Oh, excellent. Great choice. I think it's on Netflix right now, too.So, this topic is old and it's been awhile since I posted, but in a fit of nostalgia, I watched a lot of movies I enjoyed from my childhood... and came across The Iron Giant. This movie is technically set in the 50s, but the premise still works really well for TftL. Imagine it.. a group of kids find a giant robot that is basically a big kid itself. They have to keep it hidden from parents and other authority figures... except maybe the one outcast adult that runs the junkyard. The main antagonist could be, like in the movie, a government person sent out to investigate the strange happenings.
Yeah, that's where I watched it. There's a lot of good movies on there right now, so I spent my days off getting nostalgic.Oh, excellent. Great choice. I think it's on Netflix right now, too.
You may also like...Actually 3 games.Wasn't there a video game that was based loosely on this?I'm writing an article on life as a t(w)een in 1980's Sweden. As I was 16 years old in 1981, I have pretty clear recollections on how it was. I'm still awaiting a reply from Fria Ligan whether there's an interest in the article from their side, or enough background info is included in the core rulebook.
One of the conclusions one can draw from the books and the alternate game settings as suggested by the kickstarter stretch goal, is that the Loop mostly caused local phenomena, at least in the 1980's (things going haywire in the 90's is another story). Thus, I think basing society and history (like politics, culture, fashions, other tech, the world in general, etc) on the real 1980's is the best way to go. I cannot remember any particular Swedish books or movies from that period that would tie or inspire adventures in with the Loop setting, but the old Soviet movie "Stalker" might provide some inspiration. It's ages since I watched it, though.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
and here's some Let's play for all 3 games so you can experience it
without actually having to play it:
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... V1j8Unplj5
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... AZohPNlJeZ
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... IeKKsxlChh