10,000 years from now, humanity has been wiped out by a combination of war, plague and environmental collapse. Only sentient robots survive, but have developed a society that perversely parallels their long extinct creators.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
|When this baby its 88mph ... you're going to see some serious shit.|
Monday, December 24, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Sam is a man who works in a mind-numbing, bureaucratic job, living in a cramped apartment in a dystopian world in dependent on ducts, paperwork and poorly maintained machines. But when he sleeps, he is a warrior on a quest to rescue the woman of his dreams.
Then one day, he sees her walking into the Ministry of Information to complain about a clerical error that will thrust both of them into a dangerous game filled with renegade heating engineers and pursued by an inept government that will do anything to cover up its mistakes. At night, his dreams grow ever darker as he tries to save the woman of his dreams.
I have no idea how I saw this movie when I was eleven years old, but I didn't have the slightest clue as to what was going on. Then nine years later, I saw it as a late night movie and was completely blown away. This is one of those films that you can watch again and again and see something new every time. It struck me that it would make for a trippy campaign, where the party is stuck is a bureaucratic nightmare during the day, but at night they must battle through a surreal landscape and ruled by dream logic.
A Citizen's Guide to the Ministry of Information, A Citizen's Guide to Central Services, The Lucid. Of course all character sheets must be filled out in triplicate.
Depending on how the Gamemaster wanted to handle this kind of game, it could range from Chuthulu Dreamlands, to Over the Edge, to Paranoia. I would try Something Went Wrong where a GMless game would be a good fit for the directionless ineptitude of the Ministry, and the dream logic of the Lucid.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Exactly what tit sounds like, and the perfect little surprise for your gaming group.
and holy deep tissue injury, Batman, how much damage can the human body take?
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
"By Grabthar's Hammer, Questerians Unite!"
A group of washed up actors from a cancelled, low budget sci-fi show suddenly find themselves in way over their heads when an alien race with no concept of fiction enlists their help in facing a galactic threat.
Best Star Trek movie EVAR. Some movies just make you happy and this is one of mine. If I ever ran a Star Trek campaign, this is how I would do it. You could run it (semi-)straight as a proper NSEA crew with disposable redshirt. Or and this would even be more fun, as a troupe of washed out actors and conventioneers as they bumble their way through the galaxy aboard an alien built replica of the NSEA Protector.
This website is old, but has some great info, including an episode guide for the show.
Suggested Supplements: Ships of the NSEA. Aliens of the Galaxy, The Sarris Dominion, The QuestCon 2013 Handbook.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
RPG Wish List
Movies, Games and Books I wish were available as Roleplaying Games
Suggested Supplements: The Colonial Marine Manual. A Handbook for Employees of The Weyland-Yutani Corporation. The Predator Sourcebook.
Suggested System: WEG d6. Simple system that runs quickly, with enough crunch and variation for character and gadgets. Handles space opera and scaling (from human to vehicle up to capital ships) well.