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My current plan is Avernum 5, Geneforge 5 (end of series), Avernum 6 (end of second trilogy), and then something completely new.

New engine, new setting, new everything. I've heard rumors of these strange things called "3-D game engines" that intrigue me.

- Jeff Vogel


Over two years of speculation on what comes next in the future of Spiderweb. A strange new world to explore without anything that we've seen before.

Edit- as I'm posting this it says, "...we are taking you back to: The future.

[ Tuesday, July 17, 2007 11:49: Message edited by: Randomizer ]
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Jeff's licensing UE3?!

Jussssst kidding.

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Hmm, interesting.
A new series would be interesting.

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quote:
Originally written by Randomizer:

Edit- as I'm posting this it says, "...we are taking you back to: The future.
There have been a few other topic titles like that (and ones that sounded funny when abbreviated on the main page), but I think this one wins.

I'm now picturing a UBB forum strapped to one of these:

IMAGE(http://stuff.ermarian.net/arancaytar/images/misc/delorean.jpg)

(That's one contraption I wouldn't want to go time-traveling in...)

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Topic.

I'm also excited about what comes after Avernum 6. Personally I was hoping for a bit more about this world, but I guess you have to move on to new settngs eventually.

There are a few settings I wouldn't mind seeing, but here's one: Steampunk. Brought on by excessive reading of Studio Foglio's comics, probably...

[ Tuesday, July 17, 2007 15:11: Message edited by: jg.faust ]

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Maybe Jeff'll do the "Adventures of Fluffy the Crystal Dragon." You'd run/fly around as Fluffy on your quest to build the perfect ice castle and have lots of money. Along the way you'll run into places of different technology lvs ranging from 'medieval fantasy' to 'star wars'. You'll also visit fun places like 'hell' and 'the elemental plane of fire' to battle hellish forces for adequately explained reason. At least you'll have you beam of light breath weapon.

It'd be quite fun indeed.

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Maybe it will be an incredibly bright world, well lit by an intensely brilliant sun.

Cuz then, you know...

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Do you mean something like Ogre 3d, Kult Heretic Kingdoms was actually built on open source 3d.

http://www.ogre3d.org/index.php?set_albumName=album07&option=com_gallery&Itemid=55&include=view_album.php

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quote:
Originally written by jg.faust:

There are a few settings I wouldn't mind seeing, but here's one: Steampunk. Brought on by excessive reading of Studio Foglio's comics, probably...
If you want to play a decent steampunk RPG, you should check out Arcanum.

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Think of a theme. A bunch of exiles being sent underground. Mankind being able to create life. Your people about to be destroyed. All of these have been the hubs of a series/game. Everything else is just expanding on that idea.

For example, something similar to the collapse of Rome. The single, dominant power of the world has just collapsed, and there's a huge power vacuum. You're a soldier for some tribe or another, trying to take over some land. I'd imagine you could make a series about the rise from chaos into order under a new force. Perhaps some foreign threat comes when everyone's finally united, perhaps there's a rebellion, the possibilities are endless.

Personally, a theme I wish would be explored is what would happen to a Empire/Avernum like society if they found out that in one year all magic would stop working? I'd imagine that could also be a series, and I know if it was done right it would be awesome.

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I think Salmon's on the right track. Picture the following: a planet which orbits too close to its sun. All the world's well-off and powerful dwell in underground bunkers. The mouth breathers, those with body odour problems, people who talk in theatres, and Facebook users are all banished to the surface, where they are doomed to die of cancer or dehydration.

But the scientists of the surface were not idle. With the aid of the engimatic natives (which, incidently, have two elbows on each arm), they erected a shield to protect the planet from the scorching rays of the sun (incidently, the shield glows green). They also have recruited you, intrepid adventurer! With your trusty parasol, you are destined to storm the underground bunkers, hoping to seize freedom for your nation.

Or, you know, just some high SPF sunscreen. The game will be pretty open-ended that way.

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quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

I think Salmon's on the right track. Picture the following: a planet which orbits too close to its sun. All the world's well-off and powerful dwell in underground bunkers. The mouth breathers, those with body odour problems, people who talk in theatres, and Facebook users are all banished to the surface, where they are doomed to die of cancer or dehydration.

But the scientists of the surface were not idle. With the aid of the engimatic natives (which, incidently, have two elbows on each arm), they erected a shield to protect the planet from the scorching rays of the sun (incidently, the shield glows green). They also have recruited you, intrepid adventurer! With your trusty parasol, you are destined to storm the underground bunkers, hoping to seize freedom for your nation.

Or, you know, just some high SPF sunscreen. The game will be pretty open-ended that way.

That, my friend, is extremly rich. Kudos to you.

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Im glad I decided to stop by here, perhaps Jeff could put out a contest as to the best idea, but I think I have a good one.

A game about Atlantis, there have been movies and such, but so far, I have yet to see any good games(any games at all for that matter) dealing with the subject.

Just imagine putting all the myth and legend of Atlantis into a game.
Stuff that could be done:

Atlantis had a beginning at some point, the characters could be witness to its beginning.

