Thanks to a recent kick of nostalgia and coming across pic related, I've been itching to create sort of "Hard Rock Western" setting. Inspired, but certainly not limited to: Ghost Rider, Longmire, Smokey and the Bandit. And maybe a bit of Mad Max and Knight Rider for spice.I want to create something where you and a party of adventurers are running the roads, doing whatever you can to do right in the world. Whether you're running cargo, rolling for the law, or riding for vengeance, your job is simple: slam that hammer down, cause your time is short and the road goes on forever. There's gangs, and crooked lawmen, taverns and dive bars along the road to get news and jobs, and of course that CB radio can keep you in touch with your buddies.There's weird things on the road at night, and always a danger of breaking down, but if you've got friends and allies, or a heart with a purpose, you'll keep a-rolling.Some thread music, to establish a mood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnRwQjTYfGIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvUpxZajw8Yhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJlN9jdQFSchttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c06ttCG75Cohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tN875A3Bj8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCnzCMBRO1o
>>46874703Indeed.I wanted more, knew I wasn't gonna get it, but said "fuck it, I'll MAKE more."
>>46873791Is this a fluffing thread?Because I'm down. Like a clown.
>>46874968Ayup. Feel free to throw as much or little as ya like at me. I need some world building in my life.
Just go full Full Throttle.Go as Full Throttle as you can.
>>46874987>1:00 AmI hope this thread is alive in the morning. You going for a modern setting or a historical one? A fantasy setting would be neat, but require more work.
>>46875025Oh my GOD.I had forgotten the existence of this magnificence. Mea culpa.
>>46875080Modern-ish, either After the End, or modern urban fantasy, to accent the Ghost Rider aesthetic.And get the excuse to see a wizard in a trucker cap.
>>46873791Postan more music to keep the thread alive. Also, the subject of this song is a potential plot hook, because dammit it's fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bljb77y4IkU
What would work better as a mostly-villainous group of bikers? Dirtbikes, racing cycles or massive choppers? Match the aesthetic, or oppose it?
>no motorheadhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSsqavYIgNcYou don't deserve to run this game, anon.
>>46875192Depends on their function. Most biker gangs use choppers and touring bikes because they spend all day on them. Dirt and racing bikes aren't designed for it and would be uncomfortable as hell after a while. If they're just riders for a regular gang, then dirt/racing bikes would be fine.
>>46875192Probably matching the aesthetic. Nothing like a gang of burly bikers on the warpath to set the western idea.Now, from here, what about the occult? Does /tg/ want to make this more in line with the pic and include the option to play the weird things out there, or should it played straight?
>>46875192Racin' cycles are for nannies, to most folk's mind, but they're not unheard of.But if you're a real Rider of the Road, you've got something with weight to go with the muscle. Big ol' choppers, roving bands of muscle car maniacs, anything built to ride hard and ride LOUD.
>>46875277Oh sweet Jaysus, I should sudoku right now. How can I forget about my boy Lemmy...
>>46875285Going full hog and incorporating fantasy elements would be awesome.
Skinwalker hitchhikers.That is all.
>>46875285The Road goes on Forever, remember. Lots of room for spooky stuff. Spirits of storm and fire and metal, demons of heat and smoke. Ghost convoys and bad bars. Never know what that cargo you're hauling cross country might be, after all.
>>46875329Hooah, that's the spirit.>Your truck is flagged down by a drifter. He seems pretty normal, but he looks hungry...
Could look at True Detective season 1 for some inspiration, specifically the biker bar scenes, drug trips, and the crazy hillbillies and their symbols.
>>46875310So, let's talk fantasy elements. In a Western setting, men who come back from the dead to ride on aren't uncommon. But what about those folks who never seem to break down? Whose smokestacks flash eldritch colors, their engines roaring like beasts. They never carry cargo, seem to live in their vehicles. Wizards on the road.
Nobody's seen the trains run since it happened. Nobody's seen anyone come back from walking their tracks either.>captcha is trains
>biker gang mixing vampire/werewolf blood into their drugs>bigfoot trucker>truckloads of zombies being sold on the black market/zombie prostitutes in truckstops>lizardmen infiltrating the highway police>southern gospel tent run by an actual angel
>>46875417>Bigfoot trucker>Callsign is "Bigfoot">He's a really chill guy, takes his coffee with cream, and his eggs over easy
there's some solid vidya on the subject, check out stuff like Brutal Legend or Death Skid Marks for some inspiration.
>>46875417>southern gospel tent run by an actual angel"I must declare today that I am a FRIEND of Jesus, YES, beloved I am! Come on all you tired, weakened road warriors, lay down your loads and ROLL in to His loving arms, Amen!">Now, driver, the good Lord has a task for you. You ready to be a Holy Roller, good buddy?>That's a ten-four, Mr. Sunshine!OR>One big negatory, Halo, I ride by my damn self!
I just want my truck back.
>>46875444>Eggs over easyBut he eats sourdough toast. He also hates honey, for some reason.
>>46875473>You'll get it back if you can roll up those bikers that stole my dragon, Burton. Not before.
>>46875400But the whistles always blow, and the trucks still stop at the tracks.It's a Rule of The Road.
>>46875514Those arms go down, the bells toll, and the trucks stop. A couple minutes pass...The bells stop, the arms raise. The trucks rumble back to life, and keep on haulin'
>>46875541I saw someone try to jump the tracks while the arms were down. Nobody found the poor bastard's body afterwards.
>>46875417>>southern gospel tent run by an actual angelOrrr>DEATH STALKS HUMANKIND LIKE A PREDATOR>IT FOLLOWS YOU AROUND EVERY CORNER, LURKS IN EVERY DOORWAY>I COULD SAVE YOU>THE PIT AWAITS YOU, EVEN NOW THE FLAMES LICK AT YOUR HEELS>BUT I COULD SAVE YOU>WORSHIP ME>GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES>PERHAPS YOU WILL BE SPARED>ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WORSHIP ME>THINK OF IT AS WAGERING ON THE AFTERLIFE>THINK OF IT AS A SAFE BET>WORSHIP ME, EVEN IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE>WORSHIP ME!
>>46875589"It was horrible. We, maybe five of us on one side, a whole mess o' bikers on the other when The Arms came down. I was checkin' my map when it happened, I was lucky. I never actually saw it. All I heard was a chorus of shouting, and some horns. I looked up, and some damn fool in riding leathers ducked under The Arms. I looked away all quick-like, and the whole place went real quiet. I didn't peek over my dash until the damned bells stop driving their spikes int' my skull, and when I did, all them bikers, the ones in front, at least, had their arms across their faces. As we rolled on, I checked my mirrors. One bike left behind. I still cross those tracks every now and then, and that bike is still there. Sat in the middle of the road. I go around it. Everyone does. We all slow right on down, and remember the poor bastard who sought to remind us: Obey The Arms."
>>46875695If you break down on the rail cross and hear those bells, just leave your rig. No cargo's worth whatever kind of hell awaits if you stick around. If you hear the whistle, it's too late.
>>46875514>>46875541Heard tell that there's a man who walks them tracks. Real skinny feller, wears a red suit and carries no luggage. Met a guy who said he saw him at a the rail cross, just standin there. Walked up to the guy's window and introduced himself as "Scratch".
>>46875472Them halos mean well, but they's got no idea when to keep those big flappin' wings outta other people's business. Sometimes we gotta be subtle-like when we're takin' care o' things, but a halo don't know nothin' 'bout subtle. Most think they can solve everythin' with a sermon and a smile but once they move on to preach the good word somewhete else things fall right back to where they were--'cept we all got more guilt in our hearts for fallin' and that can make some desperate folks a lot worse.That roamin' angel on the radio though is somethin' else. He always gets his goods delivered on time cause wherever he goes it's a bright'n'sunny day. Truckers try to tail Mr. Sunshine if their route'll let 'em, 'cause they know conditions on the road'll be perfect and drivers'll be a little more friendly in the lanes.
It's not a perfect fit, but the Silver John stories by Manly Wade Wellman could be a good source of inspiration.He doesn't do much driving, and he plays folk rather than rock, but he's been to some real strange places and seen some real strange things.
>>46875329Welp. Good thing I'm in a '67 Impala, then.
>>46875614oh sweet god, I didn't know I wanted this until now. Some good music to help bump threadhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYkhNWIdra0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWabGQBnzKohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkjwSWW0rQ0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1xvoD-sP3k>Music starts at 0:40 if you want to skip the intro.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO8vytUTO1E
>>46875329Every time somebody brings these guys up, all I can think of it the /k/ommando story where he anally fucks a male skinwalker.
