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Started by Christopher Kubasik, May 15, 2005, 04:06:21 AM
QuoteModern day, right here and right now - absolutely no supernatural elements in "game history"Unforgiven, Reservoir Dogs, First BloodHumanity = justiceConceptual constraint on protagonists: "live by the gun." Don't care what capacity, don't care what motivation. Characters are people who have relied upon their ability and willingness to shoot others for a long time.Do note that violence and gun-stuff are not implicated in the definition of Humanity. Demons: no Special Damage, also, waive the default damage capacity. In other words, demons themselves cannot hurt anyone. Important concept: may have acquired demon long ago or very recently; choose this detail carefullyKicker = strongly enforce the "today is the first day" aspect of Kickers – after this, your protagonist really will be a new person
QuoteEvery last soul must pay the last tollIn the dice game of life, who gets the last roll?Is it the one with the suit? The one with the sack?The one who hides behind his fuckin' gun and his badge?Negative outlook? Well that's how I'm livin'And like he said, it's a wicked world we live inIt's a wicked world we live inI'm wiggin out, flippin' out, hearts is what I'm rippin' outI'm slippin' out, I'm dippin' out, killin's what I'm livin' outPick 'em, let me pick 'em out, spin and let me whip it outGat to your face with the fuckin' bullets stickin' out
QuoteSociobiologists predict that animals that are poorly equipped for aggression are unlikely to have developed surrender signals. Man, they say, is one of these creatures. But we developed technology, including a technology of destruction, and this technology "evolved" much too quickly for our biological evolution to provide us with compensating restraints on aggression.
QuoteBill Munny: Hell of a thing, killin' a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have. The Schofield Kid: Yeah, well, I guess he had it comin'.Bill Munny: We all got it comin', kid.
Quote from: Christopher KubasikWhat I responded to was a) people hurting people out of desperate fear, misapplying their efforts to solutions that make things worse; b) people picking "false" relationships to create an illusion of order or pathetic attempts at happiness that in fact only make us crazy 'cause they take up so much energy we've got no time left to do anything genuine.
QuoteI've wanted to be good. I was raised in a suburban, liberal post-Vatican II Catholic church -- which meant, somehow, I missed all the crap that angry ex-Catholics dealt with, and was taught a kind of, "Be Good to do the World Good morality."So... I wasn't told things like aggression or strength or sex were bad... but neither were these elements of "life force" (or whatever one wants to call them...) discussed as good. They were these things "out there" that might end up causing trouble, and it was better to focus on being "good" -- helping people (often at the expense of yourself) and so on.I can safely say that this point of view, coupled with ideas that sex should be in the idea always "safe" and "nice" -- and ideas about competition being the anthema to getting things done well -- and well, a whole bunch of other well meaning but useless propositions -- really made living kind of difficult -- if not dark, depressing, and, as Ron pointed out above, "living in some kind of fear."
QuoteI've been giving this some thought just lately -- so its still fresh, raw and not particularly well thought out. And its terribly personal and so idiosyncratic it might not mean anything to anyone but me. But you asked...