Hidden 1 yr ago Post by DepressedSoviet
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So what I'm suggesting is an RP inspired by/based on the concept of the RECON RPG(found Here!) developed and published by Palladium games. The concept is based around squad-based tactical operations in a fictionalized version of 20th Century Earth, with the player characters capable of being anything from a Vietnam War MACV-SOG squad, to US Army Special Forces in Europe, to Mercenaries in the Arctic, or any other hypothetical combination of operations.

The two main things I need to know, are what people want to play, and whether the RP should be more narrative-based, or use some altered version of the stats found in the RECON RPG

For setting, the main ones I've thought up are:
1. A squad operating in Vietnam, either from the regular US Army, CIA MACV forces, Southern-aligned Natives, or even NVA/VC forces operating in the jungle.
2. A Mercenary unit, operating in some area of conflict outside of Vietnam, likely Africa, the Middle East, South America, or even Communist Europe.
3. Communist Forces operating in various areas, such as the Soviets in Afghanistan, Revolutionaries in Cuba or South America, or some other situation.

I'm open to other suggestions on setting as well.

The other big question is whether to use any/all rules from RECON itself. I mainly want to know what people think about using the character creation rules, supplementing them with more traditional character sheet elements found on this site, such as a personality and backstory category. I'm also likely to restrict weapon choice to those found in the game rules, possibly supplemented with other 20th century weapons, as needed. I'm open to opinions, suggestions, and general thoughts on this as well.

Well, feel free to let me know what you all think on the matter, or to just stop by and say hello.
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Hidden 1 yr ago Post by GrimmReconz
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Interested because who doesn't love the military. I like the sound of all of the ideas but the mercenary setting is most appealing to me.
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I would be interested, and in my opinion, the RP should be more narrative based. And concerning the character creation, I'd supplement your ordinary CS with the ruleset's character creation.
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Can we head back to 'Nam? I wanna use my Detroit mechanic again.
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As a long-time Palladium fan... As well as loving RECON and RECON Advanced, I'm down!

I'd probably want to play Elijah Dodgers again from Jungle Fever. It was an RP that was fun and had a blast but the GM had to bail shortly after it started. I got into that RP because it reminded me a lot of RECON, as well as things like Full Metal Jacket, Apocalypse Now, The Predator franchise, Tears of the Sun and so on.

I'd be in favor of running as part of an Army LRRP (Lurp in the slang/lingo). I would also swing being a native operating in the area or attached to a team. I would also be up for a mercenary group, perhaps in the style of The Expendables, or really any merc group.

This is also the war that created the U.S. Navy SEALs. So there's that.
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@DepressedSoviet - Please keep me advised, will be on station for a while.
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I'm definitely interested, mainly in the Vietnam setting.
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I'm interested. I've never heard of RECON before, so I'll do my research. I agree with @Oak7ree as well.
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Probably interested in the Project DELTA phase of MACV-SOG, the LLDRs in particular.

From the looks of it, we've got plenty of round-eyes signed up for it. Needs more Nung.

Taking orders from a Cpl would be... rather off-putting for an LLDR Sgt. But not unrealistic.
"training concurrent with active operations"

-tempted to see about a double of intel-officers in an LLDR, impersonation/detect rank&unit/dected food&water/Basic English and interrogation/detect-guerrillias/silent movement/detect concealment/Language-basic english
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@DepressedSoviet - Hey uhhhh... so is this actually gonna happen or were you just being a c*** tease? Not to be rude or anything but.. it's approaching two weeks with no word from you, OP.

@GrimmReconz@Oak7ree@Lady Selune@CaptainBritton@jaybreezy@Foster
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@Tearstone@DepressedSoviet

I'm still down. Just waiting for more information. I'm hoping this doesn't fall through.
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@jaybreezy - I just tagged you, and everybody else so you guys would see that at least something was happening here. Post mostly aimed at OP, but I'm starting to think this thing is DOA.
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Nah, looks more like a one-month baited int-check, in ice-fishing terms: this is a tip-up.

Just nibble the hook a 'lil longer.
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@Foster - nibble nibble nibble
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K, now I think is that time to get the defibulators out.
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