"Black Dougal gasps 'Poison!' and falls to the floor. He looks dead."

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Next One Shot

With the success of the Dark Sun one shot, I have sent an email out the the stable of players I know about another one shot. The email listed the following ideas:
Idea #1 - Under a Broken Moon
Lords of Light!
The year 1994: From out of space comes a runaway planet, hurtling between the Earth and the Moon, unleashing cosmic destruction. Man's civilization is cast in ruin. Two thousand years later, Earth is reborn... A strange new world rises from the old: a world of savagery, super science, and sorcery. (Source: Thundarr the Barbarian)

Ruleset: Mutant Future or Savage Worlds

Idea #2 - The Gift
The Elven Prince of the Silverwood has taken a retinue to meet the Dwarven Prince at the ancient dwarfhome Barak Varr.
This one would be different as half of the players would be elves and half would be dwarves.
Based on a scenario originally for Burning Wheel.
Ruleset: RISUS

Idea #3 - Zombie Run
The world didn’t go to hell overnight. It took a whole two months.
Saturday, April 4, 2009. Sometime around midnight, Eastern time, the recently-dead started coming back to life. We woke up Sunday morning, turned on our radios and TVs, went outside and picked up our newspapers, and learned that rotting corpses were wandering the streets, forcing their way into homes, attacking and eating people. In Ottawa, the prime minister declared a national emergency. Local police and the RCMP joined forces with the Army, and for about a week, we held our own against the rising tide of the dead. But how do you defeat an enemy when your own casualties become his foot soldiers?

The players have fortified themselves in Bankers Hall in Downtown Calgary and must make a journey to find safety.
Based on a scenario for Savage Worlds
Ruleset: Savage Worlds

Idea #4 - The Isle of Doom
A classic comic book sword & sorcery game. Think "Savage Sword of Conan".
One of the scenarios at the back of the Barbarians of Lemuria rulebook.
Ruleset - Barbarians of Lemuria (this game has quickly won me over. I just have to play it at some point!) or Savage Worlds
Also, I am going to work on a sequel to the Dark Sun Game.


  1. Wow, Mutant Future, and Barbs of Lem in one post! Pretty nifty. :)

  2. I'm tempted to write up a one-shot based on the spy/war novels/films of Alistair MacLean - and give it a Mutant Future twist :)