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Author Topic: octane & pulp era rewrites  (Read 2463 times)
joshua neff
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« on: June 06, 2001, 09:39:00 AM »

j--

what exactly are the differences between version 1 & version 2 of these? (since yr being a lazy bastard & not putting them up, i thought i'd ask, especially as i've been in quite the pulpy mood lately)...
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Jared A. Sorensen
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2001, 12:15:00 PM »

Quite a bit.

The PE system is a bit too...not good.  I knew what I wanted to do (kinda) but I had 2 other guys adding their own stuff and it kinda got watered down.

octaNe: premium uNleaded has got tons of Roles, no attributes/merits/skills, a better way to handle Styles and more setting detail.  It also has a dice AND a card mechanic (so you can play it with six-siders or playing cards).  I think it's hot!

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joshua neff
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2001, 12:33:00 PM »

jared--

sounds cool...you should get that up on yr website, sparky...
i know what you mean about the systems--i like pulp era, but there's just something about it that turns me off...otherwise, i think it's nifty...but the revised version sounds more up my alley, anyway...
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Jared A. Sorensen
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2001, 02:02:00 PM »

Yup -- to throw some jargon around, PE is a tad too simulationist for my tastes.
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2001, 08:43:00 AM »

OK, screw this.

I had a small army of playtesters.  They're pretty much all a bunch of gamer flakes -- then it hits me...the Forge.  Passionate, freaky creative types who will look at a game and (gasp!) talk about it...oh, the Humanity!

So here you go, party people.  octaNe: premium uNleaded.

http://www.memento-mori.com/octane/opu.doc

- J
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2001, 01:54:00 PM »

I just came across Ninjaburger.com (again) and I'm gonna add a new Role to the cast list of octaNe: the Fast-Food Ninja (ie: Hiro Protagonist from Snow Crash).  Pizza, burger, sushi...just make the call and a black-clothed shadow warrior will get it to you or die trying. :smile:
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2001, 04:34:00 PM »

Three posts in a row in my own topic...is that a record?

Anyway, I just wanted to let folks know that after I do octaNe v2 and the Pulp Era supplement, I'm gonna tackle a new style of pulp adventure:

"The Riddle of Steel" -- down & dirty, blood & sweat sword & sorcery.  Here's the cool part: aside from numerous new Roles (barbarian princess, king of thieves, horseman, sorcerer, etc), I'm going to replace the 6 styles with a bunch of new ones...and they're all going to reflect some sort of personality-type relevant to the source material -- Foolish, Lusty, Wrathful, Sneaky, Melancholy...that kinda thing.

So, look for that in the near future..."CRRROOOOOMMM!"

And props to Ron Edwards for writing "Sorcerer & Sword" (which kicks ass!) and to the Wick for introducing me to the genius of John Milius' Conan.
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2001, 04:55:00 PM »

octaNe: premium kicks much ass, Jared. Hardcore, kevlar-sequined ass. I look forward to "The Riddle of Steel."

Best,

Blake
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Paul Czege
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2001, 06:45:00 PM »

Hey Jared,

How about a .rtf or .pdf version for the non MS-Word crowd?

Paul
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2001, 07:18:00 PM »

Done!  Choose yer poison...

http://www.memento-mori.com/octane/opu.rtf
http://www.memento-mori.com/octane/opu.doc

I added the Fast-Food Ninja. :smile:
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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2001, 07:40:00 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2001, 10:19:00 AM »

Here's the poop on Pulp Era.

One of the co-authors asked me to remove it as he's working on his own game -- and since "Pulp Era" is his creation, I agreed.

However, I have a Pulp serials game ready and rarin' to go. Actually, I have 3 Pulp games done...all using the same basic system (it's my "pulp thrillogy")":

Blood & Steel: sword & sorcery
Untitled pulp game: 20's/30's pulp cliffhanger action
octaNe: psychotronic, b-movie sci-fi

I don't know when they'll be up for public scrutiny. If I can get some art done, I want to PDF 'em and sell 'em as a single product (or, at least sell octaNe and throw in the other 2 as freeebies on the site).

And I agree with ya on Adventure. I picked it up, looked at it, went "Huh...I wrote this already." and put it down. :wink:
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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2001, 10:30:00 AM »

In case anyone is interested, the octaNe character sheet:
http://www.memento-mori.com/octane/octanesheet.jpg
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2001, 10:17:00 AM »

Jared... my ass is now thoroughly rocked. That sheet is the bizzomb.




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