Numenera/Cypher/Predation/Gods of the Fall Mash Up Interest Check [Cancelled]

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PixelatedPixie

I won't be running this one due to lack of interest.

That title is a bit of a mouthful, and I didn't even include the Strange as I don't own it (yet).

I thought it could be interesting to try and run a Numenera, Cypher (Generic/Predation/Gods of the Fall) mash-up.  They all use basically (if not entirely) the same system so I could deal with a character created in any of them. 

The premise behind it is largely based on Predation, though a player wouldn't need to be familiar with it (the blurb is below).  An attempt to reopen a time portal has succeeded, but not in the way that was hoped.  There now exist connections to not only other times, but other dimensions.  The situation as a result has gone from bad to worse.

Quote from: PredationWelcome to the Cretaceous. Our ancestors won’t climb down from the trees for another 66 million years, but here we are now. Time travel seemed like a good idea. Exploring the ancient world. Building. Creating an entire society here in the jungles of our primordial Earth. Until those SATI guys messed it all up.

We’ve got gear. We’ve got guns. We’ve even bioengineered a few dinos to our liking. And that’s good, because we’ll need it all to survive. History says there’s an asteroid headed our way, and there’s no one left alive who knows how to get back to the future.

Quote from: Gods of the FallThere was a time when gods walked the world. Their magic pervaded the earth and the sky. From their mystical realm of Elanehtar, they brought plenty and pestilence. They judged the living and the dead. Their rule was absolute.

Then Elanehtar fell to earth like a vengeful star, sparking cataclysm and plunging the world into a dark age. The gods are gone, but their works remain—scattered and broken. The world struggles under the yoke of murder, slavery, and corruption. Dark things have squirmed free of their divine prisons, and even the afterlife has become a realm of nightmares.

But a power has awoken against the darkness. A divine spark struck in the hearts of new gods-in-the-making. You have this spark—the seed of godhood within you. Can you restore what was broken before the world vanishes forever into darkness? Can you claim a place for yourself in the heavens?

So would anyone be interested, or would it be too far fetched and poorly thought out?

In terms of game details I am thinking I would make it sandboxy and try to accept most/all characters and somewhat focus it around a single town (with journeys elsewhere for groups of characters).  I would not be worrying about balance between characters.  I would likely rate it overall as Extreme (the Nightland does not sound like a pleasant place), and I would want players to be comfortable with Non-consensual, though of course I would do my best to tailor things to individual players as much as possible. 

Vergil Tanner

I'm assuming your System would be Pathfinder, right? Or would it be DnD 5e? If it's the former, I might be interested depending on the specific plot. I'd have to read the setup and the background and how you gel them, obviously, but I think this could be a cool place to slot my Empty Quiver Archer in :D
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Sain

This looks weird (in the good way), but I like the individual fluffs you picked out. So it's some kind of messy town in a world connected to other dimensions with high technology and possibly Gods there somewhere?
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PixelatedPixie

Quote from: Vergil Tanner on July 01, 2017, 02:02:21 AM
I'm assuming your System would be Pathfinder, right? Or would it be DnD 5e?

It would use the Numenera/Cypher system.  So wouldn't be compatible with Pathfinder or Dungeons and Dragons.

Quote from: Sain on July 01, 2017, 03:43:15 AM
This looks weird (in the good way), but I like the individual fluffs you picked out. So it's some kind of messy town in a world connected to other dimensions with high technology and possibly Gods there somewhere?

I was going to tie it into the idea of the Time Anomolies/Terrors.  So it would start with creatures, objects, and characters being dumped in the Predation setting.  The plot would somewhat focused on exploring why that is happening, and potentially jump into other settings occasionally.  The town would be something of a central hub as it is located near where all of this is happening. 

I have a few thoughts as to why Gods of the Fall is involved specifically.  Otherwise using the generic Cypher system I'd be open to most settings that could be reasonably explained, with the exception of the Predation 'future' timeline where the original time travelers came from (for plot reasons).


TheHangedOne

I would be interested in this.  Character creation guidelines?
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Vergil Tanner

Ah, in that case I'll have to pass. I only really know Pathfinder and a bit of DnD 5e, and I don't have the time to learn a new system. Best of luck though! :-)
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PixelatedPixie

Quote from: TheHangedMan on July 01, 2017, 08:35:44 PM
I would be interested in this.  Character creation guidelines?

Without more interest I probably won't be running it, so I hadn't posted them yet.  I'll give it a couple of more days, but it does look like the system may be too niche for the concept/website.

TheHangedOne

Quote from: PerpetuallyAnnoyedCleric on July 02, 2017, 07:34:30 PM
Without more interest I probably won't be running it, so I hadn't posted them yet.  I'll give it a couple of more days, but it does look like the system may be too niche for the concept/website.
Fair enough. Hopefully a few more pop on.
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MadPanda

Oooo!  Oooo!  NUMENERA!  I'm not the only person who's heard of this?!  (bounces around excitedly for a moment)  Or, rather, Cypher Core.  While at the moment I do not have either Predation or Gods of the Fall, I DO have the Corebook, a good chunk of Numenera library in either physical or electronic format, and a boxed set for The Strange on the way when those ship.

So color me a very interested Panda, if a somewhat slower to respond and post one.  ;D

ETA: okay, twist my arm.  Now have Gods of the Fall and Predation in PDF.  Although if I can just go with a 'vanilla' Numenera character I have a Charming Nano who Rides the Lightning I'd love to put back in action.
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