Thursday, June 27, 2019

Atlantaverse: Psychotronic World Building

  When I am doing worldbuilding for fantasy games I may spend too much time on verisimilitude - making the world at least internally consistent. Seaward, Blackstone, the Patchwork Lands - I work to make them sensible, consistent and familiar without being boring. But there are always little things, like the steam-powered war moose construct.

  Now that I am making a Champions setting I am in full-on Psychotronics mode!

  Psychotronic is a slang term used in parts of the movie buff community to describe a certain sort of movie. I've never found a good universal definition of what 'Psychotronic' means that covers all the bases, but here I go with my own idiosyncratic one;

Psychotronic: 1) the blending of genres, typically with low budgets
                       2) Low-budget exploitation films
                       3) Films with very non-traditional manner of storytelling

  Here are some examples [Mild Spoilers]:
    Definition 1) Enter the Dragon. British Intelligence recruits a Shaolin master to infiltrate the island lair of an international criminal who turns out to be (effectively) a cyborg.
    1) Los Momias de Guanajuato. A team of three luchadores must fight an army of mummies.
    2) Shaft. John Shaft has to rescue the daughter of one gang boss from the clutches of a rival gang boss without accidentally triggering a race riot in New York City.
    2) Friday Foster. A fashion photographer discovers a plot by White Supremacists to assassinate a Black politician.
    3) A Clockwork Orange. Told from the viewpoint of a sociopath.
    3) Videodrome. Perhaps the ultimate unreliable narrator film.
    1, 2m and 3) Bubba Ho-Tep. JFK (who the CIA turned into a Black man) and Elvis (who swapped places with an imposter in 1971) defend a retirement community from an evil Egyptian mummy. Maybe. Maybe they have dementia. Maybe all.

  When I read comic books there is some psychotronic stuff going on in anything that isn't a new line, a limited series, or similar. The Phantom Stranger may be an archangel, knows literally everything, and has immeasurable power. Adam Strange is an archaeologist who is repeatedly teleported to an alien planet where he uses a jetpack and ray gun to fight aliens. Neither is in the Justice League. Green Arrow is in the JLA. 

  So the Atlantaverse?
  Totally psychotronic. Right now in the game the superhero Silver Crow (who was a simple crow until an evil wizard's spell malfunctioned and turned him into a man) is trying to track down an evil necromantic cult whose leaders are all retired high school teachers. They may need help from the mole men who hide beneath the city. And who knows when that insane rudo super luchadore is going to return?!

  In the street-level game the vigilantes are trying to figure out why a mysterious figure with no head (and who can seemingly vanish into thin air) is killing people with a flying guillotine. And the Fourth Reich might be recruiting from the local Y, too.

  And if you know the right guy you can get a telegram from Barsoom….

  More to come!

  

7 comments:

  1. Big Trouble in Little China. QED

    ReplyDelete
  2. Artikel Yang Bagus Gan Mohon izin Comment nya ^_^

    BOLA PELANGI - BANDAR MIX PARLAY TERBESAR DI INDONESIA HANYA DENGAN 1 USER ID SUDAH BISA BERMAIN SEMUA GAME.
    Join US ! klik link di bawah ini ?
    ? Prediksi Bola dan Togel.
    ? Bola Online
    ? Mix Parlay
    ? Bola Jalan
    ? Bandar Bola

    SPECIAL PROMO SELAMA BULAN RAMADHAN PENUH BERKAH !

    * BONUS NEW MEMBER 10%
    * BONUS AJAK TEMAN Rp 10.000,- ( Bonus Akan Di Berikan Jika Mengajak 2 Orang Teman Bergabung Di www.bolapelangi88.com)
    * BONUS CASHBACK SAMPAI 15%
    * BONUS REFFERAL 2,5%

    Syaratnya & Ketentuan
    * Promo Hanya Berlaku Selama Bulan RAMADHAN
    * Bonus Ajak Teman Akan Di Berikan Jika Salah 1 Teman Sudah Melakukan Deposit
    * Minimal Dp & Wd 50rb
    * Tidak Boleh Mendaftar Lebih Dari 1 Rekening