Folk don't talk much about 'em, but it's well known you stay away from the cities. Stick to towns and truckstops if you gotta rest, but stay clear away from any exit with a population counter higher than 10,000 if you know what's good for you.I've heard tell by some braver than me who ventured into Atlanta thinkin' they could siphon some fuel from the no-go areas in the metro area. They didn't even make it to the city limits before their hair started standin' on end. Said the sky turnt dark at noon and even with their brights on couldn't see more'n a few feet infront of them. Strange things in the shadows, looked a bit like men but wrong. They figured it was them things makin' all the howlin' they heard. Turned tail and booked it before they even made it off the turnpike.Now, I ain't no historian or nothin', but most folks are of the mind that whatever happened before The Road happened there, in them big cities. Don't know what it was, but I damn sure know I ain't gonna be the one to find out.
bump with more road tuneshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4iKsbF4TnMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAs_BT-qPeUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PScmRiaZhwkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XUX1dlHPZs
What system would this use? Deadlands maybe?
Sister system for pic related?
>>46876408Tell me more
>>46876465Ten-four, good buddy, but I heard tell it ain't jess them cities that have gone all twisted, neither. I was three days to the left coast on a double-trailer rig, riding pace with the convoy, when up pulls my pal Big Red, rolling bat-from-hell the other way.Now, Big Red ain't been afeared of nothin' since the day he could put foot to the pedal, but he told me that what had happened to him night 'fore turned his hair plum white. He got up on the CB with me, frighted clear to death and said, "Little Dog, if you love Jesus and that that scrawny hide of yours, never, EVER get caught off the Road. There'll be signs and suchlike offering a quicker route, but DON'T. Things…"I never saw Big Red again. His rig was found in downtown Denver a couple weeks ago, burnt out of gas and the horn still blowing. No sign of Red.
>>46875768ah 'ear hes a gambling man, ana bit of a museician too.
>>46874703It truly is GLORIOUS!
>>46880805Ghost Rider volume 6 #33, like Google says.
>>46875343Maybe incorporate the Route Zero in it from Kentucky Route Zero? An underground road that seems to travel in a circle forever but by going in sequences of counterclockwise and clockwise you could get where you're going?Eg. Go clockwise at the feather, then turn around at the Television, then turn around again at the river and drive until you're there
Surprised nobody's posted this yet
>>46875110Maybe place it in "The 51st State"? A made up state that "borders" a bunch of midwestern states thar you can only get to if someone shows you the way? That way we can get people in towns who see nothing wrong with truckers with flaming skulls who come into a diner and order a cold coffee
>>46880839>>46880805But since I'm such a nice guy, I'll storytime the issue
>>46881831PLS keep it going. I love it already.
>>46881878I guess the message to take away from this is that OP should just run a Ghost Rider Corps game where everybody is a Ghost Rider.
>>46881621This is the most metal thing I've ever seen.
>>46881943That's it, hope everybody enjoyed itI haven't been keeping up, so this is the first time I've read this issue.
>>46881972Thanks man. Never got into Ghost Rider, but I'm kind of regretting that now.
Always thought ghost rider was dumb until this thread. Then again my only knowledge was knowing that Cage Rider was a movie.Gonna have to read these.
>>46882036Weird War II?
>>46882036>check my trips, /pol/
>>46882092Yup that's it.
>>46882012GR is great all around, but my personal favorite is Ghost Rider 2099. It was made during Marvel's cash-in on the cyberpunk craze of the early 1990s as a companion title to Spider-Man 2099, Punisher 2099, and Doom 2099 (and later X-Men, Hulk, and a bunch of others), but the first few issues are a lot of fun. The artist went on to become a big deal.
>>46873791>Some thread music, to establish a mood:>no ghoultownDude...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yywGI1H_oyM
>>46882036SJW's pathetic self perception
>>46882626Tanks are literally a Phallus on tracks. Sjws would never subscribe to something so awesome
>>46882905Maybe they will make an exception if it is a red army tank
So we've established the mood, and have a decent number of posters. So let us begin fluffing brothers. Here's some of my ideas.>Setting name: Deadbeat Deados (Really bad name, it was just the first thing that came to mind.)>Things we should openly steal from for inspiration: Dresden Files, Ghost Rider/Mystic Marvel, urban legends, etc>Time period, late 80's >Setting focus is almost entirely American, much like fallout, as the setting relies heavily on Americana. If any foreignanons can provide details on other countries equivalent that would be awesome.>Monsters are real. The Minotaur serving your drink is most likely a descendant of Greek immigrants. The guy behind the 7/11 counter is a Garuda, nice guy. Although rare and pretty much treated like blacks in Mississippi, they are present. >Ghost Rider like characters are present in the form of Revenants or Revs, undying badasses that only remain on the mortal plane of existence due to some unfinished business/Selling their soul to a higher/Lower power.
>>46883144Can crossroads devils be a thing? Ranging from lesser demons up to Old Scratch himself? >Foolish is the traveler who meets a well dressed gentleman walking down the road at night, selling the answer for all life's ills at a low, low price, and stops to listen.
I assume radio is a thing because trucks, which leads to a bunch of really obvious plot hooks/random encounters/minor characters.>radio picks up ghost>radio picks up broadcast from past/future>radio station with no physical location that can only be picked up during the full moon/in winter/by the pure of heart>actual physical radio station in an actual physical location but it's run by a mummy or something
>>46883397>The mummy running the station is just an Egyptian immigrant I'm a fan of the idea that all of the Monstrous-Americans are entirely normal, aside from the obvious monstrous characteristics.
>>46883480Most could be, but there should be some that are on the wrong side of things too, or playing to older stories.
>>46883265>>46883397>>46883480>>46883530Shit, I just realized we're making a 2spooky Ugly Americans. Maybe tone down some of the more fantastical elements?
>>46883480I think going full on murrica->humans, not murrica->monsters is kinda dumb because it fucks with the big theme of juxtaposing mundane with weird. It's more consistent with the theme to have not murrica be mostly normal humans with some (region appropriate) monsters.
>>46883592I think we could take some inspiration from S.T.A.L.K.E.R.Basically, "The Road" is an area that people are more or less stuck in and unexplainable things happen. I was going for a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. but with rural Americana vibe when I came up with the fluff pieces I wrote (I did the first ones for the rails and the cities).I think making boundaries would be good. That was my idea when making the cities too dangerous to go into for "some" reason. That way you keep the rural feel without players venturing into big cities and changing it to more World of Darkness territory.
>>46883530Of course, there's about an equal mix of people following their blood, and folk just tryin' to get by. >>46883706I can respect that opinion. I'm not pushing for half of all the population to be some kind of monster. They're rare, enough so that they'll cause heads to turn, but, like I said: about half or more are just trying to get by.
>>46883835Oh, yeah, varying degrees of monsters as functional people that have some kind of place in whatever community is good too.
>>46875614Evangelist preachers who are literally evil hypocrite pedophiles is a concept that's played out to fucking DEATH in all branches of media.It's not the 90s or 00s anymore. Time for some fresh ideas.
>>46883983Agreed. That shit's really played out.
>>46882036>Soviets>any better than the Nazisah, no.
>>46883983>>46884004Would a former Evangelical Preacher (who may or may not have been visited by a literal angel, and gotten their shit slapped) who mellowed out be a decent idea? >>46884033>not reading the storytime and knowing that they're Americans
Maybe if someone in the party is a priest, they can pray before a long road trip or fight so that some lucky thing happened en route, or that the enemies are a bit more clumsy or unlucky?The GM could roll secretly to determine if God answers the prayer or not, and it's more likely to happen the higher level the priest is.
>>46883746I think hick WoD is the goal here man. >>46883706Monsters would be a huge minority. Like the kind of minority that brings blacks and whites under the same pointy hood for lynching parties once a month.>>46883983>>46884004But it's a good trope. Then again the Honest Preacher, a la the Dark Tower series is just as good. But let's focus on the broader aspects of the setting then narrow it down.So having an open monster minority like Ugly Americans is a go. What about the time period? AA recommend 80's, but 70's could work just as well.
>>46881644Fucking Knuckles O'Shuaghnessy.>>46883983>>46884004>>46884075The joke is that he's not religious, he's just a skeleton that can make more skeletons, and if you work for him you get to be a skeleton and avoid the risk of a shitty or non existent afterlife, since you don't actually know what happens when you die. It's not "HE ACTUALLY A BAD GUY" because he actually has a decent argument that his offer is a good business decision.
>>46884181I can get behind that. Padre Ossa and his Traveling Salvation?
>>46884179Yeah, I misspoke. I meant making cities off limits as a way to keep it rural.
>>46884179I like 80's, but we could go for a more timeless setting. Like it's whatever year you want it to be but strange circumstances keep things more dated.
