Steve Jackson Games Forums

Steve Jackson Games Forums (http://forums.sjgames.com/index.php)
-   GURPS (http://forums.sjgames.com/forumdisplay.php?f=13)
-   -   The ABC's of Weird War II (http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=67373)

macphersonrants 02-25-2010 10:41 PM

The ABC's of Weird War II
 
Once upon a time I made an abortive start on a Lexicon Game- ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexicon_(game) ) focused on the Weird War II genre. The idea was essentially that each participant would write an encyclopedia entry focused on something they would like to see in such a game for each letter of the alphabet. For various reasons that project didn't go very far.

The goal was to get an idea about what other people would like to see in a cool Weird War II or Cliffhangers game. I'd still like that kind of feedback, so I thought I would start this thread to provide a forum where people can discuss their own ideas about what would work. My idea is that I'll put up my list of possible topics for the aforementioned Lexicon Game and invite people to comment on the items on the list or suggest their own entries and share why they think they would enhance such a game by their inclusion.

Here's the list (sorry if this will make for a VERY long post):

ABC’s of Weird War II (Work in Progress)

Here are some of the potential topics I have compiled.

(fic) indicates characters of my own invention

A:

Abif, Hiram
Aesir
Agadi
Agartha
Ahnenerbe SS
Ahriman
Alpha-Aldebarrans
Aktion Hess
Amonis Albioni Lodge (GURPS: Cabal)
Anarchists
Andean Labyrinth
Anfortas (see also Charles the Bald)
Godda Apacheta
Ardennes Forest
Armanism
Armanic Rune Magic
Armanic Yoga
Ark of the Covenant
Aryans
Assassins, Order of

B:

Baal
The Babylonian Connection
Baldur Wieborg of Thule
Bank of England
Baphomet
Battlesuits
Bektashi Dervishes, Order of
Belisane
Bermuda Triangle
Bierce, Ambrose
Black Dragon Society
Black Order
Black Stone, Lords of the
Black Sun (i.e. Schwarze Sonne)
Blavatsky, Helena Petrovitch
Bloodflag, The
Blue Island
Brainwashing
Breton, Andre
British-Israelism
British Union of Fascists
Bruders Schweizen (The Silent Brotherhood)
Bruno, Giordano
Butler, Smedley
Byrd, Richard E.

C:

Caltabelotta
Cameron, William J.
Camp X
Casey, William
Knights of Malta and
Castle of Wonders
Caves, Occult significance of
Church of Mary Magdalene (Rennes-le-Chateau)
Cliveden Set
Combat Walkers
Council on Foreign Relations (see also Royal Institute of International Affairs)
Crowley, Aleister
Crown of Life, Luciferian
Chevaliers de la Crane (Knights of the Skull) (GURPS: Cabal)
Crowleyan Fascism
Cundrie (Ricilda the Bad)

D:

Dab-yang, Ngon-kyi Padma
Dagger Magic
Dagobert II
Dee, Dr. John
Demiurge
Yahwe as
Deschend, Gabriele
Devi, Savitiri (Maximiana Portas)
Devil's Triangle
Dolan, Brooke
Dolphin Square
Double-Cross System
Drake’s Drum
Druids
Dunnotar Castle
Durandel
Dzyan, Stanzas of

E:

Eckart, Dietrich
Edda Society, The
Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trimigestus, The
Escamonde
Eschenbach, Wolfram von
Evola, Giulo
Eyken, SS Major Karl

F:

Fae, The
Fang, The Insidious Dr. (GURPS: Cabal)
Feder, Gottfried
Federal Reserve Bank (USA)
Feldherrnhalle
Feurball
Four Seasons, Men at the
Ford, Henry
Fraternitas Sancti Leone (Roman Lodges) (GURPS: Cabal / GURPS: Voodoo)
Fraternitas Saturnii
Freemasonry
Fuller, F. Buckminster
Fuller, General J.F.C.

