The Sisters of Adrian are a martial order of nuns, that terminates the Vatican’s problems with prejudice. They’ll do anything for Mother Church, with full indulgences and a clear conscience. They’re now implicated in the deaths of several high profile members of the Church.
Macho Women With Guns, Macho Women With Guns d20, Feng Shui.
Ironic that the Fountain of Youth should be in Florida, so close to the old. There is a hidden grove, filled with things that cannot die. Plants from every era, part-devoured deer, somehow still clinging to life, unkillable dinosaurs – and worse. Do you want to live forever?
Remember that chocolate bar you loved so much? Some people pay big money for discontinued treats, but some things aren’t meant to be resurrected. A stash of hundreds of frozen tubs of a yoghurt-like substance from the 1980s are uncovered. Some will pay big bucks for a taste.
Blood!, FATE, All Flesh Must be Eaten, Savage Worlds.
Vampires aren’t as glamorous as you hoped. Rather than blood, it’s a matter of gulping down raw human meat. Freshly turned you’re inducted into ‘the family’ who run a crematorium where the bodies never reach the fire. Some relatives are getting suspicious and you need a plan ‘B’.
Twenty years after everything electrical stopped working, the chance discovery of a working traction engine in an old shed gives your family a chance to see a larger, wider world. The machine could also run pumps, agricultural machinery and more – which makes it hotly desired.
Gulped down by a bakunawa, your ship ends up in its stomach only to find a community already waiting to cannibalise your ship and take your supplies. Nobody who has tried to escape has ever managed and you have other, natural, parasites to compete with. Ones that see you as prey.
BRP, Lamentations of the Flame Princess, Victoriana.
When the sun sets it’s time to clean The Tube. Not only do you have to clean fast food wrappers from the third rail, but there’s the giant roaches, armed tube mice, vampires, Victorian cannibals, ghost trains and ‘The Gap’. All this for minimum wage and the pick of lost property.
Blood!, All Flesh Must be Eaten, Chill, The Laundry Files
Non-Newtonian fluids are well known. Non-Einsteinian fluids are loose in space and time and coalesce around FTL drives and other space oddities, ageing everything they touch and always hungry for more. Worse, they’re time-displaced waste from the same FTL systems they attack.
After an encounter with a grumpy magician, you are left cursed with good luck. Yes, cursed, because while everything you do seems to come off flawlessly, everyone around you suffers terrible luck to compensate. Somewhere out there is your opposite and to end the curse you must meet.
Unknown Armies, Mage the Ascension, D&D, Pathfinder, Legends of Anglerre.
The Alderman house looms large. At night the moans of Alderman’s son and wife can be heard drifting from the windows. He allows almost no-one in. Soon he will die, take over his son’s body and seek a new wife to continue the cycle, or the reincarnation of his lost Toringi love.