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Sunday, December 7, 2014

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Pilgrimess

The Pilgrimess
STR: NA     WPR: 7 (105)
DEX: NA     PER: 6 (90)
AGL: NA     PCN: 6 (90)
STA: NA     PWR: 130
ATT: 1/*      WND: 0*
MV: F 75 (incorporeal)
Experience: 1,000
Ghost Powers (as per Ghost in Cryptworld page 60)
Excise Living
Supernatural Touch
Weakness: can be held at bay with ghost script engraved glass
The Pilgrimess is the ghost of Isabella Smith. In 1675, Isabella sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in search for a warm comfortable home in New England, but the tight-knit townsfolk didn’t trust outsiders and isolated her from the town. The town's livestock began to die mysteriously so the local preacher accused her of witchcraft. As more livestock started to fall ill, the preacher acquired a mysterious illness. The town rallied into a frenzy, cornering Isabella in a barn, which they lit on fire. Isabella miraculously crawled out, still alive without a single burn. So instead, she was sentenced to a slow death in the stocks, where she stayed for weeks on end while children stoned her, women cursed her, and men spat on her. The humiliation grew far worse than the pain, so finally Isabella succumbed to starvation. Her ghost is walking around with her hands still locked in the stocks.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Grave Plots - The Thanksgiving edition

Happy Thanksgiving, the reanimated dead post! Happy turkey day to all and to celebrate this season of the slaughter of tasty birds I would like to take a short journey into ROTWORLD with this week's offering of zombie goodness (and a large sampling of cranberry jelly )
House of the dead : a stage one outbreak is reported at the Cuesta campus in arizona  and the players are sent in to find and identify patient zero of the outbreak before the military sends a missile strike to cleanse the area.
The Crazies :A truck carrying containers of trioxin 43d overturns spilling the contends of the containers into a local water reserve in the town of hamlet, north dakota.Those that drink from the tainted water suffer from trioxin poisoning go insane then die only to reanimate shortly afterwards. The players are a handful of people for whatever reason is immune to the trioxin poisoning or they didn't drink the local water. They have two tasks
(1) Survive the Zombie Horde
(2) Find out the cause of the outbreak.

Undead Turkey
STR  1(15)     PCN 4(60)
DEX  NA        STA 3(45)
AGL  3(45)    PWR NA
WPR NA       FEAR  5
PER NA        WND 0*
ATT 1 / 2(30) %
MV L -30’ A -50’
Experience 50 per undead turkey

It was bound to happen, with the countless slaughter of the innocent turkey that the spirits of the turkeys that were slain in the name of dinner would rise from the unknown looking to spread fear and gain what revenge they can in a short matter of time before they lose interest and move on...
Weakness - unlike any other zombie, a called shot to the head will bring not down a zombie turkey. In order to kill a zombie turkey, a called shot to the wish bone is needed to bring down this foul creature.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Khan Worm

Khan Worm
STR: NA/*                    WPR: NA
DEX: NA                       PER: 3(45)
AGL: 1(10)                   PCN: 3(45)
STA: 1(05)/**             PWR: NA
ATT: 0                           WND: 1/**
MV: L 1'    F 000   W 000
* = victim's strength + increase
** = Victims attribute only when inhabitating the victim
Powers and Abilities
Increase the strength of the host bodies they possess.
Roll 1d10 this is the row to use then roll 1d100 to determine result
Result                Strength Increase
S                            +5
L                            +10
M                          +15
H                           +20
C                           +25
Can reanimate a host bodies corpse if it has been killed.
Can control their victims' actions and access their memories once it has entered their body through the ear.
Weakness
Electrocution - A current of electricity can stun or kill a Khan Worm depending on its intensity and duration.
The Khan worm is a monster newly created by Eve after she is released from Purgatory. Although it looks like a cross between a simple slug and a centipede, it is a self-aware, intelligent parasite that can enter a person's ear and take control over their actions as well as access their memories. After it leaves its host's body, a black, gooey substance is deposited in the person's ear.
Experience: 250

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Grave Plots

welcome to the first installment of graveplots, a weekly feature where we will post adventure ideas for Cryptworld and Rotworld. These ideas can come movie,tvs,my own warped imagination even a kick ass song can help create a plot for a game. 
This week being the first installment I decided to go old school and post some of my favorite plots from games long gone.

