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    1UMF: Predator pbp planning (lookin fer input)

    Iím going to start a Predator pbp game soon (sorta predator special forces kinda deal---more on that later) using Mike Trescaís Predator & Aliens great freebies (with some minor tweaks to some stuff.) Anyway, Iím looking for some input on an assortment of ideas & questions.

    For gaming sources Iíll be using D20 Modern, Future, Urban Arcana SRD, D20 Gamma World, & whatever else I can find.

    This obviously wont be a game for Alien/Predator purists, but it should be fun for the pcs---that is of course if I can find anyone to play. Anywho the players will be amongst the Ďranksí of the omegas/bad bloods/outcasts. Their will be a number of clans for the pcs to choose from that their pc was born to----each clan will have distinct physical traits that set them apart from the standard issue predator. They will also have a number of mutation points that they can use in Ďcustomizingí their pc.

    The Ďstrike teamí will be configured as follows(subject to change of course):
    Leader
    Beast Handler
    Demolition
    Heavy
    Etc, etc, etc (need ideas), etc, etc


    Other space faring races (just tooting out some ideas):
    Weren
    Vrusk
    Illithiads
    Humans
    Klingons (just because)
    Etc, etc, etc (need ideas), etc, etc


    One question is what would you consider the predator technology & the humans (in the Aliens freebie) PL to be?

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    The PL for the humans is entirely up to what you want to make it...
    If I were going to base it on Gamma World, I'd probably have it as a mix of everything from PL 3 to PL 6.

    The Predators... I'd likely put them at mostly PL 7 with a few PL 8 items.

    Do you already have a write up for Klingons?
    If so... please share.
    If not... I wrote one up and posted it here. If you like it... you're free to use it.

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    I'm going to agree with Baize here on the PLs.

    One thing to remember is the use of the Gadget System for both the Pred and the Humans. It's real useful to making items more streamlined, and yet immensely useful.

    I'd be tempted to through in Robots and Cybernetics from D20 Future as well.

    Neat idea overall.

    Peterson

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    Quote Originally Posted by NarlethDrider
    Iím going to start a Predator pbp game soon (sorta predator special forces kinda deal---more on that later) using Mike Trescaís Predator & Aliens great freebies (with some minor tweaks to some stuff.) Anyway, Iím looking for some input on an assortment of ideas & questions.
    Woohoo, let me know how it goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Baize
    The PL for the humans is entirely up to what you want to make it...
    If I were going to base it on Gamma World, I'd probably have it as a mix of everything from PL 3 to PL 6.
    The Predators... I'd likely put them at mostly PL 7 with a few PL 8 items.
    Do you already have a write up for Klingons?
    If so... please share.
    If not... I wrote one up and posted it here. If you like it... you're free to use it.
    I like your klingons---they'll definatly find use in the game Have you done any work on their ships & equipment-----just what damage does a batleth do?

    After whating enterprise tonight, maybe i'll have to add in some orions---especially the galls---those phermones should do fun stuff to the 'teenage' predators

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    I haven't done up Bat'leths, yet... but I certainly could give it a go.

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    Predator game. Sounds like fun, although in the online games I always used to play marines, unless the predators just avoided aliens and started sniping marines, then I'd used to switch to predators just to eat some predatos snacks .

    Have you thought of the opposite? Playing an alien party. Violence and gore ahoy. Or marines? Last man standing wins .

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    Dropped the subraces idea, though i'll provide info for the characters to 'tweak' their predator


    on a completely different idea---i'll be using the clones as presented in D20 future as clone troopers ala SW----has anyone done any star wars to D20 modern/future conversions?

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    If I may suggest a setting? Have the game set in a real life war zone - such as Afghanistan or Iraq. That should make things pretty interesting....

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    I'm currently running a d20 Future game set in the Aliens universe, with a few Predators scattered around here and there for good effect.

    I found that I could pretty much replicate the Colonial Marine equipment from Aliens using PL6 items and gadgets.

    For Predators, I did everything with PL7. I didn't do anything with their ships, only the personal equipment like the cloaking field, plasma caster, helmet, etc.

    I also used Michael Tresca's free pdfs for inspiration, but I don't like some of the mechanical choices he made, so I redid all the stats of stuff to suit my liking. Since I haven't read any of the comics or novels, I tended to cut stuff that I assume came from those sources, and stuck to stuff I could devise from the movies (and a little bit from the AvP FPS game).

    The idea of the players getting to play Predators sounds interesting, but I've never been involved in a pbp message board game that lasted very long, so I don't think I want to try it again.

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