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« on: November 20, 2001, 10:10:00 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2001, 08:19:00 PM »

Hey Sean,

What physical design do you have in mind? I have to say that of all the games I own, Stuper Powers' design just blows me away. It's comic-book sized, with 32 pages and nice, stiff color covers, stapled. The paper is good quality and there's a lot of B&W art inside. I waved it at everyone who'd listen for days after I bought it, saying "This is what an RPG should be!"

Given the size of Dead Meat, is this more or less what you had in mind? Or am I totally off the mark?

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Ron
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2001, 08:42:00 AM »

Hi Ron,

I've decided to go with the full 8.5 x 11 format. I considered cutting it down to comic size, or just a narrower format, but I like the size of the page best at the full 8.5 x 11 for artwork, graphics, etc. Probably just because I'm most used to seeing and designing for that size.

It'll look like a low budget version of one of Hogsheads' New Style games. 32 pages, Black, White & Red stiff cover, stapled, with a lot of interior art.

I'll post again later this week, but my to-do list for the week includes:
-getting all my notes into Word
-putting nice color posters up in FLGS for playtesters
-sending out copies to non-local playtesters / designers
-finishing up packages and/or movie dubs for artists
-calling printers for initial quotes (more for budgeting than for a final quote).
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2001, 08:46:00 AM »

Hey Sean,

Don't forget Patterson Printing. They do real nice work.

Contact Pam Thames at 800-848-8826 ext 542.

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Ron
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2001, 12:28:00 PM »

Ron,

Thank God you threw that phone number out.  Not that I'll need it any time soon, but I forgot to get it from you when you last mentioned it.


Hey Sean,

Just for fun, give us the Wipfli top ten pics for inspirational viewing.

- Scott
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2001, 01:34:00 PM »

These are going in the Top Ten section:
1) Night of the Living Dead (Old & Color versions)
2) Dawn of the Dead
3) Day of the Dead
4) Lucio Fulci Trilogy - The Beyond / City of the Living Dead (aka Gates of Hell) / Zombie
5) Demons
6) Mutant
7) Bio-Zombie
8 ) Dead Alive
9) Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (aka The Living Dead in the Manchester Morgue aka Don't Look Out The Window)
10)Darkness

Sorry if you've heard of all of them Scott! :smile:

There's also going to be a section on using Dead Meat to play Giallo scenarios (and I even have ways to use the rules for playing Giallo!), and other types of 'Overwhelming Horror' (like Aliens, Gremlins, Critters, etc...).


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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2001, 01:45:00 PM »

Yeah, I know and love all of those films (although Biozombie was a fairly recent addition to my library).  What about House By The Cemetary (I actually thought that was part of the Fulci continuum, along with The Beyond, and City of the Living Dead)?

You know me...I'm up for the giallo thing.  I'm interested in seeing the rules for that - how do you go about establishing the right tone for a good Italian horror flick (other than lots of eye gougings, of course).

You got rules for coeds in the jungle type films, like Cannibal Ferox?  I imagine it wouldn't be much of a departure from the standard rules; rainforest cannibals are really just fast zombies in those movies.

- Scott
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2001, 07:15:00 AM »

I have to get out and buy that one...

The basic theme of Giallo is Fear, and Helplessness in the face of fear. When you play using the Giallo guidelines, the players are effectively helpless. Needless to say, you need a certain kind of group to play this way. :smile: Can you say 'gluttons for punishment'?

Cannibals, sure... The new rules turn it into a game where the players can face any kind of 'overwhelming horror' whether it's defeatable or not; Aliens, Zombies, Critters, Cannibals, Republicans, Rabid Dogs, etc... on up to Cthulhu or Supernatural Entities.
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