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#4921 Offline Basilisk

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Posted Apr 02 2013 - 07:22 PM

Consensus seems to be favoring 30s.

 

I'll be going with that unless we have a miracle swing around then.


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"Shall this great kingdom, that has survived, whole and entire, the Danish depredations, the Scottish inroads, and the Norman conquest; that has stood the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada, now fall prostrate before the House of Bourbon? Surely, my Lords, this nation is no longer what it was! Shall a people, that seventeen years ago was the terror of the world, now stoop so low as to tell its ancient inveterate enemy, take all we have, only give us peace? It is impossible! ...My Lords, any state is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort; and if we must fall, let us fall like men!"
 
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#4922 Offline Ymper Trymon

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Posted Apr 02 2013 - 07:28 PM

Unless you've had other sources speak to you on the matter, I think I hardly count as a consensus.


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#4923 Offline Basilisk

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Posted Apr 02 2013 - 07:29 PM

I do actually. PM conversations.


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"Shall this great kingdom, that has survived, whole and entire, the Danish depredations, the Scottish inroads, and the Norman conquest; that has stood the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada, now fall prostrate before the House of Bourbon? Surely, my Lords, this nation is no longer what it was! Shall a people, that seventeen years ago was the terror of the world, now stoop so low as to tell its ancient inveterate enemy, take all we have, only give us peace? It is impossible! ...My Lords, any state is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort; and if we must fall, let us fall like men!"
 
-William Pitt the Elder, before suffering a fatal stroke on the floor of the House of Lords.

#4924 Offline Xomeron

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Posted Apr 02 2013 - 07:30 PM

Who's interested in co-hosting Starscape?


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That being said, thag thag thaggity thag thagness.

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#4925 Offline Lloyd: the White Wolf

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Posted Apr 02 2013 - 07:31 PM

I'm willing to help.

 

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#4926 Offline Basilisk

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Posted Apr 02 2013 - 07:31 PM

Humva would be willing I think. He can host parts of it on the blogs.


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"Shall this great kingdom, that has survived, whole and entire, the Danish depredations, the Scottish inroads, and the Norman conquest; that has stood the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada, now fall prostrate before the House of Bourbon? Surely, my Lords, this nation is no longer what it was! Shall a people, that seventeen years ago was the terror of the world, now stoop so low as to tell its ancient inveterate enemy, take all we have, only give us peace? It is impossible! ...My Lords, any state is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort; and if we must fall, let us fall like men!"
 
-William Pitt the Elder, before suffering a fatal stroke on the floor of the House of Lords.

#4927 Offline Ymper Trymon

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Posted Apr 02 2013 - 07:33 PM

I've certainly got the time and inclination to co-host, and have a blog if it is decided that some portion of the RPG's mechanic information needs to be hosted there.


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 08:40 AM

Am I the only one who like 1700s?Eldritch Kraken, Sailor Superstitions. Seems like a wonderful pairing, plus the challenge of defeating one with less effective weaponry.
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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 09:04 AM

Am I the only one who like 1700s?Eldritch Kraken, Sailor Superstitions. Seems like a wonderful pairing, plus the challenge of defeating one with less effective weaponry.

Only if I can be a samurai. A samurai defeating an Eldritch kraken/abonimation/whatever just has a certain ring to it.In other words, it would be AWESOME.

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#4930 Offline Lloyd: the White Wolf

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 09:04 AM

...It's challenging enough with guns that can actually hit their target.

 

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 09:13 AM

That's just normal difficulty, let's play on insane.
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#4932 Offline Madara: Mangekyou Master

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:50 AM

Personally, I like the 1700s. :) but one could make a compromise by putting it in the late 19th century. Piratiness is still plausible, and you could get some nice steamtech going on. Not to mention some rifled firearms.

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#4933 Offline Ymper Trymon

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 11:26 AM

I believe the location is intended to remain the same regardless, Vahki-Nui. There weren't a whole lot of samurai hanging out in Florida in the 1700s, or, well, ever.


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#4934 Offline Xomeron

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 12:43 PM

A rule for Starscape: Anyone who goes 30 days without posting in the topic without prior notice will have their civilization fall, either to outside intervention or to internal decay.


Edited by Xomeron, Apr 03 2013 - 04:27 PM.

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That being said, thag thag thaggity thag thagness.

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#4935 Offline Canis Lycaon

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 02:41 PM

Isn't it normally 30 days? I'm fine with it, but what if you can't post for say, four weeks in the summer because of summer camp or something?


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I used to have a banner here.