    * Join Grup FB Markas Prediksi Parlay : https://www.facebook.com/groups/346501502486292/
    * Share ke facebook dan tag 5 orang teman kamu
    * Harap Konfirmasi setelah memenuhi syarat ke WA kami dengan format yang benar
    * Promo Ini hanya berlaku selama bulan ramadhan
    * Semua Syarat dan kentetuan yang di buat oleh Bola Pelangi adalah Mutlak
    * Keputusan Bola Pelangi Adalah Mutlak Dan Tidak Dapat Di Ganggu Gugat Jika Terjadi Kecurangan

    Untuk Info Dan Bonus Menariknya Bisa Hubungi Kami Di Bawah Ini :
    WHATSAPP 1 : +6282143134681


    WHATSAPP 2 : +6281333472723

    ayo buruann , mana tau kami menjadi jutawan setelah bergabung dengan kami .. buruann !!!

    ? Group FB Prediksi Parlay = Markas Prediksi
    ? Instagram = Bola Pelangi
    ? Pinterest = Bolapelangi Lounge
    ? WA = +6282143134681 || +6281333472723

    ReplyDelete
  3. rtikel Yang Bagus Gan Mohon izin Comment nya ^_^

    BOLA PELANGI - BANDAR MIX PARLAY TERBESAR DI INDONESIA HANYA DENGAN 1 USER ID SUDAH BISA BERMAIN SEMUA GAME.
    Join US ! klik link di bawah ini ☟

    Prediksi Bola dan Togel
    Mix Parlay
    Bola Jalan
    Bandar Bola
    Bola Online

    Untuk Info Dan Bonus Menariknya Bisa Hubungi Kami Di Bawah Ini :
    WHATSAPP 1 : +6282143134681
    WHATSAPP 2 : +6281333472723

    Ayo buruann , mana tau kamu menjadi jutawan setelah bergabung dengan kami .. buruann !!!

    ♛ Group FB Prediksi Parlay = https://www.facebook.com/groups/346501502486292/
    ♛ Instagram = https://www.instagram.com/bolapelangi_01/Bola Pelangi
    ♛ Pinterest = https://id.pinterest.com/bolapelangilounge/ Bolapelangi Lounge
    ✆ WA = +6282143134681 || +6281333472723

    ReplyDelete
  4. RajaBandarQ
    Adalah website yang paling digemari saat ini oleh para pecinta judi online
    Dengan adanya 8 game terbaik yang disediakan oleh pihak website RajaBandarQ , akan banyak mengundang para pecinta judi poker online untuk bermain diwebsite RajaBandarQ

    8 Game Yang disediakan oleh pihak RajaBandarQ diantaranya adalah :

    * AduQ
    * BandaarQ
    * Bandar Poker
    * Bandar 66
    * Capsa Susun
    * Domino QQ
    * Poker
    * Sakong

    Keunggulan jika bergabung di website RajaBandarQ :

    - Proses Deposit dan Withdraw Hanya 2 Menit
    - 100% Mudah Menang & Fairplay Game
    - Minimal Deposit & Withdraw Rp 20.000,-
    - Bonus Rollingan 0.3% (Tanpa Syarat)
    - Bonus Referral 20% (Seumur Hidup)
    - Bonus Extra Rollingan 25.000 - 600.000
    - Sistem Keamanan Terbaru
    - Support 6 Bank Local ( BCA , BNI , BRI , CIMB NIAGA , DANAMON , MANDIRI )

    Kami Memberikan Bukti Bukan Janji !!!

    Contact Us

    Whatsapp : +855 9721 07181
    Line : rajabandarq

    Link Official :
    - rajabandarqiu.com
    - rajabandarqiu.info
    - rajabandarqiu.org
    - rajabandarqiu.net

    - Blogger : Cerita Dewasa

    - Blogger : Kisah Kehidupan

    - Blogger : Tempat Wisata

    Tunggu apalagi ? Daftarkan diri anda segera juga dan menangkan jackpot jutaan rupiah hanya dengan modal Rp 20.000,-
    Hanya Di RajaBandarQ

    ReplyDelete