collapse of civilization. Instead of a Road Warrior or Fallout barren wasteland, imagine endless shanty towns, sprawl, refugee camps and shadow cities for most of humanity and fortified green zones for the privileged elite. Makers and fabricators spewing out pirated video games and AK-47s. Rumors of unnatural things in hot zones - the areas humans can't survive because of rampant pollution and toxic waste which was released by freakish weather or terrorist attacks. Sightings of an Armageddon Beast - an unstoppable killing machine that wanders the world, destroying everything it can. Husks - animate clothing that stalks the fringes and said to worship an impossibly tall man in a suit. There are zombies out there, but they're the least of your problems.

This is just such a colorful setting and I think it would be a lot of fun to play around in/listen to others interact with...

Some (but not all) influences

Cold war architecture as described by Fallout, the book Survival City and so forth. Bunkers, silos, esoteric industrial complexes built for no discernible reason.

Urban exploration and other oddities from BLDG Blog and the like. Architectural horror. The madness of banality.

Cities Under Siege/Shock Doctrine/McMafia/Global Guerrillas - the face of global instability today - sprawling, chaotic cities and refugee camps spiraling out of control, profit focused terrorists and franchise crime syndicates contrasted with the faceless institutions of corporations and governments that deploy widespread surveillance, co-opt civil rights and subvert any type of democratic reform

Junji Ito/Hastur/Carcosa/House of Leaves/House on the Borderland - cosmic horror with an emphasis on the unreal - did something actually happen or are you just going mad? Artistic decadence.

Some good inspiration could also be had from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. : Shadow of Chernobyl.

The game is set in Chernobyl in the near-future, where a second nuclear incident has occurred. Suddenly mutated animals start appearing and the zone is closed off entirely. However, there is also the discovery of certain irradiated artifacts with properties that defy scientific logic, which become extremely valuable. So, mercenaries start entering the zone illegally in search of fame and fortune, only meet the real horrors of the zone. They are called stalkers, and they are some of the toughest people around.

It has a lot of exploration, factions vying for power, mutants with crazy psychic powers, awesome gameplay and a kick-ass story. The developers are Ukrainian, and so they could easily travel to the real Chernobyl and render it faithfully in the game, so it's really immersive. There's also a ton of mods which add more content and better graphics to the game.

Definitely worth checking out, if you're gonna do the post-apocalyptic campaign.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Salkovich on October 02, 2011, 08:30:11 PM
Did I post the night hotel game as a ransom game? I don't remember.

No, it was one of the games you ran for kickstarter contributors. I was in it.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Setherick on October 02, 2011, 09:08:41 PM
I have an idea for a post-apocalyptic campaign - not a hard crash but a gradual collapse of civilization. Instead of a Road Warrior or Fallout barren wasteland, imagine endless shanty towns, sprawl, refugee camps and shadow cities for most of humanity and fortified green zones for the privileged elite. Makers and fabricators spewing out pirated video games and AK-47s. Rumors of unnatural things in hot zones - the areas humans can't survive because of rampant pollution and toxic waste which was released by freakish weather or terrorist attacks. Sightings of an Armageddon Beast - an unstoppable killing machine that wanders the world, destroying everything it can. Husks - animate clothing that stalks the fringes and said to worship an impossibly tall man in a suit. There are zombies out there, but they're the least of your problems.

Don't forget: Floating cities that the superrich built to escape the rabble below that may or may not be break down and crashing. Or whose inhabitants may just float over an area and carpet bomb it for no reason.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 02, 2011, 11:10:49 PM
Did I post the night hotel game as a ransom game? I don't remember.

No, it was one of the games you ran for kickstarter contributors. I was in it.

oh yeah. I should post that game at some point lol.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Salkovich on October 02, 2011, 11:18:53 PM
Did I post the night hotel game as a ransom game? I don't remember.

No, it was one of the games you ran for kickstarter contributors. I was in it.

oh yeah. I should post that game at some point lol.

Do so! Was a good game.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Shallazar on October 02, 2011, 11:39:13 PM
Well, they could start as lowly scavengers and end up as WasteLand Kings in their Dark Towers.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Charlie72 on October 03, 2011, 04:31:07 AM
Did I post the night hotel game as a ransom game? I don't remember.

No, it was one of the games you ran for kickstarter contributors. I was in it.

oh yeah. I should post that game at some point lol.
I'll drink some Zima  to that.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: SageNytell on October 03, 2011, 07:46:23 AM
Did I post the night hotel game as a ransom game? I don't remember.

No, it was one of the games you ran for kickstarter contributors. I was in it.

oh yeah. I should post that game at some point lol.
I'll drink some Zima  to that.
I came sooo close! *shakes fist*
Yes, please post it at some point, it was a very fun game.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Rawtooth on October 03, 2011, 08:38:54 PM
1) Iron Heroes
2) Yakuza GURPS
3) Rogue Trader

Iron Heroes because I need my swords and sandals fix damnit.  Yakuza because crimelord Caleb/Cody/Tom/Aaron would be deeply amusing.  Rogue Trader I put last only because I feel a different podcast is already feeding my need there.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Joven on October 03, 2011, 11:11:13 PM
I vote for the Yakuza one
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Palladiumaniac on October 05, 2011, 12:41:24 PM
I have an idea for a post-apocalyptic campaign - not a hard crash but a gradual collapse of civilization. Instead of a Road Warrior or Fallout barren wasteland, imagine endless shanty towns, sprawl, refugee camps and shadow cities for most of humanity and fortified green zones for the privileged elite. Makers and fabricators spewing out pirated video games and AK-47s. Rumors of unnatural things in hot zones - the areas humans can't survive because of rampant pollution and toxic waste which was released by freakish weather or terrorist attacks. Sightings of an Armageddon Beast - an unstoppable killing machine that wanders the world, destroying everything it can. Husks - animate clothing that stalks the fringes and said to worship an impossibly tall man in a suit. There are zombies out there, but they're the least of your problems.

