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Author Topic: Interest Check, BESM, MST3K-esque game. Bad Movies, Ho! [Probably NCES]  (Read 1249 times)

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Offline AjoxerTopic starter

This game would use a BESM 2e Revised Tristat system, persistent character point totals, but NOT characters. Essentially, you'd be playing a group of noncorporeal entities taking part in a series of very bad movies, randomly generated with a little table that I have put together http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=429588 there. The goal of the game would be to get through each movie, and to make snarky comments, and probably get laid, while avoiding Death By Sex. If you have ever watched MST3K, or really ANY bad movies, then you will have a good idea for this.

Characters would generally be pretty low power, but depending on the movie, there would be some potential for a lot of fun. Who thinks that this is the sort of game they'd be interested in taking part in? And, of course, sex in the movies could be incidental to the main plot, connected, or in fact the major facet of the movie- B-movies can get porno, too!

There are a few ideas I have for house-rules, including a 'Mockery' bonus, ala the Stunt Bonuses of Exalted, where making an 'OOC'(for the movie) mockery of the game in ways that give people a laugh can get you a bonus to your actions- A german shepherd wearing a bad costume is easier to dodge than a fire-breathing hellhound, after all!
« Last Edit: December 19, 2008, 01:38:48 PM by Ajoxer »

Offline CirclMastr

Re: Interest Check, BESM, MST3K-esque game. Bad Movies, Ho!
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008, 04:48:11 PM »
I'm up for trying it.

Offline AjoxerTopic starter

Re: Interest Check, BESM, MST3K-esque game. Bad Movies, Ho!
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008, 04:48:44 PM »
If you don't have familiarity with 2e BESM or MST3K, I should note, I can help to improve that.

Offline Mystic Dragon

Re: Interest Check, BESM, MST3K-esque game. Bad Movies, Ho!
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2008, 05:00:59 PM »
Sounds interesting- I know tristat rules through Sailor Moon RPG, but only know about MST through "Manos, the Hands of Fate."

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Re: Interest Check, BESM, MST3K-esque game. Bad Movies, Ho!
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2008, 01:41:10 AM »
I'm somewhat familiar with MST3k.  I'm torn.  Some of the jokes are good, but sometimes the movies are so slow they kinda put me to sleep. 

The system, I don't know anything about. 

Is the idea that the players should know actual movies in question? 
Are you going to provide details about the look of things as well as the supposed story? 
Or, are the players supposed to guess that things look cheesy (whichever parts they want), and simply make their guesses sound interesting?

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Re: Interest Check, BESM, MST3K-esque game. Bad Movies, Ho!
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2008, 03:29:24 AM »
I'll join in, but if we can balance the genders. 'Tis a sausage fest :(

Offline AjoxerTopic starter

Re: Interest Check, BESM, MST3K-esque game. Bad Movies, Ho!
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2008, 12:46:45 PM »
There's hardly a need to play your gender. Though yeah, for some reason, there just isn't enough female interest in these games.

Maybe it's fear of Death by Sex.

But! There's no need to know about the MST3K series, or the actual movies. I'll be generating the movies, and you are free to assume that anything you might want to roll a bonus on is. in fact, bad and/or cheesy.

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Re: Interest Check, BESM, MST3K-esque game. Bad Movies, Ho! [Probably NCES]
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2008, 02:28:47 PM »
Ahhh, MST3K!
This would be...amusing...

I remember their send-up of every Roger Corman movie ever made.

Offline AjoxerTopic starter

Re: Interest Check, BESM, MST3K-esque game. Bad Movies, Ho! [Probably NCES]
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2008, 09:01:38 PM »
Alright. I want to get a sound-off of people who are interested in this idea. If I get at least three people, then I'll start up the game and we can roll up our first movie. For character creation: We'll start at 25 Character Points, on the high end of low-powered games, and use Occult Horror as the skill system, with the addition of Genre Savviness, a special skill used for understanding that you're in a movie, valued at 5 points per rank, because it's bloody important. For notes about characters, you may play varying roles depending on movies, but in cases where you play characters who are, for example, students, it will be blatantly obvious that the actor playing them is healthily above the age of consent. This is fertile ground for Mockery attempts.
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Re: Interest Check, BESM, MST3K-esque game. Bad Movies, Ho! [Probably NCES]
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2008, 09:12:43 PM »
Tentative interest--if I can think of an appropriately hack, trite, and cliche character.  :)  And stat 'em appropriately.  I think I still have my copy of It Came From The Late, Late, Late Show around somewhere, that should help...

Offline CirclMastr

Re: Interest Check, BESM, MST3K-esque game. Bad Movies, Ho! [Probably NCES]
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2008, 08:47:08 PM »
Leonard Maltin gives this thread two and a half stars.  By which I mean I'm still interested.

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Re: Interest Check, BESM, MST3K-esque game. Bad Movies, Ho! [Probably NCES]
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2008, 11:48:44 PM »
Okay, I actually love this idea, at least enough to try it out. Plus me being back in the swing of things means I want to start playing again.

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Re: Interest Check, BESM, MST3K-esque game. Bad Movies, Ho! [Probably NCES]
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2008, 08:14:29 AM »
http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=26541.0 Here we go, then. Build your characters on 13 points, you'll get to add the other 12 in 'modifications' after we decide the basics of the movie. Lets try to keep this snappy, people, we wanna get these movies flowing fast! Schnookums, get in touch with me on AIM ASAP if you can, MadPanda, do the same.

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Re: Interest Check, BESM, MST3K-esque game. Bad Movies, Ho! [Probably NCES]
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2008, 11:44:43 AM »
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