1. Suffer the Children - children in the sleepy hamlet of bethpage, NY are vanishing in the middle of the night - the only clue is a toy Doll is found in the bed of the missing child. 

2. Fanboy - someone is going around committing horrid murders, the throats of the victims are slashed open and there is evidence that some of the blood has been drunk and always found nearby is a puddle of vomit mixed with blood. The murders are being committed by Terrance Joshua, a social outcast who is suffering  from a psychological enbalance - he believes himself to be a vampire 

3. The Funhouse - The Pc's are sent to investigate a carnival ride, where riders have claimed to have been attacked by the animatronic characters. The ride was once part of the famous jolly rogers playland located in levittown, NY. Before the closing of the funpark there was a hideous accident when a child who wanted to see what made the characters move left the ridecar he was in and went backstage, there he witnessed the ride attendent rape and murder a young woman. Found out, the attendent grabed the kid and threw him under the track where he got crushed to death by the next ride cart that passed overhim. The "accident" was the final straw, the owners of the park decommissioned the ride and sold it off to the Phelan traveling show, a small mom and pop carnival that traveled the east coast until 2013, where the owner of the carnival was found dead in the funhouse - cause of death was heart attack. Again the funhouse was sold, this time to a private collector named Kenneth Yee - who contacts the pc's to investigate the funhouse as part of his reality series "Live undead" on the local public access.

Next week, I will post some of my favorite PC's from the old school chill days converted to Crypt World. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sense the Unknown

Sense Unknown

Base: (Wpr+Pcn+Sta)/3
Willpower Cost: 20
Check: General
Time Required: 1 round
Range: Line of sight
Duration: Round of use
This unsettling ability allows the character to sense if a creature or user of a unsettling power has been in the area. Failure of the check means the character does not sense anything out of the ordinary

Dead Rising: Watchtower


Legendary’s Digital Media division and Crackle announced today the principal cast for the upcoming feature-length project Dead Rising: Watchtower. Rob Riggle (Let’s Be Cops, 22 Jump Street), Harley Morenstein (“Epic Meal Time,” “Epic Meal Empire,” Tusk), Keegan Connor Tracey (“Bates Motel,” “Once Upon a Time”), and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War) will join previously-announced cast members Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert.

Riggle will join the cast as Frank West, a weathered photo-journalist skilled in surviving Zombie attacks; Morenstein will play Pyro, a menacing biker and Logan’s (Paunovic) second-in-command; Paunovic portrays Logan, a hard criminal and the head of a biker gang and Tracey will take on the role of Jordan, a straight-laced journalist.

Dead Rising: Watchtower takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage play an important role in the story’s narrative.

The project is written by Tim Carter, who is also producing with Tomas Harlan under their Contradiction Films banner. Contradiction most recently produced the hit digital series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, RED, G.I. Joe) will executive produce.

Crackle will debut Dead Rising: Watchtower in its feature-length form in the U.S. After Crackle’s exclusive distribution run, the project will also be released on SVOD, DVD, VOD and TV. Content Media Corporation will distribute Dead Rising: Watchtower in both feature-length and episodic formats for all international platforms.

The “Dead Rising” game franchise has sold over 7.6 million copies worldwide. Publisher Capcom has sold over 200 million game copies worldwide, including those from series “Resident Evil,” “Street Fighter” and “Mega Man.”

