Thursday, January 5, 2023

Lamentations of the Cosmic Enforcers - Home Brew OSR Superheroes Campaign Report

 Anyhow work has had me in fits today. And I'm going to be taking a vacation from behind the screen to once again playing in front of it. I'm going to be playing a supernatural investigator slash sorcerous hero in DM Steve's Vigilante City campaign. What does this have to do with Lamentations of the Flame Princess  rpg?! Well quite a bit actually. 

In the burnt out ruins of a rebuild New York under human control after an alien invasion. Some sixteen year old has gotten a hold of a summoning scroll that was going to be aucutioned off for charity. Needless to say the thackless sixteen year old summoned something that ate not only him & the entire block. 
Now it's up to our group of contract heroes to go in & access the situation. The Regulators has been an ongoing campaign with Steve's group for months using an old super hero rpg propped up using Bloat Games Vigilante City  rpg books. 
The campaign has been based partially on Cosmic Enforcer rpg campaign world. Cosmic Enforcers was a 1995 super-hero tabletop role-playing game. It had an interesting mix of superhumans and gritty sci-fi.Various Lamentations of the Flame Princess rpg adventures have bled through as background with several of the major NPC villains being demons & refugees from LoFP's Carcosa. The thing that ate this particular block of New York City real estate isn't something my magician hero has ever encountered! 

This game has been playing out like 'The Boys' meets Lovecraft in a back alleyway. I'm coming into this as a contract hero whose back up from Florida on a bounty to recover the relic. That relic was the summon spell scroll in a jeweled case worth about 50,000. mega dollars. Apparently DM Steve 'borrowed' the idea of doing this mix from my facebook from David Okum from wayback when 
Bloat Games Vigilante City  rpg books. The other thing that he borrowed from James Raggi III is the idea that anyone can die at anytime. Monsters in this campaign have come straight outta of the Random Esoteric Creature Generator for Classic Fantasy Rpgs & Their Modern Simulacra.
From what I understand this has been a brutal campaign. 

CE's version of New York is controlled by mega corporations & criminal gangs. The streets have been rife with otherworldly drugs & crime. And there's a thriving occult underground based on many of the 
Lamentations of the Flame Princess  rpg adventures such as 'Better Then Any Man' and many others. Several of the alien races, criminals, etc all come straight outta  of Bloat Games Scorched. 

Wish me luck my time with the regulators might be very short indeed! 

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