>>46884179Mid-eighties, so CB radios, and word-of-mouth is the primary means of communication. No GPS, no mobile phones, no internet or wifi. It's actually After The End, but it was a mild apocalypse. All that stuff is still there, but 99% of people don't know about it. And the other 1% don't speak about it
>lasers and feelings reskin>replace lasers and feelings with truck and burger, truck encompassing going fast/enduring stuff and burger encompassing being relaxed/dispensing wisdom
>>46884370>>46884378I like this. It's the Current Year, but since the End happened the majority of modern tech just stopped working for unknown reasons and it's been so long since then that most people don't even remember GPS and mobile phones existed.
>>46883144Ever take a big road trip through the west? Isolation is a big part of the road, sometimes you'll be going your way and not see a damn thing but the open landscape. Great spires of rock and wide open stretches of nothing but dirt and death. The only thing keeping you sane is the fading classic rock station and the occasional odd town on the road.The lonely little towns that lie along your path are always a weird, the people are friendly, happy that someone bothered to stop by. It's just enough to leave you uneasyI can never stop thinkin' of Stephen King's books and expecting to get ambushed by something spooky like a chupacabra.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_River_Launch_Complex>Tactical Nuclear Weapon Launch Sitehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dugway_Proving_Ground>Chemical and Bio Weapons Testing Ground, as well as 'other' projects such as Dugway Lightshttps://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/john-g-fuller-4/the-day-we-bombed-utah/>Mormons took the blunt of fallout from Nevada test shots.>Mormon Mutants are inevitable.I swear, Utah alone is its own setting. Spent a year exploring out there. Between abandoned mines, native american ruins literally hid and guarded by local mormons, old testing grounds and crazy terrain differences there's a lot to draw from.
>>46883144OP here, I like Deadbeat, kinda. Or maybe Dead Road?Classes (need help with names):>Big Driver: You run a rig, either for yourself or a larger Rigger Company. You haul cargo, are friendly to passengers, and know enough of the Rules of the Road to keep rolling free and easy, coast to coast. Basic class, not too shiny in any respect. >Small Driver: You've got a hot set of wheels, a full tank, and all the open Road in front of ya. This is your car, ain't nobody else gonna touch it, and Jesus help them if somebody scratches your paint. You roll with whoever suits you, whether it be rigs, rollers, or revs. >Biker Brother: You're from a brotherhood of bearded, beer-swilling fast riders. You announce your presence with the mighty growl of a chopper's engine, and you usually roll in with fifty of your friends. You're tough, like to brawl, and are as loud as your bike. It could be, though, that you've lost your Patch, in which case you ride alone. A Brother without a Patch ain't to be trusted…>Holy Roller: You Ride for the Lord! Given a holy mission by a higher power, your rig, bike, or car never breaks down, and you've always got enough gas to help someone out. You keep those ears on, looking to do the god works on the Road and help your fellow travelers. Whether it's helping that church bus roll on to Nashville, or burning rubber to Houston to help some kids, you're rolling righteous. Watch out though, cause the Devil runs the Rails, and you'll have to cross him at least once.>cont'd
>>46885377>Tech Torquer: You've got the most advanced set of wheels ever set to pavement, and it shows. Your vehicle can do practically anything, outrun any blockade with the push of a button, jump obstacles with a boost, even talk! Your vehicle is your partner, helping you along the Road. But you never know when you might need an upgrade.>Rev: You're dead, son. Simple as that, or maybe not so simple. Due to some Unfinished Business in the here-and-now, you can't roll on to the hereafter till you get your own. Some say you sold your soul to the Devil, others that an angel is possessing your body, but either way you terrify your enemies with fire, fury, and a whole helluva lot of road rage. You are here on the Road for one thing: to see things set aright, so you can pass on. But some choose not to...
>>46884286That's a ten-four, good buddy! Roll with it.
>>46885377I like Deadbeat, but it does kind of sound more coplike than I'd want. Maybe Deadrig or Deadriggers? Long Haul? Deadend?
>>46885601>Long HaulLike that>DeadendEhh, the whole point of The Road is that it doesn't end, so probably not.>Dead Rig or DeadriggersThese I really like.
>>46885652Deads of Hazard
>>46885714doots of hazard
>>46875487>Great guy, made this huge diaper out of poison ivy.>Wore it on his head like a tiara.>Called himself King Itchy.
>>46885462Switch tech torquer to:>Gearhead
>>46883144Stephen King was writing about Maine and Vermont. Not really the same thing.>>46883144Setting Name: The Dead-Beat Hearts
>>46883144>Diesel Drinking Devils>Devil Drives Deadbeat>Devils and DieselsAlso: >18 Wheeler>18/3= 6>3x6= 6+6+6>666This setting writes itself.
>>46881621Holy shitfuckng ghost rider tankwith a crew of fucking burning skelletonsfucking hell that's amazing
>>46889359Lotta good stuff in that run.
>>46881929>have you been invanded by the skrulls yetkek
>>46873791Don't be afraid to make things a bit magical, too
>>46889177I never thought I'd be so happy to start a thread.
>>46889444>HELL SHARK>SLEDRIDER WITH DOOMDOGS>KALI ON FIRE ELEPHANTOk, gonna need to read this.
>>46888663Much better, yes.
>>46880839Sorry, on mobile
>>46889831I think I have my winner for setting name.
So until when does someone make a 1d4chan page on this? because im smelling some "/tg/ gets shit done" vibes from this thread.
>>46890450Not it.>>46890444>>46889831Agreed.I also have some vague fluff ideas, but it's a little crazy
You guys might wanna check out the Midnight Roads book for world of darkness, kinda covers everything you're talking about
I reckon a good atmosphere for this would be Mad Max: The First One. Before the apocalypse, but everything is kinda fucked and off the rails
>>46890534You realize this is /tg/, right? Balls-out crazy is encouraged. Hell, I'm tempted have all people at table talk like they're on a CB to introduce themselves...
>>46890895Right, so here's a very bare bones.I'm operating under the assumption of late 80's>World is relatively the same except for a few major differences >This world could fit comfortably in the same world as the Dresden Files, Supernatural, Monster Hunters International, and Ugly Americans>America almost descends into another Civil War during the Civil Rights movement, things becoming drastically more violent than the actual movement and North+South relations where forever altered. >Things work out okay in the end and everything plays out pretty much the same with all the proper Supreme Court rulings being made and the historic legislation passed.>Big differences being that monster kind, being the ultimate minority, still gets dicked being second hand citizens and the butt of a lot of discrimination in America.>Texas secedes from the Union and Mexico gets BTFO again, so they form their own Republic. Most of the South continues to ignore the North and their ways. Mostly due to an event I'm tentatively calling, "The Hiccup". >Basically the world ended a little bit. >Some dickass thought it would be a good idea to drink the Blood of a seventh generation seventh son of a seventh son on a Louisiana cross-roads whilst kickin a jig and busting a tune on the fiddle. At least that's what one legend says. >Either way, Hell intersected with this world, and things went to shit. The dead rose from the graves, old battlefields erupted in spectral gun fire, beasts walked the earth, the Devil plucked souls left and right, and honest folk became a little less honest.I'm stuck as to what ended it, but basically the South and much of the Midwest is giant Happening.
I see a lot of great Americana, bikers/rigs and supernatural ideas, but what would be a good way to make the 70s Hard Rock style more prominent?
>>46889444has ghost astronaut been done yet? Pretty sure there should be a ghost astronaut
>>46885462>>46885377 some sort of highway patrolman/ state trooper might be a cool idea for a class as well.
>>46889831>Breaker 666Done.>>46893564Agreed. Let's call em >Bear ScoutsFor now, as CB lingo includes bear for most cops but boy scouts for sheriff and state troopers.>>46892812Yeah, I've been wondering the same thing, but all I get is more listening to blue Oyster Cult and watching the vigilante 8 intro.
>>46875277>ctrl + f>MotorheadThankf fuck one of you has their head on straight.
Don't ask me for context, I don't have it.
>>46875614I'd rather have an angel that's decided to go Old Testament on The Road.
>>46882036>Flames of War General.jpg
>>46894651>>46893564>>46875614>>46875472Let's work on the broader shit first. Shit like this>>46892798
>>46894795>Late 80sAnyway we can use the moral majority/Reagan fun time?
>>46894795Have it so that it ended because Hells Angels(who are literal fallen angels who know they won't get back on Gods' good side, so they want Earth to keep on going because that's where the party is), a preacher with a Big Iron, and some good ol' boys who never did wrong by nobody but the Devil himself threw down with the lords of hell and beat them in various hard rock western ways.A race.A drinking contest.A music competition.Maybe throw in some gator wrestling'.
