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Author Topic: Hollow Earth Pulp Adventure Interest Check (Freeform, LGBT friendly - 1930's Strangeness!)  (Read 449 times)

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So here is my latest idea.  I am thinking a Hollow Earth Pulp style game, 1930ís-ish.  I am looking for a group of explorers and accidental tourists that set out on one adventure and find themselves stranded in a world both familiar and out of time...Hollow Earth!  The starting group would not be from Hollow Earth but elements that exist there could become player characters as they are discovered.  So if a Guided Sandbox style game that involves Explorers, Amazons, Dinosaurs, Sabertooth Tigers, Atlanteans and Naziís sounds fun (and really who doesn't like punching Nazi's), let us discuss strange science and leopard skin bikiniís. 

If there is enough interest I will develop this more and start a recruitment thread.

I will endeavor to create NPCís of different genders and orientations, which should be interesting as I have not done so in the past, but want to be more inclusive in the future.  That said all genders and orientations welcome as I have never had a problem with others playing anyone they like. 

If we get into recruitment and character creation I would be handling the role of Expedition patron so we can have a direction to start off the game and move on from there.  As mentioned above the players would need to start out as part of the expedition or on the same boat for whatever reason.  I would also ask that real people and not artwork be used as face claims.
 

« Last Edit: August 19, 2015, 12:10:03 PM by Crash »

Offline Foxy Oni

Oooo... I'm a sucker for Burroughs type stuff so I'd be down.

Online CrashTopic starter

Definitely going a little campy here and a little cheesecake is kind of build into the genre.

Some inspirations...

(Yes they are not all 1930ís)



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Expressing tentative interest.

So I imagine the expedition will be looking to hire a combination of muscle and brains? Experts in various forms of science and history combined with brawny folks that can just get things done? What sort of client would they be leading into this expedition? High class? Perhaps big game hunters? What would be known so far versus how much is mystery?

Online CrashTopic starter

The players would know nothing of Hollow Earth.  The Expedition leader would be a famous Britsh adventurer.  The ship will be chartered to travel to the Yucatan but will not have made it.  The ship will have been a liner with other passengers too to allow for fish out of water characters.  Yes brawn and brains are needed on an expedition but some positions are vanity too.

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a little cheesecake is kind of build into the genre.
Dude, cake is baked, baked in. But it's also cheesecake, so I guessed it's whipped. >:)

Offline Foxy Oni

Some inspirations...

(Yes they are not all 1930ís)



I demand that gentleman be in the story in one for or another. That facial hair is too good to pass up.

I'm thinking of maybe being an actress who is supposed to join her film crew on location for a monster movie. So she would really be a fish out of water.

Online CrashTopic starter

Oh I plan on having him or someone like him in the story.

That concept fits in quite well.

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Got a few potential ideas bouncing around my head. A boxer that failed to take a fall he was supposed to take, running with the money and using the expedition as a sort of hiding place to lay low. A journalist of sorts, either writer or a radio announcer using the trip for a story. Or a down-on-his-luck fellow whose best girl left him after he had been unemployed for a while and took a job as part of the expedition (part of its maintenance crew for whatever vessel they're on?) because, hey, a job in this day and age is a blessing. Doesn't matter where it is or where it's taking you.

I'll see if I can figure something out.

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Dibs on the big game hunter with a million stories and he knows everyone because he's been their safari guide.

Offline Dhi

Interested in playing a spy for the Reich.

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If we get enough interest I will get a character sheet up.

Interested in playing a spy for the Reich.

Totally works.

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Interested in playing a spy for the Reich.
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Offline Sorrow Singer

I'm interested, awesome setting choice. Still drafting character concepts.

Offline Grizzly

My curious has been piqued. 

How much of the Hollow Earth system would we need to know?  I've only played a short demo of it and I liked it, but that was several Gencons ago.


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Freeform.  Not a lot of using the game other than stealing the name and graphic. :)

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Looks like a great idea - always had a hankering to play Doc Savage :D

Offline Joel

what if it was set in the midst of WWI? 

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No, if I run this it will be the 1930's.

Offline IrishWolf

The players would know nothing of Hollow Earth.  The Expedition leader would be a famous Britsh adventurer.  The ship will be chartered to travel to the Yucatan but will not have made it.  The ship will have been a liner with other passengers too to allow for fish out of water characters.  Yes brawn and brains are needed on an expedition but some positions are vanity too.

This gives me an idea for a character. Older gentleman, somewhere in his forties, formerly an officer in the Kaiserliche Marine, a Kapitšnleutnant in command of a U-Boat, a stout monarchist and Prussian Junker, who left Germany after WW1. He's drifted around the world's oceans on different ships until ending up as second or third officer on the liner.

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One thing I require for running games is a good mix of male and female players as well as characters.  I would like to see some more female player interest before I really push forward with moving to recruitment.

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I tried to give it some thought today, but I couldn't come up with a character concept that I was really pumped about, so I'll be withdrawing my interest from the game.

Good luck, though! Sounds like it could be sweet.

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No worries Capone, this is why I do interest checks before recruitment. ;)

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I think I am going to hold off on running this one for now.  I may develop this a little more and repost it later for recruitment.  I have another idea I am going to post that does not require as many players as I feel this does.

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