Synopsis: It’s the mystery of the new century for the Fightin’ Scientists of Tesladyne! A thief (or team of thieves) is targeting the collected works of Thomas Edison, stealing documents and exhibited inventions from around the country. The only clue to the perpetrators is a broken robot, seemingly reversed-engineered from Edison’s designs and a single tarot card stained with blood. Now the agents of Tesladyne must find out why Edison’s tech is being stolen and re-created before it is used for more dastardly purposes!
While looking into the increased activities within the NYC criminal rings, the hero inventor Iconoclast discovers two disturbing facts. One, there seems to be a rise in casualties on all sides that the gangs are not talking about, specifically with Luytein refugees that have been “recruited” as specialized enforcers. And two, it appears that these Luytein enforcers have had the majority of their cybernetic implants stripped. Researching further into the attacks, Iconoclast finds CCTV footage of one of the attacks, revealing the perpetrator to be the hero know as the Steel Centurion. Realizing that the Steel Centurion has either gone rogue or someone else has acquired the armor, Iconoclast calls on four local Base Raiders to find out why the one-time hero has had a change of heart and what he plans to do with the stolen Luytein technology.
An ancient evil known as the Darkness that Dwells has resurfaced in America. A group of heroes in Japan known as the Elemental Sabers fought them before Ragnarok. Recently, one of the Sabers, Saber Antimony, has been seen leading a team of base raiders.
Information on the Darkness is minimal and Antimony may be the world’s only remaining expert. Someone wants to pay to find out what she knows but others want to find her for their own reasons.
You have all woken up in a sleeving facility. An AI named Factotum has told you that you are on an exoplanet in a secret site built by Firewall. The rest of the facility has gone dark. You are to assess the situation and retake the site for Firewall. Additional briefing info will be made available during the mission. Originally run on Aug 16, 2015 for Patreon backers.
You are cordially invited to a night at the opera.
Dr. Charles Curtis, a professor of geology at Washington State University has been found dead. His lab has been ransacked and certain samples of interest to the Group are now missing. Find out who killed him and why.
When the threat of global annihilation is present there is only one group to call, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. After receiving a warning from a young physicist named Quinn Mallory, the League learns that the future artificial intelligence know as Skynet is hunting down various time travelers from across the multiverse. Using new robotic agents know as “Mavericks”, Skynet has been able to carry out precision strikes across multiple timelines, leaving little evidence of its true goal. Fearing the damage to space/time continuum created from these blatant incursions, Mallory recruits the League to travel to the future and hopefully unravel the mystery of the Skynet Paradox.
As you may know, I run online games for Patreon backers. I’ve been neglecting to post the MP3 versions of these games. I will try to catch up this month. This is a Cthulhu game I ran back in June. It’s also available on Youtube if that works better for you. (All of the Patreon games are available on our Youtube channel.)
Original Synopsis: All of you work for Regent Bail Enforcement Services as bounty hunters. An infamous pair of fugitives, the Wrights, a married couple who have been on the run for years. Daniel was originally arrested for possession of stolen goods but after the first bounty hunter cornered them, Eliza, shot and nearly killed him. They are believed to have killed a police officer in yet another shootout. They have been on the run for 4 years but intel has put them near Kansas City. You have three leads:
- Phone call between Daniel and ‘Tickles’ a local police informant. Computer analysis proves it is Daniel, but the KC police have not yet made Tickles available for interview.
- Two known associates of Eliza, her brother Stephen Hurst, and Dr. Oscar Mendez have recently traveled to Kansas City. Their whereabouts are unknown.
- Rental car from KC area reported missing – check of security camera footage reveals couple that matches the Wrights. Clerk recognized them from photos.
This is the original playtest for Fall Without End. Listen as the RPPR crew tries to tackle mountain climbing and sanity rending horror. A fun time was had by all. Click here to download the actual play episode.
Our story takes place at Mount McKinley in 1931. As America comes to grips with the real cost of Black Tuesday, the government becomes desperate to find distractions for an increasingly rebellious population stirred by endless woes. As Lindbergh proved, the people love nothing more than heroes capable of great deeds, and the government is willing to buy itself some at any price. Players take the roles of the brave explorers risking their lives for a photo op at the summit. But the mountain is far older than any human civilization and home to terrors far worse than any economic recession. As players struggle up the infamous Wickersham Wall, will they be able to survive the combined onslaught of the elements, gravity, and vertiginous horrors from another reality?
This is the original playtest for the horror scenario. It was originally a bonus for backing the No Security Kickstarter, but I never got around to posting the AP. Now everyone can enjoy it. Click here to download it.
Capone’s reign has ended, and it remains to be seen how much of Chicago’s corrupt infrastructure will be dragged down with him. As two-bit criminals scramble to establish themselves in the power vacuum, the exposed corruption presents an opportunity for muckraking socialists to provoke the downtrodden into revolution. Meanwhile, the government must intervene to stop the Commies and audit the more legitimate business holdings listed in Capone’s infamous ledger. Despite their cross purposes, each faction finds itself stymied by an unknown forces. The mobsters are missing a Capo who was never swept up in the raids. A socialist reporter has never returned from his undercover assignment. And the government has to contend with a huge factory which, according to records, shouldn’t exist. Can a group of characters separated by politics, ideology, and class cooperate long enough to survive a terror antithetical to life itself?