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Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby Alina P on Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:47 pm

... In ten words or less. Here's mine:

Shadowrun: Guns, trolls, and things that go boom.
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby Kurrel on Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:04 am

Exalted. Dash of imagination = ANY fantasy story I want.
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby Narf the Mouse on Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:28 pm

I havn't had too much RPG exposure, but I like Faerun for the random, strange potential.
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby Tom the Fanboy on Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:41 pm

I like Rifts. I like the idea of being to run just about any kind of crazy game I want if I put the effort into it, even though most games are all about combat and the quest for bigger guns. I figured it's be obvious since I was actually willing to run a game on here.
I don't get to play much but it's my home system and setting as far as most of my early gaming.
I have too much respect for Palladium to convert their stuff to a "better system" as some people say I should.

Does it feel wrong to anyone else to adapt a whole setting to a different game system?
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby Dinky on Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:38 pm

Warhammer, The ruinous powers are watching me on the privy.
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby Punstarr on Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:10 pm

World of Darkness (old setting)

Brooding storyteller game of personal horror or futile rage.
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby Vaporisor on Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:31 pm

Less setting, more of a theme.

Dark, realistic and brutal with slim chance of survival.
one lvl barbarian, rest lvl wizard. Str 20, int 18. Spell book in one hand, greataxe in other.
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby Thunderhowl on Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:55 am

Werewolf: the Apocalypse followed closely by Rifts and Champions.
I like everything about Werewolf, the wonderous variety or Rifts, and Champions...well...it's a game devoted to playing Super Heroes...what's not to like?
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby Pookajoe on Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:25 am

Changeling the Lost: Faeries aren't Nice, and Neither are We.

Iron Kingdoms: Steam Powered Mechs, Guns, and Gods that turnip you up.
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby Kimq on Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:29 am

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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby OldSchooler on Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:12 pm

Palladium System
Everything and anything you could imagine or make.
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby Alina P on Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:16 pm

Rifts: The Anything-Goes School of Role Playing

Unknown Armies: The more you know, the more terrified you should be

Call of Cthulu: Character death nearly manadatory, and certainly better than the alternative
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby OldSchooler on Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:46 am

Alina P wrote:Call of Cthulu: Character death nearly manadatory, and certainly better than the alternative


It's not better than the alternative! I enjoyed my totaly insane Private Investigator! hehe... he didnt' get much acomplished but he was certainly amusing! :o :lol:
" Hmmmm summon a unholy terror from the deep... or get ice cream... decisions decisions!"
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"Humor is reason gone mad." (Groucho Marx)
"Ten percent of nuthin' is...let me do the math here...nuthin' into nuthin'...carry the nuthin'..." (Jayne)
"And Kaylee, what the hell's goin' on in the engine room? Were there monkeys? Some terrifying space monkeys maybe got loose?" (Mal)
"Do you know what the chain of command is here? It's the chain I go get and beat you with to show you who's in command." (Jayne)
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby PedroSteckecilo on Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:59 am

My favorite setting is a homebrew and a little arrogant so I apoligize if it seems narcisstic...

The Adventures of Pedro Steckecilo: Post Apocalyptic Steam Punk Western with Gangsters! Also Explosions.

Hollow Earth Expedition: Nazi's, Dinosaurs, Atlantians, Giant Drilling Machines and Horrendously bad geology, oh my!

Starwars SAGA Edition: Easy to Learn, Fun To Play, Jedi, Sith and X-wings! What more could you want?

... all the people here who like Rifts makes me feel bad about getting rid of all my old books.
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby Thunderhowl on Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:56 pm

OOH! Speaking of Rifts fans! I got to shake Kevin Siembieda's hand at GenCon! I thanked him for keeping the company alive on behalf of all us here at the Weregeek forums. :D
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby PedroSteckecilo on Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:03 am

Speaking of Palladium Games...

Nightbane: Psychological Trauma + Super Powers = Win!
Robotech: This ain't DnD, this has Giant Robots in it!
Heroes Unlimited: Enhanced Sense of Taste? Alter Physical Structure Foam? I'm there!
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby Rynchus on Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:59 am

Over The Edge: Intrigue, conspiracy, and truth all on a Mediterranean island.
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby Susan Calvin on Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:54 pm

Paranoia: The Computer. Confusion. Compulsory fun through drugs and singalong. Summary executions.
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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby DesB on Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:25 pm

I agree with Alina...for the same reasons.

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Re: Your favorite game setting, and why...

Postby ArsMajika on Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:05 pm

Current World of Darkness setting; Personal Horror trumps Gothic Horror, and the lack of rampant Misanthropy is a major plus.

Within that setting, Promethean: the Created. I really dig the themes of Alchemy and personal exploration of what it means to be truly human.

Changeling: the Lost is right up there too, for similar reasons.
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