LordIce
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Tue 11 Feb 2020
at 20:00
IC: PbtA Anti-alien task force
In this game, you would be part of a secret organization dedicated to protecting Earth from extraterrestrial threats. At first in the game this would involve investigation and covert action against a subtle, insidious threat. Later you would transition to open action, a paramilitary task force entering trouble spots and fighting.

The game would involve:
- Investigating mysteries, to learn more about the invaders and their plans
- Directing research, so that your technology and protocols could be better refined
- Tactical action against strange foes

We would probably be using the Powered by the Apocalypse variant "Monster of the Week."
ThaClown
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Tue 11 Feb 2020
at 23:36
IC: PbtA Anti-alien task force
I would definitely be interested.
DeeDeeK
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Tue 11 Feb 2020
at 23:48
IC: PbtA Anti-alien task force
Sounds interesting.
MrKinister
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Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 01:06
IC: PbtA Anti-alien task force
"Here come the Men in Black".
von_das
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Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 07:07
IC: PbtA Anti-alien task force
Agreed that it sounds very promising. Hypothetically speaking, would there be room for paranormal/magical powers? I understand that is a pretty big part of Monster of the Week.

Also it sounds a bit like X-Com Files.

This message was last edited by the user at 11:12, Wed 12 Feb.

LordIce
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Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 14:15
IC: PbtA Anti-alien task force
I intended to draw inspiration from XCOM games. I just didn't want to say that out loud Because I want the game to be a bit more than just Tactical action.

You asked about magic. In this game, Magic is explained as psychic powers
Knight_Vassal
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Thu 13 Feb 2020
at 02:55
IC: PbtA Anti-alien task force
In reply to LordIce (msg # 6):

What is the system?
LordIce
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Thu 13 Feb 2020
at 04:11
IC: PbtA Anti-alien task force
I want to try using powered by the Apocalypse for this game. It will probably be monster of the week, because that seems the most appropriate.
CrazyIvan777
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Thu 13 Feb 2020
at 21:55
IC: PbtA Anti-alien task force
Very interested! Big fan of MotW- just finished running a tabletop game of it, and would love to actually -play- it!
Spiderling
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Fri 14 Feb 2020
at 04:29
IC: PbtA Anti-alien task force
I haven't played MotW, but I'm a fan of PbtA games in general, and "XCom, but with more drama and mystery" is always a nice direction to explore. If you're not already familiar, I'd suggest this document ( https://www.evilhat.com/home/w...es-and-Phenomena.pdf ) for re-skinning the magic, and also giving non-psychic or tech-based characters a way to shine.

This message was last edited by the user at 04:30, Fri 14 Feb.

LordIce
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Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 16:41
IC: PbtA Anti-alien task force
This is the link to the game, if anyone else is interested.

link to another game

So far, we have a Wronged, an Initiate, and a Flake.