Before The Folly - Rivers of Merseyside

Start Time: Saturday 9:00 AM
Location:Lower Lobby 8
Status:Assigned
Game Master(s): Johanna Mead
Game System:Chaosium BRP
Duration:9 hours
Player Max:5
Signed up:1
Track(s):Role Playing (RPG)
Event Type:Game
Experience Level:Beginner
Age group:Over 18
Description:

What do a dustman, a midwife, a barman and a bookseller have in common? They were all friends with Bertram Wooley, an apprentice blacksmith found dead on the streets of Liverpool two days ago. Gathered together with Bertie's friends and family at his wake, it becomes apparent that there's more to his death than meets the eye, and it's up to the PCs to unravel the truth and its connection to something that could destroy the entire city. Fortunately, the party has some unique talents to call on…

In 1860, Liverpool rivals London in terms of sheer wealth and technological accomplishment, and yet both the magical and mundane residents seem to be suffering far more from the pitfalls of "progress" than their London counterparts. The reason lies deep in the city's bones and must be uprooted before it's too late.

Inspired by Ben Aaronovitch’s "Rivers of London / Peter Grant" series.

Familiarity with the Peter Grant books is strongly recommended. Chaosium’s BRP is easy to learn on the fly and the GM is willing to assist as needed. The game's theme is one of supernatural mystery, with Lovecraftian overtones.