Category Archives: Adventures

Fortress Oblivion – A New G-Man BoL Adventure!

It’s time to let the uncanny G-Man guide you into the outré shadows of Hyboria in Fortress Oblivion, a decidedly CAS-flavored adventure for Barbarians of Lemuria (Mythic Edition).

Can your heroes survive a night of eldrtich terror in a Mughal-style fort near the Turanian border while a vicious sandstorm scours the desert outside? Download this accursed PDF and find out!

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Three Against The Scarlet Trident (Supers!)

The Scarlet Trident

The Scarlet Trident is a criminal organization operating throughout North America. Its ultimate goals, as well as its operational structure, are not understood at present. What is known is that its operatives are almost always equipped with significantly advanced tech. Beam weapons, body armor, stealth suits, even exoskeletons that enhance the wearer’s strength to Super levels have been noted.

Mooks & Henchmen

Scarlet Trident Strike Force 4D
[Qualities: Life Support]

Scarlet Trident Infiltration Team 3D
[Qualities: Invisibility (Sight, Sound)]

Scarlet Trident Brick Breaker
Henchman 4D [Qualities: Super Strength, Super Leap]

Three Heroes Who Have Tangled With The Trident

Certain patterns emerge when analyzing Scarlet Trident operations. To date they have held to committing their crimes with a “things come in threes” pattern. This behavior is almost so obvious as to be trite (as such, it may be deliberately designed to be misleading). There are facets of their actions, though, that are more puzzling. Consider the three most recent Scarlet Trident crimes: each was clearly targeted in areas protected by three decidedly different Supers: Essence, ECHO, and Exile. While these three heroes share certain similarities in their pseudonyms they are otherwise as different as they can be.

Essence is a magical/supernatural heroine who has remained focused on the middle-class suburbs. ECHO is a technological construct operating almost exclusively in the business district and downtown. And Exile a martial artist whose actions have remained confined to the urban slums.

In each incident, a low-scale robbery was undertaken by a deliberately underpowered Scarlet Trident strike force. All three crimes were easily foiled, though no prisoners were captured. The obvious conclusion is that the Scarlet Trident is testing these Supers. But for what purpose?

Essence

Real Name: Alessandra D’Abo
Origin: Magical

Resistances
Composure 3D Fortitude 1D Reaction 2D Will 4D

Advantages
Charismatic

Disadvantages
Enemy (Scarlet Trident)

Aptitudes
Athleticism 2D, Awareness 2D, Occultism 2D, Presence 3D

Powers
Teleportation 2D, Imbue 1D, Insubstantiality 2D, Wizardry 3D (Complication: Smartphone Grimoire)

Competency Pool 0D

ECHO

Real Name: Electroacoustic Construct, Humanoid 0
Origin: Hi-Tech

Resistances
Composure 3D Fortitude 3D Reaction 3D Will 1D

Advantages
Unliving

Disadvantages
Bad Luck, Enemy (Scarlet Trident)

Aptitudes
Awareness 3D, Presence 2D, Technology 3D

Powers
Energy Control (Sound) 4D, Energy Form (Sound) 2D, Flight (Complication: Only in Energy Form) 2D, Size Control (Complication: Only in Energy Form) 2D

Competency Pool 0D

Exile

Real Name: Nathan Willis
Origin: Special Training

Resistances
Composure 1D Fortitude 4D Reaction 4D Will 3D

Advantages
I Brought This Along

Disadvantages
Enemy (Scarlet Trident), Intolerance (Criminals)

Aptitudes
Athleticism 3D, Awareness 2D, Investigation 2D, Intrusion 3D, Presence 2D, Streetwise 2D

Powers
Armor 2D (Complication: Device – Costume), Super Aptitude (Fighting) 4D

Competency Pool 0D

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Hyborian BoL Adventure: Ghosts of Acheron

Hey folks! The incorrigible-yet-awesome G-Man (an unrepentant Jupiter lover, but that’s a topic for a different discussion) has done it again! Behold (by which I mean “download”) the majesty that is his latest Hyborian adventure for Barbarians of Lemuria: Ghosts of Acheron !

First, you pissed off the Picts. Next, you made friends (or perhaps enemies) with a strange sorcerer. Now you’re at the bottom of a burial pit and facing the unknown. Who do you think you are? Some dude who’s destined to be King of Aquilonia? Well, whoever you are, picture your story being illustrated by John Buscema in a late 70s issue of Savage Sword as you play through this adventure.

In addition to the adventure itself, G-Man provides us with some nifty treasures in Appendix B and a complete party of pregenerated characters in Appendix C, to help you dive right in to the action.

So what are you waiting for, people? Download Ghosts of Acheron now!

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The Homecoming Of Count Inchiostro (A BoL Adventure)

Well howdy there, strangers! I’m back, but at the moment I’m just here to hook you up with the latest BoL adventure from everyone’s favorite BoL adventure smith, G-Man. Like last time, G-Man takes us to Howard’s Hyboria, but this time we’re in Zingara, helping reclaim the Inchiostro family’s estate. But I’ll stop yakking and let you all get to downloading The Homecoming Of Count Inchiostro

In addition to the usual adventure-y goodness, G-Man has once again given us all some excellent new spells and some optional rules for a slightly crunchier approach to BoL combat. So really, why are you still reading my words when you should be downloading?

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Crimson Shoals (A BoL/BRP Adventure)

Turning his talented eye from the Lovecraftian to the Howardian, regular Strange Stones reader and accomplished adventure author G-Man give us something new to chew on:

Crimson Shoals

Wind-driven rain pounds the dark outcroppings of reef, churning the nearby shoals into froth. Despite the gloom, occasional lightning flashes reveal a small forest of splintered ship’s masts, shattered keels, and barnacle-encrusted hulls. This watery hell is a ship’s graveyard!

Less than a quarter-league’s walk (or swim) looms the silhouette of a massive war-galley. But this is no Argossean or Zingaran vessel: the swept-back stern, low draught, and curving prow mark the craft as Stygian. Why is she beached here, in the Western Ocean, and not cruising the calmer waters of the Styx? Doubtless, the answer lies somewhere below her dark decks…

As with his immensely popular The Unholy Greyl, The Sea Devil's Debutante, and Children Of The Void adventures, Crimson Shoals is written for Barbarians of Lemuria and contains several new monsters, some treasures, and other goodness you just can’t live without.

Unlike his three previous adventures, Crimson Shoals contains stats and writeups for all of the key NPCs and mosters in Basic RolePlaying format as well. How’s that for some fancy?

Great Crom, people! Why are you still reading this drivel I’m writing? Download Crimson Shoals already and get yer Hyborian on!

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