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Title: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: webservice@growbiggerpenis.com on May 22, 2012, 07:58:40 pm
Know, O Prince, that between the years when the Serpent fell and the oceans drank America and the gleaming cities, and the rise of the Sons of Space, there was an Age undreamed of, when nations guttered low and flared brilliant across the poisoned world like dying stars - California and Texas each claiming the flag of the West, France torn asunder and facing the desert, harsh Mexico, slumbering Brazil, Argentina where the seeds of Thule lay waiting, ancient lands of Persia and Arabia and Iraq between two empires, the coldly clutching Soviet Union whispering behind its Wall of Serpent, Japan whose warriors wore steel and silk and khaki. But the proudest kingdom of the world was Australia, the last green and pleasant land, ringed around by its dominions and bulwarked by the sea.

Welcome to the world at the end of the world. The skies are shrouded with burning, oily smoke, the Earth groans under a poisoned corpse, and the only way out may be deeper into the belly of the beast. This is a world about a flavour and a feel as much as it is about extrapolation. That said, this world has something of an edge to it - it's a world nearly killed by the death of wonder, although far from all the wonders are dead. Put the grim back in grime and see the world outside the smeared Perspex windscreen. See it smoulder. See if you can save it.

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Right, let’s begin with the basics: The Day After Ragnarok is a retropocalyptic Savage Worlds setting best described as Conan: 1948. The poisonous body of the Midgard Serpent lies dead in the Atlantic, America is largely a horrific wasteland filled with mutated monstrosities, and Josef Stalin is spreading Communism with an army of duped Frost Giants. If that sounds like fun, then Day After Ragnarok is perfect for you!

If this interest check is successful, I had hoped to use this thread to determine what sort of campaign type y’all wanted to play in. The four types, outlined in the book, are as follows: Wolves Beyond the Border, Servants of the Crown, Phoenix and the Sword and City of the Emerald Night. Reading the following for in-depth descriptions:

1) Wolves Across the Border- Classic wandering adventurer stuff, “freelance heroes” wandering around the world, treasure hunting and uncovering ancient ruins/Serpent Cults. Basically, everyone is Indiana Jones. All freedom, all the time.

2) Servants of the Crown- Kind of like the first option, but the heroes usually receive orders and/or suggestions from their patrons. Think of this as mission-based roleplaying, whether for the British Crown, Rhodes University or even for Howard Hughes.

3) The Phoenix and the Sword- This is the community-building campaign to help a shattered settlement rebuild in the Poisoned Lands. Fending off serpent cultists from the New Konfederacy and monsters would be a typical occurrence in this type of game.

4) City of the Emerald Night – The key to this campaign type is its atmosphere and setting. This is urban adventure, where a single city is fleshed out and given life. Depending on how you play it, this campaign type can be very similar to the first three, albeit on a far more intense, localized scale.

So, yep, I’m hoping that y’all might be interested in playing, but please vote on which sort of campaign type you’d like to play in (in addition to any specifics you’d want to add). Otherwise, if you’re looking for an action-comedy/pulpy game, please feel free to say something. Anything.
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: ClubMeSoftly on May 23, 2012, 10:17:50 pm
(Interest held)

I think Servants Of The Crown would work best, That way the party always has some manner of direction (Unless they royally screw the pooch)

REMEMBER

(http://i.imgur.com/t27Ec.jpg)
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: Espie on May 24, 2012, 12:39:20 am
best pic
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: webservice@growbiggerpenis.com on May 24, 2012, 12:46:50 am
best pic

also, alternate version after 30 seconds in mspaint:

(http://i.imgur.com/spwen.jpg)
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: Particle_Man on May 24, 2012, 01:37:33 pm
So do guns and cars and 1940's tech stuff still work in this setting or is it "Swords and Sorcery"?
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: webservice@growbiggerpenis.com on May 24, 2012, 02:48:18 pm
So do guns and cars and 1940's tech stuff still work in this setting [...]?

Yes. In fact, there are jetpacks and other whimsical technologies, all powered by snake oil (herpetrol).
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: ClubMeSoftly on May 27, 2012, 12:35:57 am
I have two potential players.
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: GitS on May 27, 2012, 01:57:10 am
my interest in this is for comedy central.
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: webservice@growbiggerpenis.com on June 14, 2012, 12:59:58 am
For those interested, we may have a chance of running DaR next monday. Or, we could just do Deadlands. Your call, y'all.
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: webservice@growbiggerpenis.com on June 15, 2012, 02:14:39 pm
Reminder:

When in doubt, just:

(http://i.imgur.com/aMYv9.gif)
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: ClubMeSoftly on June 19, 2012, 12:00:51 am
(http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/16296920/images/1316074833593.jpg)
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: webservice@growbiggerpenis.com on June 19, 2012, 01:35:41 am
In tonight's episode of THE DAY AFTER RAGNAROK, our INTREPID HEROES saved DR. HERBERT WEST from the clutches of the grave! Quickly acting alone on their wits, they managed to stop the BAD GUYS from escaping with the MAGICAL RE-ANIMATOR SERUM! AMAZING!