As long as it has bands of Ned Beatty worshippin', inbred, mouthbreathing hordes of mutant rape gangs, I'm all in.

No seriously...it sounds very much like a 'thinking man's' nightmare Rifts and a Stephan King's The Stand mash up. Intriguing. Genre bending.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: cutechemist on October 05, 2011, 03:00:43 PM
I see that someone mentioned a post apocalyptic game...have any one you tried playing Aftermath! ? Character creation is a bit of a process and you actually have to keep really close track of your supplies, but the game is really fun. If I remember correctly I think it's mostly d20 based. In a campaign that I was in, I played a medic and an immune. At one point our group ran out of food and we all wouldn't survive the winter, so I ate everyone. Since I was an immune, i didnt go crazy or get sick
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Z on October 08, 2011, 09:29:46 PM
after some thought, i would be completely in favor of Iron Heroes if the setting was non-european

i would kill for some high octane swordfights in south asian facsimiles
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 08, 2011, 10:04:22 PM
I'm thinking right now to do Iron Heroes and the post-apoc campaign. Not sure what order but each will be shorter than the new world or New Arcadia.
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Post by: SageNytell on October 08, 2011, 10:59:02 PM
after some thought, i would be completely in favor of Iron Heroes if the setting was non-european

i would kill for some high octane swordfights in south asian facsimiles

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/9490/finalfamtasyxps2boxusao.jpg)

Nah, but seriously that would be cool. Maybe this will scratch that Iron Heroes itch you keep expressing on the forums - either that or a spiraling decay into madness and depravity, spurred by heroes with ferrous qualities. Whichever.

I would like to recommend at least a one-shot in Dark Heresy or Rogue Trader, if only to hear the RPPR guys crush heresy and xenos scum. That would be absolutely delightful.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on October 09, 2011, 12:52:58 AM
yeah i have DH and RT so I want to get some use out of them lol
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: ftmfwb on October 10, 2011, 01:34:34 PM
Rogue Trader sounds like it would be interesting.

Have you ever thought about running Riddle of Steel?  My group ran a mini-campaign off of the quick start rules and it was a blast.  The first PC to die from blood loss due to one mace hit to the crotch completely changed how the players approached every situation.

I also think the RPPR crew running an Ars Magica troupe would be neat to hear.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on October 10, 2011, 11:24:24 PM
Rogue Trader sounds like it would be interesting.

Have you ever thought about running Riddle of Steel?  My group ran a mini-campaign off of the quick start rules and it was a blast.  The first PC to die from blood loss due to one mace hit to the crotch completely changed how the players approached every situation.

I also think the RPPR crew running an Ars Magica troupe would be neat to hear.

I'd love to run Riddle of Steel if I could get my hands on a proper rulebook not just the quickstart rules. Too bad its out of print and super expensive.
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Post by: Setherick on October 11, 2011, 06:56:59 PM
Rogue Trader sounds like it would be interesting.

Have you ever thought about running Riddle of Steel?  My group ran a mini-campaign off of the quick start rules and it was a blast.  The first PC to die from blood loss due to one mace hit to the crotch completely changed how the players approached every situation.

I also think the RPPR crew running an Ars Magica troupe would be neat to hear.

I'd love to run Riddle of Steel if I could get my hands on a proper rulebook not just the quickstart rules. Too bad its out of print and super expensive.

I smell an x-mas present by one of your adoring fans. (Not me.)
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Post by: Rawtooth on October 12, 2011, 03:32:12 AM
I smell an x-mas present by one of your adoring fans. (Not me.)

Wait, Ross has adoring fans?  I thought those were reserved for everyone else on RPPR?
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Post by: Salkovich on October 12, 2011, 04:15:13 AM
I smell an x-mas present by one of your adoring fans. (Not me.)

Wait, Ross has adoring fans?  I thought those were reserved for everyone else on RPPR?

As a matter of fact, I'm one of them.

GROUP INHALE
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Post by: Scribbleykins on October 12, 2011, 09:24:27 PM
I think you could pull of the post-apocalyptic game very well, Ross.

That or the Rogue Trader game. I'd like to see how bad you'd make things for people with the insanity/corruption scale. I'd also like to see someone play an Explorator and have to say everything with a deadpan voice.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on October 12, 2011, 09:46:29 PM
post apocalyptic paladins

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=215962

gives me an idea of doing a post apocalyptic iron heroes game


I think I'll do a RT and Yakuza one shot.

and for no good reason: http://conceptrobots.blogspot.com/
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Post by: Shallazar on October 12, 2011, 11:51:45 PM
I totally support an Iron Heroes game with post-apocalyptic setting.
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on October 13, 2011, 12:54:27 AM
I think I'll do a RT and Yakuza one shot.

Mix them together. Then Tom's cannibal psycho will be the normal one.
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Post by: attic on October 17, 2011, 04:14:20 AM
yeah I could do a zombie/fallout influenced post apoc campaign.

This and Rogue Trader both have my interest most piqued.  Reading some of the ideas Ross had for the post apoc has really tipped my vote firstly in favour of that one.
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Post by: Teapot on October 24, 2011, 09:33:58 AM
Rogue Trader is my favorite from that list.

The post apoc talk is making me think back to Tales of the AfterNow, which would make quite a good campaign setting.

already ran a mini campaign of invictus - 4 sessions of play

Go on.....

