Your craziest ideas for a setting?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Crni Vuk, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

    Jul 7, 2014
    How about a horror game where you play as the ghost and most of the scares come from the humans who have moved into your house and are trying to exorcise you.
     
  2. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Sep 17, 2016
    Or to build on that you are the Alien or the Alien queen and its your job to create havoc on a space station.
     
  3. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    You're a rat in a dungeon and you need to survive waves of adventurers who are really bent on killing you and your loved ones for no real reason.
     
  4. Mohamed2001

    Mohamed2001 HATE NEWSPAPERS

    Jan 28, 2013
    I'd really like a game set in that robot city of Van Buren. (Was it Van Buren? I don't remember..) Like, you'd be the only human character in the city. (or you could be a bot yourself) The game would then deal with how the robots "evolved", the issues their community faces, how they deal with said issues, how much affected by humans they are, etc. It has the potential to be interesting, I think.

    Another thing a friend and I thought of a couple of years ago was a Fallout game in a VR pod. Like, V 112 from F3, but on a much bigger scale. The idea of a world that isn't real, while the people inside believe it's real.
     
  5. Juza The Cloud

    Juza The Cloud Nanto Goshasei

    Jun 3, 2015
    Anything Dune related besides rts style games set during the 1st book. Something during the reign of the God Emperor or during the Scattering or dealing with the Honored Maters would be nice a lot of rich lore that goes unused. Allways about the Fremen and never about Face Dancers or strange things returning from the scattering like the Futars . Playing a game as say Miles Teg would be interesting. Or heh how about Duncan Idaho rouge legacy type game where when you die you play as another gohla.
     
  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    You are a grain of corn on a slice of pizza and you must travel through the digestive system to escape, on the way you'll see your other friends being digested in heart wrenching scenes all leading to an explosive release of an ending.
     
  7. mithrap

    mithrap Ring a ding-ding, baby

    May 17, 2016
    An isometric RPG in Byzantine's Constantinople during Justinian's rule could be quite fascinating. Plenty of court conspiracy, but also civilian quests with the "Nika situation" and war content with the conquest of the west. Or in the last hours of the empire, when the city prepared itself for its final showdown.

    As "American Krogan" suggested in his channel, a new identity for Fallout could actually work, if you switch from the 50's aesthetics to the 80's. Replace smooth jazz with Tears for fear, go all the way for punk raiders wearing flashy colors and listening to David Bowie with huge boom radios on their shoulders, replace the pipboy with basically a clunky gameboy and go for a Hotline Miami kind of soundtrack. The whole futuristic sci-fi content (like the ghouls wanting to go into space) actually works better in that new context.
    I made a custom modded playthrough with that idea, and it works surprinsigly well. I can't actually post the mod, since I heavily modified tons of mods from various sources to get the result.
     
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  8. Mohamed2001

    Mohamed2001 HATE NEWSPAPERS

    Jan 28, 2013
    The Justinian Plague could also be an interesting setting, if used properly. Improperly, you'd end up with something like the Thief reboot, I think.
     
  9. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

    Jul 7, 2014
    For those interested in Justinian's reign, Extra History did a great series of videos on him. IIRC, it's 11 10-minute long videos covered his rise to power through to his eventual downfall.

    As for me, I would love a Total War game set during the reign of Justinian. Being able to take control of Belisarius and retake Italy would be so awesome.
     
  10. Risewild

    Risewild So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    I think people are starting to say game settings they want instead of crazy ones. :lmao:
     
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  11. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Sep 17, 2016
    The Chad Khosrow glorious Persian emperor vs the virgin Justinian not really roman roman emperor
     
  12. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

    Jul 7, 2014
    My favorite bit is that, before he burnt Antioch to the ground in 540 CE, he had his engineers make meticulous measurements of the city and how it was laid out. Then, he brought all the citizens of Antioch to Persia and built them a new city, which he called Weh Antiok Khusrau, or translated, Khusrow's Better Antioch.

    Khosrow was the biggest fucking troll of the Byzantine age.
     
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  13. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Sep 17, 2016
    I also love the part where he rigged the chariot race in favor of the team Justinian hated.
     
  14. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

    Jul 7, 2014
    Out of curiosity, have you gotten around to watching Extra History's season on Justinian? It's really good.
     
  15. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Sep 17, 2016
    Yup ive actually watched them all and I am currently up to date on the series.

    Tahmasp trolling Suleiman in a similar fashion doesn't cease to amuse either.

    guess Persian kings are great trolls.
     
  16. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

    Jul 7, 2014
    Of course, we all know what magnificent bastard gave them the idea in the first place.
     
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  17. nkchan16

    nkchan16 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 27, 2016
    Isn't that basically the alien ship in Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke? :D

    I'd very much like a realistic survival RPG taking place in the 1800's Europe (kinda Dickensian) which focuses on stealing, killing and prostitution, in which you can also occasionally travel to North America or perhaps to Asia of the time.
     
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  18. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Vault Fossil

    Jun 15, 2015
    Hmmm.... Well, how about a space western rpg. With aliens and planets who's towns look like something you would see in a western but in a alien setting. Don't think we really seen anything like that in gaming.
     
  19. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    There was a game set in the Firefly universe in development, Firefly Online.
    It's probably vapourware by now, though.
    Also, Rebel Galaxy might fit that description.
     
  20. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    That is basically Wasteland's setting, plus during the 50s people were already thinking about space travel being more common in the future so it is honestly not out of place in the retrofuture of the Fallout universe.

    I am not that good at history so I can not come up with settings taken from history.

    While trying to come up with a setting I was thinking about an old French translated cartoon I watched decades ago, "How about a setting in the human body a la Fantastic Voyage?"
    Heh rather silly and there is not much that you can do with it other than perhaps a shooter in which the player needs to destroy bacteria, cancer cells, and perhaps viruses like in the old Microcosm game.

    BTW wasn't there an old World of Darkness rpg that used the Afterlife as a setting? From what I recall in it basically all the afterlives (and hells) imagined by most religious or even people's personal believes were true as well as a couple humanity had not even thought of yet, but in order to get there they would have to undertake a journey through some shadowland. Not only would they have to be careful of some of its denizens but also their own doubt or ego that would take a life on of its own and would target them for control of their body/soul.

    Nope I can not come up with an idea right now.
     
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