FROM A CLOSE FRIEND ARCADIA LA
TO PRIDE OF THE NILE ENDEAVOURS CAIRO IL
WRECKED RIVER BOAT IN NRBY SWAMP STOP
RUMORED TO BE ANNABELLE LEE STOP
AGNT REPORTS COULD BE REPAIRED STOP
USUAL ARRANGEMENT DISCVRY FEE STOP
We received this telegram yesterday. Says it all, really, black and white. Do you remember Annabelle, back in her glory days? Nah, yer too young. The Annabelle Lee used to be the darlin' gem of the Mississippi, back before the war. Ain't one of these old codgers 'round here don't have some kind of fond mem'ry of her. Hell, I was once a deckhand on 'er meself. When the sun'd come up out on the river, hit her just right, how she'd shine...
But, anyway, them days is the past, and they ain't comin' back. The war ain't been kind to any of us, least of all Annabelle. We ended up usin' her mainly to move cargo on the Ohio. Leastaways, we did, up until about a year ago when she just plumb dissappeared. Just gone one day, never docks in to port, no one sees her, nothin'. Vanished. We figured the Confederates got her, maybe melted her down for cannons, or God knows what.
And now our "friend" here says he found her. Well, if he says he did, I believe him. I suppose it's no partic'lar secret - jus' within the Company, understan? - that we occasionally have business with our downstream neighbors. Man's gotta make a livin'. But to the point, I want you to put a team together. I'll take you to our people, who'll take you to their people, et cetra and such forth. Find the ship, find out if it's Annabelle. If it is, try to fix 'er up, get 'er home. I figure we owe her that much, at least.
Oh, one more thing: no hothead "patriots." We don't need to flare up the damn war over this. Best if you get her back up here the same way she got down there: without a soul knowin' a thing.
Now get goin'! The hell ya think I'm payin' ya for?
Deadlands (Savage Worlds) One-shot!
I've been meaning to explore Savage Worlds as a system for some time, and figure there's no better way than a one-shot or two. Those unfamiliar with Savage Worlds are more than welcome - it'll be fairly combat-light, so you shouldn't have any trouble keeping up. If you're unfamiliar with Deadlands, you should youtube "The Backwater Gospel," which does a perfect job of capturing Deadland's Western-Horror atmosphere.
I'll make enough pre-gens for everyone to have some choice, but if you have a character type in mind, let me know.
Hope to see you there!
I decided to start Reno Motorcycle Riders Group because I wanted to be part of a group of people who enjoyed my passion... I was excited and nervous. Our group has grown by leaps and bounds. I never thought it would be this big.
— Henry, started Reno Motorcycle Riders