Saturday, July 10, 2010

Polynesian Were-shark In London…?!

This is last weeks game... I really got to find some time earlier in the week (like Sunday) to post these... I ripped this one right out of the Rippers Companion.

Summer 1921, England


Everyone is still anxiously awaiting the trail of Bart Williamson for the murder of the Scottish Minister and, more importantly, whit is to become of all his books!

In the meantime, Laurel Trebeau came across an article in the paper about a series of grisly murders in London…


Tom Cranston – labourer – (John)
Ag d8, Sm d4, Sp d6, St d10, Vg d12,
Pace 6, Parry 6, Toughness 9, , Sanity 5, Corruption 0
Skills: Fighting d8, Shooting d8, Notice d6, Stealth d8, Riding d4, Throwing d4, Knowledge ( Farmin’) d10, healing d4, Repair d4, Survival d4,
Edges: Quick, Brawny, Fast Healer, First Strike
Hindrances: Illiterate, Loyal, Quirk (Depressed – over the loss of his wife), Heroic
Gear: Work Clothes, Shovel (Str+d6, -1 to hit), Lee Enfield Rifle (Range: 24/48/96, ROF 1, Damage: 2d8, AP: 2)

Laurel Trebeau
Ag d6, Sm d12, Sp d8, St d4, Vg d8,
Pace 6, Parry 4, Toughness 6
Skills: Fighting d4, Shooting d6, Notice d6, Stealth d4, Investigation d10, Riding d4, Healing d8, Knowledge (Psychology) d8, Taunt d6, Swimming d4, Streetwise d6, Persuasion d6
Edges: Alertness, Psychotherapist
Hindrances: Quirk (wears glasses, but doesn’t really need them…), Loyal
Gear: Pistol (Range: 12/24/48, ROF 1, Damage: 2d6, AP: 1), Silver letter opener (str+d4, -1 to hit)

Dr. Emma Wraight – Cultural Anthropologist and Archaeologist (Amanda)
Ag d6, Sm d10, Sp d10, St d6, Vg d8,
Pace 6, Parry 5, Toughness 6, Sanity 6, Corruption 1
Skills: Fighting d6, Shooting d6, Notice d10, Stealth d4, Knowledge: Anthropology d8, Knowledge; Archaeology d8, Investigation d8, Survival 4d, Tracking d4, Swimming d4, healing d4, Knowledge: Mythos d4, Streetwise d4, Healing d4,
Edges: Scholar, Linguist, Alertness
Hindrances: Curious, Phobia (Major – Snakes)
Gear: Clothes, Anti-Snake Boots (Armour +2), Webley (Range: 12/24/48, ROF 1, Damage: 2d6, AP: 1), Knife (Str+d4),

Freiherr und Ritter Jochimm von und zu Höllenstadt-Fürchtberg – Retired German Army Officer - (Christian)
Ag d10, Sm d6, Sp d8, St d6, Vg d8,
Pace 6, Parry 5, Toughness 6, Sanity 7, Corruption 0
Skills: Fighting d8, Shooting d10, Notice d6, Stealth d6, Intimidate d8, Persuade d8, Driving d4, Streetwise, d6, Survival d4, Stealth d4, Knowledge: Occult d4
Edges: Well Adjusted, Rich, Trademark Weapon (Luger)
Hindrances: Vow (major), Quirk (?), Vengeful, Lame
Gear: Fine Clothes, Luger (Range: 12/24/48, ROF 1, Damage: 2d6, AP: 1), Knife (Str+d4), Sword Cane(Str+d6)


(the very, very short version – I just don’t have time to do the write-ups I’d like to…)

After a bit of investigating they discovered all the victims were likely known to each other, worked together on the same dock, and hung out at the same pub. Turns out the group was likely involved in the beating death of a Polynesian sailor a week or so before the rest of the murders started taking place. Two of the group were still alive and they tried to track them down.

Hanging out near the pub where on of the surviving guys now frequented they heard a horrible scream! Running around a corner into a dark ally they came upon…

(click on the pics to see a larger version)

I giant half-man-half-shark like creature tearing apart their quarry…

It attacked… they fought it off.

(Tom didn’t actually have his rifle… I need a “Tom without rifle” figure…) The women have, however, taken to carrying pistols and shot at it many, many times…

When they finally took the big beastie down it transformed back into a human – the final member of the group. Of course just them the bobbies show up and there are two stiffs one torn in two and another, naked, covered with gashes, bashes and bullet holes and our heroes carrying swords and smoking guns… They told the cops that they found the bullet-ridden one attacking the other that was torn in two. The police had a hard time swallowing that one. The fact that the bullet-ridden stiff, during the coroners autopsy, was found to have a stomache full of human flesh and cloth fragments belonging to the torn asunder fellow, got them off the hook…

Coming Soon to Savage Timmy’s Playhouse:

Maybe a report on this evenings shenanigans or the next World War Wednesday game!?


Christian Knudsen said...

Like the B+W photos!

tim said...

Yeah, the day-for-night blue night time shots just wasn't doing it for me. So I started experimenting and plain old B&W seems to fit the bill - especially for this era!