The Evil Within

While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of his fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what is behind this evil force.
The Evil Within began development in late 2010 under the codename "Project Zwei". Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami served as the game's director, with development taking place at his studio Tango Gameworks.The studio was bought by the game's publisher Bethesda Softworks in 2010, shortly after development began.Mikami said that he wanted to make a survival horror game as he believed that contemporary horror games relied more on action than survival. The game was announced in April 2013. Believing that the tropes of the survival horror had become predictable over time, the design deliberately attempts to make the player feel powerless by taking place in confined spaces, limiting ammunition, and presenting near-invincible enemies that promote running and hiding over engaging in combat. Art Director Naoki Katakai said that the design concept of enemies, such as those wrapped in barbed wire or filled with glass shards, is that they are victims suffering under a greater evil. The asylum itself was inspired by the Winchester Mystery House, a Californian mansion famous for its architectural curiosities.

The Evil Within is built on the id Tech 5 modified by Tango Gameworks. On April 15, 2013, and over the next few days, Bethesda Softworks revealed a series of short cryptic videos teasing the new game, officially announcing it on April 19, 2013, revealing the title, the platforms it will be released on, and a live action teaser trailer. Bethesda Softworks announced that the game had gone gold on September 25, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Legend of Jure Grando

Jure Grando was a peasant who lived in Kringa/Corridico, a small place in the interior of the Istrian peninsula near Tinjan/Antignana, Croatia. He died in 1656, but according to legend, came back as a vampire (štrigon) and terrorised his village until his decapitation in 1672.According to the legend, for 16 years after his death, Jure would arise from his grave by night and terrorise the village. The village priest, Giorgio, who had buried Jure sixteen years previously discovered that at night somebody would knock on the doors around the village, and on whichever door he knocked, someone from that house would die within the next few days.Jure also appeared to his terrified widow in her bedroom, who described the corpse as looking as though he was smiling and gasping for breath, and would then sexually assault her.When Father Giorgio eventually came face to face with the vampire, he held out a cross in front of him and yelled "Behold Jesus Christ, you vampire! Stop tormenting us!" At that moment tears fell from the vampire's eyes.The bravest of the villagers led by the prefect Miho Radetić chased and tried to kill the vampire by piercing his heart with a hawthorn stick, but failed because the stick just bounced off of his chest.One night later, nine people went to the graveyard, carrying a cross, lamps and a hawthorn stick. They dug up Jure's coffin, and found a perfectly preserved corpse with a smile on its face.Father Giorgio said: "Look, štrigon, there is Jesus Christ who saved us from hell and died for us. And you, štrigon, you cannot have peace!" They then tried to pierce its heart again, but the stick could not penetrate its flesh.After some exorcism prayers, the one villager, Stipan Milašić, took a saw and sawed the head off. As soon as the saw tore his skin, the vampire screamed and blood started to flow from the cut, and soon the whole grave was full of blood. According to legend, peace finally returned to the region after Jure's decapitation.

The Mole People

A narration by Dr. Frank Baxter, an English professor at the University of Southern California, explainsthe premise of the film and its basis in reality. He briefly discusses the hollow earth theories of John Symmes and Cyrus Teed among others, and says that the movie is a fictionalized representation of this unorthodox point of view.
Archaeologists Dr. Roger Bentley and Dr. Jud Bellamin stumble upon a race of Sumerian albinos living deep under the Earth. They keep mutant humanoid mole men as their slaves to harvest mushrooms, their primary food source, since they can grow without sunlight. The Sumerian albinos' ancestors moved into the subterranean after the cataclysmic floods in ancient Mesopotamia. Whenever their population increases, they sacrifice old people to the Eye of Ishtar, which is really natural light coming from the surface. These people have lived underground for so long that they are weakened by bright light which the archaeologists brought in the form of a flashlight. However, there is one girl named Adad who has natural Caucasian skin who is disdained by the others since she has the "mark of darkness." They believe the men are messengers of Ishtar, their goddess. When one of the archaeologists is killed by a mole person, Elinu, the High Priest, realizes they are not gods. He orders their capture and takes the flashlight to control the Mole People, not knowing it is depleted. The archaeologists are then sent to the Eye just as the Mole People rebel. Adad goes to the Eye only to realize its true nature and that the men had survived. They then leave for the surface. Unfortunately, Adad dies after reaching the surface, when an earthquake causes a column to fall over and crush her. 

