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"The Lost Delinquents of Rollings High"
A visual novel, with an 80s anime inspired look.
You play as Marty Greenwood, a high school senior just about to graduate from Rollings High School.
Marty lives in the peaceful mountain town of "Franks Hollow" and this is his final week of senior year.
Prom and exams are coming up, along with a host of school events, the final week promises to be brimming with High school mischief and memories!
But there's something terribly wrong in Franks Hollow....will Marty and his friends be able to discover what it is before prom and graduation?
Inspired by the works of HP Lovecraft, cheesy RL Stine books, choose your own adventure novels and dating sims of the 90s, Rollings High is a fun game aimed at the thinking player.
Your choices matter, great care has been taken to ensure your choices effect gameplay events and your relationships with your school friends.
Be immersed in the wacky town of Franks Hollow, extra care has been made to bring to life the township of Franks Hollow with exploration of the town, school and shops, along with TV stations, restaurants and even a VHS rental store.
Discover the mystery of the town, you can play the game as an enjoyable dating sim with a cast of lovable high schoolers, or you can get serious and try and discover what's really going on in Franks Hollow....
The first game is a sword & sandal, low magic, fantasy. It's set in a 'grim-dark' fictional version of the classical world, from the point of view of European and Mediterranean cultures, around 350 BC. If that world was mapped by Eratosthenes, and then reimagined by Frank Frazetta.
If your worried about pedants, put this right up front. Once you tell me the world is one that matches Eratosthenes' map I'm primed to expect differences from real history.

Our accepted anachronisms include guidance to put aside the historical language difficulties, gender divide, and racial biases; except if portraying a locality as specifically and unusually bigoted as part of the plot.
My impression is that the Classical World wasn't racially biased, but culturally prejudiced e.g., the Greeks looked down on bar-bar barbarians, the Romans looked down on non-Romans which of course included Germans, Celts, and even those effete Greeks. The in-group for Rome expanded to include citizens (at least legally), but citizens from the provinces still faced some social prejudice and of course patricians looked down on plebes who presumably looked down on slaves even, and probably most especially, when slaves had greater wealth or power. And there was the all too typical divide between urban and rural dwellers with the usual jokes about hayseeds and city shysters.
Beyond that, it's not even that he needed scapegoats in 1932.  He still did in 1942.  He'd driven Germany as few civilized nations had been driven in the history of the world for nearly a decade.  Almost every resource, every element of the economy had been marshaled in support of rearmament, the state, and spectacle, and the people were just exhausted.  He needed that police state to run, needed the Enemy Within to smash.
That's a good point.
Pen & Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Eclipse Phase 2nd Ed and Sex
« Last post by Armchair Gamer on September 30, 2020, 12:22:22 PM »
I don't get the feeling that the EP writers felt pressure to be woke; I think that's what they want to be and what they want their product to say.

  Agreed, I think very little of this comes from external pressure--I think there are a lot of progressive and Hard Left 'true believers' in the industry.
Pen & Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Eclipse Phase 2nd Ed and Sex
« Last post by BoxCrayonTales on September 30, 2020, 12:14:43 PM »
While the woke crowd has made a couple passes over 40k, the lore and overarching ideas make it a tough nut to crack. 40k has this weird kind of almost cheery nihilism about it. Oh, sure, there's a handful of 'thou shalt nots' -- female Space Marines are the big one -- but for the most part, none of it matters because, well, in the grim darkness of the far future there is only war. And war doesn't care about your gender, your pronouns, or your preference for a pumpkin spiced latte, because chances are good your latte will be splashed across a wall along with your innards soon enough.

It's why I laughed at the handful of people bitching about the Sisters of Battle getting front-row honors in the 9E trailer, because long-time 40k players know the Sisters have been getting the short end of the stick for MANY editions. Most of us don't mind in the slightest that GW has brought the bolter bitches back into the fray, and we welcome the challenge.

The irony is that female space marines would probably look identical to male space marines. A bunch of those armored minis could be female and you would never know by looking at them.

Pen & Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Where do half-orcs come from?
« Last post by Null42 on September 30, 2020, 12:10:43 PM »
I think we have to face the real problem here.

Many orcs have problems being strong enough for orc women. These weaklings can only lift small stones and are weak hunters and weak fighters. So what do these weak orcs do? These orcs find human women and make babies with them. Babies have gross round ears, pathetic small tusks, sickly-green skin, and are not very strong, though stronger than wimpy humans.

Humans try to claim orcs take advantage of their disgusting-looking human women. I don't know why any real orc would want one of those things that can barely give birth to one baby at a time unless he had no other choice. What kind of warrior would an orc with human blood in his veins be? Sure some become shamans, and that's good for someone who can barely lift an orcish axe.

But overall, it just shows how humans like to blame other races for things they don't want to admit. The difference between an elf and a human is that the elf can't help lying. But the human, they do it for a reason.

--taken from the Words of Gronk, Hand of Gruumsh, battle captain of the Bloody Tusk orc tribe
Pen & Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Weirdest Edges and Hindrances?
« Last post by CM_Suzerain on September 30, 2020, 12:04:04 PM »
So reading through wider Savage Worlds books, third parties etc., such as Savage Rifts and the Suzerain Legends core book. Mainly research but also to try and get the creative juices flowing! [/color][/size][/color][/size][/color]I noticed a lot of the Edges and Hindrances like Living Banner (Suzerain), Stutter (Suzerain), and World Scry (Rifts) though very cool and useful for gameplay they’re all very serious. [/size]
[/color]Question - What’s the weirdest/funniest Edge and/or Hindrance you’ve come across in ANY TTRPG? Or what the weirdest/funniest one you can make-up whilst keeping it playable?[/size]
Pen & Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Forgotten RPGs
« Last post by Ravenswing on September 30, 2020, 11:56:52 AM »
I'm not sure who JH Kim is

A guy well-versed in RPG history who put together, and maintained through 2015 anyway, an encyclopedic list of every RPG anyone had ever heard of.  Kinda surprised you haven't heard of him, seeing as he's currently active on this board and has something like 8000 posts.
Dude... take a white pill and relax.  Do you think that the population is more brainwashed now vs the early 20th century? You think the riots now are worse than the ones in the 60s? You think this economic downturn is worse than the great depression? Do you think the risk of global annihilation is worse now than it was in the 1970s?  All things considered, we're doing okay.

I'd actually say we're a little better off than we were.  I'm old enough to remember when the local anchorman was the Voice of God.  Everything that spilled from His mouth was the Unalterable TRUTH.  We just have more ways to verify and draw our own conclusions now which is a better thing.

Some people don't handle freedom well so like Cypher they want back into the Matrix.  The vast bulk of people don't ever red pill and pick a side so things keep tucking along until Zion gets wiped out and we start again.

Eh. I'm mildly interested, since it is relevant to modern politics. But the radical left is so prominent right now, I'm not so concerned about a bunch of people on the "right" accusing each other of being "cucks".

Oh, I agree.  I happen to find this kind of thing interesting, but there's no real threat from these people.  If we're talking threat analysis we need to look left, but that's a whole other conversation.

With these three points stated, the result will be the entire annihilation of culture, government, and true freedom - no matter what occurs, who "wins/loses/ties", or whatever new b.s. comes to replace these things.

Dude... take a white pill and relax.  Do you think that the population is more brainwashed now vs the early 20th century? You think the riots now are worse than the ones in the 60s? You think this economic downturn is worse than the great depression? Do you think the risk of global annihilation is worse now than it was in the 1970s?  All things considered, we're doing okay.
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