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    Ettin in the Playground
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    Default World of Darkness: South Park Edition

    I know this sounds stupid.....But south park would make a PERFECT WOD setting.

    The world is riddled with conspiracies, things beyond comprehension.

    People are meaner, angrier and more crude.
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    That pretty much sums up the Scowling Dragon experience.

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    Bugbear in the Playground
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    Default Re: World of Darkness: South Park Edition

    It's also too lighthearted and optimistic and people have too much capacity to change the world at large.

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    Ettin in the Playground
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    Default Re: World of Darkness: South Park Edition

    So it would basically be like trying to play Paranoia straight.

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    Orc in the Playground
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    Default Re: World of Darkness: South Park Edition

    I'm not sure it'd be playing it straight... it'd be a hell of a trip, though. The world might be too light-hearted, yeah... and as someone who passes by the real South Park, Colorado on the way to college every day, it'd be just a tad surreal.

    I can't say I dislike the idea-- setting it up all the way might even be something worth doing in the worldbuilding forum!

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    Default Re: World of Darkness: South Park Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by AuraTwilight View Post
    It's also too lighthearted and optimistic and people have too much capacity to change the world at large.
    I haven't watched it in a while, but I don't recall there being anything really optimistic about South Park.

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    Ettin in the Playground
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    Default Re: World of Darkness: South Park Edition

    Are you kidding? In most cases the big threat is defeated, things go back to normal with little or no difference to the status quo, and the main characters never really have life get worse for them.

    And let's face it, in WoD, who cares about anyone but themselves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWR View Post
    Are you kidding? In most cases the big threat is defeated, things go back to normal with little or no difference to the status quo, and the main characters never really have life get worse for them.
    I was thinking more about the cynical worldview it has. Also, I take the status quo thing more as a way to hit the "reset button" for each episode, than a reflection of how optimistic it is.

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    Default Re: World of Darkness: South Park Edition

    Do things not usually return to the Status Quo in WoD?

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    Eldritch Horror in the Playground Moderator
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    Default Re: World of Darkness: South Park Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Axiomatic View Post
    Do things not usually return to the Status Quo in WoD?
    Yeah, but it's inverted. In South Park, the Bad Thing goes away/is defeated and the world returns to its normal crappiness. In WoD, the Good Thing is rendered impotent/pointless/short-term and the world will (eventually) return to its normal crappiness. Same end point, but different directions and themes along the way.
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    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Default Re: World of Darkness: South Park Edition

    Of course that just means the entire campaign should be a single episode and it should end abruptly with Cartman and LL Cool J, dressed as Blade, swooping in and saving the day; leaving the PCs wondering what the hell just happened.

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    Default Re: World of Darkness: South Park Edition

    WoD's humanity rules would also be a good fit for the way that characters in SP tend to devolve. SP and WoD also share an important element of apathy, in that in both cases no one is trying very hard (or, more often, very effectively) to cover up the supernatural elements of the world.

    If not WoD, one of the Cthulhu games would also probably be a great fit-- especially since he's in show.
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    Bugbear in the Playground
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    Default Re: World of Darkness: South Park Edition

    Not at all. Cthulhu was defeated too easily.


    Honestly, you're better off using a more comical system like Toon or something and dumping in a buttload of adult humor.

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    Bugbear in the Playground
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    Default Re: World of Darkness: South Park Edition

    I don't see why you need a comedy system to play a comedy game. World of Darkness would be great at simulating South Park.

    After all, the system is already a joke.
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    Eldritch Horror in the Playground Moderator
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    Quote Originally Posted by tensai_oni View Post
    I don't see why you need a comedy system to play a comedy game. World of Darkness would be great at simulating South Park.

    After all, the system is already a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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