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Offline ZephyrysTopic starter

Stranded! - Interest Check
« on: February 06, 2008, 12:09:36 PM »
A half-dozen or more find themselves on a spaceship that secretly smuggles those who wish to remain 'off the record', so to speak, to their destination.  Perhaps they are a person of fame seeking anonymous transport...  perhaps they are a bit more infamous... perhaps it was the only way they could afford to leave their planet... or perhaps the only way they could get off planet for their social caste period.  They are regulated into darkened holds, hastily and sloppily made into quarters, waiting for their deliverance to their promised land...  but the captain takes one too many chances.  The occupants find the ship rocking from severe weapons fire, though they themselves are not allowed to leave their holds to find what is going on, they can hear shouting above decks... and then they are thrown violently against the walls as something crashes into the ship....  and then blackness.  Is this the end...?   Or perhaps just the beginning?

Soon, they will find themselves crashed on a deserted tropical island, with no sign of civilization in site.  Strange noises can be heard in the distance...  most sound animal-like, but one cannot help attribute some to darker possibilities....

Will the highly unlikely band of misfits brave the dangers of this new world and make it into their own paradise?  Will they find a way to get off this rock?  Or will they succumb to someone... or something... else's other plans for them?

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Synopsis:  Science Fiction game where the ship you're riding on is forced to crash-land on a jungle island.  Wacky survival hijinx ensues!

Tones:  The game will focus a lot on daily survival and exploration of the island.  The game itself is rather open-ended - one can focus on carving out a niche for themselves in a new life, but it is also entirely possible to escape the island.  It's all up to the players' and the group's overall (dys)functionality.  ;p

Content:  I'm going to flag this game as a Non-Consentual game from the getgo, because the prospect is entirely possible.  However, I'm leaving how far everything goes up to my potential players... it can be anywhere from Normal (the only perverted individuals on the island are humanoids (including feral animalgirls/guys) conspiring against the party and, of course, the party themselves) to Exotic (allows for the possibility of Furry-type aliens for PCs/NPCs, allows perverted monster-like creatures in the wilds).  When you are stating interest, I'd also like to hear what you would want to see out of the game and/or what you'd be willing to deal with.  I will take everyone's viewpoint under consideration, and can hopefully come up with a content level all players can be happy with. :)

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So, who wants?
« Last Edit: February 06, 2008, 01:22:51 PM by Zephyrys »

Offline Serenity Vixen

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008, 01:15:10 PM »
Are there cat-girls?  *Bounces in excitement*

Offline ZephyrysTopic starter

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2008, 01:18:40 PM »
I guarantee it!

I even just added feral catgirls to the possibilities of the 'normal' wildlife.  ^^
« Last Edit: February 06, 2008, 01:25:51 PM by Zephyrys »

Offline Serenity Vixen

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008, 01:42:26 PM »
Oh!!  Can I be a native catgirl who somehow gets involved with the surviving crew?

Offline ZephyrysTopic starter

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008, 01:57:08 PM »
There would be some stipulations, but that would be viable.  :)

Offline Captain Maltese

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2008, 06:12:07 AM »
I'm not familiar with the 3+ player games, but I love the setting and may well want to join.

Offline Elvi

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2008, 06:20:23 AM »
Sounds good.

A couple of points though.

First, I assume the game is freeform?

Second, can you explain why a space ship and then a dessert island.
Would the survivers have technology, weapons, the remains of the ship?

Third, who will be playing the 'antagonists' (those already on the island)?


Offline kasen03

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2008, 06:24:06 AM »
This does sound very intriguing.  I've had bad experiences with the group games in the past, but this is now on my watch list.. and mmm.. possibly tossing my hat into the ring.

I love the stranded type theme.. and just finished playing through Sims Castaways :)  Bang those rocks together.

Offline Elvi

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2008, 06:28:55 AM »
Yeah it has to be a good group for a multi player to work Kasen...