Instead of magic, have psychic powers, around the destruction of Atlantis psychic powers start to be lost.

There came 5 races of human from Atlantis, incorporate them some way.

The aliens called the greys could come in, in some way, they are suppose to be highly psychic, at the destruction of Atlantis they could all be leaving the planet.

It is said Atlantis had a war with an ancient empire where India is now and they managed to win even using a couple nuclear weapons.

Atlantis was said to have used crystals in many ways as well as giant pyramids.

Anyway, just a few ideas. It would be nice to see something like this just because you dont see it in many(or any) games even though the background on it is extensive and colorful.
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Atlantis could be done, but I think that Jeff probably wouldn't. It seems sort of overdone, no offense. I hope that Jeff does something totally new, sort of like Geneforge.

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Posting a game idea all but guarantees that it will not be used. Jeff doesn't want our ideas anyway, but he definitely doesn't want our legal hassles.

—Alorael, who expects Jeff will come up with something interesting and exciting. Also moral ambiguities and hard choices. Oh, and plenty of towns to depopulate more or less at will once you're high level.
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legal hassles?

well anyway, i would just hope he does something that is good and enjoyable, i dont expect him to go with what anyone here says
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If he uses someone else's idea, then that person can sue him for royalties, which is not fun.

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Jeff is original. I have confindence in that. He is completely welcome to use any and all of my ideas that I post here if he so wishes, though.

I'm curious about G5. The climax of the series, it should be grand. I'd like to be able to buy a house, like in A3.

As for Avernum, I've only recently started playing, even though I've had the full version for a while. I don't know enough to have an opinion.

A new series would be cool. Perhaps another medieval/fantasy/scifi series like Geneforge would work. Choice is up to his Majesty, Mr. Vogel, of course.

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As a continuation to something Jeff thought was hilarious, but would never do.

You start off as a tourist where you get to pick from several pregenerated characters with different skill sets: jock, former soldier, petty bureaucrat, small time thief, actor, academic, or a custom character the RP gamer. After a night of reading an out of date tourist guide (voiced by a perky Cordelia Vogel, think for those that have heard it the BBC's radio version of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Eddie the talking computer), you wake up to find that revolutionaries have attacked the government.

Do you help the government as a loyalist, join the rebellion, fight the tour company for a refund, or try to continue on your vacation on your own? The guide book stays with you to provide "help." Plenty of quests for each path as you see the rebellion from your path's viewpoint and the terrain changes the longer you take.

All those bad vacation cliches from trouble with the local food to directions based on buildings that are no longer there.
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I'm still rather enticed by the idea of an Aztec vs. Conquistadors style RPG in the same vein as Nethergate that someone suggested a few weeks ago.
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What matters is that whatever he does, it is moddable so people can create add ons. Something with a lot of color would be nice as well. Neverwinter Nights for example looks very dull to me. 1C, the russian company has some really beautiful looking tile based maps with a turn based system. I think they are doing King's Bounty. It looks very interesting.

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Tyran, thanks! :)

(Also, I just saw a trailer for the film version of His Dark Materials a few days ago, and am extremely happy. There is no particular thread to put this, so this one was a best fit.)

quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

I think Salmon's on the right track. Picture the following: a planet which orbits too close to its sun. All the world's well-off and powerful dwell in underground bunkers. The mouth breathers, those with body odour problems, people who talk in theatres, and Facebook users are all banished to the surface, where they are doomed to die of cancer or dehydration.

But the scientists of the surface were not idle. With the aid of the engimatic natives (which, incidently, have two elbows on each arm), they erected a shield to protect the planet from the scorching rays of the sun (incidently, the shield glows green). They also have recruited you, intrepid adventurer! With your trusty parasol, you are destined to storm the underground bunkers, hoping to seize freedom for your nation.

Or, you know, just some high SPF sunscreen. The game will be pretty open-ended that way.

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And in the follow-up sequel, the underground empire realizes what a den of vipers it brought into being on the surface. They invade in masses. All looks grim until...

ALIENS! With an affinity to crystal and a tendency to carry grudges!

[ Friday, July 20, 2007 14:06: Message edited by: jg.faust ]

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I would also love to see a Day After Tomorrow variety of game. Set into the not-so-distant future, some cataclysmic incident threatens the planet, blah blah blah...

Not an original storyline, but if you add a little detail it could be neat.

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It would be fairly interesting to see an RPG set in the real modern day. No hidden magic. No aliens. No sci-fi technology masquerading as CIA secrets. Just plain ol' modern life.

—Alorael, who is aware that that isn't much of a game concept. It's also unlikely to sell well. But it would be very unique!
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I'd love to see an RPG equivalent to 3 in Three.

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By Alo:
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It would be fairly interesting to see an RPG set in the real modern day. No hidden magic. No aliens. No sci-fi technology masquerading as CIA secrets. Just plain ol' modern life.
There already is one: Payrolls & Paychecks. It's loosely based on the Ampersands & Alliteration ruleset.

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