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Odd Thought - RonO's Ramblings

Oct. 23rd, 2009 11:29 am Odd Thought

As I've mentioned here and here, I've been playing around with ideas for a Top Secret/S.I. adventure that I might be able to run at conventions and possibly other places.

One thing I've gone ahead and done -- in some ways the most practical thing I've done -- is generate some PCs. I did this since having a known group of PCs will help with my planing (even if I have no clue how they will actually play given unknown players) and will save having to create PCs and explain that part of the rules. In my very limited experience playing games at cons (one GURPS adventure at Dorkstock/RockCon a few years back and the RPGA D&D 4e game last February), at least half the time PCs are generated for the game.

So the characters I have so far as PCs are (and remember this is set in 1986): A retired SEAL Chief Petty Officer (or perhaps Master Chief, I don't remember which rank I decided on), who is of mixed race and has a 14-year-old son (wife deceased); A lanky computer geek with a karate black belt, who just graduated from Cal Tech; A former child star who ended up addicted to danger instead of drugs; and an FBI agent who somehow ended up not in the normal Bureau who comes to work with a 70 pound German Shepherd.

Just now, it occurred to me that if instead of a RPG game/campaign set in 1986 but written in 2009, but a TV show produced when it takes place, the casting would be interesting. One thought would be to try to cast a real former child star in the role of the former child star.

Oddly enough, I could believe a producer successfully pitching this concept in 1986.

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