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Arcadian Knights: An American Teslapunk Setting

#1 Postby OSIAdept » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:49 pm

Hey guys thought i would share an idea for a new setting with you


Arcadia takes place in an alternate 1912 in the American South West. In this wild west the inventions Nikola Tesla have revolutionized the world, allowing for the creation of machines and technologies only dreamed of. Now the world is gearing up for a new conflict as tensions in Europe begin to heat up.

This setting would have the following
-cold war intrigue
-advanced weapons and equipment
-weird creatures
-adventure

Let me know what you think of the initial idea dont have much in the way of crunch yet.

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#2 Postby SavageGamerGirl » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:42 pm

It sounds great to me! I'm a fan of steampunk and clockpunk settings. :)

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#3 Postby nonefornic » Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:43 pm

What do you mean by Cold War intrigue? In 1912 the Cold War isn't even a rumble on the horizon... Or are you referring to a general period of spy-vs-spy leading up to what I'm assuming is an electric ww1?
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#4 Postby OSIAdept » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:17 pm

spy vs spy leading up to WW I

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#5 Postby nonefornic » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:49 pm

Sounds like a good concept; just needs to be translated into fun!
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#6 Postby OSIAdept » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:38 am

Was reading some stuff on Tesla. The man was a genius to bad things did not work for him.

For the weapon aplication of teslas inventions i came up with the following

M 1905 Teleforce Rifle
A recent military innovation finally released to public. The M1905 is combination rifle and power belt system. Power is fed via a single tesla coil mounted in the belts power packs. It fires a deadly stream of lightning at the target

Rng: 12/24/48
Dmg: 3d6
RoF: 1
Ammo: 20 charges
Reload Time: 4 actions
Ap: ap 2
Notes: +4 dmg vs Targest wearing metal armor, On a Snake eyes the power pack malfunctions the user takes 3d6 damage

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#7 Postby islan » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:52 am

All this talk of American-steampunk makes me the think of the trailer for Bioshock Infinite. Might this be serving as inspiration for my fellow Savages? <_< :-D

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#8 Postby OSIAdept » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:06 pm

yes indeed that was a direct influence on this that and red dead redemption

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#9 Postby VonDan » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:18 pm

If it is 1912 in the southwest you have to have a Lt patton

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#10 Postby OSIAdept » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:05 pm

Hmm.. An interesting thought a military coup upon the city of Arcadia.


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