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What settings or scenarios from literature, video games, and movies have you always wanted to translate to an RPG campaign?
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The dyatlov pass incident.
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>>44738975
Gettysburg and Waterloo.
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WW 1 or 2 where everyone did not want to play germans.

Every fucking game.
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Id love to play in a cold war type game, proxy states and wars, political social and economic outcomes to pur actions that are hard to predict.
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>>44739076
Funny you bring that up, some more folks went missing around there just 4 days ago, after calling in a body.
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Bas-Lag, ideally the pirate city of Armada.
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The Edge Chronicles
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>>44738975
>Khare
Good choice.
I always thought the setting from the Mortal Engines books would make a fun game.

>>44739076
The Dyatlov Pass Incident is a whole lot less mysterious when you learn about hypothermia and paradoxical undressing.
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>>44739711
I always wanted to be a sky pirate
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>>44738975
Kowloon walled city
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon_Walled_City
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>>44738975
Mercenaries during the italian wars.
As condottieri, we negotiate the rules of engagement with other mercenaries to minimise casualties and maximise profits.
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>>44738975
Fucking Stardust.

Yes also the CYOA, but mainly the movie.

Lightning catcher pirates in skyships?
A wall separating magic world from reality?
Sky people coming to earth and some witches trying to eat them to gain immortality?

It is fucking perfect.

Also BigHero6.
Because balala.
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I downloaded the two games, both movies, and the entire TV show in preparation for creating an RPG of this. I'm pretty desperate to do it but where's the time?

You're lying if you didn't feel exactly the same as I do after seeing Legacy
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>>44738975
The setting and tone of the first few Studio Ghibli films, specifically Nausicaa and Castle in The Sky.

That awesome Heavy Metal-esque aesthetic with the riveted-together planes driven by ion engines, the feeling of real freedom in the sky as you leave the world's problems below you.
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The Gentlemen Bastard series by Scott Lynch.

I've plagiarised so much from the books for my home-brew already I practically have in all but name.

>Camorr, Tal Verrar and Karthain
>Bondsmagi
>Elderglass
>Wraithstone
>Crooked Warden
>The Brass Sea
>dat alchemy
>dat pantheon
>dem pirates
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The Mahouka series of LNs
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i've got one idea but i think it's so brilliant that someone else could profit off of it if it was exposed to the world

im too lazy to do it myself
one of these days though
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>>44740692
THIS
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>>44738975
Always wanted to do the Mortal Engines series of books as a setting
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Ireland
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>>44740437

These. Also, The Book of the New Sun.
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>>44738975
I just want an RPG based on final fantasy that isn't retarded.
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BRO KEN SKY
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>>44741231
That actually pretty easy.
>Pick any stat or skill you like
>Roll 1d4 to determine target number
>Roll 1d100 to succeed
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>>44738975
My old DM actually ran his setting in the Fighting Fantasy, with the Greyhawk gods grafted on. It was pretty awesome.

The campaign died as we were running Deathtrap Dungeon, though.
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>>44745317
>ahahaha le jesus tats onii sama meme!
read the LNs and come back
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>>44745479
why would i read that crap.
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>>44738975
Larnmarn, Thief and Gothic
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Blacklist tv show. All super criminals.
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The Gormenghast Trilogy
Lexx
and yeah, Fighting Fantasy would be awesome, especially the Old World
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Ivilace, pre and post Tactics
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>>44738975
Harry Potter.

Seen it tried tons but never done well.
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>>44745227
Loch Ness is located in scotland you mong.
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>>44746243
Wait, I thought Scotland was Irish? Don't they hate the English?
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>>44747823
Calm down captain rusemaster.
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The pen-and-paperRPGShadowrun includes a crime-ridden, rebuilt version of the Walled City set in 2070.[69]
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The Wardstone Chronicles. If anyone else has read this book series and has any suggestions I've been meaning to make a role-play game for this.
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>>44739784
SLA Indnustries.
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>>44745524
seek ye the rpg Dungeoneer! it is the Fighting Fantasy world given life. it is simple and good.
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>>44739728
>The Dyatlov Pass Incident is a whole lot less mysterious when you learn about hypothermia and paradoxical undressing.
Yeah, it explains how their bodies were full of radiation, not to mention the blows they had suffered only internally without any soft tissue being destroyed.

The whole thing is probably some failed or maybe successful weapon test by the russian military. Russians did some fucked up shit back then.
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>>44738975
>Khare, cityport of traps
What kind of traps are we talking here?
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>>44752356
The injuries were consistent with being hit by an avalanche and the radiation angle was added by jurnos after all the other 'mystery' elements had been explained. No UFOs here, not LMs nor SMs.

Speaking of, I've thought about doing a game based on the Jessup/Varo version of The Case For UFOs. The idea that the red spot on Jupiter is a crashed spacecraft would be the main plot hook. I'd run it as a slow placed mystery as the PCs travel to Jupiter to study what they think is a meteological feature but turns out to be a spaceship made of stone and magnets. Might be hard to not give of Alien or 2001 vibes though.
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