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Matt Wilson
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« on: March 04, 2003, 04:26:21 PM »

This game I'm working on depicts a space adventure TV show. While brainstorming ideas, I came up with a few that would work better as some sort of InSpectres spinoff.

Picture this: Instead of a spirit-chasing franchise, it's a TV show of some kind. The Franchise dice become Nielsen Rating dice, with which you can buy better special effects and so on. Also, if the show doesn't get solid ratings, it goes bye bye.

I don't know what the various cards would convert to. Maybe one would be "good script writers" to make sure the dialogue for social scenes worked well, and another would be "special effects budget," to supply cool gadgets and such. Instead of the Gym Card maybe you'd have personal trainers for the cast, so the audience believes they can do that badass stuff.

Thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2003, 05:58:48 AM »

Quote from: Matt Wilson
This game I'm working on depicts a space adventure TV show. While brainstorming ideas, I came up with a few that would work better as some sort of InSpectres spinoff.

Picture this: Instead of a spirit-chasing franchise, it's a TV show of some kind. The Franchise dice become Nielsen Rating dice, with which you can buy better special effects and so on. Also, if the show doesn't get solid ratings, it goes bye bye.



So it's a TV series inspired by InSpectres (like a cop show is inspired by police work)? Damn, that's recursive as hell but I like it.
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Mike Holmes
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2003, 12:46:38 PM »

Um, isn't that Nightwatch? OK, only one self-referential step away from Nightwatch?

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2003, 01:00:05 PM »

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Um, isn't that Nightwatch? OK, only one self-referential step away from Nightwatch?

Mike



It's similar. Of course, Nightwatch uses the 1st edition rules of InSpectres.

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2003, 01:03:59 PM »

}Mike ducks out the door before Jared remembers that Geek Season also has not been converted to second edition{
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2003, 01:11:03 PM »

I'm looking at all those Mothra-Fakers who did cool stuff for the original InSpectres but have, as of yet, not converting The Coolness to the version of InSpectres that I play/possess.

So yo, all ya'll crazy bitches, get on it!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2003, 01:44:29 PM »

Hey, yeah...as I recall I sent out a half-dozen free PDFs in exchange for cool mini-supplements...

HMMMM.
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Matt Wilson
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2003, 01:48:50 PM »

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Um, isn't that Nightwatch? OK, only one self-referential step away from Nightwatch?

Mike


Nightwatch, at first glance, sounds like a reality show or something. My idea was just for it to be a fictional TV show. The characters would be the actors playing roles in TV episodes, not news reporters.
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Mike Holmes
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2003, 02:23:23 PM »

I got that.

And I'm sure it would be a somewhat different experience. But there certainly are similarities as well. For example, I believe that in Nightwatch you are also bucking for ratings.

But, hey, write it up, and maybe it would make a good addition to the supplement of supplements that we're almost certainly going to get out this year like we didn't last year. :-)

Scott, I need to talk to you...

Mike
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