So while I’ve been thinking about that adventure anthology idea, it seems like the bulk of the stories I’ve come up with are set in the distant or not recent past. So now I’m working on a trio of adventure volumes for Eternal Shadows (game and world) that are tied by their place in history. The intention is to write them all as horror adventures, but they will be as compatible with other AGE games as I can make them if antiquarian fantasy with a dark bent is more your speed.
Dark Corners of the Empire is a trio (or more) of stories set in ancient Rome. Right now I am planning for a tale of corruption and the folly of eldritch terrors in Rome itself, a story of Longinus’ return and attempted coup, and a story of terror on the frontier. All three of these adventures are set in a time when humanity is finally firmly in charge of the Earth’s destiny, but the horrors of the past have only been imprisoned recently, and it is still possible to descend into the utter chaos of the pre-history age.
Wolves of the North is more of a supplement for using the remnants of the Aesir, a tribe of mystically enhanced therianthropes, in the modern day. However, the adventures I have planned for the volume are set in the days of the Vikings. One story involves a handful of Aesir and their human servants hunting down a lone viking prince who advocates leaving the old gods behind. Another story is a brush with the raven twins of the Aesir as they desecrate battlefields across Europe. The last story relates to the events that led to the confrontation that caused the Aesir to go into hiding, called the Skraeling Tree Massacre.
At Her Majesty’s Pleasure is a set of adventures set in the Victorian Age. The plots on these are more standard and maybe even transparent, but the working titles are Wolves of London, Chasing the Dragon, Hellfire and Damnation and The Day After Yesterday.
So the question is, is this worth the investment of time? Do any of you want to see stories set firmly in the past? Comment below and it will serve as inspiration for me. If you are yourself inspired, I would be happy to hand over what plot and setting information I have and let you write an adventure or so. Just let me know.