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Fear Itself: Burner – A Delta Green Shotgun Scenario

burner4A woman, blood seeping through her suit, staggers to the door of Red-Talk Phones. A gun is in her hand. She is strong enough to yell out not to bother calling the police. She just needs a clean phone, a burner. It is coming and it would be better if it did not have more victims to attack. The employees of the strip mall huddle behind the counter of Red-Talk Phones.

Burner is a Delta Green scenario in which the PCs are civilians thrown into an Opera without warning. I used Fear Itself (a Gumshoe system) to playtest the engine because I thought it suited the scenario more and I wanted to introduce one of the players, Shaun, to Gumshoe.

Burner won second place in the 2015 Delta Green Shotgun Scenario contest. You can read all of the entries here, including the winner Die Nachtbruder.

 

Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Shanghai – episode 20

EliasSmallPhoto3Nyarlathotep… the crawling chaos… I am the last… I will tell the audient void…I do not recall distinctly when it began, but it was months ago. The general tension was horrible. To a season of political and social upheaval was added a strange and brooding apprehension of hideous physical danger; a danger widespread and all-embracing, such a danger as may be imagined only in the most terrible phantasms of the night…

A band of desperate and hardened investigators step forward to battle the forces of the Crawling Chaos one last time. Only a handful even remember the origins of their mission, but now all realize the stakes. Their destiny awaits at Gray Dragon Island. In blood and madness, they will pay just for a chance for the world to see the dawn one more time. Find out who lives and who dies in the last session of the RPPR run of Masks of Nyarlathotep. Thanks for listening.

Base Raiders: Canon

sentry-turretNews: Check out Death Traps Volume 1, the newest Base Raiders supplement. Use Gritty Gas in your game today! On sale at DrivethruRPG and the Base Raiders store.

A group of Base Raiders find themselves trapped in the Graveyard of Giant Robots. Built by the Ideal, it is a state-sized cavern in the mantle of the Earth. The old heroes used it to store dead kaiju, wrecked alien spaceships, and decommissioned giant robots. Access is only through teleporters found in various Ideal safehouses but getting in is a lot easier than getting out. Paying for a teleport back to the surface is quite expensive, so the base raiders decide to take a job. Alien refugees want a particular computer back, which is somewhere in the depths of the Graveyard. Finding it in the thousands of square miles of kaiju corpses, swampland, car-sized kaiju parasites, and malfunctioning armed robots, is easier said than done. Who will they find in the Graveyard? Why is the alien computer here? Who is using it? Find out in this special one shot!

Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Shanghai – episode 19

shanghai-2Shanghai is heating up! Riots, disasters at the harbor, and kidnapped friends are only the start of the team’s problems. Investigating the order of the Bloated Woman and its nefarious leader, Ho Fung, will be no easy task. Even occult investigation methods such as the Dreamlands may prove more dangerous than ever before. The end is drawing near though. Only one more cultist stronghold to raid…

Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Shanghai – episode 18

hi_pce_37196915_pce-229The campaign goes full circle! Only a few of the original team survived from their initial investigation of a murdered priest, but after a long and harrowing journey, they have returned to the Pearl of the Orient. Now they know what the cult to the Crawling Chaos plans, at least to some degree, but can the heroes find the location of their secret lair? The occult is not the only threat – gangsters, spies, revolutionaries, and corrupt cops also pose a risk. Furthermore, the Yithians have received what they want – without their aid, the investigators are in more danger than ever. Will Shanghai swallow up our stalwart fighters of the unknown? Find out as the last chapter of Masks begins!