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« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2007, 02:49:34 PM »
Somewhere I still got this movie RPG ("Extreme Vengeance"?), and one possible plot I came up with involved the guy from "They Live" (Rowdy Roddy Piper) revealing the existance of some leftover aliens to Jack Burton. Those aliens basically are the big cheese of the PRC... They Live meets Big Trouble in Little China meets the Matrix meets other Carpenter movies...

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« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2007, 03:32:14 PM »
For me, one of the best things to come out of the 80s was Toto's "Africa". God, I love that song.  It'd goy the hint of adventure, far-off locales, a peaceful nighttime it.

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« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2007, 04:31:01 PM »
"Extreme Vengeance" is a beautiful, underrated RPG.

And I played a character named Antonio Machísimo.
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« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2007, 09:44:48 AM »
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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;
I bet it would be good to be in his shoes, even just for one day.
I can rarely listen to Zeppelin's The Lemon Song without imagining a hot cyberchick and a vatgrown ninja stalking each other around a derelict skyscraper end ending in a savage, stylish melee. I sometimes wonder if St Bill of Gibson got inspired by the same song. A lot of the Cult's Sonic Temple LP is good CP theme music for me too.
If I ever run anything set in the Vietnam war, I've got an entire MP3 playlist sitting on my hard drive, dominated (unsurprisingly) by CCR. You just cant beat the eerie opening of Run Through the Jungle or their atmospheric version of Heard it Through the Grapevine for imagining nervous GIs patrolling the bush
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« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2007, 05:34:31 PM »
Another classic of the '80s is coming back from the dead:

JOHN RAMBO trailer here.

Holy. Shit. :worthy:
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« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2007, 01:42:15 AM »
Hell, I still remember this one fondly and once wondered if I could work it into a role playing game :

Chris DeBurgh  "Don't Pay The Ferryman"

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The return of 'You can't take the Sky From me!'

This is what a really cool FANTASY RPG should be like :

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

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« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2007, 04:10:50 PM »
I am quite interested in the new Rambo film, and I hope that the trailer doesn't misrepresent the film.

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« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2007, 08:11:57 PM »
I'm wary of said film. So far the trailers haven't much impressed me. But I am patient.