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Post by Archengeia on Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:21 pm

Y'know I don't even know if any of you have heard of or know Earthbound (or any of the Mother series) well but someone mentioned aside an Earthbound tabletop game.  Honestly I have no idea how that'd work, I mean the ruleset would be easy to work out but... anyone who's not familiar with the series would be so, so lost.  And it'd be awesome!

...just wanted to share.

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Re: Earthbound Tabletop Game

Post by Essoje on Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:09 pm

I dunno, the idea here sounds like its mostly carried by nostalgia, imho.

I love/hate Earthbound, the game series, but I'm not sure I'd play a Earthbound the tabletop.
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Post by Archengeia on Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:35 pm

See whenever I hear the term 'nostalgia' I think of the idiots who claim World of Warcraft was best in vanilla (hint: it was not) or people who insist no good games have been made in the last 20 years (hint: also not true).  Then again I don't know many people who genuinely enjoy (some) older games like I do... so shrug.

Now, given a holodeck?  I'd totally load up Earthbound to that.  *wanders off to grab his Pencil Eraser*

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Re: Earthbound Tabletop Game

Post by Rory on Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:49 pm

Only because I've played Smash Bros. I'm reading the wikia article, and basically what I gather is that it's very unlike DnD-format tabletop games.

Where would you go with the setting? Would you stick to present/near future, or would you shoot for the mars era, or the age of interstellar travel? What kind of PCs could players make?
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Re: Earthbound Tabletop Game

Post by Archengeia on Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:05 pm

Oh I'd set it in 1996 like Earthbound itself was, not in the era of Mother 3.  As for which PCs, anything within reason (like, say, a rogue Happy Happyist or maybe the 3rd Strongest Mole).

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Re: Earthbound Tabletop Game

Post by Snarg of Wildpaw on Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:50 pm

Don't really know a whole lot about Earthbound so I can't really say. From what I've read and seen it seems like a big combination of weird and playful with just a touch of seriousness.
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Re: Earthbound Tabletop Game

Post by Rory on Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:04 pm

Okay, GOD NO.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31g0YE61PLQ

Probably way too knee-jerk for what I'm going for, but I'm not gonna throw up a paragraph in which I politely decline and explain why it wouldn't be for me.
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Re: Earthbound Tabletop Game

Post by Archengeia on Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:10 pm

*stifles a laugh*  Yeah didn't think any of you were into Earthbound.  Not that surprising.

In related news, I need to go level up Bonebreaker... for no particular reason

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Re: Earthbound Tabletop Game

Post by Rory on Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:18 pm

Just keeps on training, doesn't he? All day every day.
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Re: Earthbound Tabletop Game

Post by Archengeia on Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:27 pm

Makes you wonder how many adventurers or otherwise the poor Ogre has to put down every so often.

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Re: Earthbound Tabletop Game

Post by Essoje on Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:44 pm

What I meant by nostalgia is that if you take away the 'video game' away from it, it becomes a wacky world with wacky character and a 'OMFG NO D:' ending. I couldn't play a campaign in that kind of setting. A single adventure? Maybe.

But still, I love/hate Earthbound for what it is, and replay it from time to time.
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Re: Earthbound Tabletop Game

Post by Kolson on Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:04 am

I'd play it. But I like things where people dick around with their friends and occasionally make a go at saving the world. *looks lovingly at Homestuck*
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