A Candidate Setting For Legend

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A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby alex_greene » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:11 pm

Just today, somebody mentioned a possible setting for Legend that I could look into.

I checked out the Wikipedia reference ... and I only just stopped laughing.

I leave it to your imaginations to figure out how we could go about creating a sourcebook for such a setting. I recommend making the sourcebooks out of fireproof materials.
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby jwpacker » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:29 pm

I didn't even have to follow the link. Just hovered over it, and read where it was going.

Man, I'm not sure even my balls are big enough to try that one...
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby Mankcam » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:12 pm

This setting could bring LEGEND to the forefront of the rpg industry...possibly for all the wrong reasons heh heh heh! Maybe have to introduce a Servitude skill for female characters...okay I'm jumping out now before the flaming begins!!!!
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby alex_greene » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:22 pm

*grrr can't get this flamethrower to light*
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby alex_greene » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:28 pm

Just changed my signature for 24 hours. Entirely tongue in cheek, I assure you. :)
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby alex_greene » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:29 pm

For the record, by the way ... Mongoose would probably burn any Gor sourcebook script submissions that came their way. This was merely a piece of tongue in cheek humour on my part.

My currently modified signature notwithstanding, I know nothing of the setting - nor have I any interest in doing any research into it whatsoever.

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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby danskmacabre » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:33 am

Heh, I actually read a couple of these books, many years ago. I think I was about 16 at the time and that was a LONG time ago.
It'd be fun to run as a joke session I guess, of course all female players would have to play naked and wear slave collars! ;)
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby Prime_Evil » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:36 am

At this point, I believe that a reference to the hilarious house plants of Gor is obligatory:

http://www.rdrop.com/~wyvern/data/houseplants.html
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby alex_greene » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:33 am

Great. Stat blocks for spider plants and *cactuses ... :D














*don't correct me. It is deliberate. As is this whole thread.
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby hanszurcher » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:53 am

The early Gor series has always held a warm place in my heart. Had the best cover art, and a richly detailed setting...and yes, soft core BDSM. I'd welcome a setting book.

If you like camp, check out one of the movies. Gor and Outlaw of Gor...plenty of scantly clad beefcake and big haired ladies from the 80s...and some absolutely weird dialogue from Oliver Reed and Jack Palance. Mystery Science Theater 3000 did a treatment of the second move...haven't seen it yet though.
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby Dan True » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:33 am

.. Seriously, what went so horribly wrong in the 80s? :P
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby alex_greene » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:29 am

Dan True wrote:.. Seriously, what went so horribly wrong in the 80s? :P
Buckle up ...

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SAN rolls, please.

I think I'll stop now. I feel so dirty.
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby Greg Smith » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:11 pm

Don't forget Bhopal
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby soltakss » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:12 pm

hanszurcher wrote:The early Gor series has always held a warm place in my heart. Had the best cover art, and a richly detailed setting...and yes, soft core BDSM. I'd welcome a setting book.
Some of the settings were really well described. I seem to remember the nomads being described better than those of Prax, for example. There were also flying nomads which were pretty good as well. The books started to go downhill after Captive of Gor, as they became more focussed on the BDSM/Male Superiority/Female Inferiority parts and not on the Fantasy parts.

As a one-shot, Gor would be a good setting. I am not sure if it could support sourcebooks, though, as the setting does not have that much variation.
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby hanszurcher » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:58 pm

The Greyhawk Grognard posted some excellent thought's on this very subject a few years ago...Gaming on Gor
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby Lemnoc » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:12 pm

alex_greene wrote:Buckle up ...
That was cruel. My eyes are scorched. :lol:
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby hanszurcher » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:13 pm

soltakss wrote:The books started to go downhill after Captive of Gor...
I'd agree in large part. The later books would be greatly improved if the authors rambling philosophical digressions had been left on the cutting room floor.
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby alex_greene » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:27 pm

hanszurcher wrote:
soltakss wrote:The books started to go downhill after Captive of Gor...
I'd agree in large part. The later books would be greatly improved if the authors rambling philosophical digressions had been left on the cutting room floor.
They would have been greatly improved by the author's rambling screams on fire ...

Edit: Just changed my signature again.
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby danskmacabre » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:18 pm

Now look what you've gone and done, I'm having a reread of the first book to see if it's as bad as I remember! :D
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Re: A Candidate Setting For Legend

Postby hanszurcher » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:08 pm

The High Couch of Silistra by Janet Morris is another series I'd recommend for setting ideas, I'm told it was inspired in part by the Gor books. Also having similar themes of sexuality and power...and authored by a more gifted storyteller.
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