The Lounge III.   Posted by Mad Mick.Group: 0
Mad Mick
 GM, 137 posts
Thu 4 Jan 2018
at 15:43
Re: The Lounge III
Yes, there are a number of current games, including at least two that have more than 10k posts.  =)  Most games do tend to be group games, although there are solo games from time to time.  I'm in three active GURPS games right now, and I found two of those GMs soon after I joined RPOL nine years ago (and one of those games is still running).  Both games had already started when I joined them, too, so I've had good success with joining games already in motion.
BlueDwarf
 player, 89 posts
Thu 4 Jan 2018
at 23:20
Re: The Lounge III
In reply to Mad Mick (msg # 59):

I also run three games here, two of which have over 6k posts, though 2 have gone quiet (and hece open themselves to solo adventures of new players.) Type in GURPs in the game system of the search engine, should bring them all up...

I also play in 5 others...
Mad Mick
 GM, 138 posts
Fri 5 Jan 2018
at 02:06
Re: The Lounge III
Varsovian:
Guys, did you know that there's a GURPS supplement for Mars Attacks?

Ack ack ack! :)


Someone else just posted in GMs Wanted that they would like to play in a GURPS: Mars Attacks game, too.  There's definitely interest in one!
Varsovian
 player, 45 posts
Fri 5 Jan 2018
at 15:59
Re: The Lounge III
Yes, I've seen that ad... I'd tempted to GM it, but this setting really is tricky and demands good writing chops. I'd prefer to play in this setting first...
Aethulred
 player, 98 posts
Fri 5 Jan 2018
at 16:03
Re: The Lounge III
The Lord hates a quitter ... take a shot at it...
Varsovian
 player, 46 posts
Fri 5 Jan 2018
at 19:04
Re: The Lounge III
Aethulred:
The Lord hates a quitter ... take a shot at it...


If Lord hates a quitter, *you* take a shot at it ;)
Aethulred
 player, 99 posts
Fri 5 Jan 2018
at 19:43
Re: The Lounge III
Sorry, I just don't care ... I'm running two and playing in a bunch ... so I'm not a quitter, I'm not a starter!
Johnny Angel
 player, 100 posts
Mon 15 Jan 2018
at 01:46
Re: The Lounge III
Is there a setting/terrain type which you feel is underutilized in fantasy games?

I often see campaigns set in the harsh and cold North of a campaign setting or in a temperate forested pseudo-Europe.


...or games in general?


I was thinking about this today, after a conversation with a friend about post-apocalyptic games.  Those particular games tend to be set in wastelands and/or deserts.  I commented that I think a game loosely based on the concept of the movie Waterworld could be fun and different.
Anachronist
 player, 2 posts
Mon 15 Jan 2018
at 01:56
Re: The Lounge III
In my experience terrain is often a little too "familiar", a little too safe no matter what latitude the setting is based in.

Even relatively mundane wilderness can be really hazardous to the unprepared...maps seem commonplace, weather is rarely an issue, and the seasons rarely change.

I get it, nobody wants to have a character starve to death when the bridge gets washed out and they have to find a way around...losing a character in an avalanche is not generally considered fair.

But it does add an element of realism and excitement that I tend to enjoy.
Varsovian
 player, 47 posts
Tue 16 Jan 2018
at 21:43
Re: The Lounge III
I'd love to create a fantasy RP set in a warm area such as Greece etc. So that everybody wears sandals, tunics etc. And I could make all of it feel more... ancient than medieval.
Aethulred
 player, 100 posts
Tue 16 Jan 2018
at 21:48
Re: The Lounge III
I tried but couldn't keep a group together ... but I'll take some blame as I was trying various game ideas out ... I'll play if you choose to run it.
BlueDwarf
 player, 90 posts
Tue 16 Jan 2018
at 21:52
Re: The Lounge III
In reply to Aethulred (msg # 69):

Likewise. I was in that game till the end too. Perhaps a desert feel?
Aethulred
 player, 101 posts
Tue 16 Jan 2018
at 22:05
Re: The Lounge III
Yes and Icky Witch or Pretty kitty or what ever her handle is... Witchy Kat... that's it... she played in that game and might also be interested.
Witchycat
 player, 79 posts
 Furry Kitty with
 a witch's hat
Wed 17 Jan 2018
at 00:46
Re: The Lounge III
In reply to Aethulred (msg # 71):

Ichy Witch? Oh please.

Yes Varsovian, I would be interested. If you put it in the Mediterranean, you have Greece and islands and desert area to the south.
Aethulred
 player, 102 posts
Wed 17 Jan 2018
at 02:11
Re: The Lounge III
And I was so careful to avoid some of the less proper possibilities ... it would be easy to substitute a B for the W and be mean ... but you have never been so with any of us in the last ... what, 7 years now?  You are a good gaming companion... whom I enjoy teasing on occasion.
Varsovian
 player, 48 posts
Wed 17 Jan 2018
at 22:23
Re: The Lounge III
Oh wow, I suddenly find myself with a group of willing players, even though I have no idea what that game I mentioned might be about!

*blushes*
Aethulred
 player, 103 posts
Wed 17 Jan 2018
at 22:28
Re: The Lounge III
Well Thrace and the Northern Black Sea were Greek areas of control and trade, then there is Greece proper and Sicily, which was Greek held at this point, along with most all of the Dodecanese Islands.
Varsovian
 player, 49 posts
Wed 17 Jan 2018
at 22:33
Re: The Lounge III
Hmm. Actually, if I were to create such a setting, I'd go for something *inspired* by ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt etc., not these places exactly. I was more thinking of the feel, you know?
Aethulred
 player, 104 posts
Wed 17 Jan 2018
at 22:38
Re: The Lounge III
Fine by me...
Witchycat
 player, 80 posts
 Furry Kitty with
 a witch's hat
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 02:29
Re: The Lounge III
In reply to Varsovian (msg # 76):

That's fine by my. I have the old Zena game around here and use to like it. Now oyu can just throw in some Conan too.
Aethulred
 player, 105 posts
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 02:33
Re: The Lounge III
Yup ... or Red Sasha or Scarlet O'Hara or... ;-)
Witchycat
 player, 81 posts
 Furry Kitty with
 a witch's hat
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 03:14
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Red Sonja would be fun with a magical bikini armor.
Aethulred
 player, 106 posts
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 03:17
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You don't like her little sister Red Sasha?
Witchycat
 player, 82 posts
 Furry Kitty with
 a witch's hat
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 03:23
Re: The Lounge III
Oh, that would be fine. Red Sasha.
Tortuga
 player, 477 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 23:22
Re: The Lounge III
Gonna run my next game in part as an "Intro to GURPS"/"GURPS Tutorial" (though experienced players are of course welcome as well.) Anything you guys think I should make sure to cover?