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RPG Forum Contest 25

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#121 Offline Brooklyn Pace-Carlisle

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Posted Sep 09 2012 - 07:20 PM

Are we reading the same RPG here?I mean, it's good, but hardly "the best concept I've ever seen" or "mindblowing..."-Teezy
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#122 Offline rabbit

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Posted Sep 09 2012 - 07:26 PM

Are we reading the same RPG here?I mean, it's good, but hardly "the best concept I've ever seen" or "mindblowing..."-Teezy

Based on the rpgs ive seen so far, this is the best.

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#123 Offline I Am Ultron Six

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Posted Sep 09 2012 - 07:29 PM

Yeah I wouldn't call it mindblowing either. Its just a zombie RPG where I've tried to put the focus more on the characters interaction rather than how many ways they can turn the zombies into shish kebab, so while its a little different from the usual zombie stuff I wouldn't call it the best ever.But hey, if you want to think its the most awesome thing you've ever seen then I will happily let you vote for it :P
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#124 Offline Sir Voltex the Blue

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Posted Sep 09 2012 - 07:33 PM

Yeah I wouldn't call it mindblowing either. Its just a zombie RPG where I've tried to put the focus more on the characters interaction rather than how many ways they can turn the zombies into shish kebab, so while its a little different from the usual zombie stuff I wouldn't call it the best ever.But hey, if you want to think its the most awesome thing you've ever seen then I will happily let you vote for it :P

Best RPG here so far is what I meant, and amongst the best I've read in my (admittedly small) time in the RPG forum. The concept isn't exactly original, but the way you wrote it has convinced me to vote for it all the way through, and then play it all three months when it wins.So, explanation done.-ibrow

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#125 Offline Toa Levacius Zehvor

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Posted Sep 09 2012 - 07:35 PM

@ iBrow; And lo, he hath forgotten Trapped in a Map, forsooth he hath beholden the holy zombie quarantine RPG.@ some more iBrow, and Bulik; Of course he's going to write a good zombie RPG. He's been tossing around ideas for how to do it right for at least the last year while commenting on other peoples RPGs, and he's been writing the things since before you were born for a long time. :P@ TD; Yes. The best concept ever seen is obviously the one where stars got dropped out of the sky. How has nobody else noted how totally awesome that is?I thought it was a cool explanation.-Toa Levacius Zehvor :flagusa:
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#126 Offline Onarax

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Posted Sep 09 2012 - 07:45 PM

Well, my chances of victory are now zero.
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#127 Offline Kal the Guardian

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Posted Sep 09 2012 - 07:55 PM

Well, as of right now, you'll make it to the last poll! :P
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#128 Offline Onarax

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Posted Sep 09 2012 - 08:00 PM

Well, I know how to improve those chances! By adding a map! And NPC profiles!
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#129 Offline Grantaire

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Posted Sep 10 2012 - 07:29 PM

Meh. I don't really like TPTI's idea, purely because the Matoran don't have decent weaponry, and because I can't stand zombies. So, personal reasons. It's a decent concept, and well made. Also, is it my imagination or is this contest seriously low in activity?
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#130 Offline Kal the Guardian

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Posted Sep 10 2012 - 07:33 PM

Yeah it is, at least Reviews wise. I need to get my review up for Lev's RPG and then start on the other ones.
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#131 Offline Grantaire

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Posted Sep 10 2012 - 07:35 PM

I need to finish reading your RPG and Lev's and read the other RPG; Hubert's I believe.And write mine, of course.It'd be pretty funny if there were only like 6 RPGs in the contest.
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#132 Offline Sir Voltex the Blue

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Posted Sep 10 2012 - 08:39 PM

Yeah, activity does seem pretty low. I think it's the theme; it's not a bad one by any means, but it does force you to be more creative with your entry.-ibrow
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#133 Offline I Am Ultron Six

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Posted Sep 10 2012 - 08:46 PM

Meh. I don't really like TPTI's idea, purely because the Matoran don't have decent weaponry, and because I can't stand zombies. So, personal reasons. It's a decent concept, and well made.Also, is it my imagination or is this contest seriously low in activity?

Well with the weapon thing, I felt it undermined the fear factor if you could just pull out a cordak blaster and turn any zombie into a pile of ash. Same reason I made everyone a Matoran; no elemental powers to make life easier

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#134 Offline The Otter

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Posted Sep 10 2012 - 09:05 PM

I'm still working on an RPG entry, gimme time. >.<
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#135 Offline Grantaire

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Posted Sep 10 2012 - 09:18 PM

I'd oppose a cordak blaster. But crude explosives, some decent melee weapons (for instance, a matoran with a sword or a few kanoka disks which they seem to perpetually carry with them would stand some chance against zombies, while a matoran with a mop or some other hardly effective weapon would be instant toast).In other words, don't make life easy for the players by allowing them access to high tech, but at least give them some basic weaponry. Otherwise, the RPG seems basically to be Zombies butchering every player in existence with hardly a fight.It's all about keeping the balance between players having an easy, terror free time, or them having no hope, and thus losing interest in the game.

