I'm pleasingly satisfied to find a forum like this. Nice to know some of Ray's fans got organised and started to share thoughts and experiences etc.
I need some help and there's nowhere else online I'm likely to find the specific resource I require.
I've been away from my home for a while now, fifteen years, have returned and found that the games nighters are still gaming and nothing has changed much.
I have offered to run a RPG for the lads and decided, so we're not stuck with one genre that it would be set initially in the HoW. This can then take the fantasy element out if we wanted to go sci fi or present day in the adventures.....and even though the lads don't yet know it, they'll be GM'ing but I'll explain how.....
The idea is that the lads don't create characters, they game as themselves. I'll even be in there an a NPC....and likely become cannon fodder quite quickly. There's the rub though :-) trying to kill the DM's NPC can result in all kinds of humorous maladies.
Anyway, the first adventure is the one I need resources for and authentic as possible would be great.
I'd like their first encounter to be in Honest Johns and I'd like them to appreciate, in terms of combat, knowledge, magic, and anything else, how poorly equipped they actually are. This meeting should scare the LIVING SHIT out of them. When they run away, however, they'll run in to a Matrix style world and they'll have the opportunity to select a skill set and have that skill set uploaded and hardwired in to their consciousness.
Over the course of a number of adventures they will be able to improve their skillset as they trade items and favours for further knowledge, training and programming.
I'll develop my character along with and that gives the lads the opportunity to DM themselves too in almost any genre.
A Victoriana campaign could see us all setting ourselves up financially by making investments and predicting future event outcomes and gambling etc. VERY B2tF2!!
The backdrop in the real world is that London has been attacked...hence finding their way in to a basement and a door to the HoW from a shop owned by a mysterious antiques dealer. ISIL has started terrorising the West and eventually, the boys will be sufficiently well equipped, financed and trained to ultimately destroy ISIL.
If anyone has any resources AT ALL for an encounter in the HoW and or Honest Johns I'd be very grateful... and I'd consider that ample trade for my idea as described above. My adventure could run for years with encounters in almost any genre, time period or universe.
What would be most useful is a map if anyone has made anything at all like that.
Thanks in advance for anyone who can offer ANY character or games resources