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Old 12-08-2015, 12:34 PM   #11
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Terra Nova. It's a terrible show, really, but it's RPG gold—dinosaurs and ultra-tech. I'm still working on that campaign for my group; I expect to run it next year sometime.
Lots of horrible TV shows have gaming goodness.

Ever seen Parallels, on Netflix? You could tell it was written as a pilot that never got picked up. Neat concepts, although I'd want to position the building out in the boonies, somewhere, and make it a bit less obvious. A sprawling warehouse, maybe, with some underground levels?

You'd also want it to shift a lot less frequently than every 36 hours, or you'd run into the same problem as Sliders -- all your good ideas about alternate realities are used up by halfway through the second season.

Primeval also has time-travel, cross-dimensional goodness, and has SAS spec ops versus dinosaurs (fun) and highly-evolved future creatures (deadly).

I've posted elsewhere about The Last Days, a Spanish-language post-apoc film. I think it's a unique setup for a exploration and rediscovery campaign, in which the characters are the teenage children of those stricken by the agoraphobia virus.

Also, speaking of "bad" TV shows, I know Farscape has a strong following, here, but after watching the first four episodes, or so, I'm struggling pretty hard. Does it get any better? Or, at least, less hackneyed?
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Old 12-08-2015, 01:05 PM   #12
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But a Defenders-style team up of Daredevil (with Stick, perhaps), Jessica Jones and Luke Cage against their villain line-up would be quite GURPS-able- I'd put their point values in the same ballpark.
Depends on how you build them of course.


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Also, speaking of "bad" TV shows, I know Farscape has a strong following, here, but after watching the first four episodes, or so, I'm struggling pretty hard. Does it get any better? Or, at least, less hackneyed?
Farscape took me a season and half to love. Stick with it.


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Old 12-08-2015, 01:19 PM   #13
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Few interesting TV series for bigger groups:

Hell on Wheels (Old West)
Legend of the Seeker (Fantasy)
Misfits (Supers)
Spartacus: Blood and Sand (Rome)
Strike Back (military)
The Strain (vampires)
The Unit (military)
The Walking Dead (zombies)
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Old 12-08-2015, 01:34 PM   #14
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You would have to have either good players or good player wrangling skills to do misfits justice.
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Old 12-08-2015, 01:51 PM   #15
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Also, speaking of "bad" TV shows, I know Farscape has a strong following, here, but after watching the first four episodes, or so, I'm struggling pretty hard. Does it get any better? Or, at least, less hackneyed?
Farscape really didn't hit its stride until midway through the first season. I'd go so far as to say that the introduction of Chiana started the uptick in quality and then, a couple of episodes later, we had Scorpius who was awesome.
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Old 12-08-2015, 02:02 PM   #16
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You would have to have either good players or good player wrangling skills to do misfits justice.
All of my campaigns veer into that level of PC dysfunction. Avoiding having a supers campaign turn into Misfits would be the bigger challenge . . .
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Old 12-08-2015, 02:17 PM   #17
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Earth2 or Outcasts are both good (and kind of similar in a way) campaign ideas that would be solid GURPS campaigns, IMO.
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:26 PM   #18
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Anyone remember "V"? How about playing the A-team?
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:43 PM   #19
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How about playing the A-team?
Knowing how much PCs hate not hitting what they shoot at, I expect that would be a problem for most of the groups I play in. What with the A-Team never seeming to actually hit the people they were shooting at and all... :P
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You could always do person of interest and aim for the knees

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