?

Log in

No account? Create an account
XXXXtreme STREET LUGE - A Thing With Words [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Ben Lehman

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

XXXXtreme STREET LUGE [Mar. 13th, 2008|08:36 am]
Ben Lehman


A role-playing game

Your character is an extreme street luger. He vaguely resembles vin diesel. Pick three characteristics (build, coloring, haircut, attitude, eyes, hands, voice) in which your character resembles Vin Diesel. In all other ways, he does not resemble Vin Diesel at all. Pick which ones apply.

Your character has the following attributes, measured 1-8
Toughness
History
Style
Coolness
Perception
Strength
Speaking

These correspond to the Vin Diesel comparisons. For anything that you have in common with Vin Diesel, go ahead and give yourself an 8. For anything else, roll 1d6.

Note: If you are Vin Diesel, go ahead and take an 8 in everything.

Also, seriously, Pitch Black was *so* much better than Riddick. e-mail me and tell me what the hell happened.

Oh, you have one other stat:
I am famous to this many people:

It starts at 1. It can get as high as 14

The first one is your mother.

The game has two parts. Luges and Ordinary Life

Luges:
You don't actually play a race. You just play the aftermath of a race, where you all review what happened over cheap beer at a someone's house. The person whose house it is is who-ever won the race. Who won the race?

Who won? Everyone draw a number of cards equal to their fame, or two and take the worst if they have no fame. Highest card won the race. That person gets one prestige! About which more later. If more than one person has highest, it was a photo finish and you're arguing about it. No one gets the prestige.

So, each person gets to ask each other person a question. Which is basically about how they dealt with some tricky obstacle of the course, or about how they wiped out some time, or whatever. Basically about something that they did on the course. This requires then to use one of their attributes to answer. So you're like "oh, it totally reminded me of the time when ..." that's history. Etc. Each questioner determines what attribute you use to answer, but you can choose to force an answer with another attribute, in which case you take a penalty.

Then you see how your answer is received. If you used the questioner's suggested attribute, draw a card. If you used your own, draw two cards and take the highest.

Compare the card to your attribute. If it is equal or lower, you gain one prestige. If it is a joker, you did really well but you screw up your story. Lose one prestige but gain one in any attribute below 7. If all your attributes are above seven (like, if you're Vin Diesel), you just screw up.

Shoot the shit until everyone has asked someone else one question eace. You cannot answer a question with the same attribute twice, so if someone asks you an attribute you've already used you can use any attribute you haven't with no penalty.

Then you try to convert your prestige into fame. Draw cards, one at a time, for each point of prestige. Is it higher than your present fame? If so, add one to fame. If not, discard it. When you've finished this your prestige goes to zero.

Then you have to deal with daily life. You have three things you want. These can be things like:
1) Get into community college.
2) Ask the hot girl at the club on a date.
3) Move out of my mom's basement.

etc.

Have a scene where you try to do one of your things. Draw three cards and compare to an appropriate attribute. If all of them are lower, you succeed!

If you are the most famous street luger, you may use your fame instead of an attribute. If there's a tie, no one can. This means that you are trying to get the people who think your famous to deal with your shit for you.

If you accomplish all three of your things, you win! You're happy.

You can also decide to drop out of street luging. In this case, you don't get to hang out with the guys anymore. Each time you miss a race, your fame drops by one. If your fame reaches zero, another attribute drops by one. However, when you do other things, you only draw one card to compare to your attribute, rather than three.
linkReply

Comments:
[User Picture]From: intimations
2008-03-13 03:52 pm (UTC)
This may be the best thing ever posted on a livejournal.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: benlehman
2008-03-13 04:24 pm (UTC)
Back cover of the booklet.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: the_tall_man
2008-03-14 07:17 am (UTC)
I endorse this opinion.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
(Deleted comment)
[User Picture]From: benlehman
2008-03-13 04:03 pm (UTC)
"If you've had sex with Vin Diesel, take this opportunity to describe the encounter in graphic detail. You can no mechanical bonuses for this."

yrs--
--Ben
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
(Deleted comment)
[User Picture]From: benlehman
2008-03-13 04:51 pm (UTC)
"If you've had sex with someone who has had sex with Vin Diesel, and they say you fuck just like Vin Diesel, I don't know if that's a complement or an insult. So, it's up to you to decide. You gain no mechanical penalty or bonus from this."

yrs--
--Ben
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
(Deleted comment)
[User Picture]From: benlehman
2008-03-13 05:05 pm (UTC)
Sure you can. Just roll all 6s. Or be Vin Diesel.

yrs--
--Ben
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
(Deleted comment)
[User Picture]From: benlehman
2008-03-13 05:32 pm (UTC)
Duh! It's a role-playing game.

yrs--
--Ben
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: wunderworks
2008-03-13 05:37 pm (UTC)
Vin couldn't have thought up a better burn!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: augustinedeak
2008-10-17 08:39 am (UTC)
Thasmodious on August 16th, at am : I had pretty much exactly the same experience, around the same time.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: yeloson
2008-03-13 04:19 pm (UTC)
Your grasp of the genre is awesome. This is completely Initial D.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: benlehman
2008-03-13 04:22 pm (UTC)
Is it?

I was more thinking about indie game design.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: yeloson
2008-03-13 04:24 pm (UTC)
I suppose the male bonding/bragging/prestige experience is probably the same beast in different clothes everywhere, yeah?
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: benlehman
2008-03-13 04:52 pm (UTC)
Also, petty fame and its effect on your life.

yrs--
--Ben
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: wunderworks
2008-03-13 05:38 pm (UTC)
On a less burnination note I'd like to add that this is excellent.

(Reply) (Thread)
From: bigbluebackpack
2008-03-13 06:24 pm (UTC)
Ha!!

As I recall, Vin Diesel actually was a D&D player at some point. Someone email this to him. :¬)
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: sirogit
2008-03-13 06:45 pm (UTC)
Goggles should be their own characteristic.

(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: benlehman
2008-03-13 06:53 pm (UTC)
That's "eyes"
Or "attitude"

Either way.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: benlehman
2008-03-13 06:55 pm (UTC)
Just as a PSA, there's a few rules changes in the final:
1) If you don't get any fame during the post-race bullshit session, your fame goes down by one or, if your fame is already zero, a stat goes down by one. Just like if you dropped out.
2) If the winner wins by using fame, street luging becomes a fad for a few years.

yrs--
--Ben
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: benlehman
2008-03-24 08:17 pm (UTC)
One new rule:
3) The slider with the most fame is not allowed to drop out. If there is a tie for fame, all those tied for fame are not allowed to drop out.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: icecreamemperor
2008-03-13 08:55 pm (UTC)

I'm pretty sure 'Extremity' should be one of the stats. It covers both hands and feet, and also how extreme you are.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: benlehman
2008-03-13 10:57 pm (UTC)
Extremeness is the fruitful void.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: matt_rah
2008-03-13 11:53 pm (UTC)
LOL! ROFLMAO, in fact.

Matt
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: the_tall_man
2008-03-14 07:18 am (UTC)
I just had a coughing fit. I should not laugh that hard when smoking.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: madmoses
2008-03-14 10:45 pm (UTC)
This is good.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: pjack
2008-03-15 07:57 am (UTC)
Made of awesome. I posted a link to it on my LJ.

Remember, it's not about the fame. It's about the love.
(Reply) (Thread)