Stargate 1895 (DeadSimpleRoleplaying) - Explorers wanted!

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Stargate 1895 (DeadSimpleRoleplaying) - Explorers wanted!

Post by Jibjib » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:15 am

Hey guys :)

I'm looking to test run a game of Stargate 1895 before I DM it IRL, wondered if anybody here was up for helping me do that?

It's based on the DeadSimple RPG game, meaning it only uses a d20 and the rules are compressed onto a single page which I'll link to below. The fact that it's very rules light is why I picked it; I'm DMing for some people from my Opera Company who've never RPed before :thumbsup:

The game itself is based in an alternate version of the Stargate SG-1 universe, where the Stargate was discovered by Victorian English scientists in the late 19th century, so the Stargate program is up and running in 1895 England, rather than 1990's USA. It would be good if you're a fan of vaguely steampunk, British Imperial/Raj/Boer War era history, as well as SG-1 series, but I won't turn anybody away regardless of whether they've seen the series or not :)

You play as Explorers for the new Office of Exploratory Studies, recruited from various walks of life (in essence your class), e.g. Soldier, Criminal, Hunter, Scientist, Clergy. As equipment goes, you'll be armed with swords or era-appropriate firearms. Also the aim of the OES is to pick up and use extra-terrestrial tech, so you might be in luck ;)

I'll run the game as turn based on here, and I'll update each turn with a screenshotted map from Roll20. I'll also make a few small changes to the rules linked below, and if you want to do anything that isn't allowed or specified in the rules, feel free to ask, chances are if there's a good enough reason in universe I'll allow it :P

As I said, this will be a test run of a system I've never used before, so be prepared for lots of rule adjusting and balancing ;) I'm looking for probably 3, but maybe 4 (or more if I'm swamped with requests :P ) players, but if this is successful and people want me to keep playing, I'm considering running more of either this, SOE21 (spy based) or Carbon City (Superheroes) which are based on the DeadSimple system too.

Cheers :)

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https://deadsimplerpg.files.wordpress.c ... fi-rpg.pdf
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Post by Patdragon » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:37 am

sounds interesting as i like both stargate and steampunk. just not sure if i have the time at the moment.
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Re: Stargate 1895 (DeadSimpleRoleplaying) - Explorers wanted

Post by gamecreator » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:22 am

The year in the rules is 1985 instead of 1895.

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Post by Jibjib » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:48 am

That's a typo, the Victorian era was definitely 1800s :P
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Post by WearsHats » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:43 pm

Sounds right up my alley. I'm definitely interested. Going to be a bit busy for the next few months, but I think I should be able to check in regularly enough.
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Post by Synch » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:44 pm

Sounds great, would love to play.
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Post by Patdragon » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:01 am

Depending on when you do intend to start i will say a provisional yes for the moment.
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Post by ChuckDaRighteous » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:33 am

Big fan of all the stargate series. I am definitely in.
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Post by nikohl » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:37 am

I'm really interested, but happy to sit on the sidelines if you don't want as many people as you've currently got :p

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Post by Jibjib » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:26 am

Pat, I was planning to start fairly soon, probably the middle of this coming week, as I'd be running this IRL in the middle/end of August, is that going to be too much of a constraint for you?

That aside, awesome, good to see there's the interest :)

I'll make a thread in the main Forum Games section that I'll link to here in a bit :)

Linky link link: http://www.goblinsforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1164
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Post by Patdragon » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:47 pm

hmm... Will give it a try and see how it goes
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Post by WearsHats » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:20 pm

Note that I'll be in London in early-mid August. I'll have my phone with me, but not my laptop. I'll also be spending a fair amount of time AFK with the rest of the Invasion crew (and, in the following week, with other friends and WorldCon), but I'll do my best to check in daily.
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