Zackzenobi wrote:What do you mean by "taking it literally or seriously"?
Partly I just meant that I felt we had to choose between being true to the letter and true to the spirit of Orrorsh, but I was also saying that Orrorsh, taken literally, especially in the Orrorsh book, is, in my opinion, kind of goofy. Hence, not serious.
johntfs wrote:I never really saw a conflict with the Social and Tech axioms because the World Laws enforced the atmosphere. I always played and ran Orrorsh as "It's 188- and Jack the Ripper is fucking everywhere."
I might have been overstating it, but that's only because I changed my version of it early on, and I really liked and got used to those changes.
ZorValachan wrote:By the Orrorsh book, Victorian does not mean our Earth's Queen Victoria, but Gaea's Queen Victoria who defended Britain against the Romans in 43 AD and lived until 72 AD. The dates show that when TORG was published, Gaea was around the early 1990s (same as Core Earth). So our Earth's "Victorian Period" may inspire parts of Orrorsh/Gaea, it wasn't a set-in-stone thing.
Yeah, I get that, but just by calling the society Victorian, the material invites that comparison. I think they (the game makers) decided Orrorsh would be Victorian first, and then tried to figure out what that meant later.
ZorValachan wrote:edit to add: The movie Zulu Dawn (1979) could be "inspirational" for Gaean Victorian uniforms/weapons/tactics/arrogant attitudes. Takes place in 1879
I've never seen that one; I'll have to check it out when I have time (which is probably never, unfortunately).