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Old 03-19-2011, 10:19 AM   #661
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I'd highly recommend the books. More specifically, I'd recommend the audiobooks read by James Marsters, I'm absolutely hooked on them.

I would not recommend the TV show very highly, I only watched the pilot, but it had little more than a passing resemblance to the books in my opinion.
Too late. I've watched the first two or three Dresden Files TV shows and I'm hooked. It fits the style of shows I like. I'm a big fan of Buffy and Angel. I liked the original Nightstalker. I find Supernatural and the Forever Knight to be watchable but that's about it. I loved Highlander the Series - much more than any of the movies, including the first one which was the best.

I do plan on reading the Dresden files books.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:46 AM   #662
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Whenerver I hear that title, I think of Primeval... I might try such a campaign with it, if it's supported.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:49 AM   #663
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Too late. I've watched the first two or three Dresden Files TV shows and I'm hooked. It fits the style of shows I like. I'm a big fan of Buffy and Angel. I liked the original Nightstalker. I find Supernatural and the Forever Knight to be watchable but that's about it. I loved Highlander the Series - much more than any of the movies, including the first one which was the best.

I do plan on reading the Dresden files books.
I didn't like a lot of the liberties they took with the books (although Bob being a ghost rather than always having been a spirit works for me), but Blackthorne was an exceptionally good piece of casting.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:27 AM   #664
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We're about two posts away from having 666 replies . . . on the day of the Supermoon, no less. Hopefully RPK will deliver us a new hint/info/awesomness or more fully explain the present he did leave us last?

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Old 03-19-2011, 11:50 AM   #665
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Harry Dresden, Wizard. He's in the phonebook. :)

I've added Harry Dresden to the roster. Excellent suggestion.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:54 AM   #666
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I've added Harry Dresden to the roster. Excellent suggestion.
Of course, there are problems with him and the White Council he reports to existing in the same world as a surviving Willow, considering how many of the Laws of Magic she's broken... but no more so than the inconsistencies between the vampires Buffy and Blade fight, and Angel is, I suppose.
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We're about two posts away from having 666 replies . . . on the day of the Supermoon, no less. Hopefully RPK will deliver us a new hint/info/awesomness or more fully explain the present he did leave us last?

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Old 03-19-2011, 12:56 PM   #668
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I'm not familiar with any of these.
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Ghostbusters (1984)
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:07 PM   #669
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Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters (1984)
Source is too comedic for what I have in mind.
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:39 PM   #670
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Of course, there are problems with him and the White Council he reports to existing in the same world as a surviving Willow, considering how many of the Laws of Magic she's broken... but no more so than the inconsistencies between the vampires Buffy and Blade fight, and Angel is, I suppose.
With different characters from different settings, I'd not care much about issues like that since the setting would need to be changed. I'd use this team for a modern day campaign or more likely mainly in demoes of GURPS as being able to pull off cinematic action style games.

For personal use what I'm planning is Monster Hunters 2060 (working title). It would use GURPS Cyberworld as the base setting but would have Night City from RT Games Cyberpunk 2020 as the main campaign city. Night City renamed as Knight City and created by Knight Industries (from Knight Rider TV series). The Robocop program created by OCP (from Robocop movies) has become operational with a small number of robocops on duty in Knight City after seeing success on a few cities already -- including New Detriot. I'll borrow from GURPS Cyberpunk, Bio-Tech (with emphasis on cyberware but with some genetic engineering and soft-tissue tech). Cyberware gained acceptance and funding quicker and is more advanced than genetech.

Drop in the fantastic and horror elements incorporating ideas from various shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Supernatural, The Dresden Files, Night Stalker, Charmed, and Forever Knight. Many of these have conflicts so I'll pick and choose as I please. For instance the Watcher Council will handle training and managing Slayers (one in each region rather than ONE in each generation) and watching immortals. The MIB exist and would be taken from GURPS Black Ops - greatly toned down and somewhat decimated in recent years, as well as from Conspiracy X (two sometimes competing organizations). Wolfram and Hart from Angel would be replaced by Arasaka as the main villian organization (the created a program called Soulkiller, they really need to be a demonic organization). It would have ties to the cabal and most likely be run by a powerful demon or vampire. I would dump 90% of the gangs listed in the Night City Sourcebook and replace or transform the rest. For instance, Fangs of Justice would be mostly a human gang of altered vampire posers. But a few members really are vampires. The Golden Knights are actually a small gang of monster hunters though they also deal with mundane issues from time to time.

The White Council may exist, but it certainly wouldn't be at all limited to the depiction from the Dresden Files. It would more than likely be influenced by my own campaigns needs and sources I like such as Angel/Buffy and Charmed (I'm not a big follower of Charmed but I've caught a few episodes).

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