Dreamer Project: Make A Game

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  1. WPaladin

    WPaladin Administrator Staff Member

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    Alright everyone I came up with a random scheme and need your help. Ken is on board already and willing to learn what he needs to in order to help us make it happen from a coding perspective. I was thinking making a game using Shadowrun Returns Game Editor and making our own Shadowrun campaign in that universe. I think we have plenty of great story tellers among the dreamers and honestly the world makes it so we can work together or separately to make some great characters and storylines that don't even have to affect one another.

    This is just one idea. Honestly I think when we first set up the site Ken and I wanted to work on a game with the other dreamers and we just kept getting sidetracked. So if you have a different idea or platform you think we can work on please suggest it. Any little or large amount of help you can put toward working on a project like this is appreciated

    We are a community of friends and dreamers so what do you guys think?
     
  2. Paladin_girl

    Paladin_girl Between the Chapters of a Dream Staff Member

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    I'd say yes. It's a nice, fun game and can go down so many avenues.
     
  3. MercenaryOfPie

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    Sounds like this could be a tonne o' fun! Lemme help, please? Though, I must confess, I have little familiarity with Shadowrun Returns Game Editor.
     
  4. WPaladin

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    I was thinking most of us who understand the background could write the separate runs and the various characters. The starting point would be to make a main base area and it surround area and then a market/public area for them to find their supplies/contacts and such. I imagine making contacts would be a fun thing to incorporate as well. Since we are all super good at making many unique characters. Ken is willing to learn the editor for us and I think the rest of us could mostly just give it a good look to see what we can do to help him. The best part is most of the assets are in there for us to baseline things but I think if we push the limits we may be able to add some characters/art concepts of our own into it after a while.

    So, with two interested right now I would say we should probably start figuring out where we want to base the game out of I know Seattle is the standard any of you have any thoughts though?
     
  5. Isa

    Isa Dovie'andi se tovya sagai

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    I can help with story line and character creation depending on which version of the tabletop Shadowrun it most closely resembles. While I've played the 3rd edition that the original Shadowrun video game for the Super NES most of my experience is with the 4th edition version which is rather different.
     
  6. WPaladin

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    Yeah it is 3rd edition with what tools are available in the editor. The game is made by the guys that built the SNES game. Just think decker instead of hackers and it should be fine most of the rest of the stuff is there. Mages, Shamen, Adepts, Riggers, Street Samurai will all be the same. Honestly if you have the change to spare to play through Shadowrun Returns Dragonfall I would suggest you go through it. It is a very solid very Shadowrun game. The first scenario though isn't that great and was more of a test the waters piece.

    Goals I have is to create a hide out or couple of hideout options and then create a town with a bunch of NPCs for contacts, shopkeepers, and little side mission type people to make the area real. Then I just want us to create a whole bunch of runs for them that they can pick between to take. The game runs pretty close to the tabletop overall with some video game tweaks.
     
  7. Isa

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    There were some pretty heavy shifts from 3e to 4e. Technomancers are the most notable addition and replaced the otaku's, HMHVV had another massive breakout and Halley's comet coming back triggered triggered another bout of UGE which caused some metahumans to sprout additional arms, gain or loose senses or just simple changes in skin and eye color, the assassination of Dunklezahn right before his inaugural speech as UCAS president turned Washington DC and most of the surrounding area into an astral rift and another great dragon going by Ghost Walker has popped up and claimed denver has his domain.

    If you have a good grasp of SR history and setting and want a good laugh look up the Annotated Dunklezahn's will.

    On another note I can help with creating Runs and plots depending on what city we want to base things in but I'd have to root around in our backroom and see if I can find my 3e corebook to do much more.
     
  8. WPaladin

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    Sorry if I was dumbing it down. I understand about 90% of the changes into 4/5th edition and have the 5e corebook coming my way in the next couple weeks. The editor though is currently only built around the 3e genre. So, that is what I am shooting for. I am sure we could start modifying sprites and stuff to push into 4/5th edition but I am really not familiar with all of the nuances there yet only the hearsay I have from some rather grumpy friends who really hated on them pushing the storyline forward in 4e. I was however familiar with the Haley's Comet event and thought that was at the very tail end of 3e. I just remember building a kitsune/7 tailed fox magical creature as my main character who kept pretending to be a human fox shaman. It was weird but fun. Right now there really isn't any support for Haley's Comet either outside written narrative pieces. Which are a nice touch because you can give the GM style info to the players at any time.

    For starting City I know Seattle and Berlin and have touched base with one of the Asian states and Russia.
     
  9. Mygas

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    Don't suppose someone can type up a small summary of what this thing is all about. I've gathered from context that it's modern-esque; at least the cities. For some reason I feel like it's....steampunk-y?
     
  10. WPaladin

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    Cyberpunk (Which is like near future steampunk). Ummm.... Ghost in the shell/Deus Ex meets classic Tolkien fantasy. In a near future timeline on this planet Earth. Basic concept near real future where magic comes in cycles and returns pretty much overnight to the world. Mankind is hit by this right as we are reaching into the realm of cyber-technology in the realm of Deus Ex human revolution. Children and people start turning into fantasy races (Trolls, Orcs, Elves, Dwarves, and some strains there in) People who followed specific lines of though Satanists, Shamans, Super Religious Folk start "awakening" and suddenly there imagined power is real magic power. All of this thrown in on top of each other causes panic/wars/utter chaos. Governments start falling apart and pretty much corporations gain a stranglehold on the world. So in a land of weak governments and corporate superpowers you have shadowrunners. Who are basically free lance mercenaries and professionals that do behind the scenes work for corporations and governments to make ends meat.
     
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  11. Isa

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