>>46894970Wait, there are four kings of hell. Have the fourth trial be a game of poker.
>the best way to see if your rig has a latch on demon or spirit is to switch to AM and listen for its squeals and screams over the sound of your own alternator.
>>46873791I'm literally working in a setting right now where that's part of the main theme. If this thread is up still tommorrow after I get back from work I'll post about it. Gotta hit the sack for now.
>>46895594Bumpin to keep this thread a-rolling.
gWe need backwoods isolated rednecks. The creepy deliverence kind, but mix them with the mountain man from Until Dawn. They save those silly city slickers and hunt and skin the deep woods monsters. Deeper than normal for this scenario deep woods.
>>46896069https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me2njoQ3dAYYa'll don't come back now, ya hear?
>>46873791>This thread is still aliveYou guys rock.
>>46895594I like your style senpai, hurry back.
Not sure who said it, but I recall someone taking about people riding the roads in "the 51st state of America" bordering many of the Midwestern States.I really like the idea of there being a place you can get to just by driving, but can't find on any maps. It could be a good place to have the highest concentration or weird stuff.If you know the right roads to take, you could go from Nevada to Kansas in only a couple hours.
You guys outta check out Preacher. It's got a lot of the themes you're talking about here in it.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preacher_(comics)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnJEeHND_lQSketching some characters who could fit into this world you'e brainstorming. Any ideas?Undead cowboy next.
You guys gotta work in Elvis or his ghost somewhere. And I think some of pic related wouldn't be out of place either.
>>46882599Fuck yeah Ghoultown! Have some more music for the thread.I've always wanted to run a gothic-western style game, this thread gives me hope.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDTTnXfsMushttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgJkYpukzBchttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xA8vtRC9uohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcvQsetOV4ghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27LLPANAgzw
>>46897728Cool art.Characters off the top of my head?>Pony Express rider. The pony is a big Chopper.>Mechanic>Law Enforcement (remnant/deserter?), e kind of guy with a V8 Interceptor.>Prospector. Someone has got to keep finding/making fuel.There are probably loads of ideas that could be taken from stereotypical Western characters.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyfCTZB6Nrk>>46897931Cool ideas, thanks.
>>46897988More ideas before I need to go for a while.>Bartender/Saloon owner in a truck stop.>Highwayman who hijacks rigs to steal the goods.>Pinkerton Detective (not sure what's the best way to have that kind of character in the setting)>Wasteland Elder, the leader of a small community somewhere out on the roads.>Clint Eastwood, the bikerMaybe for a rock aesthetic, a traveling Rock band with a custom rig? It could be like Doof Warrior's wall of amps.
>>46897878If elvis is involved, then there's only one place that bad boy could be.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzht1l3UkKE
>>46898134>>46897931>>46897878General stuff first guys, jesus. Don't put the trailer 'fore the cab, boys.
>>46897659>>46892798Why don't we combine the "51st state" and "Hell intersected with this world" ideas into one, but the 51st state somehow borders the entire south and the midwest and is where the largest concentration of weird shit happens.
>>46898627cont. This could also explain why the 51st state is so full of commuters and truckers. Knowing the roads of the 51st state is invaluable to the freight industry and you can make a killing moving things across the states at breakneck speed. Problem is, there's enough weird and dangerous shit in the 51st state that you just might not make it out alive.
>>46898627>>46898658What's the 5 1st state?
>>46898738It could be a portion of hell that has become overlayed with the real world that you can only get to if you know how. Once there, get on State Road 666 and you can get from Georgia to Oklahoma in a few hours if you play your cards right.
>>46878746>>46880377Any other thoughts?
>>46898832I'd don't see why the 51st state couldn't arise out of the Happening, but I imagine it would be a fairly unknown thing to normies
>>46898913It totally could have. Maybe normies know about it, but don't want to go because it's 2spooky or, they just don't have much of a need for it. You could have the odd group of normies trying to make a road trip down SR 666, but it would be extremely rare and any time somebody came up with the idea and pitched it to their friends they'd say, "I've seen enough horror movies to know that's a bad idea, Lenny."
>>46873791You could take a lot of elements from Post-apocalyptic works. The DNA of Post-Apocalypse is very much entrenched in the West, just choose the stuff that takes the non-somber route for things.
Would the 51st look at all different? Or would you not be able to tell you were in it unless you tried finding yourself on a map.People could easily get lost if they don't even know where the 51st begins or ends.
>>46899159The inky way into the state is through highway 666, and you need to know what you're looking for to find it.
>>46899185That's only*, not inky.
>>46899159That's a good idea. The 51st state isn't immediately recognizable aside from being a tad spookier than normal, but lucky for people who accidentally find their way there, if they ask where they are at a local diner the locals will tell them to turn back and gtfo if they know what's good for them. Unlucky for them, finding your way back out is an extra challenge in and of itself.
>>46899159>>46899307I love it. A consequence of this is you get feeder roads and towns with part of their population made up of would be roadtrippers or joy riders who gave up trying to leave and just settled down.On the flip side, you get bands of nomadic station wagons raiders made up of torn JC Penny buttonups and mom jeans raiding roadblocking, and capturing and torturing people for "directions."
>>46900031Maybe since it's a bit of Hell literally on Earth, it's only possible to accidentally wind up in the 51st state if you have some kind of sin in your heart. Kind of like Silent Hill. The pure hearted can only find Route 666 if they really want to.
>>46900141cont.Like maybe some people are drawn to the 51st state from the outside by some inner calling. It could be the wickedness in their heart or it could be some sort of massive guilt that they subconsciously feel they should be punished for.On another note, what about people physically born in the 51st state? Should they just be somewhat normal for the most part but in a very abnormal place or are 51st natives inherently affected by the landscape upon birth? Or is it just impossible to give birth to anything but stillborn children in the 51st state?
Only sommun with a dark spot in'er heart find their way to tha 51st. An I ain't talkin about 'lied ta daddy bout the boyfriend' or 'cheated on yer taxes'. I'm talkin dark. Tha unrepentant pee-do-file, tha wife beater, the adulterer, a man with blood on 'is hands who craves more. Dun'nut matta how small, ya got ah dark spot an ya ride the 666, ya might jus fin yaself in tha 51st.An I bet thas how ya got here. I ain't gonna ask what's ya spot, but we all know ya got one.They say tha only way out is to clean up. Fix yaself, repent, walk straight, wipe away tha spot. But I don know anyone who's made it out. People disappear though, thas fa sure...Speakin of which, tha first piece of advice I'll give ya is this: if'n you eva hear a hog rumblin, a head rattlin growl tha howls across the desert, squeezes ya soul, makes ya grind ya teeth, makes ya wanna jump outta ya skin... ya hide, an ya hide well. No one who meets Big P is seen again. They say he ain't even human, an angel, maybe, a demon, who knows. But when he rides on sommun, all we hear is screams.So keep ya head low and out of the way an ya might last.I'm shit at writing in vernacular but I feel like writing in a setting like this requires some measure of it.
In the words of Captain Barbossa,>"For certain you have to be lost to find a place as can't be found. Elseways, everyone would know where it was."
>>46897714I like the subtle angel wings you've drawn there. Nice touch.
>>46885652I could see making Deadend a semi mythical place. Somewhere the Revs are trying to get to, where the pot of gold is, etc.>We run all night an' run like hell, we jus' may meet up again at Deadend.>Keep chasing that dream, old son, you'll find the cash out at Deadend.
>>46897714It's at times like this that I turn to The Good Book. Genesis Five Oh.>opens a bible shaped case and draws out a Taurus .50 cal
>>46905352Perhaps that's the thing: all roads lead somewhere in the 51st state. They all contect, cross or merge with other roads. The exception, is Deadend. And from what I'm told, once you start heading down it there isn't much room to turn around.
