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Offline Thufir Hawat

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2014, 03:12:22 AM »
*Grin* It begins. Hopefully we can grab a couple more people. In my experience, 6-7 is a good number for a PbP game, if you want to have 4-5 players. <_<

Also, 'Carny' is fine. :)
How about Carne instead :P?
I'd consider a Hardholder, makes it logical why we'd be together with a Hocus and a Savvyhead. Second option would be a Battlebabe, male in either case.

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Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2014, 07:14:24 PM »
Are you still looking for players?

I absolutely love AW and the Move Engine.

Offline CarnivalOfTheGoat

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2014, 08:34:45 PM »
Are you still looking for players?

I absolutely love AW and the Move Engine.

I believe we are? There certainly hasn't been anything like a 'recruiting closed' statement, people are just picking character types.

Offline Cold HeritageTopic starter

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2014, 09:31:28 PM »
If you wish to participate, SGTDan, you are more than welcome. As CarnivalOfTheGoat said, I just have people picking out playbooks right now. I think I will give it a few more days to see if anyone wanders by before starting actually getting into character generation proper and then a 'first session,' as such things can be on message boards.

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Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2014, 09:46:08 PM »
If you wish to participate, SGTDan, you are more than welcome. As CarnivalOfTheGoat said, I just have people picking out playbooks right now. I think I will give it a few more days to see if anyone wanders by before starting actually getting into character generation proper and then a 'first session,' as such things can be on message boards.
Awesome I have a Gunlugger/Q idea bouncing around in my head.

http://nerdwerds.blogspot.ca/2012/12/all-of-playbooks.html

Also good site with most of teh extra playbooks and fan made books in there
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Offline CarnivalOfTheGoat

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2014, 03:34:08 PM »
Awesome I have a Gunlugger/Q idea bouncing around in my head.

http://nerdwerds.blogspot.ca/2012/12/all-of-playbooks.html

Also good site with most of teh extra playbooks and fan made books in there

I don't think it's quite been made fiat yet, but there seems to be a lean towards not using any of the non-standard playbooks. Both due to potential issues of balance (which is a peculiar concept in AW, IMHO, more so than in most games) and out of consideration for this being our GM's first run of AW.

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Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2014, 03:48:22 PM »
I don't think it's quite been made fiat yet, but there seems to be a lean towards not using any of the non-standard playbooks. Both due to potential issues of balance (which is a peculiar concept in AW, IMHO, more so than in most games) and out of consideration for this being our GM's first run of AW.
Of course, just sharing nonetheless

Also has some really cool fan made hacks using Move Engine.  I particularly like The Regiment one but anyways still something cool to have bookmarked if you enjoy AW and it's offshots.

Offline Cold HeritageTopic starter

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2014, 07:51:51 PM »
I had nerdwerd's blog post already bookmarked, but thanks nonetheless. It is a neat resource and some of the fan hacks seemed neat.

Staying with the official playbooks does seem like the best course for my first outing. I am more or less okay with the limited edition playbooks, barring the Marmot, the Space Marine Mammal, and the Macaluso. I have yet to get a good handle on the Macaluso, and with the other two . . . I don't know. I don't think I can fulfill the MC duties when it comes to those two playbooks.

Offline CarnivalOfTheGoat

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2014, 08:35:58 PM »
*Mumblemumblemumblescribblescrawl*

Resurrection (Apocalypse World: Chopper)
There'd been a dozen kegs the night they buried Hammer Pete. Good beer. The stuff no-one had anymore. There'd been half that many bottles and canteens of water at her waist when she staggered out of town into the depths of Hell to dig up his grave, and no-one had those anymore, not even her. Once, she wouldn't have had to steal water. Wouldn't have had to filch a stick to lean on. But she knew that nobody would follow her out onto the cracked surface of Hell's Anvil. They'd tried to kill her and left her strung up to the roadsign outside of town. Warning to others. They'd backed their big old rattle-trap truck three times over her hawg before somebody with a dollop of sense yelled at the driver to stop, that the old bike had been worth something as parts.

Her nails were broken and her knuckles were bloody from turning over the rocks of the caern. Easy rocks for a posse of drunken bikers to hoist into place beside a bonfire in the cool of night. Harder for a lone and parched woman under the scorching sun. When the rocks were gone, the time-packed sand wore at her hands until they were raw. The more of it she dug out of Pete's grave, the more of it seemed to slip and slide back in, driven by the wind that was closer kin to a blowtorch than to a cooling carress on her cheek.

For a time, she thought she'd remembered wrong. She stopped more than once, staring in panic around the horizon of the cracked playa. That hill there. That butte. That mound. Could the mound have moved? Wind-driven, years-shifted? Then she found his skull, tugged it out of the sand's sucking grasp, hurled it aside, out of the shallow pit she was making.

They'd buried the Hammer the Old Way. Standing in the saddle. Down in the cool sand between the shanks of his thighbones was a bike. An old bike. A true hawg born out of the Motor City's long-stilled furnaces with the old aitch-dee stamped on its tank. The kind of hawg that didn't quit, it just kept going so long as you kept feeding it hate and spite and scooping up the oil that drooled out of it to pour back into its pans. But it had been the Hammer's Harley, and here she was profaning his grave. And how did she think she was going to get it up and out of there?

She strewed yellowed, crackling ribs for a time, then took a sharp piece of broken bone and uses it to punch holes in the discolored plastic of the water bottles, tearing them open and licking at the jagged, chemical reek for any faintness of moisture. It wasn't enough. But if she could get the hawg, she wouldn't need water.

She wouldn't need anything.

