Neo Shinobi Vendetta: Forged in the Dark (Session 2 of 5)
Lowell Francis runs for Darren Brockes, Fraser Simons, Owen Thompson, and Peter Mazzeo
We add in the Cell (Crew) mechanics for this Forged in the Dark game, then explore the everyday lives of our ninja, before they decide to eliminate a Yakuza gang for hassling retirees.
Tales & Things (Tales from the Loop) (Session 5)
Lowell Francis runs for Darren Brockes, Rich Rogers, Sarah J., and Sherri
October arrives with questions of costumes and futures, but strange secrets pull our kids in many directions, making a series of mysterious thefts a welcome diversion.
Masks: The Suits (Session 1)
Leandro Pondoc runs for Alun R., Rob Ruthven, Sabine V., and Sawyer Rankin
Who are the Suits? Our heroes may find that they're barely scratching the surface of this shadowy conspiracy. L0K1 receives a suspicious job offer, Serenade displays some unnerving skill in violence, SULIT seizes a chance to rise to the top and Varga shows everyone how exactly it is that she rocks.
HILT // BLADE (Session 1 of 4)
Leandro Pondoc runs for Darren Brockes, Diana Moon, Rob Ruthven, and Tony H
In this first session, we meet our squad of Hilts, Palladium Station's first line of defense against the gravity-eating Outsiders. With a team comprised of the cocksure Mars, the haunted Rain, the laidback Benjen and the cryptic Carina, it's no wonder they start bickering and misunderstanding each other in record time.
Uncanny Echo: The Heist (Session 1 of 10)
Jim Crocker runs for Ben Swinden, Lucian Kahn, Pearl Zare, and Sarah J.
A hard-luck quartet of bank robbers get in over their heads when they go after a vault that contains something...uncanny! Content notice: gun violence, pescophilia.
Good Society: Raillery, Reason & a Rapier's Wit (Session 1 of 4)
Sabine V. runs for Agatha, Alun R., Leandro Pondoc, and Scot Ryder
Set up for a mesh of interconnected relationship between respectable Regency folks and their mysterious masked counterparts.
Mutants in the Night: Unity (Session 1 of 4)
Ludovico Alves runs for Kyle H., Michael G. Barford, Tom F., and Walter German
Welcome to Mount Pleasant, Greenland and the Mutant Safe Zone of Unity Heights. It is 21st of February, and the police take the opportunity to raid the MSZ. Meet Flint, Grey, Thorn, and Jack as they protect their local clinic and get rid of a predator within their community.
The Veil: Echoes (Session 1 of 4)
Darren Brockes runs for Alex, Fraser Simons, Leandro Pondoc, and Walter German
Rhye finds a cryptic lead for the cost of a favor, Hector questions the fallibility of memory, Z is sent on an errand for their maker, and Joy asks an old coworker if it's all worth it.
Mutants in the Night (Session 1 of 5)
Leandro Pondoc runs for Pawel S., Sawyer Rankin, and William
Within Chicago, a mutant child needs rescuing from her family and our crew, consisting of Slaytista the Silence, Mist the Prestige and Thinner the Worldbreaker, answer her call, with potentially dire consequences for the Mutant Safe Zone.
Dungeon World: Cold Ruins of Lastlife (Session 1 of 4)
Ludovico Alves runs for Asher S., Max M., and Peter
In which we meet our three undead knights, who were freed from stasis by the awakening birth of a new god. As they are entrusted with the possibility of rebirth and a novel world, they make decisions for the future of the whole of Lastlife.
Last Words: Playtest
Gerrit Reininghaus facilitates for Noella H and Tyler Lominack
Gerrit facilitated a playtest of his game Last Words, to be published in Codex Melancholy. Content notice: This game deals with the loss of a close relative and the recording starts in media res - so be warned about the content.
David Morrison runs for Kyle H. and Steven desJardins
Luis Alvarez, a veteran of a quasi-governmental mythos hunting organisation, returns to New York to embroil himself in the early disco scene of 1972. He is introduced to a new party drug hitting the dancefloors, but is soon drawn into a search for his missing friend.
Monster of the Week: Heartbreak Blues
Ryan M. runs for Jeremy Strandberg, Jim Crocker, and Sabine V.
A former skip tracer, a YouTube personality, and paranormal expert face a supernatural blues killer in the heart of Memphis.
Leandro Pondoc runs for Diana Moon and Klint Finley
Deep within the quarry in the woods, you faintly can hear the plink of a thousand unceasing hammers. But such signs are of no impediment to the world-weary Eli and the haunted ex-cultist Mahera, looking for trophies for their own reasons. Much to their hubris.
Achtung! Cthulhu Dark: The Angel of Krupna (Session 1 of 4)
Alun R. runs for Eduardo L., Paul Rivers, Philipp Neitzel, and Walter German
Two British parachutists rendezvous with their Czech contact and the American diplomat she is 'showing around the countryside', before returning to a safe house in occupied Prague. From there they meet with a high-ranking member of the nascent Czech resistance before fleeing into the night when the Nazis raid a basement jazz club.