Offline Sabby

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2008, 07:13:01 AM »
Ooh! Ooh! I call a spot! Can I play? :)

Offline ZephyrysTopic starter

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2008, 09:06:00 AM »
First, I assume the game is freeform?
I'm considering adapting an ultra-light system that would merely give me a basis for deciding success or failure for more complicated tasks.  Once point distribution to four basic stats are complete, the entire thing would be GM-level, so it would be virtually identical to freeform.  Also, for exploration, a grid map will be used to signify which areas were explored and for things like travel time.

Second, can you explain why a space ship and then a dessert island.
Would the survivers have technology, weapons, the remains of the ship?
The ship will still be relatively intact from the crash, and will offer shelter and some basic luxuries and supplies to start out with.  Many of the resources will deplete shortly into the game.  The main appeal of Sci Fi-to-Survival is the addition of non-human races to the mix and the idea of putting people in a situation of high technology to a situation of virtually none.

Third, who will be playing the 'antagonists' (those already on the island)?
Those will be entirely ran as NPCs unless there is huge demand for people to play them.

Offline Elvi

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2008, 09:13:42 AM »
So there'll be supplies but no technology?
(Sort of all systems down, no power/light/heat type thing?)
What about weapons?

I think I 'might' be able to stagger through rules light....*smiles*

Offline ZephyrysTopic starter

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2008, 09:24:44 AM »
So there'll be supplies but no technology?
(Sort of all systems down, no power/light/heat type thing?)
The ship will have a few day's worth of emergency power, which allows for low lighting and running water, but after the time is up, that's it.  Subject to change if people would rather be thrown into the dark from the getgo.  :)

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What about weapons?
Weapons would be non-existent save for any the PCs brought with them and the captain's pistol.  In addition, powered weapons will probably run out of cells shortly, and ballistic weapons will run out of ammunition.

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I think I 'might' be able to stagger through rules light....*smiles*
:)  You'll probably forget the stats are there.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2008, 09:30:40 AM by Zephyrys »

Offline Sabby

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2008, 09:29:28 AM »
I can see this having a paranoia aspect to it... Captain has the only pistol, Captain makes too many unpopular decisions... pretty clear where such a situation is headed >.>

Offline Elvi

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2008, 09:31:21 AM »
All the characters are 'human'....are there other races allowed?

Offline Captain Maltese

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2008, 09:52:15 AM »
If this is practically freeform I think I'm in.

Offline schnookums

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2008, 10:04:54 AM »
Dammit...this one sounds way too much fun...I'm in so many games though...but I want to play too, hrm..

Offline ZephyrysTopic starter

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2008, 10:09:21 AM »
All the characters are 'human'....are there other races allowed?
Correct.  Non-human Humanoid races are always allowed.  If the game is exotic, then non-humanoid races would also be allowed.  I would poise the question to the prospective players as to whether they would want the game normal or exotic, and would talk to the players, if we go exotic, about how far to take everything.  Hopefully, we'll figure out something everyone will like.

Offline Elvi

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2008, 10:14:35 AM »
*nods*

OK...I'll give it a go....

Offline ZephyrysTopic starter

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2008, 10:27:18 AM »
If schnookums and kasen03 sign all the way into the idea, I think that'll be enough players for me.

Offline Sabby

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2008, 10:30:14 AM »
I'm in too :)

Offline ZephyrysTopic starter

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2008, 10:36:24 AM »
Yep, I counted ya.  :)

Offline schnookums

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2008, 11:09:13 AM »
Well, if me joining will get this going then count me in fully then!

Offline ZephyrysTopic starter

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2008, 11:30:46 AM »
So the players interested are as follows, to my current understanding...
CptCalico
Elvi
Sabbat
schnookums
Serenity Vixen

We're currently pending on:
kasen03

I'll give him a day or two to respond, and then the details will be passed out through Personal Messages.

Offline Serenity Vixen

Re: Stranded! - Interest Check
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2008, 01:08:06 PM »
Awesome!!   I vote Exotic!!
I bet that was a surprise to everyone

*Meow!!*