Some place along the line my independence gene kicked in when it came to the OSR & the table top hobby in general. Last night's game proved this once again, the PC's flew over to the New Jersey facility of Turck Research Dynamics. This game picked up had core right after last week's exploration crawl & combat session.For this week's session I drew quite liberally from the AD&D 1st edition Dungeon Master's Guide & several OSR titles.
The PC's sky ship came in over the facility only to be confronted by two little green bastard saucers & a strange bio mechanical dirigible. With quick thinking the players opened up on the ground crew before they could get weapon encampments to bare on their position!? Several blasts with the PC's cannon & the ground crew's weird weaponry was made short work of. A failed morale roll & the PC's sky ship was able to land. They had a bit of time to get off some lucky shots at an alien bubble car just as it was leaving.
A quick search of the offices revealed that much of the staff & several alien species were tied up with weird living ropes that seemed to be anti magick. The whole thing smelled of an off world slave market deal. What secrets has Desmond Turck here? The PC's freed the prisoners & then went about blasting several alien technicians but then came across another small bread box sized power generator wirelessly powering what?!
The answer was an FTL communicator device & possible gateway. The party wasn't happy about this. They dismantled what they could but were warned of several dangerous components after several successful tech rolls.
Going from room to room the player's PC's discovered more humans being processed for off world shipping?! The party's bard & wizard went back to the
strange bio mechanical dirigible where they found strange humans in weird slick suits going over the slave stock. Who are these new bastards?! Why they're Vatmen from the Misty Isles of the Eld by Chris Kutalik, & Robert Parker. Wait, What the Hell are the Vatmen doing in this campaign?!
Surprise, surprise, when old friends show up!!? The Eld have very bad relations with the Astral Drifters & their cousin tribes the Astral Raiders! The PC's didn't even heistate when these alien bastards showed up.
Deutsches Kolonialreich Eagle By David Liuzzo