Our current d20 Modern & Future games use a variety of resources – including the d20 Modern Role Playing Game and its many supplements from Wizards of the Coast, and many (likely all) resources available from RPGObjects and The Game Mechanics. And, of course, our liberal splattering of house rules.
Rio Hevrir – The town of Rio Hevrir, deep in the California desert, has had a long and turbulent history. From the town’s birth in the early 1800s, it has thrived and died in cycles – every once in a while, the place dies out almost completely. The only constant is Old Town… remnants of the original township that refuse to rot, burn or otherwise be destroyed…
Welcome to Rio Hevrir – June 2002. The town will be rolling up the streets this summer; a strict curfew is in the works, as is the fencing off of the Old Town site across the highway. Too bad the kids don’t like the idea. The town is boring – it is a place out in the middle of no where… nothing ever happens there…
Or does it…
Clovis High Reunion – Clovis High rests in central California, in an area known largely for its agriculture and its desperate attempts to stay at the front of popular culture. Central California’s labored attempts to keep up with Los Angeles and San Francisco make it a perfect place for strange things to happen in relative anonymity.
But some people do notice… some people realize that there is more going on than just the “wild dogs” and “strange disappearances” reported on the evening news. So when the 11:00 News ran the third story in a row about the wild dog attacks a few miles outside city limits, it was time for the kids who knew to move into action.
After all, they’d killed werewolves before…
But this wasn’t your everyday werewolf… and Audrey & Patrick may be in for more than they bargained for… Luckily, they’ve enlisted the help of a couple of friends who – whether they like it or not – are now completley involved.
The other night I tripped a nice continental drift divide. Mountains sit in a line.
Leonard Bernstein. Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs.
Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom! You symbiotic, patriotic,
slam, but neck, right? Right.
It’s the end of the world as we know it.
It’s the end of the world as we know it.
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine…fine…”
— R.E.M. “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”
It finally happened. The world went to hell in the proverbial handbasket. Long envied for her wealth, and prosperity, the U.S.A. is attacked by enemies, old and new, looking to carve out their own piece of the ‘Land of Plenty’.
Bio-Chemical agents dispersed in America’s lakes and rivers lead to an outbreak of plague causing people by the millions to grow sick, die, and most frighteningly, to walk again with one goal ingrained into them… spread the disease.
Many many people succumbed to the fatal disease. Many more were killed when Washington DC, Seattle, Tacoma, Los Angeles, Cheyenne Mountain, The Pentagon, and several other sites were nuked. Government has collapsed, orders are no longer being handed down to the military. Factions are formed, with many military platoons, and even entire Batallions deserting, taking what supplies and weapons they can, and quickly carving out a niche for themselves.
Now people must work together to survive quickly emerging rogue military and militia units, roving bands of good ol’ boys, the walking dead, foreign military invaders (who are inadvertently carrying the plague with them, back to their home countries), and something new, something only now emerging, like any good pathogen, this one has mutated, and is creating a new breed of human…
Who will survive? Who will prosper?
What beings came into our world following the Tunguska Blast, the Manhattan Project, and the Philadelphia Experiment?
Do they hold the secret of the cure?
IS there a cure?
We shall see.
Futureshock (Rio Hevrir) – J.J. and Billy started The Academy together, but because of his knack for getting into trouble, Billy didn’t graduate until a few years later – in the company of Josh, Liberty and Staci.
Reunited for the first time since Dawson graduated, the tight-knit group of friends follows J.J.’s lead and starts seeking (and finding) jobs aboard the freighters docked at Delosa Station.
(These characters are the same characters that appear in Rio Hevrir, but have been re-constructed for use in d20 Future)