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John Wick
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« on: July 09, 2001, 03:17:00 PM »

Quick: off the top of your head. With everything you know about the game right now, what would you do with it?

I mean, what kind of adventures do you see playing in Tooth & Claw?

Looking forward to your responses,
John
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2001, 03:41:00 PM »

Eh. Dinos have never done much for me. Still, I'm an adventure design junkie.

Hunter's Hunted. A fairly standard gauntlet scenario, where the PCs are chased by a bigger, nastier carnivore in a remote region. They've got to work together and come up with a plan to defeat the monster.

Stolen Eggs. The PCs' eggs are stolen by another dinosaur, who basically holds them to ransom and forces them to perform some task for him. If they refuse, he'll crush the eggs. While they're off on the quest, though, the eggs hatch...hmm. Depending on the tone of the game, the baby dinos are either eaten alive or else we've got a cute disneyesque scene where they bond with their kidnapper, who feels the reforming power of love...cue custody battle.

The Prophecy of the Lost World. Characters discover that a giant meteor is going to wipe out all the dinos in a few years...but there's one remote plateau where they can survive. The problem is getting there...and do they tell others about the future, or the plateau, or both...?
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2001, 05:55:00 PM »

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On 2001-07-09 19:17, John Wick wrote:
Quick: off the top of your head. With everything you know about the game right now, what would you do with it?
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Zak Arntson
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2001, 08:53:00 PM »

I hate to say this, but I'd probably wind up introducing a few humans and play in the original Turok Son of Stone comic world (you know, the REAL one from the 60's or whenever).

Nothing cooler than a pair of civilized (Native American) guys firing poison arrows at honkers and dealing with the water-loving Beaver Men, finding the abandoned medieval castle (seeing mirrors and wondering who these vain people are), and avoiding caveman politics.

If I couldn't introduce people, I can think of:

a) Tribal politics between raptor-like intelligent groups.  Only instead of raptors I'd use Deinonychus, hands down the coolest and best illustrated dinos ever (see The Dinosaurs art book by William Stout).

b) Adventure into Lovecraftian stuff, since the Old Ones (and others like the snakey Yith people) were supposed to be active then.

c) Anything that doesn't involve a generic "Searching for the Lost Land of Milk & Dino Honey" as per any dino movie in the theaters.

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2001, 06:04:00 AM »

For some reason, I thought a nice and simple one-shot would involve a sweeping fire coming through the fields during summer.  Our dinos, not experienced in the light that kills, must find out how to stop it.  Of course, many may forsee a quest to find where the great devouring light comes from, but we all know nothing is really at the end of the rainbow.

Um, as for others, I would have to wait to see the level of social interaction and society within the dino-world itself.  Do they "talk" to each other?  On more than a superficial "I-peed-here-don't-go" level?

Anyway, that is my initial thought.  Don't know why, just is.

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Damocles
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2001, 08:04:00 AM »

I am thinking adventures that focus on personal relationships and emnities. Something Jungle Books-like. (the original Kipling stories, not the Disney movie). The T-Rex ate mom and he's going to pay. Quarrells between brothers. Wars against other herds about hunting grounds.
Stuff that focuses on really basic emotions in very direct, unsubtle way. Also, stories that are about matters of survival: Food, water, shelter. In short, simple straightforward stories. You are here and want to go there because there's more food and water, and there's stuff in the way. There is this guy who wants to kill you because he hates you because you did something which harmed him.
For some reason I'm also thinking about animal fables. Fox, rabbit and bear and thinks like that.
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