G:

Gadal, Antonin
Garravin (GURPS: Cabal)
Georg Gurdjieff
German American Bund
Germanenorden
Ghosts
GKMR (GURPS: Cabal)
Gliders, Upper Atmosphere
Gnosticism
Golden Dawn, Hermetic Order of
Golden Sun, The
Golem
Grail, The
Great Pirates, The
Green Dragon Society
Green Gloves, The Man With
Guenon, Rene
Gutberlet, Dr. Willhelm
Gutmann, Heinrich (fic)

H:

Hanhussen, Erik Jan
Harrer, Karl
Haushofer, Karl
Heinrich the Fowler, King
Helicopters
Hellfeldt, Hans (fic)
Hess, Rudolf
Hoerbiger, Hans
Holy Vehm, Brothers of
Horn of Roland
Horsekiller, Oleupta (GURPS: Cabal)
Horus
l Ra-Hoor-Khuit
l Hoor-Par-Krat
Howe, Ellic
Human Solstice, The
Hyperboreans

I:

Iceland
1941 Invasion of
Otto Rahn Expedition to
Illuminati
Subversion of Continental Masonic Lodges
Informationale, The/The Network
Inquiry, The
Insiders, The
International Opium Syndicate
Invisible College (Enlightened Lodges) (GURPS: Voodoo)
Iron Crown of the Lombards
Islamic Brotherhoods

J:

Jesuits
Jetpacks
Jung

K:

Kali Yuga
Kami
Karo Nichi
Kavanagh, _ (GURPS: Cabal)
Kent, Tyler Gatewood
Klein, Georg
Klingsor (Landulf II of Capua)
Kraft, Karl Ernst
Knight, Maxwell
Krall, Jurgen (fic)
Kugelblitz
Kuroikaze

L:

Lansky, Meyer
Last Battalion
Laszlo, Victor
Lebensborn
Ley, Willy
Liebenfels, Jorg Lanz von
Link, The
List, Guido von
Lohengrin
Longinus, Cassius
Lord of the World
Luciano, “Lucky”
Lucifer
Luciferic v. Satanic SS
Luitward of Vercelli (Parzival)
Luminous Lodge

M:

MacKrea, Col. David (fic)
Mafia
Makhno, Nestor
Malta, Knights of (Hospitalers)
Mars
Maskelyne, Jasper
Mathers, MacGregor
Meinberg, Wilhelm
Memex, The
Men in Time, Men Above Time, Men Against Time (Theory of)
MI-5 B5 (b), ‘Maxwell Section’ (GURPS: Weird War II)
Midnight Mountain, The
Midwinter Aton, Lodge of (GURPS: Cabal)
Mills, Alexander Ruds
Mime’s Smithy
Molay, Jaque de
Montsegur
Mosley, Sir Oswald
Mount Meru
Mu
Mukherji, Asin Krishna
Mund, Rudolph
Murat, The Countess Pujols de

N:

Naval Intelligence, Office of (ONI)
Nephilim
Neitzschean Satanism
Neushwabenland
New Forest Coven
New Templars, Order of (ONT)
Nordhausen
Nostradamus
Nuremburg Rallies

O:

Office of Strategic Services (Anomolous Observation Section) (GURPS: Weird War II)
Olympics (1936)
ONI (see Naval Intelligence, Office of)
Opener of the Way
“Operation Highjump”
Opus Dei
Ordo Templi Orientalis
Orsic, Maria
Ostara

P:

Parzival
Peasants War, The
Pendragon, King Arthur
Philadelphia Experiment, The
Picts
Point 103
Point 211
Polaires, The
Priure de Zion
Psychotronics, Soviet
Pyke, Sir Geoffrey

Q:

Quator Coronati Lodge (GURPS: Weird War II)

R:

