The RPG Soapbox: Let your voice be heard!

Discussion in 'Approval & General RPG Discussion' started by Batman, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Spike_x1

    Spike_x1 Get off my bandwagon!

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    Kyle Katarn?
     
  2. wiegeabo

    wiegeabo Omniposcient

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    available
     
  3. NiteMare Shape

    NiteMare Shape Livin' like a Sheen

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    As well as most of the NJO EU characters.
     
  4. Lord

    Lord All Mighty

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    All-Star Marvel is already over? Strange, season 1 seemed to be a big success, no plans to relauch it ?
     
  5. Batman

    Batman Dramatic Example

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    It's been over for awhile. If there were plans for a relaunch, I'm sure they'd be more proactive.
     
  6. Andy C.

    Andy C. Repent, Harlequin!

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    I had plans for a relaunch, but the 'Nuff Said Marvel RPG kinda beat me to the punch.
     
  7. Blacklight

    Blacklight Revamped and Renegade.

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    Anyone else think that with the new found popularity of playing table-top RPGs with each other over Skype, that it may somehow be, or at least hold the key to the Basement's future?
     
  8. Andy C.

    Andy C. Repent, Harlequin!

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    I think it could make for a good off-shoot of the Basement community.
     
  9. wiegeabo

    wiegeabo Omniposcient

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    It could also help with the games.

    Because why does it have to be just table-top. Why can't (some) players get together at the same time and write posts? Some of my favorite posting sessions were 'live'.
     
  10. Lord

    Lord All Mighty

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    Are RPGs here dead?

    I would like to suggest another kind of RPG, seeing some of the earliest games here i see they have evolved a lot, which may also make things more difficult to newer players. So what about going back to basics? Trying a game that follows the old formula and doesn't require the players to fill an aplication, and anybody can pick a character and write it as long as he doesn't contradict what other players wrote.

    I think something like this could bring in new players and make the RPG section more active
     
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  11. Byrd Man

    Byrd Man El Hombre Pájaro

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  12. Lord

    Lord All Mighty

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    Then am i free to make a looser RPG like the old ones?
     
  13. Lord

    Lord All Mighty

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    I think the RPGs should be revived some way, but this time we should be more careful and not try to turn every single thing into an RPG. A single Marvel, DC or even Marvel vs DC type of RPG would be suiting enough, possibly making the registration simpler, if there is indeed done any type of registration for the timebeing.

    Not sure i would make a good poster, but i would like to see this again, even if only to look at people reinterperting certain characters like Iron Man and Spider-Man. Woudn't mind helping maintain the RPG. If nobody wants a new RPG on the site, then i don't see the point of this section still being around.
     
  14. sabetoonth

    sabetoonth Where You Get Those Eyes?

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    I agree with that, I don't know/think I could run a game like as a GM, but I'd love to RP here on the Hype again.
     
  15. Lord

    Lord All Mighty

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    Alright, do you think registrations should be used for the begining? Maybe if they weren't obligatory, then some new writers could be tempted to participate.
     
  16. sabetoonth

    sabetoonth Where You Get Those Eyes?

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    Only reason I like registration is its a nice way to keep stuff a little reasonable. Maybe do something real simple or easy as registratio. So sorry it took me this long to reply, I didnt ever see this thread in my user CP
     
  17. Lord

    Lord All Mighty

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    No problem, i actually forgot this section for a while. DO you think it should be a Marvel, a DC or a Marvel vs DC game?
     
  18. sabetoonth

    sabetoonth Where You Get Those Eyes?

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    Personally I'd be more psyched for a Marvel game cause I know Marvel better than DC, but I love both of them. But I'm iffy on Crossover games because a lot of DC guys seem OP compared to Marvel.
     
  19. Misfit

    Misfit Disciple of The Dork Arts

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    I wanna work on something with tabletop style mechanics on the board? Anyone done that before?
     
  20. SuperFerret

    SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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  21. Misfit

    Misfit Disciple of The Dork Arts

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    Well, for starters, I'm thinking of having something with a setting that is all the way fleshed out, with characters built with a GURPS style point system (with upgrades awarded along the way), and NPCs directed and controlled by the GM. I'd have 'quests' for the players, who can decide who they collaborate with amongst themselves. Sorry for the slow response, but I have a somewhat distinct concept in mind and I been busy.
     
  22. NiteMare Shape

    NiteMare Shape Livin' like a Sheen

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    I'm tossing around the idea or relocating the CAH game back to this board. I have a decent group on the new site, but that site is less than stable these last few weeks. So who knows
     
  23. Misfit

    Misfit Disciple of The Dork Arts

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    While reinvention is great, Ive noticed that Year One and Ultimate things are the most common games round here. I saw that there was one where Dc mantles passed onto the next gen, but has anyone tried making a game where the PCs are largely the same, but OCs are heavily featured as a supporting cast? I think this would be cool in Year 10 or Andy's Icons game.

    Ive never liked it when entirely new characters are PCs in a canon world without prior introduction. Adding supporting charcters is basically what real comic writers do. What do you guys think?
     
  24. Eddie Brock

    Eddie Brock Golden Domer

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    You know, I think about that from time to time. Not as a game concept, but just as an idea. I have this weird aversion to introducing characters. Even if it's just some largely insignificant supporting character, I'll spend hours poring over ComicVine or the Marvel/DC wikias looking for some existing character to fill the slot. Part of it is because... well... I'm a total geek, and I actually think it's fun to do that. And I get to learn a lot about smaller characters that way. But another part is because I really just don't feel comfortable mixing my own creations with established universes, and I could see how allowing them would be a very slippery slope. But you're right. Comic writers get to do it all the time, so why don't we? Interesting to ponder.
     
  25. Morden Man

    Morden Man Registered

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    I also have a bit of an aversion to it.

    I think what it boils down to for me is that I feel like mixing original creations into an established universe would perhaps disincentivize people from picking up characters that have previously been played. Even in recreation games I (as much as I shouldn't) shudder a little when characters stray too far from the spirit of the character we know them as. So bringing in characters that I've created? It seems like a surefire way to make it more difficult for people to play a character after you.

    Maybe I overthink it a little.
     

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