Aaron Griffin @ 2019-05-18 13:34:30
I know folks here are often in a fantasy/D&D space, but I'm looking towards a modern weird-science, monster hunting style of game in the near future. What are some of your favorite works, blog posts, pieces of advice, or whatever that would fit this type of game? Share everything, nothing is dumb!
Eric Nieudan @ 2019-05-18 16:24:16
On the definitely non-OSR side of the fence, Monster of the Week is a really good game. Tore and Brian have been exploring urban weirdness recently - they may have advice.
M Nicksic @ 2019-05-18 16:33:15
Some Appendix N off the top of my head Mr. Monster https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_Stearn...Mr._Monster The Ghost Busters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_Busters Monsters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsters_(2010_film) The Host https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Host_(2006_film)
Aaron Griffin @ 2019-05-18 18:01:35
@Eric: yeah MotW is definitely in the wheelhouse here. I'm probably gonna pick up the mystery tome at some point. But I am aiming for more x-files & fringe than supernatural or lost girl.
Mamading Ceesay @ 2019-05-18 20:32:56
For this sort of thing, I favour conspiracy theories like the Montauk Project which was probably one of the inspirations for Stranger Things: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montauk_Project
Alistair Langsford @ 2019-05-19 06:33:10
Are you interested in going more into SF? Mothership is popular at the moment, and while I’ve not run it I have a copy and like what I’ve read, and like what I’ve seen of the other stuff. “Alien Breeds” from Zozer games may suit.
Aaron Griffin @ 2019-05-19 11:54:13
I've run Mothership and found it lacking as a game. So I wouldn't want to drift it towards a modern setting
Alistair Langsford @ 2019-05-19 12:14:21
The TV series Haven, might be good source material for you then. At least some of it. Some of the Alien and Predator movies set on earth have some ideas. You can re-skin the Alien and the Predators. I believe the old “Night Stalker” TV series may still be around on You Tube too.
Mamading Ceesay @ 2019-05-19 12:21:29
@Aaron I'm curious. Did you run Mothership barebones or with Dead Planet?
Roger Giner-Sorolla @ 2019-05-19 14:47:40
Roadside Picnic/Southern Reach Trilogy (for your "tricks and traps")
Brian Ashford @ 2019-05-19 18:09:56
If I was to run something like this my biggest influence would be Persona 3.
Richard G @ 2019-05-20 02:02:16
I’ve yet to see anyone pick up Tim Powers as a setting guru, but there is superb, restrained world-building there. Declare and Last Call are itching to become occulty-weirdsciency games.
Alistair Langsford @ 2019-05-20 04:56:03
I’ve read some of his older stuff. The drawing of the dark, The Anubis Gates, and I think Stranger Tides. Somehow i lost track of him as an author I’d look out for. Don’t know why.
Anne Hunter @ 2019-05-20 05:10:04
I haven't read "Silent Legions" yet, but I think Kevin Crawford has had inspiring takes on other SF genres.
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