Rahn, Otto
Ramsay, Capt.
Ratthofer, Dietrich
Raushning, Hermann
Ravensdale, Baroness Mary
Reality Quakes
Recke, Hans (Berserker)(fic)
Redbeard, Ragnar
Red Dragon Society
Reimer, Johannes (Bard)(fic)
Reitsch, Hannah
Reptoids
Rhodes, Cecil
Richard Rollins
Right Club, The
Rocket Planes
Rosenberg, Alfred
Rosicrucian Order
Rothschild, House of
Roundtable Conspiracy
Royal Institute of International Affairs
Royal Lodges (GURPS: Voodoo)
RSHA Amt. VII B
Rudel, Hans-Ulrich

S:

Saint Loup, A de
Sarrazin, Athene (GURPS: Cabal)
Sarrazin, Leonard du (GURPS: Cabal)
Sauniere, Berengar
Schreiver, Rudolph
Sebottendorf, Baron Rudolph von
Secret Masters, The
Seidler, Lisbeth
Shamanism
Mongolian
Native American
Siberian
Shaver Mysteries, The
Sidhe
Silver Legion of America
Sirri, The
Skorzeny, Otto
Smith, Gerald L.K.
Sommnambulism
Sonderkommando H
Spear of Destiny
Spitsbergen
SS Sun Wheel
Stein, Walter Johannes
Stella Matunati Lodge
Superguns

T:

Taranis
Templar, Knights (Knights of the Temple of Jerusalem)
Tesla, Nikolai
Teutonic Knights, Order of
Thaumarchy
Thelema, Abbey of
Thuata Culture
Thule, Ultima
Thule Gessellschaft (The Thule Society)
Thurn und Taxis, Prince _ von
Tudun, Gusda Menen
Tunneling Vehicles

U:

U-530
U-977
Ubermensch


V:

V7 Flying Disc
Vampires
Vedic-Norse Paganism
Volkgeist
Vril Society

W:

Wagner
Walvater
Weltgeist
Wewelsburg Castle
Werewolves
Werfenstein Castle
Westarp, Countess Heila von
Widukind
White Eagle Lodge, The
Willigut, Karl Maria (Weisthor)
Wirth, Herman
Wohl, Louis de
Wolf, Karl
World Ice Theory
Wulf, William

X:

X Factor

Y:

Z:

Zeppelins
Zionists
Zombies

Crakkerjakk 02-25-2010 10:52 PM

Re: The ABC's of Weird War II
 
So, I'm going to go through this and provide a link for every entry I can find something relevant, although that will take some time. While I'm working on this:

G
Gorillas. Quasi-uplifted Nazi. 1 each.

copeab 02-25-2010 11:01 PM

Re: The ABC's of Weird War II
 
A:
Aleutian Islands
Atlanteans

C:
Camazotz
Churchill, Capt. "Mad" Jack
Copper Scroll

D:
Djinn
Donovan, Gen. "Wild Bill"

H:
Hecate
Helijager

L:
Lilith

M:
Martians

O:
Oracle of Delphi

S:
Spider, robotic, Nazi

T:
Thermopylae

macphersonrants 02-25-2010 11:28 PM

Re: The ABC's of Weird War II
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Crakkerjakk (Post 941651)
So, I'm going to go through this and provide a link for every entry I can find something relevant, although that will take some time. While I'm working on this:

G
Gorillas. Quasi-uplifted Nazi. 1 each.

That would be way helpful. At one point I had a bunch of links sorted out, but my laptop died on me and I lost my bookmarks. Something correlated would be a brilliant resource for anyone interested in the genre.

Mark Skarr 02-25-2010 11:31 PM

Re: The ABC's of Weird War II
 
With apologies to Tim Cavanagh . . .

When you hear the letter 'A'
Adolph is the name to say.
The letter 'B' is next in line
Smedley Buttler will do just fine!
'C' is for Aleister Crowley!

It's the ABCs of Weird War II,
The ABCs of Weird War II

I can't believe I actually went throught with that.

macphersonrants 02-25-2010 11:42 PM

Re: The ABC's of Weird War II
 
Can't believe I missed uplifted gorillas, Atlanteans, Djinn, or Robot Spiders. Plenty of other meat for the grinder as well...

