Some of you old timers out there may remember that the success of games like Street Fighter, Samurai Spirits/Showdown and Mortal Combat, there was a flurry of mano-a-mano fighting games. It seemed that pretty much any genre that could support a flimsy pretext for two people beating the snot out of each other had a fledgling fighting game franchise created out of it, in an attempt to cash in.
Well, in one of White Wolf's lower moments, they too attempted to crash in on the fighting game craze with Street Fighter
, the rpg. It used a variation on the standard World of Darkness system, but was entirely based around one-on-one combats with spiffy special effects and wild "martial-arts" moves.
Reading strip 1498: Minotaur vs. Ogre
reminded me of this forgotten bit of role-playing game history and I found myself wondering what a YAFGC fighting game might look like.
Ideas for the "main cast," those characters that you could play from the start include:
Of course, were I working from the idea of a table top game, everyone on this list would be an NPC, with the exception of the Harpy - I could see a PC being one of the sisters. (Or ALL of the PCs being Harpy Sisters, for that matter.)
(* Although since Karak won't be able to get away with his usual savage cheating, he's likely to get his ass handed to him. On a silver platter. With garnish. A lot.)
(** Admit it. If you watched someone lose to her, you'd laugh until you couldn't breathe. Especially Karak.)
Don't worry, Bob, Lewie and Mrs. B would also be included, but they strike me as more powerful than beginning PCs/initially playable characters. In the console version, you'd have to get past them to beat the game, and then could go back and play as them later. I'm also thinking that Jone would be a good final boss fight. In the tabletop game, they'd be NPCs.
Cap'n Fang would be a hidden, unlockable character in the console version. The way I've envisioned him, is that he'd be a very powerful character, but almost hopelessly random, with three or four moves mapped to the same control scheme, so not even the person "controlling" him would know what he would do next! -chuckle-