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Weird War II and the Shadowverse

Weird War II

Weird War II (Click to Enlarge)

My Saturday campaign group has started an Urban Shadows campaign. Our setting we have dubbed the ‘Shadowgames Universe’ (or, as I have taken to thinking of it, the ‘Shadowverse’). It is a sort of Cthulhu / Dresden Files mashup cosmology. Part of what we discussed in creating this setting (since we have 3 GMs who take turns running things) is pulling in other urban fantasy type campaigns such as Solomon Kane, which can link to a grander campaign story, with everything tied together.

I was coincidently prepping some World War II wargame miniatures for an unrelated wargame, when it occured to me that there is an old Savage World setting book I have called ‘Weird War II’ which I think could also be a Shadowverse setting.

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Historical Roleplaying Games

I  noticed an interesting home-brew game called Traveller: 1700 which appeared in Freelance Traveller (Traveller: 1700 link is at the bottom of this page). The notion of using Traveller rules to roleplay in colonial times got me to thinking about what historical eras I’d be interested to play in, so I pinged my game club gamers to see what historical eras most interested them. Here were their responses. I also jotted down some game systems that might work to play in those eras.

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Future Campaign Candidates

After some discussion, our podcasting group decided to move to a cadence where we run four weeks of podcast games, followed by two weeks of ‘B-Campaign’ games, and then repeat the cycle, at least till around the end of the year. We had at first started down the past of running a D&D campaign (“Shadows or Redmark”), but after a few games we realized that we wanted to do something besides D&D, since some of us are in a Saturday D&D campaign, and or a Monday D&D campaign.

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