>>46899159>>46899185>>46899307>>46898993>>46898913OP here, trying to combine some things:Devilier. Pronounced Deh-VIL-yay, en Francais-style.This is the Unrecognized State, legally the 51st. But the land that made it was incorporated into the Union directly after the Louisiana Purchase. It exists both in and out of reality. Any nook and cranny backroad in the United States could land you here in your great-grandfather's time, but thanks to Eisenhower there is now absolutely only one road in: Route 666. There are laws here, but no governors, no taxmen, and only limited law enforcement. You see, this place was…gifted, let's say, to the United States as a way to cross the massive continent it had purchased. Old, old, OLD laws had stated that whoever could cross the land could take possession of it. During Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's great journey west, a second group of explorers was directed to build plans for a Great Western Road.>cont'd
>>46905921>>46905796>>46905352>>46897659Very few people even knew about the existence of the Road, and it was considered a military and political secret until well into the Seventies and Eighties. However, there have been people who used the land, most notably the old rail barons, who saw an opportunity to slam rails down on territory they wouldn't have to negotiate treaty for. But they made a bad deal with a REALLY bad contractor. The Devilier Railroad was, in a word, Scratched. It still operates, but in a very different capacity. After World War Two, the existence of the Road, and Devilier itself, became a state secret. Luckily, it couldn't really be surveillance, its peculiar geography preventing such, but it was considered paramount to build a /functional/ road across the state, that could theoretically connect to the official road network. Eisenhower approved the notion and thus Route 666 (official itemization: The Devilier Corridor) was created. The process was very complicated and involved a HELL of a lot of legal wrangling with certain very unsavory elements. When finally the Free Information Act passed through Congress, the existence of the Road was open to anyone willing to look. Shipping companies and businesses used the road to move "black" cargo, i.e. proprietary goods and such, across the country. >From a Dept. of Interior report, dated 1988. Twenty years pre-Event.
In the old world, they were governed by the law of man. It led to destruction, decadence, and degeneracy. And so God punished the wicked, and set fire to the world we know today. Man's law is no more. We serve the highest law: God's Law. And we are his judge, his jury, and his executioner. May we lead the wayward back to righteousness, defend the suffering, and punish the sinner.For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
I'm surprised no one has put this forward as a source of inspiration for this.
>>46898552No, that's not how this works. You throw all your shit at the wall, see what sticks. Something small and innocuous could be a key element in establishing the feel of the world.Don't try to stifle creativity.
Someone ought to make sure this thread gets archived on Sup/tg/. Break up some of those quest threads on there. I would myself but I find myself unable at present.
>>46905921>>46905939Then, at a point referred to only as the Event, Devilier was opened. Route 666 was accessible by anyone, and now all of the United States between St. Louis and Salt Lake City exists in between our reality and the Road.
>>46881621>oh shit, the US is in this war as well>better give them a spirit of vengeance for their army>gotta have a vehicle, there are so many to choose from, like this state-of-the-art Sherman!>nah fuck it I'm putting them in a Stuart lolAlso I bet Britain's spirit was Bomber Harris.
>Weigh stations measure both net weight and net souls.
Thinking out loud here, some random ideas that drifted unto my head.>The Road is as well traveled as you could expect given the current situation. The major hazards are mapped and known and there is enough traffic and radios to give warning for anything new or unexpected.>Splitting off from The Road are the old county roads and what not. Much less well mapped, some not mapped or traveled at all. Communities cut off since the Event, towns that didn't exist before, things that we have no name for, all exist off the beaten path.>Most folk who go Cross Country come back with strange tales of stranger things. Those who come back at all, that is.
As much as I love fluff and believe me I do love me some fluff we can still keep fluffing it up I know I intend to. there's one question that I think needs answering is now that were getting closer on deciding on how the setting is what system do we use? ideally it would be something that allows for good vehicle combat among other things.
>>46907754There is always, of course, GURPS. But vehicular combat in that play style sucks.I dunno, who does non-stationary role-play well? I mean, this is a setting where most everything is gonna be moving.
>>46907851I posted>>46884425a while back and I suspect it is the correct answer.
>>46907574>souls are a recoginzed and legal cargo for sale and tranport. But only if they've been inspected,stamped, measured and all the proper paperwork has been filled and filed.>as such black market trade of. Umarked souls is a good choice for "not quite on the level" cargo for a quick and dangerous profit.
Reading the thread over with great interest.
>>46907574>not measuring the weight of your soul
>>46907754we could just use GURPS as a framework and come up with our own system from there for the other useful stuff that GURPS dosent do well.
>>46910250Oh it does that, too.
>>46910903Isn't there a gothic western system, Deadlands I think? Could see that possibly working out right.
>>46907542It makes sense once you realize that Stuart was a General of Cavalry.
>>46907754I was looking at Atomic Highway a couple days ago. Apparently it has good vehicle customisation and combat.Can't really confirm since I haven't read it all yet.
>>46911699Not him, but that sounds neat. Got a link?
>>46912323http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/70124/Atomic-Highway--Post-Apocalyptic-RoleplayingNot him either.
>>46875473jack burton is a subtly brilliant characterhe is the idiot fish out of water sidekick in his own moviehe is every character Rob Schneider ever played done right
Hell on Earth might work.
>>46873791Is this where the picture of the skeleton saying the ride has starts came from?
Who pays the bear scouts? What keeps them doing their duty as the only authority in the lawless 51st?
i think there should also be a focus on tall tales and folk heroes. back in the wild west and the colonial era legends were common. bards werent there but there were storytellers or "conteux" as they call them where i live (quebec). i have this setting where legendary characters grow in power and strength the same way deities do as their legends and stories grow.
>>46912863>Who pays the bear scouts? Who knows? >What keeps them doing their duty as the only authority in the lawless 51st?Maybe a bit of a sense of Right, and a bit of fear?
>>46912795yes see >>46881621
>>46912863>>46912999I assumed one of a couple things. either they get their funding from the government as usal if were still going that route where society exits and route 666/ the 51 state is still in federal jurisdiction think like a B.P.R.D with more V-8's. or their payed to keep the peace( and occasionally look the other way) by the truckers guild that organizes a lot of jobs on hells highway like legit cargo, smuggling, bounty hunting or other odd jobs the desperate might take. maybe they do it out of a sense of duty to the people and the law itself.think the Main Force Patrol in mad max their charged with protecting long stretch's of highway that's barely under their control and their forces are stretch to the limit but still they do their job. after all people still live in towns on hells highway so they protect and serve their friends and neighbors. perhaps each precinct is self sufficient with sporadic contact with other precincts occasionally they compare notes and get into arguments over jurisdiction.also posting possible critters the players my encounter on their travels
can I be a half man half semi truck? that has a door as a shield on my left arm and the pipes on the end of my right arm that shoot flames out?
>>46913430Way ahead of you fampai
>>46913310What is the Adlet, Batsquach, and Waheela? And why hasn't the Beast of Bray Road eaten Pepe yet?
>>46913529http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Black+Hatswe did some brain storming for an order of monster hunters out of the old west, later civil war era.seems like it might have ideas worth stealing.
>>46911699>>46912584Am him.The PDFs are too large and the main one was posted already.Here is the Irradiated Freaks expansion. Could be useful for making supernatural creatures of the 51st State.http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/80465/Irradiated-Freaks
I sincerely hope someone has written most of this stuff down.
>>46915902I've got most of the fluff and general ideas copied into a txt file.Organising it right now.
>>46873791>Hard Rock Western? Can it work?Yes it can work.But you're going to have a hell of a time finding a group of players who "get it" and actually want to play it.
>>46916084>But you're going to have a hell of a time finding a group of players who "get it" and actually want to play it.yep. Most players will see the burning skelletons driving trucks and just think it's a lolsorandom setting
1d4chan page when?
>>46905921>>46905939Interesting, I like the idea of it being known to the government and being used to secretly. But perhaps having Route 666 be the main and safest way in and out, but not the only way there.It looses a lot of the mysterious and feel if it can be controlled and contained by humans, even if by proxy through contracts.It might work better as something that isn't really understood and but is still exploited by those daring enough to pass through. It would be hard to control who goes in or out when you can't even draw a definite border around the State .
>The Norse Gods have been shaken from Asgard and live amongst the people as mythic demimortals/Trapped in the 51st >Angels have infiltrated the Government and want to End It All>Demons have found some measure of freedom in the State and discover that there is more to life than being an evil sonabitch >Revenants or Revs fall into the Contract kind and the Grudge kind. One sold his soul to Old Scratch like Ghost Rider, the other just ain't ready to stay dead.
>>46916358I'm currently organising lots of the quotes and information from the thread.There are a few things that need to be clarified/decided on, since there have been lots of different ideas for various things.When/Where is the setting?Is it an alternate 70s/80s?America after a minor apocalypse / supernatural event?Can people go to the cities? Or are they still populated?Are there "Monstrous Americans"?Are they openly accepted? Where can they be found? The 51st state has a bunch of things.Was it always there, or was it created in a big event?What is it's nature? Is it a place where he'll is closer to earth? Is it a weird space-time anomaly that spans most of America?How does one get into it? Is there a specific road or can you just wander in there? Is it only able to be found by those who know the way or are utterly lost?How much is publicly known about the place? Secretly known?Is there a name for he place? Or is it just called "the 51st"?If these things can be generally answered/agreed on, then there will be a more clear setting.Right now I just have lots of ideas on a notepad.