Thad's character in Invictus was a senator but role played as Hedonism Bot from Futurama

Good. Good.
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Post by: Z on October 24, 2011, 09:57:58 PM
The post-apocalypse can be a really interesting setting when you give it to people that aren't just hamfisted Fallout imitators. I look forward to what Ross could do with it.







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Post by: joecrak on October 24, 2011, 11:47:37 PM
Of all the one's listed I vote Iron Heroe's, because i want to hear how that plays.

My own suggestion is Legend of the 5 Rings.  Feudal era samurai, many different clans and families to choose from, cool disadvantages and advantages to choose during character creation. 

Great system mechanics too, d10 Roll and Keep. 

A reason i think the group would enjoy it is, it is incredibly lethal combat and because of this it encourages players to try and talk things out with their enemies.

The same makers also made one of my favorite games 7th Sea, but while i think it would be possibly fun to hear the group play that, its known for its cinematic swashbuckling elements where the hero's rarely die, sort of the complete inverse of L%R.

Though both systems have lovecraftian horror's which is always great!
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Post by: Teapot on October 27, 2011, 05:34:14 AM
If we're naming obscure systems, I cast all my votes for "Dark Continent" a game of Victorian exploration and exploitation in Darkest Africa. Great White Hunters, Jungle Lords and frenzied Explorers brave malaria, hardships and forgotten magic in the quest for fame and glory.

Originally it may have been thought up as a Cthulhu supplement but then it became its' own beast and is a joy to play. Here is an audio game (the first of 12 I think) from Yog-sothoth: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/docs2/av-dark-continent-01.mp3 (http://www.yog-sothoth.com/docs2/av-dark-continent-01.mp3) sadly you have to become a patron to get the rest but well worth it.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 08, 2011, 06:41:00 PM
update: I bought Black Crusade. Gonna run a one shot of that at some point. :D
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 08, 2011, 07:01:15 PM
I'm running a Black Crusade playtest this weekend. If you can drive 2,000 miles by saturday your welcome to see how its done.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 09, 2011, 02:13:20 AM
post-apocalyptic campaign update: One of the ideas/tropes I want to challenge is the idea that an apocalyptic event utterly wipes out all technology, science and knowledge except for the remnants. I want to create a post-apoc world that still has wireless computer networks

Enter the global mesh/darknet http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2011/11/the-darknet-plan-netroots-activists-dream-of-global-mesh-network.ars

Instead of a global internet, imagine countless local wireless networks, some connected to nearby settlements/enclaves - some not. People use repurposed computers to use it - old PCs, refurbished cell phones etc.

 
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Post by: Shallazar on November 09, 2011, 03:15:13 AM
Makes perfect sense to me.

So pipboys? Or does technology continue to advance in the Wifi hotspots?

When it comes to the post-apocalyptic I'm not too familiar, mostly through the Fallouts and Chronicles of Future Earth(the BRP RPG), I'm just interested on hearing more about your process of "world building" especially in this instance.

Please do keep us updated and it would be interesting to see your process, sort of devblog-like or what have you.
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Post by: Mckma on November 09, 2011, 03:18:42 AM
post-apocalyptic campaign update: One of the ideas/tropes I want to challenge is the idea that an apocalyptic event utterly wipes out all technology, science and knowledge except for the remnants. I want to create a post-apoc world that still has wireless computer networks

Enter the global mesh/darknet http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2011/11/the-darknet-plan-netroots-activists-dream-of-global-mesh-network.ars

Instead of a global internet, imagine countless local wireless networks, some connected to nearby settlements/enclaves - some not. People use repurposed computers to use it - old PCs, refurbished cell phones etc.

This seems like a really interesting jumping-off point.  And actually makes a lot of sense, as I don't think that it's necessarily reasonable that we would fall so far back technologically (though since it hasn't happened, who can say)...
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Post by: Ezechiel357 on November 09, 2011, 07:32:04 AM
Let's do some apocalypse, shall we ?

How much of the population was wipped out ?
This will determine what kind of settlement you can find. The more apocalyptic it was, the more disperse the groups will be.

How global or pinpoint was the destruction ?
This will tell you what chance you have to find large, organised, possibly almost intact town/city.

Did the apocalypse affect only humans, only living beings or was it also a global destruction ?
The more "global" the destruction, the less likely it is that large infrastructures (like dams, nuclear plant, power station) remains untouched - hence reducing the probability of electricity being available.

A suggestion: the apocalypse was cause by a massive solar flare, which roasted a good chunk of the population, toasted everything which was high tech. However, as a side effect, earth is now constantly generating radio-wave of various level and intensity. The radio-wave soup allows to have wifi and radio communication with very rudimentary, mechanic based system: instead of having to emit something, you just tweak the ambiant waves.
Of course the more accurate you want the information, the more performant and high tech becomes the equipment. And because it is free flowing, you have to be careful to who could be listening.
That could be a fun way to have radio system without much electricity and the whole infrastructure required (servers, antennas & such).
And maybe there are some strange immaterial creatures living in these ocean of radio-wave.

What about some weirdos who decided to apply metal sheet straight on their brains so they can listen to the Signal...

Nothing can stop the Signal !
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 09, 2011, 01:53:15 PM
Another trope I want to challenge is the idea of a single apocalyptic event changing everything. The closest we've ever been to a real apocalypse is the Black Death and that wasn't a single instantaneous event - it was a gradual apocalypse reaching different regions at different times. There was also a lot of ambiguity as people didn't have the right information to understand what was going or react accordingly.

