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Offline MindhazingsquidTopic starter

Steampunk
« on: December 27, 2006, 12:51:48 AM »
I'm wondering if anyone is interested in a steampunk freeform game?  It could be victorian or alternate modern or semi-fantasy.  This would be a one on one or maybe a small group.

Offline NikitaFirestar

Re: Steampunk
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2006, 01:35:45 AM »
What exactly is steampunk? I love victorian settings, so that perked my interest *Chuckles*

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2006, 08:26:32 AM »
Are you thinking 'Castle Falkenstein' or something more 'realistic'?  ;D

Offline Arander

Re: Steampunk
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2006, 08:53:43 AM »
This helps explain Steampunk fairly well:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk

Offline Caustic

Re: Steampunk
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2006, 01:21:14 PM »
Christ, I can't believe I never thought of this.  *smack*

Hell yes, put me down as 'very interested'.

Offline Vice

Re: Steampunk
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2006, 03:03:04 PM »
Is there anyone who doesn't like steampunk?  :D

Offline Caustic

Re: Steampunk
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2006, 03:06:26 PM »
... Probably.  Some mundane somewhere... probably shopping at Bed, Bath, and Beyond right now, though.

Offline Nalla

Re: Steampunk
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2006, 05:16:41 PM »
Me too.  Keep me posted.

Offline NikitaFirestar

Re: Steampunk
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2006, 07:23:17 PM »
Ah, ok. That all makes sense! I'd love to play in something like that!

Offline NightBird

Re: Steampunk
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2006, 09:56:14 PM »
*ears perk at the mention of Victorian steampunk*

If there's still room, I'd love to hear more...

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2006, 10:11:28 PM »
Okay, I'll bite too, if there's still room. 

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2006, 10:13:07 PM »
If we do Castle Falkenstein, I call dibs on the Dragon!

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Offline MindhazingsquidTopic starter

Re: Steampunk
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2006, 10:25:36 PM »
I have no idea what Castle Falkenstein is.  I didn't have any actual setting in mind.  I personally prefer fantastic steampunk, like Arcanum, but with better gameplay, hah hah.

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2006, 10:33:12 PM »
Castle Falkenstein is definitely fantasy steampunk--Jules Verne technology, high sorcery, sidhe (both Seelie and Unseelie), and of course the Dragons.   ;)  But it isn't to everybody's taste, and the original game by R. Talisoran was a bit quirky--rather like FUDGE in its mechanics, only with playing cards instead of dice.

It was just the first thing that came to mind when I saw 'steampunk'.   :D

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2006, 10:41:36 PM »
I don't know FUDGE either, heh.

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2006, 10:44:56 PM »
We can just freeform it.  The play's the thing, anyhow.   ;D

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Offline NikitaFirestar

Re: Steampunk
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2006, 10:46:44 PM »
*laughs* Well I'm a bit lost, but excited. If its anything like Orson Wells books, I know that kind of thing. *Chuckles* And I'd love to play a Victorian woman!

Offline MindhazingsquidTopic starter

Re: Steampunk
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2006, 10:57:12 PM »
Well, how about we mix them all together and make it an alternate victorian-earth (so everyone knows the setting) with a fantastic undercurrent.

Offline NikitaFirestar

Re: Steampunk
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2006, 11:00:18 PM »
Ooooh, that could be fun. I have a victorian char already made, with room for an abusive father and adoring older brother, if anyones interested *Giggles*

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2006, 11:03:10 PM »
Hmm.  I should toss together a few notes on Falkenstein dragons for GMly review, then.  And find my write-up of Simon, Lord Absquith...

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2006, 11:04:12 PM »
*Grins and waits patiently as she can*

Offline MindhazingsquidTopic starter

Re: Steampunk
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2006, 11:07:49 PM »
Ooo!  Ooo!  Can I be the brother? Hah hah

Is a London setting agreable to everyone?

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2006, 11:08:15 PM »
*Chuckles* London is fine, and sure you can. Send me a pm when you want for detail hashing.

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« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2006, 11:11:28 PM »
London works just fine.  ;D

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2006, 11:58:57 PM »
Sounds great. 

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