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Re: Big Red Couch Podcast - Turning Bad Ideas Into Games

Postby zircher » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:48 pm

Batman '66 King in Yellow, wow. I so imagine this villain as always wearing a porcelain full face mask. When removed, the actor is always facing away from the camera and we see only the terrified reactions in the victim's face. Even Batman has to throw a bat-smoke grenade to break contact with the horrible visage before he loses his mind.

Robin: "Holy freak show Batman, how did you survive looking at that thing?"
Batman: "It's not the first time I've stared into the abyss, old chum."
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Canadian mind beams... that explains so much. :-)

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Postby kedamono » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:30 pm

zircher wrote:Batman '66 King in Yellow, wow. I so imagine this villain as always wearing a porcelain full face mask. When removed, the actor is always facing away from the camera and we see only the terrified reactions in the victim's face. Even Batman has to throw a bat-smoke grenade to break contact with the horrible visage before he loses his mind.

Robin: "Holy freak show Batman, how did you survive looking at that thing?"
Batman: "It's not the first time I've stared into the abyss, old chum."
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Canadian mind beams... that explains so much. :-)


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Postby Pruthian Caveman » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:30 am

I actually feel vaguely guilty about doing horrible things to Batman '66, though clearly not guilty enough to NOT do it.

Or to try to run a game of Alhazred's Angels at some point.

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Postby Burning » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:44 am

Pruthian Caveman wrote:I actually feel vaguely guilty about doing horrible things to Batman '66, though clearly not guilty enough to NOT do it.


Well, clearly Adam West's Batman is already insane. I don't think the mythos would have the usual effect on him...

Batman: Poor, deluded creature

Robin: Holy Mucous Membrane, Batman. It was trying to kill us.

Batman: Empathy, old chum. The Shoggoths have had nothing but eons of subjugation by dastardly villains like the King in Yellow. We may not have been able to save it, but it at least deserves our pity.

Robin: Gosh, Batman, you're right. I didn't think of it that way.
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Postby zircher » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:13 am

Laughing until my sides hurt! You so nailed it! :D :thumbup:

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Postby Pruthian Caveman » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:04 am

*wipes away a tear*

That was beautiful. :clap: :clap:

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Postby zircher » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:39 pm

CMBs

Somewhere in a military bunker, a top secret briefing is in progress.

From the shadows the presenter spoke, "As you can see in this slide, orbital radar detected a large metallic disk buried under the Canadian tundra. The eggheads estimate it to be over 300 meters across."
Colonel, "Seems like that would be a job for the Canadians, sir."
Presenter, "We sent a company of Canadian Army Rangers and a team of US SEALS."
Colonel, "And?"
Presenter, "They got lost. We found them at a Tim Horton's 600 miles from their drop point."
The Colonel whistles, "That's a serious navigation error."
Presenter, "Eskimo hospitality, Canadian courtesy, ever wonder why some of the most brutal climate in the world produces some of the nicest people?"
Colonel, "I always assumed that by working together they improve their odds of survival."
Presenter, "Bullshit. Humans are programmed to screw each other over. The real reason is that they're being manipulated. Canadian. Freaking. Mind. Beams."
Colonel, "Not everyone in Canada is nice. I mean, they got hockey, right?"
Presenter, "The closer you get, the more powerful the CMBs are. By the time you get down to around Detroit, they are ineffective."
Colonel, "And, that's where I come in."
Presenter, "Exactly. We want you to assemble a team and use your prototype remote drone soldiers to investigate the site, determine the level of threat, and recover any applicable technology. You have seven days to get ready."
Colonel, "Seven days! These models have never been tested in arctic conditions."
Presenter, "We know. But, the news has been leaked, the Soviets are already building their team."
Colonel, "Huh, I thought the soviet bipedal drone program was discontinued."
Presenter, "It was. They're using convicts and psychopaths with remote controlled shock collars."
Colonel, "Ouch."
The four star General steps out of the shadows, "You have your orders Colonel. Get your droids online ASAP."

System? Something where failure is fun. I'm thinking a light-hearted Powered by the Apocalypse engine with robot prototype playbooks or a more realistic but still silly spin on Paranoia.

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Postby Leoff » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:50 pm

I would happily play this game.

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Postby Pruthian Caveman » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:56 am

Leoff wrote:I would happily play this game.


:clap:
As would I, ...

We had some fun kicking that idea around during recording. At least, I think we did; It was 1am. :facepalm:


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