Loughcrew
 member, 184 posts
 The broken clock
 is a comfort...
Mon 6 Aug 2018
at 00:03
IC: Spirit of 77
I have been paging through the Apocalypse World powered RPG, Spirit of 77, a game which is essentially designed to allow players to role play their way through any number of adventures inspired by the popular movies and television series of the seventies. The rulebook’s first instruction to participants is that it is “To be played at maximum volume.” That pretty much sums up the feel of the entire system. It isn’t about carefully selected choices and rich character development. It’s about high speed chases, shootouts (with plenty of attitude on the part of the combatants), barrooms demolished by out of control brawls, a complete lack of respect for the law, loud music (including disco) and the liberal use of impenetrable slang, especially the word “groovy”.

Reading over the rules prompted a memory of the first time that I, as a young tyke, was allowed to watch Smokey and the Bandit. Sure enough, one of the published scenarios for Spirit of 77 lays out the foundations of just that kind of CB chatter infused insanity, inspired by Bandit, along with other diesel infused films like Convoy and Chuck Norris’ first starring vehicle, Breaker! Breaker! (a true classic of American cinema). Basically, a multi-vehicle chase involving a run from the law, along with a number of other parties with really bad intentions. Plentiful car crashes guaranteed.

I’m curious if there would be interest in such a game. As you may have already inferred, this would be a one-shot scenario, not an extended campaign, with a very tongue-in-cheek tone throughout. The core mechanics of Spirit of 77 are actually very easy to grasp, so familiarity with the rules wouldn’t be a necessity for those wanting to take part.

If there were, say, around four players who were interested, I could probably have the game up and running within a week or two.
aguy777
 member, 288 posts
 Join Date:
 Thu, 28 Nov, 2013
Mon 6 Aug 2018
at 00:25
IC: Spirit of 77
This sounds awesome! Count me in!
liblarva
 member, 558 posts
Mon 6 Aug 2018
at 00:52
IC: Spirit of 77
Funk yes!
Smoot
 member, 104 posts
Mon 6 Aug 2018
at 01:21
IC: Spirit of 77
Sounds great! I was just reading up on this game yesterday, and it sounds *amazing*. Ready to go when you are.

This message was last edited by the user at 01:22, Mon 06 Aug.

DrTachyon
 member, 86 posts
Mon 6 Aug 2018
at 01:50
IC: Spirit of 77
I'm interested as well. I love Spirit of '77!
GhostShipBlue
 member, 113 posts
 Punk rock joy!
 Molotovs in stemware.
Mon 6 Aug 2018
at 14:35
IC: Spirit of 77
In reply to DrTachyon (msg # 5):

Me as well.
achmed_the_mad
 member, 66 posts
 Think Terry Pratchett
 ...and migraines!
Mon 6 Aug 2018
at 22:35
IC: Spirit of 77
Sounds like fun!
Loughcrew
 member, 185 posts
 The broken clock
 is a comfort...
Tue 7 Aug 2018
at 03:26
IC: Spirit of 77
There certainly seems to be a fair amount of appreciation for high speed mayhem. :)

I will set to work on getting the game constructed over this week and weekend. Once I have everything together, unless anyone objects, I’ll drop a rMail to everyone who’s expressed a desire to join in to alert them that the game is ready to go. I’ll also post an update here.

Thanks to everyone for your interest!
shapeshade
 member, 62 posts
Fri 10 Aug 2018
at 21:29
Re: IC: Spirit of 77

I would also be interested...
Loughcrew
 member, 186 posts
 The broken clock
 is a comfort...
Thu 16 Aug 2018
at 00:20
Re: IC: Spirit of 77
For those still itching to take part in this brand of diesel soaked insanity, the game has been constructed:

link to another game

Please note that it is rated MATURE.

Thanks again for everyone’s interest!
shapeshade
 member, 66 posts
Thu 16 Aug 2018
at 00:24
Re: IC: Spirit of 77

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