The Shadow Haunted World: A Conspiracy Game

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TRUST NO ONE.

Game premise

You start off as normal people who quickly find themselves via fate to be in a nexus of event of the supernatural and the realm of conspiracy theories. As the game goes on they will find themselves changing and adapting into the realm of the supernal, MiB, ghosts, greys, and of course, yetis.

Character generation

20 points to be distributed, nothing more then 5 to start with. You also start with 2 specialties of things you are really good at, which will double the relevant stat when rolling. Also pick a minor arcana of the tarot for your character.
Char Stats

Strength
Dexterity
Wits
Integrity
Charisma
Perception

Episode List

0 The Joker: The Thunderbird Flies Again
1 The Magician: A Friend in Need Summons MiBS
2 The High Priestess: Hanging with the Dysons
3 The Empress: Tank > UFO
4 The Emperor: The Green Fog
5 The Hierophant: Atlantean Memory
6 The Lovers: Angel on my shoulder
7 The Chariot: The War in Heaven
8 Strength: One Minute to Midnight
9 The Hermit: Midnight
10 Wheel of Fortune
11 Justice
12 The Hanged Man
13 Death
14 Temperance
15 The Devil
16 The Tower
17 The Star
18 The Moon
19 The Sun
20 Judgement
21 The World

Codex

Green Fog
Black Moon
Area 51
Dulce
''Curtis LeMay''
Admiral Hillenholler
Project Pegasus
Gray Aliens
Mounds
Men in Black
Project Camelot
Project SERPO
MJ-12
Dyson
Dyson Sphere
Gil
Contessa
Larry Evans
Roger Sixkiller
Old Man Tanner
Green Glowing Man
Treaty of Granada
Mars
Lodge
Angels and Demons
Visitors
Celine Aerospace

Org Breakdown

Camelot

Juliet-clones
Other sleepers?
Kauffman

SERPO

Sleeper agents
Alien saucercraft
Human saucercraft?
Black Triangle Vanderburg (destroyed)
Further Visitor-derived technology
Dulce base

Pegasus

Interdimensional Travel?
Black Triangle Von Braun (destroyed)
Human saucercraft?

MJ-12

Black Triangle LeMay
Black Triangle Yeager
Black Triangle Powers
Other assets seized or destroyed?
1x Green Sphere
Star Wars network
Area 51

Dyson

Hybrids
Cloning
Supersoldiers?
Demonic Spheres

Russians

Saucercraft
Psychics?

Characters

Rusty Zettel

Rusty (his real name, not a nickname) is a mid-20s college student working at a second-hand bookstore in the city.

Player: Shrike
Minor Arcana: Ace of Swords (reversed)
Specialty in Research
Specialty in Small Business
Specialty in Black Triangle (with user's manual)

Strength: 4
Dexterity: 2
Wits: 5
Integrity: 3
Charisma: 4
Perception: 3

David Smith

A college dropout who became a machinist, Dave is an affable and surprisingly bookish fellow...until you get him started on the Illuminati. Don't get him started on the Illuminati.

Player: 100thlurker
Minor Arcana: Five of Swords

-in conflict you get success at 5
-Once per session in a dice roll over conflict no matter how difficult, you can declare instant success.

Specialty in Machining
Specialty in I Defend My Tinfoil to the Death

Strength: 4
Dexterity: 3
Wits: 3+1
Integrity: 4
Charisma: 2
Perception: 3

Bartholomew Zacharias

Barty's Notebook
Barty Zacharias is a owner of a small bookstore in the old section of the town. Hounded out of Academica for radical theories with just enough proof to make some uncomfortable and draw derision from others.
Player: Andronicus
Minor Arcana: Knight of Cups
Speciality: Academika, Ancient languages.

Strength: 2
Dexterity: 4
Wits: 3
Integrity: 4
Charisma: 5
Perception: 2

Juliet Andrews

Occupation: Regular College Student
Arcana: Five of Wands: difficulty 5 for all conflict rolls to move towards my goals. An auto success once per session
Specialties: Terrorism, Student

Strength 2
Dexterity 5
Wits 4
Integrity 3
Charisma 3
Perception 4

Frank Dillon

Frank was once considered a rising star in Boston journalism as an investigative reporter for the Boston Globe. However, a series of unfortunate incidents at the Freetown-Fall River State Forest and Salem destroyed his once promising career but left him in search of the one great "scoop".

Player: Lokar
Minor Arcana: Ace of Swords

UNLOCKED TAROT - During the game things that require investigating and such are successful at 5, and once per game you can declare instant suches on a investigating roll.

Specialty in Investigation
Specialty in Esoteric/paranormal Knowledge

Strength: 2
Dexterity: 3
Wits: 4
Integrity: 4+1
Charisma: 3
Perception: 5

Edmund J. Woolridge

Ed Woolridge had to retire early from a decades long career in the aerospace industry a few years ago and has been uneasily dealing with his peaceful new life hanging out at the local country club and growing tomatoes.

Player: G
Minor Arcana: King of Wands
Specialty in Memories
Specialty in The Military-Industrial Complex
Specialty in Majestic Operations

Strength: 2
Dexterity: 3
Wits: 4
Integrity: 5
Charisma: 4
Perception: 3

Danilo Escorda

Danilo Escorda is a recent engineering graduate and was recently hired by a defense contractor for a special assignment that turned out to be a lot more exciting than he thought. It's not Dan's first run with the paranormal, either - he's been hearing Filipino folk tales of ghosts and reports of Catholic miracles from his parents for as long as he can remember. He privately follows a different strain of Catholicism, with a more mystical bent. Recently, he was given a field commission as an LT in MJ12, as well as a crash course in MJ12 operations. MJ12 forces are running short of experienced and trustworthy staff, paving the way for such an unorthodox promotion.

Player: OmegaPaladin
Minor Arcana: Jack of Wands

UNLOCKED TAROT - Dan's power is to understand the basics of known information, sciences, and magics. All such roles are successful at 5, and once per game you can declare instant success on a arcane roll.

Specialty in Catholic Mystic
Specialty in Science & Technology
Specialty in MJ-12 Officer

Strength: 2
Dexterity: 4
Wits: 4
Integrity: 3
Charisma: 3
Perception: 4

NPCs

Admiral Hillenholer Majestic One, running the show from Alternative 3's American Lunar Base
Patrick Riley, Lt USAF special detached duty - Flies the USAF LeMay.
Colonel Sixkiller: Former Pegasus Officer,
Juliet Sixkiller: His daughter from the other world.
Contessa Dyson: True Person clone of Ishtar
Gil: Clone of the legendary hero, nearly unkillable super soldier
General Shatov: Commander of the Russian Federation Strategic Paranormal Forces
Sven Eriscon Captain from 1942 in service to Vinland. Stranger in a strange land.
Lionel Kauffmann: Chief Research Officer of Dulce, Ex-Paper Clip Nazi
Debra Kauffmann: His daughter, dead, but she lives on with the innumerable clone series based on her DNA.
Lucian: Mysterious being.

FIGHT THE FUTURE

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