Dec
07
2018
1

Sea-Jeweled Providence [The Day After Ragnarok]

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Sea-Jeweled Providence

[The Day After Ragnarok]

 

City: Providence, Rhode Island

Population: 6,000/18,000

Controls: A remarkable hunk of Rhode Island

Government: Machine

Problem: Monsters

Heroic Opportunity: Trade Goods

City Aspect: Surviving and Secretive

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Oct
22
2018
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Wom-Bats [The Day After Ragnarok]

Today, apparently, is World Wombat Day.

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Wom-Bats

Vombatus vampiricus ursulae

[The Day After Ragnarok]

Australia, thanks to its location in the post-Serpentfall world, still manages to remain mostly free of Serpent Taint; this includes the ongoing Tainting of seawater by the decomposing corpse of the World-Serpent still found in the north Atlantic and western Indian oceans.  Prevailing currents push that venom-Tainted water deep under the sea’s surface when it passes by Australia’s southern coast; and the warm current that rises up in the north Pacific and flows through Indonesia on its way back to the Atlantic is generally clean of the most obvious venomous taint at that point.  All of this suggests that a lot of Serpent venom is building up on the bottom of the ocean, which is likely going to end up being a literally monstrous problem; but in the meantime Australia mostly avoids having its already bizarre ecology drastically mutated further.

Mostly.

Vombatus vampiricus ursulae is a variant of the common wombat (vombatus ursinus): differences include the addition of thin scales between the forepaws and body that allow the Wom-Bat to glide and swoop; the addition of envenomed fangs that can knock smaller prey out, and make a human woozy; and a new, carnivorous / hematophagous diet.  A single Wom-Bat is usually not overly dangerous to a human-sized animal, but the creatures hunt in packs of at least twelve. And they are not particularly docile, either. (more…)

Oct
12
2018
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The Gourdian Knot of Peoria [The Day After Ragnarok].

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The Gourdian Knot of Peoria

[The Day After Ragnarok]

 

City: Peoria, Illinois

Population: 7,000/3,000

Controls: Peoria and the fields around it.

Government: Squatters

Problem: Gangs

Heroic Opportunity: Mercenary Work

City Aspect: Divided and Grim.

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Oct
04
2018
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Lost Orleans [The Day After Ragnarok]

Lost Orleans

[The Day After Ragnarok]

 

City: New Orleans, Louisiana

Population: 500

Controls: New Orleans

Government: Squatters

Problem: Unrest

Heroic Opportunity: Arcana

City Aspect: Dead.

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Sep
25
2018
2

Dire Skunks [The Day After Ragnarok]

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Dire Skunks

[The Day After Ragnarok]

 

They’re getting larger by the year: three years after the Serpentfall, a fully-adult Dire Skunk is at least as big as a Great Dane, and that’s just the ones born in 1946.  The ones being born now are possibly going to grow up to be as big as a pony. Dire Skunks retain many of the characteristics of their pre-Serpentfall kin, including the omnivorous diet and the spray.  The spray in particular is absolutely still there.

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Sep
14
2018
1

Ice-Choked Duluth [The Day After Ragnarok]

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Ice-Choked Duluth

[The Day After Ragnarok]

 

City: Duluth, Minnesota

Population: 11,000/60,000

Controls: Portions of Minnesota and the Great Lakes

Government: Strongman

Problem: Monsters

Heroic Opportunity: Arcana

City Aspect: Defensive

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Sep
05
2018
3

Snow-Wooded Grand Rapids. [The Day After Ragnarok]

Snow-Wooded Grand Rapids

[The Day After Ragnarok]

 

City: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Population: 30,000/150,000

Controls: a small portion of central Michigan

Government: Democratic

Problem: Monsters

Heroic Opportunity: Trade goods / Bounty

City Aspect: Mercantile.

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Aug
31
2018
1

Motorless City [The Day After Ragnarok].

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Motorless City

[The Day After Ragnarok]

 

City: Detroit, Michigan

Population: 100,000/600,000

Controls: Wayne County and parts of the Great Lakes

Government: Machine

Problem: Factions/Fuel Shortage

Heroic Opportunity: Trade Goods

City Aspect: Divided  

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Aug
19
2018
2

The New Concord [The Day After Ragnarok].

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The New Concord

[The Day After Ragnarok]

 

City: Concord, NH

Population: 8,100/73,000

Controls: arguably, New Hampshire

Government: Democratic

Problem: Monsters

Heroic Opportunity: Bounty

City Aspect: Fortified.  

New Hampshire actually weathered the Serprentfall remarkably well.  Manchester and Nashua were wrecked by the tidal wave, but the state capital of Concord was above the floodline, and new Governor Charles Dale was in town and able to coordinate relief efforts effectively.  The last few years have been incredibly hard, but Governor Dale can still truthfully claim that he is the legitimate and legal governor of New Hampshire. Dale was re-elected in an honest election in 1946, and will likely be re-elected again in 1948; interestingly, New Hampshire also plans to vote for a US President in the same election, despite the fact that the entire Poisoned Lands stretch between them and what’s left of the USA.

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Aug
15
2018
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Incense-Drunk Cleveland [The Day After Ragnarok].

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Incense-Drunk Cleveland

[The Day After Ragnarok]

 

City: Cleveland, Ohio

Population: 80,000/420,000

Controls: Parts of Lake Erie and northern Ohio

Government: Despotism

Problem: Hostile Cities (most of the rest of Ohio)

Heroic Opportunity: Mercenary Work

City Aspect: Militaristic and Religious

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