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Old school pen and paper RPG / Miniature game resources can often provide ideas for mission, scenarios, and other cool elements. Here is a list of some old school games.


I have also found that old films and television shows are full of inspiration. Two of my favorites:

Twelve O'Clock High - It may come as no surprise to learn that a WWII B-17 crew is a lot like an Artemis bridge crew, except that (in my experience) most Artemis crews play 99% defensive missions. Bombers are obviously used for attacking enemy territory, not defending friendly territory. If you want to write a role play scenario or mission script where the players go on the offensive, Twelve O'Clock High is packed with useful ideas.

Maverick - Westerns inspired a lot of science fiction, and the concept of a Space Opera came from the earlier term Horse Opera - essentially a clichéd Western adventure. Westerns provide limited inspiration for Artemis military missions, but if you are writing adventures for space pirates, smugglers, and other rogues, I believe there is no better inspiration than the TV show Maverick.

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RPG BACKSTORY


Often times creating a back story for a character can present a challenge. This book helps with that process. Pretty generic in tone. If you can find them as they are out of print the CENTRAL CASTING Series also helps with character backstory creation. 


https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-RPG-Character-Backstory-Guide/dp/1507208375/ref=pd_ybh_a_40?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=HQ80MR562XTGDSHEH9RX



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Monitors and Mounting Equipment...


Here is an idea for futuristic Monitor mounting. 




You can find them here

https://www.hvtvmounts.com/ 

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You find the most amazing stuff, Jake Ryker.

How about a household elevator so I can go onto my bridge like Captain Kirk?

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Those are really cool, but I don't think they will work for a person in a wheelchair.

The bicycle one could be faster by filling a tank with compressed air on the way down, then expending it on the way up. [cool]

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Mixing it up with other Games

 

One way to add another element to the Artemis RPG Experience that is based on a military service would be to include planetary ground missions.  

 

One way to do this is to use Artemis to fly to the planet and deal with anything in space, and then use another game to perform duties or functions on the planet.

 

In this example MechWarrior 4 Mercs is used. MW4 allows bots to play enemy players at various levels and on multiple teams. The server allows up to 16 players or bots in LAN / Multi-player mode. Players can also customize their Mechs for the mission. Many additional maps are available and it is also FREE and found here.

 

Set up would include using Virtual CD Drive installed for the ISO files.

https://www.elby.ch/en/products/vcd.html

 

MechWarrior 4 Mercs

https://www.myabandonware.com/game/mechwarrior-4-mercenaries-3ak

 

So, you can perform missions with Artemis and send in those ground pounding Marines with MW4 Mercs and get the job done. Since players would have to cooperative in order to complete the ground mission it could easily be role-played as well.

 
Mission / Map Editor
https://www.moddb.com/games/mechwarrior-4-mercenaries/downloads/mechwarrior-4-mercenaries-editor 

Click on TRY THIS if you get error message.

It runs on windows xp and windows 7 and windows 10.

 I am curious if there would be other games that could be used to do the same as the example... any thoughts?

 


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Paper Props / Ships Papers
 

As an example, of adding more detail to a RPG game using Props. One could create ships papers and a ships plaque to display. It can come in handy depending on the type of game you might be running.

We are being boarded who has the cargo manifest and ships papers?


Here is an example of ships papers. We have all seen a ships plaque like the one displayed on the bridge of any star trek ship.


http://blog.quantummechanix.com/backgrounders/QMx-Serenity_Ship_Papers.pdf


Other examples can be found google keyword Firefly Ship Papers Props

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The ship's papers idea is excellent, especially for civilian ships.

Those papers for Serenity are a good example for a cargo vessel, but I think a passenger vessel would have even more papers. A passenger vessel has all the problems of being a spaceship, but it is also a hotel and a restaurant. It would need regular safety inspections for life support, plumbing, lighting, elevators, hatches, etc.. It would need regular certification of emergency equipment like lifeboats and first aid kits. It would also need the same sort of health inspections that a restaurant gets.

Military vessels would have something similar, but they would be inspected by military officers to military standards.

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Actually the passenger ship might have papers like, boarding pass, ticket to ride, perhaps vouchers for services, etc... 

Tourist guides could have scenario ideas that may lead to side quests. 

You may also need a Passport which could double as the Character Sheet or reference sheet for the person. Including visas and other stamps for places visited. 

Paper Props are generally cheap to produce and can add elements to the players.

