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[CthulhuTech On - OOC] The Forgotten Fugue

Premier kakosPremier kakos Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited December 2008 in Critical Failures
What the hell is CthulhuTech? It's a independent game being published by Catalyst Game Labs (formerly Mongoose Publishing). I'll let the developers give a better description of what it's about:
CthulhuTech is an innovative storytelling game that started out as a combination of two popular genres. The first was that of cosmic horror, made popular by H.P. Lovecraft and culminating in the modern day with elements of Mike Mignola's Hellboy and John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness. The second was that of giant mecha Japanese animation, made popular by such series as Robotech, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Rahxephon. But the setting has grown far beyond what it started out to be. CthulhuTech is now a truly unique hybrid of genres – cosmic horror, anime, post-apocalypse, traditional horror, and science fiction blended together seamlessly.

That being said, if I ran a game, it would be a little bit on the side of HP Lovecraft with the anime aspects in the background. So, is anyone interested in a game?

BTW, the website for the game is at http://cthulhutech.com

Story
Forthcoming.

Organisation
Dramatis Personae

Miyako Richards, Engel Pilot (played by Rainfall)
Availability: Mondays, Weekend Evenings
Spoiler:

?????, Vampire Tager (played by Egos)
Availability: Could probably make most days work. Tuesday and Wednesday are iffy.

?????, Intelligence Agent (played by Powerslave)
Availability: Any day except Wednesday

?????, Nazzadi Soldier (played by Fiaryn)
Availability: All days excluding Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

?????, Shadow Tager (played by Cynic Jester)
Availability: Any day except Tuesday. Preferably not Friday.

Thomas Carter, Human Engel Pilot (played by ProfMoriarty)
Availability: Saturday

????? (played by ElJeffe)
Availability:Weekdays are usually good. Later is better.

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Hmmm...I love all things Lovecraftian, but I don't know if I like that 'anime' in there.

    I'll check it out though. Mechs are the only facet of anime I do like.

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  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    hmm I like mechs as well. Any idea what the specific story focus would be?

    I don't know much about the setting. Some of it looks decent/good (if you view Lovecraft beasts in a more Hellboy light or akin to the horrors in an anime like Blue Gender). Others parts looke a bit weird (the exotic gray folk).

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  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I'm interested. I assume we'd have sufficient time to aquire the requisite source materials after confirmation that there would be a game?

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  • Premier kakosPremier kakos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2008
    So, I'll be using the ol' trope of "You guys all have amnesia" at the start. I have a fairly interesting story planned around it and it has the added metagame benefit that you don't have to be familiar with the world when we start playing.

    To expand on it a little, the characters will all be members of the the Office of Internal Security, which is a sort of FBI for magic in this setting. They track magical purchases, track down and arrest sorcerers who have gone insane from the dark knowledge they have seen, investigate various other weird stuff. The main arc will be ultimately regarding your amnesia, but there will also be sub-arcs dedicated to investigation of various weird occult stuff.

    As far as source materials, I'll be providing you guys with information on how to create characters, but not much else. This should be enough, given the set up for the game. Since both your character and you will be lacking any knowledge of the world, if you have a question, your character probably has the same question and should ask or operate in the dark. ;)

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  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    k, sure I'll give it a go.

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  • thorpethorpe Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Oh wow, I remember hearing about this on a Lovecraft site I frequent years ago and then never hearing about it again. Didn't figure it would ever actually come out.

    its kind of a cool idea, at least.

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  • RainfallRainfall Don't lose your WAAAAAAAYRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I saw this book at my LGS the other day, thought 'I might get that if anyone would ever ever ever play a game of it' and then decided that nobody ever would.

    But uh hey. I guess I could be interested in this. Very very interested.

  • PowerslavePowerslave Registered User
    edited August 2008
    I knew this day would come.

    If I were any further in the Yith would have my brain.

    "Never trust anyone who spells 'magic' with a K."
  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Oh god.

    Cthulhutech, you are utmost temptation given tabletop RPG form. I...I might be able to FIND time for this. We'll see.

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  • Premier kakosPremier kakos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2008
    Okay, well, it looks like I have enough people interested to warrant a game.

    So, here are my thoughts. Once a week, we'll do IRC sessions and the in-between will be occupied with casual PbP. Does this work? If so, what days is everyone free to do an IRC session?

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I could do that. Any time between Friday and Monday would be ideal for me.

    Also would you mind a bit of pestering over Google Talk about the game? Some questions about just how much of this or that setting element we should expect and the like. :)

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  • RainfallRainfall Don't lose your WAAAAAAAYRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I can do mondays, and weekend evenings.

  • PowerslavePowerslave Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Currently I can do any day except Wednesday.

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  • Premier kakosPremier kakos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2008
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    I could do that. Any time between Friday and Monday would be ideal for me.

    Also would you mind a bit of pestering over Google Talk about the game? Some questions about just how much of this or that setting element we should expect and the like. :)

    Sure. My GTalk address is "knight@lambdacalcul.us".

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  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I'm unsure of the status of two of my games (Tuesday and Wednesday). So they might be ok, but I think I could probably make most days work..

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  • Cynic JesterCynic Jester Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I'm highly interested. I'd be up for any days except Tuesday, though I'd prefer to keep Fridays open.

  • RainfallRainfall Don't lose your WAAAAAAAYRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I really should have picked this book up earlier.

    Looking through it now, this stuff is amazing-awesome. I'm thinking an Engel Pilot right now, who is willing to take any kind of risk, and ignore any orders, in order to achieve mission success.

    Who also tries sculpting in her (limited) spare time, trying to depict the things she sees in her dreams and while piloting. Unfortunately she's really not too good at it.

