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Colin Chapman
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« on: February 24, 2003, 09:32:10 AM »

Hey,

Yeah, I know it's an obvious Role, but one of my players wanted to be the Feral Kid ala Mad Max II. As I worked it up for him, and typed it up, I thought it'd be fun to share it:

Role: Feral Kid
Profile: The only parents you recall are the wild monkeys, apes, or canines who raised you, but now even they are gone. Armed with a sharp, bent piece of metal and the instincts of a wild beast, you have gone out into the world to find a new pack, a new family.
Stamping Grounds: The Wastelands
Quote: "Oooh aah aah aah!" (growl)
Mode: Anything other than Grindhouse...
Gear: Dirty furs, messy hair, sharp metal boomerang.
Styles: Daring
Skills: Caper about like a monkey, Grunt and howl, Lethal with a boomerang, Sneaking around

Colin
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Jared A. Sorensen
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2003, 10:01:57 AM »

Rockin'. I have a Kid Role in the game but for some reason I never just outright called him the Feral Kid. Your Role is excellent.
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2003, 10:14:09 AM »

Hey, I was thinking ...

1. Never saw a Feral Kid in a Grindhouse flick, but they could be there, couldn't they? Especially a really filthy one?

2. Also, this thread prompted me to think, h'm, is Mad Max a Grindhouse flick? I kind of think it is. Whereas Road Warrior isn't, really. What do you think?

Best,
Ron
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Colin Chapman
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2003, 10:16:58 AM »

hey Jared,

Thanks for the kind words, me old mucker. I've actually started creating a few extra Roles for my game, if only for the hell of it:

Psycho Kid (y'know, the pale kid with the blood-chilling gaze, innocent appearance, and big fecking knife)
Uncontrolled Psychic (inpired by flicks like Scanners and Trancers)
Busty Vampire Chick (inspired by every female vampire ever featured in a Hammer Horror flick)
Japanese Schoolgirl (somehow seems to fit)
Vampire Slayer (based on everything from Van Helsing, to Buffy, to any other slayer of bloodsuckers in the B-movies)
Cannibal Hillbilly (based on such classics as The Hills Have Eyes, and movies like Deliverance: Squeal Piggy!)

Colin
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Colin Chapman
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2003, 10:20:25 AM »

Hey Ron,

Nah, I'd say Mad Max was gritty, but I wouldn't necessarily call it out and out Grindhouse. Mad Max II certainly wasn't. I'm just not sure you can really get away with using kids in stuff like Grindhouse. If nothing else, I'd consider it a step beyond simple tastelessness.

Col
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2003, 10:32:20 AM »

Hi Colin,

OK, makes sense.

Cannibal Hillbilly? Definitely.

Best,
Ron
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Jared A. Sorensen
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2003, 10:38:08 AM »

Quote from: Ron Edwards
2. Also, this thread prompted me to think, h'm, is Mad Max a Grindhouse flick? I kind of think it is. Whereas Road Warrior isn't, really. What do you think?


I would say it is. I mean, at its heart it's a revenge pic, ala Death Wish. Miller managed to instill in it a kind of artfulness so it escapes categorization as "trashy." Road Warrior is an all-out western and Beyond Thunderdome is sword & sorcery.

Cannibal Hillbilly...of course!

- J
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Colin Chapman
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2003, 10:43:15 AM »

Hey,

Forgot to mention, of course, that Cannibal Hillbilly would also cover such flicks as the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Col
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Mike Holmes
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2003, 11:46:46 AM »

Doesn't the Cannibal Hillbilly have the problem in play that he "doesn't play nice with others"? I'm having trouble seeing him interact with the other characters except as lunch. The only folks the CH does not eat are his kin, and he'll even make exceptions for them on occasion.

Or is this some other CH we're talking about?

Mike
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Colin Chapman
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2003, 11:57:21 AM »

Hey Mike,

For all-out Grindhouse (the only style the CH would really fit), the fact that he'd only really get along with his kin wouldn't be much of a problem, imo. It's not like I can see just about anyone really playing Grindhouse as more than the odd one-off anyway, in which case the other players makin' good eatin' wouldn't be much of a drawback. ;)

Col
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hardcoremoose
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2003, 12:06:10 PM »

Mike,

C'mon man, you really can't picture a game with a Cannibal Hillbilly hero?  Isn't that one of the great pleasures of Grindhouse - freakish characters you'd never in a million years picture as protagonists, forced into that role by something even worse than themselves?

- Scott
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Mike Holmes
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2003, 12:20:53 PM »

Sigh. I'm afraid I'm just not as cool as you guys...

I'm afraid that octaNe may be beyond me.  ;-)

Mike
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