Wow, long time no posts here.
I have an RPG concept to throw out there. Because of school/work, however, I'm not sure I'll actually have the time to be active in it myself. So anybody who'd like to use it, feel free. If you'd like, I can do some behind the scenes advisory work, and maybe have a bit role.
I really got into the TV show "Firefly." Ironically enough, I didn't discover it until after it had been canceled; it was being reaired on SciFi Channel. I really think that in a lot of ways it was taken from the same mold as StarWars. It's ver much like what you'd expect Han and Chewie would have been doing before Ep. IV. Biggest differences is that there's no aliens, and it's future earth people rather then a seperate setting.
Here's the background for those who've never seen it: * Wiki link for those who don't want to read my take on it Head to the bottom and check the plot*
It's a distant future setting. Earth and the Milky Way galaxy has pretty much been used up, which caused a massive migration to a new star system. Many new planets and moons were terraformed into Earth like planets. Although much smaller then the SW setting, there is an 'Centeral Core' of powerful worlds surounded by an "Outer Rim" of worlds that have in many ways devolved back to western style tech due to neglect and lack of attention from the inner core.
At some point, the Inner sphere of planets decide they want to centeralize power, and force the self governing planets in the outer rim to submit to their power. A Civil War erupted, with the powerful centeral worlds crushing all opposition.
This post-war setting is where the TV show picks up. Captain Malcom Reynolds *the lead actory* and first mate are former "Brown Coats," or members of the failed seperatist faction. The crew and passengers is very diverse, all there for different reasons and add something unique to the story.
MY idea for an RPG is not to BE the crew of the Serenity *the name of the ship in the TV show,* but rather to be in a similar situation. Small ship, small crew, finding odd jobs across the galaxy as mercs, smugglers, etc.
Please ask if you have questions
I'd also like to dust off the idea of a Mech Warrior RPG. For details, so my earier post on that one
Last edited by Ralin Drakus (Thursday, September 11, 2008 4:23 pm)
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