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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject: Interesting campaign idea Reply with quote

Came across this short article on characters getting worse ...


http://www.rpg.net/columns/campaigntoybox/campaigntoybox9.phtml

Sounded pretty interesting idea. Was wondering what people thought Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I approve of this idea and wish to subscribe to it. But then I approve of many of Steve Darlingtons ideas and like the WHFRP Skaven book quite a lot. I'd probably use Warhammer for this this actually. I'd be looking for something quite grim if I was to do this.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not so sure. I like the idea, but I think I might go for something that is traditionally bright and happy Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bah I want my Ingmar Bergman roleplaying game. Full of mist and doom.

I have been reading about jeepform lately though. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not the same thing, but I do like the imagery of a game I played at the Nationals were everything was wonderful, perfect and high magic ... and it was raining blood due to dark deeds done to make it so .. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well reality has to cry sometime.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds a bit like the idea Matt had for Cthulhu one off a few years ago: old 1920s investigators suddenly discover strange goings on in their retirement home... High speed chase via Zimmer frame!

To be honest; it's a good idea for a one off, single session game; but is it worth the effort players will be putting into the characters? I could see it running best as a GM scripted event with GM derived PCs.

In general though, it's just a deviation of the "XYZ happens to PCs, when they can't cope with it" style of plot.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dave wrote:
... it's just a deviation of the ...


Thank you for that unnecessary glimpse into your mind. My censored page is now working overtime... Wink

I suspect you meant variation?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

??

The act of deviating; a wandering from the way; variation from the common way, from an established rule, etc. ...

Okay, perhaps grammatically dubious in Dave's use of it but certainly not what you're probably thinking. (And I'm not going there either, thanks.)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dave wrote:
Sounds a bit like the idea Matt had for Cthulhu one off a few years ago: old 1920s investigators suddenly discover strange goings on in their retirement home... High speed chase via Zimmer frame!


Ah yes, the elderly Major with his 95% skill with a pistol, but hands too crippled with arthritus to actually pull the trigger... Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I-KP wrote:
The act of deviating; a wandering from the way; variation from the common way, from an established rule, etc. ...


and completing the Websters quote:

Quote:
; departure, as from the right course or the path of duty.


Making Dave's use of it even more grammatically dubious.

I don't know, try and introduce a little levity....Razz Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's levity, and there's being wrong. I'm not saying wrongness can't be funny, look at Dave if you need any convincing on that point. *points, laughs, and runs*
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I-KP wrote:
There's levity, and there's being wrong.


In that case I formally apologise to the Correctness Police. I'll make sure to submit a request before attempting levity in future.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apology accepted. Don't do it again, naughty boy.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting back on topic...

I disagree with Dave about it just being a one shot, maybe only a short campaign but a campaign still.

Why a campaign, because the idea isn't about being under powered compared to your opponents, it's about being in a position of power and having all that slip away and how you deal with it. This could be by trying to go out fighting or passing down your positions of authorities to your heirs.
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