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...but what happened to the Alien game? :lol:

"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."


- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials


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It be alright, but the setting itself is overrated. Ooo.. a desert. Big deal.



you can make anything cool sound lame when you say it like that!

Killing is kind of like playin' a basketball game. I am there. and the other player is there. and it's just the two of us. and I put the other player's body in my van. and I am the winner. - Nice Pete.

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Yeah, seriosuly, I like Dark Sun. It's a solid setting. I'm just pre countering those who will come rushing in to claim how awesome DS is simply because water is 'rare'. Big deal.


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Yes, because the rarity of water is exactly the reason people vow for DS.

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It has made me the man I am today. A man who craves furry hentai.

So let us go and embrace the rustling smells of unseen worlds

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hmm.. actually... yes.. I still have the Spelljammer box with the old 3.5inch discs stashed away in a wardrobe..


Dark Sun.. good yes, but the thing that worries me if that is the game.. it'll be the computerised version of DnD 4th Edition... which just.. I shudder at the thought.


I'd say Dark Sun was the hardcore because the mix of:

a> rarity of water / metal

b> a sensible reason for why the cities had overpowerful mages (who also happened to be overpowered psionics, worshipped as gods, and with legions of fanatical followers)

c> any other arcane types having to keep their magic secret or be killed in a variety of painful manners.. (which also made spell research awkward) and the whole they pushed that you had to pay attention to spell components... (which a lot of d&d campaigns tended to let slide unless it was expensive/rare components)

d> it was one of the few official settings that really encouraged high fatality for the players...

"Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum."

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More steampunk. Please, I beg you.


EDIT: Or something Lovecraftian, that would be great.


"Alright, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade - make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager. Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons. Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons. I'm going to to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!"

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Didn't we have this thread before...? :ermm:


I'm actually hunkering most for either a school/academy setting (Bully) or a Byzantine one - opulence, religion, political intrigue, but without the technology slant of steampunk, the all too familiar Victorian setting, or fantasy and apocalypse (Age of Decadence). Just seems like we've seen a lot of steampunk-ish stuff lately, anyway (though not an outright proper steampunk game).

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