Imagine a city getting wiped out by...something. If you never interacted with that city or anyone that lived in it, your life would continue on without much change. But another city is devastated, then another. Gradually, life changes for you even if you had no direct connections to the city.
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Post by: unitomega on November 09, 2011, 09:51:49 PM
Another trope I want to challenge is the idea of a single apocalyptic event changing everything. The closest we've ever been to a real apocalypse is the Black Death and that wasn't a single instantaneous event - it was a gradual apocalypse reaching different regions at different times. There was also a lot of ambiguity as people didn't have the right information to understand what was going or react accordingly.

Honestly, the Black Plague was only an apocalypse in term of a body count and area. There were even multiple outbreaks over a period of time. It definitely changed people's world view, but not in the way most people probably think of today, or appears in a lot of post-apoc fiction. It was the dark ages, for most people life was shitty before, shittier during and slightly less shitty again after.

You want something that has correlations to most apocalyptic fiction, try the fall of the Roman Empire. That was a paradigm-shifter for most of Europe, and not all of a sudden. But it would have seemed similar to a lot of post-apoc fiction we have today. Also, it was a gradual chain of events, like you said.
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Post by: Shallazar on November 09, 2011, 10:56:25 PM


Rome falling didn't really hurt the tribes of the Americas, or China. Just as today if an entire civilization fell, one of the big 3, the ramifications would probably be less severe than the sacking of Rome. I imagine that we might entire a crazy economic collapse, if say china went nuclear, but we'd rebound after changing the way we do things. The Dark ages were dark for some but not all, but the plague hit more places. We didn't loose any technology like we did after Rome fell.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Setherick on November 09, 2011, 11:09:07 PM
post-apocalyptic campaign update: One of the ideas/tropes I want to challenge is the idea that an apocalyptic event utterly wipes out all technology, science and knowledge except for the remnants. I want to create a post-apoc world that still has wireless computer networks

Enter the global mesh/darknet http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2011/11/the-darknet-plan-netroots-activists-dream-of-global-mesh-network.ars

Instead of a global internet, imagine countless local wireless networks, some connected to nearby settlements/enclaves - some not. People use repurposed computers to use it - old PCs, refurbished cell phones etc.

Trent is exploring that same idea in Calypsis. I'm angry that he hasn't posted the new site yet, but I think he's taking the semester off of working on it so he can apply for jobs.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 09, 2011, 11:40:57 PM
Another trope I want to challenge is the idea of a single apocalyptic event changing everything. The closest we've ever been to a real apocalypse is the Black Death and that wasn't a single instantaneous event - it was a gradual apocalypse reaching different regions at different times. There was also a lot of ambiguity as people didn't have the right information to understand what was going or react accordingly.

Honestly, the Black Plague was only an apocalypse in term of a body count and area. There were even multiple outbreaks over a period of time. It definitely changed people's world view, but not in the way most people probably think of today, or appears in a lot of post-apoc fiction. It was the dark ages, for most people life was shitty before, shittier during and slightly less shitty again after.

You want something that has correlations to most apocalyptic fiction, try the fall of the Roman Empire. That was a paradigm-shifter for most of Europe, and not all of a sudden. But it would have seemed similar to a lot of post-apoc fiction we have today. Also, it was a gradual chain of events, like you said.

I only used the Black plague analogy in that it was a gradual collapse, not a sudden event. It's very common for post-apocalyptic stories to have this structure:

BEFORE:Everything is normal!
DURING:OHSHIT (5 minutes)
AFTER: Shits fucked up D:

Everyone in the world knows about the apocalyptic event and everyone is aware of how the world has changed. So I want do more of a gradient from normal to postapoc world and have it so that many people aren't even aware of it until the very late stages of it.
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Post by: Ezechiel357 on November 10, 2011, 02:09:22 AM
The "Gradual Apocalypse" has also something else for it: you don't know when it is over !
So if people believe it is still happening, they will be paranoid, will have strange behaviour or believes about what needs to be done to preserve them.
Of course, you will also have all the associated behaviours like finding scapegoat, blaming this religion/race/deviant behaviour for the apocalypse, religious zealots of all kind.

Also, having as background huge city with only a few hundred people living in can be quite creepy - for reference the first 20 minutes of "I am Legend", where almost no words is heard, except Will Smith talking to himself.

The cause of a accelerated death rate can be a new disease (classic), the Red Plague, can be huge swarms of insects (like cricket) flying apparently randomly and leaving behind them a desert, without any lifeform left, plant or animal, can be radiation or contamination of  air/water/some type of food.

Looking forward which spin you want to give.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Salkovich on November 10, 2011, 02:42:19 AM
Cormac McCarthy's The Road is a great, great book for an example of this.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on November 10, 2011, 01:30:33 PM
Cormac McCarthy's The Road is a great, great book for an example of this.

http://yelpingwithcormac.tumblr.com/

Whole Foods Market

Noe Valley - San Francisco, CA

Cormac M. | Author | Lost in the chaparral, NM

Four stars.

The sheriff and the posse were now a block away and riding seven abreast rifles in hand and horses snorting and wildeyed. The outlaw dropped his pistol and stiffwalked into the parking lot of a grocery store. Around him young women in skintight sporting clothes stopped and stared.

The ground shook as the posse rode up on the parking lot entrance but the sheriff stopped his riders with a raised hand and sawed his palamino around sending the animal sidestepping like a showhorse into a newspaper box which fell over with a great cacophony. When the noise subsided the neighborhood and the parking lot were silent. The riders and the outlaw and the women frozen like actors in some gypsy roadshow.

A rider wearing an elaborate mustache and carrying a Winchester onehanded nudged his quarterhorse toward the sheriff. Hell he’s right there sheriff.

I know it. Im lookin at him same as you.

What are we waitin for then.

