The question sometimes comes
up where certain ideas for adventures came from, which movies were an influence
on my games in the past and what led me to use the things I did for various
adventures that I ran. The simple reality of it is that my ideas come from a
multitude of places, sometimes literature, sometimes movies and many times just
from me. The movies and literature that follow are merely the ones that I
remember right off the top of my head and have most likely had the most
influence over the game than anything else.
Star Wars (The movies, all of them)- This one should be at the top of the list.
The Last Samurai
Night of the living dead
Alien and Aliens
John Carpenter's: The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China and Starman
Battlestar Galactica (Classic and the new series)
Simon and Simon
Anything with Steven Seagal in it.
Star Trek (the series and the movies)
The Magnificent Seven
The Tomorrow People
The Powers of Matthew Star
Terminator (1 and 2)
Serenity (and for that matter 'Firefly')
Titan A. E.
The Chronicles of Riddick and Pitch Black
Transformers the movie
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Last of the Dogmen
Jurassic Park and Lost World
Star Wars the novels-Some of them are great...anything before Visions of the
Future came out.
Hamlet (most anything by William Shakespeare)
Both 'Jumper' and 'Helm' by Steven Gould
H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu mythos
The works of Stephen King
The Wild Cards series, edited by George R. Martin
The works of the many talented writers at both D.C. and Marvel Comics.