The Mint Gambling Hall ((OOC IV))   Posted by The Stray.Group: 0
James Wilder
 player, 535 posts
 Gunslinger
 P5 T6 F- W- FC:W4R0B1
Wed 3 May 2017
at 19:14
Re: VACATION!
The Stray:
Saw something, thought I'd share it:

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

Saw this on FaceSpaceLand and am as always impressed w/ Matthew Inman when he tries to prove a point
Belle Ivers
 player, 434 posts
 Iron Horse Whisperer
 P:6 T:5 W:0 F:0 W3R2B0
Mon 8 May 2017
at 18:37
Re: VACATION!
Okay I am getting back in the saddle (Ha!  Western pun!).  Moving is 95% over now.  I still have addresses and the like to change but that'll happen in its own time.
The Stray
 GM, 2192 posts
 The Marshal
 'round these parts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 20:26
Re: VACATION!
Check this out: fossilized dinosaur brains!

https://www.washingtonpost.com...m_term=.b494f215d437
Ezekiel Starkweather
 player, 412 posts
 Mountain Man
 P6 T10 W0 F0 Cha 0 w3r3b2
Fri 12 May 2017
at 20:35
Re: VACATION!
In reply to The Stray (msg # 574):

Cool! Is this the one they named Zuul?

http://nerdist.com/new-dinosaur-zuul-ghostbusters/
The Stray
 GM, 2193 posts
 The Marshal
 'round these parts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 21:16
Re: VACATION!
I don't think so, but that's also something I did not know and is really cool.
The Stray
 GM, 2194 posts
 The Marshal
 'round these parts
Mon 15 May 2017
at 16:00
Re: VACATION!
Howdy, folks!

So it's been pretty slow here, and that's mostly due to me having some RL issues related to wellness. I'm also getting that game system bug again...I feel like I need a hiatus from Deadlands for a bit.

Something that I've been thinking of doing over the summer is finishing off The Storm, the other Deadlands game I have here on RpoL. Most of you know about it already.

But the other thing I want to do is return to my Drake City setting. Only I also want to do something Pulp-Noirish with it. I want to run a campaign that takes elements of things like Spirit Of The Century and Deadlands Noir, Doc Savage and The Maltese Falcon, and put them into a blender. In short, I'd like to run a Pulp-Level supers game for a little while.

Last Sons isn't going anywhere, but will likely be quiet for a while yet. How many of you are down for a change in genre for a while?
Ezekiel Starkweather
 player, 413 posts
 Mountain Man
 P6 T10 W0 F0 Cha 0 w3r3b2
Mon 15 May 2017
at 16:04
Re: VACATION!
In reply to The Stray (msg # 577):

I'm up for it.
Catherine Hays Cox
 player, 308 posts
 Texas Ranger
 P5 T6 W0 F0 Cha0 W7R1B0L1
Mon 15 May 2017
at 16:15
Re: VACATION!
You know I'm always game for such things. Count me in!

Also, if you need someone to help with running an NPC or two on The Storm, I could help out with that, too (or if there's an old PC that needs a new pilot, or just someone to help roll dice in combat - whatever).
Thunder Walker
 player, 479 posts
 P8 T6 W0 F0 Cha # 2W0R3B
 Thundercat! P8 T8
Mon 15 May 2017
at 16:38
Re: VACATION!
I'll pass on the new endeavor, but will note that the pause will be a welcome reprieve. RL craziness has me struggling to keep up on RPOL.

