Re: [Deadlands uk] What going on in here?
- What's this about Deadlands rebooted about then? or have i been asleep?
To join the online game, nate, what you need to do is join the Yahoogroup,
[Deadlands_UK_Online], and talk to the Marshall Merchand about joining in.
Although with the 7 or 8 people that are playing at the minute, i'm not
sure if there's room in that game.
Anyway, as some of you might remember a while ago i asked for thoughts
about a plot and ended up writing something that was a cross between 'The
Quick and the Dead', 'The Terminator', 'The Jackal', 'Metal Gear Solid' and
'The Running Man'. (If anyone's interested, i can post what the plot turned
out to be). Point being, the posse has just got to the end of that story
and survived, just about. Now i'm looking for another 5 or 6
stories/films/videogames to wire together into a wierd and wonderful horror
western tale. Anyone got any ideas?
- Here is the link to the deadlands rebooted
As for the movies/video games/shows
Bad boys (go figure)
New JAck City
The Italian Job
Enter the Dragon
America's Army Ops
Mike Lowrey: Hello?
Marcus Burnett: We're your new neighbors.
Mike Lowrey: Don't be alarmed, we're negros.
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[In high pitched voice] Bad Boys 1995
Marcus Burnett: We were wondering if we could borrow some brown sugar..?
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> Here is the link to the deadlands rebootedThanks, Nate.
It raises one of the important issues in the role-playing industry today
(highlighted by White Wolf's recent decision to wind up the World of
Darkness with a climactic event): how much of an imposed storyline do
There are 2 schools of thought here. In one, a lot of folks seem to like
an ongoing storyline arc that they can weave their own adventures
around. I recently read 'Deadlands Epitaph issue # 4' and there's only a
couple of articles in it that are of any use unless you are fairly
completist about following what has been published in the Deadlands line
(well, apart from GURPS Deadlands, for which there isn't anything in
there!). Deadlands isn't alone in this, of course. I've already
mentioned the World of Darkness, you might also consider Dream Pod 9's
Heavy Metal series (they even release 'storyline' books which contain
only storyline, no gaming material at all!), or AEG's Shadowforce Archer
setting for their Spycraft game. Not to mention the 'Game based on a TV
show' games, which all have supporting material based around the show in
The other is the approach that was the original one of role-playing:
Here are the rules, now go away and play. Pick up your core rulebooks
and run a game of your own devising. Naturally, there are settings and
scenarios available, but by and large they are truly 'optional' -
consider D&D - it works as well if you run games in Greyhawk or the
Forgotten Realms or any of the 3rd party settings or one of your own
design. You don't need to keep up with what's happening in someone
else's world unless you want to do so. Indeed these days it's quite
difficult to keep up with everything!
I'd be interested to hear what others think on this question. Do we want
all this pregenerated story arc material, and how dependent on it do we
want our games to become?
Hugs and kisses,
- Well Personally, I really do like a grand story arc over bare bones.
It gives a sense of continunity and completion to the entire history
and allows the players to actually participate in some of the events
that shape the world they play in (Like "Bloody Sunday", which you
can be at during "The Heart of Darkness" adventure. I can still
remember when I ran though that one... all I can say is "Damn.")
As for movies/games/books, try these...
Shadow Hearts PS2(Ok, this actually takes place around 1912 in China,
but parts of it take place in 1900. It could be fudged alittle...)
Any WildARMS game (It's already kinda Wild West.)
- go ahead and post the plot
--- In Deadlandsuk@yahoogroups.com, jon.scholes@g... wrote:
> What's this about Deadlands rebooted about then? or have i been
> To join the online game, nate, what you need to do is join the
> [Deadlands_UK_Online], and talk to the Marshall Merchand about
> Although with the 7 or 8 people that are playing at the minute, i'm
> sure if there's room in that game.
> Anyway, as some of you might remember a while ago i asked for
> about a plot and ended up writing something that was a cross
> Quick and the Dead', 'The Terminator', 'The Jackal', 'Metal Gear
> 'The Running Man'. (If anyone's interested, i can post what the
> out to be). Point being, the posse has just got to the end of that
> and survived, just about. Now i'm looking for another 5 or 6
> stories/films/videogames to wire together into a wierd and
> western tale. Anyone got any ideas?