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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2011, 09:40:26 pm »
Paranoia is one of my favorites. :lulz:

Also, didn't mean to gank your list.  Didn't read back enough. :oops:

I meant "paranoia" as in the kind found when professional soldiers fight eldritch abominations, not the game.  :lulz:

And it's all good.  :)


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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2011, 09:46:26 pm »
Paranoia is one of my favorites. :lulz:

Also, didn't mean to gank your list.  Didn't read back enough. :oops:

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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2011, 11:03:38 pm »
I can recommend "Dogs in the Vineyard", which is an odd little narrative game about pseudo-Morom 'Gunslinger-Paladins' having to troubleshoot "the whole territory" for the main Church in Salt-Lake City.

Good supernatural elements, very very interesting dice system.

Here's a review: http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/10/10742.phtml

And here's the game: http://www.lumpley.com/dogs.html


Another very interesting game that would make a killer western is "The Mountain Witch", a game about a group of ronin samurai climbing Mt. Fuji in order to take on the Sorcerer who lives on the peak.

The game mechanics focus around how much each character "trusts" each other (spending trust one each other seriously helps the dice odds), and allows each character to have a "Dark Fate"(random card draw) that they can pull out near the endgame to affect the plot. Characters also have to re-rate their "trust" in each other during chapter breaks, and can even spend 'trust' to betray/back-stab somebody. Even better, if your character dies, you still get to spend your 'trust' on the other players, explaining it as either psychological motivation from them remembering your character's fate, or even supernatural intervention from beyond the grave.

These tropes can easily be re-framed as "dust-caked bandits waiting on the 314 Line's Gold Shipment", or what have you.
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« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2011, 02:58:04 am »
Dogs I've got to get for an in person gaming group later (this game is online).  Even if the game sucks the concept would be a hoot.
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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2011, 03:01:55 am »
Deadlands also has the nation of Deseret.  :lulz:

Is there some obsession in alternate history setting with Utah, or am I just getting lucky today?
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