Tag Archives: scenario hooks

The Chair in the Attic

A scenario hook for Cthulhu Confidential Embittered washout businessman Ralph Dillion approaches hardboiled Los Angeles detective Dex Raymond hoping he will dig up evidence to support a gnawing theory. For years Dillion has struggled to establish himself in this city of fast-risers. Whether it’s real estate, oil, or finance, all of his surefire opportunities have […]

Autobot of Love and Death

A scenario hook for The Gaean Reach Learning that their nemesis, despicable interstellar arch-criminal Quandos Vorn, has launched an operation there, the vengeance seekers of your Gaean Reach game land on the bucolic planet Vouth. Their research tells them of its gently rolling hills, the pacifism of its founders, and its lush fields of aromatic […]

Operation Parachute

A scenario hook for The Fall of Delta Green   Any time after the resolution of the Gary Powers U-2 shootdown crisis in February of 1962, your DELTA GREEN agents are drawn into a shadow version of that incident that starts over the skies of Mongolia. During this period Mongolia is an independent, Soviet-aligned communist […]

Teleport Bombs in the Roving Banlieue

A scenario hook for Ashen Stars The lasers take a contract to investigate a wave of bombings on The Ducasse, a former mass evacuation vessel now inhabited by permanent residents. Unknown culprits have been planting teleport bombs in the apartments of this permanently spacefaring housing complex. They seem to take some care to ensure that […]

Outer Dark Viewing Window

A Scenario Hook for The Esoterrorists Mr. Verity meets and briefs the team in Detroit, where Ordo Veritatis analysts have correlated an uptick both in violent crime and Internet searches of terms related to the Outer Dark. Following up on the apparently random homicides listed in the dossier, investigators spot a pattern, or lack thereof, […]

Meet Me at the Megaworm

A scenario hook for The Gaean Reach The highest holy day on Jernki’s World occurs on the 23rd day of its seventeenth month. On that day the Ship of Blessed Delivery descends from the stars over its capital, Jernki City. This S-Class bioship gives birth to the megaworm, a genetically engineered organism that plays a […]

Community Content Spotlight: Apocrypha

In the Community Content Spotlight, I write up a short review of a GUMSHOE community content title, all of which are available on DriveThruRPG. See this page if you’re interested in creating something for our Community Program! Apocrypha, by Michael Rees, was another entry in our GUMSHOE Community Content Contest last year. It provides 214 […]

Night of the Hazmats

A scenario hook for The Yellow King Roleplaying Game: This Is Normal Now  The investigators step into the path of the rubbery yellow entities called hazmats when they look into the disappearance of an environmental activist. They discover that she had planned to go undercover as an employee of a toxic waste disposal company called […]

Who Hunted King Lion?

In April a member of the Oita, Japan municipal assembly known as Skull Reaper A-ji sued for the right to wear his mask while conducting official business. A costumed wrestler by trade, he argued that it was discriminatory to prevent him from concealing his civilian identity while working his side gig as a local politician. […]

Never Given

A Scenario Hook for Ashen Stars The lasers pick up a contract for what appears to be a simple rescue mission. The massive freighter Never Given has lost faster-than-light capability and has become lodged in a translight corridor. Characters with Astronomy or Forensic Engineering want to hear that last bit again. Lodged in a translight […]

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