 

But that RPG is dead.

 

What now?


#4936 Offline Kothra

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 02:46 PM

I think there was supposed to be something along the lines of "without prior notice" tagged on there.


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#4937 Offline Xomeron

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 04:26 PM

Changed to 30 days without prior notice


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That being said, thag thag thaggity thag thagness.

-Rover

"A memo was sent to Astaria asking if it would at all be possible to make a flying goat."
"The Astarians responded that making a goat fly would be trivial; making it land safely would be another matter entirely."

#4938 Offline Nebula 2.0

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 07:11 PM

If we could pull an Old Man Henderson and actually kill an Elder God, then that would be really interesting. Dealing with Lovecraftian beings usually kills everyone unless they're a protagonist (in which case they have a high chance of just going insane). Otherwise, it seems like you'll be stuck dealing with lesser minions that don't drive you insane just by looking at them.


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#4939 Offline Basilisk

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 07:12 PM

It would be possible to kill them. Difficult, insanely so, but possible.


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"Shall this great kingdom, that has survived, whole and entire, the Danish depredations, the Scottish inroads, and the Norman conquest; that has stood the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada, now fall prostrate before the House of Bourbon? Surely, my Lords, this nation is no longer what it was! Shall a people, that seventeen years ago was the terror of the world, now stoop so low as to tell its ancient inveterate enemy, take all we have, only give us peace? It is impossible! ...My Lords, any state is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort; and if we must fall, let us fall like men!"
 
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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 07:26 PM

Best way to do that is exploiting their Summoning Sickness, same as Old Man Henderson did. Summon them and blow the joint, permakill them.


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That being said, thag thag thaggity thag thagness.

-Rover

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#4941 Offline Basilisk

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 07:28 PM

See, copying what the Old Man did would be easy. I'll be coming up with very unique ways to permakill each big beastie.


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"Shall this great kingdom, that has survived, whole and entire, the Danish depredations, the Scottish inroads, and the Norman conquest; that has stood the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada, now fall prostrate before the House of Bourbon? Surely, my Lords, this nation is no longer what it was! Shall a people, that seventeen years ago was the terror of the world, now stoop so low as to tell its ancient inveterate enemy, take all we have, only give us peace? It is impossible! ...My Lords, any state is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort; and if we must fall, let us fall like men!"
 
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#4942 Offline Ymper Trymon

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 07:46 PM

Question: is Nyarlathotep likely to make an appearance in this RPG? He seems like he would be one of the hardest to kill, and also one of the most entertaining to deal with.


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#4943 Offline Basilisk

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 07:47 PM

Ah. I'd been meaning to talk with you about that Rover.....


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"Shall this great kingdom, that has survived, whole and entire, the Danish depredations, the Scottish inroads, and the Norman conquest; that has stood the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada, now fall prostrate before the House of Bourbon? Surely, my Lords, this nation is no longer what it was! Shall a people, that seventeen years ago was the terror of the world, now stoop so low as to tell its ancient inveterate enemy, take all we have, only give us peace? It is impossible! ...My Lords, any state is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort; and if we must fall, let us fall like men!"
 
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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 09:58 PM

Mecha have always worked well against Elder Gods too.


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:01 PM

Pacific Rim does look like an awesome movie.


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That being said, thag thag thaggity thag thagness.

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:02 PM

....

 

Yeah. Uh. Mecha and I aren't on speaking terms.


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"Shall this great kingdom, that has survived, whole and entire, the Danish depredations, the Scottish inroads, and the Norman conquest; that has stood the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada, now fall prostrate before the House of Bourbon? Surely, my Lords, this nation is no longer what it was! Shall a people, that seventeen years ago was the terror of the world, now stoop so low as to tell its ancient inveterate enemy, take all we have, only give us peace? It is impossible! ...My Lords, any state is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort; and if we must fall, let us fall like men!"
 
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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:03 PM

Yeah, but I'm referring specifically to Demonbane and CthuluTech. The efficiency of CthuluTech's mecha are dubious at best though...


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:20 PM

Then perhaps you shouldn't play Starscape.

 

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:23 PM

Nah.

 

I'm still on "blowing you up with extreme prejudice" terms with mecha.


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"Shall this great kingdom, that has survived, whole and entire, the Danish depredations, the Scottish inroads, and the Norman conquest; that has stood the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada, now fall prostrate before the House of Bourbon? Surely, my Lords, this nation is no longer what it was! Shall a people, that seventeen years ago was the terror of the world, now stoop so low as to tell its ancient inveterate enemy, take all we have, only give us peace? It is impossible! ...My Lords, any state is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort; and if we must fall, let us fall like men!"
 
