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Author Topic: "...Punching Holes in the Walls of Reality..."  (Read 798 times)

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« on: October 25, 2007, 04:30:52 PM »
What surreal dimension-hopping/swashbuckling setting could you come up with for the line or lyric:

 "...punching holes in the walls of reality..."

 Think maybe the mood of Buckaroo Banzai or "Pushing Daisies".....
 with a bit of Rock & Roll KELLY's HEROES thrown in....


 Oh yeah - this song should probably be used in the opening credits if this hypothetical RPG campaign or scenario was a TV series:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obqNCuz0VS


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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2007, 05:00:10 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2007, 05:21:26 PM »
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52?  


Is that the name of a setting ?
 Or a TV series that I've missed?
(if it is meant as a punchline - I don't know the full story)



Ignore the visuals in the video ...just listen to the mood of the song. (well some of the women dancing in it are rather NICE, so you can't ignore it all.)


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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2007, 05:54:53 PM »
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obqNCuz0VS


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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2007, 06:05:01 PM »
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 Well thats a new wrinkle - was working fine just 2 to 3 hours ago.
The return of 'You can't take the Sky From me!'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUn-eN8mkDw&feature=rec-fresh+div

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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2007, 06:58:23 PM »
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Is that the name of a setting ?
 Or a TV series that I've missed?
(if it is meant as a punchline - I don't know the full story)

52 (I think, although I don't see the connection- the link to the video isn't working)
Why do they call them "Random encounter tables" when there's nothing random about them? It's just the same stupid monsters over and over. You want random? Fine, make it really random. A hampstersaurus. A mucus salesman. A toenail golem. A troupe of fornicating clowns. David Hasselhoff. If your players don't start crying the moment you pick up the percent die, you're just babying them.

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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2007, 04:13:15 AM »
According to the "infinite Crisis" storyline, the 52 universes came into being after a new multiverse had to be structured because the earth-prime superboy had been literally punching holes into the walls of reality.

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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2007, 04:21:16 AM »
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 "...punching holes in the walls of reality..."



Says Mike Tyson in his squeky voice right before he hits the air, creating a dimensional rift into another universe...

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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2007, 09:58:26 AM »
3-Hole Punch God
God goes away on vacation for a week, leaving behind an office full of temps. The first day or so is fine but then the temps start to get squirrelly...xeroxing their bums, surfing the net for porn, firing nerf guns at one another...

And on the sixth day, one of the temps looks down on Earth and says, "Neat. Anyone want to go for lunch?" Now you have less than 36 hours before He comes back and you're all sent back to the agency.

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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2007, 10:27:24 AM »
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3-Hole Punch God
God goes away on vacation for a week, leaving behind an office full of temps. The first day or so is fine but then the temps start to get squirrelly...xeroxing their bums, surfing the net for porn, firing nerf guns at one another...

And on the sixth day, one of the temps looks down on Earth and says, "Neat. Anyone want to go for lunch?" Now you have less than 36 hours before He comes back and you're all sent back to the agency.

You are sick and twisted, Jared! I like that in a game designer! :D

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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2007, 11:29:44 AM »
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"...punching holes in the walls of reality..."

I'm smelling Big Pig, the Australian proto-Stomp band with like 7 percussionists, a keyboardist and a guy who plays the harmonica, with their hit "Breakaway" (featured at the beginning of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure):

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VS-hpXmyGpo

The synthesized crap is a little dated, but their songs were pretty innovative for the time. They were like a German-Industrial version of Rusted Root.

Unfortunately, the lyric ties me to the band (which I used to love back in the early 90s), so the only thing I can think of it a game where you play guys in black tank-tops who use Percussion Instruments to destroy an alien menace or something.

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

Fine Thing was another of their songs that was popular, because it was one of those fruit juice company's jingle.
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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2007, 05:06:25 PM »
Andy K. for the win.

 YES - that song exactly.

 Seven months ago there used to be better versions of it up on YouTube.
 
 Try to FORGET the visuals of that video asnd just concentrate on the mood /vibe and lyrics of that song.

 Plus that throbbing beat. That helps to set the tone.

Now imagine a role-paying game where that would be the opening credits music if it was a TV show.

 Think dimension-hopping or paralell timeline traveling with an adventuring group that has the attitude of the Hon Kong Caveliers.


 The theme music of the first season of SLIDERS is the right mindset as well.


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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

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-WnjVUBDbs

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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2007, 11:55:58 PM »
This is the one it was supposed to link to :

http://youtube.com/watch?v=obqNCuz0VSY

 Thats a new version with Inaya Day - A House mix singer, but she sounds dead on the original lead singer.


 Instead of that remote control doo-hickie from SLIDERS  - how about either a high-tech walking stick or magic staff that the team leader would dance with or gesture with when changing dimensions.

 "Team, Lets Dance away to the next adventure!!"

 (One, Two, Three,  STEP!! and burst of special effects!!)


- Ed C.


This video includes the song as well:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=iM9bb1adcoE
The return of 'You can't take the Sky From me!'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUn-eN8mkDw&feature=rec-fresh+div

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-WnjVUBDbs

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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2007, 11:29:57 PM »
Yeah, I don't like that version you put up Koltar...it's just doesn't jibe with the Big Pig version in my head.

And you know how the voices in there get upset about that. Then it gets harder to ignore all the "kill them all" and "I'm going to tear you into little pieces."
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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2007, 12:29:03 AM »
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Yeah, I don't like that version you put up Koltar...it's just doesn't jibe with the Big Pig version in my head.

And you know how the voices in there get upset about that. Then it gets harder to ignore all the "kill them all" and "I'm going to tear you into little pieces."


Whatever version you prefer is cool.

 I, too prefer the original version by BIG PIG - but the better stereo versions of that one got yanked from YouTube.

Point is, it was that song that inspired the idea fotr a campaign setting.

I often get ideas from songs and bits of music that I really, really like.



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

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