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Old 06-10-2009, 04:53 PM   #1
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There's not quite a day left to apply to playtest GURPS GUN FU. The applications are coming in a bit slower than for projects playtested earlier this year, so if you feel like you never get picked this would be the time to remedy that state of affairs.

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Old 06-10-2009, 05:00 PM   #2
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I shall now doubly lament the fact that I won't have time to try to playtest what I am sure will be a brilliant book.

(Though, of course, the authors can be doubly assured of getting my money, which they shall richly deserve...)
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:06 PM   #3
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I shall now doubly lament the fact that I won't have time to try to playtest what I am sure will be a brilliant book.

(Though, of course, the authors can be doubly assured of getting my money, which they shall richly deserve...)
My casual announcement of the arrival of Gun Fu and my application for the playtest there (complete with a themed session or five to actually, you know, playtest) was met with considerably more enthusiasm among some of my players than that of Low-Tech.

Turns out that during all those years of watching action movies with slow-motion FTV gunfights, playing video games with Bullet Time and taking utterly idiotic risks in role-playing games, these gamers had harboured a secret desire to utterly shoot some dudes up while performing a ludicrous acrobatic stunt.

Who knew?
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:25 PM   #4
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Hm, if there is a lack of play-testers I guess I could apply. I have watched quite a number of action movies, and like Gun-Fu in general, so I think I could help out.
I'll send in my application.
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:50 PM   #5
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I would have, but I don't meet the $50 E23 requirement.
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:07 PM   #6
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I didn't apply for the same reason as for Low-Tech...my minimal contribution on the only playtest I did participate in, lead me to believe that the slot is better served by someone more able to "keep up" with the pace of the process.

I'm sure the book will turn out great.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:15 PM   #7
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I didn't apply for the same reason as for Low-Tech...my minimal contribution on the only playtest I did participate in, lead me to believe that the slot is better served by someone more able to "keep up" with the pace of the process.

I'm sure the book will turn out great.
Same reason I don't apply. I'm a collector, not a roleplayer. I love reading the books, and I enjoy the orderliness of the system (at least in comparison to others I've seen :-), but I honestly haven't gamed in any system in 16 years.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:07 PM   #8
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I applied as soon as I found out, and wait with bated breath! I hope the above means I have a good chance of getting in. Fancy shooting is almost as cool as fancy swordplay in my book, and that's plenty cool.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:43 PM   #9
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I applied as soon as I found out, and wait with bated breath! I hope the above means I have a good chance of getting in. Fancy shooting is almost as cool as fancy swordplay in my book, and that's plenty cool.
Fancy shooting is cooler! I loved Wanted. One of my favorite scenes in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is after the poker game when the guy accuses Sundance of cheating and then apologizes. He asks how good Sundance is and the gunslinger shoots off the gamblers side arm and proceeds to shoot the pistol across the floor. Commando is one of my all time favorite films and Lethal Weapon is just fun to watch. Le Femme Nikita is a cinematic masterpiece and of course almost anything by John Woo is good.

I really want to be selected for this playtest.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:49 PM   #10
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Fancy shooting is cooler! I loved Wanted. One of my favorite scenes in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is after the poker game when the guy accuses Sundance of cheating and then apologizes. He asks how good Sundance is and the gunslinger shoots off the gamblers side arm and proceeds to shoot the pistol across the floor. Commando is one of my all time favorite films and Lethal Weapon is just fun to watch. Le Femme Nikita is a cinematic masterpiece and of course almost anything by John Woo is good.

I really want to be selected for this playtest.
This breathless excitement is kind of cute. ;)

I hope you're selected.

Really, though? Out of all the brilliant scenes in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, that's the one that blew you away? What about "the next time I say: 'Let's go somewhere like Bolivia', let's go somewhere like Bolivia"? Or "Oh, good. For a moment there I thought we were in trouble".

C'mon, that line combines in one perfect moment the understated genius of two acting greats, one of the most poignant and unspoken bromances of our times (or any time) and enough firepower to send Sly Stallone whimpering for cover!
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