Edited by Zarayna, Sep 10 2012 - 09:19 PM.

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#136 Offline Basilisk

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Posted Sep 10 2012 - 09:21 PM

I rather like Adders RP entry. I've been hankering for a good Zombie RP.
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#137 Offline Toa Levacius Zehvor

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Posted Sep 10 2012 - 09:35 PM

@ Zarayna; Then get creative. Maybe your character is a scientist or an engineer. You've got all of this shoddy stuff down here, so you make something out of it. I'll probably think of a few excuses to whip up a few... creative pieces of equipment. Maybe a flamethrower. I'll have to scan the areas again and decide if one with less than a 5% chance of exploding could be chopped up.Now, personally - I don't like zombies. I don't like fighting an unintelligent enemy. But I also don't like zombie movies, because they're not that scary. Who dies is often predictable. And the 'horror' is usually just sudden blood and gore. Frankly, the scariest stuff is what doesn't have to be gory to be scary (Weeping Angels, Blink). But, if pulled off right, it might be good. I guess we'll know in 30 days, depending on if a bunch of other great RPGs are submitted.In other unrelated news, I believe I figured out the trick to a Slenderman type scare RPG. Coming RPG Contest #42.@ Hubert, TPTI; I'll make up some more reviews at a later point. Not for now, though. Stuff.-Toa Levacius Zehvor :flagusa:

Edited by Toa Levacius Zehvor, Sep 10 2012 - 09:36 PM.

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#138 Offline Onarax

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Posted Sep 10 2012 - 09:35 PM

Should be getting a map for my RPG up soon.May lead to greater interest, because pretty things!
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#139 Offline Lloyd: the White Wolf

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Posted Sep 10 2012 - 09:40 PM

Speaking of maps, I need someone better than me with Photoshop or GIMP to make one. Any takers?:w:
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#140 Offline Grantaire

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Posted Sep 10 2012 - 09:46 PM

Well, not everyone is going to be scientists or engineers, nor will every player (myself included, lol) have the know how to really whip something out of random junk. Allowing basic weaponry, as in very basic, still keeps the odds way against the player, while giving them at least a slight chance.
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#141 Offline Basilisk

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Posted Sep 10 2012 - 09:49 PM

Much as I support NPC's slaughtering those frustratingly invulnerable PC's...I do think the PC's need something resembling hope to make a game worth playing. :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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#142 Offline Onarax

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Posted Sep 10 2012 - 09:52 PM

Like giant robots!
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#143 Offline Toa Levacius Zehvor

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Posted Sep 10 2012 - 10:45 PM

Speaking of maps, I need someone better than me with Photoshop or GIMP to make one. Any takers?

Eww. Hand-drawn FTW.

Well, not everyone is going to be scientists or engineers, nor will every player (myself included, lol) have the know how to really whip something out of random junk. Allowing basic weaponry, as in very basic, still keeps the odds way against the player, while giving them at least a slight chance.

Don't want to do science or engineering? You can find characters who can create makeshift weapons and get them to provide help. Everybody helping each other and doing what they do best. That's part of the roleplaying aspect. If you really want to be the evil, anti-social person who just wants to kill off the other characters, you won't last very long without the ability to sap life at a distance and teleport between shadows.

Much as I support NPC's slaughtering those frustratingly invulnerable PC's...I do think the PC's need something resembling hope to make a game worth playing. :P

Obviously, though NPCs slaughtering PCs isn't going to happen - this isn't A Song of Fire and Ice, where main characters are the most likely to die off. I see hope in the zombie RPG. Hope of lasting three months of the contest.

Like giant robots!

And that is when the derailing occurred.-Toa Levacius Zehvor :flagusa:

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#144 Offline Onarax

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Posted Sep 11 2012 - 01:14 AM

I made a hand-drawn map. Now to scan it onto the computer.
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#145 Offline I Am Ultron Six

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Posted Sep 11 2012 - 04:30 PM

I'd oppose a cordak blaster. But crude explosives, some decent melee weapons (for instance, a matoran with a sword or a few kanoka disks which they seem to perpetually carry with them would stand some chance against zombies, while a matoran with a mop or some other hardly effective weapon would be instant toast).In other words, don't make life easy for the players by allowing them access to high tech, but at least give them some basic weaponry. Otherwise, the RPG seems basically to be Zombies butchering every player in existence with hardly a fight.It's all about keeping the balance between players having an easy, terror free time, or them having no hope, and thus losing interest in the game.

