Fri, 20 June 2008
So, it looks as though the Accidental Survivors - or, at least, a couple of us - may be going to GenCon this year. We're still working out the logistics, but we've gotten the all-clear on the home front, so now it's just figuring out time off at work and where we're going to lay our heads and then it's off to Indianapolis in August! With any luck you're going to get a chance to see Fraser, Rob and Colin (one of our early guest hosts) at Indy.
As exciting as attending the largest gaming convention in the entire universe is, we are equally excited to get to meet members of the RPG podcasting community. We are hoping to spend as much time as possible looking into new modern-themed RPG products, speaking to the publishers of them, and generally getting the word out to you, the listener, about them - we know you love to hear our opinions!
The Accidental Survivors are go!
Category:general -- posted at: 8:48am EST
Mon, 16 June 2008
WARNING: Instances of very strong language may offend some listeners.
1. News & Views
The Air Force wants botnets of MASS DESTRUCTION!
4e, 'nuff said
Accidental Survivors RPG development forum
Chris Davies 4e review
Is it @$$ kickin' time? Get down and dirty with some Action Maneuvers!
Get those buttery-smooth Ts from Geeklabel.Remember: these are not magic t-shirts.
4. The Hook
The PCs are drawn into a trip or mission to the town of Iana Sarat in Mondovia, a fictional state in Eastern Europe. If they are military or spies, they are assigned to a mission, if they are private individuals, they are either hired to escort a subject they will meet there, or the NPC is a friend or other acquaintance that calls on their aid.
Stories of lights in the skies and unexplained explosions the previous night meet the PCs. They meet Piotr Korensky, who is their contact. He indicates a belief that they are a “recovery team” with “Vulture.” He passes on a map and coordinates some 40 kilometres south west of Iana Sarat. Before he can explain any further, he is assassinated by a rifle shot.
The shooter, if captured, carries a letter stating “Provide assistance to RAVEN acting under orders. Recovery operation underway. OpCom VULTURE may intervene. RAVEN is to terminate this threat.” It is only signed “Majestic”
The map leads to a valley in the mountains where a strange aircraft has crashed. The occupants are not human. Here, the PCs meet Devoe, and he explains that they have been sent here through the machinations of Operational Command VULTURE, a secret military command created by elements of NATO and the Warsaw Pact in the 1960s to oppose the Majestic 12 conspiracy. Vulture adapts and then spreads alien technology, preparing to battle the aliens who have infiltrated Earth societies through the help of Majestic.
The PCs are now caught in the middle of the battle between the conspirators of Majestic 12 and OpCom VULTURE, possibly the saviours of humanity. Devoe can act as their contact and feed them information. But since this is the shadowy world of black ops and conspiracies, is VULTURE or Devoe really who they say they are? Is Majestic 12 really the threat Devoe states it is?
That’s up to you.
5. Podcast News
The folks at Penny Arcade and PvP sat down with WotC's Chris Perkins to play 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons (for some of them, it was their very first game of D&D). How did it go? Well, they recorded the entire session—which WotC is offering in episodic podcasts, along with comics commemorating the game!
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