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BiggRigg42

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Is AToW perfect for a Resident Evil campaign?
« on: 06 April 2018, 20:52:15 »
So, I was trying to come up with an easy way to make a dungeon out of an HPG station my players will have to take control of, and I thought of using a mansion map from Resident Evil. Then I thought, "Why don't I just run a Resident Evil campaign with AToW some time?"

Thanks to the awesome creature creation, an AToW Resident Evil Campaign seems like a great idea. What do you guys think?

Yes, I already have read the Necro-Nightmare.

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Re: Is AToW perfect for a Resident Evil campaign?
« Reply #1 on: 06 April 2018, 23:09:52 »
Then I'd say you got everything you need and yes it should work quite nicely.

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Re: Is AToW perfect for a Resident Evil campaign?
« Reply #2 on: 08 April 2018, 07:31:31 »
Should work. Just start with normal human stats, and boost STR, WIL and BOD. Some of em won't be mindless zombies, of course. Use the base combat rules as they ought to be deadly enough.

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Re: Is AToW perfect for a Resident Evil campaign?
« Reply #3 on: 08 April 2018, 08:48:02 »
MechWarrior Third Edition worked for everything. I imagine AToW works ok.
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Re: Is AToW perfect for a Resident Evil campaign?
« Reply #4 on: 27 April 2018, 02:59:43 »
GURPS might be, they have a biotech supplement that details a lot of genetic mutations

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Re: Is AToW perfect for a Resident Evil campaign?
« Reply #5 on: 28 April 2018, 13:23:52 »
GURPS might be, they have a biotech supplement that details a lot of genetic mutations

I have played GURPS. I understand that GURPS has a rule book for everything because there are over 100 rule books per edition (just about). However, I like having all of the rules in one or two books only, for my RPG. That way, I don't have to pick and choose which rules out of the system I will be using, and I don't have to balance them on my own. 

Although, I do use the GURPS 4th edition Basic Set for positive and negative trait ideas in A Time of War. I find it is pretty easy to convert them over.

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Re: Is AToW perfect for a Resident Evil campaign?
« Reply #6 on: 12 May 2018, 15:38:49 »
TBH I wouldn't run such a campaign with AToW, because while it's a decent RPG for running a SciFi military-themed campaign, the heavy crunch of the rules would get in the way of a survival horror setting like Resident Evil.  If I were to run a RE campaign, I'd use Savage Worlds Deluxe with the Horror Companion. The cores rules for it are much simpler with more fluid combat, while its Horror Companion supplemental book has good content and details on how to run survival horror (that book calls it Action Horror) campaigns. Not to mentions it's cheap and you can get both of those books for around $30; less if you're cool with PDFs. There's also an existing 3rd party setting for SWD called War of the Dead, which would give have a lot of the monsters, NPCs and adventures.

Another system that's good for this sort of horror campaign is the Basic Role Play system. It's been a while since I played in or ran any campaigns with it, but it's popular for horror settings and works well for them.

Of course if you players are very familiar with AToW, then that would help make it a more viable option.

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Re: Is AToW perfect for a Resident Evil campaign?
« Reply #7 on: 14 May 2018, 13:48:28 »
TBH I wouldn't run such a campaign with AToW, because while it's a decent RPG for running a SciFi military-themed campaign, the heavy crunch of the rules would get in the way of a survival horror setting like Resident Evil.  If I were to run a RE campaign, I'd use Savage Worlds Deluxe with the Horror Companion. The cores rules for it are much simpler with more fluid combat, while its Horror Companion supplemental book has good content and details on how to run survival horror (that book calls it Action Horror) campaigns. Not to mentions it's cheap and you can get both of those books for around $30; less if you're cool with PDFs. There's also an existing 3rd party setting for SWD called War of the Dead, which would give have a lot of the monsters, NPCs and adventures.

Another system that's good for this sort of horror campaign is the Basic Role Play system. It's been a while since I played in or ran any campaigns with it, but it's popular for horror settings and works well for them.

Of course if you players are very familiar with AToW, then that would help make it a more viable option.

I have played Savage Worlds before. Savage Worlds is great for a one-shot or as a beginner RPG. However, Savage Worlds is far too simple to keep me and my group interested. The group I played Savage Worlds with got bored with the rules after 2 sessions; those were 2 great sessions though, and it was a one-shot anyway.

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Re: Is AToW perfect for a Resident Evil campaign?
« Reply #8 on: 24 June 2018, 22:23:49 »
I made the first part of the Resident Evil 1 mansion into an RPG map. 3 of my players ran it not knowing what it was ahead of time. This worked out really well with AToW. Since the zombies are unarmed, they only do fatigue damage; this gives that video game quick healing feel. The bosses did standard damage of course.

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Re: Is AToW perfect for a Resident Evil campaign?
« Reply #9 on: 24 June 2018, 22:24:24 »
Here is the set up

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« Reply #10 on: 24 June 2018, 22:25:14 »
Second floor

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Re: Is AToW perfect for a Resident Evil campaign?
« Reply #11 on: 24 June 2018, 22:25:42 »
First floor

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Re: Is AToW perfect for a Resident Evil campaign?
« Reply #12 on: 24 June 2018, 23:09:24 »
Awesome, love the legos!