Shroompunk
 member, 20 posts
Sun 2 Jan 2022
at 10:01
PF1 or 3.PF Psychobilly Fantasy
Originally posted, inappropriately, in Game Proposals-- I'm reposting it here, with permission, and explicitly stating that I am looking for someone willing to run this game for me (and up to however many other players the GM is comfortable with) and explicitly waiving any "claim" I had to running it myself.

So, I had this idea for a PF game that explores more of the potential of the system:
  • Pathfinder Gestalt: Pathfinder 1e, ideally including 3.X sources; it's not anything goes, but Third Party material is allowed/encouraged/mandatory.
  • Classes Restricted: No CRB/PHB classes allowed, no full magic/psionics spellcasters, and one of your classes each level has to be (GM's approval) weird: something from Little Red Goblin's Gonzo series, unusual 3pp hybrid classes (like Purple Duck's Abomination or Drop Dead's Luchador) and similar. (Fixed progression works, too, with these limits.)
  • Low Level: Starting between 1st and 3rd.
  • High Ability Scores: 25-30 (PF) Point Buy, with two ASIs every fourth level.


I'm willing to spring for gift copies of the Gonzo books to an email address of the GM's choice, via DriveThruRPG. I'm also willing, upon request only, to help the GM with curating variant/house rules and allowed material/sources.
Shroompunk
 member, 21 posts
Sun 2 Jan 2022
at 11:30
PF1 or 3.PF Psychobilly Fantasy
As an example of what I'm talking about... Gonzo 2 has the Multiman base class, like Jamie Madrox-- he creates disposable clones of himself-- and Gonzo has the Living Bomb Prestige Class which is... yeah, just like playing a bob-omb in D&D.

So you'd start off as a Magus|Multiman, maybe, or convert Magus/Living Bomb into a prestige archetype, and he'd be a melee evoker who could sometimes be in more than one place at once-- and as he leveled, he'd just accrue more and more tricks for being everywhere at once and violently exploding.

Or combine Purple Duck's Abomination class (Barbarian/Summoner hybrid) with Legendary Games' Protean Mutant Shifter archetype.

You know, weird.
Aleph Null
 member, 55 posts
 I have my PhD
 In Wumbology
Sun 2 Jan 2022
at 17:33
PF1 or 3.PF Psychobilly Fantasy
I will add a "second" to this motion. Nowhere near organized enough to GM though.
PlanetNiles
 member, 9 posts
Sun 2 Jan 2022
at 18:57
PF1 or 3.PF Psychobilly Fantasy
What sort of setting were you thinking of?
Shroompunk
 member, 22 posts
Sun 2 Jan 2022
at 19:53
PF1 or 3.PF Psychobilly Fantasy
PlanetNiles:
What sort of setting were you thinking of?


Dealer's choice, I guess. Golarion works, any "standard" D&D type world would work, I'm a huge fan of Spelljammer. Any kind of fantasy world that's messy enough to sustain a game like this, which is... pretty much any D&D world that assumes all the first-party supplemental PC (sub)races and extended bestiaries are fair game.

edit: Or, hell, drop us in the middle of Middle Earth and let us chase hobbits.

edit: I don't want to contribute further to this game's already hefty overhead, but it would be hilarious if we started off on some weird homebrew world full of weird crap like the PCs, and a few levels later the Dragon Empire for FFG's classic Dragonstar campaign landed and realized we were Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth.

edit: If anyone had good suggestions for third-party 3.5 or PF1 materials that fit the bill as well as LRG's Gonzo books, I'd love to hear them. I know Samurai Sheepdog published some amazing stuff.

This message was last edited by the user at 20:26, Sun 02 Jan.

Shroompunk
 member, 27 posts
Fri 21 Jan 2022
at 20:55
PF1 or 3.PF Psychobilly Fantasy
Still think this is a hell of an idea, for a GM who can handle the workload.
jess_car_fix
 member, 122 posts
 license code (8817white)
Sat 22 Jan 2022
at 00:30
PF1 or 3.PF Psychobilly Fantasy
so i am maybe ... possibly ... interesting running this.

but I want to see If i understand the concept.

Kinda horror ... if it was a funny

part walking dead ... part shawn of the dead

if I am close please send me a pm.

This message was last edited by the user at 00:31, Sat 22 Jan.

Shroompunk
 member, 28 posts
Sat 22 Jan 2022
at 01:07
PF1 or 3.PF Psychobilly Fantasy
Maybe, yeah, if the player characters were part of the horror?

Like if you want to establish Shaun of the Dead as a baseline for the enemies, but the heroes are all The Thing and Killer Klowns from Outer Space and Invader Zim?
Oceanic Valkyrie
 member, 5 posts
Sat 22 Jan 2022
at 19:46
PF1 or 3.PF Psychobilly Fantasy
I always wanted to run a game using Gonzo stuff.
And other third party type classes that seem interesting but never seem like they'd see play in conventional games.
jess_car_fix
 member, 123 posts
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Mon 24 Jan 2022
at 23:02
PF1 or 3.PF Psychobilly Fantasy
I have had an idea for quite some time, and recently saw a Tik Toc video that made it "come to life"

To put it simply,

act zero, scene one (the shared back story of the party)
the villains are defeated by the heroes.

act zero, scene two  (the shared back story of the party)
The villains curse the hero and the entire world so that they will return in 100 years and tear down everything the heroes built.

act zero, scene three (the shared back story of the party)
the heroes becomes paranoid and controlling, doing everything they can to break the curse...they fail to break the curse. they try to do everything to prevent the return of the villains.

opening of act one, scene one
the world is under the tyrannical rule of the ex-heroes. the villains return and begin to tear down everything the heroes built. but the villains are forced into the role of "acting like a hero" because that is what is required to tear down the things the ex-heroes have built.



players will be asked to build a member of a "villain team" and work with the Gm to find that one thing that is over the top and absolutely crazy over powered.

  • a form of regeneration that functionally makes you immortal.
  • a titan blooded halfling that runs around with an anime inspired gargantuan war hammer
  • etc






have i gone off the deep end and lost your interest?

This message was last edited by the user at 23:07, Mon 24 Jan.

Shroompunk
 member, 29 posts
Wed 26 Jan 2022
at 03:19
PF1 or 3.PF Psychobilly Fantasy
Not what  I  had in mind, but it's still compatible with what I was thinking... I can work with this.