  The Mole People 
STR:
4 (60)                WPR: 4 (60)

DEX: 3 (45)                  PER: 1 (15)
AGL: 3 (45)                  PCN: 4 (60)
STA: 4 (60)                  PWR: NA ATT: 1/53%                  WND: 14
MV: L 75† Experience: 600

Mole People Powers Dark Vision - Mole people can see completely in the dark with no modifiers against them.
Burrowing - a Mole person can burrow through the earth at 1/2 movement rate

Weakness - being a subterranean species, sunlight or any light source brighter then a candle hurts a Mole person doing 1 wound box and 1d10 stamina loss. 


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cue the lights...pull back the curtains

With a twinkle in my eye, I would like to announce my newest blog "The Magic Dragon Theatre" which is dedicated to fantasy RPGING - using the best in OSR systems.
so check out Http://www.magicdragontheatre,com and enjoy the freak parade.
You may have noticed that there has been a lack of postings recently, and the reason for that is I have been looking in the real for employment.Yes, thanks to the fates I have found myself without work. but hopefully that will change


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Killer Man Eating Sheep [ Movie Conversion ]

Killer Man eating Sheep 
STR:
7 (105)
WPR:
4 (60)
DEX:
N/A 
PER:
N/A
AGL:
6 (90)
PCN:
5 (75)
STA:
6 (90)
PWR:
*
ATT:
2/90%
WND:
16
MV:
L 250   F 000   W 000
Experience: 500 pts 
Killer man eating sheep are result of Angus Oldfield's secret genetic experiments that transform ordinary sheep from docile vegetarians into ferocious carnivores whose bite can transform a human into a bloodthirsty half-sheep monstrosity.


Unsettling Powers
Infectious Bite - Any human, or sheep bitten by a Killer man eating sheep can be infected to become a monstrous half sheep - half man with a new zeland accent (if human) or if a sheep, they become a full blooded Killer Man-Eating Sheep that joins the herd. a PC bitten can make a Specific check against Willpower to resist the change, if successful then a Specific Check against Stamina is needed to "burn" out the infectious bite - Failure means the victim changes in 1d6 hours.
Monstrous 1/2 Sheep Humanoid
STR:
7 (105)
WPR:
4 (60)
DEX:
N/A 
PER:
N/A
AGL:
4 (60)
PCN:
5 (75)
STA:
6 (90)
PWR:
N/A
ATT:
1/6(90)%
WND:
16
MV:
L 100   F 000   W 25
Experience: 500 pts 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Zombie


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The Ghuls

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Roll of the Dice - 4/1/2014

There is a wind of change that is sweeping the gamer nation and its the OLD SCHOOL thought process. I for one, is for this change to happen. This isn't the hobby I knew and loved for so many years.hell, the system I first started with (ADnD) has been basterized by money grubbing fools who think change is good. Gygax would roll over in his grave if he could see what happened to the game he created. Now, back to my OLD SCHOOL rant - companies like Goblinoid games, who brought back the pacesetter system deserves the support of everyone - they are trying to make gaming fun again.So what I would like is go to www.goblinoidgames.com and check out the pacesetter system and while your there check out the OSR products they offer - they contain the feeling of the first edition ADND set more then the latest WOTC products could offer.But, what about the new Dungeons & Dragons edition? isn't that old school ? Or what about the reprints of the first edition that was released in a megaexpensive set? not good enough...Its time we hold those who want our money accountable and realize that the fan base has a bigger say then a megacorporation backed company such as wizards of the coast.When I started to rpg back in 1979-80 the original set was about $20.00 per book give or take depending on where you purchased the book.Thats all we needed was 3 books, the players handbook, the Dungeon master guide and the monster manual. Everything else came from our imagination, which we as a whole lost somewhere down the line in this hobby.When it takes someone like Tim Snyder who has in my honest opinion a awesome blog titled The Savage AfterWorld [ The URL is www.savageafterworld.blogspot.com ]so after you read this rant go ahead and check out his site.. well enough ranting for now - peace to all, Tim