A few more I should have included:

B:

Black Chamber, The

F:

Fleming, Ian

G:

Gurdjieff, G.I.

T:

Turing, Alan

W:

Wheatley, Dennis

U:

Underground Factories

Z:

Zero Point

Crakkerjakk 02-25-2010 11:48 PM

Re: The ABC's of WBierce, Ambroseeird War II
 
A:
Abif, Hiram
Aesir
Agadi
Agartha
Ahnenerbe SS
Ahriman
Aleutian Islands
Alpha-Aldebarrans
Aktion Hess
Amonis Albioni Lodge (GURPS: Cabal)
Anarchists
Andean Labyrinth
Anfortas (see also Charles the Bald)
Godda Apacheta
Ardennes Forest
Armanism
Armanic Rune Magic
Armanic Yoga
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ark_of_the_Covenant
Aryans
Assassins, Order of
Atlanteans

B:

Baal
The Babylonian Connection
Baldur Wieborg of Thule
Bank of England
Baphomet
Battlesuits
Bektashi Dervishes, Order of
Belisane
Bermuda Triangle
Bierce, Ambrose
Black Chamber, The
Black Dragon Society
Black Order
Black Stone, Lords of the
Black Sun (i.e. Schwarze Sonne)
Blavatsky, Helena Petrovitch
Bloodflag, The
Blue Island
Brainwashing
Breton, Andre
British-Israelism
British Union of Fascists
Bruders Schweizen (The Silent Brotherhood)
Bruno, Giordano
Butler, Smedley
Byrd, Richard E.

macphersonrants 02-26-2010 12:31 AM

Re: The ABC's of Weird War II
 
You may have noticed that not all of these entries relate directly to WWII. When I made the list I was hoping to develop material with three possible uses in mind:

1. For Pulp/Cliffhangers games set in the thirties.

2. For a proper Weird War II game.

3. For a modern game like Delta Green, where Nazis might figure as a significant adversary.

Crakkerjakk 02-26-2010 12:39 AM

Re: The ABC's of Weird War II
 
C:

Caltabellotta
Camazotz
Cameron, William J.
Camp X
Casey, William
Knights of Malta and
Castle of Wonders
Caves, Occult significance of
Church of Mary Magdalene (Rennes-le-Chateau)
Churchill, Capt. "Mad" Jack
Cliveden Set
Combat Walkers
Copper Scroll
Council on Foreign Relations (see also Royal Institute of International Affairs)
Crowley, Aleister
Crown of Life, Luciferian
Chevaliers de la Crane (Knights of the Skull) (GURPS: Cabal)
Crowleyan Fascism
Cundrie (Ricilda the Bad)

D:

Dab-yang, Ngon-kyi Padma
Dagger Magic
Dagobert II
Dee, Dr. John
Demiurge
Yahwe as
Deschend, Gabriele
Devi, Savitiri (Maximiana Portas)
Devil's Triangle
Djinn
Dolan, Brooke
Dolphin Square
Donovan, Gen. "Wild Bill"
Double-Cross System
Drake’s Drum
Druids
Dunnotar Castle
Durandel
Dzyan, Stanzas of


E:

Eckart, Dietrich
Edda Society, The
Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trimigestus, The
Escamonde
Eschenbach, Wolfram von
Evola, Giulo
Eyken, SS Major Karl

Crakkerjakk 02-26-2010 12:42 AM

Re: The ABC's of Weird War II
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by macphersonrants (Post 941683)
You may have noticed that not all of these entries relate directly to WWII. When I made the list I was hoping to develop material with three possible uses in mind:

1. For Pulp/Cliffhangers games set in the thirties.

2. For a proper Weird War II game.

3. For a modern game like Delta Green, where Nazis might figure as a significant adversary.

Yeah, I've been actually hoping to run a game that starts as pulp/cliffhangers in the thirties, transitions to pulp/hellboy style supers in the 40s, and an epilogue beginning of the cold war, seeing what changes they had wrought.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.