If Jeff went for a new RPG world....

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Agent
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I think RPGs are best in their classic setting; swords, magic, and other romanticized medieval things.

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WWJD?
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Guardian
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Profile #26
Sounds like Chatcraft to me...

EDIT: Posted too slow, I was talkin 'bout the guns

[ Sunday, April 29, 2007 14:05: Message edited by: Gaara of the Funk ]

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Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Agent
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No, I mean games like Avernum, BoA, etc.

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WWJD?
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Warrior
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Profile #28
Actually, it would be awesome if his new setting was Asian and oriental-themed, using a somewhat Geneforge-like engine, with four party members a la Avernum series, a little more action-rpg-ish than any of his previous games. Highly mythical and captivating in its art direction rather than historical. A lot of daemons, spirits, and oni. Classes such as martial artist, ninja, shamans, soldiers, mystics, and assassins. Possibly with only humans as a playable race.

$$$ Don't say you came up with the idea yourself, ol' Jeffie :D $$$
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Canned
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Profile #29
(title)! A game inspired by fans of the Spiderweb Software games!

That would be interesting to read.

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I can transform into almost anything, though not sanity.
Muffins n' Hell. Note that revisions of the first part is down the list.
Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
Guardian
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Profile #30
That mystic china one would be a good concept. It'd be hard to do it right, though

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"I don't understand a word you just said. Try speaking American. It's the only language I understand."
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Agent
Member # 2210
Profile #31
From my reading of things Jeff seems more interested in Roman, Celtic, Russian history and probably would have a hard time doing an "Eastern" RPG. Geneforge is already science fantasy. You can easily take out pieces of it and use it in a science fiction setting. Creating more flexibility in the system for creating new items, weapons, monsters, setting, might be interesting. Building a 2D Gurps style sytem might be interesting. Geneforge in some ways is pretty close.

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Posts: 1084 | Registered: Thursday, November 7 2002 08:00
Agent
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Profile #32
The nice thing about Oriental-themed RPGs made by Western entities is that they are in no way accountable for actually giving legitimate portrayals of anything in their target culture, and none of their fans notice the liberties taken anyway.

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Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Guardian
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Profile #33
quote:
Originally written by I'll Steal Your Toast:

Building a 2D Gurps style sytem might be interesting.
Speak of the dark and horrific RPG system known as GURPS on this site again and face the full fury of my army of kitten assassins.

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Agent
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Kitten assasins?

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WWJD?
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Warrior
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Profile #35
Actually, Jeff should use the d20 system. It's free, accessible to anyone, has a virtually limitless online community, tremendous customization, and, whoever wishes to admit it, is the best damned P&P system in existence.
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Guardian
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Profile #36
Amen.

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Law Bringer
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Why? I like the current mostly classless, skill-based system Jeff has been using (with some variation) since E1. It has the added bonus of allowing inter-level advances by way of Knowledge Brews or other skill sources, and it expands just fine to extremely high levels unlike d20.

—Alorael, who would be very miffed if he had to deal with D&D wizards in Spiderweb games. Spell slots are only a good idea when you don't have a computer to do math for you.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Warrior
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Profile #38
Kind sir, I didn't say a word about Dungeons & Dragons or its magic system :)

D&D has been d20-system ever since 2000, true, but it is not synonymous with the system itself. The d20 rules are extremely customizable (particularly a feature such as spell systems) and FYI, most d20 fantasy games that aren't D&D do not use the spell slot system. I know of many Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, furthermore, that run on spell points or something akin to a freeform system. The way Mr. Vogel likes to set up the spells, skills, and ability features in his games, IMO, would transfer very smoothly to d20.
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
The Establishment
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Profile #39
I guess I don't see a reason to use the d20 system. Seems like if everyone used the same basic setting, things would get fairly boring. I like some unique structure.

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Guardian
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Profile #40
Meh... There are enough variants for the d20 system to get some nice variety. When the BoE source gets released(and I can get the rest of the tools and experience I need for my little project), I'm going to try to make a loosely d20-based scenario-orientated game, just cause I like the system, and have a good enough understanding of it that I can make just about anything(with less balance issues than any other player in the area I know).

Ironically, I'm currently toying around with the idea of a d20 character class based(more or less) off of the old Exile character system. It should be a lot easier than that time I tried to turn Paragon(Epic Lv handbook) into a base class... and be a lot less broken.

In all truth, though, as far a settings and game mechanics go, I think Jeff knows enough about what he's doing to come up with something we'll like and actually buy.

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How about a softcore porn erotica RPG? Set in Vegas!
Posts: 455 | Registered: Tuesday, May 17 2005 07:00
Law Bringer
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Profile #42
quote:
Originally written by Mysterious Man:

How about a softcore porn erotica RPG? Set in Vegas!
Jeff doesn't want to lose his under 13 players when their parents find out. Why don't you go over to Underdogs and download Leisure Suit Larry since it's now abandonware.

A Chinese based mythos game will need a lot of new graphics. He could get by with an Arthurian legends Nethergate style game with Round Table knights versus the forces of Modred. It would cost to much to get the Monty Python's Holy Grail license.

He could do mid-Eastern mythos with sorcerors, Djinns and Ifrits.
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What mommy doesn't know won't hurt her!
Posts: 455 | Registered: Tuesday, May 17 2005 07:00
Guardian
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Profile #44
Meh... That softcore porn game idea is a lame concept. Porn is for the internet, not games.

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Do you really think that I don't know this?
Posts: 455 | Registered: Tuesday, May 17 2005 07:00
Guardian
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Profile #46
I'm just saying that tf you're going to suggest a blatantly absurd idea, make it more entertaining.

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Randomizer:

Jeff doesn't want to lose his under 13 players when their parents find out.
This is why none of Jeff's games will ever turn into multi-million dollar franchises.

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Guardian
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Profile #48
That's why Jeff needs to do the adventures of Suki, the ninja, and Kitten, the barbarian, on their epic quest for some hot-pockets and a sword that can kill a god. In that game you can pick up wonderful extra characters(such as Yumi the Overly Cheerful Butterfly Lady, Morgan the Succubus Paladin, Fluffy the Crystal Dragon, and actor Kurt Russell) to make your party even more obscenely strong than it already is. For the Villain slots you have to fight a wide array of foes such as U2(the band), random demon lords, actor Julian McMahan, and, ultimately, James the Deity.

To defeat these formidable opponents you must utilize powerful techniques such as "Rapier Storm"(Kitten fills the sky with rapiers because they suck), "Umbrella Fury"(Suki stabs someone with her umbrella rather than the sword in the the umbrella), and "Butterfly Swarm"(Yumi summons a swarm of butterflies who thoroughly maul their target in the most brutal way imaginable)

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So... you knew I wasn't serious, but felt the need to point out I was absurd anyways and then go on to say my post needs to be more entertaining?

I'll write you a softcore porn thing later, if you're really wanting more entertainment from that post.
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