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Author Topic: '80s Videos, Pop culture and RPGs  (Read 1192 times)

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« on: April 24, 2007, 02:53:06 AM »
Back in the '80s, music were REAL Music Videos. MTV  actually showed them.

 I was gaming almost every weekend .
 This video fit perfectly the mood of a relationship I was in back then : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X69xQl-xF1k&mode=related&search=

The young lady had actually played in 2 or 3 game sessions of a TRAVELLER game that I was running.

 That was when videos were more like "mini-movies". If you compare Motion Pictures to Novels or Novellas , then the better videos were like shortstories.

 That was also back when I deciided that i'd never be in a role playing group that was "all guys" -  tried to do that a few times . It just felt unnatural. Every group I've been in since has had at least 1 woman , sometimes 2 to 3 as players.

 Another good one from the 80s , that I also associate with RPGs :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcOZ6xFxJqg
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The return of 'You can't take the Sky From me!'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUn-eN8mkDw&feature=rec-fresh+div

This is what a really cool FANTASY RPG should be like :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-WnjVUBDbs

Still here, still alive, at least Seven years now...

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2007, 12:59:08 PM »
You know that my ideal cyberpunk game is like a Duran Duran video shot on the Blade Runner set, right?

That said, I've used a few New Wave references in gaming through the years, and in my current D6 Space game moreso than usual.  There's a guy named Nik Kershaw, who captains a pirate cruiser aclled the Human Racing; there's a Wiedlin Station, named after Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's; there's an upcoming NPC named Webber, after Gary Webb AKA Gary Numan; somewhere, there's gonna be a ship called the Spring Session M, which is a Missing Persons album - and an anagram of their name.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2007, 01:39:51 PM »
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There's a guy named Nik Kershaw, who captains a pirate cruiser aclled the Human Racing


:haw: :eek: :haw:

That's just sick and wrong.
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2007, 06:29:01 PM »
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:haw: :eek: :haw:

That's just sick and wrong.
Yeah, I know, I mistyped "called".

Oh, and link, if the reference doesn't ring a bell.
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2007, 08:11:36 PM »
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You know that my ideal cyberpunk game is like a Duran Duran video shot on the Blade Runner set, right?

That said, I've used a few New Wave references in gaming through the years, and in my current D6 Space game moreso than usual.  There's a guy named Nik Kershaw, who captains a pirate cruiser aclled the Human Racing; there's a Wiedlin Station, named after Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's; there's an upcoming NPC named Webber, after Gary Webb AKA Gary Numan; somewhere, there's gonna be a ship called the Spring Session M, which is a Missing Persons album - and an anagram of their name.


i would love to play in that game :win: :swoon:

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2007, 12:21:12 PM »
Every time I hear Huey Lewis and the News, or ZZ Topp, I want to run a RQIII game....

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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2007, 12:50:04 PM »
Hmm, in the eighties my games always looked like this but I always wanted them more this way...
 

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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2007, 01:32:13 PM »
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i would love to play in that game :win: :swoon:


You ain't the only one, beeber.  I've been itching to be in one of Rotwang's radical games since I first heard about 'em.
 

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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2007, 03:08:44 PM »
For years this Video (and space hunters) WAS Traveller to me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10Cf_92rXeg
 

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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2007, 03:44:42 PM »
Spacehunter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbrSIpi3fjE

We've all been there
 

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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2007, 02:43:03 PM »
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Hmm, in the eighties my games always looked like this but I always wanted them more this way...


It is a sad fact, that in the 1980's, while most of us wanted our games to be like "Lord of the Rings" or "Elric", they generally ended up like "Hawk the Slayer"...

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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2007, 04:47:17 PM »
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It is a sad fact, that in the 1980's, while most of us wanted our games to be like "Lord of the Rings" or "Elric", they generally ended up like "Hawk the Slayer"...

If only. I'd gladly sacrifice random barnyard animals to get a decent Jack Palance voice for my baddies...
 

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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2007, 04:50:10 PM »
Ha!  Excellent!

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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2007, 10:13:34 AM »
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It is a sad fact, that in the 1980's, while most of us wanted our games to be like "Lord of the Rings" or "Elric", they generally ended up like "Hawk the Slayer"...


Hey don't knock it, I started out aiming for "Hawk the Slayer"

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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2007, 10:32:59 AM »
My first character in Sandy Petersen's RQIII playtest campaign was an Orlanthi 'hunter' named Toran.

He was a direct ripoff of the Toran character from "The Archer: Fugitive From the Empire".

Man, they don't make 'em like that any more...