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  1. M Helsdon

    Mini Scenario

    A mini scenario that sits between the second and third scenario of the GM's Pack, with a tie-in to another product... War in Winter.pdf
  2. pachristian

    Rod of Sekhmet

    The Rod of Sekhmet, a Mythras adventure module run at Dundracon 42, on February 17, 2018, has been posted in the "downloads" section.
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  7. I'm new to the paper-pencil-dice RPG, and want to know some-thing: I read that Mythras allows for quick and exciting action, the kind you get in hollywood movies. This made me think of converting an old action-oriented side-scroller arcade game, Ghosts 'N' Goblins (1985), into a scenario. Question: would this "work"? Or would it get quickly slow and boring? Would it be only for advance players to survive? What if you made it less lethal--would it still be exciting? It looks like it would be fun to explore such areas in the video game, but would it still be fun as a RPG, to enter GnG's graveyard, forest, and mountain with your friends?--or would it be just too lethal and unplayable? Will it be a flop, and if so, then what would you have to add to make it "work"? --Thanks, Erico.
  8. Ian Proano

    Would you play this scenario?

    I am writing a Call of Cthulhu scenario, and was wondering if this sounded like one that would be fun to play? A group of occultists took up lodging in a small town in the heart of the Pennsylvanian forests when they discovered an ancient underground Pawnee burial chamber for which they had been looking for a decade. Inside was a tall stone altar, large rectangular slots cut into its sides. On top of it, surrounded in green flames, an animal skin scroll rested; the final teachings directly from an Ancient, containing vast power. But in order to get past the fire to their prize, the occultists found that they must find specific people to place within the slots cut into the altar. These persons needed, described in archaic writing throughout the temple, must be those who had committed specific wicked deeds. So the occultists set up a shop in the small town, and began to kidnap those they needed over the course of ten years. The last victim, a young schoolteacher named Sarah Marneski, has a childhood friend in Harrisburg who contacts one of the investigators. She asks for help in finding Sarah after receiving a concerning letter from her and finding her friend disappeared from the small town. The investigators must follow clues concerning the various disappearances in order to find traces of the cultists and discover the temple where their ritual is almost complete. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I would appreciate any and all advice and constructive criticism you may have.
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  10. Runeblogger

    Review of Xamoxis' Cleansing

    Here you can read a review of the latest scenario released by The Design Mechanism, written by Darvin Martin: http://elruneblog.blogspot.com.es/2016/12/resena-xamoxis-cleansing.html It's in Spanish. I know, I could have written it in English, but I'm too lazy. Besides, I don't know if I'd have enough audience for the effort... Still, you can use the Translation gadget on the right margin!
  11. Matt_E

    SECRETS OF BLOOD ROCK IS HERE.

    http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/198941/Secrets-of-Blood-Rock--FREE-TASTER http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/198942/Secrets-of-Blood-Rock In the northwestern reaches of The Vale rises an odd mountain of dappled red and grey stone. Maps call this place Pied Peak, but in the nearby town of Crafton it is known as Blood Rock. That name is shared by the village on the mountain, a quiet settlement with an unsettling ambience, and a dubious history. Days ago a well known peddler returned breathless and pale from that isolated hamlet, bearing a tale of mystery and woe. Villagers are disappearing without a trace. A patrol was dispatched to investigate, but no report has been received. Even the normally calm Lord Reval is concerned. Someone must act—now. Winter comes early to these parts, and who knows what might happen next? SECRETS OF BLOOD ROCK is a MYTHRAS fantasy/horror adventure set in The Realm, as are Book of Quests and Hessaret’s Treasure. Those supplements present useful background information for this setting, but are not required. This standalone investigation of the weird and terrible is designed to be integrated easily with your existing fantasy campaign. It is intended to offer at least three sessions of play and probably more, depending on your group's style and the decisions of the players. It can serve as either a long adventure, or a story arc within a larger campaign. In TV terms, it is a miniseries: more than a regular-length movie or two-part episode, but less than a full season. This scenario’s structure calls for both “linear” and “sandbox” styles of play, at different points. The beginning presents a traditional setup, with numerous hooks for seamless connections to character backstories and motivations. The main part calls for an investigation, turning the players loose with many choices about what to do next. Those decisions still occur within the framework of the larger plot, though, which funnels back into a structured climax. This is meant to promote roleplaying, creativity, and player autonomy, while maintaining a clear, resolved, and manageable storyline for the Games Master. SECRETS OF BLOOD ROCK is designed for four to eight characters run by experienced players. Running fewer than four adventurers is not recommended, and the Games Master is encouraged to use as many of the non-player characters as desired to round out the party. The numbers of allies and adversaries are strongly adjustable. Any type of character might prove useful on this adventure, and variety makes for a strong group. Rest assured, there will be violence, so physical prowess is welcome, but the central investigative aspect means that players who formulate a party without social skills do so at their peril. Still not sure about this one? Download the FREE TASTER for a bit more--but beware of spoilers! OLD BONES PUBLISHING strives to provide high-quality writing in a stylish, minimalistic presentation. Thanks for your interest! Please direct any question or feedback to old.bones.publishing@gmail.com. Please do check it out, and leave a review at DTRPG. Happy gaming!
  12. colinabrett

