I was talking to Jason (who now lives in Kansas City) recently when he came down to Springfield to visit. He told me about a game he and Aaron had played in back at a local sci-fi convention back in 2014. It was a version of He Calls Me By The Thunder , but run with the Call of Cthulhu rules instead of Trail and with the same GM, Ethan of Technical Difficulties podcast. I searched the RPPR archives and found it, figuring you guys would want to hear it. Enjoy and thanks for supporting RPPR!
We have a special actual play that will NEVER be posted on the podcast. This is Shaun’s first time running a game for the RPPR group! Using Slasher Flick, he chose a 1980s heavy metal theme for the game. It was certainly an enjoyable game but I decided to make this a special reward for higher tier Patreon backers. Enjoy!
The eccentric and unpredictable Dr. Dinosaur has long been a pain in the collective backside of the scientific community. For over two decades he has constantly makes threats to destroy scientific facilities (such as the LHC at CERN). Though largely ineffective (and usually a victim of his own insane plans or Tesladyne interference), the sanity-challenged sauropod has seemingly completed a series of fairly complicated heists in the last few months. These thefts have included bio-samples from a Harvard genetics lab, outdated industrial capacitors from a Edision Electrical junkyard and oddly enough an entire truckload of Cherry Coke from a Mid-Western bottling plant. Oddly enough, the Doctor has managed to slip in and complete his crimes almost completely undetected. The only evidence is security footage that seemingly is ignored until it is reviewed the next day. Unsure of what Dr. Dinosaur plans to do with these thefts but aware that it could spell disaster when utilized with his unique brand of ‘science’, the intrepid action scientists of Tesladyne have been dispatched to track down the mad lizard and stop his latest experiments.
A group of Delta Green agents are sent to Greek Oaks, Minnesota, in order to investigate strange atmospheric conditions affecting the city of 40,000 souls. No other details are provided. The agents just happen to be the nearest available personnel with DG clearance.
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.