Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Spirit of '76

With all the talk last week of Chill and Pacesetter games it got me thinking again about this Chill/Cryptworld/Majus game I have been wanting to run.

It is set in the summer of 1976. July 1st to be precise.  The characters are all old acquaintances; possibly all S.A.V.E. envoys who had worked together in the past.  They have all been drawn to New York to stop something from happening.

I want to do it "24 style", that is intense adventures over a relative short space in time.  Basically four or five days.  I am not sure what it will be like yet but I do know that it has to have a few things:

- Take advantage of 70s tropes. Disco, the birth of Punk Rock, "Frampton Comes Alive" playing on every radio, drugs, NY street gangs and the like.  Plus have to do a bunch with 70s occultism.
- Have something to do with the American Bicentennial.
- Give it a 70s Hammer Horror feel. When Hammer moved away from the historical and "Hammer Hamlet" movies to more modern takes.
- Ideally I would LOVE to include a vampire.  Chill Vampires is one of my all time favorite books. Having a vampire in it would really be fun.
- Given the title there should at least be one ghost.

Now I have a Mutants & Masterminds idea I have been knocking around about Dracula in the 1970s. But I also see where using Elizabeth Bathory would be fun.

I have no end of good ideas, I just need to tie them together into a workable mini-campaign or long 5 part adventure.  If I get it all together it would make for a Gen Con game.


Justin S. Davis said...

I'd play the hell out of that game!

Sounds like something I've wanted to run forever, a "1970s League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen".

Funk, blaxploitation, disco, monsters, fast cars, bellbottoms...and monsters, monsters, monsters!

Justin S. Davis said...

Oh! There's must be something in the water, as I posted something right up this alley over at The Haunted Spookshow Of Channel X!

Timothy S. Brannan said...

I have some character concepts that I have been kicking around for YEARS that I would love to put into this game as either play-test characters, NPCs or ready-play characters.

Pun Isaac said...

I love Bathory, but if you're going to for the 70's, you should use Prince Mamuwalde.

Timothy S. Brannan said...

Ooo. What a good idea.

I already stated him up for Buffy.