Sunday, May 18, 2014
A Power Rangers Game?
My children have recently discovered the immense collection of Power Rangers television episodes on Netflix. I remember seeing bits and pieces of this show over the years. In case you need a refresher, every intro is in the following clip.
My son is really interested when he sees my role playing books and the few miniatures I have. He is not ready for full blown Pathfinder or anything like that but I did have an idea - maybe there is some game similar to Power Rangers that I could get for him to play. He has several Power Rangers action figures, some of the Kreo figures, and some Zords also.
I looked for a simple game that would allow him to play in the Power Rangers universe or at the least something similar. I have had absolutely no luck at all. I entertained the thought of whipping something together myself but I am not knowledgeable enough when it comes to Power Rangers to do so. Sure, the basics would be:
1. Focused on teamwork instead of solo missions.
2. The team would have a and (Zordon) that would supply a base, etc.
3. The team would use weapons, combo weapons, zords, and combined zords to fight evil.
4. The good guys would be opposed by the Big Bad (Rita Repulsa) and it could expand. (Lord Zed)
5. The Big Bad would have minions. (Whatever those mobs are called)
6. There would also be a Monster of the Week with special powers and that could grow in size.
Yeah, it is pretty formulaic and it would be easy to emulate. Quite honestly, I do not want to spend a large amount of time reading about the shows or watching them to whip up something myself. I am not quite sure I would get the feel right, either. I would probably make the mistake of trying for a "serious version" because I do think the co re idea is pretty good. Anyway, it is time to get down to business.
Does anybody reading this have any information, links, etc. about a free and simple Power Rangers role-playing game or something similar? I have looked all over the internet and I can not find anything like I have for G.I. Joe (Strike Force Seven iirc), Thundarr the Barbarian, or several others. It does not have to specifically emulate the Power Rangers specifically as long as it is similar in tone and execution; names can always be changed, etc. I appreciate any input that anyone has to offer.