Thursday, February 6, 2014
Rocket Age: Two to Try!
Labels: Setting: Rocket Age
Here's the blurb:
"The Lost City of the Ancients! A free introductory scenario for Rocket Age our new radium-powered game line of interplanetary adventure!
The discovery of an apparently intact Ancient Martian ruin deep in the Western Highlands has set potentially deadly events in motion. Such a find would draw treasure seekers and archaeologists from across Mars, but this one is even more of an attraction. It lies in territory unclaimed by any faction or nation. This makes it free for the taking and, despite the harshness of the Western Highlands, the need to travel through territory held by the Blue Chanari and the stiff competition, three other expeditions are already kitting out in the French held city-state of Kolpith."
Here's the blurb:
"The First Solar Cup race has just been announced, a rocket race that launches from the Indianapolis Interplanetary Rocket Port, flies around Venus, and shoots back out to Mars before turning around and heading down the straight towards Earth.
As much as race fans and the rocket set are looking forward to this contest of men and machines, a dark cloud hangs over it. An extortionist calling himself Ghost Racer has sent letters to the race commission threatening to disrupt the race if they do not pay him a ransom. The Solar Cup Commission have not take him seriously, but two days ago a bomb was found in one of the rocket ship hangars.
Our heroes must join the race incognito to protect the racers and spectators from this Ghost Racer. But can they catch him before it's too late?"
Yeah, I'm feeling my way around this setting for my first attempt at running it. The former adventure establishes some of that political intrigue and colonization feel; the latter adventure gives the scope and capability of space travel as the background.
And I can theoretically include an alternate universe Timelord, too...