Sunday, February 23, 2020

The War of the Worlds Godzilla 1898! - A Troll Lord Games Victorious rpg Campaign Set Up

"No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that human affairs were being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their affairs they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same. No one gave a thought to the older worlds of space as sources of human danger, or thought of them only to dismiss the idea of life upon them as impossible or improbable. It is curious to recall some of the mental habits of those departed days. At most, terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a missionary enterprise. Yet, across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the twentieth century came the great disillusionment."
Opening  paragraphs of The War of the Worlds  (1898) 
by H. G. Wells

Revue Je sais tout 1905 - la litt√©rature fantastique et terrible

So the other day I was quietly strolling through my news feed on Facebook & the following video came up in my Godzilla movie fan group!? Now anyone that knows me knows that I'm a super fan boy when it comes to H.G. Wells War of the Worlds & Godzilla films of any era! But this video was different! How?! 

Well this is  perfect set up for a Troll Lord Games Victorious rpg game campaign! The appearance of the Martian's using a hyper spacial gateway to get to Earth causes an Einstein Rosen bridge to manifest in time & space as a rip in fabric of time space. Tears of this bridge cause the appearance of 20th century super heroes across America & Europe. These & other weird radiations of the coming of the Martians  cause the appearance of super humans across the world. The invasion of the Martians & their machines in the skies above the Earth awakens Godzilla after centuries of slumber!  The video above only takes the Martian invasion just so far. But a table top rpg can take it even further! After the initial Martian die off the weird radiations released by the appearance of the greatest of Kaiju means that others might be released!  A lot of other monsters awaken to be ready for the second round of the Martian invasion! 

Parties from the Victorious rpg would be part of the resistance against the Martian horde.The stats for the standard Martian tripods are found in the TLG 77051 Victorious: Hunter & Hunter Catalog. 

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TLG 77061 Victorious: Manifest Destiny has most of the action taking place in one of the greatest cities in the world of 1898 being New York! And this would be my starting point for the PC's. The skies have just darkened with the Martian's Trojan horse  meteors. Powers have just started to manifest  heroes & villains will be forged in the fires of the coming war! As for the stats for the King of 
Kaiju? Well, Troll Lords's the Amazing Adventures Manual of Monsters has exactly what you need to get something like Godzilla directly into the action! The Amazing Adventures Book of Powers can add anything you need to for all your Kaiju powered needs! 

But what about the Wonderland gates that have opened across England as a result of the Martian hyperspace gates? There are now Castles & Crusades PC's spilling out from Gary Gygax's EX1 Dungeon Land module joining the resistance! It seems a certain glowing barrel in the ruins of Castle Greyhawk has attracted a bit of attention! 


Heroes from beyond the pale of reality have answered the call but will they be ready?! Only you dear friends can decide. This super heroic campaign idea is being put on the back burner for the moment! But what happens when Mar's Barsoomian nations make contact with Earth for the second part of the Martian invasion?! 

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