However, due to EXCITING ACTION and MISFORTUNE, the stolen cargo of the VILLAIN'S VAN spread all over the LA BREA TAR PITS! Through a little LUCK, SCIENCE and MAGIC, the tar pits once against knew LIFE!

It was the BIRTH of a new monster, never seen before! Dear readers, yes, it was... THE BLOB!

(http://drupal.org/files/images/the_blob.jpg)

Will our HEROES be successful in their CAR BOMB plan? Will the ARMY ever arrive to help them? Who is their MYSTERIOUS "GOOSE" contact? All these questions and more, all to be answered NEXT WEEK MONDAY, 6 o'clock sharp!

edit: VALIANT HERO LIST:

John starring as: El Asesino De La Vibora, First and Last Great Luchadore.
Iris starring as: Harmon Elliot, ex-USMC (Army?) drill sargeant. 
Plue starring as: O'Brian O'Brian: Irish-American Pit Fighter
Aaaand Augustine as Rufus Provost: Charismatic magiscience dwarf.
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: Bunnie on June 19, 2012, 12:23:37 pm
Harmon Eliot, actually. No one calls me by my first name. Except my grandmother, and thank God she's dead.
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: webservice@growbiggerpenis.com on June 19, 2012, 05:15:02 pm
Except my grandmother, and thank God she's dead.

(http://i.imgur.com/Mmikc.gif)
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: Dylan on June 19, 2012, 07:56:32 pm
1. Reanimation serum
2. La Brea tar pits
3. No zombie dinosaurs

what
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: Espie on June 19, 2012, 09:57:27 pm
Jamie considered zombie dinosaurs but decided that a giant blob was more pulpy.
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: Dylan on June 19, 2012, 10:16:37 pm
Really? You can't get much schlockier than zombiesauruses. But I'll butt out and let Jamie campaign his campaign.
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: webservice@growbiggerpenis.com on June 19, 2012, 11:36:43 pm
Jamie considered zombie dinosaurs but decided that a giant blob was more pulpy.

Also, dinosaurs in the La Brea Tar Pits would be COMPLETELY INACCURATE.

*shoves glasses up nose so hard that shards of glass protrude out of eyeballs*
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: Dylan on June 20, 2012, 12:07:12 am
Okay, zombie MAMMOTHS then.

Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: Espie on June 20, 2012, 03:20:16 pm
Zombie mammoths vs. Godzilla Blob.

hmmmm
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: Dylan on June 22, 2012, 12:12:32 am
I'd say zombie mammoths if only for sheer visual appeal.

Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: webservice@growbiggerpenis.com on June 26, 2012, 01:18:45 am
How I feel about Elder Sign after seeing the failure of SCIENCE!:

(http://i.imgur.com/nrC9F.gif)
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: webservice@growbiggerpenis.com on July 08, 2012, 09:52:09 am
Note: I fly into Vancouver at 3 tomorrow, so I will probably be too tired to run anything. However, we can all play board games or something.
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: Bunnie on July 08, 2012, 07:05:14 pm
MANSIONS OF MADNESS :3
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: ClubMeSoftly on July 08, 2012, 07:52:27 pm
Eldersign
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: webservice@growbiggerpenis.com on July 08, 2012, 08:30:37 pm
Eldersign

(http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs/762044_o.gif)

(Also, that's a great way to make [spoilers] here.)
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: webservice@growbiggerpenis.com on July 21, 2012, 03:09:33 pm
I expect you all to be there on Monday. >8(
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: Espie on July 23, 2012, 06:16:16 pm
Not with that attitude.
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: webservice@growbiggerpenis.com on July 28, 2012, 02:29:07 pm
I won't be able to show this Monday due to wisdom teeth extraction. I plan on having tons of fun at home crying into a bowl of ice cream.
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: webservice@growbiggerpenis.com on August 06, 2012, 11:26:41 am
Warning: This Monday also happens to be BC Day. I don't think we'll be able to get into the building.
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: GitS on August 13, 2012, 07:50:55 pm
why isnt there ppl..  i'm sitting here waiting to play boardgames.
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: Bunnie on August 14, 2012, 12:55:35 am
I'll be there with my brother next Monday if anyone wants to play board games :P
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: ClubMeSoftly on August 14, 2012, 10:16:55 am
I'll be there with my brother next Monday if anyone wants to play board games :P

Yes... "board games"
Title: Re: The Day After Ragnarok (Interest Check)
Post by: webservice@growbiggerpenis.com on August 16, 2012, 05:18:07 pm
I'll be there with my brother next Monday if anyone wants to play board games :P

(http://i.imgur.com/WRNGQ.jpg)

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