Post by BG. Foster on May 23, 2012 13:08:11 GMT -5
I recently made a post about a game in development on another forum and later received a message from the poster asking me to help him with building this game.
He sent me some basic rules to look over and all it did was confuse me. This got me thinking though, could I do better? Could I create a wargame? With this in mind and a set of rules I'd been developing for a text based roleplay in hand I got to work.
First off came modifying the rules, ditch the D20 in favour of a D10 was the first. Other modification and re-writes are in progress. As it stands though all I have is a half built game system, this is all well and good but doesn't make for an interesting game to play.
This is why I am here now, I am looking for one or two people to start writing background and such for the game. Having a setting will allow me to develop the game further and allow for the creation of races and classes. If you are interested in helping please drop me a PM and I will supply more details.
PS. At some point I will require play testers, people to do the artwork and someone to do some sample sculpts *cough* Ashot *cough*.
Last Edit: Aug 16, 2012 3:01:45 GMT -5 by BG. Foster
I'm thinking something along the lines of Fringe meets Mass Effect meets Planet of the Apes.
Some kind of event has caused two parallel world to merge (completely not only a bit like Fringe), however on the parallel world things have evolved differently. Animals are the dominant species with humanoid Rhino's among the most prominent (thinking others but not sure yet). Due to the event areas of the world became unstable over time and could not be inhabited so a city was build in the one area that remained stable and all the animals and humans that remained now live there.
Post by BG. Foster on May 24, 2012 14:50:26 GMT -5
First bit of fluff in from Ivory, I'm posting this in the hope it will get someone else interested in our little project.
In 3037, two small planets Gallantine and Abel were drawn together by a gravitational phenomenon referred to as Catharsis. Roughly 65% of the human controlled planet, Gallantine was crushed as it merged with the feral planet of Abel. While the two worlds had had preliminary contact, the history of Abel and Gallantine has been one of general bloodshed. Abel lost 40% of her surface in the merge and the end result is a bogus, mishapen world in which the two cores have combined.
Gallantine : Human world, civilised and developped. The humans have developped their scientific, technologic and militant fields. The planet is ruled by a President who is elected via stable, democratic votes.
Abel : An extremely hostile environment, Abel's capital city is G-003 an ancient research complex built to accomadate Gallantine scientists and their families. The humans were butchered and enslaved by the Shukrians, a species of brutal and violent bipedal Rhinos. G-003 has since been expanded by primitive Shukrian archetectural structures and shanty towns, originally intended to house 120 000 inhabitants, the city now houses over 3 million.
Abel is dependant on it's slave trade, humans are raised and bred in "Maternity Homes", factory like facilities where humans are used for medical experiments such as attempted cloning and emotional suppression. The slaves are sold for gold, a natural yet rare Abel ressource used as currency. The Shukrians dominate Abel's society, the governor referred to as a Baron is the strongest and toughest of the species and rules with an iron fist using terror to maintain order.
The planet contains three dominant species. The Shukrians , the Jaka ( Bipedal serpents, cunning, intelligent and skilled craftsmen ) and the Maha, swamp dwelling four legged octopus, they are highly venomous but gifted in science. Hope was built on the equatorial band of Catharsis. Under a council of human, Shukrian and other species, the cultural diversity of Hope has enabled cohesion and loyalty to a new ideology of equality and awareness. This prominent and rising mentality has attracted the animosity of both Abel and Gallantine populations in a three way battle for dominance and survival.
Post by Julian Sharps on May 29, 2012 13:35:51 GMT -5
I can. Sounds like an interesting project.
When His armies march to war, we make up the tip of the spear! When His armies are in retreat, we're the ones who bring up the rear! Imperial Guard Assault Corps! Show no mercy! Show no fear! Imperial Guard Assault Corps! Oorah! Oorah! Death is here!
In 2790 NASA came across the planet Gallantine, chosen for its easily terraformed atmosphere the planet was the first of several human colonies to be established by the United Countries of Earth. Gallantine was unique because of its isolated location in an uncharted sector and the original human colonists enjoyed relative independence for several decades. When the Earth was destroyed the colonies became neglected and forced to fend for themselves. Gallantine was no exception, the humans strove to prolong their existence basing their economy, military and technology on one major aspect - Survival.
As a result, Gallantine’s military became one of the finest in modern history. Relying on advanced weaponry systems and armour with technological upgrades. Artificial intelligence, although monitored was equally innovated and it is not uncommon to find human soldiers accompanied by D 9 model cyborgs, the latter supervised by a mentor who can destroy their central data processing panels with a single flick of a wrist held switch.
Close by was the planet Abel. NASA had also tried to colonise Abel, a smaller neighbouring planet selected for its proximity and it was atmospherically similar to Gallantine. Unfortunately, where Gallantine's paradise like climate with turquoise oceans, white sands and breathe taking cliffs and gulley’s, Abel was the antithesis. Hostile, dangerous and carnivorous. Every life form had adapted to become competitive on the food chain. The species that existed had only done so by killing off others. Extinction was a natural way of life.
