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Old 12-09-2015, 01:10 AM   #31
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Anyone remember "V"? How about playing the A-team?
There was a crossover? <jk>
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Depends on how you build them of course.
Well, let's say you could probably fit them into similar points budgets. A Flash/Arrow team up would be quite different though- Arrow's a few hundred points in stats and skills, not much else since he lost his Wealth, but maybe a bit in Allies and Patron (CEO gf), while the Flash has thousands of points in Enhanced Move, Altered Time Rate, Time Jumper and Innate Attack.
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:44 AM   #32
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I wouldn't care for the A-Team. The plan coming together was the gimmick, in that show, and that's hard for a group of PCs to pull off. You need help from the screenwriter, for that.

On the other hand, V would be a perfectly decent "resist the alien invasion" setting, so long as you thought about the Visitor motives a bit more carefully.

Stealing Earth's water is silly. Turning the planet into a plantation with billions of what are effectively slave-laborers, on the other hand....
"Stealing Earth's water" was the polite rationale, as I recall. The Visitors were humanitarians.
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Old 12-09-2015, 03:03 AM   #33
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Worth mentioning is Almighty Johnsons. If anyone chooses to do The Unit then I would recommend watching "ultimate force" too.

If anyone still plays gurps goblins then check out "the bleak old shop of stuff" after watching it I wanted to make up a zoo worker with a sideline in selling "the meats of the safari"

Torchwood seems an easy fit.

The Fades would be a good dark urban fantasy/horror.

Mark Gatiss and Steve Moffat do well with modernizing Victorian tales. Jekyll and Sherlock.

I have another pseudo urban fantasy in mind but I can't think of it at the moment.
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Old 12-09-2015, 04:36 AM   #34
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"Stealing Earth's water" was the polite rationale, as I recall. The Visitors were humanitarians.
Which doesn't make any more sense really.
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:30 AM   #35
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I think the Canadian sci-fi TV show Dark Matter (available on Netflix) would make a great RPG campaign. All the PCs wake up aboard a spaceship and realize they have no memories of who they are or why they're there. There are so many scenario possibilities that you wouldn't have to follow the show's storyline at all -- just use the premise and setting for inspiration.
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:41 AM   #36
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The Man in the High Castle certainly inspired my girlfriend to explore GURPS Infinite Worlds (and Chrononauts)
I await the show to fall apart when Infinity turns up.

But yeah it's good enough for a copy of it to become Reich X in GURPS infinite worlds
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:49 AM   #37
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I would love to play in the Ash vs. Evil Dead world.
I'd say he's a 200 point Junior Monster Hunter Muscle and his sidekicks are 100pt (or will be by the end of the season).

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Old 12-09-2015, 10:15 AM   #38
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Which doesn't make any more sense really.
It does if Earthlings are like unto caviar to the Visitors. No expense spared to ship the delicacies across the galaxy...
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Old 12-09-2015, 01:43 PM   #39
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Fringe would make an excellent GURPS Campaign.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fringe_%28TV_series%29
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:40 PM   #40
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I was thinking Trailer Park Boys would actually make good fodder for a game. Everyone has such tremendous flaws and talents, and everyone is so dysfunctional, that you can do all sorts of social engineering and skill contests and exploitation of characters strengths and weaknesses to pull off some interesting role playing and crazy get rich schemes that don't necessarily rely on combat.
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