The Big Hoodoo (Supplement)
Publisher: Pelgrane Press
Product Code: PELGT18
Publishing Year: 2011
Cover Price: $6.95
Author(s): Bill White
Artist(s): Jérôme Huguenin
Style(s): Pulp Adventure
Format(s): PDF Only
ISBN: (doesn't seem to have one)
The stories of rocketships and rayguns you read under cover of dark are coming to life before your eyes. Will you become a victim of Parsons' "Big Hoodoo"?
The Big Hoodoo is Lovecraftian noir in 1950s California with a ripped-from-history plot centered on the explosive death of real-world rocket scientist, science fiction fan, and occultist Jack Parsons in a garage laboratory in 1952. The investigators are iconic figures active in the science fiction scene at the time of Parsons’ death, and their inquiries lead them from the mean streets of Pasadena to the edge of the Mojave Desert and the mountains of southern California as well as the beaches of Los Angeles.
Play sci-fi great Robert Heinlein, his ex-Navy engineer wife Virginia, renowned editor and mystery writer Tony Boucher, or a young Philip K. Dick as they confront the lunatic fringe in La-La Land, and find themselves caught in a charlatan’s web of chicanery, mendacity, and deceit–laced with a strong strand of Mythos menace.
The adventure includes brief biographical hooks for the PCs to orient players to their investigators as well as suggestions for alternate and additional investigators. Brief rules for a magic system intended to evoke the Enochian "magick" invented by John Dee and Edward Kelley, adopted by Aleister Crowley, and passed on to Jack Parsons are appended, and are used in the adventure. It can be played as a convention one-shot, or serve as the basis for a slightly longer set of episodes covering two or three evenings of entertainment.
Scenarios: The Big Hoodoo (Scenario)
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Comments / Trivia
Includes pre-generated investigators and player handouts.
Playtesters: Man Sai Acon, Rita Jimenez Aguilar, Ernesto Solano Badilla, David Barnard-Wills, Kate Barnard-Wills, Peter Barr, Randall Padilla Barrantes, Eric Berg, Edward Chiasson, Garry Cross, Mike Czaplinski, Robert Davis, Shawn de Arment, Paula Dempsey, Steve Dempsey, Malcolm Edwards, Manuel Badilla Gómez, Mike Grasso, Mark Harding, Tom Horn, Belinda Kelly, Andrew LaCross, Sergio Martinez, Elky Mug, Sam Ollins, Michael Phillips, Stephen Plaut, Fera-Jaede Reiner, Rob, Jen Runds, Eva Schiffer, Michael Schumann, Sandy Schumann, John Utech, Fiona Walker, Michael Grasso, Jenny Anckorn, Melanie Hockabout, John O’Brien, Jeff Raymond
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