Winter, 1610: The settlers at the Virginia Company’s Jamestown colony are dying. Unable to grow their own food, they counted on the goodwill of the Native Americans and resupply missions from England to see them through the frigid winter months. However, trade negotiations with the Powhatan Confederacy have broken down and their last shipment of supplies from home never arrived, leading to a season of famine known as The Starving Time. When the members of a hunting party are found viciously murdered and dismembered outside the fort’s timber walls, a trio of colonists must set out into the wilderness to find out who–or what–killed them. They soon learn that there are more dangerous things in the New World than wild animals and Native raiding parties. Now, in order to survive the night and ensure they safety of the colony, they’ll have to face off with a creature that has an insatiable hunger for human flesh. Can they defeat it, or will they become its next meal? Listen to find out!
On a stormy night in rural Massachusetts, a group of strangers meets in a spooky old mansion to hear the reading of a will. The deceased, an elderly, incredibly wealthy eccentric by the name of Jebediah Burnwood, has bequeathed his entire estate to anyone at the reading who spends the night in the house. However, it soon becomes evident that Burnwood’s interests went far beyond the eccentric, and the beneficiaries of his will find themselves trapped in an isolated old house with a terrifying predator from another world. Can a genre savvy linguistics professor, a New York family man and a con artist posing as a distant relative overcome the threat and survive the night, or will the otherworldly creature tear them to shreds? And just what is the deal with Burnwood’s unsettlingly stoic butler, Malcolm? Listen to this week’s spine-tingling actual play to find out!
In the thrilling conclusion to The Hungry Earth, a harried county patrolman, a badly shaken doctor, a drug dealer with an attitude, a slightly crazed history professor, a grizzled detective and two hapless reporters discover just what horrors lie beneath the new cemetery at Our Lady of the Valley. They’ll come face-to-face with the root of the zombie outbreak, but can they destroy the evil they uncover, or will they be its next victims? Listen to find out!
Horror is growing beneath the sleepy Hudson Valley town of Barrington, New York. A history professor hunting in the woods stumbles upon a naked young man wandering aimlessly among the trees and receives the shock of his life. The man, a former student of his, was murdered eighteen months prior in a drug deal gone bad, and now, he’s been resurrected as a living vegetable. Soon, a county patrolman, his recent collar, and a doctor at the local hospital join the investigation. When another plant zombie shambles onto the scene, the group must confront a slew of pressing questions, and find the answers fast. How many undead are there in Barrington? Is this an epidemic? Where are they coming from? And most importantly, how can they be stopped?
(NOTE: This game was played over a marathon five hour session. We have decided to split it into two AP files, rather than release it all at once, because even though we’re hilarious role players, we realize that you out there in Internetland probably have better things to do than sit and listen to us bullshit for five hours. As such, look for “The Hungry Earth, Part II” in two weeks!)