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Friday October 7, 2005 5:34 AM
What movie or TV ideas have you pulled to us in your Sci-Fi adventures? My favorite would have been the adventure where Q actually showed up in an adventure. It actually STARTED out as a fantasy RPG but moved into a Sci-Fi one when they had to travel into the future to "save" humanity. lol

As a game master, what plots have yo pulled from Movie/TV for your sci-fi adventures?

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Saturday October 8, 2005 10:26 PM
Not so much as the plot, but in one game I pulled the whole tunnel set up that I recalled from watching the old Gummi Bear cartoons in how that there was a mass tunnel system that led to mysterious spots.


Also from House II: The Second Story, I pulled the whole caterpuppy thing as a strange creature that they came across in a lab.
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Sunday October 9, 2005 3:47 PM
'Resident Evil' seems to be quite popular at the moment. I'm currently taking part in the Resident Evil:Warren City RP which is managed by Flandrake. I think there have been at least three different 'Resident Evil' RPs here at the RPGC since I became a member. Even when people get bored of 'Resident Evil', I'm sure they'll always be zombie RPs around.

I think it's good to see George A. Romero making another comeback with 'Land of the Dead'. I havn't got around to seeing it yet, but I will do. I suspect it won't be too long before we're seeing more zombie RPs on the boards again.

Another movie orientated RP which I've taken part in here at the RPGC (as GM) is Aliens: Return to LV-426. I think you can pretty much guess what that one was all about just from the title.

Anyway, that's my piece said...
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Sunday October 9, 2005 3:54 PM
I try to avoid using any character from a Sci-fi series of any type, but the plotlines, orginizations, and creatures are fair game.

First, most plotlines are parts of the Metamyth concepts, im most cases. Therefore, the plot ideas are game. Will I be altering the plot some, yuo better bet on it.

Second, the universe wouldn't be the same if you don't include creatures and orginizations which exist in the story in question (Star Wars for example, Wookies, Droids, and Jabba's Crime Syndicate are ok for use.)

However, the specific characters are not something I will allow my players to deal with. Leia, Han, Luke, and Jabba himself will be not be someone they will be able to get to personally, unless there is some extreme circimstance. Vader is not coming to get you personally, you force using rebel, because you are not his kids, deal with it. Oh, that's another issue too. If you are in a time period in the story where some specific type of character is some uber-rare/special thing, you will not be playing it. If I am running the SW game during the Imperial Domination, then no, you can't be some old retired Jedi. There were TWO of them at that point; you are not going to play Yoda or Ben. Deal with itn
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