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    How is it called?.. More importantly, has it ever been translated?


    EDIT: I hope it actually IS an RPG, and that 4chan hasn't tricked me into being epicly disappointed by the lack of a penguin RPG.
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    Looks real. But obscure.

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    Yes, it's Finnish. And yes it's real. And it's an RPG. But it isn't very known, so I higly doubt that it has been translated. The name does translate as "The Valley of Eternity - A roleplaying game about penguins".

    I know about the game because the roleplaying club of our university had a quiz as a part of its Christmas party and one of the questions was "Which game has [something] and Fat as some of its stats?". This game was the answer. Yes, in this game, having Fat is a good thing. If I remember correctly, it's pretty close to HP in many other games. I haven't played this though.
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    Thanks for the help! too bad I will likely never get to play it..

    Glug: You have Fat and Philosophy as stats (philosophy gives you the equivalent of magic in that setting). I'd say that's somewhat more awesome.
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    That. Looks. AWESOME!
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    The Valley of Eternity--a tragic, philosophic arctic RPG about freakin' penguins!

    Can I get a "HELL YES?!"
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    Somebody must (legally!) translate this!

    I, like many others, would LOVE to play a penguin RPG!

    Edit: HELL YES!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisti View Post
    The Valley of Eternity--a tragic, philosophic arctic RPG about freakin' penguins!

    Can I get a "HELL YES?!"
    HELL YES?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dark Fiddler View Post
    Somebody must (legally!) translate this!

    I, like many others, would LOVE to play a penguin RPG!

    Edit: HELL YES!
    +1

    I'd be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn't want to play a penguin RPG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mushroom Ninja View Post
    +1

    I'd be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn't want to play a penguin RPG.
    Perhaps somebody who doesn't like AWESOME?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dark Fiddler View Post
    Perhaps somebody who doesn't like AWESOME?
    Or someone who thinks having prehensile thumbs are a prerequisite for holding tools like spears.

    However, this does look very interesting, and having Fat as a beneficial stat makes sense in an Arctic environment, where fat would be both food and insulation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bibliomancer View Post
    However, this does look very interesting, and having Fat as a beneficial stat makes sense in an Arctic environment, where fat would be both food and insulation.
    Not to mention it can lead to many lolz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bibliomancer View Post
    Or someone who thinks having prehensile thumbs are a prerequisite for holding tools like spears.
    Step one: Make said person take a pen and some paper and write "Rule of Cool" down 1000 times.
    Step two: Do they still think having prehensile thumbs are a prerequisite for holding tools like? See step one.
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    Excellent game, our group has played it once now.

    I recommend this game to everyone, who
    can handle the fact that you are playing a penguin. One of us
    didn't get in the end, and so a promising, young penguin hero
    commited suicide because of the insignificance of life


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    "Keep your poker face"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boci View Post
    Step one: Make said person take a pen and some paper and write "Rule of Cool" down 1000 times.
    Step two: Do they still think having prehensile thumbs are a prerequisite for holding tools like? See step one.
    Step Three: Demonstrate that all anthropomorphic animals can exude miniature forcefields that function like human hands [other examples: Veggie Tales*, Pengu].
    Step Four: if Step Three doesn't work, make them play a wizard philosopher.

    *Vegetables, in this case.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trenelus View Post
    "The Glacier wins always"
    I assume, this being the Antarctic, that a major game theme is the struggle to simply survive?
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    Well we're not going to survive.

    We're going to live damn it!

    Well... That's what they say in Mouse Guard.
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    Ever since that game came out I've been wanting to play it so much. The last I heard from the designer,though, there won't be a translation anytime soon and my regular group isn't that excited by the game's premise.

    It's pretty funny actually. My two favourite games to try out at the moment are both Finnish. The Finnish roleplaying scene has gronw so much over the past few years.
    We need translations for this and STALKER, both. These gems deserve to be shared internationally!

    Edit: The most awesome thing with Ikuisuuden Laakso, to me, is the character of the anti-penguins. These are basically outcasts of the penguin society who have travelled into the cold wasteland and embraced the death that lurks within.
    They gain a white colouring and a set of abilites called "gifts of the glacier". These are basically mystic powers that replace the regular penguin's "philosophy" abilities that are more basic survival stuff.
    They're, as you might guess, the anti-heroes of this setting and they look so badass. Check out the cover, for instance. That's an anti-penguin right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glug View Post
    Well we're not going to survive.