We caint touch him now deputy. They got their own way here.

The riders watched as the women left their station wagons and strollers and encircled the outlaw. As if some ancient instinct united them. Silent as wolves and staring intently at the broken man standing there. He saw his mistake and called out to the riders reaching toward them with his one good arm but was struck down with a savage blow from a rolled yoga mat.

That old boy done walked into the wrong parking lot, said the sheriff.

The posse sat their horses and stood silent witness as the women swarmed over the outlaw’s fallen form and soon they could not see him but for the flurry of spandex and ponytails.
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Post by: Teapot on November 10, 2011, 10:20:52 PM
Again, I'll suggest http://rantmedia.ca/afternow/ (http://rantmedia.ca/afternow/) Tales from the AfterNow, which features many parts of the Slow Apocalypse. It's really more of a melding of Post-Apocalypse and Cyberpunk in that there wasn't one specific event that changed everything but now the world does suck and has for a long time. But the internet is still there sort of, it may or may not be the home of a singularity called "Server" praying to Server might make your searches work faster, it makes you feel better anyway.
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Post by: Setherick on November 10, 2011, 11:29:39 PM
You need to read more J.G. Ballard when setting up this game if you want to do gradual collapse.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on November 11, 2011, 01:34:08 AM
You need to read more J.G. Ballard when setting up this game if you want to do gradual collapse.

got one ballard book on my reading list. Any others you'd recommend other than high rise?

current reading list

High Rise
McMafia
Shadow Cities
Shock Doctrine
Cities under Siege
BLDG Blog
Virtual Light

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Post by: SageNytell on November 11, 2011, 10:14:51 AM
Comedy option: The Last Centurion.  Don't get me wrong, it's a good book, but I definitely don't agree with some of the major points made inside.  Deals with a US army unit stranded overseas in the deepening aftermath of a mild Ice Age event and a pandemic flu.  Never gets quite to the point of an apocalypse, but it gets pretty crazy.
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Post by: Setherick on November 11, 2011, 11:34:46 AM
You need to read more J.G. Ballard when setting up this game if you want to do gradual collapse.

got one ballard book on my reading list. Any others you'd recommend other than high rise?

current reading list

High Rise
McMafia
Shadow Cities
Shock Doctrine
Cities under Siege
BLDG Blog
Virtual Light

Millennium People and Vermilion Sands.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: BOMherren on November 14, 2011, 05:03:48 PM
I hope it isn't too late to offer up a campaign idea, because I just had this ridiculous notion that came to me in a fever dream. I call it Rogue Trader: House of Gaga.  ;D

The House of Gaga, once a great and powerful Rogue Trader Dynasty, has since fallen into ill-fortune and disrepute. Now, cast into the Koronus Expanse by the vicissitudes of the Warp, and armed with nothing but a dilapidated old trading vessel, personal magnetism and a cargo hold full of hallucinogenic drugs, it falls to Lady Gaga the 117th and her ragtag crew of misfits to restore the family name and find a way home.
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 14, 2011, 06:11:23 PM
Sounds more a like Black Crusade game. Only twist is if you grow to Corruption 100 instead of becoming a chaos spawn you become one of the Lady's back up dancers.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Boyos on November 15, 2011, 02:29:33 AM
Rogue Trader, also I would love to hear some more Monsters and Other Childish Things.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 16, 2011, 09:01:49 PM
more fodder for the post apoc game: http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2011/11/solar-farming.html

isolated communities still have electricity after the apocalypse due to new solar tech.
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Post by: beej on November 18, 2011, 01:20:04 PM
Boyos does have a point.

If you want people to 'Buy My Book!' then doing a full or mini campagin of Monsters and Other Childish things might be a good idea.  Either your book or the stuff Tom wrote, or even do a like a six parter based off the Candlewick Manor material. 
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Setherick on November 19, 2011, 09:59:39 AM
Boyos does have a point.

If you want people to 'Buy My Book!' then doing a full or mini campagin of Monsters and Other Childish things might be a good idea.  Either your book or the stuff Tom wrote, or even do a like a six parter based off the Candlewick Manor material.

You guys have to look at this like a business though. Ross is setting up the post-apoc game to develop ideas for the next book. The MaOCT book is the old product. Got to look toward the new product. Ross - to analogize McDonald's - can always bring it back like the McRib when he runs out of ideas.
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Post by: Boyos on November 19, 2011, 12:21:40 PM
Boyos does have a point.

If you want people to 'Buy My Book!' then doing a full or mini campagin of Monsters and Other Childish things might be a good idea.  Either your book or the stuff Tom wrote, or even do a like a six parter based off the Candlewick Manor material.

You guys have to look at this like a business though. Ross is setting up the post-apoc game to develop ideas for the next book. The MaOCT book is the old product. Got to look toward the new product. Ross - to analogize McDonald's - can always bring it back like the McRib when he runs out of ideas.

But I don't like the McRib, can we use another burger?
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 19, 2011, 12:37:11 PM
The Drunk and Ugly are doing an AP of the Road Trip campaign, 17 sessions so far http://drunkandugly.com/category/monsters-and-other-childish-things/road-trip/

Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Setherick on November 19, 2011, 02:02:17 PM
Boyos does have a point.

If you want people to 'Buy My Book!' then doing a full or mini campagin of Monsters and Other Childish things might be a good idea.  Either your book or the stuff Tom wrote, or even do a like a six parter based off the Candlewick Manor material.

You guys have to look at this like a business though. Ross is setting up the post-apoc game to develop ideas for the next book. The MaOCT book is the old product. Got to look toward the new product. Ross - to analogize McDonald's - can always bring it back like the McRib when he runs out of ideas.

