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2011 - All The King's Men (Robin Hood\Apocalypse Now)

PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:46 am
by GSLamb
I had the idea* while perusing the film titles. Due to work issues, I'm starting on Friday Afternoon.



*My first idea was "Swords of Weyland-Yutani" (Aliens/Robin Hood), but it borrowed more from the actual legends than the films.

Re: 2011 - All The King's Men (Robin Hood\Apocalypse Now)

PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:23 am
by Groffa
Good luck, sounds interesting!

Re: 2011 - All The King's Men (Robin Hood\Apocalypse Now)

PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:24 am
by GSLamb
Hooray for work stoppage! I should have enough time to get this running.

1124EST - Giving in and starting it now (stupid "lack of impulse control").
1133EST - The 1922 Robin Hood is public domain, but I'm making my own artwork just in case. I'd rather be safe with crappy art than sued.
1205EST - Curse you Open Office! Stop changing my page numbers!
1220EST - I am surprised at how easily some of the Apocalypse Now quotes can be modified to fit Robin Hood.
1353EST - First big blockage. How do I kill people? How do they go mad?
1433EST - Found online tapestry generator. Hooray! Period-ish artwork!
1559EST - Just lost an hour of work due to, well, work. Back to the mechanics.
1712EST - Done with game mechanics, off to the setting!
1910EST - Did not count on the children. Lost nearly two hours getting them fed and tucked in. Back to the grind.
2205EST - Final push to complete the adventure sidetracked by the sudden realization that I have not done the Appendix yet. Crap - That's where I keep all my stuff!
2348EST - Let the prettyfication begin.
0140EST - {foreshadowing} Nothing can stop me now. I'll upload in the morning.
0747EST - I din't save?!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Must re-prettyfy. :oops:

Re: 2011 - All The King's Men (Robin Hood\Apocalypse Now)

PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:21 am
by GSLamb
Teaser quote from the back cover:

London...
I'm still only in London...
Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the Crusades. When I was home after my first tour, it was worse. I'd wake up and there'd be nothing. When I was here, I wanted to be there; when I was there, all I could think of was getting back here.

Re: 2011 - All The King's Men (Robin Hood\Apocalypse Now)

PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:08 pm
by DavidEBest
Very cool. I'll be interested in seeing where you take this - Robin Hood vs. Apocalypse Now was on my short list of ideas.

I debated taking the approach that Robin Hood == Colonel Kurtz, and the players were English soldiers, but I didn't know if that was hewing close enough to the source material for the competition.

Anyway, good luck, and I'll be interested in seeing where you take it.

Re: 2011 - All The King's Men (Robin Hood\Apocalypse Now)

PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:12 pm
by GSLamb
DavidEBest wrote:Very cool. I'll be interested in seeing where you take this - Robin Hood vs. Apocalypse Now was on my short list of ideas.

I debated taking the approach that Robin Hood == Colonel Kurtz, and the players were English soldiers, but I didn't know if that was hewing close enough to the source material for the competition.

Anyway, good luck, and I'll be interested in seeing where you take it.
Wow. That pretty much pegs the feel of my game (shows how original I am).
Finished the mechanics, now off to setting and the sample adventure!

Re: 2011 - All The King's Men (Robin Hood\Apocalypse Now)

PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:07 pm
by DavidEBest
When you think about it, it's amazing how well those two movies (or movie concepts) mesh. I thought I was super original and 'edgy' when I came up with it too. :)

I'll need to come up with a different combo (and of course, come up with the time to actually write the silly thing)...

Re: 2011 - All The King's Men (Robin Hood\Apocalypse Now)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:01 am
by misterecho
there can be multiple entries for the same movie combo.

Re: 2011 - All The King's Men (Robin Hood\Apocalypse Now)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:12 am
by DavidEBest
misterecho -
I assumed there could be duplicate combinations, but I didn't want to duplicate any entry unless I was really stumped. There are plenty of other movies to choose from.

Re: 2011 - All The King's Men (Robin Hood\Apocalypse Now)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:20 am
by misterecho
good thinking batman.