Looking For Games.   Posted by Kevlyn.Group: 0
Claire Redfield
 player, 1 post
Mon 30 Jul 2012
at 23:53
Re: Looking For Games
I want to get a taste for HERO 6E in action before I run anything myself, and I've been in a rut lately. Maybe something new will spark something. So I was wondering if someone wanted to run a private PBP game for me, just a short one-shot, to help me get a bit used to things? I have several ideas for games I would enjoy playing, many of which are set in extant settings, and some of which could be ported into the Champions universe or something like that.

Ideas (you may notice a theme here), in no particular order:
Resident Evil Outbreak: Set in the hellish week from September 24th to Raccoon City's nuclear destruction on the morning of October 1st. I would play an exceptional person, but not action movie hero-level like they get later in the series, trying to survive alongside others and escape. I have some ideas for this as far as the monsters and stuff go.
Left 4 Dead: Similar, though weighted more toward the post-apocalyptic end of things. Trying to find a safe haven, survive, gather supplies, etc., while battling or fleeing the Infected.
Last of Us/I Am Alive: Cataclysmic post-apocalypse with a unique feel. I'm kinda looking more for Last of Us now, since it's got elements like overgrown cities and stuff. Looks very interesting.
Champions: I wouldn't mind joining in on a game set in the Champions universe, even if it's not a private game. I can only do a short stint, though, so guest-starring for one story would be fun. I'd like to try Kara Loft, my Tomb Raider pastiche described <a href="http://www.herogames.com/forums/showthread.php/90468-Kara-Loft-Lost-In-The-Sands-Of-Egypt?p=2361643#post2361643>here</a> and <a href="http://www.herogames.com/forums/showthread.php/90468-Kara-Loft-Lost-In-The-Sands-Of-Egypt?p=2366776#post2366776">here</a>. I'd like to try her even in a game with superheroes (with some more gear). I think it'd be fun. A team-up in some kind of Egyptian mythology-based story like the setup in that thread.
Dino Crisis: It doesn't have to be specifically the DC setting, but something like that. A whole city transported into the late Cretaceous, by design or by accident, with scientific detail and survival at its best. I'll play a rugged scientist or perhaps merc trying to escape and get back home! But then if she can't, I have some ideas for the character, like she's hyper-evolving due to the strange time-warp that brought them back or something. Stronger, faster, heightened senses, basically, evolving into a human that could survive in the savage Cretaceous (no, not a cavegirl).

There are a couple of other ideas, but anyway, I stress that it needs to be a short one-shot that is hopefully not super-strict about pace, as mine can fluctuate. I don't mind guest-starring in an existing game if you are fine with that.

PM me if you're interested!
Claire Redfield
 player, 2 posts
Sun 13 Jan 2013
at 05:14
Re: Looking For Games
Bump?
lensman
 player, 5 posts
 HEROphile since 81
 -8 GMT Crestline CA
Sun 13 Jan 2013
at 06:31
Re: Looking For Games
Preaching to the choir on games using 6th ed.

Just can't believe, I see all these games started and no HERO.

My preference runs to Fantasy Hero, and I like both Turaakina Age and the Terran Empire settings.

Let see how many people check in, I am so desperate to play I could be convinced to run either a Turakian Age or terran Empire game.
soulsight
 GM, 7 posts
Sun 13 Jan 2013
at 06:52
Re: Looking For Games
Unfotunately, I'm not very good at running much.
of anything.
I would be willing to assist in any endeavor someone else undertook, in whatever way would help.
Claire Redfield
 player, 3 posts
Sun 13 Jan 2013
at 07:34
Re: Looking For Games
I have some more ideas for games, but it seems no one is doing any 6E stuff, really.
nuric
 player, 49 posts
 A little bit of knowledge
 is a very dangerous thing
Sun 13 Jan 2013
at 08:16
Re: Looking For Games
I haven't really done any Hero since 4th edition.  sorry about that.
LadyPhoenix
 player, 19 posts
Sun 13 Jan 2013
at 11:27
Re: Looking For Games
Economy went south, buying 6th edition was not a high priority for most people.

I have 5th and hero designer for 5th, but 6th is not in budget soon.
nuric
 player, 50 posts
 A little bit of knowledge
 is a very dangerous thing
Sun 13 Jan 2013
at 11:33
Re: Looking For Games
*laughs*  Yes, that's very true.   My 4th edition game is from the 90s in fact.
Claire Redfield
 player, 4 posts
Sun 20 Jan 2013
at 23:57
Re: Looking For Games
If anyone ever wants to do a 6E game, please let me know. I have some ideas for game premises, all of which would be pretty good "starter games" for a newbie like me.
lensman
 player, 6 posts
 HEROphile since 81
 -8 GMT Crestline CA
Mon 21 Jan 2013
at 00:14
Re: Looking For Games
Might as well share, what ideas do you have?
Claire Redfield
 player, 5 posts
Mon 21 Jan 2013
at 02:02
Re: Looking For Games
Here are some updates of my previous ideas. I'd be looking for a very short one-shot, just really an intro scenario. We don't have to resolve everything all at once, for example, just complete a short arc.


Resident Evil Outbreak: Set in the hellish week from September 24th to Raccoon City's nuclear destruction on the morning of October 1st. I would play an exceptional person, but not action movie hero-level like they get later in the series, trying to survive alongside others and escape. I have some ideas for this as far as the monsters and stuff go.
Left 4 Dead: Similar, though weighted more toward the post-apocalyptic end of things. Trying to find a safe haven, survive, gather supplies, etc., while battling or fleeing the Infected.

