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Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Halko » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:30 pm

Greetings all,

I was wondering if there was enough interest to bring back the Rifts Orbit game

If so, I'd be GMing it as bit more hard SciFi than a traditional Rifts or Phase World. Dealing with the rigors of relatively slow space flight, weightlessness and the harshness of trying to make a living in the void.

I've got a pretty good idea on how I want to open the game and if I can get some interest going, I'll work out a bigger story arc.

So if you have any questions comments or interest, give me a post here and lets see what happens.

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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby SNAFU » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:35 pm

I'd be interested for sure. I still have a lot of fondness for the original game and my favorite character is from that dimension. Fausto, the Psyslingin' Mutant Mongoose with a lisp!
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Halko » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:38 pm

My first idea is for a freelance crew that can move around the system doing this and that. Earning credits and trying to stay alive.
Think Cowboy Beebop, Firefly or even Merctown-Space depending on the groups overall alignment.

I've got a good idea how I want to do the intro and some tickles in my brain for a longer run story arc. I'm waiting on access to the EU source material, so this may change as I read up on that.

For those that are interested, post in and be heard. I'm willing to make changes to give you a story you want to be a part of.
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby CS High Command » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:49 am

SNAFU wrote:I'd be interested for sure. I still have a lot of fondness for the original game and my favorite character is from that dimension. Fausto, the Psyslingin' Mutant Mongoose with a lisp!

Fausto was awesome. Kiska liked him - as much as she liked anyone :D. Those it was our hulking House Cat turned bounty hunter that I loved the most - especially as he faced off against the really short juicer.

Edit: I am interested, but the commitment of time is one I have to weigh heavily.
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby SNAFU » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:38 pm

CS High Command wrote:
SNAFU wrote:I'd be interested for sure. I still have a lot of fondness for the original game and my favorite character is from that dimension. Fausto, the Psyslingin' Mutant Mongoose with a lisp!

Fausto was awesome. Kiska liked him - as much as she liked anyone :D. Those it was our hulking House Cat turned bounty hunter that I loved the most - especially as he faced off against the really short juicer.


Oh yeah! I loved that cat guy! Who was playing that PC? T-Rex?
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Sol » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:42 pm

No, it was the same guy that played Ford Genet. He's no long on EU.
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Consumer » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:35 pm

I'm interested, but I'm not sure I have the time to offer.
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Townsend » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:57 am

Consumer wrote:I'm interested, but I'm not sure I have the time to offer.


Sadly, I'm in the same boat at least for the time being. But I'm sure it'll make interesting reading, so I'd be looking forward to that at least. :D
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Weiss » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:18 pm

Depending on how things go in Nightbane, might be interested
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Sol » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:55 pm

In the alternative, we could go hardliners and pick one of the stations or moon and run a military squad.
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Brute » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:12 pm

Registering my tentative interest.

What's the magic level of the campaign? I mean, I know there are no ley lines in space.
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Dhaltuun Onyxforge » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:50 am

Could be fun!! i am interested
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby CS High Command » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:28 pm

Brute wrote:Registering my tentative interest.

What's the magic level of the campaign? I mean, I know there are no ley lines in space.


The most permissive mention of Magic in the book is under Outcast Station: Magic is NOT generally known. This is more permissive than Magic is NOT known. :P

The article in Rifter 56 doesn't really cover this to my reading. But I only skimmed it recently (I read it in depth when it came out).

That said, when Drew was running the game, he had this for allowed Magic OCCs:
Referring to the Sino-Japanese Graveyard: If these dangers weren’t bad enough there are supposedly aliens, monsters, and strange phenomena that occur here. The Scientists of Laika station have discovered that the station actually sits in a space version of a Blue Nexus, or where several Blue zones meet. There is always a Laika shuttle near the Graveyard collecting data, but they rarely communicate with others and are vary unlikely to assist anyone in danger.
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Magic is playable, but rare. Magic is the great equalizer. Magic stats are based on Rifts rules found in RUE. Space Magic can be learned as well.
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Sol » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:10 pm

I'm still doing some research but any magic will be severely limited. Possible just to the Mystic OCC

Also Dbees would be extremely rare, possibly to just 1-3 clans/races.
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Brute » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:27 pm

btdubs I held some of my EP in reserve in case there's any forward motion on this thing.

*hint hint*
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Sol » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:14 pm

Okay, back from vacation.
I didn't get any of the reading done that I had planned but while I was away, Tiree fixed my account so I can see the old Orbits threads.


So we have some interest.
What kind of group sounds better; Freebooter or based out of one of the main stations, possibly military?
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Brute » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:35 pm

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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Sol » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:50 pm

Okay, so 1 vote for Freebooter.

Any other votes for a different group type? Or is Freebooter the consensus?

Can I get a firm show of hands of those that are interested and have the time for another PC.
Also, if EP is an issue, I may be able to assist with that.
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Durak » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:49 am

Freebooter here
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Sol » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:53 am

Also, would you guys like to get a hangout chat going?
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Brute » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:29 am

Interested, have the EP, would like a chat channel.
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2) Built-in short range encrypted radio transceiver (Omega freq only).
3) Built-in RFID transponder for C.S.P.D. verifies wearer is a Centurion to all C.S.P.D. and their precise GPS location within 20'

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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Augur » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:34 am

Brute wrote:Interested, have the EP, would like a chat channel.

Make one.
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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Brute » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:26 pm

Augur wrote:
Brute wrote:Interested, have the EP, would like a chat channel.

Make one.


Done. Join the conversation on Hangouts: https://hangouts.google.com/group/dL1Kg680CAjcXKk22
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SDC: 100/250
Features:
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2) Built-in short range encrypted radio transceiver (Omega freq only).
3) Built-in RFID transponder for C.S.P.D. verifies wearer is a Centurion to all C.S.P.D. and their precise GPS location within 20'

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Re: Interest in Rifts: Orbit

Postby Tyrannosapiens Rex » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:16 am

If your interested in another character for this game, check out my Techno-Wizard Jenny Jefferies. She's an experienced character and I've been looking for the right home for her.

And I have the appropriate unlocks purchased to allow my Amercian characters to visit other regions.

I don't want to lose my characters accumulated material possessions (I paid a whole bunch of EP to keep those possessions) so that's my one hangup.
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