This is a site for discussing roleplaying games. Have fun doing so, but there is one major rule: do not discuss political issues that aren't directly and uniquely related to the subject of the thread and about gaming. While this site is dedicated to free speech, the following will not be tolerated: devolving a thread into unrelated political discussion, sockpuppeting (using multiple and/or bogus accounts), disrupting topics without contributing to them, and posting images that could get someone fired in the workplace (an external link is OK, but clearly mark it as Not Safe For Work, or NSFW). If you receive a warning, please take it seriously and either move on to another topic or steer the discussion back to its original RPG-related theme.
The message boards have been upgraded. Please log in to your existing account by clicking here. It will ask twice, so that it can properly update your password and login information. If it has trouble recognizing your password, click the 'Forgot your password?' link to reset it with a new password sent to your email address on file.

Author Topic: What Would You Dig: Alien Invasion Game?  (Read 889 times)

pspahn

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1639
    • View Profile
What Would You Dig: Alien Invasion Game?
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2008, 07:43:16 am »
I'd like to play or run Starship Troopers on earth.  Something squad based with a premise similar to Twlight 2000, but with bugs instead of Communists.  I'm sure it's been written/done, but I still think it would be pretty cool.  

Pete
Small Niche Games
Also check the WWII: Operation WhiteBox Community on Google+

RPGPundit

  • Administrator - The Final Boss of Internet Shitlords
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 46671
    • View Profile
    • http://therpgpundit.blogspot.com
What Would You Dig: Alien Invasion Game?
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2008, 09:28:16 am »
To me the most interesting campaign would be one where the Aliens are here to save us from our own self-destruction, by force if necessary, possibly due to some weird religious convictions.

RPGPundit
LION & DRAGON: Medieval-Authentic OSR Roleplaying is available now! You only THINK you've played 'medieval fantasy' until you play L&D.


My Blog:  http://therpgpundit.blogspot.com/
The most famous uruguayan gaming blog on the planet!

NEW!
Check out my short OSR supplements series; The RPGPundit Presents!


Dark Albion: The Rose War! The OSR fantasy setting of the history that inspired Shakespeare and Martin alike.
Also available in Variant Cover form!
Also, now with the CULTS OF CHAOS cult-generation sourcebook

ARROWS OF INDRA
Arrows of Indra: The Old-School Epic Indian RPG!
NOW AVAILABLE: AoI in print form

LORDS OF OLYMPUS
The new Diceless RPG of multiversal power, adventure and intrigue, now available.

jibbajibba

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9096
    • View Profile
What Would You Dig: Alien Invasion Game?
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2008, 10:12:28 am »
I would go for ordinary Joes caught in some 'safe' location when the aliens turned up then they have to form a little resistance group. So kind of like the 2000 AD story Invasion 1999 (only with aliens not crypto Russian Nazis) or Red Dawn again without communism or Patrick Swayze.
No longer living in Singapore
Method Actor-92% :Tactician-75% :Storyteller-67%:
Specialist-67% :Power Gamer-42% :Butt-Kicker-33% :
Casual Gamer-8%


GAMERS Profile
Jibbajibba
9AA788 -- Age 45 -- Academia 1 term, civilian 4 terms -- $15,000

Cult&Hist-1 (Anthropology); Computing-1; Admin-1; Research-1;
Diplomacy-1; Speech-2; Writing-1; Deceit-1;
Brawl-1 (martial Arts); Wrestling-1; Edged-1;

JongWK

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3010
    • View Profile
What Would You Dig: Alien Invasion Game?
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2008, 10:28:13 am »
*cue Roswell Conspiracies TV series*
"I give the gift of endless imagination."
~~Gary Gygax (1938 - 2008)


teckno72

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • t
  • Posts: 97
    • View Profile
What Would You Dig: Alien Invasion Game?
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2008, 11:48:31 pm »
I, personally, liked your humans have some great eqalizer against the aliens.  I've used psionics in one of my games.  Rebel aliens helped the humans increase their "mental acuity" with machines.  Humans became terribly powerful psions that could rival the power of the aliens themselves (though there weren't near as many).

