Victorian Adventure Wishlist
|Ok, this is technically Edwardian, but you get the idea.|
Sometimes this blog is a notepad, a place where I can jot down thoughts and characters I want to use. This is one of those posts...
Robin and I just started a Victorian adventure campaign starring archaeologist (and occultist) Lady Atalanta Scarborough, and there’s a few things I’d like to hit:
- Quincey P. Morris, vampire cowboy
- Dracula (duh)
- Young Dr. Henry Jones (Sr.)
- Sherlock Holmes references but no appearances by the Great Detective himself (he’d be too insufferable); maybe Sebastian Moran, but not Moriarty; maybe Sherlock Holmes’ other brother (not Mycroft, it would be the theoretical third brother who inherited their father’s estates); definitely Lestrade.
- A lost world story; I could actually tie this into the TimeBomb concept from MKST!!!, and come up with a pseudo-plausible explanation for cave men and dinosaurs. Should I do Pleistocene mammals and dinosaurs together, or separately? Separately, obviously. With the Time Bomb, there's no reason to limit ourselves to one lost world.
- A "wild man" in the Mowgli/Tarzan tradition, but a pastiche instead of one of those two, so I can work in my own wacky ideas. What if the ape-man was literally half-ape (with the caveat, of course, that the apes aren't literally apes but rather shaggy hominids)? He would still probably look a lot like Christopher Lambert...
- Ruritania! We've never touched on anything like the Ruritania plot in all our years of gaming. (And then it turns out all the crowned heads of Eastern Europe are foreign imposters.)
- A Fu Manchu pastiche more in line with the sympathetic model of Planetary's Hark (though I've always sympathized greatly with Fu Manchu).
- Myōjin Yahiko, master of Hiten Mitsurugi-ryū, and Lady Snowblood. Or not. I have to try to keep Robin's character in the foreground; I'm running a game, not writing fan fiction. Pastiche! Pastiche! Pastiche!
- "Zorro Jr." Damn it, there I go again.
- El Dorado. I've got to find some excuse to get Lady Atalanta to the U.S.. Maybe lost Viking colonies, too?
- Atlantis, but in a down-played, subtle way.
- Zenith the Albino
Does 1890s Henry Jones look like:
The Great Train Robbery
Darby O'Gill and the Little People?