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Old 09-04-2009, 01:09 PM   #1
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Default Infinite Worlds & GURPS Action

What does anyone think about using GURPS Action for an Infinite Worlds campaign? I know it would be ideal for playing as ISWAT.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:05 PM   #2
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I'd say they're definitely compatible. You might need to tweak the Pulling Rank rules to account for the difference in tech, accessibility and organisation, but otherwise it should be a good fit.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:12 PM   #3
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Anyone else?
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Old 10-31-2009, 04:12 PM   #4
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Hmm.. Let's see, Cinematic Action involving battles on top of Ironclad Airships; fighting hordes of mummies on top of a pyramid in a world where the Aztec empire conquered all of America; having a gunfight against Wyatt Earp himself..

...Yeah, I think GURPS Action is definitely compatible with Infinite Worlds.
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Old 10-31-2009, 04:56 PM   #5
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You'd probably need to give some extra points to the PCs if using the Action templates so the PCs knew the languages and possessed the survival skills that most I-Cops have.

Since I-SWAT is the catch-all group of very powerful people working for Infinity, you would also need to clarify if people could play more unusual characters than is standard in Action. GURPS 3e Dai Blackthorn's not a real issue in a Action setting-he was just a low-tech thief who could learn to use guns and new thief techniques for raiding higher-technology worlds. In GURPS 4e, Dai Blackthorn teleports. This is less of an issue of balancing characters and more of an issue of campaign style.
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:14 PM   #6
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You can use GURPS Action with anything. Action is a style of play. You can GURPS Action Horror, GURPS Action Mysteries, GURPS Action Traveller: ISW, you can do it with anything.
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:26 PM   #7
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You can use GURPS Action with anything. Action is a style of play. You can GURPS Action Horror, GURPS Action Mysteries, GURPS Action Traveller: ISW, you can do it with anything.
I agree with the general point, but not with one of the specific examples. I don;t think GURPS Action meshes well with Horror ... at least, not if you want to have scenes of actual terror instead of high-caliber monster bashing. My own experience and opinion; YMMV.
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:31 PM   #8
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I agree with the general point, but not with one of the specific examples. I don;t think GURPS Action meshes well with Horror ... at least, not if you want to have scenes of actual terror instead of high-caliber monster bashing. My own experience and opinion; YMMV.
Well, GURPS Action/Horror would be mainly about the PCs kicking the crap out of horror-movie monsters, which would still be considered a type of horror. Just not a particularly scary type. :)
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:09 AM   #9
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I agree with the general point, but not with one of the specific examples. I don;t think GURPS Action meshes well with Horror ... at least, not if you want to have scenes of actual terror instead of high-caliber monster bashing. My own experience and opinion; YMMV.
There have been a bunch of zombie apocalypse movies that fuse the genres. Being a badass who mows down zombies with guns akimbo doesn't make realizing you or your companion has been bitten any less horrifying. Or for that matter there the British Columbian Indian folktale I just read in which two surviving hunters realize that the old woman in their lodge is a vampiric monster, so they defeat it with hatchets and set the lodge on fire, only to have it escape and come after them, attacking them repeatedly as they try to find the achilles heel of its unkillability. Yes, 19th century Indians had the script for The Terminator.

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Old 11-01-2009, 05:54 AM   #10
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What Rev. Pee Kitty said. In video games there are the Silent Hill sorts of games: with monsters and you doing a lot of running away. But then there are the Resident Evil Games...where you do a lot of monster killing.

Or even Doom 3. Where the PCs are badass action space marines...but it is not a good place where they are at...which I suppose is like Aliens.
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