But I don't like the McRib, can we use another burger?

This is the problem with you consumers. You always assume your personal tastes are everyone's taste.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on November 19, 2011, 02:33:26 PM
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Post by: Setherick on November 19, 2011, 02:40:28 PM
aaaaaaaaaaaa

/sarcasm/
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Dom on November 19, 2011, 04:26:38 PM
To be honest that McDonald's analogy isn't really fitting as McDonald's stopped being product-driven a long time ago, it's much more based around property. McDonald's makes sure to buy commercial spaces in food courts, close to important highways and streets with large number of  pedestrians.

The reason is that everyone knows McDonald's products, and normally consumers stick to one or two favorite products. So it's much more about making sure that a McDonald's is nearby when they wonder where they want to eat.

But to not get too off-topic, for products such as RPGs which are very niche, social sites are very helpful. I know that RPG.net gave Road Trip a good review, but maybe sending free copies to other RPG sites and see if they would review it would be a good idea. Perhaps try and get other podcasts to review Ross' products too, or to be a guest star at those podcasts and talk a bit about the campaigns and such.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 19, 2011, 07:32:07 PM
Road Trip was nominated for an Ennie, one of the industry's biggest awards. It's gotten great reviews. It's also a campaign for a very niche RPG and it's done. Arc Dream paid me for it and I continue to run it at Gencon and other conventions that I attend. I'm not going to spend the rest of my life promoting it. I have other projects I want to do.

At this point, I've written two books for MAOCT. I love the game the system and I'm proud of my work for it, but I want to move on and try new projects.


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Post by: clockworkjoe on November 19, 2011, 07:37:09 PM
also I pay attention to listener feedback: look at the comments for MAOCT games vs. games like Candle Cove, Slender Man, etc. I know you guys love the MAOCT and I <3 you all but some games are more popular than others. I think a new take on a post-apocalyptic horror world would generate more interest than just doing Road Trip for a year.
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Post by: Shallazar on November 19, 2011, 09:28:50 PM
also I pay attention to listener feedback: look at the comments for MAOCT games vs. games like Candle Cove, Slender Man, etc. I know you guys love the MAOCT and I <3 you all but some games are more popular than others. I think a new take on a post-apocalyptic horror world would generate more interest than just doing Road Trip for a year.

Word up. I'm totally excited for Killsplosion. I'm so grateful to the rest of the contributors. I like when Ross does new things.  Innovate or stagnate.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: SomeCoolGuy on November 19, 2011, 09:36:36 PM
Well, I suppose I should maybe contribute or something, so I suppose my choices would go something like this,

1. Rogue Trader - It's Real Good. There. That's it. Though, I suppose you may be inclined to look up the Black Crusade rules, as they did a lot to balance the system honestly, such as making full-auto no longer the best choice 99% or the time, and condensing the skills quite a bit, but that's hardly required.

2. Yakuza - I really liked that old Yakuza AP you guys did, and I was really disappointed you guys didn't continue it, so I would like to see something similar.

3. Post-Apoc GURPS - Fallout was originally intended to use the GURPS system, and to the GURPS system it shall return.

Okay, I've now contributed to the forum, I hope you're happy.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 20, 2011, 02:27:11 AM
I am always happy to have more people contribute to the forums!

I will run several one shots: a NEMESIS Hunger Games PvP game, a Black Crusade game and a Yakuza game.

I will run a mini Iron Heroes campaign at some point.

BUT

The next main campaign will be the post-apoc game. Of course, this will be next year since I still have to do the last tier of the New Arcadia campaign.

more post-apoc fodder: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/11/dangerous_work_the_mine_in_gua.html
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Boyos on November 20, 2011, 01:12:44 PM
Road Trip was nominated for an Ennie, one of the industry's biggest awards. It's gotten great reviews. It's also a campaign for a very niche RPG and it's done. Arc Dream paid me for it and I continue to run it at Gencon and other conventions that I attend. I'm not going to spend the rest of my life promoting it. I have other projects I want to do.

At this point, I've written two books for MAOCT. I love the game the system and I'm proud of my work for it, but I want to move on and try new projects.

Fair enough. I still don't like the McRib. I'm not sure what this rambling has to do anything with the McRib topic that is at hand.

p.s. Post apoc game sounds good too. haha. Still my vote is for Rogue Trader, with Aaron as the the rogue trader. Mmmm Tom would have trouble playing since they don't like there xenos.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Setherick on November 20, 2011, 02:22:01 PM
Road Trip was nominated for an Ennie, one of the industry's biggest awards. It's gotten great reviews. It's also a campaign for a very niche RPG and it's done. Arc Dream paid me for it and I continue to run it at Gencon and other conventions that I attend. I'm not going to spend the rest of my life promoting it. I have other projects I want to do.

At this point, I've written two books for MAOCT. I love the game the system and I'm proud of my work for it, but I want to move on and try new projects.

Fair enough. I still don't like the McRib. I'm not sure what this rambling has to do anything with the McRib topic that is at hand.

p.s. Post apoc game sounds good too. haha. Still my vote is for Rogue Trader, with Aaron as the the rogue trader. Mmmm Tom would have trouble playing since they don't like there xenos.

