Better Angels is a an upcoming One Roll Engine role playing game from Greg Stolze and Arc Dream. It’s currently in playtesting and we were fortunate enough to get our hands on the draft. Caleb ran the playtest scenario so we could get familiar with the game before we dive into a campaign. In this scenario, we all play supervillains in an existing group of bad guys, out to rule the American Midwest with an iron fist….in theory. However, after a horrifically violent outing at an Occupy rally and a fight with a ‘superhero’, we get a job offer from another supervillain. The job isn’t what it seems though so will our protagonists find out the truth behind the scheme and what will they do about it?
In this special one shot of Call of Cthulhu run on Halloween 2012, Caleb puts a few of us through a temporally-challenged nightmare. When a few children at a normal Sunday school encounter a horrific monster beyond their comprehension, their stories are dismissed by adults, despite the carnage the creature causes. Little do they know that the horror will never leave them, as the creature haunts them in a way they will never expect. Can these survivors find a way to fight the thing from beyond time and space or will they fall victim to it? All this and trick or treaters make random appearances through the episode!
This one shot scenario was inspired by the critically acclaimed video game, Lone Survivor. In a bleak, post-apocalyptic city, a group of survivors huddle in a broken down apartment building, including a doctor, a thief, and a cop. Each is immune to the plague that killed or mutated everyone else in the city. Food is dwindling down and the roaming creatures are drawing closer. The few survivors still able to move around on their own have to work together to find supplies and a way out of the apartment building. But can they overcome the monsters roaming the halls and the terrifying secrets lurking in the building? What is the mystery behind the green, blue, and red pills? Is the apocalypse even real? Find out in this special one shot of Fear Itself!
A few months ago, Dan offered to run a Star Wars game using Wild Talents and Star ORE, along with a few other house rules. It only lasted two sessions but they were fun! So, to provide some holiday cheer, I present to you the Ballad of Kevin Starchaser (and his friends). They have a spaceship and make poor life decisions. Also: Star Wars.
In this playtest of a Gencon scenario written by Aaron, a group of kids look into a mystery and stumble across a time traveling conspiracy of Men in Black and even more sinister foes! When a friendly monster disappears, a group of kids and their monster buddies look for their friend. Their search takes them to a junkyard…on the edge of Forever. Well, I could post more, but I don’t want to spoil it for you. Does anyone even read these things? I don’t know. The important thing is that Aaron ran a great game.