So I watched Planet Terror a few weeks ago and bought the dvd today(Birthday present to myself). I then decide to make an rpg based not on the movie, but the general movie genre, namely, Grindhouse movies.
I want to make this short and sweet and hopefuly finish it in a couple of days, just to get it out of my system and possibly help myself get over my writer's block and continue work on my game, Fallen.
For those of you who haven't seen the movie, here's a synopsis:
''After an experimental bio-nerve gas is accidentally released at a remote U.S. military base in Texas, those exposed to the gas turn into flesh-eating, mutating zombies out to kill. An assortment of various people who include stripper Cherry, her shady mechanic ex-boyfriend Wray, a strong-willed doctor, the local sheriff, and an assortment of various people must join forces to survive the night as the so-called "sickos" threaten to take over the whole town and the world.''
The game will be about kicking some ass in ridiculous ways against a supernatural(or maybe not!) foe, like zombies, huge spiders, serial killers, cults, mutants, aliens, etc. It'll be fast and gimmicky.
I'll focus on the character creation right now, and I'm going to use a character from the movie, Cherry. From watching the movie, this is what I came up with.
Characters have a gimmick. An easy way to describe their personality and behaviour. Rose is a ''Tough Stripper''. She is a stripper, but she is also a badass that doesn't take shit from anyone.
Characters have a catchphrase/joke attached to them. Cherry wants to be a stand up comedian.
Characters have a power/weapon/awesome thing. Cherry has only one leg, but adding a weapon to her stump makes her a killing machine. This can be upgraded(she started with a wooden peg, upgraded to a machine gun, then upgraded to a heavy machinegun).
Characters can learn stunts. Cherry can use her grenade launcher(comes with the machine gun leg) to jump very very high. She can also do spins that kills enemies at 360 degrees.
What does everyone think so far? I hope this thread is kosher for SG.