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eswiftfire
04/23/2005 2:22 AM

Well? Anyone wants it?

Caelin
04/23/2005 4:31 AM

I think you're referring to games like Shadowrun and Call of Cthulhu, swifty?

We had a forum for that once, but it has been removed due to lack of interest.

[Edited by Caelin on Saturday, April 23, 2005 4:33 AM]

eswiftfire
04/23/2005 6:38 AM

The reason why they were removed was because they were narrowed to just ONE setting.

This is like asking whether someone wants a RP forum for fantasy settings, and a forum for Wheel of Time settings only.

One might be a cyberpunk fan, but not necessarily know anything about Shadowrun and Cthulhu.

[Edited by eswiftfire on Saturday, April 23, 2005 6:43 AM]

Avenging_Angel
04/23/2005 8:05 AM


One might be a cyberpunk fan, but not necessarily know anything about Shadowrun and Cthulhu.


Very true. I sure as hell don't.

[Edited by Avenging_Angel on Saturday, April 23, 2005 8:06 AM]

Dream_Knight
04/23/2005 6:25 PM


I think you're referring to games like Shadowrun and Call of Cthulhu, swifty?


No cyberpunk is a different setting. It's LIKE Shadowrun, techno futuristic,. Call of Cthulhu is no where near either of those two. lol

That's why Swifty posted to see if there's any interest for a cyberpunk roleplaying forum.

Chung

eswiftfire
04/23/2005 7:24 PM


Call of Cthulhu is no where near either of those two. lol


Aha! Silly me. When I saw Caelin's post, I was like 'oooh, I never knew that Cthulhu's cyberpunk!!'

Dream_Knight
04/23/2005 10:35 PM



Aha! Silly me. When I saw Caelin's post, I was like 'oooh, I never knew that Cthulhu's cyberpunk!!'



Hehehe doesn't anyone here know what Call of Cthulhu is?? :) It's the horror stories and mythos created by H.P. Lovecaft.

It's based in the 20's and 30's but you can rp it in modern day if you wanted. Very Indiana Jones-ish. I have a character who was like indy. He kept going after the artifact and reading things he shouldn't be. He went insane and got locked up in the asylum. Later the other players had to break him out because knew the secret on recovering an artifact and couldn't go after it without his knowledge. So through out the whole adventure I had to play an insane professor who thought he was Julius Ceasar. While everyone was scattering running away from monsters at one point, I was calling for Brutus to call forth the troops. It was quite fun! :)

Another adventure I game mastered got the character on to a new steamship called the "Titantic" and during the voyage to New York, in the middle of the dark Atlantic the ship was attacked by these "Shocking and uncouth black things with smooth, oily, whale-like surfaces, unpleasant horns that curved inward towards each other, bat wings whose beating made no sound, ugly prehensile paws and barbed tails that lashed needlessly and disquietingly. And worse of all, they never spoke or laughed, and never smiled because they had no faces at all to smile with, but only a suggestive blankness where a face ought to be. All they ever did was clutch and fly and tickle; that was the way of the Nightgaunts." (The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath ~ H.P. Lovecraft)

It can get pretty freaky if you got someone who's a good game master and knows the mythos.

Chung

Avenging_Angel
04/26/2005 6:56 PM


Aha! Silly me. When I saw Caelin's post, I was like 'oooh, I never knew that Cthulhu's cyberpunk!!'


Yeah, me too. Sounds like an interesting setting, I'll have to see if the library has the books.

Cyberpunk would be like Ghost In The Shell, .hack, The Matrix.

JawHun
04/26/2005 7:31 PM

I'd be in on a Cyberpunk setting. F'sho. Absolutely. Bingo. (Other ways to say "yes")

Glasswalker
05/08/2005 3:13 AM

Well Cyberpunk is like a futuristic Matrix, yes.. Shadowrun always reminded me more of D&D 2100a.d. ... ... If that makes sense? yeah, you gets my point.

Might be better to get a couple stories going first to see if it's worth it. I recall a few such stories that died within a couple dozen posts. It's not worth adding a whole 'nother forum for them... (as i ponder the validity of the current star wars/star trek forum that sees almost no posting)

What might be fun is doing a story with some of our more basic characters and just "spitting" them out into the future, where everything is foreign to them. Have them adapt INTO cyberpunk characters and adapt INTO a cyberpunk style world.

But that's just my 2 gil.

Arandur
05/08/2005 4:48 AM

While Call of Cthulhu is not in any way shape or form Cyberpunk there was an unfortunate RPG supplement for Call of Cthulhu known as Cthulhu-punk and it sucked...BIG TIME...

HP Lovecraft was a great writer who wrote in 'Adventure' magazine and several others around the same time Robert E. Howard was writing his Kull and Conan stories for the magazine.

If you haven't read anything of Lovecraft I reccomend checking him out he is without a doubt one of the best Sci-Fi/Horror writers ever! Long live Dagon!!!

When you think cyberpunk its more along the lines of William Gibson or Phillip K. Dick's writing...movie-wise its Johnny Mnemonic or the bladerunner stuff. Edgy with the over-riding theme of 'Just what is it that makes us human'...

And if we are going to do a Cyberpunk style RP count me in!

Arandur




[Edited by Arandur on Sunday, May 8, 2005 4:58 AM]

DeaExMachina
05/11/2005 3:30 PM

I am here because Google found the words "Cyberpunk" & "rpg" on this thread. Ghost in the Shell #1 I know. The Matrix #1 I know. Star Wars and Star Trek are poor substitutes. Magic outside of technology doesn't interest me. If someone starts something I can sink my mental teeth into; I want to know.

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