Enemy Mine in SF

jedion357's picture
March 11, 2009 - 9:54am
There was a WW2 movie of Jame Coburn as an American pilot? and a Japanese soldier alone on an island who though enemies become friends
It was reprised in Enemy Mine as a sci-fi movie.

So how would you approach this as Star Frontiers adventure? It would certainly work for 1 GM and 1 player situation.

A sathar and one of the PC races?
Sathar hynotizes the PC and then they get along as friends!
Not much fun for the PC.

for that to work as a game you'd have to eliminate the possibility of an easy kill by both sides- no ammo for lasers and autopistols

the PC would have to have an effective defense against hypnotic effects or a very high ability that would make it easy for him to resist.

You'd have to have a seriously dangerous enviroment to force them to work together to survive.

Or would this work better with say a mechanon? or some other race?

EDIT: I also think you'd have to have some well developed ideas about the NPCs culture to give the game the right flavor- that said the sathar might be impossible for this- I cant really imagine much in the way of culture for them.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

Will's picture
March 31, 2009 - 4:02pm
The mark is an ancient Yazirian pictogram for gromaakyaziri, literally enemy of The People.

"You're everything that's base in humanity," Cochrane continued. "Drawing up strict, senseless rules for the sole reason of putting you at the top and excluding anyone you say doesn't belong or fit in, for no other reason than just because you say so."

—Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stephens, Federation