From Dusk To Dawn : The Series

Just a quick reminder, From Dusk to Dawn the series has started on EL-REY network (channel 341 on direct TV)


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

And now for something completely different..... Piranaconda [Syfy Cryptworld conversion]

Piranaconda
STR:
8 (120)
WPR:
1 (15)
DEX:
n/a
PER:
n/a
AGL:
6 (90)
PCN:
4 (60)
STA:
7 (105)
PWR:
n/a
ATT:
2/53%
WND:
17
MV:
L 75’   F 000   W 90’
Experience: 500
Part anaconda, part piranha all killer mutant giant snake. Favorite method of attack is to attack with a bite first then followed up with a constriction attempt.

Unsettling Powers

Amphibian: Is able to exist on land or in the water

Swallow whole: on a natural C result with a bite attack, the victim is swallowed whole.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Devil Monkey

Devil Monkey
STR:
5 (75)
WPR:
3 (45)
DEX:
2 (30)
PER:
NA
AGL:
6 (90)
PCN:
4(60)

STA:
4 (60)
PWR:
NA

ATT:
2/68%
WND:
14

MV:
L100   F 000   W 000

Experience: 400

Devil monkeys are large baboon-like primates living in the Appalachian mountain range of North America. They are described as very aggresive to humans and often kill stray travelers. Devil Monkeys are a unique breed of monkey that have been described as a shaggy, canine-faced baboon-like creatures with powerful, almost kangaroo-like legs, a trait they share with the South America’s notorious “goat sucker” the chupacabra. Other distinguishing traits that Devil Monkeys are said to bear include 3-toed, razor-clawed feet, tiny pointed ears and a long, often bushy, tail. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

13 Ghosts part 3: The Bound Woman

The Bound Woman


STR: NA WPR: 7 (105)
DEX: NA PER: 6 (90)
AGL: NA PCN: 6 (90)
STA: NA PWR: 130
ATT: 1/* WND: 0*
MV: F 75 (incorporeal)
Experience: 1,000
Ghost Powers
Excise Living
Supernatural Touch
Weakness: can be held at bay with ghost script engraved glass


The Bound Woman is the ghost of Susan LeGrow, a girl with wealthy parents. Susan had a penchant for dating one boy and cheating on him with another. This left a long trail of broken hearts. During her senior year in high school, she dated the star football player Chet Walters. On the night of her school prom, Chet found Susan with another boy. The next morning, the boy was found dead and Susan was missing. Her body was found buried at the 50-yard line of the school football field. Chet was convicted and sentenced to death. Right before his execution he said, “The bitch broke my heart so I broke her neck”. Her ghost is hanging suspended wearing her prom dress with her arms tied.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Terror Dogs

Terror Dog
STR:
4 (60)
WPR:
3(45)
DEX:
NA
PER:
NA
AGL:
6 (90)
PCN:
6 (90)
STA:
5 (75)
PWR:
100
ATT:
2/75%
WND:
15
MV:
L 225  
Experience: 500
The Terror Dogs are a vicious breed of demonic hellhounds found in the Ghostbusters franchise, dating as far back as the original film.

Terror Dogs are large and bulky monsters vaguely resembling actual dogs but have horns and glowing red eyes as well as a degree of intelligence and can possess human beings as vessels. Although rarely seen, there seems to be more than one type of Terror Dog, with a much larger breed being briefly seen in the cartoon series.

