Friday, July 6, 2012

Stuck in My Head

I keep thinking about a post-apocalyptic fantasy plus super-science game, played in FASERIP, maybe. Something like a well-known toy and cartoon property, but less kiddy: like the equivalent of Savage Sword of Conan to its Conan the Adventurer.

A world where the heroes are like this:




And they fight foes like this:




In situations like this:




19 comments:

Tim Shorts said...

Looks good Trey. Looks like a gonzo, Mad Max, fantasy world to me. A place where even over a nice picnic lunch they use words like minion, conquer and trembling worlds. All really loud with a clenched fist raised. And pass the potato salad.

Bard said...

I think this is a great idea for a game. I always liked the feel of this setting. With the kiddiness gone, I can see even more potential in it.

Brendan said...

Dark Eternia. I would play that.

Mark Craddock said...

I would so play that!

MotU has some of the best art I've ever seen for a Toy Line and those early mini-comics are were far cooler than the cartoon.

Gibbering Mouther said...

I know the Mega Dungeon you're looking for ... It's basically this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thundarr_the_Barbarian

Sean Robson said...

Masters of the Universe was after my time, so all I know of it is the parodies I've seen on Robot Chicken. Pretty hard to take it seriously after that :)

Brendan said...

@Sean Robson

See, and be enlightened:

http://monsterbrains.blogspot.com/2011/05/masters-of-universe.html

Trey said...

@Sean - MOTU is after your time, but you watch Robot Chicken? I thought that was for weed-smoking college kids? ;)

@Gibbering Mouther - Thundarr is always good.

@Tim - Gonzo is the word, yeah--though still not as gonzo as Rifts or Encounter Critical.

@Brendan, Bard, and Mark - I'm glad someone shares my affliction.

Trey said...

@Brendan - I particularly like the one of Skeletor and He-Man fighting in space for no apparently reason.

Sean Robson said...

@Brendan: thanks for the link, but I think that MoTU must be one of those things you had to grow up with to appreciate. :)

@Trey: I thought that was for weed-smoking college kids? ;)
And the people who teach them, apparently. ;)

Jay said...

I WHOLE-HEARTEDLY LOVE THIS IDEA.

My own attempts ran out of steam. I'd hoped to take some Marvel pre-gens and reverse engineer for MOTU.

I'm looking forward to seeing more!

The Angry Lurker said...

I would be a good Skeletor!

Trey said...

@Sean - I can certainly see "missing the window." The silliness of MOTU is easy to see, while the coolness may not be as evident if you weren't there. Sort of like Woodstock--'94.

@Jay - I knew you would dig it, Jay. Will see if I get any further.

@Angry Lurker - Would that make Ray Beast-Man?

Mike David Jr. said...

This ideas is pure gold, sir.

Kiddiness aside, the Filmation cartoon is full of characters and ideas that can be made more serious. Anything by gaming legend Larry D'Tillio is greatly recommended.

Also, the 2002 revival of MotU played straighter than the Filmation series.

Justin S. Davis said...

There must be something in the ether, as Richard at his own Dystopian Pokeverse (http://lurkerablog.wordpress.com/) has expressed similar sentiments.

I'd pley the hell out of an Eternia-ish game.

Trey said...

@Mike - I dug the 2002 series, too. Too bad it didn't last longer.

@Justin - Yeah, I'm aware of Richard's MOTU love. Great minds think alike. ;)

richard said...

It's infectious, definitely. I got my dose from Dino de Laurentiis.

And I totally missed the window on MOTU, to the extent that I come at it now pretty fresh, I think.

Jon McNally said...

If I had a nickel for every time I've talked about a Masters of the Universe game with pals I'd be a very rich man. Trouble is, I know if it was an actual Masters game it would, with my collection of friends and acquaintances, quickly degenerate in to parody. (Granted, parody isn't always degenerate, but I digress.)

In any case, all this to say that the post-apocalyptic lens is intriguing. By contrast, when I've recently tried to view the property with fresh eyes, it's through a sword-and-planet lens. Eternia looks more and more to me like Mongo, Barsoom, etc.

Trey said...

@Jon - I can certainly see the planetary romance part. I was thinking of the original minicomcs by Don Glut that suggested a Great War in the past. That was an aspect forgotten by the cartoons.

@Richard - The movie? I'd say in some ways you came in at a low point. ;)