The human explorers and colonists managed to erect a decent sized research complex labelled G-003 planet side. The facility housed scientists, researchers and their families until one day every single human had vanished. It was later revealed that they had been captured or killed, and now were being raised as cattle to work as slaves for the brutal and most violent of bipedal races: The Jallo. Closely resembling Rhinos with large, powerful physiques and cloven feet. They walked and even communicated like humans with similarities in social structure.
The Jallo were Abel's dominant race after having exterminated the former title holders, and now they were dependant on trade. Although rare, gold was the planet's sole currency and its worth depending on the size of each chunk. The Jallo had established major human slave, mineral and agricultural trading routes across the planet but war was commonplace as many rival species fought to become the world power. G-003 had become the Jallo's base of operations and headquarters.
In 3037, the two small planets Gallantine and Abel were drawn together by a gravitational phenomenon referred to as Catharsis. the result ended with Gallantine losing 70% of her planetary mass and Abel losing roughly 30%. The bogus, bulbous planet was now linked and the human population had been decimated. While the two worlds had had preliminary contact, the history of Abel and Gallantine has been one of general bloodshed. The survivors quickly engaged the Jallo and other Abel races in a series of fierce and brutal wars to defend Gallantine's remains.
The Gallantine fought valiantly but lost the majority of its armed forces to Abel's hostile environment and dangerous alien races. The result ended with various factions forcing everyone to take sides and fight each other for a sole single purpose - Survival. Gallantine: Human world, civilised and developed. The humans have developed their scientific, technologic and militant fields. The planet is ruled by a President who is elected via stable, democratic votes.
Abel: An extremely hostile environment, Abel's capital city is G-003 an ancient research complex built to accommodate Gallantine scientists and their families. The humans were butchered and enslaved by the Jallo, a species of brutal and violent bipedal Rhinos. G-003 has since been expanded by primitive Jallo architectural structures and shanty towns, originally intended to house 120 000 inhabitants, the city now houses over 3 million.
Abel is dependent on its slave trade, humans are raised and bred in "Maternity Homes", factory like facilities where humans are used for medical experiments such as attempted cloning and emotional suppression. The slaves are sold for gold, a natural yet rare Abel resource used as currency. The Jallo dominate Abel's society, the governor referred to as a Baron is the strongest and toughest of the species and rules with an iron fist using terror to maintain order.
The planet contains three dominant species. The Jallo, the Shukrian - Bipedal serpents, cunning, intelligent and skilled craftsmen and the Maha - a newly emerged race of apes.
Hope was built on the equatorial band of Catharsis. Under a council of human, Jallo and other species, the cultural diversity of Hope has enabled cohesion and loyalty to a new ideology of equality and awareness. This prominent and rising mentality has attracted the animosity of both Abel and Gallantine populations in a three way battle for dominance and survival.
B12 : A human gang that were responsible for minor crime on Gallantine before the merge. They have now become one of the planet's top contenders as a vast influx of new human recruits arrived after the merger.
Jallo Headhunters: Traditional Jallo that delve in the ancient practices of their ancestral and tribal past.
The United Liberation Front (ULF): A conglomeration of humans and other races that are fighting to install order, unity and cohesion between all races and species.
The Jallo: Fight to maintain their position as the sole world power. Tough, brutal and violent rhinoceros headed, cloven hoofed and bipedal their society is ruled by brute force. Mineral, slave and agricultural trade finance their activities. Their capital and headquarters is the old human facility G-003.
372nd Gallantine Airborne: Air cavalry regiment led by the illustrious Colonel Bill "GoreKill", the 372nd have created a mountain base from which they operate.
66th Gallantine Territorial: Foot slogging infantry and the core of the Gallantine armed forces. Despite the army's devastation following both the merger and the wars that ensued, the 66th still have access to several tanks.
The Shukrian: Serpentine bipedal beings with cunning, guerilla warfare tactics. Generally found in the swamps the Shukrian could be Abel's dominant species but their fear for the Jallo and refusal to reveal their true strength has kept them both prosperous and neglected.
The Maha: The Jallo's top rivals, a newly emerged race of apes. Maha culture is similar to the Jallo, one of civil wars and anguish. A Maha is more than a match for a Jallo in close combat but their numbers have dwindled after both Jallo conflicts and civil wars.
Observations Group: Founded by the notorious Gallantine businessman and CEO Otis Kellerman, The Observations Group also referred to as OG are a private military company of humans fighting solely for Kellerman's interest in Abel's resources and most importantly gold. The OG are elite, composed of the survivors of Gallantine's defeated regiments, these contractors will not hesitate to open fire on both brethren and alien alike to fulfil the mission.
So after taking a few months off from this I think it's time to get back on this. I am at some point planning to take it to kickstarter but before that I need some concept drawings for the various factions/races, the weapons and even the locations.
More work will be done on the website and I think I'll add a forum on there for the play testers and people who are helping with the project.
If you are interested in helping out with either play testing but more importantly at the moment with some concept drawings please drop me a PM.