Tag Archives: RDL

Arcimboldo Syndrome

Scenario hook for a Fear Itself one-shot Rudiger and Dietrich Thalbach had a problem. As descendants of the noble Vilsdorf family of ancient Bavaria, they were born as lebendurghul, or living ghouls. A congenital condition requires them to periodically ingest fresh human DNA or lapse into a feral, pre-sapient state. Their forebears compensated for this […]

The Last Egregore

A Scenario Seed for The Yellow King: Aftermath Not knowing who to trust, a fellow ex-insurgent now working for the Federal Police turns to the crew for assistance. A top-secret tribunal has sentenced a key war criminal of the Castaigne regime to death. The hitch: the convict is an egregore, an insubstantial malign being from […]

State of Preservation

A scenario hook for Ashen Stars The lasers take a contract from the Combine Xenoarchaelogical Foundation to protect the ruins on Delaney. This largely uninhabited world contains remnant structures from the dimly-known ancient civilization known to Combine scholars as CIVA-3. This enigmatic culture left ruins across the worlds of the Bleed. On Delaney the most […]

Monsieur Anguillerose

A Foe for The Yellow King Roleplaying Game: Paris Monsieur Anguillerose, or Mr. Eelrose as he translates his name into English, is a singular Carcosan being who enjoys the Parisian nightlife, and killing the people who inhabit it. After spoiling a royal plan in the days before the city of Ys sank, the Pallid King […]

See P. XX: Meet the Feeders

A column about roleplaying by Robin D. Laws   Early phases of Yellow King scenarios often find the investigators looking into subtle symptoms of Carcosan reality shifting. While they talk to initial witnesses and hit the books to orient themselves in some research, not much in an overtly horrific or supernatural vein might be happening […]

Prisoner of Borruque

A scenario hook for The Gaean Reach As they track down interstellar arch-villain Quandos Vorn, the team of vengeance-seekers picks up the trail of a former accomplice who holds a piece of information key to their implacable quest. Unfortunately, this person was recently sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on the technologically advanced but philosophically cold […]

Restorers of Pnakotus

An alien being for Trail of Cthulhu In the impossibly ancient past, mental energy beings known as the Yithians held dominion over the world, occupying the bodies of cone-shaped non-humanoids native to the earth. To manage their authoritarian regime, they engineered a number of sapient servitor species. Many eventually rebelled against their creators, but one […]

Dex Raymond Meets Qotha-Nhur’rin

A scenario hook for Cthulhu Confidential Hardboiled Los Angeles detective Dex Raymond opens his office door one morning to find an unpleasant surprise inside. A short, portly man lies dead on his carpet, face down on a piece of wrinkled packing paper. Rolling the body over, Dex sees that both of its eyes have been […]

Anthrospiders

A creature for The Esoterrorists Powerful Outer Dark entities regularly promise immortality to the human would-be sorcerers who aid them. Sometimes they outright lie and can grant no such thing. Other entities can offer an indefinite existence, but in the awful, suffering form of an anthrospider. Esoterrorists agreeing to aid ODEs expect a far different […]

Snowy Streets, Icy Hearts

A scenario hook for Yellow King: Paris   In late February of 1895, an unusually strong winter blast wallops Paris. The Seine freezes over. Work crews struggle to clear all the snow. Doubtless those of our art student heroes who hail from the northern US may use this as an opportunity to brag of the […]

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