I liked the idea of the factions of aliens playing humans against each other.  Actually, I'd introduce several factions of aliens to keep in interesting longer.

I do like the idea of the humans finding out that the aliens are actually trying to help them, but they have to decide upon the issues of order, equality, and freedom.  A bit like the episodes of The Sarah Connor Chronicles I've watched.  You can save the planet, but what will you have to pay to do it in the meantime?  Interesting ideas, for sure. :hehe:
Author of Picking Sides: The Seven Deadly Sins of Jonathan Sykes (fiction novel); for more information, see: http://www.mynubook.com

Koltar

  • Openly GURPS Loving
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8143
    • View Profile
What Would You Dig: Alien Invasion Game?
« Reply #20 on: February 29, 2008, 11:10:55 pm »
Quote from: RPGPundit
To me the most interesting campaign would be one where the Aliens are here to save us from our own self-destruction, by force if necessary, possibly due to some weird religious convictions.

RPGPundit



Spunds like militaristic Vulcans or Minbarri that you're describing.


 I'd like to see an alien Invasion where the humans werew surprised - but DO have a fighting chance of winning in the long run.


- Ed
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...

beejazz

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • b
  • Posts: 3190
    • View Profile
What Would You Dig: Alien Invasion Game?
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2008, 01:51:28 pm »
The scenario:Similar to the Tripods trilogy. The aliens have taken over. No plot device about the common cold could stop them. It's up to you to do something about it.

The characters:Anything will do, but mundane in terms of skills and equipment (except what they can steal from the aliens and such.. make 'em work for it in any case).

The aliens:They don't need to be totally alien, but make them look very unlike humans and give them one or two key psychological differences. Maybe really spooky tech, too. Whether they're "evil" is one of those things that doesn't matter as much... they're scary and they are most certainly not acting in your best interest.

teckno72

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • t
  • Posts: 97
    • View Profile
What Would You Dig: Alien Invasion Game?
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2008, 04:57:23 pm »
Yeah, I loved those books.  They had a Tripods comic in the back of the Boy's Life (Boy Scout magazine) when I was growing up.  It was excellent.  They showed the aliens extensively.  It was great.
Author of Picking Sides: The Seven Deadly Sins of Jonathan Sykes (fiction novel); for more information, see: http://www.mynubook.com

J Arcane

  • Esquire
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7790
    • View Profile
    • http://www.bedroomwallpress.com
What Would You Dig: Alien Invasion Game?
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2008, 05:05:19 pm »
Probably either my own unfinished Song in the Dark deal, (alien takeover, apocalyptic darkness, struggling wasteland humans fighting a massively technologically superior foe), or Half-Life 2.
Bedroom Wall Press - Games that make you feel like a kid again.

Arcana Rising - An Urban Fantasy Roleplaying Game, powered by Hulks and Horrors.
Hulks and Horrors - A Sci-Fi Roleplaying game of Exploration and Dungeon Adventure
Heaven's Shadow - A Roleplaying Game of Faith and Assassination

jeff37923

  • Knight of Common Sense
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16954
    • View Profile
What Would You Dig: Alien Invasion Game?
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2008, 02:27:02 am »
You know what would be fun? A silly game based on the Invader Zim cartoon. It would be pure Beer & Pretzels in the style of Teenagers From Outer Space, but damn if that wouldn't be fun to do.

O'Borg

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • O
  • Posts: 311
    • View Profile
What Would You Dig: Alien Invasion Game?
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2008, 07:13:56 am »
Quote from: teckno72
I, personally, liked your humans have some great eqalizer against the aliens.
I like the ideas from Harry Turtledove's WorldWar series and David Brin's Uplift - the aliens may have higher tech, but humans are feindishly adaptable and very capable at the art of war.
In WorldWar the aliens didn't expect the humans to advance so fast inbetween the scouting mission and the invasion fleet and were expecting horses and spears not early WW2 tanks. Finding that ginger (the spice, not the spice girl) was an addictive narcotic to the aliens also helped the human resistance.
 
In Uplift the aliens were highly reliant on their technology and their central library to tell them what tactics countered others, and the human ability to adapt and outwit evened the odds on more than one occasion.
Account no longer in use by user request.