Friday, January 1, 2021

OSR Moorcockian Frankenstein Session Report - Gregorius21778: The Mi-Go Outpost inside of the Red Mesa & YS1 The Outpost of the Outer Ones by Jeremy Reaban

This is just a collection of ideas for an outpost of the Mi-Go, and for the contents of certain rooms. They are based on the concepts of H.P. Lovecraft (the author who “created” the Mi-Go), but are my own re-visioned version of them and thereby include sci-fi influences of other works and areas."

This is a session report of me getting dragged away for New Years day holiday play! The players deciding that we needed to settle down for a game. Last game session I mentioned rather casually the 'red mesa' last session  of play. The player in question Louis became obsessed with the importance of the 'red mesa'. Note that there was nothing prepared for this land feature?! Fortunately the mad man from Germany's OSR products are sitting on my lap top we're talking about Gregorius21778: The Mi-Go Outpost inside of the Red Mesa! Basically this is a five page quick dust up of Mi Go base. Really its more of a pay what you want adventure  outline. But its a well written adventure outline. This gives the dungeon master a prime opportunity to introduce some adventure elements from Accursed Atlantis into the campaign. You've got a bunch of Sword & Sorcery wizards, fighters, etc. all taken from Fantastic Heroes & Witchery rpg system.  The players are nervous now going deeper & deeper into the works as things get more horrifying with each step. The hive is alien, alive, and very dangerous. Now the Actung Cthlhu Mi Go mini's were in full effect on the table top. There are nefarious reasons why these guys are in use and they'll come to haunt the player's PC's later on. 

And then we took a smoke break because basically the dungeon master was running out of decription after five hours of play. But not to worry the intrepid dungeon master had YS1 The Outpost of the Outer Ones by Jeremy Reaban to use as the dungeon works of the Red Mesa. 

The player's PC's rounded a corner & in a cage was a group of very worried Pusher Gnomes. These little bastards were being experimented by the Mi Go for their potion & drug knowlege. The gnomes were having their brains taken out & put into brass cylinders. 

While there was a lot of bargaining going on with the gnomes the wizard was attacked! Things went from bad to worse as the party messed with a lava plug in the interior of the base. Earth shocks shook everything as the adventure plot moved along! They grabbed the gnomes & got outta of there! Two of the party's fighters were cut down by the Mi Go. The Mi Go themselves are full on servants of Chaos without remorse! 

The Mi Go from Dieties & Demigods for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons first edition are 'Choatic Evil' & the easy way to explain the varying stats to players are the various incarnations & function of hive alien insects. 
The base started to quake & after losing several PC's the remaining adventurers simply left with the pusher gnomes. This lines up with adventure events that are happening with  Black Blade of the Demon King by Ahimsa Kerp,  & Wind Lothamer from Knight Owl Publishing.

Thank God for Castles & Crusades Castle Keeper's Guide that provided some important science fictional or fantasy details. There's quite a few artifacts that  were slipped in last minute to really bring home the weirdness of this session. 

Most of these sessions were sneaking around & avoiding the Mi Go at any cost this was a very solid tactic on the player's parts. This whole affair could have been used with Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea easily. 

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