>>46873791Can we still pitch ideas?The 51st state is...peculiar, to say the least. Not found on any map, of any date, this state connects all states of the U.S. of A. Of course, things tend to happen, especially here. The Road takes all, even if you don't know it. The origin of the 51st state is shrouded in lies, legal tape, conflicting accounts of when it was formed and where it goes. In here, anything can get in, if you know how, and for the right price. Humans, Devils, and other things...This land was older than any of us, I reckon. The voodoo witches called this land Nueva Mundo. The Englishmen, Neverland. The Ispancialos, El Dorado. Countless tales of lost lands appear to be linked to this place, but no one knows for sure. But one thing is for sure: There be demons here.
>>46917233Take a looksie here. >>46905921Devilier is the name of the 51st State, but most all anybody worries about is the Road and it's Rules (which kinda need fluffing as yet)
>>46917423>>46917463Wunderbar!I'll make the 1d4chan page and begin putting the stuff in.Is Breaker 666 the official name now?
>>46917463The Rules:>As long as this state remains, this road stands free for all to use. No matter your skin, nation, or corporeality.>No one may claim ownership of the Road.That's it, really. I don't want to infringe on >>46905921 >>46905939 here.
>>46917504>Is Breaker 666 the official name now?OP here, I'd like it to be. It just FEELS right.
>>46917504Yo, nice. Could >>46917423 be the intro? Would be great.
>>46917579Had a quote about bikes from further up the thread, but I'll add that.Basically I'm uploading most of the stuff on this thread with only a bit of formatting to organise it.Everyone is welcome to edit the page into something glorious.Will post the link when it's uploaded.
It's here.First time I've made a page on the site too. https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Breaker_666
>>46917735Nice work m9, however>The Minotaur serving your drink is most likely a descendant of Greek immigrants. The guy behind the 7/11 counter is a Garuda, nice guyNot a fan of all this. I thought the setting was more occult/heaven/hell/dark magic, not fantasy tropes. More Dresden Files, less DnD.I know some talk of wizards was mentioned, but it's a big thematic jump from a magic user to minotaurs.
>>46917788I didn't write most of the page. I mostly grabbed everything on this thread with the intention of organising it a bit and then putting it up.Now we can remove the sections we don't like.Can others edit the page as well as the original poster? If so, everyone is welcome to help clean up and expand the page.
>>46917788>>46917839We should really get this setting cleaned up and done before the thread dies, really. Then maybe, maybe being the key word here, we might move on to a system.
>>46917886You know what we do if the thread dies/is about to die?An official Breaker 666 thread.But I agree, we should try and get as much done as possible.What area do you think needs developing the most?
>>46917939The Road. The towns, the shanties, you could leave that to the GM's imaginations. But the Road, the Road is where the action is. The Road determines the tone of a session. Let's leave the mythical animals alone for now. Americana is important to tackle, really. Make a big thread, one sure to attract ideafags and shit.The system could be based on that one Mad Max system we made a while ago. After that, no one's sure.
>>46917939I'm working on adding some classes.
>>46918061Grease Monkey: As handy with a ratchet as they are with a shotgun, Greasemonkies are invaluable for their ability to keep a rig running, especially while moving! Hands black from grease and jangling from dozens of well maintained, custom tools, Greasemonkies are always able to find work in Devilier, but their affinity for engines goes beyond a natural aptitude or a desire to get paid. Some say they've heard Greasemonkies communing with engines, coaxing them into functioning, negotiating the metal and pistons to perform in situations where they shouldn't. Greasemonkies are affable and often manic, easy going and a welcome member of the party, even if they prefer pistons to people. (Blackthumb or Blackfinger from Mad Max)Bounty Hunter: The 51st state of America has no central governing body, no governor, no law aside from the Law of the Road. Many criminals, deadbeats, bail jumpers and fugitives mistakenly think Devilier would be a good place to lay low until the heat dies down. Bounty hunters are the hard men and women who are paid to find and retrieve the fugitives before Devilier does it's thing. Brawlers, detectives, trackers and thugs in equal parts, Bounty Hunters have a determination to capture and return their quarry, a determination that grows as the payday does. Bristling with weapons and attitude, Bounty Hunters who operate in the 51st state are among the most dangerous predators Devilier has to offer, however by the time they catch up to their quarry, the criminal is usually happy to come along quietly; anything to get off the Endless Road and back to civilisation. (Literally Dog, the Bounty Hunter)
>>46918317Wizard: With the addition of the 51st state all the devil worshippers, Wicca, wannabe Houdinis and charlatan psychics found they could actually tap into a real, tangible power. whether the power was always there and Devilier revealed it, or if the 51st state brought the magic with it is unknown. What is fact is that certain individuals can tap the power to alter and manipulate the world around them. For some it's as simple as never running dry of fuel on a midnight run to Memphis, for others it's a silver bullet in your chamber on demand. It ain't flashy and it ain't fancy, but it saves and takes lives as well as any firearm. Wizards are met with equal parts distruct, jealousy and apathy, but it's a foolish convoy that doesn't have at least a layman Hexer on board to deal with the unknown.Postman: Neither Sleet nor Snow nor Dead of Night...you know how it goes. Postmen are the brave and foolish souls who risk their lives to deliver whatever they've been paid to. They never ask what's inside the parcel, no matte how large or...mobile it seems to be. They guarantee speed, secrecy and anonymity, and they have the firepower and horsepower to back it up. Truckers and Big Riggers are ideal for moving large amounts of cargo, but for a smaller, more personal (and dangerous and illegal) cargo, you want a Postman. Few travellers are as familiar with the backroads and shortcuts of the 51st state as Postmen, who have a supernatural ability to get where they are going right on time.
>>46918329Fallen: They once were angels, but they fell, either through hubris or by choice, whatever the reason, the once holy has been made as flawed and fallible as the next man, but they keep with them a small measure of their heavenly power. Now they walk among us, they are free to choose to use the power for good or evil. Some of the Fallen fight evil wherever they find it, desperate to find a way back into the good Lord's graces. Others chose to fall, believing they could do more good as a soldier on the ground, or to find the love of a good woman ( or the love of many bad ones). Fallen number among the most powerful travelers on the Road. They might have wings or halos or flaming swords or voices like a majestic choir...but don't for a minute think they are angels. Not any more.
>>46918317>>46918329>>46918343Awesome. Could the Fallen be a mix of the angels in K6BD and pop culture of America?
>>46918435>Could the Fallen be a mix of the angels in K6BD and pop culture of America?It's like you're speaking another language there, pard. I'm leaving the classes deliberately open so people can interpret them into their own story. Wizards are any sort of magic users, be it houngan vodoo practitioners, hobo mages or native american shamans. Fallen could just as easily be demons raised from hell. Lawmen:There's no written law in Devilier, no law recognised by any sort of government or authority, but that don't mean there's no law at all. Some brave, foolish, driven men and women have made it their life's work to bring the law to the Endless Road. Each man's reason is his own, some probably don't even know why they do what they do, but they are the people who cannot stand to see lawlessness or injustice, who loathe to see evil triumphing and the innocent suffering. And there is a lot of suffering in Devilier. Often armed with little more than a tinstar and a sidearm, they travel the Endless Road dispensing their own brand of justice, be it from the Good Book, from the laws of the United States or their own personal code. The Lawman refuses to allow thieves, killers and rapists escape, pursuing their quarry to the darkest, most distant ends of the 51st state, leaving them on the end of a rope or in a shallow grave with six slugs in the back.
>>46918435>K6BDAlright, I do actually know what that is. I don't think it suits the aesthetic of the setting at all, but I got very specific ideas about what does and doesn't belong. Short version, players can have their fallen do and be whatever the fuck they want. I'd be aiming more for Saint of Killers, but you can go ball to the walls crazy 'Shining Element Eater of the Fourth Kingdom of Glass' if you want.
>>46875308Or a nice cover.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYJUywl7CFw
>>46918518I...I think I actually like this version better.Am I a bad person, teej?
>>46918481Nah, it's all right. You're pretty cool, anon. I've been digging on the Maximum Madness homebrew we made back, the vehicle system is really useful for this.>>46918507Cool.
