Jul
22
2019
2

Fort Evansville [The Day After Ragnarok.]

Fort Evansville

[The Day After Ragnarok]

City: Evansville, Indiana

Population: 25,000/150,000

Controls: Vanderburgh County and portions of the Ohio river

Government: Despotism

Problem: Serpent Cult

Heroic Opportunity: Mercenary Work

City Aspect:  Militaristic.  

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Jul
15
2019
2

Methgators [The Day After Ragnarok]

Methgators

[The Day After Ragnarok]

Description: a smaller-than average, almost skeletally thin alligator, with horrible teeth and a persistent twitch.  Its smell is grotesque.

Habitat: Gulf Coast, Ras al-Thuban

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Jul
12
2019
3

Snakebite Beer [The Day After Ragnarok]

Snakebite Beer

[The Day After Ragnarok]

Because people can be damned fools sometimes, that’s why.

To begin: when Ragnarok happened, the town of Monroe was in a somewhat better position than most of the rest of Wisconsin, for exactly two reasons: cheese, and beer.  The Blumer Brewery had ample supplies of both, thanks to brewery owner and local cheese magnate Carl Marty. Enough of both, in fact, to feed both the town and the area through the first crises; the good citizens of Monroe might have got pretty sick of cheese over the next few years, but the beer still helped with that.

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Jul
01
2019
4

The Irish Ash (The Day After Ragnarok)

The Irish Ash

[The Day After Ragnarok]

Description: a 250 feet long, 3,000 deadweight tonnage, single-deck seagoing cargo vessel.  Crew: 20. Armament: stem deck gun; 3 anti-aircraft guns. Top speed: 12 knots.

Officers:

  • Lou MacLear, captain
  • Wayne Setanta, first mate
  • Dagen and Morgaine Ryan, ship’s purser and cook
  • Dr. Brigid Kavanaugh, medical officer
  • Eriu Kavanaugh, her daughter 
  • Father Patrick Maloney, chaplain
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Jun
20
2019
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Maria (The Day After Ragnarok).

Maria

[The Day After Ragnarok]

Attributes: Agility d10, Smarts d6, Spirit d8, Strength d8, Vigor d8

Skills: Fighting d10, Guts d6, Intimidation d8, Knowledge (films) d6, Notice d6, Persuasion d8, Repair d4, Throwing d6

Charisma: +4  Pace: 6  Parry: 7 Toughness: 6

Edges: Attractive, Charismatic, Danger Sense, Luck, Great Luck

Hindrances: Loyal, Overconfident, Vow (“Be heroic”) (Minor)

Gear: Maria has a silvery full-body suit that makes her look like an android.  Depending on the campaign, it can be anything from effectively leather armor (+1 to Armor) to the equivalent of Power Armor (+12 Armor, +1 die to Fighting, +2 to Pace, 2d6/1d6 Jump).  If the latter, the suit is ophi-tech, and will absolutely require an Ophi-Tech roll to recharge and repair. Over that she has lately started to wear a black cloak and golden pocketed belt.

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Jun
17
2019
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Tigers of the Poisoned Claws

[The Day After Ragnarok]

City: Clemson, South Carolina

Population: 500 free citizens, 1,000 slaves

Controls: Clemson and area around it

Government: Machine

Problem: Serpent Cult

Heroic Opportunity: Arcana

City Aspect: Twisted and Scientific.

Clemson superficially was able to weather the Serpentfall well enough, being up in the mountains (by South Carolinian standards, at least); but it still got thoroughly saturated with venom-tainted rain and snow, and the stuff took root in the soil.  The savants at the agricultural school tried their best to purify their food and water, and for a while it seemed like they had succeeded. In reality, the effects were simply delayed, and proved more insidious.

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May
26
2019
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Shrouded Charlotte [The Day After Ragnarok]

Shrouded Charlotte

[The Day After Ragnarok]

City: Charlotte, North Carolina

Population: 4,000/24,000

Controls: Charlotte and outskirts

Government: Machine

Problem: Monsters

Heroic Opportunity: Mercenary Work

City Aspect: Secretive

When people think of the Serpentfall, they have this image of a two hundred wave of water crashing its way across the east coast of North America, obliterating everything.  Which is what in fact happened, in a lot of places. Alas, a lot of other places died more painfully. Like, for example, Charlotte, North Carolina: it was sufficiently above the crest of the tsunami to avoid immediate drowning, but the combination of refugees, lack of food, horrible sanitation, and the first outbreaks of monsters proved fertile ground for typhus, and a horrible local version of influenza.  The entire region is still considered to be a dangerous plague zone, which keeps a lot of people away.

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May
20
2019
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Princeton Army Air Force Forward Base [The Day After Ragnarok]

Princeton Army Air Force Forward Base

[The Day After Ragnarok]

Location: Princeton, West Virginia

Staff: 30, 800 Dependents/Civilian Staff/Support

Commander: Lt. Ruth Tolley Gwinn, USAAF

Runway Size: 2,000 feet

Capacity: 5 planes (Piper J-3 Cubs)

Elevation: 2,400 SF

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May
09
2019
4

Sky Fort Skillman [The Day After Ragnarok]

Sky Fort Skillman

[The Day After Ragnarok]

City: Skillman Airport, Ewing, New Jersey

Population: 500

Controls: Fort Skillman and environs, plus the skies above

Government: Strongman

Problem: Monsters

Heroic Opportunity: Technology

City Aspect: Fortified and worried.

It was blind chance that Major Chester Harrigan (USAAF) was able to get all of his current force of Grumman torpedo bombers into the sky before the tsunami hit; and it was a matter of geography that Skillman Airport itself was just barely above the wave that devastated the East Coast.  Most of the rest of New Jersey got erased. And what the wave itself didn’t kill, the new monsters tried their best to.

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Apr
28
2019
6

SCARFACE [The Day After Ragnarok]

Shipping Control Authority

(Replenishment Fleet, American Combat Elements)

(SCARFACE)

[The Day After Ragnarok]

HQ: Manila, Philippines

Bases: Pearl Harbor, Manila, Palau, Santo, Tarawa

Commander: RAMD Donald Beary, USN

Forces: 45-70 ships, various tonnages; 10,000 civilian/military, all ranks

On paper, the Shipping Control Authority Replenishment Fleet acts as a replenishment service for post-Serpentfall American combat elements in the Pacific.  In reality, Rear Admiral Emory Land has effective control over USN logistics in that theater, and Rear Admiral Beary is decidedly not subject to Land’s orders.  This suits both admirals perfectly well, as Admiral Beary is only a logistics officer these days by the most flexible standards.

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