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I was thinking ... do you like (or used to) the Asterix comics ? I think they are great, although I don''t read many comics.Anyway, have you ever thought that they could be an inspiration to you ? Propably not. But take a look at the scenes in the forest, the village, and especially the coast.They are very well-made.The Druid, the houses, the feasts ...inspiring in a way, at least for me.Weird.Comments ? Runemaster Join the Game Developers RuneRing !
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I''ve never heard of Asterix comics...I find Led Zeppelin''s music inspring sometimes for some reason. A lot of the songs have fantasy overtones.

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Runemaster LMAO

Do you know that the scenarist barely knew anything about roman civilisation when he started all this ? Then look at all the cool details about daily life (going out kicking roman soldiers, fighting with the rest of the village on the market place). Look at the characters ... ah Asterix !

There has been some games for it, I think some console platform games, and also I know of a serie of miniatures for a table top bar fighting thing, or maybe it was an RPG, I only remember a photo.

It''s not a weird idea, I think it would be quite cool on the contrary. If a game is to be heroic, given the "unrealisticness" we already have around, maybe a bit of good ol'' craic would be the little touch we forgot in the magic potion

youpla :-P

(did you read the "foreign" episodes ? India, America, Spain, Switzerland, etc)

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Movies inspire me a lot. Entrapment just inpired my last game idea. If you wanna talk about it, check out the thread here.

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I haven''t read asterix either but i''m by some of the other threads here i presume you''re talking about social structures?

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The only Asterix comics I have seen are in french. Kinda hard to read.

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ASterix describes the life of a little village of the free Gaul that hasn''t surrendered to the Roman empire...
The characters are highly "typed" in that there different traits are extremely pronounced. BAsically, the main interest for thos gauls is to kick some roman butt, thanks to the magic potion, prepared by the druid Panoramix, taht give the villagers a tremendous force. But Obelix don''t get any as he fell in the cauldron when he was a kid.

PAul : this comic is a work of humor, that describes some typical traits of the various nationalities in it... it''s a parody. The characters are excellent, and the scenery in which the action takes place is always very ... I dunno, nicely chosen. I guess you''d have to see it to understand.
This comic has been translated in lots and lots of foreign language (including a Latin version if I remember).

youpla :-P

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For inspiration, I post to this board...

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Music, specifically, good video game music .

Is that weird?...

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i live in the weirder city in the world. so when i need inspiration i usualy go off with my mother while she do thats daily stuff ( pay stuff, buy stuff, go uncle house, that kind of stuff) and i experiment a lot of weird feelings( one day i will show a pic of my city to you guys) and that give me inspiration.

asterix?? huh... i already saw a movie of it ("the 12 jobs of asterix" i think) and that is realy a parody of ours society, it was realy funny

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I vaguely remember asterix, i kid in high school used to spend his entire lunch time reading them. Had some fat guy with a helmut that had horns on it in the comic yes? Has anyone played a old classic game called Dan Dare?

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Yes, there was definately at least _one_ game out based on the Asterix comic/cartoon. It was for SNES, and would probably be damn near impossible to get ahold of. The ROM''s floating around out there, tho''. . .

Also, there is actually a Game Boy Color game set to come out soon, don''t know details. There''s a little writeup on IGN.com.

In general, having a game w/ the *good* comic caricatures you see in that show would be quite cool. (not the ones you see in poorly translated Japanese titles- little boy goes WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH because you took his toy- I''m sure it was funny in the original ^_^)

I wonder why that''s not more popular w/ today''s technology. The only recent humorous titles (*attempts* I should say) I''ve seen lately have either been too Hollywoodish or amateur efforts that bite off Monty Python waaaay too much. *sigh* Roberta Williams, wherefore art thou???

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