Terror Dog  Powers


Possession: Works similar to Demonic Influence ( Cryptworld Page 58 ) 

Monday, February 24, 2014

In honor of a funny man

Born and raised in Chicago, the “SCTV” vet Ramis brought a hilarious combo of anarchy and apathy with him when he moved into movies in the late ’70s. His co-written screenplays for “Animal House” (1978), “Meatballs” (1979), “Caddyshack” (1980) and “Stripes” (1981) were great primers for Gen X guys on how to fight The Man with a lazy grin and a crazy goof.

An anti-authoritarian spirit also floated freely in Ramis and Dan Aykroyd's script for the blockbuster “Ghostbusters” (1984). There — just as when he played straight man to fellow Chicagoan Murray in “Stripes” — Ramis' ectoplasm-chasing Egon was the serious-faced one. However, that was merely the camouflage covert clowns showed to teachers or bosses. Murray’s character may have rallied the troops, but Ramis masterminded it all.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Torso - 13 Ghosts 2 of 12

The Torso
STR: NA                         WPR: 7 (105)
DEX: NA                         PER: 6 (90)
AGL: NA                         PCN: 6 (90)
STA: NA                          PWR: 130
ATT: 1/*                          WND: 0*
MV: F 75 (incorporeal)
Experience: 1,000
Ghost Powers
Excise Living
Supernatural Touch
Weakness: can be held at bay with ghost script engraved glass
The Torso is the ghost of a gambler called Jimmy "The Gambler" Gambino. One day, he made a deal with a madman, Larry “The Finger” Vitello, and when he bet heavily on a boxing match and lost, he tried to slip out of town. The mob and the winning boxer, to whom he owed money, caught up with Gambino and cut him into several pieces, wrapping them in cellophane and dumping the corpse into the ocean. His ghost is just his torso, trying to walk around on its hands, while his head lies nearby screaming within the cellophane.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

13 Ghosts part 1




The First Born Son
STR: NA                   WPR: 7 (105)
DEX: NA                   PER: 6 (90)
AGL: NA                   PCN: 6 (90)
STA: NA                   PWR: 130
ATT: 1/*                   WND: 0*
MV: F 75 (incorporeal)

Experience: 1,000

Ghost Powers
  • Excise Living
  • Supernatural Touch
  • Weakness: can be held at bay with ghost script engraved glass or by spirit related spells.
The First Born Son is the ghost of Billy Michaels, a boy who loved cowboy films. One day, a neighbor found a real steel-tipped bow and arrow in his house and challenged Billy to a duel, with Billy using a toy gun. However, his plaything was no match for the arrow, and he died when the neighbor shot it through the back of his head. In death, Billy is in his cowboy suit, holding a tomahawk, with the arrow still protruding from his head. His ghost whispers "I want to play" or "play with me."

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Adventure Ideas

On a anniversary of a loved one's death, the PC goes to the gravesite only to find that its been disturbed,
when he or she goes to file a complaint with the keeper of the cemetery the secretary, file clerk. is the person they went to mourn in the first place.
Possible plot twists
(a) The Caretaker is a Bokor who is using the cemetery as a breeding ground for his undead army.
(b) The Loved one wasn't dead at all, but in a coma and was saved at the last minute by the caretaker
(c) The secretary is a replica of the original

  • Child kidnapped during the winter of '63 is found wandering around the town square of his old hometown, he is fine and dandy with one exception he is the same age as he was when he was kidnapped.
  • the pc's come across a man who is raving about monsters...the monsters are everywhere...
  • something is killing livestock in the Arizona desert
  • Famed artist Jack McFarland is attacked in central park and loses a hand as a result, weeks later his assailant's) turn themselves in to the police after being attacked by a creature resembling a creation of the artist.
  • 2 crates supposedly containing the remains of Dracula and Frankenstein's monsters are stolen from a house of horrors exhibit and the pc's are asked to investigate.
  • One of the PCs comes across a woman in white walking down a major roadway barefoot, when she is offered any help she screams and reveals her true form of a undead corpse and attacks.
  • while driving back from their last adventure, the pcs come across a battered van with the license plate "beatingu" parked outside of a deserted church.
  • The host of a local "talk with the dead" format show becomes possessed with the spirit of Hazzau, the demon guardian of the dead.


