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Pulp fiction Sci-fi anyone?

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Scenario League' started by techumseh, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. techumseh

    techumseh Emperor

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    Has anyone read any of the Barsoom books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, like "A Princess of Mars"? They were popular pulp fiction sci-fi books written in the 1930s and 40s, with a revival in the late '60s. Burroughs was also the author of the "Tarzan" books. Disney (I know) made a movie a number of years ago called "John Carter of Mars". The reason is that I have an old, half-finished scenario. It's multi-player and multi-level. Anybody interested?
     
  2. JPetroski

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    I'd be interested in a new multiplayer scenario though this entire genre is largely foreign to me
     
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    Always loved the Verne scen from the old CIV2. That era of adventure lends itself nicely to the game. Consider me interested. :)
     
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    John: Think hordes of green Martians with 4 arms, flying battleships, and swords and ray-guns.
    Curt: It could also be developed as a single player quest-type scenario, along the lines of Prince of Darkness.

    A trailer from the movie:

     
  5. Patine

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    I've read the books. The original Disney movie (and the other vaguely-themed, John Carter-esque movies that came out in a similar time frame) were not very high quality to me films to me - than again, only a very few made in the last two decades I actually have a liking for - including a set of three @CurtSibling vocally detests. :p But the books were quite intriguing, I'll admit. It's an idea I'll keep an eye on, and maybe the odd bit of advice.
     
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    @Patine
    Vocally detest...Those be strong words!
    What movies do you mean?...I am seldom moved to real emotions by movies these days, seeing as they are all crap.
     
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    The Star Wars Prequels have gotten more negative commentary out of you on this sub-forum than any other movies that I recall...
     
  8. techumseh

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    And there he goes....hijacking another thread. :nono:
     
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    I was done, actually. It was just a jovial jab with an emote, and then explanation of what was intimated. I wasn't planning on going any further.
     
  10. JPetroski

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    So what will the multilevel mean/entail?
     
  11. Patine

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    As I recall, in the novels, Carter and company visited a few other worlds, including, I believe, Pulpy takes on Venus and Jupiter. I'm not sure if that's @techumseh had planned, but it does spring to mind from the original source material.
     
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    Barsoom's (Mars) surface, atmosphere (lots of aerial battles), underground seas, and Thuria (a moon of Mars). The various civs are essentially city states of 2 or 3 cities each, with vast wildernesses in between, populated by various fearsome beasts and hordes of Green Martians and dotted with dead cities. Aerial navies are the primary military force.
     
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