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Cartoon/Anime/Comic settings you would like to see a rpg set in


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I never read the manga but I prefer the first anime, it had more character and sense of adventure, I enjoyed Brotherhood though, if only for the fight scenes, Fuhrer Bradley finally gets a chance to shine.

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Manga/Brotherhood for me. More interesting layers to the setting, IMO.

Both are usable though.

Edited by C2B, 17 April 2012 - 05:06 AM.


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The Black Moon Chronicles.
It's logical, the comics come from a DnD PnP campaign, after all.
Edit : the drawer has then done graphic designs for Homm5, but the comic books were before.

Edited by Orchomene, 17 April 2012 - 09:39 AM.


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I liked the Guyver series as a kid, I would probably give that a look for old times sake, would probably hate it now though. Rose tinted glasses and all that.

I remember it being far too gory for my young self, with some weird powers (the chest-beam is still weird to me to this day). I wonder how I would think of it today...

So we're clear, which FMA setting? The manga/second anime or the first anime? Similar but different in the end.

Manga and second anime for me, if only for the awesomeness that is King Bradley and the layers added to a few characters :biggrin: . I was a big fan of the few panels Basque Gran was in. Couldn't have made him more different that the first anime's version though.

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The Black Moon Chronicles.
It's logical, the comics come from a DnD PnP campaign, after all.
Edit : the drawer has then done graphic designs for Homm5, but the comic books were before.

I think there was an MMO made around 2002?

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The Black Moon Chronicles.
It's logical, the comics come from a DnD PnP campaign, after all.
Edit : the drawer has then done graphic designs for Homm5, but the comic books were before.

I think there was an MMO made around 2002?

Maybe. I'm not into MMO, so I really don't know.

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Ma



The Black Moon Chronicles.
It's logical, the comics come from a DnD PnP campaign, after all.
Edit : the drawer has then done graphic designs for Homm5, but the comic books were before.

I think there was an MMO made around 2002?

Maybe. I'm not into MMO, so I really don't know.


Yep, they did.

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1. I don't agree with him. The edo period (or a fictional version of it) is certainly a interesting background. It's a little more used than other settings but that doesn't make it bad.

2. It helps. And I want interesting charachters too. But interesting charachters don't have to be already established ones. A setting can give birth to really great charachters due to its quirks. This is especially evident in everything Avellone writes. TNO, Kreia, Dean, Elija, the think tank.

And again, I meant this thread to highlight interesting settings that rpg's can use as a background. From an economical perspective, from a thematic perspective or just general stuff. For example how *magic* works in said settings.

Again mentioning FMA and HxH here since both use a rather *interesting* system regarding it.

Ah, I think I understand. Some of this (for me) probably boils down the reason why we play games, again. Stuff like lore & politics perse doesn't mean much to me most of the time, but that's a different thing.

In terms of place/time settings, I would still like to see more RPG's that are in what you might call "real" settings, with perhaps alternative history changes (like FNV). I'd also like to see more cultures explored/used as the backdrop, hence Edo period. Kind of tired of the futuristic dark urban punk-city look, fantasy forest, etc. Asian, Roman, ancient European (non-medieval/castle) themed/influence settings I would enjoy seeing. You could still have magic and/or oddball stuff in them. There are plenty of magical/monster legends in Asian/other cultures, for example. I might even like something like "Asian culture on a Mars colony" setting. Especially if the RPG was more of a mystery than the save the world theme. Like...something similar to some of the Earth colonies from Asimov's Robot mystery novels (Elijah Bailey)...that sort of setting might be cool.

Anyway.... I don't watch enough anime or read enough comics to give a good list of specific examples I like from those sources, I'm afraid.

Edited by LadyCrimson, 17 April 2012 - 11:54 AM.


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3 settings I really love to see them materialized:

Cthulhu Mythos

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I just recently got the digital version of the board game "Elder Signs: Omen". Despite the gameplay simply a direct translation of the board game itself, I can't help but feel there's a strong potential it could become a proper RPG games. The range of characters you can select to form a party of 4 investigators, each of them unique and appeared to have distinct personalities, in the game helped me to be immersed and feel attached to characters despite being in a blank slate. Imagine if Obsidian's talents is used to fill the slate. The atmosphere of the game is great, plus some time based mechanics also brings a sense of urgency to the gameplay.

Gameplay demo:


Boardgame wise:

Heavy Gear

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there already is a call of cthulhu rpg, it just hasn't been adapted into any video games as far as i know. its a great game though


http://www.amazon.co...n/dp/1568821816

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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth by Headfirst was based on the RPG CALL OF CTHULHU.

Headfirst were going to do two other games (BEYOND THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS and DESTINY'S END) but the company went belly-up (also taking the Deadlands game with them).

I'd love to see an RPG set in the DEADLANDS universe (Headfirst was making an action game as far as I could tell).

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i thought that game was more of a first person shooter/adventure game and less of a turn based rpg?

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The game was only finished because of Bethesda. It was in development hell for quite a time.

Pity Bethesda didn't get behind the project much earlier or even bought Headfirst. Then we would have two more awesome Cthulhu games. A game based on Mountains of Madness would've been so good (the movie's been canceled too, btw).

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I wouldn't mind a Rainbow Six-like tactical shooer/simulator set in Appleseed, playing as E-SWAT.

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i thought that game was more of a first person shooter/adventure game and less of a turn based rpg?


I'm sorry, I guess I was confused when you said "it just hasn't been adapted into any video games" as not being a specific reference to the setting being turned into a turn-based RPG. The game that was made was a survival horror game, not an RPG, but was based on the Call of Cthulhu RPG (including adapting the sanity system of the P&P game).

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I think Obsidz, having been on the verge of releasing an Aliens game, would have had an easier time with Cthulu and, moreover, could have made a real franchise out of it. Alas, to paraphrase, there is no sadder phrase from mouth or pen than these four words "what might have been." At any rate, my thinking is a tad dimminished right now, but I think Bloodmoney would be a better setting that Rainbow Six. Awesome setting.

I really enjoyed that clunky ol' game, Dark Corners of the Earth. i can' remember who suggested it, maybe Wrath, but it was worth the money. Nevertheless, it wasn't an RPG and I'd buy an Obsidz Cthulu RPG sight unseen.

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I think the Venture Brothers setting would make a really great fit for a videogame.

Edited by Serrano, 20 April 2012 - 11:42 PM.


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I'd also like to add Darker than Black

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I watched the first season of Darker Than Black, I got some enjoyment but it suffered from the same problem that plagues most of the potentially great anime, it completely ****ing falls apart in the third act.

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My completely selfish position is that the big O avoid any horror IPs - because I don't do that genre, and thus would hate to miss out on the anticipation of, and later the playing of, any such announced game. :p




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