HelixTec and the “Bag”

Notes: This mega corp was the one that I made up for the opening scenario for a game that I ran for a group that I had just met. Based on the outcome of that scenario, I new that they were going to be dealing with them again in a more antagonistic fashion. The original intention was that this drone would be used in a setup operation that HelixTec was going to hire the party for. This drone idea came to me while riding in a car down a street. I saw this Continue reading “HelixTec and the “Bag””

The Hounds of War

Notes: This scenario is for Weird War I and set in Arabia as part of the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918. It is designed for a single squad of Arab, British, French, or a mixed nationality unit.

Hook: A specialist squad is tasked with investigating the disappearances in an allied Arab tribe. Over the last couple of weeks one member a night has disappeared, and it is threatening the ability of the tribe to continue contributing to the war effort.

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The Collector of Days

This was inspired by the show on HBO called El Hipnotizador, which was based on an Argentinian comic book. As an aside, if you understand Spanish/Portuguese, I would recommend watching this, and if you don’t, it sounds like they have English subtitles available. This creature is appropriate in any game with mystery or horror elements, so Deadlands, Deadlands Noir, Rippers Resurrected, or even East Texas University.

The Collector of Days appears to be a old man or woman in a traveling fair the moves through the region, and has his own wagon/booth where he meets those who need his services. And his services are to make the Continue reading “The Collector of Days”

Thoughts on Frightful Expeditions

I started reading the Ripper’s Resurrected book Frightful Expeditions the other day and now that I have finished it, here are some of my thoughts on it. The book itself covers each of the world’s continents giving some high level information on the continent a couple of scenarios and some location specific monsters to be used. Each of the continents was a stretch goal that was unlocked as part of the Ripper’s Resurrected campaign with the final stretch goal being a physical book. Given all of this, I understand why the book is as limited in detail as it is. Each continent could easily be its own full sized book and still not cover the world as well as I might like.
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Olympus, Inc. take two or three

At the beginning of February, there was a kickstarter project to produce a Savage Worlds setting called Olympus, Inc. A day or so before it would have funded, Kickstarter suspended it. The creators decided to postpone the re-launch until a couple of other high profile kickstarters completed (Weird War I and Seventh Sea second edition) and so it was scheduled to start last Tuesday, when kickstarter decided to not approve the project. So the team moved the project to the Indiegogo platform and it finally got started on Friday. Previously I wrote a post on why I was interested in the
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Monster of the Week and the Mystery Format for Savage Worlds

This post is in response to a question about the scenario that I wrote up for Weird War I “Raid on the Hejaz Line“. Someone asked why the locations listed a motive, and I realized that I have never talked about the format that I have taken up for writing scenarios from Monster of the Week.

In Monster of the Week, each scenario is called a Mystery, and they provide a certain structure that I find useful to visualize for how things would progress, who is involved with, and where the events occur. Below is my Continue reading “Monster of the Week and the Mystery Format for Savage Worlds”

Weird War I Raid on the Hejaz Line

Notes: This scenario is for Weird War I and set in Arabia as part of the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918. It is designed for a single squad of Arab, British, French, or a mixed nationality unit.

Hook: A specialist squad is tasked with sneaking to the Hejaz rail line (an important one for moving troops and supplies) and sabotaging it before a troop train arrives so that a larger force can ambush the those on the train.

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