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RPGs / Re: CoC for newbies
« on: October 27, 2011, 09:43:18 AM »
I think you left out Death Scenario 3: Get gunned down by the hordes of incredibly well armed and entrenched security goons. (I think that's later in the set? Future/Perfect 2 or 3?)

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: sadly you have to become a patron to get the rest but well worth it.

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.

RPGs / Re: Cthulhu Pre-gens
« on: September 17, 2011, 02:04:05 PM »
Byakhee can produce an investigator skills and all in a few seconds. Won't fill in backgrounds though.

There used to be a place called "Dholes house" or similar that had NPCs hanging out. The Keep is an online investigator sheet manager, not what you're looking for but a neat thing.

RPGs / Re: What will my players find in a Green Box?
« on: July 29, 2011, 02:17:45 PM »
A water damaged box full of printed out lolcats, they appear meticulously arranged but in a language no one can understand. (unlike normal lolcats...)

RPGs / Re: Tournament Scenarios
« on: July 14, 2011, 04:48:43 AM »
I had something like  this years ago in a D&D game. None of the players wanted the job (big general or some title) but they all wanted to take part in the games. There were various challenges (I even made two of them play chess) with the ending being a huge melee. All the players took part in that, even the ones who had been disqualified from "winning" because they sucked at chess or jousting or some medieval wargame (just dice rolls).

In the end one of the PCs came in second in the melee because as soon as it started they immediately turned on each other like frenzied badgers in a deli while the NPCs kind of did their own thing with the two major clashes moving in and away from each other. The most let down player was a militant cleric who REALLY wanted to win and then walk away from the prize just to be a dick. Otherwise they had spent time betting on themselves, talking trash and not caring about the prize as much as roughing each other up.

A big part of it was that none of them wanted to stop adventuring and sit around a city all day as the general of an army that didn't go off on campagin that often.

RPGs / Re: Science Fiction Games
« on: July 14, 2011, 04:36:03 AM »
There was a Stargate rpg a while back (I think two?). As well as a Star Trek.

And I'm going to go out and say that the Cthulhu Mythos is Sci-fi and not supernatural. The creatures are by and large aliens and extra dimensional beings. Depending on how you see the magic it's also closer to psychic powers or odd shortcuts around the laws of the universe achieved by ends other than sorcery.

RPGs / Re: yeah rpgs are pretty great
« on: July 13, 2011, 02:26:01 AM »
Rifts character generation is the best

never played Rifts

how does it work

True story. I was talking to some friends before a game. One of them made fun of me for some reason. My reply: "Joe, help Max with his skills." That shut Joe up for almost an hour.

RPGs / Re: Science Fiction Games
« on: July 13, 2011, 02:16:10 AM »
I'm still excited about "The Void" which will be/(is for Cthonian Stars which is already out but under a different system) which is a space setting for Cthulhu. I've been interested in it for a while since I saw it pop up on Yog but I haven't tried it yet. The one thing that really interests me is the setting is supposed to be displayed as hopeful and not grimdark. Though everything is still likely doomed.

Cthulhu Advantus is supposed to be similar, I've listened to some games, it's sort post-apocalyptic dystopia with stargates where the players investigate the horrible things that happened not only to Earth but other places. Not sure how "hard" the sci-fi is supposed to be.

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