We have finally descended into the lowest pits of Hell! Caleb, Noah, Rob, and I will guide you through the last two books of Inferno, covering the sixth through ninth circles of Hell, plus the final escape! What weirdness will this cover? Quite a bit between all the MANY descriptions of room inventories and random encounter tables.
Earth tier! A strange and twisty journey finally draws to a close to our first Eclipse Phase campaign.
From the bottom left, we proceed from the party’s dramatic escape from the close confines of Hotel California; Rogue AGI Augustine taking control of a crowd of synthmorphs to draw the fire of a distant sniper on Vo Nyugen; The agents get forked and sent on a doomed mission to the haunting ruins of Tokyo; they witness the final stroke of the conspiracy’s plans in the petrified forests of the Ozark mountains: The final battle with Manjappa’s pet Titans in the Martian desert; and their final point of departure- Warden’s SimulSpace watering-hole at the edge of existence.
Looming over the journey we have (Bottom right) Q, the group’s newest addition, having just swapped his eye for wisdom plastic explosives and Manjappa’s synthetic assassin, Kill-E, smuggled in the prosthetic railgun-arms of a colleague, and (top right) a very special cylinder that caused a great many problems, and the shadowy super-spook Manjappa, who, in the end, turned out to just be…some guy.
Your support of RPPR made this possible, both the artwork and the campaign itself! This year, I do plan to start a campaign of Delta Green using Impossible Landscapes but I have to finish reading before I start.
We run games for $10 patrons every month via our Discord. These games are saved on a Youtube channel. I have copied every episode from the Youtube channel as a Mp3 and uploaded it to this folder. There are 147 actual plays here, with RPPR cast members running games for patrons and guest RPPR cast members.
Next week, we will resume early access with a one shot of Delta Green, with my 2020 shotgun scenario “The Contractors”.
Thank you for supporting RPPR and sorry about the minor screwup.
Paul Elkmann returned to Hell after a 34 year sabbatical. Noah, Caleb, and Rob come with me to descend once again. Find out what the new version of Inferno holds for adventurers. From Styx mushrooms to the Tree of Good and Evil, there are a lot of new ways to TPK unwary parties. We slog through the diseases and marshlands of the netherworld for your entertainment!
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The third tier of our first Eclipse Phase campaign has the Know Evil team visiting a scum swarm. From our artist Patsy:
“Here we have the Swarm orbiting high over earth, with highlights on, left to right:
Faiyun (am I finally spelling that right?) fresh from the rejuvenation vat, rescues a resleeved SAIROC’s ballet performance; graffiti relating to the mysterious narrative entity Akaja; emotionally unstable psychosurgeon DOCTOR MINDFUCK, Magda of the BOYTOY salvage cooperative, resleeved for battle but still looking fabulous; Faiyun and Bartleby enjoying their new bodies modelled on their favourite anime characters; Maxwell, forced to shoot his own Mesh-Insert out of his neck and the salvage operation goes terribly wrong; Gerard and Maxwell indulging their cowboy fantasies as members of the swarm militia; The centipede-oid leader of the rival DEVIL’S REJECTS salvage company; and Preston, rocking the fashion world by announcing his break from his employers while wearing a fabricated human-skin suit.”
Caleb, Rob, and Noah and I have delved back into hell for your entertainment! Picking up where we left off, we go through circles two through four, looking at more weird magic items, random encounters, and hell cake math.
We continue on our Know Evil journey by exploring Luna! From the artist Patsy:
“The group’s madcap adventures as interplanetary gonzo journalists for RELEASE THE KRAKEN are sadly interrupted both by the machinations of the Proxies, their Firewall masters, and by the mind-shredding horror of the Exsurgent threats they’re theoretically meant to be pursuing.
I’ve also included a more visible WIP version of the Release The Kraken frontpage, in case anyone’s curious.”
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We’re going to Hell! Judge’s Guild put out a module called Inferno in 1980, ostensibly based on Dante’s Divine Comedy. It’s a LOT. Caleb, Rob Stith (from the Orpheus Protocol) and Noah all followed me into this devilish scenario. We have so much to talk about that we are going to make a mini series of this journey as we could only get about halfway through the original module in this episode. There’s also a 2014 remake of the scenario that completes the entire 9 circles of Hell!
Know Evil was such a long and complex campaign that no one image could include all of it. Instead, we’re going with an illustration for each of the tiers, starting with Venus! We also have some of the images as close-ups.
Clockwise from top, we have the Venusian pirates’ aerostats burning as our heroes make their escape; S.A.I.R.O.C., the multi-ton spider-tank with lots of love to give; The Claudias, a single ego powering a multi-bodied crime syndicate; SAIROC earnestly befriending Augustine, the devout but fantastically powerful AI; Faye-Yin freerunning her way across the rooftops; Preston cleaning up at the mahjong table; Preston Crowley, octomorph reality show star and swashbuckling swordmaster; The mysterious Dr. Stefansson in a child morph, commanding a fearsome spherical warbot; Bartleby’s muse, the menacing March Hare; Bartleby, traumatised psycho-surgeon and gunslinger; Faye-Yin sliding under SAIROC amidst a fierce gunfight; Gerard’s brutal victory in the fighting pits over his octomorph foe; Bartleby instigating a mass murder-suicide to escape a virtual-reality hellscape; Faye-Yin Kirkpatrick, light-footed legitimate businesswoman; Preston in a hermaphroditic pleasure-morph, wreaking havoc with twin swords; Preston’s muse, the alluring Fhtagn; Gerard, the bioconservative man-mountain gladiator; and the desiccated remains of an unlucky worker on the THOUGHT station.
I recently found a copy of Rapture: The Second Coming, a d20 modern setting book and realized we had to talk about it here. But in order to understand this…unique setting, some of the RPPR cast (Caleb, Aaron, and Birk) and I watched the Left Behind movies. What is the Rapture? You can learn the theological background to this belief system with a 2 hour documentary on Youtube from Renegade Cuts or you can just listen to us dig through a weird book made in the height of the d20 shovelware era.