Hope your wellness issues get better, and good luck with the new game! With luck by the time this one resumes I'll be able to handle it with aplomb.
James Wilder
 player, 536 posts
 Gunslinger
 P5 T6 F- W- FC:W4R0B1
Mon 15 May 2017
at 16:58
Re: VACATION!
Just jumped into a Yawning Portal game so think I'm out.
Belle Ivers
 player, 435 posts
 Iron Horse Whisperer
 P:6 T:5 W:0 F:0 W3R2B0
Mon 15 May 2017
at 17:44
Re: VACATION!
In like Errol Flynn, Anne Boleyn, an Epic Win, etc.
Freiherr von Steinhof
 player, 446 posts
 Officer and Gentleman
 P6 T5 W1F0 Cha:+2 W2R0B4
Mon 15 May 2017
at 17:45
Re: VACATION!
Do you mean a return to Arsenij or new characters?
Belle Ivers
 player, 436 posts
 Iron Horse Whisperer
 P:6 T:5 W:0 F:0 W3R2B0
Mon 15 May 2017
at 17:56
Re: VACATION!
New I would think.  This is the same setting 100 years earlier, late 1930s.  Arsenij's great grandpappy's day.  Think action serials and comics before superheroes as we know them today like The Phantom The Spider The Green Archer and the Shadow or Miss Masque.  Pulp homage characters like Indiana Jones and The Rocketeer or any character from The Venture Brothers.  Or the comic book characters in the Fallout series are about right too (like the Silver Shroud and Grognak).
The Stray
 GM, 2195 posts
 The Marshal
 'round these parts
Mon 15 May 2017
at 18:16
Re: VACATION!
Or Herbert "Daring" Dashwood. Can't forget his adventures with Argyle.
Matthew Broaddale
 player, 507 posts
 US Marshal
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 w3r0b0
Mon 15 May 2017
at 20:00
Re: VACATION!
Would this be Savage Supers?
The Stray
 GM, 2196 posts
 The Marshal
 'round these parts
Mon 15 May 2017
at 20:22
Re: VACATION!
Yes, this would be using the Super Powers Companion (2nd Edition) rules for Pulp-Level characters (and some of my own additions, such as a collection of Origins that're a bit like the Iconic Frameworks from Savage Rifts).
Matthew Broaddale
 player, 508 posts
 US Marshal
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 w3r0b0
Mon 15 May 2017
at 20:29
Re: VACATION!
I think I'll pass on the supers, then, as I'm currently neck deep in Savage Worlds and Super Heroes as it is. I'm still onboard to finish up Storm, though
Trace Hargrave
 player, 137 posts
 Drifter
 P5 T6 W0 F0 Cha0 W3 R1 B2
Tue 16 May 2017
at 03:46
Re: VACATION!
I'll be up for resuming this game whenever it returns to life, but I think I'll beg off of the pulp supers campaign, despite how high quality it will doubtlessly be. There are a couple of rpg projects of my own that I've been hoping to get off the ground and having a touch more breathing room will enable me to devote the time to them that's required.

Best of luck with the new game. I hope that your wellness concerns improve soon.
James Wilder
 player, 537 posts
 Gunslinger
 P5 T6 F- W- FC:W4R0B1
Tue 16 May 2017
at 16:10
Re: VACATION!
The Stray:
Yes, this would be using the Super Powers Companion (2nd Edition) rules for Pulp-Level characters (and some of my own additions, such as a collection of Origins that're a bit like the Iconic Frameworks from Savage Rifts).
I am curious how you're mixing the Iconic framework though ... its really the thing in Savage Rifts that I've not QUITE gotten yet and Pinnacle isn't great about tutorials.
The Stray
 GM, 2197 posts
 The Marshal
 'round these parts
Tue 16 May 2017
at 18:24
Re: VACATION!
The Iconic Frameworks are mostly just a collection of Edges and Hindrances that function as your "character class" in Rifts -- it's actually no different than the Origins as I was using them, except rather more powerful (since RIFTS has a much higher level of power than most Savage Worlds settings). I'm taking a few ideas from the Iconic Frameworks in how I structure my Origins.
Freiherr von Steinhof
 player, 447 posts
 Officer and Gentleman
 P6 T5 W1F0 Cha:+2 W2R0B4
Wed 17 May 2017
at 10:43
Re: VACATION!
Depends on when this would be starting up, as my free times is limited these days, but I'm willing to give any game you run a shot, Stray.
The Stray
 GM, 2198 posts
 The Marshal
 'round these parts
Wed 17 May 2017
at 12:37
Re: VACATION!
I'm aiming for the end of May/start of June. I'm currently working on all the background stuff. I'll post the game here when I'm ready for character to start creating things.
The Stray
 GM, 2199 posts
 The Marshal
 'round these parts
Thu 18 May 2017
at 19:32
Re: VACATION!
Sad news today:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/0...ead-soundgarden.html
Ezekiel Starkweather
 player, 414 posts
 Mountain Man
 P6 T10 W0 F0 Cha 0 w3r3b2
Thu 18 May 2017
at 19:37
Re: VACATION!
In reply to The Stray (msg # 594):

