This week, the gang tackles Chaosium’s Free RPG Day scenario “The Derelict,” written by Call of Cthulhu designer Sandy Petersen! Titus Burnhardt, a “tech maverick” who also goes by his brogrammer handle “T-Burn,” is a washed-up app developer who’s selling his yacht The Delilah in order to raise enough capital to launch his next big project. The buyer happens to be in Liverpool, which affords T-Burn one last opportunity to throw a kickass boat party during the transatlantic crossing! Titus invites his lawyer, Georgie Berkovich (of Berkovich & Berkovich), a milquetoast hanger-on who enjoys his professional proximity to the wealthy and famous, as well as Peter “Murph” Murphy, a childhood friend who currently serves as his personal bodyguard. The voyage proceeds according to plan until the travelers spot a looming hulk stranded on an iceberg in the North Atlantic, a refrigerated container ship that appears to be abandoned. Driven to investigate by the possibility of a huge salvage claim, the passengers explore the foreboding vessel in order to learn the fate of its crew, and, if possible, tow the derelict to shore. What they find, however, is a creature out of Viking legend, a terrifying Sciapod that wants to hunt them like animals. Can they survive?
The boys are back! And this time, they’re joined by their cousins from down south: Gumbo, Po’ Boy and Remy.
The motherfuckin’ Crab Goddess has another fuckin’ job that needs doing, and these are the motherfuckin’ crabs for the motherfuckin’ job. They will travel from the motherfuckin’ Crab City all the way to the shores of Connecti-CUT to do the motherfuckin’ Crab Goddess’s bidding. And they’ll fuckin’ deal with motherfuckin’ lobsters, bandits and more along the way.
Will Marge’s Boy’s be able to fulfill the motherfuckin’ orders of the Crab Goddess? Or are they going to get roasted in their shells trying? If you want to find out, then fuckin’ listen.
In order to retrieve Strapper’s seed from The Godfather, the cosa nostra persona of the man who runs Hollywoodland, the Stray Thoughts team will need careful planning, good tactics, and no small amount of luck. Unfortunately for them, Santiago’s creche-mate Contagion is also at large, and his Watts-McLeod infection has progressed into its next terrifying phase. When Damien and Esmeralda attempt to use the rogue Lost async as part of the plan to cause a distraction, things go disastrously wrong, and 3lizab3th decides to call in a bomb threat to keep station security busy. Now, the ex-Sentinels will have to push forward with their heist plans with the entire theme park in a panic and a frightening psionic monstrosity on their tails. Can they steal Strapper’s seed and escape Hollywoodland alive?
This week, the Stray Thoughts team heads to Hollywoodland, a high-priced amusement park in Lunar orbit where nostalgic hyperelites can meet and solicit sex from dead celebrities. Strapper’s former contact, a Firewall operative known as Omen, is using the park as cover, and is currently sleeved into an Elvis Presley legacy morph somewhere inside. She was the last person to have possession of Strapper’s seed, the amputated parts of his code that could turn him into a recursively self-improving AI if re-integrated with his current instance. Can the ex-Sentinels locate Omen in a tourist trap for the undying rich? Listen to find out!
For the heroes of Pinnacle City, every day is a new battle to defend their home from the forces of villainy, but retired hero Keith McCallister just wants to tend to his prize-winning sunflowers. (Sunflowers that he tends with his ability to control plants, that is.) In his spare time, Keith has been helping his neighbor, David, to master his power to spontaneously create and communicate with swarms of insects, despite David’s intimate connection with one of his old arch-nemeses. David’s mother, Dr. Francine Bright, is a “reformed” villainess and super scientist who now works for the government and quietly plots to take over the world with her army of super-powered clone children. However, when an ancient alien artifact is unearthed, it sets off a chain of events that will lead these three into a battle of wills the likes of which the world has never seen before. Will Dr. Bright finally beat that blasted Chloro-Master at his own game and achieve her dreams of world domination? Will David unlock his true potential as a hero, despite his tarnished origins? Find out, in this week’s Fiasco Actual Play!