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Old 06-29-2014, 12:45 AM   #1
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Default other potential ATE, DF, MH OR Action series?

Can anyone think of any other potential ATE, MH, DF or Action series?

The common features between all of them (and theyre almost the same game with various features swapped around) are:

Clear TL/distictive science setting thats standard for the genre.
Varies a bit but in general either distinctly low, modern or superscience. I'd call it a very common feature of each of the settings.

Distictive magic or special powers
Common feature given Action is default run without it.

Clear typical templates and roles
Standard feature

Narrowish genre focus
The game is about hunting monsters etc rather than say a complex game about the real 13th century.

Clear market or competitors
There are other similar products on the market that sell well, so its not too high risk an idea.


One idea

A tactical combat modern supers game

Clear distictive modern to superscience tech.

Powers (and power level) can be distictive

Clear templates like Brick, blaster etc

Narrowish genre... punching baddies

There are other competitors out there, but supers as a genre isnt hugely successful for GURPS.


I think there is capacity for a space opera treatment too, perhaps built around the crew of a starship.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: other potential ATE, DF, MH OR Action series?

As much as I would like to see Supers, I dont think it would work.
People think GURPS cant do Supers well for some reason.
Space Opera seems the best bet I can think of.
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:10 AM   #3
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As much as I would like to see Supers, I dont think it would work.
People think GURPS cant do Supers well for some reason.
Space Opera seems the best bet I can think of.
It's because Innate Attack is really cheap, and any GM who doesn't plan ahead and cap it sees tanks being cut into ribbons.
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:26 AM   #4
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Space Opera seems the best bet I can think of.
To an extent, Space Opera is just Action with Ultra-Tech. I'm not sure how much room is left for a space opera product line between those two when put together.
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:22 AM   #5
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To an extent, Space Opera is just Action with Ultra-Tech. I'm not sure how much room is left for a space opera product line between those two when put together.
MH is just DF with guns too. Really. We are yet to see After The End, but I suspect it is too
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:53 AM   #6
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Default Re: other potential ATE, DF, MH OR Action series?

Space Opera, yeah, of various flavours.

MIlitary Sci-fi too, for that matter.

And Cyberpunk. Or perhaps it could be an X-punk series- cyber-, steam-, dino-, erm... fluffy-punk.
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:25 AM   #7
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For broad genre treatments, i see an opening for GURPS Westerns, but frankly, that is like GURPS Space Opera - Action at a different TL. Really, Id like to see the Action li e expanded to cover other action movie genres.

We kind of have an Action-Horror line with MH, but a purely Horror line has a chance of being distinct an interesting, assuming a market exists.
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:11 AM   #8
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... a purely Horror line has a chance of being distinct and interesting, assuming a market exists.
Some of that exists: Infinite Worlds: Worlds of Horror is published, and a second Ken Hite Horror product was mentioned, which is presumably Madness Dossier. That seems to also be the Ken Hite product mentioned here.
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:38 AM   #9
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I meant in the sense of a self-contained line encapsulating templates, rules explainations and exclusions and inclusions, enemies, equipment, etc. Like DF, Action, and MH. A line of "So you want to play a horror game..."
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It's because Innate Attack is really cheap, and any GM who doesn't plan ahead and cap it sees tanks being cut into ribbons.
Darn multiquote not working for me.
Well a line could help a GM with that.
Imagine a more focused version of Supers that does not try to cover everything in one book. Dont duplicate material in it or Powers but reference it.
Book 1 is more like Action 1 with help for the GM in world design and outlining common tropes and how to handle them.
Additional books cover archtypes and how to build and use them in a campaign as well as GM tips for dealing with them in fun ways.
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