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 PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:02 pm Post subject:  d20 Modern Plague World Discussion.
 
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Some years ago, I wanted to start this campaign, but alas, I did not had the time then. That's why I am start it now here.

Background Story in short: Aliens invade the Earth, but mess it up. In the wake of the vast bio-engineered mutagenic plague unleashed by the invaders to wipe out Earth's civilization, the aliens themselves succumb to their own weapons and degenerate into mindless beasts. Meanwhile, the heroes, soldiers put in suspended animation at the start of the war, awake to a world blown back to the Iron Age.

Here is the full story about this campaign called Plague World.

You are all members of the Rip Van team who begins to start emerging from cold sleep after three hundred years in a secret bunker, (that was build in secret by the government) as a Rip Van team.

Occupations: All

Nationalities: All.

Just tell me if I am missing something here.

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 PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:08 pm Post subject: 
 
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How do you intend to play it?

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 PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:23 pm Post subject: 
 
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Okay, now everyone has to make his or her own characters (Just like any other RPG.)

1) Name

2) Gender

3) Nationality

4) Occupation*

5) Background History

6) Personality

7) Equipment

8 ) Age

*Now that I think more it, perhaps it is better that all the character are members of the Rip Van team, then it will be easier. Therefore, you can have any occupations that you want to use.

Like I said, You are all members of the Rip Van team who begins to start emerging from cold sleep after three hundred years in a secret bunker(that was build in secret by the government).

It will start when you all began to awake from cold sleep after three hundred years, and heard a sirene that the bunker is breached.

My character:

Name: Saya Bido
Gender: Female
Nationality: Japanese
Occupation: Martial Artist
Background History: She was born in Tokyo at full moon.

The rest comes later.

PS: They can explore the world, try to bring the civilization back, searching for Alien Artifacts, plunder towns, or go and destroying the Aliens.

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 PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:05 am Post subject: 
 
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I'm familiar with the setting from the d20 Modern Apocalypse sourcebook. Reflecting DElf's question, how do you intend to play it? Are we using the d20 modern rules or what?

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 PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:44 am Post subject: 
 
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That will the d20 Modern Rules.
Major Update:

9) Choose a Base Class
Strong Hero, Fast Hero, Tough Hero, Dedicated Hero, Smart Hero, Charismatic Hero.

10) Skills

11) Feats

I am not sure yet, about the Advanced Classes. Advanced classes yes or no?

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 PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:13 pm Post subject: 
 
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So if we're using D20 modern rules, are we then making attack rolls when in combat etc? Who's in charge of rolling the dice? For rules to be enforced we are in dire need of a DM, preferably someone who can resist the urge to fudge the rolls.

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 PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:27 pm Post subject: 
 
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I can make a suggestion:

http://download.cnet.com/D20-Roller/3000-7539_4-10521695.html

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 PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:39 pm Post subject: 
 
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So if we are using D20 modern rules, are we then making attack rolls when in combat etc?


If anyone wants to use making attack rolls when in combat etc, yes.

rroyo: Thanks. Wow, this program is cool, because I do not have to use any real dices anymore, (I am probably one of the few who still used his real dices...yes, I am a bit old-fashioned.) and it is cheat-proof.

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Ash: [talking to mirror] I'm fine... I'm fine...
[Mirror Ash jumps out of the mirror and grabs Ash]
Mirror Ash: I don't think so. We just cut up our girlfriend with a chainsaw. Does that sound "fine"?


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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:55 am Post subject: 
 
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Glad I could help. :)

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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:02 pm Post subject: 
 
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Now I do have some questions:

1) Who wants to do some DM-ing with me? Perhaps you want to help with the dices, or with some other stuff.

2) Advanced Classes, Yes or No?

3) Mutations, Yes, or No?

4) Who's in?

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 PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:50 am Post subject: 
 
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My favorite die roller is this one, which is impossible to fudge. I use it myself as a DM for an online Mutants and Masterminds game.

I'm not sure if I want to be in or not, though. You don't seem quite prepared to actually DM this. I could DM it for everybody on the condition that

A) Everybody at least gets the opportunity to make their own character sheet if they so choose. Along with a point buy system.

B) I get an extent of creative control over the story.

As a general rule, DMs should not have a PC character, because it interferes with their non-biasability. But I guess that is your call.

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 PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:36 pm Post subject: 
 
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I could DM it for everybody on the condition that


Okay, fine with me, because I think I am a bit rusty.

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A) Everybody at least gets the opportunity to make their own character sheet if they so choose.


Yes, I agree. Would you agree if I let you all the characters start with the level five, because to begin this campaign with level 1 is a bit too low?

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Along with a point buy system.


Ouch, I will try to make the best of it. (I never used that feature as a DM or Player.)

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B) I get an extent of creative control over the story.


That is fine with me. We could both have a creative control over the story.

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As a general rule, DMs should not have a PC character, because it interferes with their non-bias ability. But I guess that is your call.


I totally agree with that.

So who is in?