As for Military Papers, Military ID Papers / Weekend Pass could be useful. 

Letters of Commendation / Reprimand 

Letter of Commission as an officer. Diploma from Officer Training School / Military War Colleges 



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Jake Ryker, did you see this?

https://artemis.forumchitchat.com/post/away-mission-exploring-planet-cleveland-7170445?pid=1285088683

I thought of "Visit to Planet Cleveland" when Armada was in the middle of Downtown Cleveland. We never did it because no one wanted to leave the hotel. This sort of contest would not be as much fun in a suburban or rural location, but if you are in a city it could be a blast.

The idea was to send away teams out on a scavenger hunt to learn about an "alien" culture. They would take photos and interview to "natives" about the strange world they were visiting. That evening at the hotel, all the away teams would present Power Point presentations of their adventures in front of an audience. A panel of judges would award a prize for the funniest presentation.

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I do not seem to remember this. But it is an excellent idea! Humor is always fun!  ... [smile]
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Some Artemis RPG / LARP Resources from the forum. 

 

TSN  GM Sandbox

https://artemis.forumchitchat.com/post/tsn-sandbox-v7-3-x-9874368?pid=1306275246

 

Artemis  Bridge Tools

https://artemis.forumchitchat.com/post/artemis-bridge-tools-7358965?pid=1296263993

This cool project can be found here

http://www.armidalesoftware.com/Artemis/DMXTools.htm

 

Simple Mission Wizard

https://artemis.forumchitchat.com/post/artemis-mission-wizard-v-5-0-8060976?pid=1306229218

This cool project can be found here

http://www.cattail.nu/artemis/

 

Ship Editing tool – additional editing of files required.

https://artemis.forumchitchat.com/post/updated-ship-editor-tool-8082758?pid=1305961978

Link may or may not work depending. You may have to do a little searching.

 

Set Dressing

https://artemis.forumchitchat.com/post/set-dressing-andor-supplemental-consoles-in-html5-8177233?pid=1306275201

This is the cool future project as it looks located here.

http://jrwarwick.github.io/artemis-sbs-ui/

 

The Unofficial Artemis Wiki

http://artemiswiki.pbworks.com/w/page/39352315/FrontPage

 
RP Groups 

http://www.terranstellarnavy.net/

https://www.unitedstellarnavy.net/

http://www.trmn.org/portal/

This is not an all inclusive list, just a starting point to get the juices flowing.


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Dedicated Web Server

Using a dedicated isolated web server can be useful in a convention / RPG / LARP.

By hosting your own web server that is NOT connected to the internet, or outside World Wide Web offers many opportunities for convention / RPG / LARP. This would be a web server and router that is not connected to the internet and creates its own intranet. 

 As an example:

You can use it in a RPG / LARP setting to host a newspaper style webpage that can have clues or other information. In Artemis the newspaper style webpage would be more high tech like GNN Galactic News Network – with Video clips from the front etc… Adds to Immersion of a story with things like medical news from the galaxy etc…

 

It can be used as a content management system - file server to host missions and data files that anyone who logs in can get those files exclusively while onsite.

It could manage a sign up for news, and emails about upcoming events. (a mailing list)

If you host an application like EXO PLATFORM then you can run a Facebook Clone that is based on your universe. With information being shared between people and it can only be accessed at your location only.

https://bitnami.com/stack/exo-platform-community 

No hosting costs of any kind. No Domain – etc…

Unlimited advertisement

Why on a web server that you have to be onsite to use? The answer is simple – EXCLUSIVE USAGE. Nowhere else will these things be available. Only at this convention or this event can you find it.

It also allows for webpage’s too built to add to scenarios. We are doing Scenario N today, and then those webpage’s are available. Doing Scenario 2 then only those webpage’s are available and so on.

It can be used for virtual locations like, A Merchants shop, a Bank, A library computer, and anything else that can be thought of. This way as the story unfolds webpage’s can they become visible to offer more clues to the overall story.

 

No limits to the possibilities…


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Need that Captains Chair?


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Trek-Original-Series-Captain-Chair-Prop-with-Working-Lights-FULL-SIZE/163392688188?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131227121020%26meid%3Dd6da8bf1df574c0b9c28c12f300d1ad7%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D123516966868%26itm%3D163392688188&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982


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https://www.ebay.com/itm/123516966868?ul_noapp=true



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