Thursday, August 31, 2017

Zone Commandos!

THE SETUP: In 1985, a deep space probe returns to Earth after being thought lost in a spacetime anomaly. It returns to Earth, dropping otherworldly debris in its wake. Across the globe, zones on anomalous phenomena and monstrous creatures are created!

Twenty years later, only special UN troops stand between humanity and the destruction of civilization as we know it!

It’s Roadside Picnic meets 50s monster and sci-fi movies/kaiju and 60-70s action figures like G.I. Adventure Team and Big Jim.

THE HEROES are mostly buzz cut military men like the MARS Patrol but with code names and personalities more like 80s G.I. Joe. Their ranks many be augmented by beings that appeared from an anomaly (Kirby-esque amazons, aliens) or people enhanced by barely understood and dangerous technology acquired from them (Atomic Man, THUNDER Agent sorts)

THE DANGERS are strange environments, monsters of all sorts of 50s and 60s sorts, from Zanti misfits to human mutates to giant mutant dinosaurs.

This is a refinement/re-imaging of my Rifts 1970 campaign idea, just a little more militarized and more informed by the early 60s.


JB said...

Wow. This is awesome. I love everything about it!

HOWEVER, I completely missed "Rifts 1970," so let me check that out before I fully commit my gushing.
; )

Trey said...

Thanks! Yeah, better check the other out.

JB said...

Yep. I'm all in.

Can we move the time period back a few years (say 1981...year of the first space shuttle launch)? And throw in some government run psychic programs a la Scanners and FIrestarter? Just as an alternate character type to the crew-cut guys.

I'd also like some small scale alien monsters...something along the lines of those Phantasm (film) dudes. Body Snatchers and human-mask wearing reptilians (get a whole new concept of "Cobra"). Tech stolen and reverse-engineered from V(isitors).

Yeah, lots of possibilities here. Dig it.

[that Adventure Team site is awesome by the way...thanks for sharing the link!]

Trey said...

That definitely works. Critters, Body Snatchers, they're all in!

Check out the Intruder, the alien enemy of the adventure team, too!

Uncle Sam said...

Very cool Trey. Looking forward to more.

Anonymous said...

I would certainly play in such a game. It looks fantastic and fantastical.

Billy Longino said...

So is this happening?

Trey said...

@Billy - It's a distinct possibility. When Sholtis gets Operation Unfathomable behind him.