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Old 09-19-2017, 07:29 PM   #51
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Anybody want to just License The Orville?
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Isn't it supposed to be terrible? I haven't seen a single positive review.
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Anybody want to just License The Orville?
No. Raiding its' prop department would be fine but in addition to heavy use of the addiction rules we'd need a "Silly Magnet" rule where aliens keep telling you to get your colon scanned.
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Monster Hunters assumes an activity, though--hunting monsters. Space Opera does not really have a unifying activity for the PCs to engage in.
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Check up thread. They came up with a list:

Exploration
Military Action
Scoundrels in space
That's three different games. What's the one overarching thing you do in a space opera game? In Dungeon Fantasy it's "kill monsters and take their stuff." In Monster Hunters it's "kill the monsters." What is the ONE thing that defines what you do in a space opera game?
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Isn't it supposed to be terrible? I haven't seen a single positive review.
I've enjoyed the two I've seen. Think TOS Piece of the Action type show and humor level. Certainly better than Enterprise.
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That's three different games. What's the one overarching thing you do in a space opera game? In Dungeon Fantasy it's "kill monsters and take their stuff." In Monster Hunters it's "kill the monsters." What is the ONE thing that defines what you do in a space opera game?
What's the one thing you do in the post-apocalypse? Survive? Rebuild civilization? Pretend to be the Roman Empire? Put a dog skull on a stick? Deliver mail? Preserve the writings of St. Lebowitz the Engineer? Scavenge ruins?
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I've enjoyed the two I've seen. Think TOS Piece of the Action type show and humor level. Certainly better than Enterprise.
I liked the third and fourth seasons of Enterprise and I hate Family Guy, does that make a difference?

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Old 09-19-2017, 08:03 PM   #58
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Not a lot, they do have humor bits, some run into the ground like the above mentioned Colon joke, but it is played as sci-fi with humor, not as humor with sci-fi wrapped around it.

Give it a watch, you've lost up to one hour if you don't like it.
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I liked the third season of Enterprise and I hate Family Guy, does that make a difference?
I've only seen the second episode but while it's visual homage to TNG is lovingly detailed it's far, far below the level of humor in Piece of the Action.

It's premise seems to be "If Starfleet were manned by _real_ people they'd be getting booze and weed out of the replicators _all_ the time and having lots of verbally awkward/spazz moments". I've never seen much Family Guy but it's probably pretty similar. It's definitely in a "contemporary humor" vein and it'd be R-rated if it could.

Oddly, it's not totally silly. You get more than one moment when it's shown that these dweebs have to go do a Kirk-like job in spite of their silliness and they manage somehow.
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I don't like Family guy either, but did think third season Enterprise was an improvement.
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