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#1 fastjack

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 08:39 PM

Hello all,

I am looking for some good modern day scenarios, I have seen "Dinner with Susan" and think that would be a great start.

What other modern day ones do you good folks recommend?

Thanks

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#2 nclarke

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 08:07 AM

Any of the scenarios in Stygian Fox's The Things We Leave behind.



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:38 AM

Lost in the Lights is excellent. It is by Jeffrey Moeller and published by Sixtystone Press.

Set in Las Vegas, it is perfect if you want strange deaths, forensics, casinos, Elvises, and a heist.

Unsurprisingly, I have a full review here: http://rlyehreviews....sin-sanity.html

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 02:14 PM

Any of the scenarios in Stygian Fox's The Things We Leave behind.


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 04:15 PM

There was collection of adventures or mini campaign from Kevin Ross. Our Ladies of Sorrow I think.

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:22 AM

I'll second Mr Clarke's comment The Things We Leave Behind has some superb scenarios in it, Forget Me Not is now one of my all time favourites.  The whole book is a great modern take on the Mythos using series like True Detective as its inspiration.



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:12 PM

There was collection of adventures or mini campaign from Kevin Ross. Our Ladies of Sorrow I think.

 

Our Ladies of Sorrow is a modern day, non-Mythos campaign published by the late, much missed Miskatonic River Press.

 

Full review here: http://rlyehreviews....t-again-in.html.


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 05:30 PM

Lost in the Lights is excellent. It is by Jeffrey Moeller and published by Sixtystone Press.

Set in Las Vegas, it is perfect if you want strange deaths, forensics, casinos, Elvises, and a heist.

Unsurprisingly, I have a full review here: http://rlyehreviews....sin-sanity.html

 

I can't seem to find lost in the Lights, either on the Sixtystone websire, or DrivethruRPG, is it still available?



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 08:57 PM

I'd also recommend The Things We Leave Behind which has to be the best collection of scenarios I have read in ages.
 
The Stars Are Right as a collection has dated somewhat but the recent release of the free scenario upgrade pack (find it here; thanks Dean, you are awesome) breathes new life into it. I've always had soft spots for "Love's Lonely Children", "Fractal Gods" and "The Music of the Spheres".

I'd also recommend "A Cult of One" from Secrets. It probably needs a little updating and the end is a little rushed (but easily fixable) but it's definitely modern.

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 10:04 PM

I can't seem to find lost in the Lights, either on the Sixtystone websire, or DrivethruRPG, is it still available?

 

It doesn't seem so. Long, long story. Although I've gotten some emails that suggest it might get put back on sale by Sixtystone some time soonish. 

 

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Setting aside self-promotion, The Stars Are Right (with Dean's upgrade pack) has several good scenarios. Modern (apart from Delta Green) just hasn't gotten a ton of attention in the past several years. Our Ladies of Sorrow was also quite good.



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 12:53 AM

LitL was backstaged for a bit to update it to 7e. 


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 01:17 AM

I'm glad that folks are finding the free upgrade pack "refreshes" some of the scenarios in The Stars Are Right! ... working through that book I was reminded that some of the scenarios are really quite good. People have already mentioned "Love's Lonely Children" (Richard Watts), and that would probably be my pick as well. But Kevin Ross' "Music of the Spheres" has a lot going for it too, as does John Scott Tynes' "Nemo Solus Sapit".

 

The two modern-day scenarios in Nameless Horrors ("The Moonchild" by Paul Fricker, and "The Space Between" by Scott Dorward) are probably the best parts of that book and are worth a read if you're interested in unusual styles of scenario / investigator threats.

 

But as several have mentioned, The Things We Leave Behind is the go-to scenario collection for modern-day IMHO.

 

 

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:29 AM

Can't believe I neglected to mention it before, but Delta Green's "Music from a Darkened Room" is an amazing, modern module. Ran my players through it a few months ago, using a ton of props, sound effects, and different rooms in my home to represent the rooms from the adventure. As far as I can recall, it's the only published module that every managed to genuinely creep out my group.



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 09:03 AM

Can't believe I neglected to mention it before, but Delta Green's "Music from a Darkened Room" is an amazing, modern module. Ran my players through it a few months ago, using a ton of props, sound effects, and different rooms in my home to represent the rooms from the adventure. As far as I can recall, it's the only published module that every managed to genuinely creep out my group.

 

That's a fair point ... and really there are quite a number of excellent Delta Green scenarios out there. I think most people consider them a bit of a sub-genre of their own (but a very popular one). In a similar vein, there are also some really great published scenarios for "The Laundry" RPG as well.

 

 

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 02:19 AM

If you like the movie Reservoir Dogs, Dockside Dogs is an excellent one-shot.

 

If you decide to run it, I strongly recommend investing a little extra time with props and session prep. A full table of players in sunglasses and black suits is hard to beat for atmosphere!



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 02:39 PM

There is also the collection "Unseen Masters". If I must recommend one scenario this would be "The wild hunt". It is not an "one shot" scenario and you will probably need 2-4 sessions to complete it. Being written around 2000, it does not need any serious updating.

 

Have I mentioned that it is excellent..?



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:32 PM

"Legs" by Jim Philips of Skype of Cthulhu. It's a free download at their website.







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