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    I have been trying to put together a dark/sci-fi game using the iridium core rules... set in future terra... around 45 years after the syngularity ... blade runnerish... but so far each group decends into wanting to do fantasy.

    Still looking to start something tho.

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    Running a Champions game in a setting thats Bladerunner meets Metropolis. So far everything is working well.

    I'm playing in a cinematic GURPS campaign where all the characters work in a paranormal investigation agency. We just finished a faerie case and this next case involves some aliens...or so we think!!!!

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    1. What genre? Cyberpunk/fantasy
    2. What rules? Shadowrun 4th Edition
    3. How's it going? Pretty well. I'm running it over Skype for some guys in 3 states, so scheduling is hard. We're shooting for bimonthly, but we've only played once so far. Next game is on the 3rd of November. I'm excited about it, the story is one of my best thus far (IMO of course ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inquisitor Tremayne View Post
    Currently running a Star Wars game. Set 3 years after Episode III which did not end how you saw it end in the movie! MMMWWWWHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    I always thought it would be fun to run Episodes I-III where Christophers Lee's character isn't Sith and he's right about the coming of the Sith and trying to stop it but the Jedi are arrogant and wont listen.

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    I've always thought of running a SW game where Luke (played by Kermit) battles the evil Darth Vader (played by Gonzo) to save the beautiful Princess Piggy (played by Miss Piggy).

    Last edited by Moritz; 10-26-2007 at 12:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moritz View Post
    I've always thought of running a SW game where Luke (played by Kermit) battles the evil Darth Vader (played by Gonzo) to save the beautiful Princess Piggy (played by Miss Piggy).

    Wasn't that on youtube?

    recently I have had a couple players show intrest in playing 2e or 1e shadowrun back in good old 2050.

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    How about a SF game where the Jedi Knights, aided by the Vorlon Empire, battle Cylons, Gorn, and Reavers for possession of the TARDIS.

    And, no, I'm not entirely kidding ...
    "On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
    - Charles Babbage (1791 - 1871)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grungydan View Post
    1. What genre? Cyberpunk/fantasy
    2. What rules? Shadowrun 4th Edition
    3. How's it going? Pretty well. I'm running it over Skype for some guys in 3 states, so scheduling is hard. We're shooting for bimonthly, but we've only played once so far. Next game is on the 3rd of November. I'm excited about it, the story is one of my best thus far (IMO of course ).
    How's this going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmitchell View Post
    How about a SF game where the Jedi Knights, aided by the Vorlon Empire, battle Cylons, Gorn, and Reavers for possession of the TARDIS.

    And, no, I'm not entirely kidding ...

    I would love to play in that campaign. Can I be a human cylon as my race and Timelord as my class? I want a laser screwdriver like the Master and a hot companion like Rose!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmitchell View Post
    So is anyone actually running a science fiction / futuristic game? If so:
    1. What genre? (e.g. Cyberpunk, Hard SF, Space Opera, Post-Apocalyptic)
    2. What rules? (e.g. d20 Modern/Future, D6, GURPS, Traveller)
    3. How's it going?
    Just finished a PBP game of Blue Planet v.1

    1. Hard Sci-fi
    2. Blue Planet v.1 (V.2 are a LOT easier)
    3. Finished.

    It was the first PBP I ran, and as with most PBP lasted a very long time. It was a convention scenario that I wrote, originally as a 2-parter (meant to last a total of 8 hours). In the end lasted about 3 years... with multiple player changes and one forum change midway.

    The Original Thread from RPG.net

    http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=148160

    The Rest from rpgrm.com

    http://www.rpgrm.com/rmsmf/index.php?topic=509.0

    I pre-generated the characters so that players unfamiliar with the system wouldn't get bogged down before the game started.

    I throughly reccomend the setting, absolutelty fantastic depth (no pun intended..even though it is set mainly on a water-world!), and even though the game has gone out of print there are still copies out there on e-bay.

    Its main failing (v.1.) is that its combat system is VERY realistic (and perhaps over complicated because of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmitchell View Post
    So is anyone actually running a science fiction / futuristic game? If so:
    1. What genre? (e.g. Cyberpunk, Hard SF, Space Opera, Post-Apocalyptic)
    2. What rules? (e.g. d20 Modern/Future, D6, GURPS, Traveller)
    3. How's it going?
    1. Post Apcalyptic
    2. Paladium Books, Rifts

    3. How's it going? The game has been going well and we've been playing about a year and a half now. I've finished my first idea for the campaign and now we're heading to a new location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
    [/list]1. Post Apcalyptic
    2. Paladium Books, Rifts

    3. How's it going? The game has been going well and we've been playing about a year and a half now. I've finished my first idea for the campaign and now we're heading to a new location.

    Where is your game set?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmitchell View Post
    How about a SF game where the Jedi Knights, aided by the Vorlon Empire, battle Cylons, Gorn, and Reavers for possession of the TARDIS.

    And, no, I'm not entirely kidding ...
    Now, a Battlestar Galactica game... That would be pretty cool, but very emo after a short period.

    Oh god, I need to dress in black and cut myself because the cylons will eventually wipe us out, they're so impossibly outnumbering and powerful. wah wah wah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moritz View Post
    Now, a Battlestar Galactica game... That would be pretty cool, but very emo after a short period.
    Yeah, I can see how that could get old fast!

    The only sci-fi game I tend to run is a near Earth campaign, set in the 24th century and details the final years before the collapse of near Earth society, which eventually leads up to a post apocalypse campaign, based on the Gamma World game. Generally the players have an indirect effect on the final years, but not always.

    Not sure when I’ll run it the next time, a lot depends on when my players and I get tire of fantasy. Course, I’ve got to find a game system I really like to use for the game. I had started to run the sci-fi game in January of 2007, using the D20 Modern, but there wasn’t enough interest from the group, so I went back to fantasy.
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    Even though I hate it, the Hero system is really very good with every tiny little thing you can imagine to generate or deal with. d20 Modern is also excellent, but there's some learning curve to it and sometimes just not worth it. While in Hero, there's a lot of math, in d20, there's just simple rolls +/- modifiers.

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