Mar 6 2008, 13:59 Group: Heroes, Master of Mutant Creation
Or at least, minimal combat.
The heros are a wildlife photographer and crew in the Amazon. They find evidence of the mapinguari (from Xenoforms) and spend a few weeks hunting for picture evidence.
Explorers and first contact specialists, they observe new sapient species. They also could be alien created bioshells studying humans.
PR firm spies. They inflitrate or create grassroot organizations and destroy or subvert them from within.
Mar 6 2008, 15:21 Group: Heroes, Leader of S.O.A.R. (Saviors Of All Realms)
See the question is how much combat? I have found that most exploratory bsed games without enough combat quickly become boring and not fun at all.
Mar 6 2008, 20:54 Group: Heroes, Master of Mutant Creation
The heros are AIs that are "crash test dummies" for testing cybershells. Occasionally they suffer real damage (well damage to their programming) and want to find out why. Could it be a rival company or a terrorist group that wants to delete all AIs?
The heros are part of a sports team, a mixture of players and staff, and deal with life on and off the field. How many TV shows are like this?
Jaws 2 without any weapons. Will any of the heros survive?
Mar 7 2008, 01:29 Group: Grid Cop, 5éme Corbin
|Author (derek_holland @ Mar 7 2008, 07:54)|
| The heros are part of a sports team, a mixture of players and staff, and deal with life on and off the field. How many TV shows are like this? |
A campaign could definitely handle play in many physical games through the rules.
A political campaign, Italian Job style non-violent caper or high-stakes business deal could pose some unusual challenges.
Mar 9 2008, 21:40 Group: Heroes, Master of Mutant Creation
For the masochistic, how about playing a whip in the US Congress? Trying to wrangle, cajole, browbeat and otherwise get people to vote the party line must be almost as aging as being President.
Iron Chef? A unique use for complex skill checks.
A gang that is trying to convince others to improve their run down community. Some danger, but lots of talk and do (ie action).
Mar 10 2008, 14:51 Group: Ascended, We miss you ST
Plenty of classic murder mystery novels to choose from. Many of which don't have any violence at all (after the fact).
Mar 10 2008, 19:08 Group: Heroes, Master of Mutant Creation
Kromosome is a Amazing Engine setting that is part cyberpunk (and biotech) where the economy collapsed and now there are millions of tiny companies fighting to survive. The heros are the owners/staff of one of those businesses. And they have to deal with 5 other companies of the same size or smaller in their turf as well as 10 larger companies that can either do business or ignore them. It is politics but from a financial standpoint.
Mar 11 2008, 01:37 Group: Heroes, Aerospace Engineer
|Author (Kzinwarrior @ Mar 10 2008, 10:51)|
| Plenty of classic murder mystery novels to choose from. Many of which don't have any violence at all (after the fact).|
Anyone up for a campaign based on any of David Simon's shows? Mayhap this is just a reaction to watching the last episode of the Wire.
Mar 11 2008, 03:46 Group: Heroes, Level 20
It would take a very disciplined set of player to ensure that a gritty cops and robbers campaign wouldn't be violent.
Mar 11 2008, 04:42 Group: Heroes, WarHulk AI
Or an inventive GM. I solved that tendency in my D20 Modern characters the first time--with paperwork and shooting reviews, plus a political hearing. No player wanted to go through that while everyone else was racking up the XP elsewhere.