    Downtown Saturday Night

    Version 1.0.0

    53 downloads

    A conversion of the original DSN scenario to the BRP crossover rules developed in the Cyberpunk Setting thread.
  13. I have played around with this simple mind mapping scenario tool for a while now: http://omjonasson.se/rollspel/nodes/ You can change the setting between Fantasy and Serenity (ie. sci-fi, not buddhism), and either generate a complete mind map at the push of a button or add random nodes/relationships as you go. Relationships and nodes are sometimes described in a few words too; just enough for creativity to kick in. I found this to be ridiculously addictive : ) Click, see if i can make up a story, click again, new story, click again, new story…..
  14. Inspired by Tales of Terror published many years ago for CoC (and living a life of its own in some forum back then) I have written a handful of scenario seeds following the same concept but for sci-fi settings. Here is the first one. Feel free to contribute more seeds! I'm trying to stay under 800 words and after a short introduction three different developments are described. I'm also tagging them with a couple of descriptive terms for ease of use. The Theatre #terrorism #investigation The way the small theatre jokes vicsiously about the indigenous alien minority is not the worst - now they are suspects in a series of bombings. An old representative of the aliens', Socorro Nan Tali, makes contact with the characters. S/he, and many with her/him believes that law enforcement is not doing enough, and asks the characters to investigate both the theatre and the bombings. Something must be done before more people are hurt. 1. The connection between the theatre and the bombings are false. Visiting the theatre it is soon obvious the ensemble members are nothing but comedians, though not very good. Searching the last bomb site, an i'Dreeni sacred place for meditation, turns up both DNA and unusual ingredients not previously found, pointing in the direction of a small racist community on the outskirts of the city. Going after them with brute force will make them fight fiercely, with the characters probably needing help from the police, but infiltrating the community and spying out the masterminds of the attacks results in less bloodshed. 2. The Living Theatre of i'Dreeni is indeed a radical group, going from talking to action under the influence of a new member, Guerau Clara from a small racist community on the outskirts of the city. Sneaking around in the theatre will turn up both suspiscious behaviour and bomb-making ingredients. But catching the terrorists in action is not so easy... (see above). 3. A new member of the theatre, Guerau Clara, is actually an agent from neighboring planet Gerdr, trying to destabilize i'Dreeni by exploiting the suspicions between the two species. As a professional he leaves very few traces, but as he is quite bad on stage, he's been forced to bribe the leader of the theatre, Biel Leek, to not be kicked out. In a hidden compartment in his small flat a communications device can also be found. A simple but tedious tracking procedure will after a while give all the answers. The i'Dreeni: Amphibian humanoid (Strangeness 2) with fish-like scales and spindle-shaped head and limbs (limbs almost appearing to be segmented). Behaviour: Patient. Living in monogamous hermaphroditic pairs, taking turns giving birth, and at old age becoming a third middle sex. Appearance: Human-like in general body plan and size. Well camouflaged in i'Dreeni coastal landscape (light colors - beige, pale blues, light grays): -20% in Spot skill when trying to see an i'Dreeni. Large eyes with third semi-transparent eyelid mostly used underwater. Functional clothing. Communication: Sound. Two versions of language: One complex for use in air and a simplified version used underwater often over large distances. Skills: Swim 90%, Hide 75%, Stealth 75%. Natural weapon: Low-poisonous sting on wrists to stun prey when hunting. On humans the symptoms are dizziness for 30 minutes (all skills at -20%). The i'Dreeni are living off small water-dwelling lifeforms and algae, hunting and farming them in terraced systems of pools. Simple, open, rural buildings are scattered in small groups, often interconnected with the pool systems, with both wet and dry areas indoors. Have graciously shared their planet with various alien lifeforms for about 100 years, slowly becoming a minority. The i'Dreeni are mostly rural while the aliens (many humans among them) cluster together in small cities. They use high technology but mostly avoid it.
  15. Aces High is a mythical western supplement. It’s a different time, a time where violence is an everyday occurrence on the frontier of Civilization. A time of six gun shoot outs, red skins on the war path, dying cowboys under a desert sun. A time where the people drag a living from the land of dreams. Violence is an everyday occurrence on the frontier of Civilization. Dust swirls around a crimson sun, reminding every one of their possible success, telling them of their mortality. Prospectors are raping the hills for precious metals; dumping their waste in the fresh, clear rivers. Buffalo hunters slaughter vast herds of buffalo for their valuable pelts, leaving a wake of rotting carcasses, a mountain of bone and skulls. The Law can barely cope, as lynch mobs leave cadavers hanging from the trees. The Redskins fight for their very existence, caught between death and degradation. The old powers cannot compete with the new power from the East. By Stuart Godbolt. 112 pages. Published by Chaosium March 2009.
  16. MrJealousy