Yeah I read that. It's pretty sad.

:(
The Stray
 GM, 2200 posts
 The Marshal
 'round these parts
Fri 26 May 2017
at 16:55
Pulp action and adventure!
So, I'm ready to start accepting RTJ's for my pulp game!



quote:
"O wonder! How many goodly cretures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, that has such creatures in 't!"
--Miranda, The Tempest, Act V, Scene i


The year is 1938, and the Inspired walk among us.

some mood music

Just after the end of the Great War, a scientific experiment conducted by Sir Calvin Hammersmith ended in fiery tragedy after his Telluric Energy Collector explodes. In the wake of this explosion, a wave of strange energy washed across the globe, and in the wake of this "Telluric Wave" people spontaneously developed abilities that baffled modern science.

But it was clear that after the Hammersmith Incident, the world was a grand and different place.

What followed was an era of excitement and imagination, of globe-trotting exploration and strange new science. It was an era of Adventure, during a roaring decade where it seemed the world was destined for a new golden age.

And then it all came crashing down.

quote:
"...all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts And frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. it is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
-- MacBeth, MacBeth, Act V, Scene v


some mood music

It began with Black Tuesday, that terrible day when the house of cards collapsed. The Stock Market Collapse destroyed much of the world's wealth, and its confidence in world leaders with it.

Dust bowls, bread lines, and joblessness gripped the world. The Bolshevik Revolution spread from Russia under Leon Trotsky's guidance, while Germany grows darker under the rise of Adolph Hitler's Third Reich. An attempt to repeal Prohibition in the United States failed, and organized crime is now stronger than ever. Hoovervilles flourish despite the promise of a New Deal, and all over the globe people are asking, "where are the Inspired?"

quote:
"Some kinds of baseness are nobly undergone."
--Ferdinand, The Tempest, Act III, Scene i


On June 8th, 1936, at the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Berlin, Hitler revealed to the world a surprise. A man flying without aid of glider, plane, or jetpack flew around the stadium three time before lighting the torch and then floating down to the Fuhrer's side. The mysterious Der Flieger was claimed by Nazi propaganda to be the result of their unbeatable Eugenics program. It was a challenge to the world.

quote:
"Cry 'Havoc!', and let slip the dogs of war!"
--Antony, Julius Ceaser, Act III, Scene i


some mood music

War is coming. Everyone can feel it in their bones. The Great Depression has birthed a monster, and now the time has come for those who have been Inspired to use their great talents. Daredevils who rely on their skills and luck alone match wits with the creations of Archimedean science run amok. Occultists, Mesmerists, and Spiritualists ply their trade, calling on strange Telluric energies in the night. Men and women who Flare with Telluric power face Promethean horrors conjured from a lad, while the Nyctaloeans who stuff themselves with weird inventions face those who have been Imbued by angels and demons with awesome power.

quote:
"That is the question, whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and, by opposing, end them?"
--Hamlet, Hamlet, Act III Scene i


You have been granted superhuman abilities, whether through mutation, training, technology, or outside empowerment. War is coming, but there is still a depression on, and you still need to eat. There are still adventures to be had, but also terrible villains who abuse their gifts for selfish and destructive ends. Or perhaps you are one of the lucky few who is isolated from hardship, looking to make the world a less cruel place, or just increase your own fame.

You have been Inspired. What will you do now?

Welcome to the Brave New World.