---

Sand crackled and ground in the old bike's hubs as she leaned against it, weakly trying to shove it along with her body-weight, but she was too lean, too weak. The water had left her body, flown off to the cruel sun and she was a dried-out husk, light as a feather, barely able to shift the ancient, crusted mass of steel. Her unbooted feet sank in the shifting powder of the playa's clay tiles, feeling them crunch and give beneath her with each unsteady step.

The sun wasn't cooperating. It should've been setting. Should've been letting the cool night out. And it should've been over there, unless she'd turned, somehow, lost track of where she was going.

She cursed the sun and leaned against the bike's burning metal, embracing it. She didn't need water. She had the Hammer's hawg.

When she came to, the sun was behind her again. Had she slept all night? The unyielding embrace of the jagged metal beneath her ticked slowly as it heated up, drinking in the sun's fire. She tried to stand. Failed. Tried to pull the bike upright again. There was no sign of the playa's edge. No indication of her guiding hill.

It occurred to her in a moment of feverish clarity that she could follow the bike's wandering track back, follow the corkscrewing gouge of her deliriumed path to the hole in the ground, crawl in next to what was left of the Hammer and pull the bike in on top of her.

But she couldn't get the bike up again. She couldn't even cry. Not for Hammer Pete, struck down so young with such a fine ride. Not for herself here on the Anvil at the End of the World. All the tears were gone.

Having stolen her tears, the sun hovered in her vision, seeming close enough to reach out and touch. Bloody, it hung low ahead of her as she lay half-across the fallen hawg, unmoving.

After a time, it didn't even feel hot.

Offline CarnivalOfTheGoat

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2014, 08:53:50 PM »
On a not 100% unrelated to AW note, has anyone read Emma Bull's Bone Dance? An extremely messed-up post-apocalyptic urban romp with just a hint of the supernatural (just a hint, not the actuality, not really) and a totally amazing societal 'feel' to a community living in an 'electricity monopoly empire' in a ruined city.

Highest recommendation. Seriously.

Offline AndyZ

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2014, 09:28:20 PM »
Is there any link between Apocalypse World and Dungeon World?  Or just coincidental names?

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Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2014, 09:32:43 PM »
Is there any link between Apocalypse World and Dungeon World?  Or just coincidental names?
Dungeon World is based on AW's mechanics

Offline AndyZ

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2014, 09:37:24 PM »
Ah, interesting.  Thank you.

Offline Riveda

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2014, 09:41:33 PM »
Dungeon World is based on AW's mechanics
Yeah, take DW and subtract out what came from OD&D and what's left almost all came from AW.

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Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2014, 09:51:42 PM »
Ah, interesting.  Thank you.
No probelm mate

Offline Cold HeritageTopic starter

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2014, 12:07:54 AM »
I am not a drinker of beer, but it seems like 50+ year old beer would be killer.

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Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2014, 08:29:52 PM »
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Just found this and may be my character's theme

Offline CarnivalOfTheGoat

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2014, 09:56:58 PM »
Just found this and may be my character's theme

I seem to mostly be channeling Rez ideas through ol' BöC (esp. Transmaniacon MC, the Altamonte story) a fair bit of Motörhead (Iron Horse, Iron Fist) and some flyers like Megadeath (Moto Psycho) and Steve Vai (Bad Horsie).

Offline Cold HeritageTopic starter

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2014, 10:07:14 PM »
I guess we may as well go ahead and get into character creation. As most of you seem familiar with the process, please feel free to use whatever format you feel most comfortable with. Given the very interconnected nature of character generation, I would prefer that everyone post here, unless there is something that any of you feel merits special vetting and approval.

Offline Ebb

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2014, 10:35:00 PM »
I guess we may as well go ahead and get into character creation. As most of you seem familiar with the process, please feel free to use whatever format you feel most comfortable with. Given the very interconnected nature of character generation, I would prefer that everyone post here, unless there is something that any of you feel merits special vetting and approval.

It would probably be a good idea to create an OOC thread somewhere for this instead of using this one, since this will keep bumping up to the top of RP requests.


Offline Cold HeritageTopic starter

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #45 on: March 18, 2014, 11:22:32 PM »
Ah, right. Does anyone have any objections to Light: Human Small Groups?

Offline Riveda

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2014, 01:16:27 AM »
Ah, right. Does anyone have any objections to Light: Human Small Groups?
AW being what it is, perhaps we'd better put it in NC rather than Light.

Offline CarnivalOfTheGoat

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2014, 03:55:49 AM »
Have to agree with Riveda here. AW involves a LOT of power exchange simply by the fashion in which the characters are likely to interact. It's not quite on the level of Monster Hearts (which can pretty much be viewed in some circumstances as locking a pair of characters into a rape situation) in that regard, but it's not a game which should be assumed to involve 'the better angels of our nature'.

Obviously, 'fade to black' is potentially useful if someone really gets uncomfortable, but there are times when things will happen which really redefine a relationship between characters, and trying to tuck it into a box without at least agreement between the players of what happened in the box and what attitudes the two will come out of it with just isn't going to work.

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Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #48 on: March 19, 2014, 10:16:49 AM »
I agree with Carne and Riveda, most AW games I've played in have gone that way before either intentionally or unintentionally.

Offline Thufir Hawat

Re: Would anyone want to play Apocalypse World?
« Reply #49 on: March 19, 2014, 02:10:00 PM »
Yeah, I agree NC would be the better option. Depending on the nature of the Apocalypse, Human might also be exchanged for Exotic ;).
Personally, I would rather play a game where humans are the only sapient ones, but I still feel like it should be mentioned ;D!