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 PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:08 pm Post subject: 
 
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Level five is fine, assuredly. I like a point buy system for D20 games for balance reasons. In August-ish I was playing an 8 or 9 player D&D game, and my Bard was left out to dry (that, and I had to put up with people whining about how I picked a Gnome Bard instead of a Half-Orc Barbarian or something, even though I saved everybody's life multiple times with my gatorade, always knew everything because of Knowledge checks until the kinda subpar DM stopped letting me roll them, and was the only one with tactical prowess beyond "Just Charge Blindly") because I got three 11s, two twelves, and a 16 as rolls, while my teammates got 14s, 15s, and 16s across the board. I had a lot of HP, though.

If you don't like the point buy system, that's okay. It's just the most balanced choice, is all.

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 PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:32 am Post subject: 
 
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I would play if we were using almost any system OTHER than d20 Modern. It's not my favourite system...

I totally need to run a Blue Rose game for y'all though.

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 PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:28 pm Post subject: 
 
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Grakelin wrote:
If you don't like the point buy system, that's okay. It's just the most balanced choice, is all.


Perhaps it is time for me to try this point buy system for d20 games for once. This is going be my first time that I am going to use this, because I never used that feature as a DM or Player. The only question that I have is: Are the players who (m) will use this feature strong enough or are they underpowered?

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I would play if we were using almost any system OTHER than d20 Modern. It's not my favourite system...


How can it be more interesting for you to play this? What about:

1) Using the Mutations feature. Everyone will get 5 points to use for mutations.

2) A mixture of the d20 Modern system and some other system?

3) Something else.

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 PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:50 pm Post subject: 
 
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Okay, allow me to rephrase. d20 Modern is not my favourite system and I have yet to discover a d20 Modern campaign outside of Urban Arcana that attracts my attention. Besides, like I said, I need to plan a Blue Rose session for you guys, preferably involving skeletons and talking frogs.

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 PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:20 pm Post subject: 
 
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That's okay Xiao. Are there anyone else, who wants to join this d20 Modern Plague World Compaign? It will be DM-ed by Grakelin (I will be the stand-in.)

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 PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:23 pm Post subject: 
 
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I just hope I die in the most creative way possible.

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 PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:28 pm Post subject: 
 
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Okay, that’s a deal. You will get the chance to die in the end by the most creative way possible. (Do you always want to get killed in any RPG games?)

PS: Hey, I suddenly noticed that I am a Nasrudin's Apprentice.

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 PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:38 pm Post subject: 
 
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Yeah, I guess we should be doing something about that.

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 PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:30 pm Post subject: 
 
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The one thing I like to know is, why do you always want to get killed in any RPG game?

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 PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:06 am Post subject: 
 
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 PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:09 am Post subject: 
 
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You don't play RPGs to amass personal fame and fortune. You play RPGs to see how far you get, and when you die it had better be awesome. After all, every great hero has their death scene. Even though Beowulf lived into his senior years, he still died fighting an epic dragon. Note that nobody talks about how Aragorn died, because it was of old age.

Xiao: d20 isn't my favorite, either. On the side, I occasionally work on a homebrew post-apocalyptic setting (utilizing primarily d6) simply because the rules don't make sense to me. Mutants and Masterminds, by the same makers of Blue Rose and also a d20 system, is great, though. I've never tried it outside a superhero setting, but I imagine it would still rock.

The problem I have with Blue Rose is that it lacks grit. I don't know if the Arcanum community could get into it, since it is so starkly contrasted against our cynical attitudes. It's kinda naive in a way that makes it difficult to formulate a complex and compelling plot. For generic good vs. evil Star Wars style action, though, it serves its purpose.

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 PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:40 am Post subject: 
 
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You play RPGs to see how far you get, and when you die it had better be awesome. After all, every great hero has their death scene.


That's true, and right. I died once at a high level for instanced by a rampaging Shoggoth, trying to defend a Player, while she was heavily wounded. Now that was a death in the campaign of BRP Call of Cthulu you don’t forgot that easily.

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I don't know if the Arcanum community could get into it, since it is so starkly contrasted against our cynical attitudes.


I only thing that I know about Blue Rose is that it is a romantic RPG.

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Blue Rose

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Wikipedia Article lists the following:

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Romantic Fantasy... focus on character interaction instead of fighting


I presume people spend their gaming sessions writing embarrassing love poems to each other and plot to overthrow the patriarchy?

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Aldis is a monarchy whose ruler is chosen by divine intervention rather than inheritance. The current ruler is Queen Jaellin, who earned the throne when "the Golden Hart", a being symbolizing rightful rulership, chose her over rival contenders.


The setting is a politically correct gynocracy, whodathunkit?

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Populations of sentient telepathic animals are prevalent in Aldis (talking animals are a common theme in fantasy literature, but far less so in role-playing) and are considered equal citizens on par with humans.


Yup, catering to the furries and vegans as well.

4) The cover above is horrendously gay.

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A significant percentage of the population of Aldis is openly homosexual or bisexual (again, this is unusual by comparison with other fantasy role-playing settings).


This game was written by social workers on the far left, wasn't it?

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