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Mrs Frieda’s Halfway Home Session 54 – November Snow

Troy is swaddled in the quiet, thick snow of Winter. The city is blanketed in calm and holiday spirit. Halloween has passed and the year is quickly tipping down towards its end.

The heavy snow and canceled school days mean it’s time for the annual Winter trip to Camp LeFay. Snow Wars will be fought. A Snow Bastion will be built and fall. Two will find their paths joined. Two others will fray apart.

The Spirit of the Forest is calling again.

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Sordid Dystopia – Heavy is the Head Which Controls the Battle

Rough and tumble members of the Vontais Explorer’s Guild are on their way to an outpost of the Polin Trading Company, seeking work and the latest news. The outpost is located in the center of a swamp, and the land is as foreboding as it is desolate.

From here, they are asked to track down a missing caravan. Their journey will take them deep into the heart of danger.

 

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Call of Cthulhu – Lover Before The Ice

1967 Brazil: RYAN WHITEHEAD, hot off the success of his first novel (Man Jesus with the Golden Arm) has become a revered author in the growing American counter-culture. Described as “the next Hunter Thompson rising from the swamps of Southern Gothic,” the author has his pick of book deals and assignments. Seeking to cash-in on his long-awaited success, Whitehead signs a contract with Blammo! magazine for a cover piece. The determining factor in his decision? Free tickets to Brazil and a per diem for alcohol.

The piece is meant to cover construction of the Transamazon Highway. After the coup of ’64, the military government promised the people they’d cut a highway through the untamed jungle that ran the length of the entire river. Rumor has it that the encampment of the workers, nicknamed “Little Altamira,” is a lawless border town of drugs, sex, and every other vice imaginable. The town limps behind the steamrollers, rebuilding itself every day so it can party all through the night. Blammo! is eager for a piece over this lawless bordertown in Whitehead’s inimitable style.

At the insistence of the author, accompanying is ALBERT CAPCHKA, Ryan’s life-long friend, lawyer, and drug dealer. Making sure the boys actually do some writing at the end of all their partying is GABRIELLA LARENTINO, a Portuguese immigrant, editor for the magazine’s feminist coverage, and all-around professional stickler.

Together, they head down the river to intercept Little Altamira as it cuts its way across the jungle. Then things go terribly wrong, of course.

 

This was one of the Skype sessions run by Hebanon Games and RPPR’s own Caleb Stokes, for his successfully funded Kickstarter “No Security: Horror Scenarios in the Great Depression.”

Be sure to check out Hebanon Games ASAP!

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Mrs Frieda’s Halfway Home Session 50 – Mostly Involves Robots

The Rugby game has passed in triumph, and the strange showdown with the opposing team’s monsters has been resolved. What does that mean for our intrepid heroes?

That’s right. It’s Robot Time.

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Sordid Dystopia – The Ghosts of Opera

The rag-tag mercenary team (amazingly) gets a new contract. Something needs investigating on Prominence Street, along the entertainment district. Several ‘disappearences’ have occurred in the area, and their client  wishes to know who’s responsible.

Foul play is more than suspected.  Can the mercenaries uncover the kidnapper?

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