urban fantasy

  1. H

    🎨 Creative What if there was a government agency dedicated to investigating the paranormal?

    I'm considering one day running a game about paranormal investigation by a government agency. Sort of like X-files, with elements from X-com. The Genesys corebook suggests when designing an adventure to ask a question and provide some answers, each that lead to different adventures. I don't...
  2. Snow Goon

    [It's my birthday] Give me strange sights witnessed in an urban spirit realm

    For a while now I've been puttering around with an idea to running something set in a contemporary, modern Earth where an often nightmarish otherworld hides in the shadows and just around the corners. Most people live their entire lives completely unaware of this parallel existence save for...
  3. Snow Goon

    Who to contact in a House of Leaves situation?

    I've been listing to The Magnus Archives and it occurred to me that if I found an impossible House of Leaves-style doorway leading into a completely paradoxical labyrinth, I wouldn't even know who to contact. Assuming that you didn't want to keep it to yourself, what kind of authorities would...
  4. A

    🎨 Creative 101 spells for urban fantasy?

    So yeah, I've been thinking of making an urban fantasy story. So... one thing I realised is that most of the spells in normal fantasy would be somewhat ill-suited to the environment within modern cities. Samples spells...
  5. A

    🎨 Creative 101 street level urban fantasy campaign plot seeds

    So here are some things: it can't be any more scope than a single city. At most, a mafia. It involves magic. It can also include in fantasy races. There's a masquerade. God's. Devils. God slayers. Grand spirits. Divine ancestors. They walk the earth. Belong in a tier on their own. Pretty much...
  6. CLAVDIVS

    [Urban fantasy] Mummies! Let's wrap. Er, rap. (Mostly brainstorming)

    Quick question for my fellow urban fantasy/"play the monster" horror fans: What would you like to see in a playable version of mummies? Powers, weaknesses, quirks, origins, society, goals, whatever. I ask because my periodic thoughts on coming up with my own versions of the usual beasties...
  7. Evil Doctor

    🎨 Creative 101 Occult people, places, things..

    Now then, I summon the creative powers of the interweb! I'm writing an encyclopedia style book of occult people, places, things and events through history for my game esoterica. I need some inspiration! Tell me if your weird organisations, activities and paraphernalia! The stranger the better!
  8. Tormented Artifacts

    Handling a 'House of Leaves' styled Minotaur

    What the title says- running a modern horror by way of Supernatural/Constantine/Silent Hill and we're jumping into the first session after a six-month in-game break for the characters, so it's a great time to toss in a random monster. Given that this group tends to love the atmospheric horror...
  9. Basilides

    Favorite Urban Horror Locations

    I am planning an urban horror campaign in modern setting. Of course I try to find interesting locations that are creepy, haunting and memorable. But after you have introduced the players to the: Abandoned Mental Asylum with the flooded basement. Slaughter house at the outskirts of town...
  10. M

    MoonHunter Sayeth 20180925

    Setting: Shadowed Edge More of an author's exploration of what they wrote, rather than the setting itself. There is that part of society that is ahead of the curve for progressiveness. They can see which way the future is going. They are on The Edge. There is a part of society, that is on the...
  11. L

    🎨 Creative Setting Riff: Urban Fantasy Refugees

    So, in an otherwise mundane Earth circa president-day-ish, small rifts and portals start opening (whether all across the world or in just one city depends on suggestion; it could go either way) in public places. Out of these portals emerge various creatures. Or rather, collapse. In a comatose...
  12. M

    MoonHunter Sayeth 20180824

    Setting: Chandler's Row An Urban Fantasy Core Setting “At Chandler Row, the consumer culture transcends its dark side. Why should profit motive generate only idiot television commercials, wasteful packaging, cramped crackerjack condos, or the inevitable obsolescence of your cell phone...
  13. SlideAway

    Paranormal Investigators in Connecticut

    Mine this mini-campaign for ideas, add ideas of your own. This thread will cover 9 weeks of play (with TL;DR sections). At the end of the thread I'll post additional ideas for a continuing paranormal campaign. Spoilers: Lycanthrope worms as a vampire food source, a reverse C-section for...
  14. M

    MoonHunter Sayeth 20180723

    Setting: Black Hand Rising Urban Fantasy/ Fantasy and Pirates It seemed like a historical pirate campaign. Several sessions of intrigue, looting, and fighting the forces of Admiral Blythe (who seems to have a personal grudge against your ship/ captain). The tipping point happens one night...
  15. M

    MoonHunter Sayeth 20180720

    Setting: Not Mice and Men, but Skins and Sea Urban Fantasy in a non traditional setting plus some general UF Chronicle advice. Monterey California is a lovely city along the Northern California Coast. There is a great deal of history here: once a capital of CA, Steinbeck, etc. It is a fairly...
  16. M

    MoonHunter Sayeth 20180718

    Setting: Brimstone An Urban Fantasy piece in the Western Vein It is the 1870s in Brimstone, Colorado Territory. Brimstone is actually a fairly nice place to live, despite the name. It is in an area of the low hills of the territory, rather than the high mountains. There are sulfur springs in...
  17. M

    MoonHunter Sayeth 20180713

    Setting: The Magic of Yellowstone Urban Fantasy Yellowstone is a majestic place full of wonderous views, incredible geothermal features, and wildlife like no other place. It is a magical place, perhaps more magical than people know. In the late 70s, a Fey Court moved in. They established a...
  18. M

    MoonHunter Sayeth 20180711

    Setting: The Ochre Door Urban Fantasy meets D&D “It is a door, a stout wooden door with its frame, just standing there in the middle of the field. Why would someone put it there? And the important question, does it actually open to anything?” Journal of Thomas Mccannon. It is a stout...
  19. Sabermane

    🎨 Creative [Riff] Transhumanity, Cyberpunk, and Universal Movie Monsters

    Lucia Gomez was a dead woman walking. She didn’t understand what all those numbers meant on the stat-sleeve they had put on her after the accident, but they were green two weeks ago and now they were all orange. Two had become red before the sleeve stopped broadcasting and had become a flat...
  20. M

    MoonHunter Sayeth 20180709

    Setting: Studio of the Spiral Dragon Martial Arts & Urban Fantasy Every large North American City has a Chinatown of some description. The City's is larger than one would expect. (We play it as a faux Seattle, but choose a good city.) It is full of semi-exotic goods in the market, some...
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