    Return to Griffin Mountain

    Version

    126 downloads

    The King of Dykene, Skilfil Heartpiercer, has been informed that some of his people from the Blue Dog tribe in the Northern extremes of his land have gone missing. The normal scouting parties of the Blue Dog tribe have not been able to discover anything useful and the King has decided to hire some adventurers to discover what has happened... Return to Griffin Mountain can be played as a standalone module… However, to make the Games Masters job much easier you should also have the Gloranthan Classics Volume III - Griffin Mountain source book, available from Moon Design. This adventure has been specifically written for Rune Quest 3, but should be fairly easy to convert to any other version of the Rune Quest Role Playing Game system.
  17. In Search of the Trollslayer is classic beer-and-pretzel dungeon-crawl filled with monsters, traps, and treasure! Your players will need to use their brawn as well as their wits to survive this dungeon. It is designed for 3-6 characters of Heroic Campaign power level. Other power levels may be used with some adjustment to encounters and obstacles. It is also suggested that the players create their characters using the total hit point option, as this will allow for a much more dynamic and exciting adventure. It is recommended that the party include at least one Wizard or Sorcerer, as there are several obstacles that will require their arcane skills to get past. This scenario is set in a dank and dismal swamp but could be placed in any campaign world with a few minor modifications. Three hundred years ago a brave human hero named Sir Tolwar was slain while leading an epic charge during the height of the Troll Wars. The body of the knight was never found but, because of his bravery, the tide of the war turned and Sir Tolwar became revered as a Saint. A brotherhood was formed that honored the knight, and they erected a shrine on the very site of the battlefield where Sir Tolwar was slain. They called themselves the Brotherhood of the Lance in reference to the weapon Sir Tolwar wielded on that fateful day — a golden spear called Kerok, the Trollslayer. Word of the shrine spread. Pilgrims thronged to this holy place, where to behold the spear of the saint could cure disease, heal the sick, or bestow courage for those going forth into battle. At first The Brotherhood accepted only donations for the upkeep of the shrine. But soon greed began to take root within their ranks. They began to charge great sums of money to look upon Kerok, causing those who truly needed the help of the saint to be turned away. The Brotherhood began to purchase farmland surrounding the shrine, demanding the serfs that worked it to pay exorbitant rents. As the years passed the Brotherhood of the Lance became nothing more than a cruel landlord. The greed and selfishness of the brotherhood angered the gods. They summoned a mighty cataclysm which shook the earth and flooded the Order’s holdings, creating the Dread Swamp. The monks themselves were transformed into hideous creatures haunting the catacombs of the shrine. Now the shrine is all but forgotten; a ruin rotting in the middle of the Dread Swamp. But legend has it that Kerok the Trollslayer, the lance of Sir Tolwar, remains hidden within the walls of the forgotten shrine, waiting to be claimed by any adventurer willing to retrieve it. By Troy Wilhelmson. 48 pages. Published by Chaosium May 2009.
  18. This supplement is a companion book for the Aces High setting. Incident at Alice is split into two sections; the first section is concerned with historical, geographical and societal issues that will allow the Master to explore some of the land of New Mexico during the appropriate period. The second section is a scenario which will allow the players to interact with some of the people and creatures that live here. In the scenario the characters will be involved in a bank raid and will chase an Apache outlaw across rugged terrain. Along the way they will begin to learn of the supernatural entities called the