- March 30, 2012
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Random One Shot Idears
I am thinking about trying to run a one-shot hereabouts sometime soon. I have a few concepts I'm going to throw out here because...well, because.
Security Detail: I thought about subtitling this "All Runners Must Die", but that seemed a bit harsh. The idea is a simple contrarian flip-flop of the usual Cyberpunk 2020/Shadowrun premise; the PCs are fairly average corporate security officers tasked with protecting a high value target from a bunch of no-goodnik scumbags laden with improbable levels of military hardware. System: Shadowrun 4th (with supremely restrictive invitation only players playing low-powered characters) or Technoir (more open but less tactical).
Words of the Wise: This is a prefab one-shot for The One Ring, a game based on Tolkein's Middle Earth setting. I ran the scenario from the book with little preparation and it turned out a bit weird; this is a new (free) PDF adventure that looks like it could go better given what we all learned. One important lesson: you want 3+ players and they should mix up origins/races. Two Dwarves are prone to falling sleepy and never waking up.
One O'Clock Wakeup: This is a one-shot PDF I have for Godlike, a One Roll Engine game from the makers of Wild Talents. This scenario is about a group of regular human American soldiers caught in a battle against some super-powered "ubermenchen" in the European Theater. Based on past experience with the system, chances are it'd have a high body count and a lot of Band of Brothers mayhem.
Bureau of Amplified Animals: In the DC Universe, Detective Chimp, Krypto the Superdog, and several other talking heroic animals sometimes team up to fight evil as the BoAA. Since these characters' writeups appeared in Volume 2 of the Heroes and Villains sourcebook for DC Adventures (aka Mutants and Masterminds 3rd Edition), I think it'd be fun to do a one-shot featuring them. Chances are I'd find a way to get Rex the Wonder Dog to ride a horse.
Spearfinger: This is a Hunter: The Vigil adventure released under White Wolf's Storytelling Adventure System brand. It features the mortal Hunter PCs trying to put a stop to a magical threat from out of Native American legend. I would probably lean towards a lower-tier group of PCs, probably pregens taken from another H:tV source.
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