>>46918481'''Wranglers'''Wranglers are those travelers who trap, train, handle and truck with beasts of all sorts. They have a preternatural link with their animal pals, the union of the minds of man and the instincts of beasts creating dire creatures larger, smarter and more deadly than their regular counterparts. Wranglers are accompanied by their dire familiars, or swarms of smaller creatures. Rats, serpents, coyotes, eagles, insects are all examples of creatures seen to be controlled and utilized by Wranglers at one time or another. Wranglers refuse to be called wizards, despite their clearly being something supernatural about what they do. True Wranglers have been known to tame and ally with powerful supernatural creatures, such as the elusive Chupacabra and the fearsome Wendigo.'''Prospectors''' The history of the Endless Road is hazy at best, outright lie and myth at it's worst. How long it's existed and where it ultimately leads are topics hotly debated in truck stops and dive bars the state over. One thing that is known; Devilier has been around a powerful long time. For those brave or foolish enough to wander off the known roads, taking backstreets, unmapped shortcuts and dusty trails that soon vanish into night all manner of long lost valuables are waiting. Be it perfectly preserved, two hundred year old Confederate sabres, nazi gold, the scrap of rigs lost decades past, Prospectors have found it at some time or another. Opportunists, thieves, scavengers all, Prospectors operate on the periphery of Devilier society. They are a necessary element, everyone needs replacement parts, not to mention lost treasure, but they are often looked down upon by the very people who buy from them.
>>46918739'''Grave Diggers'''A broad term for any sort of monster hunter, be they silver bullet shooting werewolf hunters or cross laden vampire slayers to fur covered big game Wendigo hunters, Grave Diggers are those who stand between mankind and the darker side of the 51st state. As often revered as they are reviled, being a Grave Digger is a strange career, killing the inhuman and the supernatural in the one place in the US where that sort of thing is most accepted. Grave Diggers are a loose group without any standard modus operandi or apparel; their methods and mannerisms are as varied as people themselves. Only their adherence to The Code links them, and the pledge that they will tirelessly fight evil, true, inhuman, supernatural evil, wherever they find it.
>>46918774'''Mongrels'''Like something out of a dime novel, it turned out that mankind itself was a kind of missing link to the supernatural; an angel and a demon can't bump uglies and squeeze out a little halfbreed, but humans can with just about anything. Half werewolves, half angels, half vampires, half Sasquatches have all been seen, shot at, and documented. Never as powerful as their supernatural parent, but possessing the dynamism and uniqueness of their human sire, mongrels can't ever really fit in with either side of society, and often become bitter, angry loners. Other, luckier half breeds manage to catch on with an open-minded group of travelers on the Endless Road, and work to putting their unique abilities towards whatever they set their minds on, be it turning a profit, staying off the laws radar or protecting other outcasts like themselves.
Not the same guy that did >>46918317 here, but I'm gonna try and add some classes too. >NavigatorsIn the State, no man can truly map where it begins and where it stops. It makes travel a little more dangerous than usual. That's where these brave men and women come in. They check every road, detour, shortcut, all day and night to make sure that if John Doe gets to Breaker 666, he's gonna have a grasp on where to go and especially, where not to. But the life of a Navigator is not easy, and more than few have been lost, never to find their way back to the Road.>GravediggersNot everyone who dies on the 51st State stay that way. The job of the Gravediggers, simply put, is to put them to rest, any way they can. Whether by ritual, communion, or brute magical force, they can put them back to death. Of course, this leads to some interesting prospects...
>>46918863This brings to mind something I've been mulling over, the idea of each character picking two classes. Some naturally go together anyway, but some almost double up on the same territory (it makes little sense for a big rigger to not be at least a little bit of a grease monkey or a navigator)Plus I wanted to add in some backgrounds that don't really deserve to be a class of their own. Mongrels could be one, your character could be a mongrel AND a wizard or Bounty Hunter.I was thinking some kind of burnt out war veteran, the survivor of the dark war that was waged against Devilier by the US, which was ultimately lost. How can you fight against an idea, a place that never ends, that is never the same? Devilier has no government, no ruling authority, but the soldiers the US sent in came back with horror stories and the scars to prove it.Like with Nam, some of the soldiers just stayed in Deviliar, unable to adjust to life back in the States.I wouldn't want a Vet to be a class, but it'd make a fine background.
>>46918930Maybe a sort of skill system, determining what you've dabbled in, applied yourself to, that sort of stuff. Like, let's say you've got a few skill points in Prospector and Grease Monkey, so you're good at finding useful and valuable stuff, and getting them to work. Except Fallen, that's a race.
>>46918972I'm not keen to turn whole classes into a skillset. I'd prefer it to be like Guild Wars; you have a primary class, which dictates your look, your motivation, your main skillset, but you can pick a secondary one to dabble in and attain synergy. If it's kept to two classes, a primary and a secondary, it stops people trying to take a little from everything and forces you to specialise in a smaller range of skills. Alternatively a class progression system like in DH woudl work, but that would require a shit load of workOn top of that you could chuck races/species, but this all depends on the system used. I'd like to suggest Hell on Earth, in concert with a few fa/tg/uys above, simply because looking through some of the source-books I see a treasure trove of resources, monsters, enemies and ideas that could be lifted directly not that I have a group to play with anyway
>>46919048>I'd prefer it to be like Guild Wars; you have a primary class, which dictates your look, your motivation, your main skillset, but you can pick a secondary one to dabble in and attain synergy.That works particularly well with Postmen and Navigators, or Lawmen and Bounty Hunters or Gravediggers.
>>46919048That would be nice. Should we lay down a system, now? This type of setting should really be fleshed out more. So far I like your idea, so let's put that in. I'd prefer if stats weren't in, and only skills would be present, with each background putting a twist on each skill. Or even better, have the backgrounds become the skills themselves, with some skills locked out if you choose one. Would be cool. Heads up to >>46918930.>Old GuardWhatever happened to them, no one knows. They knew they fought in a war, a war that no one seems to remember. When brought to the road, all of a sudden they can tell you stories, stories of battles against...something. No one knows, I already told you that. Some eggheads theorized that it was Nixon who sent them here, while some think ol' Scratch himself told the Feds to send some G.I Joes to fight for his troubles. But why? Some still bear scars, rarer are those who had managed to get some shiny transplants of their own, looking like something out of a sci-fi B-movie.
>>46919175>Should we lay down a system, now?I just thought of using Barbarians of Lemuria. It's rules light (relatively), action packed and each adventure starts with the adventurers down on their luck, no matter how big last weeks payday was. Sounds perfect for this. We'd still need a driving/racing/car combat system.'''Librarian'''Everything's got a place in Devilier. Vampires, wendigos, werewolves, even, believe it or not, booklearnin'. Librarians are the egg heads, the scientists, researchers and translators. They spend as much time with their nose in book as they do slinging lead or flooring the pedal, and that knowledge comes in handy as often as not. When it comes to demonic pacts, languages of the long dead or deciphering a chemical formula, Librarians are the go to for all things technical and historical.'''Sawbones'''Real, medically trained doctors are rarer than hen's teeth in Devilier, and those there are, well, lets just assume they abandoned their legitimate practices for...reasons. There are plenty of people with a slightly more than rudimentary understanding of trauma and illness, be they nurses, dentists, veterinarians, combat medics or disgraced surgeons. Even relatively unskilled Sawbones who can't spell Hippocratic Oath let alone have never heard of it can charge a premium for their services in the 51st state, and no state medical agency will bother them for pesky licenses or demand hygienic conditions.
>>46919213Let's modify that, then put in whatever we can that would fit the system. Could you describe that to me? Never played it, sadly.
>>46919245http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/Bolv2.pdfHere's a pdf of one of the older versions. Only 40 pages all told, and only half of that is crunch.
>>46919278Doesn't link right, pal.
>>46919213"Mainliner"Drugs. The biggest business in all fifty of the United States. Makes sense it'd find it's way into the 51st as well. Like everything else though, drugs didn't go unchanged by their journey on the Endless Road. Stories tell of tweakers smoking rock laced with vampire blood, slamming heroin dissolved in Holy Water into their veins or doing lines of coke cut with the Devils seed. Some OD, some gain almost mystical abilities, but all of them are addicted, and most end up dead. that doesn't stop all manner of travelers from using. From truckers trying to stay awake to complete that last minute midnight run to Memphis, Lawmen looking for a faster draw or wizards looking to commune with ancient forces, those who use are as varied as the drugs available on the Endless Road.
>>46919331Works fine for me family. Try pic related instead.
>>46919358I like the basic concept. However, I feel that combat, or even adventuring is strictly limited to the Road, or the "other" roads. Surely we can improve on this?
>>46919547Not sure what you're saying senpai, can you elaborate?
>>46918972Would Devilier have geographic regions similar to areas in America?Such as the further north you go, the colder it gets and you find things like Windigos.Or would it all be roughly the same climate as the middle of the USA....Though I don't really think a map should be made of the State. At least not a detailed / definitive one.