Kachina, sacred, mythical spirits of the Pueblo dwellers religion. The Puebloans themselves have a long and, at times, dark history. Some of which waits to be discovered in one of their forgotten, holy sites. The characters may begin to understand that not all Native Americans are the same. Being able to tell the difference between the thoughtful, artistic Puebloans and the warlike, aggressive Apache will give the characters some insight into the many divergent philosophies that are endemic of the native populations. In the end, learning this difference may be the weapon that allows the characters to succeed or fail in their quest. By Stuart Godbolt. To be submitted to Chaosium by October 2011.
  19. Blood and Badges contains the 9 winning entries for the 2010 BRP Adventure Contest: • I Sette Magnifici Bastardi by Kevin Ross (spaghetti western) • Blood and Badges by Jon Hook (western horror) • The Goblin Hoss by Kevin Scrivner (western horror) • In the Frozen Darkness by R.J. Christensen (fifties horror) • Out with a BANG by Tom Lynch (cyberpunk) • The Haunted Bridge by Rich LeDuc (fantasy) • Company Town: Stepchildren of the Night by Mike Czaplinski (humorous conspiracy) • From Pagania with Hate by Marko Ercegovi’c “Streebor” (medieval horror) • The Prison of Outlaws by Simon Yee (dystopian alternate history) 132 pages. Published by Chaosium June 2011.
  20. Veni, Vidi, Vici is a supplement for Rome. The adventures in this scenario pack can either be run as one-shot scenarios or inserted into an existing campaign that is set in the first century BC. If the gamemaster wishes to tie all the scenarios together to form the backbone of a campaign, the element that connects all adventures together could be the best known leader of ancient Rome, Gaius Julius Caesar. He can be the adventurers' patron throughout all these scenarios, providing them with motivations for adventure and enriching the background with his inspiring figure. These four scenarios offer exciting and deadly experiences - including riots, battles and the inevitable skulduggery of Republican Rome! • The Ransom: The party's patron has been kidnapping by pirates, and they must travel to Rome and raise his ransom in a rush against time and their patron's rival's underlings. • The Promise: The party's patron is now free, but he wants revenge against the pirates who held him prisoner. Can the heroes be the key factor in the pursuit and defeat of these seagoing scum? • The Sacrilege: The party members discover that their patron's wife is involved in a torrid affair with a well known patrician, and their loyalty is about to be tested in a plot full of treachery. But is everything really as it appears? • The Invasion: Rome is planning to invade the British Isles, but strategy suggests gathering intelligence beforehand. The party is sent to Britannia as scouts and spies: are there Briton chieftains envious enough of Cassivellaunus to side with the Roman invaders? By Ken Spencer, Pete Nash and Conall Kavanagh. 36 pages. Published by Alephtar Games December 2009.
  21. Here are the winning entries from the 2009 Chaosium BRP Adventure Contest. Explore mythic Australia, battle for lost New Caledonia, assist Boston police in a kidnapping, and make a strategic strike against the Nazi Occult Bureau in the 1930s! These and other adventures take place in different times and places, for Basic Roleplaying and the Basic Roleplaying Quickstart rules. 168 pages total. THE ADVENTURES INCLUDE: The Battle for New Caledonia, by Oscar Rios. The River Terror, by William Noble. Save Me an Angel, by R.J. Christensen. OPERATION: Mind Storm, by Jon Hook. The King, The Maiden, and the Mad Man of Las Islas de los Muertos, by Kenneth Spencer. The Guns of Nero’s Rome, by Michael Silverling. The Soul of Ra Mihn Nudal, by Kevin Scrivner. The Twin Circle Defenders, by Bruce Thompson. The Burmese Extravaganza, by Patrice Crespy. Fools Rush In, by Tom Lynch. Incident at Vasir Station, by Greg White. By many authors. 168 pages. Published by Chaosium October 2009.
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