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Inverse World: The Composer of Souls

composer1For a long as anyone can remember, the residents of the sleepy community of Hephaestus’ Link have lived in the shadow of the Great Necropolis. A hidden city of the dead that rests upon a massive island floating less that 10 miles from island-ring community. No one in the town knows who built it or how it came to rest so near to their remote trading islands.. While most of the residents of Hephaestus’ Link feel slightly unnerved with the silent city looming over their community, most consider it a benign structure, being only a source of ghost stories for the elders to scare their grandchildren. However, one of those stories seems to have come true. Tales of strange music and an unearthly howling has been circulating around the town by Cloud Sailors from visiting ships. Fearing the rumors could stop valuable trade ships from docking, the mayor of Hephaestus’ Link has called upon adventurers to investigate this hidden city of the dead and discover why it has suddenly come to life again…

Call of Cthulhu: We Cannot Hallow This Ground

hallow-groundCivil War Cthulhu returns – now in the new Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition! Soon fter the Battle of Gettysburg, the Union decides to honor its fallen with a new national cemetery. But the task requires the disinterment, identification, and reburial of over 3,500 decomposing corpses from the battlefield. When rumors begin spreading of some irregularities in the project, President Lincoln summons a special group of investigators to discreetly look into things. But how wisely has he chosen his agents?

And check out Ethan’s other actual play podcast: ! They’ve got a Red Markets beta campaign, their own sessions of the Civil War Cthulhu games, Eclipse Phase, and more!

Trail of Cthulhu: General Order 11

general-order11News: Why were gone for so long? Read this for more info. We are now on a new web host, so hopefully, everything will be smooth sailing from here on out.

Amidst the chaotic guerrilla warfare of Civil War Missouri, a small force of Union militia troops is tasked with carrying out General Order No. 11, the expulsion of all civilians from four counties on the Kansas-Missouri border. But each soldier has his own motivations, not all of them noble. When they encounter some unusual opposition, their commitment to their mission, their unit, and even their sanity will be tested.

This is an early playtest version of this scenario, and also Ethan’s first time running Trail of Cthulhu.

Atomic Robo: The Fighting Scientists of Tesladyne – Episode 7

robo_picThe finale is here! Caught in the past, the brave and slightly deranged scientists of Tesladyne must confront a genocidal AI before it rewrites history. Aiding them is Tesla himself but can the genius and Robo’s creator even the odds? It’s down to a crazed engineer who thinks he’s a robot, a genetically engineered creature, a former Nazi turned dinosaur and a somewhat reformed mad scientist. The fate of the very universe rests of their unstable shoulders! We hope you enjoyed this campaign. Red Markets begins in two weeks.

Dying Earth: The Grand Hotel Perdusz

dying-earthDying Earth is a fantasy RPG based on the works of Jack Vance. Bill ran a game using the rules from the Revivification Folio. A group of travelers finds themselves trapped in a magical hotel, possibly forever, unless they can find a way out of a wizard’s contract that binds them there. Witty banter, intrigue, and skulduggery are to follow!

The Revivification Folio rules get players started within minutes. They set aside the extended, decision-heavy character generation of the original version for a system based on the random distribution of cards, which together take the place of a conventional character sheet. Players step more readily outside their established comfort zones when you can get them playing right away. When they spend less time creating their characters, they’re more open to seeing them meet the ironic comeuppances the game so often demands.