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Joseph
12-03-2013, 07:01 PM
What are you guys going for? I'm a big geek about ancient history, so I chose Feudal Japan. I like PHG is doing this - they can appease the largest number of fans this way.

Fantasy people will probably go for deep underground, Sci-Fi fans for space, people who want a family game for kids will go for summer camp (unless it becomes a haunted camp game, in which case horror fans will want it), and people like me who enjoy ancient warrior type stuff will go for Feudal Japan.

What do you guys want to see? I'd guess that Deep Underground would get the most votes, given so far, most games PHG has produced have been fantasy. Space might get it, since some fantasy fans will want a bit of change (I'm one of them, but I like historical stuff like Samurai a lot more then Space stuff.)

glenn3e
12-03-2013, 07:10 PM
There are so many dungeon games out there, plus we already have Dungeon Run so I don't want to vote for Underground. I was thinking of Summer Camp since I saw a kickstarter for a similar game but co-op. Feudal Japan and Sci-fi... erm don't really see how you will be scavenging in that theme. So Summer camp it is.

benjaminttham
12-03-2013, 08:28 PM
Scavenging in space is something I really feel I'd like. Have any of you heard of this game coming out, RimWorld? You play as colonists whose vessel crashed on a planet, and you have to scavenge, build shelter, fight off raiders, and avoid rabid squirrels.

Lost in Space sounds like exactly my kind of thing. I would love to see how PHG weaves an intruiging theme into it.

tristak
12-03-2013, 09:10 PM
I feel like summer camp could be a blast, could be a more serious haunted setting like Joseph mentioned, but it could also be a very comedic light setting.

-Sarge-
12-04-2013, 02:09 AM
All of these themes could be awesome with the right threat. Deep Space outpost overrun with creeping killer plants? Awesome. Deep underground with shapeshifting biomimics, Change ancient Japan to modern day, and cute kittiez are taking over the country from their stronghold on Cat Island (a real place, where dogs are not allowed)

My girlfriend's and my favorite, though, is summer camp. Kids armed to the teeth with backwoods makeshift weapons and duelling it out Battle Royale style. (think Hunger games if that doesn't ring a bell) Total Lord of the Flies situation with factions and shifting alliances. Personally, I think a semisentient threat, an enemy of some kind, trumps environmental. Environmental threats aren't as visceral. And putting children into the mix makes loss terribly tragic. Anyway, Plaid Hat gang is waaay more imaginative than I am, so I'm stoked to see what they cook up.

Grungebob
12-04-2013, 08:50 AM
I'm thinking Summoner Camp would be cool.

kkortekaas
12-04-2013, 04:44 PM
Something like a splintered Time Lab would be really neat.

roland.pears90
12-13-2013, 08:10 AM
A camp could fix them, but its not a training camp I have in mind.

way2lazy2care
02-07-2014, 09:56 AM
I really like the idea of the outer space theme. There's a lot of different directions you could go that would keep the game more about the survivor relationships while still having looming threats from the hostile environment (either the vaccume of space, the slowly failing ship/base, an alien running around killing people, or some sort of extraterrestrial disease). There's also something about the utter isolation of space that I find appealing from a survival horror sense also.

TheInnocent
02-07-2014, 12:54 PM
I also voted Lost in Space. There's so many great ways to go about it... but maybe I'm pinning my hopes on a PHG version of Space Alert, with an emphasis on long-term survival in place of the real-time ten minutes of that game.

Feudal Japan? I think samurai and ninja are overdone, and not very often particularly well, so please no. Deep Underground? Meh. Summer Camp? Too risky — it could turn out not nearly enough Lord of the Flies for my taste.

KAM
02-07-2014, 03:39 PM
Hello,

I LOVE Space Themed games, but I'm hoping for a Plaid Hat Game in the space genre...maybe not this. I'm having trouble imagining exactly how this would work, as I've not been able to play/demo the Crossroads system yet.

KAM

Truth
02-12-2014, 09:33 AM
I've been secretly pulling for Summer Camp.

joepinion
02-12-2014, 10:01 AM
I've been secretly pulling for Summer Camp.
Well then I'm glad you don't have the final decision.

Wait, crap.

glenn3e
02-12-2014, 11:06 AM
I've been secretly pulling for Summer Camp.

Your vote counts as 2,000,0000 people.

