Tabletop RPG anyone?

Kakost

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Does anyone here play any tabletop RPGs?

My favorite is Gurps, but I also play Mage the Ascension (my ACTUAL favorite, but I play it using the Gurps system, so it's 2 times favorite), Vampire the Masquerade and a bit of D&D (Pathfinder actually)
 

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If you like Mage then check out Ars Magica.
Yeah it seems pretty good from what I saw already. But I just cant live without a good Technocracy.

By the way, EK mixing Magic and Ultra-Tech? Ah, that's why this game is pure art.

I wish I could play Shadowrun too, for the very same reason. Technomagic is life...
 

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By the way, EK mixing Magic and Ultra-Tech? Ah, that's why this game is pure art.

Though David the developer didn't play it and didn't base this game on it, one of the classic Dungeons & Dragons modules, Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, was set in standard D&D fantasy land but involves investigating a crashed spaceship (the crew were all wiped-out long ago). The players would fight local creatures who have moved-in and nested, robots (which get called Iron Golems, not Steel Wizards) as well as fight some alien-engineered monsters, and collected Coloured Keycards to get through sections. The DM is supposed to describe the module in fantasy terms until the penny drops with the players. Humour abounds: you have to fight a Boxing-Trainer Robot and a Karate-Trainer Robot, but you can get the Karate Bot to attack the Boxing Bot to prove Karate is better than Boxing. (And hey, this was written in 1975, first played 1976 in a convention, Karate was seen as legit and exotic back then).

I think the idea is timeless though yet Sci-fi and Fantasy so rarely really seen together in film, I can only think of Krull that really runs with it. We get it in cartoons though, such as Thundercats and He-Man.
 

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One of my early memories of the mix of medieval fantasy and high tech is the Might&Magic RPG series, in particular M&M III - Isles of Terra. Sci-Fi comes only at the very end of a huge fantasy open-world experience, so I didn't see it coming (I had not played I and II). That has certainly been a big influence for EK and not just because of that ending, but because of how exploration is implemented.
 

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For clarity of the record, when Developer David (above) was a kid, "Sci-fi" was a much more novel concept. "Swimming a witch" was considered a scientific process, and paved roads were a fantastic futuristic idea.

On an actual historic note, early video games all mixed fantasy and sci-fi.
Might and Magic had aliens
Ultima had spaceships (and a space shootout).
The original concept for Link was for the TriForce to be a computer chip.
 

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I remember the Chrono Thrigger RPG, such a fantastic game and story, futuristic tech with mystical atlantean magic, truly amazing.
 

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