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Offline Celestial GoblinTopic starter

Voices From Below and the Long Stairs
« on: May 19, 2008, 11:10:26 AM »
This is a really awesome stuff some people on rpg.net wrote up.
Modern military in nightmarish Gygaxian dungeons. Just read it yourself, it's really cool:)
http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=391379

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Re: Voices From Below and the Long Stairs
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008, 02:19:26 PM »
Only read the first page so far, but it sounds like a great idea for a campaign.

Who wants to run it?  ;D

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Re: Voices From Below and the Long Stairs
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008, 07:28:44 PM »
*blinks*

I LOVE it!

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Re: Voices From Below and the Long Stairs
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 01:53:04 AM »
I'm so tempted to toss aside my current campaign idea and run this, instead. Seriously, that is *amazing*.

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Re: Voices From Below and the Long Stairs
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 12:40:13 PM »
I finished reading the thread (63 pages) in work. I want to play this game :)

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Re: Voices From Below and the Long Stairs
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 02:34:23 PM »
I even have a character concept in mind. Admittedly, it borrows to a certain extent from a certain character in a Geiger-inspired horror film, but it would so fit.

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Re: Voices From Below and the Long Stairs
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2008, 04:52:25 PM »
Read the thread, if you haven't already. There are some excellent characters developed in there. Especially Martinet  ;D

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Re: Voices From Below and the Long Stairs
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2008, 10:46:01 PM »
I haven't gotten through all of it yet, just the first three pages, but I'm plugging away a page at a time when I have a few minutes.

Offline Celestial GoblinTopic starter

Re: Voices From Below and the Long Stairs
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2008, 09:25:45 AM »
Once I take care about all the !@$%@% I'm dealing right now, I'm willing to run this.
My idea of system would be Savage Worlds or Microlite20.

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Re: Voices From Below and the Long Stairs
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2008, 11:59:09 AM »
I'm familiar with Savage Worlds and have enjoyed the few games I've played using it. What's Microlite20?

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Re: Voices From Below and the Long Stairs
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2008, 04:22:20 PM »
Microlite d20 is an 'ultra light' version of d20.
http://wiki.greywulf.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl/Macropedia/Microlite20
Not a bad thing for a game that's got a lot to do with D&D, especially old D&D.

I really love Savage Worlds, though. It's cool that I'm not alone in enjoying this game:)

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Re: Voices From Below and the Long Stairs
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2008, 05:51:32 PM »
Not sure how good a fit Savage Worlds would be.

We're talking about running it in my local club, possibly using Call of Cthulhu.

The GM isn't telling the other players what it will be though  ;D I'll be the ringer, the vet assigned to take care of the rookies. I just need to find a suitable military phrase for the acronym DCF so I can refer to us as Dungeon Crawling Fools and have a shoulder flash with Belkar on it  ;D

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Re: Voices From Below and the Long Stairs
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2008, 07:52:13 AM »
Savage Worlds is good for military vs monsters action and I'd add one of the insanity mechanics to simulate acclimation. Though CoC could work nice enough for a more serious, less heroic game.

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Re: Voices From Below and the Long Stairs
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2008, 11:57:29 AM »
I tried Savage Worlds while doing Necessary Evil, and its an ok system, but I don't think it a great one. My own initial thoughts were towards d20 Modern or something like that. I've only ever tried CoC at cons, so wouldn't call myself any way familiar with it. I wonder how well nWoD might do?