7TV Campaign - Starts June 13

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7TV Campaign - Starts June 13

Post by Chilledenuff » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:44 am

Hello all. As I've mentioned in a couple of places and to a few of you down the club I'm planning to run a 7tv campaign next year. This thread is here so that I can do the following:

1. Sign people up (So reply saying you'd like to take part if you'd like to take part)
2. Suggest/Discuss rules options (happy for others to add thier twopenneth/rip my ideas to shreds etc)
3. Suggest figures that can be used
4. Froth about this awesome rules set
5. Whip up a frenzy of interest (well, possibly :D )
6. Have some terrible spelling (you don't have to do this but I bet I will lots!)

So I'd like to start by saying the campaign will probably use the campaign rules from the 'Summer Special' rules supplement which can be downloaded for free from wargames vault (until Saturday): http://www.wargamevault.com/product_info.php?products_id=93014

You can also download the rules from there (for a financial value) or buy direct from Crooked Dice themselves:

crooked dice homepage
crooked dice shop

Crooked dice also manufacture some lovely miniatures. Some of which you can see in my part of the gallery or if you want to see spangly pictures, look in thier shop. Other manufacturers also produce suitable miniatures. I'll post a list of links in this thread at a suitable opportunity. So expect an update from me later this morning but if you are interested just reply in this thread, or even better if you have any suggestions please feel free to suggest away! :D
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Re: 7TV Campaign - Starts January 2012

Post by poi » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:14 am

I'll play. Does the campaign have a theme that we need to aim our casting towards?
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Re: 7TV Campaign - Starts January 2012

Post by Chilledenuff » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:19 am

not yet, it may not. I've been reading the campaign rules this morning and it doesn't have to have a theme in the campaign rules. It'd be nice if the cast was themed itself (ie a cop show or an alien race bent on humanity's destruction etc etc) as opposed to I'll take this archetype and this one because together they are uber powerful! Common sense will be required by people playing because we've all seen how this game can be broken if you powergame! (Think my mad scientist with his disintegrator gun and teleport for example)
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Re: 7TV Campaign - Starts January 2012

Post by Chilledenuff » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:32 am

7tv Summer Special wrote:These extra rules now allow episodes of 7TV to be played as a linked campaign. Your show must strive to achieve a higher TV audience rating than every other show taking part. Your cast can grow (or diminish if you suffer lots of mishaps) and your individual Stars and Co-Stars can improve their abilities with time and experience. These rules will allow episodes to be played with forces of unequal ratings but with a balanced rate of improvement.

A Ratings War is played between two or more players. Ideally a Ratings War should have multiple players, so play suits a club setting or large group of friends with access to a gaming table. The first thing to do when starting a campaign is for each participant to generate a standard 7TV cast to the same ratings value – we suggest 200–250. Casts cannot initially include any Special Guest Stars.


So I'm going to suggest a starting cast of 250 ratings. You don't need to spend the full 250, any unspent ratings become 'Production points' which are used for all kind of funky things between episodes (upgrading stats is the first example that springs to mind)
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Re: 7TV Campaign - Starts January 2012

Post by Chilledenuff » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:51 am

Also a list of some of the other miniature manufacturers who make miniatures suitable for use in the 7tv setting:

artizan
copplestone castings
Hasslefree
Reaper
wargames foundry
killerb games
Rattrap Productions
Pulp Figures
Regiment Games
rafm
predators
blakes seven bad guys
Gripping Beast

I'm sure there are others, as they are suggested/I find them then I'll update this list
[last updated 8/12 with Gripping Beast] nb this will now become a new thread so all updates will be there!
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Re: 7TV Campaign - Starts January 2012

Post by poi » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:03 am

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Re: 7TV Campaign - Starts January 2012

Post by Chilledenuff » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:04 pm

An early example of a cast for this (proving inspiration can come from anywhere, i was reading a gw hate thread on whineseer):

These are the main characters working for the evil corporation 'Lenton Toymakers' who's front as a manufacture of toys hides thier hidden plans for world domination via an army of constructs and genetic experiments.

Tomas Kerby
Insidious Industrialist

Move Def Hits Str Agi Int Morale
6 4 3 3 3 4 5
Special Effects:
Leader (2) Luck (2) Obey Me! Hypnotize
Attacks:
Brawl 4+ Pistol 4+
Star Quality:
Right Hand Man
Gains an extra who has to stay within 6" (I chose a Plaston (he's listed in the extras))
60 Rating


Professor Marc Welz
Mad scientist
Move Def Hits Str Agi Int Morale
6 4 2 3 4 5 3
Special Effects:
Boffin(3), Repair, Medic, Pacifist, Force Field (5+)
Attacks:
Brawl 6+ Stun Pistol 4+
56 Rating


Professor Kevin Rowntree
Mad scientist
Move Def Hits Str Agi Int Morale
6 3 2 3 4 5 4
Special Effects:
Boffin(2), Repair, Teleport, Military Training
Attacks:
Brawl 6+ Alien Pistol 4+
51 Rating

Matt Ward
Failed Experiment
Move Def Hits Str Agi Int Morale
6 4 2 6 4 2 3
Special Effects:
Fearsome, Luck (1), Alien, Fists of Fury, Kung Fu Grip
Attacks:
Brawl 3+
55 Rating

Micheal Peary
Plaston
Move Def Hits Str Agi Int Morale
6 3 1 4 2 3 4
Special Effects:
Controlled, High Maintenance, Invulnerable (3) to bullets or blunt weapon attacks, Resist Vacuum
Attacks:
Crushing blow (4+)-Melee, str 4, Blaster 4+
24 Rating

Alun Peary
Plaston
Move Def Hits Str Agi Int Morale
6 3 1 4 2 3 4
Special Effects:
Controlled, High Maintenance, Invulnerable (3) to bullets or blunt weapon attacks, Resist Vacuum
Attacks:
Crushing blow (4+)-Melee, str 4, Blaster 4+
24 Rating but free as is right hand man

Of course the main inspiration is TV shows. I'll post an example cast based on a TV show at some point in the near future
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Re: 7TV Campaign - Starts January 2012

Post by Chilledenuff » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:26 am

just edited the list of mini manufacturers. CP models makers of imperial troops
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Re: 7TV Campaign - Starts January 2012

Post by Rab » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:04 pm

mmm…tempted. might need to watch a game on a non campaign night first though. I fancy a Russ Meyerr inspired crime fighting gang.

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Re: 7TV Campaign - Starts January 2012

Post by Chilledenuff » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:28 am

More than happy to run demo games (either participation or as a spectacle). i know there are a few of us with the rules now so it should run smoother than the first game (ask Dave R of Geoff just how badly I knew the rules then! :oops: ).
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