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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Where The Tuesday Knights Might Be Adventuring Next...


Back in May I was thinking out loud about the end of our current Chronicles Of Cidri campaign and then what would come next for the Tuesday Knights.

My plan is that my 50th birthday (next November) would be a good point to end one campaign and launch another, even though (at the time) I had no firm ideas about what the new game would be.

However, this past weekend I rewatched the pilot episode of Tales Of The Gold Monkey and it struck me that this was the perfect set-up for a pulp campaign.

It also keeps the "characters as key members of the community" aspect of our Chronicles Of Cidri game (where the player-characters are members of the village council), but puts a fresh spin on it.

The characters will be predominantly Westerners living on an exotic South Sea island, probably running a charter boat or a seaplane service, that get drawn into the area's pre-war politics of the 1930s, as well as being able to explore the many mysterious islands in their neighbourhood.

If I go ahead with this idea, I strongly suspect that I'll use the magnificent Ubiquity system and the background of Hollow Earth Expedition.

Perhaps one of these islands actually contains a portal to the Hollow Earth?

9 comments:

  1. I LOVED Tales of the Gold Monkey when it was on back in the olden times.

    A few days ago I posted a background for pulp miniature games (large-scale picture) that de-nazifies the Germans. [I'm kind of sick of Nazis]. The Germans shouldn't ALWAYS have to be the bad guys. Mileage might differ for an RPG though.

    http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=81665.msg1001745#msg1001745

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    1. Tales Of The Gold Monkey is/was a magnificent show.

      As to the 'Nazi question', I have similar (but different) issues with using Nazis as villains that I'm thinking of blogging about, or raising over on the Exile Game Studio forums (they are the publishers of the Ubiquity system/Hollow Earth Expedition)

      For RPGs that address your point, more overtly, check out the Digging for a Dead God scenario from John Wick for his Call of Cthulhu mini-campaign Curse Of The Yellow Sign.

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  2. Ohhh, yes PLEASE. But I don't want to stop Cidri...

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    1. I have a vague outline for the Cidri campaign that will take it up to the 50th next November, so it's not stopping any time soon ;-)

      But glad to hear you're enthusiastic for this new idea!

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  3. I was thinking about picking up the dvd set of Gold Monkey. How does it bear up?

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    1. As with all TV of that era, it's episodic-based rather a serial with a host of continuing plot threads, and the pacing is slightly relaxed compared to the current pow-pow-pow pacing for the 'short attention span' generation.

      Of course, some of the effects are a bit dated as well, but overall it still looks great and the characters are as endearing as they always were.

      It's not Game of Thrones/True Detective-level, late-night, challenging television, it's wet Sunday afternoon television ;-)

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  4. Have a look at Atomic Robo: She-Devils of the Pacific for some further inspiration; it's post-WWII and much more high-tech and combat-based than Gold Monkey but it's still good fun.

    Also, Disney's TaleSpin may be worth a look as it was inspired by Gold Monkey and lasted a bit longer.

    And there's Miyazaki's Porcor Rosso of course.

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    1. Thanks for these, Kelvin. My first port of call though will be the movie said to have inspired Tales Of The Gold Monkey (no, not Raiders Of The Lost Ark, although I never need an excuse to stick that on!), but Cary Grant's 1939 Only Angels Have Wings.

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