Drugs:Angel WingsLike Uppers or Trucker Speed, it gives the user a burst of energy and awareness, lasting for hours, leaving them lethargic and tired afterwards.Devils SeedWhat it says on the label. The Devils spunk, powdered and snorted. Makes user desirable to the opposite sex, increases libido, removes inhibitions. Like viagra mixed with Spanish fly from hell.Red RockAny kind of crystal laced with Vampires blood. Grants increased strength and immunity to many types of damage. Creates vulnerability to fire and silver. After effects wear off user is sensitive to sunlight and garlic, and heavy users might experience send and third degree burns from exposure to the sun. Some users experience a strong hunger for a rare steak afterwards.
>>46919610>...Though I don't really think a map should be made of the State. At least not a detailed / definitive one.This. It should be vague. 'Up north you find (thing). To the west is (other thing.) Past that is (still another thing). South? Nah buddy, you don't wanna head south, trust me.'
>>46919606You're not staying anywhere in the 51st State, since you're either on the Road, trying to get by with its rules, or you're on a small shanty town to refuel and maybe get a bit of adventure. What I'm saying is, you're most likely to focus on the cars and the weirdness of the 51st State, or you're on foot shooting the bull while waiting for your drink.>>46919610The maps would definitely have no borders. A usual map would describe the Road, its detours, repairs, pit stops. All on relative distance. I assume that the Road itself is probably one of the few parts of the 51st state that wouldn't have to be remapped on a daily basis.
>>46919547here are some suggestionsI agree. Someone talked about their experiences in Utah which were quite interesting. Some of that could be used.Things that could be present in the 51st state:>abandoned mines>small towns with creepy residents>highwaymen camps>caves>mysteriously empty vehicles>dirt trails and small roads that lead off into the wildernessIt also just clicked that this is State 51.Another significant place with that number?Area 51.Aliens wouldn't fit the setting, but maybe secret government facilities hidden there?
>>46919628Fiddler, aka Quickdraw, aka Wild BillCreated by a musician who wanted to outplay the devil himself, fiddler speeds up the users perceptions and reactions, allowing them to react more accurately as time slows to a crawl. The musician failed, and his drug lives on, although he doesn't.Fiddler is known as Quickdraw by Lawmen and Bounty Hunters who use it to give them an edge over criminals and fugitives.>>46919711>You're not staying anywhere in the 51st State, since you're either on the Road, trying to get by with its rules, or you're on a small shanty town to refuel and maybe get a bit of adventure. What I'm saying is, you're most likely to focus on the cars and the weirdness of the 51st State, or you're on foot shooting the bull while waiting for your drink.I reckon that comes down to the GM. If I were running this the PCs would spend as much time on foot as in the cab of a big rig.I might be misinterpreting what you're syaing, though. I apologise if I am, I'm not trying to be adversarial. What I like about BoL is the minimal stats, minimal number crunching and scope for action and adventure.
>>46919720I'm digging all these ideas. I'm thinking inbred cannibal hillbilly communities up in the sticks, hatfield and mccoy feuds between hillbilly wizard families, deep south Dr Moreau.
>>46919768If you actually cut out most of the crap about the alchemists and magicians its core is very simple. I like it, but something feels off. >>46919720I like that. But things like that should be rumors. Do it like UA did.
>>46919822>UAThats a good basis for the magic in this setting tbqh
>>46919839Let's not jump to that. We're talking about two different things, in tone and aesthetic.
>>46919822>its core is very simpleThat's all I'm saying. /tg/s homebrews and collaborative efforts usually die within a week. You want something to go the distance you gotta go simple, doable, easy to access.You'll never get the perfect system and people will bitch about your mechanics no matter what.You take BoL, add a low magic system, racial adjustments for supernatural races and some kickass car combat and vehicle upgrades and you got a game.
>>46919822I think it might be hat we are leaning heavily on western themes and ideas.While not bad, and an easy way to fill the "Americana" part of the setting, I do kinda feel like we are neglecting Rock n' Roll beyond bikers and the devil.What other icons/imagery could we incorporate to bring out that part more?
>>46919862We're not getting on that route. We once got homebrewing to a science, but now, not so much. I'm just saying it feels off. But it can work. Maybe Dogs in the Vineyard could work? >>46919872Use anything. From the Rolling Stones, to Led Zeppelin, to more obscure bands you can think of. Or alternatively, read the articles of Hunter Thompson, copy him.
Just thought I'd growths thread up on Sup/tg/. Vote it up if you have a mind to:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=The+Road+Goes+on+Forever
>>46919992I thought the setting was Breaker 666?
Next thread topic: How the 51st came to be>y/n?
>>46920042No. We handled that, didn't we? Our focus should be on refining the setting itself and laying down some guidelines.
>>46920031Damn! I was just going for a quick, generic sort of thread title for the archive and missed the fact that there was a real, agreed upon title somehow. I'm sorry about that!
>>46920123No? We still have no idea what happened during the Happening, or whatever were calling it.We need a solid setting history, however brief
>>46894494Thanos is up to fuckery again? No problem, give me 12 hours
>>46919862>>46919975The system was discussed earlier in the thread. Myself and some others think that Atomic Highway is the best bet. Vehicle rules are great (combat and customization included) and the overall mechanic(s) are simple yet have a good feel. And mutations + psychic powers rules cand be easily tuned for low-tone magic and some monsters/demons. Plus it's free.http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/70124/Atomic-Highway--Post-Apocalyptic-Roleplayinghttp://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/80465/Irradiated-Freaks
>>46918507And here I thought they just meant a body of clay or rock inhabited by an outer power and going old testament with their real faces.
>>46920203Guy who first suggested Atomic Highway here.How about we use AH as the "recommended" game system due to it having a focus on vehicles and we write about what changes to the rules (if there are any that are not just fluff) we make to get it to fit Breaker 666.Then we include tips for GMs how to adapt their preferred systems to play the setting, but not as in-depth.
>>46920161Read:>>46892798>>46905921>>46905939The FOIA is pretty solid.
>>46921025The creature + mutation sections are already sufficient to create almost any entity. Basic & vehicular rules are fine as they are. Weapons and armor are fine if perhaps a bit lacking in details. Vehicles stats and customizations are near-perfect.I think the only thing that cannot be solved with a few minor tweaks is a magic/occult powers system. But I right now I have no idea where to start. Also, if you really want to go there, you might want to get an equipment section, since it is somewhat lacking in the base game. But that is purely optional IMO.
>>46921605Just perhaps a bit more detail for firefights, since you might want to fire more than 1 bullet/round at whatever is charging you... Something like each additional shot from a semi-auto firearm is -1 skill +1 dice to the combat roll.
>>46920161We have lot of stories to choose from anon. Take your pick.
>>46921605I'll be going over the books myself in a couple horse once I'm back on my computer.Are there any good rules-light magic systems that are similar to Atomic Roads basic rules which we could 'appropriate' from another game?
>>46921829Hours. A couple hours.Man I prefer keyboards...
>>46921319But the info on the 51st implies that it's always been there, not as a consequence of this cataclysm. Both versions have been discussed
>>46921829Well, the problem with magic is that you can have : A) A complex system with a list of spells (ie d20) B) A light system with a list of spells C) A complex "freeform" system (ie Mage)But I've yet to find a system that is D) light and freeform ; which is what I think we need since we won't have the luxury to build a coherent & balanced spell list on a tg collective fluff effort that's going to die down quickly.
>>46921932Take your pick then. I personnally prefer to think it's always been there, but what's important here is the contents of the 51st, not its origins.
Someone help me write up the OP post for the next thread. I'll OP
>>46922066We focus on State itself, its denizens and its oddities. Cyka blyat. If it is 51st state, maybe aliens? Also Red Scare there, who knows?
>>46919610It depends where you enter Devilier from. If you roll onto the Road from the Deep South, it looks like a Dukes of Hazard episode, or something from Justified. If you're out West, it's the free, open roads like Wyoming, Utah, Montana. A Trucker who rolls out of Phoenix is gonna be driving in the desert for a looong time. God help you if you turn onto to the Road from Kansas, though. That turn is EVIL.
>>46919720Devilier was a military secret for a long time. There's old Indian War forts (haunted as SHIT) along the side of the Road, all the way to big military convoys that have been on post since WWII. There's also rumors, only rumors mind, that there might be a military train that rolls the Rails. Nobody asks cause nobody wants to know anything more than they have to about the Rails.
>>46919872Tour Buses. I am perfectly serious. Not!Keith Richards or someone equally famous from the classic rock/hard rock days needs to get to the Venue, and fast. So they pulled on to the Road.
>>46922066Maybe use the quote at the top of the 1d4chan page as the opener for the thread?I'd suggest a big rig for the OP image, or maybe another ghost rider to catch people's eyes.
>>46875086Hey, check THIS out:http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-12-05-full-throttle-remastered-coming-to-ps4-and-vita
>>46921932That's because it's both. It has always been there, but now after the Event everyone knows about it.