So it seems that I will be working on a pulp campaign for my RPG group in Ottawa â€“ which I still refer to as the Ottawa Warband, a name applied to the group during our long True20 Viking campaign. After running some Starship Commandos and A Team of Losers â€“ Pulp Edition for them, and then floating the possibility of a Pandora Excess campaign, a large majority of the group voted for the Pulp campaign.
The Pulp campaign uses the action-adventure version of the Untitled Game System, tentatively titled A Team of Losers in honour of both the recent A-Team movie and the comic and movie adaptation the Losers. The idea is this aforementioned team finds themselves in the middle of supernatural hot water, and what it has developed into is a race against to uncover the shards of Pandora’s Box â€“ the pithos of Pandora, which turns out not to be completely as advertised in ancient myth. This is going to be a globe-trotting adventure in the vein of Raiders of the Lost Ark, with pieces of said pithos to be found all over the trotted globe.
This leaves Pandora Excess as a side project. It also means the fiction linked to it on which I am working is more likely to see development. Whenever I use a fiction idea for a game, even a one-pager, it tends to be the end for that idea. Putting it in public plays it out in my head in some way. Since the campaign idea I had for Pandora Excess won’t be hitting my group, I’ll need to work through it in some other manner.
Not that it matters if it never sees publication.
Turns out, I may have a way to get it out there, though that particular method is going to have to wait. I have a lot to do, and it is lower on the list than some other projects â€“ like Nefertiti Overdrive.
You can hear more about the Ottawa Warband’s True20 Viking adventures here.
You can read more about the Untitled Game System here.
You can read more about Starship Commandos here.
You can read more about A Team of Losers here.
You can read more about Pandora Excess here.
You can read a very short snippet of Pandora Excess fiction here.