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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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Sordid Dystopia – Reflecting the Soul (Part 2)

The mission to steal the Book of Reflection is rolling along as smoothly as a train with no wheels and no track. The mercenaries, minus Omran, who managed to get himself trapped in the wheels of local crime, are dealing with elements inside the church.

They aim to pry open a way to the true Book of Reflection by playing the church against itself.

Can the mercenaries overcome the forces working against them from without and within to complete their mission?

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Shin Megami Tensei and Other Childish Things Session 5

The kids are beaten, tired, but momentarily victorious. Linda’s life is slowly falling apart, being sucked into the inky blackness of the reverse world’s influence.

It’s time to regroup. They still don’t know enough about what’s going on, and that lack of knowledge is quickly becoming a liability.

Can they press on and shine a light into the darkness of Athens and illuminate it for good?

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