hobgob
 member, 330 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 02:18
Aberrant?
I've gotten the itch to run an Aberrant game that starts at the beginning of the emergence of Novas into the world, shortly after the Galatea explosion. Characters would be among the first Novas and would, therefore, be instrumental in shaping the course of the new world. I will probably set it in Chicago, as it is the major city I am most familiar with.

I have two questions:

1) Is there any interest in such a story?

2) If so, would you prefer that the explosion (and the subsequent emergence of Novas) take place in 1998 or have the explosion happen today, in 2018? (Either way, this story will quickly diverge from the canon timeline.)
tmagann
 member, 551 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 02:34
Aberrant?
Which Aberrant ruleset?

This message was last edited by the user at 04:15, Wed 24 Oct.

Dream Sequence
 member, 21 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 02:36
Aberrant?
I'd be interested in hearing more.  I'm aware of the existence of the game but I've never actually read any of it and so wouldn't have any opinion on adherence to canon.
Morninglight
 member, 131 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 04:17
Aberrant?
I'm interested.
Sally Aces
 member, 10 posts
 When first I appear
 I seem mysterious
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 04:27
Aberrant?
Interested, the game would be Adult, no?

Given the choice, Iíd encourage setting it in the modern era.

This message was last edited by the user at 11:38, Wed 24 Oct.

csroy
 member, 128 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 05:12
Aberrant?
I am interested, would not mind time period and would like to play in the WoD rules.
MarkK
 member, 129 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 05:46
Aberrant?
Potentially interested. Would mildly prefer 1998 just for the spread of years that then rolls forth to mess about in.

Are you picturing starting characters? The idea of putting a stamp on the age as it takes shape/the nature of the new world that unfolds brought to mind the notion of those novas that came out of the gate with more oomph when it dawned.

This message was last edited by the user at 05:56, Wed 24 Oct.

baxtheslayer
 member, 33 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 06:44
Aberrant?
I'd be into some Aberrant.
GreyGriffin
 member, 240 posts
 Portal Expat
 Game System Polyglot
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 07:53
Aberrant?
I like the setting, but the system is a disaster.
witchdoctor
 member, 168 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 08:00
Aberrant?
I'd certainly be interested as well.  I've liked the Aberrant/Trinity setting since I saw it but have never gotten a good chance to play.
Studynot
 member, 123 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 16:07
Aberrant?
I'd love to be in an Aberrant game, had one that looked promising for a few weeks, but now looks like it's not going to go anywhere.

Don't mind time line and I have character ready to go! ;)
hobgob
 member, 331 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 18:53
Aberrant?
Okay, I'm glad to see there's plenty of interest out there. I'll start thinking about and working on this more seriously now.

We'll be using the original Aberrant ruleset (not Aberrant d20 or any other variation that might exist). I know the system is rather wonky and unbalanced but I do happen to think it works well enough.

Does anyone else have a preference for the starting year: 1998 or 2018?
Studynot
 member, 124 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 19:31
Aberrant?
2018 setting as though the Galatea blew up in 1998 and Novas have been running around for 20 years or 2018 and the Galatea is just blowing up and Novas are new to the game now?

I like the idea of modernizing to 2018, just curious how you'd want to play that.
Morninglight
 member, 132 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 19:35
Aberrant?
My concept will work with either option. Will Utopia/Team Tomorrow be a thing in this world?
Sally Aces
 member, 11 posts
 When first I appear
 I seem mysterious
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 20:22
Re: Aberrant?
hobgob:
I've gotten the itch to run an Aberrant game that starts at the beginning of the emergence of Novas into the world, shortly after the Galatea explosion. Characters would be among the first Novas and would, therefore, be instrumental in shaping the course of the new world. I will probably set it in Chicago, as it is the major city I am most familiar with.


From this, I would think the answer is Ďthat depends ...Ē since Iíve gleaned from Hobgobís initial message that he is giving the characters a big place in how the world accepts/rejects/incorporates Novas into the new normal. Team Tomorrow didnít pre-exist the Galatea, but Project Utopia has deep roots, so thatís a possibility, but knowing about it??? Does that make sense?

Iím sure more details will follow when the game opens, Morninglight
Studynot
 member, 125 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 20:27
Re: Aberrant?
In reply to Sally Aces (msg # 15):

Man, I missed that.

Answered my question as well! 2018 and among the first Novas sounds good to me.
baxtheslayer
 member, 35 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2018
at 20:49
Re: Aberrant?
Knowing we're the first Aberrants and will be rebooting the timeline, I vote 2018.

I personally look forward to founding Teragen.

This message was last edited by the user at 20:49, Wed 24 Oct.

MarkK
 member, 130 posts
Thu 25 Oct 2018
at 10:48
Aberrant?
In reply to hobgob (msg # 12):

I mostly only leaned to 1998 for the notion of seeing how different we could make the world from what it looks like by 2018. If people prefer 2018, that's fine too.

Was still curious about how potent you were picturing the characters.
Dream Sequence
 member, 22 posts
Thu 25 Oct 2018
at 10:52
Re: Aberrant?
MarkK:
Was still curious about how potent you were picturing the characters.

Me too!
wizzard
 member, 48 posts
Thu 25 Oct 2018
at 12:30
Re: Aberrant?
I am also interested, and would like to see the setting kicked off in 2018. Would love to be one of the first Nova's and exploring how powers work and how they can begin to change society.
csroy
 member, 129 posts
Thu 25 Oct 2018
at 15:56
Re: Aberrant?
after a second thought I think I'll put my vote on 2018, I think it would be cool to see how things would progress for the world of today which is far more chaotic than the "naive" 1998.

How close to cannon are you planning the game to be? would there be a Team Tomorrow? would Ibiza still be the thing? and how much players actions would impact the game?
hobgob
 member, 332 posts
Thu 25 Oct 2018
at 19:47
Re: Aberrant?
The game has been created: link to another game.

The story will begin approximately one month after the Galatea explosion, specifically in late April 2018.

Please request access with your character concepts and/or any further questions.