shiisha
 member, 39 posts
 Nici
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 09:15
Interest check for an adult pulp action game
I'm thinking of running an adult dieselpunk/pulp action game using this setting. I choose to make it adult to allow greater flexibility, not from any expectation. Wondering if there's any interest?

Pax Imperalis, a world dominated the Imperial Commonwealth, the successor to the British Empire. The most powerful state the world has ever seen. Of course the Imperial Commonwealth is not really an Empire anymore. It certainly has colonies, but they're slowly being integrated into the Commonwealth proper. It's a confederation now, the ten Dominions and five Home Nations all autonomous and equals, united by common interests and a common ideal.

But the Commonwealth is not alone, there are other powers. The Pacific Alliance of Japan and the USA. The Franco-Russian Entente. The Warsaw Pact of Poland and Italy. Of course there are minor members to all the alliances, but they're the core. Then there's China divided in two, Latin America where the cold war between the Commonwealth and Pacific Alliance is fought, the bitter and supposedly broken states of the former Central Powers.

This is a pulp action game with mystic elements set in the late 30s. The characters goal is to maintain the natural balance. There are many things which threaten to upset the natural balance of the world. Otherworld creatures such as spectres, vampires, poltergeists and even plain old goblins. There are restless and tormented spirits which must be laid to rest. There are rogue and insane Mages who act from selfishness or malice. There are many things which need to be dealt with.

There are also mundane matters. Fascists, Communists and Anarchists fighting shadow wars in Europe, spy rings in Canada and the US, the war in China, coups and counter coups in Latin America, freedom fighters in Turkey. This is a turbulent world barely at peace, rife with fertile ground for disturbances in the natural balance without any arcane influence whatsoever.
sbodmann
 member, 94 posts
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 11:46
Interest check for an adult pulp action game
Do you have a system in mind?
shiisha
 member, 40 posts
 Nici
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 11:58
Interest check for an adult pulp action game
In reply to sbodmann (msg # 2):

Not really at the moment. Looking for something extremely easy to learn that's virtually invisible. Seriously considering making one up myself. I always think the system is very much secondary to the setting.
Gaffer
 member, 1518 posts
 Ocoee FL
 40 yrs of RPGs
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 20:23
Interest check for an adult pulp action game
What is the focus of play? Are the player characters agents of one of the major powers or are they independent operatives or are they rogue adventurers?
shiisha
 member, 41 posts
 Nici
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 21:43
Interest check for an adult pulp action game
In reply to Gaffer (msg # 4):

Independent operatives with a well connected patron
CaesarCV
 member, 295 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 22:03
Interest check for an adult pulp action game
I have to admit this sounds incredible! I'm alwyas up for pulp and WW1 Esque settings, and this seems particularly exciting!
shiisha
 member, 42 posts
 Nici
Sat 14 Apr 2018
at 00:24
Interest check for an adult pulp action game
In reply to CaesarCV (msg # 6):

Thank you, I love pulp action. I decided to develop an extremely basic home brew system because everything i know well is too mechanics heavy. I prefer storytelling to mechanics, and pulp in general seems to scream storytelling to me.
CrazyIvan777
 member, 231 posts
Sat 14 Apr 2018
at 04:58
Interest check for an adult pulp action game
Hmmm... I'm a huge pulp fan, and the world sounds interesting. So... yeah. Interested!
helvorn
 member, 81 posts
Sat 14 Apr 2018
at 05:40
Interest check for an adult pulp action game
Pulp is always good, especially with the mystic and magical.
shiisha
 member, 43 posts
 Nici
Sat 14 Apr 2018
at 06:21
Interest check for an adult pulp action game
I've decided to run it and I believe this closes the thread

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