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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:25 PM

Mmh. Me, I use mecha when they're practical.

 

So, no fewer than 4 legs, low profile, main advantage over tanks, really, is better handling in rough terrain.

 

Regardless, no mecha in the 1930s. Or 1700s.


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:26 PM

If mecha get any mention in any of my RPGs, it'll be in the context of a laughing Outer God explaining how he ate a planet that thought they were a good idea.


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"Shall this great kingdom, that has survived, whole and entire, the Danish depredations, the Scottish inroads, and the Norman conquest; that has stood the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada, now fall prostrate before the House of Bourbon? Surely, my Lords, this nation is no longer what it was! Shall a people, that seventeen years ago was the terror of the world, now stoop so low as to tell its ancient inveterate enemy, take all we have, only give us peace? It is impossible! ...My Lords, any state is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort; and if we must fall, let us fall like men!"
 
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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:35 PM

There are circumstances where they're good ideas. They just have no business being the kings of the battlefield. We've discussed this, back when you were helping me plan a logic-and-competence! Battletech RPG.


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:36 PM

Yes yes. Now let me have my baseless sterotypes. :P

 

(You are ruining everything. Now everyone will be expecting me to use them in the manner we discussed.) :P


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"Shall this great kingdom, that has survived, whole and entire, the Danish depredations, the Scottish inroads, and the Norman conquest; that has stood the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada, now fall prostrate before the House of Bourbon? Surely, my Lords, this nation is no longer what it was! Shall a people, that seventeen years ago was the terror of the world, now stoop so low as to tell its ancient inveterate enemy, take all we have, only give us peace? It is impossible! ...My Lords, any state is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort; and if we must fall, let us fall like men!"
 
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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:37 PM

I think everyone will probably expect you to use them as paving stones for Azathoth's garden walkway. I'm the one they're expecting to use them sensibly, now. What they don't know about is my mech-tossing catapult...


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:40 PM

(No no no, I was going to pretend to hate the very idea of mecha so no would expect me to use them in rough areas, thus securing me surprise, but no you had to come along and be reasonable....) :P

 

If anyone has a time period they think would work better as a setting for the Lovecraft/Supernatural RPG, do speak up. I know we've had the 19th century suggested.


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"Shall this great kingdom, that has survived, whole and entire, the Danish depredations, the Scottish inroads, and the Norman conquest; that has stood the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada, now fall prostrate before the House of Bourbon? Surely, my Lords, this nation is no longer what it was! Shall a people, that seventeen years ago was the terror of the world, now stoop so low as to tell its ancient inveterate enemy, take all we have, only give us peace? It is impossible! ...My Lords, any state is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort; and if we must fall, let us fall like men!"
 
-William Pitt the Elder, before suffering a fatal stroke on the floor of the House of Lords.

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:42 PM

[font="'courier new', courier, monospace;"]If it's set in 1850 Oklahoma that'd be cool. Not a setting you see often and, well, back then it was arid enough of a place I could see some Elder Gods springing up there.[/font]


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:45 PM

Well, if we want to up the difficulty, we could go to before Europeans arrived but after disease cleared out a significant portion of the native population.

 

Alex... I don't see what dryness has to do with Elder Gods/Outer Gods/Great Old Ones.


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:47 PM

I personally and am still all for 1700s.

 

However Renaissance would be cool as well, of course if we want a real challenge, cavemen era.


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:49 PM

Hm. If I move the setting and change to the tone from "we're all going to die" to "dark mysteries lurk in these waters...." the 1700's might work quite nicely.

 

Still in the Americas of course. But perhaps focusing more on Latin America...or an island chain. Or both.

 

Could work.


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"Shall this great kingdom, that has survived, whole and entire, the Danish depredations, the Scottish inroads, and the Norman conquest; that has stood the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada, now fall prostrate before the House of Bourbon? Surely, my Lords, this nation is no longer what it was! Shall a people, that seventeen years ago was the terror of the world, now stoop so low as to tell its ancient inveterate enemy, take all we have, only give us peace? It is impossible! ...My Lords, any state is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort; and if we must fall, let us fall like men!"
 
-William Pitt the Elder, before suffering a fatal stroke on the floor of the House of Lords.

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:51 PM

I've always liked mystery over doom.

 

And seriously does no one else see that: Eldritch Abomination + Kraken + Sailor Superstitions = Awesome.


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