Also have an interesting idea for something new here to experiment with powers and stuff. A Special Infected campaign, either starting as one or becoming one in-game, but not like Boomers or whatever. A unique strain. Something new, with more intelligence, possibly separated from the hordes. There are a couple ways to do this:

1) We might just play as Special Infected leading hordes, trying to stop a large caravan of survivors from reaching the military safe zone, or waging a war for control of a dying city. We (assuming there are more players) could play as unique monsters or take over the roles of some of those from the game.
2) Maybe we're a new strain of unique Infected who are at odds with the hordes, because of individuality instead of a hive mind. We might be caught between them and the survivors in the area, possibly having to strike a tense alliance with a group of human survivors in order to survive.
Last of Us/I Am Alive: Cataclysmic post-apocalypse with a unique feel. The Last of Us has elements like overgrown cities and stuff. Looks very interesting. And playing I Am Alive provided a very bleak and visually engaging setting.
Champions: I wouldn't mind joining in on a game set in the Champions universe, even if it's not a private game. I can only do a short stint, though, so guest-starring for one story would be fun. I'd like to try Kara Loft, my Tomb Raider pastiche described <a href="http://www.herogames.com/forums/showthread.php/90468-Kara-Loft-Lost-In-The-Sands-Of-Egypt?p=2361643#post2361643>here</a> and <a href="http://www.herogames.com/forums/showthread.php/90468-Kara-Loft-Lost-In-The-Sands-Of-Egypt?p=2366776#post2366776">here</a>. I'd like to try her even in a game with superheroes (with some more gear). I think it'd be fun. A team-up in some kind of Egyptian mythology-based story like the setup in that thread.

I may think of more.
soulsight
 GM, 8 posts
Tue 29 Jan 2013
at 06:22
Re: Looking For Games
Ok, I gave in.
I've started generic v6 game. It's all bare bones, at the moment, but it's there for anyone that wishes to give it a shot.
stealth
 player, 4 posts
Tue 29 Jan 2013
at 18:15
Re: Looking For Games
At Soulsight: going to flutter an RTJ in your direction the next day or two.  Any other guidelines beyond whats in the game thread?  Posting regularity, etc?  Given my penchant for creating characters just because I can I should be able to fit any other restrictions into some kind of concept.
soulsight
 GM, 9 posts
Wed 30 Jan 2013
at 05:26
Re: Looking For Games
This one's still vague in my head, so I'm playing it loose. Until such time as I get some more solid imaginings I'll avoid putting other requirements to the game.
Barrier
 player, 2 posts
Sat 8 Mar 2014
at 12:33
Re: Looking For Games
In reply to Kevlyn (msg # 1):

I am always looking for a new Hero System based game to play in.
lensman
 player, 8 posts
 HEROphile since 81
 -8 GMT Crestline CA
Sat 8 Mar 2014
at 12:36
Re: Looking For Games
Ain't we all?
soulsight
 GM, 11 posts
Sat 8 Mar 2014
at 14:57
Re: Looking For Games
To be honest, I'm always looking for one to play but have failed, completely, whenever I've tried to run one.
lensman
 player, 9 posts
 HEROphile since 81
 -8 GMT Crestline CA
Sat 8 Mar 2014
at 23:50
Re: Looking For Games
soulsight:
To be honest, I'm always looking for one to play but have failed, completely, whenever I've tried to run one.


That is the thing with games, it seems backwards on Pbp

First you find good players, who know the  system, are aligned somewhat on genre, then the game idea is put forward by the GM, then he builds it for those players.

True, we have the Game Proposals thread, but it would appear, a very small pool of HEROphiles.

My personal cage match with HERO is Exp earn rate and spending justification.

My personal tastes run to running games in the Fantasy or Star Hero.
As subset, Post Apoc.

I like Opera in my games, not saying epic points, but where Characters are central and are motivated to be something other than the owner of a bar or the best Miller of grain or most competent Mayor of a city, unless of course that is the Empire's Capital.
Claire Redfield
 player, 10 posts
Tue 24 Mar 2015
at 13:35
Re: Looking For Games
lensman:
My personal tastes run to running games in the Fantasy or Star Hero.
As subset, Post Apoc.


I'd still be very down for some The Last of Us gaming with HERO, as a good intro to it. Some day, maybe!
Cody Reimers
 player, 1 post
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 23:53
Re: Looking For Games

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Cody Reimers
 player, 2 posts
Tue 6 Feb 2018
at 00:22
Re: Looking For Games

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thattripletguy
 player, 1 post
Fri 17 Aug 2018
at 04:57
Re: Looking For Games
If someone is willing to run an adult or mature game, I'd love to do a low fantasy intrigue game.
Claire Redfield
 player, 16 posts
Fri 17 Aug 2018
at 06:55
Re: Looking For Games
I'd still like to do a game with HERO to try things out. Something low-powered at first, like a game of The Last of Us or something zombie apocalypse-related. Or Aliens vs. Predator, maybe?
DBCowboy
 player, 13 posts
Mon 20 Aug 2018
at 01:04
Re: Looking For Games
Looks like soulsight has stepped up to the plate: link to another game

Out of curiosity, soulsight, is this set in the same world as your The Sheep In Wolf's Clothing?
soulsight
 GM, 32 posts
Mon 20 Aug 2018
at 03:41
Re: Looking For Games
No, that world over-complicated and I couldn't make sense of the plot. Which, being the GM, was a real problem.