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. 

If any of the above interest you, comment on this blog post. 

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Mathey
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  • Sun, Apr 08, 2012

    We're giving Bureau of Amplified Animals a try on this coming Wednesday, April 11th. I'm limiting the Power Level to 8-12 but I have entered pregens for Detective Chimp, Rex the Wonder Dog, and Krypto and Streaky the Super-Pets. Streaky's not precisely canon, but whatever.

    fireant
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  • Sun, Apr 01, 2012

    I would be either Ch'p or Captain Carrot in teh animal game. Or Hoppy the Marvel Bunny. :D

    jcook
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  • Sat, Mar 31, 2012

    If you do anything with the Super Pets, I'm in!

    jackfractal
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  • Sat, Mar 31, 2012

    Haha! Ultimate Defense Force was hilariously awesome. I'd play that again if you're going to run it. 

    And anything with Detective Chimp and Rex the Wonder Dog is likewise a glorious plan.

    As one of those two sleepy dwarves, I am not sold on The One Ring, but I would be willing to give it another go, just to see if that was a fluke, or if the system really is that odd.

    Mathey
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  • Fri, Mar 30, 2012

    Addendum: I owe Donnie a one-shot of "Ultimate Defense Force", which I totally forgot about. Its a M&M3 scenario based on ridiculous Japanese kid's shows like Ultraman and that other one. I've still got pregens around from the time I ran it at InfrnoCon 4

    Steelrain1775
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  • Fri, Mar 30, 2012

    Word od the wise looks good, i love elves and goblins and shit.

    riastradh
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  • Fri, Mar 30, 2012

    ahem...

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