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Offline MechanicalImpulsesTopic starter

Another game... it sparkles, literally
« on: January 27, 2007, 10:13:34 AM »
          Well,  its happened again…  I’ve spent too much time listening to David Bowie and Marilyn Manson
Wait!  Before you decide to flee in terror you have to hear me out! 

           Both Mechanical Animals and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust could make a perfect basis for a game.  And I want to make it happen,  I want to attempt to capture the feel that both of these albums created,  by infusing a game with enough glitter,  tight pants,  and gnarly hair styles.  It sounds shallow I know,  but before you judge lets think about it.

             A beautiful creature from out of this world suddenly appears on earth, and soon discovers music.  The creature automatically falls in love with the concept as it had nothing like this from where ever it came from.  So,  he does what any teenager wants to do…  he forms a band.  Because of his somewhat odd appearance he soon develops a following.

              Now, the music doesn’t exactly matter…  I’ve tried to roleplay a concert type scene before and it usually fails miserably.  So this would focus on the interaction with the band and fan’s instead of trying to make the musical part flow correctly.

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2007, 12:01:49 PM »
are you thinking a one on one, mechi?  or having an actual band with several people playing band members?  I'd be interested in the later set-up - i've always wanted to be in a band  :D

Offline MechanicalImpulsesTopic starter

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2007, 12:06:51 PM »
     I'd like it to have multiple characters if possible,  it'd kinda be hard to pull off as a one on one. 

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2007, 12:08:44 PM »
that's kind of what i thought - if you're willing then, I'd love to play - just don't make me be the drummer!   ;)

Offline MechanicalImpulsesTopic starter

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2007, 12:11:39 PM »
But the drummer gets stuff tossed at em...

Just drop me a line about what your thinking...  If you kind find the Dope Show Video you'll kinda get a hint at what I'm going for or just listen to either of the albums I listed.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2007, 12:14:51 PM by MechanicalImpulses »

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2007, 12:28:53 PM »
ok - got to go do some home work now - i know the artist and some of the songs from the cds, but i don't own them - have to do go steal them from someone :)

Offline MechanicalImpulsesTopic starter

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2007, 12:31:30 PM »
Hah, you could always just take the easy route and look at the lyrics over the net.

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2007, 12:41:04 PM »
lol - well, yeah - but i like to get a feel for the music too :)

Offline MechanicalImpulsesTopic starter

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2007, 12:46:28 PM »
Very true.

Offline Apple of Eris

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2007, 05:08:08 PM »
Can I be the bass player?

Offline MechanicalImpulsesTopic starter

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2007, 05:24:08 PM »
Of course you can,  I haven't really had any spots reserved... except "Not the Drummer."

Offline Elvi

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2007, 05:30:33 PM »
The drummer is the best.....they have the character and are the ones who must be hyped up the most...I have always had a soft spot for the drummer....

Offline MechanicalImpulsesTopic starter

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2007, 05:40:39 PM »
I won't argue with that... they are usually the most fit member of the band as well,  Unless were talking about John Bohnam...

Offline Elvi

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2007, 05:48:12 PM »
Hmmmmmmmm.......A wild and totally hyped up partially insane drummer in a band....now that's a part to play.....

Offline Apple of Eris

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2007, 05:49:27 PM »
Why is it always the drummers that are crazy anyway? It seems to be a recurring theme in most bands...

Offline MechanicalImpulsesTopic starter

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2007, 05:50:42 PM »
Well your more then welcome to join.

Donno...  maybe it has something to with all the adrenaline.

Offline Apple of Eris

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2007, 05:55:00 PM »
Could be, I guess bashing drums for a few hours is lible to make one a tad bit eccentric anyway.

Now this is a good excuse to dust off my bass ans see if I can still really play. I made my mom buy me bass guitar lessons after I saw that old cartoon Jem and the Holograms. :)

Offline Elvi

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2007, 06:01:18 PM »
Yep...it's the adrenalin and the ammount of energy that they have to expend during a set.....There is also a theory about the constant vibrations that they feel when playing and the ammount of concentration it takes to keep it up.

Dream job really......may join at that Mech.....*grins*


Offline MechanicalImpulsesTopic starter

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2007, 06:07:06 PM »
Most excellent...  glad to have some more people to glam it up with.

Its semi embarrassing to say this... but I actually remember that show.

Well,  that probably leaves Cherri with Guitar if she's still interested.

Still room for a keyboardist,  fans.... with the um privilege of being back stage, a money Grubbing manager attempting to have the music loose its soul for ratings…  roadies… whatever anyone can think of really.

Spots taken
Bass-  AppleofEris
Drums- Elvi
Guitar-  Cherri???
Vocals-  Mech

Offline NightBird

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2007, 06:14:13 PM »
Keyboard/synth and some backup vocals sounds like it would be cool.

I actually played a Moog synth back in the day, but never did manage to be part of a band...

Offline MechanicalImpulsesTopic starter

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2007, 06:16:34 PM »
Sounds perfect...

Offline Elvi

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2007, 06:19:09 PM »
Jem and the Holograms
*shudders*
Caught it a couple of times on saturday morning TV....

I actually played a Moog synth back in the day
Oh dear....now there's a give away on age if ever there was one......

Offline Apple of Eris

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2007, 06:52:29 PM »
Hey! I used to love that show! No making fun, I was only 8 or so when it came out...

or wait...

it first aired 5 oct, 1985 so I was nine.

Offline MechanicalImpulsesTopic starter

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2007, 06:57:33 PM »
   So should I get a board set up?  I'll still happily accept players when the game is running.

Offline Elvi

Re: Another game... it sparkles, literally
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2007, 06:59:20 PM »
Errrrrr.....yes.......in that case I was .......much older......*laughs*