This series is perfect for an RP setting.
If you haven't read them then just read the first paragraph of the first chapter and I dare you not get hooked
Those books are so great, for young adult fiction anyway. The setting would work great for any pulp RPG, like FATE or Savage Worlds, pulp heroism, adventure and peril in a world where cities never stay still.
Although thinking back, those books actually had a lot of depth to them. From all the interesting bits of lore about how the world ended up like that, to the fact that it's one of the only books I can think of with an explicitly ugly female lead (which is also the reason it'll never be adapted to a visual medium, sadly.)
Must admit, I think steampunk is the most overrated, autistic setting there is. However I love this series, got really fond memories of ready it as a boy.
and yes I know it's not technically steampunk but it pretty much is so just shut your hole
Dieselpunk you clods! Dieselpunk is the best punk
tied with cyberpunk
Back on topic, mortal engines was fuckin great. Loved how the world moved around the characters as opposed to how most books revolve around the characters changing the world
Labeling anything "punk", other than maybe cyberpunk, is fucking stupid. There's nothing "punk" in any of those other settings. Genre writing that has to adhere to conventions and tropes also is fucking stupid.
First book was excellent, second was alright, started declining after that. Still enjoyable, still worthy of being read, still better than the vast majority of YA fiction. The setting itself would be easily ported over, but you'd have to have a document written up for your players as to the DMs interpretation of how things work. Itd be great to play as something like segovia or some other small/mid sized town,escaping the jaws of the Madrid and Barcelonas while eating all the tiny hamlets. SOmething of a Kingdom management game, with a Mayor, Engineer, etc
No reason why It couldn't be a film nowadays, I just wanna see some stalkers fuck shit up
They'll give it to Victoria Justice, and rework the disfigurement into an attractive scar, like they did with that new Beauty and the Beast CW thing.
Never read the books, don't know what she looks like
Your probably right, as long as they kept it brutal looking