  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited August 2008

    To expand on it a little, the characters will all be members of the the Office of Internal Security, which is a sort of FBI for magic in this setting. They track magical purchases, track down and arrest sorcerers who have gone insane from the dark knowledge they have seen, investigate various other weird stuff. The main arc will be ultimately regarding your amnesia, but there will also be sub-arcs dedicated to investigation of various weird occult stuff.

    Considering this ,are we a bit limited in terms of what class we are? Or are engels and mech pilots a part of the Office of Internal Security?

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Egos wrote: »

    To expand on it a little, the characters will all be members of the the Office of Internal Security, which is a sort of FBI for magic in this setting. They track magical purchases, track down and arrest sorcerers who have gone insane from the dark knowledge they have seen, investigate various other weird stuff. The main arc will be ultimately regarding your amnesia, but there will also be sub-arcs dedicated to investigation of various weird occult stuff.

    Considering this ,are we a bit limited in terms of what class we are? Or are engels and mech pilots a part of the Office of Internal Security?

    And furthermore, Tagers?

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  • Premier kakosPremier kakos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2008
    Tagers are an absolute yes. The Eldritch Society does have several covert agreements with various agencies in the New Earth Government, including the OIS. That's no problem.

    Mechs and Engels are a little trickier. From an out-of-character perspective, it's hard to integrate such a huge piece of machinery with a group of otherwise normal-sized characters. It'd be sort of like one person playing a naval destroyer and everyone else is playing a normal dude.

    That being said, I'm not going to rule it out completely. If you want to play a mech pilot or an engel pilot, let me know and I'll try to think how I can work it all together. However, also be prepared with an alternative character idea in case I throw my hands up in the air and say "Fuck it. I can't do this."

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  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Tagers are an absolute yes.

    Considering your plot, would we be a tager based team? Or would you want more variety ?

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  • Premier kakosPremier kakos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2008
    Egos wrote: »
    Tagers are an absolute yes.

    Considering your plot, would we be a tager based team? Or would you want more variety ?

    Whatever. My general philosophy with running games is that you guys should pick the character you want to play and I'll try to build the campaign around your choices. So, no need for anyone to play a cleric even though they really don't want to.

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  • PowerslavePowerslave Registered User
    edited August 2008
    I've been wanting to do a Tager for a long time. I'm currently trying to track down a copy of Vade Mecum to see what new ones they introduced.

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  • RainfallRainfall Don't lose your WAAAAAAAYRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Well, I finished writing up a character sheet. Presenting Miyako Richards, Engel Pilot:
    Spoiler:

    In the interests of covering my back if piloting an Engel doesn't work out, I'll write up a Tager. Because (a) Tagers are awesome, (b) if we're all Tagers that would be pretty cool, and (c) because the other professions seem a little lame compared to Engels and Tagers. Or I might do a power-armor pilot. That would probably be simpler.

  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Powerslave wrote: »
    I've been wanting to do a Tager for a long time. I'm currently trying to track down a copy of Vade Mecum to see what new ones they introduced.

    The Mirage and teh Vampire definitely look a bit cooler(or maybe its just less creepy) than the Phantom, Whisper,Nightmare,Shadow,etc.. I'm curious about the Spectre tager...

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I'm totally in on this. As a Nazzadi Soldier.

    Yeah that's right. No super powers....except some psychic shenanigans. But otherwise just guns!

    Freakin' Tagers, think they're so special with their ineffable beings from another dimension that are probably going to make them flip out and kill us all.

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  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Fiaryn wrote: »

    Freakin' Tagers, think they're so special with their ineffable beings from another dimension that are probably going to make them flip out and kill us all.



    I thought for sure you were going to be one :mrgreen:

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  • Premier kakosPremier kakos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2008
    So, quick question. Who exactly has the book? I was expecting to be the only one to have the book and now it seems like everyone has it. Heh.

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  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I was able to get Core. Though I imagine Dark Passions is the one that talks about the Group that this centers on , right? (so we are still somewhat ignorant if we don't have that one)

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  • RainfallRainfall Don't lose your WAAAAAAAYRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I acquired a pdf of the Core book. I am going to be getting a real copy of the book as soon as possible, as I stopped by my LGS today and they had sold the copy I intended to acquire.

    So I'm phoning them tomorrow and getting them to order another copy in(as well as the supplements) for me.

    EDIT: Also, I'm cool enough to not read the GM chapters. I like being in the dark completely.

  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Gots the core, wish I had Vade Mecum.

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  • Cynic JesterCynic Jester Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I've had the Core book for a while, but none of the others.

  • Premier kakosPremier kakos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2008
    Wow. I had not expected this.

    PS: A special prize to anyone who specialises in all three of these hobbies: Body Shots (Drinking), Killer Pina Colladas (Cocktail Mixing), and Co-ed Naked Twister (Games).

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    A sexy prize? :winky:

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  • RainfallRainfall Don't lose your WAAAAAAAYRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Unfortunately you can only have two specialties at start!

    Whatever shall we do?

  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I gotta say I love the artwork for this.

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Whoa okay, on seeing the picture "The new aquatic Sword-Class mecha take on the esoteric Order of Dagon." I think I might buy this.

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  • RainfallRainfall Don't lose your WAAAAAAAYRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    You want to. I was a little leery before I got the book but it is solid gold.

  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I want the full color version though, none of this black-and-white.

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  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I do shift work, so it could change in the future, but right now Saturday afternoons are open for me. I don't have any books right now but I'll order them ASAP.

    I do live in Juneau, AK, so it may take a little while, but I want to play this soooo bad.

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