What about Highlander?

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What about Highlander?

Postby EarthDawn_Player » Mon May 23, 2011 5:23 am

It would be a cool rpg and you have 6 seasons to draw from. There was a Highlander game being made a long time ago from Thunder Mountian and later Tundra. There was a game called legacy that was almost the same thing but it went out of print and battlefield press has it but seems to be too small of a company to make it happen. Legacy would be a prefect flaming cobra product. :D
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Highlander RPG

Postby Apep » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:04 pm

Highlander would make a good game for a RPG (modern fantasy) however, continuity is a nightmare.

500 year old immortals turning up at the same major historic events just because … (even in the TV series there was a case of Duncan being in two places at once!!!)

Also the franchise seems to be dead at the moment (some word of a reboot film last year).
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Re: Highlander RPG

Postby Jacek » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:15 am

Apep wrote:Highlander would make a good game for a RPG (modern fantasy) however, continuity is a nightmare.
I would say just the opposite. If a being counts its lifespan in centuries, there is little restraint to the matters of continuity. After all there's plenty of time gaps that can be used to fill in the blanks in this aspect.

Also the franchise seems to be dead at the moment (some word of a reboot film last year).
Wouldn't that reduce cost of purchasing publishing rights?
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Postby broken serenity » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:21 am

As long as it avoids the weaker stuff like the anime or french cartoon series(or the source movie since thats utter drivel) then it should be ok as an rpg licence, its probably a case of who owns the rights at the moment though and if you'd need to get separate rights from the french co production team(studio canal i believe) aswell for euro release?

Would make for an interesting setting though and would probably fit the wayfarer system easily(also the dues vult and vikings books could be used for the flashback stuff if characters were from those regions).
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Re: Highlander RPG

Postby Apep » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:35 pm

Jacek wrote:little restraint to the matters of continuity
OK I take it you never had players argue for 2 hours about continuity. :lol:
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Re: Highlander RPG

Postby lastbesthope » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:50 pm

Apep wrote:
Jacek wrote:little restraint to the matters of continuity
OK I take it you never had players argue for 2 hours about continuity. :lol:
I once won a game for the sake of a 20 second discussion on continuity.

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Re: Highlander RPG

Postby Apep » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:16 pm

lastbesthope wrote:
Apep wrote:
Jacek wrote:little restraint to the matters of continuity
OK I take it you never had players argue for 2 hours about continuity. :lol:
I once won a game for the sake of a 20 second discussion on continuity.

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Postby Jacek » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:52 pm

Ooops. Forget continuity, let's just have it done :)
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Highlander

Postby stewint » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:46 pm

No. It's wrong.
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Re: Highlander RPG

Postby lastbesthope » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:22 am

Apep wrote:
lastbesthope wrote:
Apep wrote: OK I take it you never had players argue for 2 hours about continuity. :lol:
I once won a game for the sake of a 20 second discussion on continuity.

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Drumossie – 15-16 April 1746. :twisted:
I have actually visited there, but it is not the incident of which I spoke :lol:

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Re: Highlander RPG

Postby Apep » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:53 pm

lastbesthope wrote:
Apep wrote:
lastbesthope wrote: I once won a game for the sake of a 20 second discussion on continuity.

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Drumossie – 15-16 April 1746. :twisted:
I have actually visited there, but it is not the incident of which I spoke :lol:

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Wonder if anyone else got the reference? :lol:

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