Well, you're still wrong about the McRib. It's delicious.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: BillionSix on November 23, 2011, 04:11:13 AM
I am going to suggest the game Dungeons: the Dragoning 40K 7th Edition.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 23, 2011, 02:15:51 PM
I am going to suggest the game Dungeons: the Dragoning 40K 7th Edition.

that's too hardcore even for us
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Dom on November 23, 2011, 06:20:40 PM
I am going to suggest the game Dungeons: the Dragoning 40K 7th Edition.

that's too hardcore even for us
Should have paid the $200 and forced the group to play it.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: BillionSix on November 23, 2011, 10:44:51 PM
I am going to suggest the game Dungeons: the Dragoning 40K 7th Edition.

that's too hardcore even for us

Aw, man! I would love to play that game, and failing that, listen to others play it.
(It's a real thing, by the way.)
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 23, 2011, 11:16:59 PM
I know it is. I've looked through the PDF.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Teapot on November 24, 2011, 10:35:06 PM
I dare you to run an Insylum campagin.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: crash2455 on November 25, 2011, 07:49:25 PM
The Drunk and Ugly are doing an AP of the Road Trip campaign, 17 sessions so far http://drunkandugly.com/category/monsters-and-other-childish-things/road-trip/

Thanks for the plug, Ross.  We also have a much longer-running MaOCT campaign closer to the base setting (which may or may not be drawing on the Curriculum of Conspiracy for some plot points).
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Salkovich on November 26, 2011, 01:59:10 AM
The Drunk and Ugly are doing an AP of the Road Trip campaign, 17 sessions so far http://drunkandugly.com/category/monsters-and-other-childish-things/road-trip/

Thanks for the plug, Ross.  We also have a much longer-running MaOCT campaign closer to the base setting (which may or may not be drawing on the Curriculum of Conspiracy for some plot points).

Hint: It's MAY. Damn psychic glyphs and hawkwomen.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: crash2455 on November 27, 2011, 11:09:07 PM
Thanks for the plug, Ross.  We also have a much longer-running MaOCT campaign closer to the base setting (which may or may not be drawing on the Curriculum of Conspiracy for some plot points).

Hint: It's MAY. Damn psychic glyphs and hawkwomen.

Yeah.  That campaign could not have better characters for Frieda's if I had rewritten it myself.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on December 03, 2011, 05:03:13 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/622508883/global-village-construction-set

real life GECK (kinda) from fallout http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Garden_of_Eden_Creation_Kit

Anyway -one idea  I have for the post-apoc game is sustainability/resilience - what happens when civilization crumbles but the tech is robust enough to be sustained by small groups? i.e. no government but it's still possible to build new technology/generate power etc.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Flawless P on December 04, 2011, 07:22:57 PM
It's called the Brotherhood of Steel...
lol

Seriously though I could see a group coming into this world with access to fabrication devices and other tech and using that to take over large groups of people and forcing them into slave labor.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: HellHound01 on December 08, 2011, 11:39:41 PM
Hello!

I'm new to posting here, but have listen to your guys stuff for a long while.

Have you considered a Cthulhu by Gaslight game?
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on December 09, 2011, 02:36:22 AM
Hello!

I'm new to posting here, but have listen to your guys stuff for a long while.

Have you considered a Cthulhu by Gaslight game?

Not really to be honest. I don;'t have the book and I haven't heard of any particularly great scenarios for it but I haven't looked into that much.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Teapot on December 09, 2011, 10:56:05 AM
Yeah, the Cthulhu by gaslight book (box) hasn't been available for years. The new one is "on its' way" but who knows when. (yog-sothoth.com is doing a gaslight campaign in audio format now).

You could also do some ParanoiaXP, challenge to see how long a "straight" game can really go.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: ethan_dawe on December 09, 2011, 07:51:13 PM
Paranoia: Where every game seems like it's from an AB3 rant :-)
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Moondog on December 09, 2011, 11:33:56 PM
I love Paranoia. You should definitely do that.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Rawtooth on December 10, 2011, 02:25:54 PM
You know what would be awesome?

RPPR mini-campaign/one-shot of Killsplosion.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 04, 2012, 02:31:26 AM
I am always happy to have more people contribute to the forums!

I will run several one shots: a NEMESIS Hunger Games PvP game, a Black Crusade game and a Yakuza game.

I will run a mini Iron Heroes campaign at some point.

BUT

The next main campaign will be the post-apoc game. Of course, this will be next year since I still have to do the last tier of the New Arcadia campaign.

more post-apoc fodder: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/11/dangerous_work_the_mine_in_gua.html

just an update: ran a Yakuza one shot last night.

Next, I'll run Little Fears.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Dom on January 04, 2012, 10:21:06 PM

just an update: ran a Yakuza one shot last night.


How many people were decapitated?

How many were eaten?
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 05, 2012, 12:52:28 AM
I'll post the Yakuza game next. :D
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: JuddX on January 06, 2012, 01:32:46 AM
Yakuza's in space, piloting giant robots against giant zombie monsters. Who are also ninjas.

That sounds like a decent campaign.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 06, 2012, 01:53:30 AM
Yakuza's in space, piloting giant robots against giant zombie monsters. Who are also ninjas.

That sounds like a decent campaign.

but what do we do in the second session?
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Joven on January 06, 2012, 10:51:14 AM
Yakuza's in space, piloting giant robots against giant zombie monsters. Who are also ninjas.

That sounds like a decent campaign.

but what do we do in the second session?

Well the giant zombie ninja monsters when cut, bleed ninjas.  The ninjas fall on a nearby pre-industrial planet with lava on the surface and people living underground.  They attack a peaceful subterranean village to attain a jar with the soul of a long dead space-pirate in order to use its power to charge a cannon which can create a black hole massive enough to devour a star, which they intend to use to force the stars permanantly into the right position for Cthulhu to wake.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 10, 2012, 09:45:54 PM
more ideas for the post-apoc game/setting

I've been reading a book called Instant City - it's about Karachi, the city in Pakistan that's grown from 600k people in 1947 to 13 million people today. It goes into detail about how neighborhoods are built and operate - because of the weak government, communities simply pool their resources to build local infrastructure so you have people building sewage lines and the like on their own. Political parties are also divided by ethnic/tribal lines but one tribal group, the Muhajir, were literally invented after the nation's creation in 1947. All the Urdu speaking migrants from India just banded together and made up the Muhajir and then their political party, the MQM.

