Discussion in 'Roleplaying Games' started by dragoner, Jan 27, 2018.
Also, if any intellectual property deserves an RPG, it has to be...
There was a fascinating series of blogs online that recreated the game based on scrutinizing all the information from the film
Well, it's highly adaptable and malleable as RPGs go, so if they like Ivanhoe or Robin Hood or El Cid, or the War of the Roses or Charlemagne, it fits like a glove for those too once you adjust the cultures and passions.
Yes, I actually copied and pasted it into a PDF that I might still have; unfortunately the blogger never finished it to my knowledge.
Thats all right up my alley, but alas, I'm afraid not for my current host of gamerkin.
I have never played Pendragon. I should fix that! Sadly I do not own the game and given the existing wishlist of stuff to play, my group has an opening for a new game/system in... let me consult this schedule doc nobody but me ever even looks at... April 2349.
I own all three games. None of them have a chase or stunt system even as deep as, say, the combat system in B/X D&D. First Law again.
If the first law is Ream Overstates Incorrect Cases, have at it.
None of the three have any stunt system beyond the fairly typical "make a skill roll at a penalty" cop-out. Neither Indiana Jones game has any chase rules, nor any advice on how to run one given the existing rules. James Bond 007 has an abstract chase system that summarizes as "choose one of four maneuvers each round and roll", and explicitly says they've chosen to make it abstract and without detail because they couldn't possibly cover all the different places and contexts one might have a chase. Twelve pages of combat rules, including grid-based miniatures, and three pages of detailed diagrams of guns, though.
I thought the 007 chase rules were fantastic. I've used them in numerous games for years.
I wouldn't want them more complex, personally, as that would destroy the pacing and tension with bookkeeping.
Was there ever an official Terminator RPG?
There's been hacks of it for Villains & Vigilantes, D20 Modern, and Psi*Run, but nothing official AFAIK.
I'd like one RPG covering Terminator, Predator, Aliens, and Robocop as a consolidated setting.
Oh Psi*Run is a good choice. I just read it recently and may be becoming a Meg Baker fanboy.
GURPS Reign of Steel is more or less a Terminator setting.
Kind of surprised no one has suggested:
It's sort of fantasy medieval Spain/France. Who doesn't love that?
I never did watch Ladyhawke... though I've repeatedly been told to.
That's okay, I've watched it a few times to make up for your dereliction.
They're about on a par with Savage Worlds or a Fate Skill Challenge, yes. The core mechanics are good but there's really no advice on how to use them to do exciting chase scenes beyond "watch a James Bond movie" and an example of play. Plus we always found the bidding round to knock us right out of the fiction. For an example of a deeper system that's not significantly more complex, look at the system in Aaron Allston's Super Agents.
Every time I watch Predator, I can't stop thinking that it's the closest thing we get to a decent G.I.Joe movie without the trademark.
This movie was on TV all the time when I was growing up, and probably influenced my early D&D gaming more than any other.
As for the Spain/France thing, well, Rutger Hauer's character is called Navarre. That's kind of a giveaway, right?
Haven't seen Ladyhawke since I was a kid.
Why haven't the moderators banned you then?
Endless Flight is too busy planning the memorial ceremony for Mayfair Games. Give the man some time to grieve before he gets back on the job.
So true. I have been thumbing through my DCH books the last few days like I lost my favorite game. But I didn't! The books are still there. Regardless, Mayfair has my gratitude for their work. When I saw DCH in the store when I was a kid, my eyes lit up. I couldn't believe all the goodness they packed in those boxes.
Ah, the original box that you'd unpack and then magically not be able to fit the contents back in! Packed full of fun! My favorite boxed set is the first edition, although I use the gadget rules from the 2nd. I have nearly all the modules, I think. Even the elusive Watchmen ones.
The art in the first edition box cannot be beat. Jose Luis-Garcia Lopez did the style guide for DC in the early 80s and Mayfair used a bunch of that. You can still see that art everywhere, on t-shirts, glasses, etc.
Yeah, the art used in subsequent editions was wholly inferior across the board. Too much use of trendy illustrations from The Church of What's Happenin' Now rather than classic versions of classic characters. The George Pérez cover on 1st edition's box hit all the right notes with the classic big shots like Superman and the Justice League well represented, plus the New Teen Titans there to appeal to the youngsters.
I've got an album with scans of that style guide:
Do you own one of the actual guides? I’ve seen them for sale at various times but they are very expensive.
Just scans I'm afraid.
I almost want to try this
by adding Brownie Points from Ghostbusters, just to see what would happen...
Have you read the book it is based on?? It is an intense, philosophical mindtrip. Very German.
No, I didn't even know there was a book.
That was filmed right near my place The bookstore still exists and I walk by the street where he chases the bullies on Falcor at the end of the film weekly
Obviously we need Captain EO: The Roleplaying Game:
Never would a "Not Intended For Younger Audiences" label have so much meaning...
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