Ah, but remember the Coliseum is where they hold things like Aklini matches, so the storage levels below are bound to have some Kanoka in them. Just remember its only the Onu-Metru ones that come back to you

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I am Ultron Six, a cybernetic intelligence created by Doctor Henry Pym. My imperative is to bring peace and order to this world. I am about to fulfil that imperative; for the extinction of humanity…begins now.

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Soon the earth will no longer be habitable for any biological organism: Man, woman, child, plant, animal, fungus or bacterium. All life will cease to exist. This is not a threat, there is nothing you can do to stop it. The process has already begun. I receive no pleasure in this, it is simply the only solution. There must be peace and order, the end of life on earth will ensure that. Goodbye.


#146 Offline Grantaire

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Posted Sep 11 2012 - 05:15 PM

You might want to mention that in the equipment section; Kanoka disks are -not- something you'd find in a janitor's closet, the example you gave.
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#147 Offline Toa Levacius Zehvor

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Posted Sep 11 2012 - 06:59 PM

I feel like I might be the underdog this contest. Because it's not an original RPG. It's just a Lev RPG - 2L2R (too long to read).Also, looks like we have a new addition.-Toa Levacius Zehvor :flagusa:
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#148 Offline Onarax

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Posted Sep 12 2012 - 02:47 AM

And my chances have gone down even more.
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#149 Offline Basilisk

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Posted Sep 12 2012 - 03:05 PM

Hm. That Claustrophobia RP is appealing. I think I have my voting list worked out.
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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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#150 Offline Zakaro

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Posted Sep 12 2012 - 04:21 PM

As I actually have time to GM this round, I'm gonna make an attempt to enter. Already thought of an idea, am typing it now...(Not that I could win or anything, but might as well try.) ( :P )Oh, and anyone interested in helping out/Co-GMing can shoot me a PM.Zakaro
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#151 Offline Sir Voltex the Blue

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Posted Sep 12 2012 - 07:03 PM

Hopefully we get a few more entries (I'd be interested to see if Kovolta adapts TIAM for this, though I doubt it), but they all look sweet thus far.-ibrow
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#152 Offline Toa Levacius Zehvor

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Posted Sep 12 2012 - 07:48 PM

Hopefully we get a few more entries (I'd be interested to see if Kovolta adapts TIAM for this, though I doubt it), but they all look sweet thus far.-ibrow

But mine's the best, right?Right?Right?In other news - anybody who wants to help as free advertisement a Co-GM to deal with rule breakers and game management while I'm away, send me a PM for the RPG. If you have any ideas you think would make the RPG better, stick 'em in there, I'm willing to take (some) new things in.-Toa Levacius Zehvor :flagusa:

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#153 Offline Sir Voltex the Blue

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Posted Sep 14 2012 - 02:16 PM

I know of at least one, mayybe two more RPGs in the works. The one I'm sure about should be up by the deadline.-ibrow
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#154 Offline Toa Levacius Zehvor

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Posted Sep 14 2012 - 04:49 PM

Okay, a few things I want to make notice of on my RPG -First, I have made it possible for players to make a character who acts as a leader, or one of the leader-type figures, or at least higher-up, in a faction. I doubt many people will want to take it up, as it would mean quite a bit of responsibility, and also involves a much larger biography to be written and detailed.Second, you may now start off with small factions holding a small number of people at your characters behest in exchange for one of your character slots. Again, not many people will want to do it, but if you do, you can.Overall, these features are not representing anything that I assume is desired by the masses; instead, it is merely present to give players the opportunity to have a few more options in the creation of their characters. As the character is the most important thing in LMTD, I want to make your options as broad as I possibly can.That's LMTD's stand. Are you in good hands?-Toa Levacius Zehvor :flagusa:
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Posted Sep 14 2012 - 05:50 PM

Such a faction may have from 5 and 50 member (the number will be provided to you by the GM, but you may choose any number of 5 to 20 on your initiative to be more certain)

5-50 or 5-20? I don't understand. Also, member should be members.I'm totally making an order of warrior monks.

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#156 Offline Onarax

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Posted Sep 14 2012 - 06:12 PM

My RPG allows you to lead your own minor faction of doom to take over the underground world.
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#157 Offline Grantaire

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Posted Sep 14 2012 - 06:14 PM

I have yet to set my votes, but I know Lev's RPG is definitely on it, and maybe Kal. Otherwise, I dunno yet.And I gotta finish my RPG and submit it.
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#158 Offline The Otter

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Posted Sep 14 2012 - 06:34 PM

I'm definitely voting for Kal.
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#159 Offline Crimson Jester

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Posted Sep 14 2012 - 06:37 PM

Contest twenty-five?! Am I really that backlogged? The last contest I entered was probably... four?

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Posted Sep 14 2012 - 09:07 PM

When you have to spice it up, you're trying too hard.
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