The Shady Pines Retirement Community in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, is a quiet place to spend your golden years—too quiet, in fact, for some. To stave off the boredom of circling the drain in ease and comfort, a group of residents with a knack for sleuthing decide to investigate the sudden disappearance of a neighbor who seemingly picked up and left in the middle of the night. They track her to Albuquerque, New Mexico, the site of an injury that left her hospitalized for months and may have had lingering effects that no doctor could anticipate. As they investigate further, they uncover a series of disappearances that all seem connected to a medical supply company that provides blood to local hospitals, but what could the connection mean? The Shady Pines Amateur Mystery Solvers are on the case!
The Titor House is nearing the end of its travels through time and space! This week, the disembodied manifestation of knowledge Intelligence sends the gang to retrieve the totems of Fear and Ignorance, two Adversaries who have taken refuge in their own pocket dimension. In order to reach the stronghold of their foes, they’ll need to tread the perilous paths of fear and ignorance, confronting their deepest insecurities and the vast portion of what’s going on that they do not understand. Can Tyger, Dan, Freddie, Gertrude, Pat and Jack take down two of the Adversaries in one go, or will they remain forever lost in an incomprehensible mini-universe?
Campaign Navigator: Mage: The Awakening – “The Titor House”
This week, we’re playtesting Ed’s new homewbrew engine, tentatively called Will / Fate! At the tail end of World War II, four prisoners of war escape from a Nazi concentration camp and discover a horrific secret lab buried in the sewers. Nazi scientists experimenting with genetics have created three species of human-animal hybrids that have overtaken the laboratory. In order to reach freedom, the escapees will need to fight their way past the feral Alphas and parley with the dangerously intelligent Omega. Should they leave the otherwise harmless creatures alive in the abandoned lab, or do they risk the Third Reich unleashing an army of übermensch abominations on the unsuspecting Allies?
The time-traveling crew of the Titor House returns with an all-new adventure into the future–or is it the past? This week, our heroes are transported back to 23rd Century China, where they once previously invaded an Adversary stronghold in The Forbidden City. There, Intelligence, one of the Employers who was against the schism that separated them from the Adversaries, reveals to them that the only way to restore his brothers is to subdue their corporeal darker halves. Only Greed, the Adversary who reigns in The Forbidden City, knows the locations of all seven others, so they’ll have to take him on first. Can Tyger, Brandon, Jack, Dan and Patrick break into the enemy fortress yet again, and without crossing their own timelines?
This week, everyone’s favorite time traveling bed and breakfast lands in 2010 Dallas, and its motley crew of magical guests are dispatched to assassinate two sleeper agents of The Adversaries. However, the team must tread lightly–or, at least, be slightly more careful than usual–because the killings they have been sent to perform figure prominently in the life of Dan and his ex-lover, Billy. Four years before departing with The Titor House for zany adventures throughout history, Dan was blamed for two murders he didn’t commit, which is what set TV bounty hunter Tyger Hawthorne on his trail in the first place. Now, Dan will have to ensure that the two people he supposedly killed end up dead, while simultaneously trying to prevent Billy from becoming another casualty of the war between Adversaries and Employers. Can The Titor House Gang avert tragedy and preserve the timeline? And whatever became of the previous crew of time travelers who worked with Mrs. Wells? Listen to find out!