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Favorite Settings for Con Games or Local One-Shots?

 
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Which Setting Do You Like Best?
Solomon Kane (Fight against an ancient evil in Puritan times)
16%
 16%  [ 4 ]
Steampunk (Alternate Earth, Victorian steampunk intrigue)
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
At the Earthís Core (Pulp adventures with weird science & dinosaurs)
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
Suckerpunch (Macho Girls with Guns & Swords)
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
Scooby Doo Cthulhu (ĎThose meddling kidsí in a Lovecraftian caper)
25%
 25%  [ 6 ]
Space 1889 (Victorian Sci Fi on Earth, Mars and Venus)
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
Firefly/Serenity (Original characters in Firefly setting)
37%
 37%  [ 9 ]
Total Votes : 24

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Stan Shinn
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:00 pm    Post subject: Favorite Settings for Con Games or Local One-Shots? Reply with quote

Iíve got several game settings Iím tossing around either to run as a one-shot locally in the Dallas area, with some settings potentially being an ongoing campaign either in the in Dallas area or maybe online using Google+ Hangouts.

Vote in my poll and let me know which settings you like best! Cool
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Sadric
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For Cons and one-shots I would look at solomone Kane.
"You are a pulp monsterhunter in the same time as the 3 musketeers, pirates and the first colonization/exploring of the other continents. Maybe youn know the books. There was even a movie."

is way better then:

"You live in a world where the mars is a dying planet, but you are a british explorer. 20 years ago some grazy steampunk inventor reached mars with his aetherships. There are fyling ships, powered by liftwood. There are a war between the british colony and a martian kingdom. And there are winged martain barbarians. And Lizardmen and dinos on venus. Mad cultist stalk the martain night. grazy inventors invent cool things....."

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Other of your example look nice, too. machowomen with guns-I remember a rpg with the same name.

A other Con game I like is Necropolis, simply because military playing is something not every know. And in a 3 hour slot it is easy to have something like "hold this bridge!"
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Rohan
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the choices, I picked Scooby Doo Cthulhu because we have a few of those that we run, and frankly, they're awesome.

My first choice though is the Wellstone City setting, especially for new players. No add-ons, no arcane backgrounds, nothing weird to worry about...just straight, good ol' fashion shoot 'em up. Or cloak and dagger. Or political intrigue...or....

It's super easy to tailor to con games.

Having said that, those are some fun choices in that poll!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadric wrote:
"You live in a world where the mars is a dying planet, but you are a british explorer. 20 years ago some grazy steampunk inventor reached mars with his aetherships. There are fyling ships, powered by liftwood. There are a war between the british colony and a martian kingdom. And there are winged martain barbarians. And Lizardmen and dinos on venus. Mad cultist stalk the martain night. grazy inventors invent cool things....."

Jeez, Sadric! Anything's better than that if you describe it that way! Surprised

I still prefer Space: 1889, though. I like the idea of traveling through space in wooden ships.



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snate56 wrote:
Sadric wrote:
"You live in a world where the mars is a dying planet, but you are a british explorer. 20 years ago some grazy steampunk inventor reached mars with his aetherships. There are fyling ships, powered by liftwood. There are a war between the british colony and a martian kingdom. And there are winged martain barbarians. And Lizardmen and dinos on venus. Mad cultist stalk the martain night. grazy inventors invent cool things....."

Jeez, Sadric! Anything's better than that if you describe it that way! Surprised

I still prefer Space: 1889, though. I like the idea of traveling through space in wooden ships.

SteveN



My Space 1889 Adventure would be un resistable, A Victorian league of extraordinary chicks, A barbarian half martian princess, a Confederate/Sien Finn Ironclad and martian lumber jacks
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted Suckerpunch. I just dig macho women with guns & swords.
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Stan Shinn
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a related note, I'm trying to get a G+ online Solomon Kane game going:

http://www.peginc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=37745
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