The MQM literally held Karachi under siege at certain points with extended gunfights for political reasons but they're still a legitimate political party in Pakistan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Karachi_riots

So, how does this apply to the post-apoc game?

The idea of self-building urban sprawl and infrastructure is definitely more interesting to me than Mad Max/Fallout esque static post-apocalyptic worlds - people build as long as they're around. But I also want to explore the idea of ethnic/tribal politics but in a new way - there's definitely going to be a supernatural element to the post-apocalyptic world so ethnic/tribal identities that originate from before the apocalypse aren't going to be nearly as important as they are now - instead people will divide themselves on how they reacted to the supernatural. Some possible new identities/factions

Wrecked: People visibly scarred/damaged by unnatural entities or anomalies - they have impossible wounds, pure black eyes or some other visible change that makes no sense on a biological basis. Shunned as the new lepers/untouchables -they are a minority trying to survive the trauma of whatever damaged them and the prejudices of the other survivors

The Quiets There's a global plague that's killed millions (but it's not the cause of the apocalypse or why civilization is collapsing - more of a side effect). It goes by many names but usually it's called the Silence for the effect it has on a town. 10-30% of the infected survived though but they undergo a transformation. They look like they've been burned and often has a purple-pinkish tint to their skin. More importantly, they're immune to the plague. Then there's also the rumors they are ignored by the strange tiny creatures that live in plagued tainted lands. Quiets are numerous enough to organize themselves and because they live in plague lands, they can stay safe from lynch mobs. Usually.

Tainted/Hardened/Realists: The first encounter with the supernatural is especially traumatic to humans but humans are a resilient and adaptive species. People that survive their first encounter without breaking down develop some resistance to the supernatural and are able to incorporate the new phenomena into their worldview. They even become physiologically resistant to the supernatural - for example take ice embers - strange, gray flakes that burn flesh on contact and rain down from the sky on occasion. A hardened person's flesh won't burn instantly on contact but will take several seconds for it to affect them. These advantages make them suspect in the eyes of many. This is a dominant group, not a minority.

Untainted/Untested/Pure: Many people are shocked or emotionally traumatized by their first encounter with the supernatural. As a result, they develop a minor allergy to the supernatural - an allergy that makes them more sensitive to the presence of unnatural entities and anomalies.  Some become mad but many untainted do not. This group tends to view anyone that displays any ability to resist the supernatural as suspect, tainted or corrupted by it somehow. They also tend towards eliminationist principles in dealing with the unnatural.  This is the other dominant group and they frequently vie for power with the Realists.

Unexposed: A shrinking majority of people are still untouched by the unnatural. Many are afraid of becoming 'infected' in one way or the other. Both the realists and the pure try to manipulate/recruit them for political gain.

Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Z on January 22, 2012, 07:24:52 PM
i officially rescind my vote for nemesis and instead vote for a second cyberpunk lady gaga session

tia, ross

tia
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 22, 2012, 07:49:57 PM
no never

next lady gaga game will be in eclipse phase
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Salkovich on January 22, 2012, 09:15:06 PM
no never

next lady gaga game will be in eclipse phase

so you say, ross. SO YOU SAY
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Z on January 22, 2012, 09:34:50 PM
no never

next lady gaga game will be in eclipse phase

but ross

(http://i.imgur.com/gmbqi.jpg)

cyberpunk~
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: nomad0772 on January 24, 2012, 12:39:43 PM
Hay Guys,
 
Just found RPPR, that you for hitting an itch and getting me back in to role playing.  Just started palying GURPS and also Rouge Trader.  The Modern GURPS sound great but also does 40K.  I will be waiting on both.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Review Cultist on February 22, 2012, 02:28:50 PM
a paranormal urban campaign or zombie campaign are always cool
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Mox on February 23, 2012, 10:54:48 PM
Give the man his zombies...
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Herrigold on February 27, 2012, 05:34:22 PM
WWII Yakuza zombies? How about 3 Muskateers zombies? Bay of pigs zombies? Yeah, zombies in a lesser used setting would be awesome.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Setherick on February 27, 2012, 11:13:51 PM
WWII Yakuza zombies? How about 3 Muskateers zombies? Bay of pigs zombies? Yeah, zombies in a lesser used setting would be awesome.

As long as it's nothing like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaguers
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Review Cultist on February 29, 2012, 12:50:06 PM
WWII Yakuza zombies? How about 3 Muskateers zombies? Bay of pigs zombies? Yeah, zombies in a lesser used setting would be awesome.

Little fears with zombies!

A zombie infestation on an island community on some North American lake or something, and the kids have to fend them off.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Shallazar on February 29, 2012, 11:28:05 PM
I might get shot bawt,

I'm not in to the whole Zombie thing. I don't have anything against them, but for some reason I just don't find them as awesome as the average person. I know Ross will do good zombies in the Iron Heroes post-apoc game though, but I hope the campaign doesn't revolve around them.

Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: Teapot on March 13, 2012, 02:14:03 AM
Just thought of this but I know that there are Eberron books around the RPPR people, I'd loooooooove to hear an Eberron game.
Title: Re: What do you want the next RPPR campaign to be?
Post by: FuzzyDan on March 13, 2012, 02:31:30 AM
Somewhere there is a recording or two where I tried to run a game, but couldn't make it stick.

Or maybe it wasn't recorded, I dunno.