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Old 06-06-2016, 09:06 PM   #271
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"Worst Vacation Ever!" A hapless family just want to go on a vacation to Africa. But along the way one of them sees something strange...and suddenly everything keeps going awry. Thanks to the Illuminati their vacation is plagued by one mishap after another, until the GM has checked off every crisis in The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel. Including "Climbing Out of A Well", "Runaway Train" and "UFO Abduction".
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:53 PM   #272
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Won the Trip!

You won the trip on the cruise ship. And once you get underway, you find out the aliens are going to harvest it.

You're to be fattened up... because they have a taste for flesh. Live primate brain... But you don't find that out until the ship launches. Mount your resistance...
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:10 AM   #273
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Transhuman Stars: Redshirts!: The characters are an exploratory team for the Mandate, a highly conservative interstellar polity ruled by planetary computers who are programmed by copying the minds of elderly near death citizens into it. Most of them simply merge with the ruling intelligence but you are ones who refused to merge after your first deaths and are therefore re-downloaded into bioroid bodies and sent out in starships to explore new worlds and evaluate their suitability for human colonization. Biological bodies are better for that purpose since the colonists themselves will be biological. They are also better for making contact with biological sapient natives (or "lost" colonies) when those are encountered. When you die, you are reloaded from a ship-board backup into a new body and sent back down until the ship's captain (which is to say, the computer) is satisfied that the problems are understood.

Atomic Patrol: This is one is simple. Just combine Atomic Horror with Solar Patrol leading ultimately to the discovery of faster than light travel. They're pretty compatible.

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Old 06-14-2016, 02:54 PM   #274
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Mad World: In a typical European fantasy a war with another nation was getting out of control, a magical device was to be created to win this war once and for all, but the device malfunctioned, and while it did it's job of decimating the opposing side, the explosion it set off covered the entire world... now a shattered world wages war on each other for resources as dark and terrible magic stains the very earth. It's lord of the rings meets mad max in a world gone mad
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:59 PM   #275
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Mad World: In a typical European fantasy a war with another nation was getting out of control, a magical device was to be created to win this war once and for all, but the device malfunctioned, and while it did it's job of decimating the opposing side, the explosion it set off covered the entire world... now a shattered world wages war on each other for resources as dark and terrible magic stains the very earth. It's lord of the rings meets mad max in a world gone mad
That actually sounds wickedly cool. Especially if there's a hollow-world.
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:04 AM   #276
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Olympus: Set in an alternate earth where aliens have come and proclaimed themselves gods, the players play as a resistance who has seen through their lies and fight against them
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:42 AM   #277
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That actually sounds wickedly cool. Especially if there's a hollow-world.
It would be better if it took place at the end of a 1940s Weird War II setting. The Thule Society's ancient ritual happens to take place at the same moment as the Trinity test, as Imperial Japanese forces slaughter the Chinese by the thousands in Manchuria, and drench the Far East in blood.

Monsters erupt into the world, nations fall into ruin as horror infests the cities and stalks the countryside.

Tommy-gunners fight off monsters with increasingly rare silver bullets as armored Studebakers guard the deuce-and-a-half trucks that barely connect isolated, fortified towns in the Great Plains.

French Resistance fighters try to annihilate roving bands of broken NAZI troops, while SS strongholds vomit forth werewolves and other monsters clad in the ragged remnants of storm trooper uniforms.

Battered bands of Chinese nationalists reluctantly make deals with Maoists in an effort to destroy Japanese forces that use the blood of thousands to lure and tame nightmarish beasts, while monks in the ancient monasteries close their gates and grow silent. The remnants of the Black Sheep squadron provide increasingly infrequent air-cover along the Chinese coast as they beg for the fuel and supplies they need to fight their way across the Pacific, and return home.
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:57 PM   #278
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Reign of Illuminated Steel: The Minds exist, but as secret Person of Interest style operators behind the scenes, each pursuing their own frequently agenda of exterminating humanity, fixing the ecology, protecting humanity, pushing space travel or what have you. Even the ones who have nothing against humanity as such still take steps to neutralize threats to expose the secret and pull strings of government and corporate power. Having discovered signs of people being replaced by robots, isolated communities being experimented on, tampering with government decision-making, the player characters are drawn in to the secret war of the Minds.
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Old 06-25-2016, 04:47 PM   #279
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It would be better if it took place at the end of a 1940s Weird War II setting. The Thule Society's ancient ritual happens to take place at the same moment as the Trinity test, as Imperial Japanese forces slaughter the Chinese by the thousands in Manchuria, and drench the Far East in blood.

Monsters erupt into the world, nations fall into ruin as horror infests the cities and stalks the countryside.

Tommy-gunners fight off monsters with increasingly rare silver bullets as armored Studebakers guard the deuce-and-a-half trucks that barely connect isolated, fortified towns in the Great Plains.

French Resistance fighters try to annihilate roving bands of broken NAZI troops, while SS strongholds vomit forth werewolves and other monsters clad in the ragged remnants of storm trooper uniforms.

Battered bands of Chinese nationalists reluctantly make deals with Maoists in an effort to destroy Japanese forces that use the blood of thousands to lure and tame nightmarish beasts, while monks in the ancient monasteries close their gates and grow silent. The remnants of the Black Sheep squadron provide increasingly infrequent air-cover along the Chinese coast as they beg for the fuel and supplies they need to fight their way across the Pacific, and return home.
And you had to go and ruin it...
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Old 06-25-2016, 05:38 PM   #280
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And you had to go and ruin it...
Um. Sorry?
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