    We're going to live damn it!
    My players are currently exploring Xen'drik in an Eberron campaign. If one of them gets ranks in Decipher Script, that might be an interesting set of runes to place on an abandoned stone crumbling apart in the middle of the jungle, next to a fruitcake.*

    *Which are generally believed to be indestructible.
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    I found an intro text about the game (it's in finnish: http://www.nordicrpg.fi/julkaisut/ikuisuuden-laakso/). Here's a quick translation:

    The Valley of Eternity is a place where penguins go to die. The endless glacier of Antarctica is a merciless enemy. Only the bravest of penguin heroes and the most malicous anti-penguins can survive it.

    A penguin hero lives his life in solitude. He has seen things a common penguin can't even dream of. His fate is to perish, abandoned by his own tribe. Anti-penguin lives in the embrace of the glacier, but as long as warm blood flows through his veins, he can never truly be one with it.

    The valley of eternity is a roleplaying game about heroism and the price you have pay for it. It contains fierce battles, epic adventures and troublesome philosophical choices.

    The glacier always wins.
    Anti-Penguins sound scary.
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    So, anybody here more in touch with the Finnish scene than I? We need someone to drop Juhana (the author) an email and make this translation happen!
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    Let's start a petition! Petitions always work, right?

    Seriously though, I would very much support a translation of this. At almost any cost!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTLC View Post
    HELL YES?!
    Ditto.

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    What is it with Finland and the other nearby countries? They develop all the really cool LARP stuff, all the really fascinating table-top RPGs, and I'm told their computer games are also of this caliber. There must be something in the water...

    Oh, and HELL YEAH! I wanna play a penguin hero!
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    i kinda want to play an anti-penguin. or be the glacier...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conjob View Post
    The most awesome thing with Ikuisuuden Laakso, to me, is the character of the anti-penguins. These are basically outcasts of the penguin society who have travelled into the cold wasteland and embraced the death that lurks within.
    Wait, so you're telling me that these anti-penguins travel from the cold wasteland into the cold wasteland? Sign me up.

    And I guess I'll be the one to ask, "Full of fish?"
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    I suggest we kidn-err, gather all the Finnish-speaking members of the board and 'convince' them to translate it. Them or the author.

    Also, HELL YES

    EDIT: Trenelus: don't taunt us barbaric heathens incapable of understanding the icetongue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Paladin View Post
    I suggest we kidn-err, gather all the Finnish-speaking members of the board and 'convince' them to translate it. Them or the author.

    Also, HELL YES

    EDIT: Trenelus: don't taunt us barbaric heathens incapable of understanding the icetongue.
    Heh. I'm willing to help with the translations, if someone manages A) get a permission of the author B) get an online copy of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adumbration View Post
    Heh. I'm willing to help with the translations, if someone manages A) get a permission of the author B) get an online copy of the game.
    The author had plans of distributing the game as a PDF sooner or later, so that part should be covered nicely.
    No takers, then? Okay, I'll try to take this up at a certain forum where I think most of the core scene dudes from Finland lurk/post and see where things go. Fingers crossed, peeps!

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    Wait, so you're telling me that these anti-penguins travel from the cold wasteland into the cold wasteland? Sign me up.
    yeah, because the regular wasteland is just not badass enough for them. They go and find the places where the other penguins simply cannot travel and live to tell the tale. They find the hell within the hell and make it their own
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fhaolan View Post
    What is it with Finland and the other nearby countries? They develop all the really cool LARP stuff, all the really fascinating table-top RPGs, and I'm told their computer games are also of this caliber. There must be something in the water...
    Well...you might wanna ask some of the Finns that livepost here, but it seems Finland is a dull, cold, archaic and boring place, youth are forced to crank their imagination up to eleven just to survive. Not sure about surrounding countries, though.

    The information on top was a comment made by a Finn, actually. I may be exaggerating, tho.

    I'd be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn't want to play a penguin RPG.
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    Still, doesn't mean the premise sounds dull and boring. You do have a penguin villain and quite probably the lingering chance that penguins start invading our lands because we're screwing with their turf.

    Just think about that. If anyone still claims otherwise, present to them one Danny DeVito pic as the eponymous Penguin and tell said person "Ikuisuuden Laakso or this man will haunt your dreams". Rinse and repeat. No need to show Rule of Cool when good ol' intimidation works fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conjob View Post
    The author had plans of distributing the game as a PDF sooner or later, so that part should be covered nicely.
    No takers, then? Okay, I'll try to take this up at a certain forum where I think most of the core scene dudes from Finland lurk/post and see where things go. Fingers crossed, peeps!
    I just ordered the game so I can take a look at it and see how hard it would be to translate(also want to try how awesome it is). I'm actually studying English and translation at university and this would be an interesting project
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