KAM
02-12-2014, 11:37 AM
Hello,

Not so secret now I guess.

KAM

tortugatron
02-12-2014, 12:44 PM
I've been secretly pulling for Summer Camp.

Just make all the games. Everybody wins! But make feudal Japan first.

Classicsmiley
02-12-2014, 02:01 PM
I do most of my gaming either directly with kids, or with kids around. My biggest concern about Summer Camp is that it would go in the horror direction, which would remove it from my gaming consideration completely.

tortugatron
02-12-2014, 03:31 PM
I do most of my gaming either directly with kids, or with kids around. My biggest concern about Summer Camp is that it would go in the horror direction, which would remove it from my gaming consideration completely.

And the fact that people die right after hooking up. Usually.

Hamsandwich
02-14-2014, 11:48 PM
I voted Summer Camp because it just seems like such an original idea and fits great with the crossroads system, but honestly I would be interested in playing any of those.

Smoothsmith
04-16-2014, 11:20 AM
Something like a splintered Time Lab would be really neat.

I don't know if it's what you mean, but I'd love to see a cross-roads game with a time-travel theme. Crossroads cards representing temporal anomalies =)

Zaid
04-16-2014, 03:18 PM
I voted Summer Camp, but in hopes more of a Lord of the Flies theme than say silly zombie outbreak in camp.

WDR666
04-18-2014, 09:12 AM
I'd originally seen Summer Camp as some fun light thing, like an 80's comedy (meatballs etc) but then on BGG I'm sure Issac posted about wanting a horror theme. I suddenly got some Friday 13th, and The Burning ideas. That could be something brilliant combining teenage angst with the inevitable death by large gardening shears.
The space idea would be great as a claustrophobic horror maybe an Alien/The Thing mash-up with no-one sure who is infected or maybe a corporate moll working for the company and not the crews best interests. I love the possibilities that this series has.

mattj18
04-29-2015, 11:52 PM
From listening to PHG podcasts, I've heard that Lost in Space will be the next crossroads game. Can't wait for it!

demon_llama
04-30-2015, 09:03 AM
The space idea would be great as a claustrophobic horror maybe an Alien/The Thing mash-up with no-one sure who is infected or maybe a corporate moll working for the company and not the crews best interests. I love the possibilities that this series has.
since the podcast has said that he's working on a "lost in space" theme, this idea of a corporate moll or infected crewman would be cool! i could easly see playing Burke, busy trying to undermine the whole game in order to accomplish his own goal (profit), while still getting someone else to take the fall.
or the infected crewman, slowly stalking and killing the (helpless survivor types) while all the while "hunting" for the killer.

Joseph
05-03-2015, 08:15 PM
The great thing about Crossroads is that it so versatile a system that the games that include I don't even need to be like DoW in terms of the foundations. Any and all future Crossroads games don't necessarily have to be cooperative or meta-co-op, they can be any sort of game, just with Crossroads cards as part of it. You guys are thinking in terms of the future gams all sharing the (meta)co-op aspect, why limit your ideas there? :) I'd love to see PHG make an entirely different game with the Crossroad system.

Phalanx300
09-12-2015, 10:08 AM
Regarding the next Crossroads game (Lost in Space), one thing which I think would serve well as inspiration for a cooperative experience with traitors is the browser based game Mush. More info here (http://mushpedia.com/). The basic gameplay: Several crewmembers start out on the ship, having fled their home system because of a parasitic virus called the Mush. Several crewmembers are infected and will try to sabotage the effort of the rest of the crew, while also being able to infect the crew. Really playing that game made me feel it would translate well into a Crossroads game and its worth a mention, while it seems to be inspired by Battlestar Galactica it is very different.

Especially an infection mechanic would be interesting to explore, if difficult to execute effectively. Essentially emulating "The Thing" in space, rather than the arctic.

greymedium
09-29-2015, 06:57 PM
I'd love to see PHG make an entirely different game with the Crossroad system.

Maybe a team co-op game. If space is your fancy, two crews of different ships in combat or political tension. Or a worker placement game, fully competitive, but with crossroads events "If the player plants wheat..." "If the player chooses 'X' as their action..." etc. could be really fun. How about a sci-fi worker placement about settling an alien planet? "If player uses the experimental seeds action, a mutant plant spawns and eats his goats".