Last week, the S*P*A*M*S investigated a series of mysterious disappearances in Albuquerque, New Mexico, all tied to a medical supply company with a dark secret. Due to a conflict of interest between self-preservation and ultimately solving the mystery, the elderly sleuths retreated to Wisconsin, leaving a new group of investigators to clean up their mess. Now, three Albuque police officers will pick up where the S*P*A*M*S left off, pursuing the terrifying cult of La Sangre to its ultimate stronghold in the Mexican desert. Can they stop a voracious otherworldly entity from fully penetrating our reality, or will they, too, be swept aside by its agents?
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!
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?