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old school Sci-Fi RPG?

Post by Kxmode » June 10th, 2008, 3:59 pm

Hi. I was wondering how viable would an old school sci-fi RPG be? I love fantasy themed RPGs but I think it would be awesome to play a sci-fi inspired RPG. And not sci-fi like Fallout... I mean true sci-fi.

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Post by BasiliskWrangler » June 10th, 2008, 4:34 pm

I guess we'll be finding out.... :wink:
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Post by Jinx » June 10th, 2008, 7:21 pm

I'm intrigued BasiliskWrangler... how will we be finding out? Is there something in the works in parallel to Book 2? :)

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Post by Kxmode » June 10th, 2008, 8:19 pm

I mean true sci-fi.
By true sci-fi I mean with spaceships, space, planets, and stuff. That would be fun. :)

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Post by Kreador Freeaxe » June 10th, 2008, 8:40 pm

Jinx wrote:I'm intrigued BasiliskWrangler... how will we be finding out? Is there something in the works in parallel to Book 2? :)
I think BW meant we'd see by the kinds of responses received here.

I'm intrigued by a SciFi RPG. Historically it's been a difficult thing to get right. I have a cousin who's one of the designers on the Vendetta MMORPG, but it didn't make big waves.
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Post by BasiliskWrangler » June 10th, 2008, 9:27 pm

No, I meant we'll all find out together.

We have another engine (it's true 3D, but mechanically it functions like an advanced Dungeon Master / Eye of the Beholder first-person engine) that we've been working with for quite some time. We have a storyline, some game mechanics in place, and even a title logo. It will be hard-line sci-fi (meaning no magic or voodoo like "the force", although it will feature fringe science). It will not be post-apocalyptic. We are drawing inspiration from an existing "old-school" sci-fi RPG from way back.

That is absolutely all I will say, other than we are considering taking a break between Book II and III to finish this game that I speak of. For now though, we are all about Book II!! :D
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Post by Jinx » June 10th, 2008, 9:57 pm

Wow, that's great to hear, and you heard it here first, folks!

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Post by Kxmode » June 10th, 2008, 10:50 pm

"ask and ye shall receive" sweetness! :D

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Post by joshuasmyth » June 10th, 2008, 11:03 pm

Looking forward any new game by Basilisk!!
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Post by Kreador Freeaxe » June 11th, 2008, 10:29 am

BasiliskWrangler wrote:No, I meant we'll all find out together.

We have another engine (it's true 3D, but mechanically it functions like an advanced Dungeon Master / Eye of the Beholder first-person engine) that we've been working with for quite some time. We have a storyline, some game mechanics in place, and even a title logo. It will be hard-line sci-fi (meaning no magic or voodoo like "the force", although it will feature fringe science). It will not be post-apocalyptic. We are drawing inspiration from an existing "old-school" sci-fi RPG from way back.

That is absolutely all I will say, other than we are considering taking a break between Book II and III to finish this game that I speak of. For now though, we are all about Book II!! :D
Ooooh. I sit corrected, and now with my "patience" meter being strained. :)
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Re: old school Sci-Fi RPG?

Post by tiresius » June 12th, 2008, 9:45 am

Ooh I would buy that. Hopefully it is party-based with ability to gain helpers/robots or some other such NPC help.

I worked for years in high school (early 90s) on an Ultima/M&M hybrid sci-fi CRPG called "Lazer Swordz" in QuickBasic, and was about 90% done with the engine+game maker. But the art of the project (enemy profiles) took too much effort to make. If I stuck to icons only it probably would have been finished. Ah the memories...

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Post by Grue » June 13th, 2008, 10:44 am

This sounds very, very interesting! I'm definitely looking forward to a sci-fi game from Basilisk Games. Two thumbs up for going with hard(ish) sci-fi! IMO, it's a lot better genre than the more common fantasy-with-lasers mumbo-jumbo sci-fi. Can't wait to hear more (but finish Book II first). 8)
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Post by Maelstrom » June 17th, 2008, 7:14 pm

BasiliskWrangler wrote:We are drawing inspiration from an existing "old-school" sci-fi RPG from way back.
Gamma World? :?
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Re: old school Sci-Fi RPG?

Post by BasiliskWrangler » June 17th, 2008, 7:51 pm

Old-school computer RPG....
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Re: old school Sci-Fi RPG?

Post by realmzmaster » June 17th, 2008, 11:52 pm

Oh! My! Not Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday or Buck Rogers:Matrix Cubed :!:

Maybe Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace :!:
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