Urban Shadows: Dresden Files (Session 4 of 4)
Lowell Francis runs for Alun R., Blake Ryan, Kevin Lovecraft, and Vince
The characters overcome their divisions in order to retrieve the Cauldron and stop this mythic rewriting, but one among them carries betrayal in their pocket.
Scum and Villainy: Star Wars Day Extravaganza: Episode I (Session 1 of 3)
Gerwyn Walters runs for Ben, Lu Quade, Ozzy, and Walter German
CHILDREN OF THE REBELLION - The horror of the destruction of Alderaan by the first DEATHSTAR has sent shockwaves around the galaxy. Erstwhile supporters of THE EMPIRE have finally been exposed to the horrors it brings. -- For several months Duke Tannet, ruler of the planet Bethuun, has been in talks with the REBEL ALLIANCE to give their support but these talks have been placed in jeopardy by the kidnapping of Tannet's children. -- But hope still remains as the ALLIANCE dispatches a cell of agents to rescue the children and in doing so, bring Bethuun into the rebellion.
Scum and Villainy: Star Wars Day Extravaganza: Episode II (Session 2 of 3)
Gerwyn Walters runs for Aaron, Andrew Hauge, and Mike
GHOSTS OF MANDALORE - The Destruction of Echo base on the Ice world of HOTH has left the REBEL ALLIANCE fleeing the triumphant EMPIRE. While brave men and women flock to their banner, these heroic warriors can not fight without the weapons to do so. -- On the planet Bethuun, the alliance has discovered that the rich industrialist Kolan Nog has just won a contract from the empire to scrap a fleet of GAUNTLET STARFIGHTERS that have been surrendered by Governor Gar Saxon of Mandalore. -- Desperate for more weapons to aid their fight, the REBEL ALLIANCE dispatches a cell of rebels to find the location of the freighter which carries them.
Scum and Villainy: Star Wars Day Extravaganza: Episode III (Session 3 of 3)
Gerwyn Walters runs for Lonnie Spangler, Max M., Sabine V., and Walter German
STALKING THE SHADOW - Still pursued by the fleets of The EMPIRE after their defeat at HOTH, the REBEL FLEET has scattered to find solace in any port they may call friend. -- The Blockade runner Shadowdancer had set out for the planet of Bethuun after rescuing a ship carrying Alderaian refugees. There has been no sign of it since. -- Fearing for the brave soldiers and civilians aboard, rebel command has sent a ship to investigate it's last known position. But time is fading fast and with it, any hope to find and rescue those still aboard.
Dark Streets & Darker Secrets: Beneath the Canals (Session 1 of 4)
Richard Ruane runs for Jason, Maria Rivera, and Stentor Danielson
We add a few hundred years to the collaborative, multi-author city of Pentola from the Beneath the Canals zine quest using Diogo Nogueira’s “Dark Streets & Darker Secrets.” Pursuing a rumor of a caved in wall and new tunnel in the undercity of Pentola, Salazar, Sibel, and Jabril find another party with a strange leader has gotten there ahead of them.
HILT // BLADE: Season 2 (Session 2 of 5)
Darren Brockes runs for Bethany H., David L., Leandro Pondoc, and Rich Rogers
As the new squad leader, Julia takes her squad to the arcade for some team bonding and then promptly ditches them. Kenshi and Julia talk about the past and future in the hallway while Toma and Shinjo talk about what’s best…for the squad, for Julia and for Shinjo himself. Then, a Traveler tall enough to block out the moon arrives.
Uncanny Echo: Suburbia (Session 2 of 10)
Jim Crocker runs for Arnie, Eli, Lucian Kahn, and Pearl Zare
Four suburbanites try to unravel the mystery of the Uncanny Echo of a bank heist in London last night. How does what happened connect to their seemingly-normal neighborhood?
Night Witches: Engles Airdrome (Session 1 of 3)
Jim Crocker runs for Bethany H., Jesse Larimer, Sara, and Sarah J.
We meet the Squadron for the first time, and learn about what connects them, who they have to contend with at their training base, and why that runway is so hard to land on.
InSpectres: Still in Hollywood (Session 1 of 3)
Gene A. runs for Kyle H., Lucian Kahn, Peter Mazzeo, and Robbie Boerth
The West Hollywood InSpectres office (not to be mistaken for InSpectres Beverly Hills) is open for business. An early call for a commercial shoot. The city of Torrance offers a contract. A haunting in a restaurant. A bug is found.
Infinite Galaxies: Empire of the Dying Sun (Session 2)
Rory runs for Alejandro, Ash, Michael Mendoza, and Simon Landreville
Our heroes have extracted Prof. Ameron and need to learn what he knows about the impending supernovas of nearby stars.
Veil'd Fantasy (Session 2 of 5)
Lowell Francis runs for Chris Newton, John Campbell, Sherri, and Tyler Lominack
As their various troubles loom, the PCs each begin to look for ways to survive and make a little coin, but when their Heretic leads them to a minor god hounding his steps, they encounter the foulest of schemes.
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