Thunderbird

Thunderbird

STR: 6 (90)     WPR: 3 (45)
DEX: NA       PER: NA
AGL: 5 (75)    PCN: 5 (75)
STA: 5 (75)    PWR: N/A
ATT: 1/45%    WND: 15
MV: L 20 F 450
The Thunderbird is ingrained in North American Indian legend, said to bring thunder with one mighty flap of
its wings and lighting with the blink of an eye. Modern reports of the Thunderbird come from various places in the North America, a large number of these sightings take place in the central states and as far north as Pennsylvania. Mark A. Hall, a leading investigator of the Thunderbird, gives the following descript of the creature based upon numerous eye witness testimonials.
"The bird is distinguished by its size and lifting capabilities exceeding those of any known bird living today anywhere in the world. Wingspan estimates are necessarily all guesswork. But observers sometimes have had the benefit of a measurable object for comparison or the benefit of time to observe a resting bird. The results most often provide sizes of 15 to 20 feet. The bird at rest or on the ground appears to be four to eight feet tall. Typically the coloring of the birds overall is dark."

One of the most controversial eye witness reports of the Thunderbird’s ability to lift a human off the ground comes from Lawndale, Illinois. On July 25th, 1977, around 9 pm a group of three boys where playing in a friends backyard when they looked up to see two large birds soaring above. As the birds came closer they became aggressive and attacked the boys, two of which managed to escape, however the third boy, Marlon Lowe, did not. One of the birds clamped onto Marlon’s shoulder with its claws and proceed to lift the young boy from the ground for an estimated distance of about 30 yards. The young boy’s cries for help attracted the attention of the near by neighbors who rushed to his aid, combined with their help and the boy beating the bird as hard as he could, Marlon was finally released. Although viewed by some as a tale tail, the description given by witnesses of the attaching birds describe a large black bird, with a white ring around its neck and a wingspan of about 10 feet, traits that match the Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) almost exactly.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Ghost Shark [ Cryptworld Movie Conversion ]



When a great white eats the potential catch of a fisherman, the fisherman and his daughter violently retaliate by sadistically torturing and killing the shark, whose corpse then sinks to the bottom of an underwater cave and is subsequently resurrected as a ghost shark due to the cave's unique properties. Now hungry for revenge, the ghost shark eats his killers along with the captain of their boat, eventually setting its sights on the rest of the local community in the seaside town of Harmony. Due to the great white's new spectral form, it can attack and kill anyone as long as there is even the smallest amount of water nearby, including swimming pools, baths and showers, puddles, rain, and even a cup of water, killing dozens of people in countless locations. With the mayor and local authorities unwilling to believe in such a state of events, Ava Conte , who is motivated to put an end to the specter after it devours her father and several friends, teams up with a local drunken sea captain named Finch , who claims to know the secrets to the shark's newfound form, to lay the creature to rest once and for  all


STR n/a                             WPR 93
DEX n/a                           PER110
AGL n/a                          PCN 85
STA n/a                          PWR 130
ATT 1/ 83%                   WND 0*
MV F 75 (incorporeal)

Experience 1000
Unsettling Powers : Excise living (rulebook page 62), Supernatural Bite (as supernatural touch see page 62 in rule boook)
Weakness : Can only manifest in,around or near a open water source

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Question for the Crypt world community.....

Back in the day, I was part of what was suppose to be the Unisystem apa fanzine; but it did not happen due to conflicts with time, egos and what goes where. I like the idea of a fanzine and would love to see one for the Crypt world game system... is anyone interested? if so, lets start brainstorming this idea and make it happen..